December 6-23: Charlotte Ballet – ‘Nutcracker’
Join the Sugar Plum Fairy on a fantastical journey through the Land of Sweets in this beloved family tradition! Performed live by Charlotte Symphony with choreography by Jean–Pierre Bonnefoux. Tickets range from $25-$122 and are available online. Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte. 7:30 p.m. bit.ly/33bJKjV.
November 29-December 1
‘The Play That Goes Wrong’
Knight Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
130 S. Tryon St., Charlotte
“The Play That Goes Wrong” is a classic murder mystery with a comedic twist, full of puns and mishaps along the way.
Fantasia Presents The Sketchbook Tour
2700 E. Independence Blvd., Charlotte
North Carolina native Fantasia is back in concert with a new album and is bringing some special friends (Robyn Thicke, Tank and The Bonfyre) along with her. Tickets start at $59 and are available online.
First Sunday Potluck
Harriet Hancock LGBT Center
1108 Woodrow St., Columbia
The center will provide drinks and chicken and dumplings. Attendees are asked to provide a dessert or side. RSVP requested online at bit.ly/37yHE1e.
‘Hip Hop Nutcracker’
Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
130 North Tryon St., Charlotte
1 p.m./6:30 p.m.
Tchaikovsky’s classic score through hip hop choreography, with dancers, onstage DJ and an electric violinist bringing the traditional “Nutcracker” a new look.
Burning Coal Theatre’s Murphy School Auditorium
224 Polk St., Raleigh
Burning Coal Theatre will perform the Lerner and Loewe classic musical “Camelot” based on the book “The Once and Future King.” Tickets are available online or by phone at 919-834-4001.
Holiday on Ice
NASCAR Hall of Fame
400 E M.L.K. Jr. Blvd., Charlotte
Charlotte’s only outdoor ice skating rink in the heart of Uptown is set to open. Admission is $12 for those who bring their own skates, and $16 for skate rental per day.
One Voice: ‘Season to Remember’
Unitarian Universalist Church of Charlotte
234 N. Sharon Amity Rd., Charlotte
Celebrating over 30 years of song, One Voice presents their annual Christmas show, “Season to Remember.” General admission/$25. All welcome.
Fourth Ward Holiday Home Tour
Fourth Ward Neighborhood
This walkable, self-guided tour includes admission to a variety of private homes in Fourth Ward, all beautifully decorated for the season. Throughout the weekend, choirs and handbell ensembles will perform seasonal music on the porches of neighborhood homes. Ticket costs vary and are available for purchase online.
Triangle Gay Men’s Chorus
‘Season of Love’
Binkley Baptist Church
1712 Willow Dr., Chapel Hill
Pullen Memorial Baptist Church
1801 Hillsborough St., Raleigh
The Triangle Gay Men’s Chorus presents a variety of beloved songs inspired by the seasons
of the year. Everything from summer bops to autumn harmonies, winter carols to spring arias. Free admission. Contributions appreciated.
Twirl to the World
World Night Club
900 NC Music Factory Blvd., Charlotte
The 11th Annual Twirl to the World holiday party and fundraiser, presented by Hearts Beat as One Foundation, brings in DJ Grind and Australian singer/songwriter Zoë Badwi to entertain guests. The event benefits Smart Start of Mecklenburg County, Transcend Charlotte, Humane Society of Charlotte and Winter Awakening. Attendees are asked to contribute $25 and a new, unwrapped toy or book as admission or $40/without and $75/VIP. All funds raised supports these local charities.
Tosco Music Holiday Party
McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square
345 N. College St., Charlotte
A holiday evening featuring over a dozen performers, plenty of Christmas classics, and traditional sing-alongs, as well as songs of Hanukkah and Kwanzaa.
CLGBTCC Holiday Bash
Resident Culture Brewery
2101 Central Ave., Charlotte
Complimentary hors d’oeuvres, live music and social meet and greet. Free admission for members and $5 admission fee for non-members at the door.
LGBT Center of Raleigh
119 E. Hargett St., Raleigh
Radical Queer is a celebration for everyone in the community hosted by the LGBT Center of Raleigh, NC AIDS Action Network and VAE Raleigh with music, food, karaoke and free STI, HIV testing.
Magic of Christmas & The Singing Christmas Tree
Knight Theater at Blumenthal
Performing Arts Center
130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte
Charlotte’s two favorite holiday traditions, the Charlotte Symphony and Carolina Voices, join forces to bringing a joyful celebration for the season. Tickets start at $19 and are available online.
2019 Queen City Christmas Expo
The Carole Hoefener Center
615 E 6th St., Charlotte
Queen City Christmas Expo is an all-free Christmas event for all. Take pictures with Santa Claus, enjoy free gift-wrapping stations, entertainment and a toy giveaway.
Genderlines Holiday Potluck Friendsgiving
1911 Central Ave., Charlotte
Genderlines hosts a holiday potluck gathering and invites the entire LGBTQ and allied communities and will provide turkey, ham and tofurkey. Guests are asked to bring sides and desserts. RSVP requested online at bit.ly/2QK0V9I.
Holiday Wish Gala
1133 Metropolitan Ave., Charlotte
The Holiday Wish Gala is a fundraising event that provides the opportunity for the LGBTQ community to raise funds specifically for non-profit organizations that do the most with the least. This year’s benefactors are 360 Center for Youth Development and the LGBTQ Committee of the NC NAACP. Tickets are available online
Charlotte Pride Band: ‘Songs For the Holidays’
Park Road Church
3900 Park Rd., Charlotte
Charlotte Pride Band presents Songs for the Holidays. This will be a full ensemble concert with musical selections that will vary. Tickets are $15 and are available online or at the door.
Holiday Cantata and Bake Sale
Metropolitan Community Church of Charlotte
7121 Orr Rd., Charlotte
Join Pastor Paul Whiting and the MCC congregation for their annual cantata and bake sale. Meet up with old friends and meet new ones.
Lindsey Stirling: Warmer in the Winter Tour
2700 E. Independence Blvd., Charlotte
Warmer in the Winter is the fourth studio album and first Christmas album by violinist and composer Lindsey Stirling. Enjoy the classics and some new songs for the whole family.
Charlotte Gay List Goes to the Movies
Ayrsley Grand Cinema
9110 Kings Parade Blvd., Charlotte
Join Charlotte Gay List at the movies to watch the “epic, dramatic, and definitive conclusion” to the “Skywalker Saga” of “Star Wars” films. Purchase tickets through Fandango as early as possible in order to get seating with the group.
Greensboro Symphony: FOX8/Old Dominion Holiday Concert
Greensboro Coliseum Complex
1921 W. Gate City Blvd., Greensboro
Celebrate the holiday season with the Greensboro Symphony featuring holiday music plus a special appearance by Jeremy Abbott, four-time U.S. champion and U.S. Olympic bronze medalist. Admission and parking are free with a donation of a non-perishable food item (3 plus) for the Salvation Army.
‘Cirque de Noel’
Belk Theater at Blumenthal
Performing Arts Center
130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte
The circus meets the symphony for “Cirque de Noel” this season. Listen to the holiday classics while watching acrobatic, contortionist and juggling acts. Tickets start at $19 and are available online.
Charlotte Latin Pride
Meets for monthly Spanish-language support nights, second and fourth Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m., Charlotte Pride offices at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1900 The Plaza, Charlotte.
Charlotte LGBT Chamber
Regular business meetings, social events and other activities throughout the year. Days and times vary.
HIV Support Group
Dudley’s Place at Rosedale Medical holds support groups for HIV positive individuals every other Tuesday at 6 p.m., Rosedale Medical, 103 Commerce Centre Dr., Suite 103, Huntersville. Call Dudley’s Place at 704-977-2972 for dates and more information or follow on Facebook and Instagram for updates.
Peer support group meetings for parents, caregivers and family members of LGBTQ individuals.
Charlotte: second Monday of each month, 6:30 – 8 p.m., Time Out Youth, 3800 Monroe Rd.
Huntersville: fourth Wednesday of each month, 6:30 – 8 p.m., Angels & Sparrows Soup Kitchen, 514 N. Old Statesville Rd.
Meets for monthly group support meetings, second Tuesday of each month, 7-9 p.m., Trinity United Church of Christ, 38 Church St. N., Concord.
Meets for monthly support meetings, third Thursday of each month, 7 p.m., St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 258 W. Franklin Blvd., Gastonia.
PFLAG Flat Rock/Hendersonville
Regular peer support group meetings for parents, caregivers and family members of LGBTQ individuals. Meets the first Monday of each month, 7-8:30 p.m., Center for Arts and Inspiration, 125 S Main St, Hendersonville, N.C.
Monthly meeting including dinner, speaker, games and more for gay men ages 21 and up, 5-7 p.m., Park Road Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 3900 Park Rd., Charlotte.
Regular team sports, meet-up, social and service events throughout the year. Days and times vary.
Trans Youth Group
Weekly discussion groups for transgender youth ages 13-20 each Thursday, 4:30-6 p.m., Time Out Youth Center, 3800 Monroe Rd., Charlotte.
Support groups for partners, friends and family of transgender and gender non-conforming adults ages 18 and older, second and fourth Sundays of each month, 6-7 p.m., Time Out Youth Center, 3800 Monroe Rd., Charlotte.
Youth Drop-In Space
Drop-in space Monday-Friday, 3-6:30 p.m., Time Out Youth Center, 3800 Monroe Rd., Charlotte.
Youth Discussion Group
Weekly discussion groups for LGBTQ youth ages 13-20 each Wednesday, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Time Out Youth Center, 3800 Monroe Rd., Charlotte.
Youth of Color Group
Weekly discussion groups for LGBTQ and ally people of color each Thursday, 7-8:30 p.m., Time Out Youth Center, 3800 Monroe Rd., Charlotte.
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Last updated: November 27, 2019, 9:34 p.m.