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Ultimate Guide to San Diego Pride 2017 with Jinx Mirage

Here is the ULTIMATE Guide to San Diego Pride
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From San Diego Pride 2016

Following Jinx's highlights is a bookmarkable guide to all the other events happening at Pride this year. 

What is up San Diego!!!!! Happy Pride!

It’s that time of year we have all been waiting for. All the months of hitting the gym, meal prepping and getting that Pride body ready has come.

Or, if you’re like me: devilishly charming and didn’t get a Pride body, ready to party the house down anyway.

Either way, this is for you guys and I am so honored to be your tour guide, valet, concierge or whatever you want to call it for Pride.

If you don’t know, I’m Jinx Mirage and I’m going to give you all the T and what’s going on for Pride. If you’re from around here you know Pride kicks off this Wednesday.

So, let’s gets started.

Pride Edition of their Dreamgirls Revenue

Pride 2017 in San Diego kicks off this Wednesday, July 12, and the best part is there is something for everyone.

"The Women" 

Grab some popcorn and go see "The Women," on the big screen at Landmark Cinemas. FilmOut and San Diego Pride present this Joan Crawford classic of cheating men, catty retorts and don't forget "Jungle Red." The show starts at 7 pm. 

Urban Mo’s kicks off their Six Days of Pride with a Pride Edition of their Dreamgirls Revenue.

If you love fierce drag and cheering for your favorite Drag Race All-star season one winner Chad Michaels, then make sure to get your reservations (which are made online) and kick off Pride with some of the best drag in town.

Unicorn Party at Gossip Grill

Where are my Lesties!!!!, that’s lesbian bestie. Gossip Grill will be kicking off Pride with a happy hour all day and fabulous Unicorn Party, the cover is $3 unless you have unicorn gear on then it’s free

Welfare Wednesday Britney Spears Edition

The Unicorn Party will start at 9 pm with Hillcrest own DJ Dida. 

Calling all my BRITNEY SPEARS FANs! Flicks will be kicking off Pride with a Welfare Wednesday Britney Spears Edition, $2 wells and the hits of Ms. Spears all-night long. 

Country Pride at Urban Mo’s

Thursday, July 13, Pride gets Country strong with Country Pride at Urban Mo’s.

Free Dance Lessons from 7 pm-8:30 pm and open dancing 8:30 pm to close.

Wonderland edition of Flickr

If country music isn’t for you, come follow John Joseph and the rest of the gang at Flicks down the rabbit hole for a Wonderland edition of Flickr. 2 live DJ’s,

Hot Go-Go dancers, and Surprise RuPaul's Drag Race Queens. And for my Lesties, I would suggest checking out Rich’s for #LEZ Pride Blackout Party. White/Neon Attire is encouraged as well as free glow sticks, body painting and special performances throughout the night.

Trust me, ladies, you don’t want to miss this. 

SDPIX presents Top of the Bay

If you're looking to kick off Pride with the beautiful San Diego sunset then the Aviation Pre-Pride Mixer at Top of the Bay is where you want to be this Friday, July 14. On top of the Porto Vista Hotel in Little Italy take in the views of the San Diego marina and enjoy cocktails and the sounds of San Diego's best DJ's 

SPLASH Pre-Pride Pool Party at the Lafayette Hotel

Friday, July 14, come get wet with me and LE Parties for SPLASH Pre-Pride Pool Party at the Lafayette Hotel 12 pm to 6 pm. Get your tickets early before they go up in price.

I know tickets will be $20 or higher at the door. so, get your swimsuits ready and let’s kick off the weekend with some fun in the sun.

Illicit at Lafayette Hotel 

Then at 10 pm get "Illicit" at the Lafayette Hotel featuring DJ Pacifico, with pornstar appearances. It's Leather and Lust, forbidden by the rules!

Pride Block Party

Pride wouldn’t be Pride without the Pride Block Party from 5 pm to 11 pm at the Pride Flag.

Come celebrate all that makes Pride great and enjoy the live DJ’s, artists, and dancers.

The Pride Block Party will also include gourmet food vendors, VIP area, and bottle service and have its official after party at Rich's Nightclub with is perfect cause it only a block away.

UNITE! Music Festival

Want to dance the night away to all your favorite circuit beats? UNITE! MUSIC FESTIVAL will bring you three special nights this Pride with the first being MASTERBEAT.

Unite! Music Festival will be held at Spin Nightclub just outside of Hillcrest in Mission Hills this 10,000 sq-ft, three-story nightclub will turn into an all-inclusive adult playground of music and lights. If you are familiar with party brands like Masterbeat, TRADE, Forever Tel Aviv and Chaos then this is the event for you.

18+ Event

Usually being 18 sucks for Pride because you simply can’t get into a lot of events or clubs, BUT NOT THIS YEAR!!

LE Parties has your back on Friday with SD Pride Kick Off Party 18+ at the Lafayette Hotel. Come party with 20 sexy go-go dancers, WTF drag queens, WTF club kids and the Top Helix Studio models live for ONE NIGHT ONLY. So, if your 18 or like 18-year old’s this is the party for you. 

San Diego Pride Parade

Saturday, July 15, you can catch yours truly with the SDPIX float for the San Diego Pride Parade 11 am to 2 pm.

The San Diego Pride Parade is a great time for all with a viewing party at Rich's Nightclub, enjoy the special outdoor day club Rich’s sets up with INTENSITY Pride Parade Party.

Pride Music Festival in Balboa Park

After the parade, make your way down to the Pride Music Festival in Balboa Park which will have performances from Estelle, En Vogue and Dj Hevrock.

Tickets are $20 pre-sale and $25 the day off. 

If a music festival isn’t your thing, you may want to check out Pride on the Pier from noon to 8 pm. This pride circuit party takes place on the famous Broadway Pier in San Diego with DJ’s Dan Slater and Cory Craig. 

Calling all my House music lovers

Also on Saturday, LE parties brings you #LIT Pool Party from 1 pm to 7 pm with your favorites in HOUSE & HIP HOP with local favorite DJ MYXZLPLIX. 

For my ladies DJ dirty KURDY in association with LE Parties and SDPIX, brings you Glitterbox a Saturday night dance party for the ladies at the Lafayette from 9 pm to 2 pm. 

Also going Saturday night is PRIDE MASSIVE at Rich's Nightclub with a performance from the R&B DIVA MYA from 9 pm to 4 pm.

Also, if you haven’t gotten a Rich’s Nightclub VIP PRIDE Weekend Pass make sure you do. You get express entry into all 5 of Rich's Pride weekend events.

I got it last year and it made going to Rich’s so much better.

Sunday events - "DRAG Yourself to BRUNCH"

Ok so Sunday, July 16, I know...so much is going on and how am I going to make it to Sunday? It’s called dedication to your pride game people.

Sunday Pride kicks off with "DRAG Yourself to BRUNCH" from 10 am to 1:30 pm with performances by Drag Race's own Raven and Gia Gunn along with SoCal legendary queens Mayhem Miller, Rhea Litre and Jazymn Simone-Echelon.

Your ticket includes brunch and the show and yes, they will have bottomless mimosas ($15 add-on). 'Cause trust after the first two, three days of Pride you’re going to need that mimosa. You can also save $5 until midnight Thursday, July 13 by entering promo code SDPIX at checkout. 

Heat Pool Party and Souleil Pride

Heat Pool Party will also be taking place from 11 am to 6 pm. Which works out perfectly: Grab an awesome brunch, see some drag then enjoy a nice day at the pool.

Ok so during Pride I have one event that is my absolute favorite; like, I never miss this one: SOULEIL PRIDE at Rich's 3 pm to 9 pm.

This event is a house music lover's dream, between the day club that is set up and the live entertainers which are Colette and UK DJ Giom this year, Souleil will surely be one for the books.

And if you’re looking for a good closing night party for pride, I would suggest either UNITE MUSIC FESTIVAL for Forever Tel Aviv or Rich’s Stripper Circus with a live performance from Dyson and Season 2 winner of Drag Race Tyra Sanchez. Either way, you’re going to have a great last night of pride. 

Post-San Diego Pride Weekend Industry Pool Party at the Lafayette

Now if you're still awake and can find your keys, wallet, friends, and dignity. Come Monday, July 17, and get your swimwear on and join us to close out Pride as we in the biz like to with Post-San Diego Pride Weekend Industry Pool Party at the Lafayette.

Get that last tan, last cocktail, last trick before you had back to reality, 'cause what’s better than a nice Monday pool party in sunny San Diego? And yes Monday pool parties are a thing here.

If you didn't know now you know.

Well that it for me this week.

I hope you have an amazing Pride filled with great memories and even better things I can’t mention in this column. Oh, and make sure to follow the SDPIX Snapchat account. I’ll be snapping all the action this weekend from all the best events. 

I’m Jinx Mirage and I’ll see you guys at Pride.

Wednesday July 12:

9 am to 1 am 6 Days of Pride 2017 at Urban Mo's

5 pm to 7 pm SDSU LGBTQ Alumni Pre-Pride Happy Hour at Babycakes

7 pm to 9:45 pm FilmOut San Diego and San Diego Pride present The Women at Landmark Theaters

7:15 pm to 8:15 pm Light Up The Cathedral - An Interfaith Pride Celebration at St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral 

Thursday July 13:

11 am to 1 am Pride Party at Gossip Grill

11 am to 1 am Baja Betty's Pride

3 pm to 12 am Pride 2017 at Hillcrest Brewing Company

5 pm to 7:30 pm Pride Business Mixer at Gossip Grill

7 pm to 9 pm San Diego Women's Chorus' Pride Kick-Off Concert at The Irenic

8 pm to 1 am Pride Karaoke at #1 Fifth Avenue

9 pm to 2 am #LEZ Pride at Rich's

9 pm to 2 am A Wonderland of Pride at Flicks

Friday, July 14:

12 pm to 6 pm Splash Pre-Pride Pool Party at the Lafayette Hotel

11 am to 1 am Pride Party at Gossip Grill

11 am to 1 am Baja Betty's Pride

1 pm to 6 pm Trans Pride

2 pm to 2 am Pride Friday at Flicks

3 pm to 12 am Pride 2017 at Hillcrest Brewing Company

4 pm to 2 am Pride Under The Big Top at Uptown Tavern

4 pm to 9 pm Friday Pride Happy Hour at Babycakes

5 pm to 7:30 pm LGBT Aviation Pre-Pride Mixer at Top of the Bay

6 pm to 10 pm Launch: San Diego Pride Kick-Off Party at Burnham House

6 pm to 7 pm Spirit of Stonewall Rally at Hillcrest Pride Flag

6 pm to 8 pm San Diego Pride Kick-Off Party at Gossip Grill Featuring Jennifer Cord

7 pm to 1 am San Diego Pride Kick-Off Party at #1 Fifth Avenue

9 pm to 3 am Electro Pop Pride at Rich's

9:30 pm to 2 am Papi Pride San Diego at Numbers

10 pm to 2 am SD Pride Kick-Off Party 18+ at The Lafayette Hotel

10 pm Illicit Pride Party at the Lafayette Hotel

Saturday, July 15:

11 am to 2 pm San Diego Pride Parade

11 am Pride Music Festival

12 pm to 8 pm Pride on the Pier

9 am to 1 am Baja Betty's Pride

9 am to 1 am 6 Days of Pride 2017 at Urban Mo's

9 am to 12 am Pride 2017 at Hillcrest Brewing Company

9 am to 11 am Victory Fund San Diego Women's Pride Brunch at Gossip Grill

9 am to 2 am Pride Saturday at Flicks

9:30 am to 12:30 pm Pride 5K Run & Walk

11 am to 8 pm Youth Zone at San Diego Pride Festival

11 am to 5 pm Intensity Pride Parade Party at Rich's

11 am to 1 am Pride Party at Gossip Grill

11 am to 1 am Lollapalooza Party at #1 Fifth Avenue

12 pm to 5 pm Annual After Parade Party at Babycakes

1 pm to 7 pm Lit Pride Pool Party at the Lafayette Hotel

10 pm to 8 am Unite Music Festival Overdrive Trade Pride Party at Spin Nightclub

4 pm to 2 am Pride Under The Big Top at Uptown Tavern

9 pm to 2 am White Party Reunion Pride Party at the Lafayette Hotel

9 pm to 4 am Pride Massive at Rich's

9 pm to 3 am Furrageous at Numbers

9 pm to 1 am Pride Gear Night at The Eagle

Sunday, July 16:

10 am to 1:30 pm Drag Yourself to Brunch at The Lafayette Hotel

9 am to 1 am 6 Days of Pride 2017 at Urban Mo's

9 am to 12 am Pride 2017 at Hillcrest Brewing Company

11 am to 8 pm Youth Zone at San Diego Pride Festival

10 am to 1 am Baja Betty's Pride

11 am to 1 am Pride Party at Gossip Grill

11 am to 1 am Sunday T Funday at #1 Fifth Avenue

12 pm to 8 pm Flawles Pride Pool Party

2 pm to 2 am Pride Sunday at Flicks

2 pm to 1 am Under The Big Top Pride Sunday at Uptown Tavern

3 pm to 9 pm Techniche: A Special SD Pride 2017 Tech-House + Techno Event at Rich's

3 pm to 8 pm Pride Church at Babycakes

10 pm to 8 am Unite Music Festival Forever Tel Aviv Chaos Pride Party at Spin Night

4 pm to 2 am Pride Under The Big Top at Uptown Tavern

9 pm to 2 am Tasty Pride Party at the Lafayette Hotel

9 pm to 3 am Stripper Circus Pride at Rich's

Monday, July 17:

12 pm to 5 pm Post-San Diego Pride Weekend Industry Pool Party at the Lafayette Hotel

8 am to 12 pm Hillcrest Town Council's Post-Pride Neighborhood Clean-Up

9 am to 1 am 6 Days of Pride 2017 at Urban Mo's

11 am to 1 am Baja Betty's Pride

12 pm to 1 am Industry Pride at #1 Fifth Avenue

3 pm to 12 am Pride 2017 at Hillcrest Brewing Company

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