Featured Events

Featured Event: 

 

February 14-15:
‘Expect the Unexpected at Rouge’
From comedy to thrills, lust to love, join these aerial artists and dazzling dancers in a cabaret-style burlesque show. This show is for mature audiences only, tickets are available online. Booth Playhouse, 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte. Various Times. carolinecalouche.org.

Other Events:

February 8
2020 Queen City Black Heritage Festival
Cabarrus Arena & Event Center
4751 NC-49, Concord
12 p.m.
Celebrating Black History Month, past, present and future. Will feature over 40 black-owned companies and sponsors. Learn about the culture, food and arts of the African-American heritage. Fun for the whole family and free admission.
bit.ly/2OqeObn.

February 8
Metro Comics Expo
St. John’s Metropolitan
Community Church
622 Maywood Ave., Raleigh
10 a.m.
Vendor booths, artists, a cosplay contest, a drag contest and more. Features star Sonya Thompson who played on “The Walking Dead” and other horror films.
metrocomicexpo.com.

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February 9
Classic Black Exhibition
Mint Museum
500 S. Tryon St., Charlotte
Museum Hours
Featuring over 100 ceramic objects and sculptures made of black basalt, with public and private collections from the United States and England. This exhibit will be open to the public from February to April.
mintmuseum.org.

February 9
Joan Osborne
The ArtsCenter
300-G E. Main St., Carrboro
8 p.m.
Multi-platinum-selling recording artist and seven-time Grammy nominee Joan Osborne is most known for her hit “One of Us.” She will be at the the ArtsCenter for a night concert. Tickets start at $36.
artscenterlive.org.

February 11
Charlotte Job Fair
Hilton Charlotte University Place
8629 JM Keynes Dr., Charlotte
11 a.m.
Free for all job seekers, this event will help applicants connect with different job employers, who are just starting off in the job world or those who want to further their careers.
bit.ly/38X0FtY.

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February 11
Read The Rainbow Book Club
Starbucks
4044 Connection Point Blvd., Charlotte
6 p.m.
Join the LGBTQ book club every second Wednesday of the month as they have discussions based on literature for or by the LGBTQ community. The book for February is “Mostly Dead Things” By Kristen N. Arnett. Contact Angelise Ramos for more information.
aramos@cmlibrary.org.

February 11
‘Kinky Boots’
Duke Energy Center for
Performing Arts
2 E. South St., Raleigh
7:30 p.m.
With music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper and book by Harvey
Fierstein. Join Charlie and Lola on their great idea to save the shoe factory. Tickets are available online.
bit.ly/2Rv5PXc.

February 11
‘Kinky Boots’
Duke Energy Center for
Performing Arts
2 E. South St., Raleigh
7:30 p.m.
With music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper and book by Harvey
Fierstein. Join Charlie and Lola on their great idea to save the shoe factory. Tickets are available online.
bit.ly/2Rv5PXc.

February 14
69 Love Songs Tribute: A Benefit for TOY
Petra’s
1919 Commonwealth Ave., Charlotte
8 p.m.
A celebration of love and heartbreak, with local Charlotte artists covering songs The Magnetic Fields classic album “69 Love Songs.” ID is required for entry 21+ and tickets are $5. Proceeds for this event goes to Time Out Youth Center.
bit.ly/2SfGuAH.
petrasbar.com.
timeoutyouth.org.

February 14
‘The Paul Simon Songbook’
Greensboro Symphony
Westover Church
505 Muirs Chapel Rd., Greensboro
8 p.m.
The Greensboro Symphony will perform ballads from “The Paul Simon’s Songbook” and will accompany singer Paul Loren and his band. Including songs like “The Sound of Silence,” “Homeward Bound” and more.
greensborosymphony.org.

February 14
SAGE Valentine Day Dance Party
St. John’s Metropolitan
Community Church
622 Maywood Ave., Raleigh
7:30 p.m.
Dance the night away with SAGE’s Valentine Day dance party. Invite friends and loved ones — the more the merrier. Donations are appreciated.
sageusa.org.
lgbtcenterofraleigh.org.

February 15
Red Ribbon Ball
Stockroom at 230
230 Fayetteville St., Raleigh
8 p.m.
An evening to support the Alliance of AIDS Services-Carolina with wine, champagne and world-class desserts. DJ Fred will spin tunes. Special performance by Sidecar Social Club.
bit.ly/2NAgcYx.

February 16
Ross Matthews: ‘Name Drop Tour’
McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square
345 N. College St., Charlotte
7 p.m.
From “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” to judging on ”Rupaul’s Drag Race,” he has seen and heard a lot and is ready to dish out the goods.
blumenthalarts.org.

February 17
Charlotte LGBTQ Elders
Caring for Your Pet
Time Out Youth Center
3800 Monroe Rd., Charlotte
7 p.m.
A workshop presented by Ginny Dodd on senior pet issues, end of life issues, medical pet cost, dental disease, nutrition and more. This is a free workshop. Registration is available online.
bit.ly/31hO9ma.

February 21: So You Think You Can Bark
Dogs and their owners will perform cool, outrageous, and unique tricks and will be judged by a panel of celebrity experts. Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St., Charlotte. 7:30 p.m. blumenthalarts.org.

February 22
ABBA The Concert
Ovens Auditorium
2700 E. Independence Blvd., Charlotte
8 p.m.
This tribute group is bringing ABBA back to life with classics like “S.O.S,” “The Winner Takes All,” “Mamma Mia” and “Dancing Queen.” Tickets are on sale now and start at $35.
boplex.com.

February 22
25th Annual HRC Carolina Dinner and Silent Auction
Le Meridien
555 S. McDowell St., Charlotte
5 p.m.
Come out and meet HRC’s new president, Alphonso David. Evening includes cocktails, dinner, entertainment, awards and more. Tickets are available online.
bit.ly/3797DeJ.

February 25
Charlotte LGBT Chamber of Commerce
I Love Networking!
Dr. Brian Williams, DDS Office
2711 Randolph Rd., Ste. 501, Charlotte
6:30 p.m.
Learn what the Charlotte LGBTQ community has to offer in the business world. Work the room, socialize and make new and old connections. Chamber members receive complimentary beverage and hors d’oeuvres. Members no charge, non-members $5.
clgbtcc.org.

February 26
LGBT Center of Raleigh
Polyamory and Open Relationship Discussion Group
LGBT Center of Raleigh
119 E. Hargett St., Raleigh
7:30 p.m.
A group discussion on the alternative lifestyles within polyamory and/or open relationships. Open to all, from beginners to advanced levels of experience, to LGBTQ and straight individuals.
lgbtcenterofraleigh.com.

February 28
Southern Spring Home and Garden Show
The Park Expo & Conference Center
800 Briar Creek Rd., Charlotte
10 a.m.
This will be a two-week event with the latest trends in home improvement, outdoor living and gardening. Joining the event will be celebrity speakers Kevin O’Conner of “This Old House” and Matt Fox of “Room by Room.” Tickets start at $10 and can be purchase in groups for a discounted price.
bit.ly/2Ug1mKT.

February 29
Diana Ross
Belk Theatre
130 N Tryon St., Charlotte
8 p.m.
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.
bit.ly/2ZcMayH.

 

REGULAR EVENTS

Charlotte LGBT Chamber
Regular business meetings, social events and other activities throughout the year. Days and times vary.
info: clgbtcc.org.

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.
info: rosedaleid.com.

PFLAG Charlotte
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.
info: pflagcharlotte.org.

PFLAG Concord/Kannapolis
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.
info: bit.ly/1pCFVBq.

PFLAG Gaston
Meets for monthly support meetings, third Thursday of each month, 7 p.m., St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 258 W. Franklin Blvd., Gastonia.
info: pflaggaston.org.

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.
info: pflaghendersonville@gmail.com.

Prime Timers
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.
info: charlotteprimetimers.org.

Stonewall Sports
Regular team sports, meet-up, social and service events throughout the year. Days and times vary.
info: stonewallcharlotte.leagueapps.com.

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.
info: timeoutyouth.org.

Transcend 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.
info: transcendcharlotte.org.

Youth Drop-In Space
Drop-in space Monday-Friday, 3-6:30 p.m., Time Out Youth Center, 3800 Monroe Rd., Charlotte.
info: timeoutyouth.org.

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.
info: timeoutyouth.org.

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.
info: timeoutyouth.org.

 

UPDATES/ADDITIONS?
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Last updated: February 7, 2019, 12:30 a.m.