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Jim Winsor’s Out & About: Guess who's performing New Year's weekend in Palm Springs!

Another big out-of-town New Year's weekend has just been announced.

Jeffrey Sanker and Steve Manchuca are teaming up to present Desert Maneuvers, a two-day party promotion in Palm Springs at the Riviera Hotel.

Friday, Dec. 30, will be a "Black Out - Glow in the Dark Party" with DJ Josh Peace, and Saturday, Dec. 31, will be a "New Year's Eve Military Party" with DJ Manny Lehman.

Tickets are $30 and $60 respectively, or $80 for both (or $90 for VIP), and can be purchased online HERE.

Bourbon Street's Holiday Toy Drive with DJ Manny Lehman

Speaking of Manny, he will be in San Diego this Friday at Bourbon Street for the Holiday Toy Drive party, benefiting Toys for Tots. Those who bring an unwrapped toy will get $5 in Bourbon Bucks, and Bourbon Street will match every toy donated.

This is an amazing opportunity to see Manny spin in an very intimate environment. And still better yet, it's Bourbon Street so there won't be a cover!

Toy Shop at Eden

There's another big toy event Friday night. Over at Eden, SDPIX is presenting Toy Shop, a toy drive sponsored by Servicemembers United.

There's no cover with an unwrapped toy donation of at least $10, and music there'll be provided by DJ Francis.

Lots of birthdays this week

Boy, when it rains it pours! In addition to all the toy drives and Christmas parties, it turns out that five of Hillcrest's prominent socialites and activists are all having birthday parties this week.

On Friday, Josh Ramirez is celebrating his "7th annual 21st Birthday" with drinks at Flicks about 10 pm, then moving on to dancing at Rich's at 11 pm.

On Saturday, Fernando Lopez with be turning the big 3-0 with a roast (!) at Bourbon Street. Yep, 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm, Fern will be the subject of a roast, emceed by Stephen Whitburn. There's no cover, but only the top donors to the Youth Services Program at The Center will get to roast the birthday boy. Drinks and mingling start at 6 pm, then the evening concludes with a champagne toast at 7:30 pm.

On Sunday evening, Chad Anderson and Justin Klevan will be having a double birthday dinner at Wangs North Park, the awesome new Chinese restaurant that just opened up near University and 30th.

On Wednesday, Walter Castaneda will be commemorating his 23rd birthday in style with a private party bus that's scheduled to pull into Rich's around midnight or so.

More Christmas shopping events at Luigi Vera and House.Boi

If you're shopping for club-wear gifts for the birthday boys or just need to do some last-minute Christmas shopping, keep in mind that Luigi Vera is having another huge 50% off sale day this Friday, Dec. 16. And later that evening, House.Boi will be throwing their annual Sexy Santa Party, complete with naughty House.Boi elves, an open bar, and a wall filled with up to 50% off sale items.

Last week's events

Finally, be sure to check out SDPIX for all the new albums from last week, including photos from the Integrite Salon Fashion Show at Rich's, Laugh Out Proud at Martinis Above Fourth, the Naughty Santa Party at Bourbon Street, and the Winter White Party at Rich's. Happy viewing!