(619) 505-7777

Jim Winsor's Out & About: Drive By Drag at Baja Betty's tonight

Fasten your seatbelts, gurl!

Tonight (Thursday), Baja Betty's will be presenting its third installment of Drive By Drag. Come support your favorite Mo's and Baja Betty's employees as they put on a drag show you'll have to see to believe.

They'll have some new faces along with some of the same queens you've seen before, including Shalita Buffet, Ava Taylor, Natasha Laquisha, Champagne DeLonchenz, The Sexy Mayra from Baja Betty's; and Ersela Skankentwat, Sasha Mess and Big Mama Mo from Urban Mo's.

This show is free, and for all ages.

Summer Splash Cocktail Challenge at Urban Mo's

A series of bartender competitions has been taking place in LGBT bars across the country to find contestants for the third annual Palm Springs Summer Splash Cocktail Challenge presented by Here Media and Stoli Vodka.

The San Diego challenge will take place at Urban Mo's Bar & Grill on Saturday, May 12, at 4 pm.

Bartenders will compete and create their own signature Palm Springs-infused cocktail, which will be evaluated on taste, presentation and name. The bartenders will also be judged on creativity and attire, as well as presentation and audience participation. Contestants will receive bonus points if “Palm” or “Springs” is in the name or recipe of the signature drink.

The winning bartender from each city will win a trip to Palm Springs to compete in the grand finale on May 31 in Palm Springs, which is the official kickoff of the Summer Splash program presented by Desert Gay Tourism Guild.

The San Diego competition will take place on May 12 at Urban Mo's and is open to any bartender in the city. Bartenders who wish to sign up for the competition at Mo's should contact Eddie Reynoso at eddie@urbanmos.com.

Mo's Guest of the Month

Speaking of Urban Mo's, congratulations to Travis Tanner Yardley for recently being chosen the Mo's Guest of the Month (GOTM) for April.

This award is given every month to a person the Mo's staff feels has been a particularly loyal and outstanding customer. As you can see, the winner gets escorted around Hillcrest by Glitz Glam (and a video team) for a round of drinks at each of the three establishments (Urban Mo's, Baja Betty's and Gossip Grill), followed by a complimentary (and private!) dinner for two. And on top of all the free drinks, food and fame, the GOTM also gets a T-shirt:

Last week's events

Servicemembers United presents S.U. Second Saturdays at Bourbon Street

Servicemembers United will host its monthly LGBT Military Happy Hour, S.U. Second Saturdays, this Saturday night at Bourbon Street, from 5 to 7 pm.

Servicemembers United is the nation’s largest organization of LGBT troops and veterans of the U.S. armed forces, as well as their partners and civilian allies.

ENLISTED at Bourbon Street

After the Servicemembers social, you'll want to stick around for ENLISTED, a military theme night at Bourbon Street. The event will include music by DJ Michael Carrera and hot go-go dancers. The event will benefit Servicemembers United.

Active duty service members with ID or those dressed in theme will receive $5 in Bourbon Bucks at the door before 11 pm.

Plus, sponsor SDPIX will be on hand, giving out free VIP memberships throughout the night.

Mother's Day at Lips

If you're looking for somewhere interesting to take Mom for Mother's Day, well look no further!

Mother's Day Gospel Brunch at Lips will have two seatings this Sunday, as this has been a sell out day for them every year. You can choose from either an early brunch at 11 am or a afternoon brunch at 1:30 pm.

Featuring a special Mother's Day Brunch Menu for $22.95 that includes the drag show, brunch and unlimited bloody Marys, mimosas and champagne, and a special treat for all the moms in attendance, this promises to be a maternal bonding moment to remember.

So You Think You Can Drag? at Lips

Then later that same Sunday at Lips, get ready for their amateur/professional drag contest So You Think You Can Drag?

Held every second Sunday of the month, the show is hosted by the fabulous Disco Dollie and features a $100 cash prize. To sign up, call 619-295-7900.

Dinner starts at 7 pm, the show at 8 pm, and the contest at 9 pm. In honor of Mother's Day there will be a special $18.95 three-course menu available, with free glass of wine for mom!

Last week's events

Check out SDPIX for all the photographic memories from last week, including new albums from the new Azucar Friday Latin night at Numbers, the IZZMS Fashion Show at Rich's, and Cinco de Mayo photos from both #1 Fifth Avenue and The Range. Happy viewing!