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Weekend Buzz: Fun Things To Do In Charleston This Weekend

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By Jeff Walker, Entertainment Writer

We at Holy City Sinner thank you for your patronage and hope 2022 is an awesome year for our followers. We continue to provide you current news and helpful items that keep you up on the Holy City and provide information that might be useful to our followers. It’s time to start getting back out there and enjoy the weekend and all the nightlife the Holy City has to offer.

The following event was postponed until October 23rd. On Saturday Firefly host another Food Truck Festival. They had so much fun with y’all in February that they’re hosting another on Saturday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Free to attend, we’ll have about 20 of your favorite local food trucks from vegan to seafood, barbecue and eclectic fare taking over our four-acre field. Enjoy craft and seasonal cocktails and music from Weigh Station on the Front Porch from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Come join them and spread out on our picnic tables on the Front Porch or bring your own chairs, pop-up tables, blankets or lawn games to enjoy the event on The Field. Remember to leave dogs, coolers, and outside food + drink at home.

The Getting Saucy BBQ Sauce Competition is THIS Saturday. The Arc of the Lowcountry is presenting the first annual Getting Saucy BBQ Sauce Competition at Firefly Distillery. Proceeds from this event are supporting The Arc of the Lowcountry, a leader in disability rights and the largest national community-based organization advocating for and with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and serving them and their families. Tickets are $40 and $45 DOS. This fun event will also feature Charleston’s very own Michal Higdon, Evening Anchor from Live 5 News as our MC, live entertainment by Lauren Hall, Ben Fagan & The Holy City Hooligans, Lafaye, Chris Boone, music by DJ Natty Heavy, as well as a corn hole competition and activities for all event-goers. This is going to be a great day in the Lowcountry and we can’t wait to see you all there! More at https://www.gettingsaucysc.com/

Ahoy Mateys! The Mermaids & Mateys Event, sponsored by Title Sponsors Lunazul Tequila and Lunar Light Botanicals, is THIS Friday, September 23, and Saturday, September 24. Gather the hearties and put on your best seashells and peg legs for an exciting weekend full of pirate and mermaid family fun. Start the weekend on Friday, September 23, with the Under the Sea dance from 7-9:30pm at The Loft at St. James Gate, where you can show off your moves, then Breakfast with Mermaids at Rita’s Seaside Grille on Saturday morning from 9-10am, and finally, on Saturday at 10am, the adventure really begins. Center Street will be closed to traffic, and the street will be lined with delicious food from Folly’s restaurants, plus dozens of arts and craft vendors and live bands across several stages for Salty Saturday. More at https://visitfolly.com/mermaids-mateys-event/

The Haunted Tavern: A Dark Pop-Up Cocktail Experience is coming to the Holy City from September 16th through the 24th, 2022. The event will be held at The Ashley (1940 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. in West Ashley). Tickets for this 21+ event include entry to the experience, four themed cocktails, and live entertainment. You can catch the show Thursday through Sunday at 2 pm, 4 pm, 6 pm, 8 pm, and 10 pm. Each performance lasts about 1 hour and 30 minutes. Details and tickets at https://holycitysinner.com/2022/08/28/the-haunted-tavern-a-dark-pop-up-cocktail-experience-comes-to-charleston/

Wedding Festivals Fall 2022 Charleston takes place Sunday 1-4pm at the Charleston Area Convention Center in North Charleston. 1st 600 Brides through the door can register for the GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY! Opportunities to win a pair of Swarovski Crystal Earrings and Much Much More!!! Tons of giveaways and more.

Carnes Crossroads will kick off the season with area residents and local vendors at their Fall Festival Farmers Market on Friday. The event will run from 4 pm to 8:30 pm. The Carnes Crossroads Farmers Market provides opportunities for neighbors, friends, and families to connect, while extending support to over 75 local farmers, crafters, artisans, musicians, and small business owners. The event is free and open to the public. More at https://holycitysinner.com/2022/09/21/carnes-crossroads-set-to-host-fall-festival-farmers-market-on-september-23rd/

New Digital Press and Everland Inflatables invites the Lowcountry community to their Latinx Heritage Month Family Fest, a celebration of Charleston’s Latinx community. The event will take place on Sunday, September 25th and runs from noon until 6 pm at 3546 Maybank Highway on Johns Island. Complete details at https://holycitysinner.com/2022/09/21/family-fest-returns-to-celebrate-latinx-heritage-month-and-bring-communities-together/

This Saturday the North Charleston Pops and LaKisha Jones: Queens of Rock and Soul. Showtime is 7:30pm at the PAC. Join American Idol Finalist Lakisha Jones in a celebration of the greatest ladies of soul from Diana Ross, Donna Summer, Tina Turner, the legendary Aretha Franklin, and the one and only Whitney Houston. “…from sound stages and concert halls across the country and around the world, she’s got them standing in the aisles!”

The Say It To My Face Comedy Tour comes to 1725 North Main Street, Summerville this Saturday night. Come hang out with your favorite social media comedian!!! Lets get ready to laugh and make that monkey go bananas. Tickets $45.

The Sounds on the Square Concert Series Hutchinson Square South Main Street and West Richardson Avenue Summerville host Country Gold Friday at 2pm. Participants should bring their own chairs or blankets.

Chris Boone performs live at Firefly Distillery 11 am on Saturday. Country singer songwriter Lauren Hall plays Firefly at 3pm on Saturday.

Enjoy another Dinner Detective Interactive Mystery Dinner Show Saturday night at Hotel Indigo in Mount Pleasant. Unlike a typical murder mystery dinner theatre performance, you won’t be watching a handful of actors stiffly reciting lines in front of the room. The action happens all around you, and any person is suspect. Tickets for dinner & show $62. More at https://www.thedinnerdetective.com/charleston/murder-mystery-tickets-showtimes/?utm_source=Vesta&utm_medium=LocalEventCalendar

Every third Sunday of the month Tin Roof 1117 Magnolia Rd, Charleston host Get Up! Sit-Down Monthly Comedy Show. Shows start at 7pm with $5 admission.

Whiskey Jack’s is West Ashley’s only outdoor container bar & live music venue. Entertainment Monday thru Saturday including open mic night from country’s karaoke, solo acoustic, & bands playing everything from country to blues & Southern rock n roll…even bluegrass!  We have over 25 Bourbons to choose from. Located at the intersection of I-526 and Savannah Highway (Hwy 17), Whiskey Jack’s is West Ashley’s only outdoor container bar and music venue. Indulge in a menu full of delicious fried chicken, seafood, prime rib sandwiches, and more paired with your favorite beer or cocktail. For more information on Whiskey Jack’s, please visit https://www.thedelisc.com/

Are you ready to throw it back to the ’50s for the Shake, Rattle & Roll Over Gala to benefit Dorchester Paws? The Gala will be rockin’ on September 24th from 6-10 PM at the Dorchester Shrine Club. Complete details at https://dorchesterpaws.org/gala/

Friday night 7-8pm enjoy Illusions the Drag Queen Show Illusions the Drag Queen Show Charleston at Deco. The very best in celebrity impersonation drag queen entertainment! Every Sunday 1:30-2:30pm Deco Night Club 28 Ann Street host Diva Royale Drag Queen Show Charleston a weekly Drag Queen show.

Several Oktoberfest events this weekend:

Break out the lederhosen…. it’s time for Two Blokes’s Oktoberfest! Featuring German-style beers, the Hans Schmidt German band playing polkas and traditional folk-dance tunes, and food by Krystyna’s Authentic Polish food truck. Event at Two Blokes 547 Long Point Rd Mt. Pleasant Details at https://www.twoblokesbrewing.com/events/event/oktoberfest-two-blokes/

The Brew Cellar is hosting this year’s Park Circle Oktoberfest at Holy City Brewing from 11-5pm on Saturday, September 24th. We’ll have German beer and food specials all day! $5 Early Bird tickets will be sold beforehand and cover will be $10 day-of. Children under twelve get in free! Feel like the real beer hall experience? The Porter Room will be transformed into a German beer hall, so you can buy an access ticket that includes a souvenir stein that gets you your first pour of beer and 20oz fills after that for the price of a pint. Tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-brew-cellar-presents-park-circle-oktoberfest-at-holy-city-brewing-tickets-391731077197

Charleston Stage in residence at Dock Street Theatre open their season with The Play That Goes Wrong. Mix a dash of Monty Python hijinks and the mystery of Sherlock Holmes with an amateur troupe of comically clumsy actors, well in over their heads, and you have the truly hysterical award-winning New York and London farcical hit, The Play That Goes Wrong. Weekend performances Aug. 31 – Sept. 25. Tickets begin at $35.50. For more call the box office at 843.577.7183 or visit https://charlestonstage.com/shows-and-tickets/the-play-that-goes-wrong

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! This weekend join internet sensation Gogo Cuerva, with over 250 million online views of his magic, he will bring his skills to the stage!  The show starts at 8:00 p.m.  Shows are ages 18+ 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 Midnight City & their album release performing.  Join in the fun.

 

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

The Diva Royale Drag Queen Show Charleston, SC – Weekly Drag Queen Show returns to Deco Nightclub 28 Ann Street on Friday from 7-8pm.

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. 

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 it’s Come Fly With Me: The Music of Sinatra Starring Joe Clarke. On Saturday come out for Legacy: Temptations, Smokey Robinson, Stylistics and more.
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 include a salute to David Bowie with Moonage Daydream. Also on tap Eraserhead, Don’t Worry Darling, and special showings of the 40th anniversary of E.T. Still playing, ‘The Woman King’ and ‘The Silent Twins’, ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’, and ‘Top Gun: Maverick’. 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.

 

Be sure to check out ‘Hitchcock’ during it’s three week run Sept 29-Oct 29. Every Hitchcock moment, one hilarious night. A dreary radio hour quickly turns epic in the return of our most requested production! Tickets $49. 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 Amanda Shires w/ Honey Harper. Tickets $25 ADV | $28 DOS for 8pm show. Saturday Anti-Flag w/ Doll Skin & Teens in Trouble perform. Tickets $18-$20 for 8pm start. Visit their site for more at https://www.musicfarm.com/

The Charleston Music Hall is alive his weekend. Friday is TBD. Saturday at the Hall it’s national recording act Gov’t Mule. Tickets $39.50-$55 for 8pm stat.  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 & Saturday 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. 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. Lanco play the beach stage Friday at 7pm. Tickets $25. Later it’s Kyle Dills on the main stage inside at 9pm. Tickets $10 or free with earlier admission. Saturday Wilderado with Trash Panda take the beach stage. Tickets $25-$30 for 7pm ish start. Later Abbey Elmore Band rock the main stage at 9pm. Again $10 or free with earlier ticket stub. 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. Chatham County Line play the deck at 6pm with $15 cover. Later it’s George Porter Jr. & Runnin’ Pardners w/ Marvelous Funkshun. Tickets $20-$25 for 9pm show. Saturday Nik Parr & the Selfless Lovers on the deck at 6pm. $7 cover. Come out Saturday night for Runaway Gin and ‘Makisupa Police, Man’ a Tribute to Phish, Sting & The Police. Tickets $15-$20. Greg Koch plays blues & rock on Sunday at 8pm. Tickets $20.  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.

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