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This Week in Your Gayborhoods – January 21
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Friday, 22 January 2010 14:25
The first month of 2010 is coming to an end quickly. But there’s still plenty of time to party before Groundhog Day. North and South Carolina have lots of great gay bars and clubs and there’s always something to do in the LGBTQ community. This week is no different.

The economy is still slow for a lot of us but there are many nights when the various bars in the gay community don’t charge a cover. They all have great drink specials and sometimes free pool. There’s always good music playing for dancing and interesting folks to meet. So, instead of blowing a couple of bucks on a lottery ticket, go out to your local gayborhood bar and support your community by helping an queer business keep its doors open. Don’t forget to put a little something in the bartender’s tip jar and always be safe.

Stereotypd would like to welcome Patrick’s to our little gayborhood report. Located at 1377 Ashley River Road in Charleston, South Carolina Patrick’s is the oldest “alternative” bar in Charleston. For 12 years, Patrick’s has welcomed everyone: gay, bisexual, lesbian, transgender, transsexual, Levi/Leather and gay friendly folks of all races, creeds and colors. Patrick’s has a huge dance floor, a great light show, free parking and a covered patio for the smokers. Patrick’s is open seven days a week from 8pm to 2am with lots of fun throughout the week. They even have free WiFi so feel free to bring your laptop or netbook if the dancing, karaoke, music and drag shows are enough fun for you. If you need more information than that, give them a call at 843-571-3435. And the next time you head down to Charleston for a weekend away and great seafood, stop by Patrick’s, too. Tell ‘em Stereotypd sent you.

Now let’s get down to the rest of the fun happenings in the Carolinas this week and beyond.

Mark Your Calendars…

Today through Sunday, January 24

The Asheville Fringe Arts Festival.

Saturday, January 23

Youth OUTRight Anniversary Party. Come help Youth OUTright celebrate its first anniversary with Now You See Them. Youth OUTright’s mission is to provide affirmation, information, support and resources to LGBTQ and straight allies ages 14 through 23 in Western North Carolina. Live music by Now You See Them. If you’re LGBTQ then awesome; if not, then come anyways and have fun. All the fun will be at Firestorm Cafe & Books located at 48 Commerce Street in downtown Asheville on Saturday, January 23 from 7 to 10:30pm.

January 28 through 31

2nd Annual GayCharlotte Film Festival. The 2nd Annual GayCharlotte Film Festival will be hosted by Charlotte’s Lesbian & Gay Community Center in the center’s ‘movie theater’ located in the Fourth Ward’s Music Factory. Because of the large turnout last year, some films may be shown at another venue as well. Films to be shown include Little Ashes, Itty Bitty Committee with a Q & A by Charlotte filmmaker Victoria Eves, and Drool. Some films may be shown. The festival will kick-off with an Opening Night Gala including a special showing of Little Ashes, Spanish tapas, sangria, and Spanish music. Movies will run Friday night, throughout Saturday and on Sunday there will be a grand finale featuring one to the newest blockbusters to hit the LGBTQ festival circuit. For more information on schedules, tickets, movies and sponsorships, please visit www.gaycharlottefilmfestival.com.

Thursday, January 28

Family Feud Fundraiser. Petra’s Piano Bar presents Family Feud hosted by Roxy C. Moorecox. Our very special guests at this month’s Family Feud will be Matt and Ramona from 107.9 The Link and you know we love us some Matt and Ramona. Family Feud is played at Petra’s each month to raise money for a charity of the players’ choice. Matt and Ramona will be playing to raise money for RAIN. Stay tuned for details about how to play on either Matt or Ramona’s team. Also, Matt and Ramona have graciously agreed to host a meet and greet in our Sound Lounge after the game. This is The Feud that you don’t want to miss. $5 cover at the door with all proceeds going to RAIN.

Grey Gardens. The regional primiere of the award-winning musical opens on January 28 and will run through February 13 at the Duke Energy Theatre in Charlotte.

Sunday, January 31

Found Footage Festival Returns to Asheville. The Found Footage Festival, the acclaimed touring showcase of odd and hilarious found videos, returns to Asheville with an all-new show. Hosts Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher, whose credits include The Onion and the Late Show with David Letterman, present a new lineup of found videos and live comedy on Sunday, Jan. 31 at 8 p.m. at The Grey Eagle (185 Clingman Ave).

Friday, February 5 through Sunday, February 7

CBL Sweet 18 Anniversary Party. The Carolina Bear Lodge is celebrating their 16th anniversary with a full weekend of events. Friday night the HIckory Den is hosting a dinner at Harbor Inn Seafood on Fair Grove Church Road at 7:30pm. Then at 11pm Club Cabaret presents the CBL Variety Show. If you would like to be in the show contact Jeffro. Admission will be a new Teddy bear for Share-a-Bear. Saturday will start with a breakfast buffet at the Quality Inn (host hotel) in Hickory from 8 to 10am. The CBL Awards Banquet and Buffet is at the Park Inn Hickory at 7:30pm. Club Cabaret is hosting the Mr NC Bear & Cub pageant at 10:30pm with a 1:45am Ater Hours party & dance back at the Quality Inn. Stay up or get up early for the Bear Brother Farewell Brekfast in the Ballroom from 8a to 10am. For more information, go to www.carolinabears.com.

Saturday, February 6

Speed Dating with Upstate Pride. Upstate Pride and Club Illusions are hosting an evening of speed dating just in time to find the perfect romance for Valentine’s Day. Join us for this fun way to meet people and help raise money for Upstate Pride, the Upstate’s LGBTIQ organization for your rights, at Club Illusions located at 995 Asheville Highway in Spartanburg from 7 to 9pm. Admission is $5. Stay for a great show after speed dating!

Southern Comfort Conference Planning Meeting. The first planning meeting for the 2010 edition of the Southern Comfort Conference will be held at the Crowne Plaza at Ravinia in Atlanta, Georgia from 9am to 2pm on Saturday, February 6.

February 13

Freak Pageant. Compete in the first ever Freaks of Asheville Pageant for a spot in the 2011 Freaks of Asheville Calendar. The Freaks Pageant is much like a standard beauty pageant, but without the beauty, swimsuits, and tiaras. You’ll perform your fabulous offbeat talents, show your best get up and go costume gear, and of course give the all-important interview. And, much like standard beauty pageants, you can bribe the judges (we suggest chocolate and feather boas!). The Freaks of Asheville pageant will take place at Grove House (11 Grove Street) on Saturday, February 13th from 8-10 pm. Contestants will perform a 3 minute talent segment, show a costume of their own creation runway style, and respond to 3 minutes worth of interview questions relevant to the kingdom of freaky behavior and thought. Contestants will compete for a single appearance in the 2011 Freaks of Asheville Calendar. Appearances in the calendar by pageant winners are limited to the top winners (number to be determined). First, second and third place winners will also receive a trophy and gifts. This pageant will be part of a huge all night bash happening on 3 floors of Grove House. The Freaks of Asheville Pageant is produced by Kitty Love, Craggie Brewing Company, and the Freaks of Asheville. The Freaks of Asheville calendar is a fundraiser for Arts 2 People, who receives 10% of calendar income and a big ol’ check from the pageant party. For more information, email avlfreakscalendar@gmail.com .

This Week in Your Gayborhood…

Thursday, January 21, 2009


LaRue’s Backdoor. Like every Thursday night @ 10(ish) … Backdoor Bingo! Join Michael and his guest callers for one heck of a night of Bingo Fun! There will be the infamous Backdoor Prizes, everything from Black Velvet paintings to gift certificatesto local businesses to a bag of Cheetos.

O. Henry’s. Thirsty Thursday Special at O. Henry’s: Buy a drink and get a ticket for a drawing for a bar tab; All day and all night. Just buy a drink and you are entered. You don’t even have to be present to win. Winning ticket will be posted in the bar. Today’s drink special is Yuengling Lager.

Smokey’s After Dark. No Hype; no pretense; and no cover, just a fun little bar. Open 7 days from Noon till 2:00 am. Today’s drink special: Long Islands.

Tressa’s Downtown Jazz & Blues. The Chuck Lichtenberger Collective performs original Asheville Jazz tonight. In addition amazing drinks, awesome service and some of the best live music in Western North Carolina, Tressa’s also has a palate-pleasing European Lite Food Menu.

Club Hairspray. Jamie and Ashley serve you $4.00 Jager Shots, $2.50 Mich Ultra and $2.00 Kool-Aid shots.


Club Cabaret. Come and enjoy a night of intimate conversation and camaraderie with Bear. $1 Bud Light Draft, $5 Pitchers, $4 Well Drinks and Free Cover make it affordable to have fun tonight.


Chasers (Charlotte) $5 Cover! Thumpin’ Thursdays with Elaine Davis! Bartender Tiffany Storm and DJ Ghost. Showtime 12 Midnight!

Shiprocked at Snug Harbor (Charlotte) ROCK, DANCE, GO GO PIRATES!

The Woodshed (Charlotte) Boxer/Underwear Night with DJ Shawn!

The Triad

Club Odyssey (Winston Salem). Club Odyssey’s weekly Pool Tournament is tonight with cash prizes & drink specials. DJ Tyson will be spinning the Blues. Everyone must be over 21 and have a membership.

Warehouse 29 (Greensboro). Boys Night Out featuring male dancers all evening and a stage show at 11:30pm. FREE Admission ! $5 Long Islands and $2 Domestic Beer Specials! W29 opens 9:00 pm / Retro Music 9:00 – 11:00 / Current Dance trax & Videos 11:30 – 2:30am.

South Carolina

Patrick’s (Charleston). Karaoke & Trivia at Patrick’s every Thursday night. Trivia starts at 8pm and then at 9:30pm it’s time for Karaoke until closing time. Come sing & win. No Cover.

Friday, January 22, 2009

Special Events

Gay Latino Night Club – Grand Opening! Aldos Underground and Aldo’s After Party is having its grand opening celebration on January 22. The party starts at 6pm and continues until 11am at Aldo’s, 1350 Tolar Drive in Greensboro. Strippers will be performing! For more information call 336-340-5288 or visit www.myspace.com/aldosafterparty.


Straps (Asheville). Straps is home of the WNC Leathermen. Stop by and say hello to Bartender Lee.


LaRue’s Backdoor (Asheville). Come to the loungeyest lounge in Asheville and lounge around with friends and get your weekend started off right!

O. Henry’s (Asheville). Remember, O. Henry’s is open EVERY DAY at 2pm, no matter what. Jager shots and PBR are the specials of the day.

Smokey’s After Dark (Asheville) No Hype; no pretense; and no cover, just a fun little bar complete with pool tables and dart board. Open 7 days from Noon till 2:00 am.

Club Hairspray. Spend Friday night with Shorty and Ashley with Live entertainment and drink specials every Friday night! Tonight’s drink specials are $2.50 Bud Lights and $5.00 Well Drinks. Asheville Angels perform tonight at Club Hairspray. Natalie Smalls and some of her fellow Asheville Angels will “invade” Club Hairspray. Performing with Miss Smalls will be Divine Grace and a special guest.

Tressa’s Downtown Jazz and Blues. Stop into Tressa’s for some music and a martini tonight and sample some of the fine food on their European Lite Fare Menu like a roast beef sandwich or a fruit and cheese plate. This Friday there’s something new at Tressa’s: Rockabilly Swing by the Trailer Trash Troubadours!


Club Cabaret. Vanity Michaels, Tiffany Dior, & Queenie perform tonight! DJs will be spinning your favorite dance music from the 70s, 80s, 90s and Now. Club opens at 9pm.

The Triad

Warehouse 29 (Greensboro). Latin Music Night! Working with the promotional organization of Unique Entertainment, each Friday is now designated as our mainstream LATIN NIGHT with music as provided by DJ PACO and guest DJs as advertised. While all members of W29 are invited to attend LATIN MUSIC NIGHT a DRESS CODE is REQUIRED! We respectfully request: Dress or collared shirts, Dress or casual shoes, No sleeveless shirts, no tank tops, no shorts! No flip flops or hiking boots, No hats, toboggans, headgear or book bags.

The Q Lounge (Greensboro). The Q Lounge, Greensboro’s Alternative Gay Bar, opens at 4pm.

Club Odyssey (Winston Salem). Cass Westbrook’s Cabaret is at midnight tonight with specials guests Tiffany Bonet and Raven. DJs Tyson and Rockhard will be spinning. Everyone over 21 must have a member ship and tonight you can get an $8 membership that includes your cover for the night (all other members: $5 cover and $10 for 18 to 20 year-old guests).

Time Out Saloon (Greensboro). Member appreciation night. $1 off beer or drinks for members! DJ Duck!


The Rainbow Inn (Lake Wylie) Roxy’s Rainbow Review – Hostess Roxy C. Moorecox and friends.

The Scorpio (Charlotte) Retro Dance Fridays! $5 Cover with Draft! DJ Ragin’ Ray! Spotlight Pop-Up Show with Angela Lopez at 1am! Café con Leche (Latino Night) in DIVAS with DJ Pepito! Tonight’s Hostess: Kassandra Hylton.

Chasers (Charlotte) Angela Lopez’s Midnight Drag Extravaganza!

The Woodshed (Charlotte) Frisky Fridays with Timothy – Patio Bar Open!

The Triangle

Club Steel Blue (Durham). The hottest LGBT club in the Triangle opens at 8pm on Fridays and is a Private Membership Club for the LGBT community and their guests. Check out the Web site, www.clubsteelblue.com for more information about membership and the club.

Legends (Raleigh). EBM Night/80s Night with the sounds of DJ Joey. Other fun happenings tonight: 9:30pm Drag Show and a Midnight Drag Show.

Flex (Raleigh). Alternative Friday. Doors open at 10pm. 18 & up.

South Carolina

The Hide-A-Way (Rock Hill). Start your weekend with Karaoke at The Hide-A-Way. Open every Thursday through Saturday from 9pm to 2am.

Sugar Shack (Greenville). Friday night dance party. Club opens at 9 pm. $5 cover. Live DJs. Hosted by DJ Zeb. Be sure to tip Stephanie for all those $2 domestics and $2 well drinks.

Club H2O (West Columbia). DJ Patriot spins Top 40 dance music while you drink $10.00 all you can drink liquor. Say hi to Nikki and Gordon for us.

Patrick’s (Charleston). Thank God it’s Freakin’ Frida! There’s something different every week. Dance floor is open with music by the house DJ. $5 cover.

Saturday, January 23, 2009

Special Events

Youth OUTRight Anniversary Party. Come help Youth OUTright celebrate its first anniversary with Now You See Them. Youth OUTright’s mission is to provide affirmation, information, support and resources to LGBTQ and straight allies ages 14 through 23 in Western North Carolina. Live music by Now You See Them. If you’re LGBTQ then awesome; if not, then come anyways and have fun. All the fun will be at Firestorm Cafe & Books located at 48 Commerce Street in downtown Asheville on Saturday, January 23 from 7 to 10:30pm.

Conscious Poetics & Hip Hop: an evening of Groove & Soul. Come celebrate the release of Roberto Hess’s CD “Between Names”at the BoBo Gallery located at 22 Lexington Avenue in Asheville on Saturday, January 23 from 8:30pm to 1am. Fill up on organic hip hop and fresh poetics. Be blessed by special guests The Illville Crew-VA group guaranteed to make you move. $5 without can good/$4 with one can good/$3 with two can goods (donations will be given to MANNA Foodbank).

Pat ‘Mother Blues’ Cohen live at Petra’s. Pat ‘Mother Blues” Cohen takes the stage at Petra’s Piano Bar in Charlotte on January 23 for a performance that you don’t want to miss. Originally from North Carolina, Pat is known as “The Queen of Bourbon Street” in New Orleans bringing a soulful mix of blues and jazz to the stage, along with a personality that you won’t soon forget. The show starts at 8 and a good time is guaranteed. Cover is only $5 at the door.


LaRue’s Backdoor. The weekend fun continues. . . What will tonight’s drink special be? There’s only one way to find out; go to LaRue’s!

O. Henry’s. This Saturday at O. Henry’s and Natalie Smalls present the Asheville Angels at midnight. Featured tonight are Amanda Blake, Gilda and Tyra Couture! Enjoy the show and remember to tip your favorite performers and bartenders.

Straps. Asheville’s one and only leather and Levis bar and home of the WNC Leathermen. Cold draft beer on tap every Friday & Saturday night.

Club Hairspray. Saturday with Jamie and Shorty. Drink specials are $2.50 Mich Ultra and $7.00 pint of Long Island tea. Tonight’s midnight show will feature

Smokey’s After Dark. No Hype; no pretense; and no cover, just a fun little bar. Open 7 days from Noon till 2:00 am.

Tressa’s Downtown Jazz and Blues. Enjoy Asheville’s own Laura Blackley hosts a benefit and a celebration of Women in Business with the Funk Messengers. In addition amazing drinks, awesome service and some of the best live music in Western North Carolina, Tressa’s also has a palate-pleasing European Lite Food Menu.


Club Cabaret. DJs Dance Party. DJs spinning your favorite dance music from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and Now. Diamonique is Club Cabaret’s featured entertainer this evening.

The Triad

Warehouse 29 (Greensboro). Saturday Night Dance Party! Spotlight shows with featured entertainers beginning at 11:30 pm as advertised.

The Q Lounge (Greensboro). Dance Party with DJ Middleground at The Q, the hottest place to be and it opens at 9pm. Ask for bartender Jody, who whips together a “Chocolate Blast” martini.

Club Odyssey (Winston Salem). Party Night! TWO deejays tonight: DJ Rockhard spins dance tracks and DJ Tyson blasts the best in urban tunes! $10 memberships tonight (includes your cover). All other members pay $6 and those 18-20 pay just $13! Everyone over 21 must have a membership!


The Scorpio (Charlotte) Entire Complex Open! The Kasey King Show in DIVAS at Midnight


Chasers (Charlotte) Hot Specials & Hot Dancers (start at 9pm) Midnight Madness Show with Brooklyn Dior!

Night Owls (Gastonia). Showcase Saturdays Showtime 11:30pm. Members $5. Guests $5. $2 domestic beer. $3 Washington Apple Shots.

The Triangle

Legends (Raleigh). One night, 3 shows: Drag shows at 9:30 pm, Midnight, and 1:00 am.

Flex (Raleigh). Start the evening early with Country Night from 8 to 10:30pm. That’s followed by BMP Dance. Bud products will be $2.

Club Steel Blue (Durham). Club Steel Blue opens its doors for dancing and fun every Saturday night at 9pm and stays open until 3am!

South Carolina

Sugar Shack (Greenville). Saturday night dance party and karaoke with Donna b at 10pm. $5 cover.

The Hide-A-Way (Rock Hill, SC) Drag Show with Hostess Makaylah DuShot. Karaoke.

Club H2O (West Columbia). Saturday night drag show hosted by the ultimate Drag Queen with the best bad mouth in the south, Chanel Stevens and DJ Patriot’s dance mix.

Patrick’s (Charleston). Every Saturday night Patrick’s Cabaret brings you the best in female impersonation from across the south with show times at 11pm & 12:30am. The house DJ is spinning and the dance floor is open! $5 cover.

Sunday, January 24, 2009

Special Event

Rachel’s Cabaret at Petra’s Piano Bar. Come out for our first cabaret of the year to hear a wide range of music (Lady Gaga, Alanis Morissette and Lady Antebellum for example) played on the piano and sung by Ryan Stamey and Rachael Houdek. It’s sure to be an entertaining night and maybe we’ll throw in a Journey sing-a-long. 8 to 10pm at Petra’s, 1919 Commonwealth Avenue in Charlotte.


O. Henry’s. The oldest gay bar in Asheville and North Carolina offers Free Pool all day and all night. Open at 2 pm on Sundays, just like every other day of the week. Today’s drink specials: Bloody Marys and Bottled Busch.

Smokey’s After Dark. No Hype; no pretense; and no cover, just a fun little bar. Open 7 days from Noon till 2:00 am. Tom Collins is today’s Drink Special.

Club Hairspray. Spend Sunday evening with Shorty!


The Scorpio (Charlotte) Entire Complex Open! Show tonight with Hostess Brooklyn Dior. DJ Ragin’ Ray will be spinning the music and Tiffany Storm will be tending bar. And it’s Starla DaVinci’s Birthday Celebration at the Scorpio tonight with a big show at 11:30pm starring Paisley Parque, Aqua Nicole St. Mark and the birthday girl herself.

Bar at 316. The new gay bar in Liaisons’ old home is a great place to relax and cheat on your diet on Sundays with free pizza and wings from 3pm to 6pm.

Woodshed (Charlotte). There’s a Free Buffet at 6:30 pm Karaoke (9ish) – Patio Bar Open!

Night Owls (Gastonia). Surprise Sundays with special guests! Showtime 12 am. Free admission for members. Guest $2. $2 domestic beer. $4 vodka drinks.


Club Cabaret. Weekend wind-down featuring $1 Bud Light Draft, $5 Pitchers, $4 Well Drinks and Free Cover.

The Triad

Warehouse 29 (Greensboro). Sunday Night Show Night! Sunday night’s host our special events generally beginning at 10:30 pm: Open Stage Talent Night, Dance Competitions, USofA Preliminaries, Club Pageants; it’s something different each week.

The Q Lounge (Greensboro). Opens at 7 pm with $4 Martinis, TV & Jukebox Jams with Free Pool.

Club Odyssey (Winston Salem). It’s Super Sunday Night with hot music all night long and great drink specials, too!

The Triangle

Legends (Raleigh). Tonight it’s Bingo with Mary K. Mart at 10:30pm. There are also two drag shows, one at 9:30pm and another at Midnight. And vodka well drinks are just $2.75.

Flex (Raleigh). Do Ask, a benefit for Triangle HRC. Flex in Raleigh is having a benefit for Triangle HRC on Sunday, January 17 from 7 to 9pm. The cover is $5 at the door. Stay afterwards for Karaoke! Open 2pm to 2 am with early Karaoke, free pool and $3 beer special.

South Carolina

Sugar Shack (Greenville). Come into the Sugar Shack every Sunday for Guitar Hero, Beer Pong and football on the big screen. No cover on Sundays.

Patrick’s (Charleston). It’s time for Game Night at Patrick’s with sports on the big screen, fun & games and $3 well drinks all night long! Come play in the Jason Shand Memorial Pool Tourney beginning at 8pm. No Cover unless otherwise noted.

H2O (West Columbia). DragKing Show with the WaterBoies every Sunday.

Monday, January 25, 2009


O. Henry’s. Check out their new drink special!

Smokey’s After Dark. No hype. No fuss. Open 2pm – 2am.

Club Hairspray. Monday with Rosie. Drink specials are $4.00 well Drinks and $1.00 PBRs.

Tressa’s Downtown Jazz and Blues. Tressa’s offers great entertainment and drink specials all night tonight! Monday night is Service Appreciation Night with D Mack. Come in early for the Vocal Jazz Session with Sharon LaMotte at 7:30pm. Karaoke with Sound Extreme starts at 10:30pm and there’s no cover for karaoke. In addition amazing drinks, awesome service and some of the best live music in Western North Carolina, Tressa’s also has a palate-pleasing European Lite Food Menu.


The Woodshed (Charlotte) is offering $7 All-U-Can Drink Bud & Bud Light and FREE POOL with Bartender Anatomically Correct Anthony!

The Triad

Time Out Saloon (Greensboro). Monday Night Football – $4 pitchers.

The Q Lounge (Greensboro). The Q Lounge, Greensboro’s alternative gay bar, opens at 4pm Monday through Friday. Wash away your Monday blahs with Mr. Jody and $4 UV Lemonade or $2 domestics.

The Triangle

Flex (Raleigh). Tonight Flex has Early Karaoke from 8pm to midnight and $2 wells.

Legends. Goth Night with music from the edge by DJ Joey (black attire requested). Tonight’s specials are $2.75 vodka well drinks and $1.75 Rolling Rock.

South Carolina

H2O (West Columbia). Country line dancing with Shawn.

Patrick’s (Charleston). It’s Manic Monday at Patrick’s with $3 specialty martinis all night and no cover.

Tuesday, January 26, 2009


Smokey’s After Dark. No hype. No fuss. Open 2pm – 2am.

O. Henry’s. The oldest gay bar in North Carolina opens every day of the year at 2pm and has drink specials every day, too!

Club Hairspray. Manager Ashley hops behind the bar and serves up service with a smile (sometimes). $4 well drinks and $1.50 PBRs are the specials of the day.

Tressa’s Downtown Jazz and Blues. Tonight it’s time for the Acoustic Spotlight hosted by Peggy Ratusz and Big Al Pearlman. This is your chance to showcase your talent! In addition amazing drinks, awesome service and some of the best live music in Western North Carolina, Tressa’s also has a palate-pleasing European Lite Food Menu.


Petra’s Piano Bar (Charlotte) Tuesday Night Trivia with Roxy C. Moorecox at 9pm

Chasers (Charlotte) The Kasey King Show at Midnight. Tonight’s Bartender is Tiffany Storm & DJ Ghost is in the house. $2 Cover.

The Woodshed (Charlotte). Karaoke with DJ Shawn. Bartender Timothy

The Triad

The Q Lounge (Greensboro). Tuesday is College Night at The Q with DJ Middleground. Tuesday’s drink specials are $4 Blue Motorcycles and $1.50 PBR. The Q opens at 4pm today.

Club Odyssey (Winston Salem). Welcome to Terrific Tuesday with Jeff. And there’s Free Pool, too! Members get in Free on Tuesdays and it’s only $3 for those 18 to 20 (anyone 21 and older MUST be a Member so get your application tonight!).

The Triangle

Legends (Raleigh). It’s Twisted Tuesday! Tonight at Legends: Trivia Game with Mary K. Mart at 9:30pm and then at 11:30pm a Drag Show. Vodka well drinks are $2.75 tonight.

Flex (Raleigh). Tonight it’s Hip-POP night with $2 Buds and HipHop to Pop.

South Carolina

Patrick’s (Charleston). The Charleston Ladies of Illusion perform tonight at 9:30pm. Well drinks and Domestic Beer are $3 until close and there’s no cover.

H2O (West Columbia). Jamie Lee is your Tuesday night bartender.

Wednesday, January 27, 2009


O. Henry’s. Has Free Pool all day and all night. Bartender Tim presents Witty Wednesdays. Test your trivia skills and win big. And in case you can’t stick around till closing, no problem… you don’t have to be present to win.

Club Hairspray. Jamie presents Black-Out Night. The lights go down and the clothes come off… down to your unmentionables. $5 well drinks and $2 Kool Aid Shots.

Tressa’s Downtown Jazz and Blues. The Russ Wilson Band performs for the Wednesday night swing session. In addition amazing drinks, awesome service and some of the best live music in Western North Carolina, Tressa’s also has a palate-pleasing European Lite Food Menu.

LaRue’s Backdoor. It’s Hump Day! Why not go to Miss Cookie LaRue’s little lounge and hang out with some friends or just try to count the copper molds on the wall while you sip on a fabulous alcoholic concoction. If you don’t know what we’re talking about as far as the copper molds, then you haven’t been to LaRue’s Backdoor and should go there post-haste!

Smokey’s After Dark. No hype. No fuss. Open 2pm – 2am.


Petra’s Piano Bar (Charlotte) iKaraoke with Roxy C. Moorecox at 9pm

The Scorpio (Charlotte) Entire Complex Open! DIVAS N’ DRAFT Night! Draft with Cover! Your Sunday Night bartender is Tiffany Storm and DJ Ghost will keep the music playing.

Chasers (Charlotte) $2 Beer & $3 House Vodka with the Golden Girl Brandy Alexander – $2 Cover!

The Woodshed (Charlotte). Wicked Wednesday – Beer $2.75 Top Shelf Liquor $3.75 Pool Tournament 10:30 pm –

$50 Cash Prize to Winner!

The Triad

The Q Lounge (Greensboro). Kick back on Hump Day with Nathan & some Karaoke. Firefly Sweet Tea is only $4 on Wednesdays or get a Sierra Pale Ale for $2.50. The Q opens at 4pm today.

Club Odyssey (Winston Salem). Wednesdays are Wild at Club Odyssey with a $2 cover for members and only $5 for folks under 21. Come party away on hump day with Todd and DJ Tyson!

Time Out Saloon (Greensboro). Free Pool & Line Dancing.

The Triangle

Legends (Raleigh). It’s Game Night with Bartender Dick at Legends. Video games including Wii, Xbox 360, PS2, game Cube & even Nintendo. Domestic beers are only $1.75 tonight but only the View side of the club is open.

Flex (Raleigh). It’s Country Night at Flex with lessons at 9:30pm.

South Carolina

H2O (West Columbia). Karaoke tonight.

Patrick’s (Charleston). Wild and Wacky Wednesday with fun and games all night. Come out and play with us. No Cover.

Upcoming Pageants and Events:

The Scorpio Entertainer of the Year Competition, Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at The Scorpio (Charlotte, NC). The winners of the monthly Scorpio Star Search compete for the title of The Scorpio Entertainer of the Year. Other featured entertainers on Wednesday in January will be Kysha Wellington, Versage, Detra Panucci and Kassandra Hylton. Your hostess for the evening will be Tiffany Storm and DJ Ghost will keep the music playing. Contestant Check-In: 10:30 pm, Showtime: 11:30 pm. Draft with Cover for 21 and Up.

The Miss Scorpio Pageant , Sunday, January 31, 2010 at The Scorpio (Charlotte, NC).
Entry Fee $45 – Theme: Drag, The Return! Presentation: Creative Costume (THINK DRAG!) – Categories: Creative Winter Fashion, Evening Gown, Talent and On-Stage Question. MC: Brooklyn Dior and Beverly Iman Johnson. Entertainment by Miss Scorpio 2009 Beverly Iman Johnson and Miss Scorpio 2001 Dana St. James with MC’s Brooklyn Dior and Tiffany Storm. For up to date info go to: www.myspace.com/themissscorpiopageant.

Miss NC Mardi Gras pageant will be held at Warehouse 29 in Greensboro onFebruary 1 will compete in Talent, Evening Gown and Creative Costume categories. The costume and their music selection should follow the theme of Mardi Gras. The entry fee is $20 and the prize package is $200. For more information, visit www.w29.com or call 336-333-9333.

Sweetheart of the Warehouse Pageant will be held at Warehouse 29 in Greensboro on February 15 with Big Shirli Stevenz hosting. For more information, rules and registration, go to www.w29.com or call 336-333-9333.

The Miss Charlotte Newcomer Pageant will be on Wednesday, February 17, 2010 at The Scorpio (Charlotte, NC). It is a pageant for drag performers with less than 2 years experience! Entry Fee $20, Categories: Evening Gown and Talent. Winner: $250 + Bookings. MC: (Me yay!) Tiffany Storm. For more info contact me at 704-891-4073 or go to: http://www.myspace.com/miss_charlotte_newcomer applications at www.scorpios.com.

Miss Carolina Continental, Thursday, February 25, 2009 at The Scorpio (Charlotte, NC).
Preliminary to Miss Continental pageant. Open to NC & SC Residents. For more info call Alyson Thomas at 843-283-5850

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Miss Charlotte-Mecklenburg ICON (Prelim to Miss National ICON) at The Nickel Bar, 2817 Rozzelles Ferry Road, Charlotte, NC – Promoter Quan Rutledge 704-712-8019. Entry Fee $50 – Theme: Over the Rainbow – Registration 6pm-7pm at The Nickel Bar – Pageant Begins at 9pm – Over $500 in Cash & Prizes! Categories: Presentation in all or one of the colors of the rainbow, Evening Gown and Talent. Entertainers: Jazmon Tomas – Miss Charlotte-Mecklenburg Emeritus, Mystique – Mr. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Emeritus and Monica Michaels – Miss Charlotte-Mecklenburg Newcomer 2010. For more information, go to www.myspace.com/missblackmecklenburg.

For more info on the Charlotte Drag Scene, go to www.myspace.com/charlottencdrag.

This BITCH is HOT: an interview with Bitch
Written by Lin Orndorf
Wednesday, 14 April 2010 18:04
Music is an industry in which women are still set apart in some ways from their male counterparts. Although women musicians may not find their way to the Top 40 lists or get much airplay on radio stations, many have succeeded in supporting themselves through their art and garnering a supportive fan base. In recent years, musicians have struck out on their own apart from big labels, recording and releasing albums all on their own or with another artists or a smaller label that supports the musician’s own vision. This migration has left more room for women artists like Ani DiFranco, Dar Williams, Ferron, and Melissa Ferrick as well as others to create and develop musical styles that often defy categorization and mix or redefine genres. One such artist is Bitch.

Bitch’s musical career can be traced back to Sesame Street. The first episode she watched at age three included an overalls-clad cartoon character playing a fiddle while he counted. A year later, she started taking classical violin lessons and continued to do so for another 14 years until she went off to college at DePaul University. There she studied acting and theatrical arts. It was there that she also met Animal. It was Animal who convinced Bitch to take the violin out of the case and play again. She hasn’t stopped making music since.