OUTRight’s Amazing Race
OUTright Youth of Catawba Valley
748 4th St. S.W., Hickory
OUTright Youth of Catawba Valley presents its first annual OUTRight’s Amazing Race. The race will send teams of two to four all over the Greater Hickory metro area. Cost to participate is $25 for teams of 2-4 players. A $400 first-place prize will be awarded. Following the main event, OUTright will host a family-friendly community after party with music, food trucks, breweries and wineries. Admission is free. More information is available online.
Continues through Aug. 14
Fayetteville Black Pride’s Gravity Weekend
Various locations & times, Fayetteville
Fayetteville’s Black Pride Gravity Weekend will feature several days of fun for the community. On Aug. 11 there will be a “Toxic” kick-off party, at Radium Nightclub, 984 Old McPherson Church Rd., at 9 p.m., featuring music by Vjuan Allure. Cost is $10 before midnight and $15 afterward. The follow day, Radium Nightclub hosts “Rise,” the Main Event hosted by Case King and music by Sedrick Drayton, at 9 p.m. Cost is $15 before midnight and $20 afterward. On Aug. 13, at 2 p.m., there will be a free picnic and closing out event, at Rowan Park, 725 W. Rowan St. More information is available online.
‘Dreams Deferred…Dreams Fulfilled’
Seeds on 36th
200 E. 36th St., Charlotte
A live benefit concert produced by J.D.E.P.P. NC Events for the Avon 39 Breast Cancer Walk 2017 Team Charlotte brings JD Webb, Ed Cook, DON eL and special guest performer Jai Gibson (’DC Diva’) to the stage. Doors open at 5 p.m. with a pre-show reception. Tickets are $25 online/advance and $35/at the door. Limited VIP tickets are also available. For more information, call 704-315-1388 or email email@example.com.
Continues through Aug. 20
South Carolina Black Pride
Various locations & times, Columbia
The 12th Annual South Carolina Black Pride, “My Pride Is…” will take place across several days and locations. The celebration kicks off with a family night event on Aug. 16, 7 p.m., at Anchor Lanes, 1057 Lake Murray Blvd., in Irmo, S.C. Cost is $12 per person for three hours of bowling. On Aug. 17, 5:30 p.m., a Community Forum, “Health Disparities in the LGBT Community,” will be held at the Richland Library North Main Branch, 5306 N. Main St. A Welcome Reception will be held on Aug. 18 at Wet Willie’s, 800 Gervais St., at 7 p.m. with entertainment and food provided. On Aug. 19, a Cultural Arts & Wellness Festival will be held at Earlewood Park, 1113 Parkside Dr., at 2 p.m. Admission is free. On Aug. 30, 1 p.m., a Unity Picnic will take place at Lake Murray, 2101 N. Lake Dr. Cost is $3 per car. More information is available online.
Time Out Youth Grand Opening
Time Out Youth Center
3800 Monroe Rd., Charlotte
Celebrate the opening of Time Out Youth’s new home with the staff and board of directors of the organization dedicated to making life better for LGBTQ young adults. The grand opening ceremony will take place at 2 p.m., followed by an open house, with refreshments on hand, until 5 p.m. More information is available online.
OUT to the Polls: Annual LGBTQ Community Candidate Forum
Charlotte Marriot City Center
100 W. Trade St., Charlotte
MeckPAC and Charlotte Pride present the annual LGBTQ Community Candidate forum. This is a chance to hear from Charlotte mayoral candidates, and at-large candidates for Charlotte City Council. The event will also include a pre-event and post-event mixer. More information is available online.
Community Discussion: LGBTQ Homelessness Resources in Charlotte
McColl Center for Art + Innovation
721 N. Tryon St., Charlotte
Transgender group Genderlines will partner with local organizations for a panel discussion and Q&A on LGBTQ homeless resources in Charlotte. Those in attendance will learn what resources are available and how to access them. Those with questions or concerns are asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org. More information is available online.
Orgullo Latino Party
4544 South Blvd. Suite H, Charlotte
9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Charlotte Latin Pride is celebrating at Bar Argon, with a night of community and revelry. Enjoy dancing, drink specials, and videos and music provided by DVJ Flakko. Proceeds benefit Charlotte Latin Pride.
The Gays of Sunshine Comedy Hour
The Evening Muse
3227 N. Davidson St., Charlotte
Celebrate Charlotte Pride Week with a night of laughs at The Evening Muse. The show features Charlotte’s Mimi Benfield, Atlanta’s Kia Comedy, and Columbia’s Jenn Snyder. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online.
Continues on Aug. 27
Charlotte Pride Festival and Parade returns to the streets of Uptown Charlotte, with a host of vendors, activities and entertainment for all ages. The festival will take place on Aug. 26 and 27, on S. Tryon St., from noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday. The parade will be held on Aug. 27, from 1-3 p.m. on N. Tryon St. More information is available online.
‘Edge of Summer’ White Affair Fashion Show & Tea Dance
200 E. 36th St., Charlotte
Hot Fudge Sundays! are the last Sunday of every month. Featuring the DJs, guest speakers and special dress themes. August’s theme is “Edge of Summer” White Affair Fashion Show & Tea Dance! Wear summer whites with a splash of orange. Contributions from events go to the Avon 39 Breast Cancer Campaign and Charlotte Black Gay Pride. For more information, call 704-315-1388.
Continues through Oct. 1
130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte
What do you believe? Why do you believe it? And what would you sacrifice for those beliefs? Those questions drive the provocative play of the North Carolina premiere of ‘The Christians,’ presented by the Playworks Group LLC in association with The Pine Hill Project, after productions in multiple cities around the country. Tickets are $15-45. Senior/student/group discounts are available.
Catawba Valley Pride
The SALT Block Foundation
243 3rd Ave. N.E., Hickory
11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Catawba Valley Pride returns. Food, fun and community will be shared in this free, kid-friendly event. It will also feature what the organization terms the “world’s shortest Pride parade.” Vendor and non-profit applications are being accepted for the event at bit.ly/2tALPJo. Vendor cost is $50 and non-profit space can be secured at $25. More information is available online.
Last updated: Aug. 10, 2017 8:05 p.m.