Friday, Aug. 10
ALTAR BOYZ: As part of their cabaret series, Diversionary Theatre brings us “Altar Boyz,” a “foot-stomping, rafter-raising, musical comedy about a fictitious Christian boy-band on the last night of their national ‘Raise the Praise’ tour.” Don’t miss this, it’s a local extravaganza: Noah Longton of #1 on Fifth directs, Michael Mizerany of Malashock Dance choreographs and Matthew, Mark, Luke, Juan (so clever!) and Abraham – or Hanz Enyeart, Patrick Mayuyu, Hunter Schwarz, Nicholas Sloan and Shaun Tuazon – star in this kick-ass show. It started yesterday, which means you don’t have that many chances left. Playing through Aug. 19: Fridays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 7 and 10 p.m.; Sundays at 3 p.m.; and Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at 8 p.m. General Admission is $25, members $20 and VIP $39. Diversionary is located at 4545 Park Blvd. For tickets and more information visit diversionary.org or call 619-220-0097.
FLAG FOOTBALL CALENDAR LAUNCH: The San Diego American Flag Football League (SDAFFL) will be launching their 15-month calendar “SCORE” at The Range Kitchen and Cocktails in Hillcrest tonight at 7 p.m. Featuring players from the 2012 season, SCORE will be available for purchase and the several of the models will be in attendance. I’ve got a nice spot on my bulletin board, if you’d be so kind. The Range is located at 1263 University Ave. For more information call 619-269-1222.
FETISH MEN DRESS IT UP: Held every second Friday of the month, Fetish Men San Diego strive to bring back the old days when people would come together and socialize in a fun and friendly environment. Everyone is invited, for sure. The “Dress it Up/Strip it Down” event happens at the Eagle from 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. The Eagle is located at 3040 North Park Way. For more information call 619-804-4627 or email email@example.com.
Saturday, Aug. 11
BEARS CARE RUMMAGE SALE: Hosted by Bears San Diego and Mr. Bear 2012 Chuck Houghton, the “Bears Care” rummage sale takes place today in the auditorium of The LGBT Center from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. The sale is a fundraiser to benefit HIV and AIDS support services through Family Health Centers of San Diego, Special Delivery San Diego and The Center. Additionally, there will be food for sale and prizes to win. The Center is located at 3909 Centre St. For more information or to donate items contact Bears San Diego at 619-364-6894 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, Aug. 12
CITYFEST, DUH: Hillcrest. Fifth Avenue. All day. All night (okay, from noon to 10:30 p.m.) and I’ll be there. For more information call 619-299-3330 or visit fabuloushillcrest.com.
Monday, Aug. 13
PARKING DISTRICT MEETING: Tired of complaining about parking in Uptown? Go to this month’s meeting of the Uptown Parking District, where the board of directors will hold elections for neighborhood representatives. There’s one residential and one business vacancy from Bankers Hill and one business vacancy from Five Points open. Nomination information can be found by contacting email@example.com. Not interested in being a rep? Go anyway, the meeting starts at 5 p.m. in the Balboa Park Casa Del Prado, 1650 El Prado. For more information visit parkuptownsd.org.
SHONEN KNIFE: Shonen Knife is an amazing rock band out of Osaka, Japan. Total hipsters, total rock, pop and punk wrapped up in one all-female band, the group is celebrating their 30th year with, what else, a tribute album and tour featuring Ramones covers. This is making performance history in San Diego, at the Casbah. Tickets are $10 advance, $13 day of the show. The Mallard and Kitten open for this “Anti-Monday League” show. The Casbah is located at 2501 Kettner Blvd. For tickets or more information call 619-232-4355 or visit casbahmusic.com.
Tuesday, Aug. 14
HILLCREST TOWN COUNCIL: Be engaged at the monthly meeting of the Hillcrest Town Council, tonight at the Joyce Beers Community Center from 6:30 – 8 p.m. Held every second Tuesday of the month, the meetings are open to all Hillcrest renters and homeowners. Joyce Beers is located at 1230 Cleveland Ave. For more information visit hillcresttowncouncil.com.
Wednesday, Aug. 15
SAT NIGHT FEVER: My, oh my, the Range Kitchen and Cocktails is holding nothing back by hosting this month’s dinner and a movie, screening “Saturday Night Fever,” the 1977 John Travolta disco extravaganza. This might just be the best soundtrack ever, and the film is the epitome of amazing clothes. And dancing. And did we mention the music? “How Deep is Your Love” and “More Than a Woman.” Enough said. Get dressed up, the fun starts at 7 p.m. The Range is located at 1263 University Ave. For more information or to make reservations call 619-269-1222 or visit therangesd.com
Thursday, Aug. 16
UNDER THE STARS, OVER THE RAINBOW: The Mission Hills theater, Cinema Under the Stars, is screening the classic, “The Wizard of Oz” tonight and tomorrow night, both at 8:30 p.m. I know I don’t have to tell you what this is about, please. Tickets are $15. The cinema is located at 4040 Goldfinch St. For more information visit topspresents.com or call 619-295-4221.
SUMMER SOCIAL WINE TASTING: A summer fundraiser for Mama’s Kitchen, the annual wine tasting at Bourbon Street in University Heights is set for today, starting at 6 p.m. Proceeds from the event go directly to the daily operations of Mama’s Kitchen, a nonprofit serving the nutritional needs of people affected by AIDS, HIV or cancer. Set to run until 9 p.m., the event is being presented by Revivals and attendees will experience eclectic wine tastings with several pours throughout the evening. There will be snacks, too, as well as a gift drawing and games. Pre-sale tickets are $60; they are $70 at the door. Bourbon Street is located at 4612 Park Blvd. For more information and to purchase tickets visit Mamaskitchen.org or call 619-233-6262.
Oceanside International Film Fest: Held today through Aug. 19, the Oceanside International Film Festival will include three selections addressing LGBT issues, including “The Miracles On Honey Bee Hill,” “Nobody’s Child” and “The Long Road.” The festival showcases narrative features, documentaries, shorts, animation and student work from filmmakers who have not yet signed distribution deals, and kicks off tonight at 5 p.m. with a red carpet arrival at the Star Theatre, 402 North Coast Hwy. in Oceanside. There are 50 films being screened, all sponsored by the Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation. The three LGBT films listed here will be shown on Aug. 18 starting at 5:05 p.m. at the Star. One-day regular admission is $15, with a festival pass costing $50. For more information and complete lineup for the four-day festival visit ocaf.info.
Friday, Aug. 17
CARNIVAL PAR-TAY: Head over to Bourbon Street Bar & Grill for a playground of games, food and other “Carnival” delights, all to benefit the HIV and AIDS services provided by Being Alive. Tori Heart serves as host, and the night will include liquor-infused snow cones (!!), clowns, a dunk tank, face painting and hot dogs (hehehe) among others. No cover, but donations we be accepted for Being Alive. Bourbon Street is located at 4612 Park Blvd. in Uni Heights. For more information call 619-291-4043 or visit bourbonstreetsd.com.
LITTLE SAIGON FESTIVAL: Hosted by the nonprofit Little Saigon Foundation, City Heights becomes the center of the Fourth annual Lantern Festival, a cultural and educational event with thousands of lanterns on display in this ancient Vietnamese tradition. Multi-cultural events, dances, arts and live bands will take over El Cajon Boulevard near Hoover High School, located at 4474 El Cajon Blvd. Aug. 17 from 5 – 11 p.m.; Aug. 18 and 19 from 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. Tickets are $5 adults, $3 children. For more information visit sdlanternfestival.com.
Saturday, Aug. 18
ATTIC TREASURES: Sponsored by the nonprofit San Diego Woman’s Club, this event is most definitely not just a car show. In fact, the Attic Treasures Boutique and Antique Car Show in Bankers Hill is a unique shopping experience, where you will find a variety of “treasures” including ceramics, recycled items, collectibles, vintage vintage vintage and one-of-a-kind pieces while viewing a selection of cars from the Poway Cruisers Car Club. From 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at their clubhouse (2557 Third Ave.), there is no cost to attend this event and refreshments will be available for purchase. For more information visit sandiegowomansclub.org or call 619-436-6777.
WORLD RHYTHMS DANCE FESTIVAL: Eveoke Dance Theatre of North Park in conjunction with Bomba Liberté and Tribal Energy is premiering World Rhythms Dance Festival, a gathering of teachers from various dance traditions of the African and Latin diasporas. All levels of dancers are welcome to participate in the master classes, today and tomorrow (Aug. 19) starting at 10 a.m. for a fee. On Sunday, Aug. 19 there will be a Festival Showcase, open to the public for $10, at 7 p.m. Eveoke Dance Theatre is located at 2811-A University Ave. For more information, including rates to participate, visit eveoke.org or call 619-238-1153.
MIDNIGHT HORROR: While I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t really think this is the BEST SHOW of all time, there is something to be said about a midnight showing of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” It is, after all, the longest-running midnight movie of all time that features a transsexual from Transylvania. It’s interactive, people, don’t forget, as the Crazed Imaginations, a San Diego Rocky Horror Cast, will take the stage for a live performance as well. The fun happens at the Ken Cinema, 4061 Adams Ave. For more information visit landmarktheatres.com or call 619-819-0236.
Monday, Aug. 20
BANKERS HILL RESIDENTS: Resident of Bankers Hill? Tonight is the monthly meeting for sharing information, concerns and getting to know your neighbors. Everyone is invited, from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at the Top of the Park at Inn at the Park, located at 825 Spruce St. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, Aug. 23
STRANGERS ON A TRAIN: This just might be one of the best stories ever written. Penned by Patricia Highsmith and directed by Alfred Hitchcock, “Strangers on a Train” is the story of a chance meeting where two men talk a little “exchange murder” between the two. You know, it’s an “I will kill him if you kill her for me?” sort of thing. Shot in 1951, the film stars Farley Granger, Ruth Roman and Robert Walker. Add that this is at the Cinema Under the Stars, and you’ve got an amazing night, starting at 8:30 p.m. It’s playing tomorrow night, too. The theater is located at 4040 Goldfinch St. and tickets are $15. For more information visit topspresents.com or call 619-295-4221.