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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.

Fans of The Twilight Saga, Teen Wolf, One Tree Hill, Gossip Girl, The Gilmore Girls, Friday Night Lights, Pretty Little Liars, The O.C. and Outer Banks than this is your weekend. Epic Cons is bringing the Ep-Ix & Chill Convention complete with tons of celebrities to the Omar Shrine Temple in Mount Pleasant Fri-Sun. Each celebrity has their own VIP package that includes everything you want as a diehard fan so make sure to check out the VIP section at the bottom of each ticket page for the Ultimate fan! Among the actors taking part are Taylor Lautner, Matt Czuchry, Shane West, Misha Barton, Tate Donovan and many more. For complete details visit http://epiccons.com/ep-ix-chill/

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 Mike Quinn presents The Fake News, A Tribute To Huey Lewis & The News.  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 Jumanji, The Next Level. For more call (843) 884 – 8517

Pure Theatre at 134 Cannon Street present The Hidden Life by Randy Neale. Weekend performances run Aug 18th – Sept 10th. Her name is Adrienne (Audrey) Laframboise Filion Lavoie. She has lived a life. Four actors share the remarkable and quiet brilliance of one woman’s life from her impoverished birth on a dirt farm in Canada, through her life as a young widow and mother in Detroit during the Depression, to the satisfaction of her matriarchy of a huge extended family. A Hidden Life, lyrically written and directed by PURE Core Ensemble member Randy Neale (Last Rites), is a joyful and celebratory exploration of the triumphs and trials that hold equal sway in a simple life well lived. Tickets $30. For info and tickets call 843.723.4444

Footlight Players at 20 Queen Street in their 91st season continue their run with the sexually charged ‘The Full Monty’. While spying on their wives at a “Girls’ Night Out,” a group of unemployed steelworkers from Buffalo sees how much they enjoy watching male strippers. Jealous, out of work and feeling emasculated, the men come up with a bold and unclothed way to make some quick cash. Weekend performances run thru Sunday August 28th. Shows nightly 7:30pm with matinees Sunday 5:30pm. For more call 843.722.4487 or visit https://www.footlightplayers.net/season91

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. Saturday night it’s Steven Jenkins performing.  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 Soul Fish. 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 enjoy Soul, R&B and Motown with Charles Grant. On Saturday it’s the Gatsby Orchestra. 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. Still playing ‘Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris’ and ‘Blue Velvet’, 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 at the Farm it’s Daddy’s Beemer w/ Future Crib. Tickets $15 adv & $18 DOS. Show time 8pm. Saturday morning at 10:30am come out for Empower the Children, a combination of yoga, mimosas, elixir bar, eats and an auction. Proceeds benefit Charleston public schools. Admission is $75. Saturday at 8pm it’s The Midnight City. Tickets $25 Adv & $28 DOS. Sunday Chris Webby w/ Rittz & EKOH perform. Tickets $25 & $28 for 8pm show.   Visit their site for more at https://www.musicfarm.com/

The Charleston Music Hall is busy his weekend. Friday night Charleston Music Hall presents SURF IN THE CITY: A NIGHT OF SURF FILMS featuring BIG WAVES GUARDIANS AND LOCAL SHORT FILM: WHAT ARE YOU DOING? $10 ADV | $12 DOS for 8pm start. Saturday at 5pm & 8pm Charleston Jazz presents EYE OF THE BEHOLDER: THE MUSIC OF CHICK COREA. Tickets $25 – $64. $10 for students. Under 6 free. Sunday the CMH celebrates OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN with a free showing of the movie GREASE at 3pm.  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. Flash Mob play the beach stage at 6pm Friday night. Tickets $10. David Landeo performs 9pm Friday night on the main stage. Tickets $10 or free with Flash Mob ticket stub. Teddy Robb & Southerland play the beach stage Saturday at 6pm. Tickets $10. Later it’s High 5 on the main stage at 9pm. 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. Enjoy The Iceman Special Pre-Circles Around The Sun on the deck at 6pm for $10. Later it’s Circles Around The Sun at 8:30pm. Tickets $23-$26. Saturday it’s the Dan Horne Band performing a Pre-Circles Around The Sun show featuring Jason Roberts, Gino Castillo, Mikaela Davis, Adam MacDougall, Mark Levy & John Lee Shannon! Tickets $13-$15 for 6pm show. Later Circles Around the Sun play w/ Color Green at 8:30pm. Human Resources + Cry Baby showcase their HR’s “Orange Tree” Single Release on Sunday at 9pm. 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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