Nightlife & Dining

Rich's and SDPIX present Active Duty with after-hours on Saturday night

SAN DIEGO, California -- To top-off the long Thanksgiving weekend, head to Rich's on Saturday night for SDPIX's Active Duty: The Military Party.

Active Duty is one of Rich's most popular events and will include music by DJs Nikno and Taj. Camo attire is encouraged and free Active Duty dog tags will be given out while supplies last.

Those currently serving in the armed forces get in free before 11 pm with valid military ID. Everyone else gets $5 off cover before 11 pm with SDPIX VIP sticker or by texting SDPIX MILITARY to 46786.

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Jim Winsor’s Out & About: Benefits for Lady O continue through Thanksgiving weekend

By now I’m sure you’ve all heard the news of the tragic passing of local drag legend and club kid Louis "Lady O" Orozco. The outpouring of sympathy from the community has been overwhelming, and the article has been the most-read story this week on SDGLN.

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Jim Winsor’s Out & About: Wet with Fathom Crossfit at Bourbon Street

Tonight (Thursday) Bourbon Street will be hosting a special edition of its weekly #WET contest.

In addition to the usual amount of random hot contestants taking it off in a competition for over $600 in cash and prizes, getting in the shower with them this week will be the sexy studs of Fathom Crossfit.

The night will also feature half-priced Svedka cocktails, and $1 shot specials after the show. The fabulous Tori Heart will be the emcee for the evening.

Overdrive to celebrate 1-year anniversary Saturday night at Spin

SAN DIEGO, California -- The producers of the monthly Overdrive party at Spin nightclub invite the community to celebrate their one-year anniversary party on Saturday night with headline DJ Tristan Jaxx.

The party will go on despite a fire that caused water damage this week.

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Jim Winsor’s Out & About: Jake’s on 6th says “Farewell” this Saturday

Jake’s on 6th, the family-owned wine bar near the corner of Sixth and Robinson that was a favorite to many, will be closing its doors this Saturday, Nov. 15. No reason for the decision was given, but they did issue the following statement and invitation to the community:

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The Taste Buds go Italian at Acqua Al 2 in the Gaslamp

San Diego Gay & Lesbian News has a regular dining-out column written by The Taste Buds, SDGLN's resident foodies. Today's review is by Sweet and Umami, whose identities are the best-kept secrets in San Diego.

Acqua Al 2, 322 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Call: 619-230-0382

Hours: Open for lunch and dinner.

November birthday? Celebrate Saturday night at Babycakes!

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

The monthly mass birthday celebration, presented by San Diego PIX, will be held Saturday, Nov. 15 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 November.

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Jim Winsor’s Out & About: White Party Palm Springs DJs picked

Jeffrey Sanker just announced the DJ lineup for next year’s White Party Palm Springs.

A total of 18 DJs will spin nine parties over three days, including DJs Chris Cox, Chus & Ceballos and Nacho Chapado scheduled for the big White Party main event at the Palm Springs Convention Center on Saturday.

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The Taste Buds check out Wang's North Park

San Diego Gay & Lesbian News has a regular dining-out column written by The Taste Buds, SDGLN's resident foodies. Today's review is by Sweet and Umami, whose identities are the best-kept secrets in San Diego.

Wang’s North Park, 3029 University Ave., San Diego, California 92037

Call: 619-291-7500

Hours: Open 4 pm to close Friday through Sunday; 5 pm to close Monday through Thursday. Happy Hour is 4-7 pm Friday and Saturday; 4-8 pm Sunday; 5-7 pm Monday through Thursday.

S&M Sausage and Meat to open Park Blvd. eatery on Election Day

SAN DIEGO, California -- S&M Sausage and Meat will start carving carnivore-friendly options in University Heights on Nov. 4.

To celebrate the 2 pm opening on Election Day (Nov. 4), customers donning their "I Voted" sticker can say their "safe word" -- either congressional candidate Carl [DeMaio] or Scott [Peters] -- and receive two free strips of bacon.

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