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SDGLN Weekly Wrap: Feb. 8 - Feb. 14, 2020

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Love is in the air this week with Valentine's events happening throughout the community. Plus a lot of people are getting an extra day off because of President's Day on Monday, February, 17. 

In social and entertainment news, get ready for Tantrums & Tiaras which returns on Sunday with an all-new cast of amateur drag queens competing for the crown.

And Out & About breaks down all the fun stuff to do for Valentine's Day and your extended weekend. 

NEWS

This is probably one Valentine's Day actor Rick Cosnett won't ever forget. He came out as gay on Instagram in a video he posted on Friday.

COMMENTARY

San Diego Pride's Fernando Zweifach López issues a call to action for the community to get more involved with activities that will make positive change both locally and nationally. 

CAUSES

There are many people in the world doing amazing things. And there is a new movement in San Diego that hopes to bring a little light and love to those personalities, it's called "Lift Up San Diego."

ENTERTAINMENT

The ever popular Tantrums & Tiaras: Battle of the Bar Queens is just 11 days away, scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020 at the Observatory North Park. Audience members can expect over the top drag fun while raising funds for the programs and services of the San Diego LGBT Community Center. Read the bios of contestants Richard Trinidad, Andres Valdes, Lawrence Brown, Patrick Holihan, Erik Benson, and Paul Zaldivar.

Our theater critic Jean Lowerison tackles two very interesting plays this week: "Babette's Feast," and "August Wilson's Jitney."

SOCIAL

The Ball Crawl fundraiser has been an amazing success and now it's been extended. Turn San Diego announced they will be extending the sale of styrofoam balls to Sunday, Feb 16 at Humanity on University Avenue! The original deadline was Feb. 9.

Love is in the air this week and Out & About is helping to get you in the romantic mood. Heck, there are even events around town for those who prefer to celebrate alone. Also, Tantrums & Tiaras returns this week with an all-new cast of amateur drag queens competing for the crown.

Everyone knows the desert in Palm Springs heats up every year at the White Party. 2020 is no different and it's going to be the most exciting one yet. Get details and ticket information to White Party Palm Springs 2020

Overdrive is ecstatic to welcome back one of the most influential DJ's on the Mexican house music scene, Oscar Velazquez will perform this Saturday.

HEALTH, WELLNESS & SPORTS

Gay psychotherapist and YouTube personality Matthew J. Dempsey continues his virtual YouTube sessions with his latest talk, "Why Gays Should Be Needy."

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

SDPIX Presents Top of the Bay at the Porto Vista Hotel

Valentine's Day at insideOUT

SDPIX presents Anti Valentine's Day

Valentines Glitz, Glam & Love at Lips

Drag Me to Divas Final Round at Rich's

Valentine's Speed Dating at Urban Mo's

Mr. San Diego Eagle Contestant Meet and Greet at the San Diego Eagle

Stupid Cupid - An Anti-Valentine's Day Party at Gossip Grill

 Leather Fetish Ball at Rich's

Vanity and the Glamazons at Gossip Grill

Tantrums & Tiaras at the Observatory North Park

80's Madness Dance Party at #1 Fifth Avenue

And Don't Miss This SDPIX event:

Get ready for the Anti-Valentines Day Event at Top of the Bay on Friday, February 14, 2020, from 6 pm to 9 pm.

Not only is this event perfect for those who are in love but don't want to succumb to the pressures of the holiday, it's also for sour skeptics who just can’t with affairs of the heart.

To coincide with the un-holiday vibe there are going to be red Jello shots and $3 drinks before 6:30 pm.

But it's not all Stupid Cupid, one lucky guest will win a one night stay at the Porto Vista Hotel and a 2020 SDPIX VIP Party pass good for free entry into all SDPIX presents events.

Enter to win here >>

Other Great Upcoming SDPIX Presented Parties:

Mardi Gras Massive

Hillcrest Mardi Gras

Gay As F**k

Dream Machine with DJ Harry Romero