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 forth 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. 

The SC Aquarium host a Good Catch Oysterfest Friday beginning aat 7:30pm. A crowd favorite for years, we’re kicking off After Hours with Good Catch Oysterfest! Enjoy views of the Charleston Harbor while shucking and sipping with fresh oysters and beer. Tickets $50 & $75 VIP (Include early access to the event, a souvenir shucker and an exclusive bar for the evening). For more call (843) 577-FISH (3474)

The North Charleston Coliseum is busy this weekend. Friday night at the PAC come out for ABBA The Concert:A Tribute To ABBA. Showtime is 8pm. On Saturday at the PAC it's the Valentine’s Southern Soul and R&B Spectacular featuring Anthony Hamilton, Chubb Rock, Dee Dee Simon, Roi "Chip" Anthony, and Geno Wesley. Concert starts at 7pm. Over at the coliseum your SC Stingrays take on Atlanta 6pm on Saturday, and the Worchester Railers 2pm on Sunday. CALLING ALL STAR WARS FANS! Don't miss our annual Star Wars Night presented by this Saturday with the Stingrays. The first 2,000 fans through the doors will receive a light up sword! Star Wars characters will be in attendance.  Visit the box office or call 800-745-3000 for more.

The Charleston Music Hall is busy this weekend. Saturday night NS2 & CMH present Napoleon Dynamite – Film & Conversation w/ Jon Heder. Event is BYOT (Bring Your Own Tots). Tickets $35 & $75 VIP. Show starts at 8pm. Sunday beginning at 1pm Light Coast Events presents a LowCountry Irish Fest featuring The Byrne Brothers, SYR, Celtic Folk Rock Band, Legacy Irish Dance Troupe, Carroll Brown Band, The Bograts, Catherine Kinder & the Charleston Trad. The event celebrates all things uniquely Irish. Tickets are $25, $15 student, & $12 for kids 12 and under.  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.

CAPTAIN’S COMICS AND TOYS is proud to present the 12TH ANNUAL CAPTAIN’S COMIC EXPO! The 2020 Expo is BIGGER THAN EVER, with a 17,000 square foot venue, and TWO FULL DAYS of comics, toys, art, costumes, special guests and more! Come be a part of Charleston's local comic con experience on Sat 10-6pm & Sun 10-4pm at Omar Shrine Auditorium Patriot's Point. Info at (843) 766-6611

Oyster lovers take note. Royal Lanes at 106 Central Avenue in Goose Creek is hosting an all you can eat Oyster Roast on Saturday from 4-7pm. Aside from oysters there will be soups & chili. Plus you'll have access to the Alley Gators Lounge, arcade, and the only 36 lane bowling alley in SC. Lots of fun for the whole family. Cost is just $25 for oyster roast with proceeds benefitting Carolina Elite Softball Team. For more call 843-572-2695 or visit https://royallanes.net/

Saturday 1-9pm enjoy the first ever Mardi Gras Bar Crawl on King Street. Since Folly Gras Festival organizers decided to cancel the event after 'unfortunate incidents', they decided to pick up the torch and keep the party going with a bar crawl that only we could throw, and we are taking the shenanigans to King Street! This is sure to be the new 2020 Folly Gras! Check-in will be from 1 - 4 pm at The Brick on Ann Street where you will pick up your scorecards and other swag. Proceeds benefit the Charleston Animal Society.

There are several communities celebrating Mardi Gras this weekend. In the Park Circle area of North Charleston LoLa will celebrate Fri-Sun, beginning with a party 4:30-7:30pm Friday with live music. On Saturday come out for a Block Party with music & food truck, and enjoy Mardi Gras Brunch on Sunday 11-3pm. It all happens at 4830 O'Hear St. NChas. 843-990-9416 for more.

West of the Ashley Frothy Beard & Zombie Bob's Pizza host a Mardi Gras event Friday night 6-8:30pm with the CSO Pop Music Band. Check it out at 1401 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. Call 843-872-1075 for more.

Other locations hosting Mardi Gras parties include Loggerheads on Folly Beach from noon-5pm. Join the Logger Gras festivities. More at 843-588-2365. The Royal American go all out on Saturday night beginning at 8pm with live music, and party favors. They are located at 970 Morrison Drive downtown. Info at 843-817-6925. On James Island Bohemian Bull host a Crawfish Boil Sunday 4-7pm with live music and axe throwing. 1531 Folly Road, for more call 843-225-1817.

On Saturday Home Team BBQ host their 3rd annual Rock the Block Party at 126 Williman St. downtown Charleston. The free-to-attend, family-friendly event is 11-6pm. The public is invited to gather to revel in food, drink, music, and more in support of the fight against pediatric brain cancer. The block party benefits Hogs for the Cause, Rock the Block. Call 843-225-7427 for details.

Gypsy Spirit of The Esoteric Society of Charleston is hosting a Pot Luck Picnic at the beautiful gardens of Hampton Park 11-3pm on Sunday. This is a opportunity for the Charleston esoteric/spiritual community to come together as we network together to help each other and the rest of the Charleston community heal & grow. Info call

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). Friday afternoon enjoy 'magic's next big name' as Illusionist Caleb Alexander performs. Fresh off a 2 year tour, this mind-blowing energetic show is a must see! Show starts at 1pm.  Join in house Illusionist Howard Blackwell  performs Friday & Saturday evening. For 18 & older crowd. For more call 843-437-4238. 

Creekside Comedy Night present the comedy every Saturday night at The Captain's Quarters 2600 Savannah Hwy. We are so excited to be able to bring you this hilarious comedy touring group of five sensational comedians. JABS is Jas, Jarrell, Ariel, Brandon and Scooter. Any one of them would be an incredible show. Together, they are an epic event you don't want to miss. Show time is 9pm. Call 843-259-8972 for info or visit https://www.creeksidecomedy.com/upcoming-shows

Coming off its fourth sold out show, "Jokes at Two Blokes" returns to the Mount Pleasant brewery on Saturday at 9 pm. Host Keith "Big Daddy" Dee delivers another killer show with Billy Anderson and Mike Masilotti. Two Blokes Brewing is located at 547 Long Point Road. Call (843) 654-4564 for more.

Forte Jazz Lounge 477 King Street bringing you the best authentic jazz club experience Charleston can offer. Saturday night enjoy the Kyle Lacy Band. Two shows nightly at 7pm & 9:30pm. Sunday evening The Holy City Guitar Series perform beginning at 7pm. Two shows nightly at 7pm & 9:30pm. For tickets and info call 843.637.4931

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.

Lights of Magnolia continue at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens thru March 15th. The spectacle features a series of large Chinese lanterns aglow, illuminating America's oldest garden for the first time in its 334-year history. Info at (843) 571-1266.

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.

Flowertown Players and the Underground Series present A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney. A Dark Look at the Happiest Place on Earth. Performances February 21, 22, 27, 28, & 29, 2020 @ 8pm, February 22, 2020 @ 3pm. Tickets $15. Call 843-875-9251 for more.

Charleston Stage present Thornton Wilder's Immortal Pulitzer Prize-Winning American Classic "Our Town" at the Historic Dock Street Theatre! Return to That Enchanting Time In Your Life When Love Was Magical, Young, and New. Weekend performances thru Feb 23rd. For tickets and info call 843) 577-7183.

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 and Saturday  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 Friday for Laugh Lab. The Theatre 99 community are always developing new work. Laugh Lab is a showcase for that work. It can be anything. Free show at 10pm. Early on Saturday at 6pm it's another Clean Comedy Improv Show. Tickets $8. 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 . Friday night Radio Bomb perform at the Jammer. On Saturday night enjoy the music of The Ol’ 55s. a Charleston based acoustic trio made up of Whitt Algar (upright bass and vocals), Dale Baker. Tickets $5. The Windjammer is front beach 1008 Ocean Blvd. on IOP. Call (843) 886-8596.

At the Music Farm this weekend. Friday is TBD. Saturday enjoy the music of Wallows. 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 on the main stage it's Schema + Sexbruise? w/ special guests Maj Deeka. Tickets $15. Show starts at 9:30pm. The Talismen play the deck for free at 6pm. On Saturday at 9pm enjoy Remember Jones with Super-Soul Music w/ a 12-Piece Show Band!  Ticket $15. On the deck it's The Real Good News at 6pm. Sunday Illa Zilla performs on the deck at 6pm for free. 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 at the box office this weekend include 'The Call of the Wild'. The story of Buck, a big-hearted dog whose blissful domestic life is turned upside down when he is suddenly uprooted from his California home and transplanted to the exotic wilds of the Alaskan Yukon during the Gold Rush of the 1890s. Rated PG13. Stars Harrison Ford. 

All upcoming events can be found on the calendar page.

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