Walk a Mile in Her Shoes
NoDa Brewing Company
2229 N. Davidson St., Charlotte
9 a.m.Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is a Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault and Gender Violence. All proceeds benefit Safe Alliance. In spirit of the old saying “you can’t understand someone’s experience until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes,” Walk a Mile in Her Shoes literally asks men to walk a mile in women’s high heeled shoes. The event is a playful and fun opportunity for men to raise awareness in their community about the serious causes and effects of sexualized violence. Sponsored by Hearts Beat as One Foundation. Registration and more information atsafeallianceevents.org/participant/94115.
Join Charlotte Pride for a two-day street festival, entertainment and the Bank of America Charlotte Pride Parade. Events span both Saturday and Sunday, with the parade on Sunday. Headlining entertainers include LeAnn Rimes, Sevyn Streeter, Bianca Del Rio and more. A full schedule of events can be found online.
Aug. 21-Sept. 4
Continues through Sept. 4
Duke Energy Theatre
345 N. College St.
Queen City Theatre Company presents the regional premiere of “The Performers,” a comedy recounting the ups and downs of life and love in the adult entertainment industry. For more, see our brief on page 18. Tickets and more performance information available online.
Sing for the Cure
1206 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte
Sing for the Cure is a gala concert featuring a 100-voice choir, an orchestra and critically-acclaimed jazz singer Ann Hampton Callaway, benefiting Susan G. Komen Charlotte. Information and tickets available online.
Piney Wood Park
400 E. Woodcroft Pkwy.
The LGBTQ Center of Durham will hold an alcohol-free Fun Day potluck and cookout for the community. Organizers will provide will provide water, hot dogs, hamburgers and veggie burgers. Grills will be fired up and ready to cook at 4 p.m. Free.
Town Hall Series
North Star LGBT Center
704 Brookstown Ave., Winston-Salem
GetEQUAL hosts the first in a series of town hall discussions bridging divides and learning from each other in the community. Other dates will include Sept. 23, Oct. 17-19 in Yadkin County, Nov. 25 and Dec. 23.
Sensibly Chic Designs for Life
830 Lamar Ave., Charlotte
The Charlotte Business Guild will present “From Passion to Panic.” This interactive panel will contain local small business owners and entrepreneurs that are making it work! Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. Panel discussion including: Fabi Preslar, president of SPARK Productions; Dianna Ward, executive director of Charlotte B-cycle; William Wilson, CEO of William Wilson Clothing; Dan Mauney, owner, SHU & Brief. Free for members. $5 for non-members.
Continues through Aug. 31
Transgender Faith and Action Network Conference
Hilton Charlotte University Place
8629 JM Keynes Dr., Charlotte
A conference for trans community, friends and allies. Dynamic inclusion of networking, faith, workshops and updated information regarding health/wellness, legal protections and more. Visit website for more information on workshops, sponsorship and registration.
HER Yoga: Om for Equality
Flex at SHU
1426 S. Tryon St., Charlotte
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Join the Human Rights Campaign for its inaugural HER HRC Yoga event: Om for Equality! Enjoy a morning of yoga (10-11:15 a.m.) and stay for an afternoon of music, beer and food — or just join HRC for the party! Groove with favorite DJ Little Betty and enjoy the fares of some of our favorite local breweries and food trucks! Men are welcomed to attend! General admission for yoga and after party is $12 in advance or $15 at the door. After party admission is $5.
Tickets and more: action.hrc.org/site/Calendar?id=120641&view=Detail
248 E. Saint John St., Spartanburg
10 a.m.-7 p.m.
The annual Upstate Pride SC March and Festival.
The 25th annual SC Pride Festival and Parade, featuring Deborah Cox.
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Last updated: August 14, 2014, 3:55 p.m.