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Jim Winsor’s Out & About: Martinis Above Fourth reprises Charity Wreath Auction this Monday

This week Martinis Above Fourth owners Jim Simpson and Doru Tifui will once again be hosting one of the biggest community charity events of the year.

The ninth annual Charity Wreath Auction is a benefit for the Eddie Conlon Youth Fund, which provides school supplies, scholarships and housing for LGBT youth, some of whom have been turned away by their families.

It’s also a multi-day event. The deadline for wreath submissions (which are donated by individuals, businesses, and community organizations) will be this Friday, Nov. 30. On Saturday, Dec. 1, there will be a “Preview Party,” which means you can stop by Martinis at any time during business hours to get a good look at all the wreaths on display before they go up for auction.

Then on Monday, Dec. 3, doors open at 6:30 pm for the big auction, which will commence at about 7:30 pm. But this is more than an auction; it's also a really fun show.

Lady Ajax (Ruby Empress Ajax) is returning as auctioneer, and will be co-hosting along with the Center’s Ian Johnson. The wreaths will be paraded out for display by a team of super sexy shirtless Wreath Boys, who this year will consist of Jason Golumbfskie, Giulio Bart, JR Macabeats, Alex Paradalopez and Alonzo Munoz. Much merriment inevitably ensues!

Also there will be an impressively stocked silent auction as well. Admission this year will be a $10 “Charity Door” contribution. For an idea of what to expect, you can view photos from past Wreath Auctions HERE.

AIDS/LifeCycle Be the Reason Party at Bourbon Street

Tonight (Thursday), AIDS/LifeCycle is having its second annual Kick Off Party at Bourbon Street from 8 to 10 pm. If you’re interested in participating or just looking for more info about AIDS/LifeCycle, this is a perfect opportunity to do so. Those signing up on site will get $20 off their registration fee, and a free towel!

For more information about this event and the ride, contact Tim Lee at tlee@aidslifecycle.org.

SDPIX presents Flight at 1202

Something's in the air at 1202 this Friday, as SDPIX presents Flight 1202. A special air travel themed party, the event includes soaring musical selections by DJ Marcel, mile-high go-go boys, special cockpit cocktails, and more. And maybe some go-go boy TSA screeners, to give pat downs upon entry? I could go for that!

Aviation or travel attire is encouraged, and there is no cover all night long. Departure time is scheduled for 10 pm.

Bear Night at Numbers 5-Year Anniversary

This Saturday, BearNight at Numbers turns 5, and the club will be celebrating it in a big way. Look for a hosted (i.e., free) Svedka bar from 9 to 10 pm, followed by high energy dance and house in the main room by resident DJ Jon Williams and sweet beats by guest DJ Candy from LA Eagle's Meat Rack in the Sideshow Bar.

Cover is $5 before 10 pm, $7 afterwards.

Last week’s events

Check out SDPIX for all the fun from last week, including new photos from the Brass Rail, #1 Fifth Avenue, Urban Mo’s, the Range, 1202, Rich’s, and the celebrity “8” reading at the Birch North Park Theatre. Happy viewing!