FRIDAY, SEPT. 4
Body Art Expo: This weekend-long event features over 200 top tattoo and piercing artists on site, live entertainment and more. Continues through Sunday, Sept. 6. San Diego Concourse, 202 C St., Downtown. Visit bodyartexpo.com.
U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge and Dimensional Art Exposition: This four-day event starts today attracting sculptors from around the world and resulting in sandcastles and art stretching along the bay. Event continues through Labor Day – Monday, Sept. 7 when Greg Louganis will make an appearance as part of the “Road to Rio” tour. B Street Pier, 1140 North Harbor Drive, Downtown. Visit ussandsculpting.com.
Out at the Races: This event at the track will serve as a pre-party for the DJ Paul Oakenfold performance to follow the races. The Out at the Races Seaside Tropical Cabana will be located trackside at the top of the stretch run, west of the tunnel entrance. There will be a “craziest hat” contest, happy hour in the cabana and more. Concert included with track admission; starts after the last race. 3 p.m. Del Mar Racetrack, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar. Visit dmtc.com
Summer Movies in the Park – ‘E.T. the Extra Terrestial’: This installment of the movie series features the 1980s classic about a friendly alien trying to return home. Free. 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Waterfront Park, 1600 Pacific Highway, Marina. Visit summermoviesinthepark.com.
‘Casablanca’: Cinema Under the Stars presents the iconic film starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. Additional screenings on Saturday, Sept 5 and Sunday, Sept. 6. 8 p.m. $15. 4040 Goldfinch St., Mission Hills. For more info, visit topspresents.com or call 619-295-4221.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 5
16th annual Hawaiian Plumeria Festival: Free weekend-long event featuring Hawaiian and Polynesian music and dance, flower show, potted plant sale and more. Continues, Sunday, Sept. 6. 10 a.m. Casa del Prado, 1800 El Prado, Balboa Park. Visit socalplumeriasociety.com.
Glamour on Goldfinch: Part of a fashion and food series by Fashion Week San Diego, this event will feature informal modeling during brunch hours. Partial proceeds from cocktail purchases will go to Rancho Coastal Humane Society. 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. The Patio on Goldfinch, 4020 Goldfinch St., Mission Hills. Visit fashionweeksd.com.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 6
‘Superhero Day’ at Petco Park: Attendees can take pictures with superhero characters and enjoy KidsFest at the Park at the Park before the game. The first 500 fans who purchase a “Superhero Day” ticket will receive a Padres superhero mask. Game vs. Dodgers at 1:10 p.m. Petco Park, 100 Park Blvd., East Village. Visit padres.com/superhero.
MONDAY, SEPT. 7 – LABOR DAY
San Diego Lesbian Meetup: Third annual beach party to celebrate Labor Day with other local lesbians. Tables will be set up and barbecues, grill and charcoal will be provided. Attendees are asked to bring firewood. 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Mission Bay. Visit on.fb.me/1NNG7GV.
Greg Louganis at U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge: As part of the “Road to Rio” tour several Olympians will have autograph sessions during the USSSC. LGBT-rights activist and Olympic gold medalist Greg Louganis will appear today from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. B Street Pier, 1140 North Harbor Drive, Downtown. Visit ussandsculpting.com.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 8
Free legal consultations: A free legal clinic held the second Tuesday of each month by Access to Law Initiative. Attorneys will be available for 30-minute consultations to help evaluate legal issues. 9 a.m. San Diego LGBT Center, 3909 Centre St., Hillcrest. For appointment or info, contact Joshua Bruser at 858-342-0551 or email@example.com.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 9
Date Night at Croce’s: Every Wednesday get a shared appetizer, two entrees, a bottle of wine, Croce’s ambiance and live music for just $49. Tonight’s live music is Patrick Dowling, whose major influences are Ben Harper, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Jack Johnson. 6 – 9:30 p.m. 2760 Fifth Ave. #100, Bankers Hill. Visit crocesparkwest.com.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 10
PrideFIT hike club: Meets every Thursday, hosted by Carlos Salazar. 7 p.m. Parking lot at Golfcrest Avenue and Navajo Road. Visit facebook.com/prideFITsandiego.
‘The Princess Bride’: Cinema Under the Stars presents the cult favorite fantasy starring Robin Wright and Cary Elwes. Additional screenings on Friday, Sept. 11 and Saturday Sept. 12. 8 p.m. $15. 4040 Goldfinch St., Mission Hills. For more info visit topspresents.com or call 619-295-4221.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 11
Paula Poundstone: The veteran comedian brings her distinct brand of standup to Humphreys by the Bay. $50. 8 p.m. 2241 Shelter Island Drive. Visit humphreysconcerts.com.
San Diego Bike Party – ‘Video Game On’: This monthly bike ride invites riders to bring their favorite video game character to life. Prizes for best costumes. 8 p.m. Balboa Park Fountain, El Prado. Visit facebook.com/groups/sdbikeparty.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 12
Coronado Art Walk: Two-day free art walk featuring displayed art and art activities. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Continues Sunday, Sept. 13. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Coronado Ferry Landing, 1201 First St. Visit coronadoartwalk.org.
South Bay Pride Art and Music Festival: The South Bay Alliance’s annual event will be full of activities for families and individuals. The event is predicted to draw 10,000 attendees this year. There will be children’s rides, art, a beverage garden and more. Two stages will host live entertainment. The main stage includes performances by Ivy Levan, Vokab Kompany, Ricky Rebel, Castillo Rock, Celeste Barbier, Liz Grace and the Swing Thing, Rhythm and The Method, The Social Animal and emcees April Ventura and Laura Jane. The “On Deck DJ Stage” will feature DJs Fariba, IDeaL, Starlett, EvLo, Dida, Susu, and Rick Betta. Admission is free! Noon – 10 p.m. Bayside Park, Chula Vista. Visit southbaypride.org.
San Diego Crab and Sushi Fest: The first ever San Diego Crab and Sushi Fest will feature live music and more. Proceeds benefit Rady Children’s Hospital and Friends of Scott Foundation. Tickets are $75; VIP is $150. Noon – 6 p.m. Liberty Station, Cushing and Roosevelt roads, Point Loma. Visit crabandsushifestivalsd.com.
Sixth annual Throw Down for a Cause: A fundraiser featuring women’s Jell-o wrestling to support programs that serve at-risk and homeless youth in San Diego. Tickets start at $20. 4:30 – 9 p.m. Visit td4acause.com.
‘Amazons and Their Men’: Opening night tonight for this West Coast premiere. The new play was inspired by the life of Leni Riefenstahl – auteur of “Triumph of the Will.” Runs through Oct. 4. 7 p.m. Diversionary Theatre, 4545 Park Blvd., University Heights. Visit diversionary.org or call 619-220-0097.
PrideFIT walk club: Meets every Saturday, hosted by Maribel. 10 a.m. Corner of Sixth Avenue and Upas Street. Visit facebook.com/prideFITsandiego.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 13
‘Strike Up The Band’ cabaret: A celebration of the military through music. $20. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., cabaret at 7 p.m. Coronado Playhouse, 1835 Strand Way. Visit coronadoplayhouse.com.
‘Queer Queens of Qomedy’: An all-star lineup of comedians put together by Poppy Champlin featuring Vickie Shaw, Karen Williams, Mimi Gonzalez, and Jennie McNulty plus local comedy musical duo Nick & Mel. Tickets start at $20. 7:30 p.m. The MG Space, 3090 Polk Ave., North Park. Visit q3all-stars.bpt.me.
MONDAY, SEPT. 14
PrideFIT run club: Meets every Monday, hosted by Miguel Larios. 6:30 p.m. Corner of Sixth Avenue and Upas Street. Visit facebook.com/prideFITsandiego.
San Diego LGBT Pride Town Hall: Meeting to discuss main Pride events and board service. Those interested in joining the board can learn about the application process and what service entails. 6 – 7 p.m. The Center, 3909 Centre St., Hillcrest. Visit sdpride.org.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 15
Turnback Tuesdays: Paris Sukomi Max hosts this throwback night celebrating the best of the 1970s, ’80s and ’90s. Dress as your favorite time period and enjoy $5 frozen cosmos all night. $5 cover plus $15 food minimum. 3036 El Cajon Blvd., North Park. Visit lipssd.com or call 619-295-7900.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 16
End of summer business social: The GSDBA is hosting this social event with food and drink on the Paseo Lawn of the Hotel Del. Guests and non-members welcome. $15. 6 – 8 p.m. Hotel Del Coronado, 1500 Orange Ave. Visit gsdba.org.
FilmOut Screening: “Beautiful Something” — a film based on true events following four diverse gay men over the course of one night. Shown with “The Puppet.” $10. 7 p.m., Landmark Cinemas, 3965 Fifth Ave. #200, Hillcrest. Visit filmoutsandiego.com.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 17
‘An Evening with Molly Ringwald’: The singer-actress returns to Martinis to perform songs from her album “Except Sometimes.” Ringwald blends traditional jazz with hits from the Great American Songbook. Doors open at 6 p.m., show at 8 p.m. $50 – $60 reserved seating with $15 food/drink minimum. Martinis Above Fourth, 3940 Fourth Ave., Hillcrest. Visit martinisabovefourth.com.
OUT at the Globe: A pre-play mixer for LGBT theater lovers includes three drinks from a hosted wine and martini bar, appetizers and door prizes. 6:30 p.m. $24 plus cost of a ticket to “In Your Arms” or “The Comedy of Errors.” Old Globe Theatre, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park. For more information visit theoldglobe.org or call 619-234-5623.
‘The Godfather, Part 3’: Cinema Under the Stars presents the final film in Francis Ford Coppola’s celebrated American crime trilogy. Additional screenings on Friday, Sept. 18 and Saturday, Sept. 19. 8 p.m. $15. 4040 Goldfinch St., Mission Hills. For more info visit topspresents.com or call 619-295-4221.
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