Continues through April 13
3306 N. Davidson St., Charlotte
Start-up theatre company Three Bone Theatre presents what The New York Times called “a vibrant, hot-blooded new adaptation of Romeo and Juliet.” The play tells the story of four boys who live under the strict watch of a Catholic school when they discover a forbidden copy of Romeo and Juliet and proceed to lose themselves in the story. What begins as a lark, gradually shows them universal truths and leads them to personal discovery. Tickets are $18. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Popular lesbian comedian Paula Poundstone, currently of NPR’s “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me,” visits Wingate University. Tickets $25.Information, tickets available online.
Inter-Queer College Mixer
1820 South Blvd., Charlotte
Students from across the region will come together for a night of networking, fun and socializing for the new “City Of Queens, Inter-Queer Collegiate Network,” a group of LGBTQ students from UNC-Charlotte, Central Piedmont Community College, Davidson College, Queens University, Johnson & Wales University and others.
One Voice: ‘Home’
Myers Park Baptist Church
1900 Queens Rd., Charlotte
This spring, One Voice Chorus (OVC) sheds light on a critical issue within the LGBT community: Homeless LGBT Youth. With Time Out Youth and Urban Ministry Center, One Voice Chorus reaches out to hear the stories of LGBT youth who have been (or are) homeless. The chorus premiers a documentary and commissioned compositions. The concert also celebrates the families that LGBT people of all ages create for themselves. A Charlotte Lesbian and Gay Fund grant and promotional partnership from WFAE 90.7 helps OVC present this concert. Tickets and more information available online.
Begins evening of April 14
Continues though April 22
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‘Ring Off & Renewal’
Pullen Memorial Baptist Church
1801 Hillsborough St., Raleigh
North Carolina’s married, same-sex couples desire to be recognized as married for all purposes and all days of the year, including Tax Day. Same-sex couples and allies are encouraged to attend #Married364 “Ring Off & Renewal,” hear from speakers, and join in a coordinated and collective “ring off” to stand in silent protest over laws that that limit marriage equality to 364 days per year. The ceremonial “taking off of rings” will be followed by a mass renewing of vows to show support for the freedom to marry for all, 365 days a year. Free.
‘Angels in America’ Retrospective
2424 N. Davidson St., Charlotte
Carolina Actors Studio Theatre joins Charlotte Viewpoint Magazine for a community conversation and “Angels in America” retrospective. Panelists will include Arts and Science Council President Robert Bush as moderator, play co-directors Dr. Charles LaBorde and Thom Tonetti, President and CEO of Foundation for the Carolinas Michael Marsciano, civic leader and founder of the Wesley Mancini Foundation Wesley Mancini and representatives from the Levine Museum. A short film about the original 1996 Charlotte production of “Angels in America” will also be shown. CAST will present their production of the play this May.
Miss Don’t H8 DIVA
2301 Freedom Dr., Charlotte
Contestants will compete for the title of Miss Don’t H8 DIVA. The Don’t H8 pageantry system calls itself a “symbol of excellence among the female impersonation divisions.” The pageantry system also works to raise awareness of LGBT equality.
Amazing Race Bar Crawl
Brixx Woodfire Pizza
225 E. 6th St., Charlotte
Amazing Race Bar Crawl is a yearly fundraising event for the Regional AIDS Interfaith Network (RAIN). Teams of five race to a series of bars in Uptown Charlotte to complete the race. At each destination teams will purchase five drinks and complete a challenge. Each challenge will offer teams various rewards and penalties including possible additions or deductions to the team’s time. Challenges also determine whether the team is given an easy or difficult clue to the next destination.
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CONNECT with the Guild
Celebs Restaurant & Lounge
445 W. Trade St., Charlotte
The Charlotte Business Guild holds its quarterly CONNECT networking mixer/social, an informal after-work atmosphere with food, drinks, door prizes and entertainment and an opportunity to meet the guild board and network with local professionals.
Charlotte Pride Picnic
Park Road Park, Shelter 1
6220 Park Rd., Charlotte
Charlotte Pride hosts a community picnic and potluck. Join other local LGBT organizations and community members for a day of fun and games including volleyball, horseshoes, corn hole and more. The event is free, but registration is requested so the organization can get an accurate head count. Attendees can indicate which side dish they will bring during registration. Information and registration available online.
Continues on May 3
Queen City Stomp
1440 S. Tryon St. #110, Charlotte
Come be a part of the Southeast’s biggest and best LGBT Country dance weekend. Two-night event Friday and Saturday, with day-time dance lessons and evening events held at Marigny Dance Club. Friday cover is $10.
Saturday cover is $15. The event is a fundraiser, with 2014 beneficiaries including Time Out Youth and One Voice Chorus of Charlotte. Details and register available online.
AIDS Walk Charlotte
800 W. Trade St., Charlotte
The Regional AIDS Interfaith Network (RAIN) hosts its 18th annual AIDS Walk Charlotte, raising awareness and funds for those impacted by HIV/AIDS. Information and registration available online.
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Last updated: April 10, 2014, 6:45 p.m.