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Jinx Mirage Out & About: Mardi Gras & Valentine's Day are bigger than ever in the heart of Hillcrest

 Here is everything there is to do in the community this weekend!
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SDPIX - From Fat Tuesday Hillcrest 2017

This is a big month for celebrating. First, you have Hillcrest's ultra-packed entertainment Mardi Gras block party complete with a party bus. And then there's Valentine's Day in the middle of the month. Jinx Mirage is giving you the details on those things and other great happenings in the neighborhood in this week's "Out & About." 

Hello From Jinx: 

"Hello, hello, hello San Diego! I hope you guys are ready for Mardi Gras and Valentine’s Day! 'Cause this week's Out & About we have all your party needs covered."

Nothing Looks the Same in the Dark

"This is not going to be your regular old Black Light House Party," says Jinx of the Black Light Party at Flicks, "No honey. This is a black light party at Flicks brought to you by LE Parties and John Joseph." Come out for a night of black lights, bright paint, hot go-go dancers with a Mardi Gras kick off and some giveaways. 

Top of the Bay

Since this is going to be a big week of fun why not get together for a relaxing drink with friends as SDPIX Presents Top of the Bay at the Porto Vista Hotel? As always Top of the Bay is a great place to see amazing views, mingle with the community and plan out your weekend before it starts. 

This Bus Fare is Payable With Fun

"Get out your beads, get out your masks and get that booty shaking because it is Hillcrest Mardi Gras Party Bus Bar Hop!" That's right, for the first time ever there is a new party bus bar hop during Mardi Gras in Hillcrest on Feb.10. "Let me explain this to you. This is an all-inclusive Mardi Gras party pass. It's an opportunity for all of you to sample cocktails at participating places and get collectible beads, doubloons, giveaways and special offers at the bars." Jinx says the bus will stop at certain landmarks known as the Bourbon Street party stop, The French Quarter party stop, etc. "Each stop will include local businesses. So for example at the Bourbon Street stop, that includes Urban Mo's, Fiesta Cantina, Hairspray, Empire House and detour Salon. The Royal Street party stop includes Flicks, Rich's and Cody's Home and Gifts. So get your tickets and get on this bus for Mardi Gras!" You can hop on or hop off at any scheduled stop.

Pardon Our French for Valentines Day (VD)!

Are you jilted, heartbroken, bitter, single, thirsty? "Whatever, but F*ck VD at Pardon My French is the event for you," says Jinx. "VD is Valentine's Day obviously. This event will have a hosted bar, condom games, and free HIV testing and a chance to win two tickets to the Feb. 15, Lana Del Rey concert. All without having to go on that awkward Lyft ride, or go on a date in the first place."

No Cover!

Jinx is gushing about Stripper Circus at Rich's. "Honestly, $2 drinks honey. You can get a real cute buzz with them drinks okay? The only thing that's cuter than the drinks are the 15 hot go-go boys honey--bring out the boys! They always have an amazing entertainer. they always have hot go-go dancers and it's an amazing way to close out your Sunday-Funday, especially if you're the kind of person who likes to party all day Sunday, you know who you are!" 

Rich's Will Be Open This Tuesday! 

"Now normally Rich's is closed on Tuesday, but they are opening up for Mardi Gras Masquerade at Rich's!" There is no cover all night long on this Tuesday, February 13. "So make your way out to Rich's for Mardi Gras party! It's Fat Tuesday Honey that's all that really needs to be said."

A Divine Night of Entertainment

Expect a rollicking good time with Catherine Alcorn in "The Divine Miss Bette" at Martinis Above Fourth. Catherine has a huge voice, with sass and heart to boot. She’ll belt out the divas early classics including "Stay With Me Baby." "You’re Moving Out Today," "The Rose," "Wind Beneath My Wings," "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy," and "In The Mood."

Jinx's Final Thoughts and Shout Outs

What says Valentine's Day better to your loved/lusted one then hot red Valentine's Day boxers, briefs, jocks, or even thongs? Manfest has an unbelievable number of different styles and sizes for him....and you. You’ll also want to check out their Gay Valentine's Day cards!  You can't get these at the drugstore chains! Some are romantic, some are funny, and some are beyond description. Come on in and take a look. This picture shows just part of their selection

For those who are single and don’t wanna deal with all the adorably annoying Valentine's couple, The Kouch has an event for you. Wednesday, Feb 14, check out “Be My  Anti-Valentine” with extended happy hour, tongue-and-cheek breakup tracks and empowering music, also single food specials. 

I hope you guys have a blast at Mardi Gras and find that special Valentine’s Day person or activity to get you thru the holiday. I’m Jinx Mirage and you stay fierce San Diego.

Other fun stuff to do this week:


7:00am to 11:45pm Thursday Special at Crest Cafe

4:00pm to 2:00am Thursdays at San Diego Eagle

6:00pm to 9:00pm ICSD Coronation Presents: In Town Show at the Merrow

7:00pm to 10:00pm Dinner with the Divas at Lips

10:00pm to 2:00am Lez at Rich's


4:00pm to 7:00pm Free Pizza Fridays at Flicks

4:00pm to 2:00am Fridays at San Diego Eagle

7:30pm Glitz & Glam at Lips

9:00pm to 2:00am Uptown After Dark at Uptown Tavern

10:00pm to 2:00am Electro Pop at Rich's


11:00am to 2:00pm Pride Youth Lunch Bunch at the San Diego Pride Offices

5:30pm ICSD 46th Annual Coronation Gala at the Crowne Plaza San Diego

7:00pm to 10:00pm Mardi Gras Saturday at Flicks

7:30pm Glitz & Glam at Lips

9:00pm The Underwear Show at Flicks

9:00pm to 2:00am Uptown After Dark at Uptown Tavern

10:00pm to 2:00am Amplify Silent Disco at Uptown Tavern

10:00pm to 2:00am Mardi Gras Weekend Voltage at Rich's

11:30pm Taboo - The Forbidden Show at Lips


11:00am Sunday Dragalicious Gospel Brunch at Lips

2:00pm to 8:30pm Sunday Beer Bust at Flicks

2:00pm to 2:00am Sundays at The San Diego Eagle

9:00pm Karaoke at Flicks


7:00am to 11:45pm Monday Special at Crest Cafe

4:00pm to 2:00am Mondays at San Diego Eagle


7:00am to 11:45pm Tuesday Special at Crest Cafe

2:00pm to 2:00am Tuesday All-Day Happy Hour at Flicks

4:00pm to 2:00am Tuesdays at San Diego Eagle

4:00pm to 2:00am Taco Tuesday at Uptown Tavern

4:00pm Half Off Happy Hour at Uptown Tavern

6:30pm to 8:00pm Hillcrest Town Council Community Meeting at the Joyce Beers Community Center

6:30pm to 8:30pm The Power of Forgiveness Through Meditation at the Live and Let Live Alano Club

7:00pm to 10:00pm Turnback Tuesdays at Lips

9:00pm Karaoke at Flicks


7:00am to 11:45pm Wednesday Special at Crest Cafe

4:00pm to 2:00am Wednesdays at San Diego Eagle

7:00pm Bitchy Bingo at Lips

7:00pm Valentines Day at Martinis Above Fourth

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

9:00pm to 2:00am Welfare Wednesdays featuring DJ Will Z. at Flicks

10:00pm to 2:00am Mischief at Rich's