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 first full weekend of February. 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. 

I feel certain all your favorite neighborhood watering holes will be hosting and or showing the Super Bowl this weekend. Have fun, drink responsibly, carry a designated driver. I have no dog in the fight so go Niners and go Chiefs. Should be one of the best Super Bowls in a long time with vintage football teams playing. Enjoy!

The 8th Annual Colour of Music Festival takes place at 3 historic Charleston area locations over the weekend. Since 2013 the Colour of Music Festival (COMF) has brought international, national, and regional classically trained black musicians of African descent to share their musical talents, knowledge, and inspiration to Charleston. Full details at http://www.colourofmusic.org/

Friday at 7pm Colour of Music present the Chamber Music III at Middleton Place Pavilion 4300 Ashley River Road featuring the Felix Mendelssohn Octet. Tickets $15-$35. Info by calling (866) 811-4111.

Friday night the Charleston Gaillard Center presents the Broadway musical Bandstand. From three-time Tony winner and Hamilton choreographer, Andy Blankenbuehler, comes a poignant and inspiring new American musical that explodes with infectious music and high-octane, heart-stopping dancing. It’s 1945. As America’s soldiers come home to ticker-tape parades and overjoyed families, Private First Class Donny Novitski, singer and songwriter, struggles to rebuild the life he left behind. Tickets $30–$100 for 7:30pm show. Visit the box office at 95 Calhoun St. or call (843) 242-3099.

The North Charleston Coliseum is busy this weekend.  Your SC Stingrays host the Norfolk Admirals on Friday night at the North Charleston Coliseum. The puck drops at 7pm. Come out on Saturday as the Rays take on the Florida Everblades at 6pm. For more call 843-744-2248, or drop by the coliseum box office, or call 800-745-3000 for more.

The Charleston Music Hall is busy this weekend. Friday night NS2 & CMH present the folk & country music of Todd Snider w/ Special Guest Chicago Farmer. Tickets $25-$35 for 8:30pm show. On Saturday enjoy The Second City: Laughing For All The Wrong Reasons show. Fresh, fast and always spectacularly funny​,​ The Second City is celebrating nearly sixty years of producing cutting-edge satirical revues and launching the careers of generation after generation of comedy’s best and brightest. Tickets $35 with 8pm start. Some shows at CMH 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.

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). Illusionist Howard Blackwell performs Friday & Saturday nights. Showtime is 7:30pm. On Saturday at 1pm come see magic's next big name as Illusionist Caleb Alexander brings his magic to the Holy City. For more call 843-437-4238. 

Creekside Comedy Night present the hilarious Feral Hogs tour featuring Ari Kobler, Bridgette Martin, and Hilliary Begley Saturday night at The Captain's Quarters 2600 Savannah Hwy. Show time is 9pm. Call 843-259-8972 for info or visit https://www.holycitysinner.com/2020/01/27/feral-hogs-tour-comes-to-creekside-comedy-night-on-february-1st/

Forte Jazz Lounge 477 King Street bringing you the best authentic jazz club experience Charleston can offer. Alva Anderson performs two shows on Friday night 7 & 9pm, and showcases her Night of Sade with two shows on Saturday night at 7 & 9:30pm. For tickets and info call 843.637.4931.

Find your perfect dress at the Junior League of Charleston’s “A Gown Affair” on Saturday and Sunday near the Center Court at the Citadel Mall. The event will feature beautiful new and gently-used bridal, cocktail and evening dresses and accessories at deeply discounted prices. Begins 11am Sat & noon on Sunday.

The Terrace Theater on James Island will show a live stage production of The Metropolitan Opera: Porgy and Bess on Saturday beginning at 12:55pm. More by visiting

On Saturday take part in an Historic Entertaining Talk & Wine Tasting at Drayton Hall 3380 Ashley River Road in West Ashley. Take the opportunity to learn about the Draytons' entertaining through research, archaeological discoveries, and the Drayton diaries. Space is limited, reservations are required, $65/ Non-member, $55 member. Call 843-769-2600 for more.

Parents take note, the Post & Courier host a Character Breakfast this Saturday, featuring Snow Sisters and their Snowman Friend, Arabian Princess, and The Evil Fairy. It takes place at I'On Meeting House 325 N. Shelmore Blvd. in Mt. Pleasant. Two times 8:30-9:30am and 10:30-11:30am. Tickets $20 adv & $25 dos. Visit the Post & Courier site for more.

On Sunday enjoy the Commonhouse Aleworks Bluegrass Brunch. Local Bluegrass musicians team up to host this pickin' good time every Sunday, rain or shine. You never know when one of the greats might stop in to play! Florie's at Commonhouse serves up a delicious brunch menu each week, with something for everyone. Details at 843-471-1400.

Following three Cars & Coffee Events with varying schedules, read complete details on times and locations:

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

The Bojangles Restaurant 431 St. James Avenue in Goose Creek will host Goose Creek Cars this Saturday from 8-10am. The group meets twice a month. All types of vehicles are welcome.

Freshfields Village Cars + Coffee host a Saturday event. Arrive in your favorite ride or stop by the Village Green to browse unique, antique and other cool cars at our monthly Cars + Coffee! Coffee and breakfast will be available for purchase at Java Java. Event held 3rd Saturday of the month.

Footlight Players present I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change at the Queen Street Playhouse 20 Queen St. The second longest running off-Broadway revue in history has been revised for the 21st century! This celebration of the mating game takes on the truths and myths behind that contemporary conundrum known as 'the relationship’ from the journey of dating and waiting to love and marriage and then reveals the agonies and triumphs of in-laws and newborns, trips in the family car and pick-up techniques of the geriatric set. Weekend performances thru Feb 16th. Nightly at 7:30pm with Sunday matinees at 3pm. Tickets $16-$40. For tickets and info call 843-722-4487.

Woolfe Street Playhouse at 34 Woolfe Steet present 'Junk' directed by Keely Enright. Village Rep presents the South Carolina premiere of a new play by the Pulitzer Prize winning Ayad Akhtar. A fast paced financial thriller, set in the high flying devil may care financial world of the 1980s and inspired by real life junk bond kings, this riveting story reveals in gory detail how money became the only thing that matters. Junk explores the ruthless world of finance and its continuing effects on American values. Weekend performances Jan 24-Feb 8th. Nightly at 7:30pm with select Sunday matiness at 3pm. Tickets $20-$30. For more call 843-856-1579.

Charleston Stage present The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe at Dock Street Playhouse. Journey with Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy through a magical wardrobe in the magnificent world of Narnia, in C.S. Lewis’s classic tale of adventure and discovery. Two weekends only Jan. 25 & 26 / Feb. 1. Two shows Sat 11am & 2pm, and again on Sunday at 2pm. Tickets $31. Call the box office at 843.577.7183

Flowertown Players begin their run of Over the River and Through the Woods at the James F. Dean Theatre 133 S. Main in Summerville. Meet Nick, an Italian-American Jersey guy who looks like he has it made. His career is flourishing, his grandparents meet him for dinner every Sunday, and he's just secured his dream job. There's just one problem: it's in Seattle. When his grandparents find out he's planning to move across the country, they scheme to find a way to keep Nick in New Jersey by any means necessary. Performances run Jan 17 - Feb 8th. Nightly at 8pm with matinees at 3pm on Jan 19 & 26, as well at Feb 2nd. Call 843-875-9251 for more.

Pure Theatre present 'Tiny Beautiful Things'. When the struggling writer was asked to take over the unpaid, anonymous position of advice columnist, Cheryl Strayed used empathy and her personal experiences to help those seeking guidance for obstacles both large and small. Tiny Beautiful Things is a play about reaching when you’re stuck, healing when you’re broken, and finding the courage to take on the questions which have no answers. Weekend performances thru Feb 1st. Tickets $35. Playhouse located at 134 Cannon St. downtown. Info at 843-723-4444.

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 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! $12 for 8pm show. Stay late for Laugh Lab. 10pm. Free admission. Saturday come out for The Have Nots! Comedy Improv. The longest running show in Charleston! With 24 years and over 1,500 shows together, The Have Nots! (founders of Theatre 99) are ready for your audience suggestions. No scripts! All improv! Come see what all the talk is about! $16 for 8pm 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 . Louie D. Project perform at the Jammer on Friday night. Tickets are $5.  Saturday Natty Grass performs reggae, bluegrass & other styles of music at the Jammer. Tickets $5. 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 this weekend. Friday night it TBD. Saturday night G. Love & Special Sauce perform at the Farm. Tickets are $25 with an 8:30pm 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 come out for the Bloodkin & Dirty Byrds show. $13 adv & $15 dos, with 9pm start. On the deck it's Poho Family Funk Review at 6pm. Saturday at the House it's Well Charged & Friends in a musical salute to Bob Marley's Birthday. Tickets $10 adv & $12 dos. Music cranks up at 9pm. On the deck Desmond Jones performs for free 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

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All upcoming events can be found on the calendar page.

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