July 18 2012 03:02 PM

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Party with Pride. Shirts, pants, body hair optional.
Photo by Rich's San Diego

All year long, youtiny, gold-lamé booty shorts have been at the bottom of your underwear drawer, collecting dust and weeping at the memory of last year's Pride, when they got to rub up against a ripped Argentinean's crotch on a sweaty dancefloor. Perk up, booty shorts, because guess what? San Diego Pride is back, bringing all the loud, thumping, ass-grinding club nights that comes with it.

As usual, one of the hottest places to get your shirtless party on is Rich's (1051 University Ave.) in the city's gay-and-lesbian mecca, Hillcrest. This weekend, the gay nightclub will be blowing up. On Friday, July 20, they'll have a neon-themed party (so, wear your Day-Glo tube socks) with DJs spinning Lady Gaga remixes and a special performance by Neon Hitch. She'll baby-voice her way through her dance hit "Fuck U Betta." Well, at least she has sexual prowess going for her, since she can't spell. The Saturday, July 21, party goes until 4 a.m., and Wynter Gordon will be there to perform her electro-pop party starter "Dirty Talk." I'm sensing a pattern, and that pattern is horny. Bring your body glitter, and get ready to sweat.


But Pride isn't all about the fellas. The ladies want some action, too. Bourbon Street (4612 Park Blvd. in University Heights) will host Juicy Pride Glow Party, a special ladies night happening on Sunday, July 22. Babe-alicious go-go dancers will bend and bounce while DJ Pinke kicks out the jams. There won't be any Melissa Etheridge playing—unless there's an awesome electro remix of "Come to My Window" out there that I haven't heard yet.

As an alternative to the alternative, Thursday, July 19, brings Makeout Weird to South Park's Whistle Stop Bar (2236 Fern St.). The night features The Bitwise Operators, a band made up of UCSD doctoral candidates who have been called "The Beatles of computer music" by—well, someone. They write their own software and build hardware just to melt your face on the dance floor. DJs Ese & Zain will also bring some tunage with them while The Periscope Project shows photographs of a drone they purchased on craigslist. The night will be weird indeed.



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Calendar

  • Visit one of the 70 participating restaurants, bars, coffeehouses and nightclubs in town on this night and 25 to 50 percent of sales will go to local HIV/AIDS services and prevention programs. 
  • Anthony Bernal and Chris Ward, who are vying to replace Todd Gloria on the San Diego City Council, will discuss urban issues, such as parking, homelessness and new developments
  • The new exhibition designed by Dave Ghilarducci is made from hundreds of rolls of packing tape and bound together by layers of plastic shrink-wrap. Visitors can navigate their way through cocoon-like passageways...
  • The renowned Mexican black and white photographer presents an exhibition exploring the principal themes within three groups: "Bestiarium"," Fantastic Women" and "Silent Natures."
  • Presented by Pacific Arts Movement, the sixth annual mini film fest features 14 film programs from 10 countries that includes everything from docs to romantic tearjerkers. See website for full lineup and...
  • The San Diego County Bike Coalition hosts this monthly bike-in happy hour event to get biking residents involved in their communities and discuss bike projects planned for that specific community
  • Debunk some of the stereotypes surrounding cannibalism at this new exhibition that takes a hands-on approach to the subject. Includes video games and interactive activities where patrons will have to decide...
  • So Say We All's monthly storytelling night features stories about those jobs we took because we had to take a job. Featured readers include Allison Gauss, Annmarie Houghtailing, Cecile Estelle, and more
  • Artists from the all-abstracts group show will talk about their work and techniques. Artists include Edwin Nutting, Danielle Nelisse, Leah Pantea, Lenore Simon, and more
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