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Jim Winsor’s Out & About: Guys Like Us Pool Party and Dirty Tony's

Summer officially began a couple weeks ago, and there's no better sign of this than the first Guys Like Us (GLU) Pool Party of 2014, coming up July 12 at a private estate in Hillcrest.

The GLU pool parties are some of the better ones on the local pool party calendar. You can view photos from some of the previous events here. Fundraisers for their AIDS Walk team, they’ve raised thousands of dollars for the cause over the years.

This upcoming party promises to be extra special, however, in that it will be the last one ever held at the Cypress Avenue location, the fabulous home of Bourbon Street owner Michael Weiss and Castin Li. Music will be provided by DJ Marcel Hetu, and your $20-25 donation includes all food and drink. Pre-sale tickets can be purchased HERE.

Dirty Tony’s, a new gay bar, is coming to Hillcrest

It looks like the old Gossip Grill location at 1440 University is getting a new tenant: Dirty Tony’s, which is calling itself a place to “drink and get dirty,” promises to be open on July 17, just in time for Pride.

As some of you may know, Dirty Tony’s is also the name of a porn studio here in San Diego, and the two are connected; the bar plans to feature the boys of Dirty Tony as live entertainment, including an upcoming appearance by Alessio Romero during Pride.

According to its new Facebook page, Dirty Tony’s will be open Thursdays through Sundays.

Pre-Pride festivities

Is everyone fully recovered from Fourth of July weekend? I hope so, because this week we move into … Pre-Pride!

Pre-Pride is the full week preceding Pride weekend, with bars and clubs and boys and girls just chomping at the bit to begin celebrating early. Here’s a rundown of all the various Pre-Pride parties planned:

Saturday, July 12

11 am to 6 pm: She Fest at the North Park Community Park

Sunday, July 13

3-9 pm: Out and Proud Daddy Pride Week Tea Dance at Numbers

5-8 pm: Mr. Miss Ms. Transgender & Youth San Diego Gay Pride 2014 Contest at the Center

Monday, July 14

6:30-8:30 pm: Benny & Rick's CHEERS! Happy Pride San Diego at #1 Fifth Ave.

Tuesday, July 15

6-10 pm: Pre Pride Industry Night Party at Heat Bar and Kitchen

Wednesday, July 16

2 pm to midnight: Pride Kickoff Pink Party at Gossip Grill

7 pm: FilmOut" Big Gay Love" at the Hillcrest Landmark Theatre

8 pm: Amy Armstrong and Freddy Allen at Martinis Above Fourth

8 pm: 2nd Annual Rainbow Ritual in Hillcrest

And get ready for next Thursday, when I bring you my annual mega guide to San Diego Pride …

Other fun stuff this week

Thursday, July 10

8 pm: Wet Your Whistle B4 Wet at Lei Lounge

9 pm: Club Flicker at Flicks

9 pm: Muscle at the Brass Rail

10 pm: Wet at Bourbon Street

Friday, July 11

6 pm: Boy Bar at Harvey Milk’s American Diner

Saturday, July 12

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

8-9:30 pm: Kickers Country Western Line Dancing at Urban Mo's

Sunday, July 13

11 am to 3 pm: Gospel Brunch at Lips

3-7 pm: Sunday Fundays at Uptown Tavern

3-8 pm: Church at Babycakes

Monday, July 14

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

9 pm: Manic Mondays at the Brass Rail

Wednesday, July 16

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

10 pm: Mischief at Rich's

Last week’s events

Check out SDPIX.com for all the new albums from last week, including photos from FilmOut San Diego, the Brass Rail and Urban Mo’s. Enjoy!