Nuns to hit Blumenthal stage

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Out on the Town (OOTT), the LGBT theater social group available through the North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center’s Duke Energy Broadway Lights Series, has announced that it will host an exclusive pre-show party in the lounge at Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E. Independence Blvd., before the performance of “Sister Act” on Jan. 10.

The party is slated from 6-7:30 p.m., with the show following at 7:30 p.m.

Members of OOTT can obtain a $20 discount on ticket prices on PL1 (rear orchestra) and PL2 (mezzanine) at this special performance. They are available through Blumenthal with promotional code “SISTER9” only. Visit to obtain seats.

Over the next several months, the club will attend other special performances just for members. They include: “Fela,” Feb. 25, pre-show party, location TBD; “American Idiot,” March 8, post-show party, location TBD; “Wicked,” March 14, pre-show party at Ovens; “Traces,” May 9, post-show party, location TBD; “War Horse,” May 30, pre-show party, location TBD; and “Catch Me If You Can,” June 7, post-show party, location TBD.

For more information on OOTT, send name, email address and address to

HRC seeks equality leaders

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Human Rights Campaign North Carolina Gala has announced that it is accepting scholarship nominations for its Feb. 23 gala at the Charlotte Convention Center.

Individuals and organizations will be recognized for their work in furthering LGBT civil rights progress during the festivities.

Deadline for consideration is Dec. 31.

In others news, tickets are now on sale. Organizers expect more than 1,300 to attend the black-tie fundraiser. Corporate sponsors include: Bank of America, presenting sponsor; Duke Medicine; CISCO; Blue Cross Blue Shield; Compass Group; Chris Connelly Defense; and Northwest Family Physicians.

For applications, tickets or more information, visit

Men’s social group forms

CHARLOTTE — A new men’s social group, Out Together, began at The LGBT Center of Charlotte, 820 Hamilton St., Suite B11, during the month of October.

The group’s purpose revolves around socializing, fellowship and networking. All ages are welcome.

Their most recent excursion was to attend the Charlotte Business Guild at the guild’s 20th anniversary celebration on Dec. 1 at the Renaissance Charlotte SouthPark.

For more information, visit


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