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Jim Winsor’s Out & About: Jim’s Guide to San Diego Pride 2011

Here's this year's edition of my annual San Diego Pride Guide: All your club event and party options, in one handy location! And as you can see, we have quite a weekend ahead of us.

So, with that being said ... celebrate, stay safe, and have a happy Pride everyone!

Events for Friday, July 15

4 pm to 2 am: Martinis Above Fourth

Happy hour 4 to 6:30 pm, Carol Curtis 7 to 10 pm.

7 to 11 pm: SDPIX and Michael Mack Present: Pride Dance On the Bay Cruise

"We're kicking off San Diego's Gay Pride Weekend with Bad Bad Boys The Perry Twins on board the Spirit of San Diego.

PRE-SALE TICKETS ON SALE NOW: Urban Mo's or online here.

The boat is docked at 1050 North Harbor Drive San Diego CA 92101. Boarding begins at 7 pm, and departure time is 8 pm, so don't be late because you'll miss an amazing party!"

7 to 11 pm: SDPIX & Michael Mack Present: Bears On the Bay Cruise

"ATTENTION ALL BEARS, CUBS, & LOVERS OF FURRY MEN! This is your kick off party to San Diego Gay Pride Weekend ... DJ Shane Steil is gonna be making you sweat and grind on board the Point Loma.

PRE-SALE TICKETS ON SALE NOW: Urban Mo's or online here.

The boat is docked at 1050 North Harbor Drive San Diego CA 92101. Boarding begins at 7 pm and departure time is 8 pm, so don't be late because you'll miss an amazing party!"

7 pm to 2 am: Pride Boys of Summer Party at Bourbon Street

"Pride celebration at San Diego's hottest gay bar! ... Justin Utley performs live 7 to 9 pm ... hot go-go boys ... DJ Jon Sautter"

7 pm to 2 am: Urban Pride - San Diego Presents THE JUKE JOINT Live at the Ruby Room

San Diego's Pride Kick Off Party! Come out and experience live music - the soulful sounds of Jazz, Blues, R & B, Neo Soul, & Latin Jazz. The Best San Diego has to offer. The legendary Jasmine Masters will host and performing along with other San Diego artists.

VIP Reception from 7 to 8pm (Complimentary Soul Food & Host Bar)
Performances at 8:30 pm
Drink Specials - ALL Night.
VIP Reception $15 Pre-sale ($20 day of and at the door).
General Admission $10."

8:30 to 10:30 pm: HRC second annual "Stand Up for Equality" Comedy Night

"Presented by HRC San Diego and SVEDKA, along with Urban Mo’s and Strober Dental, and media sponsors - GaySanDiego, SDGLN, PIX, Rage and LGBTWeekly.

Featuring: Suzanne Westenhoefer, Guy Branum, Poppy Champlin, and D.J. Pierce.

Come in, sit down and Stand Up for Equality as HRC San Diego presents our second Night of Stand Up Comedy at the Birch North Park Theatre. Kick off your Pride weekend with good friends and some laughs ...

Tickets are available now ... A general admission ticket is $25 and a VIP Ticket is $55. The VIP Ticket includes the opportunity to meet the performers after the show. Groups of 10 or more get a $5 discount per ticket, and they can be purchased at the box office window during regular business hours, Tuesday - Friday, noon to 4 pm, or online here."

9 pm to 2 am: San Diego Pride Wicked Pop at Eden

"SAN DIEGO PRIDE HAS ARRIVED! Somewhere over the rainbow, between University and Vermont, EDEN, Hillcrest's premiere nightlife and dining venue will get a WICKED overhaul for PRIDE! Join us as we celebrate 3 days & 3 nights of WICKED, SEXY, FUN! Celebrity Guests, the Hottest People, Performances and Out-of-this-World decorations are sure to make this a PRIDE you won't forget! For Bottle Service, contact: vip@edensandiego.com GRAVITY DEFIED ... JOIN EDEN FOR PRIDE!

Tonight features DJ Drew G, and will be hosted by YouTube sensations Jessica and Hunter! They'll be performing live their hit video song My Favorite Drink is Alcohol. Cover is $10."

9 pm to 2 am: Pride Party at Rich's

"Featuring Masterbeat DJ Brett Henrichsen in the main room, and DJ Will Z in the front room with hip hop and pop videos. Plus an outdoor bar and dance floor will be open ..."

10 pm to 2 am: Celebrate SD PRIDE with Pan Dulce at Numbers and Club Papi

"Join Numbers for a special San Diego Gay Pride Club Papi CD Release Party! The first 500 guests get a free CD! Also enter for your chance to win $250 in our Papi Money booth!

Club Papi Productions proudly presents PAN DULCE every Friday night at Numbers Nightclub. This is San Diego's biggest weekly LATIN party with over 400+ people every Friday night. Rotating resident DJ's Carlitos (SF), Rubin(LA), and Eduardo(LA) Spin the sweetest Latin/Hip Hop/Dance Musica.

Every week PAN DULCE features 10 of our sexy PAPI DANCERS from all over the West Coast. Bring those dollar bills, 'cause these papis are ready to work it for you. Free admission before 11 pm with your PAPI VIP CARD. Complimentary Tequila Shot with your paid admission before 11 pm. Great drink specials every Friday night, and the party is hosted by the Scandalous Ms. Lola."

10 pm to 4 am: The Pride Ball at Spin Nightclub

"The Pride Ball kicks off the weekend Friday, July 15, at Spin Night Club formerly known as Montage from 10 pm until 4 am. A three-level, 10,000-square-foot entertainment complex with 70,000 watts of real thunderous Avalon SOUND on the main floor KINETIC LIGHTING and LASERS complimented with the styling's of San Diego's own DJ Luis Perez and the incomparable DJ Kimberly S headlining the evening. Tickets are $30 in advance, $40 day of event."

Events for Saturday, July 16

9 am to 2 pm: Most PRIDEful Dog Contest & Pride Parade Viewing Party at Eden/Fido and Company

"Join us for the hottest party on the parade route! Start off the day with a brunch sponsored by Eden San Diego at 9 am.

Then at 10 am it is time for your dogs to show off their Pride in the Most PRIDEful Dog contest! With special guest judges Ashley Brooks (from Animal Planet's hit show Pit Boss) and celebrity chef Deborah Scott.

Stick around because it's only getting started! Enjoy the parade on a two-foot stage overlooking the crowd while listening to live DJs and enjoying refreshing specialty drinks! And you're not the only one having fun ... the dogs can stick around and play with friends while you're partying. We will have a full staff playing with the dogs in our air conditioned playrooms.

Tickets are only $25 and include brunch, contest fee (additional dogs $5), 1 specialty drink, and the Pride Viewing Party."

10 am to 2 pm: SDPIX Presents: The third annual Official Pride Parade Viewing Party at Jake's on 6th

"Join us as we team up with San Diego Pix another Year to Party our Morning through San Diego's Pride! We will be joined by Stone Brewing Co. and Miller Lite in Celebration, Saturday, July 16. Festivities begin at 10 am.

$3 Mimosas
$4 Draft Beers (Stone Levitation Ale and Miller Lite)
$4 Fresita Strawberry Sparkling
$4 Sweet Tea Wine
$15 Bottles of Champagne"

11 am to 4 pm: Pride Parade Beach Party at Rich's

"Featuring DJs Michael Pauland John Joseph, an outdoor beer garden on the parade route with an outdoor dance floor ... and no cover!"

12 pm to 8 pm: High Tea at the Andaz Hotel - San Diego Gay Pride Weekend

"The Boys from The Royalty Group & Bill Bouvier are at it again!

The No. 1 Saturday must-attend event over San Diego Pride is back for the third consecutive year!


Music by DJ Corey Craig(NYC) and Dawna Montell (LA)

Tickets available now on www.Circuiticket.com."

12 pm to 2 am: Martinis Above Fourth

"Open at noon! Tiffany Tanqueray and Aaron Turner 7 to 10 pm."

1 to 7 pm: The Pool Party at the Handlery Resort and Spa

"In its second year ... The Pool Party shall prove to be the best pool party in all of San Diego!! At the Host Hotel, The Handlery Resort & Spa in the private resort pool area will be 800 revelers in bathing attire sunning and dancing to the sweet rhythmic vibrations of DJ/Producer Twisted Dee and Phil B on Saturday, July 16, from 1 to 7 pm. Tickets are $30 in advance, $40 day of event."

8:30 pm to 2 am: Pride Dreamgirls Show and Beach Ball Party at Bourbon Street

"Featuring the Dreamgirls show at 8:30 pm, followed by the Beach Ball Party (beach wear suggested) with hot go go boys, and music by DJ/remixer Michael Carrera."

9 pm to 2 am: Bear Night & LL Bear Present: Furball Pride Weekend at Numbers

"BearNight and LL Bear join forces to present FURBALL!

When you come to celebrate San Diego Pride, mark your calendar for FURBALL at Numbers on Saturday, July 16, 2011 from 8 pm to 2 am.

BearNight and LL Bear are teaming up to make FURBALL the best event of the weekend. We are expanding the outdoor patio and transforming the side parking lot into the Red Bull Outdoor Lounge with food, beer and more! Plus, we are decorating Numbers into a crazy-fun Bear extravaganza like never before. BearNight DJ Jon Williams will be tearing it up as well as DJ Candy from Eagle LA's famous Meat Rack, making his spinning debut in San Diego!

$4 Miller, Miller Lite, Coors or Coors Light. Plus, $7 Double Svedka or Seagram's Vodka featuring all your favorite vodka flavors. Plus, Jagermeister, Barenjager and Red Bull specials all night long.

$15 online | $20 door
(Plus, receive $5 OFF after hours party at Rich's with wristband.)

Purchase advance tickets online here, and they include VIP Front-of-the-line entry."

9 pm to 2 am: Urban Pride presents Urban Overload at The Hole

"San Diego's Pride Premiere Hip-Hop and RnB Party of the Year.
Featuring Hip Hop, Neo Soul and R and B Music all night, great drink specials, the Boys of Flavaworks, and raffles. Donation $10, proceeds benefit Urban Pride San Diego."

10 pm to 2 am: SEXY Sounds with Samantha Ronson at Eden

"Somewhere over the rainbow, between University and Vermont, EDEN, Hillcrest's premiere nightlife and dining venue will get a WICKED overhaul for PRIDE!

Join us as we celebrate three days and three nights of WICKED, SEXY, FUN!

Celebrity Guests, the Hottest People, Performances and Out-of-this-World decorations are sure to make this a PRIDE you won't forget!

Tonight features DJ Samantha Ronsen."

10 pm to 4 am: Pride MASSIVE at Rich's

"Opening set by DJ Casey Alva ... Featuring DJ Nikno ... DJ Marcel in the front room spinning hip hop ... and DJ Mike Bryant from LA spinning the outside dance floor. With special after-hours until 4 am."

10 pm to 6 am: Circuit Daze at 4th and B

"After enjoying The Pool Party on Saturday, join us at 4th & B for the ever spectacular Circuit Daze. Opening DJ is Manny Lehman with the return of the amazing Rosabel, DJ's Abel and Ralphi Rosario to werk you into a frenzy from 10 pm to 6 am! Tickets are $50 in advance, $75 day of event."

Events for Sunday, July 17

10 am to 7 pm: Remedy Pride Pool Party

"Featuring DJ Mark Nygard and DJ James Adams, free party bus from Hillcrest to the hotel, VIP cabanas, Super Soaker Wet Underwear Contest and SWAG BAGS!

Buy tickets online here.

$20 pre-sale
$30 VIP (includes party bus)
$30 at the door

Sponsored By: The W Hotel, GuySpy, AZ Heat Tanning, Mankind and RAGE Magazine!"

10 am to 10 pm: Official Sunday at Eden

"Bloody marys, $10 bottomless mimosas, live entertainment, in door outdoor seating with the opening of the Nightlife Mixology bar, free admission to RICH's for Sunday Night and the best Sunday Brunch in town! Official Sunday Funday kicks off at 10 am every Sunday with $10 Bottomless Mimosas served until 2:pm. We're firing up the Hot Boy BBQ at 3 pm and a light dinner service starts at 6 pm. Whether your dine and dash or stay for the day, we guarantee that you're in for the best Sunday Brunch party in town!

Reservations accepted for parties of eight or more only.

At 2 pm the lights go down and the music turns up! House music and the only Sunday afternoon party in San Diego! Rage all day and then get free cover in to Rich's."

3 to 8 pm: Pride Church on Sunday

"Come to the biggest CHURCH event yet! ... This Sunday at Babycakes, those of you who have been know what to expect - beautiful people, strong drinks and fresh Music! NO cover and NO attitude! 2 HUGE patios with a new PATIO bar and a new PATIO lounge. $3 cocktails/beer/wine & 2 for 1 Mimosas. Playing all your favorite GAY Anthems this Sunday under Blue Skies ... see you at CHURCH on Sunday!"

4 pm to 11 pm: The Zoo Party

"The Zoo Party is back and as fierce as ever at the World Famous San Diego Zoo! From 4 pm until sunset, DJ Wayne G, will open the famous Zoo Party Tea dance followed by DJ Joe Gauthreaux will return to take over the helm and spin you reeling in delight until the party end at 11 pm. Tickets are $85 in advance, or $100 at the door."

9 pm to 2 am: Finale at Rich's

"San Diego's Pride closing party, with DJ Dan DeLeon in the main room and DJ Kiki in the "hip hop" front room."

10 pm to 2 am: Eye Candy at Numbers

"Sunday night after the Festival, finish off your San Diego Gay Pride Weekend with us at Eye Candy at Numbers!

We are so excited about our spectacular San Diego Gay Pride events this year as we bring in some of the Hottest Flavas from all over the U.S. to celebrate San Diego Gay Pride with us! The best is yet to come. Take a look at this amazing lineup of fun and entertainment:

- Hip Hop, RnB extravaganza w/ resident DJ Marcel Hetu
- Strong and tasty drinks w/ great specials
- Free prize giveaways
- Special divalicious performance by Naomi & Bianca
- Flavamen porn stars from all over the U.S.
- Global Male's own All Star Go Gos from NY, LA and Italy

Plus a special live performance by JC Jones, singing his latest single Let Me Love You."

10 pm to 4 am: Fete Accompli

"The closing Party, Fete Accompli at the magnificent On Broadway Event Center. To enhance the flavor of San Diego, the 10:00 pm opening DJ Luke Johnstone. DJ Pagano will take the decks at midnight on the main floor and we are thrilled with the return of DJ Tony Moran in the Karma Lounge. The event starts at 10 pm and goes to 4 am. Tickets are $50 in advance, or $75 day of event."

Last week's events

Check out SDPIX for all the action from last week, including photos from Rich's, The GLU Pool Party, and the FilmOut Comedy Night at the Birch North Park Theatre. Happy viewing!