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Jim Winsor's Out & About: Spin is back in action

It's the endless cycle of life: One thing dies, while at the same time something else is reborn. Eden closed last week, so right on cue, regular gay nights are returning to Spin!

Michael Mack announced this week that the annual Montage Reunion party at Spin was set for Sept. 15, with DJ Brett Henrichsen, DJ Lil Chris, and DJ Chris Braga. But not only that ... it turns out he'll be doing parties there once a month now, every third Saturday.

You can check out his new web site for the details, but for now the complete list of dates and DJs is as follows:

- Sept. 15: DJ Brett Henrichsen, DJ Lil Chris, DJ Chris Braga

- Oct. 20: DJ Alexander, DJ Dirty Kurty, DJ Ryan C

- Nov. 17: DJ Paulo, DJ Will Z, DJ Ideal

- Dec. 15: Perry Twins, DJ Lil Chris, DJ Taj

- Jan. 19, 2013: DJ Kimberly S, DJ Will Z, DJ Chris Braga

- March 16, 2013: DJ Phil B, DJ Will Z, DJ Taj

I think this is going to go well. There's a void to be filled out there with the closure of Eden, and I think a monthly Spin might be just the ticket to fill it.

Military Madness Night at Spin

But that's not all. This month Steve Pena and Brent Everett are teaming up with Michael Mack for another of Steve and Brent's infamous Military Madness parties at Spin. It's being billed as a "Montage pre-party" and features music by DJ Ryan C, DJ Chris Braga, DJ Marcel, and DJ Will Z. Military attire is of course encouraged, and military get in free before midnight.

So technically, Spin is back in the rotation on a monthly basis starting this month, not next month. Like I said above, the timing for this move could not be better, so I predict it will do well ... lets hope so anyways! See you all there.

LGBT Day at the Del Mar Races

Speaking of DJ Will Z aka Will Zakrajshek, you recall the Gay Day at the Del Mar Fair he organized back in June? Well, good news, he's doing it again, except this time it's off to the races! The 1st Annual LGBT Day at the Del Mar Races is set for Wednesday, Aug. 22:

"We are excited to announce the 1st ever LGBT Day at the Del Mar Races! Coming August 22nd 2012 on their "FREE & EASY Wednesdays". What makes it FREE & EASY!??! Well if you sign up for the Diamond Club (will link below) you will receive FREE Stretch Run Admission, FREE Program and FREE Seat along with HALF PRICE Beer (domestic drafts), Regular Soda and Regular Hot Dog at Stretch Run Concession Stands! To get these deals you MUST SIGN UP for a Diamond Card.

The event will run the whole day of the races on Wednesday, but feel free to make it too any portion of the day! Depending on turn out we may be able to strike up more deals with the Del Mar Races so please show your support RSVP and let us know if you are interested in joining the 1st Ever LGBT Day at The Del Mar Races! We feel right now it's more important then ever educate our community that we are a respectable and pride filled LGBT Community here in San Diego."

The Del Mar Fair event was "unofficial," but as you can see above this one is actually looking quite "official," which is great. There are a few more details to be hammered out, and I will update you all as more info becomes available, but right now I'd say set your calendars, as this is looking to be a fun excuse to play hooky from work on a Wednesday and sneak off to the track.

This week's events

Here's a few events coming up this weekend that caught my eye:

Thursday, Aug. 2

7 pm: Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament at Flicks

10 pm: Varsity Mid-Summer Heat Party at Numbers

10pm: SDPIX presents Wet at Bourbon Street with Tori Heart

Friday, Aug. 3

8 pm: Melt 1 Year Anniversary at the Brass Rail

9:30 pm: Candy con Azucar at Numbers

10 pm: M.A.N. Party at Bourbon Street

Saturday, Aug. 4

3 pm: Cactus Cooler Sunday Day Time Tea at Fiesta Cantina with DJ John Joseph

6 pm: 5th Annual 80s Birthday Party at Redwing for bartender Richard Aguirre

9 pm: Bear Night at Numbers

Last week's events

Check out SDPIX for all the new albums from last week, including photos from the Eden Closing Party, #1 Fifth Avenue, Souleil at Bourbon Street, and our SDPIX 10th Anniversary Laser Party at Rich's. Happy viewing!