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Fun Things To Do In Charleston SC | This Weekend | Weekend Buzz

Find fun things to do in Charleston SC this weekend, If It Happens In the Lowcountry

By Jeff Walker, Entertainment Writer

Here's some of what's taking place the weekend of Oct 20th.   First weekend in October 2017.  Be careful and safe this weekend. Stroll along the Battery or thru the market.  Be a tourist in your own home town. Check out our many fine golf courses around the lowcountry. Get out and be social and help boost the economy. 

The annual Komen Lowcountry Race for the Cure fundraiser takes place this Saturday on Daniel Island. This important annual event raises significant funds for the breast cancer movement, thanks to supporters and survivors around the world who step up and take action by fundraising for the cause. Registration/Packet Pickup opens - 7am with 8:30 Kids Dash followed by 8:45 1 mile fun run/walk and 9:00 5K. It all kicks off at Family Circle Tennis Center. Visit for complete details.

Boone Hall Plantation host Fright Nights weekends thru October. Enter a world of ghosts, ghouls and “things” that go bump in the night as you are immersed into another dimension of illusion, high-tech chroma depth special FX and diabolical creatures waiting to feast on unsuspecting visitors! Come prepared to be scared. For times and ticket prices visit

Plus Boone Hall's Pumpkin Patch happens daily thru October. Monday-Saturday 9am-6pm Sunday 11am-6pm. Enjoy corn maze, hay mountains, petting zoo, playground, hayrides, rock climbing wall and more. $10 each - Ages 3 and up.

It's here, high school football is in full tilt and now college football  and pro as well. Check your local high school for games and schedules. All your favorite watering holes will be showing college games this weekend. Enjoy and drink responsibly. 

Your Charleston Southern Buccaneers  are home this weekend as they welcome Savannah State to Buc Field for a 6pm football contest. Tickets begin at $12. For more visit the box office or call ticket office at  843) 863-7213

The North Charleston Coliseum is busy all weekend. Over at the PAC come out for the Broadway series 'The Book of Mormon'. This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. Performances Oct 17 thru Oct 22nd. Tickets range from $49-$94 for the award winning play.  At the coliseum on Friday night your South Carolina Stingrays open their 2017-18 season with a game against upstate rivals the Greenville Swamp Rabbits. The puck drops at 7pm. Tickets range from $12-$32. Visit Stingrays site or call 843-744-2248 for more on the Stingrays. As if the complex wasn't busy enough WWE Presents NXT Live! takes place in the Charleston Area Convention Center. Lots taking place over the weekend at the North Charleston Coliseum. Check out their site for more or call 800-745-3000 or visit the coliseum box office.

At the Charleston Music Hall this weekend. Friday night is quiet. On Saturday come out as Charleston Jazz Orchestra present JAZZ ELEMENTS: The Music of Earth, Wind and Fire. The CJO’s Maestro Charlton Singleton calls Earth, Wind and Fire the greatest band ever assembled. This American music group founded by the late Maurice White, has spanned the genres of R&B, soul, funk, jazz, disco, pop, rock, Latin and African. Adults: $25 – $60 | Seniors (65+): $25 – $55 | Students: $10. Show time is 5pm. Charleston Music Hall is located at 37 John Street. Visit the box office or call 843-853-2252 for more.

Several communities will be offering Movies Under The Stars this fall including Hanahan, Moncks Corner, Daniel Island, and Goose Creek. Most kick off around 6pm. In Hanahan it's at the amphitheater off Maybeline Road. In Moncks Corner you can see them at the Regional Rec Center at 418 E. Main. On Daniel Island at the MUSC Health Stadium (Battery Soccer home) and in Goose Creek at the Municipal Center 519 Goose Creek Blvd. All are free except $5 entry on Daniel Island. Family friendly events with appropriate films and food trucks. Check city or community websites for more.

Low Country Harley Davidson on Dorchester Road @ I-526 as they host Food Truck Friday from 11:30-2pm. This week it's Squeals On Wheels. On Saturday they host a Food Truck Rodeo from noon til 5pm. Featured trucks include Immortal Lobster, Lucky 17, Platia, Miracles Tasty Express, Southeast Snobar, and Comostamos.

Ready to laugh. Ms. Rose's Fine Food & Cocktails is excited to announce the return of their highly popular Comedy Hour series featuring regional and local comedians. The show will take place on Saturday with dinner at 7 p.m. and the show starting promptly at 8 p.m. Reservations required. Tickets are $10 per person. Dinner menu and full bar available. Call 843-766-0223 for more.

The Charleston Farmers Market is up and running for the season. Join them every Saturday in beautiful Marion Square and peruse the aisles, where you will enjoy a wide variety of 100+ Local Vendors, including; Farmers & Growers, Sweet & Savory Food Concessions, Artisans & Crafters, Live Music, Fun Activities, Community Groups & So Much More! 9am-2pm. Family friendly event.

The Summerville Farmer's Market is open every Saturday, April through December. Browse fresh local produce, meats, seafood, baked goods and more! The market is located in the First Citizens Bank parking lot behind Town Hall at 200 South Main Street, Summerville. While your shopping, enjoy live music in the Market Café from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m."

The Johns Island Farmers Market 2024 Academy Drive, Johns Island is open Saturdays 10-2pm. New location is at Charleston Collegiate School. The founders want the market to be a one-stop-shop for everything on your shopping list to be sourced locally. Johns Island Farmers Market holds a mission of bringing interactive ways to educate your community on the health and environmental benefits of making sustainable choices. Visit their site to check out an array of vendors.


A great way to kick off the weekend is by enjoying a TGIF Friday night Wine Tasting at Crushed Fine Wine in Shelmore Village in Mount Pleasant. CC Glen of Epiphany Wines and Michael Moore with Signorello Wines. They now request $10.00 for the tasting. $5.00 of which will be rebated on any bottles purchased. Plus weekly wine tastings. 



Carolina Opry a Calvin Gilmore Theatre in Myrtle Beach has a full array of shows for the new year. Calvin Gilmore produces and directs many of the show with his usual award-winning flair for production. 




Midtown Productions & Sheri Grace begin their run of 'It's Only A Play'. It’s opening night of "The Golden Egg," the latest comedy by rising playwright Peter Austin, & his rich-but-inexperienced producer is throwing a star-studded celebration at her East Side brownstone. On hand are Peter’s best friend (a wisecracking TV star), the play’s flamboyant leading lady, a bratty British director, a pompous theater critic, and a starry-eyed coat check attendant who has just arrived in New York. These first-night partygoers keep crossing paths in the producer’s sumptuous bedroom as they wait for the play's all-important reviews to come in. Weekend performances Oct 13th-29th. All shows at Midtown Theatre North located in Duvall Catering complex 2816 Azalea Dr. North Charleston. Call 843-577-1163 for more. Read review,

Footlight Players at 20 Queen Street open their run of 'The Addams Family'. The Addams Family features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. Weekend performances Oct 20 - Nov 5th. Nightly at 8pm with 3pm Sunday matinees. Tickets $15-$35. Visit their site or call 843-722-4487 for more.

Flowertown Players 133 S. Main St in Summerville begin their run of 'Accomplice'. Both adultery and murder are in the air in Dartmoor, England at the stylish weekend retreat of the affluent Derek and Janet Taylor. But we will soon learn that all is never as it seems in this electrifying game of trickery and misdirection. Weekend performances run Oct 20-29th. Rated: R w/nudity. Adult $25, Senior/Military/1st Responder $22, Student $20. For more visit their site or call 843-875-9251.

34 West theatre group present Love Potion No. 9. Join them for a post-apocalyptic Doo Wop musical! With music from Destiny's Child to The Platters, comes a  spellbinding romantic-comedy! Sept 15 - Nov 11. Check their site for specific dates and times. Tickets $30. A  menu of champagne cocktails, wine, craft beers, sodas and savory snacks are available. Call (843) 901-9343 for more.

Black Fedora 164 Church Street, Charleston's only mystery theatre present a variety of murder and whodunit type audience participation theatre shows. Among their regular performances are 'Sherlock Holmes and the Charleston History Mystery', 'Inspector NoClue's Murder Mystery', 'Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Yoo-Hoo: A Pirate Show', Church Street Daughters of the Late Unpleasantness Garden, Gun, and Gin Club Mystery and 'Heist, Heist Baby'. Shows change thru out the seasons. Family friendly with something for everyone in your party. Visit their site for up to date info or call 937-6453


Isle of Palms coolest hangout is, Morgan Creek Grill. This Friday enjoy the music of Rene Russell in the Marina Room bar.  Grey Alley Trio plays Saturday during afternoon Oyster Roast.   Morgan Creek will host Oyster Roasts every Saturday 4-8pm. Sunday Masker Band perform. All shows 5:30-8:30pm Drop in for food or weekday happy hour 4-7pm. Make your reservations now. For details call Morgan Creek Grill at 886-8980


Come out to Theatre 99 for comedy this weekend.  Friday night it's Improv Riot.  Shows at Theatre 99 are improv parties where audience members laugh until it hurts.  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! $12 for 8pm show. Stay late for McQueen. Fresh off a tour with Funny or Die and creator of the new Comedy Central Snapchat series “Heads Will Roll” McQueen Adams has taken his world of impressions, music, and comedy in a fresh and innovative direction, creating a hi-tech audio- visual universe. $10 for 10pm show. Saturday at 99 it's The Pressure Washer - keeping improv comedy clean. Have you been to one of our Friday or Saturday improv shows and thought, "I'd love to bring my parents or my 12 year old, but it's just not clean enough for them"? Well, now we've got you covered! $8 for 6pm show. It's Improv Riot at 8pm.  Laugh For A Lincoln ($5)  Guaranteed to make you laugh! Wed night 8pm. Located at 280 Meeting Street. Call 853-6687 for details. 


At the world famous Windjammer it's a big weekend of music. Friday early evening it's the 1980's cheesy music from Weird Science.  Tickets $8. Show starts 9pm. Saturday it's The Bluedogs 'SealKids SwimJam Outdood Concert. Several bands in fundraiser with raffles and more. Tickets $20 for 5pm show. Performing on indoor stage beginning at 9pm it's The Gold Magnolias.  Tickets $5. For complete info visit   or call the Jammer @ 886-8948



At the Music Farm this weekend. Friday night it's TBA. Saturday night it's Judah & the Lion - Going to Mars Tour featuring The Academic and Tyson Motsenbocker. 8pm show time. $22 * $25 * VIP Available.   Music Farm is located at 32 Ann Street downtown Charleston. Contact the Farm at



Over at the Charleston Pour House on Friday night it's Ben Fagan and the Holy City Hooligans Present : Beats for Britny a leukemia fundraiser, hosted by Luis Skye featuring Ben Fagan and the Holy City Hooligans, Matt Monday, Damn Skippy with Dj Rehab + special guests. $10 advance or $15 DOS.  Poho Family Funk Review on the deck for free at 4pm. On Saturday night it's Magic City Hippies w / Rare Creatures. $10 & $12 for 9pm show. Sufferin Moses w/ Heal With Hearts:
Kids Drum Circle on the deck at 4pm for free. Early Sunday during the day enjoy Downward on the Deck Poho Yoga. Also on Sunday come out for the11-3pm Sunday Brunch Farmer's Market as Mike Quinn presents Kanika Moore and the Motown Throwdown 1pm-4pm. FREE LIVE Gospel-Soul-Funk w / Pour House with Poho Food Truck serving food.  The House is located at 1977 Maybank Hwy James Island. Call 571-4343 for more.

Live at Rusty Bull 3005 W. Montague Ave North Charleston this weekend it's live music from ZD Experience Friday 7-10pm. Miracles Tasty Express food truck at 5pm. Saturday Don't Mess With The Tiger performs at 7pm. Wraps Around the World Food Truck 5-9pm Saturday. Enjoy corn-hole tournament leagues every other Wednesday at the Bull. Signature locally brewed ales in a relaxed, friendly, & safe environment just off I-26 on W. Montague.

North Charleston's late night location for cold beer, alcohol, and live music is The Sparrow, located at 1078D East Montague Avenue in the Olde Village just down from Park Circle. A good mix of local musicians, singer songwriters,  and electrifying bands to liven up your weekend. For more call 744-7753 or visit their Facebook page.

Enjoy great roasted coffee, desserts, and finger foods while listening to great singer songwriters from 7-9pm every Friday at Coastal Coffee Roasters (CCR) in Summerville. Singer songwriters every Friday night. Bring your own guitar and your music, and your crowd for an evening of music, coffee & camaraderie.  CCR is located at 108 E.3rd North Street Summerville. For more call 376-4559.


At the Banana Cabana front beach Isle of Palms enjoy live acoustic music on the patio weekly during the spring and summer months on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Great food & drink at IOP's most laid back dining destination. 1130 Ocean Blvd. Call (843) 886-4361.

Every Saturday from 12-4pm Deep Water Vineyard 6775 Bears Bludd Road Charleston are proud to offer food and music to entertain all of our visitors. It's hard to find food on Wadmalaw Island and we understand! We want to make sure you enjoy your tastings with some food in your stomach, while you eat you can listen to musicians and enjoy the tranquil surroundings of the vineyard.  Bring your family, bring your friends, bring your smile - you're bound to have a great time. For more call (843) 559-6867.

The Blues & BBQ Harbor Cruises are back by popular demand. Enjoy this two hour harbor cruise with a delicious buffet from Home Team BBQ. 7:00-9:00 pm Event features live blues from well-known Blues Bands. Cruises leave from the Charleston Maritime Center 10 Wharfside St. For info or tickets call 888.224.5037.  

Remember how much fun bowling is than come out this weekend to Royal Lanes 106 Central Ave Goose Creek. Every Friday & Saturday night bowl for just $20 per lane per hour 9-11pm. Late niters might enjoy Cosmic Bowling 11-2am for just $18 per person. Every Friday enjoy Karaoke at 8pm. With 36 lanes Royal is the biggest center in Charleston. Food, drink, arcade, music, 20 TVs throughout.


New at the box office this include Tyler Perry's Boo 2! A Madea Halloween. After venturing to a haunted campground, Madea, Bam and Hattie must run for their lives when monsters, goblins and the boogeyman appear. Stars Tyler Perry. Rated PG13. Also new, 'Only The Brave'. Through hope, determination, sacrifice and the drive to protect families and communities, the Granite Mountain Hotshots become one of the most elite firefighting teams in the country. Stars Josh Brolin, Jeff Bridges & Jennifer Connelly. Rated PG13. Looking for a scary film, try 'The Snowman'. For Detective Harry Hole, the death of a young woman during the first snowfall of winter feels like anything but a routine homicide. His investigation leads him to "The Snowman Killer," an elusive sociopath who continuously taunts Hole with cat-and-mouse games. Stars Michael Fassbender, JK Simmons & Val Kilmer. Rated R. Looking for a moving film we recommend 'Same Kind of Different As Me'. International art dealer Ron Hall (Greg Kinnear) befriends a homeless man (Djimon Hounsou) to save his struggling marriage to Deborah (Renée Zellweger), a woman whose dreams will lead all three of them on the most remarkable journey of their lives.  Costars Jon Voight. Rated PG13.

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- Posted By: Sherry 9/26/2012 8:45:43 AM
Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Thea... – Hi, Jeff! I wanted to mention that The Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre is now running shows several days a week -- Thursdays through Sundays and some Tuesdays and Wednesdays. All are fun whodunits, with lots of laughs and audience interaction! My...
- Posted By: amradich 2/4/2012 2:51:41 PM
Theatre 99 is also a great thing... – Theatre 99 can best be described as Charleston's home for improv comedy! Nothing is scripted! it's all pure improv! If you've never been I recommend going on a Wednesday night (it's only $5) and/or trying to catch a The Have Nots! Show. Each show is ...
- Posted By: Robinini 10/22/2011 10:04:31 AM
Folly Palooza – Didn't,t see mention of the Folly Palooza festival. From 11 to 5 there will be several stages and 10 bands playing. Crafts for sale, great people watching. Gorgeous day to be out!
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