As part of the Thirty Days of Inequality I have to stop and promote a great local event that’s coming in just a few days.
They have a great week of events leading up to OutRaleigh. Take a look at this schedule of events!
We’re expecting a huge turnout on Saturday, May 5 in downtown Raleigh.
For information about the festival, please visit us at www.OutRaleigh.org
We’ve also planned an entire week of fun events leading up to OutRaleigh 2012!
Please come out and celebrate with us at any of these pre-festival events:
Thursday, APRIL 26th – The Borough
The Borough’s: HUGGING CONTEST! 8-10pm
Few things in this world are more delightful than a hearty hug. We’ve invited some of this city’s boldest cuddlers to wrap their arms around you for the benefit of their favorite charity. The hugs are $1 each, which goes directly to the hugger’s chosen charity: the LGBT Center of Raleigh. The participant collecting the most “hug money” will have his or her funds matched by us. It’s a win/win/win/win situation.
Sunday, APRIL 29th – The Great Cookie Krumble
OutRaleigh GREAT COOKIE KRUMBLE (
Do you bake? Do you enjoy cookies? Do we have the event for you! OutRaleigh and the LGBT Center of Raleigh will be hosting a Cookie Event to beat ALL cookie events.
Sunday, APRIL 29th – T-Dance at PieBird
Our First T-Dance of the Season at PieBird! (4-7 PM)
After the Cookie Crumble, join us for a Tea Dance at Pie Bird, 618 N. Person. St. in Raleigh, from 4PM to 7PM. DJ Robert will be spinning. $5 cover. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served.
Tuesday, May 1st – Multiple Events!
2012 LGBT JOBS FAIR
Venture Hall / IMAX BLDG @ MARBLES MUSEUM, DOWNTOWN RALEIGH
9 AM – 2 PM
You are invited to join other job seekers and local employers in support of a Jobs Fair hosted by the LGBT Center of Raleigh. The Center has recently concluded our Skills to Succeed interview and resume workshops for local LGBT individuals and their straight Allies. The culmination of these workshops will be a fully-inclusive Jobs Fair on May 1st, 2012, which will be free and open to anyone looking for a job in the Triangle area regardless of age, education history, employment status, race, religion, ability, sexual orientation, sex, or gender identity. By bringing together companies of all types – from food and hospitality to technology and finance – with inclusive and diverse workplaces, we are certain that the best talent will attend this job fair. We will also be providing free workshops to help job seekers enhance their ability to land a job.
OUTRALEIGH DINE & DONATE FAMILY NIGHT
Ciago’s Italian Bar and Grill, 522 St. Mary’s St., Raleigh
5 PM to 10 PM
Bring the entire family out for a Dine & Donate at Ciago’s Restaurant! 99 cent Kids Meals and 10% of sales will go to the LGBT Center of Raleigh.
Wednesday, May 2 – Business Networking
BUSINESS NETWORKING EVENT
The Borough, 317 West Morgan St., Raleigh
7 PM to 9 PM
Network with local LGBT and Allied professionals and enjoy wonderful food provided by The Borough. Raffle tickets on sale at $2 each or 3 for $5 for fantastic prizes from the Green Monkey,
Fairway Printing, and more! Another great OutRaleigh pre-festival event.
Thursday, May 3 – Deep South Pre-Party
DeepSouth Bar, 430 South Dawson St., Raleigh
OutRaleigh presents… Pam Saulsby, TeamMate, & Mary Selvidge. An evening of music celebrating that ALL Families Matter in NC! Doors open at 7, show starts at 8. Admission is $5. Ages 21+.
Friday, May 4 – Multiple Kick-off Parties!
OUTRALEIGH KICK OFF PARTIES @ Various Triangle locations
Kick Off Party @ Spy Bar,330 West Davie St., Raleigh, 8 PM to 11 PM:$5 suggested donation at the door to benefit the Center
Women’s Pre-Party @ Busy Bee Café,
225 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh:8 PM to 10PM:
Hors d’oeurvres will be provided. Mix & Mingle, stay after for dance party by DJ SPCL GST.
Fortune Feimster w/ Special Guest Jason Dudey @ Charlie Goodnight’s, 861 West Morgan St., Raleigh: Shows at 8 PM & 10:15 PM. Purchase tickets here.
House Party @ 313, 313 W. Hargett St., Raleigh. Drag shows @ 11:30 PM & 1 AM.
Free entry with OutBand, or College ID.
Wynona Ryder Dance Party @ Pinhook, 117 W. Main St., Durham:
DJ’s PLay Play and Queen Plz – Party like it’s 1992!
Costume contest at midnight. $5 admission.
Saturday, May 5 – OutRaleigh!
And then on Tuesday May 8th! Get out and vote NO on ONE! It’s not good for North Carolina Families!