Weekend Round-Up: Girls, gays, and the French 

The best events in Charleston July 13-15

Why worry about Friday the 13th when there's such an exciting Saturday the 14th on the horizon? As you may or may not know, July 14 is Bastille Day, the day of the year when everyone's a little French. Don that red, white, and blue outfit you wore on the Fourth of July and head to Fish, the Windjammer, or Sanctuary Hall.

Or just put on a rainbow and head to the Charleston Pride Parade and Rally in North Charleston on Saturday. There are plenty of Pride-related events going on throughout the weekend, like the Charleston Pride Empress and Emperor Pageant, the Sin Party, the Neptune Party, the Worship Party, and the Folly Beach party. The L.A. queer fest Cockfight will come to the Sparrow too.

Make sure you don't spill anything while on the Palette and Palate Stroll. Wouldn't want to ruin a work of art with some stray crumbs.

There's no question that girls are going to rock at the Girls Rock Showcase at the Music Farm. You'll potentially be seeing the next Bangles or Bikini Kill or Vivian Girls.

The RiverDogs have games, and there will be a free Amputee Soccer Clinic before the Battery match.

Lucky ladies will plan their big day at the Charleston Bridal Show.

The Funny Bucket and Improv Riot will keep 'em laughing at Theatre 99.

Just in time for midsummer is A Midsummer Night's Dream, plus PURE's Summer Slam show, Love Song.

Park Circle Film Society is showing Qwerty this week.

John Buchan and Christopher Byrd have book signings.

The A Long Time Ago.... Lectures continue with Lisa Abernathy and Lisa Shimko.

Pony up at the Charleston Summer Classic I Horse Show.

A movie once taught me that all girls are princesses. They especially are at the Charleston Museum's Princess Party.

Spoleto alum Sara Jarosz performs with the Entropy Ensemble Duo. Jackson Browne has a show too.

And apparently it's the last summer on earth, so you should spend it watching some of the 1990s' best top 40 alt-rock bands, like Barenaked Ladies, Blues Traveler, Big Head Todd & the Monsters, and Cracker. You're guaranteed to know at least one song from each.


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