Happenings

The Light Up the Queen Foundation supports and produces events year-round – from our annual fundraising Shine a Light concert, to once-in-a-lifetime pop-up events such as the On Screen|In Person film screen series. All events are in some way related to giving back, an important foundation of our mission statement. We invite you to take a look at our past events to reflect on the creativity that has electrified the Queen Theater, and to stay tuned to upcoming activities. We invite you to become a part of our future.

Tyrus

Tyrus

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 6:30pm

Before his death in 2016 at the age of 106, Tyrus Wong became a legendary artist whose impact on American art and culture can still be seen today. Pamila Tom tells the untold story of an under-credited artist’s rise to fame and struggle with racism in 20th century America.

Man on Fire Documentary

Man on Fire Documentary

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 6:30pm

In the small town of Grand Saline, Texas, one man could no longer keep secret the dark history of his hometown. In 2014 Charles Moore, set himself on fire to bring awareness to the lurking racism in the area.

Chavela

Chavela

Sunday April 28, 2019 2:00pm The Queen Theater "A trailblazing free spirit whose appetite for tequila and women was as legendary as her soul-stirring vocals."  - The Hollywood Reporter   Chavela is the tale of Mexico's great singer, Chavela Vargas. Including...

Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience

Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 6:00pm

The Light Up the Queen Foundation and the Delaware Institute for the Arts in Education (DiAE) will jointly present Terrance Simien on Wednesday, November 7th at The Queen Theater. Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience are two-time Grammy Award winners.