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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 War On Drugs perform on Friday at 07:00PM EDT at Firefly Distillery (this show has been moved to N. Chas Performing Arts Center). The following event is 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 big show this weekend is Darius Rucker’s Riverfront Revival Music Fest taking place over Saturday & Sunday at Riverfront Park on the old Navy Base in North Charleston. Eight acts each day on two stages. Jimmie Allen, Maggie Rose and Darius are among the acts in Saturday’s lineup, while Radney Foster and Brothers Osborne are set to take the stage on Sunday. One dollar of each ticket sold will go to support the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Arts in Healing program. For complete details visit https://www.riverfrontrevival.com/

The MOJA Arts Festival continues thru this weekend. The festival highlights the many African American and Caribbean contributions to western and world cultures. MOJA’s wide range of events include visual arts, classical music, dance, gospel, jazz, poetry, R&B music, storytelling, theatre, children’s activities, traditional crafts, ethnic food, and much, much more. The festival runs Sept 29th – Oct 9th. For complete details visit http://www.mojafestival.com/home/

The annual Latin American Festival takes place Sunday 12-5pm at North Charleston County Park. The festival brings people together to celebrate Charleston’s vibrant Latin and Caribbean cultures through non-stop merengue, reggaeton, bachata and salsa music; folkloric artwork and crafts; and authentic Latin American and Caribbean staples – from flavorful empanadas to tasty arroz con pollo. Ages 13 & up are $10. Students & military $5, with kids under 12 admitted free.

The annual Boone Hall Plantation & Garden Pumpkin Patch will be open this coming weekend. Since 1997, the Boone Hall Pumpkin Patch has grown to be one of the largest fall festivals in the state. Now in its 26th year, this event has become an autumn tradition that brings people of all ages together for a day of good old-fashioned fun on the farm. The family friendly event has lots to offer. For complete details visit https://www.boonehallplantation.com/special_event/the-boone-hall-pumpkin-patch/

Come out to the 3rd annual Edisto Blackwater Boogie festival at Givhans Ferry State Park this weekend Fri-Sun. This festival is all about celebrating the Edisto River. Funds raised from the Boogie go to support the park in preserving the Edisto for future generations. The Boogie features performances by local lowcountry musicians, a singer/songwriter showcase, a nightly bonfire jam session, a variety of outdoor activities including a guided walk and paddle trip, kid-friendly activities, food trucks, drinks, artisan vendors and more! Camping is encouraged! Complete details at https://southcarolinaparks.com/products/10004938

Death Cab for Cutie bring their Asphalt Meadows Tour to Firefly Distillery on Saturday at 7pm.

The annual Woofstock takes place this Saturday at 7pm at Hanahan Amphitheater 3100 Mabeline Rd, Hanahan. The Lowcountry’s Dog-Friendly Music Festival is back on October 8th, 2022, at Hanahan Amphitheater! Bring a chair, a blanket, and your pup for a full day of music, food & fun! All for a great cause…rescue dogs! Some of the Lowcountry’s top food trucks will be there plus 9 local rescues & shelters, local vendors, and an amazing lineup of bands will take the stage!

Footlight Players at Queen Street Playhouse begin their run of Misery. True life becomes stranger-than-fiction when an acclaimed romance novelist wakes up in the home of his “Number One Fan.” Rescued from a wintery car crash, Paul Sheldon finds himself incapacitated in the secluded home of Annie Wilkes, a seemingly kind nurse. When events take a nightmarish turn, the injured Paul realizes the unhinged Annie has no intention of letting him leave. Weekend performances thru Oct 23rd. Shows nightly at 7:30pm with 3pm matiness on Sunday. For more visit https://www.footlightplayers.net/season91

Woolfe Street Playhouse in partnership with Tradesman Brewing Co. 1647 King Street Ext. present The Legendary Dolly P!. The musical tribute show highlights the life and music of Dolly Parton. Join us on the patio for an evening of of stories and music! Our talented musician/performers bring this musical event to life in an open-air setting under the stars! Shows Friday & Saturday night at 7pm. Tradesman Brewing. Tickets $15-$25

Threshold Rep Theatre and South of Broadway present Mike Poulton’s adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s ‘Wolf Hall’. Showcasing more than 50 state of the art costumes curated from “The Collection” in NYC. Weekend performances run thru Oct 30th. Nightly at 7pm with Sunday matinees at 2pm. More at https://www.charlestontheater.com/show-page/wolf-hall

Friday night enjoy the BREWERY COMEDY TOUR at GHOST MONKEY 522 Wando Lane Mount Pleasant. This comedy tour takes top comedians who you’ve seen on TV and sends them out on the road to perform at breweries throughout the country. Find out which local beers pair best with hysterical laughter when The Brewery Comedy Tour comes to your town. Admission is free.

The 9th annual Summerville Italian Feast takes place Sunday from 11-6pm. ​Experience authentic Italian cuisine in Hutchinson Square, the heart of downtown Summerville, as well as food of all types from the lowcountry to tempt every taste bud. Sample as you like and also enjoy Italian wine and beer. Enjoy the entertainment of local artists celebrating Italian Culture and Heritage throughout the day. Admission is always free and there will be fun for the whole family!

Sunday funnyman Bert Kreischer brings his The Berty Boy Relapse Tour to the North Charleston PAC. Two performances at 7pm & 9:30pm. Tickets range from $36-$96.

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.

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/

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.   


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!  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. Friday Dallas Baker & Friends play.  Saturday night it’s Stephen Jenkins performing.  Join in the fun.

 

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 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 First Fridays with Alva Anderson. On Saturday enjoy 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.  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  ‘Amsterdam’ and ‘Lyle Lyle Crocodile. Still playing ‘Bros’, ‘The Good House’, and horror film ‘Smile’, as well as Don’t Worry Darling.  ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ play 10pm Friday night. 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 Music Farm presents ACE HOOD and the PROTECT YOUR ENERGY TOUR w/ guest SLIM DIESEL. Tickets $25 for 8pm show. Saturday Enrage Against the Machine pay tribute to Rage Against the Machine. Tickets $15 with 9pm start. Sunday Monophonics bring their Sage Motel Tour to the Farm with GA20 and Kendra Morris. Tickets $25 adv and $35 DOS. Visit their site for more at https://www.musicfarm.com/

The Charleston Music Hall is alive his weekend. Friday night Anjelah Johnson Reyes bring her ‘Who Do I Think I Am’ comedy tour to the CMH. Tickets $39.50-$49.50. Saturday The Knocks X Cannons w/ guest Julia Madrid perform at the hall. Tickets $28-$40. 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 two 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. 6pm Saturday come out for FBI* (*Finch Boys Improv). Tickets $15. Good improv groups often feel like family. This one actually is family! Timmy Finch, veteran of The Have Nots! Comedy Improv and nine-time winner of Charleston’s Best Local Comic teams up with his best friend and son Cahal to deliver quick witted, feel-good, made-up family fun. Come see an old man and the next generation. 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. Baby Fat play the main stage at 9pm Friday. Tickets $5. Saturday come out for the Carolina Children’s Charity With The Yacht Club on the Liquid Aloha Beach Stage. Tickets $20 for 7pm-ish start. Later it’s Headrush inside at 9pm. Tickets $10. Sunday night Nashville country rocker Colt Ford takes to the beach stage at 6pm. Tickets $35 adv and $45 at the door. 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. The Explorers Club w/ The F.I.S.T.E.R.S play the deck at 6pm Friday. Tickets %12. Later it’s Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band w/ Hayley Jane inside at 9pm. Tickets $20. On Saturday Kids Drum Circle play before PoHo Night Market Live bluegrass from Swamptooth at 6pm. Admission is free. Steve Kimock & Friends close out the weekend at 8:30pm Sunday night. Tickets $27-$32.  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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