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Jim Winsor's Out & About: Memorial weekend party guide

As expected we will have a busy and fun-filled Memorial Day weekend ahead of us. Here's a rundown on some of the major gay events we have going here in San Diego:


7 pm and 9 pm | Miss Coco Peru Live at Martinis Above Fourth

Miss Peru's San Diego debut! It should be a lot of fun.

10 pm | Wet at Bourbon Street

Day 1 of Bourbon Street's Memorial weekend lineup, this week's contest host is Benny Cartwright. There's a foam party on the patio that night as well, with music by DJ Michael Carrera.


8:30 pm | Charles W. Patmon Jr. Birthday Party and Fundraiser at Redwing

This will be a fundraiser for Urban Pride, as well as a birthday celebration for Charles, their executive director. There will be a raffle, drink and shot specials, and of course Granny Pearl hosting karaoke.

9 pm | Pool Party and Midnight Madness at Bourbon Street

Day two of a huge Memorial weekend lineup at Bourbon Street, with music by DJ Marcel. Pool wear is requested!

9 pm | Friday Night Lights featuring DJ/Producer Manny Lehman at Eden

Manny Lehman for only a $10 cover? I'm there! Plus, Manny will be joined by DJ Luis Perez, a San Diego favorite just recently transplanted to New York City. And there's actually NO cover for those with a military ID, making it the perfect place to be if your harrier carrier just pulled into port recently.

9 pm | Bearracuda San Diego at the Ruby Room

Bearracuda is returning to town with more beats, more lighting, new visuals and some great go-gos shaking their goods for you all night. This will be the San Diego debut for DJ Steve Sherwood; he spun at Real Bad at Folsom Weekend last year, and has played for Bearracuda parties in Austin, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Vancouver and elsewhere.

10 pm | Varsity's Underwear Memorial Kick Off Party at Numbers

What better way to start your Memorial Day weekend than to hang out in your undies with a bunch of other hot boys? With music by DJ John Joseph, no cover, and a free coat (ie, clothes) check.

10 pm | DJ Will Z's Birthday Electro-Pop at Rich's

Birthday boy Will Z will be giving away 75 copies of his latest CD Podcast 13.5 tonight. All you have to do is be one of the first lucky 75 to show him that you have a copy of his "DJ Will Z - Mobile" app on your smart phone. You can get the Android app here and the iPhone app here.


9 pm | Memorial Day Weekend iRage at Eden

Opening set will be by guest DJ John Joseph, followed by Eden's very own high energy DJ Dirty Kurty.

10 pm | SDPIX presents Active Duty with After-Hours Until 4 am at Rich's

Yes, you read that right, this will be a Rich's after hours night, open until 4 am. Camo attire is encouraged; there'll be free body painting on site, plus free dog tags to the first 500 through the door. From here on out, DJ Nikno will be your commander.


Noon | Michael Mack Presents 2012 Memorial Day Weekend T Dance On the Bay

Boarding time for this Memorial weekend tradition is at noon, and the boat leaves the dock at 1 pm. With music by DJ Marcel, this year features a live performance by Debbie Holiday. And on top of all that, it's also going to be a birthday and bon voyage party for Noah Cohen, so don't miss it.

9 pm | Eye Candy BiLatinMen Memorial Weekend Party at Eden

Eye Candy comes to Eden! It's also the 10-year-anniversary celebration for one of their sponsors, BiLatinMen.com, complete with a sexy shaving cream show involving the models, hosted by Naomi Fiercee. The Global Male All Star Go Go Boys will be dancing all night long, with music by DJ Von Kiss. Plus SD Pride's Dwayne Crenshaw will be celebrating his birthday there that night, so it's sure to be a lot of fun.

9 pm | Memorial Day Weekend Papi Style at Brass Rail

Club Papi returns to San Diego, with music by DJ Edwardo. Look for drink specials all night, CD givaways, and a chance to win a trip to SF Gay Pride. A special holiday weekend drag revue by the Sideshow Girls will be at 9:45 pm.

10 pm | Summer Kick Off Party at Rich's

The club will be decorated in a summer beach theme, and thus beach attire is encouraged. DJ Casey Alva will be spinning the main dance floor, with DJ Kiki in the hip hop room.


5 pm | Memorial Day Beach Party at Brass Rail

This is a no cover event, with DJ XP Spinning Top 40, Pop, House and Mash Up.

8 pm | Shawn Pelofsky's Memorial Day Bathhouse Show at Bourbon Street

This month's comedy show features Shawn along with Logo's Scott Silverman, Comedy Central's Jeremy Beth Michaels, and Kristin Holloway. Seating is at 7:30 pm, and show time is at 8 pm.

Last week's events

Boy, we had a lot of fun birthdays last week! Check out SDPIX for new photos from Fiesta Cantina's third anniversary party last Thursday, King Xander's birthday party at Electro Pop at Rich's Friday night, Donny Osborne's 1920's Flashback Pool Party at the Lafayette Hotel, on Saturday, and Rich Broadwell's Wet and Wild 40th birthday Summer Preview Pool Party. Happy viewing!