Events

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.

Chavela

Chavela

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.

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.

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.

Break the Chain

Break the Chain

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.

Holden On

Holden On

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.

Letter from the President, Board of Directors

Friends of LUQ, It is hard to believe that we have reached the halfway point of summer and we hope everyone is enjoying the best parts of the season. For us, this is a period of transition. In July, after 5 years as executive director of the Light Up the Queen...