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Jim Winsor’s Out & About: Sailing away next week

Atlantis Mexican Cruise 2013
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Jim Winsor/SDPIX

This column will be on hiatus next week, as on Friday I am flying out to New York City, and from there hopping on the Atlantis Anthem 25th Anniversary Caribbean Cruise. Atlantis Events, as they did back in 2012, is having me onboard to cover the event.

I hope to bring you all some interesting stories and photos from my adventures at sea as soon as I return. But in the meantime, here’s a preview of some of the big events happening in San Diego, this week and next:

Thursday, May 19

7:30 am: Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel

“The Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast is designed to bring together more than 1,000 diverse San Diegans – business, labor, Democrats, Republicans, all communities, all ages, all San Diegans who support equality and justice – to celebrate the memory of this influential civil rights activist.

10 pm: SDPIX presents Uptown Outlaw with DJ Rick Betta & Bebe Gunn

“There is over $500 in cash and prizes for entrants to the strip tease contest, plus a bounty of other prizes provided by sponsors such as Babycakes, Baja Betty's, Crest Cafe, Mankind, Uptown Tavern, Urban Mo's, & More! The winner takes home $100 cash among other fabulous gifts.”

Saturday, May 21

7 pm: Out at the Park at Petco Park

San Diego Pride’s signature OUT at the Park is back! Get ready to join over 1000 of your closest friends & family and grab your rainbows as we take over Petco Park! This year we’ve expanded our seating options and ALL seats come with an Official Pride Night Rally Towel! Seating is limited and we sell out every year. Also, since it’s a Padres vs. Dodgers game, you know the tickets are going to go fast!”

7:30 pm: Spotlight at Gossip Grill


8 pm: Havana Nights at #1 Fifth Avenue

“Join us for the hottest night in Hillcrest! Get ready to dance Salsa, Merengue and Cumbia with the amazing Manny Cepeda and Orchestra! Hosted by the beautiful Michele Ada and our DJ V.”

Friday, May 27

7 pm: SDPIX presents Divas at Rich's

“SDPIX presents DIVAS, this week featuring RuPaul Season 6's Joslyn Fox, plus Kickxy Vixen, Jasmine Masters, Chad Michaels and Vanity Jones, with special guest Missy Vee.”

Saturday, May 28

9 pm: Baby's Birthday Bash at Babycakes

“We wanted to let you know that this month's birthday bash, normally on the 3rd Saturday of the month, has been moved to Saturday May 28th. If you have already signed up, you're still good. Just be sure to tell your friends that it's been pushed back. May is such an amazing month and we are so excited to celebrate it with you!”

10 pm: SDPIX presents Euphoria at Rich's

“Featuring: Havana Brown! With DJ Taj and DJ Nikno in the main room, and DJ Moody Rudy and DJ K-Swift in the front room. After hours until 4am!”

Sunday, May 29

2 pm: Memorial Day Sunday School at Uptown Tavern

“Memorial Day Weekend May 29th get ready for another amazing Sunday Funday with Sunday School at Uptown Tavern with live performances from Trinity K Bonet from Ru Paul's Drag Race!”

9:30 pm: GameBoi San Diego at Numbers

“The longest running and most recognized multi-cultural gay dance party in LA and SF is now coming to San Diego!”

Other fun stuff this week and next:



9 pm: Club Flicker at Flicks


7 pm: Finger Me Fridays at Gossip Grill


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

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


11 am to 3 pm: Gospel Brunch at Lips

3 pm to 8 pm: Church at Babycakes

2 pm to 7 pm: Sunday School at Uptown Tavern


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


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

Last week’s events

Check out SDPIX.com for all the new albums from last week, including photos from Rich’s, Overdrive at Spin, Babycakes, Mama’s Day, and RuPaul’s DragCon. Bon Voyage!