A new season means all-new fun things to do in the community.
This week is filled with plenty of excitement around the community as winter officially comes to an end. Jinx Mirage takes you "Out & About" with all there is to do including a White Party kickoff event you don't want to miss. Here's Jinx:
"What’s up Hillcrest? I hope everyone is planning on having an awesome weekend.
And if you aren’t, then you better read this column so you can have one. In this week's Out & About with Jinx Mirage we have drag pageants, kick-off parties and Hillcrest's newest game night. So sit back and let me take you on the guided tour of what’s happening in Hillcrest this weekend!"
The Heart in the Art
"The heART of Hillcrest at Uptown Tavern is definitely an event for anyone who is a big art fan or is a fan of local artists. This is a friendly competition meant to give unity to the community."
Money, Money, Money, Money
"For anyone who is familiar with the Flicker parties, check out The Vault at Flicks. This is a new money-grab game. It's going to have DJ Taj and $500 in cash and prizes."
Kick-off Your Weekend Right
Top of the Bay at the Porto Vista Hotel is the original LGBT happy hour, and it embodies the San Diego spirit with gorgeous harbor views, great conversation and a community united. With spring officially started, it's a great time to get out with friends and enjoy great views of your fabulous city.
A Night of Music
"For our fans of the arts, Out at the Opera at the San Diego Civic Theatre is going to be a big event. Some are familiar with the "Out" events this is yet another great San Diego event that joins those ranks."
One of the Best Shows in Town
"This is a special edition of Divas at Rich's, one of Hillcrest's premiere drag shows. Featuring Vanity Jones, Kickxy Vixen and Dayamis Styles with special guest Sonique from Drag Race. This night will also have members of Tantrums & Tiaras in the audience."
Before White Party Palm Springs
"If you're a fan of after-hours parties at Rich's, if you're a fan of White Party or just a fan of circuit music then get to the White Party Kickoff at Rich's!" Jinx says. "There will be DJ Paulo Ramirez, Brent Law andDJ K-Swift. It's going to be n absolutely fabulous party. it's about to be that time of year for perfect weather. So get into the springtime cheer and head over to Rich's this weekend."
The Children are Our Future
"With all that's going on in the world right now, it's very hard for most of us to shy away from politics. One of the biggest is gun violence. LGBTQ Youth: March for Our Lives San Diego at Waterfront Park will show its support for the victims of the February 14, Parkland shooting in Florida. This will call for greater school safety and an end to gun violence. This is an important issue, it's very important to support our youth because our youth are eventually the ones who are going to inherit this earth and our community."
Get Down to Your Skivvies
"For all of my fans of everything leather and manly, the Underwear Party/Contest at the San Diego Eagle will be hosted by Mr. San Diego. Very kinda to-the-point. So if you're a fan of leather, like going to The Eagle, or you just want to check things out or you just want to change things up head on down to The Eagle for this underwear party."
It's Going to be a Ball
"Calling all my statements, legends, and stars, our pageantry queens, and darlings Miss Gay California USofA Newcomer 2018 Cinderella's Ball at Rich's is this Sunday. Miss thing, this is going to be a whole lot of fierce drag. We crown a new queen, but we will also honor the current Miss Gay California. Those of you who don't get to go to drag pageants or have ever been to one this is definitely something every gay should experience. It is a very interesting and entertaining event. Mama, I love me a good old drag pageant girl! I will be there and so should you."
The Greatest Show
"All you Sunday Funday people, don't forget Stripper Circus at Rich's! $2 drinks from 8 pm to 10 pm and no cover! Essentially get there for the no-cover and $2 drinks to keep your Sunday Funday going honey!"
Jinx's Shout Outs and Final Thoughts:
So this past Friday I attended Trick: Ginger Binge at the Merrow. And for those who don’t know, this event has a clothes check so everyone is pretty much in harnesses and jockstraps. Needless to say is absolutely fabulous. So, of course, yours truly couldn’t go without a harness at least to show off. So I visited our neighborhood gay fashion house Manfest to get a fitting for a truly TRICK Harness.
And with great satisfaction--you know Manfest--hooked me up with an awesome harness. Which not only incited envy and jealousy but also caught the eye of a few potential suitors. So if you haven’t been to TRICK, make sure you find out when the next one is. Because not only were the MENZ HOT but the music was AN EPIC mix of circuit and house music. And if you don’t have a harness make your way down to Manfest and get fitted for one by their amazing staff. And tell them Jinx sent you.
Another event I got to attend was Overdrive at Spin brought to you by the fabulous Kaleb Nicola. And I have to say the star of the evening for me was DJ Dirty Kurty, who like always brought a set like no other. But also bringing a fresh sound to the dance floor. So if you haven’t already, make sure you check out the newest resident DJ, Dirty Kurty at Overdrive.
Well, that’s it for me Cali Kids. You guys and gals have an awesome weekend. And if the events I spoke about aren’t what you're looking for, see the list below of other great events happening this weekend. I’m Jinx Mirage and always remember to make memories that last a lifetime."
Other fun stuff to do this week: