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Editor's Note: Check out the nightly social scene week after week with Bianca! If you know of events that aren't listed, feel free to send her a head's up on anything that's not currently on her radar.
Happening THURSDAY – July 14
Gossip Grill– Jugz n’ Mugz 7 pm - 1:30 am
Ladies! Come and start your Pride weekend early at Gossip Grill’s Jugz n’ Mugz this Thursday and partake in Gossip’s specials all night long! No Cover.
Rich’s – Repent’s 5th Annual Blackout Party - 9:00 pm until 2:00 am
Don’t miss the 5th Annual Pride Blackout Party at Rich's Nightclub in Hillcrest!!! This will undoubtedly be a night to remember! Hitting over 1000 women, this event will be San Diego's Largest Lesbian Event! White attire is a MUST, as ONLY black lights will be shinning inside the club. Highlighters will be handed out at the front door and as soon as you hit those black lights you can let your artistic talents glow!!! Draw on your friends, write your number on a hot girl, and more!!!
There will also be Las Vegas style shows throughout the night! 3 Dj's, 2 Dance Floors, and a night packed with the most beautiful women in Southern California! It will be an event you will never forget!! Admission is $15 for pre-sale tickets and $20 at the door! Also, you can upgrade your ticket the night of the event for just $20 more and have the luxury to relax in the upstairs VIP lounge!
Happening FRIDAY – July 15
W Hotel – Friday Priday Happy Hour – 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Kick off your San Diego Pride weekend with FlawLes and Mama's Kitchen at the W Hotel, San Diego's Official Host Hotel of Pride 2011! The ladies, bois and swirls of San Diego will be flocking to the beautiful W Hotel San Diego to absolutely takeover the Living Room Lounge, Veranda and Beach of the W. Samples and giveaways are on the menu for this very special gay holiday extravaganza! This event will feature DJ DIDA! Tickets are just $10 & proceeds go to support the wonderful efforts of Mama's Kitchen.
Gossip Grill – R-NIGHT: Full Moon Party- 6 pm – 1:30 am
Come join the ladies at Gossip Grill, howl at the moon, and dance the night away this Friday! DJ Sasha will be spinnin’ the beats, and YOU will be dancin’ like an animal! No Cover.
The Flame – San Diego Pride: Red Carpet Party by Soul Kiss– 8:00pm – 2:00am
Kick off Pride with 2 rooms of Hip Hop, Dancehall, House and more at Flame’s Red Carpet Party! Music by DJ Gigi and DJ Toya, and a LIVE performance by “the baddest chick” TRINA! Tickets are $30 pre-sale and VIP entry for $50! This event is 21+.
Brass Rail – R-NIGHT: A San Diego Pride Girl Party- 9 pm – 2am
Head over to the Brass Rail for R-Night and Party with the ladies for Pride! From 9-11 pm catch DJ Kiki, and from 11 pm-2 am dance the rest of the night away with DJ dirtyKurty! AND, there will be sexy San Diego and LA GoGos to dance with! So, join the ladies from WIRED and RIVALRY for the R-NIGHT: San Diego Pride Girl Party! Cover is $10 before 10 pm and TBA thereafter!
Happening SATURDAY – July 16
Gossip Grill – Haute in the Lot– 10 am
Need to recuperate from Friday night? Well, refuel with a Gossip brunch from 10 am-2 pm! Enjoy a bumping parking lot party with DJ Dida AND DJ Kiki, and catch a great view of the PRIDE PARADE!!! Great food, great beats, great view! Gossip Grill is in Hillcrest. No Cover.
U-31– INFERNO PRIDE– 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
San Diego INFERNO PRIDE is going be over the top this Saturday at U-31 in North Park!!! The party starts at 5:30 pm and goes to 9:30 pm, so enjoy the day and come get the night started! There will be giveaways all night so don't miss your chance to win some great prizes! Prizes will include a gift certificate to Jake's on 6th, AND tickets to the Flawles Pool Party, FREE tickets to Hot Flash, and more! ALSO don’t miss your chance to dance to the beats of San Francisco house deejay, DJ Rockaway -- who will keep you moving, dancing, and shaking!! $10 cover!
The Flame – Rapture Pride White Party with Mya- LIVE – 8:00pm – 2:00 am
The official Rapture Pride White Party will have a live performance from Mya this Saturday at The Flame in Hillcrest!!! This is a show that you will not want to miss! The Flame just got even hotter with live performance from the sensational Mya!!! Rapture will be rockin’ the house and raising the roof to the sounds of D.J LiL Chris and D.J Dallas giving you the best of Hip Hop, R&B, Top 40, Dirty South, House and some special Dub step jams. Dance the night away with the feature Rapture Go Go Girls AND Boys. Want to play with the hottest ladies around for PRIDE? Well come get caught up in the RAPTURE and have the PRIDE of your life! VIP service available! Tickets are $15.00 pre-sale or $25.00 V.I.P (includes FRONT OF LINE ACCESS).
Lei Lounge – Unity Pride Event – 10 pm – 2 am
And Saturday, join the UNITY girls at Lei Lounge! Experience 2 DJs: DJ dirtyKurty and DJ Olga T for some heart dropping beats! Participate in the Silent Auction to benefit the Human Rights Campaign, and at midnight there will be a Special Surprise Performance! VIP cabanas are just $150 each! Get your $20 pre-sale tickets online at www.in2Uevents.com!
Happening SUNDAY – July 17
Andaz Hotel (Ivy Roof-Top) – Flawles Pride Pool Party - noon – 8:00 pm
Soak in the Sun roof-top style with the ladies’ from Flawles to celebrate their eagerly anticipated POOLSIDE PRIDE event the Andaz Hotel (formerly the Ivy)! DJ’s include, DJ Amara from LA, and DJ Baohaus from Houston! Join these amazing DJ’s for a poolside dance party! FREE for Flawles members! $25 Pre-sale tickets! Or $40 at the door!
Bourbon Street Bar and Grill – Ladies Night: Pride Closing Party – 7:00 pm – 2:00 am
Finish off your pride at Bourbon Street for the most notorious lesbian night in San Diego! At 7:00 pm don’t miss a LIVE performance from Ashley Matte until 9:00pm! Dance with the hot GoGo girls and get your groove on to the beats of DJ Lil Chris! Also, meet the cast from the NEW season of the “L Word”!!! No cover.
Happening EVERY Tuesday
Ruby Room – Ruby Tuesdays! – 9 pm
Come and see Female Fronted Bands hosted by the lovely and sultry Tori Roze at the target="_blank">Ruby Room in Hillcrest! This Tuesday, July 12th come see Thea Tochihara, Bryan Bangerter, The Amanda Weggener Band, plus Tarot Card Readings by Bianca Waxlax, LIVE ART by Mister Andy Lowe. While getting your grooves on with these female fronted bands, get your gypsy on with TAROT Cards Read by me, Bianca! Come get those pertinent questions answered! TAROT Card Readings cost just $1.00 per minute! There is a suggested $2 donation at the door and the event is 21+.
Happening EVERY Tuesday
Gossip Grill – Trashy/Classy Karaoke Night – 7 pm
Every Tuesday night enjoy yourself at Gossip Grill with the ladies, and for some hilariously fun karaoke with our very own Miss Laura Jane. Get your dinner on, and have a night full of friends, great food, good laughs, and songs with the ladies! Who could ask for more? No Cover.
Happening EVERY Wednesday
U-31 – We Wednesdays - 9 pm
Women’s Entertainment recently launched the newest and hottest night for women at U-31 in North Park. This Wednesday, enjoy the beats of Miki Vale and NiomieSoulFly. Come enjoy some underground hip-hop, soul, dance-hall, and rare grooves at U-31. Break up the monotony of your week at We Wednesdays. No Cover.
Bourbon Street – Latin Night
Come to Bourbon Street Bar and Grill in University Heights on Wednesdays, starting at 8 pm for Latin Night and dance your night away to only the best Latin beats! No Cover.
Happening EVERY Thursday
Rich’s – Repent – 9:30 pm
Repent, is held weekly at Rich's Nightclub in Hillcrest, is a dynamic mixture of cocktail and coyote ugly with a ton of lesbian vigor thrown in!
It is notoriously packed every Thursday night and has had Hillcrest raving! And when you hear the church bells ringing, expect an epic performance from the talented and beautiful Repent bartenders. Thursday is the new Friday at Repent! Cover is $6 before 10 pm, $8 from 10 pm - 11 pm, and $10 after 11 pm.
Happening EVERY Friday
The Flame - Soul Kiss Fridays – 10 pm
You may not realize it, but The Flame is now the only ladies Nightclub in San Diego and they are giving the women here a full scale night club of their own. Don’t miss Soul Kiss on Fridays and enjoy all of the underground hip-hop that you love!
Happening EVERY Sunday
Bourbon Street Bar and Grill – Sundays are Ladies Night
Come to Ladies Night every Sunday at Bourbon Street Bar and Grill in University Heights, for hip-hop and house music. Win cash and prizes by competing in the Booty-Shaking Contest. Enjoy the outdoor heated patio or the indoor dance floor. Also, enjoy Bourbon Street’s delicious bar treats. No Cover.
Happening EVERY Day and Night
Every day or night of the week, feel free to indulge in San Diego’s premier all-lesbian bar and grill. Great music, good eats, dynamic and friendly environment for lesbians seven days a week. Gossip Grill is always decked out in playful and sexy lesbian art. Also spicy is the clever sexual titles and entrees in the menu! Dine inside or outside, or just unwind with your community. Also, unwind at the Hump Day Gossip Hour every Wednesday, from 7 am to 1:30 am. No Cover.
Bianca Waxlax is a freelance writer for SDGLN who also has written for Lavender Lens Magazine. She loves to write articles about national and world news relating to LGBT issues, film reviews and health topics. To reach Bianca with questions or news about this column, contact her via email at email@example.com.
She is also an acupuncturist who practices at the Center Health in Normal Heights and at the Levas Physical Therapy and the Hoeck Physical Therapy office in La Jolla. To learn more, visit biancawaxlax.com.