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Jim Winsor’s Out & About: Harvey Milk’s American Diner is Hillcrest’s newest hot spot | VIDEO

This Saturday Harvey Milk’s American Diner co-owner Frank Lechner will be celebrating his 61st at a charity birthday party at the restaurant; money raised at the event will benefit FilmOut San Diego.

I must say, the diner has certainly transformed itself from the staid and traditional establishment that formerly was City Deli. A LOT of fun community events will be held there in coming weeks, including an Outrageous Easter Bonnet Contest fundraiser on April 20, a star-studded effort for Dining Out For Life San Diego on the April 24 that will include Kevin Faulconer, Carl DeMaio, Nicole Murray Ramirez, Todd Gloria, Kevin Beiser, Elaine Graybill and Fernando Ponyboy Jr. as celebrity servers and hosts, and an Official Grand Opening scheduled for May 22, which I hear will feature the unveiling of a bust of Harvey Milk.

And with the recent addition of a full bar, I’ve noticed it’s starting to become a popular watering hole for thirsty travelers bar-hopping through Hillcrest, making the long foot journey between Flicks and Urban Mo’s. Sunday Funday just got a bit funner!

Open auditions for drag entertainers, dancers at Gossip Grill

Also this Saturday, Davina Kostiana Love will be holding open auditions between noon and 1 pm for an innovative new monthly drag show in development for Gossip Grill. They are looking for drag entertainers and professional male dancers 18 and up; check back here soon for details after casting is complete.

So You Think You Can Drag at Lips

On Sunday, San Diego's most fabulous amateur/professional drag contest is back: So You Think You Can Drag? at Lips.

Contestants compete for more than $500 in cash and prizes at this monthly drag competition hosted by Paris Sukomi Max. Reservations are encouraged so call 619-295-7900 now to get a great table.

Other fun stuff this week

Thursday, April 10

9 pm: Club Flicker at Flicks

10 pm: Wet at Bourbon Street

Friday, April 11

7 pm: Finger Me Fridays at Gossip Grill

Saturday, April 12

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

8-9:30 pm: Kickers Country Western Line Dancing at Urban Mo's

Sunday, April 13

3-7 pm: Sunday Fundays at Uptown Tavern

3-8 pm: Church at Babycakes

Monday, April 14

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

9 pm: Manic Mondays at the Brass Rail

Wednesday, April 16

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

10 pm: Mischief at Rich's

650+ WTF photos now up on SDPIX

And finally, be sure to check out SDPIX.com for over 650 newly added photos from the insane WTF Party at Rich’s from Saturday before last. And if you haven’t seen the official video from the evening, you can check out all the madness below. Enjoy!