Weekend Buzz: Fun Things To Do In Charleston This Weekend

By Jeff Walker, Entertainment Writer

Are you going stir crazy yet? While life and socialization is still interrupted there are a few things to do this weekend in Charleston. Most of the area beaches are now open for families to visit. I recommend visiting the city sites for Sullivan's Island, Isle of Palms, and Folly Beach to see any restrictions that might apply. The next several paragraphs will offer a few ideas for people and families to do this weekend. 

Some live music clubs are now open and offering up live music. Check below.

If you just want to get out of the house their are of course city parks open as well as most area golf courses. Sunny days are welcome for walking the beach, bicycling, jogging, maybe tossing the frisbee, or getting in a round of golf. Check with golf courses for certain restrictions.

Boone Hall Plantation is once again be open to the public! They’ll reopen on Thursday 9-5pm. Guests can enjoy the plantation and gardens this weekend. Hours are Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Then on Sunday it's 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and back to 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday which is Memorial Day. During this reopening period, they’re offering discounted admission. Ages 13 and up will be $15. For children 6 to 12 admission is $5 and children under 5 are free with accompanying adult. Visit their website or call (843) 884-4371

Middleton Place, the ancestral home of two Founding Fathers and site of America’s oldest landscaped gardens, has reopened to the public. Ticket pricing has been revised, as well. Lowcountry Tri-County residents pay $26 while non-locals pay $29 per adult. However, if you purchase online, tickets are $20, a 30% discount that also allows for nearly contactless admission. Details at https://www.holycitysinner.com/2020/06/04/middleton-place-reopens-gardens-stableyards/

Just up 17N in Pawley's Island experience Bruce Munro at Brookgreen: Southern Light, an immersive light art installation throughout Brookgreen Gardens , is now open to visitors Wednesday through Saturday evenings from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. The exhibit includes a total of seven works of art in light and mixed media, each consisting of tens of thousands of components and designed specifically for the natural garden spaces where they are installed. Visit the website or call (843) 235-6000

If you're a fan of history, especially military & naval history than it might interest you that Patriots Point Naval Maritime Museum is open to visitors this weekend. Click here for more details. https://www.holycitysinner.com/2020/05/21/patriots-point-to-fully-reopen-may-22/

Wild Ropes Adventure Park is open this weekend. That is a lot of fun. Check ;out more here https://www.holycitysinner.com/2020/05/15/wild-blue-ropes-adventure-park-re-opening-on-saturday/

What might be fun for families are the good old fashioned drive in movies. The Terrace Theater on James Island offers Friday night double features in their parking lot at 1956 Maybank Hwy. Cost is $28 for maximum carload of six people. Space is limited to first come basis. Larger vehicles will be directed to park in back. Start time is 8pm. You'll be able to listen to movie by setting your car radio to 88.3FM. Concessions will be available. This Friday it's 'Pee Wee' at 8pm with 'The Lost Boys' at 10pm. Sunday kicks off with 'The Goonies'. Check their site for more info https://terracetheater.com/terrace-drive-in

Also hosting drive-in style movies is The Bend located at 3775 Azalea Drive in North Charleston. They are showing 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' this Friday night, 'How To Train Your Dragon' on Saturday night, with 'La La Land' showing Sunday evening. Enjoy Blu-ray quality projection on a 30 ft screen and tune into our FM radio channel for sound. The FM channel will be announced when you arrive. :45 PM Gates open. Park your vehicle, order from food trucks, grab beer or wine, and enjoy family-friendly social distance games while you wait for the movie to start.  The movie starts at dusk between 8:30 PM and 8:50 PM. $25 per vehicle.

 For all the details and movies visit https://www.holycitysinner.com/2020/05/15/the-bend-to-kick-off-drive-in-movie-series-on-friday-may-15th/

WE Will GET THRU THIS & BE BACK TO REAL LIVE SOCIALIZATION AGAIN. WE WILL ENJOY MOVIES INDOORS, SPORTS, LIVE THEATRE, CONCERTS, & FESTIVALS.

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Welcome to the Weekend Buzz on Holy City Sinner. Here's what's happening the third full weekend in March. 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. 

While events, concerts, festivals, theatre productions have all been shut down or postponed for a while, please take the time to enjoy your immediate family and your close circle of friends. This is the time to revisit an old movie, binge watch TV shows, re-familiarize yourself with a old fashioned book.

Young parents it's time to connect with your kids. Maybe play in the house or in the backyard. Use Skype and Face-time to connect with grandparents. Wave to your neighbors as they pass by, stay connected even from a safe distance. Shop when you have need, and think of others when shopping. We all share the same community and planet.

I, like others who believe in God, hope and pray He will use this worldwide epidemic to bring us all closer to each other, closer to Him, and more dependent on Him. This isolation from each other will be short, but in the bigger picture the people of the Holy City of Charleston, and Americans overall are resilient.

Remember to practice safe hygiene, be kind, be patient, and stay safe. Until we all congregate in public spaces again, we at Holy City Sinner pray the best for you. We hope to see you at a restaurant, concert, play, festival, school, and church again real soon.

Many events have been canceled or postponed due to the virus and health concerns. Please check with the venues or websites for events to make certain.  Events have changed from day to day. We hope to keep you up to date as best as possible. 

With sports, concerts, festivals, and live stage shows postponing it's time to reflect on more important things. Life will return to normal and the good Lord has watch over the Holy City. Charleston is strong and has survived natural disasters and church shootings and come back stronger. There is no small wonder we wear the title of Holy City, because our faith in God and community spirit has always bonded us together. Remain strong, pray for your community leaders, health care providers, first responders, military, and elected officials.  Together we will rise above this current threat. 

The North Charleston Coliseum is idle this weekend. Most of their shows have been postponed or cancelled until the end of March, including all remaining SC Stingrays games. Visit the box office or call 800-745-3000 for more.

The Charleston Music Hall is quiet this weekend.  The Music Hall has suspended all shows throughout the remainder of March. 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.

Enjoy a Blues & BBQ Cruise on Friday beginning at 6:30pm. Join them aboard the Charleston Princess for a fantastic evening on the water. We have partnered again this year with local blues legend, Shrimp City Slim for a fantastic cruise featuring amazing live music, breathtaking views of the "Holy City" and Charleston's best BBQ from Swig and Swine Restaurant. Departs Charleston City Marina 17 Lockwood Drive.

Not open at this time. The Charleston City Night Market (Market Streets) is closed this Friday night. The marketplace 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 - 10:30 pm and is a free event that is open to the public.

Holy City Magic host a variety of entertainment options and is reopening May 29th. 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  as he  performs.  Shows 8pm both nights with a matinee show 1pm.  For more call 843-437-4238. 

Creekside Comedy Night present the comedy every Saturday night at The Captain's Quarters 2600 Savannah Hwy.  Call 843-259-8972 for info or visit https://www.creeksidecomedy.com/upcoming-shows

Forte Jazz Lounge 477 King Street bringing you the best authentic jazz club experience Charleston can offer. Friday & Saturday nights it's The Joe Clarke Big Band performing 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.

MUSC host a Farmers Market on Friday beginning at 7-3pm at 171 Ashley Avenue.

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.

Not currently running shows. 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). They vow to keep their theatre as clean as their shows. 

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. Not currently running shows.

If you love to laugh than Theatre 99 is the place to go., but not this weekend.  Weekend shows and midweek shows have been scrubbed until further notice. 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 . The Jammer is trying to get back to normal for the weekends. During this time, we are having to limit our upper and lower back deck area to a social distancing capacity. Therefor we will be issuing tickets for Music events. Friday is TBA. On Saturday Matthew Mayes and John Meyer of Jupiter Coyote play the Jammer, outside on the Beach Stage as part of the Bud Light Seltzer Acoustic Series. Tickets are $10. The Windjammer is front beach 1008 Ocean Blvd. on IOP. Call (843) 886-8596.

At the Music Farm this weekend. No shows scheduled for Friday or Saturday. The Music Farm is located at 32 Ann Street downtown Charleston. For more call 843.577.6969.

The Charleston Pourhouse has reopened. Friday on the deck come out for Gaslight Street. Doors open at 4pm with music at 6pm. Show is free. Saturday on the deck stage it's Robotrio. $12 per seat/you must purchase entire table/tables are limited/1 show only. Doors at 5pm for 7pm start. Pluff Mud String Band play the deck Saturday for free at 1pm. On Sunday enjoy the music of El Quattro featuring Malin Wagnon, James Rubush, Oliver Goldstein (Dead 27s), and Demario Kitt. Music begins at 6pm. 1pm on Sunday it's David Grimm, Stuart White & Jonathan Lovett on the deck stage. Most deck shows are 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

All upcoming events can be found on the calendar page.

The full weekend calendar is below:

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