Nightlife & Dining

Jim Winsor’s Out & About: Matinee San Diego prices increase this Friday

Here’s some important news for those of you out there who have yet to purchase your Matinee San Diego​ tickets: The prices will be going UP by as much as $150 this Friday.

Which means Thursday is the last day to get your passes at the current posted rates, namely: $169 for a 5-party Weekend Pass, $219 for a 5-party VIP Pass, and $269 for the Ultra VIP 7-Party Weekend Pass.

Not a bad deal for what is shaping up to be the most eagerly awaited and talked about San Diego party promotion of the year.

Tiger's Pictionary at #1 Fifth Avenue celebrates 4-years

SAN DIEGO, California -- Tiger's Pictionary night at #1 Fifth Avenue has become a popular Wednesday tradition, raising thousands of dollars for local charities. The fun, charitable game night will celebrate its 4-year anniversary this Wednesday, July 29.

According to organizers, the event's current fundraising total is $29,119, benefiting 29 charities (listed below).

Tiger and team posted the following on the Facebook invite to Wednesday night's event.

Celebrate July birthdays at Babycakes on Saturday!

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

The monthly mass birthday celebration, presented by San Diego Pix, will be held Saturday, July 25 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 July.

Those with July birthdays are welcome and encouraged to bring their friends and loved ones along, who will also be invited to participate in the festivities.

Jim Winsor’s Out & About: SDPIX Lucky 13th Birthday this Saturday

Be sure to check out Rich's this Saturday to celebrate SDPIX's "Lucky 13" anniversary! Complimentary cake from Babycakesand champagne will be served from 10 to 11 pm, while DJ Taj will spin all night long in the main room, with DJ K-Swift in the front room. Guests are encouraged to arrive early as SDPIX events always draw a crowd.

Those with SDPIX VIP or text will receive $5 off cover before 11 pm. To receive the discount offer, text SDPIX to 46786 and show the welcome message to the cashiers.

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Jim Winsor's Out & About: Comic-Con celebrations in Hillcrest

This year's 4-day Comic-Con begins this Thursday. In honor of this big event, many bars and clubs in Hillcrest are pulling out all the stops, with superhero themed events planned all weekend long:

Wednesday, July 8
7 pm: Dreamgirls Cartoons, Comics and Cosplay Show at Urban Mo's

Thursday, July 9
8 pm: The Nerdy Dirty Party at the Brass Rail

Jim Winsor's Out & About: Serial vandalism hits gay men’s restrooms in Hillcrest

At least five bars in Hillcrest - #1 Fifth Avenue, Baja Betty's, Flicks, the Loft, Urban Mo's and possibly others - have all had their men’s restroom mirrors defaced in recent days, and all in a similar manner.

In each case, the vandal etched the word “NICIE” in the same stylized manner (see photo at right). While such vandalism is certainly not unknown in restrooms in general, the targeted and systematic method in which these etchings have been carried out is somewhat unusual.

THIS SATURDAY: The Absolutely Fabulous, Fierce Yasss Hunty Drag Extravaganza is coming to Rich's!

SAN DIEGO, California -- Dust off those wigs and get ready for The Absolutely Fabulous, Fierce Yasss Hunty Drag Extravaganza this Saturday night at Rich’s. This over-the-top drag party is presented by SDPIX.

Everyone is encouraged to wear their fiercest drag attire, so start figuring out your outfit now.

The event will include a drag costume contest hosted by Allusia, and guests can werk it on the red carpet, too.

DJs John Joseph and Taj will spin all night long, with DJ K-Swift in the front room.

Jim Winsor’s Out & About: Rich’s side patio now serving drinks

Have you ever been dancing up a sweat at Rich’s with, then decide to wander out, drink in hand, to their pleasant cool outdoor side patio … only to be halted by security? Well, those days are over.

Not only is alcohol now permitted on the side patio, but drinks are being served as well! Yes, Rich’s has finally obtained the long sought after expansion of its liquor license to permit this activity on a regular basis. Yes I know, it's about time!

The Absolutely Fabulous, Fierce Yasss Hunty Drag Extravaganza at Rich's

World-class DJ Drew G will marry soulmate Eric Hanser

One is the Director of digital commerce strategies and the other is a renowned DJ and CEO of Dirty Pop Productions. Drew G and Eric Hanser are remixing their lives for sure and the result is an extended version of love and commitment.

DJ Drew G never thought that day he went into Rich’s in San Diego to set up his equipment for the night would lead to a life-changing devotion of love and commitment.

After all, his relationships in the past were hard work and the prospect of finding any meaning to bond with another person was the furthest thing from his mind.

Jim Winsor's Out & About: Red Dress Party fundraising goals met, party dates set

Big news about the planned Red Dress Party San Diego I told you about a couple weeks ago: In an overwhelming display of community support, their crowdfunding goal of $10,000 was easily reached last Friday.