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Out & About: The bay and bears edition

Here is what people are doing this week in "Out & About."
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It's another great week here in San Diego and the community is alive and kicking in Hillcrest.

In this issue, we are featuring some weekly favorites along with other events that bring together the bear community. So beat the chill of winter and get out into the gayborhood with this week's "Out & About." 

All You Can Eat

Join Bears Dinner Night at Sunrise Buffet located at 3860 Ostrow Street in Kearny Mesa. They have an all you can eat buffet with a wide variety of dishes and great food. it's on Thursday, so bring your biggest appetite for a night of endless dining with friends and family. 

Hashtag #Birdbox

If you've seen the movie "Bird Box" you know bears aren't the only things in the woods! Not only has the film started a plague of memes, but some have started taking the blindfold challenge. Why not do it yourself at the Birdbox Challenge at Flicks. Yup you read it right .. it’s happening .. this Thursday at Flicks -- you could win some great prizes. This is a safe place to take the challenge so cover your eyes and "under no circumstances are you allowed to take off your blindfold."

Get Your Bear and See the Bay

The spirit of summer is alive at the Porto Vista Hotel on Friday so wake up your hibernating bear. Join SDPIX for all the great music, fabulous views, and signature cocktails as SDPIX Presents Top of the Bay at the Porto Vista Hotel. It's the original LGBT Friday happy hour and the official kick-off to the weekend. Friends and family can enjoy great music, have a cocktail and take in the panoramic view from the rooftop.

Bowling with Bears! 

This Sunday Bears San Diego is gonna go bowling at Parkway Bowl, located at 1280 Fletcher Parkway in El Cajon. So, grab a ball, rent those hideous shoes, and show off your skills to your fellow bears! So stay in your lane and join the fun at Bear Bowling at Parkway Bowl.

Sunday Stripping

Stripper Circus at Rich's has taken Sunday Funday to a whole new level! Cheap drinks, no cover, games and strippers! What more could you ask for on a Sunday!?  Every Sunday doors will open at 8 pm and there will be no cover and $2 Vodka drinks from 8-10 pm! Come check out the 15 hot gogo boys from LA, Vegas and San Diego plus the all-new strip down! 

Business as Usual

The San Diego Equality Business Association (SDEBA) presents its first event of 2019. Prosperous New Year Mixer at the Porto Vista Hotel is a complimentary entrance with pre-registration. Come meet some of the LGBT business professionals in the community and see what they have planned for 2019. 

There's much much more! 

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


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

7:00pm Bears Dinner Night at Sunrise Buffet

8:00pm to 9:30pm Tori Scott in "#Thirsty" at Martinis Above Fourth

9:00pm to 2:00am Birdbox Challenge at Flicks

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

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


7:30pm Glitz & Glam at Lips

9:00pm The Underwear Show at Flicks

9:00pm Saturdays at the San Diego Eagle

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

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

2:00pm Bear Bowling at Parkway Bowl

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

5:30pm Celebration of Life for Empress V Morgana & Emperor XI Craig Morgan at Rich's

7:00pm Showstopper Sunday at Lips

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

9:00pm Karaoke at Flicks


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

8:00pm to 9:30pm Hillcrest Comedy Night hosted by Jaleesa Johnson at Martinis Above Fourth

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

6:00pm to 8:00pm SDEBA presents Prosperous New Year Mixer at the Porto Vista Hotel

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