See our daily events listings for bars and clubs in the San Diego area at the link below, followed by an editor's pick of events throughout the year.
September 29 - October 30, 2016 at Diversionary. Legend has it that from the ashes of Mount St Helens emerged a monster with mysterious powers that changed one boy’s life forever. Freak or hero? Trevor better find out before it’s too late. An indie-folk-rock-concert-coming-of-age-love-story about the power of individuality to shatter your notions of what a musical can be!
October 1, 2016, noon - 9pm at Centro Cultural de la Raza, World Beat Center. An annual platform for zine makers in and around San Diego, California. The core of our work celebrates zine culture through an annual zine fest, the ultimate way for zine makers to share their zines, ideas and connect with the zine making community.
October 15, 2016, 9pm-3am, at Club Extasis, 18+ men-only! Adult film stars ARMAND RIZZO + JORDANO SANTORO PERFORM LIVE on stage - 2 spectacular XXX shows, 20+ Papi Go-Go Sluts/ Porn Stars + host Rupaul Drag Race Star JESSICA WILD + MS LOLA! Private Lap Dance booths, Live Sex Shows, Dark Rooms/ Buddy Booths, Shower Shows. Free Tequila/ Vodka shots. Drag Shows + DJ SEBASTIAN.
October 15, 2016, 10pm-2am at Numbers. Live theatrical performances - mind-blowing visual and audio stimulation. See details online:
October 16, 2016, 8-10pm at Rich's. HOT gogo boys - the all new strip down in the heart of Hillcrest! San Diego's largest/ most popular gay nightclub; two large rooms each with full bar, DJ Nick Ayler, Cynthia Lee Fontaine + Delta Work performances, dance floor; VIP area w/ 4 private VIP booths + private party room overlooking the main dance floor; plus outdoor smoking patio.
October 20-23, 2016. Four day annual weekend for bears includes: Kickoff Dinner, Bear-eoke at Redwing; Pool Party at hotel + Meet/Greet at PECS BAR; BBQ/picnic + MR. SO CAL BEAR/CUB Contest/Show and BEAR DANCE PARTY at Rich's; SUN Brunch/ Poop Party at Wayne's Den + VICTORY CELEBRATION & BEER BUST at Hole in the Wall + Farewell Dinner at Baja Betty's. See updates:
October 26, 2016, 6-9pm, Diversionary Theatre. Award-winning scholar, author of gay and lesbian history and literature: sweeping overview of the history of the struggle for LGBTQ civil rights. How did we get from there to here? How did we build political power? What can we learn from our history? Stories/ insights from The Gay Revolution: The Story Of The Struggle (2015).
October 29, 2016, 7-10pm at 2961 1st Avenue. Open bar, munchies, costume contest and howling fun. Party with a purpose this Halloween to benefit the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus Outreach Programs. $20 in Advance / $30 at the Door.
October 29, 2016, 9pm-4am, at WorldBeat Cultural Center, 2100 Park Blvd. The LARGEST DANCE SPACE in Balboa Park/ Hillcrest! MEGA Special Surprise DJ GUEST to highlight the evening along with costume prizes given away at Midnight! Celebrate Halloween this year and start a new San Diego tradition!
November 13-20, 2016. Embarcadero Marina Park North. The best wines from around the world and some of today’s biggest celebrity chefs and culinary personalities. Join over 150 wineries, breweries and spirit purveyors, 60 of San Diego’s best restaurants, and 10,000 wine and food aficionados from across the nation for the biggest wine and food celebration on the West Coast.
December 14, 2016, 7pm at Hillcrest Cinemas/ Landmark Theatres. Progressive/ independent 1920s woman is left to care for nephew Patrick when his wealthy father dies. Patrick's assigned executor, objecting to Mame's unconventional lifestyle, tries to force her to send Patrick to prep school. But Mame and Patrick grow closer, and Mr Babcock threatens to separate them.
June 2-4, 2017 (TBC). Memorial Day Weekend, at North Park Theatre, 2891 University Ave. LGBT Film Festival to delight gay cinema buffs with their wide international selection. Check their website for schedules and information about the main event, plus monthly screenings throughout the year.
July 14, 2017 (TBC), 6-11pm on University Avenue (at Normal St) in Hillcrest - San Diego’s colorful gay and urban epicenter. Annual Block Party Hosted Hour, 6-7pm complimentary craft cocktails and early evening festivities.
July 15, 2017 (TBC). Past year: FRI Spirit of Stonewall Rally 6pm at Marston Pt + Festival Main Stage. SAT Pride Parade, 11am from the Hillcrest Pride Flag at University Ave and Normal St, west on University Ave, south on 6th Ave, to Balboa Dr and end at Laurel St + Pride 5K from University at Centre. SAT/SUN 11am Music Festival. See the website for 2017 updates on everything PRIDE!