Volunteers and donations needed –The 32nd annual Scott Carlson & Dan Ferbal Thanksgiving Dinner is on Nov. 28. The event will feed an estimated 400 people this year as well as gather food that will be taken to the Hillcrest Fire Station, UCSD Hospital and the North Park Senior Apartments. To volunteer or to make donations, contact Robert Rodriguez at 619-817-9926 or Steven Blocker at 619-921-3775.
Sunday, Nov. 10
Grinch – Dr. Seuss’s “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” is a wonderful, whimsical musical. Back for its 22nd incredible year, the family favorite features the songs “This Time of Year,” “Santa for a Day,” “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch,” and “Fah Who Doraze,” the delightful carol from the popular animated version. Celebrate the holidays as the Old Globe Theatre is once again transformed into snow-covered Whoville, right down to the last can of Who-hash. Runs through Dec. 29. $19-$84. Visit theoldglobe.org for dates and show times.
Monday, Nov. 11
Veterans Day Parade – As part of the commitment to being visible as out LGBTQ service members, join San Diego Pride and the San Diego Pride Military Department as we march proudly in the San Diego Veterans Day Parade. Join us along Harbor Drive in Downtown San Diego. All San Diegans are invited to come down to the waterfront to show their appreciation to our service members and all of those who protect our freedoms at home and abroad. Wave to community groups, military groups, impressive floats, prominent community members and more! Listen to live music from patriotic groups and ultimately, let’s come together to thank our veterans! 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free.
Tuesday, Nov. 12
National Happy Hour Day
‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ – The musical-theater version of composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Tim Rice’s hit 1970 rock opera gets the passionate revival it has long deserved when the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre’s production of “Jesus Christ Superstar” comes to the United States. The show’s 50th anniversary tour offers an emotionally resonant, hard-rocking experience that debuted in London in 2016. Runs through Nov. 17. $25.50-$299. San Diego Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave.
Wednesday, Nov. 13
CASA’s 20th Anniversary – Coordinated Assistance, Services & Advocacy (CASA), formerly the South Bay AIDS Project, has been the primary provider of culturally and linguistically competent HIV/AIDS social case management services in the South Bay area since 1993. In March 1999, CASA, was established as part of San Ysidro Health. CASA’s service delivery strategy is designed to enrich and enhance the client’s quality of life through social interaction, fellowship, mutual support, access to medical care, and access to educational and recreational opportunities. Free. 3 p.m. 3045 Beyer Blvd. Ste. D-101.
Thursday, Nov. 14
Ice Rink at Liberty Station – Salute the season kick off with the grand opening of the Rady Children’s Ice Rink at Liberty Station. The ice rink will be open every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. until Jan. 5, 2019. Tickets are good for in-and-out access throughout the day they are purchased for and include a pair of skates and an optional helmet. Net proceeds from the ice rink benefit the Rady Children’s Hospital’s Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. $13-$15. Arts District Liberty Station, 2640 Historic Decatur Road.
Bianca Del Rio – After global sold out tours, Bianca Del Rio is in San Diego for one day only with her “It’s Jester Joke” tour. The self-proclaimed “clown in a gown” tells tales of her worldwide adventures and the outrageous circus that is her life in her comical “tell it like it is” voice, covering life from politics to travel, family and social media. $55-$656 (VIP Guest Packages). 8 p.m. 368 Fourth Ave.
Friday, Nov. 15
Four fabulous female-fronted bands – Four female-fronted bands in one night at the Queen Bee’s Art & Cultural Center: Tennessee Tina (8 p.m.), Sometimes Julie (9 p.m.), Donna Larsen and Messengers (10 p.m.) and The Alicia Previn Band (11 p.m.). 3925 Ohio St.
Saturday, Nov. 16
‘Legends’ – Nov. 16-17, the San Diego Women’s Chorus will begin the fall season with “Legends,” featuring music by extraordinary women. “Legends” features hits by Lady Gaga, Madonna, Cyndi Lauper, and Pat Benatar, and songs from popular musicals “Waitress” and “The Greatest Showman.” SDWC will pay tribute to numerous musical greats, from Aretha Franklin, Alanis Morrisette, Joni Mitchell, Carole King, and a song commissioned specifically for SDWC by Janis Ian. $18-$30. University Christian Church, 3900 Cleveland Ave.
Wednesday, Nov. 18
‘Desert Hearts’ – Presented by FilmOut San Diego, Donna Deitch’s swooning and sensual first film, “Desert Hearts,” was groundbreaking upon its 1986 release: a love story about two women, produced and directed by a woman. In the 1959-set film, an adaptation of a beloved novel by Jane Rule, straitlaced East Coast professor Vivian Bell (Helen Shaver) arrives in Reno to file for divorce, but winds up catching the eye of someone new, the younger free spirit Cay (Patricia Charbonneau), touching off a slow seduction that unfolds against the breathtaking desert landscape. 7 p.m. $12.50. Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas, 3965 Fifth Ave.
Wednesday, Nov. 20
Transgender Day of Remembrance
Vigil March in Hillcrest – The annual Transgender Day of Remembrance is a solemn day to honor and remember the lives of people who have died as a result of transphobia and hate. Join us at 6 p.m., as we remember those we lost due to anti-transgender hate and violence. Together we will mourn, honor and celebrate their authentic lives. All are welcome. After the march, there will be a program held at the San Diego LGBT Community Center, 3909 Centre St.
T.E.A. Awards Drag & Art Show – Join the Gossip Grill on Transgender Day of Remembrance for its inaugural T.E.A. Awards and Trans After-Party. Meet up to celebrate and honor the transgender and nonbinary community. On this night, we will remember and celebrate who we are, and support others by donating our door sales, and silent auction to the nonprofit Trans Family Support Services and North County LGBTQ Resource Center. Free: donations accepted at door. 7 p.m.-midnight. 1220 University Ave.
North County Trans Day of Remembrance – More than 25 trans women of color have been killed this year alone in the U.S. due to hate and violence. This is a memorial for all trans people that we have lost this past year to transphobic violence. Everyone is welcome. Allies are welcome. Food will be served before the ceremony. Starts at 7 p.m. sharp. Hosted by the North County LGBTQ Resource Center and held at the City of Oceanside Public Library, 330 N. Coast Highway, Oceanside. Free.
Palm Springs vigil – 3 p.m.-8 p.m. Resource Fair at 5 p.m., followed by a vigil. A free event presented by Transgender Community Coalition. Visit TransCC.org for more information. Singer, songwriter, actor and activist Ryan Cassata will be the guest speaker. He appeared on “Larry King Live” and “The Tyra Banks Show.” He will speak on his journey to be accepted by family and loved ones, and the need to support transgender equality. Palm Spring City Hall, 3200 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs.
Friday, Nov. 22
‘The Santaland Diaries’ – From the brilliantly twisted mind of David Sedaris comes a classic tonic for the holidaze. Out of work and options, “The Santaland Diaries” finds David as he begins his career as an elf in Macy’s Santaland during the holiday crunch. Battling throngs of rabid families clamoring towards a drunken Santa to satiate their Christmas fix, David makes do with some hilarious observations on human nature, and an unexpected connection to the holiday spirit. Runs through Dec. 22. $22.50-$25. Dates and times vary. Diversionary Theatre, 4545 Park Blvd. Ste. 101.
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