Guild celebrates gala

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte Business Guild will host its second annual gala on Nov. 15 at Brief/Shu, 1426 S.Tryon St.

Cocktail hour begins at 7 p.m., with dinner following at 8:15 p.m. Dancing and dessert is set for 9:15 p.m.

A live band will be there to entertain attendees, as well as a DJ. The 2013 Community Service Award winners will be honored.

The event is catered by Your Custom Catering.

Tickets must be purchased by Nov. 5 and are $25/members, students, $40/non-members, $75/non-member couples and $350/tables of eight.


— Lainey Millen

Fundraising events slated

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Several fundraising events scatter the Queen City’s autumn social calendar in the next few weeks, each raising money for local LGBT causes.

The fifth annual BRIEF! A Fete for Fashion will be held on Nov. 1, 7 p.m., at Extravaganza Depot, 1610 North Tryon St.

The event has raised $50,000 for charities over five years. The beneficiaries this year are Time Out Youth and the Human Rights Campaign.

Tickets are $35-$125. Audience members can choose from standing, seated or VIP seating located at the end of the runway.

The black-tie Haunted Hollywood event benefiting Time Out Youth will be held at the Mint Museum Uptown, 500 S. Tryon St., on Nov. 2, with special guest host Brandi Glanville of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.”

Tickets are $65 or $250 for VIP and can be purchased at Brief, 1426 S. Tryon St., at the Time Out Youth offices, 1900 The Plaza, or by mail.

Also on Nov. 2, the Regional AIDS Interfaith Network will host the finale fundraising party for its annual Dining with Friends at Discovery Place, 301 N. Tryon St.

A minimum $30 donation is requested at the door. Go online to learn more about attending or to sign up to host your own fundraising house party before the finale.


— Matt Comer

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