The Human Rights Campaign
North Carolina Gala
Charlotte Convention Center
501 S. College St., Charlotte
The 21st Annual Human Rights Campaign North Carolina Gala will include the presentation of Equality Award winners, including Rodney Tucker of Time Out Youth Center and the Charlotte LGBT Chamber of Commerce, who was named the HRC North Carolina organization of the year. Supreme Court plaintiff James Obergefell and HRC President Chad Griffin are the featured speakers. Wrabel will perform. There will also be an auction, a dinner and an after party. Tickets and more information are available online.
‘Show Some Love’
262 1st Ave. NW, Hickory
“Show Some Love,” a benefit for The Catawba Valley Pride’s scholarship fund, will be held this year at Bottega, and will feature live music, a dessert auction, a raffle, door prizes, refreshments and more. Tickets are $10 and are available online or at the door.
Continues through Feb. 13
Charlotte Symphony Pops: ‘A Symphonic Valentine’
Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts
430 S Tryon St., Charlotte
After last year’s successful Valentine’s concerts, the Charlotte Symphony presents a collection of romantic selections of classical, popular and Broadway favorites. Albert-George Schram conducts, with vocal accompaniment by Charlotte’s own Eva Noblezada, star of London’s West End “Miss Saigon.” Tickets range from $29.50-$84.50. Tickets and more information are available online.
24th Annual Johnson Valentine Bash
1228 Gordon St., Charlotte
9:30 p.m.-2 a.m.
The 24th annual Johnson Valentine Bash will take place at Snug Harbor and will feature both bands and DJs, with proceeds going to Regional AIDS Interfaith Network (RAIN). Hardcore Lounge headlines, with openers Fat Face Band and Heart of a Ghost. DJ sets between bands by Starseed, Spaceboy, and DJ Godwin. Tickets are $5.
LGBT Center of Raleigh
324 S. Harrington St., Raleigh
SAGE Raleigh is sponsoring a Valentine’s dance tailored for seniors. The annual event is describing itself as a night of “dance, drink and delicacies.” DJ Robert Murray will provide the music. Volunteers are asked to show up at 6:30 p.m. to help transform the space into a disco inspired setting. Suggested contribution is $10.
Continues through March 6
The X Show: Art & Photographs for Grown-Ups
PULP Gallery and Bookstore
535 King St., Charleston
PULP presents an erotic art show for Valentine’s Day. Enjoy free champagne, chocolates and a collection of adult only works of art, including photographs and works on paper by both local and national artists, including Clive Barker, Robert Crumb, Russ Meyer and Bunny Yeager (Bettie Page). The exhibition is free and open to the public.
Dr. Robert Jones Diversity Lecture
North Carolina State University
Hatteras-Ocracoke Ballroom, Student Union
2601 Cates Ave., Raleigh
Dr. Robert Jones, the president of the State University of New York at Albany will deliver a diversity presentation called, “Institutional Culture Change in Higher Education: Leadership and Inclusive Excellence.” The presentation will be given to the university’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences, but it is free and open to the public as well. For more information email email@example.com.
Continues through Feb. 27
Queen City Theatre Company
Duke Energy Theatre
345 College St., Charlotte
The regional premiere of the Tony-nominated play, “Casa Valentina,” which is written by Harvey Fierstein, hits the Queen City. A new comedy based on a true story set in 1962 where a group of men escape to the Catskills where they are able to shed their male image and don women’s clothes and acting the part. Tickets are $16-$20 and are available online.
15th Annual Charlotte Bartenders Ball
210 E Trade St., Charlotte
7 p.m.-2 a.m.
Over two dozen of Charlotte’s best bars, clubs and restaurants will present their signature cocktails and beers. Six DJs will be on hand, and there will also be dancing, performers and other live entertainment. Tickets are $70, $100 for VIP. Drinks and heavy appetizers included in price. Tickets and more information available online.
511 E. 36th St., Charlotte
Planned Parenthood South Atlantic hosts its Condom Couture event, where designers create wearable art pieces using condoms. All proceeds go to benefit Planned Parenthood’s work to provide sexual health and safer sex information and resources. Early bird tickets available at $25 general admission and $40 balcony. Door prices are $30 general admission and $45 balcony. More information and tickets are available online.
Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS Breakfast
St. Luke’s Missionary Baptist Church
1600 Norris Ave., Charlotte
A coming together for breakfast and communication around HIV/AIDS prevention, testing, care and treatment will be held in honor of The National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS. The event is intended to spread love and acceptance for those affected by HIV/AIDS. No cost to attend, but donations are encouraged and will go toward the work of Carolinas CARE Partnership. Space limited. R.S.V.P. by Feb. 26 to Lesha Dodson by email to LeshaD@carolinascare.org or call 704-496-9578.
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Last updated: Feb. 11, 2016, 7:38 p.m.