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Out & About: CityFest Edition

Here is what's up to this week in "Out & About."
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This week it's all about Hillcrest and CityFest. From music to food to drinks this event has always been the perfect way to celebrate San Diego post-Pride. CityFest will take over the heart of the neighborhood with plenty of things to do including arts, crafts, and food.

But before that go visit the Divas at Rich's on Friday for a night of lip-sync entertainment that could win one contestant $1,000. It's a war of the words in this spectacular show. 

Also, if you are in the mood for an adventure, get to Out at the Kingdom in Vallejo California where LGBT thrill-seekers get the park for a night of entertainment and rollercoasters. 

These events and so much more in this week's Out & About. 

CityFest Pre-Party

No Cover This week we kick off CityFest with CityFest PreParty at Flicks.  This is the only pre-party in town! Enjoy music by DJ DX and party from 9 pm to 2 am. This is a LE Parties event and brought to you by SDPIX so you know a good time is going to be had by all! 

The View From the Top! 

The Porto Vista Hotel has always been one of the gems of San Diego. It's a place for the community to spend some time, have some drinks and socialize just before your big Sunday at CityFest. SDPIX Presents Top of the Bay at the Porto Vista Hotel is where everyone goes for the first official social hour of the weekend.

A War of Words

Drag Me to DIVAS Lip Sync Battle 5 Competition. The road to the $1000 Final Battle continues at Divas at Rich's with Kickxy Vixen-Styles, Kyra Jete, Essence, Nomi D'Shire and so much more. This is one show where lip-syncing for your life could get you a thousand big ones.

PREP School! 

Come to PREP Social at Good to Go San Diego, a clothing swap for trans women and the nonbinary community! The event will include:

Pop-up Clothing Swap



PrEP Info & Sexual Health Topics

Although not required, don't forget to bring clothes/accessories to swap!

HRC Dinner

Mark your calendars now for our most fabulous event of the year! The ​8th Annual HRC San Diego Gala Dinner & Auction at the Hotel del Coronado will be Saturday, August 10.

CityFest Takes Over Hillcrest

San Diego's ultimate summer art and music festival takes over 5th Avenue from noon until 11 pm on Sunday, August 11th, 2019 during Hillcrest CityFest! The CityFest Art & Music Festival 36th annual celebration of community spirit features live bands, electric dance music DJ's, arts, crafts, and food that attracts over 150,000+ visitors from San Diego and Southern California! This is San Diego's LARGEST and BEST art and music festival-- stretching nearly half a mile in size on over 9 city blocks! 

A grand stage with live music and headliner bands will keep you entertained from noon until 7 pm, followed by headliner DJ's and well-known talent until 11 am. A massive cocktail bar and Miller-Coors Beer Garden featuring Hop Valley Brewing Co.'s Reveal Pale Ale, will keep you hydrated and entertained, and over 250 vendors will give you plenty of shopping opportunities.

More & More!

If something didn't interest you above make sure to click HERE for details on other things happening in the neighborhood this week! Or check out the full calender below. 


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

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

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

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

7:30pm Glitz & Glam at Lips

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


7:30pm Glitz & Glam at Lips

8:00pm to 1:00am La Bomba at #1 Fifth Avenue

9:00pm The Underwear Show at Flicks

9:00pm Saturdays at the San Diego Eagle

11:30pm Taboo - The Forbidden Show at Lips


11:00am Sunday Dragalicious Gospel Brunch at Lips

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

3:00pm to 10:00pm Absolutely Sunday Funday at #1 Fifth Avenue

4:00pm Burgers and Beer Bust at the San Diego Eagle

7:00pm Showstopper Sunday at Lips

9:00pm Karaoke at Flicks

9:00pm to 2:00am DiscoTeka at Rich's


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

6:30pm Hillcrest Town Council Meeting: Parking! at the Joyce Beers Community Center

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