Let’s face it. All anyone’s going to be doing this weekend is watching Harry Potter. But I suppose if you couldn’t get tickets, you should think about attending any of these other events.

The annual Palette and Palate Stroll is totally worth braving the heat index. I’ll predict now that someone’s going to be serving gazpacho.

The 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment has a living history program at Fort Sumter.

I’m not quite sure what a poker run is, but there’s one happening in North Charleston on Saturday.

Wear your Santa costume to the Christmas in July Bar Crawl, and then throw it away when you’re done, as it will probably be too soaked in sweat to salvage.

Director Mark Wexler looks for how to live forever in, well, How to Live Forever. I really hope the answer is bacon, whiskey, and cookies.

While Theatre 99 has Bingo Improv and Improv Riot, Summerville’s Firewater Grill has a conservative Republican Jewish comedian Mark Klein. As a fellow Jew, I must say that this is a pretty rare event.

Continuing events include the Summer at St. John’s Concert Series (featuring the St. John Chorale and friends), a Moonlight Mixer, and the Bud Light Lime Bikini Bash. These are three very, very different events.

Catalyst Creative Arts Studios invites all dancers, hoopers, drummers, poi spinners, bellydancers, flow art, and creative movement masters to their Open Jam/Drop-In.

The Sunset Years opens this weekend. With all the college students returning home after college these days, this play might hit pretty close to home for a lot of parents.

Das Boot is supposed to be a pretty excellent movie, but I think pornographic version Das Butt from The Simpsons sounds like it would be funnier.

Greg Hart and Alan W. Jackson are up next at the Contemporary Charleston 2011: Under the Radar Artist Lectures.

Speaking of which, if you’d rather take the kids to see some real-life magic, try the Flow Circus.

You can also take children to Etiquette Storytime or the Princess Party, two events that I find unintentionally related.

Bull Island Beach Drop it like it’s hot.

O.A.R. they coming to Charleston? I’d prefer the Busta Rhymes and Big Boi show, and Jimmy Thackery is also in town. Or support the Slaying for a Kidney, Benefit for Joplin, and Callen-Lacey Center for Children benefit shows.