Visit Gay Charlotte Celebration
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
222 S. Tryon St., Charlotte
Visit Gay Charlotte fetes the relaunch of their LGBT, events, visitor and tourism portal. Wine and appetizers served. Door prizes. Hosted by the Charlotte Business Guild.
Charlotte Pride Open Auditions
1919 Commonwealth Ave., Charlotte
Ever wanted to perform on the main stage or other areas at the Charlotte Pride Festival & Parade? Want to get your talents on stage at other Charlotte Pride events throughout the year? Here’s your chance. All talents, skills and entertainment welcome. Auditions are open to the public. Come sit in on up-and-coming talent and offer your applause to your favorite act — and, maybe, even convince the judges to offer them a spot on stage! Cash bar available. A full list of details and pre-registation (required for a guaranteed audition slot) is available online.
Have a Drink with Pride
Corks Caps & Taps
626 W. 4th St., Winston-Salem
Join Pride Winston-Salem as they kick off National LGBT Pride Month and Have A Drink With Pride. $10 wine flights and $15 beer flights. Full glasses and bottles of wine and beer for purchase. Percentage of the proceeds benefit Pride Winston-Salem.
Mint Museum Uptown
500 S. Tryon St., Charlotte
Annual gala fundraiser for Time Out Youth Center, featuring keynote speaker Molly Barker, founder of Girls on the Run. Evening includes dinner, cocktails, art auction and more, including a private showing of the exhibit “Halston and Warhol: Silver and Suede.” Tickets are $100.
Triple C Brewing Company
2900 Griffith St., Charlotte
Does your dog have the paws to walk the runway? If so, dress your adorable pooch up for success and join Charlotte Pride on June 6 for the most fabulous doggie fashion show you’ve ever seen! Presented by Charlotte Pride, benefiting the Human Society of Charlotte. Fashion provided by SilverFly. $5/general admission, $20/VIP seating, $15/dog contest entry. More information, ticket purchase and dog registration is available online.
Community Family Picnic
Park Road Park
6220 Park Rd., Charlotte
11 a.m.-3 p.m.
All the food and fixings are provided, along with games, a DJ, Twister, face painting and more. A picnic celebration all LGTBQ and ally families, presented by Bank of America, Charlotte Black Gay Pride, Charlotte Pride, Food Lion, Human Rights Campaign and PFLAG Charlotte. More details available online.
Power of One Awards
Fairfield inn & Suites Charlotte Uptown
201 S. McDowell St., Charlotte
Honoring African-American, same-gender-loving men making an impact in the greater Charlotte community. Presented by PowerHouse Charlotte. 2015 honorees include: Charlotte City Councilmember Al Austin, Nickel Bar owner Milton Howard and the Rev. Clifford Matthews, Jr., pastor of St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church. Cocktail attire. Complimentary buffet. Free.
Mint Museum Uptown
500 S. Tryon St., Charlotte
The Gay Men’s Chorus of Charlotte presents its sixth annual festive gala with food, drinks, auctions, all with fabulous friends! It’s a new day and new feel, but the same fun and frolic! Doors open at 3:30 p.m. $65.
Continues through June 20
‘Hollywood Squares: The Speakeasy Edition”
701 N. Tryon St., Charlotte
One Voice Chorus returns with Hollywood Squares, this time taking us back to the age of the Speakeasy — an era which brought us secret passwords, back-room indulgences and NASCAR! Come celebrate some of the greatest musicals like “Showboat,” “42nd Street,” “Cabaret” and more. Performances at 8 p.m. on June 18, 19 and 20. Tickets on sale online.
Carolinas Care Partnership 5K
Reedy Creek Park
2900 Rocky River Rd., Charlotte
This is a great trail race in a scenic park in Charlotte. Run through woodlands, around ponds, and back to the dramatic finish! Great for the coach-to-5K crew and those hardcore over-achievers. Awards given for top spots by age and gender. Proceeds benefit Carolinas Care Partnership.
Voices Out Loud!
Caldwell Presbyterian Church
1609 E. 5th St., Charlotte
Charlotte Black Gay Pride hosts a celebration of gospel classics. More information to be announced.
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Last updated: May 21, 2015, 7:06 p.m.