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Jim Winsor’s Out & About: The gayest guide to Cinco de Mayo

SAN DIEGO -- Tonight is Cinco de Mayo! Here's a round-up of some of the big bar events planned around Hillcrest for this evening:

Baja Betty's | All day

No doubt there'll be an extra festive crowd at Baja Betty's tonight for their Cinco De Mayo Party. In honor of "Cinco" Betty's is serving up five specials, all for $5.50: Casa Margaritas, Buckets of Bud Light Stubbies, Ole Sangria, Guacamole and Queso Dip, and/or plates of Mini Fish Tacos.

Urban Mo's | All day

Mo's is having Cinco De Mayo All Day Specials as well: $1 Tijuana Tacos and $3 Sol Bottled Beers. Kickers Country Dance Lessons with Lee kicks off at 7 pm, then there's a piñata smash (with prizes!) at 8:30 pm, followed by country dance night with DJ Jim 'till closing.

Gossip Grill | All day

Gossip Grill celebrates with a Heavy flow Drink-o on Cinco day ... this is the place to get "Cinco-fied" tonight, with $4 Margaritas from 7 pm to 1 am. Plus it's a great opportunity to check out their brand new non-smoking patio.

Babycakes | 5 pm to midnight

There's also a Cinco de Mayo Party at Babycakes tonight, with owner Christopher Stavros bringing us drink specials and other delicious goodies. It's a great place to start out the night before heading next door to ...

Brass Rail | 9 pm to 2 am

It's hard to beat a Club Papi on Cinco de Mayo, and I'm sure this year will be no exception! Tonight it'll be at a special new location, The Brass Rail. They'll have their usual hot Papi Boyz coming down from LA, along with free tacos courtesy of personal chef Miguel Ferriera. It's also an official Jennifer Lopez CD Release party, so they'll have free JLo CDs and poster giveaways, in addition to special Club Papi CDs. Cover is $3 off before 10:30 pm with a flyer or your Club Papi VIP card.

Numbers | 10 pm to 2 am

Numbers should be off the hook tonight at as well, with a Cinco de Mayo Rager edition of their Thursday night Varsity promotion. Look for sombreros, your favorite bartenders Nathan Callahan, Nestor and Travis serving up strong drinks, the hot Numbers go go boys, and music by DJ Luis Perez. Also, Centenario Tequila will be giving out free promo shots from 11 pm to midnight, so come prepared for a night of fun and debauchery.

Wet at Bourbon Street

Tonight is also another round of the fabulous Wet contest at Bourbon Street. The host for the evening will be none other than Benny Cartwright, who'll be celebrating his birthday tonight ... so, be sure to wish him a happy one!

Don't forget that the first place winners of these weekly Wet contests are eligible for the upcoming Wet Finals. And the prizes for winning that are HUGE: $500, a photo shoot with Rufskin Studios, and being the cover model of the upcoming 5-year anniversary issue of SDPIX Magazine.

Rufskin 2011 Summer Launch Event

Speaking of Rufskin, this Friday they’re having their Summer Launch Event. Jason Wimberly and the rest of the boys will usher in their newest collection of neon sungas and nautical swimwear. They're also giving away one free week of tanning at Hollywood Tans in Hillcrest with every swimwear purchase in the store that day, along with 2 for 1 Mystic Tans.

Last week's events

So, what happened last week, you ask? Well rather than me try to tell you, let me show you! Take a gander at SDPIX for all the new albums from last week, including photos from Dining Out for Life, last week's Wet at Bourbon Street, Wendy Ho at Urban Mo's, the Bulldogs Wrestling fundraiser at #1 Fifth Avenue, and the Eye Candy 1-Year Anniversary Party at Numbers. Happy viewing!