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.
The Light Up The Queen Foundation is proud to announce the appointment of Sarah Koon as Executive Director of all programming and operations. The Light Up the Queen Foundation provides community-based events and innovative programming in arts and music education that enriches the lives of Wilmington, Delaware residents, particularly those with limited access to the arts.
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.
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.
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.
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.