Itâs a âheel-aciousâ fun-draiser!
May 18 â˘ Charlotte
Queen City Drag Race
The fourth annual Queen City Drag Race heats up putting the âfunâ in âfundraising.â Grab your favorite heels and head out to race for good causes. More information on registering your racing teams can be found online at qcdragrace.com. Hartiganâs, 601 S. Cedar St. 1-6 p.m.
May 10-12 â˘ Charlotte
Charlotte Fine Art Show
The 5th Annual Charlotte Fine Art Show returns to the Charlotte Convention Center in Uptown. qnotes is a sponsor. 501 S. College St. May 10, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. May 11, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 12, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $10 admission good for all three days. 12 and under, free. Tickets in advance at ticketleap.com. hotworks.org.
May 11 â˘ Charlotte
A demonstration for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act will be held. Federal court house, 401 W. Trade St. 10 a.m.-Noon.
May 11 â˘ Charlotte
Annual Prom Dress Rugby Match
The Charlotte Royals hosts its annual prom dress match and party. Team hosts the Charleston Blockade at Tuckaseegee Park. For more information, visitÂ charlotteroyals.org.
May 16 â˘ Charlotte
Meeting weekly on Thursdays, the LGBTQ Education and Discussion Group is a safe place for the adult community to meet and discuss important issues about health, relationships and more. Email facilitator Heather Vandell at email@example.com or call 704-975-3526 for more info. LGBT Community Center of Charlotte, 2508 N. Davidson St. 6-8 p.m. 704-333-0144. gaycharlotte.com.
May 18 â˘ Charlotte
The LGBT Community Center of Charlotte hosts a community bazaar the third Saturday of each month through October. Businesses, organizations and individuals can sell new or slightly-used goods. For more information on participating, call 704-333-0144. LGBT Community Center of Charlotte, 2508 N. Davidson St. 9 a.m.-Noon. gaycharlotte.com.
May 18 â˘ Durham
iNSIDEoUT hosts its Seventh Annual Awards Banquet and Gaiety honoring youth, adults and organizations who have taken outstanding measures to support LGBTQ and ally youth. Francescaâs Dessert Cafe, 706 9th St. 5-7 p.m. Suggested donations: $3/youth, $30/adults. For more information, call 919-923-7884 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. insideout180.org.
May 22 â˘ Charlotte
The Charlotte Lesbian & Gay Fund hosts its 6th Annual The Happening Luncheon. The event raises awareness and support for the Charlotte Lesbian & Gay Fund. This yearâs grant recipients will be announced. qnotes is a sponsor. Omni Charlotte, 132 E. Trade St.Â fftc.org/page.aspx?pid=953.
June 1 â˘ Charlotte
Time Out Youth hosts its annual gala supporting their work with LGBTQ youth. Extravaganza Depot, 1610 N. Tryon St. 6:30-10:30 p.m. $100. 704-344-8335. timeoutyouth.org/homecoming.
June 2 â˘ Charlotte
Runway Fashion Show
Sophisticated Lyfe Entertainment presents their third anniversary fashion show celebrating fashion, diversity and inclusion. Grand Central, 1000 Central Ave. 6 p.m., media and VIP reception. 6:45 p.m., doors open. More information and ticket purchases at sleevents.ticketleap.com/2013Anniversary.
Memorial Day Weekend
May 23-27 â˘ Charlotte
The 600 Festival and Food Lion Speed Street, presented by Coca-Cola, return to Uptown Charlotte, celebrating food, fun, music and NASCAR. Three days of revelry from May 23-25 featuring vendors, appearances by NASCAR racers and entertainment from Pradigy GT, Sol Fusion, Jon B, SWV, Randy Houser, Jamey Johnson, Chelsea Bain, Sister Hazel and Survivor. 600festival.com.
Join Plaza Midwoodâs Snug Harbor for three nights of live bands and entertainment, starting Friday and running through Sunday. Featuring: Mike Strauss Band, The Catch Fire, The Woggles, Temperance League, Modern Primitives, 2013 Wolves, Poontanglers and Lazer/Wulf. $5 each night at the door or online-only $10 purchase for all three nights. 18 and up ($5 surcharge for those under 21). Snug Harbor, 1228 Gordon St. snugrock.com.
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Last updated: May 9, 2013, 5:41 p.m.