FRIDAY, DEC. 9
‘Jungle Bells’: This annual event at the San Diego Zoo starts today and runs through Monday, Jan. 2, 2017. Special performances, festive foods and twinkling lights can be found all around the zoo with many activities included with admission or membership. San Diego Zoo, 2920 Zoo Drive, Balboa Park. Visit tinyurl.com/nwnkvt8.
AMPA holiday happy hour: The American Military Partner Association (LGBT military families and allies) will gather for a happy hour with pizza and appetizers provided. 5:30 p.m. Hillcrest Brewing Company, 1458 University Ave., Hillcrest. Visit bit.ly/2gzVw0f.
Divas ‘Fifty and Fabulous’: Celebrate Scott Parman’s 50th birthday with guest appearances by Chad Michaels, Sonique, Mr. Continental 2016 Mykul Valentine, Dolly Levi, Kickxy Vixen-Styles, Travis Ti, Gigi Masters, and Lala Too. $10 entry fee ($3 off with a donation of blanket or socks for local homeless.) Doors at 6:30 p.m., hors d’oeuvres at 7 p.m. and show at 8 p.m. Rich’s San Diego, 1051 University Ave., Hillcrest. Visit bit.ly/2gzV4z2.
‘The Princess Bride’: Cinema Under the Stars presents the cult favorite fantasy starring Robin Wright and Cary Elwes. Additional screenings on Saturday, Dec. 10 and Sunday, Dec. 11. 8 p.m. $15. 4040 Goldfinch St., Mission Hills. For more info, visit topspresents.com or call 619-295-4221.
SATURDAY, DEC. 10
Pride Youth Lunch Bunch: Every second Saturday, the San Diego Pride invites LGBTQ+ junior high and high school-aged youth to mingle with one another with free lunch and activities. This month, the Lunch Bunch will be decorating “gender bread” cookies. 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Contact Josh Coyne at email@example.com with questions. San Diego Pride office, 3620 30th St., North Park. Visit bit.ly/2gA2Vwt.
Lamba Archives board elections and meeting: All active members of the Archives can vote on nominees to the board. The meeting will be followed by a member appreciation party on the patio. 1–4 p.m. Lambda Archives, 4545 Park Blvd., Suite 104, University Heights. Visit lambdaarchives.org.
‘Come Home for the Holidays’: This gathering will celebrate the diverse culture and traditions within the San Diego LGBT community. It is a free and family-friendly event with dancing, free food and non-alcoholic beverages. 5–8:30 p.m. San Diego LGBT Community Center, 3909 Centre St., Hillcrest. Visit bit.ly/2gA1VbS.
‘Jingle’: The San Diego Padres present the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus’ annual holiday show. The family-friendly event will feature traditional favorites and modern classic with special appearance by the SDGMC’s Chamber Chorale and Mood Swings ensemble. 8 p.m. Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth Ave., Downtown. Visit sdgmc.org.
SUNDAY, DEC. 11
‘Bitchy Bingo’ with Ross Mathews: This special bingo session will benefit Lucky Pup Dog Rescue with drink specials and happy hour BOGO tokens available. TV personality Ross Mathews will host this fun event. Bingo boards are $3 each or 2 for $5. 2–4 p.m. Gossip Grill, 1220 University Ave., Hillcrest. Visit bit.ly/2heIDwB.
MONDAY, DEC. 12
Councilmember Chris Ward’s Inauguration and Reception: District 3 Councilmember-elect Chris Ward will be inaugurated at Balboa Theatre (868 Fourth Ave., Downtown) at 10 a.m. with a reception later that evening at Panama 66 (1450 El Prado, Balboa Park) from 5–7 p.m. Visit bit.ly/2heIY2p.
TUESDAY, DEC. 13
County of San Diego LGBT and Allies Association holiday dinner and board meet and greet: This group will celebrate the holidays with this dinner and meet and greet. 5:30–8 p.m. at Giovanni’s Restaurant, 9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Suite A. For questions, contact Ben Parmentier or Jennifer Sieber at 619-584-5049 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit bit.ly/2heP0Qv.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14
FilmOut presents ‘Auntie Mame’: “Life’s a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death!” That’s just one of many memorable lines uttered by Rosalind Russell in the 1958 classic film, “Auntie Mame,” which FilmOut San Diego will showcase as its holiday screening. Director Morton DaCosta’s film was nominated for six Academy Awards and is noteworthy for Russell’s exquisite performance as Auntie Mame, a progressive and independent woman of the 1920s who is left to care for her young nephew when his wealthy father dies. Look for a breakout performance by Peggy Cass. Tickets are $10 at FilmOutSanDiego.com or at the door. Money raised by a raffle before each movie goes into FilmOut’s annual budget to present monthly screenings and the annual San Diego LGBT Film Festival. 7 p.m. Hillcrest Landmark Theatre, 3965 Fifth Ave., Hillcrest. Visit filmoutsandiego.com
‘Dreamgirls Revue’: This weekly revue features a rotating cast of performers and offers drink specials and this special edition of the revue will raise funds for Trans Family Support Services. There will be auctions and raffles in addition to the show hosted by Chad Michaels. $10. Showtime is 8 p.m. Urban MO’s, 308 University Ave., Hillcrest. Visit bit.ly/2hePjL9.
THURSDAY, DEC. 15
‘Randy Roberts Live!’: The Randy Roberts Show is a multimedia tribute to beloved performers whom Roberts has been impersonating for the past 20 years. Some of his notable impersonations include Cher, Bette Midler, Mae West, Joan Crawford, Carol Channing, Phyllis Diller and more. Doors 6 p.m., show 8 p.m. $25 reserved seating with $15 food/drink minimum. Martinis Above Fourth, 3940 Fourth Ave., Hillcrest. Tickets visit ma4sd.com
FRIDAY, DEC. 16
Hillcrest Town Council’s holiday mixer: The HTC invites Hillcrest residents and friends to their first-ever annual holiday mixer. The casual get-together will include hosted appetizers and guests will receive a free HTC reusable tote (while supplies last). 6–9 p.m. Gossip Grill, 1220 University Ave., Hillcrest. Visit bit.ly/2heMcCQ.
‘Love Actually’: Cinema Under the Stars presents this holiday-themed romantic comedy with an ensemble cast including Hugh Grant, Keira Knightley, Emma Thompson, Colin Firth and many more. 8 p.m. $15. Additional screening on Saturday, Dec. 17. 4040 Goldfinch St., Mission Hills. For more info, visit topspresents.com or call 619-295-4221.
DILF San Diego Men’s Private Underwear/Jock Party by Man UPP: Celebrate the holidays with end-of-the-year music by DJ Matt Effect plus a sexy Santa DILF and his elves. Wear your holiday boxers, underwear or jock! 9 p.m.–2 a.m. The Rail, 3796 Fifth Ave., Hillcrest. Visit bit.ly/2heShiM.
SATURDAY, DEC. 17
‘Holiday Rhapsody’: The Hillcrest Wind Ensemble will present this concert with the music of Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year’s Eve. Homemade goodies and refreshments will be available during intermission. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. 7 p.m. San Diego Woman’s Club, 2557 Third Ave., Bankers Hill. Visit hillcrestwindensemble.com.
Holiday Fashion Contest and Blanket/Toy Drive: Hillcrest Social is hosting their third annual toy/blanket drive to benefit children and the elderly in Tijuana, Mexico. Attendees are invited to dress in their best “holiday fashion” with the chance to win great cash prizes. 9 p.m.–2 a.m. Flicks, 1017 University Ave., Hillcrest. Visit bit.ly/2heQvy7.
SUNDAY, DEC. 18
Walking tour of Hillcrest LGBTQ History: Do you know where San Diego’s early gay bars were? Have you read the hate-crimes plaque? Have you looked at the base of the flagpole? Have you peeked into the secret garden? This tour by Lambda Archives of San Diego will showcase these places and more. $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. 9:30–11:30 a.m. Meet at University and Third avenues. Visit bit.ly/2heNHAO and lambda-archives.ticketleap.com.
MONDAY, DEC. 19
Trump Opposition Rally: On the last day for electors to change their vote, this rally will be held to send a message to the Electoral College. Attendees are encouraged to wear yellow. 9 a.m.–6 p.m Horton Plaza Park, 900 Fourth Ave., Downtown. Visit bit.ly/2hePcPz.
TUESDAY, DEC. 20
‘$6 Tuesdays with Show tunes’: A weekly sing-along with show tunes from all eras and musical clips from TV, movie and stage productions from 5–10 p.m. All-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner for $6 and $6 drink specials (Urban MO’s Blackout Lemonades and Skyy Vodka cocktails) offered from 5 p.m. to closing. Urban MO’s, 308 University Ave., Hillcrest. Visit urbanmos.com.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21
Leslie Jordan in ‘Stra?ght Outta Chattanooga’: Emmy-award winning actor and comedian Leslie Jordan brings a hilarious new show to MA4 with stories from his childhood in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Additional performance on Thursday, Dec. 22. Doors 6 p.m., show 8 p.m. $40–$60 with $15 food/drink minimum. Martinis Above Fourth, 3940 Fourth Ave., Hillcrest. Tickets visit ma4sd.com
THURSDAY, DEC. 22
‘The Mystery of Love and Sex’: Diversionary Theatre presents the San Diego premiere of this Southern Gothic romantic comedy exploring themes of race, sexuality and secrets of the heart. Recommended for audiences ages 16 and older. 8 p.m. 4545 Park Blvd., #1, University Heights. Visit diversionary.org.
—Compiled by Jen Van Tieghem. Email calendar items to email@example.com.