What Sweatin' has attempted and often accomplished in Columbus -- to unite people from all walks of life in one rabid dance party -- Shiprocked! has taken to a more cartoonishly colorful extent in Charlotte, North Carolina.

What Sweatin' has attempted and often accomplished in Columbus -- to unite people from all walks of life in one rabid dance party -- Shiprocked! has taken to a more cartoonishly colorful extent in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Trumpeted as "a John Waters film meets CBGB meets Studio 54," Scott Weaver's weekly shindig at Charlotte bar Snug Harbor features rock and dance music, punk drag queens and inked-up burlesque girls. Four hundred people show up every week.

Now Weaver is bringing Shiprocked! to Columbus for Pride weekend with all of the above plus electro-rapper Juan Huevos and a trio of go-go pirates.