Here's what to do in the community this week.
San Diego Gay and Lesbian News' social columnist Jinx Mirage takes you through all the fun and excitement happening around the neighborhood every week, and this one is no exception, "We have a music night for millennials, all things Eagle and an event for the more artistic side of you," he says.
He adds: "I can’t wait to tell you about all the different events coming this week. So relax make a drink and put on your reading glasses. Because this weekend in Hillcrest isn't a dull one."
The Not-So-Distant Musical Past
On Thursday, The music from the early aughts takes over Flicks with 007 Party at Flicks. Jinx says he's most excited about this event because the music is so recent, "It's about time that we get to have an early 2000 party. You know how they always have 70's, 80's and 90's parties? That's nice, but it's also great that they will play music that I'm old enough to enjoy," he laughs.
He says he is looking forward to one of the newer DJs on the Hillcrest scene, "Brynn Taylor is going to be spinning and I am excited about that. She definitely has her ear on what people want to listen to in the clubs."
Top of the Bay
There is nothing more special than watching the season change with friends amid a cityscape looking out over the ocean at some spectacular views. On Friday, SDPIX Presents Top of the Bay at the Porto Vista Hotel and it is the quintessential starter for your weekend. You'll want to get there at 6 pm for the social hour, the DJ will start at 7 pm.
Our Divas are going Gaga
Also on Friday, there's another big installment of Divas at Rich's. "This week all the Gaga fans should get very excited because Aurora Savage is performing, and she is a huge Gaga impersonator."
Local entertainer Naomi Daniels is joining the cast this time, "who should bring a little variety to the show," says Jinx. Every person who has yet to see a drag show in Hillcrest should check out Divas for something special. It's not to be missed.
The Eagle has Landed!
Come celebrate your sexual uniqueness at San Diego Eagle 15-Year Anniversary Celebration on Friday. Jinx says this is an event everyone can enjoy. He thinks the bus trip to Palm Springs will probably be one of the most entertaining aspects of the event.
"The day trip to Palm Springs sounds kind of sickening!" he says. "Anyone who is excited about anything that has to do with The Eagle is going to enjoy this 15-year celebration. Fifteen years isn't something small. Plus this event has a little bit of everything, I feel like it's gonna be a lot of fun for anyone who goes to The Eagle for any type of night. It's an all-inclusive weekend."
Giving Musical Life to a LGBT Children's Book
One of our favorite local organizations is the San Diego Gay Men's Chorus. This week they are raising funds for a special cause. San Diego Gay Men's Chorus presents Art & Wine 2017 wants to see the book "A Peacock Among Pigeons" become a musical to inspire LGBT youth. Jinx says this is definitely an event for anyone who wants to feed the artist inside fo them.
"You know we gays love buying all kinds of interesting art just so we can talk about it at our next dinner party." Plus he is excited that the proceeds will go into giving musical life to a children's LGBT book., "Where was this book when I was a young gay growing up in Ft. Lauderdale?!"
He says to make sure to head to the VIP preview of this event to get "all the good hors-d'oeuvres."
Spin Into Overdrive and Celebrate Four Years!
While The Eagle celebrates its own anniversary this week so too does another community dance event: Overdrive 4th Anniversary at Spin Nightclub. "I am super-excited for this," says Jinx."One because it is absolutely amazing that Overdrive is making it to four years; sometimes club events like that don't have a very long shelf-life. And two, I'm excited to hear my girl Dj dirty Kurty is back. And Overdrive is not Overdrive, at least for me without some Dirty Kurty. But, I cannot wait to hear DJ Hector Fonseca. He's a global DJ: how many global superstar DJs do we get popping up into our own backyard?"
Hand and Arms Above the Rest With Pride
The popular photo art project Together Strong Photoshoot at the LGBT Community Center is back in case you missed it over the summer. "There's also going to be a Nicky Awards Voting Party," says Jinx. "So you can come by, say hello and cast your vote and donate to a good cause." A portion of the proceeds will go to the San Diego LGBT Community Center.
Jinx Talks About the SDPIX/Souleil Party Last Weekend
Last week, SDPIX and Souleil united to bring the community together for a soulful Sunday. Jinx was there, and here are his thoughts about the event:
"Souleil was super-dope! It definitely will work as an event from 1 pm to 4 pm. But the great thing about it was the entire set up. You had the DJs spinning in front of you, You had this amazing view of Little Italy and the marina behind him.
The patio furniture was set up in half-circles, almost like a theater so there was all this dance space in front of the DJ, but behind that space were rows of patio furniture where you could relax, sit enjoy a cocktail and listen to the music.
The sound system was great so you could hear all the way to the smoking section and off to the side. It was absolutely immaculate.
I enjoyed Souleil in the larger venue and all that it stands for; there was way more space to dance, way more space to groove and way more space to congregate.
The huge rooftop was mostly all dancefloor--four to five bartenders, you had tons of tables, couches.
The venue is perfect for Souleil and the lives of Souleil."
Jinx's Final Thought
Well, that’s it for me this weekend, I hope you guys have an awesome weekend.
And if you're looking for more to do, make sure to check out the events below.
I’m Jinx Mirage and ready for some Hot Coco, it’s getting cold out there.
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Last week’s events
Check out SDPIX.com for all the new albums from last week.