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Jim Winsor’s Out & About: Guys Like Us pool party this Saturday

This Saturday, Aug. 6, is one of the major dates on the San Diego pool party social calendar: The 2nd Guys Like Us (GLU) Summer Pool Party of the summer.

The first one back in July was just a warm up, believe it or not ... this one will be even bigger, returning to the same fabulous Hillcrest mansion (generously provided by Michael Weiss and Castin Li) the party was at last August.

I understand there won't be a fashion show this year, but plenty of other entertainment and giveaways are planned. DJ Rob Klaproth will be spinning, and there will be hourly opportunity drawings with fabulous prizes from quite a few sponsors, including Lei lounge, Bourbon Street, M2 Lube, Lanna Thai, Saigon on Fifth, Luigi Vera's One-of-a-Kind Clothing, and Hash House a Go Go.

Proceeds will benefit GLU's 2011 San Diego AIDS Walk team, as well as the J.R. Cumberland Memorial Scholarship. Last year the scholarship helped fund the Lakeside High School Gay Student Alliance; this year's school beneficiary will be selected in December.

Admission is $20 in advance or $25 at the door, and includes free food AND drinks (although you should probably bring some extra cash anyways, to tip the bartenders who have donated their services for the party). This will be a 21+ event, and as always at these sorts of parties, please use your theoretically unlimited drinking capability here wisely!

Tequila tasting at Baja Betty's

This Saturday is also the first Saturday of the month, which means it's time for the Tequila Tasting Club at Baja Betty's. This month's featured tequila will be Jose Cuervo Reserva La Familia 100% Agave Tequila, which will be served up for comparison alongside 5 other brands.

The tasting will be at Betty's from 4 to 6 pm, and seating is limited ... so, either reserve a spot now, or take your chances with first-come-first-served on Saturday.

If you're not already a member, admission to the monthly Tequila Club is $50 for a year's membership, or $25 for a one time visit.

BearNight at Numbers

Another extremely popular first-Saturday-of-the-month event is BearNight at Numbers from 9 pm to 2 am.

A "fresh and furry dance night" for Bears, Cubs and their admirers, this month features resident BearNight DJ Jon Williams in the Big Room, and DJ Candy from the Eagle LA/Meat Rack in the Sideshow Bar.

Drink specials for the night include $3 Miller, Miller Lite, Coors or Coors Light; $6 Double Svedka or Seagram's Vodka (featuring Grape, Apple, Peach Tea and Sweet Tea Seagram's); $8 32 oz Pitchers of Draft Beer; plus, Bärenjäger Honey shot specials all night.

And since bears get hungry, the patio grill will be fired up; they'll be serving carne asada or chicken tacos, chicken or beef quesadillas, bacon-wrapped hot dogs, 1/2 pound cheeseburgers, and carne asada or chicken burritos. Cover is $5 before 10 pm, $7 afterwards.

Last week's events

Be sure to check out SDPIX for all the new albums from last week, including photos from the DADT Repeal Rally at The Center last Monday, Luigi Vers'a birthday pool party, and the Different Strokes Swim Team Beer Bust Fundraiser at #1 Fifth Avenue. Happy viewing!