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LGBTQ & ALLY COMMUNITY POOL PARTY - CANCELED
Jun
3
12:00 PM12:00

LGBTQ & ALLY COMMUNITY POOL PARTY - CANCELED

PLEASE READ about the Pool Party on June 3rd...

Sadly, due to a pool leak which was out of our control, the pool party for June 3rd has been canceled. The staff discovered the leak on Saturday midmorning. It apparently has leaked into the hotel, too. The pool must be drained, repaired and then refilled. This will take a few days due to the size of it.

I was devastated when I heard the news and still am. I tried two other locations to move the event. One said that they could not get ready for it with less than a day's notice. The other location has a max of 30 folks in their pool. LOL

The Sheraton Hotel management and staff are devastated. They love our group and love hosting us. They offered the rooftop but it's going to be 91 degrees and I turned it down. It would be like a frying pan up there. I asked about still hanging out around the pool but not getting in. They fear the construction repair is going to be too elaborate.

As of now the other dates are still set. I will be managing their progress this week to make sure that they make their projected deadlines.

Again, I am so sorry but all of this is out of our control. March your calendars for June 17th. It's going to be a fabulous event. With this being the 17th year for Takeover Friday, the pool parties have become not only the crowd favorites but for me, too.

See you on the 17th!

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Time Out Youth PLATINUM Gala
Jun
1
6:30 PM18:30

Time Out Youth PLATINUM Gala

Platinum is the signature gala celebrating LGBTQ youth in the Charlotte region through Time Out Youth Center. With your support, the Center will continue to meet the needs of our youth. Every day we see the smiles on faces, the spark of imagination, the anger at injustice, and the determination to make the world a better place. Time Out Youth Center is dedicated to continue making the Center a welcoming space to those in need.

 

For tickets, visit:

https://www.eventbrite.com/o/time-out-youth-7853038143

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2018 HRC North Carolina Gala
Feb
17
5:00 PM17:00

2018 HRC North Carolina Gala

Tickets to the 2018 HRC North Carolina Gala are on sale NOW!

For everything GALA, visit www.hrccarolina.org. 

We hope you'll join us as we continue our push for equality locally and across North Carolina. TOGETHER WE RISE!

GET TICKETS NOW!
 

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Join us for the various City Host Events over the Gala Weekend:

Friday, February 16th

RISE UP Takeover
7pm-11pm
Free to attend. Cash Bar provided. 
$5 parking voucher provided
DJ Little Betty
Le Méridien Charlotte Hotel Lobby
555 South McDowell Street

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Saturday, February 17th

RISE & RUN “Fun Run”
Charlotte Front Runners
9am
Free to run/walk
The People's Market at Dilworth

RISE & STRETCH “Yoga”
Le Méridien Charlotte
Cardinal Room
11am
$10 optional donation
BYOM – Bring your own mat

RISE & CELEBRATE
CJ’s of Le Meridien
90’s Music & Newer Dance Party
Immediately following the Gala until midnight.
Free to attend. Cash Bar provided.
Le Meridien Hotel
555 South McDowell Street

RISE & RELAX
Equality Lounge at Le Meridien
Reflect on the evening in a quieter environment
Immediately following the Gala until midnight.
Free to attend. Cash Bar provided. 
Le Meridien Hotel
555 South McDowell Street

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Sunday, February 18th

RISE & DINE
Drag Diner Brunch at Boulevard 1820
Brunch, Mimosas and Drag
11am – 3pm
Boulevard 1820
1820 South Boulevard
$20 Brunch, Cash Bar provided.
100% of your door ticket benefits the work of HRC

 

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***SPECIAL HOTEL ROOM BLOCK PRICING AVAILABLE***
Reserve your room at the Le Méridien Charlotte for only $149/night!

To reserve, guests can do either of the following:
Call 1-800-325-3535 with a reference to HRC NC Dinner
Visit https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/events/start.action?id=1712131071&key=37085B99

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Drag Queen Brunch at Vida Cantina
Jan
21
10:00 AM10:00

Drag Queen Brunch at Vida Cantina

** Introducing Charlotte's Premiere Drag Queen Brunch! **

Featuring the FABULOUS and BEAUTIFUL Jaidynn Diore Fierce from season 7 of Ru Paul's Drag Race!

- - Doors will open for your arrival at 10:00AM
- - Indulge in an elaborate Mexican brunch buffet from 10:00AM-12:00PM
- - Showtime begins at 12:00PM
- - Meet + Greet directly follows (*Meet+Greet ticket holders only)

Fabulous Ticket Options:

$40 - Entry, Premiere Lounge Seating, Brunch
$50 - Entry, First Class Lounge Seating, Brunch
$120 - Champagne Booth for 4 + Bottle of Belaire Champagne
$190 - Champagne Booth for 5 + Bottle of Belaire Champagne
$220 - Champagne Booth for 6 + Bottle of Belaire Champagne
$450 - Champagne VIP Table for 8 + 2 Bottles of Belaire Champagne (*Great for Bachelorette Parties, Birthdays and Special Occasions!)
$10 - Add this VIP option on for an exclusive Meet + Greet with the performers


** DOORS OPEN EARLY AT 10:00 - arrive then to ensure seats next to your friends if you purchased solo tickets instead of a whole table


"We're All Born Naked and the Rest is Drag"
-- Ru Paul

Event hosted by Pandora Mystére

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Community Holiday Extravaganza
Dec
7
7:00 PM19:00

Community Holiday Extravaganza

Mark your calendars now as Takeover Friday heads back to the 43rd Floor of the Museum Tower Uptown for a Holiday Celebration! Everyone in invited. 

The RSVP link is live...

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lgbtq-ally-community-holiday-extravaganza-registration-39594274541

It's FREE to attend but this will be another RSVP event due to the space, alcohol and food.  

It's going to be festive!

 

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World AIDS Day Luncheon
Nov
30
11:30 AM11:30

World AIDS Day Luncheon

World AIDS Day draws people together from around the world in solidarity to pay tribute to the millions of people living with HIV/AIDS, raise awareness of the global impact of HIV/AIDS, and celebrate victories that are allowing more people to live longer and healthier lives.

RAIN invites you to join with other community leaders to our World AIDS Day Luncheon. Your leadership sends a message to Charlotte that there is a strong community of compassion fighting HIV and AIDS.

Please join us on World AIDS Day, Thursday,November 30 at the Charlotte Marriott City Center for RAIN’s 4th annual World AIDS Day Luncheon. You will be supporting transformative programs for HIV+ youth, adults and senior adults in Charlotte.

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM: Mingling & Networking
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: Luncheon

If you are interested in being a table host please contact Joyce Brooks at j.brooks@carolinarain.org or 704-973-9819.

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All Hallows' Twirl 2017: "Fright Night"
Oct
21
to Oct 22

All Hallows' Twirl 2017: "Fright Night"

Passing the information...

Our 2017 Halloween Party and Costume Contest will take place on Saturday night, 10/21 at Flight in Uptown Charlotte, NC. Costumes are suggested, but not required.

Join us as we trick, treat, and dance the night away among all those things that go bump in the night or scare you in your dreams. We’ll even have decorations too! (Ha-Ha!)

Welcome to All Hallows’ Twirl 2017: “Fright Night”

ADMISSION:
$15 Advance, $20 Day of & Door
Tickets available online at www.justtwirl.com
For everyone 21+, IDs required

$500 COSTUME CONTEST:
Costumes suggested, but not required. For all those in costume, you can enter the $500 cash contest from 10pm - 1am. Pictures will be taken, uploaded online, and the winner(s) will be selected by the most votes/likes received online on Instagram & Facebook by Sunday 8pm ET. Complete rules will be available online at www.justtwirl.com by 10/1 and at the event itself.

MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT:
Join us as we welcome back Atlanta’s very own DJ Neon the Glowgobear to our Halloween party. He easily became a Queen City favorite at last year’s Off White Party: Underworld, and we are ecstatic to have him back! His larger than life sounds, vocals, and creative “neon lights” provide the perfect sensory production for this Halloween dance party. 

PLAN - RSVP - INVITE - GO:
Save the date, click "Interested/Going" on this event, invite your friends, get those costumes ready, and join us as we kick off this year's Halloween season with a little fun on “Fright Night”...

~Zuni & Jason
Just Twirl Events

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