Nightlife & Dining

Singing star Frenchie Davis to perform at Rich's tonight for Euphoria

Singing sensation and Broadway star Frenchie Davis is coming to Rich’s in Hillcrest tonight.

The smooth crowned dance beat Diva will be turning up the energy for club goers at Euphoria, Rich’s signature evening of musical ardor and roof raising momentum.

Davis became a reality show household name when she appeared on American Idol in 2003. Although her appearance was short-lived due to some controversial content posted to a website about her, the singer eventually found her way to Broadway where she played various roles in the smash Rent.

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Jim Winsor’s Out & About: Thanksgiving weekend in Hillcrest

Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and tonight many bars and clubs in the neighborhood will be hosting special events in honor of the occasion. A few places will even be open tomorrow as well; here’s a rundown of all the turkey-day festivities coming up in the next few days:

Wednesday, November 25 (Thanksgiving Eve):

8 pm: Dreamgirls Revue Disney Show at Urban Mo's

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Jim Winsor’s Out & About: Celebration of Life for Jamie Nova will be held this Sunday

Earlier this month we lost an outstanding member of the community, Jamie Nova. She died on November 10 at a hospital in Jackson, Mississippi, of complications due to meningitis.

Celebrate November birthdays at Babycakes this Saturday!

SAN DIEGO, California -- San Diego's Biggest Birthday Bash is back at Babycakes to celebrate November babies!

The monthly mass birthday celebration, presented by San Diego Pix, will be held Saturday, Nov. 21 from 8-10 pm.

This birthday party for adults includes a hosted vodka bar from 9-10 pm, free cupcakes, giveaways, party favors, drinks specials and free birthday "spankins" for anyone whose birthday falls in the month of October.

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Jim Winsor’s Out & About: Overdrive at Spin will be two-years-old this Saturday

Overdrive will be celebrating their 2-year anniversary at Spin Nightclub this Saturday, and as you can imagine, it will be big. Overdrive resident DJ Tristan Jaxx will be joined by Salt Lake City’sDJ Robbie Robb making his San Diego debut.

"Leather Disco Trade" brings back the old-school feel of the 70's leather bar

Harness your inner fetish and lace up those combat boots because there is a celebration of leather coming to San Diego on November, 28, 2015.

The Leather Disco Trade is a party which hopes to bring back the days of rawhide and rubber when disco was blaring from the jukebox and men were embracing their masculinity. Although leather enthusiasts have been around since the days of motorcycle gangs in the 40’s, the leather scene really seemed to emerge as a subculture in the 1970’s.

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Jim Winsor’s Out & About: Jim’s Guide to Hillcrest Halloween

[Editors Note] The kids are going to have fun dressing up and going door-to-door asking for tricks and treats this Halloween, and there is a special party in Hillcrest which allows you to do the same thing.

This Saturday, October 31, from 6 pm to 11 pm, Hillcrest will leave the porch light on for the entire community as Nightmare on Normal Street brings trick-or-treating up to a more adult level.

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Crest Cafe will open an hour early, at 6 am starting Nov. 1

SAN DIEGO -- Mornings just got a little bit better in Hillcrest. Starting on November 1, the Crest Café will begin opening at 6 am instead of 7 am daily.

Located at 425 Robinson Ave, the eatery was featured on Food Network’s, “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives,” starring Guy Fieri in 2013. The show is a road trip through America in search of great food spots in hidden parts of the country.

Of course San Diegans already know about the Crest Café, and its delicious menu items, including the signature Butter Burger.

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Jim Winsor’s Out & About: Rich’s will go GLOW this Saturday

The big event of the week looks to be this Saturday, when SDPIX and Rich's Nightclub present GLOW, a swirling dance floor of bioluminescent boys featuring DJ Taj in the main room, and DJ Hektik in the front room.

The event will feature free blacklight monster body paint and glow sticks to properly illuminate yourself and of course, hot glo-glo boys on stage!

Hillcrest's Lava Sushi is becoming Lava Lounge

Hillcrest’s Lava Sushi is making a change. The neighborhood’s go-to sushi restaurant is transforming into Lava Lounge with an extensive new lower-priced menu and even more to look forward to at night.

Located right next to Rich’s nightclub, at 1045 University Ave, the new Lava Lounge @ Lava Sushi makes a perfect pit stop to acquire pre-party energy or a fun alternative to socialize with friends and family before you head out to party all night.

Normal hours of business are Monday through Friday from 4 pm to 10 pm, and on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 10 pm.