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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 March 24th   Last full weekend in March 2017.  There are still several St. Patty's Day celebrations taking place this weekend.  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 2017 Charleston Walk for Water event takes place on Saturday morning at Brittlebank Park. After opening ceremonies, every participant will take a bucket (provided at the event) and begin to walk a 3.5 mile route. Half way through the route, walkers fill their bucket with dirty water and carry it back to the park. The walk is symbolic of the walk that women and children make every single day to collect unsafe water. Visit for more.

Come out and enjoy the Mad Hatter Tea Party Brewing at Magnolia Gardens. The four-hour event starts at 11 a.m. and is designed for children three to 12 years old. The maze area will be become a wonderland of entertainment including a giant chess set, flamingo croquet, face painting, photo booth, games, refreshments and more. Prizes will be given for the best costumes. Participation in the Mad Hatter activities will require purchase of a $5 wristband in addition to the garden admission. Call (843) 571-1266 for details. Event runs til 3pm.

The Kiawah Cup Island Beach Race takes place this Saturday. Don't miss your chance to watch rare Marsh Tacky horses, South Carolina's official state heritage horse, going head-to-head in a series of sand-spraying, hoof-pounding races to benefit the Kiawah Cares Foundation (KCF). Proceeds from the event will help the foundation's important work - improving the quality of life on the Sea Islands. Noon-4pm. Call 843-768-9194 for complete details.

The North Charleston Coliseum complex is busy this weekend. The Price Is Right Live is coming to the North Charleston PAC on Saturday night and is hosted by Jerry Springer. Contestants can win cash, appliances, vacations and possibly even a new car by playing favorites like Plinko™, Cliffhangers™, The Big Wheel™, and the fabulous Showcase. Doors at 7pm for 8pm show. Come early to register as contestant. Tickets $40. At the coliseum the SC Stingrays play host to the Atlanta Gladiators on Friday & Saturday nights. Puck drops at 7pm. On Sunday the Rays host the Indy Fuel for a 3pm game. Call 843-744-2248 for Stingrays info or visit coliseum box office. Visit the coliseum box office or call 800-745-3000 for more.

Charleston Music Hall is busy all weekend. Friday it's Jeanne Robertson, a professional speaker who specializes in hilarious humor based on her life experiences. Speaking to thousands of people annually, she utilizes her positively funny style to illustrate that a sense of humor is much more than a laughing matter. It is a strategy for success. Show at 7:30pm. Tickets $35 - Tier 3 | $45 - Tier 2 | $55 - Tier 1. Dinner & Show option available for an additional $32. Call for reservations after purchasing Dinner & Show option. Dinner at Vincent Chicco's - (843) 203-3002 or at Virginia's on King - (843) 735-5800. Saturday night at the CMH it's the legendary music of Three Dog Night. In the years 1969 through 1974, no other group achieved more top 10 hits, moved more records or sold more concert tickets than THREE DOG NIGHT. Show at 8pm. Visit the box office at 37 John Street or call 843-853-2252.

2017 Lowcountry Dancing with the Stars Oxygen Ball takes place at  Charleston Gaillard Center 6-11pm. Local celebrities dance with paired professional dancers from International Ballroom and compete for the title of “Lowcountry Dancing with the Stars Champion.” This year's theme is "A Night at the Oscars". Will include a gourmet dinner, silent and live auctions, and entertainment. 843-556-8451 for details.

The annual Shuckin' for Shelter Charity Oyster Roast is a fundraiser to benefit Callen-Lacey Center for Children, the only emergency shelter in Berkeley County serving children in foster care who have been abused, neglected or abandoned. Advance tickets are $35, ($40 at the door). Kids under 12 are free. Takes place at Oakley Farms, 112 Paso Lane, Moncks Corner on Saturday 2-5pm.

A Dragon Boat Charleston Fundraiser takes place this Sunday 1-5pm at Creekside Kitchen & Brewhouse, 2600 Savannah Hwy, Ste B. Oyster Roast Fundraiser supporting Dragon Boat of Charleston. Featuring Live Music, Silent Auction & Corn hole! Call 843-556-2595 for more.

The Hootie at Bulls Bay Presents, Hootie & the Blowfish live in concert at TD Arena Friday night. Doors will open at 6PM. Tickets are $54.00. Tickets can be purchased online only at Limited tickets remain. Show starts 7:15pm.

8 Second Ride play live at HonkyTonk Saloon on  198 College Park Road in Ladson. Line dancing weekends at the all new
country saloon.

Are you ready for professional soccer. Charleston Battery vs. FC Cincinnati - 25th Anniversary Celebration happens Saturday night at MUSC Health Stadium on Daniel Island. What better way to celebrate the longest continuously operating soccer team in America than with free t-shirts, beer, and fireworks? Join the Charleston Battery in kicking off their 25th year as a team and as the first team in America to reach the silver anniversary. The first 500 fans through the door will receive a free t-shirt. $2.50 beer will be served all night. Tickets $15. Gates open 5:30pm with 7pm kick off. Call 843-971-GOAL for more.

Charleston Gaillard Center 95 Calhoun St. presents, Sleeping Beauty, the timeless tale of a beautiful princess, a dashing prince and the triumph of good over evil with a single kiss has delighted audiences for years. Charlotte Ballet’s production features choreography by Artistic Director Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux, gorgeous costumes, magical sets and Tchaikovsky’s unforgettable score. Tickets $18-$55.50. Two performances, 7pm Sat & 2pm on Sun. (843) 242-3099 or more.

Also at the Gaillard on Sunday 11-5pm come out for the annual Charleston KidsFair is presented by the Charleston Jewish Community Center Without Walls in partnership with the City of Charleston and the Charleston County School District. Kids free and adults $5 accompanied by a kid.

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. Owner and wine master Des is your host from 5-7pm each and every Friday.  We will be tasting some of my favorite wines from Bonny Doon Vineyards. Jennifer Pelt will guide us through the tasting and of course a fun Irish beer also!! We will 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. 




Flowertown Players Theatre 133 S. Main St. Summerville begin their run of 'Legally Blonde'. Harvard’s beloved blonde takes the stage by pink storm. Based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the adored MGM movie, this action-packed, international, and award-winning musical explodes on the stage with memorable songs and dynamic dances. Weekend shows March 24 - April 9. Weeknight 8pm with select Sunday matinees at 3pm. Tickets $15-$25. Call (843) 875-9251 for more.

Charleston Stage at Dock Street Theatre present 'The Miracle Worker', the incredible and moving true story of Helen Keller, a young girl afflicted with both blindness and deafness, and Annie Sullivan, the extraordinary teacher who finds a way for Helen to learn. Set in 1880, "The Miracle Worker" centers on the pivotal portion of Keller's childhood when Sullivan enters her life and the journey from darkness and silence begins, eventually emerging into a true and uplifting miracle of teacher and pupil. Tickets Prices: Adults $31 - $64, Seniors (60+) $29 - $64, Students (Ages 3-25) and Active Military $26 - $64 Age Suitability: Age 10 on up. Weekend performances thru April 2nd. Call the box office at (843) 577-7183 for more.

Pure Theatre 477 King Street present Our Mother's Brief Affair by Richard Greenberg. On the verge of death for the umpteenth time, Anna makes a shocking confession to her grown children: an affair from her past that just might have resonance beyond the family. But how much of what she says is true? While her children try to separate fact from fiction, Anna fights for a legacy she can be proud of. With razor-sharp wit and extraordinary insight, Our Mother's Brief Affair considers the sweeping, surprising impact of indiscretions both large and small. Regular performance times are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30pm with an added matinee performance at 3:00pm on Saturday, March 25th. Pay What You Will Performances will be offered on Thursday, March 9th and Wednesday, March 15th at 7:30 pm. Call 843-723-4444 for more.

Another Piano Bar Series presents An Evening With Brian Porter at Threshold Theatre 84 1/2 Society St. One of Charleston's most celebrated vocalists and theatre artists debuts his cabaret show An Evening With Brian Porter. Brian who's acclaimed resume includes memorable performances in Cabaret (The Emcee), Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story (Richard Loeb), Hedwig & the Angry Inch (Hedwig) and Charleston Stage's The Producers (Roger DeBris) will be joined by a few special guest artists for an evening of song and stories with a collection of past personal favorites, standards and other admired pieces from a variety of Broadway's finest including Cabaret, Hedwig & The Angry Inch, The Bridges of Madison County, Hamilton, Taboo and much more. Friay night & again Friday March 31st. Call

Charleston Performing Arts Center on James Island host 'Bandstand the 1960's'. Let’s go to the hop and relive the decade that changed the world forever…the 1960s” An upbeat musical full of great music and dance performed by locals and guest performers. Twist the night away with Dick Clark's singers and dancers at 873 Folly Road. Weekend shows Thurs-Sun begin at 8pm. For info call (843) 991-5582. Performances run thru Feb 26th.

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

Wine down the week at 3 Lockwood Drive home of The Wine Shop’s Friday Tastings.  Sip some of the best and most affordable wines while enjoying views of the Ashley River. Wine Education is Fun!  4:30 - 6:30  For more details call 577-3881.

Isle of Palms coolest hangout is, Morgan Creek Grill. This Friday enjoy the music of Haley Mae Campbell in the Marina Room bar beginning at 5pm.  Steve Allen plays 4-8pm Saturday.  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 it's Improv Smackdown. 50% game show! 50% sporting event! 100% good times! That's Improv Smackdown in a nutshell. It's the hit improv show at Theatre 99 where you, the audience, are the judge! It's hilarious, exciting and based entirely on your audience suggestions. $12 for 8pm show. Saturday night enjoy  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 start. Stay late Saturday for The Ruckus Room Stand-Up Show. Local comedians and longtime Theatre 99 company members Tim Hoeckel and Jessica Mickey like f*cking with their friends, so they decided to create a local stand-up comedy series where they can do just that. $8 for 10pm show.  And enjoy 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 Friday Whisky Myers w/ Steel Woods performs. Tickets $12 for 9pm start. On Saturday at the Jammer it's Weird Science covering the best pop sounds from the 80's decade. Tickets $5 for 9pm start. Front beach Isle of Palms. Check their website for updates. For complete info visit   or call the Jammer @ 886-8948



At the Music Farm  Friday it's TBA. On Saturday it's JoJo with her Mad Love Tour. Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm. All ages show. Tickets $20-$25. On Sunday it's Modern Baseball featuring Kevin Devine & The Goddamn Band, Sorority Noise, and The Obsessives. Tickets $19-$22 for all ages show that starts at 7pm. Music Farm is located at 32 Ann Street downtown Charleston. Contact the Farm at

Over at the Charleston Pour House on Friday it's THE MANTRAS W / Jonathan Scales Fourchestra. $12 adv - $15 dos for 9pm start. Poho Family Funk Revue play the deck for free Friday at 4pm. Saturday night come out for Dangermuffin w/ The Forlorn Strangers. $13 adv - $15 dos with 9pm show time. Sweet Sweet play the deck at 4pm for free. Reverend Horton Heat perform 8pm Sunday night. $22 adv - $25 dos. The Harrows play the deck Sunday for free at 4pm. 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.

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.


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 weekend include 'Power Rangers'. Five ordinary teens must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove - and the world - is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover they are the only ones who can save the planet. Rated PG13. Also new the movie version of the hit TV series, 'CHiPS'. Jon Baker and Frank "Ponch" Poncherello have just joined the California Highway Patrol in Los Angeles, but for very different reasons. Stars Michael Pena and Dax Shepard. Rated R.

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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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