Here is everything worth doing in the neighborhood this weekend.
The variety of events for LGBT people and their allies in San Diego seems to grow each week especially during June and July when the city prepares for its Pride festivities. This week it's time to celebrate the limitless talent of local drag queens who have entertained San Diego for decades. This falls in place with the 50th anniversary of Stonewall when the LGBT community rose up against authority and demanded their rights.
In fact, the San Diego Central Library is having an event that explores not only the history of the gay liberation movement but those who spearheaded change and sometimes risked their lives for equality.
These events and so much more are spotlighted in this week's issue of Out & About which means you will never have a dull summer moment.
The Real Estate Community Uniting to End Youth Homelessness!
MARYAH (Metro Area Real Estate Professionals for Young Adult Housing) and the San Diego LGBT Community Center invite you to join us on Thursday, June 20 for the MARYAH Summer Solstice at the Porto Vista Hotel rooftop Deck.
Skate for Your Best Life!
Tired of the same bar routine? Join Impulse San Diego for an (unofficial, but awesome) #BestLife LGBT Skate Night with Impulse San Diego at Skateworld San Diego. $14 covers your skates + entrance fee.
Good Beer and Beats!
The Porto Vista Hotel is thrilled to present Acoustic Ales & Art Night, a free monthly event that features local artists, musicians and $6 brews at the GlassDoor restaurant every third Thursday.
Top of the World!
The Porto Vista Hotel has always been one of the gems of San Diego. It's a place for the community to spend some time, have some drinks and socialize just before the weekend. SDPIX Presents Top of the Bay at the Porto Vista Hotel
As a part of the groundbreaking exhibition, LGBTQ+ San Diego: Stories of Struggles + Triumphs, the San Diego History Center will shine the spotlight on the performance art of drag. They invite you to experience the Opening Reception: Legendary Drag Queens of San Diego at the San Diego History Center and help commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall rebellion–a pivotal moment in LGBTQ+ history.
Curated by noted LGBTQ+ historian and author Dr. Lillian Faderman, and in collaboration with the Imperial Court de San Diego, the exhibit will feature elaborate, glittering costumes and personal stories of leading drag queens who have made their name not only locally but nationally. San Diego’s First Lady Katherine Faulconer, wife of San Diego’s mayor, will be the Honorary Chair of the exhibition.
Stonewall History Lesson
Join Dr. Lillian Faderman for a lecture and discussion called History Talk: Stonewall 50 at the San Diego Central Library. Throughout the history of the US., the societal forces of law, religion, the professions, and customs caused unspeakable oppression to LGBTQ people and their rights. LGBTQ were classified as criminals, people who were mentally ill, depraved sinners, and deserving of irrational hatred. This event is hosted by San Diego Central Library.
Each year we celebrate the birthday of Frida Kahlo, commemorating the legendary life of one of the most influential Mexican painters of the mid-twentieth century. Attendees will enjoy live music, art exhibits by local Latin artists and vendors, a Frida look-alike contest, great food and tequila! The 12th Annual Pachanga de Frida at the LGBT Community Center is this Saturday.
This One's Just Right
Be a part of The Golden Bears Weekend for the Goldilocks 2019 Contest at the Merrow. All genders are welcome. This is a benefit for Special Delivery San Diego with a $5 donation at the door.