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Jim Winsor’s Out & About: San Diego gay nightlife in coming weeks

This column will be on hiatus for a couple weeks, as today I am leaving on a trip to Europe for the Atlantis Mediterranean Cruise, followed by a visit to Spain for the Circuit Festival in Barcelona.

That being the case, here’s a few big events in San Diego to look out for in coming weeks while I’m away:

Friday, Aug. 8

6-9 pm: Cirque Reinvente at the Center

“Cirque Réinventé is just that for one night the San Diego LGBT Center will be transformed into a Circus unlike any other. Drawing on the Power of 6 and the build up to AIDS Walk San Diego, help raise money for this amazing cause!!”

Sunday, Aug. 10

Noon to 11 pm: Hillcrest CityFest

“Cityfest turns 30 this year! Save the date and meet us under the Hillcrest sign on 5th and University for Hillcrest’s beloved street fair.”

7-10 pm: So You Think You Can Drag at Lips

“So You Think You Can Drag? is San Diego's best amateur/professional drag contest, hosted by Paris! Who will take home the prize this month? Contestants compete for $500 in cash and prizes. Call 619-295-7900 for reservations.”

Saturday, Aug. 16

Noon to 5 pm: Guys Like Us Pool Party II

“Our first fundraiser pool party was a big success and now it's time to do it all again! We hope you will join us for our last big pool party of the year at this new location and pool!”

10 pm to 4 am: Overdrive at Spin with DJ Cindel

“DJ Cindel grew up around Chicago where his endless exposure to house music led to his love, and eventual practice, of producing it. Having done so since the age of 15, he has especially honed his skills creating drum mixes and tribal-house vocals, earning him the title “The King of Drums.””

Other fun stuff this coming week

Thursday, July 31

8 pm: Wet Your Whistle B4 Wet at Lei Lounge

9 pm: Club Flicker at Flicks

9 pm: Muscle at the Brass Rail

10 pm: Wet at Bourbon Street

Friday, Aug. 1

6:30 pm: Inner Quest: A Revolutionary Voyage of Self-Discovery

6 pm: Boy Bar at Harvey Milk’s American Diner

7 pm: Finger Me Fridays at Gossip Grill

Saturday, Aug. 2

10 am to 2 pm: Mexican Brunch at Baja Betty's

8-9:30 pm: Kickers Country Western Line Dancing at Urban Mo's

Sunday, Aug. 3

11 am to 3 pm: Gospel Brunch at Lips

3-7 pm: Sunday Fundays at Uptown Tavern

3-8 pm: Church at Babycakes

Monday, Aug. 4

6-11 pm: 50₵ Wing Night at Hillcrest Brewing Company

9 pm: Manic Mondays at the Brass Rail

Wednesday, Aug. 6

7:30-10 pm: Pictionary Night at #1 Fifth Ave.

10 pm: Mischief at Rich's

Last week’s events

Check out SDPIX.com for all the new albums from last week, including the rest of the Pride albums. Happy viewing, and I shall see you all when I return!