April 29-May 2 • Charlotte
‘Talk of the Town’

In “Talk of the Town,” Johnny Hobson, an irrepressible small-town Texan sissy-boy, fights back from those who bully him at school. And, in the wake of his battles, finds work and worth, as well as love, lust, and Lady Bird Johnson at his local Dairy Queen. Johnny’s story unfolds in pure Southern fashion — alternately hilarious and poignant, though simultaneously quick-witted and full of details. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Time Out Youth, an organization providing support, advocacy, and education for LGBT youth in Charlotte and the surrounding areas. Petra’s Piano Bar, 1919 Commonwealth Ave. 8 p.m. stephenseayproductions.com.

May 1 • Asheville
Blue Ridge Prom

Join Blue Ridge Pride for their adult prom, “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil,” for the LGBTQ community and those who support us. Live music with Vertigo Jazz Project, DJs Soulja Byrd and LTP, light food, spirits, dancing, and crowning of Kingand Queen of the prom! Tickets at blueridgepride.com. Seven Star Factory, 191 Lyman St. 8 p.m.-11 p.m.

May 1 • Charlotte
AIDS Walk Charlotte

The Regional AIDS Interfaith Network (RAIN) hosts its AIDS Walk 2010, the largest HIV/AIDS awareness and fundraising event in the Carolinas. For sponsorship or participant information and sign-up, visit

May 1 • Raleigh
AIDS Walk+Ride

Alliance of AIDS Services-Carolina presents its AIDS Walk+Ride, a day of celebration, awareness building and fundraising. For more information, to become a sponsor, make a donation or register in the walk or cycle ride visit aidswalkandride.org.