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SDGLN Weekly Wrap: Jan. 11 - Jan. 17, 2020

This is another three-day weekend for some as the country celebrates the birth of Martin Luther King Jr. San Diego Pride has a special message to commemorate the occasion and thanks to the extended weekend there is plenty to do around Hillcrest.

Eight-year Hillcrest home design boutique Cody's Home + Gift announced that it will be closing its doors and a missing member of the community has been found after four months.

Out & About is filled with events thanks to Monday's holiday and we review plenty of theatrical entertainment, plus, if you want to stay home read what we thought about "AJ & the Queen" on Netflix.

All this and so much more in this week's SDGLN Weekly Wrap. 

NEWS

The Hillcrest interior design boutique Cody's Home + Gift in Hillcrest announced on Thursday that it will be going out of business at the end of February. The store offered interior design services, home decor, and a wide array of unique gifts.

Hillcrest was abuzz with activity last weekend as the neighborhood celebrated its first rainbow crosswalk installation.

For one student at Whitefield Academy in Louisville, Kentucky, a social media post with a picture of her in front of a "rainbow" cake and rainbow sweater was enough for school administrators to expel her.

There is a new bill headed to the desk of Tenessee's Gov. Bill Lee (R) which would ban the adoption of children to same-sex couples based on an agency's religious beliefs. Chris Walker, the communications director for Lee's office confirmed on Tuesday that the governor will sign it.

COMMENTARY

Executive Director of San Diego Pride has a special message for the community as we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. 

CAUSES

The community is breathing a sigh of relief as missing person Nick Adams has been found.

ENTERTAINMENT

Restaurant Week will whet the appetites of foodies all over the city when it returns on January 19. This time people can also have it "their way." 

Theater critic Jean Lowerison reviews the movie "Just Mercy," and the plays "A Chorus Line," and "Fireflies."

Editor Timothy Rawles gives his review of the highly anticipated RuPaul Michael Patrick King collaboration "AJ & the Queen" Netflix exclusive

SOCIAL

This week is a three-day weekend for some in America. Monday we honor the birth of one of the greatest civil rights leaders and activists of all time, Martin Luther King Jr. To celebrate the holiday schedule, there are several parties happening throughout the neighborhood and you can read about every single one in Out & About

Originally from Sydney, Kitty Glitter gracefully bowed out of her spotlight on the drag stage and into the DJ booth in 2007. Since then, she has shined on dance floors in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, USA, Canada, Europe, and India. This weekend she makes her debut at Overdrive

San Diego City Councilmember Chris Ward invites the community to his next "Coffee with Councilmember Chris Ward" on Saturday, Feb. 8 from 9-10:30 am. This particular coffee event will be held in and focused on the Normal Heights neighborhood, but everyone is welcome.

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

Don't Forget Shipwrecked on Jan 25! Get tickets HERE

THIS WEEK:

Dirty POP MLK Weekend at Rich's

Fuel MLK Weekend at Rich's

Mariam's Tea Party: Dumb Disney at Urban Mo's

Techniche X Overdrive at Spin Nightclub

Crowdfunding Launch Pawty at insideOUT

Absolute Sunday Funday at #1 Fifth Avenue

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

Kickxys Sunday Funday at Urban Mo's

Blue Agave Light Specials at Baja Betty's

Showstopper Sunday at Lips

Playroom Sundays at the Tin Room

Karaoke at Flicks

DiscoTeka at Rich's