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Weekend Buzz: Fun Things To Do In Charleston This Weekend

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By Jeff Walker, Entertainment Writer

We at Holy City Sinner thank you for your patronage and hope 2021 is an awesome year for our followers. We continue to provide you current news and helpful items that keep you up on the Holy City and provide information that might be useful to our followers. 

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.

Woodlands Nature Reserve 4279 Ashley River Road (Hwy 61) proudly presents Greensky Bluegrass this weekend. Enjoy 2 shows, on Sat & Sun with this great bluegrass rock band. These shows are COVID compliant, podded, and socially distanced events. All ticket purchasers are expected to adhere to the event policies as advised by the most up to date recommendations by CDC. Wearing of masks is recommended. Doors open at 5:00pm and shows start at 7:00pm. The events are outdoors with the beautiful scenery of the forests and lakes of the Woodlands Nature Reserve. Camping gates open at 5:00pm Friday, May 14 and Saturday, May 15. Ticket prices and details on camping at https://www.woodlandsnaturereserve.com/greensky

The Hanahan Farmers and Vendors Market Public hosted by Hanahan Recreation Department take place Friday 5-8pm at 1255 Yeamans Hall Rd, Hanahan. Food Trucks, Live Music and amazing vendors! Bring the entire family.

Palmetto Brewing Company 289 Huger Street Charleston host Boxing and Brews with Gritbox CHS on Sunday. Ignite your inner warrior with kickboxing, strength and stability. They’ve combined the high intensity of kickboxing with the transformative power of strength training into one seamless class. This is a fitness experience unlike any other in the Lowcountry. The custom music mixed by your favorite local DJs, the dynamic lights, and the unified pulse of the fitness studio unleashes your true potential. Info call 917-930-0132

Firefly Distillery 4201 Spruill Avenue in North Charleston is bringing back national and regional musical acts for its third socially-distanced concert series, Safe Sounds at Firefly powered by REV Federal Credit Union. The 21+ event runs from April 17 – June 26 offering 10 x 10 VIP “Safe Sounds Squares” for 4 guests to watch the concert from their 4-acre field. Attendees will enjoy live music, beer + wine and food truck fare from the sprawling fields of the new Firefly Distillery in Park Circle. Chairs & blankets welcome, but no dogs, children or outside food & drink. This Saturday come out for The High Divers with She Returns From War.

The ‘Man of a 1000 Sound Effects’ Michael Winslow headlines the Stand-up Against Cancer Comedy Show Friday night at Firefly. The event is a fundraiser benefiting the American Cancer Society, a nationwide voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer (www.cancer.org). Doors open at 5PM for the show area. Come early, schedule a tasting, shop the gift store, buy some of the amazing spirits, and enjoy the food truck of the day. Show starts at 6PM sharp. The show is produced and hosted by Charleston local comedian Keith Dee, and will include the very funny Mike Elis. Tickets $35.

Your Charleston Battery have their first home game at their new location at Patriots Point Friday night. The Battery host the Charlotte Independence at 7pm. Enjoy exciting professional soccer in Charleston.

Sunday from 1pm-2pm at the Revelry Brewing Co. 10 Conroy Street enjoy a 1 hour tour guided by a knowledgeable Revelry staff member at two locations. Enjoy a draft pint at each location during the tour. Enjoy samples drawn directly from the fermentation tanks and Oak Foeders. Take 15% off of all merchandise purchases made same day of tour (w/receipt). Tickets $40. More at https://revelrybrewingco.com/brewery-tour/brewery-tour-april-18-2021/ Call (843) 376-1303 for more.

Boone Hall Plantation is open with adjusted days and hours of operation. They’re open Thursday-Friday-Saturday 9-5pm 9am-5pm and Sunday 12pm-5pm.  One price includes all tours. Admission is $26 for ages 13-64. Seniors-AAA-Military tickets are $23 and Children 6-12 are $12. Children 5 and under are admitted free with accompanying adult.  www.boonehallplantation.com for details. 

Estuary Beans & Barley located at 3538 Meeks Farm Rd, Johns Island not only serve up great beer and coffee, they also host food trucks on the weekend. Friday night at Estuary enjoy Victor’s Lab Food Truck from 5-8pm. On Saturday morning take part in Black Flag Fitness from 9-10am. Please Venmo @blackflaggym $15 to sign up, includes first drink after the workout. Saturday enjoy food from the Crystal Coast Seafood Food Truck. Check out their schedule here. https://www.estuarybeansandbarley.com/events?view=calendar&month=01-2021

Edmund’s Oast has brought back Champagne Fridays 11am – 8pm at their location at Edmund’s Oast Exchange, 1081 Morrison Drive in downtown Charleston. Offering a different grower Champagne by the glass all day, every Friday on the patio! For details call 843) 727-1145.

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 Sea Island Farmers Market takes place every Saturday 9:30-1:30pm at 2024 Academy Rd. on Johns Island. 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.

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/

Celebrate with Sculpture in the South and the arrival of ‘Antonio’ this Saturday at the Public Works Art Center, 135 West Richardson Avenue, Summerville. Live music from saxophonist Jack Pettit and the Paisley Jazztet. Refreshments available. Event takes place 2-5pm.

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.  Wild Ropes which offers great team building experiences and more.  For full details click https://www.wildblueropes.com/

Forte Jazz Lounge is alive this weekend.  Friday & Saturday night enjoy Armed Forces Week with the Joe Clarke Big Band. Shows at 7pm & 9:30pm each night. For more visit https://www.fortejazzlounge.com/

 Terrace Theater at 1956 Maybank Hwy on James Island is open this weekend. ‘Wrath of Man’ starring Scott Eastwood is at the Drive-In this weekend beginning at 8:30pm. New this week include ‘Those Who Wish Me Dead’ from Angelina Jolie, and ‘Here Today‘ with Billy Crystal and Tiffany Haddish. ‘Singin’ In The Rain’ remains the Drive-In Movie with an 8:30pm show time. For new releases and more check their site  https://terracetheater.com/

Looking for something fun and different for the kids. Check out Velocity Air Sports in North Charleston on Rivers Avenue or SkyZone 411 Wando Park Blvd, Mt Pleasant. Family friendly trampoline parks. Call SkyZone at 843-588-5777 for details.

 

34 West Theatre begin their run of ‘Stayin’ Alive’. A daytime TV star fights for love, life and bell bottoms in this hilarious musical, with music from Elton to Kiki Dee! A menu of champagne cocktails, wine, craft beers, sodas and savory snacks are available. Ticket $45. Performances run Thurs-Sun at their quaint theatre 200 Meeting. More info at https://www.34west.org/tickets/stayin-alive

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 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.

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 Charleston Music Hall The Music Hall is alive this weekend. Friday night the Charleston Music Hall’s Around The Bend Series present Yacht Rock Revue. Tickets $200 – $250 Per Square. Saturday at the CMH enjoy The Patti O’ Furniture Drag Spectacular: “Shantay, It’s May” featuring Kennedy Davenport from RuPaul’s Drag Race. Tickets $20 for 8pm show. Reduced capacity and social distancing in place. Face mask required.  Visit https://www.charlestonmusichall.com/ for more.  The Charleston Music Hall is located at 37 John Street downtown Charleston. Call 843-853-2252.

The Charleston City Night Market (Market Streets) is open this weekend. 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 live comedy at Southern Roots Park Circle. Southern Roots Park Circle. No shows scheduled at this time.  Call 843-259-8972 for info or visit https://www.creeksidecomedy.com/upcoming-shows

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. 

Theatre 99 carry their comedy show to Flowertown Players at the James F. Dean Theatre in downtown Summerville on Friday night. Show starts at 8pm.

If you love to laugh than Theatre 99 is the place to go. Friday &  Saturday night it’s ‘Improv Strikes Back’. 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! $20 for 8pm show. Theatre 99 is available for private comedy and improv show bookings.  Wednesday’s ‘Improv Strikes Back’ is a regular show. 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 enjoy the live music of Yonder Mountain String Band. Tickets $30. Saturday Whiskey Run play the Jammer. Tickets $8. Sunday Mt. Joy perform on the The Budweiser Light Seltzer Beach Stage. Tickets $75 for this show. 
Tickets limited to 400 per show when moved indoors for any reason. The Windjammer is front beach 1008 Ocean Blvd. on IOP. Call (843) 886-8596. Visit https://the-windjammer.com/events/ for more.

 

At the Music Farm this weekend. They are still idle.  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 at the House Deck Stage come Little Stranger’s Friendly Neighborhood Festival featuring Little Stranger, Pip the Pansy, Damn Skippy, Baby Yaga, and Westfield. Party kicks off at 5pm. Late night DJ after. One night ticket $30 & $50 for both nights. Sunday Cordovas & Great Peacock play at 7pm. Tickets $20.  On the deck stage at 1pm on Sunday enjoy another Motown Throwdown with Kanika Moore (Doom Flamingo). Admission is free. Come early for SUNDAY BRUNCH FARMERS MARKET: 11am – 3pm.   The Pour House is located at 1977 Maybank Highway James Island. Info at (843) 571-4343. Details at https://charlestonpourhouse.com/

All upcoming events can be found on the calendar page.

The full weekend calendar is below:

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  1. Mount Pleasant Stamped Concrete

    August 2, 2019 at 2:03 pm

    How could you not want to live in this place? What an awesome list of all the great reasons why I love to live and work in this great city! Thanks for list!

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  3. Ronald Wilson

    January 3, 2020 at 8:46 am

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  8. Varun Sharma

    August 5, 2020 at 8:13 am

    Thank you for the ideas.

  9. Lily

    January 28, 2021 at 3:59 pm

    I will definitely be checking out ‘Taste of Folly’ this weekend! I have also been wanting to try out Braised in the South’s new location over on Johns Island.

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