January 18: Oprah Winfrey: 2020 Vision Tours
Oprah is teaming up with Weight Watchers to bring wellness-focused conversation, weight loss stories and surprise guest Amy Schumer for a day of rejuvenation. Tickets are available through local ticket providers. Spectrum Center, 333 E. Trade St., Charlotte. 9 a.m. bit.ly/2tsKGEH.
Out at the movies WS
University of North Carolina School of the Arts
ACE Theatre Complex
1530 S. Main St.
It’s movie night with a purpose, with free admission, hors d’oeuvres and a presentation on state of the art management for men’s health by Dr. Kyle Scarberry and Dr. Ryan Terlecki of Wake Forest Men’s health after the movie.
January 13, 20
Gay Men’s Chorus of Charlotte
St Martin Episcopal Church
1510 E 7th St., Charlotte
Explore the music and get to know the singers of Gay Men’s Chorus of Charlotte, no commitment, and no audition just come have fun and sing.
Charlotte LGBT Chamber of Commerce 2020 Kick-Off
139 S. Tryon St., Charlotte
It’s going to be 2020’s largest LGBTQ professional and business networking event of the year. With cocktails, complimentary hors d’oeuvres by Chima and music. Members are admitted with no admission fee; non -members pay $5. RSVP required.
PFLAG Charlotte’s Parenting through Puberty Workshop
700 S Torrence St., Charlotte
This is a workshop for parents of transgender and gender expressive youth; lunch is provided registration is required.
Thorgy and the Thorchestra
130 S Tryon St., Charlotte
“Rupaul’s Drag Race” queen
Thorgy Thor will be playing in Charlotte for a two-night event with the Charlotte Symphony
Orchestra. Tickets start at $19.
Guilford Green Foundation + LGBTQ Center Grand Opening
Guilford Green Foundation & LGBTQ Center
121 N. Greene St., Greensboro
Join Guilford Green Foundation’s LGBTQ Center grand opening at their new location for a ribbon-cutting ceremony and an open house tour.
2020 Atrium Health Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Parade
Tryon St., Charlotte
The parade will march down Tryon St., beginning at 9th St. and ending at Stonewall St., as floats, marching bands and dance performers celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King.
New Life Metropolitan Community Church
1201 S. New Hope Rd., Gastonia.
This is a feature-length documentary film by Meg Daniels that focuses on the struggles of being a transgender person and holding on to one’s faith in the South. Featuring Rev. Dawn Flynn, Rev. Mykal Shannon, Rev. Debra Hopkins and Rev. Liam Hooper. Free admission and no ticket required. newlifemccnc.org. properpronounsfilm.com.
January 21-26: ‘My Fair Lady’ Musical
From stage to the screen “My Fair Lady” is a story about a cockney flower seller and a professor determined to transform her into a proper lady. Tickets start at $25 and are available online. Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E. Independence Blvd., Charlotte. Various Times. bit.ly/35rUUSO.
Celine Dion: ‘Courage’ World Tour
333 E. Trade St., Charlotte
The “Courage” Tour is Dion’s 14th concert tour and is her first world tour in over a decade. It showcases new hits like “Courage” and classics like “My heart will go on” and “All by myself.”
January 25-26: Tyler Perry’s ‘Madea Farewell Play Tour’
After years of laughter on stage and on screen, Madea is saying goodbye. Join Madea, Aunt Bam, Cora and Mr. Brown on their last live play tour together. Spectrum Center, 333 E. Trade St., Charlotte. Various Times. ticketmaster.com.
Women United March
First Ward Park
301 E. 7th St., Charlotte
Charlotte’s march has been a platform for many female speakers for the past three years; this is not just a march but a movement for women.
2nd Annual LGBTQ+ Youth Summit
University of South Carolina Upstate
800 University Way, Spartanburg, S.C.
The summit is a full day of learning, networking, and resource sharing for LGBTQ+ youth, their parents, providers, and educators. Registration is free for youth and $35 for adults and available online.
Drag Me To The Magic Queendom
Newton Performing Arts Center
60 W. 6th St., Newton
Head out to Drag Me To The Magic Queendom, a fundraiser for OUTright Youth in Hickory, N.C. A female impersonator review featuring North Carolina drag entertainers DeVida, Miss Charlotte Pride 2019; Kerri Nichols, Miss Gay America 1996; Buff Faye, National Entertainer of the Year; Blair Williams, Miss Gay America 2015; Kristin Collins, Miss Charlotte Pride 2018; Brooklyn Dior, Entertainer Extraordinaire! as some of your favorite and villainous Disney characters. After the show, there will be a meet and greet photo op for an additional five dollar “tip” benefiting the queens. Tickets are $25 and are available online.
McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square
345 N. College St., Charlotte
Selling over 14 million records and still going strong with their 14th studio album, the Indigo Girls with special guest Sarah Shook and The Disarmers will be in Charlotte. Tickets are available online.
Finding Rhoda: A Genealogy Workshop
Time Out Youth Center
3800 Monroe Rd., Charlotte
Hosted by the Charlotte LGBTQ Elders, this workshop will provide tips that will help one identify and link to family history. Free admission. Early registration suggested.
Winter Craft Crawl
Armored Cow Brewing Co.
8821 JW Clay Blvd., Suite 1, Charlotte
Starving Artist Market and Armored Cow Brewing are teaming up to bring local art, beer, vendors, live music and food trucks. Free to the public and pet-friendly.
Furnace Neon Love
4544 South Blvd., Charlotte
Throw on neon gear, pull out glow sticks and join the neon love party. $5 entry fee for members of Bar Argon or Sidelines. Non-member admission is $10.
130 N Tryon St., Charlotte
From music, movies, musicals, and television the iconic Ms. Diana Ross will be in Charlotte for the Diamond Diana: 75th Birthday Celebration. Tickets 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: January 9, 2019, 8:43 p.m.