There’s plenty you can do to take part in highlighting the diversity and uniqueness of the Charleston LGBTQ community during Charleston Pride week starting Sept. 25, even though the annual Charleston Pride Festival on Oct. 3 was postponed due to COVID-19 concerns.
Kicking off the week, Closet Case Thrift Store will host the inaugural Rainbow Market, a day-long event full of treasure hunting, tasty bites and thrifty finds from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sept. 25, at its store’s parking lot at 1801 Reynolds Ave. in North Charleston. Mask-wearing requested. There also will be a contest for best mask.
The event will feature more than 20 curated vendors, including Grease Kelly Vintage, Embellished Premium Apparel, Butter Fruit Frog Jewelry, Bitty Chip Cookies, and other community-based businesses offering clothing, accessories, records and home decor. Guests also are invited to visit neighboring restaurants Rebel Taqueria and Machu Picchu Chicken for delicious eats and refreshing drinks during the event.
Other events during Pride Week:
• Virtual worship service: 10 a.m., Sept. 26, Two Rivers Church. Join virtually.
• The Real Rainbow Row Tour: 1:30 p.m.
and 4 p.m., Sept. 26. An historic Charleston walking tour. More info and tickets at walkandtalkchs.com.
• Let’s Get Trivial: 7 p.m., Sept. 27, Holy City Brewing, 1021 Aragon Ave., North Charleston. LGBTQ trivia hosted by Shawna Jarrett and Melody Lucas.
• Nacho Mother’s Taco Tuesday: 7:30-10:30 p.m., Sept. 28, 217 Huger St., Charleston.
• Dinner at Dig with music by Return of the Mac: 6:30-9:30 p.m., Sept. 29, 1049 E. Montague Ave., North Charleston.
For more events, including a night of stand-up comedy, bowling night, a rugby game and a big party, visit charlestonpride.org.