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Out & About: White Party Palm Springs Turns 30 Edition

Here is everything there is to do in the community this week!
Photo credit:
SDPIX - From White Party 2016

This week it's all about the white, The White Party that is. Palm Springs is about to get wild as The White Party celebrates its 30th anniversary.

Among things to do locally, there's the AIDS/LifeCycle Silent Auction, The Stonewall Citizens Patrol Community Picnic and Open House and there's a night of jazz at Martinis Above Fourth. 

Plus so much more to do this week in and around Hillcrest. 

Happy 30th White Party!

The White Party Palm Springs takes place April 26th - 29th,  2019 and is widely considered the largest gay dance music festival in the nation. It has evolved throughout the years to become an international cultural and social phenomenon attracting more than 30,000 attendees from every corner of the globe.  

Porto Vista is Where It's At

The Porto Vista Hotel has always been one of the gems of San Diego. It's a place for the community to spend some time, have some drinks and socialize just before the weekend. SDPIX Presents Top of the Bay at the Porto Vista Hotel so you can end your week, plan your weekend and sip cocktails with great views, and great music. 

Free Documentary Screening

Raising Zoey is the coming of age story of a transgender teen on a journey to find her voice. The film covers topics pertaining to growing up trans in a working-class Latino home, and the intersectionality of the family addresses subjects like immigration, early transitioning, knowing your rights at school as a trans/GNC student, navigating medical insurance, community support, early medical support, suicide prevention, empowerment, and peer to peer advocacy. There will be a Q & A time with Ofelia Barba and Zoey Luna as well as filmmaker Dante Alencastre at Raising Zoey at the San Diego Central Library

It's the Divas! 

Room for more contestants on Friday @ Rich's San Diego DRAG ME Divas at Rich's — with Keex Rose, Mystique Montana, Jamisha Howard, Argenis Tapia, Misty Skyes and Frankie Puma at Rich's San Diego. 

Bid on Something for a Great Cause!

AIDS/LifeCycle Silent Auction at Aztec Brewery is a public event & open to all! Feel free to stop by and check out some art, etc and bid at your leisure. We are raising funds to prepare for an epic 545-mile bike ride on June 2-8 from San Francisco to LA to raise critically needed funds for HIV/AIDS-related services and bring to light the fact that HIV/AIDS is still a devastating disease in our society, particularly the LGBT community and communities of color.

The Freshest End to the Weekend

The Hillcrest Farmers Market is filled with over 175 vendors offering a wide variety of locally grown produce, gifts, arts and crafts, flowers, clothing, and more! Many of our local farmers grow their produce organically or with no pesticides. We also host an amazing variety of international cuisine, making the Market a walking brunch and shopping experience! 

The Weather is Perfect for a BBQ!

The Stonewall Citizens' Patrol Community Picnic & Open House at Balboa Park event is hosted by Stonewall Citizens Patrol. Event to include: Free burgers & hotdogs along with the fixins, and games and raffles ($1 per ticket to benefit our Community Partner Pride Military Department). Bring your picnic blankets and community safety concerns. Location: 6th Ave & Laurel St, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA . 

Watch "Endgame" with the Bears!

Well if you are a geek like most of us bears (and let's face it, who isn't), you won't want to miss the conclusion of 10 years of storytelling - Bear Movie Night - Avengers: Endgame at the UltraStar Mission Valley Theatre! They will be meeting at 6:30 pm in front of the theater for the 7 pm show. If you can get tickets ahead of time, do so.

Jazzing it Up in Hillcrest

International recording artist and multi-lingual vocalist Allison Adams Tucker’s WOMEN IN JAZZ show celebrates INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY on the feminine side. Inspired by SWAN Day (Support Women Artists Now) and Jazz Appreciation Month, Allison brings together a swinging band of talented jazz women featuring Lori Bell flute, Melonie Grinnell piano, Evona Wascinski bass, Laurel Grinnell drums, and Monette Marino percussion for Allison Adams Tucker & Women in Jazz on International Jazz Day at Martinis Above Fourth Doors open at 6 pm, show time at 8 pm.

THURSDAY

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

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

5:30pm to 9:00pm Tom Homann LGBT Law Association Annual Awards Dinner at the US Grant Hotel

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

7:00pm to 12:00am Karaoke Night at #1 Fifth Avenue

9:00pm to 2:00am Flicker X Marks the Spot at Flicks

10:00pm to 2:00am Lez at Rich's

FRIDAY

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

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

7:30pm Glitz & Glam at Lips

8:30pm to 10:00pm Barbie Z's Doll House at #1 Fifth Avenue

SATURDAY

9:00am to 5:30pm Me Too LGBTQ at the LGBT Community Center

9:00am to 1:00pm Hillcrest Spring Cleanup

9:00am to 3:30pm QTPOC Retreat: Embracing Queer MagiQ at SDSU

5:00pm to 11:00pm California Regional Bearded Queen at Urban Mo's

7:30pm Glitz & Glam at Lips

8:00pm to 1:00am La Bomba at #1 Fifth Avenue

9:00pm The Underwear Show at Flicks

9:00pm Saturdays at the San Diego Eagle

11:30pm Taboo - The Forbidden Show at Lips

SUNDAY 

Coffee Klatch at BCB Cafe

11:00am Sunday Dragalicious Gospel Brunch at Lips

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

3:00pm to 10:00pm Absolutely Sunday Funday at #1 Fifth Avenue

7:00pm Showstopper Sunday at Lips

9:00pm Karaoke at Flicks

9:00pm to 2:00am DiscoTeka at Rich's

MONDAY

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

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

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

6:30pm to 10:00pm Bear Movie Night - Avengers: Endgame at the UltraStar Mission Valley Theatre

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 Wellfare Wednesday at Flicks