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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 Feb 24th.  Last full weekend in February 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 wait is almost over! Carolina Challenge Cup finishes up this Saturday in the first of three nights of MLS doubleheaders. Gates open at 3:00pm, there are limited tickets still available for CCC Night 1, so buy now! The teams return to MUSC Health Stadium for matches on Wednesday, February 22nd and Saturday, February 25th. Join them on the 22nd for dollar beers and the 25th for the series finale against our MLS affiliate, Atlanta United. Series passes are still available starting at $60. Call (843) 971-4625. All matches at MUSC Health Stadium on Daniel Island.

Daniel Island’s premiere oyster roast is back! Presented by the Daniel Island Property Owners Association Pork & Pearls oyster and pig roast benefiting Windwood Family Services is set for Saturday from 3-7pm. Join them on the Grand Lawn of the Volvo Car Stadium for live music, adult libations and all you can eat oysters & BBQ. Your kids will be constantly entertained by our wide array of activities in our kids zone. From gaming truck to jump castle to petting zoo we have all ages geared up for an afternoon of fun.

It's still oyster season and the annual Oyster Roast at the Dill Sanctuary is back this Saturday 12-3pm at The Dill Sanctuary 1163 Riverland Drive. Enjoy an incredible view of the Stono River at the Dill Sanctuary while you shuck oysters and eat delicious barbecue from Sticky Fingers. Bring your favorite beer or wine to sip on as you listen to live music from Joy Pilots. Those of you with a sweet tooth will be excited to hear that Charleston's famous Diggity Doughnut truck will be parked on site! BYOB and blankets, chairs, and an appetite. Tickets: $40 for members, $50 for Non-members. For info 843-722-2996

Rivertowne Country Club host their own RiverTowne Oyster Roast Saturday beginning at 2pm. This family-friendly event will feature all you can eat oysters and chili. There will be a live musical performance by Michael Peifer and a jump castle for the kids. Oysters and chili are included with ticket purchase. Burgers, hotdogs, Lowcountry boil bowls and adult beverages will also be available for cash purchase. Tickets $20 members & $25 non. Call 843-849-2400 for more.

Home Team BBQ's West Ashley bring back the annual oyster roast, and this year Pitmaster Madison Ruckel will partner with Holy City Hogs to cook and serve a whole hog. The Oyster Roast & Pig Pickin' on Sunday from 1:30-6:30 p.m., includes all-you-can-eat steamed oysters and whole hog along with live music by Sideshow Americans and Red Cedar Review. Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 at the door. Sides and beverages are sold separately including a special $4 pint of SweetWater Brewing Co. The regular menu will also be available.

The 13th Annual Mardi Crawl on Shem Creek takes place on Saturday from 11-5pm. Event takes place at various Shem Creek eateries and features live music. Proceeds from the event will benefit Alzheimer's Association of South Carolina, Pet Helpers and various local low country communities. For details

The North Charleston Coliseum complex is busy this weekend with epic shows happening at the coliseum and the PAC. Saturday night one of the princesses of country music, Miranda Lambert performs. Lambert brings her Highway Vagabond Tour to Charleston with Old Dominion and Aubrie Sellers. Tickets start at $60. Show time is 7pm. Over at the PAC on Saturday night it's The Piano Guys. On Sunday night Twenty One Pilots bring the Emotional Roadshow to town with a Jon Bellion. Show kicks up at 7pm. At the PAC legendary rockers Foreigner perform. Tickets range from $56-$66 with 7:30pm start time. Visit the colisuem box office or call 800-745-3000 for more.

Charleston Music Hall is busy all weekend. Friday night CMH host 'Women & The Rolling Stones - A Tribute to The Stones',  featuring some of Charleston’s best female vocalists.  Tickets $15 - Students / Groups 6+ | $20 - Individual. Dinner & Show option available for an additional $32. Call for reservations after purchasing Dinner & Show option. Dinner at Vincent Chicco's - (843) 203-3002 dinner at Virginia's on King - (843) 735-5800. Music starts at 8pm. On Saturday NS2 & CMH present 'Ladysmith Black Mambazo'. Tickets range $25 - Tier 3 | $35 - Tier 2 | $45 - Tier 1. Show time is 8pm. Sunday take a trip down memory lane as Nader-Mara Entertainment presents 'Doo Wop With a Twist and a Whole Lotta Soul' featuring Tommy Mara & the Crests and Joey Dee & the Starliters. Tickets $30 - Individual | $35 - Meet & Greet. Dinner & show available.  Visit the box office at 37 John Street or call 843-853-2252.

The legendary guitarist Joe Bonamassa rocks the Gaillard Center 95 Calhoun Street this weekend. Bonamassa’s career began onstage opening for B.B. King in 1989, when he was only 12 years old. Today, he is hailed worldwide as one of the greatest guitar players of his generation, and is an ever-evolving singer-songwriter who has released 15 solo albums in the last 13 years, all on his own label, J&R Adventures. For more info call 843-242-3099.

The 8th annual Brewvival is set to take place this Saturday from noon-5pm at COAST Brewing Company, 1250 N 2nd St in North Charleston. Ticket price will be $75. For complete details visit or call 843-577-5446.

The 12th Annual Race For Life takes Saturday beginning at 8:30am at 871 Riverland Drive on James Island. Entry cost is $35/$25/$20 depending on your participation. For more

Enjoy Unplugged at Palmetto on Saturday. Palmetto Brewery Opens at noon Food Truck: TBA Music from: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Palmetto Brewing, 289 Huger St, Charleston.

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 Burgundy and Rhone wines from France. 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. 




Charleston Stage continue their run of 'Peter and the Starcatcher' at Dock Street Theatre. Mix together a band of motley pirates, a flying cat, a desert island, mermaids, a pirate ship, a naval frigate and two mysterious treasure chests — one filled with some glowing magical stuff called “starstuff”s — and you have Peter and the Starcatcher, the thrilling five time Tony Award-winning run-a-way Broadway hit. Before Peter Became Pan There Was Another Great Adventure. Tickets $26-$64 including senior & military discounts. Show runs Feb 17 - March 5. Call  843.577.7183 for more.

Threshold Rep. Co. and Charleston Theatre present 'UNCLE VANYA'. Written with the "goal of creating a version that sounds to our contemporary American ears the way the play sounded to Russian ears during the play's first productions in the provinces in 1898," Annie Baker's UNCLE VANYA introduces 21st century audiences to Chekhov's enduring wit, insight and emotional depth. Show runs Feb 24th - Mar 12th. All shows at 84 1/2 Society Street. Tickets $15-$25. Call 843-277-2172 for more.

Woolfe Street Playhouse 34 Woolfe Street & Village Rep Co. present 'The Father'. The Father looks inside the mind of Andre, a retired dancer living with his adult daughter Anne and her husband. Or is he a retired engineer receiving a visit from Anne who has moved away with her boyfriend? Why do strangers keep turning up in his room? And where has he left his watch? “THE FATHER is one of those plays that makes your brain hum with the unique potential of theatre. Weekend performances Feb 24th-March 11th. Times 7:30pm & 3pm Sunday matinees.  Tickets $20-$30. Call 843-856-1579 for more.

Midtown Productions  & Sheri Grace present 'Ain't Misbehavin' featuring several of Charleston's brightest talents from stage & music. The intoxicating music of Fats Waller will delight & energize audiences while providing great insight into this vibrant time in American music. Featuring classic jazz hits: This Joint is Jumpin’, Honeysuckle Rose, Your Feet's Too Big, Ain’t Nobody’s Business If I Do, and of course, Ain’t Misbehavin’ - to name just a few. Performances will be at Midtown Cabaret Theatre, located inside the beautiful Duvall Events Center, 2816 Azalea Drive. Tapas plates and desserts will be available for purchase at the bar, as well as beer, wine, soft drinks. Weekend show runs Feb 17th - March 5th. Times 7:30pm with select 5pm Sunday matinees. Tickets $25-$35. Call  843-557-1163 for info & tickets.

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 it's Rene Russell in the Marina Room bar beginning at 5pm. Come out for Saturday oyster roasts during the season!  The roasts start at 4pm and go until supplies last so get here early! $20 all you can eat oysters,  chili, and more.  The Flying Buganskis  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 night and Saturday 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 start. Stay late for Saturday for  Nameless Numberhead, a sketch comedy duo out of Charleston, South Carolina. With backgrounds in professional theatre, music, and comedy, Maari Suorsa and Henry Riggs weave a tapestry of artistic insanity. $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 Dave Landeo (CD Release Party). Tickets $5 for 10pm start. On Saturday at the Jammer it's Greg Payne & The Piedmont Boys with Sunflowers & Sin. Tickets $10 for 9pm start.  Wednesdays at the Jammer it's a Beach & Shag Party. Free admission.Come on out. 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 night join in the See Water Album Release Show featuring TreeHouse, Of Good Nature, & Whitehall. Tickets $5 students, $10 advance and $15 DOS. Saturday night at the Farm it's SUSTO with Heyrocco, Justin Peter, & Kinkel Schuster. All ages show. Tickets $15 & $17 for 9pm show. Music Farm is located at 32 Ann Street downtown Charleston. Contact the Farm at

Over at the Charleston Pour House it's Tinsley Ellis w/ Whitt Burn & Steamroller. Tickets $15. Show starts at 8:30pm.  Poho Family Funk Revue play the deck for free Friday at 4pm. Saturday come out for That 1 Guy w/ Mechanical River. $15 for 9:30pm start. Hibachi Heroes play the deck 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 Truck ELBO TRUCKIN' + THE LOT serving food. 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.


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 'Get Out'. Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean. At first, Chris reads the family's overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter's interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he never could have imagined. Rated R. Also new the animated feature, 'My Life As A Zucchini'. A police officer and some new friends help an orphan adjust to life at a foster home. Cast voices include Will Forte, Nick Offerman, Ellen Page, Amy Sedaris, and Clara Young. Rated PG 13.

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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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