Continues through April 24
GayCharlotte Film Festival
501 Queens Rd., Charlotte
The Eighth Annual GayCharlotte Film Festival will screen movies with LGBT themes over a four-day period. The film festival kicks off on April 21 with a showing of short films, with free admission, although online registration is required. Tickets for individual shows can be purchased for $5 for seniors and students, $6 for Charlotte Film Society members and $8 in advance for all others; $10 day of showing. VIP 10-ticket passes are also available for $50. Announced films include Carol, 4th Man Out, The Same Difference and Those People. More information and tickets
are available online.
Trans Student Union Poetry Showcase
24 Hyannis Dr., Asheville
The University of North Carolina at Asheville is celebrating its GLBT PRIDE (Practice Respect, Inclusion, Diversity, Education) Month with a variety of activities, including a poetry, music and art showcase at the Hyannis House. GLBT PRIDE Month is co-sponsored by the university s Multicultural Student Programs and the student organizations Alliance, Black Student Union, Hyannis House and the Trans Student Union. More information is available online.
Pride in Business and Career Fair
Le Meridien Charlotte
555 South McDowell St., North Tower, Charlotte
The LGBT Chamber of Commerce presents the Pride in Business and Career Fair, where LGBT-owned and LGBT-friendly exhibitors showcase their products and services. The expo will also feature workshops, with names such as Tap Into Diversity: How To Get Into The Corporate Supply Chain and Using Personal Branding To Find A Job Or Further Your Career. There will also be a roundtable discussion called Workplace Nondiscrimination, HB 2 And Your North Carolina Small Business. The event is free and open to the public. More information can be found online.
Democracy NC s Mecklenburg County Coalition Meeting
The Asian Library
1339 Baxter St., Charlotte
Non-profit voter rights organization Democracy NC will hold its Mecklenburg County Coalition meeting, free and open to the public, where attendees can reflect on the March primary and learn how to get involved in future elections and voter mobilization efforts. Food will be provided. RSVPs are encouraged and can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dining Out for Life
Two Guys Pizza & Ribs
121 Barnwell St. #8, Hendersonville
Western North Carolina AIDS Project (WNCAP) will hold their annual Dining Out for Life event. Over 115 restaurants will donate 20 percent of their gross sales for the day to WNCAP so they can meet and expand their services. SisterCare WNC will act as ambassador for the event at Two Guys Pizza & Ribs. A candlelight vigil will take place in recognition of those lost to HIV/AIDS and there will be entertainment provided by WestSound and emceed by local impersonator Cher. More information is available online.
International Family Equality Day Picnic
Lake Crabtree County Park, Dogwood Shelter
1400 Aviation Pkwy, Morrisville
Family Equality Council, DADSquared and Triangle Families are sponsoring a picnic for International Family Equality Day. The lunch is potluck style, with organizers providing beverages. Swimming in the lake and playing volleyball and horseshoes are some of the activities that can be enjoyed. Registration is required.
Drag Ball Tournament
2136 Central Ave., Charlotte
Stonewall Kickball will host its inaugural Drag Ball Tournament, featuring four teams of amateur drag kings and queens competing against each other. Spectators are welcome to come watch from the sidelines for free. Those interested in donating can do so online at crowdrise.com/stonewalldragball. Proceeds will go to Time Out Youth Center to support the work they do with LGBT young people in Charlotte. In addition to the kickball there will be food trucks, give-a-ways and a professional DJ.
AIDS Walk Charlotte 2016
Gateway Village Promenade
800 W. Trade St., Charlotte
The 20th Annual AIDS Walk Charlotte, one of the largest HIV awareness and fundraising event in the Carolinas, will see participants walking two miles through the heart of uptown Charlotte. The walk raises funds for Regional AIDS Interfaith Network (RAIN), who provide services to HIV positive individuals and are involved in numerous education and advocacy programs and services. More information is available online.
Walk a Mile Asheville
Pack Square Park
121 College St., Asheville
Our Voice will once again hold their Walk a Mile Asheville event against rape, sexual assault and gender violence. Participants will walk a mile through downtown Asheville. Men and women of all ages are encouraged to participate. Registration is available online and costs between $15-$30.
All Sounds Fair Benefit with Lara Americo and Hectorina
Hattie s Tap & Tavern
2918 The Plaza, Charlotte
Brooklyn-based All Sounds Fair, who describe themselves as a musical catalyst for LGBT causes, comes to Charlotte to raise funds for Transcend Charlotte, a non-profit that does work supporting trans people. Lara Americo and Hectorina will perform. Tickets will be available at the door. More information is available online.
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Last updated: April 22, 2016, 12:36 a.m.