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Slightly off the beaten path: Spotlight on Seduction at Red Circle

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red_circle_facade4-198x300Last weekend I was slightly disoriented: Upon stepping into the sultry Red Circle Lounge (aptly named for its all red interior), I ran into a blackjack dealer distributing cards to eager highrollers; flashy, sequin-clad VIP hostesses; and a DJ spinning top hip-hop and house mash-ups dressed as Elvis. Just when I had begun to think I had miraculously teleported to Vegas, I realized that I had actually stumbled upon something just as good: a Seduction event courtesy of Entourage Productions – a San Diego party-throwing force in its own right.

Four years ago, San Diego native and entrepreneur Fil Esquibel along with a few of his buddies decided tongue-in-cheek to try their luck by entering a contest. At the time, the HBO series Entourage had just made its initial impact on television, and in honor of the hit show, MySpace hosted a contest in which four friends needed to form their own unique entourage. During the course of the two month challenge, Esquibel and his friends set out networking and forming relationships with promoters, liquor representatives, and thousands of fans-not realizing they were creating a solid homegrown base of local pull. Esquibel and his entourage ended up placing 4th out of over 200,000 contestants, but more importantly, they had an epiphany: they had just built an empire. In celebration of it, they threw a massive party downtown with all their newly established connections and never looked back.

Today they comprise the team Entourage Productions, playing hosts to some of the largest and most entertaining parties in San Diego. Every first and and third Saturday of every month, Esquibel and his team grace our city with their Seduction events at Red Circle Lounge, where the team prides itself on hosting parties that promise to entertain with their unparalleled featured twists. Themed parties such as the aforementioned famed Viva Las Vegas event of last weekend, live and complimentary professional photography at every event, the occasional live circus performance act, and drink specials like nowhere else are just a few of the tricks that Entourage Productions has up its long sleeve.

This Saturday night, Esquibel and company are at it again, this time having joined forces with the non-profit organization Blanket-A-Human. The Entourage team in collaboration with the charity, will be hosting yet another memorable party under the guilt-free alibi of a holiday fundraiser. The “Coverless” party will be collecting blanket donations for the homeless in exchange for no admission fee all night, donning the catchphrase “Bring a cover and ditch the cover.”

In addition to no cover charge, Seduction will also feature its complimentary live photography service courtesy of professional photography company Visage Co.; a hosted vodka bar from 9-10 p.m.; table service specials of $125 per bottle; and the following unbeatable drink specials: $2 mimosas, $3 beers, $4 shots, and $5 mixed drinks. Nationally renowned DJ Ayla Simone will be spinning top hip-hop and house dance mixes in order to cater to every musical palate. In short, partying hard to champion a worthy cause hardly seems like a bad thing.

For more information regarding this event along with future Entourage Production events, visit their website at http://entouragepro.com/. It’s well worth looking into, especially since Esquibel and his Entourage have made it clear they don’t plan on going anywhere anytime soon.


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