Charlotte Pride Band Presents
‘I Am Woman’
First United Methodist Church Charlotte
501 N. Tryon St., Charlotte
The Charlotte Pride band honors women for Women’s History Month with a concert called “I Am Woman.” The concert will honor women, past and present, who have had an impact throughout the world and on our community. Tickets cost $15. More information and tickets are available online.
1st Annual LGBT Center Pub Crawl
LGBT Center of Raleigh
234 S. Harrington St., Raleigh
Starting point, Isaac Hunter’s Tavern
414 Fayetteville St., Raleigh
Join friends at the LGBT Center of Raleigh for the first annual Chilly Pub Crawl to favorite bars to support the center. Start at Issac Hunters at 4 p.m., then proceed to Pizza La Stella, 219 Fayetteville St., at 4:45 p.m. Next stop is Paddy O’Beers, 121 Fayetteville St., at 5:45 p.m., then The District Raleigh, 317 W Morgan St., at 6:30 p.m. Final destination is Legends Nightclub Complex, 330 W Hargett St, at 7:15 p.m. Free shirt to participants. Tickets are $10. Register at bit.ly/2kHn2M7.
‘Blumenthal Celebrates Dance’
130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte
Blumenthal hosts an evening celebrating the joy of dance and movement. Dance, fitness and healthy living exhibits will be followed by a lecture demonstration and a talk on nutrition, ending with a performance by Twyla Tharp Dance. More information and tickets are available online.
Wine Tasting Fundraiser
Salisbury Wine Shop
106 S. Main St., Salisbury
This annual wine and beer tasting fundraising event is filled with fun and equality. Tickets are $20 and available online at bit.ly/2lB1MrH or at the door.
Midwood International Cultural Center
1817 Central Ave., Charlotte
Don’t let being far from Brazil keep you from celebrating Carnival. This event will feature authentic Brazilian food, dancers performing Afro-Brazilian and Rio-style samba, a costume contest, an open bar and a dance floor. Tickets and more information are available online.
‘The Vagina Monologues’
The Orange Peel
101 Biltmore Ave., Asheville
“The Vagina Monologues” is in its 18th year, and the play, written by Eve Ensler and based on interviews with over 200 women, comes to The Orange Peel to raise money for Helpmate of Asheville. The nonprofit provides services and support to women and children victimized by domestic abuse. Tickets cost $25 for general admission in advance and $35 at the door, and $15 in advance and $20 at the door for students. More information and tickets are available online.
4th Annual Gay & Lesbian Wedding Expo
Raleigh Marriott City Center
500 Fayetteville St., Raleigh
The 4th Annual Gay & Lesbian Wedding Expo will feature over 30 LGBTQ-friendly wedding and travel professionals, along with raffles, music and more. Free tickets are available online at samelovesamerights.com. More information is available online.
South Carolina State of Women Legislative Summit
Hilton Columbia Center Hotel
924 Senate St., Columbia
10:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
The League of Women Voters of SC, Progress South, SC Equality and Planned Parenthood invite the community to a free Legislative Summit introducing participants to the problems uniquely faced by women in S.C., as well as suggesting solutions. Sessions include: Status of Women in South Carolina
Women’s Healthcare; Battling Discrimination Economically and Socially; MythBusting: What We Don’t Know About Women and How Our Political Landscape Impacts Women. Lunch with Dr. Betty Deas Clark, first female senior pastor of Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston and current senior pastor at Bethel AME Church in Georgetown. Cocktail reception caps off the day. Registration is available online.
Continues through March 19
Mint Museum Randolph
2730 Randolph Rd., Charlotte
‘BootyCandy’ tells one man’s story of growing up gay and black. It is Robert O’Hara’s semi-autobiographical, satirical and subversive comedy that travels through a childhood home, dive bars, churches and motel rooms. Ticket prices vary. More information and tickets are available online.
511 E. 36th St., Charlotte
Planned Parenthood South Atlantic presents the annual Condom Couture fashion show, where area designers create wearable art out of condoms to promote safer sex. Funds raised through ticket sales go to promote the work of the organization. Tickets start at $25 for general admission. More information and tickets are available online.
Continues through March 12
130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte
Based on the hit film, the award-winning musical “The Bodyguard” will feature Grammy nominee Deborah Cox. Songs include “Queen of the Night,” “So Emotional,” “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “I Will Always Love You.” Note that Cox will not be performing at the Saturday matinee and Sunday evening performances. Ticket prices vary. More information and tickets are available online.
‘Apple Pie: An American Art Show’
516 N. College St., Charlotte
Apple Pie is a curated art show addressing the intersectional identities of American artists. Artworks of various media will express the scope of how individuals relate to, synthesize, or explore what America is and/or represents. More information is available online.
2nd Annual Gay & Lesbian Wedding Expo
Sheraton Charlotte Hotel
555 S. McDowell St., Charlotte
The 2nd Annual Gay & Lesbian Wedding Expo will feature over 30 LGBTQ-friendly wedding and travel professionals, along with raffles, music and more. Free tickets are available online at samelovesamerights.com. More information is available online.
Continues through March 26
Young & College Democrats State Convention
The Young & College Democrats of North Carolina will hold their annual state convention in Greensboro. It is billed as a “chance for you to meet and join North Carolina’s and America’s next leaders.” Attendees will work to grow leadership in the state, and discuss ways to advance the Democratic agenda in both Raleigh and Washington, D.C. Ticket prices vary. More information and tickets are available online.
Last updated: Feb.23, 2017 7:32 p.m.