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SDGLN Weekly Wrap: Dec. 7 - Dec. 13, 2019

With less than two weeks left for holiday shopping, Hillcrest welcomed shoppers to the annual Taste 'n' Tinis this week. This is a community-wide event that celebrates the diversity of consumers, shops and eateries around the historic neighborhood. 

In the news, we talked to the new co-owner of #1 Fifth Ave. and he revealed what he has planned for the historic gay bar. Then construction started Friday on the USNS Harvey Milk which Mayor Faulconer and LGBT allies attended. 

San Diego Pride had its best year ever in 2019 and announced how much in donations they will be giving to local charities. 

The SDPIX Presents WTF? XXX-Mas Party is on Saturday and it's like no other holiday get-together you have ever attended. 

All of this and so much more in the SDGLN Weekly Wrap. 

NEWS

Brian D. Jinings has gone into a partnership overseeing #1 Fifth Ave. in Hillcrest. This legendary bar previously owned by Omar Lowry is one of the oldest in the neighborhood as well as one of the oldest gay bars in San Diego. Read about this new journey for #1 Fifth Ave. and what the owners have in store.

COMMENTARY

Kevin L. Faulconer joined State Senate President pro-Tempore Toni Atkins, General Dynamics NASSCO officials and local leaders on Friday to celebrate the start of construction for the future USNS Harvey Milk T-AO 206 fleet oiler for the U.S. Navy.

CAUSES

San Diego Pride Executive Director Fernando Zweifach López announces that the organization has made cash donations to the community totaling over $212,000 to more than 60 organizations, and when combined with their in-kind donations they’ve given out over $340,000 in 2019. Read his thank you note HERE

ENTERTAINMENT

FilmOut had a special showing of 1980's "Can't Stop the Music," starring Caitlyn Jenner, Valerie Perrine, Steve Guttenberg, and The Village People. The movie is actually a quasi biopic about the creation of The Village People, the venerable costumed boy band of the disco era. Here are 10 things you may not have known about the movie.

SOCIAL

With less than two weeks until Christmas Day, the pressure is on to get that one person (or 10) left on your list something special. It's a good thing Hillcrest has so many shops and eateries to help you out. Check out this week's edition of Out & About for a complete listing of the fabulous things going on in the neighborhood this week. 

It was another dazzling night of fun, community revelry and wonderful surprises at the 44th Annual Nicky Awards that took place Sunday night at Point Loma's Courtyard Marriot Liberty Station.  Attendees were dressed to the nines and posed for photos at the step and repeat before the ceremony got started. Here are all the winners.  

Get your candy canes ready for one of the craziest Christmas events this side of the North Pole. It's another edition of SDPIX presents WTF? XXX-Mas Party 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.

A Very Fernie Birthday at insideOUT

Blanket And Toy Holiday Mingle at Rich's

Divas at Rich's

Spread the Warmth Blanket and Toy Drive at Divas at Rich's

Greenhorn at Flicks

Hillcrest Grand Opening at Babycakes

GMSR Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser at the LGBT Community Center

WTF XXX-Mas at Rich's

Humanity! 2019 Holigay Party

Santa's Orders at the Hole in the Wall