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

Easter at Urban Mo's
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Jim Winsor/SDPIX

Easter is this coming Sunday, and as such here are a few of the places in and around Hillcrest to hunt for eggs this weekend:

Saturday, April 15

5 pm to 8 pm: What's in Your Basket? Underwear Contest at #1 Fifth Avenue

“An Easter Parade of Tighty Whities … This is a white underwear contest for anyone--if you want to enter, just show up by 5pm in your white underwear, and be ready to strut your stuff! Prizes go to the top three contestants!”

Sunday, April 16

9 am to 2 pm: Easter Kegs with Eggs at Hillcrest Brewing Company

“Bunny Hop on down to HBC this Easter Sunday from 9am-2pm for our Easter Kegs with Eggs specials!”

10 am to 2 pm: Chicks Galore Easter Sunday Brunch at Gossip Grill

“Bunnies, Babes, Brunch and Bottomless Bubbles! What more could a gal ask for?”

10 am to 2 pm: Put a Bonnet on It: Easter Brunch at Urban Mo’s

“It’s Easter! BYOB this Sunday means Bring Your Own Bonnet! Sunday, April 16th we’ve got all-you-can-eat & drink campaign brunch with an Easter twist!”

11 am to 3 pm: Easter Spectacular at Lips

“Hop over to see our chicks hide their bunnies! The event will include a Best Easter Bonnet Contest with fabulous prizes! Easter Brunch includes unlimited bloody marys, mimosas, or champagne.”

Comedy Night at #1

Tonight (Thursday) get ready to have your funny bone tickled as the monthly comedy show The Comedians returns to #1 Fifth Avenue.

Hosted by Russell Brock and Brandon Potter, tonight’s show kicks off at 9 pm and will headline Kim Congdon, along with performances by Nick CrosbyKatie Hinckley, and Colin Dodge. As always, there is no cover!

Harness Leather Title Holder Appreciation Party at Numbers

This Friday Numbers will be playing host to the Harness Leather Title Holder Appreciation Party. Sponsored by Cub Club, the event is their way of saying ‘thank you’ to all the local leather community title holder for all the good work they do in and around the community.

And starting this month, Harness at Numbers will be giving away … you guessed it … a free harness! So, be sure to be there for all the fun, beginning at 10 pm.

Coachella live streaming at Uptown Tavern

Couldn’t make it to Coachella this year? Well worry not, Uptown Tavern has you covered this year with Coachella live streaming from 4 pm to 1 am this Friday evening. All the great sounds for the music festival, plus air conditioning, cold drinks and bathrooms with no lines!

Taste of Hillcrest

Taste of Hillcrest will be this Saturday from noon until 4 pm, and over 30 fantastic Hillcrest restaurants are participating this year, giving participants a chance to sample some of their best signature dishes.

Tickets are $30 presale, and $35 the day of the event. The event has sold out in advance the last couple of years, so presale is not a bad idea at all here. A free shuttle will be provided that makes frequent stops around the neighborhood. 

Throwback Bingo celebrating Michael Calles at Urban Mo’s

Also this Saturday is a very special event, the Celebrate Giggles Throwback Bingo remembrance at Urban Mo’s, from 12:30 pm to 4 pm.

As many of you are aware, Michael “Giggles” Calles was the host of Throwback Bingo at Mo’s, in his persona as “Mama Mo,” before he passed away tragically last month. So, this month’s bingo will be in his honor. Proceeds will benefit his family and final arrangement costs. The special guest host for the afternoon will be none other than the incomparable Babette Schwartz.

Overdrive at Spin

And on Saturday night, get ready for this month’s installment of Overdrive at Spin Nightclub:

“For April's installment, we are featuring the long-awaited return of Overdrive founder DJ Tristan Jaxx (2AM-5AM), who has taken his absence to work on a brand-new sound for the late-night crowd that will be full of dance floor surprises with his signature blend of house fusion, designed to meld numerous genres together. We're also featuring the return of Dirty Kurty (12AM-2AM), who erupted our dance floor recently with her infectious energy and hard-hitting beats. Lastly, making his Overdrive debut from SF will be DJ Pumpkin Spice (10PM-12AM), bringing along his unique blend of disco/vocal house to make sure your night begins with some hands-in-the-air beats.”

Other fun stuff this week


8 pm: Sam Harris Back by Popular Demand at Martinis Above Fourth

9 pm to 2 am: Flicker at Flicks


5 pm to 9 pm: LGBTQ Friendly Health Fair

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

6:30 pm to 10 pm: RuPaul's Drag Race Viewing Party: Season 9 at Urban Mo's

7 pm: Finger Me Fridays at Gossip Grill

7 pm: Deep Fridays at Brick Bar

8 pm to 10 pm: Divas at Rich’s


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

8 pm: Baby’s Birthday Bash at Babycakes


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

8 pm to 9:30 pm: Miss Conception - International Female Delusionist Extraordinaire - in "The Immaculate Miss Conception" at Martinis Above Fourth


4 pm: Happy Hour at the San Diego Eagle


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

8 pm to 9:30 pm: Tori Scott in Thirsty at Martinis Above Fourth

Last week’s events

Check out SDPIX.com for all the new albums from last week, including photos from Rich’s, Flicks, Uptown Tavern, and the San Diego Eagle. Enjoy!