Mecklenburg County Democratic Party
5500 Executive Center Dr., Suite 210, Charlotte
The LGBT Democrats of Mecklenburg County hold a general body meeting. On the business agenda is the election of open board positions and advisory board positions. The group will also discuss get-out-the-vote efforts for the upcoming November elections.
Continues through Oct. 12
The Vagina Monologues
UpStage in NoDa
3306 N. Davidson St., Charlotte
After a wildly successful sold out run in April 2013 when UpStage was still called WineUp, Three Bone Theatre is remounting the Obie Award Winning play “The Vagina Monologues” by Eve Ensler. The poignant testimonies told by the brilliant cast will find the audience belly-laughing one moment and silently captivated the next. A few new faces will be joining some returning members from the 2013 cast, but the humor and constant breaking of taboos will remain the same. $16/advance. $18/door.
Clipping and Saving
Total Wine & More
5341 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy., Charlotte
Chi Psi Omega Fraternity extends an invitation to an afternoon of extreme couponing. Coupon experts will teach you the basics of couponing and how to live richly on a budget. Complimentary light appetizers provided by EarthFare and wine tasting provided by Total Wine. The event is free, but seating is limited and participants must register via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The fraternity will also be collecting donated toiletry items (deodorant, shampoo/conditioner and body lotion) for those in need.
Stonewall Kickball Drag Show
1919 Commonwealth Ave., Charlotte
Stonewall Kickball Charlotte presents a drag show benefiting Time Out Youth. Players on the kickball team will dress it up and compete to raise funds for the LGBT youth center. Roxy C. Moorecox emcees the event. $5 cover.
Carolina Conference on Queer Youth
UNC-Charlotte Student Union
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
The second annual Carolina Conference on Queer Youth brings together middle, high school and college students, counselors, activists, teachers and other practitioners who work with LGBT youth. Workshops on a variety of topics will be presented throughout the day, along with a keynote address by social justice activist Mandy Carter. Information and free registration available online or call 704-344-8335.
HRC Fright Night
Carowinds Amusement Park
14523 Carowinds Blvd., Charlotte
The Human Rights Campaign hosts a special night at Scarowinds! Enjoy early entry into the park and get in line to a favorite attraction before the general public. Tickets include one free Speed Pass that lets you skip to the front of the line of one of your favorite Haunts. Join HRC at the new Harmony Hall facility where a section of the patio will be HRC’s throughout the evening. A full bar will be available (cash and credit cards accepted) and food will be available for purchase. Ticket includes an annual HRC membership or renewal. $36/general. $10/for season pass holders with Scarowinds access.
Looking Glass Artists Center
405 N. Lee St., Salisbury
Salisbury-Rowan PFLAG’s annual fundraiser supporting its scholarship foundation, now celebrating seven years and 22 awards for $1,000 scholarships to Rowan County LGBT students. Event features catered dinner, drinks and entertainment., $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Advance tickets are available at Critters Cards and Gifts, Zinc, Inc. and the Green Goat Gallery.
Hilton Charlotte University Place
8629 J.M. Keynes Dr., Charlotte
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg NAACP hosts its annual Freedom Fund Awards Banquet. WSOC-TV’s Erica Bryant emcees, with North Carolina NAACP President Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II speaking. $75.
Continues through Oct. 19
Pride Winston-Salem returns to the Twin City, with multiple events over the weekend, including a festival and food truck rodeo, entertainment, afterparty, drag brunch and parade.
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Last updated: October 9, 2014, 7:06 p.m.