Nightlife & Dining

April birthday? Celebrate at Babycakes on Saturday night!

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

The monthly mass birthday celebration, presented by San Diego Pix, will be held Saturday, April 19 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 April.

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

TONIGHT: Find out who San Diego Pride's headline entertainer will be

SAN DIEGO -- With San Diego Pride just three months away, the organization that produces the annual festivities is beginning to generate community excitement by releasing information about this year's rally, parade and festival.

Tonight at Gossip Grill is San Diego Pride's Headliner Announcement Party, where guests will be the first to hear who will headline this year's festival entertainment stages. Party attendees will also get a sneak peak at some of the things that are planned for this year, which San Diego Pride's 40th anniversary celebration.

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Jim Winsor’s Out & About: Urban Mo’s 22nd anniversary is today

Urban Mo’s will be celebrating its 22nd anniversary tonight (Thursday).

Last year, if you recall, they did a carnival-themed event. This year, they will have a Wig Out party, featuring food, entertainment and fun, and a fabulous wig contest at 9 pm with $500 in cash and prizes. I got mine ready … see you there!

First round of WPPS entertainers announced

Harvey Milk's American Diner starts "selfie" contest

SAN DIEGO -- Guests of Harvey Milk’s American Diner can enter to win up to $200 in food and drinks at the diner in an upcoming “selfie” competition.

In an effort to create a deeper connection between the guests, friends and fans of Harvey’s, the diner has teamed up with Lynup, The Social Agency, to run a social media campaign in which guests can post selfies on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Ariana Grande to headline White Party Palm Springs

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. - Ariana Grande, the 2013 American Music Award winner for “Best New Artist,” will be the headliner at White Party Palm Springs.

Grande will perform live at the Saturday night main event at the Palm Springs Convention Center. Fresh off a Presidential appearance at the White House, Grande gained international notoriety as a pop vocalist when her single, "The Way" from her debut studio album, "Yours Truly" (2013) became a Top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified double platinum by the RIAA.

Over 40 restaurants participating in Taste of Hillcrest

SAN DIEGO -- One of San Diego's favorite tasting events, Taste of Hillcrest, returns on Saturday, April 19 from noon to 4 pm.

This self-guided walking tour will give participants the opportunity to sample bites from 40 Hillcrest restaurants, representing an international array of cuisine.

Each participating location is within walking distance of each other, but a complimentary shuttle will also be available.

Tickets are $30 in advance, and $35 on the day of.

The list of participating restaurants is below.

Gourmet juicery coming to San Diego's East Village

SAN DIEGO -- Arsalun Tafazoli and Nathan Stanton of CH Projects — a San Diego powerhouse hospitality collective with eight distinct concepts in its repertoire — will introduce a contemporary take on the conventional juice bar experience.

Just last week, a lease was signed on a 1,100 square-foot space located at 871 G St. in San Diego's East Village.

College Area Taste is Sunday

SAN DIEGO -- There is no shortage of community tasting events in San Diego, with the next one up being the College Area Taste, scheduled for Sunday, April 13 from 11 am to 3 pm.

Spotlighting the restaurants in the College Area, event organizers hope participants will come out to explore and re-discover the many dining options in the diverse neighborhoods that surround San Diego State University.

Crest Cafe debuts "Decadent Grilled Cheese Menu"

SAN DIEGO -- Who does not like a grilled cheese sandwich? These days, the ordinary grilled cheese sandwich is passe. Voila! Crest Cafe today will introduce its "Decadent Grilled Cheese Menu" for its landmark location in Hillcrest.

Each sandwich costing $6.50 will be served on whole wheat bread with a kosher dill pickle and red apple slices:

* "The Popper" features cream and cheddar cheeses, fresh jalapenos and corn tortilla chips.

* "The Nutter" has cheddar cheese, bacon, crunchy peanut butter and raspberry jam.

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Jim Winsor’s Out & About: DJ Alexander stands up to alleged harassment from LA promoter

Tuesday morning DJ/producer Alexander, a DJ with a huge and loyal following in San Diego, rather dramatically announced via his media accounts that he believes he may need a restraining order against a Los Angeles after-hours promoter.

He described a campaign of “constant psychological and verbal abuse” against him, by means of about “50 emails since Feb 9th from this jerk” (including at least

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