Jim Winsor’s Out & About: Previewing White Party weekend, in Palm Springs and San Diego

Well gang, it's time for that annual spring migration many of us boys make, to Palm Springs for Jeffrey Sanker's White Party!

I've covered the incredible entertainment and performer line-up already over the past weeks here, here and here, so to complete the series, here's a rundown of all the parties and DJ talent to look forward to this weekend:

Thursday, April 7: WELCOME PARTY – For a pre-weekend gathering, head down to the Renaissance Hotel Lobby Lounge and Outdoor Pool Deck to mingle, meet new friends and enjoy the view, as men from all over the world stream in for White Party weekend. DJ Corey Craig sets the musical mood for the evening beginning at 8 pm.

Friday, April 8: SPRING BREAK POOL PARTY – Don't miss the newly added Friday edition of the Spring Break Pool Party. Come refresh yourself at the recently redesigned and expanded Renaissance Hotel Pool. Join the thousands of men inside this incredible Oasis playground and enjoy the sounds of San Diego's own DJ Michael Paul and special live performances from noon – 6 pm.

Friday, April 8: ADAM BOUSKA NOH8 CAMPAIGN PHOTO SHOOT – Join the world famous silent photo protest from 3 to 5 pm at the Renaissance check-in center (first come, first served) for the non-profit organization Adam co-founded with partner Jeff Parshley to raise mass awareness for human equality.

Friday, April 8: BOXERS OR BRIEFS BOOT CAMP PARTY – Attention White Party Recruits! Your orders for Friday night are to report directly to the Renaissance Hotel Events Center from 9 pm to 4 am. Wear your sexiest boxers or hottest briefs and join the ranks of other cadets sweating it out on the dance floor in tight formation. DJ Theresa and DJ Hector Fonseca will serve as your musical commanders for the night. Don't miss the surprise performers and special entertainment. Secure clothes check will be available.

Saturday, April 9: SPRING BREAK POOL PARTY: The Saturday edition of the pool party will be at the Renaissance Hotel pool from 10 am to 6 pm. Dive head-first into the world's most FAMOUS POOL PARTY! Get ready to feel the heat and soak up the sun along with thousands of incredible men from all over the world! Make some waves in the largest pool in the area, or hang out and grab some rays. DJ Manny Lehman, DJ Bobby Blanco and DJ Luke Johnstone will keep the temperatures rising on the pool deck, along with special performers and non-stop entertainment all day long. Suntan oil boys will be on hand at the VIP Cabanas to provide solar protection and lots more!

Saturday, April 9: WHITE PARTY 2011 IN 3-D – Blast off into 3-D unlike anything you've experienced before. Jeffrey Sanker's White Party 2011 thrusts you beyond the limits of full sensory overload at the Palm Springs Convention Center from 9 pm to 5 am. Step into the transport tunnel and precede full throttle into an all encompassing realm of men, music and muscle … beyond your wildest imagination.

Accelerate onto the dance floor and become fully immersed inside a virtual cyber-world, as full-frequency digital sound, state-of-the-art lighting, special effects and synchronized LED screens deliver a fully rendered 360-degree experience.

Feel the energy surge with the musical talents of DJ Joe Gauthreaux, as well as first-time White Party appearances by chart-topping Grammy-nominated remixer/producer DJ Dave Aude and Grammy-winning remixer/producer and creative mastermind DJ Peter Rauhofer.

Legendary live entertainment and special guest performers electrify the stage as the musical festivities continue on-course, into the night.

Just steps away, down White Party's 3-D tunnel of time, DJ Chi Chi LaRue provides a blast of pop music power in the Diamond Pop Lounge.

Saturday, April 9: NOCTURNAL AFTER-HOURS – Following White Party, make a late-night transition into the world of the supernatural inside the Renaissance Hotel Events Center. DJ Pagano takes you on a seductive journey filled with turbo-charged sounds & lights from 4 to 10 am.

Sunday, April 10: SPRING BREAK POOL PARTY – The Sunday pool party is at the Renaissance Hotel Pool from 11 am to 3 pm. Feel the heat rising at the sexiest wet and wild party ever with DJ Kimberly S, along with special live poolside entertainment happening throughout the afternoon.

Sunday, April 10: SUNDAY T DANCE "Under The Big Top" – On Sunday afternoon, the largest outdoor T-Dance event in North America is unleashed directly across from the Palm Springs Convention Center from 3 to 10 pm.

Join more than 10,000 of the hottest men from across the globe for an unforgettable afternoon celebration. Direct from the UK, worldwide DJ/remix/musical production duo Freemasons return by popular demand, joined by DJ Wayne G to launch you on a musical voyage with expanded space and new carnival attractions.

Take a ride on the world-famous White Party Ferris Wheel, hold on tight aboard the new 100 foot tall Super Shot thrill ride and enjoy the incredible choreographed fireworks finale, featuring a White Party remix created especially for this event by the Freemasons.

Sunday, April 10: SUNDAY CLOSING PARTY – Round off Sunday evening as the weekend culminates with the spectacular Closing Party at the Renaissance Hotel from 10pm thru Monday morning, ending at 7:30 am April 11. DJ duo Rosabel delivers an incredible blend of house anthems and magnetizing tribal beats. Join your friends for one final dance, sharing lasting memories until you meet again next year.

The $600 VIP passes to every event are already sold out, but you can still get individual tickets and weekend passes here.

And what if you're not going to Palm Springs this year? Well, fear not, there's still plenty to do here in San Diego this weekend; for example ...

White Party Kickoff at Numbers

This Thursday there'll be a White Party Kickoff event at Varsity, the new Thursday college night promotion at Numbers. With music by DJ Marcel Hetu, the hot go-go boys in jockstraps, and a hosted bar from 10 to 11 pm, the night promises to be a good one.

The Off-White Party at Eden

On Saturday, Eden is having its The E-List: The Off-White Party ... a chance to rage your face off wearing any outfit except white! Featuring a live performance by Crystal Waters and music by DJ Frankie M. Bottle service is recommended for this event as they are predicting a sellout.

The Black Party at Rich's

And the ultimate in alternative-to-White parties this weekend (on the color scale at least) will be Rich's sixth annual Black Party this Saturday. With dark rhythms brought to you by DJ Taj, get ready for some adventures on the dimly-lit floor. Black attire is encouraged.

Last week's events

Tune into SDPIX for all the new albums from last week, including shots taken at the Lady Gaga Afterparty at Rich's, the Man Diego fundraiser for Mama's Kitchen at True North, the BoyPartyBus up to Society at Shark Club, April Fools Day at Baja Betty's, Sacred Saturday at Eden, and the Naked Pizza catered Hillcrest Hollywood Tans March Grand Opening event.

And that's a wrap on this week ... see you all out and about!

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