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Jim Winsor’s Out & About: Tantrums & Tiaras and other festive events abound this President's Weekend

"Tantrums & Tiaras" is a hilarious amateur drag show for a good cause.
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We have a three-day weekend coming up due to President's Day this Monday. As such, there are many big events going on, but perhaps none bigger than this Sunday’s …

Tantrums & Tiaras: Battle of the Bar Queens

Yes it’s time once again for our community’s beloved annual amateur drag pageant, Tantrums & Tiaras at the Observatory North Park.

This year, six new contestants will vie for the crown: Marshall Alexander from #1 Fifth Avenue, Josh Ramirez from Flicks, Madison Kailukaitis from Rich’s, Cody Bray from Baja Betty’s, Lukas Volk from Urban Mo’s, and Nick Criscione from Uptown Tavern.

Doors open at 6 pm, and show time is at 7 pm. There are still a limited amount of standing room and Crown Seating tickets available at the time I am writing this, so be sure to get your tickets ASAP if you have not done so already.

Jai Rodriguez at Martinis Above Fourth

Tonight (Thursday) Queer Eye for the Straight Guy alum Jai Rodriguez will return to Martinis Above Fourth with his new cabaret show, As Seen On: “A powerful vocalist and colorful story teller, Emmy Award-winning host Jai Rodriguez shares new stories of finding the funny in the highs and lows of his almost 20-year career in show biz.”

Doors open at 6 pm, and the show starts at 8 pm.

Deep Fridays at Brick Bar

This Friday get ready for the launch day of a new weekly event: Deep Fridays at Brick Bar. The party kicks off at 7 pm, and features a deep house music selection by local DJ/Producer Tristan Jaxx, along with drink specials throughout the night, dollar shots, and a “friendly, laid-back vibe." There will also be a showcase of an all-new specially crafted food menu by T-Deli.

Mr. San Diego Eagle Contest

The Mr. San Diego Eagle 2017 contest is this weekend. This is a major highlight on the local leather social calendar, and will consist of three main events spread over as many days:

Friday, February 17, 8 pm: Mr. San Diego Eagle Contest Meet & Greet at the San Diego Eagle

Friday, February 18, 9 pm: Mr. San Diego Eagle Contest at the San Diego Eagle

Friday, February 19, 2 pm: Mr. San Diego Eagle Contest Victory Lunch at the San Diego Eagle

Baby's Birthday Bash at Babycakes

It’s that time of the month again! This Saturday is Baby's Birthday Bash at Babycakes, which this month is a special birthday party for all those born in February.

Eligible birthday celebrants who register for the event get wristbands which they can dole out to friends, and everyone with a wristband gets free vodka drinks from 9 to 10 pm, plus free cupcakes!

Havana Nights at #1 Fifth Avenue

Also this Saturday is the return of “the best Latin night in San Diego,” Havana Nights at #1 Fifth Avenue. This night of salsa, cumbia, merengue and Cuban music is hosted by Michele Ada, with music provided by Manny Cepeda & Orchestra.

Overdrive at Spin Nightclub

More Saturday activity: Overdrive at Spin Nightclub this weekend will see the return of the very first Overdrive DJ, DJ Joe Gauthreaux. Joining him and making his Overdrive debut will be DJ Bret Law, and local San Diego favorite DJ Taj.

Cover is free before 11 pm, with a Svedka Vodka happy hour from 10 pm to midnight. Plus, there will be after hours until 5 am.

Other fun stuff this week


10 pm: SDPIX presents Outlaw at Uptown Tavern


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

2:30 pm to 6 pm: SDAFFL Rookie Party at Flicks

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


11 am to 3 pm: Gospel Brunch at Lips

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

8 pm to 2 am: Stripper Circus Neon Lights at Rich's


12 pm to 11:30 pm: Presidents Day at Hillcrest Brewing Company


10 pm to 12 am: Lip Sync War Wednesdays at Uptown Tavern

Last week’s events

Check out SDPIX.com for all the new albums from last week, including photos from Rich’s, Gossip Grill, Uptown Tavern, and Babycakes. Enjoy!