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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 May 18th.   Third full weekend in May 2018.  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. This is a big event weekend in the low country.

The annual spring TGIF celebration 'Party At The Point' continues this Friday at Charleston Harbor Resort & Hotel at Patriots Point. Kick off your shoes and dig your toes in the sand as we kick off the 2018 Party at the Point season, presented by Ear for Music, Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina, 105.5 The Bridge and Charleston’s 98 Rock, Bud Light and Naked Turtle Rum! Tickets $8.00, children 12 and under free. The party kicks off at 5:30pm with Sadler Vaden w/ Tom Petty Tribute.

Your Charleston Riverdogs are  back in action this weekend. The Dogs host mid state rival Columbia all weekend. Friday night stay for fireworks after the game. Saturday is giveaway day and Sundays at 'the Joe' are always Family & Kids Day. Park free on Sunday and enjoy special food promotions for the kids. It's Star Wars Day on Sunday. Game times are 7pm Friday, 6pm on Saturday and 5pm on Sunday. For tickets call  (843) 577-3647. To win tickets click

On Saturday 4-7pm prior to the Riverdogs game the team host Run Charlie Run 5K. Lace up your running shoes and head to The Joe for the 15th Annual RiverDogs Run Charlie Run 5K Race presented by Fleet Feet Sports! Proceeds from the race will benefit the Campaign For MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital. Enjoy a pre-game awards ceremony during the post-race dinner and party.Registration includes a race packet, t-shirt, awards ceremony, dinner by Panera Bread, and a ticket to the RiverDogs baseball game vs.the Columbia. (843) 723-7241 for info.

The Charleston Beer Garden 2018 takes place Saturday 12-7pm at the Grove at Patriot's Point., 40 Patriots Point Rd in Mt. Pleasant. Carolina craft beer will take center stage at the seventh annual Charleston Beer Garden. More than 20 breweries from around North and South Carolina will serve more than 50 craft beers, including IPAs, stouts, reds and ciders. Headlining the festival entertainment is Charleston favorite The Dubplates with opening act Sol Driven Train. $20 for general admission. Info call (843) 747-2273.

Unity of Charleston, 2535 Leeds Ave North Charleston host the African Market & Festival on Sunday 1-4pm. Experience the FOOD, DRUMMERS, DANCERS, and art, clothing, jewelry and crafts. Admission is FREE and the market is full of surprises. Info call (804) 379-2006.

Walk for the Fallen 2018 happens Saturday 2am-4pm beginning at 200 Varnfield Dr. in Summerville. The walk sponsored by Black Force MMA is a grueling 30 mile road march from Black Force MMA located in Summerville, SC to Waterfront Park, Mount Pleasant, SC. The walk’s, first and foremost priority, is to walk in memory of service members who paid the ultimate sacrifice for their country and to honor all those who have served. The event brings awareness to the difficulties veterans face when returning to civilian life, and the unfortunate reality of 26 to 30 suicides by veterans every single day. Proceeds & donations benefit the charity. For more call 419-957-4741.

West Ashley DECA is so excited to be hosting their 4th annual W.A. 5K! Please join us May 19th at 9:00am to run/ walk through the course at West Ashley High School! Event happens 9am-12pm Saturday at West Ashley High School 4060 W. Wildcat Blvd. Info call (843) 573-1201 Ext 1104

Enjoy Jazz Brunch in Hampton Park Sunday 11-2pm. Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy jazz music by guitarist Duda Lucena while relaxing in Hampton Park. Local food trucks Brunch Holiday, Roti Rolls, Notes Curbside Coffees and Kay’s Southern Kitchen will have food available for purchase along with beer, wine and mimosas. No coolers or pets allowed. Admission is $15. Free admission for children 12 and under. More call (843) 724-5003

Pet Helpers host Mermaids for a Cause on Saturday 12-3pm at Spartina 449 Charleston, 300 King St. Adopt & Shop! Come shop at Spartina 449 and support one of your local pet rescue organizations! Carry home a piece of Spartina - and a new furry friend! Raffle prize drawings - all proceeds help support the pets! Additional donations welcome. Info call (843) 681-8860

The Charleston Music Hall is busy this weekend. On Friday 9pm Charleston Music Hall & Mahogany Soul present 'Who Runs the World? A Tribute to Female Groups from 1970 to Today!, featuring Aisha Kenyetta, Christian Smalls, Zandrina Dunning, and Essence Geddis. Featuring the music of LaBelle, Sister Sledge, Mary Jane Girls, The Emotions, Destiny's Child, SWV, TLC, Vanity 6, En Vogue, Xscape & More! Tickets $15 adv, $17 DOS and $40 VIP. Dinner & Show option available for an additional $32. 8pm on Saturday NS2, Emporium & CMH present The Black Jacket Symphony and Guns N' Roses.  "Appetite for Destruction". Tickets $25 & $35. Dinner option available. On Sundy the CMH and DANCE LAB hosts DANCE LAB 2018 Youth Spring Concert. $20 & 10 for kids for 4:30m show. Visit the box office or call 843-853-2252 for more.

At the North Charleston Coliseum complex this weekend. The NPC Junior USA Bodybuilding Championship for both men and women competitors takes place this Friday-Sunday at the PAC. Doors open 4pm Fri, 8am Sat, and 6pm Sunday for finals. Tickets start at $40. Visit the coliseum box office or call 800-745-3000 for coliseum events.

The Charleston Battery are in action Saturday night at MUSC Health Stadium on Daniel Island. It's a DOUBLE HEADER! All tickets cover admission to both games! Charleston Fleet vs. Asheville City SC @ 3:30 pm followed by Charleston Battery vs. Ottawa Furry FC @ 7:00 pm. GATES OPEN AT 2:00 PM.  For more call 843-971-GOAL.

The Charleston Night Market opens this Friday night at the Charleston Market. Spend your weekends at the market with more than 50 artisans, music, and artists! Open Friday and Saturday nights through December.

Charleston Cars & Coffee takes place Saturday mornings from 7:30-10:30 at Mt. Pleasant Towne Center. A bunch of car and motorcycle enthusiasts that meet up every Saturday around 8AM at the MTP Towne Centre in front of Atlanta Bread Company.

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 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 Mt. Pleasant. We are excited to have Enzo Agresta from Bonfanti & Chiarle Winery and Alessandro with Impero 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. 




PURE Theatre, 477 King Street present Straight White Men. When Ed and his three adult sons come together to celebrate Christmas, they enjoy cheerful trash-talking, pranks, and takeout Chinese. Then they confront a problem that even being a happy family can’t solve: When identity matters, and privilege is problematic, what is the value of being a straight white man? Weekend performances thru May 19th. Tickets $32. 843.723.4444 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. Friday night it's Jeff Houts. Saturday enjoy Jon Rocks. 2-5pm at the Creek. Sunday it's Rick Baumer 2-5pm. Morgan Creek Grill is located at Isle of Palms Marina. Call 843-886-8980 for more.


Come out to Theatre 99 for comedy this weekend. Friday & 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 shows. Stay late Friday night for Krass and Groce or Nice and Funny? Who says you can’t have it all? Join Theatre 99 for a special one night only event as comedians Lauren Krass and Jason Groce join forces for a hilarious evening you won’t soon forget. $10 for 10pm show. Laugh For A Lincoln ($5) on Wednesday & Thursday nights.  Guaranteed to make you laugh! Wed night 8pm. Located at 280 Meeting Street. Call 853-6687 for details. 


At the world famous Windjammer this weekend. Friday night it's Mac Leaphart w/ The Kenny George Band. $10 for 9pm start. On Saturday at the Jammer come out for Weird Science and 80's Cheese Music.  Music Starts at 10PM and is only $10. Tickets Available at Door.Thursdays are Karaoke Night at the Jammer. For complete info visit   or call the Jammer @ 886-8948


At the Music Farm this weekend.   Friday night is TBA. On Saturday Vegas All Star Entertainment Presents Magic Mike Tour. Tickets $25-$50 for 8pm show.  Music Farm is located at 32 Ann Street downtown Charleston. Contact the Farm at


Over at the Charleston Pour House Friday night it's Poho Family Jam.  Admission is $5 for 9:30pm show. Poho Family Funk Review play the deck at 4pm. On Saturday drop in for The James Brown Dance Party at 9pm show. Tickets $15 & $20 DOS.  Dynamo play the deck for free at 4pm. On Sunday evening it's Sally & George playing Johnny & June. $12 & $15 for 8pm show. Cold Az Lil Terry play the deck for free at 4pm. On Sunday come out for the 11-3pm Sunday Brunch Farmer's Market as Mike Quinn presents Kanika Moore and the Motown Throw-down 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.  (843) 744-7753 for info. Tickets $5.

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 to the theater this weekend include 'Book Club'. Diane is recently widowed after 40 years of marriage. Vivian enjoys her men with no strings attached. Sharon is still working through her decades-old divorce. Carol's marriage is in a slump after 35 years. The lives of these four friends are turned upside down after reading the infamous "50 Shades of Grey." Stars Jane Fonda, Diane Keaton, Candice Bergen, and Mary Steenburgen. Rated PG13. Also new, 'Deadpool 2'. Wisecracking mercenary Deadpool joins forces with three mutants -- Bedlam, Shatterstar and Domino -- to protect a boy from the all-powerful Cable. Stars Ryan Reynolds and Josh Brolin. Rated R. Families might enjoy 'Show Dogs'. After a failed attempt to recover a stolen baby panda, police dog Max reluctantly teams up with a human FBI agent named Frank. A hot tip leads Max and Frank to Las Vegas for the world's most exclusive dog show. Stars Will Arnett, Ludacris, and Jordan Sparks. 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 ...
- 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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