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Jim Winsor’s Out & About: Saint Patrick’s Day in Hillcrest

St. Patrick's Day at Flicks
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Jim Winsor/SDPIX

Break out that pair of green booty shorts, this Friday is Saint Patrick’s Day! Here’s a roundup of some of the Irish-themed parties planned in and around Hillcrest on this festive holiday:

Friday, March 17

1 pm to 1 am: St. Patrick’s Day at Brick Bar

2 pm to 2 am: St. Patrick’s Day at Flicks

4 pm to 6 pm: Unidos at Baja Betty’s

6 pm to 11 pm: Dia De San Patricio at Baja Betty’s

6 pm: Big Luck Party at Urban Mo’s

6:30 pm to 8:30 pm: The Center's Young Professionals Council's St. Patrick's Day March Social at Oscar Wilde's Irish Pub

10 pm to 2 am: St. Patrick’s Day at Gossip Grill

Leather Pride comes to San Diego

San Diego Leather Pride Weekend is here! As such, here is a list of the major events planned over the next few days in honor of the occasion, most of which will be held at the WorldBeat Cultural Center in Balboa Park:

Thursday, March 16

7 pm to 10 pm: San Diego Leather Pride: Leather Olympics All Clubs Night at the WorldBeat Cultural Center

Friday, March 17

4 pm to 5 pm: San Diego Leather Pride 2017 Leather Pride Flag Raising at the Hillcrest Pride Flag

6 pm to 8 pm: San Diego Leather Pride Opening Ceremonies at the WorldBeat Cultural Center

9 pm to 1 am: Leather Fetish Ball 2017 at the WorldBeat Cultural Center

Saturday, March, 18

6 pm: San Diego Leather Pride Leather and Bootblack Contests at the WorldBeat Cultural Center

Sunday, March 19

10 am to 2 pm: San Diego Leather Pride Vendor Faire at WorldBeat Cultural Center

11 am to 1 pm: San Diego Leather Pride Victory Brunch at the WorldBeat Cultural Center

Overdrive at Spin Nightclub

This Saturday, the monthly Overdrive party returns to Spin Nightclub, and by the looks of it will be quite a night:

“Now every third Saturday! For this month's installment, we bring to you the return of Brazilian-based DJ GSP (2AM-5AM) who dominates the dance floor with his high energy vocal tracks for a night that ensures dance floor madness. Be popular demand, we are also bringing back local SD fav DJ Taj (12PM-2AM), who shows a wide range of music styles that all bring joy to the dance floor. Finally, making his Overdrive debut will be DJ Max Bruce (10PM-12PM) bringing his unique Funk/Tech House sound.

- FREE before 11PM!!!

- $5 Svedka Vodka Happy Hour from 10PM - 12AM!

- Our signature production, lighting, lasers and vibe

- Save off the door price with our $15 presale tix here.”

Other fun stuff this week


6 pm to 9:30 pm: Courtney Act in “The Girl from Oz” at Martinis Above Fourth

8 pm to 11 pm: SDPIX presents Outlaw at Uptown Tavern

9 pm to 2 am: Flicker at Flicks


5 pm: Rufskin Swimwear Launch at Rufskin Boutique

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

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

8 pm to 10 pm: Baby’s Birthday Bash at Babycakes

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


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


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 Top of the Bay at the Porto Vista Hotel, Rich’s, Uptown Tavern, Martinis Above Fourth, Babycakes, and Hillcrest Mardi Gras. Happy viewing!