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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 March 23rd.   Last full weekend in March 2018.  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.

CCS host a Spring Fling Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday 4:30-7:30pm at Grace on the Ashley, 2014 Bees Ferry Rd. Come out to support a wonderful cause, enjoy a delicious meal, and fellowship with others who have a heart for CCS. Funds raised will help us purchase new desks, furniture, and equipment for the 18-19 school year. Tickets are $12. Children 3-12 are $6 and kids 2 and under eat free. Info call 843-556-4480.

The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting Street host Easter Eggstravaganza 10am until noon on Saturday. Get egg-cited with craft making at The Charleston Museum followed by an Easter egg hunt in the garden of the Joseph Manigault House! FREE for Museum members and FREE with admission ($12/adults, $5/children, under 3 free). Info at 843.722.2996.

PURE Theatre, 477 King Street is the host location for Holy City Guitar Series: Viva La Musica, South American Guitar & Wine, Sunday beginning at 5pm. The 3rd annual Holy City Guitar Series features classical guitarist Gregory Guay performing an all Latin solo set followed by his new project, Caja De Cuerdas Latin Ensemble. $17 in Advance $25 at the door $10 students. Visit for more.

Seacoast Church 1956 Maybank Hwy, Suite D is hosting the James Island Campus' 10 Year Celebration! Event takes place Sunday 9am-noon. If you've ever been a part of the Seacoast James Island family, please join us to celebrate our 10 year anniversary! We'll have extra treats and fun activities to enjoy during and after each service. 843-375-1095 for more.

The Mills House Hotel, 115 Meeting Street host Lowcountry Blues Brunch with Shrimp City Slim Sunday 11-2pm. This Lowcountry Blues Brunch is a Charleston tradition. No cover charge, casual dress OK, food & bar. For more call 843-577-2400.

The VFW Post 9509 Moncks Corner, SC, 1141 S Live Oak Dr. host Easter Day Activities 9-Noon on Sunday. Come get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny. Easter egg coloring contest begins at 10:30 AM. Easter egg hunt begins at 11:00 AM. Adults $8-$9. Children 9-13 $6. Call (843) 761-8713 for more.

Palmetto Islands County Park, 444 Needlerush Pkwy in Mt. Pleasant host Pet Fest this Sunday 11 AM - 5 PM. Give back to your furry friends by bringing them out to experience a day of fun, frolic, and exploration at Palmetto Islands County Park. Pets and their owners are invited to join us for exhibits, demos, experts, entertainment, and more at Charleston’s premiere pet festival! Call (843) 795-4386. Regular park admission rates apply.

Oakland Plantation, 1164 Porchers Bluff Rd host the Race & Roast 2018 on Sunday 12:30 PM - 4 PM. Join them for an Oyster Roast on the lawn of historic Oakland Plantation from 1-4 pm. Entry includes music from Hans Wenzel & the Eighty Sixers, all-you-can-eat oysters, chili, hot dogs, local beer, hay rides, kid activities and more! Runners and walkers can come early for a 5K Trail Run that starts at 12:30 pm. 843-224-1849 for complete details.

The Charleston Battery are back in action this Saturday. It is Meet the Team Night at MUSC Health Stadium as the Battery takes on Penn FC. Snap selfies, get autographs, and meet all the members of the Battery squad down on the field after the match! Four packs of tickets are available for $40; additional tickets are $10. The first 500 fans through the gates will receive a 2018 Charleston Battery poster featuring midfielder Ataulla Guerra! Plus we'll be serving $1 BEERS all night beginning when gates open. Kick off is 7pm. Visit the box office on Daniel Island or call 843-971-GOAL.

The North Charleston Coliseum is busy this weekend.  Beautiful - The Carole King Musical based on the famed singer songwriter's life continues its run at the Performing Arts Center. Tickets $42-$72. On Saturday the world famous Harlem Globetrotters play at the coliseum. With games at 2pm and 7pm. Tickets range from $14 to $100 with VIP access. Check out North Charleston Coliseum site for more or call 800-745-3000 or visit the coliseum box office.

The Charleston Music Hall is busy this weekend. On Saturday Charleston Jazz Orchestra presents JAZZ SAMBA: A Portrait of Stan Getz. Tickets $25-$60 for shows at 5 & 8pm. Charleston Music Hall is located at 37 John Street. Visit the box office or call 843-853-2252 for more.

Ready to laugh. Ms. Rose's Fine Food & Cocktails is excited to announce the return of their highly popular Comedy Hour series Saturday March 24th featuring regional and local comedians. The show will take place on Saturday with dinner at 7 p.m. and the show starting promptly at 8 p.m. Reservations required. Tickets are $10 per person. Dinner menu and full bar available. Call 843-766-0223 for more.

The Charleston Night Market opens this Friday night at the Charleston Market. Spend your weekends at the market with more than 50 artisans, music, and artists! Open Friday and Saturday nights through December.

Charleston Cars & Coffee takes place Saturday mornings from 7:30-10:30 at Mt. Pleasant Towne Center. A bunch of car and motorcycle enthusiasts that meet up every Saturday around 8AM at the MTP Towne Centre in front of Atlanta Bread Company.

The Charleston Farmers Market is up and running for the season. Join them every Saturday 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! 9am-2pm. Family friendly event.

The Johns Island Farmers Market 2024 Academy Drive, Johns Island is open Saturdays 10-2pm. New location is at Charleston Collegiate School. The founders want the market to be a one-stop-shop for everything on your shopping list to be sourced locally. Johns Island Farmers Market holds a mission of bringing interactive ways to educate your community on the health and environmental benefits of making sustainable choices. Visit their site to check out an array of vendors.


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 Mt. Pleasant.  They now request $10.00 for the tasting. $5.00 of which will be rebated on any bottles purchased. Plus weekly wine tastings. 




Carolina Opry a Calvin Gilmore Theatre in Myrtle Beach has a full array of shows for the new year. Calvin Gilmore produces and directs many of the show with his usual award-winning flair for production. 





The Sottile Theatre, 44 George Street presents 'Thumbelina' Saturday 7:30 pm and Sunday 3:00 pm. The classic Hans Christian Andersen tale takes the Sottile stage in a world premiere ballet with live chamber ensemble. Go on a thrilling adventure with the smallest of girls, Thumbelina, to distant lands with a cast of silly creatures that she meets along the way. Tickets begin at $18. (843) 864-4809 for details.

Footlight Players at 20 Queen St. end their run of 'Dial M for Murder'. Tony Wendice has married his wife, Margot, for her money and now plans to murder her for the same reason. He arranges the perfect murder. He blackmails a crook he used to know into strangling her for a fee and arranges a brilliant alibi for himself. Shows Fri & Sat at 8pm and 3pm on Sunday. 843-722-4487 for more.

What If Productions end their run of Stupid F--king Bird this weekend. Funny. Heartbreaking and with live music. It is everything that theatre is and should be! Remaining show dates March, 23, 24, 30 & 31 at 7:30pm and Sunday at 3:00pm. All shows at 84 1/2 Society St.

Pure Theatre 477 King St. continue their run of This Random World. We want to believe that serendipity brings us together, but is that just a myth? Mining the comedy of missed connections, THIS RANDOM WORLD asks the serious question of how often we travel parallel paths through the world without noticing. --- “…affecting. Weekend shows Thurs-Sat at 7:30pm. Saturday matinee at 3pm. Tickets $25. Call 843-723-4444 for more.

Woolfe Street & Village Rep Co. present Marjorie Prime weekends thru March 31st. It’s the age of artificial intelligence, and 85-year-old Marjorie — a jumble of disparate, fading memories — has a handsome new companion who’s programmed to feed the story of her life back to her. What would we remember, and what would we forget, if given the chance? In this richly spare, wondrous new play, Jordan Harrison explores the mysteries of human identity and the limits — if any — of what technology can replace. Tickets $20-$30. Call 843-856-1579 for more.

Flowertown Productions 133 S. Main Summerville begin their run of An Act of God. Join us for a very special question and answer session hosted by the one, the only, the creator of the universe itself, God! No way!? Yahweh. It's an opportunity that's hard to pass over as God unleashes a plague of sass, wit, and social commentary – leaving no stone unturned. And hopefully, he'll answer some of those deeper questions that people are always bothering him about! March 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, & 31 @ 8PM. Rated: FTP-MA, coarse language, and suggestive dialogue. Tickets $15. Call (843) 875-9251 for more.

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 or call 937-6453


Isle of Palms coolest hangout is, Morgan Creek Grill. Friday night it's The Hope Griffin Trio. Saturday enjoy **BOURBON & BBQ- & Darlyne Cain 4-8pm** at the Creek. Morgan Creek Grill is located at Isle of Palms Marina. Call 843-886-8980 for more.


Come out to Theatre 99 for comedy this weekend. Friday & 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. Stay late Saturday for The Funny Bucket. Funny improv games in a bucket can only mean one thing - Hilarity!! $5 for 10pm show. Laugh For A Lincoln ($5) on Wednesday & Thursday nights.  Guaranteed to make you laugh! Wed night 8pm. Located at 280 Meeting Street. Call 853-6687 for details. 


At the world famous Windjammer this weekend. Friday night come out for  The Steel Woods.  Tickets $12 advance & $15 DOS for 9pm start. On Saturday it's Trial By Fire… a Journey Tribute Band with FiftyWatt Train. $10 for 9pm show. Tuesdays enjoy Oyster Night with Larry/David Night. Thursdays are Karaoke Night at the Jammer. For complete info visit   or call the Jammer @ 886-8948


At the Music Farm this weekend.  On Friday night come out for The High Divers “chicora” Album Release Party featuring Hannah Wicklund & The Steppin Stones & 2 Slices. $10 for 9pm show. On Saturday Muscadine Bloodline with Page Mackenzie play the Farm. Tickets $6.50-$13 for 8pm start.  Music Farm is located at 32 Ann Street downtown Charleston. Contact the Farm at



Over at the Charleston Pour House Friday night it's The Mantras. $12 adv & $15 DOS with 9:30pm start. The Poho Family Funk Revue play the deck for free at 4pm. Saturday night it's the David Bromberg Quartet w/ The Harrows. $25 & $30 with 8:30pm start. The Hungry Monks on the deck at 4pm. Robotrio play the deck for free at 4pm. On Sunday come out for the 11-3pm 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 with Poho Food Truck serving food.  The House is located at 1977 Maybank Hwy James Island. Call 571-4343 for more.

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.  John Seymour (The Fire Apes) play (old village) Saturday 10pm-1am. (843) 744-7753 for info. Tickets $5.

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.


At the Banana Cabana front beach Isle of Palms enjoy live acoustic music on the patio weekly during the spring and summer months on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Great food & drink at IOP's most laid back dining destination. 1130 Ocean Blvd. Call (843) 886-4361.

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.

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 $20 per lane per hour 9-11pm. Late niters might enjoy Cosmic Bowling 11-2am for just $18 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.

New to the theater this weekend include Pacific Rim: Uprising. Jake Pentecost is a once-promising Jaeger pilot whose legendary father gave his life to secure humanity's victory against the monstrous Kaiju. Jake has since abandoned his training only to become caught up in a criminal underworld. Stars John Boyega and Scott Eastwood. Rated PG13. Also new, the animated feature 'Sherlock Gnomes'. When Gnomeo and Juliet first arrive in London with their friends and family, their biggest concern is getting a new garden ready for spring. When everyone in the garden suddenly goes missing -- there's only one gnome to call -- Sherlock Gnomes. Voiced by James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, and Michael Caine. Rated PG. In 'Midnight Sun', sheltered since childhood, 17-year-old Katie Price lives with a life-threatening sensitivity to sunlight. Her world opens up after dark when she ventures out to play her guitar for random travelers. Stars Bella Thorne and Patrick Schwarzenegger. Rated PG13.

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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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