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Weekend Buzz: Fun Things To Do In Charleston This Weekend

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By Jeff Walker, Entertainment Writer

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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.

Your Charleston Riverdogs play host to the Lynchburg Wildcats this weekend. Game time is 7pm Friday with fireworks following the contest. Every Saturday contest there will be additional entertainment following the game including stadium light shows. The first 2,000 fans into the game will receive an ear-shaped stress reliever. We would advise you not to eat them. Before the game, we’ll host youth pillow fights in our full-sized boxing ring in the beer garden in preparation for the main event post-game. First pitch is 6pm. Sundays are always MUSC Health Family Day at the Joe. Parking is free! Before, during and after each Sunday home game we will make it all about the kids. It’s also Jewish Heritage Night. The RiverDogs partner with the Charleston Jewish Federation for the 8th annual Jewish Heritage Night, celebrating Charleston’s diverse Jewish community. Glatt kosher food options will be available in a special kosher food stand, and members of the community will be highlighted throughout the night. Plus, it’s Charlie’s Birthday. Come out and wish the big guy a happy birthday as many of his mascot friends will be in attendance as well. Plan your night to attend. For info visit the box office or call (843) 577-3647

Kick off the weekend at Homegrown Party at the Point. This family-friendly event is hosted on the beachfront of and features live music and plenty of food and drink options. The series will run on Fridays from August 5th through September 9th. Each event is scheduled for 5 pm to 9 pm and admission is $10 per person (kids 12 & under are free). This weekend it’s Holland Oates (Hall & Oates tribute). For more details visit https://holycitysinner.com/2022/07/27/party-at-the-point-morphs-into-homegrown-at-the-point-next-month/

The town of Mount Pleasant and Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park 99 Harry M. Hallman Jr Blvd host Waterfront Music & Movies Friday nights in August. Mount Pleasant residents and visitors bring blankets and chairs, sit back to enjoy an incredible sunset while listening to local musicians, and then watch an outdoor movie with the beautiful Ravenel Bridge and Charleston Harbor for a backdrop. Lauren Hall performs @ Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park at 6pm. Movies begin at sunset (approx. 8:15). This Friday it’s Cruella. For more call (843) 884 – 8517

Singer songwriter Chris Isaak performs at the newly renovated Riviera Theater at 277 King Street. For more visit https://www.ticketmaster.com/chris-isaak-charleston-south-carolina-08-13-2022/event/2D005CD7A9962BFB

Crooner Michael Buble’ performs at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center on Sunday. The Grammy-winning, multi-platinum superstar entertainer brings his “Higher” tour to the low country. With unstoppable talent, energy, and a voice that is equally at home singing standards, pop tunes, swing, jazz, R&B, and comedy, it’s no wonder that when Michael Bublé gets to town, the party begins. You don’t want to miss it! Tickets $139.50/$85/$65. Visit the box office or Ticketmaster.com for tickets and info.

Weird Al Yankovic performs Sunday at the Gaillard Center 95 Calhoun St. Almost four years after his first foray into unfamiliar concert territory with his highly acclaimed Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour, “Weird Al” Yankovic is pressing his luck again, this time with The Unfortunate Return of the Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour. Tickets Start at $39. For more visit the box office or call (843) 242-3099.

Sunday Highstar Entertainment & Young Kingz Presents: A Queen’s First King Daddy & Daughter Dance Charleston at 35 Prioleau St. Dress to Impress to win the Daddy & Daughter Award of the night. Choose from a variety of dishes to enjoy dinner with your loved one(s). Music provided by DJ Fingaz and Hosted by Courtnay The Poet. General admission $80. Plus one $20.

Comedy returns 8pm Saturday to the Old Village of North Charleston. Enjoy Comedy @The Sparrow Secret Show! (Shhhh). Don’t tell anyone but we’ve got a secret show for you. What’s that? It’s a secret host and a secret lineup of comics. Tickets $10. It all happens at 1078 East Montague Avenue, #suite D. Visit their site for more.

Mentalist and Magician Howard Blackwell performs every Friday and Saturday night at Holy City Magic 49 1/2 John St, unless otherwise listed. Join our resident magician Howard Blackwell for a hilariously mind-blowing night! Cocktail hour starts at 7:00 p.m. with close-up magic at the bar and the show starts at 8pm. Tickets 25. Shows are ages 18+. More at https://holycitymagic.com/

Holy City Brewing 1021 Aragon Ave North Charleston host live music on the weekend 5-8pm. Friday night it’s Dallas Baker & Friends performing. Saturday enjoy the music of Sol Food. Join in the fun.

Art lovers take note. Charleston, prepare yourself for Beyond Van Gogh the most immersive experience now taking place at the Charleston Area Convention Center 5000 Coliseum Drive in North Charleston. Occupying over 30,000 square feet, Beyond Van Gogh is the largest immersive experience in the country, offering guests ample room to safely enjoy the exhibit. The immersive experience breathes new life into over 300 of Van Gogh’s artworks. Daily exhibits run Tuesday – Sunday 10-9pm July 19th thru Sept 4th. For full details visit https://vangoghcharleston.com/

Noah Back LIVE performs at the City Market Charleston on Saturday evening beginning at 10pm.

The John King Grill & Dueling Piano Bar at 428 King Street present Rockin’ Dueling Pianos weekends beginning 8pm Friday and 1pm Saturday. Join them every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday night at John King Grill, upstairs, for our Rocking Dueling Piano show. Tickets $20. Info call 843-483-5940

Saturday beginning at 1pm singer songwriter Molly Durnin performs @ Henry’s on The Market 54 Market Street downtown Charleston.

Saturday 5:30-8:30pm Ear For Music present local singer songwriter Emily Curtis at Hotel Bennett 404 King Street.

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 Travis Allison 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 through September 2.

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.

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. This Friday night Soul Fish perform on the lawn during the Music on the Green Concert Series beginning at 6pm.

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.  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 Salsa Dance Night Featuring Gino Castillo and the Cuban Cowboys beginning at 7pm. Saturday it’s Joe Clarke Quartet: Standard Time. Shows at 7pm & 9:30pm.  Sunday evening it’s a Swing Dance Night featuring Live Music by The V-Tones at 5:30pm.
7pm Sunday enjoy Instrumental Jazz Night: Jazz Fusion.
 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 ‘Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris’ and ‘Blue Velvet’. Still playing Bullet Train and Super Pets  ‘Where The Crawdads Sing’, ‘Elvis‘ and ‘Top Gun: Maverick’. Be sure to check out their 15th Annual Family Film Series happening on Wednesdays at 11am throughout the summer. 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.

 

It’s here! Starting June 17 thru Sept 17 it’s ‘She Drives Me Crazy‘. Its Friends meets Seinfeld! Prepare for a hilarious ’90’s night out with this romantic comedy, featuring tunes from Celine to the Spin Doctors! For tickets and reservations visit https://www.34west.org/tickets/she-drives-me-crazy-1

WE Will GET THRU THIS & BE BACK TO REAL LIVE SOCIALIZATION AGAIN. WE WILL ENJOY MOVIES INDOORS, SPORTS, LIVE THEATRE, CONCERTS, & FESTIVALS.

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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 is open. Friday night Dance Lab & Music Farm presents The Bad Girls Club Villains: A Night of Naughty Surprises. 18 & older crowd. Tickets $25 GA Standing | $35 GA Seated | $50 VIP with 9pm start time. Saturday afternoon it’s Femme Fest featuring Rose Hotel, Hrlum & The Renaissance, She Returns From War, LaFaye, Babe Club, & Pip the Pansy. Tickets $22 ADV | $25 DOS for 4pm show.  Visit their site for more at https://www.musicfarm.com/

The Charleston Music Hall is busy his weekend. Friday night CMH present Encanto Summer Sing-along series. The Madrigals are an extraordinary family who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia in a charmed place called the Encanto. The magic of the Encanto has blessed every child in the family with a unique gift — every child except Mirabel. However, she soon may be the Madrigals last hope when she discovers that the magic surrounding the Encanto is now in danger. Tickets $8 ADV | $10 DOS for 7:30pm start. Saturday night it’s Queen Flash – A Tribute to Queen. Look-a-like, sound-a-like, Johnny Zatylny has been captivating audiences by carrying on the musical tradition of Freddie Mercury since 2000. Tickets $25 – $30 with 8pm start.  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 at 8pm it’s another round of 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. The Have Nots! perform 8pm Saturday night. 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. Earlier on Saturday POWER HOUR (improv comedy). Looking for entertainment that is a little earlier in the evening? Well, have we got the show for you! Power Hour is a super fun 60-minute improv comedy show featuring a funny bunch of Theatre 99 performers. It’s fast paced hilarity based on your audience suggestion. $12 for 6pm start.  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 and totally rockin’ this weekend. Moon Taxi play the beach stage 7pm Friday night. Tickets $35 & $45 DOS. 21 & up show. Later Flash Mob perform on the main stage at 9pm. Tickets $10 or free with earlier ticket. Moon Taxi perform again on Saturday with Tommy2Tone & the Chucktown Players on the main stage inside at 9pm. Tickets inside 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. Read interview with Esten here https://holycitysinner.com/2022/07/04/charles-esten-embraces-acting-singing-charleston/

 

The Charleston Pour House is open and ready to rock. Friday Jon Stickley Trio play the deck at 6:30pm. Tickets $13. Later it’s Kendall Street Company w/ Frute on the main stage at 9:30pm. Tickets $13-$15. Saturday Tom Mackell + Chris Wilcox on the deck at 6pm. Tickets $5. Pinegrove w/ Sinai Vessel & Poise  perform inside at 9pm. Holy Wave w/ Mantra perform 9pm Sunday night. Tickets $13-$15. Sunday during the day Motown Throwdown returns 11-3pm.  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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