St. Patrick's Day

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Jim Winsor’s Out & About: It's St. Patrick’s Day weekend!

St. Patrick’s Day is this Monday, and you know what that means: Another holiday-related excuse to party! Here’s a roundup of some of the big Gaelic gay events going on around Hillcrest and beyond this weekend:

All weekend

4 pm: St. Patrick’s Weekend Celebration at Fiesta Cantina

Saturday

GLSEN, gays banned from Cincinnati St. Patrick's Day parade

CINCINNATI, Ohio — Organizers of Cincinnati’s St. Patrick’ Day parade have banned the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) from participating in the annual event because they don’t want any gay and lesbian groups marching in a Catholic event.

SATURDAY: SDPIX presents the Green Party at 1202

SAN DIEGO -- Hillcrest will be full of GREEN this weekend with St. Patrick's Day taking place on Sunday. In celebration of the holiday, SDPIX will present "The Green Party" at 1202 nightclub on Saturday, March 16.

The event will feature music by DJ Dawna Montell and a chance to win $500 in cash and prizes in a green costume contest.

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Jim Winsor’s Out & About: Big gay guide to St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is this Sunday, and you what that means: Another holiday-related excuse for us to party! Here’s a round-up of some of the big Gaelic gay events going on around Hillcrest and North Park this weekend:

Thursday

8 pm: Golden Chicks Pre-St. Patrick’s Day Party at 1202

Saturday

9:45 am: St. Patrick’s Day Parade at Flicks

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Why can't the LGBT community be Irish for a day? | UPDATED

I have always loved a good parade. I grew up in New York and had the good fortune of watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade every year. It was a family tradition for us. We saw it in person at least once, but always watched it on TV while dinner was cooking.

TONIGHT: SDPIX presents Get Lucky at Eden

SAN DIEGO -- With St. Patrick's Day falling on Saturday this year, holiday celebrations tonight are expected to be particularly wild.

Those looking for a bit of Irish luck should look no further than Hillcrest's Eden nightclub for the "Get Lucky" party, starting at 10 pm. Presented by San Diego PIX, this special St. Patrick's Day party will feature dancing and music by DJ Von Kiss.

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Jim Winsor’s Out & About: Make plans to celebrate St. Patrick's Day!

Somebody pinch me! St. Patrick's Day is this coming Saturday, so here's a brief list of some of the green-themed events coming up this weekend:

SDPIX presents Get Lucky at Eden

"St. Patrick's Day might be the day that you Get Lucky! SDPIX and Eden will present a special St. Patrick's Day party featuring DJ Von Kiss. Dance, drink, and celebrate the luck of the Irish at Hillcrest's biggest St. Patty's Day bash - you might just find your own pot of gold!

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Jim Winsor’s Out & About: More White Party news, plus St. Patrick's Day

Producer Jeffrey Sanker has announced the White Party Palm Springs headliner for the Saturday night main event at the Palm Springs Convention Center: It will be Swedish pop sensation Robyn.

They're also bringing in from Las Vegas, erotic acrobats from Zumanity to perform live throughout the evening.

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COMMENTARY: St. Patrick's Day parades are anti-gay, just like the black church

Irish and African-American LGBTQ communities share a lot in common when it comes to being excluded from iconic institutions in their communities.

For LGBTQ African-Americans, it's the black church, and for LGBTQ Irish, it's the St. Patrick's Day Parade.

St. Patrick's Day has rolled around again, and like previous March 17 celebrations nationwide, its LGBTQ communities are not invited. As a contentious and protracted argument for now over two decades, parade officials have a difficult time grasping the notion that being Irish and gay is also part of their heritage.

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VIDEOS: Lucky charms! Check out the best guide to celebrating St. Patrick's Day in San Diego!

It is your lucky day! Here is the best of San Diego’s Irish-themed events in honor of St. Patrick’s Day.

You need plenty of green to wear because the celebrations begin on Saturday, March 12.

Special events

Start off your holiday celebrations with some good old fashion exercise. On Saturday, March 12, at 7:30 am, join fitness enthusiasts for the St. Patrick's Day 10K run, 2 & 4 Mile Run/walk in Mission Bay Park.

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