Miss Gay NC 2010, Emory Starr, is one of several local performers scheduled to appear at Scarlet Fever.

UNCC Pride is glamming up to host yet another fabulous year of Scarlet Fever, an on-campus drag show fundraising event for a local HIV/AIDS service organization.

Scarlet Fever is a unique and widely eclectic experience. New radio hits mix with old classics. Amateur performances by UNCC faculty, staff and students mingle with fantastic acts by local professional drag queens in the Charlotte area. All-in-all, the event coalesces to create a fun, vibrant event enjoyable for all audiences.

Michael Spangler, known by his fans as Ferocia, commented about his experience participating in the event: “My favorite thing about performing is the energy I feel coming from the crowd. Their energy inspires me to step up my game everytime I perform.”

This year’s popular lineup will feature Miss Gay NC 2010, Emory Starr and several other local favorites, who have generously volunteered to perform for free so that 100 percent of the proceeds can go to AIDS Walk Charlotte, benefiting the Regional AIDS Interfaith Network (RAIN).

Gonzalo Agudelo, the president of UNCC Pride and one of several dedicated students working hard to organize Scarlet Fever, explains his heart for this fundraising event: “Raising money for Aids Walk Charlotte is important to Pride at UNC Charlotte because HIV/AIDS affects the LGBTQ community on such a large scale and we must raise our voice in support for those who are affected everyday.”

The event will be held on campus at the UNCC Student Union on March 31. The doors of room 340 will open at 7:30 p.m. with the show beginning shortly after. Last year the room packed out quickly, so come early to grab a good seat!

Admission is $10 for the public and only $5 for students who bring their UNCC ID. Bring along a handful of one dollar bills (or five dollar bills…or twenty dollar bills…) to tip the lovely performers as they work their magic on the stage.

So go on – grab a group of friends or a hot date and make it dinner and a drag show.

For more information follow UNCC Pride on Facebook, Twitter, or by checking in on the  UNCC Pride website. Or, log on to the Aids Walk Charlotte website to learn how you can donate or volunteer to help with this important cause.

Leah Cagle

Leah Cagle is QNotes' former associate editor for arts and entertainment. You can reach editor Matt Comer via arts@goqnotes.com or editor@goqnotes.com.

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