Continues through Dec. 5
One Voice Chorus presents ‘Madonna/Madonna’
Unitarian Universalist Church of Charlotte
234 N Sharon Amity Rd., Charlotte
7:30 p.m., plus a 2 p.m. show on Dec 5
One Voice Chorus wants to keep the mother of Christ in Christmas. Mary, also known as The Madonna, is at the heart of the biblical Christmas story and “Madonna/Madonna” places her front and center, along with another Madonna. The Madonna of ‘80s pop stardom and icon of gay culture. The concert explores “both the secular and sacred polarity of Christmas” in a holiday presentation unlike most others you are likely to see this year, or any other. Tickets range from $14-$19. Tickets and more information is available online.
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Continues through Nov. 22
‘The Phantom of the Opera’
Dale F. Halton Theater at CPCC
1206 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte
8 p.m. on Nov. 20-21, 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 22
Central Piedmont Community College Theater, Opera and Dance present Andrew Lloyd Weber’s “The Phantom of the Opera” in the Dale F. Halton Theater to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the opening of the facility. The musical tells the story of a masked figure who lurks beneath the catacombs of the Paris Opera House, who falls in love with the beautiful soprano, Christine. It won the 1986 Olivier Award and the 1988 Tony Award for Best Musical. Tickets are $10, $18 and $20. More information and tickets is available online.
Transgender Day of Remembrance Commemoration
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center
600 E. 4th St., Charlotte
The Transgender Day of Remembrance commemoration ceremony this year in Charlotte will take place at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center, starting at 6:30 p.m. Speakers will include Alexandrea Rose, Parker Petruicick, Lara Americo and trans activist Jacob Tobia. At 7:45 p.m., the names of those who died because of anti-transgender violence will be read with an accompanying candlelight vigil, followed by closing remarks. Social time will precede the formal portion of the night, with pizza and hot chocolate provided.
Transgender Day of Remembrance Candlelight Vigil
North Carolina State Capitol
1 E. Edenton St., Raleigh
The Transgender Day of Rembrance Candlelight Vigil will take place at the North Carolina State Capitol and will remember those who have been lost to violence around the world this year. A reception will follow at the LGBT Center of Raleigh, at 324 S. Harrington St., from 7:30-9:00 p.m.
Continues through Nov. 22
Carolina Renaissance Festival
16445 Poplar Tent Rd., Huntersville
10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
It is that time of year again. Time to go back in time. The 16th century European style art and entertainment festival. Enjoy circus acts, comedy, music, dance and more on 12 stages. Over 500 costumed villagers stay in character and interact with you as you explore the “town.” In addition to the shows, you can ride one-of-a-kind people-powered rides, like the world’s largest rocking horse. Or you can watch two knights joust on horseback. Adult tickets are $24, with discounts available, including those for children. More information and tickets is available online.
Continues through Nov. 22
‘The Commedia Princess and the Pea’
Wells Fargo Playhouse at ImaginOn
300 E. 7th St., Charlotte
In a retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairy tale using the comic storytelling of Italian Commedia dell’arte, a queen places a single pea under a pile of mattresses to see if her son’s chosen bride is worthy of his hand. The play is part of ImaginOn’s Explorer Series, designed for four to six year olds. The performance on Nov. 21 will be signed for those who are hearing impaired. Tickets range from $15-$20. More information and tickets is available online.
‘Peter and the Starcatcher’
Paul Green Theatre
300 Country Club Rd., Chapel Hill
In this grownup’s prequel to “Peter Pan”, an apprentice starcatcher and an orphan boy take to the high seas. The play is based on the 2006 book of a similar name by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, adapted for the stage by Rick Elice. This multiple Tony Award winner, presented by PlayMakers Repertory Company, is suitable for both adults and children. Tickets range from $15- $44. More information and tickets is available online.
Raleigh Marriott City Center
500 Fayetteville St., Raleigh
Equality NC will hold its 9th Annual Equality Gala and bills itself as “North Carolina’s premiere gathering of leading LGBT and allied communities.” The fundraiser helps the organization to continue to fight for full LGBT equality in North Carolina and serves as a way to celebrate past victories and look forward together to a better future. Awards are presented to prominent leaders helping to work toward this more equal future. More information is available online, as well as hotel accommodations.
LGBT Democrats of NC Convention
NC State University, Talley Student Center, Room 4280
2610 Cates Ave., Raleigh
The LGBT Democrats of NC will hold their fifth annual convention, held the same weekend as Equality NC’s annual gala. The election of all state officers and congressional district chairs and vice chairs will take place at the convention. Special guests include Sen. Josh Stein,
Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughan, Sen. Mike Woodard, Rep. Cecil Brockman, North Carolina Democratic Party Chair Patsy Keever, Raleigh City Councilwoman Mary Ann Baldwin, Wake County Commissioners Matt Calabria and John Burns. More information is available online.
Happy Thanksgiving from the staff at qnotes.
LGBT Center of Raleigh
324 S. Harrington St., Raleigh
6 – 9 p.m.
An alternative Thanksgiving celebration, Trans~Giving invites LGBTQ and allies to the LGBT Center of Raleigh for a feast and fellowship. The main course is provided by the center and the sides are provided by those who attend. Those who cannot bring a side dish are asked to make a donation if possible. Spend time with some chosen family during the holidays.
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Last updated: Nov. 20, 2015, 2:12 a.m.