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 March 7th. 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.
The annual BB&T Charleston Wine & Food Festival takes place this weekend in Charleston. The annual BB&T Charleston Wine + Food Festival® is a celebration of Charleston’s culinary excellence and renowned culture, which benefits scholarship programs for the culinary and hospitality workplace. Discover the distinctive flavors of the Lowcountry and uniquely Charleston experiences while interacting with and learning from the country’s best chefs, authors and beverage professionals. With over 80 events over the course of the Festival weekend, there is truly something for every person and every taste! Tickets available for individual events. Check their site http://charlestonwineandfood.com/
The Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus runs thru the weekend at the North Charleston Coliseum. Built To Amaze! , the 143rd edition of the Greatest Show On Earth. Surprise and wonder delights audiences with over the top feats of strength, agility and courage. As the momentum builds so does the anticipation, anything can happen when Ringling Bros. Presents Built To Amaze! Tickets range from $65.00, $35.00, $25.00, $20.00, & $15.00 (plus applicable fees) Children 2 yrs. and above will need a ticket. Shows Friday at 7pm, Sat at 3pm and Sunday at 1:30pm. Visit the coliseum box office or call 529-5000, or 800-745-3000.
Over at the Performing Arts Center on Saturday night come out for the music of Mindless Behavior. Doors open at 6:30pm with show at 7:30pm. Tickets range $86.00 & $49.50 (plus applicable fees). Visit the box office or call 800-745-3000 or 529-5000 for more.
Rugged Maniac 5K Obstacle Race, one of the largest obstacle race companies in the United States, is returning to the Charleston area for the fourth time with its exciting brand of outdoor adventure events. Watch or take part in all the 'rugged action' on Saturda at Boone Hall Plantation. For more info click http://www.lowcountrytoday.com/evps/evitem.cfm?evid=5511.
The 2014 South Carolina Humanities Festival will take place in Walterboro this weekend. The festival will be presented by The Colleton Museum & Farmers Market in partnership with the South Carolina Artisans Center, Colleton Center, Colleton County Arts Council, Colleton County Historical & Preservation Society, Colleton County Memorial Library, Walterboro - Colleton Chamber of Commerce, City of Walterboro and Colleton County. This will be the 20th Annual SC Humanities Festival. Events will include a World War II Symposium, numerous lectures and performances, a guided driving tour of Colleton County, a gardening workshop, and much more.
Pinewood Prep in Summerville host the 4th annual Dancing with The ARK's Stars featuring 8 local celebrities and their professional dance partners (Carolina Dancesport in West Ashley) vying to win the coveted Mirror Ball trophy, while raising funds for The ARK, Alzheimer's Family Support Services. Open bar, heavy hors d'oeuvres, silent auction and exciting entertainment. Tickets are $50 advance/$60 door. Tickets and voting online, www.TheARKofSC.org. For information, 832-2357 or info@TheARKofSC.org.
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.
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/
Footlight Players 20 Queen Street open their run of The Sugar Bean Sisters. Hailed during its initial off-Broadway run as a true Southern Gothic comedy “full of sparkling hot one-liners”, The Sugar Bean Sisters is an offbeat story of romance, murder and alien abduction. Stuck in a Florida swamp near Disney World, the Nettles sisters are determined to escape spinsterhood by hopping the next spaceship out of town, and they’re not going to let the arrival of a snake charmer, a handsome Mormon Bishop and a mysterious bird woman stand in their way. Shows March 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, & 22 at 8:00 pm, and Sunday March 16 & 23 at 3:00 pm. Tickets: $25 adult, $22 senior, $15 student. Call the box office at 722.4487 for more.
Woolfe Street Playhouse & Village Rep Company open The Other Place. Juliana Smithton is a successful neurologist whose life seems to be coming unhinged. Her husband has filed for divorce, her daughter has eloped with a much older man and her own health is in jeopardy. But in this brilliantly crafted work, nothing is as it seems. Piece by piece, a mystery unfolds as fact blurs with fiction, past collides with present and the elusive truth about Juliana boils to the surface. Directed by Keely Enright, The Other Place features Lynda Harvey as Juliana, Jeff Jordan, Patrick Arnheim and Haydn Haring. Weekend shows Mar 7-29, nightly at 8pm with Sunday matinees at 3pm. Tickets range $15-$30. Call the box office at 856-1579 for more.
There’s a brand new CABARET/DINNER THEATRE in town, and Midtown Productions, the theatre company in residence, is thrilled to be presenting a very special production of the multi-Tony Award-winning smash hit, PIPPIN, Directed by Sheri Grace Wenger. Performances will take place March 1 – 29, Thursdays – Sundays at the beautiful, new, MIDTOWN CABARET THEATRE located inside Duvall Events 2816 Azalea Drive in North Charleston. Just two minutes off I-26 at Cosgrove. Performances: March 1 through 29, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturday evenings and Sunday Afternoons. Evening Performances: Doors open at 6:45 on Thursdays through Saturdays for dinner, with the show starting at 8pm. Sunday Matinees, the doors open at 1:45 for dinner with the show starting at 3pm. For Tickets: WWW.MIDTOWNPRODUCTIONS.ORG to purchase online or 795-2223 by phone. Review, http://www.lowcountrytoday.com/npps/story.cfm?nppage=36068
Charleston Stage begin their run of The Foreigner at Dock Street Theatre. When a mysterious foreigner, speaking an even more mysterious language, arrives at a rural out-of-the-way Georgia fishing lodge, townspeople are soon gossiping and whispering. But soon the whispering ends as the townspeople begin to speak freely in front of the newcomer whom they believe speaks no English. But, unknown to them, this foreigner understands every word they speak, including their innermost prejudices and secrets. Full of high-spirited hijinks, The Foreigner is the laugh-out-loud backwoods farce that has charmed audiences since it first appeared in 1984 when it won the Obie for Best Off-Broadway production. Weekend shows Mar 7-23rd. Nightly at 7:30pm with Sunday matinees at 3pm. Tickets range from $22.50-$53.50. Call box office at 577.7183
South of Broadway Theatre and Flowertown Players unite to bring you 'Betrayal'. One of the most innovative elements of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal is not the story of an affair but the reverse chronology with which it is told. As Roger Ebert observes, in his review of the 1983 film, based on Pinter's own screenplay, "The 'Betrayal' structure strips away all artifice. It shows, heartlessly, that the very capacity for love itself is sometimes based on betraying not only other loved ones, but even ourselves." Take a peek into the lives of 2 couples through 11 years, best friends, lovers and the aftermath that follows betrayal. Performed in the round at South of Broadway weekends thru Feb 22 followed by weekend shows at Flowertown Feb 27 thru March 8th. Nightly at 8pm with select Sunday matinees at 3pm. Tickets $18. Call SOBT @ 745-0317 & Flowertown @ 875-9251
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', and 'Heist, Heist Baby'. Shows change thru out the seasons. Visit their site for up to date info https://www.charlestonmysteries.com/ or call 937-6453
In Good Taste 1901 Ashley River Road (West Ashley) hosts a Wine & Cheese Party every Friday evening from 5-7pm. Cost is just $5 and dress is casual. Come out and enjoy great wine in a fun and relaxed setting. Stop in Saturday from 2-4 pm for another round of wine tasting. Call 763-5597 for more details. http://www.facebook.com/pages/In-Good-Taste/152457104783205
Coliseum Liquors on International Boulevard next to Starbucks behind the North Charleston Coliseum complex holds wine tastings each and every Friday night from 5-7pm. Kick off TGIF sampling some of the best wines from around the region, the country, and around the world. Call 277-2274 for details.
Come out to the Daniel Island Grille on the weekend for a jam good time. Step in on Saturday night for DIG Disco, a party like no other, a fit for all ages. Daniel Island Grille is located at 259 Seven Farms Road half mile from the tennis center. On Saturday night stop by DIG in the Park located on East Montague in the Olde Village of North Charleston and enjoy reggae music and some of the best sushi in the low country. Always a good time at the DIG in the Park. Music, food, and fun under the stars on the outdoor patio.
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 The Flying Buganskis plays from pm in 5-8pm on the Upper Deck. Saturday the Creekside Bar & Stage opens with Lee Tyler Post plays 4-7pm during the Oyster Roast 4-8pm. Make your reservations now. For details call Morgan Creek Grill at 886-8980.
Come out to Theatre 99 for a full weekend of comedy. Friday night at 8pm it's Theatre 99 Improv Smackdown. 50% game show! 50% sporting event! 100% good times! That's Improv Smackdown in a nutshell. It's the hit improv show at Theatre 99 where you, the audience, are the judge! It's hilarious, exciting and based entirely on your audience suggestions. Tickets are $10. Stay late for Homegrown Stand Up. Dusty Slay's Homegrown Stand Up Showcase features the funniest stand up comics working in Charleston today. These performers have made a name for themselves in the local area and want to put their skills on display for you. Each show will contain a new cast of comics so that you are always sure to get fresh faces and new material. For information on the line up of each individual show please visit dustyslay.com Tickets are $10 for 10pm start. Saturday night 8pm 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! Tickets $12. 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. Come out Sunday for Ronnie & Dale playing acoustic favorites beginning at 7pm. 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. On Saturday night it's live music with Chris Sullivan. 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.
Join fellow karaoke fans at the Upper Deck 353 King Street from 9pm til 2am on Sunday. It's been rated as one of the best destination to have fun in the lowcountry. Upper Deck provides a wide variety of songs to choose from.
At the world famous Windjammer this Friday it's Spunjwurthi Tickets are $5. Saturday night come out and enjoy the 80's hair metal sound of Glam Nation. Tickets are only $6 at the door. (Doors 9PM). The Windjammer is Charleston's oldest night club.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 Friday night it's national recording act Unknown Hinson. Doors open at 7:30pm for 8:30pm start Tickets are $15 & $17. Saturday night it's Attila featuring I See Stars, Capture The Crown, Ice Nine Kills, Myka, & Relocate. Doors open at 6pm for all ages show. Tickets are $16 & $18. 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 Friday on the Main Stage it's UNIVERSAL SIGH + THE BUTTERNECKS with (Mackie Boles/Aaron Firetag) Doors open at 9pm with music at 10pm. Tickets are $5. The Jim Landry Band play the deck at 4pm. Saturday come out for GASLIGHT FEAT
(Gaslight Street & guests performing the music of LITTLE FEAT) w/ Paul Edelman: The Jangling Sparrow. Doors open at 9pm. Tickets are $10 & $12 DOS. Guilt Ridden Troubadour plays the deck at 4pm. Hungry Monks play Jerry Garcia on the deck at 4pm.Sunday enjoy a Phunday with Runaway Gin playing Phish covers beginning at 4pm. The House is located at 1977 Maybank Highway. Reach them at 571-4343.
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.
Firewater Grill is the home to some the best comedians travelling the circuit today. Come in for great food and drink and laugh your socks off each and every Saturday night with shows beginning at 9:30pm. Early seating begins at 8pm. Call 261-2121 for complete details.
Charlestowne's Landing 1500 Old Towne Road West Ashley will conduct a Musket Demonstration this weekend. During the early years of the settlement, the Charles Towne colonists faced several threats, especially from their primary enemy and colonial rival, the Spanish. The Spanish fleet at St. Augustine, Florida was within three days travel of the fledgling English colony. Charles Towne, "here settled in the very chaps of the Spaniard," was a direct challenge to the claim of this disputed land. Following a review of Charles Towne's fortifications and defenses, the program will culminate with a demonstration of 17th century small arms. The park is open 9-5pm. For more call 852-4200.
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.
Firewater Grille in Summerville presents Saturday Night Comedy with today's funniest comedians! Brought to you by Tony Kemp Productions Charleston's original comedy promoter. 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.
Don't miss our upcoming Lowcountry Family Expo on Saturday at the Charleston Convention Center. An event filled with non-stop entertainment, vendor booths, interactive exhibits, stage presentations, kids' activities, and celebrity guest Sierra McCormick from Disney Channel's Ant Farm. Event takes place 10-6pm. $5 for ages 13 and over. Military families get in free.
Here Be Books hosts Game Night this Saturday beginning at 6pm. Come join us for Game Night at Here Be Books & Games. Make new friends, socialize and have some fun. You can learn a new game or play an old favorite; either way you're sure to have a good time. Here Be Books & Games has been hosting Game Nights the first Saturday of every month, including holidays, since 2007. The fun starts at 6:00 p.m. and runs until after midnight. We've been known to be here until 3:30 a.m. playing games! A new tradition for the die-hards who stay until we run out of steam is to seek nourishment and refreshment at IHOP after we close. We sometimes take a light game to play while we wait for our food. Located at 4650 Ladson Road Suite I (Oakbrook Plaza) near Dorchester Road. Call 695-1498 for more.
The Charleston Museum launched a new fashion exhibition series, Fashion Flashback, in the foyer case of the Historic Textiles Gallery. The series, a journey backwards through time with a decade-by-decade look at clothing styles, begins with an exploration of the 1970s. Fashion Flashback: 1970s, on exhibit runs January 18 – April 27, showcasing everything from flower power patterns and paisley prints to the structured polyester leisure suit. Tickets are $10 adults, $5 kids 4-12, and free under 3 years of age. Call 722-2996 for more.
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 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. 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. Check them out online for more. http://www.royallanes.net/Royal_Lanes.html
With a forecast of continued cold temperatures and rain in store for the area on Friday, The Citadel and College of Charleston have altered the schedule for this weekend's series. Instead of opening the three-game set on Friday evening, the teams will renew their rivalry on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Riley Park. That will be followed by a game at Patriots Point on Sunday at 2 p.m. and the series finale will take place back at The Joe on Monday at 6 p.m.
Charleston Southern baseball returns to action on Friday when the Bucs open a three-game series with Toledo. First pitch is at 6 p.m. at CSU Ballpark.
Park Circle Film Society present 'Knights of Badassdom' following three best friends (Peter Dinklage, Steve Zahn and Ryan Kwanten) and dedicated LARPers (Live Action Role Players) as they take to the woods to reenact a dungeons and dragons-like scenario fresh out of the mythical Middle Ages. Trouble arises after they unwittingly conjure up some serious evil in the form of a blood-lusting Succubus, from the pits of hell. Fantasy and reality collide on the Fields of Evermore in an all-out epic battle of make-believe wizards, demons and assorted mythical creatures. Their courage and friendship is put to the test as they attempt to vanquish the evil they have summoned. Will the group prove to simply be foam sword-wielding LARPers, or true "Knights of Badassdom?" Park Circle Theatre is located at 4820 Jenkins Avenue in Olde Village of North Charleston. Cost is $5. Call 628-5534.
New to the theaters this weekend include 300:Rise of An Empire. Based on Frank Miller's latest graphic novel Xerxes, and told in the breathtaking visual style of the blockbuster '300,' this new chapter of the epic saga takes the action to a fresh battlefield--on the sea--as Greek general Themistokles attempts to unite all of Greece by leading the charge that will change the course of the war. Rated R. Also new, Grand Piano. Tom Selznick, the most talented pianist of his generation, stopped performing in public because of his stage fright. Years after a catastrophic performance, he reappears in public in a long-awaited concert in Chicago. Stars Elijah Wood and John Cusack. Rated R. Also new the animated 'Mr. Peabody & Sherman'. Rocky and Bullwinkle Show time-travelers Mr. Peabody and his adopted human sidekick, Sherman (voiced by Ty Burrell and Max Charles, respectively), strike out on their own for a big-screen CGI adventure in this feature directed by Rob Minkoff (The Haunted Mansion). Stephen Colbert and Allison Janney also contribute to the voice cast. Rated PG.