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.
April 1, 2016, at The Shiley Suite, Central Library Downtown, 330 Park Blvd. Celebrate Diversionary Theatre’s daring legacy as America’s 3rd oldest LGBT theatre and toast a promising future of provocative theatre/ progressive arts education programming. Featuring an Anniversary Tribute Video, a Silent Auction/ Raffle plus the unveiling of the theatre’s new branding.
April 13, 2016, 7pm, Hillcrest Landmark. Funny, moving, distinctly mind-bending journey through suburban America. An extraordinary but disenchanted teenager (Jake Gyllenhaal) about to take Time’s Arrow for a ride, survives a freak accident. Exploring what it means to be alive and in love, he uncovers secrets of the universe that give him a tempting power to alter time and destiny.
April 19, 2016, 7pm at Diversionary Theatre. A quarterly fundraiser at Diversionary Theatre. A team of San Diego’s finest improvisers present a montage of hilarious scenes that are totally made up on the spot and inspired by the real life stories of two guest monologists from the LGBT community.
April 23-24, 2016, 7pm at Balboa Theatre, 868 4th Ave. Songs in key of CA. Disneyland princess here, Hollywood glam there. Katy Perry California Gurl power + Adele's deep rolling medley of earthquake proportions! Classics of Tony Bennett, Brian Wilson and guests at the Hotel California. TV families from Beverly Hill Clampetts to LA burbs' Bradys, plus Baywatch hunks in slow mo!
May 5 - June 12, 2016. Musical about Afghani Bacha Bazi tradition: wealthy men buying boys to train them as party dancers/performers. Paiman and Feda spent their young lives confined. Meeting by chance, developing feelings for one another, they journey towards a new life in alien territory. A contemporary fable of society teetering on collapse, torn between yesterday and tomorrow.
May 29, 2016, 9:30pm at Numbers, 3811 Park Blvd. The longest running and most recognized multi-cultural gay dance party in LA and SF is now coming to San Diego - a 21+ event.
June 3-5, 2016. 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 16, 2016, FRI Spirit of Stonewall Rally 6pm at Marston Pt. (Balboa Dr/ 8th Dr) 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, left onto Balboa Dr to end at Laurel St + Pride 5K from University at Centre. SAT/SUN 11am Music Festival. See the website for updates on everything PRIDE!
August 25-29, 2016, Ramona, CA. Festival/party, 3 days/ 2 nights of cultural/art events. Music headliners: Foo Fighters, Maroon 5, Coldplay, Pete Tong, Nate Ruess, Hippo Campus Band, Gramatik, Punch Brothers +more. Mud wrestling, contests, hot air balloon, zorp battle, fun and games, carnival rides, dance party, yoga, beer garden, 400+ food vendors, on-site camping, shuttle bus to DTSD.
September 2-5, 2016. Gay Eight epic parties, 20 international DJs. Host Hotel: Lafayette Hotel. See website for full details TBA.
November 19-22, 2016. Four day annual weekend for bears includes: Kickoff Dinner, Bear-eoke at Redwing; Pool Party at hotel + Meet/Greet at PECS BAR; BBQ/Pool Party + MR. SO CAL BEAR/CUB Contest/Show and SUNBEARS FUEL BEAR DANCE PARTY at Rich's; SUN Brunch and Bingo with the Sisters + VICTORY CELEBRATION & BEER BUST at Hole in the Wall + Farewell Dinner. See website for updates: