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. Please double check with venues before venturing out, since things change so quickly nowadays. Hope you find something to do with friends or family this weekend. Things change rather quickly during the pandemic!

Firefly is getting the band(s) back together! If you missed their summer Safe Sounds concerts, here's your chance to listen to some live music this fall during our socially-distant concert series! Safe Sounds at Firefly is powered by REV Federal Credit Union in partnership with Ear For Music and Charleston City Paper at their new Park Circle location!  Friday the Charleston Jazz Orchestra musicians present Jazz Legends. This Saturday enjoy the music of The Dave Matthews Tribute Band, with Food Truck: Big Boned BBQ & Ben and Jerry’s. More at https://www.holycitysinner.com/2020/08/20/safe-sounds-at-firefly-distillery-returning-for-fall-concert-series/

Many of Charleston's favorite theatre groups and live comedy clubs offer live streaming of shows and plays. Please check them out for additional opportunities for events, and things to do.

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.

Looking for something fun and different for the kids. Velocity Air Sports is Now a Flight park! That means it’s time to brace yourself for all-out adventure and excitement. At their North Charleston indoor trampoline park, they offer 40,000 square feet of fun—and that includes 17,000 square feet of wall-to-wall trampolines! It’s the perfect venue to host a party of epic proportions, meet up with your friends, or just have a blast. Jump in and see what we have to offer! Check out Flight At Night on the weekends. Join us for an epic all ages black light trampoline experience Friday and Saturday from 7-9pm! Find them at 8551 Rivers Ave. Info at (843) 414-7411

Boone Hall Plantation is  open to the public! They’re open 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.  Boone Hall will soon host Fright Nights. Visit their website or call (843) 884-4371

Due to the ongoing situation related to COVID-19 in South Carolina, the West Ashley Farmers Market will open as an essentials only market on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Ackerman Park, located at 55 Sycamore Avenue.  Vendors and patrons will be required to wear masks and maintain social distancing throughout the event, and to follow all other CDC protocols related to COVID-19. This new, essentials-only format will feature farmer and grower vendors exclusively, including Gruber Farms, Robert Fields Farm and Oliver Freeman Farm. No prepared food vendors, entertainment or other activities will be included.

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/

Bowling alleys are now opening. Royal Lanes in Goose Creek is practicing safe protocols and are ready to welcome you to enjoy bowling with family and friends. Plus they have large arcade and restaurant & lounge. Reduced rates during the day and late night specials. Call 843-572-2695 for more or visit https://royallanes.net/

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. Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will begin offering a teacher appreciation discount.  The three-dollar discount will require a school identification badge at the ticket window.   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/

Queen St. Playhouse and Footlight Players present Live From the Lobby Series this Friday. Join them for their fifth installment of Live from the Lobby  featuring  the musical talents of Tiffany Gammell and Kay Thorn. Details at  https://www.queenstreetplayhouse.org/virtual-cabaret-series-1/2020/9/3/live-from-the-lobby-gracie-amp-lacys-salute-to-the-brave

Forte Jazz Lounge offer up live streaming of jazz shows. For more visit https://www.fortejazzlounge.com/

The Post & Courier host another Friday Night Drive In Movie at their location at King & Columbus Streets. Featuring The Karate Kid starring Ralph Macchio, a 1984 film that follows Macchio, a teenager taught karate by Mr. Miyagi to help defend himself and compete in a tournament against his bullies, one of which is the ex-boyfriend of his love interest. Rated PG. Start time 8pm. Visit https://tickets.postandcourier.com/e/drive-in-movie-karatekid for more.

Terrace Theater at 1956 Maybank Hwy on James Island is open this weekend. They return with 'Rocky Horror Picture Show' on Friday & Saturday night beginning at 9pm. Visit their site for more https://terracetheater.com/

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum announced the creation of the Holy City Drive-In, what they say is the only waterfront movie experience in the country. Guests can watch blockbuster hits while enjoying beverages and snacks on select dates this summer. Food and beverages available for purchase on site. No outside food or beverage permitted. Pets are welcomed! Saturday night enjoy the family film 'The Blind Side'. Michael Oher (Quinton Aaron), a homeless black teen, has drifted in and out of the school system for years. Then Leigh Anne Tuohy (Sandra Bullock) and her husband, Sean (Tim McGraw), take him in. The Tuohys eventually become Michael's legal guardians, transforming both his life and theirs. Rated PG13.  More at https://holycitydrivein.com/movies/Gates open at 7:30 pm with the movie beginning at dusk.

Moonlite Theater at the corner of 512 Johnnie Dodds Boulevard in Mount Pleasant will show two classics this weekend.  ' Gates open at 6pm with movie at 8pm. Friday night enjoy 'Spiderman' on the big screen. Saturday night come out for 'Caddyshack' featuring Charleston resident Bill Murray. Tickets $35 per car load. More at https://moonlite.simpletix.com/

The Cane Bay YMCA host their outdoor concert series featuring Charleston's Best Salsa/Latin Jazz Band, Gino Castillo & the Cuban Cowboys! General Admission is $20. Event takes place Saturday 6-9pm at 1655 Cane Bay Boulevard in Summerville. Social distancing is required.

Head to Heatley Field, 125 Old Moncks Corner Rd Saturday night as the city of Goose Creek host Wheels & Reels, a fun family movie night. Gather your family for a "carpool cinema" under the stars! Food vendors will be on site. The feature film being shown for this event is 2019's Aladdin. Full details and ticketing at  https://www.cityofgoosecreek.com/event/wheels-and-reels-movie-night

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

THE EVENTS LISTED BELOW ARE EVENTS THAT WERE NORMALLY HELD WEEKLY AND ARE EXPECTED TO RETURN. AT THIS TIME NONE OF THE EVENTS LISTED BELOW ARE ACTIVE.

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Welcome to the Weekend Buzz on Holy City Sinner. Here's what's happening this weekend. 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 . Saturday the Hall present a virtual stream of “UNITED WE LAUGH” special by Russian Comedians Yakov Smirnoff. Tickets $25. The Charleston Music Hall is excited to announce private micro-rentals! Rules change, restrictions happen, but life goes on. We have created fun and engaging ways to entertain you and your friends in a safe environment. Visit https://www.charlestonmusichall.com/reserve/micro-events/ for more.  The Charleston Music Hall is located at 37 John Street downtown Charleston. Call 843-853-2252.

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.

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.

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  is set to reopen in October. 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. They will be streaming improv shows Live from Meeting Street on Theatre 99’s Facebook Page and YouTube Live Channel. Please enjoy the show and consider making a donation to help us during this difficult time. 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, they are having to limit  upper and lower back deck area to a social distancing capacity. Therefor they will be issuing tickets for Music events. Saturday night at the Jammer enjoy the Bud Light Seltzer Acoustic Beach Series.  Friday night The Piedmont Boys play the Jammer. Tickets $10. Saturday night is TBA. The Windjammer is front beach 1008 Ocean Blvd. on IOP. Call (843) 886-8596.

At the Music Farm this weekend.  TBA. The Music Farm is located at 32 Ann Street downtown Charleston. For more call 843.577.6969.

The Charleston Pourhouse is open and ready to rock.. Friday night the Grateful Brothers play Grateful Dead & Allman Bros. music at the House. Tickets $10 with 2 shows (6 & 9pm). Saturday SexBruise play two shows, with a $12 cover. Ward Buckheister performs during the day at noon with a free show.  Sunday is another round of Motown Throwdown. Enjoy  Downward on the Deck Yoga Saturday at 4:30pm. Tickets $10. The Pour House is located at 1977 Maybank Highway James Island. Info at (843) 571-4343

Still playing at the box office this weekend for those open and showing films. 'Bill & Ted' : Face The Music starring Keanu Reeves in the updated movie roll that jumpstarted his career 30 years ago. Also new, 'The New Mutants'. You also might want to check out 'Unhinged', Academy Award winner Russell Crowe stars in this psychological thriller that takes something we’ve all experienced- road rage - to an unpredictable and terrifying conclusion. Rachel (Caren Pistorius) is running late getting to work when she crosses paths with a stranger (Crowe) at a traffic light. Rated R.  What's new. The Broken Hearts Gallery. A brokenhearted New York museum curator begins a collection of things connected to break-ups and writes about it on her blog. Rated PG13. Also in limited release, THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD re-imagines Charles Dickens’ classic ode to grit and perseverance through the comedic lens of its award-winning filmmakers— giving the Dickensian tale new life for a cosmopolitan age with a diverse ensemble cast of stage and screen actors from across the world. Rated PG

All upcoming events can be found on the calendar page.

The full weekend calendar is below:

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