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Jim Winsor’s Out & About: A weekend of red shirts and red dresses

This weekend there will be two big, much anticipated gay events here in southern California. One will be in Anaheim, one will be in San Diego. One has you wearing a red shirt, while the other has you wearing a red dress. Which of these will you be at?

Gay Days Anaheim

The first event has us donning our mouse ears and red shirts and heading up the I-5 to Gay Days Anaheim. Beginning this Fridayand running through to Sunday the unofficial weekend to be gay at Disneyland.

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Jim Winsor’s Out & About: Flick’s celebrates 32 years this Friday

Popular Hillcrest bar Flicks will turn 32 this coming Friday, and plans to celebrate with a big anniversary party that afternoon, starting at 6 pm.

Not only will there be live performances all night from San Diego Gay Men's Chorus, American Idol's Keith London and various local drag artists hosted by Erica Foxx, but there will also be free tapas and an open bar until 7:30 pm. So definitely plan on arriving early!

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American Idol contestant Keith London talks to SDGLN about "that" night

When you talk to Keith London about his career, there is no way not to speak about his appearance on American Idol in 2014. That performance made him famous to fans and an inspiration to others wanting to piece together parts of their lives and express themselves without censor.

London will perform at Martinis Above Fourth on Sunday September 20, for The Gay Men’s Chorus Encore benefit starting at 4 pm. He told me he will perform some of his Idol songs from that night on season thirteen, plus another surprise favorite.

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Jim Winsor’s Out & About: Offer Nissim to headline White Party Palm Springs 2016

Last week Jeffrey Sanker announced on Facebook that they would be “spilling the tea” soon on big surprise for next year’s White Party Palm Springs. And this week it was revealed: the headliner for the main party will be none other than the hugely popular International DJ/Producer Offer Nissim.

"Nightmare on Normal Street" pre-sale tickets are on sale now

For the second year in a row, Hillcrest will turn into a place of creepy good fun as Nightmare on Normal Street returns on Saturday, October 31.

This mad and vibrant street fair rings in the fall season with costumed party goers dressed in their favorite and sometimes revealing disguises.

Pre-sale tickets go on sale today, and will include live entertainment two full bars and if you choose, a VIP Infected Infirmary haunted maze.

Halloween is nearly here and Hillcrest, as always, offers the community a fun celebration filled with costume contests, Fright Zones and food fare.

Celebrate September birthdays at Babycakes on Saturday!

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

The monthly mass birthday celebration, presented by San Diego Pix, will be held Saturday, September 19 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 September.

Jim Winsor’s Out & About: Matinee San Diego was a big success, and will return in 2016

The first ever Matinee San Diego has just wrapped up, and as those of you who were there can attest, it did very well. Perfect weather, top notch organization and great community outreach combined to create what many are calling the best party weekend in San Diego to date.

It did so well, in fact, that venues have been booked and dates firmly announced … yes, Matinee will definitely return to San Diegoin 2016.

San Diego's Bake Sale Cafe now offers delivery service

SAN DIEGO - Fresh baked goods could be at your door in a matter of minutes from the popular East Village Bake Sale Cafe and Bakery.

The café has collaborated with Courier Collective, a bicycle messenger service, to bring all the freshness of the bake shop to your home.

Deliveries start daily at 6:45 am and serve plenty of neighborhoods in the San Diego area, including Downtown, Bankers Hill, Little Italy, Hillcrest, Mission Hills, North Park, South Park, Normal Heights, Golden Hill, Little Italy, University Heights and more.

Gossip Grill gets "Crazy" tonight with drag spectacular

Your friends are in town and you want to take them to something other than Sea World, Balboa Park or San Diego Zoo. Then why not a spectacular drag show?

Tonight, Aug. 22 at 7:30 pm, Gossip Grill hosts “Spotlight,” which showcases the best in drag talent, as Davina Kostiana Love brings to the stage several drag stars and starlets performing their favorite Britney Spears numbers.

Music, dance and laughs are all on the schedule, and there is even an audience participation segment.

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Jim Winsor’s Out & About: Jungle Party comes to Rich’s this Saturday

Get your leopard-print booty shorts ready, boys!

This Saturday, SDPIX will bring back the The Jungle party to Rich’s, with amazing decorations, tropical themed performances, hot tribal go-go boys, and amazing dance tribal music by DJ Taj and DJ Roland Belmares until 4 am.

Tropical attire is encouraged, and there will be free body painting on site to bring out your wild look.

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