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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 July 22nd.  Third full weekend in July. Summer is here. Hit the beach. 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.

Charleston County Parks & Recreation host Friday Night Mixer 7pm on the Folly Beach Pier.  Shag the night away at the Folly Beach Pier, where DJ Jim Bowers will be spinning the hottest oldies and beach music classics. Not just your typical wooden pier, this breathtaking landmark stretches out 1045’ into the sparkling Atlantic Ocean and offers spectacular views, fishing, dining, tournaments, special events, and more throughout the year! Beverages, food, and snacks will be available for purchase on-site. Advance purchase is recommended. Admission will be $10 on-site if available. You must be 21 years of age to gain entry into the event, and photo ID is required. ID is required to purchase alcohol. Call 843-795-4386 for more.

At the historic Charleston Music Hall this Friday night Brad & Jennifer Moranz present 'Let The Good Times Roll'. Join them for an all-new show featuring the best of rock, pop and country! Tickets range from $16-$36. Purchase a Dinner & Show Ticket for a night out on the town. This ticket is $66 per person and includes one adult/senior ticket to Let the Good Times Roll and a pre-fixe dinner menu at Vincent Chicco’s located next door to the Charleston Music Hall. Purchase Dinner & Show tickets at etix.com.Dinner reservations required; call Vincent Chicco’s at 843-203-3002. (Package available for evening shows and Sunday matinee only; quantities are limited. Price does not include tax and gratuity.) Four performances only, Friday 7pm, Saturday 2pm & 7pm, and Sunday at 3pm. For tickets visit the box office 37 John Street or call 843-853-2252 or etix at 1-800-514-3849. Review  http://www.lowcountrytoday.com/npps/story.cfm?nppage=46664

The Beaufort Water Festival continues thru Sunday in beautiful Beaufort SC. The festival is comprised of more then two dozen individual events including sporting events, aquatic events, arts and crafts, music and of course, the best of Lowcountry cuisine. Festival is free; Concerts are ticketed events. Call 843-524-0600 for details.

The Palmetto Music Festival is scheduled for Saturday.  They will have The LACS, Demun Jones, Lenny Cooper, Redneck Souljers and the opening band is The Brady Smith Band. It all takes place at the Hanahan Amphitheater 3100 Mabeline Road (behind Trident Tech), the perfect venue for this Country Hick Hop music festival. Gates will open at 3 PM.  Concessions will be available (no coolers allowed).  Bring your chair or blanket and enjoy the show. Ages 10 and Up. Tickets range from $25-$45.

Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina host Bazaar At the Point Sunday. Lots of eclectic venders, kids activities, live music, live bee hive exhibit, corn hole, hermit crab races, & much more. Open and free to the public every fourth Sunday of the month. Pets welcome. 843-284-7022 for more info.

The legendary Mills House Hotel 115 Meeting Street presents Shrimp City Slim (noted Charleston blues pianist/singer) in the courtyard for a fabulous Lowcountry Blues Brunch on Sunday 11-2pm! Enjoy sunshine, food & drink specials, and live blues music every Sunday in downtown Charleston. 843-577-2400 for more.

Fishermen & fisherwomen take note. Charleston County Parks & Recreation's Cast Off Fishing Tournaments begin Saturday marking the first 2016 Cast Off Fishing Tournament of the year! This 8-tournament series kicks off at the Mount Pleasant Pier this Saturday with some "reel" competition for all ages of anglers. Did we mention the prizes? Because there WILL be prizes. Learn more @ http://ccprc.com/2038/Cast-Off-Fishing-Tournaments

Cool fun awaits kids (and adults) of all ages at the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission’s three area waterparks - Splash Zone, Splash Island and Whirlin’ Waters Adventure Waterpark!  Starting June 4, all three waterparks are open every day through Aug. 12!

Enjoy YOGA IN THE CEDAR ROOM Saturday 9 to 10:30 a.m. Join The Cedar Room for a special 75-minute yoga class led by Megan Gray of Urban Flow Yoga. Following the class, Royal Sport LTD Protein Shakes and Mercantile and Mash snacks will be available for purchase. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased @ http://indigoroadrestaurantgroup.fbmta.com/a/0/17199297567/17181582506/default.aspx

The Charleston Farmer's Market runs April 9th - Nov 26th 2016. thru Join them every Saturday 8am-2pm 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! Family-Friendly & Fun for ALL ages! You are sure to have a great time, whether you are swinging by to grab a quick bite to eat, getting your grocery shopping done for the week or even looking for a gift for that special someone. Bring your favorite picnic blanket and relax while enjoying live music on what we like to call, the largest outdoor dining patio in all of Charleston, SC.

Hundreds of smiling children will scatter throughout Magnolia Plantation and Gardens on Saturday to launch 150,000 ladybugs skyward during the Lowcountry's largest release of the environmentally friendly insect. Children dressed in ladybug costumes will vie for prizes during a costume contest. Categories will be children two and under, three to six and seven and older. Face painting, storytelling and other interactive activities are planned. Event takes place 9-3pm at Magnolia Plantation. Admission is $15 adult & $10 ages 6-12. Call 843-571-1266 for more.

Every Saturday from 8am-1pm come out to Summerville and take part in their Farmer's Market. 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. Enjoy live music in the Market Café from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM.

Join Palmetto Brewery 289 Huger Street downtown for their Loading Dock Concert series. Free concerts featuring local and regional artists. Great beer. Food trucks. Family friendly. Come on down and join us every Friday night! Please see our Facebook Events Page for band and food truck details! 6pm-10pm

Kiawah and Seabrook Islands any  Friday enjoying shopping, dining, and a complimentary wine tasting from 3:00 to 6:00 pm on Friday & Saturday.  This week's Friday night Music on the Green features The Palmetto Soul Band.  Their wide selection will feature dance, rock, funk, and Top 40 tunes. The concert is free and guests are encouraged to bring beach chairs and blankets.

Keep in mind the City Market alongside Market Street between East Bay and Meeting Streets now stays open late on Friday and Saturday nights. Enjoy a stroll thru the historic venue while you're downtown enjoying dinner or a show in the area.

The James Island Artist Market brings local artists and crafters every Thursday evening to Brick House Charleston, 1575 Folly Road, James Island. Live local music and free admission. 6pm - 10pm weather permitting. 843-509-6799 Facebook.com/ArtisanRow. Dogs welcome on leash.

 

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. Weekly wine tastings.  French and South African wines with John Riddick. With all this great early summer weather come by and pick some up just a sampling of what's to come!!. http://www.crushedfinewine.com/events/ 

Carolina Opry a Calvin Gilmore Theatre in Myrtle Beach has a full array of shows for the entire family running throughout the year. During the week catch a performance of 'Time Warp' a Good Vibrations Production featuring great songs from the 60's, 70's and 80's. It will take you on a Top 40 thrill ride. 'The TCO Show' has for nearly 30 years been thrilling Myrtle Beach visitors. The award-winning show blends two hours of high-energy music, comedy and dance! Check out 'Thunder & Light'. This entirely new live production stars the nationally renowned clogging group All That!, combined with a multi-million dollar laser light show and featuring the magical illusions of Brandon and Hannah Wagster. And if you love lasers and great music, be sure to catch 'Light'. You have to see a show like this to believe it. The blaze of color and movement from the lasers, when coupled with music in a themed production, creates a moving and unforgettable experience. Show times vary thru out the season. Visit the website for more. http://www.thecarolinaopry.com/myrtle-beach-shows/

34 West Theater present 'Addicted to Love'. The Class of '83 have gone footloose in this totally tubular musical-comedy where the men are at work and the girls just wanna have fun! "Best theatre to attend on the east coast! Where the actors are friendly and the shows put on by a strong and talented cast" Devane Trigiani, repeat patron. A menu of champagne cocktails, wine, craft beers, coke floats and savory snacks are available. Performances Tues 7pm, Thurs-Sat 8pm, select Sun 3pm. Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime. $25, discount given to groups. For tickets, visit the website listed or call 843-901-9343.

Pure Theatre 477 King Street during their Pure Summer Slam present 'BUYER & CELLAR'. Alex More has a story to tell. A struggling actor in L.A., he takes a job working in the Malibu basement of a beloved megastar. One day, the Lady Herself comes downstairs to play. It feels like real bonding in the basement, but will their relationship ever make it upstairs? BUYER & CELLAR is an outrageous comedy about the price of fame, the cost of things, and the oddest of odd jobs. Weekends Thur-Sun thru July 30th. Tickets $25. For more call 843-723-4444.

Charleston Theater & Threshold Rep Co. 84 1/2 Society Street present 'Love's Labour's Lost'. The King of Navarre and his three lords have sworn off women, vowing to remain committed to their studies for three years. So what happens when the Princess of France and her beautiful maidens arrive in their court? It’s the makings of one of Shakespeare’s best comedies. Performances July 21-Aug 14. Tickets Adults $25, Seniors $20, Students/Military $15. For more call 843-277-2172.

Late niters if you like authentic Greek food or just like good food try the nice guys from Platia Food Truck offering up their tasty tibdits late nights on the weekend. Platia sets up from 6:30pm til 3am at 35 Woolfe Street across from the Woolfe Street Playhouse. That's somewhere between King & Meeting.

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 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. 
Music has been restored to Morgan Creek!!!! . Rene Russell plays Friday at 5pm.  Pinkerton & the Brinks  play Saturday afternoon. Sunday come out for The Flying Buganski's 6pm. 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.  It's Improv Riot 8pm Friday night. 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. Another dose of Improv Riot on tap 8pm Saturday night.  Late night Saturday it's The Late Night Puppet Cabaret, a variety show starring puppets. You will see Puppet stand up, Puppet improv, Puppet songs, Puppet dance and maybe even some Puppet striptease. $5 for 10pm show. Guaranteed to make you laugh!   Laugh For A Lincoln ($5) every Wed night 8pm. Located at 280 Meeting Street. Call 853-6687 for details. 

At the world famous Windjammer on Friday  and Saturday night it's Who’s Bad “The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band” Tickets are $15 available at the door…Doors 9PM…Show 11:00. Who’s Bad’s live performance is an unrivaled celebration of pop music’s one true King.  On Sunday the Budweiser Bikini Bash takes place.  For more than 25 years, the Windjammer Budweiser Bikini Bash has showcased some of “Charleston’s finest bikini-clad ladies". Every Sunday thru first week of August. Come on out. For complete info visit www.the-windjammer.com/music.html   or call the Jammer @ 886-8948

 

 

At the Music Farm on Saturday night it's Digable Planets featuring Camp Lo. Tickets $25 for this all ages show that begins at 9pm. On Sunday night at the Farm it's The WarPigs! Dinner and a Show, celebrating Heritage Hogs and the Music of Black Sabbath w/ Bogan/White Dou with Jordan Igoe. Tickets $95 early bird & $110 general admission. Music 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 presents Same As It Ever Was (Talking Heads Tribute). Tickets $12 advance & $15 DOS or $20 for two night package.  Poho Family Funk Review play the deck 4pm for free. Saturday night it's a short set from Same As It Ever Was followed by by a big set of PRINCE/DAVID BOWIE music. Deadwin play for free 4pm Saturday on the deck. 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. Sunday at 4pm on the deck it's Sunday Phunday w/ Runaway Gin playing Phish music for free at 6pm.  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.

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 http://www.royallanes.net/

New to the theater this weekend include 'Star Trek Beyond'. A surprise attack in outer space forces the Enterprise to crash-land on a mysterious world. The assault came from Krall (Idris Elba), a lizard-like dictator who derives his energy by sucking the life out of his victims. Krall needs an ancient and valuable artifact that's aboard the badly damaged starship. Left stranded in a rugged wilderness, Kirk (Chris Pine), Spock (Zachary Quinto) and the rest of the crew must now battle a deadly alien race while trying to find a way off their hostile planet. Rated PG13. Also out the animated tale, 'Ice Age: Collision Course'. Scrat’s epic pursuit of the elusive acorn catapults him into the universe where he accidentally sets off a series of cosmic events that transform and threaten the Ice Age World. Starring voices of Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Adam Devine, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Max Greenfield, Jessie J, and Nick Offerman. Rated PG. And in limited release a movie about a lying politician running for the oval office, 'Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party'. Rated PG13.

For complete list of upcoming events visit http://www.lowcountrytoday.com/evps/

 

 
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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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