Charlotte Official Visitors Guide

2017

Charlotte, NC Official Visitors Guide

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GayCharlotte Film Festival – April: Celebrate the artistic, cultural and historical contributions of the LGBTQ community and its allies through the power of film. charlottelgbtfilm.com Queen City Theatre Company – February, April, August: QCTC's season features Broadway hits, like "An Act of God," "The Pride," a controversial look at love and sexuality, and "The Nance," about burlesque's heyday. queencitytheatre.com Charlotte Black Gay Pride – July 15-17: This event features entertainment, art, town hall discussions and a focus on empowering African-American LGBTQ individuals. charlotteblackgaypride.org Charlotte Pride Week – August: With events ranging from mixers and dancing to panel discussions and religious services, Charlotte Pride offers something for everyone. The week includes Trans Pride events, a Latin Pride Night and Com- munity Expo and ends with the free, two-day Charlotte Pride Festival & Parade full of music, performers, vendors, art and food. charlottepride.org 2017 PREVIEW Why sit at home when such diverse opportunities for fun, recreation and social change abound? Charlotte favorites, like The Scorpio, The Bar at 316 and Chasers, regularly serve up dancing, game nights, viewing parties, drag and karaoke. Not your scene? Watch your favorite sport on one of 12 TVs at Sidelines followed by a friendly game of darts, foosball, pool or giant Jenga. Or sing along at Petra's Piano Bar, an intimate spot known for excellent karaoke and open mic nights. Art buffs flock to the GayCharlotte Film Festival and Queen City Theatre Company productions, and sports enthusiasts can stay active year-round. Stonewall Sports offers amateur league bowling, dodgeball, kickball, running, softball and volleyball. Be sure to catch a rough-and-tumble Charlotte Royals rugby game. Energetic and optimistic, Charlotte's LGBTQ community reflects the warm and welcoming legacy of the city itself. By Wes Isley GUIDE TO charlottesgotalot.com 41 Charlotte's vibrant LGBTQ community enjoys a year-round calendar packed with festivals, art, sports and nightlife. PRIDE Charlotte Pride Festival & Parade Charlotte Pride Festival & Parade

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