Matisyahu 2018 ‘Forest of Faith’ Tour
The Fillmore Charlotte
820 Hamilton St., Charlotte
Jamband and Grammy-nominated, King without a Crown artist Matisyahu brings his “Forest of Faith” Tour to the Queen City. The performer says that Forest of Faith means entering into the unknown of the music and creating unique musical experiences born out of the immediate here and now. Tickets and more information are $25-30 and available online.
Continues through Mar. 18
‘The Most Incredible Thing’
Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts
430 S. Tryon St., Charlotte
Javier de Frutos and the Pet Shop Boys’ “The Most Incredible Thing” makes its American debut. Audiences of all ages will appreciate this fairytale pop ballet of Hans Christian Andersen’s fable about a king who holds a competition to determine who can make the “most incredible thing.” Family Matinees on Saturdays and Sundays offer interactive activities in the lobby at 1 p.m., followed by the full-length performance. Tickets for children are just $15 with an adult ticket purchase. Regular tickets start at $25. Tickets and more information are available online.
ArtPop Pop-Up Party
555 S. McDowell St., Charlotte
ArtPop, the group behind showcasing local art on billboards around Charlotte, is hosting a party where community members can meet artists, mingle and shop. Artists Casey Cline, Carmella Jarvi, Gary Abramov, Amanda Foshag and Pauline Lamal will all be on hand with their work. More information is available online.
Charlotte Roller Girls Double Header
Grady Cole Center
310 N. Kings Dr., Charlotte
The Charlotte Roller Girls will host their second home bout, and it’s a double header. The Charlotte All-Stars will take on Panhandle United from Florida, followed by the Charlotte B-Dazzlers facing off against the Bootleggers from Carolina Rollergirls. The Humane Society of Charlotte is the community partner for this event, and there will be a donation drive. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Tickets are available at Common Market, Sleepy Poet Antique Mall and online. Tickets are $12/adult, $7/child in advance and $16/adult, $9/child day of, and children five and under get in free.
Moving Beyond Blame and Stigma
LGBT Center of Raleigh
324 S. Harrington St., Raleigh
“Punishing Disease” author and sociologist Trevor Hoppe, of the University at Albany, will join Carolyn McAllaster, of Duke University School of Law, and Hector Salgado, of Alliance of AIDS Services – Carolina, in a panel discussion on HIV criminalization. The National Black Justice Coalition’s Mandy Carter will moderate. The event is co-sponsored by the LGBT Center of Raleigh and the North Carolina AIDS Action Network and is free and open to the public. More information is available online.
Queer Speed Dating: Gaming Edition
Comic Girl Coffee
1224 Commercial Ave., Charlotte
Make LGBTQ friends, and maybe more, at the latest queer speed dating event at Comic Girl Coffee. The event kicks off at 7 p.m. with an hour of games, with speed dating beginning at 8 p.m. and running through 10 p.m. There is a suggested donation of $10, with a sliding scale. More information is available online.
Food Truck Friday, Light Rail Extension Party
2161 Hawkins St., Charlotte
Join with the community and celebrate the launch of the Lynx Blue Line. Get off at the East West and enjoy a night of live music, craft beer, wine, cider and food trucks at Sycamore Brewing. This is a free event. More information is available online.
Carolina Pup Invasion
The Woodshed Bar
3935 Queen City Dr., Charlotte
10 p.m.-2 a.m.
In partnership with Shed Leathers and Barcode, The Woodshed Bar presents the new and improved Carolina Pup Invasion. This kinky, fun event will include a fundraiser for RAIN, going to their work helping those living with HIV/AIDS. Photo packages will be available for a small donation. More information is available online.
Stonewall Kickball Kickoff Party
The Bar at 316
316 Rensselaer Ave, Charlotte
Celebrate the start of Stonewall Sports’ Kickball season with a party at the Bar at 316. Registered players can pick up their shirts at the event. It is also a great chance for those interested to learn more about Stonewall Sports and the many activities they offer. More information is available online.
Abari Block Party
Abari Game Bar
1721 N. Davidson St., Charlotte
12 p.m.-12 a.m.
Abari will celebrate two years with its second annual block party. There will be two stages, with bands including Flagship, Junior Astronomers, Bassh, Patois Counselors, and more. Food will be provided by Casa, Rocky Top Barbecue, and The Dumpling Lady. Local vendors will also be on hand selling their goods and wares. More information is available online.
Charlotte LGBT Chamber of Commerce:
The Need for Speed
Resident Culture Brewing
2101 Central Ave., Charlotte
The Charlotte LGBT Chamber of Commerce annual speed networking event. How fast can you go?
Complimentary hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, food truck. Members receive complimentary brews. Free parking.
Trans Day of Visibility:
‘Becoming More Visible’ Screening
Free Range Brewing
2320 N. Davidson St., Charlotte
Transcend Charlotte, Charlotte Pride and PFLAG Charlotte are teaming up for a community event for Transgender Day of Visibility, featuring a screening of the documentary “Becoming More Visible.” The film follows four young people as they transition into their authentic identity. A panel discussion will follow. More information is available online.
4544 South Blvd. Ste. H, Charlotte
9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Join the crew at Bar Argon for another FURnace party, full of bears, beats and brews. Charlotte’s own DJ Marvyy Marvv will provide the soundtrack and visuals. Entry is $10, $5 for members of Bar Argon or Sidelines. More information is available online.
Last updated: March 9, 2018, 2:53 a.m.