It’s Friday again, and you know what that means! Time for the Friday Five, our weekly roundup of five fun events happening around the Charleston area throughout the weekend. Check out some live music, celebrate history in Charleston, check out a murder mystery show, and more! Whatever you choose to do, the staff and agents at Johnson & Wilson Real Estate Company hope you have a safe and happy weekend.
This Friday evening marks the last Party at the Point for the 2018 season. So get on out to Patriot’s Point to dig your toes in the sand and listen to live music from Sol Driven Train and Fusion Jonez. This is an all ages show. Tickets are $8, and children 12 and under get in free. Bring cash for food and beverages, but please leave the coolers and pets at home.
History buffs will enjoy Revolutionary Charleston Community Day on Saturday at the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon. It’s 1781, and the Redcoats are back in Charles Towne! It’s up to you and your family to turn the tide of the war by slipping back into British-occupied Charleston. Visit the dungeon where the Patriots are kept and muster with the Continental Army to keep the American Revolution alive. All ages are welcome at this program, which includes the Old Exchange Building, the Heyward-Washington House, and the Powder Magazine. The program runs about three hours long and has indoor and outdoor segments. Wear cool clothing and comfortable shoes. Reservations are required, and tickets are $15 per person.
Celebrate Charleston’s music and creative community on Saturday at the 5th annual Summer Shindig, hosted by The Royal American and Murias Entertainment. This single-day music festival begins at 4pm in The Royal American parking lot and is made up of eight musical acts on one huge outdoor stage. This year’s acts include 2 Slices, Little Stranger, Benjamin Starr, Inlaws, Human Resources, Sondor Blue, Babe Club, and Rare Creatures. Music runs from 4:30pm until 11pm. The Royal American and Home Team BBQ, along with other food trucks, will be slinging food, and cold beverages will be available from beer trucks in the parking lot and at the bar inside. Tickets to this event are $20 and can be purchased online or at the door.
Head out to Boone Hall Plantation on Sunday for 103.5 WEZL’s Stars and Guitars concert, presented by Budweiser. This year’s country music superstar headliner, Kip Moore, has roots right here in the Lowcountry, and two of Nashville’s hottest new stars, Russell Dickerson and Riley Green, will join the lineup along with a few surprises. Sticky Fingers and Budweiser will be serving up barbeque and ice cold beer. Bring lawn chairs and blankets and arrive early to score the best spot. No coolers, pets, outside food or drinks, tents, umbrellas, or concealed weapons will be permitted.
On Sunday evening, treat yourself to a little southern farce via a murder mystery show…with manners. As the show’s description states: “The Church Street Daughters of the Late Unpleasantness have held their monthly Garden, Gun, & Gin Club since long before miniskirts, meter maids, and men wearing shorts replaced good Southern decency, but now the ladies (and audience recruits) must band together to overcome the greatest invaders to the Southern way of life since General Sherman and the Palmetto Bug. For today marks the first time the club has ever opened up the floor to men and—shudder—Yankees!” The Church Street Daughters Garden, Gun, & Gin Club takes place at the Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre and Shoppe Sunday at 8pm. Don’t worry if you can’t make this showing; there will be others soon!