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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 Nov 27th.  Last full weekend in November of 2015. Happy Thanksgiving to all and upcoming holiday season. Fall is upon us and football season is in full gear. 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.

Boone Hall Plantation host 'A Lowcountry Christmas' this weekend. The Christmas season comes alive at Boone Hall Plantation with an exciting new special event that is designed to bring some holiday magic and joy to people of all ages! Lights, Santa, exhibits, and more. Fridays and Saturdays 5pm – 10:30pm. All other nights 5pm – 9:30 pm. Event runs thru Jan 1st. Admission: $15 Adults, $8 Children 3-12, $36 for Family Four Pack with Children 2 and under - FREE with adult. Call 843.884.4371 for info.

Charleston Harbor Tours Keep the light shinin' hosting a Holiday Dinner Cruise featuring live music and a gourmet buffet.  Tour includes Gourmet buffet Holiday dinner, 2 hr scenic Harbor Cruise on the Carolina Queen and Mix of holiday favorites and Gullah spirituals through live entertainment by The Plantation Singers. Tickets are $49.95 per person. Runs 7-9pm Nov. 27 & Dec. 11, 19, 26. For info call 888.224.5037.

Gracie & Lucy present 'Christmas On The Air' this Saturday with two shows 2pm & 7pm at Footlight Players Theatre 20 Queen Street. Surprise!  You play the role of the LIVE studio audience as Gracie & Lacy re-create the Golden Age of radio. Classic personalities like Baby Snooks, and Gracie Allen, will bring hilarious comedy over the airwaves.  And of course, you'll hear those nostalgic holiday hits that let you know that "Santa Clause Is Comin' To Town" with those jazzy "Jingle Bells."  What's more, you'll get to see something radio listeners did not - the choreography, the showmanship, and the stunning costuming!  Call 843-722-4487 or 800-293-5949 for more.

The Summerville Antique Gallery 901 N. Main Street host a Bluegrass & Shopping event this Saturday from 1-3:30pm. Enjoy refreshments and live music from Thunder Alley. Info 843-873-4926.

Luke's Lutheran Church in Summerville host their annual Handel's Messiah Sing-Along Sunday beginning at 3pm. This annual event, which is fast becoming a treasured Summerville holiday tradition, will feature select movements from Handel’s majestic work as well as a chamber ensemble accompaniment and virtuoso soloists.In keeping with the spirit of giving so appropriate to the holidays, the Singers will also be collecting canned food donations for the Lowcountry Food Bank at the event.

Celebrate The Season is a holiday lights festival that keeps on giving, with all gate proceeds donated to charities serving Berkeley County. The lights driving tour and weekend festivals start Nov. 27th at Santee Cooper headquarters and the Old Santee Canal Park. open 6-9:30pm Nov 27-Dec 30th. $5 per vehicle. For more call 843-899-5200.

Mark your calendar for this year’s beloved Holiday Festival of Lights at James Island County Park! With an estimated two million shimmering lights over a three-mile loop, Charleston’s most popular holiday event returns Friday Nov. 13, 2015 – Jan. 1, 2016.The Holiday Festival of Lights is much more than just a driving tour! Park the car and experience exciting attractions custom-designed for holiday cheer. There are many celebrated attractions to see and do.

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.

The City of Charleston hosts the Farmer's Market every Saturday from 9-2pm. Come out and see what's growing around the low country. The CFM is dedicated to the support and advocacy of Lowcountry farmers, growers, prepared/packaged food, artisans, crafters and live performers. We offer a variety of local produce, plants, herbs and cut flowers as well as breakfast and lunch vendors, live entertainment and an assortment of juried arts and crafts from local artisans.Entertainment & food trucks often visit.

Up in Summerville just off the downtown green the town hosts their own Farmer's Market with local vendors, food trucks and more every Saturday 8am-1pm. Over on Johns Island the city host a Farmer's Market 10-2pm on Saturday at 3546 Maybank Hwy. Enjoy local produce, arts & crafts.

If you're out at Freshfields Village any  Friday enjoying shopping, dining, and a complimentary wine tasting from 3:00 to 6:00 pm. Saturday Freshfields host a Holiday Festival with arts & crafts, food, jump castle, mechanical reindeer rides, and live music from 11-3pm. 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. A selection of French wines for the holiday with Molly from Sour Grapes. Weekly wine tastings. This Friday come out for Pacific North West wines with Bruno. Plus We now have the new state of the art wine preservation system Coravin. For all of us who want a great glass of wine each night but do not want to finish the bottle this is for you. A great Christmas Gift. We are the only wine shop East of the Cooper carrying this product. Plus 15% off select wines for the holiday season. 

Carolina Opry a Calvin Gilmore Theatre in Myrtle Beach has a full array of shows for the entire family running throughout the year. Two of the hottest shows on the Grand Strand in 2015 include Time Warp a Good Vibrations show celebrating some of the best songs from the 60's, 70', & 80's. Also 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

Woolfe Street Playhouse & Village Rep Co. present 'Grey Gardens', the story of Big Edie and Little Edie Bouvier Beale, the eccentric aunt and cousin of Jaqueline Kennedy Onassis. Set at the Bouvier mansion in East Hampton, this bold musical follows a mother and daughter on their hilarious and heartbreaking journey from glamorous aristocrats to notorious recluses in a crumbling house filled with memories and cats. With a dream cast led by Becca Anderson and Kathy Summer, Grey Gardens examines both the back story of this fascinating family and the fate they couldn’t possibly have imagined. Tickets $20-$35. Call 856-1579 for more. Weekend shows thru Dec 6th at  37 Woolfe Street.

Pure Theatre @ 477 King Street open 'FAILURE: A LOVE STORY', a fantastical tale of the three Fail sisters and their disparate and luckless journeys through life and towards love. Weekend performances Nov 6-28th. Tickets $30. For more call 843.723.4444.

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 Performing Arts Center on Folly Road James Island present 'Christmas Cabaret'. Celebrate the season with our unique holiday themed cabaret! This spectacular 90-minute cabaret features all your favorite Christmas classics, highlighted by festive costumes and production numbers featuring our dancing showgirls and vocal headliners. It will be sure to add sparkle and cheer to your holiday! The show runs Dec. 4 to 20, Thursday through Sunday evenings. For info & tix 843-991-5582.

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 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!!!! Live music is back at Morgan Creek.  Friday 4-7 it's Rene Russell. Saturday come in for Bill Krauss w/ Saturday Oyster Roast  4-8pm. 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 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. $12 for 8pm show.  Saturday 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.  Laugh For A Lincoln ($5) Saturday @ 10pm. Laugh For A Lincoln ($5) every Wed night 8pm. Located at 280 Meeting Street. Call 853-6687 for details. 

At the world famous Windjammer this Friday come out for The Distinguished Gentlemen playing rhythm & rock music. Tickets $5. Show 9pm.  Saturday night it's Spunjwurthi with $5 cover.  For complete info visit   or call the Jammer @ 886-8948

At the Music Farm Friday it's TBA.  Saturday The Sibling Rivalry featuring The Steppin' Stones & High Divers play the Farm. Tickets $7 & $10 for 8pm show. 16 & older admitted. Music Farm is located at 32 Ann Street downtown Charleston. Contact the Farm at

Over at the Charleston Pour House  on Friday night it's Todd Nance & Friends.  Tickets $15 & $20 DOS with 9pm start. Poho Family Funk Review play the deck @ 4pm.  The Mantras w/ Sumilan perform 9pm Saturday night. Tickets are $12 & $15. Big John Belly plays the deck at 4pm. Sunday come 11-3pm out for the Sunday Brunch Farmer's Market as Mike Quinn presents Kanika Moore and the Motown Throwdown 1pm-4pm. FREE LIVE Gospel-Soul-Funk. Runaway Gin  perform a salute to Phish 6-10pm Sunday night. Free show. 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.


 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 this weekend.  Located at 6775 Bears Bluff Rd Wadmalaw Island. Call 559-6867 for more. 

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

New to the box office this weekend include 'Creed'. Adonis Johnson (MichaelB.Jordan)never knew his famous father,world heavy weight champion Apollo Creed, who died before he was born. Still, there’s no denying that boxing is in his blood, so Adonis heads to Philadelphia, the site of Apollo Creed’s legendary match with a tough upstart named Rocky Balboa. Once in the City of Brotherly Love, Adonis tracks Rocky (Sylvester Stallone) down and asks him to be his trainer. Rated PG13.  Also new, 'Victor Frankenstein'. James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe star in a dynamic and thrilling twist on a legendary tale.  Radical scientist Victor Frankenstein (McAvoy) and his equally brilliant protégé Igor Strausman (Radcliffe) share a noble vision of aiding humanity through their groundbreaking research into immortality. Rate PG13.  And 'Janis: Little Girl Blue' is a documentary about Joplin sure to please die hard fans. Not rated.

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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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