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Jim Winsor’s Out & About: Andrew Christian models in Hillcrest this Saturday

Andrew Christian fashion show at Rich's
Photo credit:
Cali Griebel/SDPIX

This Saturday will be a big night for fans of Andrew Christian … Mankind in Hillcrest will host a book signing of Andrew Christian's new book, SEX=POWER=FREEDOM, from 9-10 pm:

“Andrew Christian's SEX=POWER=FREEDOM is not just another coffee-table book.  It explains that sex is more than sex: it's power, it's emotion, it's creation, it's personal expression, it's political freedom.

The 200-page book features 15 hot models, mostly photographed in just wisps of Andrew Christian fashions.   Models include gay adult film stars Topher DiMaggio, Sean Zevran, and Ryan Rose.

Although bursting with S&M photography and male nudity, Christian would like the book to politically empower the queer community.  He told the Huffington Post “When I first envisioned the book, my vision of it was very simple: it was going to be a book of my half-naked models.”  While featuring the models in various states of undress, it now is a political manifesto against discrimination.”

After the event, Andrew Christian will take his models down the street to Rich’s, where they will begin go go dancing at 11 pm. Then at midnight there will be a “scorching hot Andrew Christian fashion show with his latest, and skimpiest, designs.”

Laces & Lashes Ball

Also this Saturday will be the annual San Diego American Flag Football League (SDAFFL) Laces & Lashes Ball at Rich’s, from 5:30 to 9:30 pm. Hosted by Vicky Vox, this event is San Diego’s original “jocks in drag” pageant.

Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door, with a portion of proceeds going to the San Diego LGBT Community Center. Come early for the red-carpet event and cocktail hour in the front room at 5:30 pm, then get ready for the main show at 7pm, which will include a special guest performance by Chad Michaels.

Urban Mo’s 25th Anniversary Party

On Tuesday, Urban Mo’s will be having a major milestone event … it’s 25th Anniversary Party! Yep the big 2-5. As you can imagine, this will be a huge event. As such, they are going to be handling admissions via an RSVP system; if you’d like to attend, be sure to let them know here.

Other fun stuff this week

Thursday

8 pm to 9:30 pm: Frenchie Davis in The Frenchie Davis Experience at Martinis Above Fourth

9 pm to 2 am: Flicker at Flicks

Friday

5 pm: OUT at the Park at Petco Park

6 pm to 10 pm: SDPIX presents Top of the Bay at the Porto Vista Hotel

6:30 pm to 10 pm: RuPaul's Drag Race Viewing Party: Season 9 at Urban Mo's

7 pm: Finger Me Fridays at Gossip Grill

7 pm: Deep Fridays at Brick Bar

Saturday

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

8 pm: San Diego Gay Men's Chorus presents Broadway Now!

Sunday

11 am to 3 pm: Gospel Brunch at Lips

1 pm to 6 pm: F-Monday It's Sunday Funday at Uptown Tavern

3 pm to 8 pm: Church at Babycakes

6 pm: to 9 pm: Dinner + Show Benefit for Fraternity House at Martinis Above Fourth

Monday

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

Tuesday

4 pm: Happy Hour at the San Diego Eagle

8 pm to 9:30 pm: La Voix in Red Hot Globe Trot at Martinis Above Fourth

Wednesday

5 pm to 9 pm: Spring 2017 Big Queer BBQ at SDSU

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

Last week’s events

Check out SDPIX.com for all the new albums from last week, including photos from Top of the Bay at the Porto Vista Hotel, Brick Bar, Babycakes, Baja Betty’s, Gossip Grill, Hillcrest Brewing Company, and #1 Fifth Avenue. Happy viewing