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Jim Winsor’s Out & About: Christmas weekend in Hillcrest

SDPIX presents the Winter White Party at Rich’s on December 24.
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Jim Winsor/SDPIX

Ho ho ho hos! Christmas Day is this Sunday, so here’s a rundown of some of the big events planned in the gayborhood, in and around this year’s Yuletide holiday:

December 23, 2016

10 pm to 1 am: What’s the T? at #1 Fifth Avenue

“So excited we're Schfitzing!!!... What do Bette Midler, Barbra Streisand, Detox, Charlotte York and Idina Menzel have in common?

Hanukah!! This year the Goyls (Snowflake Peter Ybarra, Arianna Andrews, Evelyn Rose, and Michael Smeltzer), hostess Michele Ada and DJ V Arnulfo Valenzuela are diversifying the holidays and putting together our very first Hanukah Show!

Hang on to your yarmulkes cause we will be performing to some of our fabulous Jewesses songs! Challa!!!”

December 24, 2016 (Christmas Eve)

Noon to 6 pm: We're Open Christmas Eve at Hillcrest Brewing Company

“Forget those ugly sweater parties, HBC is chill time, with bottomless mimosas from noon to 2pm, and happy hour all day from noon to 6pm. HBC will be closed Christmas Day.”

5 pm to 11 pm: Christmas Eve & Hanukkah Dinner at Martinis Above Fourth

“It’s Christmas Eve AND the first night of Hanukkah! Join us for your holiday celebrations at MA4 with our $25 Christmas Eve/Hanukkah Feast and great live entertainment! Join us again this year for a delectable and sumptuous meal prepared by Chef Carlos Flores and our culinary team.”

8 pm: Ugly Christmas Sweater Ball / Vogue Off at Urban Mo's

“Presented by Glitz Glam and Strawberry Corncakes. No cover, and cash prizes for category winners! $5 Svedka cocktails if you wear and ugly sweater.”

8 pm: Christmas Eve Dance Party at Gossip Grill

“Gossip Grill will be decking the halls with our Christmas Eve Dance Party featuring DJ Dida on Saturday, December 24th. Staff and Guests are encouraged to wear their favorite Ugly Christmas sweater or tie. The bar will be coated in holiday decorations and there will be NO COVER for the night!”

9 pm to 2 am: Christmas Eve Underwear Party and Contest at the San Diego Eagle

“Contest at 10 pm, hosted by Mr. San Diego Eagle Michael Loyer.”

10 pm to 2 am: SDPIX presents the Winter White Party at Rich’s

“SDPIX presents the Winter White Party with DJ Taj and DJ K Swift on Christmas Eve! White attire is encouraged! Take home a souvenir print with our sexy Santa and frosty GO GOs! Text SDPIX WINTER to 46786 for $5 off cover before 11PM.”

December 25, 2016 (Christmas Day)

9 am: Christmas Day at Urban Mo’s

“Yes we're open! Oh, the weather outside’s delightful and the family is so frightful. If you have no place to go, go to MO’s, go to MO’s, go to MO’s! Happy Hour 2-7pm.”

Other fun stuff this week


6 pm: Leslie Jordan in Stra?ght Outta Chattanooga at Martinis Above Fourth (SOLD OUT)

9 pm to 2 am: Flicker at Flicks

10 pm: SDPIX presents Outlaw at Uptown Tavern


4 pm: Fridays on Fifth at Babycakes

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

11 am to 2 pm: Saturday Brunch at Uptown Tavern

7:30 pm: Glitz & Glam at Lips

Last week’s events

Check out SDPIX.com for all the new albums from last week, including photos from Gossip Grill, Urban Mo’s, Uptown Tavern, the San Diego Eagle, Babycakes, Flicks, #1 Fifth Avenue, and the SDGMC Jingle concert at the Balboa Theatre. Happy viewing!