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 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.

The annual Party at the Point Summer Series continues this Friday at Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina on Patriots Point. This Friday enjoy Locals Night w/ Distinguished Gentleman. The party runs 5:30-8:30pm with $8 admission.

Memminger Auditorium, 56 Beaufain Street is the host location for Charleston Rum Fest. The event brings together the hottest global rum distilleries with Charleston's top chefs to create one-of-a-kind paired cocktails & dishes. This event is a 21+ only. Live music, food & drink. Tickets GA: $45, VIP: $65. Event kicks off at 7pm. Info at 803-240-8401.

The annual Charleston Carifest Carnival takes place Thurs-Sun in and around greater Charleston. The event takes place in honor of Caribbean American Heritage Month. It is four days of food, fun, music, and costumes submerged in education and culture. This is the creative and artistic expression of Caribbean people. Join in and embrace Unity in Diversity. Among the happenings include, on Friday Carifest All White Fete. Canon Street Arts Center, 134 Cannon Street Next door to Pure Theatre. Music by DJ Luigi of Latin Groove and DJ Swisha of Tropixs International. Dance to the sweet sounds of the Caribbean Salsa, Soca, Reggae and Afrobeats. On Saturday, Carnival Street Parade starting at 4:00PM from King and John Street. Parade leads to the Celebration in the Carnival Village at Brittle Bank Park. And on Sunday, take part in a Carifest Brunch, Cannon Street Arts Center, 134 Canon Street. For complete info call 843-557-6258 or visit https://charlestoncarifest.com/festival/

The Charleston Music Hall is quiet this weekend. Friday & Saturday are TBA.  The Charleston Music Hall is located at 37 John Street downtown Charleston. Call 843-853-2252 for more info.

On Saturday from 7-11pm at the Charleston Visitors Center Bus Shed, 375 Meeting St take part in the Toast To Equality. Join in as they raise a toast to equality with some of the best area bars and supporters. Attendees will receive double the samples! You get to sample each bar twice before you vote on which one you think is best! 12 local bars will be using liquors provided by Breakthru Beverage South Carolina to shake up some cocktails and YOUR VOTE will decide whose beverage becomes the Official Cocktail of Charleston Pride 2019! Enjoy the drinks at the bar stations and at the cash bar, jam out to DJ Trevor D and others, and grab a bite from one of the food trucks! GA Online: $15, At the door: $20, VIP: $50. Info at 843-410-9924.

Enjoy a Holy City Comics Summer Pre-Con Show on Saturday 10-4pm at Auction Charleston Antique Mall, 592 Orangeburg Road. Hosted in part by Soundwave. They will be there with tons of new inventory. They will have boxes of $1 and $2 comics that I have never had at any shows before. They will also have tons of collector comics that we have never had at shows as well. Special guests and merchandise. Info at 843-695-9857.

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

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

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 Friday night it's Improv Smackdown. 50% game show! 50% sporting event! 100% good times! That's Improv Smackdown in a nutshell. It's the hit improv show at Theatre 99 where you, the audience, are the judge! It's hilarious, exciting and based entirely on your audience suggestions. Tickets $12 for 8pm show.  Come out for 'Improv Riot' on  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 $14 for 8pm start.  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. It's time for the annual Hazel Nut Hang hosted by Sister Hazel. Performances Friday all day long, Saturday enjoy a 6pm Beach Show, and at 11:30am on Sunday. Enjoy one of the 90's biggest bands still out their for fans,, Sister Hazel at the Jammer this weekend. The Spazmatics perform at 10pm Friday night with Rock The 90's at 10pm Saturday inside the Jammer. 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 & Saturday night it's TBA. On Sunday Music Farm Productions present Slightly Stoopid bring their HOW I SPENT MY SUMMER VACATION 2019 TOUR at Riverfront Park in North Charleston. Tickets $35.  Special guests Matisyahu, Tribal Seeds, & Hirie. 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 Larry Keel Experience. Tickets $15 & $17 dos for 9;pm show. Michael Martin & the Beautiful Mess plays the deck for free at 4pm. Saturday night 9:pm at the House it's Back To Back To Black & their Amy Winehouse Tribute Tickets $15. Contraforce perform a show at 4pm Saturday afternoon. Chachuba 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 'Toy Story 4'. Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the rest of the gang embark on a road trip with Bonnie and a new toy named Forky. The adventurous journey turns into an unexpected reunion as Woody's slight detour leads him to his long-lost friend Bo Peep. As Woody and Bo discuss the old days, they soon start to realize that they're worlds apart when it comes to what they want from life as a toy. Rated G. Horror buffs might enjoy 'Child's Play'. After moving to a new city, young Andy Barclay receives a special present from his mother -- a seemingly innocent Buddi doll that becomes his best friend. When the doll suddenly takes on a life of its own, Andy unites with other neighborhood children to stop the sinister toy from wreaking bloody havoc. Rated R.

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