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 third full weekend of March 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. 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. 

The Charleston Music Hall is busy this weekend.  8pm Friday night the CMH & Zandrina Dunning present 'Queen of Soul: A Tribute to Aretha Franklin featuring Black Diamond'. Tickets $15 - Student | $18 - Senior/Groups 6+ (Box Office Purchase Only) | $22 Individual. Dinner Add On option available for an additional $32. Call for reservations after purchasing Dinner at Vincent Chicco's - (843) 203-3002. On Sunday NS2 & CMH present The Mavericks. Showtime is 8pm with tickets $39.50 Tier 4 | $49.50 Tier 3 | $59.50 Tier 2 | $75.00 Tier 1. Dinner Add-On option available for an additional $32.  The Charleston Music Hall is located at 37 John Street downtown Charleston. Call 843-853-2252 for more info.

The North Charleston Coliseum complex is busy this weekend.  Hockey, music, and comedy abound this weekend. Friday night your South Carolina Stingrays play host to the Kansas City Mavericks. The puck drops at 7pm. On Saturday at the PAC come out for legendary singer songwriter Jackson Browne. His concert begins at 8pm with tickets starting at $49. Over at the coliseum funny man Trevor Noah brings his Loud & Clear Tour to Charleston. Tickets start at $40 for 8pm show. Visit the coliseum box office or call 800-745-3000 for more.

Frothy Beard Brewing Company at 1401 Sam Rittenberg Boulevard is hosting a Six Year Celebration on Saturday 11-11pm. Come celebrate the with them & support a great cause as well as we are hosting a huge fundraiser for TJ Sigmon. There will be a Silent Auction with hundreds of amazing items from Tattoo gift certificates, Trips to the Caribbean signed guitar from music legends and signed balls from sports legends just to name a few. There will be a Cornhole Tournament, jump castle for kids, The Holy City Cupcakes Food Truck, Charleston Animal Society with cute animals, food specials by in house eatery Zombie Bob's Pizza, and music by Foxwood Music. 843-872-1075 for more.

On Saturday Pawleys Island Brewing Company, 2668 Industrial Ave in N. Charleston host a Beer Release and Cornhole Tournament from 4-8pm. Tickets available for purchase for VIP and Cornhole Tournament. Taproom and food truck are open to the general public. Cornhole registration available day-of, but is a limited amount of entrants. Live music from Joseph Tedesco and the Council Fire and Heap Row Bluegrass Band. 843-225-8292 for details.

Pet lovers take note. Brittlebank Park, Lockwood Drive is the host site for Woofstock: A Lowcountry Dog Music Festival. Lowcountry Dog Magazine along with Charleston Parks Conservancy and The Bridge 105.5 brings you WOOFSTOCK: A Lowcountry Dog Music Festival on Saturday 11-7pm at Brittlebank Park. Gates open at 11:00 am and features 7 bands, food trucks, local vendors and 6 local rescue groups.

Threshold Rep & Charletontheater.com host Let's Do the Charleston: Legare Street Style on Friday from 7 to 10pm in the Lovely Home & Garden at 43 Legare Street. Don your Favorite Cocktail Attire and join them for their Annual Fundraiser Party. Heavy Hors d'ouevres & Dessert by MUSE Restaurant & Wine Bar. OPEN BAR Wine, Beer, Planter's Punch & Signature Cocktails. Enjoy Piano & Vocal Performances & Dancing. Silent & Live Auction. Tickets $80. For more call (843) 277-2172

The SC Aquarium present Saltwater Sounds this Saturday beginning at 9:30am-Noon. The Charleston Symphony Orchestra joins the Aquarium in this family friendly event, to present a marine-inspired musical performance especially for children. Enjoy tunes by the tank and visit the Instrument Petting Zoo, where children can see, hear and touch the instruments. Free with admission. Info at (843) 577-FISH (3474).

On Saturday 10-3pm, you're invited to bring the family to the Awendaw Green and Sewee Outpost for a free event showcasing how controlled burns are making our communities safer and restoring native forests. Attendees will also be able to talk to real firefighters and exploring their fire trucks. They'll also be able to learn more about local organizations bringing safe, controlled fire to South Carolina’s forests. The event will also include food vendors, live music, a bounce house, and face painting. The First 60 attendees will get admission to the SC Aquarium Reptiles Labs. First come, first served!

The 4th annual ART IN THE BARN takes place Saturday 11 to 6 (From 2 to 5 Live music and refreshments) and on Sunday 12 noon to 4 at the Ruby Ranch, 1556 Tacky Point Road, Wadmalaw Island. This event is a gathering of local and visiting artists for exhibition and sale of fine art including potters, metal workers, painters & more. Details @ 843-708-8441

The Exchange Park-Charleston's Alternative Venue at 9850 Highway 78 in Ladson host the Vintage Market Days of Charleston Fri-Sun. 10-5pm Fri & Sat, & 10-4pm Sun. Admission is $10. Admission for children under 12 is free. Cash and credit card are accepted at the gate. Once purchased, your ticket is good for re-entry into the event all weekend.

On Saturday from 11-7pm Soundwave Comics, 2139 North Main Street, Unit B in Summerville host Soundwaves Detective Comics 1000 Celebration! A milestone in comic book history takes place this year in March of 2019. DC’s Detective Comics reaches its 1000th issue, marking only the second time to happen in American history. Back in 1939, Detective Comics saw the debut of Batman, Gotham’s Dark Knight, a pop culture icon, and national phenomenon.

The Sound of Charleston, the city's longest running musical production, has been performing continuously since 2010. The shows feature the music of Charleston's history, from gospel to Gershwin, including spirituals, Civil War camp songs, Gullah, jazz, Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" and "Porgy and Bess", composed locally on Folly Beach, and light classics of the St. Cecelia Society, one of America's foremost social and cultural organizations. Shows at the Circular Congregational Church 150 Meeting Street. For tickets & times call 843.270.4903. Adults $28; Seniors $26; Students $16; Children 12 and under FREE.

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.

Pure Theatre present 'Small Mouth Sounds' at the Cannon Street Art Center, 134 Cannon Street. In the overwhelming quiet of the woods, six runaways from city life embark on a silent retreat. As these strangers confront internal demons both profound and absurd, their vows of silence collide with the achingly human need to connect. Filled with awkward humor, this strange and compassionate new play asks how we address life’s biggest questions when words fail us. Weekend performances 7:30pm Wed-Sat March 8-23. Tickets $35. Call 843.723.4444 for more.

Footlight Players 20 Queen Street begin their run of 'Death of a Salesman'. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play, Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman is the epic American drama. Centering around Willy Loman facing the end of his career and struggling to keep his family together, Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman explores a landscape of unrealized hopes and asks what happens when you are written out of the American Dream. Weekends March 8-24th. Nightly at 7:30pm with 3pm Sunday matinees. For tickets & info call 843-722-4487.

Charleston Stage in residence at Dock Street Theatre present 'Steel Magnolias'. Truvy, Ouiser, Clairee, M'Lynn, Annelle, and Shelby have gathered once again at Truvy's Beauty Parlor to primp, gossip, and spar with one another. As hair is teased, blow-dried, and permed, the comic sparks fly in this hilarious and beloved classic Southern comedy. This is the play that launched the award winning 1989 film that made Julia Roberts a star. Weekend shows thru March 24th. Tickets range from $28-$66.. Visit the box office or call 843.577.7183.

34 West Theatre Co. at 200 Meeting Street present 'Power of Love'. America's sweetheart hires the city's worst detective agency. It's Moonlighting meets Parks and Recreation in this charming NEW comedy, with music from the 80's to Motown! A menu of champagne cocktails, wine, craft beers, sodas and savory snacks are available. Performances Tues 7pm, Thurs-Sat 8pm. Shows run thru May 2nd. 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 and 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! 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. Friday night it's Little Bird w/ Honey Hounds. Tickets just $8 On Saturday at the Jammer it's 90's music from Rock The 90's.  Tickets are $10 online or at the door (Doors 9PM, Show at 10ish) Ages 21 Up or with parent. The Windjammer is front beach 1008 Ocean Blvd. on IOP. Call (843) 886-8596.

The Music Farm is happening this weekend. Who's Bad perform at the Farm on Friday with their Michael Jackson Tribute. Tickets are $15 for 8pm show. On Sunday night come out for Independent Tone Awards. Red Carpet at 4pm with show at 6pm. Tickets $22 - $28. Kids 12 & under free.  The Music Farm is located at 32 Ann Street downtown Charleston. For more call 843.577.6969.

The Charleston Pourhouse is hopping this weekend. Friday night it's The Mantras w/ Voodoo Visionary. Tickets $12 adv & $15 DOS for 9:30pm show. The Poho Family Funk Revue play the deck for free on Friday at 4pm.  Saturday night it's a tribute to Beck with Back To The Future at 9:30pm. Tickets $10 & $12. On Saturday afternoon Machine Funk play the deck. The Motown Throwdown is back Sunday afternoon at the House 1-4pm.  Sunday night 7pm at the House take part in the Hickman Family Fundraiser featuring Dumb Doctors, Michael Martin and the Beautiful Mess with more TBA! $10 suggested min. donation. 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

Very little out this weekend at the box office. New at the box office this weekend include 'Us'. Accompanied by her husband, son and daughter, Adelaide Wilson returns to the beachfront home where she grew up as a child. Haunted by a traumatic experience from the past, Adelaide grows increasingly concerned that something bad is going to happen. Her worst fears soon become a reality when four masked strangers descend upon the house, forcing the Wilsons into a fight for survival. Stars Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke, and Elisabeth Moss. Rated R.

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