The Charleston Fine Art Dealers’ Association hosts its fifth Palette & Palate Stroll Friday night. You stain it, you buy it.

Afterward, fill up on french fries — excuse me, pommes frites — at the Gibbes at An Evening at Bastille Café.

If you don’t have $45 to spend on a P&P ticket, there’s a Living Art Show (presented by Fix Salon Studio) at Alchemy Coffee on Friday night. Now Showing: Works by Charlie Bidwell and Samantha Magowan looks particularly badass. It opens on Saturday night.

Go on a staycation at the Island Escape, a benefit for MUSC Behavioral Medicine. An 85-mile Poker Run from American Biker in Ladson to Vickery’s on Shem Creek will send three runners to the New York City Marathon. Save Our Seas at the S.C. Aquarium will raise money for Gulf clean-up efforts. And Sizzle: Too Hot to Handle is the first benefit for Charleston Pride 2011.

Four words: free ice cream sundaes. Get ‘em at the Main Street U.S.A. program at Trident Tech’s main campus.

Suffering from World Cup withdrawal? The Charleston Battery has two games this weekend, one against the Real Maryland Monarchs and an exhibition match with Barclays English Premier League side Bolton Wanderers. The RiverDogs also have some games this weekend; they’ll take on the Augusta GreenJackets, and they’ll be selling Alvin Greene stauettes on Saturday night. Everyone needs one of those.

Theatre 99’s got four shows going down: Bingo Improv, Blast Off?, The Have Nots!, and This is Chucktown.

Watch Jemaine Clement act like a total dickweed in the Greater Park Circle Film Society’s screening of Eagle Vs. Shark.

The Smashing Pumpkins, or what’s left of them, will perform at the Music Farm on Saturday. There’s also Reggae Nights, featuring Da’ Gullah Rootz.

Hoop there it is: There are two hooping events at Slightly Off Center on Folly Beach this weekend. They’ll have an artist market on Saturday and a benefit for Sea Turtle Rescue on Sunday night.

I am a princess. All girls are. At least, that’s what that girl in the super depressing A Little Princess movie told me. So take yours to the Princess Party at the Charleston Museum.

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