San Diego CityBeat - The Hit List http://www.sdcitybeat.com/sandiego/articles.sec-119-1-the-hit-list.html <![CDATA[Ghouls night out - Let our Hit List guide your nighttime activities]]> Halloween night has a lot to offer. If you find yourself Downtown among the sexy nurses and Miley Cyruses and feel the need to escape, El Dorado Cocktail Lounge (1030 Broadway) will throw The Munsters vs. The Addams Family Halloween Party.]]> <![CDATA[Drag queens, Yacht and taco-karaoke - Let our Hit List guide your nighttime activities]]> I pride myself of being a lady of various tastes and interests. Variety never hurt anyone, I say. In the spirit of keeping it random and fun, here are three nocturnal happenings that sound like a good time.]]> <![CDATA[All up in your jazz - Let our Hit List guide your nighttime activities]]> One of my favorite things about the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation—and there are a lot—is Ron Swanson’s smooth-jazz sax-man alter-ego Duke Silver (both awesomely played by Nick Offerman).]]> <![CDATA[Punk, rap and tats - Let our Hit List guide your nighttime activities]]> First, The Void (3519 El Cajon Blvd. in City Heights) introduces a new hardcore-rap night to the mix. B.Y.S., which I can only assume stands for “Butt-shaking? Yes, Sir!,” kicks off Thursday, Oct. 3]]> <![CDATA[Mad Decent and mad cocktails - Let our Hit List guide your nighttime activities]]> Sunday, Aug. 25, was a sad day for club rats. Miley Cyrus’ poor twerking skills, showcased during her performance on MTV’s Video Music Awards, threatened to make the booty-popping dance move epically uncool.]]> <![CDATA[Enter the 619 chambers - Let our Hit List guide your nighttime activities]]> A good rap night ain’t nothin’ to fuck with. I mean, twerking is pretty much dead, thanks to Miley Cyrus’ embarrassing popping skills, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t dip it low on a dance floor to positively twerkable tunes.]]> <![CDATA[No labor on Labor Day - Let our Hit List guide your nighttime activities]]> Having a job blows. I envy trust-fund kids who are so flush with cash that they can have "jobs" like "wardrobe consultant" or "candle designer."]]> <![CDATA[Shop on, party on - Let our Hit List guide your nighttime activities]]> You’ve heard the old “women be shopping” joke. I mean, yes. Women do be shopping, but let’s be fair. Everyone be shopping. It’s not like men are walking around wearing burlap sacks as clothing.]]> <![CDATA[Total newbs - Let our Hit List guide your nighttime activities]]> It’s nice when new stuff pops up in the local bar scene. While I enjoy a glass of wine (or six) while watching one (or four) episodes of [insert TV show title here], putting on pants and checking out a new nighttime establishment also has its merits]]> <![CDATA[Tiki drinks, farewell drinks and cumbia beats - Let our Hit List guide your nighttime activities]]> During my luxurious vacation, I got to check out a fun luau thrown at a small restaurant in Kauai. With a mouthful of macaroni salad and roasted pig, I watched Polynesian dancers put even the best twerker to shame with their skills.]]> <![CDATA[Oldie and newbies - Let our Hit List guide your nighttime activities]]> It’s always exciting when a new bar or nightclub opens. Even though our old stand-by bars fit like the worn-out pajama pants we’ve had since college, those same pajamas sometimes make us look like a slob.]]> <![CDATA[No badge? No problem - Let our Hit List guide your nighttime activities]]> Downtown will be popping off during Comic-Con weekend, with bars and clubs filled to the rafters with people in town for the convention. For those visiting, two things: 1) Welcome! San Diego appreciates your hard-earned money.]]> <![CDATA[Beer me a cool evening - Let our Hit List guide your nighttime activities]]> CityBeat headquarters is not air-conditioned. The sweltering heat leads us sweaty staffers to daydream about swimming in refreshing pools, drinking pints of frosty beer and writing our stories with our pants off in front of a fan in the privacy of our homes.]]> <![CDATA[Baby, you’re a firework - Let our Hit List guide your nighttime activities]]> If you’re still lying in bed, distraught over last year’s Fourth of July fireworks let down, don’t fret. The 2012 Big Bay Boom turned into a premature bigbang bust, but the city’s not going to let that happen again.]]> <![CDATA[Happy anniversary! - Let our Hit List guide your nighttime activities]]> Anniversaries are hard to remember. I’m definitely guilty of buying emergency Taco Bell after realizing I forgot a loved one’s birthday. Taco Bell is a good gift, right? ]]> <![CDATA[Paint a pretty party - Let our Hit List guide your nighttime activities]]> Art and alcohol have a strange relationship. Even the crappiest velvet painting of Elvis riding a dinosaur looks amazing under the influence of the good sauce.]]> <![CDATA[Let’s get wet - Let our Hit List guide your nighttime activities]]> Memorial Day weekend is a holiday when Americans honor the brave soldiers who died in the name of the United States and freedom.]]> <![CDATA[A little razzle-jazzle - Let our Hit List guide your nighttime activities]]> San Diego’s jazz scene is surprisingly poppin’. I say “surprisingly” because whenever I think of jazz, or, rather, good jazz, I imagine it happening in cool underground nightclubs full of cigarette smoke and old men drinking scotch.]]> <![CDATA[Come on, get happy - Let our Hit List guide your nighttime activities]]> I know that it’s all about craft or vintage cocktails nowadays. Cocktail snobs get a big ol’ boner drinking a concoction made from a recipe found in a book printed in 1845.]]> <![CDATA[Fiesta time - Let our Hit List guide your nighttime activities]]> Contrary to popular belief, Mexicans who live in Mexico don’t celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Growing up in Tijuana, I never saw a single Mexican flag strapped to a pickup truck roaring through stop signs and honking like crazy on May 5.]]>