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Pride Week happenings around the Queen City

Fri., Aug. 17 • Charlotte
Pride Ball: ‘Carolina’s Most Wanted’
Ball Culture is on display when the Carolina Ballroom Council holds its search for the “Carolina’s Most Wanted.” A night of fierce entertainment for the entire LGBT community. $15. 10 p.m. Scorpio Nightclub, 2301 Freedom Dr. Call James Milan at 704-499-8577 or Dominique Revlon at 704-965-9745 for details.

Sat., Aug. 18 • Charlotte
Pride-packed musical performance featuring members of Gay Men’s Chorus of Charlotte and One Voice chorus. 8:04 p.m. St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 1510 E. Seventh St. Tickets at Paper Skyscraper (330 East Blvd.) and White Rabbit (1401 Central Ave.). www.GMCCharlotte.org. 704-549-9202.

Sun., Aug. 19 • Charlotte
Gay Day at Carowinds
Wear red to the Carolinas’ favorite theme park’s gay event. Normal ticket prices apply at the gate or at various other outlets including Bi-Lo and Harris Teeter. For cheaper prices, purchase tickets online at www2.cedarfair.com/carowinds. A meet-and-greet will be held at 3 p.m. at the Sky Tower. Carowinds, Avenue of the Carolinas.

Mon., Aug. 20 • Charlotte
Producer/Director Eric Scott McPherson
He’ll speak about his in-production documentary film project “The Oldest Gay Couple In America.” The event will also serve as a fundraiser to assist McPherson in his production of this 70-year journey through same-sex America. 7 p.m. The Lesbian & Gay Community Center, 1401 Central Ave.

Tues., Aug. 21 • Charlotte
Transgender Empowerment
A meeting for the friends, family and members of the Transgender community to enjoy and empower each other. Lesbian and Gay Community Center, 1401 Central Ave. www.PrideCharlotte.com

Wed., Aug. 22 • Charlotte
Queen City Theatre Company presents Pride night at ‘Sordid Lives’
This hilarious play puts a white trash twist on the story of unconditional love, acceptance and coming out in a Texas family. $16. 8 p.m. Duke Power Theatre at Spirit Square, 130 N. Tryon St. www.queencitytheatre.com. 704-372-1000.

Special Pride Show at Scorpio
Scorpio’s stellar cast of drag divas come together in this special themed performance. Part of the Pride Charlotte festival. Scorpio Lounge, 2301 Freedom Dr. 704-373-9124.

Thurs., Aug. 23 • Charlotte
Pride Potluck
Join the Lesbian and Gay Community Center as they present the official potluck of Pride Charlotte. Everyone is welcome. All that’s requested is everyone bring a dish to share. Drinks and utensils will be provided. 6-9 p.m. The Lesbian and Gay Community Center of Charlotte, 1401 Central Ave. 704-333-0144.

Fri., Aug. 24 • Charlotte
Miss Pride Charlotte Pageant
Drag divas compete for the title of Miss Pride Charlotte. Featuring the 2006 Miss Pride Charlotte Angela Lopez. Scorpio Lounge, 2301 Freedom Dr. 704-373-9124.

Pride Sponsor Party
A special ‘thank you’ gathering for Pride sponsors. Featuring special entertainment by jazz vocalist Kat Williams.

Sat., Aug. 25 • Charlotte
Front Runners Pride Run
Charlotte Front Runners, the Queen City’s gay and lesbian running/walking club, will host a morning run beginning and ending at Gateway Village. The run will consist of four miles through Uptown Charlotte and the historic Wesley Heights neighborhood. 10 a.m. Gateway Village, 800 W. Trade St. www.charlottefrontrunners.com.

Pride Charlotte Festival
The main event! 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Gateway Village, 800 W. Trade St. www.PrideCharlotte.com.
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Pride Charlotte Afterparty
Velocity, the hottest dance party with the coldest dancefloor, hosts an afterparty for Pride Charlotte attendees. Guest DJ Chris Cox. Velocity, 935 S. Summit Ave. 704-333-0060.

Sun., Aug. 26 • Charlotte
Closeout Party & Show
Newly crowned Miss Pride Charlotte and Miss North Carolina U.S.ofA. Arabia K. Adams with Tracy Morgan and Tiffany Bonet. Scorpio Lounge, 2301 Freedom Dr. 704-373-9124.

Mon., Aug. 27 • Charlotte
“Homosexuality & the Scripture”
A seminar on Christianity for the LGBT community. Lesbian and Gay Community Center, 1401 Central Ave. www.PrideCharlotte.com.

Pride Charlotte Event Site
Saturday, August 25, Pride Charlotte Festival, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., Gateway Village

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