After a week of rain across the Carolinas, it looks like nice weather might be breaking for most of us this weekend. What better time than this weekend to get out of the house and throw off the gloomy weather blues.

There’s plenty of events taking place across the Carolinas. Your social secretary is going to be going bonkers keeping up with it all…

June 4 • Charlotte
Takeover at Sidelines

Charlotte’s Takeover Friday heads to Sidelines, the Queen City’s LGBT sports bar. Grab a few drinks, play some free pool or get a friend to go head-to-head with on Wii bowling. 4544-C South Blvd. Free cover. 7 p.m.

June 4 • Greensboro
Green Queen Bingo

Guilford Green Foundation hosts its Green Queen Bingo on the eve of Triad Pride. Empire Room, 203 S. Elm St. 6 p.m.

June 5 • Greensboro
Triad Pride

Alternative Resources of the Triad presents Triad Pride 2010. Entertainment and exhibits from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Special entertainment from 6-8 p.m. Movie under the stars, 8:30 p.m. All events free of charge. Festival Park, 200 N. Davie St.

June 5 • Spartanburg
Upstate Pride Pageant

Upstate Pride hosts its Mr. and Mrs. Upstate Pride 2010 Pageant at Club Illusions, 995 Asheville Hwy. 11 p.m.

June 6 • Raleigh
Shades of Elegance pageant

Shades of Pride, organizers of the first Triangle Black Pride, will host its Shades of Elegance pageant. For more
information contact Quandrico Rutledge at Legends,
330 W. Hargett St. 8 p.m.-Midnight.

June 7 • Charlotte
Witches’ Night Off

The cast of “Wicked” throws a special benefit performance for the Regional AIDS Interfaith Network (RAIN). McGlohan Theatre at Spirit Square. 345 N. College St. $25/general admission. $50/admission plus after-party reception with the cast. Tickets can be purchased by calling 704-372-1000 or visiting