Nightlife & Dining

Jim Winsor's Out & About: Serial vandalism hits gay men’s restrooms in Hillcrest

At least five bars in Hillcrest - #1 Fifth Avenue, Baja Betty's, Flicks, the Loft, Urban Mo's and possibly others - have all had their men’s restroom mirrors defaced in recent days, and all in a similar manner.

In each case, the vandal etched the word “NICIE” in the same stylized manner (see photo at right). While such vandalism is certainly not unknown in restrooms in general, the targeted and systematic method in which these etchings have been carried out is somewhat unusual.

THIS SATURDAY: The Absolutely Fabulous, Fierce Yasss Hunty Drag Extravaganza is coming to Rich's!

SAN DIEGO, California -- Dust off those wigs and get ready for The Absolutely Fabulous, Fierce Yasss Hunty Drag Extravaganza this Saturday night at Rich’s. This over-the-top drag party is presented by SDPIX.

Everyone is encouraged to wear their fiercest drag attire, so start figuring out your outfit now.

The event will include a drag costume contest hosted by Allusia, and guests can werk it on the red carpet, too.

DJs John Joseph and Taj will spin all night long, with DJ K-Swift in the front room.

Jim Winsor’s Out & About: Rich’s side patio now serving drinks

Have you ever been dancing up a sweat at Rich’s with, then decide to wander out, drink in hand, to their pleasant cool outdoor side patio … only to be halted by security? Well, those days are over.

Not only is alcohol now permitted on the side patio, but drinks are being served as well! Yes, Rich’s has finally obtained the long sought after expansion of its liquor license to permit this activity on a regular basis. Yes I know, it's about time!

The Absolutely Fabulous, Fierce Yasss Hunty Drag Extravaganza at Rich's

World-class DJ Drew G will marry soulmate Eric Hanser

One is the Director of digital commerce strategies and the other is a renowned DJ and CEO of Dirty Pop Productions. Drew G and Eric Hanser are remixing their lives for sure and the result is an extended version of love and commitment.

DJ Drew G never thought that day he went into Rich’s in San Diego to set up his equipment for the night would lead to a life-changing devotion of love and commitment.

After all, his relationships in the past were hard work and the prospect of finding any meaning to bond with another person was the furthest thing from his mind.

Jim Winsor's Out & About: Red Dress Party fundraising goals met, party dates set

Big news about the planned Red Dress Party San Diego I told you about a couple weeks ago: In an overwhelming display of community support, their crowdfunding goal of $10,000 was easily reached last Friday.

Celebrate June birthdays at Babycakes on Saturday!

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

The monthly mass birthday celebration, presented by San Diego Pix, will be held Saturday, June 20 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 June.

Those with June birthdays are welcome and encouraged to bring their friends and loved ones along, who will also be invited to participate in the festivities.

Big Mike returns behind the bar

SAN DIEGO, California -- Popular longtime bartender, photographer and local activist, Big Mike Phillips, has announced his return to bartending after a long hiatus.

Big Mike will settle in behind the bar at T Lounge (formerly Bamboo Lounge) in Hillcrest, starting June 13 and every Saturday thereafter, from 5 pm until 1 am.

His new Saturday night gig includes happy hour prices all night and food will be available until 10 pm.

"Come see me and hang out," Big Mike said in a released statement.

"I’d love to see you."

Jim Winsor’s Out & About: Go Out to the Fair this Saturday

Big news for all of you not heading up to LA Pride this weekend: The 5th Annual Out at the Fair day at the Del Mar Fair will be this Saturday! Here’s some useful info on this year’s big event.

The Absolutely Fabulous, Fierce Yasss Hunty Drag Extravaganza is coming to Rich's!

SAN DIEGO, California -- Start to dust off those wigs and get ready for The Absolutely Fabulous, Fierce Yasss Hunty Drag Extravaganza at Rich’s. This over-the-top drag party, presented by SDPIX, is scheduled for Saturday, June 27.

Everyone is encouraged to wear their fiercest drag attire, so start figuring out your outfit now.

The event will include a drag costume contest, and guests can werk it on the red carpet, too.

DJs John Joseph and Taj will spin all night long, with DJ K-Swift in the front room.

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Jim Winsor’s Out & About: Red Dress Party planned for San Diego

Red Dress fundraisers for AIDS charities, in which all the attendees come attired in a red dress, have been around for a while in other cities such as Portland, Sacramento, and Chicago. And soon, possibly, San Diego will have one as well.