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Out & About with Jinx Mirage: Stockings are stuffed this week with a WTF party, a holiday food drive and Xanadu on the big screen

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SDPIX - WTF XXXMas at Rich's 2016

Hillcrest has the holiday spirit and there is a lot to do to celebrate the season this week. From an intimate performance by Steve Grand to an always-crazy time at a Christmas WTF party at Rich's, there is something for everyone in the community to get wrapped up in. 

Jinx Mirage is under the mistletoe this week blowing you kisses from the gayborhood. 

"Happy Holidays Hillcrest it’s your Cheer-Meister Jinx Mirage bringing you a holiday season weekend jam-packed with amazing events you’ll definitely wanna check out. So let’s kick it off with the sexy, talented and absolutely charming Steve Grand."

A Grand Time!

Jinx's heart is aflutter as he talks about Steve Grand in All-American Boy at Martinis Above Fourth, "He is the sexiest country singer out there right now, and he is gay hunny. So come out this Thursday; doors open at 6 pm, show starts at 8 pm." Steve will perform fan favorites as well as some new stuff from his forthcoming album. 

LOL!

The Comedy One - A #1 Comedy Show at #1 Fifth Avenue is making Jinx laugh out loud this week. "It's back hunny!" laughs Jinx, "And if you love a comedy show with local comedians from the LGBT community, this definitely a show you want to take in. There's always tons of laughs. Brandon Potter and the rest of team always  put forth an amazing show!" 

Give Back at Flicks!

Jinx says that this next event is very important and he would like to see everyone there. "The Holiday Food Drive at Flicks, I need everyone to come out for this, it is very, very important," he says. "Bring in canned and non-perishable foods in exchange for free drinks. For every ten items, you bring in you get a free drink." 

"So basically I need you to run across to Ralphs, get you some of the Uncle Ben's rice boxes, the canned foods--all of that stuff and I want you to bring it to the holiday food drive. Now, mama, you may actually save yourself some money by bringing in some food and getting free drinks.Everyone in Hillcrest come out and represent for this event."

The Greatest View of the Season! 

As always, the social highlight at the start of the weekend is SDPIX Presents Top of the Bay at the Porto Vista Hotel. This is always a great time to get together with friends to talk about your week, have some great cocktails and listen to some great music. 

WTF?

"Ladies and gentleman we are back with one of my favorite events: SDPIX Presents WTF XXXmas at Rich's hunny!" says Jinx. "Honestly, one of the biggest reasons I love the WTF parties is because they are really like 'What the f*ck? 'like, absolute craziness! They come up with the most random things. I'm pretty sure they are going to have actual reindeer to pet going inside, a big ol' Santa with a satchel of dildos and just one insane party event or decoration after the other!" 

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"Make sure to come out in your best WTF holiday, Kwanza, Hannukah--whatever holiday you celebrate this month -- come out and you show us your best costume in that."

Bingo Is a Drag!

For those who like to win some great prizes, get out to Drag Queen Bingo in the Park. "There's going to be free HIV testing, Starbucks giftcards, raffles, snacks and drag queens. It's tons of fun for you and your friends." 

Celebrate Diversity over the Holidays

Jinx wants you to come gather at Home for the Holiday at the LGBT Community Center to celebrate diversity within the community. "Family-friendly, and free to all. Guys, this is a great event to support the community, it's going to be a lot of fun. And for those who have never been to The Center, it's a great way to check it out over the holiday season."

Jingle All the Way!

The annual SDGMC Jingle at the Balboa Theatre has arrived and Jinx is really excited for everyone to experience it. "Last year, both of these shows sold out quite quickly, so definitely make sure to get your tickets as early as possible."

The Leather Outside is Delighful

Join out LGBTQ service members and the leather community as they come together to support Toys For Tots and the Sunburst Youth Housing Center for Santa's Orders at the Hole in the Wall. "Bring out a new child's toy and get half-off your first drink. And trust me if you know how the drinks are at The Hole, this deal is definitely worth it and you get to support a great cause."

Martinis Above Fourth Events

Jinx talked about Steve Grand earlier, but Martinis Above Fourth is filled with entertainment this week. On Sunday join the Children's Holiday Magic Fundraiser at Martinis Above Fourth for a great night of giving. then on Monday get to know Joely Fisher in "Growing Up Fisher" on Tuesday spend an Evening of Hits and Holiday Tunes with Ty Herndon, then it's Sacha Boutros in "Holly Jolly Holiday" on Wednesday. 

Hafta Believe We Are Magic! 

It's no Wizard of Oz or Phantom of the Opera, but take our word for it it's still one of the greatest musicals ever made. FilmOut San Diego "Xanadu" at the Landmark Hillcrest Cinemas is a night of ELO, Gene Kelly, and Olivia Newton-John: What could be more perfect than that? Oh yes, it's all going to be on the big screen! 

Don't miss this once in a lifetime event about a muse and her man. 

Shout Outs from Jinx!

I want to give a huge shout out to the entire staff at the Nicky Awards. A big shout out to Big Mike and Ebby! Being it was my first year nominated and my first time attending, I had an absolutely amazing time. Such an interesting evening. Definitely going to work harder to win next year. I also want to thank all of my friends and everyone in Hillcrest and all who support "Out & About" and SDPIX. Thank you so much for nominating me, I absolutely appreciate it.  It was an honor to be nominated. Guys, thank you so much!

Well, I hope you guys the enjoy the weekend and I can’t wait for me to bring you next weeks events. I’m Jinx Mirage and Joyeuses fêtes (Happy Holidays in French).

Other fun stuff to do this week:

THURSDAY

 7:00am to 11:45pm Thursday Special at Crest Cafe

9:30am SDSU LGBTQ+ Lecture Series

4:00pm to 2:00am Thursdays at San Diego Eagle

4:30pm to 6:30pm Winter Tea & Open House at Stepping Stone

7:00pm to 10:00pm Dining with the Divas at Lips

9:00pm to 2:00am Flicker at Flicks

9:00pm to 2:00am Holiday Food Drive at Flicks

9:00pm Comedy One - A #1 Comedy Show at #1 Fifth Avenue

10:00pm to 2:00am Lez at Rich's

10:00pm to 2:00am TECHNICHE at Rich's: An Outerstellar TECH-HOUSE + TECHNO Expe

FRIDAY

4:00pm to 7:00pm Free Pizza Fridays at Flicks

4:00pm to 2:00am Fridays at San Diego Eagle

6:00pm to 8:00pm Hillcrest Town Council's 2nd Annual Holiday Celebration at Gossip Grill

7:30pm Glitz & Glam at Lips

SATURDAY

7:00pm LezBHonest Drag Boat Team Annual Black Tie Holiday Party at Brick B

7:30pm Glitz & Glam at Lips

9:00pm The Underwear Show at Flicks

10:00pm to 2:00am Silent Night Silent Disco at Uptown Tavern

11:30pm Taboo - The Forbidden Show at Lips

SUNDAY

11:00am Sunday Dragalicious Gospel Brunch at Lips

11:00am to 2:00pm Walking Tour of San Diego LGBT History

2:00pm to 8:30pm Sunday Beer Bust at Flicks

2:00pm to 2:00am Sundays at The San Diego Eagle

3:00pm SDGMC Jingle at the Balboa Theatre

6:00pm to 9:00pm We Care 9 Holiday Mixer at Rich's

7:00pm So You Think You Can Drag at Lips

8:00pm to 2:00am Stripper Circus at Rich's

9:00pm Karaoke at Flicks

MONDAY

7:00am to 11:45pm Monday Special at Crest Cafe

4:00pm to 2:00am Mondays at San Diego Eagle

6:00pm to 7:00pm YPC Academy 2018 Class Info Session at the LGBT Community Center

9:00pm Karaoke at Flicks

TUESDAY

7:00am to 11:45pm Tuesday Special at Crest Cafe

2:00pm to 2:00am Tuesday All-Day Happy Hour at Flicks

4:00pm to 2:00am Tuesdays at San Diego Eagle

7:00pm to 10:00pm Turnback Tuesdays at Lips

9:00pm Karaoke at Flicks

WEDNESDAY

7:00am to 11:45pm Wednesday Special at Crest Cafe

4:00pm to 2:00am Wednesdays at San Diego Eagle

7:00pm Bitchy Bingo at Lips

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

9:00pm to 2:00am Welfare Wednesdays featuring DJ Will Z. at Flicks

10:00pm to 2:00am Mischief at Rich's