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Out & About: The Happy New Year Edition

Happpy New Year Hillcrest!
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SDPIX Winter White Party '14

We hope everyone had a great holiday filled with family, friends and safe travels. But the fun isn't over yet, New Year's Eve is only a few days away and we want you to ring in 2019 with the best week ever. 

Top of the Year at Top of the Bay

As always SDPIX Presents Top of the Bay at the Porto Vista Hotel continues to be the kick off to fun whether it be the end of a week or the beginning of a new year. Come out on Friday to socialize with friends at "Top of the Bay" then return on December 31 for a special night of food and fun. Here is what the special package includes: 

Check out below all the awesome perks you can enjoy:

  • 4-course dinner for 2 in our Glass Door Restaurant that overlooks the San Diego Harbor. Choose from a 7 pm or 9 pm seating.
  • (1) Deluxe King Room with a Welcome Bottle of Champagne 
  • New Years Day Brunch for (2) with Bloody Mary Station included
  • Complimentary Valet Parking 
  • Complimentary 1 pm Late Check-out

All for only $419! (Includes all tax and service charges)

Come see the Divas 

This is a special time for the Divas at Rich's, they are celebrating 5 years of bringing Hillcrest the best drag show this side of University Avenue. They are also doing a weekly live viewing party of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars so you don't have to set your DVRs. The show is hosted by local drag celeb Kickxy-Vixen Styles who is always the life of the party. 

Celebrate the music of Cuba

Join performer percussionist, composer, singer and arranger Manny Cepeda at Havana Nights at #1 Fifth Avenue, a wonderful event that celebrates the music and the culture of Cuba. Manny studied at Puerto Rico's "Escuela Libre de Musica", the Pablo Casals Conservatory and attended under a scholarship to "Interlochen Music Camp" in Traverse City, Michigan.

But you will just want to have fun and listen to all the great music on this special evening of entertainment. 

Heat Up the end of 2018 at the Winter White Party

Winter is here and SDPIX is celebrating the season with their annual Winter White Party at Rich's on Saturday, December 29. The "Winter White Party" brings Hillcrest together for a night of year-end cheer, where the community can thrill and chill with their friends just before the start of 2019. 

A New Years Party Before News Years

All-Star DJ Casey Alva is going to be spinning at Stripper Circus Countdown to New Years Eve at Rich's. This party is going down a day before the ball drops on 2018 with all the dancers and surprise shows Stripper Circus is known for. 

A Massive Party to end 2018! 

There is nothing like ringing in the new year with a night of great sounds from DJ Moody Rudy, DJ K-Swift and after hours until 4 am at Rich's. NYE Massive 2019 at Rich's one party that has it all, from special guests BOIGRL to $1000 cash drop and hosted champagne at midnight, there's probably no other party like it in town.    

A Night of Music 

If you're looking for a little less bump and a little more jazz to round out your year, Swing in the New Year with Spenser Day at Martinis Above Fourth. Featuring a fabulous five-course prix fixe dinner and a champagne toast at midnight, Martinis Above Fourth and Spencer Day will set the stage for a very memorable New Year’s Eve. Doors open for dinner and seating at 7 pm and Spencer Day will take the stage at 10 pm.

Lips Is Dragging 2018 Out By Its Heels, and Ringing In 2019!

One of the most recognized drag establishments in the nation, Lips, is giving new year realness at the New Year's Eve Glitz & Glam Ball at Lips hosted by Tootie.

This is a night of dinner, live drag shows, and dancing, they say, "This will be the place to be!"

There will be two seatings for New Year's Eve with a fabulous three course, prix fixe menu! The fun starts at 7 pm!

There's More! 

If something above doesn't strike your fancy, check out the other things to do below.

And as always we at Hale Media wish you a very happy and safe New Year!



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

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

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

7:00pm to 12:00am Karaoke Night at #1 Fifth Avenue

8:00pm to 9:30pm Suzanne Westenhoefer in' Fearless, Bold, Unapologetic & Freaking Hilarious' at Martinis Above Fourth

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 the San Diego Eagle

7:00pm to 10:00pm Divas RuPaul Viewing Party at Rich's

7:30pm Glitz & Glam at Lips


7:30pm Glitz & Glam at Lips

9:00pm The Underwear Show at Flicks

9:00pm Saturdays at the San Diego Eagle

11:30pm Taboo - The Forbidden Show at Lips


9:30am NFL at Flicks

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

3:00pm to 8:00pm Confession T-Dance at 619 Spirits

7:00pm Showstopper Sunday at Lips

8:00pm to 2:00am Stripper Circus Countdown to New Years Eve at Rich's

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

7:00pm to 1:00am 2019 Romantico New Years Eve in Little Italy at the Porto Vista Hotel

9:00pm Karaoke at Flicks

9:00pm to 4:00am NYE Massive 2019 at Rich's

10:00pm Swing in the New Year with Spenser Day at Martinis Above Fourth


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

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

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

9:00pm to 2:00am Wellfare Wednesday at Flicks

10:00pm to 2:00am Mischief at Rich's