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.
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.
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...
Friday, August 24, 2018 at 8:00pm
Banda Magda, the global band led by Greek dynamo Magda Giannikou, will make The Queen break out in dance when they hit the stage as part of the Jazz Touring Network.
Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 3:00pm
A final public concert of graduate students’ works that are performed by student ensembles, will take place on the main stage at the Queen Theater.
Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 12 Noon
The Boysie Lowery Living Jazz Residency students will be joined by the residency’s teachers/artists to perform an open-to-the-public concert at the Episcopal Church of Sts. Andrew and Matthew in Wilmington.
Friday, June 8, 2018 at 7:00pm
Join Mayor Mike Purzycki for a very special Pride Month performance of John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask’s full-throttle rock ‘n’ roll musical marvel on the Queen stage for ONE NIGHT ONLY!
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.
Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 2:00pm
Big Sonia explores what it means to be a survivor and how the trauma goes on to affect families and generations.
Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 2:00pm
Ghost Town to Havana is a heartbreaking, funny, and inspirational story about mentorship, life, love, murder, kids and baseball in Oakland and Havana today.