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 October 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. 

2019 Boone Hall Pumpkin Patch is open October 1-31 at Boone Hall Property on 17N in Mt. Pleasant. Enjoy corn maze, giant pillow, petting zoo, climbing wall, friendly monster hayrides & lots more. Great family fun. Monday-Saturday 9am-6pm Sunday 11am-6pm. Admission $12 - All Days – Ages 2 and up. Children under 2 admitted FREE with accompanying adult.

Boone Hall also host Fright Nights in October. Enter the dilapidated funeral home where the bodies and souls of haunted demons and the criminally insane come to rest. Conquer your darkest fears as the dead come to life and you come face to face with...THE UNDERTAKER. Thurs-Sun after dark. Children under the age of 12 MUST be accompanied by a ticketed adult through the attractions. Children under the age of 6 will not be admitted to the event for safety reasons. Thank you. Check their website for times & tickets.

The North Charleston Coliseum is busy this weekend.. Friday night enjoy the family friendly Garden Bros. Circus under the big top inside the coliseum. Shows at 4:30pm & 7:30pm. Tickets $28 or $38 VIP admission. On Saturday night come out as your SC Stingrays open the season hosting the Orlando Solar Bears in exciting ECHL ice hockey. Tickets begin at $15. Visit the coliseum box office or call 800-745-3000 for more.

The Charleston Music Hall is crazy busy this weekend.  Friday night Free Verse Poetry Festival presents 'An Evening with Andrea Gibson'. Show time is 8pm. Tickets just $10. On Saturday night enjoy live music as the Charleston Jazz Orchestra presents Saxophone Legends: Ernie Watts Plays John Coltrane, Charlie Parker & More. Tickets $10-$60. Performances at 5pm & 8pm. On Sunday come out for the comedy of Preacher Lawson. Show starts at 8pm with tickets $30.  Some shows offer a  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. The Charleston Music Hall is located at 37 John Street downtown Charleston. Call 843-853-2252.

Daniel Island Grille, 259 Seven Farms Drive host a DIG Oktoberfest and Oyster Roast Friday 5-9pm. Come out for our Oyster Roast and Oktoberfest all in one!Stein Hoisting Contest at 7pm. Live Music on the Patio, and also offering some Beer and Brats specials. Info at 843-377-8750.

The Brick: Charleston's Favorite Tavern, 24 Ann Street Charleston host a Halloween Bar Crawl on King Street (With $1,000 Costume Contest) Saturday 3-11pm. Some of Charleston's best bars, DJs at most stops, insane drinks specials, tons of swag and best yet, over $1,000 in costume contest prize money. That's right, we will be giving away over $1,000 of cold hard cash!!!! Dress in your craziest outfits and take part. Check in begins at 2pm at Brick. Details at 843-747-4849.

Musical group The Charlestones present Halloween Harmony Friday 7-8:30pm at the West Ashley Theatre Center, 1401 Sam Rittenberg Blvd, Ste. 11. The Holy City's Premier A Cappella Quartet presents its 3rd Annual Halloween Harmony Concert at the beautiful Pearl Theatre at West Ashley Theatre Center!Come hear Halloween classics like "Monster Mash", "Ghostbusters", and "Grim Grinning Ghosts," some hilarious Halloween parodies, and narration by Death as the Charlestones put a chill down your spine! Call (843) 513-3050 for more.

Your Charleston Battery host the Bethlehem Steel FC on Saturday night at MUSC Health Stadium Daniel Island. Tickets start at $15. Fun for the whole family. Kick off begins at 7:30pm. Call 843-971-GOAL for more.  Plus come support Charleston Field Hockey at the Charleston Battery's 2019 Season Finale. $3 of every ticket purchase will be donated back to Charleston Field Hockey!

The all new Holy City Magic host a variety of entertainment options. World renowned talent will be performing for audiences in the Holy City at their beautifully unique venue. Holy City Magic is more than just a show venue, they provide a unique night out experience for guests. Their beautiful intimate theater and speakeasy style bar is situated in the heart of the upper King Street district at 49 1/2 John Street (corner of King/John).  For more call 843-437-4238. Shows Friday & Saturday nights.

An 8th Annual Oyster Roast takes place in Mount Pleasant this Sunday at Harborside East Event Venue, 28 Bridgeside Blvd from 4-7pm. Don’t miss out on this fun and exciting annual event. Enjoy amazing views of the Charleston Harbor, live music, all the delicious oysters you can eat and an exciting silent auction! Individual tickets for this event are $50 per person in advance or $60 at the door and include oysters, pulled pork, hot dogs, chili, mac and cheese & live entertainment. Info 843-990-9570

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.

Pure Theatre 134 Cannon Street present 'Oscealo's Muse'. On Sullivan’s Island where Osceola is buried, his spirit still looms. The overgrown remnants of Fort Moultrie batteries give an inkling of the conditions he and his tribe endured while prisoners there. Street names like Osceola and Thompson Avenues remind us of the island’s conflicted role in the Seminole Wars. Fables of his bravery and leadership blow on the sea breezes as historians continue to debate the issues of deceit and heroism that framed this important part of South Carolina history. Friday & Saturday at 7:30pm. Call 843-723-4444 for more.

Charleston Stage Co. at Dock Street Theatre begin their run of 'Nevermore! Voyage Into the Netherworld'. Weekend shows thru Nov 3rd. In September of 1847, Edgar Allan Poe boarded a steamer in Baltimore for an overnight trip to New York. Five days later, never having arrived in New York, Poe was found wandering the Baltimore streets delirious and raving mad. Taken to a nearby tavern, he soon died. His death and final days remain a mystery. Nevermore speculates on what might have happened on that final dreary nightmare voyage. Tickets range $29-$67. Call 843.577.7193 or 843.577.5967 for more.

Footlight Players at Queen Street Playhouse, 20 Queen Street begin their run of 'Born Yesterday'. The stage play follows an uncouth, corrupt Harry Brock, brings his showgirl mistress Billie Dawn with him to Washington, D.C. When Billie's ignorance becomes a liability to Brock's business dealings, he hires a journalist, Paul Verrall, to educate his girlfriend. In the process of learning, Billie Dawn realizes how corrupt Harry is and begins interfering with his plans to bribe a Congressman into passing legislation that would allow Brock's business to make more money. Weekends thru Oct 27th. Nightly at 7:30pm with select Sundays at 3pm. Call 843-722-4487 for more. Play review, https://www.holycitysinner.com/2019/10/12/footlight-players-deliver-theatrical-justice-in-born-yesterday/

34 West Theatre Co. at 200 Meeting Street present 'Cant' Buy Me Love'. A lovesick writer pays her boss to marry her in this hilarious twist on an 80's classic! An adorable new musical from the creators of UPTOWN GIRL! A menu of champagne cocktails, wine, craft beers, sodas and savory snacks are available. Performances Tues 7pm, Thurs-Sat 8pm. For more info, [email protected] 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 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! Tickets $12 for 8pm show. Stay late for Laugh Lab. Free admission with 10pm start. Saturday night is another round of Improv Riot. 8pm start. Stay late for T99 and 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 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. Friday night at the Jammer Rev. Dr. Johnny Mac presents The Fabulous SnakeCharmers Libra Birthday Bash. Ticket are 10. On Saturday Caleb Lee Hutchinson performs. Tickets $10. Typically shows at the Windjammer start around 10pm. The Windjammer is front beach 1008 Ocean Blvd. on IOP. Call (843) 886-8596.

At the Music Farm. Saturday night Drake White plays the Farm. Tickets $20 for 8pm show. On Sunday Boy Named Banjo rock the Farm. Tickets $12 for a 7:30pm start. 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 on the main stage it's the Polyrhtymics w/ Three Star Revival. $12 for 9pm show. On the deck at 4pm it's 9 to 5 Magazine & Issue #7 Party. $5 admission. On Saturday at the House come out for an Evening w/ Jojo's Slim Wednesday featuring Jojo Hermann from Widespread Panic. Tickets $18 adv & $22 dos.  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 'Maleficent : Mistress of Evil'. Maleficent and her goddaughter Aurora begin to question the complex family ties that bind them as they are pulled in different directions by impending nuptials, unexpected allies, and dark new forces at play. Stars Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, & Michelle Pfeiffer. Rated PG. Also new, 'Zombieland 2 : Double Trap'. Sequel to the hit horror comedy road movie following four strangers who bond amid a post-apocalyptic zombie outbreak. Stars Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson, and Rosario Dawson. Rated R.

All upcoming events can be found on the calendar page.

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