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Jim Winsor’s Out & About: New event Euphoria launches at Rich’s on Saturday

Get ready for something new and exciting at Rich’s this Saturday. The previously scheduled (and oft recurring) Active Duty party has been replaced; instead there will be the launch of a new night, Euphoria, featuring “hard, dark and uplifting beats” by DJ K-Swift, DJ Ed Bailey and DJ Nikno, as well as a live performance by the Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter and producer Mýa.

February birthday? Celebrate Saturday night at Babycakes!

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

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

Mr. San Diego Eagle 2015 Contest is this weekend

SAN DIEGO, California -- The Mr. San Diego Eagle 2015 contest kicks off tonight and continues through Saturday.

Members of the leather community from around the country will head to San Diego this weekend to see who wins the title of Mr. San Diego Eagle 2015.

The events begin at 8 tonight with the "Meet and Greet Underwear Auction," and continue Saturday at 8 pm for the contest itself.

Tickets can be purchased online or at the door.

Rich's and SDPIX to present Euphoria, featuring performance by Mýa

SAN DIEGO, California -- SDPIX and Rich's present the launch of a new night at the nightclub, Euphoria, on Saturday, Feb. 28 with afterhours until 4 am.

Guests at the event will get to check out Rich's brand new HD LED video wall and dance to music by DJ's ED Bailey, K-Swift, and Nikno.

There will also be a live performance by Mýa singing her top hits.

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Jim Winsor’s Out & About: Happy Year of the Sheep! Wang's North Park celebrates 3rd anniversary and Chinese New Year

This Friday Wang's North Park will be the place to be, as it will be celebrating its third anniversary. It will also be a celebration of Chinese New Year, one the most important traditional Chinese holidays on the calendar:

Celebrate Chinese New Year and Wang's 3 year anniversary in North Park

SAN DIEGO, California -- To celebrate Chinese New Year, Wang's North Park will host a special event on Friday, Feb. 20 starting at 6 pm.

Also known as the Lunar New Year, the Chinese New Year takes place next month on February 19. For the Chinese culture, this is one the most important traditional Chinese holidays celebrated every year.

To celebrate, on Friday, Feb. 20, San Diegans are invited to ring in Chinese New Year with Wang’s North Park, the largest Chinese restaurant in San Diego. And better yet, they’ll also be celebrating their third anniversary!

TONIGHT: Celebrate Mardi Gras at Hillcrest Fat Tuesday

SAN DIEGO, California -- Organizers are currently setting up for tonight's Hillcrest Fat Tuesday celebration, which kicks off at 6 pm.

The event is returning to its original location on University Avenue between First and Fourth Avenues. Sponsored by the Hillcrest Business Association (HBA), a portion of the proceeds from the party benefit the GSDBA Foundation's Youth Scholarship Program.

Hillcrest Fat Tuesday will feature a night time dance party, carnival style performances, Cajun Cuisine, performances by Lips, two bars, a VIP area with a private bar, and DJs from Rich’s Nightclub.

Dessert shop to swap locations in North Park

SAN DIEGO, California -- A generous tipster sent us word that Heaven Sent Desserts, which opened at the corner of University Avenue and 30th Street in 2006, is planning to move into bigger digs.

Eater spoke with a manager who said that the dessert shop's business is booming, necessitating a larger space; they will plan to close the original store in late April and reopen in a new location by early May.

First brewpub coming to North Park

SAN DIEGO, California -- The long-fermenting North Park Beer Company announced recently that it has leased an 8,000-square-foot site, a former gym, at 3038 University Avenue.

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Jim Winsor’s Out & About: Happy Valentine's, Tantrums, Presidents, Mardi Gras week!

Boy, when it rains it pours. We have what essentially amounts to an extended five-day weekend ahead of us, featuring three significant holidays and one huge annual charity event (Tantrums and Tiaras) on Sunday.

Let’s begin with the first holiday, which is …

Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is this Saturday, and there are several special events being planned around it this year:

Thursday, Feb. 12

5:30 pm: Because Love is Forever at Heat Bar & Kitchen