Weekend Buzz: Fun Things To Do In Charleston This Weekend

By Jeff Walker, Entertainment Writer

Welcome to the Weekend Buzz on Holy City Sinner. Here's what's happening the second full weekend of February 2019. 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 low country of Charleston. Something for everyone. As the year progresses more will be taking place at different times so be sure to check the Weekend Buzz out on Holy City Sinner. Thanks!

The Charleston festival season begins with the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition taking place this weekend Friday-Sunday at area locations with lots happening downtown in Marion Square, Brittlebank Park, & Gaillard Center. The three-day showcase of everything we love about wildlife and nature. It brings together people of all ages, men and women, sportsmen and conservationists, artists and artisans, fans and families. Noted wildlife lover Jeff Corwin will host live shows at Gaillard. Through an incredible lineup of events – from fine art exhibits, conservation education, sporting demonstrations and parties, SEWE invites us all to explore our “wild” side and pay tribute to our naturally beautiful world. One day passes & weekend passes available. Visit their site for more @ https://sewe.com/

Bacon and Bourbon 2019 happens on Saturday night 7-11pm at the Charleston Area Convention Center at North Charleston Coliseum. Bacon Lovers 7:30 pm. Unlimited Sampling of Bacon Dishes and Bourbon Tastings. Live Music. Bull Riding Championship. Laser Skeet Shooting. Cigar Cabana. Prize Cannon. Limited tickets available. Call 843-819-5947 for more.

The annual Carolina Challenge Cup kicks off this weekend at MUSC Health Stadium. Major League Soccer will be returning to the Lowcountry, for the 15th installment of the Cup, this February 16th, 20th and 23rd!  DAY 1: Saturday it's Columbus Crew vs. Chicago Fire 5:00 PM followed by the Charleston Battery vs. FC Cincinnati 7:30 PM. For advance group tickets call (843)-971-4625 and select option 1 for sales.

The 15th Annual Mardi Crawl on Shem Creek takes place this Saturday hosted by the Lowcountry Parrotheads. Visit 6 to 8 Bars, games, raffle, door prizes. Proceeds go to Alzheimer's and Pet Helpers. Event kicks off at Red's Ice House 98 Church Street Mt Pleasant. Call 480-242-2978 for more info.

Your South Carolina Stingrays are home all weekend. The Rays play host to Newfoundland Growlers 7pm Friday night. At 7pm Saturday the Rays take on the Jacksonville Icemen. The Rays close out the weekend with the Atlanta Gladiators. All games at the North Charleston Coliseum. Visit the coliseum box office or call the Rays at 843-744-2248 for more.

The Charleston Music Hall is busy this weekend.  SC singer songwriter Edwin McCain performs Friday night at the CMH. Tickets $39.50 Tier 2 | $49.50 Tier 1 for 8pm show. Dinner Add On option available for an additional $32 Call for reservations after purchasing Dinner Add On option. Vincent Chicco's - (843) 203-3002 or Virginia's on King - (843) 735-5800. Saturday night 8pm the Charleston Music Hall presents Women & Zeppelin: A Tribute to Led Zeppelin featuring, Lindsay Holler, Lily Slay, Stephanie Underhill, Heather Emrich, Hazel Ketchum, Alva Anderson, and Erin Johns. $15 advance & $17 DOS. The Charleston Music Hall is located at 37 John Street downtown Charleston. Call 843-853-2252 for more info.

The Circular Congregational Church, 150 Meeting Street is the host location for the 5th Annual Love Is in the Air Concert Saturday 7-8:30pm. Charleston's premier a cappella quartet returns to Circular, featuring a cappella love songs in genres from Renaissance to jazz, Broadway to barbershop, and country to pop, there's something for everyone! Bring your valentine and fall in love all over again to the sound of the Charlestones! Call (843) 513-3050 for details.

The Audubon South Carolina host SEWE 2019 Fashion for Feathers event Friday noon-2pm. Start your weekend in style with Audubon South Carolina at Fashion for Feathers, SEWE's inaugural fashion show luncheon. Join us and Charleston's top boutiques at the new Hotel Bennett, the south's grandest luxury hotel. Come celebrate the beauty of birds and take in a runway of trendsetting looks while enjoying fine wine and delicious food prepared by renowned culinary master and “Top Chef” alum Michael Sichel. Pricey event. Call 843-459-2473 for more.

As part of the SEWE event the Charleston Visitor Center & Bus Shed, 375 Meeting St will host a Ducks Unlimited Oyster Roast and LowCountry Cookout Friday night 6:30-10:30pm. Your ticket includes the legendary all-you-can-eat oyster roast and LowCountry cookout featuring all types of Southern delicacies, along with an open bar, your 2019 DU membership, and the opportunity to participate in the finest auctions and raffles of any DU event in the country. More at 843-564-3238

Still craving oysters. The Tattooed Moose West Ashley, 2070 Sam Rittenberg Blvd host an All You Can Eat Oyster Roast w/ Tedesco Council Fire 2-6pm on Sunday. All you can eat oysters $20. Brunch until 3, full menu available all day. Music by Tedesco Council Fire from 3 - 6. Jump Castles for the kiddos! Details at 843-709-0053.

Fleet Landing Restaurant & Bar 186 Concord Street host their own 6th Annual FleetFest Oyster Roast on Sunday 11-4pm. $5 cover charge and will feature local oysters from Maggioni Oyster out of Beaufort, SC as well as lots of other food, local brews, cocktails, and Bloody Marys! Call 843-722-8100 for more.

On Sunday Camp Happy Days will host the 19th annual NASCAR Oyster Roast and Silent Auction, presented by The Fellowship Society of Charleston. The oyster roast will be held at 1035 Jenkins Rd. West Ashley from noon-6pm. The events will include an oyster roast, silent auction, plenty of food, games and raffles. Tickets are $30 per person in advance and $35 per person at the door. Children under 12 are admitted free. Tickets can be purchased from any of the Fellowship Society’s members or by credit card.

Holmes Avenue Baptist Church, 4602 Durant Ave host their 4th Annual Chili Cook-off Sunday 5-7pm. There will be prizes awarded to the top 3 best regular and spicy chili! This event is free to the public and a fun time! 843-744-5963 for details.

Merchants Hall - 2nd Floor, 36 N Market Street is setting for Charleston Bridal Expo beginning at 2:30pm on Sunday. They welcome you to enjoy a relaxed and refined experience tailored to the Modern Bride. Ticket entry provides Passed Hors D'oeuvres and Entree Stations, Bridal Cakes and Dessert Station sure to please the most discerning sweet tooth, and Chefs, Baker and Full Serving Staff on hand to chat about your Special Day. Plus Floral Fete: A Celebration of the Lowcountry's Finest Blooms. Info email [email protected]

Creekside Kitchen and Brewhouse, 2600 Savannah Highway host another round of Creekside Comedy Night with Jenn Snyder. Snyder, packs a whole lot of funny in her one-two punch style of comedy. With topics ranging from her days growing up as a lesbian in a “good ol’ boy” town, to her dealing with the public on a daily basis, this comedian will pull you in with her stories and leave you wanting more. Also performing Spencer Taylor, an Atlanta comedienne whose style can be described as relatable and conversational. Show runs 9-11pm. Call 843-259-8972 for more.

Looking for something different. The Alley Charleston, 131 Columbus St host a Winter 2019 SundayFunday Bumpers & Brunch Bowling League on Sunday 1-4pm. Teams of 6 will bowl in their social bowling league on Sunday afternoons. You can register team of six, smaller groups 2-5 bowlers, or come in as a free agent. League runs into March with championship on St. Paddy's Day. Join in the fun. For more call 843-628-8243.

Several local wine shops offer wine tastings on Friday night to kick off TGIF. Over in Mt. Pleasant join Des at Crushed Fine Wine at 716 S Shelmore Blvd from 5-7pm as he hosts locals and samples some of the finest wines from around the world and different regions of America. They request $10 for the tasting. $5 of which will be rebated on any bottles purchase. For more call (843) 856-1156.

Charleston Stage in residence at Dock Street Theatre present The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Christopher Boone is a shy, highly introverted but brilliant 15-year-old who lives in a small English town. One night he sets out to solve the mystery of a curious incident that’s happened in his own backyard. As his investigation unfolds, he braves the busy and confusing world outside his door and embarks on a courageous journey that takes him across England to the big city of London. Weekend performances Feb 6-24th. Tickets range $28-$66. Nightly at 7:30pm & 3pm Sunday matinees. Visit the box office or call 843.577.7183.

Queen Street Playhouse 20 Queen Street & Footlight Players present 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee'. This bee is one unforgettable experience. Sit back and watch as these truly ingenious and unique characters compete in the funniest spelling bee you've ever seen. Complete with audience participation, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee will keep you rolling in the aisles from start to finish. Weekend performances thru Feb 17th. Nightly at 7:30pm with 3pm Sunday matinees. Call 843.722.4487 for more. Tickets $17-$37.

Threshold Rep Co. present 'Murder at the Howard Johnson's'. Is all fair in love? Even murder? That's the question posed by this light and funny suspense comedy about a love triangle in a Howard Johnson Motor Inn. The play presents a love triangle involving a woman, her lover, and her husband in three scenes. Weekends Feb 7-17th. Tickets $15-$25. All shows 84 1/2 Society Street. Call 843-277-2172 for details.

Flowertown Players at the James F. Dean Theatre in Summerville present Is This Art? Comedy Show on Saturday 8pm. Back by popular demand Is This Art? is bringing talent across state lines! The State of Georgia is taking over! Come see the crazy talented improv group from Savannah's Front Porch Improv, Nerdwinder! The evening features one of Atlanta's very best comedians, DEDRICK FLYNN. Heath Richardson and Stan Shelby will round off one crazy night (perhaps a surprise guest?). Adult content. $10 in advance, $15 at the door.

34 West Theatre Co. at 200 Meeting Street present 'She Drives Me Crazy'. Last summer’s 3 month sellout returns! A five-story walkup is overrun with love, angst, and the pursuit of better coffee. It’s Friends meets Seinfeld in this new romantic-comedy, with tunes from Celine to Spin Doctors. Prepare for a hilarious '90's night out! A menu of champagne cocktails, wine, craft beers, sodas and savory snacks are available. Select performances on Tuesdays, and Thurs-Sat at 8pm. Tickets $35. For info call (843) 901-9343.

The Black Fedora 164 Church Street downtown, offers clean comic whodunit shows most evenings, featuring volunteer audience participation and a la carte appetizers, desserts, and drinks. One-half block off the City Market. $24. A variety of audience participation mysteries that will delight all ages. Among the shows being offered up include 'Sherlock's Other Brother by a Southern Mother', 'Murder Aboard the Starship Fed Ora', 'Inspector NoClue'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).

If you love to laugh than Theatre 99 is the place to go.  Friday & Saturday night it's Improv Riot. 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!  Late Saturday it's the Power Hour a super fun 60 minute late night improv comedy show featuring some new faces here at Theatre 99. It's fast paced hilarity based on your audience suggestion. Buckle up and get ready for POWER HOUR! $8 for 10pm show.  Wednesday & Thursday night at 99 it's Laugh For A Lincoln. 3 acts of hilarious improv comedy for just $5. Yes, just 5 bucks! 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 rocking this weekend. The Midnight City Band perform Friday night at the Jammer.. Tickets are $5. Doors 9PM Show is 10ish  Come out Saturday night for a Five Way Friday & Cravin' Melon. $20 admission.  Doors open at 8pm. The 2019 Isle of Palms Polar Plunge happens Saturday 10:30am – 2pm at the Jammer.  Take the plunge as an individual, a team of friends. Weird Science play 80's music Sunday night at the Jammer. Tickets $10 for 8pm show. The Windjammer is front beach 1008 Ocean Blvd. on IOP. Call (843) 886-8596.

The Music Farm is busy this weekend.  Friday night it TBD. Saturday night come out for Drake White in concert. Tickets $18 for all ages show starting at 8pm. The Music Farm is located at 32 Ann Street downtown Charleston. For more call 843.577.6969.

The Charleston Pourhouse is hopping this weekend. On Friday night it's Yarn & The Trongone Band. Tickets $15 for 9:pm show. The Poho Family Funk Revue play the deck for free at 4pm. Saturday night 9pm come out for Mountain Heart paying tribute to the Allman Bros.. Tickets $15.  South By South Carolina plays the deck for free at 4pm Saturday.  On Sunday night Ghost Note play with guest Electric Kif. $15 cover for 8:30pm show. Jeff Caldwell Trio play the deck at 4pm. Sunday during the day at the House come out as Evolve Holistic Health and Fitness & the Pour House present: Downward on the Deck Poho Yoga at 10am. Plus enjoy a SUNDAY BRUNCH FARMERS MARKET 11am - 3pm. The Pour House is located at 1977 Maybank Highway James Island. Info at (843) 571-4343

New at the box office this weekend include the family film, 'Isn't It Romantic'. Just in time for Valentine's Day week, Natalie is a New York architect who works hard to get noticed at her job, but is more likely to deliver coffee and bagels than design the city's next skyscraper. Things go from bad to weird when she gets knocked unconscious during a subway mugging and magically wakes up to find herself in an alternate universe. Always cynical about love, Natalie's worst nightmare soon comes true when she suddenly discovers that she's playing the leading lady in a real-life romantic. Stars Rebel Wilson, Liam Hemsworth, Adam DeVine, and Priyanka Chopra. Rated PG13. Also new, 'Fighting With My Family'. Born into a tight-knit wrestling family, Paige and her brother Zak are ecstatic when they get the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to try out for the WWE. But when only Paige earns a spot in the competitive training program, she must leave her loved ones behind and face this new cutthroat world alone. Stars Vince Vaughn & Dwayne Johnson. Rated PG13. 

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