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Jim Winsor’s Out & About: Cinco de Mayo in Hillcrest

Today is Cinco de Mayo!
Photo credit:
Cali Griebel/SDPIX

Today is Cinco de Mayo, a popular Mexican holiday both south and north of the border, and as good an excuse as any to head out to the bars tonight and have a drink or four.

That being the case, here’s a quick run-down of some of the festive fiestas happening here in Hillcrest:

Thursday, May 5:

5 pm: Cinco de Mayo at Urban Mo's

“DJ Mateo 8 pm to close ... $5 cover. Sombreros for guests! (while supplies last)”

6 pm: Cinco de Mayo at Hillcrest Brewing Company

“Happy Cinco de Mayo! Today, Hillcrest Brewing Company will be serving Carnitas Street Taco’s featuring House Made Carnitas, Verde Sauce, Onions, Cilantro, and Queso Fresca Cheese. Just $2 ea.

Try our pizza of the month, Cinco inspired Coochie Coochie Carnitas …”

6 pm: Tap Take Over Cinco de Mayo at Hillcrest Brewing Company

“$6 draughts of the HelmCrest Black Lager collaboration, plus Helm's Imperial Walker, Beeruccino, and En Guard.”

6 pm: Cinco Dias de Cinco at Baja Betty's

“Thursday, May 5th all day! • $5.55 • Sauza Margarita and Sangria plus 8 Corralejo margaritas. Enter to win a private brunch fiesta for you + 10 friends. Must be present to win during drawing at 9pm on Thursday May 5th.”

8 pm: Cinco de Mayo at #1 Fifth Avenue

“Happy Cinco de Mayo ... let's fiesta!”

9 pm: Cinco de Mayo Tequila and Tacos Party at Flicks

“This Thursdays ‪at Flicker we celebrate ‪‎CincoDeMayo!!! Taco's and Tequila! DJ Taj, 3 sexy Latino GoGo Boy's, $4 Margaritas, $5 Hornitos Shot, $2 Tequila Jello Shots, and One Hell of a party! See you Thursday!”

10 pm: Cinco de Mayo Uptown Outlaw with DJ Drew G, Erica Foxx, & Alana Charms at Uptown Tavern

“From a sexy cowboy strip tease contest to bronco bustin’ GO GO boys, Uptown Outlaw is never the same party twice. …”

Friday, May 6

10 pm: UNCUT - Cinco De Mayo at Numbers

“FRI 05/06. CINCO DE MAYO @NUMB3RS NIGHTCLUB - GIRLS NIGHT OUT @7PM w/ MIXTRESS DJ Fariba & UNCUT - Latin Friday Night@10PM w/ DJ Rick Betta. $3 XX & $3 Tequila Shots! NO COVER b4 12am w/Text! HOT GOGOS BOYZ! $80 VIP SVEDKA Bottle Service!”

AIDS/LifeCycle Pool Party Fundraiser

This Saturday AIDS/Lifecycle participant Alonzo Munoz will be hosting his 2nd Annual AIDS/LifeCycle Pool Party Fundraiser, from noon until 7 pm at a private residence in Del Cerro. The party looks to a good one, with sexy beats provided by Producer/DJ Tristan Jaxx and DJ dirty KURTY.

Advanced donations for the event are only $15, or $20 at the door.

Man Upp at the WorldBeat Center

On Saturday night, Man Upp and Joe Whitaker will be bringing some top notch DJs to rock the house at the WorldBeat Center in Balboa Park. Mama’s Boy will feature DJ Matt Effect and the Perry Twins, who will be the first headliners of a series of five parties planned this summer at this unique venue. It will also be a charity event, with a part of the proceeds to benefit Sunburst Youth Housing.

Other fun stuff this week


9 pm: Club Flicker at Flicks


5:30 pm: Mama's Day at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla

7 pm: Finger Me Fridays at Gossip Grill


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

6 pm: San Diego Beer and Music Festival at Liberty Station

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


10 am to 2 pm: Mother's Day Brunch at Urban Mo's

11 am to 3 pm: Mother's Day Brunch at Lips

3 pm to 8 pm: Church at Babycakes

2 pm to 7 pm: Sunday School at Uptown Tavern

7 pm to 10 pm: Rihanna Ticket Giveaway at Urban Mo's


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

10 pm: Dueling Divas Semi-Finals Cycle 2 at Urban Mo's


4 pm: $3 Wells and Free Pool at the San Diego Eagle


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

10 pm: Mischief at Rich's

Check out SDPIX.com for all the new albums from last week, including photos from Uptown Tavern. Enjoy!