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Jim Winsor’s Out & About: Gossip Grill eager for its big move down the street

Next week will be Gossip Grill’s last seven days of operation at its 1440 University Ave. address; it will shut down for good there on Sunday, Jan. 26 at 4 pm, not to open again until its new location at 1220 University Ave. is ready to go.

Sources tell me the target date for that is on or before Feb. 1.

In honor of its final week at the old spot, Gossip Grill will be hosting a weeklong series of countdown specials, beginning on Monday and running through until 4 pm on the following Sunday:

Monday, Jan. 20: $7 Calls/Premium Cocktails

Tuesday, Jan. 21: $6 U-Call-Its and Karaoke with Laura Jane

Wednesday, Jan. 22: $5 Buy One, Get a Token

Thursday, Jan. 23: $4 U-Call-It’s and Live Prize Trivia

Friday, Jan. 24: $3 Wells

Saturday, Jan. 25: $2 Beers and Drafts

Sunday, Jan. 26: $1 Wells and Beers (open until 4 pm)

I took a brief tour through the construction site at 1220 University Ave. a few days ago, and it’s coming along quite nicely. Look for new amenities such as a permanent dance floor and DJ booth, something we haven’t seen at a dedicated lesbian club since 6 Degrees closed down. And also get ready for a new boys’ night there on Thursdays, book-ending nicely with the girls’ night at Rich’s across the street that same night, and reminiscent of the old Boy’s Night at the Flame back in its heyday.

January Birthday Bash at Babycakes

San Diego's Biggest Birthday Bash is back at Babycakes to celebrate January babies.

The monthly mass birthday celebration, presented by SDPIX, will be held Saturday night from 8-10 pm. This adult birthday party includes a hosted vodka bar from 9-10 pm, free cupcakes, giveaways, party favors, drinks specials and free birthday "spankins."

To attend, RSVP HERE and indicate the number of guests in your party.

HouseRemixed Saturday at Numbers

This Saturday is the third Saturday of the month, which means it’s time once again for HouseRemixed Saturday at Numbers. Presented by SDPIX, this fun night out will include hot house remixes by DJ Taj, dancing, drink specials, and more.

There is no cover before midnight with SDPIX VIP sticker or text. And if you’re not on the SDPIX VIP list, not to worry, just text SDPIX to 46786 for free cover before midnight. Also, SDPIX staff will be on hand throughout the night giving out free VIP memberships.

MLK holiday events

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is this Monday, which means we have a three-day weekend to look forward to this week. Here’s a few of the special events going on in Hillcrest in commemoration of the holiday:

Saturday, Jan. 18

10 pm: Eye Candy MLK Weekend at Numbers

Sunday, Jan. 19

2 pm: Northern Lights Party at Urban Mo's

10 pm: MLK Freedom Party at Rich's

Monday, Jan. 20

Noon: Recovery Monday Tea Dance Party at Urban Mo's

Other fun stuff this week

Thursday, Jan. 16

9 pm: Club Flicker at Flicks

10 pm: WET at Bourbon Street

Saturday, Jan. 18

10 am to 2 pm: Mexican Brunch at Baja Betty's

Sunday, Jan. 19

11 am to 3 pm: Gospel Brunch at Lips

3-7 pm: Sunday Fundays at Uptown Tavern

3-8 pm: Church at Babycakes

Monday, Jan. 20

6-11 pm: 50₵ Wing Night at Hillcrest Brewing Company

9 pm: Manic Mondays at the Brass Rail

Wednesday, Jan. 22

7:30-10 pm: Pictionary Night at #1 Fifth Ave.

Last week’s events

Check out SDPIX.com for the first albums of 2014, including photos from Bourbon Street, FilmOut, Flicks, Babycakes and Lips. Happy viewing!