September 7-8: Margaret Cho
Cho makes Charlotte the latest stop on her 2018 “Fresh off the Bloat” tour. Tickets $25. The Comedy Zone, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd., Charlotte. 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. Friday, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday
‘The Legend of Georgia McBride’
Hadley Theater at Queens University
2132 Radcliffe Ave., Charlotte
7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday
An unemployed Elvis impersonator tries his hand as a drag queen in this musical comedy from Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte. Pay-what-you-can preview Aug. 30, 50 percent off admission Aug. 31-Sept. 1. Ticket prices $28-$40 thereafter.
Continues through September 15
‘Confidence (and the Speech)’
Duke Energy Theater at Spirit Square
345 N. College St., Charlotte
Thursday 7:30 p.m., Friday-Saturday 8 p.m.
Charlotte’s Off-Broadway presents a new work inspired by President Jimmy Carter’s 1979 Crisis of Confidence speech. The story challenges conceptions of gender as, in the present day, a woman relates her experience as a White House employee at the time of the speech by taking on the role of president, while the young man who’s asked for her recollections adopts the mantle of the then-staffer herself. $25/advance or $32/door. Pay-what-you-can preview, September 6.
Continues through September 23
‘Peter and the Starcatcher’
501 Queens Rd., Charlotte
7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m.
Sunday Theatre Charlotte presents 12 actors playing 100 characters in this Tony-winning reworking of “Peter Pan,” which explores the origins of the eternal child. Tickets $28. The show is rated PG.
Mint Museum Potters Market Invitational
2730 Randolph Rd., Charlotte
10 a.m.–4 p.m.
65 ceramic artists from across North Carolina participate in the Mint’s 14th annual one-day exhibition and sale. The event also features pottery demonstrations and live music, with raffle tickets, lunch and refreshments available for purchase. Tickets $10 online through Sept. 1 or $12 day of show and include museum admission. Kids under 13 admitted free.
Stonewall Rainbow Run
The Shed at Station House
600 E. Sugar Creek Rd., Charlotte
Stonewall Sports Charlotte aims to establish this offbeat charity event as a yearly tradition. Participants are encouraged to don their most outrageous neon attire to traverse NoDa while supporting local nonprofits PFLAG Charlotte, Veterans Bridge Home or CMPD Animal Care & Control. Festivities kick off at 5 p.m. and the race begins at 7:24 p.m., with an afterparty at 8 p.m. back at The Shed amphitheater. The route will feature food trucks, vendors, dancing and more. Registration $40, afterparty admission $5. Participation in the run is not required to attend the party.
ACE Theatre Complex at UNCSA
1533 S. Main St., Winston-Salem
The University of North Carolina School of the Arts and OUT at the Movies present the Outfest Audience Award-winning drama chronicling a drag queen’s growing friendship with a younger counterpart. Tickets $8 in advance, $9 at the door.
‘No Man’s Land’ Film Festival
McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square
345 N. College St., Charlotte
Rocky Mountains -based collective No Man’s Land celebrates the experiences of women in outdoor adventure and exploration, showcasing female perspectives on wilderness while striving for a revolution in gender equality. General admission $12.
A Deli Delight Benefitting Greensboro Pride
First Carolina Deli
1635 Spring Garden St., Greensboro
10 a.m.–9 p.m.
Greensboro’s favorite deli will donate 10 percent of proceeds from the day’s sales to Greensboro Pride. Be there at 6 p.m. to dine, mix and mingle with some of the city’s finest drag queens, as well as the Greensboro Pride board and committee members.
‘Love Never Dies’
Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte
Times vary Andrew
Lloyd Webber’s sequel to “The Phantom of the Opera” set 10 years after the Phantom vanishes from Paris. Tickets $25-$150.
Prissy on the Pier
The Kitchen + Market at Revolution Mill
2003 Yanceyville St., Greensboro
A drag show will accompany dinner and drinks on the patio. Admission is free, but a raffle will be held to benefit Pride.
PrEP for Pride
Guilford Green Foundation & LGBTQ Center
1205 W. Bessemer Ave., Ste. 226, Greensboro
Triad Health Project hosts a panel discussion on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) featuring medical professionals, community activists, and PrEP users. This event is free and open to the public.
Film & Fashion — ‘The Gospel According to André’
The Mint Museum hosts a screening on the lawn of a new documentary about the life and work of André Leon Talley, former Vogue editor-at-large, with Talley himself set to attend.Tickets $10 for adults, $5 kids 12 and under. Museum members receive 25 percent off admission. The Mint Museum, 2730 Randolph Rd., Charlotte. 7-10 p.m.
Greensboro Pride Week Interfaith Service
Congregational United Church of Christ
400 W. Radiance Dr., Greensboro
Religious and non-religious participants alike are invited to attend this service led by several community faith leaders, hosted by the LGBTQIA-affirming Congregational United Church.
September 14-16: Mint Museum Uptown Grand Re-Opening
Celebration begins Friday night with a free event from 6-9 p.m., featuring interactive light/sound installation Lumisonica on the grand staircase, the opening of the new juried art show Mainframe, live jazz and more. Free community day Saturday 11 a.m.–6 p.m. includes aerial dance performance Perspective — on the building’s façade — along with a live-painting mural project, food trucks, museum tours and artist appearances. Sunday 1-5 p.m. sees repeat presentations of Lumisonica, Mainframe, and Perspective, with upper-level museum members entitled to a free ‘See All Three’ tour with RSVP. Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts, 500 S. Tryon St., Charlotte, Various times.
Pop-Up Green Queen Bingo
503 E. Washington St., Greensboro
The Pop Star Wannabe Boyz and Girlz present a special pride edition of their popular drag bingo event at their new Washington St. location. Custom jewelers cabaret kicks off at 6 p.m., weather permitting. Bingo hall doors open at 6:30 and the game and show begin at 7. Advance tickets $15 general admission / $12 student, $20 at the door.
Greensboro Pride Festival
S. Elm St., Greensboro
11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
In 2018 Greensboro is “taking pride to the streets” with this free, family-friendly festival downtown.
Gaston Pride Festival
Rotary Pavilion, Gastonia
The family-friendly afternoon will include live entertainment and a kids’ area along with informational booths and local vendors.
Tosco Music Party
Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts
430 S. Tryon St., Charlotte
Tosco Music marks 30 years of partying with its next jam session featuring a variety of local talent. Tickets $13-$28. Discounts available for students and groups of 10 or more.
‘The Music of Queen’
Meymandi Concert Hall
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
2 E. South St., Raleigh
The North Carolina Symphony invites a rock band and vocalist to join its ranks in tribute to one of the most iconic musical groups of all time. Tickets $57-$77.
Greensboro Marriott Downtown
304 N. Green St., Greensboro
10 a.m.–6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.–
5 p.m. Sunday
Pride teams up with the city’s annual celebration of all things comics, cosplay and pop culture.
September 20 and 22
‘Leonard Bernstein at 100’
710 Levi Coffin Dr., Greensboro
Greensboro Symphony Orchestra music director Dmitry Sitkovetsky steps down from the conductor’s podium and picks up his violin to celebrate the renowned composer’s centennial. The program will include Bernstein’s Candide overture, Serenade violin concerto, and symphonic dances from West Side Story, along with Mahler’s Blumine. Tickets $6-$46.
‘OUTright’s Amazing Race’
OUTright Youth Center
748 4th St. SW, Hickory
The 2nd annual Amazing Race fundraising event for OUTright Youth of the Catawba Valley sees teams competing in a series of challenges throughout the Hickory area, plus a costume contest with cash prizes at stake. Registration $25 per person, with 2-4 people per team.
‘The Music of Elton John’
Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte
The Charlotte Symphony joins forces with Grammy- and Tony nominee Michael Cavanaugh to put a new spin on Elton John’s greatest hits. Tickets $37-$167.
Pride: Durham, NC Parade & Festival
Duke University East Campus
11 a.m.–4 p.m.
The successor to NC Pride kicks off its inaugural event with an opening ceremony and prayer at 11 a.m. followed by the early afternoon parade, then main stage performances beginning at 2 p.m.
OUT at the Movies International LGBT Film Fest
The 15th annual OUT at the movies festival and awards feature live appearances by filmmakers and actors including Wes Ramsey of “Latter Days.” Individual screening passes $10, all-inclusive festival passes $75. Tickets for Del Shores’ one-man show “Six Characters in Search of a Play,” $25.
Manhattan Short Film Festival
Northwest School of the Arts
7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
NWSA joins more than 300 venues across the world in screening finalists’ entries to the 21st annual Manhattan Short Film Festival. Reserved seats $10, available online, with 50 percent of proceeds to benefit the Northwest School of the Arts Foundation.
Liberating Theologies Conference
Charlotte Museum of History
3500 Shamrock Dr., Charlotte
8 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Freedom Center for Social Justice ‘Do No Harm’ Initiative presents its inaugural gathering focusing on queer, activist, and black liberation theologies. Tickets $50-$75. All ages welcome.
Charlotte LGBT Chamber
Regular business meetings, social events and other activities throughout the year. Days and times vary.
Charlotte Latin Pride
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.
Support meetings, second Monday of each month, 6:30-8 p.m., Time Out Youth Center, 3800 Monroe Rd., Charlotte.
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.
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., 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., 3800 Monroe Rd., Charlotte.
Youth Discussion Group
Weekly discussion groups for LGBTQ youth ages 13-20 each Wednesday, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 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., 3800 Monroe Rd., Charlotte.
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Last updated: September 6, 2018, 7:17 p.m.