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Jim Winsor’s Out & About: Autumn Classic and Red Dress Party come to San Diego this weekend

Last year's Autumn Classic Jockfest​ at Urban Mo's was a night to remember!
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Jim Winsor/SDPIX

This weekend San Diego is once again host to the Autumn Classic, bringing roughly 100 softball teams to San Diego from around the country into town, along with some new sports added this year as well (basketball, pool, and poker).

A whole weekend of events been planned in honor of all the visiting gay athletes, so, if you’re into jocks, get ready for some fun!

Thursday, October 6

9pm: Bats and Balls Pre Autumn Classic Kick Off Flicker at Flicks

Friday, October 7

12 noon: Autumn Classic Pool Party at the Sheraton Mission Valley

6 pm: Autumn Classic Opening Party at the San Diego Hall of Champions

9 pm: Cleats & Briefs Autumn Classic Party at Flicks

Saturday, October 8

11 am: Autumn Classic Texas Hold 'Em Tournament at Flicks

5 pm: Jockfest at Urban Mo's

Sunday, October 9

9 pm: Sportacus Stripper Circus at Rich’s

Red Dress Party weekend

The Autumn Classic isn’t the only big gay shindig going on in town this weekend, as this Saturday will also be the night of the 2nd Annual Red Dress Party San Diego:

“On Saturday, October 8th, Red Dress Party San Diego invites everyone to be brave, let loose, and become “Red & Wild” at the San Diego Natural History Museum in Balboa Park.

Red Dress Party San Diego is a night of music and dancing mixed with charity and fun, where all attendees – and we mean everyone – is required to wear a red dress, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation. This serves as a powerful sign of solidarity and compassion for those affected by HIV/AIDS and a way to unite the crowd in one radiant theme.”

And that’s not all … this year, for the first time, they are also going to be having a Red Dress Party San Diego Recovery Pool Party at the Hotel Palomar San Diego, the day after on Sunday, from noon to 5 pm. There will be a live DJ, designer swimwear on sale, and a portion of bar sales going to support the Red Dress Party San Diego. There is no cover, and no red dress required!

Halloween Baking Championship Viewing Party hosted by Veronica von Borstel at Uptown Tavern

Join contestant chef Veronica von Borstel every Monday night at Uptown Tavern, and see if she comes away with the big $25,000 prize at this year's Food Network Halloween Baking Championship!

The show airs from 9 pm to 10 pm, and will run through October 31.

For more information on Veronica and her culinary quest, read about her on SDGLN here, and check out her website here: www.veronicavonborstel.com.

Other fun stuff this week:


10 pm: SDPIX presents Uptown Outlaw at Uptown Tavern


6 pm to 10 pm: SDPIX presents Top of the Bay at the Porto Vista Hotel

7 pm: Finger Me Fridays at Gossip Grill


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

10 am: La Jolla Art & Wine Festival

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


9:30 am: Football Sundays at Uptown Tavern

10 am to 2 pm: Paparazzi Drag Brunch at Gossip Grill

10 am to 7 pm: La Jolla Art & Wine Festival

11 am to 3 pm: Gospel Brunch at Lips

3 pm to 8 pm: Church at Babycakes

6 pm: Presidential Debate Viewing Party at Urban Mo's


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


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


3 pm: Wine & Cheese Open House at Medical Age Management

7 pm: FilmOut 'Nightbreed' at the Landmark Hillcrest Cinemas

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 AIDS Walk and the San Diego Eagle. Enjoy!