Continues through Sept. 17
NC Trans Pride 2017
University of North Carolina at Charlotte Center City
320 E 9th St., Charlotte
9 a.m.-6 p.m.
NC Trans Pride comes to Charlotte, under the theme “Centering Care and Unlearning Oppression.” Transgender organizers from across the state have teamed up with the Women’s and Gender Studies Program and the LGBTQ Faculty/Staff Caucus at UNCC for this year’s event. There will be vendors, speakers, workshops and skillshares centering around trans resiliency and resistance. Those interested in donating or sponsorship options are asked to email Transpridenc@gmail.com. More information is available online.
Gaston Pride Family Picnic
632 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia
11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Celebrate with the LGBTQ community of Gastonia at this family-friendly event. The festivities will kick off with an interfaith service at 11 a.m. The picnic will begin at noon, with fried chicken provided, and the community asked to provide the sides. Information booths will be set up and there will be activities for kids. More information is available online.
LGBTQ & Ally Pool Party
Craft City Social Club
555 South McDowell St., Charlotte
The final LGBTQ & Ally Pool Party will take place at the Craft City Social Club, inside the Sheraton Hotel. DJ Little Betty will provide the music, and there will be a cash and credit bar. Attendance is free. More information is available online.
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.
S. Elm St., Greensboro
Greensboro Pride returns, with a family-friendly event featuring, food, vendors, and entertainment all day long. There will be a kids’ area for those bringing little ones along. More information is available online.
Continues through Oct. 1
‘RENT’ — 20th Anniversary
Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing
130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte
The 1996 rock musical classic is about a group of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. The Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning smash hit is celebrating its 20th anniversary, and will hit the stage in Charlotte at Belk Theater. Prices start at $25. More information is available online.
1776 Statesville Ave., Charlotte
Goodyear Arts presents its first show in its new space at Camp North End, called “Wet Paint,” a nod to the new digs. The show will feature 31 Charlotte-based artists in a range of visual and performing arts disciplines. Beer will be provided by Petty Thieves Brewing Co. and Birdsong Brewing Co. The Masa Casa and King of Pops Charlotte will be on site selling tamales and popsicles, and band Shadowgraphs will perform. Artists include Lydia Baird, Chad Cartwright, Jessica Sea, Bryan Olson, Jeremy Pelt, Jonathan Paul Prichard, David Scott Sackett, Elisa Sanchez and many more. More information is available online.
NC Pride at Night
Harrington St. in Raleigh &
Rigsbee Ave. in Durham
4 p.m.-4 a.m.
NC Pride at Night returns with street festivals in both Raleigh and Durham. There will be food, vendors, entertainment and more for this event open to all LGBTQ individuals and allies. More information is available online.
Winston-Salem Festival, Parade & Food Truck Rodeo
Downtown Arts District
Trade St., Winston-Salem
10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Winston-Salem Pride returns, with a festival, parade and food truck rodeo theme. Join the LGBTQ community and allies for a celebration of Pride, with eats, drinks, entertainment, and more. More information is available online.
Charlotte UNITE Festival
NoDa Brewing Company
2921 N. Tryon St., Charlotte
Queen City Unity presents the Charlotte UNITE Festival, a multicultural event open to all, in celebration of diversity and community. Local artists will provide entertainment, food, and vendors will be on hand, and a newly released NoDa brew will be presented. More information is available online.
Last updated: Sept. 7, 2017 7:35 p.m.