Come one, come all!

WILMINGTON — Celebrate OutWilmington Pride weekend with The Great Gay Steakout! Under the Big Top fundraiser on June 12, 7-11 p.m. at St. Jude’s Metropolitan Community Church, 19 N. 26th St.

Enjoy a steak dinner with all the trimmings. Cocktails are at 7 p.m., with dinner following at 7:30 p.m.

Entertainment includes an appearance by jazz and blues artist Brenda Bradley with Donna Merritt, drag show and dancing with Ken Merritt.

Tickets, including dinner and show, are $20 advance/$25 door and are available at

Table sponsorships are available for $150 per table of eight.

For more information, call Jim Thomas at 910-398-4858 or email

Macho man to perform

CAROLINA BEACH — Randy Jones, of the iconic Village People, will take to the stage on June 6 for OutImpact’s third anniversary celebration.

This American Music Award winner and multi-platinum artist will perform on the Royal Winner Princess II cruise ship.

He has recently returned to Broadway in the hit comedy, “When Joey Married Bobby.”

Sailing is from 7-10 p.m., with boarding at 6:45 p.m. at 100 Carol Winner Ave.

Two pairs of Cyndi Lauper tickets for her Myrtle Beach, S.C., show in July will be awarded to a raffle winner. Attendance is mandatory in order to quality.

Minors are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.

Tickets are $35 and 100 percent of net proceeds will benefit the CUE Center for Missing Persons. CUE focus on finding the missing, advocating for their causes and supporting their families.

OutImpact is also offering a special private dinner with Randy Jones the day before the event for high-end sponsors (which are still being sought). Seating is limited for this event.

For more information, call 910-538-0115 or 910-538-4309 or visit

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.