The Nicky Awards – Nominations are now open for what has been dubbed as the “Gay Academy Awards.” Nomination deadline is midnight on Oct. 31. The 44th Annual Nicky Awards celebration will be held on Dec. 8 ath the Courtyard Marriott Liberty Station. Vote for you favorite’s in the community!
Volunteers and donations needed –The annual Scott Carlson Thanksgiving Dinner is on Nov. 28. The event will feed an estimated 400 people this year as well as gather food that is 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.
Friday, Oct 25
Indie Horror: ‘Knife + Heart’ – Runs through Oct. 31 at Digital Gym Cinema. In this queer, neon-tinged throwback to giallo horror “Knife + Heart”, Anne (Vanessa Paradis), a third-rate gay porn producer, navigates a tumultuous break-up while the cast of her most ambitious skin flick is picked off one by one by a sadistic murderer. Music by M83. $7.50-$11. 2921 El Cajon Blvd.
The Pink Gala – Get ready to paint the town pink! Hosted by Stepping Stone San Diego, Living Out Loud is back at The San Diego Natural History Museum for the second year. Start the night with hors d’oeuvres, entertainment and cash bar while you enjoy the museum exhibits and bid on exciting silent auction items. There will be a delicious catered dinner and a VIP rooftop post-party. Special performance by Nina West, from season 11 of “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” $135-$250. Table price available. 5:30-9:30 p.m. 1788 El Prado.
Saturday, Oct. 26
Nightmare on Normal – Hillcrest’s haunted Halloween dance party and costume competition is back and will take over the Pride Flag Plaza at Normal! This year’s event benefits the San Diego LGBT Community Center and Fabulous Hillcrest. With late night live entertainment, costume competitions (including a special pet contest for your furry, fuzzy, and feathery companions) outdoor bars, and the best people-watching in all of San Diego. University Avenue and Normal Street. $20-$45. 6-11 p.m.
Nightmare Before Halloween – Prepare yourself for a night of fantasy and eccentric horror as we transform The Lafayette into a Tim Burton-inspired wonderland. Performances by Shane Hall, Low Volts, Lee Wilder, Stephen El Rey Sextet, Dani Bell & The Tarantist, DJ Tony the Tyger, and Babydoll Warriors. Costume contests and prizes. $25 presale, $30 at door. 8 p.m. 2223 El Cajon Blvd.
‘She Kills Monsters’ – A comedic romp into the world of role-playing games, She Kills Monsters tells the story of mild-mannered Agnes as she leaves her childhood home following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When Agnes finds Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, she stumbles into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly’s refuge. In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and ’90s pop culture, Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all. Runs through Nov. 3. $5-$15. The Saville Theatre, San Diego City College. C and 14th streets.
Sunday, Oct. 27
Oktoberfest – Join Missiongathering for a celebration of all things fall at its Oktoberfest celebration. Live music, bratwurst, sauerkraut, local beer … as well as a haunted house for children, blackjack tables (non-monetary), and entertainment for the whole family, all are welcome. All proceeds go to benefit the fight to reopen The Irenic and our homeless outreach. Free. 3-7 p.m. 3090 Polk Ave.
G4G San Diego – Join Gay For Good San Diego as we once again partner with Dos Picos County Park and the San Diego County Department of Parks and Recreation for their annual Haunted Trail! Volunteers are needed to serve as scare actors and spirit guides on the trail. Dos Picos County Park, 7953 Dos Picos Park Road, Ramona. 4-9 p.m.
Halloween at the Station – Liberty Station invites the community to join for a free, family-friendly Halloween celebration. All ages are encouraged to come decked out in their most elaborate costumes. The daytime festivities will include trick-or-treating throughout the district, live entertainment, a Hollywood car show, and other spooky surprises. Noon-4 p.m. North Promenade, 2848 Dewy Road.
Thursday, Oct. 31
Halloween Karaoke – The Merrow, 1271 University Ave. 7:30 p.m. Hosted by Mike Schayer.
Disco Bloodbath – Get spooky with us for the official Halloween event at Kava Lounge. Full on black light costume party with haunted decorations, featuring Drum & Bass Edition with Organized Grime. Brought to you by Midnight Wave and Teleport Events. $10. 10 p.m. 2812 Kettner Blvd.
Friday, Nov. 1
Palm Springs Pride – Nov. 1-3. A weekend packed full of parties, festivals and live music. Palm Springs Pride 2019 is not to be missed. This event is curated by the Palm Springs Pride organization. Visit our events listings for 2019 Palm Springs Pride at www.pspride.org.
Saturday, Nov. 2
Miss Gay California at Large – Please join for the Miss Gay California at Large 2019 being held at Rich’s San Diego. 5 p.m. $10. 1051 University Ave.
Tuesday, Nov. 5
Trans/nonbinary identities training – The transgender community is incredibly diverse. Some transgender people identify as male or female, an some identify as nonbinary, genderqueer, agender, or somewhere else outside the gender binary. This training will leave you with a greater level of understanding of transgender and nonbinary identities, as well as offer better competency with using gender-neutral pronouns. The San Diego LGBT Community Center, 3909 Centre St. 5:30-8 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 7
LGBT Veterans Wall of Honor – The San Diego LGBT Community Center announced the 2019 inductees into the Benjamin F. Dillingham, III & Bridget Wilson LGBT Veterans Wall of Honor. The public is invited to join the community in honoring the inductees. The evening will include a brief program with celebration of military colors, the national anthem, recognition of inductees and remarks from those honorees in attendance. Light refreshments will be served. Free. 6-8 p.m. 3909 Centre St.
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