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Jim Winsor's Out & About: Unofficial Gay Days at the San Diego County Fair is this Sunday

William Zakrajshek (aka DJ Will Z) is once again organizing a gay field trip to the San Diego County Fair at the Del Mar Fairgrounds this year.

According to a Facebook page, the 2nd Annual Unofficial Gay Days at the Del Mar Fair is scheduled for this Sunday, from 2 to 11 pm.

It looks like the idea here is to flatteringly mimic the wildly successful unofficial Gay Days at Disney (both -world and -land) that grew to epic proportions in the past decade or so. To participate, all you need to do is be gay and show up! And preferably, to wear the unofficially sanctioned unofficial visibility colors, in this case, "... lets just rock the neons, bright colors... ya know anything that makes us look hot and tan!"

So far, the event seems to have generated a fair amount of interest (no pun intended), with over 80 attendees thus far on Facebook. So who knows, perhaps this will take off too and become an annual gay tradition here in San Diego.

Amazing High Heel Race is this Saturday

As I mentioned last week, this year's Amazing High Heel Race is this Saturday, from 3 pm to 6 pm.

For those of you who missed last year's spectacle, here's how it works: Teams of four to six participants will race through Hillcrest in a scavenger hunt, with the main idea being to photograph your team together at dozens of local bars, clubs and other local hot spots in the neighborhood. All while wearing 3-inch heels (at least).

Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place, plus five special recognition categories: Highest Heel, Fiercest Heal, Most Creative Team Attire, Best Team Spirit and Biggest Blister.

Returning to defend their title this year will be the Mija Cochinas, consisting of Dan Anderson, Anthony Aragon, Rob Leyva and Team Captain Jimmie Read.

A fundraiser for the Hillcrest Pride Flag, last year's event brought in about $5,000 for the project directly, plus about $20,000 in additional donations from sponsors and local business leaders. You can read more about this year's race here, check out the contest rules here, and sign up online here.

What happens when two drag queens meet at Urban Mo's

Here's a new video exploring that subject in depth, featuring Glitz Glam and Natasha Laquisha:

This week's events

Last weekend was kinda dead here in San Diego, due to the simultaneous draw of both LA Pride and EDC in Las Vegas. Well, the boys have returned, and looking at the schedule it appears we are in for a rebound of fun and festiveness. Here's a few of the more notable events I noticed on the calendar for this week:


8 pm | Laugh Out Proud Comedy Show at Martinis Above Fourth
8:30 pm | Hunks in Trunks Speedo Fundraiser at Urban Mo's
9 pm | Straggle Rock at Brass Rail
10 pm | Varsity Underwear Party at Numbers with DJ John Joseph
10 pm | Mankind Fashion Show and WET contest at Bourbon Street with Benny Cartwright


12 pm | Grand Opening for Babycakes Balboa Park location
2 pm | Freaky Industry Friday at Brass Rail hosted by Jacob Augustine Bell
9 pm | Wig Party at Eden with DJ Schoeny
10 pm | Electro Pop at Rich's with DJ Dirty Kurty


2 pm | Industry Pre-Workout at Brass Rail
9 pm | iRage at Eden with DJ Von Kiss
9:30 pm | LL Bear at Richs with Debby Holiday
10 pm | Summer Splash Pool Party at Bourbon Street with DJ Marcel


10 am | Sunday Skool at Eden
9 pm | Hangover Sunday at Brass Rail

Last week's events

Check out SDPIX for all the new albums from last week, including photos from #1 Fifth Avenue, Bourbon Street, The Range and the So You Think You Drag? amateur competition at Lips (and by the way, congratulations to this month’s winner, the fabulous Jasmine Rice!). Happy viewing!