FRIDAY, NOV. 11
Veterans Day Big Bear Lesbian Getaway: This three-day getaway, organized by the group Lesbian Getaways for couples and singles at a historic lodge in Big Bear, is underway. Area activities include: hiking, a zip line tour, jet skiing, and more. International Travel House Big Bear Mountain Adventure Lodge, 657 Modoc Drive, Big Bear Lake. Visit bit.ly/2dFJlS6.
SATURDAY, NOV. 12
Pride Youth Leadership Academy: A one-day workshop for LGBTQ+ youth with outdoor activities, bonding exercises and education discussion. 8:30 a.m.–5:15 p.m. San Diego Pride Office, 3620 30th St., North Park. Visit sdpride.org/youth and bit.ly/2eSC11P.
Sixth annual Dessert with the Chorus: A chance to enjoy an elegant dessert buffet, coffee bar, after-dinner drinks and live entertainment with the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus. $25. Proceeds benefit the musical mission of the chorus. 7:30–10:30 p.m., a historic home, 2961 First Ave., Bankers Hill. Visit bit.ly/2eSCuRU.
SUNDAY, NOV. 13
San Diego Pride Town Hall Forum: An event organized by SaveSDPride.org to give community members a voice in the future of San Diego Pride. 2–3 p.m. Joyce Beers Community Center, 3900 Vermont St., Hillcrest. Visit bit.ly/2ejsuVo.
41st annual Nicky Awards: These yearly awards honor outstanding achievements in the LGBT community in a variety of categories. Event includes special performances and guests. This year’s co-hosts will be The Center’s Benny Cartwright and Mia Pearl from “America’s Got Talent.” $65+. 6–9:30 p.m. Handlery Hotel, 950 Hotel Circle North, Mission Valley. Visit nickyawards.org.
MONDAY, NOV. 14
‘Sex in Our City – Ladies Night Out’: Join Alvarado Hospital for the popular “Sex in Our City” event with renowned Dr. Irwin Goldstein. The evening includes dinner, discussion and decadent desserts. Dr. Goldstein and a panel of experts will discuss sexual health in adult women of all ages, pre- and post-menopause solutions, low libido, HRT and how to spice things up in the bedroom. The dinner is free, but seating is very limited. Pre-registration is required. 6–8:30 p.m. 6645 Alvarado Road, College East. Call 800-258-2723 or visit AlvaradoHospital.com.
‘Open Mondays: Do Ask, Do Tell: LGBTQ in the Military’: The next installment of Lambda Archives’ “Open Mondays” series will take a look at how the armed services have treated LGBTQ members before, during and after “don’t ask, don’t tell.” Free. 7–9 p.m. Diversionary Theatre, 4545 Park Blvd., University Heights. Visit bit.ly/2ejqyw3.
TUESDAY, NOV. 15
Bonnie Kilroe in ‘Country Queens’: Celebrity impersonator Bonnie Kilroe will perform as country music stars including Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire and many more. Doors 6 p.m., show 8 p.m. $20–$25 with $15 food/drink minimum. Martinis Above Fourth, 3940 Fourth Ave., Hillcrest. Tickets visit ma4sd.com
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 16
‘That’s Racist!: A Conversation About The Presidential Election’: A closed space for QTPOC to process and heal from the presidential election and all the racist events that have occurred during the race. Attendees will also be making DIY kinetic sand as a way of practicing self-care. UCSD LGBT Resource Center, 9500 Gilman Drive, #0023, La Jolla. Visit bit.ly/2ejIpD2.
SD NOW End-of-Year Social: The San Diego Area Chapter of NOW (National Organization for Women) will host this social with refreshments and dessert. 6:30–8 p.m. Women’s Museum of California, 2730 Historic Decatur Road, Barracks 16, Liberty Station. Visit bit.ly/2ejrVLc.
FilmOut Screening: “But I’m A Cheerleader” — the 1999 comedy cult classic about a popular cheerleader sent to True Directions, a camp meant to alter her sexual orientation. $10. 7 p.m., Landmark Hillcrest Cinemas, 3965 Fifth Ave. #200, Hillcrest. Visit filmoutsandiego.com.
THURSDAY, NOV. 17
San Diego Transgender Day of Remembrance: A vigil march to remember those lost to anti-transgender hate and violence. 6 p.m. with program to follow. San Diego LGBT Community Center, 3909 Centre St., Hillcrest. Visit bit.ly/2eSHndw.
FRIDAY, NOV. 18
Top of the Bay: SDPIX presents this edition of the weekly rooftop LGBT happy hour and T-dance featuring cocktail specials, shuttle service to and from Rich’s San Diego and more. Attendees receive a hand stamp for free entry to Rich’s from 10 p.m.–midnight. 6 p.m. Fifth floor of the Porto Vista Hotel, 1835 Columbia St., Little Italy. Visit TopoftheBaySanDiego on Facebook.
Free family movie night: The Center will host a screening of the animated DreamWorks film “Kung Fu Panda 3.” These free family movie nights are held on the third Friday of each month. Attendees are encouraged to bring sleeping bags, blankets and pillows and dress in pajamas. 6:30–8:30 p.m. San Diego LGBT Community Center, 3909 Centre St., Hillcrest. Visit facebook.com/FamiliesAtTheCenter.
SATURDAY, NOV. 19
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/2eSNLSe and lambda-archives.ticketleap.com.
San Diego Women’s Chorus presents ‘Everything She Touches’: The first of two performances of the SDWC’s fall concert. The chorus will perform favorites by Joni Mitchell, Stevie Nicks, The Beatles and more. 7 p.m. (additional performance on Sunday, Nov. 20 at 4 p.m.) $25 online and $30 at the door. Creative Performing and Media Arts School, 5050 Conrad Ave., Clairemont Mesa. Visit bit.ly/2eSL7Mh.
Girls Night Out: Hosted by Out Is In clothing, this monthly all-women dance takes place at the newly renovated Rail nightclub on the third Saturday of the month (except December). This month, attendees are asked to wear their favorite sexy PJs or favorite jersey. $10. 7–10 p.m. The Rail, 3796 Fifth Ave., Hillcrest.Visit on.fb.me/1OSmbnT.
Overdrive: Monthly after-hours dance event, no cover before 11 p.m. $5 Svedka vodka happy hour from 10 p.m.–midnight, featuring Brett Henrichsen and DJ Tristan Jaxx. This edition will include New Year’s Eve ticket giveaways.10 p.m.–5 a.m. Spin Nightclub, 2028 Hancock St., Middletown. Visit bit.ly/2ejxp96.
SUNDAY, NOV. 20
Transgender Day of Remembrance: A gathering to mourn those lost to acts of hatred and celebrate who they were while they were with us. 5–7 p.m. Oceanside City Hall, 330 North Coast Highway. Visit bit.ly/2ejzEZY.
MONDAY, NOV. 21
Trashy Daddy Disco: Happy hour all night long plus throwback disco music and videos. 6 p.m.–close. Urban MO’s 308 University Ave., Hillcrest. Visit bit.ly/2ejCEFN.
‘Melanjolly 2: A Tim Burton Fan Art Show’: This show by Thumbprint Gallery is free and open to the public. Thumbprint curates monthly exhibitions featuring emerging, mid-career and established artists. 7 p.m.–midnight. Basic Urban Kitchen + Bar, 410 10th Ave., Downtown. Visit facebook.com/ThumbprintGallery.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23
Bitchy Bingo: Hosted by Kiki and Ophelia every Wednesday. Play bingo for goodies and prizes and enjoy an outrageous drag show. No cover. $5 frozen cosmos. 7–10 p.m. Lips, 3036 El Cajon Blvd., North Park. Visit lipssd.com.
THURSDAY, NOV. 24 – THANKSGIVING
2016 San Diego Run for the Hungry: Start of the holiday by doing some good for our neighbors! This annual race features a 5K and 10K through the Gaslamp Quarter. The 10K starts at 7 a.m. and the 5K takes off at 8:15 a.m. Both start at the Horton Plaza Mall in the Broadway Circle turnaround. Registration starts at 6 a.m. Proceeds benefit Jewish Family Service of San Diego and The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank. Visit sdrunforthehungry.org.
—Compiled by Jen Van Tieghem. Email calendar items to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.