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SDGLN Weekly Wrap: March 18 - 24, 2017

NEWS

The San Diego LGBT community has been grieving this week over the sudden passing of Michael "Giggles" Calles last weekend. Read more about Giggles in our nightlife columnist Jim Winsor's column.

San Diego Pride has announced its 2017 theme.

A new Hillcrest eatery will donate all profits to local charities.

A an audit of the DMV by two California assemblymembers found disabled parking placard abuse.

Other local news: Trans woman stabs man in Balboa Park, police report; 'Stripper Circus' promoter attacked in L.A. street; Comic-Con gets permanent residence in Balboa Park; San Diego saw some wet weather earlier this week; and Hillcrest hoping to extend clean-up programs to its eastern side.

Other news: First trans man elected to office in Japan; a Trump billboard in Phoenix has people talking; U.S. spring breakers chant 'Build that wall!' at Mexican tourist attraction; and Pride and Confederate flags flown in Maine high schools causes stir.

COMMENTARY

By Jamie Benson: What I learned as Seattle's 1st lube wrestling champion.

From GLAAD: Trump Administration removes LGBTQ seniors from federal care surveys.

By The Rev. Irene Monroe: An unwelcoming competition between black Brits and African Americans for movie roles.

CAUSES

Michael McQuiggan could use your help.

Dining Out For Life update: Cheli wants you.

The Center to host Free Immigration Forum on Tuesday.

ENTERTAINMENT

A wild night planned for White Party Kickoff at Rich's!

Havana Nights returns to #1 Fifth Avenue on Saturday night!

Jim Winsor's Out & About: Community mourns the loss of Giggles.

Andrew Christian and models to visit Hillcrest: Mankind and Rich's.

Other entertainment news: YouTube's "restricted mode" hides LGBT content; this feud would make Bette and Joan cringe; and pastor says gay man turned straight after eating holy cake.

This week, SDGLN Theater Critic Jean Lowerison reviews: "On The Twentieth Century."

SOCIAL

Matinée Las Vegas Pre-Party Tour this weekend in ATL.

HEALTH, WELLNESS & SPORTS

Grant Foreman Fitness: You can use desire to attain your goals.

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.

Top of the Bay with Dj Taj

RuPaul's Drag Race Viewing Party: Season 9 at Urban Mo's

Deep Fridays at Brick Bar

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 9 Premier Party with Special Guests at Brick Bar

Divas at Rich's

Chad Michaels Presents Dueling Divas 2017 Week 1 at Urban Mo's

Saturday Brunch at Uptown Tavern

Havana Nights at #1 Fifth Avenue

SDPIX Presents White Party Kickoff Featuring Inaya Day at Rich's

Hot Chocolate 15k/5k at Petco Park

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

Lip Sync War Wednesdays at Uptown Tavern

Jim Winsor's 33rd (Give-or-Take 20 years) Birthday Party at Uptown Tavern

Bachelor Auction benefitting The San Diego Gay Men's Chorus at Flicks

The Imperial Court de San Diego's 2017 Royale Gala & Investiture of the 45th Reign at Rich's

Matt Alber at Martinis Above Fourth

Lady Bunny in Trans-Jester at Martinis Above Fourth