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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 Mar 27th.  Final weekend in March of 2015.  If you're not watching sports or college basketball on TV you could 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.  Downtown Charleston and the entire low country will be buzzing this weekend.

College basketball including the NCAA Tournament & NIT Tourney will be all over big screens TVs in your favorite local watering holes this weekend. Here's to your favorite team.

This is one of the biggest event weekends in the low country of Charleston SC. In case you just crawled out from under a rock or from a time capsule the 38th annual Cooper River Bridge Run takes place this Saturday with all the action beginning at 8am over on Coleman Blvd in Mt. Pleasant. The racers will finish up at Marion Square downtown where there will be food, fun, vendors, kids activities, and live music. Come join the after party.

Up in Summerville the annual Flowertown Festival enjoys its three day run on Main Street in Azalea Park. The park and the street will be alive with hundreds of arts and crafts as well as street performers, live music, kids activities, and plenty of food. If you're looking for great gifts for home or garden or maybe for a friend than the Flowertown Festival is the place to be this weekend. Open Friday noon til 6pm, Saturday 10-6pm and Sunday 11-5pm.

The husband & wife team of Brad & Jennifer Moranz present 'Rock n' Roll Is Here To Stay' at the Charleston Music Hall this weekend. This brand new show is guaranteed to rock the house! With music from the 1950s to the 1980s, you’ll enjoy classics from Jerry Lee Lewis to the Beach Boys and from the Four Tops to the Four Seasons. Three show running Friday & Saturday 7pm and 2pm Sunday. For tickets visit the box office @ 37 John Street or call 853-2252,

Get ready for some ragin’ Cajun fun right here in Charleston! The 24th Annual Lowcountry Cajun Festival returns to James Island County Park on Sunday from 12 – 6 p.m. Bringing Louisiana living to the Lowcountry, the Cajun Festival is a full-day of Zydeco music, spicy Cajun and Creole foods, children’s activities and lots of entertainment straight from the bayou! Festival-goers will discover a variety of Cajun and Creole dishes for sale like jambalaya, alligator, etouffee, andouille sausage and of course, crawfish, crawfish, and more crawfish! After getting their fill of food, festival-goers can kick off their shoes and dance to live, non-stop Zydeco and Cajun music. For more click

On Saturday from 10:00am to 2:00pm, Citadel Mall will host a Kids Fest Camp Fair.  The Kids Fest Camp Fair will be held in Center Court and feature summer camp vendors, large jump castles, a Belk kids fashion show and so much more. The event is designed to make it easy for parents to learn about both educational and activities based summer camp programs and enroll their kids for camps all in one spot. Participating vendors will include: Ballet Academy of Charleston, Legare Farms, North Carolina’s Camp Tekoa, C3 Cheer and Gymnastics, Millie Lewis and many more!

Happening at the North Charleston Coliseum this weekend Charleston's own Hootie & The Blowfish perform 7:15pm Saturday night as part of their Hootie @ Bulls Bay Tournament salute. The band will perform hits from their two decade run as well as some favorites from the band. A few tickets still available. Call 800-745-3000 or visit the coliseum box office for more.

The annual Hootie at Bulls Bay Collegiate Golf Tournament takes place Sunday thru Tuesday at Bulls Bay Golf Course 17N Awendaw. Come witness some of the best college golf teams in the nation as they vie for the coveted 'Hootie Trophy'. USC, CofC, CSU, CCU, Winthrop, Duke, and many others will compete. Action starts Sunday morning. Click for more.

Circle Unbroken is presented at Sottile Theatre Saturday 7:30pm. Live Gullah Music extravaganza starring Anita Singleton-Prather and the Gullah Kinfolk AND the Charleston Premiere of their new and critically acclaimed Musical Documentary “Circle Unbroken – A Gullah Journey from Africa to America” on the BIG SCREEN at the historic Sottile Theater. Tickets $10-$20. Info call 647-5113.

CofC Concerts presents Magnetic South – Coast to Coast: American Music Today 7:30pm Friday at the Recital Hall Simons Center 54 St. Philip Street. This year-round series exposes the College’s students and the local community to unique, contemporary classical music. Co-founded by Edward Hart, Yiorgos Vassilandonakis, and Yuriy Bekker, Magnetic South is a collaborative project between the College of Charleston Department of Music and the Charleston Symphony Orchestra. Tickets $10 students & $25 general admission. Call 723-7528 for more.

The Cole Bros. bring their 'To The Max' Circus to the Exchange Park in Ladson this weekend. Fun for the whole family as they present acrobats, animal acts, dare devils, and clowns. Shows 4:30 & 7:30pm Friday, Saturday & Sunday with 1:30pm shows on Saturday & Sunday as well.

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. Come in, enjoy some great wines at affordable prices.  Call 856-1156 for details.  Weekly wine tastings 


Charleston Theater and Threshold Rep Co. present 'Tape' this weekend. Mix filmmaker and drug addict in motel. Place on high heat. Cook to a simmer.  Fold in sweetheart and boil… Old high school friends, Jon and Vince’s reunion is anything but prefect. Vince’s reliance on narcotics increase the tension in the small motel room. Allegations are confirmed and confessions are recorded. You think you know the truth till Amy arrives. Adults $25/Seniors $20/Students $15. Performances weekends thru April 4th. Thurs thru Sat @ 8PM. Last two Sundays @ 3PM. CT located at 84 1/2 Society St. Call 277-2172 for more. Read review,

Woolfe Street Playhouse & Village Rep. Co. present 'Blood & Gifts'. The stage play tells the story of the secret spy war behind the official Soviet-Afghan War of the 1980s. Spanning a decade and playing out in Washington, DC, Pakistan and Afghanistan, the play offers up a slice of historical fiction laced with dark humor, as it follows the character of CIA operative Jim Warnock and his struggles to stop the Soviet Army’s destruction of Afghanistan. Weekend performances thru April 14th. Tickets $25-$30. Call 856-1579 or visit the box office on Woolfe Street.

Late niters if you like authentic Greek food or just like good food try the nice guys from Platia Food Truck offering up their tasty tibdits late nights on the weekend. Platia sets up from 6:30pm til 3am at 35 Woolfe Street across from the Woolfe Street Playhouse. That's somewhere between King & Meeting.

Crabpot Players in Mount Pleasant present 'Hogs' running weekends thru March 28th. Based on Henrik Ibsen’s classic An Enemy of the People, Rogers’ adaptation updates the action to a small, Southern, coastal town. Dr. Stockmann discovers that an outbreak of Fishteria, a strange disease that causes bloody sores to appear on fish, is directly related to local hog production. The ecological breakthrough puts the doctor at odds with the long suffering town’s surging economic growth, the Lowcountry Resort and Spa, and a little detail called the Hippocratic Oath. Get ready; tourist season is on the way. Tickets are $20-$25. Call  888-303-0763 for more.

Pure Theatre 477 King Street present OUTSIDE MULLINGAR by John Patrick Shanley. Anthony and Rosemary are two introverted misfits straddling 40. Anthony has spent his entire life on a cattle farm in rural Ireland, while Rosemary lives right next door, determined to have him, and watching the years slip away. Outside Mullingar is a delightful romantic comedy in which we pull for these two eccentric souls as they fight their way towards solid ground and some kind of happiness. Weekend shows nightly 7:30pm thru March 28th. Tickets $30. Call 723-4444 for more.

Footlight Players 20 Queen Street present 'Miss Nelson Is Missing' this Saturday 11am & 2pm and Sunday at 2pm. Based on the book “Miss Nelson is Missing” and “Miss Nelson is Back” by Harry Allard. Come see the fun and family friendly stage play. Tickets $10 for kids 12 and under and $12 for adults. Call 722-4487 for more.

Up in Summerville the Flowertown Players end their run of 'Dearly Departed' at the James F. Dean Theatre. Not since Steel Magnolias has a more colorful and dysfunctional group of Southern eccentrics gathered below the Mason-Dixon Line. In the Baptist backwoods of the Bible Belt, the patriarch of the Turpin family keels over dead, and the struggle to get him buried involves the whole clan, including the not-so-grieving widow who wants to put “Mean and Surly” on the tombstone. Friday & Saturday 8pm and 3pm show Sunday. Tickets $20-$25. Call 875-9251 for more.

Charleston's all new 34 West Theatre at 200 Meeting Street present 'Boogie Woogie Bugle Gals'. The Fitser Sisters chase after happiness in this bubbly musical about life, love, and bombshells. Set in the sentimental era of Rosie the Riveter and departing troops, 34 West transforms their intimate 60-seat theater into a burgeoning USO hall. Featuring timeless tunes, made popular by contemporaries of The Andrews Sisters, Eddy Howard, Bing Crosby and more. Select shows thru out the week with performances running Feb 17 - April 25. Perfect for groups! Tickets are $25 or $22.50 for groups of eight or more. For more info call 901-9343.

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.

Pence's Liquor and Wine Shop at 334 East Bay Street (near Calhoun) offers wine tastings every Friday from 5-7pm. Join Randy and friends as they sample wines from around the region, the country, and the world. Great way to jump start the weekend if you live or work downtown

How Art Thou Cafe, Juice & Wine Bar offers up live jazz music from the Oscar Rivers Trio every Friday & Saturday night 8:30-11:30pm. Come grab a good wine and meat and cheese plate and get your Chicago & New York style jazz fill. How Art Thou located at 1956 Maybank Hwy James Ilsand. Call 793-2231 for more.

Isle of Palms coolest hangout is, Morgan Creek Grill. 
January kicks off the Wintertide Music Series. Wintertide is an acoustic, listening room environment where people come together to listen and support original music by talented songwriters.  It is modeled after the famed Bluebird Cafe songwriter's circle. Rene Russell will be playing at Morgan Creek Grill Friday in the Marina Room Bar from 5-8pm! Make your reservations now. For details call Morgan Creek Grill at 886-8980

Come out to Theatre 99 for a dose of comedy.  Friday it's Improv Jam. This fast paced show takes your audience suggestions and spins them into hilarious scenes.  You never know what's going to happen, but you can be assured that it will make you laugh. Tickets $10 for 8pm show. Stay late for The Tim & Andy Happy Hour. Veteran Theatre 99 company members Tim Hoeckel and Andy Rider join to form The Tim & Andy Happy Hour. Give 'em an hour and watch in awe as they use their irresistible charm to showcase hilarious stand-up and sketch comedy. Trust this: Happy Hour never went down so smoooothe! $8 for 10pm show.   Saturday 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. $12 for 8pm start. Saturday late night it' Laugh For a Lincoln. 3 acts of hilarious improv comedy for just $5. Yes, just 5 bucks! Guaranteed to make you laugh! Theatre 99 guaranteed to make you laugh. Theatre 99 is located at 280 Meeting Street. Call 853-6687 for details. 

Tired of the non stop top forty college night spots. BuddyRoes, East Cooper's favorite spot for great food & drink on Ben Sawyer Blvd is also a great place to enjoy live entertainment on the weekends. Buddy Roes caters to folks 35 and older who love old time rock, country classics, and beach music. Ronnie Johnson & Dale Baker play an all electric show 9:00 til close.  Live music Thurs - Sun at Charleston's Best Kept Secret. Enjoy a great music with your meal. Call 388-5270 for details.

At the world famous Windjammer Friday night it's The Dead 27's w/ The Dirtributors. $8 advance or $10 DOS. 9pm show.  Saturday 9pm it's Southern Culture on the Skids w/ Christopher Andrews. Tickets $10. The Jammer is front beach Isle of Palms. Every Tuesday come out to the Jammer for Oyster Night with music by Larry David Project. For complete info visit   or call the Jammer @ 886-8596. 


At the Music Farm  on Friday it's Railroad Earth. Show time is 8pm. Tickets are $23 for 16 & older show.  Saturday the Farm goes country with Corey Smith w/ special guest Andy Velo. Tickets just $20 & $23  for the show. Sunday night Waka Flocka Flame performs hip hop & rap for an all ages show. Tickets $23-$55. Farm is located at 32 Ann Street downtown Charleston. Contact the Farm at

Over at the Charleston Pour House  on Friday come out for  Archnemesis with Bells & Ropes & Dynohunter. Doors at 9pm. Tickets $1DOS. 2 & $15 DOS. Josh Roberts & the Hinges play the deck at 4pm.  Saturday come out for Sol Driven Train Album Release Party w/ guests Big Something. 9:30 show. Tickets $12 advance & $15 DOS. Dallas Baker & Deer Creek Sharpshooters play the deck at 4pm. Sunday Phunday with Runaway Gin playing the deck 4pm. Sunday night PGrass play the House at 8:30pm.  The House is located at 1977 Maybank Hwy James Island. Call 571-4343 for more.

Come out to Red's Ice House on scenic Shem Creek for live music on Friday & Saturday night.  Relax and watch the sun go down at Red's, Mount Pleasant's, a nice place to chill. Great food & drink at 98 Church St. Call 388-0003 for complete details.


Come out to Ocean Cowboys (the low country's rockin' country music club) 192 College Park Road (college Park @ I-26) for a country music. 96.9 FM The Wolf hosts ladies night on Friday . Enjoy line dance lessons with the latest country music from DJ Randy Swan. Saturday night enjoy live entertainment at  Ocean with plenty of drink specials. If you're looking for country music in lively joint you need to drop in Ocean Cowboys. Just minutes from everywhere in Charleston off I-26 at College Park Road. Call 569-6000 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.


The all new Pugs Tavern in Summerville presents Saturday Night Comedy with today's funniest comedians! Just off I-26 at Exit 199. Doors open at 8pm. Call 261-2121. Come early and enjoy some of the best food served in the low country.

 Head out to Irvin House Vineyards for wine tastings on Saturdays from 12:00 - 4:00 p.m., for Sippin' Saturday. Each Saturday, the winery will serve up a different local food vendor and musical group to entertain locals and visitors.  Live music weekends this week offer up music by McKenna Andrews, food by Stono Cafe'. Located at 6775 Bears Bluff Rd Wadmalaw Island. Call 559-6867 for more. 

HomeGrown, John's Islands farmer's market is open every Saturday 10 am thru 2 pm at 3546 Maybank Hwy. Proud to be Charleston's only year round market!  We have everything on your shopping list, sourced locally. For info call 336-601-0605.

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 $18 per lane per hour 9-11pm. Late niters might enjoy Cosmic Bowling 11-2am for just $14 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 with 2 big screens in smoke free lounge. Darts, billiards, and cornhole as weather permits. Enjoy affordable fun at Royal Lanes. Ideal for groups, couples or date night. Call 572-2695 for more. Visit their site for more

Park Circle Films present 2015 Oscar Nominated Shorts: Animation. Five films total including Me and My Moulton, Feast, The Bigger Picture, A Single Life, and The Dam Keeper. General admission is $6 with first film rolling at 7pm. Part Two continues Saturday April 4th. Not rated. Saturday 7pm. PCF is located at Olde Village Community Bldg.4820 Jenkins Ave. North Charleston.

New at the theaters this weekend include 'Get Hard'. When obscenely rich hedge-fund manager James (Will Ferrell) is convicted of fraud and sentenced to a stretch in San Quentin, the judge gives him one month to get his affairs in order. Knowing that he won't survive more than a few minutes in prison on his own, James desperately turns to Darnell (Kevin Hart) -- a black businessman who's never even had a parking ticket -- for help. Rated R. Also new the animated feature 'Home'. When Oh, a loveable misfit from another planet, lands on Earth and finds himself on the run from his own people, he forms an unlikely friendship with an adventurous girl named Tip who is on a quest of her own. Voices of Jim Parsons, Rhianna, Steve Martin & Jennifer Lopez. Rated PG.

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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 ...
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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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