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Jim Winsor's Out & About: Big pool party weekend ahead

It looks like Bourbon Street owner Michael Weiss and his partner Castin Li will definitely have to re-chlorinate their pool after this weekend, as they will be hosting two major gay pool party fundraisers at their beautiful home in Hillcrest this coming Saturday and Sunday.

The first party on Saturday from noon to 6 pm will be the second summer installment of the Guys Like Us Pool Party. The party will feature a fashion show by Mankind, music by DJ Marcel, and performances by emcee Naomi Fiercee. It’s a 21-and-older event and admission is $20 advance (can be purchased HERE) or $25 at the door. This includes unlimited food and drinks (please use the latter benefit responsibly!), but bring extra cash anyways as there will be opportunity drawings with fabulous prizes from some of the event sponsors.

The second party on Sunday from 1-4 pm is the 2nd Annual Diving for Being Alive Pool Party, presented by Paris Sukomi Max, Candi Samples, Susan Jester and Big Mike. The suggested donation at the door is $25, which also includes complimentary food and a hosted bar. Music will be provided by DJ Rob Klaproth, and the atmosphere will be enlivened by the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and a host of attractive mermen and mermaids.

Friday events

There’s a ton of important events happening this Friday as well. First off, at 7 pm Obelisk will be having their Grand Opening Party, with free champagne, gift bags and a raffle to win one of five Storm watches. Plus there will be storewide discounts all weekend long.

Then at 8 pm, just scoot a couple doors down University and check out the Most Original Stoli Guy Contest at Rich's, featuring a star-studded cast of celebrity judges including Jai Rodriguez, Andrew Christian and Debby Holiday. Yes, the ill-advised boycott here in San Diego is continuing to fail, so this is a great opportunity to come out and show your support for a very pro-LGBT company that has done a lot for our community in the past.

And finally, starting at 10 pm be sure to head down to Spin and check out the opening night of Rapture, the new monthly event brought to you by DJ Marcel and his brand new Spot On Productions company. Look for music by DJ Von Kiss and DJ/Producer Alexander, and a special transition performance by Lady O.

Other fun stuff this week

Thursday, Aug. 15

5-8 pm: STREET FOOD AND STREET CHALLENGE AIDS WALK KICK OFF PARTY AT THE CENTER

9 pm to 2 am: CLUB FLICKER AT FLICKS

10 pm to 2 am: SDPIX PRESENTS WET WITH BENNY AT BOURBON STREET

Friday, Aug. 16

7 pm to 1 am: 55 AND FABULOUS (MADONNA’S BIRTHDAY PARTY) AT GOSSIP GRILL

Saturday, Aug. 17

10 am to 2 pm: ORIGINAL & WORLD FAMOUS MEXICAN BRUNCH AT BAJA BETTY'S

7:30 pm: FILMOUT PRESENTS "FIRST PERIOD" AT THE BIRCH NORTH PARK THEATRE

8 pm: SDPIX PRESENTS SAN DIEGO'S BIGGEST BIRTHDAY BASH AT BABYCAKES

Sunday, Aug. 18

10 am to 2 pm: SUNDAY FUNDAY CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH AT URBAN MO'S

11 am to 3 pm: GOSPEL BRUNCH AT LIPS

3-7 pm: SUNDAY FUNDAYS AT UPTOWN TAVERN

Monday, Aug. 19

9 pm to 2 am: MANIC MONDAYS AT THE BRASS RAIL

Tuesday, Aug. 20

Noon to 2 am: TACO TUESDAY AT FIESTA CANTINA

7-9 pm: TRIVIA TUESDAY AT HILLCREST BREWING COMPANY

Wednesday, Aug. 21

7:30-10pm: PICTIONARY NIGHT AT #1 FIFTH AVE.

10 pm to 2 am: MISCHIEF AT RICH’S

Last week’s events

Check out SDPIX.com for all the new albums from last week, including photos from the Mankind Fashion Show and Wet at Bourbon Street, ElectroPop at Rich’s, Hillcrest CityFest, and the So You Think You Can Drag Finals at Lips. Enjoy!