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. 

Charleston Music Hall, Theatre 99, an 34 West have live shows 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!

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.

More happening this weekend than normal. Check it out!

The annual Holiday Festival of Lights kicks off this weekend and runs thru the end of December at James Island County Park. This year's unique experience will allow you and your family to create special memories, all from the comfort of your own vehicle. Marvel at the millions of twinkling lights. Tune to 1630 AM for park information and holiday music. Enjoy mouth-watering treats from our drive-up concessions area. Take "I Spy" to the next level with our holiday scavenger hunt. Open nightly at 5:30pm til 10pm. Tickets $20 for 1-15 guests per vehicle. Info at 843-795-4386

While the City of Charleston and Mt. Pleasant have cancelled their Christmas parades, several low country communities are forging ahead. Hanahan will host its Tree Lighting w/ Movie in the Park Friday 6-10pm, showing the classic 'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer' On Saturday their holiday parade kicks off at 10am.

Moncks Corner will host a night parade on Saturday 6-8pm followed by a holiday fair at the recreational complex. Additional holiday fairs on Friday & Saturday thru Dec 20th. Goose Creek have a tree lighting ceremony on Friday night beginning at 5:30pm at the municipal center.

North Charleston's Christmas in the Park takes place at Park Circle, with official tree lighting 6-7:30pm. Visits with Santa take place Friday 4-6pm & Saturday 1-5pm as well. The Christmas Light Show will stay up thru Jan 1st.

And Summervilles Christmas on the Square takes place downtown at Hutchinson Square and continues thru Dec 19th. Folks can vote on their favorite decorated tree. Visit the city website for more.

Santee Cooper in Moncks Corner host the Season’s Holiday Lights Driving Tour. This stunning drive-thru path of brilliant LED lighting displays meanders from Santee Cooper’s headquarters through the beautiful landscape of Old Santee Canal Park. All the displays are powered by 100% Green Power from Santee Cooper, and it’s all you and your loved ones need to get in the holiday spirit. The tour s open daily from Nov. 27 through Dec. 30 from 6-9pm. Closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. For only $5 per vehicle, participants can make multiple trips through the 2-mile course on the day for which they purchase admission. Proceeds are donated to Berkeley County charities, including the Coastal Community Foundation’s Giving Back to Berkeley Fund.

Also, don’t forget to visit the Weekend Holiday Fair at Moncks Corner Regional Recreation Complex. The fair is organized by the Town of Moncks Corner and will be held on Dec. 4-6; Dec. 11-13; and Dec 18-20. Food and drink vendors, along with Santa Claus, will be at the fair. Due to the pandemic, there will be no carnival rides this year. Admission to the Holiday Fair is free.

The Sea Island Farmers Market takes place every Saturday 9:30-1:30pm at 2024 Academy Rd. on Johns Island. In addition to the weekly Farmers Market - Holiday Night Market dates: November 28, December 5, 12, and 19 from 4-8pm. Dozens of local vendors offering up produce, baked goods, arts & crafts, and more. For more visit their site https://www.seaislandfarmersmarket.com/

Live improv comedy at Theatre 99 is back! See more info 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. Plus Park Circle in North Charleston offers a nice disc golf course.

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. 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

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.   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/

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. The Croods 'A New Age' will play at the gravel drive-in this weekend. $30 per car load. Check out 'Freaky'. Prepare to get Freaky with a twisted take on the body-swap movie when a teenage girl switches bodies with a relentless serial killer. Rated R. Also the weekend drive-in movie at 9pm.  Also out 'Let Him Go'. Following the loss of their son, retired sheriff George Blackledge (Kevin Costner) and his wife Margaret (Diane Lane) leave their Montana ranch to rescue their young grandson. When they discover that he is in the clutches of a dangerous family living off the grid in the Dakotas, George and Margaret must fight for the survival of their family. Rated R.  'On The Rocks' stars Charleston resident Bill Murray. A young New York mother faced with sudden doubts about her marriage teams up with her larger-than-life playboy father to tail her husband. What follows is a sparkling comic adventure across the city—drawing father and daughter closer together despite one detour after another. Stars Jenny Slate, Rashida Jones. Rated R. 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 holiday season. Food and beverages available for purchase on site. No outside food or beverage permitted. This Friday night enjoy the family holiday classic 'Home Alone' Rated PG. On Saturday night bring the whole gang out for the 2018 version of 'The Grinch'. Rated PG. Want to book a private party with Holy City Drive-In. They can customize a COVID safe drive-in movie experience for every size group and budget. Book a private, safe, drive-in movie experience that people will NEVER forget! Customized packages are available including food, beverage, live entertainment, and several unique opportunities to celebrate while adhering to CDC and local DHEC guidelines. No group too big or too small. Availability is extremely limited so connect with us today to reserve a date!  For details visit https://holycitydrivein.com/ 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. Friday night bring mom, grandma, and the kids out to see the 80's classic 'Gremlins'. On Saturday night it's 'Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas'. Gates open at 6pm with movie at 8pm.  More at https://moonlite.simpletix.com/

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

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

At This time many live shows and performance theatres have suspended shows until next year. There are several live music halls open, and movie theaters open, but schedules change. Please check with Holy City Sinner or the venue for most up to date info.  Holy City Sinner does its best to provide accurate information on all events.

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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 .  The Music Hall celebrate the holidays all month long. Friday night the CMH presents Justin Osborne’s A Very SUSTO Holiday : Special Solo Performance. Tickets $30 for a 8pm show. Saturday enjoy the sounds of the holiday as the Hall presents Charlton Singleton’s Holiday Spectacular. Charlton Singleton and Friends returns to their home, with a Holiday Spectacular full of good cheer. In addition to Holiday favorites the repertoire for the evening will also include some of bands favorite songs of uplift. Tickets $40 for 8pm show. Sunday come out as CMH Holiday Film Series presents: It’s A Wonderful Life. $12 adult & $10 for kids 12 & under. Movie starts at 7pm. Visit https://www.charlestonmusichall.com/ 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.

Thirty Four West Theatre 200 Meeting Street present It's Christmas, Babe!. Their sold-out show from 2019 returns! With music from The Kinks to the Monkees, comes an exuberant comedy set in a 1960’s department store, featuring co-founders Jeff Querin and Stephen Wayne! A menu of champagne cocktails, wine, craft beers, sodas and savory snacks are available. Tickets are $40, sold in sets of two. You get your own table. Performances Nov 20- Dec 31st.  For more visit https://www.34west.org/

Creekside Comedy Night will present live comedy at Southern Roots Park Circle. Southern Roots Park Circle, and the producer of Creekside Comedy Night are teaming up for a hilarious night of Stand-up comedy with Kevin Williams, Bill Davis and Comedy Central's Darren DS Sanders. Two shows, 7PM and 9PM Next show is  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 First Friday BBQ and Bluegrass with Chewbacky in support of the Make-A-Wish Foundation 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. Taphouse opens 4pm weekdays and 11:30 am Fri-Sun. Details at 843-471-1400.

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. 

If you love to laugh than Theatre 99 is the place to go. Theatre 99 is available for private comedy and improv show bookings. Midweek they host Improv Strikes Back on Wednesday at 8pm. They will be streaming improv shows Live from Meeting Street on Theatre 99’s Facebook Page and YouTube Live Channel. Saturday night it's 'the Have Nots'. The longest running show in Charleston! The Have Nots! (founders of Theatre 99) are ready for your audience suggestions. No scripts! All improv! Come see what all the talk is about! Tickets $20 for 8pm show.  Please enjoy the show and consider making a donation to help us during this difficult time.  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 & Saturday nights or TBD. On Sunday come out for a musical tribute to celebrate the life of Rusty Griffin. Let’s honor Rusty and his passion for live music with some of his favorite bands. The show will feature music by Leisure McCorkle, The Kenny George Band, Bobby and Hank from The Blue Dogs, and other friends. For tickets visit Friday & Saturday nights or TBD. On Sunday come out for a musical tribute to celebrate the life of Rusty Griffin. Let’s honor Rusty and his passion for live music with some of his favorite bands. The show will feature music by Leisure McCorkle, The Kenny George Band, Bobby and Hank from The Blue Dogs, and other friends. For tickets visit https://www.lowcountrylabrescue.org/donate    The Windjammer is front beach 1008 Ocean Blvd. on IOP. Call (843) 886-8596.

At the Music Farm this weekend.   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 & Saturday night Cosmic Charlie perform two shows at the House. 5:30pm & 8:30pm. Tickets $15. Saturday during the day come out for the POHO BACKYARD MARKET 12:30pm-4:30pm Shop 30+ vendors, artists, crafts, with vintage wares, vinyl and more. Live music from the Mark Davis Allstars feat. members of Big Stoner Creek & The Travelin Kine. Event is free starting at 12:30pm. Sunday night enjoy Lee Barbour's Polyverse feat. special guest Mike Quinn. Tickets $10 for 7pm show. Sunday during the afternoon 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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