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 September 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. 

Country songstress Kacey Musgraves brings her 'Oh, What A World Tour II' to the Volvo Car Stadium on Daniel Island 8pm Friday night. Special guest Weyes Blood. Available seats start at $94. Call the stadium box office at (843) 856-7900 for more.

Mills Entertainment presents Theresa Caputo Live! The Experience at Gaillard Center 7:30pm Friday night. Caputo, star of the hit TLC show, Long Island Medium, will share personal stories about her life and explain how her gift works. Tickets $39.75 - $99.75 (Plus Applicable Fees). Visit the box office at 95 Calhoun St. or call (843) 242-3099 for info.

Saturday night 7:30pm at the NC Performing Arts Center, the North Charleston POPS! present the Great American Soulbook, with Melinda Dolittle, guest artist. Tickets range $16-$32. Visit the coliseum box office or call 800-745-3000 for more.

As the nation's craft beer industry grows exponentially, so has the local Charleston craft beer scene over the last few years. We now boast 30 breweries & brewpubs, numerous craft beer-focused pubs, restaurants, retail stores, and a population ever-warming to the idea that beer should not only taste like something, but taste like something delicious. Take part in the 7th Annual Charleston Beer Week, taking place September 7th through the 14th as we highlight the wide variety of craft beer brands enjoyed in the area today with a wide variety of unique events you wouldn't normally find on your calendar.

Uncork Charleston host another Wine Down Sunday on Sunday 4-9pm at 476 King Street. The event has been created to gather professionals in a space where we feel comfortable to express our individuality, comfortable to speak freely, comfortable to be ourselves. Most of All-let’s GET PUR WINE TASTING ON!!! This is a place where they encourage conversation! Come together and reunite with Wine Down Sunday!

Charleston Restaurant Week is happening now thru Sunday, September 22nd. Charleston Restaurant Week offers locals and visitors alike a chance to experience the world-renowned cuisine of Charleston chefs with prix fixe lunch and dinner menus. This provides restaurant patrons an opportunity to indulge the same high-quality cuisine and experience for a more affordable price. For more visit http://www.lowcountryhospitalityassociation.com/restaurant-week/

The Charleston Music Hall is busy this weekend. Friday night NS2 & CMH present the legendary singer Judy Collins w/ special guest Michael McArthur. Tickets $39.50 Tier 2 | $54.50 Tier 1 for 8pm show. Enjoy 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 comedian Nate Bargatze brings his Good Problem to Have tour to the CMH. Tickets $35 for 8pm show and a 10pm show. The Charleston Music Hall is located at 37 John Street downtown Charleston. Call 843-853-2252.

Saturday night 7-11pm Charleston County Parks & Rec Dept. host Motown in the Moonlight on the Mount Pleasant Pier. Dance the night away to "the sound that changed America" with live music from The Majestics. Tickets $10. Call 843-795-4386 for tickets and info.

The all new Holy City Magic located at 49 1/2 John St. host the Rockin' magic of AGT Magician Michael Trixx on Saturday and Sunday night. Show is 18+, doors open at 6:30, show starts at 7:30 pm. Tickets $15-$30. For more call 843-437-4238.

The annual Sea & Sand Festival takes place this Saturday 10-4pm on Folly Beach. A day of fun in the sun, the Sea & Sand Street Festival will include up to 75 arts, crafts, and fashion vendors, raffles, live music from four of Charleston’s top bands, two kid areas with lots of kiddo activities, and of course, our awesome Folly restaurants serving up some great food.

Up in Summerville, the annual Sweet Tea Festival takes place on Saturday 3pm-9pm. Come out and join in for a fun-filled event throughout downtown Summerville! Come and enjoy the annual Sweet Tea Festival with plenty of sweet tea and food. Take your time while walking through the many unique shops, boutiques and vendor booths. Enjoy the local musical talents we’ll have throughout the historic downtown area.

The 2019 Komen Lowcountry MORE THAN PINK Walk happens on Saturday at Riverfront Park 1061 Everglades Ave in North Charleston For info call 843-556-8011.

The Fall Boat Show is back at Mount Pleasant Towne Centre this weekend. Featuring a display of 50+ boats from dealers Longshore Boats, Seel's Outboard, Duncan's Boats and Cape Romain Marine. Brands include: Edgewater, Grady White, Sea Hunt, Robalo, Chaparral, Bayliner, Regal, TideWater and Mitzi Craft. Fri Noon to 6 pm, Sat 10-6pm & Sun 11-5pm.

College football lovers might enjoy seeing two locals go head to head. The Citadel Bulldogs host Charleston Southern on Saturday at Johnson Hagood Stadium. Game time is 6pm. Tickets range $15-$40. For more call 843-953-DOGS (3647) or visit McAlister Field House box office.

Sunday afternoon over at MUSC Health Stadium your Charleston Battery host North Carolina FC in exciting professional soccer. Kick off is 2pm. Fun for the whole family. Free tickets to first responders and families. Enjoy emergency vehicles on the concourse for kids to touch. Plus kids game & more. General admission is $15. Call 843-971-GOAL for more.

The Alley 131 Columbus St. host their College Football Game of the Week this Saturday. Join them for all the big games this season + the biggest game every Saturday. Don't miss the party as we spin The Alley prize wheel at kickoff and halftime to hook you up with specials for the whole game. First up South Carolina vs North Carolina beginning at 3:30pm. More by calling 843-818-4080.

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.

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

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!

On Saturday thru Dec 28th visit the Lowcountry's Farmer's Market at Tanger Outlet in North Charleston. The market offers 40 rotating local vendors, farmers and food trucks each and every week. Along with Live Music, tables and a dedicated kids zone this market has a little something for everyone. After you are finished shopping your local artisans go inside Tanger Outlets and shop over 80 national brands to complete your shopping experience.

Car enthusiasts enjoy Mt. P Cars & Coffee every Saturday morning 8-11am at Mount Pleasant Towne Center in the Barnes & Noble parking lot.

Charleston Stage Co. present 'Footloose, the Musical' at Dock Street Theater. Kick off your Sunday shoes and cut loose as the explosive rock ‘n’ roll musical sensation Footloose comes to the Dock Street Theatre for the first time. Based on the 1980s Kevin Bacon runaway hit film that became a worldwide sensation, Footloose sizzles with the youthful rebellion and romance that every generation faces. Shows run Aug. 28 - Sept. 22. Tickets range from $29-$71. Info or tickets call 843.577.7183. Read review, https://www.holycitysinner.com/2019/09/02/charleston-stage-co-cut-loose-with-footloose-the-musical/

Threshold Repertory Theatre continue their run of 'The Heir Apparent'. Paris, 1708. Eraste, a worthy though penniless young man, is in love with the fair Isabelle, but her forbidding mother, Madame Argante, will only let the two marry if Eraste can show he will inherit the estate of his rich but miserly Uncle Geronte. Weekend performances thru Sept 29th. All shows at 84 1/2 Society St. Tickets $16-$25. Call (843) 277-2172) for more.

Flowertown Underground presents an LGBTQ+ themed game show! Two contestants plus an audience member will compete in an LGBTQ+ trivia themed game show sure to be hilarious and educational. Raffle prizes and drinks will be available. All raffle proceeds benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Event at Flowertown Theatre 133 S. Main St. in Summerville. Tickets Tickets $10. Call 843-875-9251 for more.

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 enjoy '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 it's 'Improv Riot. $14 for 8pm start. Stay late for T99 & Chill. Come enjoy this late-night show, and just see where it leads. T99 and CHILL will feature four of Charleston’s best local stand-ups, each wow-ing you with their tight ten minutes. $10 for 10pm 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. Friday night it's the Yacht Club. $8 adv & $10 DOS for 10pm show. On Saturday at the Jammer it's Moxie. Tickets $5. Show starts at 10pm. The Windjammer is front beach 1008 Ocean Blvd. on IOP. Call (843) 886-8596.

At the Music Farm. On Friday it's TBA. On Saturday night at the Farm come out for Starset w/ Palisades and Hyde. Tickets $25 for 6pm show. 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 enjoy a Tribute to The Rolling Stones w/ Members of Josh Roberts and the Hinges, Gaslight Street, Sideshow Americans, Guilt Ridden Troubadour, and Sunflowers & Sin. Special guest Her Majesty's House Club. Tickets $15 for 9pm show. The Poho Family Funk Review play the deck for free at 4pm. On Saturday come out for Donna the Buffalo on the main stage. Tickets $20 for 9pm start. Sunday at 7:30pm enjoy Kolars & The Sh-Booms. $12 adv & $15 DOS. C.Brown Band play the deck beginning at 6pm. 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 'Downton Abbey'. The television series Downton Abbey followed the lives of the Crawley family and the servants who worked for them at the turn of the 20th century in an Edwardian English country house. Stars Michelle Dockery, Geraldine James, Tuppence Middleton, Maggie Smith. Rated PG. Also new, 'Rambo: Last Blood'. When the daughter of one of his friends is kidnapped, Rambo, who has been working on a ranch, crosses the U.S.-Mexican border and quickly finds himself up against the full might of one of Mexico’s most violent cartels. Stars Paz Vega & Sylvester Stallone. Rated R. 

All upcoming events can be found on the calendar page.

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