FRIDAY, OCT. 28
Youth Leadership in the Trans Liberation Movement panel: This free, all-ages event will bring together San Diego community leaders to learn about transgender youth organizing in the community and ways adults can show up for transgender and gender non-conforming youth. 6:30–8:30 p.m. Sunset Temple, 3911 Kansas St., North Park. Visit bit.ly/2e501yC.
‘Scream Queens Divas’: This week’s “Divas” kicks off Rich’s Halloween weekend and will feature Chad Michaels and Sonique from “Rupaul’s Drag Race.” Doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Rich’s San Diego, 1051 University Ave., Hillcrest. Visit bit.ly/2e4WHU6.
‘Lizard Boy: The Musical’: Only a few performances remain for this unique original musical. Billed as an “indie-folk-rock-concert-coming-of-age-love-story,” the production has garnered rave reviews. Read our theater review here: bit.ly/2ec45Aq. 8 p.m. Diversionary Theater, 4545 Park Blvd. #101, University Heights. Visit diversionary.org.
Official Atlantis Halloween — San Diego to Mexico cruise ‘Sail Away’ party: A chance to wish a “bon voyage” to those taking the Atlantis San Diego to Mexico cruise. Halloween attire encouraged. Music by DJ Kidd Madonny. 10 p.m. Rich’s San Diego, 1051 University Ave., Hillcrest. Visit bit.ly/2e52Zms.
SATURDAY, OCT. 29
Pancake breakfast and ‘Save SDHS’ rally: An event to support ballot measure I. 10 a.m.–noon San Diego High School, 1405 Park Blvd., Balboa Park. Visit bit.ly/2e54AZF.
‘Dusk: The Scare Before The Nightmare’: San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus (SDGMC) will host their fifth annual Halloween pre-party called “Dusk.” It will feature an open bar, munchies, a costume contest hosted by Landa Plenty and more. Tickets are $20 in advance and $30 at the door. Proceeds benefit SDGMC’s community outreach. 6–10 p.m. 2961 First Ave., Hillcrest. Visit bit.ly/2e57nC3.
‘Nightmare on Normal Street’: This Halloween street party features dancing, food trucks, a fright zone, live entertainment and an “American Idol” – style costume competition. Host cocktail hour from 6–7 p.m. for the first 300 guests. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $45 for a VIP pass. 6–11 p.m. Hillcrest Pride Flag, University Avenue and Normal Street, Hillcrest. Visit bit.ly/2e591DO.
CarnEVIL: A Halloween party featuring DJ Dida, Circus Mafia performers, a fortuneteller and carnival goodies. Urban MO’s Blackout Lemonades for $5.25 include a carnival treat skewer. $8 cover after 9 p.m. Gossip Grill, 1220 University Ave., Hillcrest. Visit bit.ly/2e51PYq.
Rich’s ‘Halloween Massive’: This event returns and promises to be bigger and better than ever with after hours until 4 a.m., an outdoor area with fully stocked bars, a $1500 costume contest and more. Music by DJ Taj and Nikno in main room and DJ K-Swift in front room. 9 p.m. Rich’s San Diego, 1051 University Ave., Hillcrest. Visit bit.ly/2e506SV.
SUNDAY, OCT. 30
2016 CicloSDias: This public event promotes active living and healthy communities. The “open street” celebration temporarily closes streets to cars for part of the day so that attendees may use them for physical activities such as bicycling, walking, jogging and dancing. This year’s CicloSDias will highlight the neighborhoods of University Heights, North Park and City Heights with live music, shopping, food and more along the way. 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Visit ciclosdiassd.com.
Oktoberfest at The Rail: An Oktoberfest celebration with Oktober beers from Stone, Karl Strauss, AleSmith and many more breweries. Noon–6 p.m. The Rail, 3786 Fifth Ave., Hillcrest. Visit bit.ly/2e5fiiE.
10th anniversary screening of ‘Pans Labyrinth’: Cinepolis in La Costa (6941 El Camino Real) and Vista (25 Main St.) will host these Halloween-inspired screenings. There will be food and drink specials, movie-themed giveaways and more. 7 p.m. Visit cinepolisusa.com.
‘Hillcrest Hauntseeing & History Tour’: A candlelit tour that begins in front of Scripps Mercy Hospital and ends at the Hillcrest Pride Flag. Lanterns will be provided to everyone on this tour as you explore between six – nine haunted and historic buildings. Tour lasts two and a half hours. $20 in advance and $25 at time of tour. Visit bit.ly/2e5bkqi or call 619-432-5428.
MONDAY, OCT. 31 – HALLOWEEN
Trick-or-Treat on Maryland Street: A half-mile devoted to amazing trick-or-treating with interactive displays featuring Norbert the Dragon, Count Chocula and Frankenberry, The Bates Motel and more. 5–10 p.m. 4300 block of Maryland Street, University Heights. Visit bit.ly/2e5cTox.
Live music: This Halloween show will feature Rocket From the Crypt, The Creepy Creeps, Beehive & The Barracudas, Mrs. Magician, DJ Vaughn Avakian and DJ Claire. $25 – $30. 7–10 p.m. Lafayette Hotel, 2223 El Cajon Blvd., North Park. Visit bit.ly/2e5cqSW.
Manic Monday House of Horror: This Halloween party will feature a “Monster Mash” of ’80s and ’90s music by Junior The Disco Punk. There will be a costume contest for cash and prizes and drink specials all night long. Doors open at 9 p.m. The Rail, 3796 Fifth Ave., Hillcrest. Visit bit.ly/2e5h03z.
Halloween Fright Night: Rich’s Halloween celebration will feature DJ Taj in the main room and DJ Moody Rudy in the front room; a $1,000 costume contest at midnight and more. 10 p.m.–2 a.m. Visit bit.ly/2e5jr6p.
TUESDAY, NOV. 1
‘$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, NOV. 2
Fostering Regional Economic Inclusion through Elimination of Bias: The presenter for this event by the Public Interest Advocacy Clinic will be Omar Passons, a North Park resident, thought leader in San Diego, vice president of community development and policy at the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation, a land use attorney, a craft beer aficionado and more. 5:30–7 p.m. Tentatively planned to be held at Mission Brewery 1441 L St., East Village. Visit bit.ly/2e5g0wq.
Guys, Games and Grub: The name says it all. This popular monthly event returns after missing October, featuring time to socialize for men ages 21 and older. The first Wednesday of the month event includes pizza, beer, wine, soft drinks, games, prizes and more. There is also a live trivia game hosted each month by John Lockhart starting at 6:30 p.m. A $5 suggested donation for attending GGG goes toward men’s programming at The Center. Food and drink items are $1 each. 6 p.m. San Diego LGBT Community Center, 3909 Centre St., Hillcrest. Visit thecentersd.org.
THURSDAY, NOV. 3
Art San Diego: A juried contemporary art show starts today featuring over 500 leading contemporary artists, museum exhibitions, art labs, talks and more. Alexander Salazar Fine Art will be one of the exhibitors at this year’s event, which continues through Sunday, Nov. 6. Balboa Park, 2145 Park Blvd. Visit art-sandiego.com.
Suzanne Westenhoefer ‘Live and Hilarious’: This lesbian icon brings her candid comedy to MA4 featuring adult content. $25 reserved seating with $15 per person food/drink minimum. Doors at 6 p.m. Martinis Above Fourth, 3940 Fourth Ave., Hillcrest. Visit ma4sd.com.
FRIDAY, NOV. 4
Pride Festival in Palm Springs: This weekend-long event is one of the largest gatherings of the LGBT community in Palm Springs. Continues through Sunday, Nov. 6. Visit bit.ly/2ezzfTW.
12th annual Chocolate & Vino: Hosted by the Young Professionals Committee of Big Brothers & Big Sisters of San Diego County, this event will feature 50 local vendors serving wine, spirits, food, dessert and chocolate samples. Tickets are $50 in advance and include unlimited tastings. 6–9 p.m. University Club Atop Symphony Towers, 750 B St., Floor 34, Downtown. Visit bit.ly/2ezEmUq.
SATURDAY, NOV. 5
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s ‘Light The Night Walk’: Participants of all ages form fundraising teams and enjoy an evening of fun and inspiration as they walk along a two-mile route. Walkers can carry colored lanterns to signify their connection to the cause — red for friends and supporters, white for cancer patients and survivors, and gold for a lost loved one. The walk funds research to find cures and ensure access to treatments for all blood cancer patients. 4:30 p.m. Petco Park, 100 Park Blvd., East Village. For more information or to register for this event, visit lightthenight.org/sd.
DJ Kurty returns: It has been two months since Kurty has spun songs for the energetic crowds who follow her, due to the recent loss of her brother to cancer. She’s returning to headline tonight at Rich’s and it will be her only performance before mid-December. Rich’s San Diego, 1051 University Ave., Hillcrest.
SUNDAY, NOV. 6
San Diego Vintage Flea Market: Featuring over 90 vendors with vintage wares, clothing, furniture, knickknacks and more. Free admission. 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Parking lot behind The Observatory North Park, 2891 University Ave., North Park. Visit sdvintagefleamarket.com.
‘The Harvest Show’: A joint venture between Imperial Court de San Diego Reign XLIV and The San Diego Cruisers MC, this event will feature entertainment, raffles, Jell-O shots, an auction and more. Suggested donation $7 or a new unwrapped toy or blanket. Funds raised will ensure the success of the 28th annual Scott Carlson Thanksgiving Community Dinner. 3–7 p.m. Redwing Bar and Grill, 4012 30th St., North Park. Visit bit.ly/2ezEmDG.
‘Art from the Heart’: A garden art show and auction featuring pieces donated by local artists, a wine reception and entertainment. A $10 donation is requested at the door. Proceeds will benefit Las Memorias, an HIV/AIDS hospice in Tijuana, Mexico. 2–6 p.m., 5100 Memorial Drive, La Mesa. For more information firstname.lastname@example.org.
MONDAY, NOV. 7
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/2dFHjS6.
TUESDAY, NOV. 8 – ELECTION DAY
‘Impulse the Vote’: Wear your “I Voted” sticker or bring your absentee stub for a hosted bar from 6:30–9:30 p.m. and watch the election night results come in. The Center’s Young Professionals Council is also partnering with Impulse for an election costume contest with surprises and prizes. Impulse San Diego, 3940 Fourth Ave., #150, Hillcrest. Visit bit.ly/2ezGueS.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 9
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. 10
Veterans Day Big Bear Lesbian Getaway: A three-day getaway organized by the group Lesbian Getaways with availability for couples and singles at a historic lodge in Big Bear. Area activities include: hiking, a zipline tour, jet skiing, and more. International Travel House Big Bear Mountain Adventure Lodge, 657 Modoc Drive, Big Bear Lake. Visit bit.ly/2dFJlS6.
The Benjamin F. Dillingham, III & Bridget Wilson LGBT Veterans Wall of Honor 2016 Induction Ceremony: Always held before Veterans Day, this event will include a brief program, including the San Diego Women’s Chorus, members of the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus, distinguished speakers, celebration of 11 inductees and remarks from honorees in attendance. Light refreshments will be served. 6–7:30 p.m. San Diego LGBT Community Center, 3909 Centre St., Hillcrest. Visit thecentersd.org or contact Ben Cartwright at email@example.com or 619-692-2077 ext. 106.
—Compiled by Jen Van Tieghem. Email calendar items to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.