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!

The Boone Hall Pumpkin Patch is open this weekend. It’s going to be a little different this year, but they are planning to present a setup that allows people to hopefully experience some fall festival fun on the farm, offering the Boone Hall Pumpkin Patch Family Friendly Monster Hayride as a drive through attraction this year. Full details at https://www.boonehallplantation.com/special_event/the-boone-hall-pumpkin-patch/

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 night 6pm is TBA. On Saturday Firefly host The Blue Dogs.  Show starts 6:30pm. 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.

The Charleston Opera House bring a musical performance to Mount Pleasant Waterfront Memorial Park this Saturday at 7pm. The event is free with Food Trucks available. Attendees should bring blankets or lawn chairs.

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, offering 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 sixth installment of Live from the Lobby. This Friday night enjoy Flirting With Disaster: A Musical Halloween featuring Nakeisha Daniel and Tyler Sim. Nakeisha Daniel starred as Lady Day in Footlight's "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill"! 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/

Terrace Theater at 1956 Maybank Hwy on James Island is open this weekend. Terrace Theater have several choices for movies this weekend including classics, 'Hocus Pocus', 'Beetlejuice', and 'The Nightmare Before Christmas' alongside new films such as 'On The Rocks', 'Yellow Rose','War With Grandpa', and 'Honest Thief' Check it out at 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! Friday night enjoy 'Hotel Transylvania'. 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 they are showing 'Halloweentown'. Saturday night it's bit more scarier with 'Get Out'. Tickets $35 per car load. More at https://moonlite.simpletix.com/

Join in for a fun night out as the Post and Courier's Drive-In Movie Night! show the feature film and original 1984 movie Ghostbusters! After the members of a team of scientists lose their cushy positions at a university in New York City, they decide to become "ghostbusters" to wage a high-tech battle with the supernatural for money. Details at https://tickets.postandcourier.com/e/drive-in-movie-night-by-the-post-and-courier/preview?fbclid=IwAR23h5K2I2Y5EzY7v-arTsOZm6YRnu7O3VsmVTPHDEUmJ60R_tKa7MmpLCA



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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. Friday night it's BAYSIK – Brendan Bayliss & Ryan Stasik of Umphrey’s McGee On The Bud Light Seltzer Beach Stage. Tickets $25. Saturday night enjoy the music of Charleston’s own RARE CREATURES and WHITEHALL. Tickets $15. Shows begin around 6pm. The Windjammer is front beach 1008 Ocean Blvd. on IOP. Call (843) 886-8596.

At the Music Farm this weekend. Saturday night it's The Cowork at the Farm. Tickets $12 for 8pm showtime.  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.. Consider The Source play one show on Friday night at the House. Tickets $15. Free early show by Mark Schmick of Songs From the Road Band (formerly of Larry Keel and Natural Bridge). Doors open @ 4:30. Little Stranger & Pip The Pansy performs two shows on Saturday night at 5:30 & 8:30pm. Tickets $15. On the deck for free Saturday it's Stagger & Jags. Yoga Saturdays 11am-12pm • In the back lot w/ Kate Ledbetter. Sunday come out for another round of The Motown Throwdown. Sunday during the day it's The G.LO.W (Grimm, Lovett, White) W/ SUNDAY BRUNCH FARMER'S MARKET 11-3PM and DOWNWARD ON THE DECK YOGA W/ KATE COUNTS @ 4:30 $10 • BYOM. The Pour House is located at 1977 Maybank Highway James Island. Info at (843) 571-4343

Still playing 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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