>>> A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING
Ladies of the (late) night
“THE LADIES OF LADY STREET LATE NIGHT CABARET”: 11 p.m. Friday at Trustus Theatre, 520 Lady St. A quartet of the best in female impersonators on the Thigpen Main Stage – Vista Queen Emeritus Patti O’Furniture, Dorae Sanders, Chanel Stevens and Blair Williams. Show features a mix of female impersonation, celebrity illusions, showgirl costumes, comedy, glamour and singing. Doors and bar open at 10 p.m. Tickets are $15; available at http://trustus.org or at the door.
>>> ON THE WATER
LAKE MURRAY BOAT PARADE: Noon-3 p.m. Saturday at Bomb Island. Decorate your boat and celebrate Independence Day by floating on the waters of Lake Murray. Prizes awarded for first, second and third place. Free. (803) 781-5940; http://lakemurraycountry.com
Getting an early start
FIREWORKS CELEBRATION: 9:15 pm. Saturday at Lake Murray. It’s the 25th anniversary of the event and the best places to view the fireworks are Dreher Island State Park and both parks at the dam – bring a chair or a blanket, maybe a picnic (no alcohol). Admission to Dreher Island State Park is $2; SC seniors, $1.25; age 15 and younger, free. Gates close at 8 p.m. Park sites at the dam will be open until they reach capacity, $3 per car. The walking path on the dam will also be open. The show is choreographed to a patriotic concert that will air simultaneously on B106.7 and Nash 98.5. http://lakemurraycountry.com