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Pride week happenings around the Queen City

August 21 • Charlotte
“Homosexuality & the Scripture”
Area affirming and accepting religious leaders come together to offer this seminar on Christianity for the LGBT community. Part of the PRIDE Charlotte festival. Charlotte Gay and Lesbian Community Center, 1401 Central Ave. 704-333-0144. www.pridecharlotte.com.

Charlotte • August 22
Film screening and panel discussion
Local filmmaker Dennis Darrel hosts a screening of film shorts followed by a panel discussion.

“Interview With My Next Girlfriend”
Cassandra Nicolaou
The fight to win the title of next girlfriend is the subject of this hilarious short.

“Coming Out - Coming In: Faith, Identity and Belonging”
Susan Campbell
This thoughtful film gives voice to gay and lesbian Christians who struggle to reconcile faith and sexual orientation

Brian To
A young actor and his wife undergoing an IRS audit have more to worry about than the usual cheating when the IRS secretary turns out to be hot for the wife and the auditor turns out to be an ex-boyfirend of the actor husband

“Welcome to Life “
Jowan Carbin
A young boys experimentation goes wrong when a bully happens along. Part of the PRIDE Charlotte Festival 6:30 p.m. The Charlotte Lesbian and Gay Community Center, 1401 Central Ave. 704-333-0144. www.pridecharlotte.com

August 23 • Charlotte
Pride Show
Scorpio’s stellar cast of drag divas come together in this special performance. Part of the PRIDE Charlotte festival. Scorpio Lounge, 2301 Freedom Dr. 704-373-9124. www.pridecharlotte.com.

August 24 • Charlotte
Gay Comedy Night at the Perch
“Cheerfully offending since 1994,” this troupe of improvisational stand-ups are guaranteed to make you bust a gut with an evening of original, gay-themed sketch comedy. Definitely not PC and intended for mature audiences. $12. The Perch, 1212 Central Ave. 704-334-4443. www.pridecharlotte.com.

August 25 • Charlotte
PRIDE Charlotte Kick-off Party
Takeover Friday hosts a kick-off event for the PRIDECharlotte Festival. Westin Hotel, 601 South College St. 704-375-2600. www.pridecharlotte.com.

Miss PRIDE Charlotte Pageant
Drag divas compete for the title of Miss PRIDECharlotte. Scorpio Lounge, 2301 Freedom Dr. 704-373-9124. www.pridecharlotte.com.

PRIDE Charlotte Dance Party
Local club hosts a late night dance party. The Charlotte Eagle, 4544 South Blvd. 704-679-9901. www.pridecharlotte.com.

August 26
PRIDE Charlotte Festival
New revamped and relocated version of the annual celebration of queer Pride in Charlotte. With a beautiful new uptown location, food and retail vendors, dance tent, a kids corner and an impressive line-up of speakers and performers, It’s an event you don’t want to miss. 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Gateway Village, corner of Cedar St. and West Trade St. 704-333-0144. www.pridecharlotte.com.

PRIDE Charlotte Mixer
Come relax with friends and your favorite cocktail at this post-PRIDE Charlotte evening event. 6-10 p.m. Liaisons, 316 Rensselaer Ave. 704-376-1617. www.pridecharlotte.com.

AfterPRIDE at the Woodshed
Local watering hole popular with the levi/leather and bear set celebrates PRIDE day with an after party. Hang with old buddies or make some new friends in this fun, casual atmosphere. 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. The Woodshed, 4000 S. Interstate 85 Service Rd. 704-394-1712. www.pridecharlotte.com.

PRIDE Charlotte Afterparty

Dance ’til the wee hours at the official PRIDE Charlotte After Party. 10 p.m. until. Velocity, 935 S. Summit Ave. 704-333-0060.

August 27
Pride Brunch & T-Dance
Grab a bite and hang out with friends old and new. 1 p.m. Scorpio, 2301 Freedom Dr. 704-373-9124. www.pridecharlotte.com.

Spirituality Service
Praise and worship service for the LGBT and allied communities. Dinner follows. Part of the PRIDE Charlotte festival. Service at 6 p.m. Dinner at 7:45 p.m. New Life MCC, 1900 The Plaza. 704-334-0350. www.pridecharlotte.com.

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