Charlotte â€˘ June 4
The Mecklenburg LGBT Political Action Committee is looking for new members to join its steering committee. The group works to make Charlotte-Mecklenburg more inclusive for LGBT residents and meets on the first Tuesday of every month at the LGBT Community Center of Charlotte, 2508 N. Davidson St., 6:30-8 p.m. meckpac.org. email@example.com.
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.Â 600festival.com.
Join Plaza Midwoodâ€™s 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.Â snugrock.com.
Memorial Day Barn Dance
Southern Country Charlotte hosts its monthly barn dance on Friday, May 24. Hartiganâ€™s, 601 S. Cedar St. 10 p.m. Free/SCC Members. $5/Non-members.Â hartigans.com.
Marigny Birthday Bash
Marigny hosts its â€śStreamers Memorial Day Weekendâ€ť party and a birthday bash for owner and DJ Peter Presta on Saturday, May 25. Marigny Dance Club, 1440 S. Tyron St., Suite 110. 10 p.m.Â marignycharlotte.com.
May 29 â€˘ Raleigh
Open group discussion for the public to learn about Polyamorous relationships and how to tackle open, honest, ethical Nonmonogamy. From basics to more complicated topics, all questions are welcomed. Hosted by Triangle Polyamory at the LGBT Center of Raleigh, 411 Hillsborough St. 7:30 p.m.Â lgbtcenterofraleigh.com.
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. Info/ticket purchases at sleevents.ticketleap.com/2013Anniversary.
June 8 â€˘ Greensboro
June 15 â€˘ Winston-Salem
TMPC Big Gay Sing
Featuring all pop songs, including: â€śSingle Ladies,â€ť â€śLike a Prayer,â€ť â€śBorn This Way,â€ť â€śDancing Queen,â€ť â€śFireworkâ€ť and many more. You donâ€™t have to be gay to enjoy â€śThe Big Gay Sing!â€ť Join in this musical extravaganza of fun music, dancing and more audience participation than ever! Two performances: June 8, Greensboro Day School, 5401 Lawndale Ave.Â 8 p.m. June 15: UNC School of the Arts, Watson Hall. $15/advance. $20/door.
June 9 â€˘ Raleigh
The LGBT Center of Raleigh invites you to a high tea and Vente dâ€™Arte by artist Nancy Baker who will showcase items from her private collection of works. Proceeds benefit the LGBT Center of Raleigh. The Renaissance Hotel, 4100 Main at North Hills St. 2-5 p.m. $40. lgbtcenterofraleigh.com.
June 20-21 â€˘ Charlotte
One Voice Chorus presents its third annual take on the timeless game show, â€śThe Hollywood Squares,â€ť with Roxy C. Moorecox as host. North Carolina Dance Theatre,Â 701 N. Tryon St. Two performances, June 20-21. 8 p.m. For more information and ticket purchases, visit onevoicechorus.com.
June 27 â€˘ Charlotte
Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
The Harvey B. Gantt Center welcomes Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., as its inaugural speaker for the 2013 Gantt Symposium. Dr. Gates will speak on â€śFinding Your Roots,â€ť a lively discussion about individual lineage and American history. Following the symposium, guests are invited to attend a special opening preview of â€śThe Kinsey Collection: Shared Treasures of Bernard and Shirley Kinseyâ€ť during a reception. Knight Theatre, 430 S. Tryon St. 6:30-8 p.m. $10-$50. ganttcenter.org. 704-547-3700.
June 29-30 â€˘ Charlotte
NoDa Summer Musicfest
The 2nd Annual NoDa Summer Musicfest is being hosted Â once again in NoDa, with Charlotteâ€™s best collection of galleries and performance venues and some of the funkiest full service restaurants. The 2012 Summer Musicfest attracted more than 900 unique visitors to the NoDa district and featured performances by more than 40 artists and bands crossing all genres of music! Featured performers include Jonas Sees in Color and more. Hosted at The Chop Shop, 399 E. 35th St and Roux at Bordeaux, 3306-A N. Davidson St. nodasummermusicfest.com.
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Last updated: May 23, 2013, 5:13 p.m.