Stand Up Against HB2
511 E. 36th St., Charlotte
12 p.m.-11 p.m.
Musicians will stand up against HB2 and in support of organizations Equality NC and QORDS with performances starting in the afternoon and continuing into the night. Acts include The Loudermilks, Cuzco, Jon Lindsay, Dust & Ashes, The Business People, Jr. Astronomers, Bless These Sounds Under The City and more. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 on the day of the show. Children 12 and under get in free. Tickets and more information are available online.
Continues through Oct. 9
‘Mothers and Sons’
Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre
301 Pogue St., Raleigh
Dates and times vary
Raleigh Little Theatre presents “Mothers and Sons,” a powerful contemporary drama. It centers around a woman who pays an unexpected visit to the partner of her late son, who is now married and has a son of his own. She is challenged to face how society has changed in recent years and to imagine the life her son might have led. More information and tickets are available online.
Piedmont Pagan Pride Day 2016
Kevin Loftin Riverfront Park
1400 Catawba St., Belmont
10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Programming includes performance by transcendent songstress Wendy Rule, workshops, classes, an interfaith panel, vendors and a kid’s zone. Participants are asked to bring non-perishable food items to the event which will be contributed to Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina. The organization is based upon the elimination of prejudice and discrimination based on religious beliefs. More information is available online.
NC Pride Parade & Festival
712 Broad St., Durham
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
The NC Pride Parade & Festival is in its 32nd year and brings together the LGBT community in the Triangle and the surrounding regions. It kicks off with a 5k run at 8:30 a.m., followed by the festival, with speeches at noon and the parade at 1 p.m. There is a night festival in Raleigh and Durham and across the Triangle from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. Entertainment, food, vendors and more will be on hand for attendees to enjoy. More information is available online.
Charlotte LGBT Chamber of Commerce
Birdsong Brewing Co.
1016 N. Davidson St., Charlotte
The Charlotte LGBT Chamber of Commerce will hold its elections kickoff event for those interested in joining their board of directors for the upcoming year. The event is free and open to the public and is a great chance to learn more about the organization. Beer from the brewery will be available along with food from the food truck Now Toasted. More information is available online.
Queen City LGBT Speed Dating
933 Louise Ave., Charlotte
This speed dating event “functions like an actual party, but instead of the traditional table separation of genders, participants will stand (or dance) face-to-face, alternating who they talk with as the DJ changes the song. It’s like the musical chairs of speed-dating but without the chairs,” says event sponsor Michael Calloway. DJ Skroog MkDuk will take care of the music and light hors d’oeuvres will be provided. 21 and over only. Tickets cost $20. More information and tickets are available online.
Continues through Oct. 2
Winston-Salem Fashion Week
Marriot Downtown Winston-Salem
425 N. Cherry St., Winston-Salem
Fashion Week returns to Winston-Salem, featuring runway shows showing off the works of talented designers and boutiques. Models will hit the runway for multiple shows. On Oct. 2 after the runway show there will be an art show and a chance to meet and greet the designers. More information and tickets are available online.
Jane Clementi Speaking Engagement
1385 Lenoir Rhyne Blvd. SE, Hickory
Outright Youth of Catawba County and Stand Up Speak Up will welcome Jane Clementi, mother of Tyler Clementi who died as a result of suicide after his college roommate secretly filmed and released video of an intimate moment between himself and another man. Jane co-founded with her family the Tyler Clementi Foundation, which dedicates itself to ending online and offline bullying in schools, workplaces and faith communities. Tickets are $25 and includes a buffet dinner. Tickets and more information are available online.
Continues through Oct. 15
McGlohon Theatre at Spirit Square
345 N. College St., Charlotte
Different Roads Home and Theatre Charlotte join forces for the first time to present “Sordid Lives,” the cult hit that explores what it’s like to come out in a conservative environment. Actress Ann Walker reprises her role as LaVonda DuPree, who starred in the original play as well as the television series and film. She will also star in the upcoming film sequel, “A Very Sordid Wedding.” In homage to a famous scene in the movie all seats will be $32.09. More information and tickets are available online.
Raleigh City Center Marriott
500 Fayetteville St., Raleigh
Equality NC holds its 10th annual Equality Gala, an annual fundraising event to help support their work fighting for LGBT rights. Awards will be presented to community leaders for their work. Tickets are $135/individual, $50/active duty military, $175/individual plus VIP reception, $100/military plus VIP reception, $1,125/tables of 10 and $1,600/tables of 10 plus VIP reception. Tickets and more information are available online.
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Last updated: September 22, 2016, 8:32 p.m.