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Jim Winsor’s Out & About: Tantrums & Tiaras rakes in $59,000 for The Center

 $59,000 was raised for the Center from "Tantrums and Tiaras."
Photo credit:
Jim Winsor/SDPIX

The fundraising numbers are in for this year’s Tantrums & Tiaras: Battle of the Bar Queens, and they are impressive: a total of $59,000 was raised for the Center.

Congratulations to all involved, including this year’s title holder, Josh Ramirez for Flicks! For those of you who missed it, and/or those of you who want to relive the pageantry, you can view all SDPIX’s photos of the grand event here.

Outlaw and Flicker combine

Big news for those who like to go out on Thursdays: Two of the most popular events that night, Outlaw at Uptown Tavern and Flicker at Flicks, have decided to coordinate their schedules to allow for more efficient carousing. Starting tonight (Thursday), Outlaw will commence earlier at 8 pm, and run until 11 pm, while Flicker will begin an hour later at 10 pm.

So now you can now bar hop from Outlaw to Flicker without missing a beat!

Miss Coco Peru ‘Taming of the Tension’ at Martinis Above Fourth

A brief programming reminder: Tonight (Thursday) is the last night to catch the legendary Miss Coco Peru at Martinis Above Fourth, performing in her newest show ‘The Taming of the Tension:’

“Miss Coco Peru has been a little tense lately and one of the things that Coco likes to do when she is tense is invite friends over to her place for tea (and/or cocktails) and a good old-fashioned bullshitting session. Coco is now inviting you to her “place” for some of her favorite stories, songs, and a good dose of bullshitting in MA4’s intimate setting with the hope that together the tension will melt away!”

Tickets are $40-$50 for reserved seating, with a $15 per person food/drink minimum.

Spring is here and Top of the Bay returns to the Porto Vista Hotel

It looks like our rainy winter weather may finally be over. And what perfect timing: Top of the Bay, the weekly rooftop t-dance at the Porto Vista Hotel, is returning after a short seasonal hiatus this Friday afternoon, starting at 6 pm.

The panoramic view of the San Diego skyline at sunset is a great way to kick off your weekend. And this Friday will be a special re-launch party, featuring Nicky Award-winning DJ dirty KURTY spinning from 7 pm to 10 pm.

Round trip shuttle service is also available to and from various locations in Hillcrest (see here for schedule). Plus, attendees receive a hand stamp good for free entry into Rich's 10pm to midnight every Friday, just ask at the front desk for a hand stamp.

Other fun stuff this week


7 pm: Finger Me Fridays at Gossip Grill

7 pm: Deep Fridays at Brick Bar


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

11 am to 2 pm: Saturday Brunch at Uptown Tavern

1:30 pm: Think RED Wine and Paint Benefit for the San Diego HIV Community at 57 Degrees

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

3 pm to 8 pm: Church at Babycakes

3 pm to 6 pm: Hungry Hungry Human Fundraiser at Gossip Grill


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

9 pm: House Nation at Rich’s


4 pm: Happy Hour at the San Diego Eagle


7:30 pm to 10 pm: Pictionary Night at #1 Fifth Ave.

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, Lips, Overdrive at Spin, Urban Mo’s, and Tantrums & Tiaras. Happy viewing!