I don’t know about you, but come Friday I’m looking to cut loose and have a good time.

Nothing crazy, but laughter is always a plus in this department.

And it just so happens that there are a few events happening this weekend on the peninsula that fall under this category.

Pinball tourney

The folks over at Recovery Room, everyone’s favorite place for PBR and tater tots, will be hosting the second annual Charleston Pinception Pinball Tourney on Saturday.

Starting at 2 p.m., the tournament will feature four pinball machines all on free play. The event is open to all skill levels and the cost to enter is a whopping $5.

Last year’s tournament featured players from all over South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia and Florida.

Those interested in watching but not playing can do so for free. The event is sponsored by Charleston Gamerooms and PBR.

The Recovery Room is at 685 King St. Call 727-0999 or go to www.recoveryroomtavern.com for more info.

MJ tribute

Being a child of the ’80s, there’s a special place in my heart for Michael Jackson.

I grew up listening to him and know the lyrics to all of his songs. Heck, I know the choreographed dance moves to “Thriller” (I learned it for dance team in high school).

And since I’ll never have the chance to see him live, the next best thing is catching a show of Who’s Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band at the Music Farm.

Doors open at 8 p.m. Friday.

Tickets are $15 in advance, $17 the day of the show.

As it’s a tribute, I’d bet money on some of the songs featured during the show.

But no matter what they perform, if you’re a fan of MJ, you’re almost guaranteed to have a good time.

The Music Farm is at 32 Ann St.

Reach them at 577-6989 or go to www.musicfarm.com.

Journey tribute

If you know me or have read this column in the past, then you’re well aware of my love for Journey. (No, I’m not ashamed.)

Again, I know all the lyrics to the songs. I’m the one in the bar and in my car belting out “Don’t Stop Believin’.”

And while Journey is still touring, in my mind, they’re just not the same since Steve Perry left the band. I’d still see them live, don’t get me wrong, but a tribute show might just do the group justice.

Trial By Fire: The Ultimate Journey Tribute will be performing Saturday at the Music Farm. Tickets are $10 and the doors open at 8 p.m.

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