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SDGLN Weekly Wrap: Nov. 26 - Dec. 2, 2016

NEWS

As we head into the holiday season, lots of different stories made it to the pages of SDGLN this week, including a few that happened right here in Hillcrest: A fire on Thursday night discplaced 11 residents; a seven story mixed-use building may be coming to Hillcrest; and escape room game 'Lockdown' coming to the neighborhood.

Dave Roberts concedes to Kristin Gaspar in San Diego County Supervisor's race.

More the presidential election aftermath: Trans veteran wants to work in Trump's White House; we're learning more about Trump's anti-LGBT picks for his cabinet, including anti-marriage equality Tom Price who is set to head H.H.S.; and VP-elect Mike Pence's neighbors surround him with rainbow flags.

Other news: Transgender woman dies after brutal attack in Tbilisi, Georgia; a conservative anti-Target campaign site gets shut down for being 'hateful;' a survey pinpoints most homophobic states based on tweets; and a dead Australian teen's mother is now the one being cyberbullied by sick trolls.

COMMENTARY

Seniors urged to act on Medicare enrollment before deadline.

CAUSES

World AIDS Day was Thursday: Panels from the AIDS Memorial Quilt were on display at UC San Diego; Broadway's biggest shows fight AIDS with new holiday album; and the Las Vegas strip turned red.

ENTERTAINMENT

Lots going on in the local nightlife scene: The Thursday night event 'Uptown Outlaw' gets a wild makeover; 'Top of the Bay' at Porto Vista Hotel will be held in their beautiful Costa Del Sol room through mid-December; and Jim Winsor has the rest of the scoop in his "Out & About" column.

Our Critic Jean Lowerison reviews: "The Music of Strangers" (film); "Plaid Tidings;" and "A Christmas Carol."

SDGLN Community Editor Timothy Rawles reviews "Hedwing and The Angry Inch."

Other entertainment news: 'Drag Race' judge's Twirage gets veiled response from Ru Paul; woman who went on racist tirade identified as Jennifer Boyle from Chicago; Del Rio to 'Sleigh' Logo lineup for the holidays with new specials; and you can now download Netflix content - find out how.

SOCIAL

Ross Matthews to tape his podcast at Urban Mo's on Dec. 10.

Broadway San Diego supports FilmOut with ticket fundraiser.

HEALTH, WELLNESS & SPORTS

From Grant Foreman Fitness: Eat, drink, and be mindful this holiday season.

10 questions frequently asked to PA gender reassignment surgeon.

UPCOMING FEATURED EVENTS

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? See our list of featured events below, and click HERE for a complete list of events.

SDPIX Presents Top of the Bay at the Porto Vista Hotel

Saturday Brunch at Uptown Tavern

SDAFFL Reunion Party at Urban Mo's

GMSR Spaghetti Dinner at The Center

Football Sundays at Uptown Tavern

F-Monday, It's Sunday! at Uptown Tavern

Annual Charity Wreath Auction at Martinis Above Fourth

Hillcrest Taste n Tinis

City Ballet presents 'The Nutcracker'

Straight Talk with Ross Matthews at Urban Mo's

Eden Winter White Party and Toy Drive at Gossip Grill

A Gay Ol' Christmas at Uptown Tavern

A Flicksmas Party at Flicks

Ugly Sweater Party with Don L and Friends at Martinis Above Fourth