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Jim Winsor’s Out & About: Valentine's & President's Day Weekend in Hillcrest

Just like last week, this week we are faced with another double holiday weekend: Valentine’s Day on Sunday, and Presidents Day on Monday (making it a three-day weekend!). Here’s a guide of what we have to look forward to:

Valentine celebrations

Saturday, February 13:

7 pm: Pre-Valentine's Stoplight Party at Gossip Grill

Tantrums and Tiaras contestant profile: Dash Le of Baja Betty's

(Editor's note: "Tantrums and Tiaras: Battle of the Bar Queens 2016" returns on Sunday, Feb. 21 at Observatory North Park. The show is an over-the-top drag competition where representatives from some of the community’s bars with little or no drag experience compete for the crown. The event benefits the programs of The San Diego LGBT Community Center. Leading up to the event, we will profile the five contestants, but you'll have to buy tickets and go the show to find out their drag name and see them in full make-up!

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Jim Winsor’s Out & About: Superbowl and Mardi Gras this week

Well folks, we’ve got a big week to look forward to, what with the Super Bowl on Sunday, and then Mardi Gras on Tuesday. A double holiday!

Let’s start off with what’s going on in the gayborhood for the Super Bowl:

Super Bowl Festivities

Sunday, February 7:
9:30 am: Catch the Big Game Here at Uptown Tavern

“Trying to figure out where to watch the big game? Come watch the ‪#‎Superbowl with us! We have plenty of TVs along with a Champagne Bar and drink specials!”

Tantrums and Tiaras contestant profile: Spencer Luster of Martinis Above Fourth Table + Stage

(Editor's note: "Tantrums and Tiaras: Battle of the Bar Queens 2016" returns on Sunday, Feb. 21 at Observatory North Park. The show is an over-the-top drag competition where representatives from some of the community’s bars with little or no drag experience compete for the crown. The event benefits the programs of The San Diego LGBT Community Center. Leading up to the event, we will profile the five contestants, but you'll have to buy tickets and go the show to find out their drag name and see them in full make-up!

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The 7 best lines from 'Victor/Victoria,' coming to Hillcrest

SAN DIEGO - A lot of people complain that there aren’t any good musicals on the big screen anymore. Perhaps that is because all of them have already been made.

But don’t fret, one of the greatest is returning to the big screen on Wednesday, February 10 (Click here for tickets).

Singer Debby Holiday will liven up San Diego for one night

Debby Holiday loves music and her broad spectrum of tastes is showcased with every song she chooses to perform. It's never a dull moment when Holiday is in the house.

You will be able to experience Holiday’s sound on Thursday, February 4, at Martini’s Above Fourth at 8 pm.

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RESTAURANT REVIEW: "The Crest Cafe"

[Editor's note: Oh-So Yummy's Lynn Le visited the famous Crest Cafe and reviewed it for her site. She has given SDGLN permission to repost it here.]

Crest Cafe has been featured on the Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

We've had our own little sneak peak during a few Taste of Hillcrest events.

SDPIX wants to get you 'WET' at Numbers

While the rest of the country is suffering through snowstorms and freezing weather, Hillcrest gets into its underwear and brings a micro-climate of its own to Numbers on Thursdays.

Tantrums and Tiaras contestant profile: Ryan Birke of Flicks

(Editor's note: "Tantrums and Tiaras: Battle of the Bar Queens 2016" returns on Sunday, Feb. 21 at Observatory North Park. The show is an over-the-top drag competition where representatives from some of the community’s bars with little or no drag experience compete for the crown. The event benefits the programs of The San Diego LGBT Community Center. Leading up to the event, we will profile the five contestants, but you'll have to buy tickets and go the show to find out their drag name and see them in full make-up!

Tantrums and Tiaras contestant profile: Joey Adams of Gossip Grill

(Editor's note: "Tantrums and Tiaras: Battle of the Bar Queens 2016" returns on Sunday, Feb. 21 at Observatory North Park. The show is an over-the-top drag competition where representatives from some of the community’s bars with little or no drag experience compete for the crown. The event benefits the programs of The San Diego LGBT Community Center. Leading up to the event, we will profile the five contestants, but you'll have to buy tickets and go the show to find out their drag name and see them in full make-up!