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Jim Winsor’s Out & About: Big Mike's 60th Birthday Fundraiser at Rich's

Big Mike
Photo credit:
Vanessa Dubois/SDPIX

Big Mike will be celebrating the big 6 – 0 at Rich’s this Sunday afternoon, from 5 pm to 8 pm. It will also be a full-on, star-studded Hillcrest charity event, benefitting the San Diego AIDS Memorial and the Toni Atkins Women’s Health Fund.

The event will be emceed by none other than the Mayor of Hillcrest himself, Nicole Murray Ramirez, along with a host committee that includes the Mayor of San Diego himself Kevin Faulconer, plus Tony Atkins, Todd Gloria, Lorena Gonzales, Ron Roberts, Dave Roberts, Steve Padilla, Bonnie Dumanis, Bill Gore, and Kevin Beiser. Plus look for performances by the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus, special guest Chad Michaels, and more.

Ole! A Night of Flamenco debuts at #1 Fifth Avenue tonight

Fans of the monthly Havana Nights at #1 fifth Avenue will no doubt appreciate the fact that tonight (Thursday) #1 Fifth Avenue will present a new Latin-themed musical event: Ole! A Night of Flamenco. And what is Flamenco, you ask?

“… It’s both a musical style and a dance typical of Andalucía, the southern region of Spain. Originally, it was the traditional dance and music of the Andalusian gitanos (gypsies). Even though Flamenco is still deeply connected to the gypsy culture, many payos (non-gypsies) have contributed to expand it both in Spain and overseas.”

The event will also feature the Flamenco Sun Dance Company, so it should both a visually and musically impressive night.

Under the Sea Party at Rich's

The ocean comes to Rich's on Saturday, January 28, as SDPIX presents "Under the Sea Party." Take the plunge into fun as the nightclub becomes an underwater paradise filled with mermen go go boys, free body painting and non-stop music. DJ Taj spins on the main floor and DJ K-Swift will be live in the front room.

 DJ Luke Allen keeps the music playing after-hours in this Titan-sized event. 

“Atlantis Under the Sea Party” is on Saturday, January 28, from 10 pm until 4 am Sunday, January 29.

Text SDPIX ATLANTIS to 46786 for $5 off cover before 11 pm!

Divas at Rich’s

This Friday, the San Diego Divas welcome RuPaul's Drag Race Superstar Latrice Royale, as well as the legendary Tommie Ross, to the fabulous Divas stage at Rich's Diego. Doors open at 7 pm, show time is at 8 pm, and there will be a meet and greet immediately following with Latrice, Tommie Ross and all your favorite Divas. 

For table reservations and VIP bottle service, call 619-817-9926. 

Lip Sync War Wednesdays kicks off at Uptown Tavern

A weekly event is coming to Uptown Tavern this week: Lip Sync War Wednesdays at Uptown Tavern. Hosted by Landa Plenty, the night will feature a lip sync contest, complete with weekly guest judges. Faux crooners will compete for the honor becoming Hillcrest’s Lip Sync Champion, along with gifts and prizes.

The fun begins at 10 pm every Wednesday, but space is limited. Email BryantJProductions@gmail.com to enter and/or for more info.

Lots of quality entertainment at Martinis Above Fourth

This week is a big one for live entertainment at Martinis Above Fourth, with three major ticketed event scheduled:

Thursday, January 26, 8 pm: Michael Griffiths in 'IN Vogue: Songs by Madonna'

“Acclaimed Australian cabaret performer Michael Griffiths IS Madonna. No accent, costume or wig. Just ‘Madge’ seated at the piano, leading you on a journey through her tough life and tender songs. Strike a pose, get into the groove and express yourself as Madonna opens her heart!”

Monday, January 30, 8 pm: Girls (and Boys!) Night Out - The Show: 'Stripped Down Tour'

“Do you like the Chippendales but don’t want to travel all the way to Las Vegas to see their shows? Then get ready for a fun night of hot guys and exciting fantasies as the nation-wide tour of the Girls (and Boys) Night Out Show makes its way to Martinis Above Fourth in a new show titled “Stripped Down Tour.”

This show has quickly become the #1 hottest ticket for entertainment in the country with a legendary touring troupe that is known for their fully choreographed performances and elaborate costumes. The exhilarating show revisits classic fantasies, steamy temptations and features some of the most physically perfect male dancers that artistically capture a wide range of natural desires. Delighting audiences with a series of sexy, yet tasteful, dance numbers and exciting routines geared towards both female and gay audiences alike, this is one show you DO NOT want to miss.”

Tuesday, January 31, 8 pm: Dina Martina in 'Of the Charts!'

“Mark your calendar for January 31st, as hilarious cult sensation Dina Martina returns to MA4 with an all-new show that many are saying is her best EVER!

This is the hysterically funny show that wowed the crowds on the east coast in the summer of 2016 and, like all of Martina’s surreal shows, it promises to be an amazing blend of unequalled song, unnecessary dance, unattractive costumes and unbelievable video. It is nearly impossible to adequately describe the jaw-dropping pathos and mind-blowing comedy that is a Dina Martina show; but what it is, is a smart and hilarious evening of entertainment that you’ll never forget!”

Other fun stuff this week

Thursday

10 pm: SDPIX presents Outlaw at Uptown Tavern

Friday

7 pm: Divas at Rich’s

7 pm: Finger Me Fridays at Gossip Grill

8 pm: Terrance McNally's Mothers and Sons Opening Night at the PowPAC

Saturday

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

11 am to 2 pm: Saturday Brunch at Uptown Tavern

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

Sunday

7 am: The Recovery Ride at Swiss Park

11 am to 3 pm: Gospel Brunch at Lips

1 pm to 6 pm: F-Monday It's Sunday Funday at Uptown Tavern

3 pm to 10 pm: Souleil at Gossip Grill

3 pm to 8 pm: Church at Babycakes

Monday

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

Tuesday

4 pm: Free Pool at the San Diego Eagle

Last week’s events

Check out SDPIX.com for all the new albums from last week, including photos from Rich’s, #1 Fifth Avenue, and FilmOut. Happy viewing!