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South Bay Pride Art & Music Festival is Saturday

CHULA VISTA, California -- Pride season in San Diego County isn’t over yet! The South Bay Pride Art & Music Festival is tomorrow, Saturday, Sept. 13 from noon to 10 pm and organizers say this will be the biggest one yet.

While the main San Diego Pride celebration in July is long behind us (in fact, the organization that produces San Diego Pride is already hard at work on the 2015 festivities), there are two more Pride celebrations ahead of us -- South Bay Pride happening tomorrow and North County Pride by the Beach scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 11.

ACTION ALERT: Keep South Bay Pride free

We’ve kicked off our donation drive for the 2014 South Bay Pride Art & Music Festival with a bang, well … really a business mixer.

Everyone came down on Thursday, Nov. 14 to meet and mingle with the fantastic businesses members that helped make this past year’s Pride such a success and support next year’s Pride festival.

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THEATER REVIEW: “Logan Heights” at OnStage Playhouse

The lobby is festooned with graffiti art: One poster brings the farmworkers’ usual strike cry into the present political reality: “El pueblo unido jamás será vendido” (the people united will never be sold, rather than defeated).

Another sign says “Make lowriders not war.”

Similar graffiti adorns the set inside the theater, all by way of contributing atmosphere for Josefina López’s 2009 play “Logan Heights,” playing through Oct. 12 at Chula Vista’s OnStage Playhouse.

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Need more Pride? South Bay Pride returns Saturday! | VIDEO

CHULA VISTA, Calif. -- Even though the larger San Diego LGBT Pride celebration has passed this year, it doesn't mean there is no more Pride in 2013. In fact, there are three more Pride celebrations happening in the region this year, with the South Bay Pride Art & Music Festival taking place Saturday from noon to 5 pm at Bayfront Park, Pride @ the beach on Oct. 12 in Oceanside, and Palm Springs Pride in November.

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THEATER REVIEW: “It’s Just Sex” at OnStage Playhouse

Getting ready for guests is stressful enough without finding your husband and a blue-haired hooker in flagrante on the couch when you walk in the door after yoga class.

And when Phil (Randy Coull) says, “We have to talk” and Joan (Rhiannon Jones) responds “Start without me,” you can guess it’s going to be a tense evening of “fun” with friends.

Jeff Gould’s “It’s Just Sex” plays through Aug. 10 at OnStage Playhouse. Jay Mower directs.

South Bay Pride to host fundraiser Saturday at Bamboo Lounge

SAN DIEGO -- The organizers of the South Bay Pride Art & Music Festival will host a fundraiser on Saturday, May 4 at Bamboo Lounge.

The event will raise money for the LGBT pride celebration held in Chula Vista, a city in the South Bay portion of San Diego County.

The fundraiser event will include Karaoke with Laura Jane for all ages from 2-5 pm, followed by entertainment by Laura Jane from 7-10 pm for those 21 years and older.

South Bay Pride celebration to return this year

CHULA VISTA, Calif. -- South Bay Alliance members are setting the wheels in motion for the return of the South Bay Pride Art and Music Festival, set to take place Sept. 14 in Chula Vista, Calif. After the cancelation of last year’s Pride, board chair Dae Elliott said the organization was looking to come back “bigger and better,” with eyes focused on the future.

“The idea is to come out with a much bigger bang,” Elliott said. “The goal this year is to really push hard to make it substantially bigger.”

THEATER REVIEW: “Charley’s Aunt” is a “sillyfest,” and that's a good thing

Let’s get one thing straight: there’s Charley’s aunt, and then there’s “Charley’s aunt” – and the confusion about which is which is part of the fun of Brandon Thomas’ 19th-century farce, on the boards through Feb. 16 at OnStage Playhouse.

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THEATER REVIEW: “The Lion In Winter” is royally funny

Family squabbles on a royal scale are played for laughs in James Goldman’s “The Lion In Winter,” at OnStage Playhouse in Chula Vista through Sept. 15.

Director O.P. Hadlock treats this witty examination of power, love and meaning in the 12th-century court of England’s King Henry II as the comedy Goldman says it is, giving us an utterly engaging collection of characters gathered for the Christmas festivities of 1183 at Henry’s castle at Chinon. The characters are real but the situation – including a gay angle that goes nowhere – is straight out of Goldman’s imagination.

San Diego Democrats for Equality to consider several endorsements at meeting Thursday

SAN DIEGO -- The next general meeting of the San Diego Democrats for Equality, to be held at 6:30 pm Thursday, Feb. 23, will feature endorsement forums on a number of San Diego County races.

The organization, which fights for LGBT equality while foster the ideals of the Democratic Party, will consider endorsements for the 51st Congressional District; San Diego City Council District 7; the San Diego County Board of Supervisors Districts 1, 2 and 3; and Chula Vista City Council seats 3 and 4.