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Jim Winsor's Out & About: Huge gay guide to Halloween happenings

Halloween isn't until next Wednesday, but for the gay community, it's traditional to celebrate over a full weekend. So we have both an early and extended six-day Halloween extravaganza ahead of us ... beginning tonight!

Thursday, Oct. 25

6 pm: The Center and MARYAH present: 7th Annual Harvest Howl at Top of the Park

6 pm: 1st Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest at Hillcrest Brewing Company

Friday, Oct. 26

5 pm: SDPIX presents Friday Night Scare Hour at Top of the Park

6 PM: Guys Like Us Halloween Party at Atlas Condos

10 pm: Halloween Weekend at 1202

10 pm: Electric Honey presents Fantasy at Numbers

Saturday, Oct. 27

2 pm: Halloween Gateway to Normal Street at Gossip Grill

7 pm: Celebrate Halloween at Baja Betty's

7 pm: Country Halloween Costume Contest at Urban Mo's

7 pm: Nightmare on Normal Street

9 pm: Club Sabbat Spooktacular Transylvania Halloween Event at Numbers

9 pm: Halloween Massive at Rich's

9 pm: Sabados En Fuego: Una Celebracion De Halloween at The Brass Rail

10 pm: Halloween Weekend at 1202

10 pm: Urban Pride's Annual Halloween Party at The Hole

10 pm: Belt Halloween Party at The Flame

10 pm: Halloween Haunt and Costume Contest at Bourbon Street

Sunday, Oct. 28

7 pm: 1st Ever LGBT Day at Scream Zone 2012 (Del Mar Fairgrounds)

Monday, Oct. 29

6 pm: Pumpkin Carving Contest at the Range

Tuesday, Oct. 30

6 pm: Night of a Thousand Kings and Queens at Wangs North Park

7 pm: The Rocky Horror Picture Show at The Range Kitchen and Cocktails

Wednesday, Oct. 31

2 pm: A Sultry Halloween at Gossip Grill

7 pm: Halloween Vicious Vixens Show at Lips

8 pm: Halloween with the Golden Chicks at 1202

8 pm: Hallowoof Bear Night at Urban Mo's

9 pm: Hip Hop Halloween Party at Numbers

10 pm: Fright Night and Costume Contest at The Brass Rail

10 pm: Halloween Fright Night at Rich's

Private Halloween parties

In addition to all the club events above, there are numerous private Halloween parties going on as well. I know that Luigi Vera, Grant Roy and Paul Gunn, Bob Lehman and Andre Soriano will all be throwing fairly big house parties over the coming days, so this will be a very busy social week indeed.

Atlantis Halloween in Mexico Cruise sets sail this Sunday

Much of all this local Halloween madness, however, I won't be here for. As many of you already know, I'll be off with 3,000 other boys on this year's sold out Atlantis Halloween in Mexico Cruise, which will set sail out of Long Beach this Sunday.

If you are going on the cruise and still need transportation to and from San Diego and Long Beach, there are still a few open spots on our limo bus shuttle, which will depart from the Range at 10:30 am Sunday.

And just added is this: Urbano Pelican, the owner of 1202 and the Range, kindly offered to open the Range an hour early at 9 am for a special pre-cruise brunch! Yes, unlimited mimosas to start the day, then at 10:30 am, we hit the road. All are welcome to this brunch, so, even if you are not going, come and see us off!

Last week's events

Check out SDPIX for all the new albums from last week, including photos from Bourbon Street, #1 Fifth Avenue, Babycakes, Lips and the Return of Montage at Spin. Happy viewing!