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SDGLN Weekly Wrap: Dec. 14 - Dec. 20, 2019

SDGLN Weekly Wrap: Dec. 14 - Dec. 20, 2019.

As we head into the holiday, there were a few items worth noting in the news this week. First, San Diego's City Council decided to narrowly vote out e-scooters on some of the city's busiest boardwalks. And internationally, a London drag performer got physical with an audience member who decided to get up on stage and block her routine. 

Then San Diego Pride put out their "best of" list and we profiled world-renowned Masterbeat DJ Brett Henrichsen who will be retiring after the first of the year. 

In fact, you can see Brett in one of his last performances at Overdrive this weekend. Speaking of nightlife, our Out & About is full of great things to do as we head into Christmas and the New Year. 

All of this a so much more in this week's Weekly Wrap. 

NEWS

It was a 4-5 vote in favor of banning e-scooters along some of San Diego's busiest boardwalks. The City Council voted on Monday and the decision affects boardwalks from Mission Beach to La Jolla

viral video of London drag performer Cara Melle pushing an audience member off stage has pricked up the ears, and opinions, of social media. Those feelings range from supportive comments to ones that criticize Ms. Melle for assault.

COMMENTARY

 San Diego Pride's Fernando Zweifach López says, "2019 brought our community a great many challenges to overcome and painful moments from which we are still healing. Through it all the brilliance, resilience, and love our community has to offer shone through." Click HERE to see a list of things that made San Diego's LGBT community shine in 2019. 

ENTERTAINMENT

It wasn't until recently that people began to think of George Michael's "Last Christmas" as a Christmas standard. The song is part of the Wham! catalog--Michael's early group--and first appeared in 1984 as a single. It later became a part of "Music from the Edge of Heaven." the third album from Wham! The video for the song has become a part of the season and now thanks to modern technology has been cleaned up and presented in glorious 4K Ultra

Comedy can be offensive, and the holiday special “The First Temptation of Christ” now streaming on Netflix may very well epitomize the definition of the word "irreverent" because in it Jesus Christ appears gay. Conservatives are not happy with Netflix and would like it stricken from the streaming services line-up. 

Our own theater critic Jean Lowerison reviews the movie "Richard Jewel," which chronicles the life of a security guard who becomes the FBI's prime suspect when a bomb explodes during the 1996 Olympics.

SOCIAL

This is a great week to get out before the madness of the holidays. There is plenty to do including wine tasting, a onesie party and a special Overdrive at Spin which will mark DJ Brett Henrichsen's final performance in San Diego. Take a look at what's happening in and around Hillcrest in this week's "Out & About."

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This Saturday's performance by DJ Brett Henrichsen at Overdrive will be one of his last ever. With a career spanning two decades, Henrichsen, a true music maker, has made an indelible mark on the industry in both mind and spirit.

During his time as a Marketing Specialist for IBM, Henrichsen was active in the LGBT nightlife scene especially listening to the music from DJs who drove the dancefloor. It moved him but sadly wasn't available outside the clubs.

HEALTH, WELLNESS & SPORTS

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

Winter Wonderland Onesie & Pajama Party at Gossip Grill

December iO Wine Club at insideOUT

Guest Sommelier Night with Arielle Meads at insideOUT

Overdrive with Brett Henrichsen + Techniche at Spin Nightclub

Holiday Brunch at insideOUT

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

Dragalicious Gospel Brunch at Lips

Sundays at The San Diego Eagle

Kickxys Sunday Funday at Urban Mo's

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

Seedy Sunday at the Tin Room