Don’t have anything planned this weekend? What are you waiting for?! There’s plenty to do!
Nov. 12 • Charlotte
RAIN and Shelita Hamm present their farewell Gay Bingo in the Queen City. Grady Cole Center, 310 N. Kings Dr. 6:30 p.m. gaybingocharlotte.org.
Nov. 13 • Greensboro
ENC Conference and Gala
Mark your calendars now for the fourth annual Equality North Carolina Conference and Gala, hosted again this year at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. For more details as they become available or to register or sponsor, visit equalitync.org/conference.
Nov. 13 • Hickory
Beauty Pageant Bingo
The Not Your Mama’s Bingo folks call the numbers again while attendees help select the pageant winner. Hickory Jaycees Development Center, 470 Hwy. 70. Proceeds benefit ALFA. For tickets, call ALFA (Advancing Life. Fighting AIDS.) at 828-332-1447 ext. 222, Taste Full Beans at 838-325-0108 or Now & Then Consignment at 828-323-1010. notyourmamasbingo.com. alfainfo.org.
Thru Nov. 21 • Huntersville
The Annual Carolina Renaissance Festival and Artisan Marketplace is in full swing, every weekend through Nov. 21, rain or shine. Special events, performances, crafts, music and more. 6445 Poplar Tent Rd. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. $19/general. $8/youth 5-12. No pets. Free parking. 704-896-5544. royalfaires.com/carolina/.
Thru Nov. 11-21 • Charlotte
Southern Christmas Show
Holiday food, music, crafts, gifts and more takeover The Park, formerly The Merchandise Mart, 2500E. Independence Blvd. $8/advance. $7.50/20 or more. $3/youth 6-12. 704-376-6594. southernshows.com/scs/.