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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 5th.  First full weekend of February of 2016. The new year is in full swing. 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.

Many of your favorite neighborhoods bar & grills will be showing Super Bowl 50 in all it's glory. If you're downtown I suggest Mellow Mushroom, Charleston Beer Works, King St. Grille, Wild Wings, or the Carolina Ale House. West Ashley you might want to drop by Triangle Char Bar, Roost Bar & Grill, or DD Peckers. In the north area you have several in the old village like DIG in the Park or the Sparrow or maybe Buffalo Wild Wings in Tanger. In the northwoods area there's O'Charley's, Hooters, King St. Grille, and Wild Wings Cafe. Summerville has a Buffalo Wild Wings, along with Logans Steakhouse, O'Charley's, Mellow Mushroom, and another Carolina Ale House near Nexton. On the Oakbrook side there's Dog & Duck and O'Charley's. Best choice in Goose Creek is the Alley Gator Bar & Grill inside Royal Lanes. East of the Cooper there is a DIG on Daniel's Island. Plenty of places around Shem Creek and Mt.Pleasant Towne Center. Enjoy the game and go Panthers!

The 3RD ANNUAL CHARLESTON STEM FESTIVAL takes place Saturday in from 10AM-3PM at Brittlebank Park. A full day of hands-on activities and interactive exhibits! The festival is a celebration of science, technology, engineering and math in the Lowcountry. The 3rd annual festival will be highly visible outdoor event that provides opportunity for engagement and exchange between children, teens, families, and local STEM professionals.

The Barqecue Joint in the Olde Village of North Charleston is hosting an oyster roast to commemorate their 8th anniversary. Ready to shuck some Oysters this Saturday! Here's a little 1, 2, 3, 4 on how to shuck for those not in the know. Come on out this Saturday for our 8th Anniversary Oyster Roast & Bluegrass Block Party! Street will be closed down in front of Joint down to EVO's on East Montague. Get more details and let us know your coming here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1536679243297708/

The 9th Annual FollyGras Festival on Folly Beach takes place Saturday and will feature dozens of local food and artisan vendors, kids’ activities, live music and much more. Guests are encouraged to wear their most festive costume and bring their beads. The parade will start at 12pm, with the street party immediately following from 1pm-5pm. Entry to the festival is free. Center Street restaurants will have food booths set up in front of their businesses throughout the duration of the parade and festival, serving off-menu and seasonal fare.

Your South Carolina Stingrays are home this weekend. The Rays host the Brampton Beasts on 4 Pack Friday. The deal is 4 tickets, 4 hot dogs, 4 sodas, and a large popcorn for ONLY $65. The package is perfect for your family and is an amazing deal! Puck drops at 7pm. Saturday is Military Appreciation Night as the Rays welcome the Florida Everblades to the coliseum. Game time is 7pm. For tickets visit the coliseum box office or call the Rays office at 843-744-2248.

Join the James Island Charter High School for a Pre-Superbowl Oyster Roast Fundraiser and Auction at Bowens Island Sunday 1-4pm. Ticket price includes all you can fresh local oysters, chili, hot dogs, mac & cheese, dessert and sweet tea and featuring live music by the V-tones. Bid on great auction items including a condo stay in Costa Rica, restaurant and attraction gift certificates, paddle boarding classes, bee keeping experience and many more! Cash or check only. 100% of the proceeds go to support the band and color guard program. Adults $25 in advance, $28 at the door, children (3-12) $15, under 3 are free. Beer and soda available with additional donation. This event is open to the public. Info 843-478-1888.

Chase After a Cure will host its eighth annual gala, raising money for childhood cancer research at Medical University of South Carolina Children’s Hospital, on Saturday. With a theme of “Chasing Cures in a Garden of Possibilities,” the 2016 gala is set for 7 p.m. at the new Charleston Gaillard Center. The gala, which raises money to fund local research and purchase equipment for treatments and cures for childhood cancer, welcomes Charleston vocalist Quiana Parler as the featured entertainment. For info adam@chaseafteracure.com

The Charleston Artist Guild Gallery announces Teresa Jones as the Featured Artist for the month of February. Her exhibit, Made in the South, is a collection of artwork showcasing landscapes and architecture of our beautiful South. Her work is on display beginning Friday Feb 5th thru Feb 29th at 160 East Bay Street.

Charleston Music Club present “Music with Love: Two Prodigies, One Stage” Friday night at Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church. The club will present a benefit concert featuring two multiple award-winning prodigies Ashley Yoon, an 11 year old violinist and Piccolo Spoleto Rising Star, and Caleb Borick, a 13 year old pianist and Philadelphia International Music Festival’s concerto competition Grand Winner. The program will include compositions by Bach, Sarasate, Paganini, Scriabin and Liszt. The concert will be Friday, February 5th, at 7pm at the Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church. The suggested donation of $20 for adults will fund Charleston Music Club Scholarships. Call  843-886-0245 for more.

Gracie & Lucy present Puttin' On The Ritz Dinner Theater this Friday night at Charleston Area Convention Center ballroom in North Charleston. The amazingly talented sister act will present a classy performance showcasing the music, glamour, and pizzazz of the Swing Era! Harmonies with that Andrews Sisters flair, energetic tap routines, and vintage-inspired costuming bring past hits to life in vivid color, including Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Sisters, and Puttin’ OnThe Ritz. Entrée: Chicken Saltimbocca – lightly breaded with sage, prosciutto, provolone, and parmesan peppercorn alouette cream. Tickets $40 or $15 for show only. Call 843-740-5854 for more.

Join Palmetto Brewery 289 Huger Street downtown for their 'unplugged series' every Saturday from 5pm – featuring local acoustic musicians, Charleston’s best food trucks and our famous Palmetto pints. Stop in and set for a spell. You’ll be glad you did! Food Truck TBD onsite 11-3pm. Music kicks off 6pm.

Love oysters! Ellis Creek Fish Camp have Saturday Oyster Roasts. Join them every Saturday this oyster season at Ellis Creek Fish Camp for oysters and beer! Our new deck overlooking the marsh and creek provides the perfect backdrop. Outdoor fun with corn hole and other games. Saturdays 2-5pm. $13/bucket - bring an oyster knife if you have one. 1243 Harbor View Rd James Island. For more call (843) 297-8878.

Come out to Newtique Boutique every Saturday from 10-4pm and take part in their weekly 'garage sales'. They have a overrun 'Man Cave' out back and are making great deals. Since moving next door at 1051 Johnnie Dodds Boulevard in Mt. Pleasant they now have not only a larger space to display their unique items but an open area in back with a roll open door overlooking Crickentree Village. Come on out for big saving inside and in their garage. You'll find a bevy of crafts, decor, hand made jewelry, a big man cave area, one of a kinds, and Heirloom Traditions Chalk-like Paints. For more call them at 971-1231.

If you're out at Freshfields Village any  Friday enjoying shopping, dining, and a complimentary wine tasting from 3:00 to 6:00 pm. Contact the shop at 843-768-2245 for details about the wines.

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.  We so enjoy working with local companies. This Friday enjoy A selection of French wine with Jesse from Curated. 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. On tap is Thunder & Light, and incredible laser, dance, & magic show featuring All That. If you're vacationing in Myrtle Beach or just up for the weekend check out all the action at http://www.thecarolinaopry.com/myrtle-beach-shows/

Flowertown Players in Summerville present a 1980's version of 'Barefoot In the Park'. Paul and Corie Bratter are newlyweds in every sense of the word. He's a straight-as-an-arrow lawyer and she's a free spirit always looking for the latest kick. Their new apartment is her most recent find-too expensive with bad plumbing and in need of a paint job. After a six day honeymoon, they get a surprise visit from Corie's loopy mother and decide to play matchmaker. Weekend shows Feb 5th-14th. Show is rated PG13. Tickets $20-$25. For more call (843) 875-9251 or visit the box office at 133 S. Main Street Summerville.

The Tennessee Williams classic, “A Streetcar Named Desire” roars through the Footlight Players Theatre 20 Queen Street to start the second half of the season. Widely considered a landmark drama, this play deals with a culture clash between two symbolic characters, Blanche DuBois and her brother-in-law, Stanley Kowalski. Blanch is a a pretentious, fading, yet still attractive, Southern belle. Stanley is a rising member of the industrial, urban immigrant class. Play runs weekends Jan. 22-Feb. 7, 2016. Tickets $20-$30. Call 843-722-4487 for more. Review, http://www.lowcountrytoday.com/npps/story.cfm?nppage=44360

Pure Theatre 477 King Street present 'THE REALISTIC JONESES", where we meet Bob and Jennifer and their new neighbors, John and Pony, two suburban couples who have even more in common than their identical homes and their shared last names. As their relationships begin to irrevocably intertwine, the Joneses must decide between their idyllic fantasies and their imperfect realities. Weekend performances Jan 22-Feb 13. Tickets $30. Call 843-723-4444 for more.

Threshold Rep, Charleston’s professional theatre company brings the heart-wrenching classic, 'Of Mice and Men' to the stage. Based on the award-winning novel by John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men tells the story of two friends searching for work in California during the Great Depression. Weekend shows Thursday thru Saturday Jan 14-Feb 13th. Tickets: Adults $25/Seniors $20/Students/Military $15. Threshold Rep. located at 84 1/2 Society Street. For info 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.

Charleston's all new 34 West Theatre at 200 Meeting Street present 'Jingle Bell Hop'. Murphy's diner is rockin' around the clock with break-ups, shake-ups, and lost mistletoe dreams. Perfect for groups! Select shows thru out the week with performances running thru Jan 2nd. 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 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!!!! . Music kicks off at 7pm.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 a dose of comedy. Friday night it's The Funny Bucket. $12 for 8pm show. 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.  Guaranteed to make you laugh! $12 for 8pm 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 it's the music of The Encore Music Student Showcase. Free admission for 8-1am show.  Second series noon til 7pm Satuday. Saturday at the Jammer it's everyone's favorite party band Plane Jane. Tickets $5 for 9pm start.  For complete info visit www.the-windjammer.com/music.html   or call the Jammer @ 886-8948

 

 

At the Music Farm Friday its TBA.  Saturday it's Who's Band the ultimate Michael Jackson tribute band. Tickets $15 & $17 for 16 & older show. 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 it's Gaslight Street & their 'Two Years Gone' release party. Tickets $10. On Saturday A Fragile Tomorrow & Danielle Howle play the House. Tickets $8 advance and $10 DOS. 9pm start. Ka-Tet play the deck at 4pm. 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. 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 in theaters this weekend include 'The Choice'. When feisty medical student Gabby Holland moves in next door to perennial ladies' man Travis Shaw, it sends them both on a romantic journey neither ever dreamed possible. Stars Benjamin Walker and Teresa Palmer. Rated PG13. Also new 'Misconduct'. An ambitious lawyer (Josh Duhamel) becomes a murder suspect after he takes on a case against the corrupt executive (Anthony Hopkins) of a pharmaceutical company. Rated R.

For more upcoming events visit our events page @ 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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