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Laughing, eating, and dressing up like Lady Gaga. What more could you want from a weekend in Charleston?!
Let's start with the laughs.
The Charleston Comedy Festival is back at it. While three of the festival's five days have already passed, the bulk of the events are still ahead on Friday and Saturday. This is your chance to saturate yourself with stand-up, sketch and improv comedy. Do it.
If you've yet to jump on the Charleston Restaurant Week bandwagon, you're running out of time. Restaurant Week wraps up on the 22nd, so if you want to eat well for great prices, giddy up and giddy up again. Pro tip: the 3 for $20 at Fish is the steal of the year.
If you're looking for more ways to eat well, you could always swing by California Dreaming's oyster roast on Sunday or score some free samples and culinary tips at the sixth anniversary celebration of Charleston Cooks!
For all the little monsters out there, this Saturday marks the return of Charleston Gaga Day. Pull out your favorite meat dress, put on your poker face and drag your bad romance out to The Joe for a full on Gaga dance party that's benefitting The Trevor Project.
Dance even harder on Saturday night at the Girl Talk show at The Gailliard. Worst choice of venue in recent memory, but still, should be fun.
The South Carolina Stingrays are going pink. Pink in the Rink night that is. The Stingrays have partnered with the Susan G. Komen foundation to fight breast cancer in the Lowcountry.
The arrival of Trader Joe's means the departure of the Hungryneck Antique Mall. The antique mall is holding a massive auction this Saturday to clear out their inventory before closing up shop. If you'd like to try and snag a deal, get to 401 Johnnie Dodds Boulevard by 9:30 a.m.