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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 Jan 23rd. Third full weekend in January of the new year 2015. Happy Holidays from Lowcountrytoday.com. Super Bowl Sunday is still a week away, however festivals, 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.
The Charleston Restaurant Association and Boone Hall Plantation host the 32nd Annual Lowcountry Oyster Festival on Sunday from 11-5pm. The Lowcountry Oyster Festival is the world’s largest oyster festival and has been named one of the “top 20 events in the southeast” by Southeastern Tourism Society. Highlights include the legendary “Oyster Shucking” and “Oyster Eating” Contests, live music on the main stage, wine, a selection of domestic and imported beers, a Children’s Area and a “Food Court” showcasing a variety of local favorite restaurants to satisfy everyone’s taste. Click our contest page for chances to win pair of tickets. http://www.lowcountrytoday.com/ctps/ctitem.cfm?conid=80
The 35TH ANNUAL CHARLESTON BOAT SHOW takes place this weekend at the Charleston Convention Center at North Charleston Coliseum complex. The Charleston Boat Show is the place to find the latest and best in marine equipment, supplies and accessories. Demonstrations, kids’ activities, and entertainment make this a maritime event for the entire family. Doors open noon Friday, 10am on Saturday & 11am Sunday. Tickets are Adults: $9, Children 4-12 yrs old: $4, Children 3 & Under: Free and Military: $5 (with valid ID).
Charleston Home + Design magazine is proud to present what will be our best event yet, the Charleston Home + Design Show, occuring Friday thru Sunday at the Citadel's Johnson Hagood Stadium. See the Tiny Home on display built by Amerisips Homes and inspired by TV's Tiny House Nation! FREE Design Consultations with ASID Interior Designers. Register to win one of SIX $2,000 home-improvement prize packages! FREE Admission on Friday 11-8pm. $7 per Adult, FREE Admission for Kids 12 and Under on Saturday 10-6pm & Sunday 11-5pm.
The Charleston Symphony Orchestra with Yuriy Bekker conducting present a Tribute to the Beatles: Classical Mystery Tour 7:30pm Friday & Saturday nights at Sottile Theatre 44 George Street. The four musicians in Classical Mystery Tour look and sound just like The Beatles. It's more than just a symphonic rock concert; the show presents more than two dozen Beatle's tunes performed exactly as they were originally recorded. Many have called it "the best show the Beatles never did." Tickets $20-$50. For more call 723-7528 ext. 110.
The City of North Charleston and the Convention Center host their continuing Dinner Theatre Series this Friday as The Wagsters present An Evening with the Wagsters, World Class Magic & Illusion. This show combines stage illusions, hilarious comedy, audience interaction, and pure sleight of hand. Husband and wife team, Brandon and Hannah Lynne Wagster, will amaze and mystify people of all ages with classic illusions, such as sawing a lady in half. See the act that made Brandon an international award winner plus so much more! Entree: Smoked chicken & Italian sausage penne with mushrooms, sweet onions, zucchini, and pesto cream. Ticket $40 for dinner & show or $12 for show only. Call 740-5847 for more.
Wine & Design present Design on Wheels at the Greek Orthodox Church of Holy Trinity 30 Race Street Saturday 3-6pm. This is a community event! All are welcome!!! Join us as we paint with the Ladies of the St. Irene. $35 cost includes snack foods, drink, and all painting materials needed. Call 388-7857 for more.
The Holy City host the Charleston International Jazz Festival, a diverse showcase of educational programs and live jazz performances featuring local, national and international jazz artists. The Festival will illuminate the Holy City’s storied jazz tradition and celebrate today’s vibrant jazz community in unprecedented ways. Events and concerts take place throughout the city over weekend. http://charlestonjazzfestival.com/events/
The 6th Annual Follywood Oyster Roast will be Saturday at The Brick House on Folly Road. Enjoy live music, games, and kids activities in this family friendly event. Tickets $12 cover & $15 for all you can eat. Doors open at 3:30pm.
Over in beautiful downtown Hollywood SC, St. Paul's Exchange Club host their own oyster roast Saturday from 3-6pm at Wide Awake Park on Hwy 165. Enjoy food, fun, & drink, and silent auction with proceeds benefitting youth activities. $20 and $10 for kids 10 and under.
Getting married in Charleston and need a place to start? Visit the Charleston Bridal Show this Sunday noon til 4pm at Shriners Building @ Patriots Point for an insider’s perspective in planning your Charleston Wedding. Meet Charleston's top wedding professionals conveniently gathered under one roof and narrow your search in creating your dream wedding. Admission is $10.
Your South Carolina Stingrays are home this weekend with a two game home stand. The Rays hosts the Reading Royals on Saturday at 7pm. On Sunday the Rays skate it up against the Florida Everblades. Advance Tickets $24, $22, $18, $16, $13, & $8 (plus applicable fees). Day of Game Tickets $25, $23, $19, $17, $14, & $8 (plus applicable fees). Call 744-2248 for more or visit the coliseum box office.
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. Come in, enjoy some great wines at affordable prices. Call 856-1156 for details. Weekly wine tastings http://www.crushedfinewine.com/events/
Footlight Players 20 Queen Street kick off their three weekend run of Edward Albee's "Who's Afraid Of Virginia Wolfe'. The stage play examines the breakdown of the marriage of a middle-aged couple, Martha and George. Late one evening, after a university faculty party, they receive an unwitting younger couple, Nick and Honey, as guests, and draw them into their bitter and frustrated relationship. Weekend performances thru Feb 8th. Nightly at 8pm with Sunday matinees Feb 1st & 8th at 3pm. Tickets range fronm $15-$30. Call the box office at 722-4487 for tickets and further info.
Pure Theatre 477 King Street open their run of 'Glengarry Glen Ross'. Director Erin Wilson* leads a cast of Charleston’s finest actors, all members of PURE’s Core Ensemble, in David Mamet’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama. Glengarry Glen Ross is Mamet at his very best, writing about small-time, cutthroat real estate salesmen trying to grind out a living by pushing plots of land on reluctant buyers in a never-ending scramble for their share of the American Dream. Weekend shows Thurs-Sat thru Feb 14th. Tickets are $30. For info call 723.4444
Charleston Stage @ Dock Street Theatre present Anne of Green Gables this weekend. When Matthew and Marilla decide to adopt an orphan boy to help on their farm on Prince Edward Island, everything seems fine until the boy turns out to be the incorrigible, rambunctious, redheaded girl Anne Shirley. Four shows including 7:30pm Friday, 11am Saturday and 3pm on Saturday & Sunday. Tickets $22.50 for this family friendly play. Call 577.5967 for more.
Flowertown Players in Summerville begin their run of 'Moonlight & Magnolias'. 1939 Hollywood is abuzz. Legendary producer David O. Selznick has shut down production of his new epic, Gone with the Wind, a film adaptation of Margaret Mitchell's novel. Weekend shows 8pm with two 3pm Sunday matinees run thru Jan 25th. Tickets are $25 with some discounts available. Call 875-9251. This show contains adult language and content. It is suitable for adult audiences. Read review, http://www.lowcountrytoday.com/npps/story.cfm?nppage=40122
Threshold Repertory Company 84 1/2 Society Street offer their own version of Margaret Mitchell's 1939 cinema masterpiece as they present 'Don't Cry For Me, Margaret Mitchell'. Gone with the Wind will be written by comedy, kidnapping, peanuts, and bananas. But the journey from novel to screen didn’t come without struggle and heartache. Performances run weekends thru Feb 8th. Nightly at 8pm with Sunday matinees 3pm. Tickets range from $15-$25. Call 277-2172 or visit their box office for more.
Woolfe Street Playhouse & Village Rep Co. begin their run of 'London Wall', the regional premiere of the “lost classic” by John Van Druten. London Wall explores the tumultuous lives and love affairs of the women employed as shorthand typists in a busy solicitor’s office in 1930’s London. Pat Milligan ( McKenna DuBose), a naïve young typist, falls for the charms of a predatory junior lawyer. Watching with concern is the firm’s senior secretary, her too-timid suitor and several others in the office. Presiding over all is Mr. Walker, gamely trying to navigate a new kind of office where men and women must work side by side.” Directd by Keely Enright. Tickets are $20-$30. Wknd shows thru Feb 14th, nightly at 7:30pm with Sunday matinees Feb 1st & 8th. Call 856-1579 for more.
The fine and very artistic group with Midtown Productions are having a liquidation and or demolition sale as their location at the corner of Folly & Camp roads is slated to be torn down for construction. So rather than wait it out they are offering up for sale many of the props, costumes, designs, and even the comfortable pews we've all come to appreciate. Stop by their place while there is still time or call them at 795-2223. Sale ends Saturday. Don't worry like the plantation Tara in Gone With the Wind, Sheri Grace Wenger and company will emerge better and stronger to entertain the low country.
Charleston's all new 34 West Theatre at 200 Meeting Street present an encore short run of Doo Wops & Beauty Shops. Sh-boom! Sally’s going to the Chapel but Ed’s all shook up. Murphy’s diner is rockin’ around the clock with last summer’s runaway doo wop hit! Select shows thru out the week with performances running Jan 20-Feb 12. 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.
Enjoy Oyster Roasts every Saturday 4pm in December. $20 per person. Includes all you can eat fire-roasted oysters,chili, jalapeno poppers and s'mores! Reservations are not required and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. January kicks off the Wintertide Music Series. Wintertide is an acoustic, listening room environment where people come together to listen and support original music by talented songwriters. It is modeled after the famed Bluebird Cafe songwriter's circle. Make your reservations now. For details call Morgan Creek Grill at 886-8980.
Come out to Theatre 99 for a dose of comedy. Friday it's 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. $10 for 8pm show. Saturday night the Have Nots perform. The longest running show in Charleston! With 18 years and over 1,400 shows together, The Have Nots! (founders of Theatre 99) are ready for your audience suggestions. No scripts! All improv! Come see what all the talk is about! $12.50 for 8pm 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. Buddy Roes 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.
At the world famous Windjammer Friday night it's the Encore Music Student Showcase. Encore Music is about more than just private lessons and practicing in your bedroom. We want to see students apply the skills they learn with other musicians. Admission is free for 7pm start. Saturday night Derrick Dorcey Band and 3 & 20 play the Jammer. Tickets $5 for 9pm show.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 it's Riff Raff in concert at 9pm. Tickets start at $30.
On Saturday night Paper Diamond with Nadastrom & Torro Torro perform. Tickets are $18 & $20 for 9pm show. 16 and older admitted. 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 come out for Greensky Bluegrass w/ Last Bison . Admission is $18 advance & $20 door for 8:30pm start. On Saturday come out for Earphunk & ProbCause. Admission $12 advance & $15 DOS. Sunday night enjoy Ryan Montbleau w Mike Dillon Band at 8:30pm. Tickets $10 & $12. Runaway Gin play the deck 4pm. 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.
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.
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.
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/
Park Circle Films present 'Sagrada'. One of the most iconic structures ever built, Barcelona's La Sagrada Familia is a unique and fascinating architectural project conceived by controversial genius Antoni Gaudi in the late 19th century. More than 125 years after construction began, the basilica still remains unfinished. Sagrada: The Mystery of Creation celebrates Gaudi's vision and the continuing work of architects as they strive to complete the colossal project while delving into the process of artistic creation in a historical context. 7pm Saturday night. Admission is $5 for non-rated film. PCF is located at Olde Village Community Bldg.4820 Jenkins Ave. North Charleston.
New at the theaters this weekend include 'The Boy Next Door'. Jennifer Lopez leads the cast in this psychological thriller that explores a forbidden attraction that goes much too far. Rated R. Also new 'Mortdecai'. Juggling some angry Russians, the British Mi5, his impossibly leggy wife and an international terrorist, debonair art dealer and part time rogue Charlie Mortdecai (Johnny Depp) must traverse the globe armed only with his good looks and special charm in a race to recover a stolen painting rumored to contain the code to a lost bank account filled with Nazi gold. Rated R. An d in limited release, 'Cake'. After having visions of a member of her support group who killed herself, a woman (Jennifer Aniston) who also suffers with chronic pain seeks out the widower (Sam Worthington) of the suicide. Rated R.