ENC gala set

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Equality North Carolina is holding its 2013 Equality NC Foundation Gala, “A Celebration of Home,” on Nov. 9 at the Elm Street Center’s Empire Room, 203 S. Elm St.

The theme embraces the best the state has to offer. On tap will be a pre-Gala party, complete with locally-owned and grown complimentary drink options and entertainment by singer Jessica Mashburn.

Afterward, enjoy a host of southern appetizer delicacies: pan-fried eggplant topped with blue crab and hollandaise, smoked bluefish mousse atop endive graced with tobacco onions, sweet potato biscuits with chow-chow, as well as chicken bites with Cheerwine glaze.

The decor throughout will shower attendees with Tar Heel ambiance — old time coast, foothills and mountains.

The group’s annual Equality Awards will be presented during the evening, along with the addition of the inaugural Jamie Kirk Hahn Ally Award as a lasting memorial.

The after-party will be held at the Proximity Hotel’s Print Works Bistro Bar.

This year’s gala event will not include an annual conference. The organization is working to present new, regional conferences held throughout the year and plans to announce the new conference events soon.

Tickets are $50/active duty military, $160/early-bird until Oct. 27 (increases to $190 on Oct. 28); $1,500/reserved table of 10. Pre-paid guests (those who are $1,200 plus donors, sponsor guest, etc.) may attend without charge.

Accommodations are available at the official host hotel, Proximity Hotel, 704 Green Valley Rd. Call 800-379-8200 for reservations.

info/registration: equalityncfoundation.org.

It’s bingo time!

GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Guildford Green Foundation is hosting Green Queen Bingo — Ho Ho Ho Bingo on Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m., at the Regency Room of the Elm Street Center, 203 S. Elm St.

This event helps to raise funds for the Foundation’s work.

On hand will be drag performances, witty banter and a rousing 10 games of bingo.

Ticket purchases will be available online soon. Be sure to bring cash to the event to buy concessions, daubers for $1, raffle tickets and adult beverages. Tickets are also available at the door at 6 p.m. on the night of bingo. Large groups should purchase tickets online.

info: ggfnc.org.

Chorus slates winter concert

GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Triad Pride Men’s Chorus will present “Winter Comes Anew” on Dec. 7, 8 p.m., at Greensboro Day School, Sloan Theatre, 5401 Lawndale Dr.

New Director William Southerland will bring a celebration of lively standards, holiday humor and joyous harmonies.

It will also bring its concert to Winston-Salem, N.C., on Dec. 14, 8 p.m., at Hanesbrand Theatre, Milton Rhodes Arts Center, 209 N. Spruce St.

Tickets are $15/advance, $20/at the door. Group rates for 10 plus are $13.50 each online only.

info/tickets: triadpridemenschorus.org.

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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.