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Jim Winsor’s Out & About: Mother’s Day in the Gayborhood

Mother's Day Brunch at Lips.
Photo credit:
Vanessa Dubois/SDPIX

This Sunday is Mother’s Day!

With that in mind, here are some Mother’s Day brunch hotspots in and around Hillcrest, to treat mom to on this special day:

Sunday, May 14

10 am to 2 pm: Mother’s Day Drag Brunch at Gossip Grill

“You could take your momma to just a plain old brunch on Mother’s Day, or you could take your momma to Mother’s Day Drag Brunch at Gossip Grill and make it a Mother’s Day she’ll never forget!”

10 am to 2 pm: Cool Mom Brunch at Urban Mo’s

“Calling all the COOL MOMs out there! We’re celebrating you with BOGO MIMOs. What does that mean? Your child can purchase a bottomless mimosa wristband and you’ll be added on for free-ish.”

10 am: Treat Your Mother Like a Queen at Lips

“Treat your mother like a queen at Lips on Mother’s Day! Start the day with Dragalicious Gospel Brunch, including unlimited Bloody Marys, mimosas, and champagne.

Later that evening, enjoy Dinner with the Divas, including a special dinner menu and a free glass of wine for mom.”

Mama’s Kitchen Mama’s Day

Speaking of Mother’s Day, this Friday is the 26th annual Mama’s Day fundraiser for Mama’s Kitchen, at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla”

“Mama’s Day, often touted as the original San Diego tasting event, is held the Friday evening before Mother’s Day and features more than 55 chefs from San Diego’s finest restaurants, hotels and catering companies who graciously prepare delicious samples for nearly 650 attendees.”'

The event runs from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm, and tickets can be obtained at their web site here.

The Comedians at #1 Fifth Avenue

Be sure to check out #1 Fifth Avenue tonight (Thursday), for another night of hilarious stand up at The Comedians. The show begins at 9 pm, and this month features Russell Brock, Arielle Conversi, Brandon Potter, Alan Henderson, and Jaime Gamblin, with headliner Olivia Grace from Comedy Central’s Roast Battle.

Cover is free, and in addition to all the fine comedic talent listed above, there will be a special musical performance by the Dum Cumsters.

City Ballet of San Diego

Take that special person in your life out to the ballet to enjoy elegant performances of "Carmen" and "Four Seasons" as the City Ballet of San Diego ends another successful season.  

Readers, you can save $5 when you enter the code SDGLN at checkout.

Other fun stuff this week


6 pm to 9:30 pm: David Hernandez in Soul Sessions Unplugged at Martinis Above Fourth

9 pm to 2 am: Flicker at Flicks


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


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

10 pm to 2 am: Voltage at Rich’s


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

3 pm to 8 pm: Church at Babycakes


4 pm: Happy Hour at the San Diego Eagle

7 pm: Johnny Martin at Martinis Above Fourth


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

Last week’s events

Check out SDPIX.com for all the new albums from last week, including photos from Rich’s, Baja Betty’s, Flicks, Uptown Tavern, and the Heat Sunday Pool Party. Enjoy!