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SDGLN Weekly Wrap: Nov. 30 - Dec. 6, 2019

SDGLN Weekly Wrap: Nov. 30 - Dec. 6, 2019
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This week we officially entered into the holiday shopping countdown and there is no place like Hillcrest to do it. The annual Taste 'n' Tinis event is happening on December 12 and it's a great way to get that special person in your life something they will love while supporting your local businesses.

As far as news, we covered a few things. First, a substitute teacher told an 11-year-old that he shouldn't be thankful for having same-sex parents who want to adopt him. 

Then Rev. Irene Monroe gave us a few reasons why to question free speech.

Then in entertainment and social items, we get the opening of Tin Room San Diego and the announcement of Babycakes official return to Hillcrest. Plus take a gander at our Out & About article which details everything there is to do in the neighborhood this week.

All this and more in this edition of the Weekly Wrap. 


Students at Deerfield Elementary School were asked by their substitute teacher what they were most thankful for and one 11-year-old student had a very special answer. “I’m thankful that I’m finally going to be adopted by my two dads." Then the substitute proceeded to tell the child that homosexuality was a sin.

Haynes City, Florida police have arrested a man after he allegedly put his son on the side of the road and left him there, suspecting he might be gay. Evenaud Julmeus,30, was charged with three counts of negligent child abuse without bodily harm.


Free speech is one of the cornerstones of American Democracy. However, what are the boundaries of free speech? In the current political milieu, the protection of free speech appears to have an amorphous and wide expanse when it comes to sexist, racist, homophobic, Islamophobic, and xenophobic rants on many social media platforms and college campuses.


Brunch Bus SD, Bloody Mary Obsessed and insideOUT present the 2nd annual Fill-A-Brunch-Bus Holiday Toy Drive benefiting the local non-profit Traveling Stories. Traveling Stories mission is: "Empowering kids to outsmart poverty by helping them fall in love with reading by the 4th grade."


It's been over a year since Babycakes moved out of Hillcrest, but get ready because they're back. Their grand opening will happen on December 14. There will be an official ribbon-cutting, giveaways, and specials. The neighborhood sweet spot has taken over the space that once housed Pinkberry located at 3795 Fourth Avenue at the prominent corner of Fourth & Robinson, just a block from their former location on Fifth Avenue.


As we begin the month of December we are reminded of those who could use a little help during the holidays. First, there's insideOUT's Fill a Brunch Bus toy drive, then Mariam T hosts a special benefit to help displaced exotic animals for Mostly Monkeys, a San Diego shelter that takes them in. Then get ready for the grand opening of San Diego's newest gay bar, the Tin Room. All of this and much more in this week's Out & About.

Rick Cervantes and Marvin Hanashiro are feelin' fine and so will you when you join them for their inaugural Hillcrest Santa Crawl this Saturday*

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

World Famous Tin Room Grand Opening

Fill A Brunch Bus Holiday Toy Drive

Inaugural Hillcrest Santa Crawl

Mostly Monkeys Holiday Fundraiser at Urban Mo's.

The 44th Nicky Awards at the Courtyard Marriott Liberty Station

Kegs with Eggs Sunday at Hillcrest Brewing Company

Weekend Saturday and Sunday Bottomless Brunch at Baja Betty's

Sunday Brunch at Urban Mo's

Sunday Sinful Brunch at Gossip Grill

Sunday Dragalicious Gospel Brunch at Lips

Sundays at The San Diego Eagle

Burgers and Beer Bust at the San Diego Eagle

Blue Agave Light Specials at Baja Betty's

Showstopper Sunday at Lips

Karaoke at Flicks

DiscoTeka at Rich's