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26 NOVEMBER 28 . 2009 • QNotes

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Out and About . compiled by Q-Notes staff

Dec. 1 • Charlotte

AIDS names reading

Join the Regional AIDS Interfaith Network (RAIN) for

a memorial reading of HIV/AIDS victims names at

Charlotte’s Independence Square, corner of Trade and

Tryon St. Noon. Free. www.carolinarain.org.

Dec. 1 • Charlotte

Red Pump AIDS Gala

The Red Pump/Red Tie Affair is a benefit for The Red

Pump Project (RPP), a national initiative to raise

awareness about the impact of HIV/AIDS on women

and girls, ensuring that women are empowered with

accurate knowledge about HIV/AIDS and the issues

surrounding it. The Palmer Building, 2601 East

Seventh St., 6 p.m.-9 p.m. $25-$50. Sales end Nov. 30

at theredpumpaffair2009.eventbrite.com.

Dec. 1 • Asheville

AIDS Day Vigil

The Western North Carolina AIDS Project (WNCAP)

hosts a special World AIDS Day Vigil. Pack Place,

Lower Promenade, 2 S. Pack Square. 7 p.m.

www.wncap.org.

Dec. 2 • Columbia

‘Rent,’ Pride style

Be one of the first to see the show everyone in

Columbia is talking about. SC Pride and Trustus

Theatre present a special performance of the hit

Broadway musical “Rent,” two days before the production’s

opening day! The special performance preparty,“Bohemian

Silent Auction” and stage production

will be the last major event for SC Pride in 2009.

Trustus Theatre, 520 Lady St. Pre-party, 6:30 p.m.

Curtain, 7:30 p.m. $40, in advance at shop.scpride.org.

Dec. 3 • Greensboro

Holiday social

Join Gay-Straight Advocates for Education (GSAFE)

for their annual holiday social. More details to be

announced at www.gsafe.org.

Dec. 4-5 • Charlotte

Sleigh Bells

One Voice Chorus present their holiday concert,

“Sleigh Bells.” Hop aboard Santa’s sleigh for a musical

ride through holiday songs from near and far.

Reception immediate following. Unitarian Universalist

Church of Charlotte, 234 N. Sharon Amity Rd. Dec. 4,

7:30 p.m., $20. Dec. 5 matinee, 2 p.m., $15. Tickets

available at Paper Skyscraper, White Rabbit, any One

Voice member or www.onevoicechorus.com.

Dec. 4-6 • Charlotte

Magic of Christmas

Don’t miss an all new Magic of Christmas as the

Symphony’s favorite pops conductor, Albert-George

Schram, leads this yuletide treat for the first time!

With the Oratorio Singers and a host of special guests,

Magic of Christmas is a Charlotte holiday tradition.

Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St.Various times. $20-$77.

www.charlottesymphony.org.

Dec. 5 • Charlotte

AIDS Day forum

The Charlotte Teens Taking Action Peer Education

Program presents the “Respect Yourself Protect

Yourself: A World AIDS Day Forum.” Panel discussion

will explore the reality of HIV in Charlotte. Also

includes entertainment from local area youth, free

food and free HIV testing. Holy Trinity Lutheran

Church, 1900 The Plaza. 1 p.m. Free. For more information

contact Kimberly Gaither at 704-569-9870,

ext. 6543.

Dec. 5 • Greensboro

Oh, My Stars!

Voted Best Choral Group of 2009 by Go Triad readers,

the Triad Pride Men’s Chorus presents their annual

holiday concert, an evening of “star” inspired music.

Greensboro Day School, 5401 Lawndale Dr. 8 p.m.

$15. www.triadpridemenschorus.org.

Dec. 6 • Durham

Velvet Ribbons

The Triangle Gay Men’s Chorus presents “Velvet

Ribbons,” a warm mix of multicultural holiday music

with a Southwestern twist. First Presbyterian Church,

305 East Main St. 3 p.m. General admission:

$12/advance, $15/door. Student admission: $6/advance,

$10/door. Tickets available at tickets.tgmchorus.org.

Dec. 6 • Greensboro

Walk for AIDS

Triad Health Project hosts its 18th annual Winter

Walk for AIDS, a three-mile walk raising money and

awareness to benefit Triad Health Project and those

affected by HIV/AIDS in Greensboro and surrounding

areas. Learn more, contribute and sign up your walking

teams at www.triadhealthproject.com.

Dec. 6 • Hickory

Winter Gala

ALFA hosts its 12th annual Winter Gala to raise funds

for the organization and the thousands it serves

affected by HIV and AIDS. The evening features a four

course meal with wine pairings prepared by Youssef

Executive Chef Andre Roth.Youssef 242, 242 11th Ave.

NE. 6 p.m. Reserved seating with $100 minimum

donation. For more information about the Gala call

828-322-1447, ext. 224 or visit www.alfainfo.org.

Dec. 11-13 • Charlotte

Nutcracker

Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux’s classic holiday favorite takes

audiences on an adventure. The journey begins at a

cheerful holiday party, where the mysterious Herr

Drosselmeyer entertains the guests and presents

young Clara with an extraordinary Nutcracker doll.

With Clara and her Nutcracker Prince as their tour

guides, audiences travel to the glittering Land of Snow

and the majestic Land of Sweets. North Carolina

Dance Theatre presents. Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St.

Various times. $20-$74. www.ncdance.org.

Dec. 12 • Raleigh

Velvet Ribbons

See Dec. 6 for description, ticket information.

Fellowship Hall, 3313 Wade Ave. 8 p.m.

Dec. 12 • Wilmington

Global Groove

Ibiza Nightclub hosts DJ David Knapp’s “Global

Groove: Dance 2” release party. Gift bags valued at

over $100 in travel, music and more will be distributed

to those in attendance for those who bring two

canned goods for donation to the local food bank.

Ibiza Nightclub, 118 Market St.

www.centaurmusic.com. www.ibizawilmington.com.

Dec. 12 • Winston-Salem

Make the Yuletide Gay

OUT at the Movies, Winston-Salem presents a showing

of “Make the Yuletide Gay.” Olaf “Gunn”

Gunnunderson (Keith Jordan), who is out and proud

at college, crawls back into the closet to survive the

holidays with his family. He keeps his cool as his

quirky parents attempt to set him up with his high

school girlfriend, portrayed by Alison Arngrim,

“Nellie” of “Little House on the Prairie.”When his

boyfriend, Nathan (Adamo Ruggiero), shows up unexpectedly,

Gunn must put on a charade to keep the

relationship a secret. With pressure mounting from all

sides, will Gunn come out before the truth does?

UNC-School of the Arts, ACE Theatre Complex, 1533

S. Main St. 6 p.m. $5 at the door.

OUTattheMovies@triad.rr.com. 336-918-0902.

Dec. 12 • Winston-Salem

Oh, My Stars!

See Dec. 5 for description. UNC-School of the Arts

Watson Chamber Music Hall, 1533 S. Main St. 8 p.m.

$15. www.triadpridemenschorus.org.

Dec. 18-20 • Charlotte

Nutcracker

See description, Dec. 11-13. North Carolina Dance

Theatre presents. Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St.

Various times. $20-$74. www.ncdance.org. ◗

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