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Weekend Roundup: You've gotta party for your right to marry

Best events in Charleston July 31-August 2

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Even though it (might) not be raining, the colors of the rainbow are shining particularly bright this weekend. It is the last weekend of Charleston Pride Week, and we are pulling our tutu's and rainbow tights out of the closet and going big for these last few days. Come out, show your pride, and don't plan on going home because there's always an after-party.

Friday

Spend the evening blissfully floating around on this two-hour guided tour ending in fireworks at Charleston Outdoor Adventures at 7:30 p.m.

The Loading Dock Series is great for hanging out, drinking a beer or five, and enjoying some good folk and Americana music. Come to Palmetto Brewing at 6 p.m.

Get excited for the Pride Parade by spending happy hour at The Green Goat with BEAU magazine at 4 p.m.

Mastering Korean food is at your fingertips with Southern Season's Friday Night Fun Night at 5 p.m.

Expel the week's stress with LGBT LOL: A Night of Comedy at Club Pantheon at 7 p.m. 

You no longer have to compete with yourself – come for a wing eating competition at Buffalo Wild Wings at 7 p.m.

Don't worry 'bout a thing with Reggae Nights Concert Series at James Island County Park at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday

Charleston's Pride Parade starts on Ann Street at 9 a.m. — need we say more?

Loggerhead's Beach Grill is holding a fundraiser for totally healing through surfing, dude. Roll over at noon.

Get some great wedding digs for your big day at Memminger Auditorium at 3 p.m.

Bid adieu to North Charleston institution Park Circle Films at the Olde Village Community Center at 7 p.m.

Take a blast to the way past with the kids at the Interpretive Center at 2 p.m.

Throw on your stunna shades because you're heading to a Sunglasses at Night benefit bar crawl. Meet Downstairs at the Icehouse at 6 p.m.

Don't forget to stop by Memminger Auditorium at 9 p.m. for some Pride after-partying.

Sunday

Groovy Kinda Love is hilarious and much more sophisticated than going to the movies. Come to 34 West Theater Co. at 3 p.m.

Even though you might disagree, Charleston County Public Library believes that you can paint. Come out and try not to disappoint them at 2 p.m.

We highly encourage everyone to help local shelters by adopting an adorable animal or two. Pet Helpers will be at Petco at noon.

Tune into Charleston's first LGBTQ radio program at 10 p.m. on 99.3 FM.


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