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SDGLN Weekly Wrap: Feb. 11 - 17, 2017

NEWS

Get your umbrellas out! Two days of heavy rain, wind expected this weekend in San Diego (but rain or shine, the Hillcrest Town Council will host a community clean-up to show some love to the neighborhood!)

An interesting set of news stories were reported on this week, starting with coverage from Sunday night's Grammy Awards: Who is Gavin Grimm?

The Founder of 'Lips' was assaulted and left bruised and bloody: 'Because I was gay." The victim released a statement about the assault.

'Last call' for bars to 4 am in CA, senator proposes.

Trump news: Trump's impromptu press conference had many noteworthy moments.

Other news: Inaugural San Diego Film Week begins with old Hollywood style; Meryl Streep responds to 'overrated' comment at HRC dinner; Arkansas Senator submits bill to end marriage equality across the U.S.; NOM antsy Trump hasn't signed 'Executive Order;' push for Montana LGBT non-discrimination law causes strife; a florist discriminated against gay couple, Seattle high court rules; and a report says that San Diego's violent crime rates are at their lowest in decades.

CAUSES

Local eateries were closed for 'Day Without Immigrants' protest.

PrEP user contracts HIV, scientists baffled.

ENTERTAINMENT

Jim Winsor's Out & About: Tantrums & Tiaras and other festive events abound this Presidents Day Weekend.

Our final two Tantrums & Tiaras contestant profiles were posted this week: Nick Criscione of Uptown Tavern; and Madison Kailukaitis of Rich's. Check out all six contestant profiles HERE.

Mardi Gras returns to Hillcrest!

This week, SDGLN Theater Critic Jean Lowerison reviews: "Eurydice;" "Picasso at The Lapin Agile;" and "Perfect Arrangement."

Other entertainment news: Local chocolatier wins big on Food Network's 'Guys Grocery Games;' and Jai Rodriguez performed in San Diego last night.

HEALTH, WELLNESS & SPORTS

Don't punish yourself for living life.

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.

Deep Fridays at Brick Bar

Mr. San Diego Eagle Contest Meet & Greet at The San Diego Eagle

Saturday Brunch at Uptown Tavern

SDAFFL Rookie Party at Flicks

Baby's Birthday Bash at Babycakes

Havana Nights at #1 Fifth Avenue

Overdrive at SPIN

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

Tantrums & Tiaras: Battle of the Bar Queens at Observatory

Stripper Circus Neon Lights at Rich's

Presidents Day at Hillcrest Brewing Company

Lip Sync War Wednesdays at Uptown Tavern

Divas at Rich's

Red Carpet Party at True North Tavern

Hillcrest Mardi Gras: Revival Tour

Miss Coco Peru in 'The Taming of the Tension' at Martinis Above Fourth

Mardi Gras at Flicks