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 fourth full weekend of July 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. 

It's another Moonlight Mixer on Folly Beach this Friday. Shag the night away under the stars at the Folly Beach Pier, where DJ Jim Bowers will be spinning the hottest oldies and beach music for you all night long. Friday 7-11pm.  Purchase advance general admission for $8. Children 3 and under are free. Purchase admission at the gate for $10 (based on availability). Outside alcohol, food, and coolers are prohibited. Food & drink available for purchase. Info at 843-795-4386

The Wild Common & The 2019 Charleston Margarita Festival takes place Friday 6-10pm. On Friday get ready for the return of what was is one of the most popular cocktail events in the Holy City. This event will once again feature over twenty margaritas to sample, great food, beer, music and a fantastic waterfront setting at downtown’s Brittlebank Park." 21 & older event. Tickets and info call 843-817-7311

The Charleston Music Hall is happening this weekend.  Friday night NS2 & CMH present Claudia Oshry: The Dirty Jeans Tour. Tickets $32.00 | $75.00 Dirty Jeans VIP Package.  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. Saturday is Family Movie Day featuring three films. At 12pm enjoy 'Some People Are Worth Melting For (from Disney's Frozen series), followed by 'Just Keep Swimming' (Finding Nemo) at 3pm, with 'Beautiful Ain't Always Pretty (Shrek film) at 6pm. Tickets $8. On Sunday night John Butler Trio & Trevor Hall play the CMH. Tickets $39.50 TIER 2 | $49.50 TIER for 8pm show. Dinner and show package available.   The Charleston Music Hall is located at 37 John Street downtown Charleston. Call 843-853-2252 for more info. Call 843-284-8174 for more.

The North Charleston Coliseum complex is busy this weekend. 7:30pm Friday night KC & The Sunshine Band play the Performing Arts Center. KC and the Sunshine Band are still as widely popular today as they were when they first danced into the music scene 40 years ago, giving us an impressive string of hits like “GET DOWN TONIGHT”, “THAT’S THE WAY (I LIKE IT)” and “SHAKE YOUR BOOTY”. Tickets start at $35. On Saturday night 8pm enjoy 'Bring It Live', featuring the legendary Coach Dianna Williams and her team of Dancing Dolls, comes the unforgettable, jam-packed heart-pounding experience we call Bring It! Live. Tickets start at $33. For more visit the coliseum box office or call 800-745-3000.

The Circular Congregational Church , 150 Meeting Street host Jazz Meets The Beatles on Saturday beginning at 3pm. Featuring New York/Charleston Jazz artist Maggie Worsdale, Charleston Jazz artist Heather Rice, and Gracie and Lacy - sisters from St. Louis/Charleston who have been interpreting the Great American Songbook for the past 25 years. $20 adv & $30 dos. Call 843-203-3383 for details.

Mount Pleasant Recreation Department, 391 Egypt Rd host a Family Fun Night (Dive-In Movie) on Friday 6-8pm. Bring your friends and family for a "Dive-In" movie night! Families are invited to unwind in the pool, play together and watch a movie. Floats and water toys are encouraged! This event is FREE! They will be showing the Little Mermaid. More at 843-884-2528

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. This Friday night is The Michael Jons Band. 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.

Beat the heat at The Alley 131 Columbus Street downtown 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. For more call 843-818-4080

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!

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.

PURE Theatre at the Cannon Street Arts Center 134 Cannon Street present 'Becoming Dr. Ruth'. Everyone knows Dr. Ruth Westheimer from her career as a pioneering radio and television sex therapist. Few, however, know the incredible journey that preceded it, from fleeing the Nazis in the Kinder transport and joining the Haganah in Jerusalem as a sniper, to her struggle to succeed as a single mother newly arrived in America. Mark St. Germain deftly illuminates this remarkable woman's untold story in Becoming Dr. Ruth. Filled with the humor, honestly, and life-affirming spirit of Karola Ruth Siegel, the girl who became "Dr. Ruth," America's most famous sex therapist. Weekend shows July 11-28. Tickets $25. Info at 843-723-4444.

34 West Theatre Co. at 200 Meeting Street present 'Simply Irresistible''. The faculty of Arden High return for a new year of love and detention. But does Cathy hear wedding bells? It's an 80's musical-comedy from the creators of the 2016 sellout ADDICTED TO LOVE. 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 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. $12 for 8pm show.
Saturday night come 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.   Stay late on Saturday for Nameless Numberhead, a hyperbolic comedy duo with over 400 years of experience, comedians Maari Suorsa and Henry Riggs are as married as they are funny. $10 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. On Friday night come out as Uncle Mingo Celebrates 30 Years with Sunset Beach Show beginning at 6pm. Tickets are $15. Saturday night southern  country rocker Pat Cooper plays the Jammer. Tickets $8 adv & $10 at the door. This Sunday the Jammer host a Bikini Bash Finals.  Weekly winners compete for $2000. The Midnight City Band play Sunday after Bikini Finals. Tickets are $5 for 4pm show. 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. On Saturday at the Farm The Shakedown presents A Tribute To Hall & Oates. Tickets are $6 & $12 respectively. The all ages show 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 at the House it's Perpetual Groove & Acoustic Trio (P3). Tickets $12 & $15 dos for 9pm show. Poho Family Funk Revue play on the deck for free at 4pm. On Saturday enjoy the music of High Plains Drifters and their salute to The Beastie Boys 'License To Ill'. Tickets $13 adv & $15 dos, with 9:30pm start. Thomas Champagne & Friends play the deck for free at 4pm. Sunday on the main stage Arkansauce perform for free at 8pm.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. Nothing new debuting this weekend. So catch the 'The Lion King' or 'Toy Story 4' while they are still in theaters.

All upcoming events can be found on the calendar page.

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