compiled by Dan Van Mourik, qnotes contributor

For our 2016 guide, we’ve gathered LGBT-focused performances for our readers. Enjoy one of these below or go online and search for your favorite theatre, arts groups, dance company, musician, and more.

March 1-6
“The Realish Housewives of Charlotte: A Parody”
Booth Playhouse
Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, N.C.
March 1, 2 & 3: 7:30 p.m.
March 4: 6:30 p.m. & 10 p.m.
March 5: 5:30 p.m. & 9 p.m.
March 6: 3 p.m.
Tickets start at $19.50

March 5
“El Ritmo Americano”
Charlotte Pride Band
Latin America inspired music
Myers Park Baptist Church
1900 Queens Rd., Charlotte, N.C.
5 p.m.
Tickets: $13

March 6
Adam Lambert in Concert
The Fillmore Charlotte
820 Hamilton St., Charlotte, N.C.
8 p.m.
Tickets: $52 and up

March 10 – CANCELLED
“Musically Chic: A Benefit Concert”
Charlotte LGBT Chamber of Commerce
Visulite Theatre
1615 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte, NC
6 p.m.
Tickets: $15/advance, $20/door

April 2
“Rite of Passage”
One Voice Chorus Concert
Sugar Creek Brewing Company
215 Southside Dr., Charlotte, N.C.
5 p.m. & 8 p.m.

April 3
“Rite of Passage”
One Voice Chorus Concert
Reformation Lutheran Church
1118 Union St., Columbia, S.C.
5 p.m.

April 9
“We are ‘Family’ Feud”
Benefit for Different Roads Home and Carolinas Care Partnership
Hosted by Lana Cane and Mink Shoals
Theatre Charlotte
501 Queens Rd., Charlotte, N.C.
7 p.m.

April 21-24
Gay Charlotte Film Festival
Theatre Charlotte
501 Queens Rd., Charlotte, N.C.
Times to be announced
VIP 10-ticket pass $50
Individual films $8/advance; $10/door
$5/students & seniors

April 30
“Broadway Ball”
Fundraiser for Theatre Charlotte
Theatre Charlotte
The Big Chill
911 E. Morehead St. #100, Charlotte, N.C.
Tickets on sale March 7