New Year’s Eve is this coming Tuesday, and as I’ve done in the past, here is my list of parties and club events in Hillcrest and the surrounding gayborhoods on the 31st, in which you can ring in the New Year:
7 pm: Masquerade Ball at Lips
9 pm: New Year’s Eve at Flicks
10 pm: NYE 2014 at Numbers
10 pm: NYE Massive at Rich's
New Year’s Day
And that’s not all ... a couple local establishments have already advertised some New Year’s Day brunches to help get you through your first hangover of 2014:
10 am: New Year's Day at Urban Mo's
Ken Williams’s Birthday Bash at Redwing
But before we even get to New Year’s, there’s a couple big events coming up beforehand.
The first is a birthday party for SDGLN Editor in Chief Ken Williams at Redwing this Friday at 7 pm. It’s a fundraiser for FilmOut, for which Ken serves as a member of its board of directors:
“Ken's guests will get Happy Hour pricing from 7-9 pm and enjoy each other's company out on the back patio. Redwing will have a 'FilmOut San Diego' drink special with a portion of proceeds going back to FilmOut. Jell-O shots will be available for $2 with all proceeds going to FilmOut. Great raffle prizes will be also be available!
In lieu of gifts, Ken hopes his friends will simply come out, celebrate, and support FilmOut in whatever way you can. If you aren't able to attend but would like to make a donation to FilmOut in honor of Ken's birthday, you can do so HERE. Note 'Ken Williams' in the comments.”
Winter White Party at Rich’s
The second pre-NYE event coming up is the annual SDPIX Winter White Party at Rich’s this Saturday. “Celebrate wintertime and the holidays with frosty go-go dancers and the nightclub decked out in beautiful white decor. Customers are encouraged to wear white attire.”
On top of that, I should add that many boys use this event as an opportunity to preview and showcase their preliminary outfits for the coming White Party Palm Springs, the 25th anniversary of which will be coming up on April 25-28, 2014.
Vote for Walter
Speaking of big parties, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force’s Winter Party Festival scheduled for March 5-10, 2014 in Miami is having a big photo contest promotion on Facebook. Entrants who submit pictures of them making preparations for the Winter Party could win a vacation package for two to the party, based on the number of “likes” each photo gets.
And as it so happens, one of our local San Diego boys is just a whisker away from winning it. Walter Orlando was leading the count until recently, when he just barely slipped into second place. So, it could still go either way … you can view and vote for his impressive self-improvement photo here. Personally, I cannot think of a better person from San Diego to represent and show those Miami boys how it’s done!
Pictionary at #1 Fifth rakes in the charity dollars
Congratulations are in order to Tiger, the host of the weekly Pictionary Night at #1 Fifth Avenue. She had a banner year in 2013, raising $6,241 for various local charities. The proceeds were distributed as follows:
SD Leather Pride - $2,288
SD Sisters - $1,415
Special Delivery - $699
AIDSWalk #1 Team - $697
Leather Realm - $417
SD Multicultural LGBT Literary Foundation - $256
Sven-AIDS Life Cycle - $210
Leather Foundation - $134
Willis Fundraiser - $125”
Since its inception in 2011, Tiger’s Pictionary Night has raised a total of $11,610 for local charities.
Last week’s events
Check out SDPIX.com for all the new albums from last week, including photos from Urban Mo’s, Taste ‘n’ Tinis, Bourbon Street, Flicks, #1 Fifth Avenue, Baja Betty’s, Babycakes and Numbers. Happy New Year!