Blumenthal slates club events

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Blumenthal Performing Arts Center’s Out on the Town LGBT theatre group is stepping out during March.

On March 8, enjoy a post-show party in the Belk Theatre mezzanine lobby, 130 N. Tryon St., after the “American Idiot” performance. Club members will be able to enjoy a soirée with the cast and another affinity group, Club Blume.

The rock opera musical by Green Day follows in the vein of “Spring Awakening” and “Rent.” Members save $20 on ticket purchase price for the show.

On March 14, the group will assemble from 6-7:30 p.m. for a pre-show party for at Ovens Auditorium’s Starlight Lounge, 2700 E. Independence Blvd., prior to “Wicked.” Enjoy complimentary cocktails and food before your trip down the “yellow brick road.”

Email your name, email address and address to to be included on the club list or visit to learn more about Out on the Town.

Bar race recruiting teams

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Amazing Race Bar Crawl is slated for April 6, 12 p.m., and team registration is underway. Day-of-race headquarters will be Brixx Pizza Uptown, 225 E. 6th St.

Organize groups of up to five participants who are 21 and older race to raise funds for AIDS Walk Charlotte. The Walk will be held on May 4 from Gateway Village Atrium, 800 W. Trade St. Deadline for registration is March 30 or until all 70 team slots are filled.

Teams race to a series of seven bars to complete the race. Challenges at each stop result in one of two scenarios: winners are given two easy clues to the following destination, while losers are given a harder clue. Teams may not drive, but public transportation is allowed.

Registration is $150 per team member and may be handled online. For those who prefer to pay by check or cash, download a form and submit monies and team member names by mail. Costs include entry fee, T-shirts for all team members and one beer each for team participants.

Awards will be presented to winners in four categories: fastest actual time, fastest game time (including penalties and rewards), best team costume/theme and best team T-shirts.

Team captains will receive instructions and start times two weeks prior to the event.

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Lainey Millen

Lainey Millen was formerly QNotes' associate editor, special assignments writer, N.C. and U.S./World News Notes columnist and production director from 2001-2019 when she retired.