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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 Oct 31st.  First full weekend in November. Happy and safe Halloween to all. Hopefully college football will go better for local fans. NFL & college football games on in your favorite sports bar on tap.  Plays and concerts abound this weekend. When you're not watching the game 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.

Expect the weather to vary over the next 10 days as the annual Coastal Carolina Fair comes to town at the Exchange Park in Ladson. Plenty of attractions, rides, games, shows, food & drink on hand for the event that has been coming to the low country since 1957. Big name entertainment at the Lakeside Theater with fireworks every night. Big time bands from classic rock, pop, country & R&B, check schedule http://www.coastalcarolinafair.org/events/entertainment/big-time-bands. Come out and see some of the best of best exhibits from local artisans. Be seen this season at the Coastal Carolina Fair.

Long ago, agricultural families in the Colonial Southeast and across America gathered every fall to give thanks and celebrate a bountiful Harvest season with a day of feasting, games, music and fun. To keep this spirited tradition alive, the Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission presents the 13th annual Harvest Festival at Mullet Hall Equestrian Center. Come on down and enjoy some foot-stompin’ live music from five local bluegrass bands. There is plenty to keep the kiddies occupied including hay rides, a stick pony corral, pumpkin decorating, penny diving, lasso demonstrations, crafts and more. Feast on Southern delights like finger-lickin’ Carolina barbeque, kettle korn, and all of your favorite festival foods! Plus, there will be icy-cold beverages available for purchase. Once you’ve eaten your fill, head on over to the crafters market, great for holiday shopping! Event takes place Saturday 11-5pm. Tickets are •$8 per person. Kids 12 and under and Gold Pass Members free. For more call 795-4386.

The 2nd annual Island Brews and Chews Craft Beer Festival 2014 takes place Saturday 3-7pm on Wild Dunes Resort. Sip on a selection of local, regional and national craft beers, savor the flavors of Charleston with a variety of festive regional food stations and enjoy live music and outdoor lawn games this Halloween Weekend in Charleston. Ticket are $40 for adults, $25 for teen - 20, and $15 for younger kids 4-12. For info & tickets call 886-2218.

The annual James Island Connector Run takes place on Saturday. The bike race starts promptly at 8:20 AM with 5K and 10K race starting at 8:30 AM. In person at Cannon Park at the registration tent from 6:30 AM to 8:15 AM. Entry fee is $40. Join the party after you cross the finish line! We'll have a live band, free food, and a beer tent (for 21+). The fun activities for the kiddos this year include face painting and a bouncy castle. Since this year's race is the day after Halloween, we'll be having a costume contest! Best male and female 16 years and older will win a $25 gift card to Mellow Mushroom and the best male and female 15 years and younger will win a $25 gift card to Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream!

The Charleston Home Builders Association would like to invite you to the 2014 Mount Pleasant Home & Garden Show. Check out the latest trends in outdoor living spaces, kitchen/bath, landscaping, and much more! The Clemson Master Gardeners will be featuring a bookstore, educational seminars and consultants on hand all weekend to help you enhance your home gardens and landscaping. This is the show you don’t want to miss!  Friday (12-5pm) & 10-5pm Sat-Sun at Omar Shrine Temple at Patriots Point. Admission is free all weekend.

Calling all wine lovers, foodies and fashionistas! Join us Sunday at The Daniel Island Club for Wine, Women & Shoes-Charleston. Event takes place 1-4pm. All proceeds benefit Florence Crittendon Programs of SC. Admission is $95. Come browse, shop, drink wine, take part in auction & more for a good cause.

Are you ready for Stingrays Hockey. The Rays host the Greenville Road Warriors this weekend with games on Friday & Saturday nights. The puck drops at 7pm. Advance Tickets $24, $22, $18, $16, $13, & $8 (plus applicable fees). visit the coliseum box office or call 744-2248 for more.

At the Charleston Music Hall 37 Johns Street this Friday it's veteran singer songwriter and musician Robert Earl Keen w/ The Roosevelts. Doors open at 7pm for 8pm start. Tickets are $34.  Sunday afternoon at the Hall Emerson Hart performs with Trick Knee. Tickets are $20 for 4pm show. Doors open at 3pm. Call 853-2252 for more or visit http://charlestonmusichall.com/

The annual Boone Hall Fright Nights wrap up their month long run this Saturday.  Live actors. state of the art technology, and elaborate sets combine to ramp up the scare factor at South Carolina's largest multi-attraction haunted event. Be prepared be scared. Experience Zombie Town, Twisted Terror in a 3-D, the Wicked Woods Hay Ride and much much more. Tickets are $8-$12 with $27 for all you dare passes.

The best 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 http://www.crushedfinewine.com/events/

The historic Carolina Opry in Myrtle Beach continue their shows early in the season with the regular Carolina Opry show on weekends and the ever popular Good Vibrations show starting back up in February. If you're in the grand strand area for business or pleasure be sure to take in a show. They offer nightly and matinee performances throughout the year. Call them at 800-843-6779 or visit their site http://www.thecarolinaopry.com/

Flowertown Players in Summerville begin their run and own rendition of Bram Stroker's Dracula. This new adaptation of a classic is meticulously drawn from Stoker’s novel with intense and thrilling results! Will Mina and Jonathan’s love survive the horror of the long dead Count? Can Mina’s best friend Lucy choose among her three gallant and brave suitors? Will Van Helsing finally confront the evil he has been searching for? Meanwhile, over at the insane asylum, Dr. Seward focuses on his pet project, the raving, bug-eating, madman named Renfield, who croons about his soon-to-arrive “master”. Contains mild thematic material, some gore and violence. It is suitable for teen and adult audiences. Weekend shows thru Nov 9th with nightly shows at 8pm and 3pm Sunday matinees. Tickets range $22-$25. Call 875-9251 for more.

Threshold Repertory Theatre is proud to announce its Season 5 opener, The Sunset Years by, Thomas and Judy Heath, our 2014 award-winning Playwrights-in-Residence. With the tagline, “Sometimes adult children just won’t leave the nest.” you just have to be curious about this family comedy. Performances Oct 23rd thru Nov 16th at 83 1/2 Society Street. Tickets are Adults $25/Seniors $20/Students $15. All shows 8pm with 3pm matinees on select Sundays. Call 277-2172 http://www.lowcountrytoday.com/evps/evitem.cfm?evid=5678 read review, http://www.lowcountrytoday.com/npps/story.cfm?nppage=39081

South of Broadway Theatre Company end their run of 'Fences' by August Wilson. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the Tony Award for Best Play, and The New York Drama Critics Circle Award. Fences is the story of a responsible yet otherwise flawed black garbage collector in pre-Civil Rights America who, in August Wilson’s hands, rises to the level of an epic hero. Weekend shows Thurs-Sun thru Nov 1st. Shows 7:30pm with 3pm Sunday matinees. Tickets are $20. Call 745-0317 or visit box office at 1080 E. Montague North Charleston.

Charleston Stage Company finish their run of  'Young Frankenstein'. IT'S ALIVE! A wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Frankenstein legend based on Mel Brooks' s classic comedy movie masterpiece, the story follows bright young Dr. Frankenstein ("that's Fronkensteen") as he attempts to complete his grandfather's masterwork and bring a new corpse to life. Weekend performances run thru Nov 1st. Nightly at 7:30 pm with select Sunday matinees at 3pm. Tickets range from $22-$57. Call 577.7183. All shows at Dock Street Theatre.

Also Charleston Stage end with 'Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day'. Have you ever woken up on the wrong side of the bed? Have you ever gotten halfway to school or work and then spilled juice or coffee on your white shirt? Have you ever had a bad day? Chances are that you answered YES to all of these questions. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day focuses on a similar story where everything goes wrong for a young man named Alexander. This musical for young people based on the acclaimed children's book by Judith Viorst, is sure to tickle your funny bone and teach the important lesson that some days are just like that. Weekend shows Oct 25th & Nov 1st at Dock Street Theatre. Shows at 11am & 3pm on Saturdaya. Tickets $22.50. Call 577.7183

Woolfe Street Playhouse & Village Rep. Co. close their run of 'Macbeth'. Shakespeare’s swift and relentless tragedy uncovers the terrifying consequences of blind ambition. In medieval Scotland, a savage world of ghosts, witches and bloody battlefields, a dark prophecy leads a warrior and his wife past the point of no return. Directed by Shakespeare Project co-founder  Evan Parry and featuring an all- star cast of regional actors. Weekend shows thru Nov 1st. Tickets $20-$30. Call 856-1579 or visit the box office 34 Woolfe St.

Charleston's all new 34 West Theatre at 200 Meeting Street performs 'Speakin' Easy' this weekend with nightly shows Thurs - Sun. The Acme Hot Air Balloon Company is whirling with lovesick receptionists and one dimwitted gangster in this glitzy new comedy from award-winning 34 West Theater, featuring timeless melodies from the 1920s and 30s. 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 https://www.charlestonmysteries.com/ 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.  Friday it's Eric Dove @ 4pm.  Saturday come out for The Masker Band @ 4pm. Enjoy Oyster Roast 4-8pm Sunday enjoy Oyster Roast 4-7pm. Make your reservations now. For details call Morgan Creek Grill at 886-8980

 

Come out to Theatre 99 for a dose of comedy.  Friday the theatre is shutdown for the evening. Saturday night 8pm come out for 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. Stay late for by Marathon (a new monologue by TJ Dawe). Dawe has been making his living touring autobiographical monologues since 2001.Previous shows include Medicine, Lucky 9, The Slipknot, A Canadian Bartender at Butlin’s, and Totem Figures. He directed and co-created The One Man Star Wars Trilogy, and One Man Lord of the Rings, both of which have been touring the world for more than a decade. $10 for 10pm 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. BuddyRoes 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.

 

Drop in LG's By The Creek in Tanner Hall Plantation Hanahan for music and karaoke with DJ Randy Friday nights.  Live music on Saturdays. Great food, drink & fun at LG's By The Creek. Come early and enjoy corn hole on the patio. Just off North Rhett at Tanner Hall Boulevard. Trivia every Wednesday night.  Call 553-8046. 

 

 

At the world famous Windjammer Friday night it's the 80's all over with the Spazmatics, with doors open at 9pm. Spend Halloween at the Jammer. Tickets are $10. Saturday night it's the country music sound of the Brady Smith Band w/ Molly Durnin perform at 9pm. Tickets are $5. 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 www.the-windjammer.com/music.html   or call the Jammer @ 886-8596.  

At the Music Farm  on Halloween Friday enjoy live music Performances, DJ United, DJ Moo Moo, MJ12enjoy Live Music & Dance. Tickets are $20-$30 for this 18 and older show. Doors 8pm with 9pm start.   Saturday it's Papadosio & Ghost Owl. Tickets are $17-$20. Concert is 16 and older. Doors at 8pm with 9pm start.  The Farm is located at 32 Ann Street downtown Charleston. Contact the Farm at http://www.musicfarm.com/about-us/contact/

Over at the Charleston Pour House  on Friday night for Mike Quinns Funktacular Halloween Extravaganza performing the music of Lettuce, Soulive, and your favorite funk standards w/ special guests Laura Reed & Jonathan Scales Fourchestra. Show time is 8pm. Tickets are $11 advance and $13 DOS. Jim Landry & Friends play the deck at 4pm. Saturday night it's SOUTHERN CULTURE ON THE SKIDS w/ MEGAN JEAN AND THE KFB at 9pm. Tickets are $15 & $17.  Cane Creek String Band play the deck at 4pm. Sunday night Mansions On The Moon rock the House with 9pm show. Enjoy Sunday Phunday on 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. 

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. The famous Irvin~House Vineyards Wine-a-Ritas will be served on the patio and Irvin~House Vineyards wine may be purchased by the glass or bottle and enjoyed outside. Tastings in the Firefly Vodka distillery and Irvin~House Vineyard winery are only $6.00 to taste 6 of 24 flavors of Firefly spirits and $4.00 to taste 5 wines. Patrons will receive complimentary glasses during both tastings. Bring your lawn chairs & blankets to picnic under the oaks and relish in the Lowcountry beauty. Located at 6775 Bears Bluff Rd Wadmalaw Island. Call 559-6867 for more. 

The City Market of Charleston host Evenings in the Market on Friday & Saturday nights. The weekly event, designed to showcase local artists, food vendors and designers, is from 6:30-10:30 pm every Friday and Saturday from March through December.

The Charleston Farmer's Market returns Saturdays from 8am - 2pm. Come on down to Marion Square each Saturday from April 12th - December 20th to get a taste of what the Lowcountry has to offer! We will have a larger variety of produce and plants than ever before!!! Stroll the market while choosing from the Lowcountry’s  freshest local produce, seafood, meats, plants, herbs and cut flowers. Arts & crafts available as well with occasional food vendors. Open Saturday, 8am to 2pm. See you there!!!

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 Summerville Farmer's Market runs Saturdays April 12th thru Dec 20th. Shop for fresh local produce, meats, seafood, baked goods and more! The Summerville Farmers' Market is located in the First Citizens Bank parking lot behind Summerville Town Hall at 200 South Main Street. Open 8am-1pm.

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. 

Enjoy bowling with your friends or family on Friday or Saturday night at Royal Lanes Goose Creek. Charleston's largest bowling and fun center offers all you can bowl for $15 per lane per hour starting at 9pm til midnight. Come later and enjoy Cosmic Bowling for just $12 per hour from 12am - 2am. Can you sing, come out Friday night for Karaoke Night. A DJ playing dance music on Saturday nights. Royal Lanes has the largest arcade, a lounge with pool tables, darts, big screen TV's to catch all the games. Enjoy a weekend night and bowl at Royal Lanes 106 Central Ave in Goose Creek. Open for parties and large groups. Call 572-2695.

Royal Lanes is offering a fun place to enjoy Halloween this year. Kids enjoy $5 unlimited bowling 4-7pm for just $5 with free ice cream for the younger kids. For the adults come out for karaoke at 8pm with party music all night long followed by costume contest to win money and bar tabs. Fun for all ages at Royal Lanes.

Park Circle Films present 'An American Werewolf In London'. While wandering the English moors on vacation, college yanks David (David Naughton) and Jack (Griffin Dunne) happen upon a quaint pub with a mysterious patronage who warn them not to leave the road when walking after dark. Irreverent of such advice as characters in horror films always are, the two decide to find a short cut....David wakes up in the hospital with a nasty bite wound to his shoulder; the freshly deceased, and rapidly decomposing, Jack arrives soon after to deliver the grim news that, unless he commits suicide, David will become a werewolf when the moon is full. Rated R. Sponsored by City of N. Charleston Cultural Arts (FREE event). Show is 7pm Saturday night. Park Circle Films located in Olde Village Community Bldg 4820 Jenkins Ave North Charleston.

New at the theaters include 'NIGHTCRAWLER' a pulse-pounding thriller set in the nocturnal underbelly of contemporary Los Angeles. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Lou Bloom, a driven young man desperate for work who discovers the high-speed world of L.A. crime journalism. Rated R. Costars Rene Russo & Bill Paxton. Also new 'Before I Go To Sleep'. A taut thriller based on the worldwide best-selling novel by S.J. Watson, the film is the story of a woman (Nicole Kidman) who wakes up every day with no memory as the result of a traumatic accident in her past. 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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