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 June 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 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.  Happy Father's Day to all our low country fathers out there.

The annual Party at the Point Summer Series kicks off this Friday at Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina on Patriots Point. This Friday enjoy Randall Fowler w/ Lauren Hall. The party runs 5:30-8:30pm with $8 admission.

The 11th annual Run the Runway 5K race will take place on Saturday at 8 a.m. @ JB Charleston-Air Base and is open to the public! Come out and experience running on the JB Charleston runway. The 3.1 mile course is USA Track & Field certified and takes participants running past a fleet of U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft. Online registration is available until June 13 @ 4:59pm. There will be race day registration which will only include a race bib, eligibility for a race award and refreshments. Contact info 843-963-3347

The Charleston Music Hall is quiet this weekend. Friday & Saturday are TBA. On Sunday come out for the 2019 Charleston Forum. The Charleston Forum provides the community with different perspectives on issues involving race and a direct path to address issues of criminal justice and policing, education, economic opportunity, and the future of the past. Event starts at 4pm. $5 ticket price. The Charleston Music Hall is located at 37 John Street downtown Charleston. Call 843-853-2252 for more info.

Saturday it's another Creekside Comedy Night with TK Kelly. Creekside Comedy Night just keeps bringing killer stand up comedy shows to Charleston. This time it's TK Kelly, writer for Tosh.O and Joseph Coker, one of Charleston's very best. Your host Keith Big Daddy Dee, as always, guarantees laughter. Club located at 2600 Savannah Highway. Tickets $10.

Ms. Rose's Fine Food and Cocktails hosts Comedy Hour this Saturday, featuring the hilarious Rollin Jay Moore and Greg Patterson with your host Drew Howard. Reservations required are required and there will be a $12 cover (cash or card) at the door. For more information and to make reservations today, please visit msroses.com/entertainment or call (843) 766-0223

On Saturday 9-2pm the Omar Shrine Temple host OMAR Cowboy's Summer Shootout Open Auto & Bike Show. Bring in your classic hot rod or motorcycle. Entry $30. Proceeds go to support the Omar Shrine Cowboys who support Shrine Hospital's.

Ghost Monkey Brewery 522 Wando Ln Mt Pleasant host Motors At The Monkey this Sunday. Ghost Monkey Brewery teamed up with Elliot Remington to bring this great monthly event to the lot. Every 3rd Sunday of the month we'll close down our lot for those that want to show off their ride! Like to check out what others are riding in? Just want to talk cars? No problem, all are welcome! There will be a food truck on hand as well.

Cedric Gervais brings his summertime vibes to Trio 139 Calhoun Street on Sat 7pm and Sun at 2pm. Tickets $15-$20. Call (843) 480-9680 for more.

Your Charleston Riverdogs host Greenville this weekend at 'the Joe'. Friday game time is 7pm with fireworks after the contest. First pitch Saturday is 6pm as the Dogs present 1000 T-Shirt toss. Sundays are always Family Day with Father's Day this Sunday at the Joe. Free parking, kids eat free and can run the bases after the game. First pitch is 5pm Sunday. Call 843-577-DOGS (3647) for tickets and more.

Friday 7-10pm Memminger Auditorium, 56 Beaufain Street is the host location for a CFW Event No.2 Womens Fashion event. Join them, for a chic fashion fête. This stylish event will dazzle with mixed media performances and dreamy runway shows. Shop a showcase of on-the-rise fashion designers and makers, discover on-trend looks for Summer, strike a pose with Lexus, sip yummy refreshments and nosh on tasty treats. This is one event you should not miss. Tickets start at $40. Call 843-971-9811 for full details.

On Saturday 9-3pm, Crowne Plaza Charleston Airport - Conv Ctr, 4831 Tanger Outlet Boulevard in N. Charleston host the 9th Annual Women Destined for Greatness Empowerment Conference 2019. If you are a woman that has gone through tough times or currently facing life challenges and you are determined to become stronger than your struggles, then this conference is for you. You can’t afford to Miss it! Info at (888) 992-4723.

Charleston Parks & Recreation host Cast Off Fishing Tournaments throughout the summer. Join them at the Mount Pleasant Pier and the Folly Beach Pier for a season of fishing tournaments! This Saturday it's Mount Pleasant from 6am-2pm. No preregistration required. Cost range $5-$10. For more call 843-762-9946.

Freshfields Village at Kiawah & Seabrook Island entrances continue the Music on the Green Summer Series this weekend with a bang. Friday nights show will feature Louie D Project 6-9pm playing Motown, beach, pop & rock. The event is complimentary and family-friendly. Vendors will be set up with food and beverages for purchase. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs.

Your Charleston County Waterparks are open this weekend. They include Whirlin' Waters at Wannamaker in N. Charleston, Splash Island at Palmetto Island County in Mt. Pleasant, and Splash Zone at James Island County Park. The three parks will open daily at the end of May and beginning of June. For full details visit the Charleston County Parks & Recreation website or call 843-795-4386 for more.

The Summerville Farmers Market brings local farmers, artisans, food trucks with live music to the historic downtown. The weekly event runs every Saturday from April to November. 8AM-1PM. Located behind Town Hall in historic downtown.

Shop the Charleston Farmers Market. Every SATURDAY 8-2pm, Marion Square becomes the meeting place for visitors and locals alike to enjoy fresh local produce, made-to-order brunch, packaged food products, artisans & crafters, live music, community groups, jump castles and more!

Beat the heat at The Alley this summer as they bring you the coolest Sunday Funday in town! They've got you covered with a half-price extravaganza featuring refreshing drink and food specials that can't be beat anywhere in Charleston. 843-818-4080 for details.

The Charleston City Night Market 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 - 10:30pm and is a free event that is open to the public. Enjoy live entertainment and a festive atmosphere. You'll love being outdoors at twilight and strolling through our three block-long market. All vendors are 100% local with 100% locally-made items for sale. If you are looking for a uniquely Charleston souvenir or piece of artwork, this is the place to be!

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.

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.

"Shear Madness," the Longest Running Show in US History, Opens This Thursday at the New Pearl Theatre 1401 Sam Rittenberg Blvd Suite 11! Help Them Solve Whodunit! Follow the trail of clues as the audience gets to vote on each turn in the road in a hilarious murder mystery unlike any you have ever seen. Charleston Stage is proud to be producing this show once again, the show that holds the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest running show in US History. The Pearl Theatre in Charleston Stage's new West Ashley Theatre Center! With audiences spotting the clues, questioning the suspects and joining the cast in solving the crime, there could be a new ending every performance! Weekends Jun3 13-30th. For more call (843) 577-7183

Flowertown Players at James F. Dean Theatre 133 S. Main St. in Summerville host Is This Art - A Standup Comedy Show on Saturday night 8pm. From Netflix's new original movie, Dumplin', comes comedian, Hillary Begley to Flowertown Players' stage! Asheville's own Tom Peters lays down laughs along with Heather Corbo, Michael Clayton, and Vernon Moses for a fun filled night of comedy. Tickets $15. Call 843-875-9251 for more.

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. present 'Improv Riot' on Friday & Saturday night. 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! Show times are 8pm. Tickets $12 Fri & $14 Sat.  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 at the Jammer it's Bon Jovi cover band 'Slippery When Wet'. Tickets are $10 online or at the door (Doors 9PM, Show at 10ish) Ages 21 Up or with parent. Saturday night it's TBA. Sundays thru July the Jammer host a Bikini Bash.  The winner will receive $500 in cash an and invitation to come back on on July 28th to compete for $2000.  Event is 4-7pm. Wednesday's in June it's Karaoke Night at the Jammer. The Windjammer is front beach 1008 Ocean Blvd. on IOP. Call (843) 886-8596.

The Music Farm is busy this weekend. Friday night it's TBA. Saturday night enjoy the music of Mason Jar Muzik live at the Music Farm. Tickets $15 for all ages show that begins 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. Friday night it's Travellin' Kine & Gaslight Street. Tickets $12 & $15 dos for 9;pm show. Poho Family Funk Revue plays the deck for free at 4pm. Saturday night 9:pm at the House it's Hiss Golden Messenger w/ Anna St. Louis. Tickets $20. Sideshow Americans & Friends perform a show at 4pm Saturday afternoon. Wallace Brown & Peace Matters play the deck on Sunday 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  this weekend at the box office include 'Men in Black: International'. Agent H and Agent M use high-tech weaponry to battle mischievous aliens that can take the form of any human. Stars Chris Hemsworth & Tessa Thompson. Rate PG13. Also new the dark comedy, 'The Dead Don't Die' starring Charleston's favorite son Bill Murray. In the sleepy small town of Centerville, something is not quite right. The moon hangs large and low in the sky, the hours of daylight are becoming unpredictable, and animals are beginning to exhibit unusual behaviors. News reports are scary, and scientists are concerned, but no one foresees the strangest and most dangerous repercussion that will soon start plaguing Centerville: the dead rise from their graves and feast on the living, and the citizens must battle to survive. Co-stars Adam Driver and Danny Glover. Rated PG13.

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