Platinum Gala for Time Out Youth
2315 N. Davidson St., Charlotte
A gala to support the work Time Out Youth does for the LGBTQIA community, hosted by NBC Charlotte anchor and reporter Ben Thompson and with keynote speaker Fortune Feimster. Feimster, who comes from Gastonia, N.C., works as an actor, comedian, and writer who has worked on the show “Chelsea Lately” and is currently in the role of Nurse Collette on “The Mindy Project.” Food and drink will be available, including two complimentary beverages. Tickets cost $100 per person. More information and tickets are available online.
SlamCharlotte Poetry Slam
Booth Playhouse at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte
A night of slam poetry with Charlotte s two-time national championship team of spoken word poetry, hosted by Bluz, ranked 13th individual poet in the world. The monthly competitions aim to build community, poetic growth and performance enhancement. Tickets are $10. More information and tickets are available online.
Triad LGBT Expo 2016
119 W. Main St., Gibsonville
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Alamance Burlington LGBT Resources presents an LGBT expo where local organizations share information about their work and upcoming events. A DJ will be on hand to provide music throughout the day. Attendance is free, including for vendors. Attendees are encouraged to bring dog food for the Alamance County Humane Society. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Montford Music & Arts Festival
Montford Ave., Asheville
10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Asheville s largest and longest running single-day street festival, featuring music, art, crafts, food and more. Vendors will be set up on both sides of the street offering their creations, as well as non-profit organizations with information about their work. The event is family-friendly and brings out community members of all ages. More information is available online.
HER HRC Art & Music Festival
Various locations in NoDa, Charlotte
The Human Rights Campaign Charlotte hosts a day of music and art in multiple venues in the NoDa neighborhood, including The Evening Muse, Hattie s Tap & Tavern, The Neighborhood Theatre and The Company Store. Featured bands include Dust & Ashes, Henry River Honey, DJ Little Betty, Christy Snow and Radio Lola. Passes cost $20 in advance, $25 at the door. More information and tickets are available online.
Voter Registration Training
1339 Baxter St., Charlotte
Democracy NC s upcoming Mecklenburg County Coalition Meeting will function as a voter registration training, where citizens can reflect on the March primary and learn how to get involved in future election efforts. Food will be provided. RSVPs requested but not required. RSVP to email@example.com.
Dolly Parton: ‘Plain and Simple Tour’
Greensboro Coliseum Complex
1921 W. Gate City Blvd., Greensboro
Country music legend Dolly Parton comes through North Carolina on her “Plain and Simple” Tour. The eight-time Grammy Award winner will perform her hits as well as songs off her new double album Plain & Simple. Ticket prices vary. More information and tickets are available online.
Tony Awards Viewing Party
McGlohon Theatre at Spirit Square
345 N. College St., Charlotte
Celebrate theater’s big night by watching the Tony Awards on the big screen at McGlohon Theater. Complimentary non-alcoholic beverages and snacks will be provided and there will also be prize giveaways. Attendees will also get to walk the red carpet and have their photo taken with a real Tony Award. This is a free event. More information is available online.
The Jazz Room with Jason Marsalis
The Stage Door Theater
130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte
6 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.
A special edition of The Jazz Room Series at The Stage Door Theater will feature internationally renowned vibraphonist Jason Marsalis playing a tribute set to the music of Lionel Hampton. There will be two shows, one at 6 p.m. and one at 8:15 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. More information and tickets are available online.
Beatles Tribute Night
Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts
430 S. Tryon St., Charlotte
Experience a night of music from The Beatles by a variety of acts, each performing one or two songs by the band. The concert is presented by Tosco Music Party, which specializes in eclectic shows, often featuring singalongs. Tickets range in price from $19.80-$30. Reduced rates are available for groups of 10 or more. More information and tickets are available online.
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Last updated: May 20, 2016, 2:15 a.m.