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Drag at Starlight on 22nd

Starlight on 22nd 422 E. 22nd St., Charlotte, NC, United States
$10
Join us each Thursday for an amazing night out! We're featuring a different drag show each week from Competitions to Broadway and even a little Burlesque! Each week of the month has something for everyone! 1st week - Alternating - Cafe Con Leche / Living Color; 2nd week - Starlight Academy Drag Competition; 3rd week - Royal Court; 4th week - Themed Drag Shows; 5th week - Solar Eclipse a burlesque show

Everybody’s Got A Story to Tell – The One Person Play Project

Charlotte’s Off Broadway Black Box Theate 700 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte, United States
$25
Join COB for an evening of courage, talent, and entertainment with three captivating one-act plays. Toi Reynolds Johnson brings to life the inspiring journey of Eartha Kitt. Tyler Wills presents 'The Reflection,' a personal musical journey exploring self-love. Spencer Hawkins delivers 'You're Accepted,' a poignant yet humorous tale set in an elite Southern college. Plus, enjoy the comedic genius of PJ Barnes throughout the evening. It’s a night of daring performances and unforgettable storytelling.

Drag at Starlight on 22nd

Starlight on 22nd 422 E. 22nd St., Charlotte, NC, United States
$10
Join us each Thursday for an amazing night out! We're featuring a different drag show each week from Competitions to Broadway and even a little Burlesque! Each week of the month has something for everyone! 1st week - Alternating - Cafe Con Leche / Living Color; 2nd week - Starlight Academy Drag Competition; 3rd week - Royal Court; 4th week - Themed Drag Shows; 5th week - Solar Eclipse a burlesque show

Everybody’s Got A Story to Tell – The One Person Play Project

Charlotte’s Off Broadway Black Box Theate 700 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte, United States
$25
Join COB for an evening of courage, talent, and entertainment with three captivating one-act plays. Toi Reynolds Johnson brings to life the inspiring journey of Eartha Kitt. Tyler Wills presents 'The Reflection,' a personal musical journey exploring self-love. Spencer Hawkins delivers 'You're Accepted,' a poignant yet humorous tale set in an elite Southern college. Plus, enjoy the comedic genius of PJ Barnes throughout the evening. It’s a night of daring performances and unforgettable storytelling.

McColl Center Art Opening: Splinter and Seed: Function and Concept in Wood

McColl Center 721 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC, United States
Free
Splinter and Seed: Function and Concept in Wood, curated by Studio Artist Emily Berger, features local and regional artists. From hand-carved and lathe-turned objects to carved images transferred to paper, the viewer is invited to explore both pragmatic and conceptual applications of wood's transformation. Featured Artists: Bob Trotman, Anatoly Tsiris, Adrian Rhodes, Emily Berger, David Caldwell, Mark Doepker, ESTKO, Jenn Garrison, Derek Hennigar, Christopher Holston, Doris Kapner, Lauren Puckett, Ian Wegener.

Drag at Starlight on 22nd

Starlight on 22nd 422 E. 22nd St., Charlotte, NC, United States
$10
Join us each Thursday for an amazing night out! We're featuring a different drag show each week from Competitions to Broadway and even a little Burlesque! Each week of the month has something for everyone! 1st week - Alternating - Cafe Con Leche / Living Color; 2nd week - Starlight Academy Drag Competition; 3rd week - Royal Court; 4th week - Themed Drag Shows; 5th week - Solar Eclipse a burlesque show

Everybody’s Got A Story to Tell – The One Person Play Project

Charlotte’s Off Broadway Black Box Theate 700 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte, United States
$25
Join COB for an evening of courage, talent, and entertainment with three captivating one-act plays. Toi Reynolds Johnson brings to life the inspiring journey of Eartha Kitt. Tyler Wills presents 'The Reflection,' a personal musical journey exploring self-love. Spencer Hawkins delivers 'You're Accepted,' a poignant yet humorous tale set in an elite Southern college. Plus, enjoy the comedic genius of PJ Barnes throughout the evening. It’s a night of daring performances and unforgettable storytelling.

Aerial Pride Party at Hi-Wire Brewing

Hi-Wire Brewing 340 West Tremont Ave., Charlotte, United States
$10 – $20
Following up on Hi-Wire Brewing’s Geeks and Gaymers aerial show, the South End brewery will celebrate Pride Month with the newest installment of its Cirque du Biere event series. The first act of the local aerialist troupe’s performance will be choreographed to a queer song of the performer’s choice while the second will be performed improvisationally to a song chosen by the audience.

Siloam School Reopening

The Charlotte Museum of History 3500 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC, United States
The Siloam School was built more than 100 years ago by members of the Mallard Creek area’s Black community for local Black children to have a place to learn amid a movement to educate freed Blacks that began in the 1890s and continued into the 20th century. In September 2023, following six years of planning and fundraising for the Save Siloam School project, the old schoolhouse will now serve as a center for history education.

Mad Grooves

Divine Barrel Brewing 3701 N Davidson St, Charlotte, NC, United States
Free
Join us Saturday June 15th at Divine Barrel Brewing for our outdoor daytime vinyl swap. We'll have a wide selection of all types of beers and a variety of music courtesy of DJ Lefthand. Vnylwrks (@vnylwrks on Instagram) will be present as well selling their unique brand of hard-to-find and rare vinyl records. RSVP on our site if you're looking to join in the vinyl swap. There is no cost to participate. Kid-friendly.

Go Skate Day Warm Up Party and Raffle

Super Abari Game Bar 1015 Seigle Avenue, Charlotte, NC, United States
Donations suggested
National Go Skating Day occurs on June 21, but the folks at Charlotte Skate Foundation (CSF) are getting ahead of it with a raffle to help fund maintenance and insurance at the Kilborne DIY Skatepark. Super Abari Game Bar is partnering with Black Sheep Skate Shop and CSF to throw a raffle that offers up prizes ranging from an XBox Series S and Black Sheep kicks to mini-fridges, camp chairs and band merch.

All My Friends Are Fly – The Party

MacFly Fresh Printing Co. 301 Camp Road, Charlotte, United States
$15
Whether you’re a social butterfly looking to dance the night away to the hottest beats from DJ See Bird Go or want to dress in your best just to post up and chill with cool people, you’ll want to stop by MacFly Fresh Printing Co. for this party. This screen-printing business was launched with the goal to address issues around economic mobility in Charlotte and diversity in the creative professions.

Percussion Discussion Afrika

The Evening Muse 3227 N Davidson St, Charlotte, NC, United States
$20
Legendary Ugandan percussionist Herman Ssewanyana founded the Percussion Discussion Afrika in 1997 as he noticed that much of Uganda’s music had been highly influenced by Congolese soukous, leaving the culture around folk music to fade into the past. With a vision of introducing a new identity and sound on the Ugandan music scene, the group quickly gained popularity and took over the local airwaves.

“The Velvet Underground Show” – A Vegas Spectacle Comes to Charlotte

Lenny Boy Brewing 3000 S Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC, United States
Free
Experience the magic and allure of Las Vegas as Russel Francis brings his renowned "The Velvet Underground Show" for the first time and exclusively to Charlotte, North Carolina. This extraordinary Vegas-style live modern-day speakeasy is set to captivate Charlotte with its unique blend of glamour, talent, and immersive entertainment. What: "The Velvet Underground Show" is an immersive cabaret spectacle conceived by Russel Francis and his wife, Ali Francis.

Liminal Divine Exhibit Opening

McColl Center 721 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC, United States
$10
Curated by local artist Elizabeth Palmisano, this exhibit is the result of the Spring 2024 McColl Exhibition Fellowship, a four-week collaborative fellowship in which seven local artists came together to explore the hallowed moments found in the mundane. Participating artists include Palmisano, Krystle Baller, Alicia Bell, day hixson, Amtah Naazim, Marcelle Vielot and Gloria Zavaleta. (Photos by Gloria Zavaleta)

Drag at Starlight on 22nd

Starlight on 22nd 422 E. 22nd St., Charlotte, NC, United States
$10
Join us each Thursday for an amazing night out! We're featuring a different drag show each week from Competitions to Broadway and even a little Burlesque! Each week of the month has something for everyone! 1st week - Alternating - Cafe Con Leche / Living Color; 2nd week - Starlight Academy Drag Competition; 3rd week - Royal Court; 4th week - Themed Drag Shows; 5th week - Solar Eclipse a burlesque show

Belonging: a queer variety show

Free Range Brewing 2320 N Davidson St, Charlotte, NC, United States
$10
Come celebrate Pride Month with an evening of queer music, poetry, and storytelling around the theme of belonging. Local performers Maggie Lowe, Mo Pirela, Zulynette, Sam Craig, Adrian Parrish, and Luigi will provide a fun night of entertainment and connection. Come celebrate with us by hearing queer stories.

Everybody’s Got A Story to Tell – The One Person Play Project

Charlotte’s Off Broadway Black Box Theate 700 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte, United States
$25
Join COB for an evening of courage, talent, and entertainment with three captivating one-act plays. Toi Reynolds Johnson brings to life the inspiring journey of Eartha Kitt. Tyler Wills presents 'The Reflection,' a personal musical journey exploring self-love. Spencer Hawkins delivers 'You're Accepted,' a poignant yet humorous tale set in an elite Southern college. Plus, enjoy the comedic genius of PJ Barnes throughout the evening. It’s a night of daring performances and unforgettable storytelling.

Jazz and the Saxophone with Erick “Zoot” Payne

Goodyear Arts 301 Camp Rd #200, Charlotte, NC, United States
Learn about the rich history of jazz and see a live demonstration of saxophone improvisation with musician Erick “Zoot” Payne, also known as Smaqdiggle. The workshop is open to all ages and any necessary supplies will be provided. As a saxophone player, producer, amateur photographer, traveler and independent musician, Payne has traveled the world sharing his talents with folks from all over, and he’ll take what he’s learned to lead this Goodyear workshop on improvisational...

Bring Your Own Textile | Block Printmaking Bar

Petty Thieves Brewing Co. 413 Dalton Ave Suite B, Charlotte, NC, United States
$15
Bring a tee, sweater, socks, pants, or whatever other textile you have to Petty Thieves for a drop-in block printmaking bar from 3-6pm. We will have loads of pre-carved stamp designs, ink colors, and all the tools you need to hand print your own design! This event is a perfect day out to enjoy a couple delicious beers and leave with your new favorite thing to wear! $15 fee paid at the event.

Lalah Hathaway

Knight Theater 430 S Tryon St., Charlotte, NC, United States
$44.50
Lalah Hathaway has been topping R&B charts since her debut release in 1990, working with musicians such as Mary J. Blige, Marcus Miller, Take 6, and The Winans when she’s not recording as a solo artist. Daughter of the iconic Donny Hathaway, Lalah has created plenty of space fr herself in the music industry, with an multiphonic overtone style of singing that allows her to sing several notes at the same time.

Michael Cera Palin w/ Kerosene Heights, Between Two Trees, Big Backyard

The Milestone 3400 Tuckaseegee Rd, Charlotte, NC, United States
$12 – $15
Atlanta-based emo/indie punk band Michael Cera Palin redefines the genre of party-punk music with its driving rhythm and passionate sound. “Portrait of a Woman on a Couch With Cats” sets the tone for a forceful, heartfelt sophomore EP. Asheville band Kerosene Heights is cementing itself into the emo scene with songs like “Perfect Timing” and “Kathryn.” Between Two Trees and Big Backyard are two more Charlotte emo acts.

Friends in Diversity: Rooftop Soiree

Skyline Terrace 1601 W. Trade St., Charlotte
$20
Wrap up Pride Month in Historic West End with Carolinas LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce’s eighth annual Rooftop Soiree presented. Current LGBTQ+ Chamber members get in free and nonmembers’ tickets are $20. All ticket purchases include complimentary cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and parking as well as live entertainment and diverse and intentional networking opportunities with a number of established businesses and individual entrepreneurs.

Drag at Starlight on 22nd

Starlight on 22nd 422 E. 22nd St., Charlotte, NC, United States
$10
Join us each Thursday for an amazing night out! We're featuring a different drag show each week from Competitions to Broadway and even a little Burlesque! Each week of the month has something for everyone! 1st week - Alternating - Cafe Con Leche / Living Color; 2nd week - Starlight Academy Drag Competition; 3rd week - Royal Court; 4th week - Themed Drag Shows; 5th week - Solar Eclipse a burlesque show

Viva la Música CLT!

Visulite Theatre 1615 Elizabeth Ave, Charlotte, NC, United States
Carlotan Talents and Tosco Music have partnered to bring us four Viva la Música CLT! shows, which aim to bring everyone together to enjoy live music as one community by combining bills and featuring musicians from various backgrounds and genres. The fourth and final Viva la Música CLT! show brings the NC Brazilian Arts Project to perform onstage at the Visulite alongside renowned Charlotte-based party band Sol Fusion.

Everybody’s Got A Story to Tell – The One Person Play Project

Charlotte’s Off Broadway Black Box Theate 700 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte, United States
$25
Join COB for an evening of courage, talent, and entertainment with three captivating one-act plays. Toi Reynolds Johnson brings to life the inspiring journey of Eartha Kitt. Tyler Wills presents 'The Reflection,' a personal musical journey exploring self-love. Spencer Hawkins delivers 'You're Accepted,' a poignant yet humorous tale set in an elite Southern college. Plus, enjoy the comedic genius of PJ Barnes throughout the evening. It’s a night of daring performances and unforgettable storytelling.

Silent Party Decades Battle

Slingshot Social Game Club 332 W. Bland St., Charlotte, United States
$15
If you’ve never been to a silent party before, it’s just like your typical dance party … with no speakers or amps. Instead, attendees don wireless headphones and turn them to various stations, then boogie on the dance floor amidst other revelers dancing to whatever’s in their headphones. This event will feature two DJs competing over the airwaves for your eartime, with ‘90s R&B playing on the red channel and 2000s R&B over on the...

Thousand Dollar Movie Album Release Show

Petra's 1919 Commonwealth Ave., Charlotte
$8
Billing themselves as “CLT instrumental shoegaze post-something something,” Thousand Dollar Movie will follow-up on its 2023 EP, Give Me a Year, with a whole full-length album — which explains the title of the last project. Last year’s six-track instrumental tribute to the Queen City included song titles like “Central Ave.,” “Elizabeth” and “Trade/Tryon,” and we’re 100% confident that it will rock.

Queensguard LED Saber Combat and Choreography

Independence Park 300 Hawthorne Lane, Charlotte, United States
Go to battle at Queensguard LED Saber Combat and Choreography, a club meeting. This local club meets nearly every Sunday at Independence Park to sharpen their skills with LED saber combat and perform choreographed battles. While guests are encouraged to bring their own sabers, the club has some first-come, first-serve loaner equipment available for attendees. The club is for ages 18 and up; 16- and 17-year-olds must come with a parent or guardian.

Eagle Extravaganza

Carolina Raptor Center 6000 Sample Road, Huntersville, United States
$25 – $35
Explore the world of flying apex predators during this four-day event for all ages. Enjoy games, activities and interactive experiences with bird shows and feedings daily. An exclusive Breakfast with Birds event will take place on July 4 at 8:30 a.m. that requires tickets. All of this will take place at the Carolina Raptor Center, a raptor research and education facility with a Raptor Hospital and Raptor trail.

Independence Day at the Museum

The Charlotte Museum of History 3500 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC, United States
What better way to ring in the Fourth of July than to join a group of folks who are realizing what for many is a lifelong dream: becoming a US citizen. Sure, we have our problems — soooo many problems — but we love this country as much as anyone else and love to see people joining us here as residents of the Queen City.

Merchant & Trade’s Red, White and Views

Merchant & Trade NC, United States
Free
Celebrate the 4th of July in style at Merchant & Trade’s Red, White and Views. Enjoy an all-day lineup of DJs from the Radical Grove Collective, special cocktail and culinary features, and capture memories with a Shutterbooth photobooth from 2 – 10 pm. Indulge in a classic s’mores station while taking in breathtaking views. This is a non-ticketed event. Couch reservations for parties of six or more can be made by contacting info@merchantandtrade.com.

Drag at Starlight on 22nd

Starlight on 22nd 422 E. 22nd St., Charlotte, NC, United States
$10
Join us each Thursday for an amazing night out! We're featuring a different drag show each week from Competitions to Broadway and even a little Burlesque! Each week of the month has something for everyone! 1st week - Alternating - Cafe Con Leche / Living Color; 2nd week - Starlight Academy Drag Competition; 3rd week - Royal Court; 4th week - Themed Drag Shows; 5th week - Solar Eclipse a burlesque show

Everybody’s Got A Story to Tell – The One Person Play Project

Charlotte’s Off Broadway Black Box Theate 700 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte, United States
$25
Join COB for an evening of courage, talent, and entertainment with three captivating one-act plays. Toi Reynolds Johnson brings to life the inspiring journey of Eartha Kitt. Tyler Wills presents 'The Reflection,' a personal musical journey exploring self-love. Spencer Hawkins delivers 'You're Accepted,' a poignant yet humorous tale set in an elite Southern college. Plus, enjoy the comedic genius of PJ Barnes throughout the evening. It’s a night of daring performances and unforgettable storytelling.
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