It’s not quite the weekend yet, but there’s plenty of events to fill your social agenda starting tonight. Check out these cool upcoming events Thursday through Saturday:

Thursday, Dec. 13

Shiprocked Birthday and Sandy relief party
Shiprocked, the weekly Snug Harbor party for Charlotte’s punk and hipster queer folk, rocks out for organizer Scott Weaver’s birthday while partying for a good cause. Donations at the door ($2 minimum requested) will benefit Sandy relief projects run by Occupy Sandy, a group providing local assistance to those affected by hurricane damage in New York. See event details…

Friday, Dec. 14

Gay Men’s Chorus of Charlotte: “The Last Big Gay Christmas Ever”
Gay Men’s Chorus of Charlotte presents its annual winter concert in preparation for the end of the world as calendars count down to Dec. 21 and the end of the Mayan calendar. (and, an encore performance on Saturday here).

Other events:
Buff Faye’s special Friday night Drag Diner. Bring a toy to benefit Levine Children’s Hospital. Details…
Hartigan’s presents “The Nutcrackers” drag king show. Details…

Saturday, Dec. 15

Andrew Christian underwear show
SILVERFLY and Cathode Azure team up to present a special Andrew Christian underwear show, 9-10:30 p.m. See event details…

Twirl to the World
Just Twirl returns with its annual winter party, benefiting Toys for Tots and Crisis Assistance Ministries. Bring a new, unwrapped toy and admission is just $5. Without a toy, admission is $15. Proceeds benefit the charities. See event details…

More events

Be sure to check out our full community calendar, a collaborative project between qnotes, the LGBT Community Center of Charlotte and Visit Gay Charlotte. Submit your events here.