By Jeff Walker, Entertainment Writer
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From all of us at Holy City Sinner have a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day Weekend!
Thankfully the entertainment community is beginning to make a comeback. Movie theaters are opening. More clubs and night spots are offering live music. Playhouses are up and running. It’s time to start getting back out there and enjoy the weekend and all the nightlife the Holy City has to offer.
It’s that time of year, for Charleston’s premier arts festival. Spoleto USA and Piccolo Spoleto return for 2022. For 17 days and nights beginning the Friday of Memorial Day weekend, Spoleto fills Charleston with renowned artists and emerging performers in disciplines including opera, theater, dance, and a wide range of music—from symphonic and chamber to choral, jazz, and folk. In a typical season, Spoleto mounts 150 performances in more than 10 venues. The festival also produces its own operas, specializing in rarely performed masterpieces by well-known composers, American premieres, and traditional works presented in new ways. For complete details visit https://spoletousa.org/ and http://www.piccolospoleto.com/
Your Charleston Riverdogs play host to the Delmarva Shorebirds this weekend. Stay late on Friday and enjoy post game fireworks. Game time 7pm. Saturday enjoy Giveaways, live performances, and ridiculous promotions. Game time 6pm. Saturday enjoy the Love All Dogs Adoption Event. Sunday be sure to let the younger ones take part in Kids Karaoke Night. Sunday is always Family Day at the Joe. You’ll want to make sure to bring the whole family to the ballpark to cap off every homestand. Parking is free! Before, during and after each Sunday home game we will make it all about the kids. From the video board to between innings contests and even the opportunity to run the bases. Game time is 5pm. Visit their box office or call (843) 577-3647
AMBERLAND kicks off Friday at 2pm at Woodlands Nature Reserve with tickets starting at $50. Perpetual Groove is very excited to announce the festival’s long-awaited return in 2022! Over Memorial Day weekend, the festival will return to the Low-Country at its new home, Woodlands Nature Reserve in Charleston, SC. In a return to form, Perpetual Groove will be the sole musical act performing over the weekend with three sets each day. The Friday night pre-party dubbed “PGroove n’ Friends” will feature the band with some very special guests. Brockfest will be the morning of May 29th, expect some great sit-ins as always. Theme nights, activities for the entire family, meet n’ greet with the band, and many more surprises to come! Details at https://www.pgroove.net/amberland
Saturday 2-4pm the Dorchester County Library 76 Old Trolley Rd, Summerville host a Teen Video Game Tournament. Test your gaming skills! Engage in friendly competition with fellow gamers in games like Super Smash Ultimate and Mario Kart. Competition for ages 13 & older.
Noah Back LIVE performs at the City Market Charleston on Saturday evening beginning at 10pm.
Saturday beginning at 1pm singer songwriter Molly Durnin performs @ Henry’s On The Market 54 Market Street downtown Charleston.
Friday night Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina host another Party at the Point 5-8pm featuring Dave Matthews Tribute Band.
Deep Water Vineyard 6775 Bears Bluff Road Wadmalaw Island host Weekend Wine-Down on Saturday beginning at 10am. Live music from Thomas Champagne. Food Truck is Tamashii
Saturday 1-4pm Bay Street Biergarten 549 East Bay Street enjoy live music ft. Nashville Recording Country Artist Lauren Hall.
Saturday night the North Charleston POPS! host Movie Night at the Performing Arts Center. The amazing pianist Thomas Pandolfi returns to the POPS! stage to perform a newly written movie concerto which includes themes from Titanic, Mission Impossible, Gone with the Wind, Bodyguard, Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid, and several more, as well as the popular James Bond Concerto. Grab some popcorn and join us for an unforgettable season ender! Tickets $23-$39. Concert begins at 7:30pm. Visit the coliseum box office or their website for more.
The Charleston Area Convention Center 5000 Coliseum Dr North Charleston host Slammedenuff Charleston Car Show on Sunday 1-7pm. For details and info on this unique showcase visit https://www.slammedenuff.com/charleston-2022-home-page.html
Wild Dunes Resort begin their Summer Live Music Series this Saturday at the Grand Pavillion 1 Sundial Circle, Isle of Palms on Wild Dunes. Enjoy Super Reggae Man @ The Laughing Gull, 2:00-5:00PM followed by Michael Duff @ the Grand Pavilion, 5:00-8:00PM
Friday evening 6-9pm head to the Village Green at Freshfields Village for a complimentary, outdoor concert featuring The Andy Masker Band. Guests are encouraged to bring beach chairs and blankets as the center welcomes back one of its favorite events. Music on the Green returns this summer every Friday from May 27 through September 2.
Honor service members who lost their lives fighting for their country at a free concert in Hampton Park on Monday. The Columbia Community Band will join Charleston Concert Band, a volunteer organization committed to promoting the United States’ musical heritage, for their annual performance. Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg will also make an appearance on stage, playing piano alongside the band on Gershwin’s “Summertime” and narrating Robert Sheldon’s “The Message on the Rock.” Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. The concert begins at 3 p.m. May 30 in Hampton Park in downtown Charleston.
The Charleston Concert Band looks forward to performing at the Decoration Day Festival hosted at McLeod Plantation on James Island. The festival will include several speakers and a quilting demonstration, as well as food. trucks and ongoing tours of the grounds. Concert is Saturday 1-2:30pm at McLeod Plantation Historic Site.
Enjoy an All-American tribute this weekend in Summerville. Come out for Front Lines to the Home Front as the Flowertown Players pay tribute to veterans and service members with cabaret-style shows every day this weekend. The nostalgic program features period music and dance from the 1910s to today, patriotic songs and readings of letters from service members. Performances will be at 8 p.m. May 27-28 and 30 and at 3 p.m. May 28-29 at the James F. Dean Theatre on South Main Street in Summerville. Tickets are $15-$20. Call 843-875-9251 for more.
The Holy City Farmers Market will return to Firefly Distillery in North Charleston on the last Saturday of every month through November! Shop local at the distillery from 12-4pm with 20+ vendors. Enjoy live music from the front porch and visit the History Room for a glimpse at the distillation and bottling process. There is a food truck scheduled every weekend with full-bar service available on the back porch. Music kicks off at 1pm. Visit the tasting room to try Firefly’s famous sweet tea vodka, lemonade and more libations.
Join the Charleston Men’s Chorus on Memorial Day at the Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul 126 Coming Street as they honor and celebrate in song those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country.
The Carolina Ice Palace is so excited to host the SC Memorial Cup Hockey Tournament starting Friday, May 27th, until Monday, May 30th. Come watch as the teams battle it out for the Cup right here at the Ice Palace! Visit their website at CarolinaIcePalace.com now to learn more about this event.
During select days in May, Charleston Stage will be presenting a FREE fully staged, professional production of Robert Lewis Stevenson’s pirate classic, Treasure Island. This is a free hour-long family musical comedy production, produced as a part of Charleston Stage’s free CityStage Community Tour. Featuring professional performers from Charleston Stage’s Resident Acting Company and a rousing score of Gilbert and Sullivan pirate songs. The production features colorful costumes, brilliant lights, and dazzling sets on a grand outdoor stage. This Friday 6pm at Hampton Park by Gazebo and on Saturday at Davis Bailey Park 5190 E. Jim Bilton Blvd in St. George. Details at https://charlestonstage.com/tour
Sundays from 1pm-2pm at the Revelry Brewing Co. 10 Conroy Street enjoy a 1-hour tour guided by a knowledgeable Revelry staff member at two locations. Enjoy a draft pint at each location during the tour. Enjoy samples drawn directly from the fermentation tanks and Oak Feeders. Take 15% off of all merchandise purchases made same day of tour (w/receipt). Tickets $40. More at https://revelrybrewingco.com/brewery-tour/brewery-tour-april-18-2021/ Call (843) 376-1303 for more.
Join Palmetto Brewing Company 289 Huger Street on the Loading Dock every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening at 6 pm for live music. Check their site for times.
Boone Hall Plantation is open with adjusted days and hours of operation. Currently Boone Hall Plantation is open Monday through Saturday – 9am-5pm and on Sunday – 12pm-5pm. One price includes all tours. Admission is $26 for ages 13-64. Seniors-AAA-Military tickets are $23, and Children 6-12 are $12. Children 5 and under are admitted free with accompanying adult. www.boonehallplantation.com for details.
Enjoy Cars & Coffee every third Saturday 9-11am at Freshfields Village. Arrive in your favorite ride or stop by the Village Green to browse unique, antique and other cool cars at our monthly Cars & Coffee! Coffee and breakfast will be available for purchase at Java Java. Every Tuesday in May enjoy Shag Night on the Dock. Join Freshfields Village and Doin’ the Charleston for our Spring Shag Night each Tuesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.
Edmund’s Oast has brought back Champagne Fridays 11am – 8pm at their location at Edmund’s Oast Exchange, 1081 Morrison Drive in downtown Charleston. Offering a different grower Champagne by the glass all day, every Friday on the patio! For details call 843) 727-1145.
Many of Charleston’s favorite theatre groups and live comedy clubs offer live streaming of shows and plays. Please check them out for additional opportunities for events, and things to do.
More happening this weekend than normal. Check it out!
The Charleston Farmers Market, located in Marion Square, will begin the 2022 market season Saturday March 5th. The market is open on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. through November 26. Please note, the market will be closed March 26 and April 2 for the Cooper River Bridge Run prep and event. Inclement weather effects the event and vendor participation from time to time.
The Charleston City Night Market (Market Streets) is open this weekend. The marketplace is an exciting showcase of more than 100 talented artists and craftspeople that occurs every Friday and Saturday evening from March – December. The Night Market runs from 6:30 – 10:30 pm and is a free event that is open to the public.
The Sea Island Farmers Market takes place every Saturday 9:30-1:30pm at 2024 Academy Rd. on Johns Island. Dozens of local vendors offering up produce, baked goods, arts & crafts, and more. For more visit their site https://www.seaislandfarmersmarket.com/
The Hanahan Farmers and Vendors Market Public hosted by Hanahan Recreation Department take place Friday 5-8pm at 1255 Yeamans Hall Rd, Hanahan. Food Trucks, Live Music and amazing vendors! Bring the entire family.
Live improv comedy at Theatre 99 is back! See more info below.
If you just want to get out of the house, there are of course city parks open as well as most area golf courses. Sunny days are welcome for walking the beach, bicycling, jogging, maybe tossing the frisbee, or getting in a round of golf. Check with golf courses for certain restrictions. Plus, Park Circle in North Charleston offers a nice disc golf course.
Middleton Place, the ancestral home of two Founding Fathers and site of America’s oldest landscaped gardens, has reopened to the public. Ticket pricing has been revised, as well. Lowcountry Tri-County residents pay $26 while non-locals pay $29 per adult. However, if you purchase online, tickets are $20, a 30% discount that also allows for nearly contactless admission. Details at https://www.holycitysinner.com/2020/06/04/middleton-place-reopens-gardens-stableyards/
Bowling alleys are now opening. Royal Lanes in Goose Creek is practicing safe protocols and are ready to welcome you to enjoy bowling with family and friends. Plus, they have large arcade and restaurant & lounge. Reduced rates during the day and late night specials. Call 843-572-2695 for more or visit https://royallanes.net/
If you’re a fan of history, especially military & naval history than it might interest you that Patriots Point Naval Maritime Museum is open to visitors this weekend. Click here for more details. https://www.holycitysinner.com/2020/05/21/patriots-point-to-fully-reopen-may-22/
Wild Ropes Adventure Park is open this weekend, offering a lot of fun. Wild Ropes which offer great team building experiences and more. For full details click https://www.wildblueropes.com/
Forte is back in the groove. Friday night enjoy Come Fly With Me: The Music of Sinatra Starring Joe Clarke. On Saturday it’s Legacy: Temptations, Smokey Robinson, Stylistics and more. Performances 7pm & 9:30pm both nights. Sunday enjoy a Swing Dance Night at Forte Jazz Lounge at 6pm. For more info & tickets visit https://www.fortejazzlounge.com/
Terrace Theater at 1956 Maybank Hwy on James Island is open this weekend. New this weekend includes ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ (also in Spanish) and ‘Bob’s Burgers’. Still playing ‘Downton Abbey : A New Era, ‘Doctor. Strange’, and ‘Bad Guy’s. For more check their site https://terracetheater.com/
Looking for something fun and different for the kids. Check out Velocity Air Sports in North Charleston on Rivers Avenue or SkyZone 411 Wando Park Blvd, Mt Pleasant. Family friendly trampoline parks. Call SkyZone at 843-588-5777 for details.
34 begin their run of ‘Addicted to Love’. Prom just got complicated. Set in a 1980’s faculty lounge, this hilarious and innovative musical sold out its entire 3-month run in 2015, featuring epic tunes from the Bangles to Benatar! Shows Thurs-Sat run thru May 28th. Tickets $49. More info at https://www.34west.org/tickets/stayin-alive
WE Will GET THRU THIS & BE BACK TO REAL LIVE SOCIALIZATION AGAIN. WE WILL ENJOY MOVIES INDOORS, SPORTS, LIVE THEATRE, CONCERTS, & FESTIVALS.
Welcome to the Weekend Buzz on Holy City Sinner. Here’s what’s happening this weekend. The following is a list of just a few events and happenings you might want to take part in during the weekend. Consider the list a cornucopia of happenings around the Lowcountry of Charleston. Something for everyone. The year heats up with events, so be sure to check the Weekend Buzz out on Holy City Sinner. Thanks! Lots happening in Chuck-town this weekend. If you love comedy, plays, sports, food & festivals, you’ll find something to do this weekend.
Their back. The Music Farm has re-opened. Friday night it’s TBD. Saturday night PATTI O’FURNITURE’S Great Big Drag Show featuring PARIS LEFARIS, KYLEE LOVLEE, DIAMOND GIAVONNI, FAITH TAYLOR, HOUSTON HANGOVER, & AVARIA KASS. $12 ADV | $15 DOS for 9pm show. Visit their site for more at https://www.musicfarm.com/
The Charleston Music Hall is alive this weekend. Friday Pop & Christian singer Amy Grant plays the Hall. Tickets $59.50 – $75 for 8pm show. Read interview with Amy at https://holycitysinner.com/2022/05/19/singer-amy-grant-spreading-love-through-music/ Saturday night Leonid & Friends perform. Tickets $25-$45 for 8pm show. On Sunday as part of Piccolo Spoleto enjoy Django a Gogo: The Music of Django Reinhardt featuring The Stephane Wrembel Band. Tickets $20-$25 with 7:30pm start. Read interview with Wrembel here at https://holycitysinner.com/2022/05/25/guitar-stylings-of-stephane-wrembel-on-display-this-weekend-at-charleston-music-hall/ For more visit their website @ https://www.charlestonmusichall.com/ for more. The Charleston Music Hall is located at 37 John Street downtown Charleston. Call 843-853-2252.
Following three Cars & Coffee Events with varying schedules, read complete details on times and locations:
Car enthusiasts enjoy Mt. P Cars & Coffee every Saturday morning 8-11am at Mount Pleasant Towne Center in the Barnes & Noble parking lot.
The Bojangles Restaurant 431 St. James Avenue in Goose Creek will host Goose Creek Cars this Saturday from 8-10am. The group meets twice a month. All types of vehicles are welcome.
Black Fedora Mystery Theater on the market (164 Church St.) is open. Get ready to laugh and have some real fun again. The re-opening day is Thursday May 27th. Check out all they have to offer at https://www.charlestonmysteries.com/ Among the shows being offered up include ‘Sherlock’s Other Brother by a Southern Mother’, ‘Murder Aboard the Starship Fed Ora’, ‘Inspector No Clue’s Murder Mystery’, and ‘Church Street Daughters of the Late Unpleasantness Garden, Gun, and Gin Club’. Black Fedora is a nice place to be entertained, enthralled, & sit back and enjoy food & drink. Shows rotate throughout the season. For more details call (843-937-6453). They vow to keep their theatre as clean as their shows.
If you love to laugh than Theatre 99 is the place to go. Friday night it’s Take the Funny & Run. Live improv comedy at Theatre 99 is a Charleston tradition! Shows at Theatre 99 are improv parties where audience members laugh until it hurts. Come loaded with suggestions for the quick-witted Theatre 99 ensemble members who will take your suggestions…and rock out hilarious unscripted scenes. Guaranteed to make you laugh! $20 for 8pm show. Saturday night enjoy the return of The Complete History of Morons at 6pm. Tickets $20. Stay late for The Have Nots! The longest running show in Charleston! The Have Nots! (founders of Theatre 99) are ready for your audience suggestions. No scripts! All improv! Come see what all the talk is about!. Tickets $20 for 8pm show. Wednesday nights are a Charleston tradition that feature long form improv comedy. Every show is different and completely based on audience suggestions. $12 for 8pm show. Theatre 99 is located at 280 Meeting St. above the Bicycle Shop. Call 843-853-6687 for more. Visit their site for more. http://theatre99.com/
The world-famous Windjammer on the Isle of Palms is alive this holiday weekend. Futurebirds with special guest Carl Broemel On The Liquid Aloha Beach Stage- Friday at 6pm. Tickets $35 adv & $40 DOS. Later it’s Dallas Baker & Friends on the main stage at 9pm. Tickets $10. Greg Keys & Co play the beach stage at 6pm. Tickets $15 adv & $20 DOS. Fo Daniels performs at 9pm inside. Tickets $10. Sunday Yacht Rock Revue play the beach stage at 6pm. Tickets $30. At 9pm Soul Fish play on the main stage for $20. Yacht Rock Revue return for 6pm show on Memorial Day. Tickets $10. Tickets limited to 400 per show when moved indoors for any reason. The Windjammer is front beach 1008 Ocean Blvd. on IOP. Call (843) 886-8596. Visit https://the-windjammer.com/events/ for more.
The Charleston Pour House is open and ready to rock. Thursday & Friday night Taz Takeover II perform. Night 1 w/ Brandon “Taz” Niederauer. Discounted 2-Night Passes on sale for $35. Elise Testone & The E.T. Collective play the deck Friday at 6pm. Tickets $10-$15. Swamptooth play the deck Saturday at 6pm with $5 cover. Saturday on the main stage at 9pm it’s Fred Thomas of The J.B.’s performing the music of James Brown & more! Tickets $20-$25. The Steady Hand String Band play free show Sunday night at 6pm. Later Sunday it’s Marvelous Funkshun Ft. Artimus Pylew/ Shane Pruitt playing the music of Lynyrd Skynyrd. Tickets $25 for 8:30pm start. Sunday the Motown Throwdown returns with SUNDAY BRUNCH FARMERS MARKET (11AM – 3PM) + POHO YOGA (9:30AM). Memorial Day INDI’GXLD & Friends play for free on the deck at 7pm. The Pour House is located at 1977 Maybank Highway James Island. Info at (843) 571-4343. Details at https://charlestonpourhouse.com/
All upcoming events can be found on the calendar page.
The full weekend calendar is below:
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