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 last 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 Departure, The Ultimate Journey Tribute Band. The party runs 5:30-8:30pm with $8 admission.

The incomparable Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons perform Saturday night at the Gaillard Center. Showtime is 7:30pm. Thanks to the volcanic success of the Tony-winning musical Jersey Boys, which chronicles the life and times of Frankie and his legendary group, such classic songs as “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Rag Doll,” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” are all the rage all over again. Valli has been performing since 1962. Remaining tickets starting at $78 (+ applicable fees). Visit the box office at 95 Calhoun Street or call (843) 242-3099.

The Charleston Music Hall is quiet this weekend. Friday night it's the Luther Vandross Experience featuring Danny Clay. Tickets $39 for 8pm show. Dinner Add On option available for an additional $32. Call for reservations after purchasing, Dinner at Vincent Chicco’s – (843) 203-3002 or Virginia’s on King – (843) 735-5800. On Saturday night it's The Prince Project: A Tribute to Prince. Tickets $15 Student, and $20 Tier 2 or $25 Tier 1. Dinner option available. The Charleston Music Hall is located at 37 John Street downtown Charleston. Call 843-853-2252 for more info.

The Brick: Charleston's Favorite Tavern, 24 Ann Street host the 7th Annual Murica Bar Crawl on King Street Saturday 3-11pm. The time has come to once again put on your best red, white and blue attire (funny shirts, dresses, jorts, fanny packs, socks, underwear, sunglasses, glowsticks, beads, and any other accessories are recommended).and celebrate the birth of this great nation that we call home. As always, we have lined up amazing drink specials for you, including $4 Tito's cocktails and $3 Bud Lights (more to be announced!). Call 843-747-4849 for more.

The City of Goose Creek & the military host Freedom Fest 2019 on Friday 6-10pm at Locklear Park, 107 Bancroft Street. This is a free event open to our Joint Base Charleston community! There will be live music by our favorite party band Zero to Never, a great kid's zone (you don't want to miss the mechanical shark!) and a giant fireworks display with food and beverage for purchase. This event is only open to DoD ID cardholders, to include service members, DoD civilians, retirees and their families. This event is not open to the public. More at

Saturday 5-9pm it's Pint Night with Frothy Beard. Join them and Frothy Beard in support of local dolphins. Merchandise, dolphin adoptions, raffles and giveaways! Proceeds will go towards our summer camp education program with Camp Sewee! Info at 843.991.6953.

The Town Market on James Island, 1122 Dills Bluff Rd. host Town Market and Movie Night Friday night beginning at 6pm. For our monthly farmers’ market and movie on the big screen! Featuring ”The Sandlot” on the big screen at dusk! Enjoy local vendors, food trucks, kiddo activities, free book swap table, featured vendor workshop, music, and more! Skip cooking dinner, skip entertaining the kids at the end of a work week and come on down to celebrate with your community! Admission is free. Call 843-471-7845 for more.

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 The Voltage Brothers 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 & Saturday night out for '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! 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. On Friday at the Jammer come out for Kids In America & Their 80's Tribute. On Saturday enjoy Stop Light Observations W/Mo Lowda & the Humble. Tickets $25 for 9pm show. 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 TBA this weekend. 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 'Yesterday'. Jack Malik is a struggling singer-songwriter in an English seaside town whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and support of his childhood best friend, Ellie. After a freak bus accident during a mysterious global blackout, Jack wakes up to discover that The Beatles have never existed. Performing songs by the greatest band in history to a world that has never heard them, Jack becomes on overnight sensation with a little help from his agent. Stars Himesh Patel, Lily James, Kate McKinnon, Ed Sheeran, & James Corden. Rated PG13. Also new, the horror movie 'Annabelle Comes Home'. Determined to keep Annabelle from wreaking more havoc, paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren lock the possessed doll in the artifacts room in their house. But when the doll awakens the room's evil spirits, it soon becomes an unholy night of terror for the couple's 10-year-old daughter, her friends and their young baby sitter. Stars Vera Farmiga & Patrick Wilson. Rated R.

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