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 last 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 North Charleston Coliseum is busy this weekend. At the PAC this weekend come out for The Color Purple, part of the Broadway Series of plays. Performances Fri & Sat night at 7:30pm with 2pm matinees on Sat & Sun. Saturday night at the coliseum it's the Professional Bull Riders Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour, a top expansion series of the PBR. Featuring some of the best athletes of the sport going head to head with the fiercest bulls in the country. Show starts at 7pm.  Visit the box office or call 800-745-3000 for more.

The Charleston Music Hall is busy this weekend. Friday night NS2 & CMH present Tommy Emmanuel, CGP with special guest Ida Mae. Tickets $44 & $54 with an 8pm start time. On Saturday Ear For Music & the Hall present An Evening With Jupiter Coyote. Tickets $25 adv & $27 DOS. Concert begins at 8pm. Sunday night 8pm, stand up comic Gary Gulman brings his Peace of Mind tour to the Hall. Tickets $24.50 - $34.50.  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.

Charleston Gaillard Center 95 Calhoun St. present the folk & alternative music of Old Crow Medicine Show on Sunday evening 7:30pm. Tickets $39.50-$85. For info and tickets call (843) 242-3099.

Foundry Point will be hosting their first annual Food Truck Event at 6 Huguenin Ave Charleston, SC on Saturday, from 12-4pm! Please bring your appetite, friends, and family.

The annual Teddy Bear Picnic takes place Sunday at Hampton Park 1:30-4pm. Families from across the tri-county area come out to join Parker Bear at the annual Teddy Bear Picnic for a day of free, family fun in Hampton Park. Children are encouraged to bring their teddy bears, or other favorite stuffed animal, to enjoy an afternoon full of activities, games, crafts, teddy bear first aid, entertainment, food and much more!

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).  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. Mike Speenberg will be joined by Charlotte's Crystalle Ramey for a hilarious night of standup Show time is 9pm. Call 843-259-8972 for info or visit https://www.creeksidecomedy.com/upcoming-shows

The B.E.T. Foundation host Laugh Out Loud Comedy Night Sunday night 6-9pm at the Omar Shrine Temple Patriots Point in Mt. Pleasant. Featuring the comedy of DC Youngfly & Karlous Miller. A night of comedy and music with the number one comedians out. DC and Karlous will have you laughing out loud as you enjoy drinks and a great atmosphere. Show is 21 & older. Tickets start at $50.

On Sunday 2-5pm enjoy an Emergency Nurse Oyster Roast taking place at the VFW Hall on the Isle of Palms 1004 Ocean Blvd. All you can eat oysters, chili, appetizers, sweets, beer, wine, live music, and silent auction all for a great cause beach front IOP. Tickets $15-$30.

Forte Jazz Lounge 477 King Street bringing you the best authentic jazz club experience Charleston can offer. Friday night enjoy Joe Clarke. Saturday night Elise Testone performs at Forte. 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.

Queen Street Playhouse & Footlight Players present 'Six Degrees of Separation'. Inspired by true events and spawning a major motion picture, “Six Degrees of Separation” follows the trail of a young black con man, Paul, who insinuates himself into the lives of a wealthy New York couple, claiming he is the son of actor Sidney Poitier and that he knows their son from school. Weekends thru March 15th. Nightly at 7:30pm with Sunday matinees at 3pm. Tickets $15-$35. Info by calling 843-722-4487.

Woolfe Street Playhouse 34 Woolfe Street present 'Heroes' this weekend. Winner of Britain’s Olivier Award, Tom Stoppard’s adaptation of this French play by Gerald Sibleyras, is playful, bawdy and heart breakling. sweet. Gustave, Philippe ad Henri- war heroes all- are plotting an escape. They’ve had enough of the tortures of confinement: dictatorial captors, untrustworthy fell prisoners, and far too many birthday parties. Indeed, life in a retired soldiers home is almost unbearable. Weekend shows Thurs - Sun thru March 15th. Nightly at 7:30pm with 3pm matinees on Sundays. Tickets $20-$30. Info at 843-856-1579.

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).

34 West Theater Company 200 Meeting Street present 'Something To Talk About' Tues & Thurs-Sat at 8pm thru May 2nd. It's Frasier meets Sleepless in Seattle! With epic 90's tunes from Blues Traveler to Harry Connick Jr., comes a musical-comedy straight out of your favorite rom-com! A menu of champagne cocktails, wine, craft beers, sodas and savory snacks are available. Visit their site for more.

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 Saturday for Funny Bucket.  Tickets $8 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 . Friday night enjoy the music of Saluda Shoals’ Going Away Show. Tickets $8. Saturday night come for the Josh Hughett Band. Tickets $5 at the door. The Windjammer is front beach 1008 Ocean Blvd. on IOP. Call (843) 886-8596.

At the Music Farm this weekend. Friday night is TBD. On Saturday night come out for a Leap Day Show. Tickets $10 for 8pm show. On Sunday Subtronics play the Farm. Tickets $15 to $99 VIP. Concert starts 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 come out for PASSAFIRE + BUMPIN UGLIES w/ Joey Harkum. Tickets $15 & $18 DOS. Music cranks up at 9pm. On the deck it's Joint Operation for free at 6pm. On Saturday on the main stage it's Robomuffin (Danger Muffin & Robotrio). Tickets $15 & $20 for 9pm start. George Fetner & the Strays on the deck at 6pm. Stagger & the Jags play the deck on Sunday 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 Invisible Man'. Trapped in a violent, controlling relationship with a wealthy and brilliant scientist, Cecilia Kass (Elizabeth Moss) escapes in the dead of night and disappears into hiding, aided by her sister, their childhood friend, and his teenage daughter. But when Cecilia’s abusive ex (Oliver Jackson-Cohen), commits suicide and leaves her a generous portion of his vast fortune, Cecilia suspects his death was a hoax. Rated PG13.

All upcoming events can be found on the calendar page.

The full weekend calendar is below:

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