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Out & About with Benny: The fun never stops in the gayborhood!

With SDGLN Nightlife Columnist Jim Winsor out to sea this week, I'm going to do my best to fill you in on the hottest events happening around the gayborhood this weekend. And it looks like it's going to be a fun one!

Kick off the weekend with Wet!

All of my friends know that if they want to find me on a Thursday night, they should head to Bourbon Street for WET. Presented by San Diego PIX, you can find me and a rotating cast of hosts on the stage doing what we do best: helping men (and sometimes women) strip down to their underwear and get wet. I'll be hosting tonight, following last week's guest appearance by the fabulous Sonique Love of "RuPaul's Drag Race" Season 2 fame.

Besides the outrageously wild contest, there is music, dancing and great drink specials, including half-price Svedka Vodka drinks all night long, and $3 shots, and $2 off all other drinks from midnight to closing.

The cast of "She-Rantulas from Outer Space in 3-D" now playing at Diversionary Theatre will also be there for a meet-and-greet. The fun starts at 10 pm!

RuPaul's Drag Race Superstars at Hotel Palomar

Speaking of "RuPaul's Drag Race," some of the hottest stars from the show will be in town Friday night for a special fundraiser at the beautiful Hotel Palomar downtown. The event will feature performances and fun, all benefiting Mama's Kitchen.

Bebe Zahara Benet, Chad Michaels and Raja will all be there, along with a special performance by iconic drag superstar Lady Bunny. The event will be hosted by Flame Monroe.

The event is from 7-10 pm on Friday, Nov. 15 and details are HERE.

Need an alternative to Bear Night? Head to Numbers!

This Saturday is the popular LL Bear Party at Rich's. While we all love the bears, sometimes we just want to let them play, so a great alternative is SDPIX's new "HouseRemixed" party at Numbers! Taking place on the third Saturday of every month, this fun event will feature DJ Taj spinning the hottest house tracks all night long.

Even better is that there is no cover charge before midnight with an SDPIX membership sticker or text. Don't have one? Click here to find out how to take advantage of this offer.

Doors open at 10 pm.

Other fun stuff this week

Thursday, Nov. 14

5 pm: Hillcrest Egyptian Bazaar Movie Night featuring "Cleopatra"

9 pm to 2 am: Club Flicker at Flicks

9 pm to 2 am: Boyz Club at The Brass Rail

Friday, Nov. 15

6:30 pm: Glamour Girls at Lips

9 pm to 2 am: Rivalry 4th Annual Turkey Shoot at The Brass Rail

10 pm to 2 am: Go Go Fridays at Bourbon Street

10 pm to 2 am: Dirty Pop at Rich's

Saturday, Nov. 16

10 am to 2 pm: Original & World Famous Mexican Brunch at Baja Betty's

8-10 pm: SDPIX Presents San Diego's Best Birthday Bash at Babycakes

9 pm to 2 am: L.L. Bear Hanky Code Party at Rich's

10 pm to 4 am: Overdrive at Spin

Sunday, Nov. 17

10 am to 2 pm: $10 Bottomless Mimosa Brunch at Pita Jungle

10 am to 4 pm: Sunday Brunch at Commonwealth San Diego

11 am to 3 pm: Gospel Brunch at Lips

2-6 pm: Sunday Funday at Urban Mo's

3-8 pm: Church at Babycakes

3-7 pm: Sunday Fundays at Uptown Tavern

Monday, Nov. 18

6:30 pm to midnight: 10th Annual San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival

9 pm to 2 am: Manic Mondays at The Brass Rail

Tuesday, Nov. 19

Noon to 2 am: Taco Tuesday at Fiesta Cantina

7-9 pm: Trivia Tuesday at Hillcrest Brewing Company

Wednesday, Nov. 20

10 am to 4 pm: Free HIV Testing by Lead the Way at Urban Mo's

7:30-10 pm: Pictionary Night at #1 Fifth Ave.

Looking forward to Jim's return

Jim will be back next week with his weekly column sharing more fun events as we go into the holiday season. It's always a great time to be out and about! Also, there aren't any new albums up on SDPIX this week because of Jim's absence, but check back next week for new photos.

Did you know that SDPIX has been covering our community's events since July 2002? Our albums include tens of thousands of photos and it really is a treasure! Have a look back this week and check out our hundreds of SDPIX photo albums!

Have a great weekend!