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Governor Gavin Newsom has announced an order to shelter-in-place
Emergency measures in the wake of Covid-19

March 19, 2020. California’s nearly 40 million residents are required to remain indoors and limit outdoor movement to what is absolutely essential. Bars, nightclubs, restaurants except for takeout and delivery service, entertainment and recreational venues are closed. Grocery stores, pharmacies, hardware stores, gas stations and other essential businesses will remain open.

About learning to be who you already are
A Kind of Weather

February 6 - March 8, 2020. Kid’s grieving father pops up at his Brooklyn door asking to move in, putting a cramp in his sex life. Not to mention finishing his gender transition memoir. He struggles to keep professional and romantic deadlines, but revelations about family history subvert his narrative. An hilarious, time-jumping, tragi-comedy exploring gender identity and family.
San Diego Spring Kickball League
VGL San Diego: Queer+ Kickball - Spring League

February 9, 2020, 11am-2pm at Morley Field Sports Complex, 2221 Morley Field Dr. Varsity Gay League (VGL) is the nation’s original Queer+ recreational sports league. Season starts Feb 9th, 8 week league, 24-team max, 12-17 players/ team; 10 on a field at one time; everyone kicks! 50 minute games. Build your own team! Everyone welcome! Simple rules, good fun, easy location.
A fresh, funny, real story about a group of 6 gay men in Hollywood
The Broken Hearts Club

February 12, 2020, 7pm. About lovers and friends, and the often hilarious, occasionally poignant space in between - that is if they can get any space at all. As they make their ways in the world with and without each other, they are suddenly faced with an unexpected tragedy. The group finds comfort the only way they ever have - together.
Where Men Cruise
Mr San Diego Eagle 2020 Contest Weekend

February 14-16, 2020. FRI 9pm-12am Contestant Meet + Greet. at San Diego Eagle. SAT 7pm-12am The Annual Leather Fetish Ball at Rich's. SUN 5pm-9pm Mr San Diego Eagle 2020 Contest at San Diego Eagle.
Hosted by Mr. San Diego Leather 2019
Love Hurts: Valentine’s Night Ball & Cabaret

February 14, 2020, 9:30pm. Jody Mitchell, Mr SD Leather 2019, with the final event of his title year, Valentine’s Night: Love Hurts, a Valentine’s Night Ball and Cabaret. Special guest Serafine. Ms SD Leather 2019, will flog. DJ Jon Doss. Cabaret performances by Chip Young, Jay Heimbach, and Barbie Z. Silent auction for choice leather/ fetish items to benefit Being Alive.
Hosted by Nick B, at his North Park home
Den Party at Nick B's Den

February 15, 2020, 7-10pm at 4130 33rd St. A potluck hosted by Jeff Breeze and Bears San Diego. We ask that each person attending bring a dish enough for 4-5 bears. Hereis what to bring, based on what the first letter of your last name: A-K Main Dish; L-Z Salad/Appetizer/Side Dish.
The 7th Annual Event - New Location Same Sexy Vibe
The Leather Fetish Ball

February 15, 2020, 7pm-12am. Featuring Bootblacking, Hot GoGos, Live Demos, Fierce Entertainment, Dancing All Night Long. Hosted By Our DOM Glitz Glam! Sponsored By Anthony Rollar Greika At Leatherlove Sd, Pleasures & Treasures, HUMANITY, Sir & Son, CLUB X and Ketel One.

February 15, 2020, 9pm. An every third Saturday of the month in 2020 heaving bar night featuring great music, installations, and hot performers. A space for sophisticated sleaze and queer expression, where men cruise men. Wear what makes you feel sexy from gear to queer: leather, sport kit, sexy sleepwear and jocks appreciated.
Two dance floors + VIP area with booths
Dirty POP!

February 21, 2020, 7pm Diva's Drag Show; 10pm-2am dance party w/ DJs Hektik + Ryan Skyy.
Hosted by insideOUT
Uncorked & Movie Under the Stars - Featuring Troop Beverly Hills

February 26, 2020, 7:30-10:30pm at insideOUT, 1642 University Ave, 100. Movie Night in Hillcrest to feature San Diego's only urban oasis for movie night - featuring: Troop Beverly Hills. Get comfortable in the elevated lounge next to our fire pits or bring pillows and blankets. Half off wine bottles + complimentary popcorn for viewing guests.
A Jock/Underwear Party
DILF San Diego - Leather Me Up Daddy

February 28, 2020, 9pm-2am. KICK OFF the weekend the right your JOCK or UNDERWEAR at DILF! With DJ John LePage. Dudes, Daddies, Discreet, Don't Know... an Event For All Men! Clothes Check Available. Hot Music, Hot Men, Hot Fun - That’s DILF!
Hosted by Bear Night San Diego and The Merrow
Bear Night

March 7, 2020, 9pm-2am. Another nuts-to-butts night of Bears, Cubs, and Daddies. Strap on your leather, harness, or whatever gets you going and come out for this fun, frisky night! DJ Jon Williams will get you sweating as you cruise, dance and drink. San Diego's funniest night of the month. Go-Go bears, and hot dogs available on the patio!
During San Diego Leather Pride week
San Diego Leather Pride & Contest 2020

March 11-15, 2020, at WorldBeat Cultural Center. Celebrate Leather and outgoing Titleholders while welcoming those who have stepped up for 2020! Social and educational events throughout the week lead up to San Diego Bootblack, Ms. and Mr. San Diego Leather contests on Saturday, Mar 14th. Kickoff at Tiger's Pictionary Mar 11th, and All Club's Night/ Opening Ceremonies Mar 13th.
FilmOut San Diego 25th Anniversary Film Screening

March 11, 2020, 7pm. Jeffrey (Steven Weber), a gay man living in New York with a fear of contracting AIDS, concludes that celibacy is his only option. Shortly after this sex-free declaration, he meets the handsome Steve Howard (Michael Weiss), his dream man, except for an HIV-pos status - so Jeffrey turns to best friend (Patrick Stewart) and outrageous priest (Nathan Lane) for guidance.
Media Arts Center San Diego
San Diego Latino Film Festival

March 12-22, 2020 - 11 days at the AMC Fashion Valley 18 at Simon Fashion Valley + Digital Gym CINEMA, North Park. New films from Latin America, Spain, USA, Mexico and other parts of the world, celebrating Latino film, art, and culture. Over 160 films plus Arte Latino exhibits, musical performances, after-parties, filmmaker workshops, and guest Latino celebrities..
Featuring the Transylvanian Nipple Productions live shadow cast
Midnight Movies: The Rocky Horror Picture Show

March 21, 2020, midnight, Ken Cinema. 1975 musical comedy cult film by Jim Sharman w/ audience participatiion. Brad and Janet (Susan Sarandon), Frank N Furter (Tim Curry), Rocky Horror, Riff Raff, Magenta, Eddie (Meat Loaf) and other Transsexual Transylvanians do the time warp again. The longest-running theatrical release ever. Also EVERY FRI MIDNIGHT at La Paloma Theater, Encinitas!
A contemporary queer love story
Plot Points in our Sexual Development

March 26 - April 26, 2020. THU 7pm. FRI/SAT 8pm. SUN 2pm. Theo and Cecily at a dire crossroads in their relationship, need to come clean with details of their sexual histories - but in excavating past encounters they begin to undermine their relationship. The play explores the intersection of gender and intimacy, and the dangers of revealing yourself to the person you love.
Southern California's favorite LGBTQ+ dance event returns
Turn: Wigs and Balls

March 28, 2020, 10pm-4am at 8253 Ronson Rd. New party, mind blowing new venue, Iconic DJ Kimberly S. Grab your wigs, grab your balls, and dance your ass off to an extended set. Pick your favorite wig and design an outfit around it. Decorate your styrofoam ball any way you like. 100% of money collected from the balls project will be donated to charity!
A Night of Majestic Mischief at the illustrious US Grant Hotel
The Royal Uprising Ball

April 17, 2020, 6pm. Celebrate the House of Diversionary, the third oldest LGBT theatre in the country. An evening of decadent food, dazzling entertainment, and a dash of debauchery. Honoring Dame Christine Kehoe + Dame Joann Clark with Fritz Klein Awards. Gala Co-Chairs: Dame Beth Kind + Sir Jay Henslee. Royal Court Co-Chairs: Lillian Faderman + Phyllis Irwin.
The Annual San Diego LGBTQ Film Festival
FilmOut San Diego LGBTQ Film Festival 2020

April 30 - May 3, 2020. The San Diego LGBTQ Film Festival. Check their website for schedules and information about film screenings, along with their monthly series throughout the year:
From the visionary behind Avenue Q
Head Over Heels

May 21 - June 21, 2020, 7pm. Bold new Broadway musical fairytale: Once Upon a Time crashes into now. In mythical Arcadia, the royal family journeys to save their kingdom from extinction. Gender roles get upended, relationships liberated, and love discovered in surprising of ways. To the beat of 80s all-girl rock band The Go-Gos, a world where diversity is celebrated and ladies lead!
Since 1975
San Diego Pride 2020

July 18-19, 2020. Past year included: FRI 6pm Spirit of Stonewall Rally at Hillcrest Pride Flag, 1600 University Ave. SAT 10am-3pm Parade from Hillcrest Pride Flag to the Laurel St. entrance to the Pride Festival. SAT/SUN 11am-9pm Festival at Marston Point, Balboa Park, Sixth Ave. at Laurel St. SUN 9-11am OUT in Little Italy: Pride Brunch.
Fabulous Hillcrest - The 9th Annual
Pride of Hillcrest Block Party

Mid-July, 2020 - the 9th year. Past year FRI 2-11pm in Pride Plaza, featured a diverse line up of local + international talent, with craft cocktail bar and beer garden, food trucks, go-go dancers, a DJ dance party, and giant Ferris-Wheel rides, taking in the views of Hillcrest's giant 65 foot high- 20' x 30' foot Rainbow Pride Flag!
Hillcrest Summer Sunday Street Party
The 37th Annual Hillcrest CityFest 2020

August 9, 2020, Sunday 12 noon to 11pm along 5th/ Robinson/ University. Celebration of community spirit features live bands, electric dance music DJs, arts, crafts, and food w/ over 150,000+ visitors from San Diego and Southern California! With Artist Village, Tempo EDM Stage and Grand Stage. San Diego's LARGEST + BEST art and music festival.
Celebration to raise awareness & funds for local HIV/AIDS organizations
Red Dress Party San Diego 2020

Mid-September, 2020, 7:30pm at The Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier. Not your typical fundraising gala! A night of music + dancing mixed with charity and fun. All attendees required to wear a red dress; a powerful sign of solidarity and compassion for those affected by HIV/AIDS and a way to unite the crowd in one radiant theme. Be brave, let loose, and celebrate impact.