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.
Saturday October 26, 2019 6:00pm
Get ready for a blast from the past as the Halloween Loop Costume Ball features four legendary bands that have helped shape Wilmington’s music scene!
Program held at The Queen from June 9th – 23rd 2019
The Boysie Lowery Living Jazz Residency is a two-week performance and composition project for the next generation of jazz composers aged 17-25, who, with their talent and passion are keeping jazz alive. Applications for June ’19 now being accepted!
Sunday April 28, 2019 2:00pm
Chavela is the tale of Mexico’s great singer, Chavela Vargas. Including never before-seen footage, Chavela takes you back on a 20 year journey that ties together the lyrical voice of Chavela as well as the voices of others to create the riveting story of Chavela’s life. Through her musical brilliance and her resistance to societal norms, Chavela Vargas quickly became an icon for Mexico.
Saturday, May 11th, 2019
The Farm (301 Stanton Rd, Wilmington, Delaware 19804)
Sunday, March 27, 2018 at 6:30pm
This film tells the stories of four women who have fought to break down barriers and are now here to deal with the unfinished business of the 21st century, Gender Equality.
Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 8:00pm
The next generation of Shine A Light™ is here, and boy, does ’69 feel pretty groovy…
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.
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.
Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 2:00pm
Two survivors of child sex and labor trafficking provide a harrowing look at how this billion dollar industry hides in plain sight. It operates in this country, your state, probably in your town, and maybe even in your neighborhood.
Sunday, October 21st, 2018 at 2:00pm
Holden, a small town athlete, struggles to hide his mental illness from his friends and family.The film has helped initiate discussions on mental health and suicide prevention amongst teens and youth.