QueerX Festival — Premiere queer global streaming network, Revry, is proud to present the fourth annual QueerX festival May 31-June 2 in West Hollywood. Formerly known as Out Web Fest, QueerX is the intersection of music, film and industry. Today, QueerX announces its 2019 program lineup as well as the star-studded, opening-night concert headliners. The festival features luminaries in the LGBTQ and media influencer communities with concerts, screenings, industry speaker panels, parties, the Powerhouse Industry Pitchfest and the Revry Visibility Awards.
Friday, April 12
‘Angels in America’ — Comprised of two three-hour parts, “Millenium Approaches” and “Perestroika.” Set in America in the mid-1980s, in the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. Alternately hilarious and heartbreaking, it was awarded two Tony Awards for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Playing through April 20. Cygnet Theatre. $35-$55. 4040 Twiggs St. Old Town.
‘Life After’ — The Old Globe presents the U.S. premiere of “Life After,” a rapturously beautiful and stirring new musical with book, music, and lyrics by Britta Johnson, directed by the Globe’s own Barry Edelstein. With choreography by Ann Yee and music supervision, arrangements, and orchestrations by Lynne Shankel, “Life After” will run through April 28 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. 1363 Old Globe Way. $34-$102.
‘Sorry Angel’ — “Sorry Angel” is a film about a semi-successful writer who attracts the attention of a young man experiencing a sexual awakening in this inter-generational drama exploring gay life in Paris during the early 1990s. The film will be showing from April 12-18. Digital Gym Cinema. Times vary. $11 GA; $8.50 students and seniors; $7.50 members.
Saturday, April 13
Taste of Hillcrest 2019 — Foodies get ready for a wonderful opportunity to sample the best of Hillcrest’s restaurants at the 18th annual Taste of Hillcrest! More than 35 fantastic Hillcrest restaurants are participating in 2019. Craft beer pairings will also be provided. Experience the most anticipated self-guided culinary walking tour in San Diego. Sample bites include spicy pad Thai, delicate sashimi, Italian antipasto, gourmet sliders, bespoke street tacos, and more. Your taste buds will go wild on this culinary journey throughout Hillcrest! Tickets: earlybird, $30; day of event, $35. Two pick up locations to choose from: Rite-Aid or Rich’s San Diego. Look for the Taste of Hillcrest shuttle.
SDGMC Presents: ‘Motown’ — The San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus presents “Motown: The Music + The Legends.” Join their nearly 200 singers and dancers for music that roared out of Detroit and took a nation by storm. They’ll be at the Civic Theatre, playing some of your favorite classics from superstars like Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross & the Supremes, Lionel Richie, Gladys Knight & the Pips and the Jackson 5. Three shows over two days, April 13-14. Tickets start at $27.
Walking tour of LGBTQ history of Hillcrest — Join Lambda Archives of San Diego and learn the fascinating story of the people and events that made Hillcrest San Diego’s gayborhood! Plus bonus material, including learning where to hitch your horse in Hillcrest, the secret sunken garden, why the ostrich is the symbol of University Heights, and why Sears’ departure from Hillcrest helped make the neighborhood gay! Tickets: Members: $20, non-members $25. 10:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. 4545 Park Blvd., Ste 104.
Sunday, April 14
SpeakUp5K — Join us for the fourth SpeakUp5K San Diego! This is a fun, family-friendly event designed by Cameron Gallagher to help eliminate the stigma associated with teen depression and anxiety. Whether you run, walk, stroll or volunteer, we want you to “SpeakUp” with us. A portion of the race proceeds will benefit the mental health initiatives of Rady Children’s Hospital. 8:30-11 a.m. Embarcadero Marina Park South, 200 Marina Park Way.
The 2019 Royale Gala — Join us as the community honors Prince Royale Steven Blocker and Princess Royale Jessica D’Nalga and invest the 47th Reign of the Imperial Court de San Diego. Rich’s San Diego. Doors open at 4 p.m. Investitures 5 p.m. Royale Gala 6 p.m. $25.
Wednesday, April 17
FilmOut San Diego — Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Jason Shafer’s modern-day classic comedy “Trick,” with Director Jim Fall in attendance for a Q&A session. “Trick” follows Gabriel (Christian Campbell), an aspiring Broadway musical writer, who meets Mark (J.P. Pitoc), a muscled stripper who picks him up on the subway. They spend the night trying to find somewhere to be alone, but turns out to be a difficult task as they run into one conflict after another. Hillcrest Landmark Theatre. 7 p.m. $10. 3965 Fifth Ave.
Friday, April 19
Out at the Park — Join San Diego Pride as they team up with the San Diego Padres for Out at the Park on Friday, April 19 at Petco Park. Grab your friends, family and rainbows as we prepare to enjoy an exciting evening of entertainment and baseball when the Padres take on the Cincinnati Reds at 7:10 p.m.
Arrive early and enjoy the pre-game “Tailgate Party,” a happy-hour event in their VIP space from 4:30-7 p.m. in Park at the Park, in conjunction with CocktailFest presented by Southwest Airlines. Then, take your seat with the group as they watch the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus, San Diego Women’s Chorus and San Diego Pride and Padres staff perform the national anthem together on the field.
Your Out at the Park ticket purchase includes a seat in Pride’s Out at the Park section, a commemorative Out at the Park Padres hat, $5 donation to San Diego Pride and access to the pre-game VIP space in Park at the Park (food and drinks not included). $25. 100 Park Blvd.
Saturday, April 20
Mariam’s Tea Party — “Mariam’s Tea Party: Ladies of Rock” features Mariam T, Evely Rose, Glitz Glam, Bebe Gunn, Gro Tesqua and Kevi Kev for a comedy night of drag entertainment at Urban MO’s Bar and Grill. $10. Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8:30 p.m. 308 University Ave.
Sunday, April 21
Easter Egg Hunt – The Imperial Court de San Diego is holding its 17th Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Trolley Barn Park. This event served more than 600 children last year and includes an egg hunt, Easter baskets, bike raffle, popcorn, snow cones, juices, a DJ and a special appearance by the Easter Bunny. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Registration begins at 11 a.m. Presentation at 1 p.m. Corner of Florida Street and Adams Avenue. The Imperial Court is still looking for donations of Easter baskets for ages 1-12. Further info: 619-288-1183.
Thursday, April 25
LGBTs in the News with Thom Senzee — “Spectator or Star Player: We Can all Help End Bullying in Sports,” featuring professional hockey’s only player to come out as a gay man, former OHL superstar, Brock McGillis. The forum will be streamed online in front of a live audience via Facebook Live on LGBTs In The News FB homepage. This seminal conversation will focus on ways to end anti-LGBTQ bullying where it usually begins: on school playgrounds, in middle school and high school locker rooms, on athletic fields, ice rinks, soccer pitches and various ball courts. Co-headliner is pro-golf and human-rights phenom Maya Reddy — and also featuring one of San Diego’s favorite sons, uber trans-rights advocate and gifted gymnast, Sam Moehlig. Free with RSVP: email your name and number of guests to firstname.lastname@example.org. Gossip Grill. 6:30-9:30 p.m. 1220 University Ave.
Friday, April 26
Rock n’ Roll Rebellion Ball — Rock out in an exhilarating evening celebrating the ferocity and determination of the third-oldest LGBT theater in the country! This high-energy party will include decadent dining and sizzling auction items, featuring an electrifying performance by The Lizards (Justin Huertas & Kiki deLohr of Diversionary’s acclaimed musical “Lizard Boy”)! US Grant Hotel. 5:30-10 p.m. $175-$500. VIP tables available. 326 Broadway.