Pageant to throne leaders of Charleston Pride festivities

After the U.S. Supreme Court ruled same-sex couples have the constitutional right to marry last week, there’s never been a better time to celebrate gay pride. Charleston Pride Week happens to be a few weeks away, but organizers must first appoint an emperor and empress to oversee the festivities. Find out who will take home the crowns at the Charleston Pride Pageant at Club Pantheon this weekend.

The theme, in keeping with the event’s locale, will be “Into the Pantheon: A Pride Pageant for the Gods.” The show will be hosted by Leslie Lain, and a panel of judges will select winners after a few rounds of performances from the contestants.

When: 10 p.m. Thursday

Where: 28 Ann St., Charleston

Price: $10 cover, $15 cover for those younger than 21.

More info: www.charlestonpride.com/pageant, www.facebook.com/events/1469798369977425/