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Jim Winsor’s Out & About: Hillcrest celebrates Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and tonight many bars and clubs in the neighborhood will be hosting special parties and events in honor of the occasion. A few places will even be open tomorrow as well. Here’s a rundown of all the turkey-day festivities coming up in the next few days:

Wednesday, Nov. 27 (Thanksgiving Eve)

2 pm: Turkey Baster Ball at Gossip Grill

8 pm: Dreamgirls Thanksgiving Disney Show at Urban Mo's

9 pm: Club Papi Massive Pre-Thanksgiving Night Party at the Brass Rail

10 pm: Pre-Thanksgiving Wet at Bourbon Street

10 pm: The Night Before Thanksgiving at Numbers

10 pm: Gobble Gobble Party at Rich's

Thursday, Nov. 28 (Thanksgiving Day)

9 am: Thanksgiving Day at Urban Mo's

11 am: The Annual Scott Carlson Community Thanksgiving Dinner at the Center

8 pm: Fat Flicker at Flicks

10 pm: Tagged Thanksgiving Night at Numbers

10 pm: Varsity SIN on T-Day at Numbers

Friday, Nov. 29

10 pm: Viernes Caliente presents Thanksgiving After Party at Numbers

Fifi's Last Bitchy Bingo at Lips

In addition to all the pre-Thanksgiving parties mentioned above, Lips will be bidding a fond farewell to Fifi tonight. After 7 years of co-hosting Wednesday night Bitchy Bingo along with Kiki, she is moving to Texas later this week, and this will be her final appearance in San Diego.

The fabulous Ophelia Later will take over the reins from her, starting next week.

3rd Annual Fuzzy Floozie Winter Blanket Drive Kickoff Show at Urban Mo's

Speaking of Ophelia, be sure to catch her this Friday where she will be hosting the 3rd Annual Fuzzy Floozie Winter Blanket Drive Kickoff Show at Urban Mo's. This important benefit for the Alpha Project saves hundreds of lives every year. Bring either a gently used blanket/coat and/or cash ($5 is the suggested donation) and see a great show for a great cause.

Whittemore & Cope’s Birthday Blackout at Commonwealth San Diego

This Saturday two of Hillcrest’s more colorful characters, David Van Whittemore and David Cope, will be celebrating a joint birthday party at the new Commonwealth San Diego. DJ John Joseph is scheduled to spin the event from 8 pm until midnight, at which time the party plans to stagger on over to …

Active Duty at Rich’s

That’s right troopers, it’s time once again for another Active Duty: The Military Party at Rich’s. Report in at 2200 this Saturday, and get ready for six hours (yes, there will be after hours until 0400) of hot military go go boys, camouflage costume fun and music by DJ Nikno and DJ Taj.

This will be a busy night so early arrival is suggested. Free Active Duty Dog Tags will be handed out fist come first served, and there is no cover before 11 pm with military ID. SDPIX VIP members received $5 off before 11 pm. If you don’t have an SDPIX VIP membership, not to worry … just text SDPIX to 313131 and show the message to the cashier for the early discount.

10th Annual Charity Wreath Auction at Martinis above Fourth

And don’t forget this Monday is also the big 10th Annual Charity Wreath Auction at Martinis Above Fourth. This incredible event has, in the past, raised thousands and thousands of dollars for the Eddie Conlon Youth Fund.

Other fun stuff this week

Saturday, Nov. 30

10 am to 2 pm: Mexican Brunch at Baja Betty's

Sunday, Dec. 1

3-7 pm: Sunday Fundays at Uptown Tavern

3-8 pm: Church at Babycakes

Monday, Dec. 2

6-11 pm: 50₵ Wing Night at Hillcrest Brewing Company

Wednesday, Dec. 4

6:30-9:30 pm: Guys, Games & Grub at The Center

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

Last week’s events

Check out SDPIX.com for all the new albums from last week, including photos from Overdrive at Spin, Flicks, Lips, Commonwealth San Diego, Numbers, #1 Fifth Avenue, Babycakes, Brass Rail, and the private LGBT shopping event this past Sunday at Bloomingdales. Happy viewing!