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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 Nov 28th. Last full weekend in November. Happy Thanksgiving and crazed shopping weekend. 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.
A lot happening at the North Charleston Coliseum complex this weekend.
Your SC Stingrays play host to the Orlando Solar Bears On Saturday night 7pm and on Sunday at 3pm. Advance Tickets $24, $22, $18, $16, $13, & $8 (plus applicable fees). visit the coliseum box office or call 744-2248 for more.
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/
It's holiday time at the Opry. The 29th season of The Carolina Opry Christmas Special, “The Christmas Show of the South,” brings you its most memorable season yet. The 2014 season brings stunning change neatly blended with time-honored traditions. New talent mingles with acclaimed rotating artists and long-standing Opry favorite artists. Performances run Nov 1st thru Jan 3rd. A production of Calvin Gilmore Presents. Fun for all ages. A must see in Myrtle Beach for the holidays. Tickets range from $23-$50. Nightly shows at 7pm with select matinees ar 2pm. For complete schedule click http://www.thecarolinaopry.com/myrtle-beach-shows/christmas-special/ Call them at 800-843-6779 or visit their site http://www.thecarolinaopry.com/
Woolfe Street Playhouse and Village Repertory Company open 'Andrew Lippa’s Wild Party'. The Wild Party follows the reckless and dangerous relationship of Queenie and her lover, a vaudeville clown named Burrs, in an ill-fated attempt to set fire to their flagging romance, the two decide to throw a party to end all parties. Based on Joseph Moncure March’s 1926 narrative poem of the same name, The Wild Party brings to the stage all the frenetic energy and fatalistic attitude of prohibition era America in an exciting evening of gin and sin. Weekend shows thru Dec 6th. Performances at 7:30pm with select Sunday matinees at 5pm. Tickets range from $25-$35. Call 856-1579 or visit their box office @ 34 Woolfe Street.
Midtown & Sheri Grace Productions present 4000 Miles. After suffering a major loss while he was on a cross-country bike trip, Leo seeks solace from his feisty grandmother, Vera, in her West Village apartment. Over the course of a single month, these unlikely roommates infuriate, bewilder, and ultimately reach each other. 4000 MILES looks at how two outsiders find their way in today's world. Weekend shows Thurs-Sun thru November 30th. Nightly at 8pm with 3pm matinees on 23rd & 30th. All shows at Carolina Acting Studio on James Island, corner of Folly & Camp Roads. Tickets are $16 & $20. For info call 795-2223. Review, http://www.lowcountrytoday.com/npps/story.cfm?nppage=39324
Charleston's all new 34 West Theatre at 200 Meeting Street performs 'A Swinging Christmas' weekends Nov 25th - Jan 3rd with nightly shows Thurs - Sun. Will Johnny be home for Christmas? Jazzy tunes and one crazed crooner heat up a cold wintery night at the snowbound Mountaintop Lodge. 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 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. Thursday's are singer songwriter showcases at the Grill. Friday it's Rene Russell @ 4pm. Saturday come out for an 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 come out for 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 are $10 for 8pm show. Stay late for Charleston Comedy Stand Up Prelims. Each stand up comedian in this round have made it past the preliminary rounds and are one step closer to the top prize! Can you feel it?!?!?! Tickets are $10 for 10pm start. Saturday night 8pm come out for 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. Saturday late night it's another round of Stand Up Prelims. $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 come out for Weird Science playing your favorite 80's music. Tickets are $8. Saturday night it's Shonuff at the Jammer with $5 admission fee. Sundays enjoy NFL football and oyster roasts.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 enjoy live music from Flogging Molly w/ the Mighty Stef & Pasadena Band. Tickets are $35 for this all ages show. Doors 7:30pm with 8pm start. Saturday it's The Futurebirds w/Archetypes & Dear Blanca. Tickets are $10 & $13. Concert is 16 and older. Doors at 7pm with 7:30pm start. Sunday night it's the Fall Reggae Jam at the Farm with music starting at 7pm. Tickets are $15 & $17 for all ages show. 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 American Aquarium & The Travellin Kine. Tickets are $10 advance & $12 DOS. Josh Roberts & The Hinges play the deck at 4pm. Saturday night it's The City Paper Awards Show with concert after by winners and Gary Hudson. Doors open at 6pm. Tickets are $15 for party & show. City Paper nominees play the deck at 4pm. Sunday night it's TBA at the House with 7:30pm show. Tickets are $10 & $12. 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.
The following are holiday related events:
The Holiday Festival of Lights presented by the Charleston County Parks & Recreation Committee will begins Friday November 14th and runs thru Jan 3rd. The 25th annual festival has become a must see for families and groups who want to experience the sights and sounds of the holiday season. Featuring over 700 displays and two million lights, the Holiday Festival of Lights is a cherished holiday tradition for many families throughout Charleston and beyond. While out at James Island County Park check out these attractions, Magnificent sculpture made from over 50 tons of sand, An up-close look at the lights on the holiday train
Mouth-watering treats from Santa's Sweet Shoppe, Handmade gingerbread houses, Giant greeting cards created by local students and a Victorian carousel. For more visit their site or call 795-4386.
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 for more.
Park Circle Films take the holiday weekend off. On Wed Dec 3rd PCF present a comedy night 'Santa Claus Conquers the Martians'. Their sponsors at The Sparrow continue to host the latest installment of the monthly Cinema Stand-up series. A rotating selection of local comedians lead us in riffing on the movie, MST3K-style. This month, Santa Claus takes on the bad guys of Mars! Admission is a suggested donation of $5. Proceeds help pay for ongoing Film Society programs. Park Circle Films located in Olde Village Community Bldg 4820 Jenkins Ave North Charleston. Check out future films @ Park Cirlce http://parkcirclefilms.org/
New at the theaters. Three new films debut this holiday weekend including 'Horrible Bosses 2'. Tired of always answering to others, Nick (Jason Bateman), Dale (Charlie Day) and Kurt (Jason Sudeikis) go into business for themselves. After demonstrating the prototype for an invention called the Shower Buddy, the guys attract the attention of Rex Hanson and his father, Bert. Bert invests in the trio's product, then cancels the order and steals their idea. Costars Jennifer Aniston. Rated R. Also new 'The Imitation Game'. Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Alan Turing, the genius British mathematician, logician, cryptologist and computer scientist who led the charge to crack the German Enigma Code that helped the Allies win WWII. Costars Kiera Knightly. Rated PG13. And also, 'The Penguins of Madagascar'. Super spy teams aren’t born…they’re hatched. Discover the secrets of the greatest and most hilarious covert birds in the global espionage biz: Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private. These elitists of the elite are joining forces with a chic undercover organization, The North Wind. Rated PG.
'Coming Up Next Week:
Brad & Jennifer Moranz present their annual Charleston Christmas Special at the Charleston Music Hall. From holiday classics to spiritual favorites and everything in between, this year’s Charleston Christmas Special has something for everyone. This annual show has become a true holiday tradition for individuals and families all over the Lowcountry and beyond. The Moranz' are bringing back audience favorites while creating entirely new musical performances and comedy sketches. Highlights include a quartet of men singing II Divo’s version of “O Holy Night,” Julie Bell performing Christian artist Sandi Patty’s version of “Angels We Have Heard on High,” and Eddie Wilson playing Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus” on piano. Plus, even the youngest audience members will enjoy a medley of children’s holiday favorites, including “I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas.” Running Dec. 5-21 at the Charleston Music Hall, The Charleston Christmas Special is the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit. Former Broadway performers and long-time producers of variety shows and musical revues in Charleston, Brad and Jennifer Moranz entertain more than 9,000 people each December. For tickets call 853-2252 or ETix @ 800-514-3849. For more visit bradandjennifermoranz.com.