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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 27th.  Last weekend in February 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.

Charlie Bethel brings his one man show 'The Odyssey' to Crabpot Players Theatre this weekend. One of the best travelling actors in the country presents Homer's classic tale in a one man performance. If you love live theatre than you won't want to miss Charlie Bethel as he lights up the stage at Crabpot Players Theatre in Mount Pleasant.
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Come out Friday night to Omar Shrine Temple on Patriots Point Mt. Pleasant for THE DOWNSOUTH RUMBLE! This live professional boxing match features Sammie 'Da Bully' Milhouse, as he defends his undefeated career as a professional boxer. Enjoy live music by Charleston's very own Plane Jane at this action packed event! For info call Doors at 6:30pm with first fight @ 7:30pm. 803-570-0843.

The 2015 Special Olympics Polar Plunge is set to take place on Saturday at Isle of Palms Beach in front of The Windjammer. Locals and visitors are invited to take a plunge into the chilly ocean water to help raise money and awareness for Special Olympics South Carolina.   Registration begins at 10:30am, the Plunge Party will be held from 10:30am – 1:00pm, and the plunge will take place at 1:00pm. Plungers and spectators of all ages are invited to partake in the Plunge Party at The Windjammer, which will include food, music, games and door prizes.

The Fancy Paws For a Cause Fashion Show takes place 5:30pm Friday at the Art Institute 24 Market Street. The Event & Runway Production class at the Art Institute is hosting a fashion show to cbenefit the Charleston Animal Society. Join us for fun vintage fashion and vendors. Cost $10-$15. Call 727-3500 for more.

The 2nd Annual James Island Arts, Silent Art Auction takes place on Saturday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the James Island Town Hall, 1238-B Camp Road. The Silent Auction will benefit local fine arts students and teachers. Come and mingle with friends and enjoy live music and refreshments while supporting art programs in our local schools. Admission is free. 795-4141 for info.

A lot happening at the North Charleston Coliseum complex this weekend. The Charleston Invitational Gymnastics Cup takes place over the weekend with doors open at 8am. This years’ Charleston Cup is a qualifier for the Shawn Johnson Series and will serve as the team finals for the series. The meet will once again be held at the North Charleston Convention Center.   On Friday night Charleston welcomes "JAM FEST” to the North Charleston Coliseum. This year’s lineup features multi-platinum award winner Keith Sweat along with Ginuwine, Dru Hill, SWV & Slick Rick. Show time starts at 8:00pm and doors at 7:00pm.  On Saturday at the Performing Arts Center the COLUMBIA CITY BALLET'S OFF THE WALL BALLET hits the stage. World renowned and award-winning artist Jonathan Green is known for his use of vibrant colors in his art depicting the Gullah lifestyle in South Carolina’s Lowcountry coast. Tickets range $21, $36, $41, & $46 (plus applicable fees). Doors open at 4:30pm for 5:30pm start.  Call 800-745-3000 or visit the coliseum box office for more.

The City of North Charleston invite you to the Village Antiques & Collectibles Show in Park Circle at the Felix C. Davis Community Center on Saturday & Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm each day. The Show will feature home decor, fine antiques, furniture, collectibles, antique guns, art, jewelry, rugs, crafts, vintage toys & games, silver, pottery, china, silver, salvage items, outdoor decor, vintage instruments, and more. Admission is $2.00, all of which will be benefits The Spay Not Slay Endowment.

The Charleston Music Hall waxes poetic this Friday with the Holy City Poetry Slam. Come to the Music Hall to experience a Lowcountry poetry extravaganza. The Holy City Poetry Slam will be hosted by Marcus Amaker. Amaker returns to the Music Hall stage after 2013’s Pecha Kucha 20 presentation and last year’s Word Perfect Poetry Show. Doors open at 7pm for 8pm start. $5 Admission | $10 Entry Poet Entry Fee.  The Pink Floyd Experience hits the CMH on Monday. Pink Floyd can never be re-created. The PINK FLOYD EXPERIENCE is a re-interpretation of the concert that changed live performance forever. It is a concert in a theatre setting that echoes everything that made Pink Floyd one of rock & roll’s greatest icons. It is a celebration of the music, the themes and the innovation that this great band brought to fans around the world. Tickets Orchestra - $44.50 | Gallery - $34.50 for 7:30pm startVisit the box office at 37 John Street or call 853-2252 or 800-514-3849

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 


Woolfe Street Playhouse & Village Rep open 'The History Boys'. Set in the 1980s, The History Boys is a comic drama about adolescent schoolboys. An unruly bunch of bright young men in pursuit of sex, sport and a place at university. A maverick English teacher at odds with the young and shrewd supply teacher. A headmaster obsessed with results and a history teacher who thinks he’s afool. Weekend shows thru March 7th. Tickets $15-$25. Call 856-1579 or visit their box office.

What If Productions present 'Thrill Me: Leopold & Loeb Story' at Threshold Repertory Theatre on Society Street. Relationships can be murder. Thrill Me: The Leopold and Loeb Story is a two-character musical drama that recounts the chilling true story of the legendary duo who committed one of the most infamous and heinous crimes of the twentieth century. Focusing on their obsessive relationship, Thrill Me reveals the series of events in 1924 Chicago that led about-to-be law students Leopold (What If? newcomer Brannen Daugherty) and Loeb (Brian Porter, Hedwig & the Angry Inch, Saucy Jack & the Space Vixens) to be forever remembered as "the thrill killers."  Weekend shows Feb 19th-28th. Nightly performances at 7:30pm with special late night show Sat. Feb. 21 at 10:00pm. Tickets $16-$20. Call 225.0119 for more. Read review,

Charleston Stage present the classic 'The Diary of Anne Frank' at Dock Street Theatre with weekend performances running thru March 1st. Anne Frank was a handful—mischievous, incorrigible, never at a loss for words (her family nicknamed her "chatterbox"). In many ways, she was just a normal boisterous teenager. Fortunately, Anne Frank channeled that energy into her diary, capturing not only the life of hiding which she and her family were forced to live, but also giving us remarkable insights into her own hopes, dreams and her faith in humanity. Tickets range from $22.50-$53.50. For more and times call 577.7183.

South of Broadway Theatre & Flowertown Players join creative forces to present Oleanna by David Mamet. John and Carol go to it with hand-to hand combat that amounts to a primal struggle for power. As usual with Mamet, the vehicle for that combat is crackling, highly distilled dialogue unencumbered by literary frills or phony theatrical ones. The cast of Oleanna moves to Summerville and Flowertown Players proscenium theatre. Shows: Feb 19-22, 26-28 and March 1.Tickets to Flowertown are $20. Call 875-9521 or visit their box office on Main Street Summerville.

SPROUTS presents 'The Princess and the Pea' this weekend with show times for “The Princess and the Pea” are Friday at 7 p.m.; Saturday at 1 p.m.. Sunday, March 1, at 3 p.m.; Friday, March 6, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, March 7, at 1 p.m.; and Sunday, March 8 at 3 p.m. The performance is just under an hour. Tickets are $10 per person in advance or $12 at the door. For tickets, visit or call 881-3780. Creative Spark is located at 757 Longpoint Road, Suite D, in Mount Pleasant.

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 The 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 start.

 Saturday night 8pm it's the Have Nots!  The longest running show in Charleston!  With 18 years and over 1,400 shows together, The Have Nots! (founders of Theatre 99) are ready for your audience suggestions.  No scripts!  All improv! Come see what all the talk is about!Tickets are $12.50 for 8pm show. 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.

Buddy Roe's is offering up a Celebration of Life For Gracie on Sunday beginning at 3pm. Come out for food, drink, and music celebrating the awesome life a young woman who left her mark on so many she touched. Ronnie and the crew would appreciate your support.

At the world famous Windjammer Fridaynight it's Simplified. $8 or 9pm doors open.  Saturday 10am come out for the Special Olympics Polar Plunge during the day with music from Plane Jane at night. $7 for night time show. 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 Logic w/ DJ Rhetorik & Michael Christmas perform. Doors open at 8pm for 9pm show. Tickets are $18 & $20 for all ages show. Saturday and Sunday are TBA. The Farm is located at 32 Ann Street downtown Charleston. Contact the Farm at

Over at the Charleston Pour House  on Friday come out for  The Dead 27's, The Congress & Dank. Tickets are $10 advance and $13 DOS. Doors at 8:30pm for 9:30pm show. Honey Smoke plays the deck at 4pm. On Saturday come out for DangerMuffin & Larry Keel Experience. Tickets are $15 & $18 for 9pm show. It's Dallas Baker & the Deer Creek Sharp Shooters on the deck at 4pm.  Runaway Gin play the deck 4pm. Sunday afternoon. 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

CofC men's basketball will host preseason CAA favorite Northeastern in its regular-season finale on Saturday at 8 p.m. (ET) at TD Arena. The game will be televised nationally on the American Sports Network. Tickets are still available for purchase by calling: (843) 953-COFC.

Park Circle Films present 'Memphis'. Featuring an explosive performance and score from Willis Earl Beal, Memphis is a film steeped in folklore, music, surrealism, and the abstract search for glory.  Film not rated. Admission is $5.Saturday 7pm. PCF is located at Olde Village Community Bldg.4820 Jenkins Ave. North Charleston.

New at the theaters this weekend include In 'Focus'. Will Smith stars as Nicky, a seasoned master of misdirection who becomes romantically involved with novice con artist Jess (Margot Robbie).  Rated R. Also new 'The Lazarus Effect'. Medical researcher Frank (Mark Duplass), his fiancee Zoe (Olivia Wilde) and their team have achieved the impossible: they have found a way to revive the dead. 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 ...
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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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