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Jim Winsor’s Out & About: Big guide to Gay Cinco de Mayo in Hillcrest

Cinco de Mayo falls on Sunday Funday this year. And a popular annual tradition here is my annual guide to all the festive Fifth of May festivities in our community … so, without further ado, here it is!

Saturday, May 4

Cinco de Mayo 2013 at Numbers | 5-8:30 pm

“15th Annual Cinco De Mayo Benefit for Tijuana Aids Fund and ICSD Programs, $10.00 Suggested Donation, Dinner, Show and Auction. Annual Mr. Miss, Ms Cinco De Mayo Contest.”

Sabados en Fuego Celebrating Cinco de Mayo at the Brass Rail | 9 pm to 2 am

“The Brass Rail Presents SABADOS EN FUEGO Celebrating Cinco de Mayo Saturday, May 4th, 2013 Always the best Latin Music w/resident dj Jay Valdez Hot Boy & Girl Go-Go Dancers VIP Bottle Service Available Doors Open @ 9 pm • 21+ w/i.d.”

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Baja Betty’s | 10 am to 1:30 am

“Get your Cinco de Mayo on at Baja Betty's! $19.95 All You Can Eat Mexican Brunch with BOTTOMLESS mimosas, champagne & sangria! ALL DAY $5.50 Casa Margaritas, Ole Sangria & Sauza Hornitos Lime Shots! Put on your favorite sombrero, shake your 'maracas' and celebrate this fabulous Mexican holiday with your Betty's family!”

Cinco de Mayo Brunch with the Golden Chicks at 1202 | 11:30 am

“Golden Chicks are bringing you another FAB BRUNCH. Make no plans because you don't want to miss this great show. $20 Buffet and Bottomless Mimosas (how can' it get any better than this). Make your reservations now before is too late, call The Range @ (619) 269-1222. Or you can drop us a line and we can make the reservations for you too. Remember first come first serve.”

Cinco de Mayo T-Dance at Rich's | noon to 4 pm

“Rich's is gonna be open during the day? WHATTTTTTT! Yep it’s an afternoon Cinco de Mayo T-Dance this Sunday noon to 4 pm, featuring DJ John Joseph, $3 beer specials, $5 drink specials, and no cover! ”

Cinco de Mayo Party at #1 Fifth Avenue | noon to 2 am

“Come join us for our party! $5 Margaritas, $3 beers of the month, more specials, patio bar and pool table ...”

Elevation Cinco de Mayo Celebration at Bourbon Street | 2-8 pm

“~ iLLFONiX & HOUSE GONE WILD INTERNATIONAL ~ presents --> * ELEVATION * [CINCO DE MAYO] SUNDAY FUNDAY MAY 5TH, 2013 NO COVER! 2PM-8pm. @ Bourbon Street SD with Music Selectors: Dj VILOTTI (iLLFONiX/HeyJoeRecords) Dj SACHAMO aka sachboogie that iz! (iLLFONiX/HeyJoeRecords/GOOD FOR YOU RECORDS) DRUMMER JOHN & Special Guest = dj/producer DANNY MASSURE (Spring Strut Records) [Los Angeles, San Diego, Seattle] UNDERGROUND * SOUL * LATIN "HOUSE MUSIC ALL DAY LONG!”

Cinco de Mayo at Uptown Tavern | 3-7 pm

“It's Cinco de Mayo at Uptown Tavern! Featuring $3 Dos Equis pints all day, happy hour from 4 to 6pm, a live DJ from 3 to 7pm, tequila and margarita specials, and Cinco de Mayo food specials all day. Salud!”

In addition, it should be noted that although they may not have made up an event for the day, you can bet pretty much all the local bars and clubs will be packed with revelers. Fiesta Cantina in particular will be celebrating CDM all weekend long, with 2-for-1 drinks from 4 to 8 pm, and 99-cent Coronas for as long as supplies last (which at that price I suspect won’t be long at all!).

San Diego Pride headliners announced

Last Friday at 1202, San Diego Pride announced the entertainer lineup, including the festival headliners for Saturday and Sunday. Popular DJ Morgan Page will perform Saturday evening, July 13, while on Sunday the headliner will be hip-hop sensation Monica.

Other performers include:

• DJ Myndset – Saturday, Main Stage

• Dirty electro pop singer Luciana – Saturday, Main Stage

• Transsexual sensation Amanda Lapore – Saturday, Main Stage

• Drag comedian Pandora Boxx – Saturday, Main Stage

• Dance electronic singer Vassy – Saturday, Garden Dance Party Stage

• Blues singer songwriter Beverly McClellan – Sunday, Main Stage

• Country singer Justin Utley – Sunday, Main Stage

Last week’s events

Check out SDPIX for all the new albums from last week, including photos from the Brass Rail, Flicks, #1 Fifth Avenue, Rich’s, Babycakes, the Range and Dining Out for Life San Diego. Happy viewing!