Last night it was Drag Queens and regular folk dashing around and across the ice and sometimes just crashing down on the ice. 'Twas all for good causes: Sacramento Gay & Lesbian Center (http://saccenter.org/), CGNIE-La Kish Scholarship Fund (http://www.cgnie.org/) and NorCal AIDS Cycle (http://norcalaidscycle.org/). Drag Queens on Ice is an annual event, sponsored by OUTWORD Magazine, owned by Fred Palmer. Here are some moments on ice!
There may be more spills than thrills at the third annual Drag Queens On Ice, as Rusty, Felicity and DoMe skate for dollars at the Downtown Sacramento Partnership Ice Rink from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7. The mayhem is all for a good cause: 100 percent of the proceeds of the fundraising event will benefit three local non-profit organizations, the Sacramento Gay & Lesbian Center (http://saccenter.org/), CGNIE-La Kish Scholarship Fund (http://www.cgnie.org/) and NorCal AIDS Cycle (http://norcalaidscycle.org/).. The $5 admission cost covers skate rental and two hours on the ice at the rink, located at St. Rose Of Lima Park at the corner of 7th and K Streets. The event is open to the pu
This past weekend marked the 20th anniversary of the Sacramento International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival (SIGLFF) at the Crest Theatre. The festival ran selected film series each evening from Thursday to Saturday. Founder Alan Cole started the project in 1992 as a student-run film festival that received support from Sacramento State University, Gay and Lesbian Alliance students with grant funding from Associated Students Inc. , which is a official governing body which operates the sponsorship of programs and services to CSUS students. A bevy of sponsors and volunteers support the board of directors, programming and gala committees to prepare and organize the annual festival that takes p
Rain? What rain? A tidal wave wouldn't have stopped people from showing up to the 27th annual Sacramento Pride parade and party last Saturday at the Capitol Mall. The area was bookended by the gorgeous Tower Bridge at one end and the State Capital at the other end, a great backdrop for the Pride celebration. Sacramento's 2011 Pride parade and party lasted from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 4, 2011. Both 3rd and 7th streets were reserved for the festivities which included vendor booths, a live entertainment stage, an area for a diverse selection of food and a dance tent. This year’s entertainment schedule included acts such as Miss Coco Peru, Raquela, Tom Goss, Luciana, Jovi Radtke a
Lions and tigers, and bears, oh my! were fortunately not present at the Crest Theatre this past Sunday — but Dorothy’s, tin men (and women) and even munchkins sure were. Outword media, an extension of Outword Magazine, collaborated with the Crest Theatre to host a “Wizard of Oz” singalong, with nearly 400 people in attendance. On stage before the show, children marched in a parade to show off their costumes. Each child received two tickets to the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey circus. Children were not the only ones to dress up. An adult costume contest showed off more Dorothy’s, an apple tree, a tin woman with her own WD-40 oil and, of course, the Wicked Witch of the West. Caro
Clients, staff and volunteers of WEAVE (Women Escaping A Violent Environment), the primary provider of crisis intervention services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Sacramento County, will have an opportunity to sing along with Dorothy, Glinda the Good Witch and all their Oz friends Sunday, August 22, at Sacramento’s Crest Theatre, 1013 K St. in Sacramento. Outword Magazine and Crest Theatre, co-producers of “The Wizard of Oz Sing-Along at the Crest,” are providing complimentary tickets to WEAVE for the family-friendly festivities. The event will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday with Karaoke in the Lobby, followed at 2 p.m. by an Oz Character Costume Contest and screening of
You'll know you're not in Kansas when Outword Magazine and the Crest Theatre present "Sing Along with 'The Wizard of Oz'" on Sunday, August 22. The historic Sacramento theatre, located at 1013 K Street, will be transformed into Oz, complete with Yellow Brick Road,Tornado Trivia and Emerald City backdrop, with Glinda the Good Witch presiding over all. The family-friendly festivities will begin at 1 p.m. with Karaoke in the Lobby. At 2 p.m. participants of all ages will compete for cash and gift prizes and ruby-slipper trophies in the Oz character Costume Contest, followed by a sing-along screening of the 1939 MGM classic film. "The Wizard of Oz" is a musical film directed by Victor Flemin
Sacramento's PRIDE 2010 kicked off with Dyke Night, an evening of music and entertainment on the west Capitol steps to lead into the new location of this year's festivities on Sacramento’s Capitol Mall near between the Tower Bridge and the Capitol building. Here are some moments: Two women in the audience respond to the performers on stage. Allyn Pharo and her dog Sterling. The crowd filled the lawn in front of the west Capitol steps. Aurora (top and bottom) played to the crowd. Emcee and Organizer Hilary Hodge keep the pace going throughout the evening. Tina Reynolds, Equality Action Now, gave folks an update on Prop.8. Dancers from Hot Pot Studios (above) moved their bodi
With an iconic new location--Sacramento's scenic Capitol Mall, expanded marketing efforts and a growing roster of prestigious corporate sponsors and exhibitors, the 26-year-old Sacramento Pride Festival is expected to break attendance records on Saturday. The June 19 Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., attracting an estimated 10,000 visitors and bringing hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of economic benefit to Sacramento’s downtown area. Festival admission is $10. After a number of years at South Side Park, the Festival will move to Capitol Mall in 2010, where a street-festival layout sandwiched between the Tower Bridge and the State Capitol dome is expected to add novelty
This is not your daddy’s Sacramento Pride! Sacramento Pride is making big changes in 2010, all aimed at transforming the annual regional celebration of LGBT culture and accomplishments into an event worthy of its new tagline, California’s Capital Pride. The list of changes begins with the day-long Pride Festival’s move this year to Sacramento’s Capitol Mall. The Festival will be held Saturday, June 19, from 10 am to 5 pm. Sandwiched between the State Capitol dome on the east and the golden spans of the Tower Bridge on the west, the Festival’s move to the scenic city gateway is intended to raise visibility and emphasize the important role of the LGBT community in Sacramento and statewide.
The Sacramento Pride Festival, an annual event that brings thousands of attendees from throughout California, will be held for the first time on Capitol Mall in 2010, Bill Otton, interim director of the Sacramento Gay & Lesbian Center, announced this week. The Pride Festival and Parade will be held Saturday, June 19. Established in 1984, the day-long lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) pride festival has been held at Sacramento’s Southside Park for the past several years. Otton said the move to the Capitol Mall site will generate renewed excitement for an event that dates back to the early years of the gay civil rights movement in Sacramento and help bring attention to the role
Drag Queen Bingo played tonight at Hamburger Patties and the beneficiary was Sacramento Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival (SIGLIFF). Produced by Outword magazine, it plays every other week as it continues into 2010. The next bingo game is Wed. Jan 27 and will benefit Breaking Barriers. Hamburger Patties is located at J and 16th. For more detailed information, please see Sonia Lucyga's article at http://www.sacramentopress.com/headline/12006/Drag_Queen_Bingo_Raises_Money_for_Charity. SacPress Photo | Kati Garner
The Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce will hold its 3rd Annual Installation Dinner on Tuesday, Sept. 22, at the Radisson Hotel Sacramento. Guy Farris, co-host of News 10’s popular TV magazine program, Sacramento & Co., will serve as Master of Ceremonies. The evening will begin with cocktails at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner and live auction with auctioneer David Sobon of Maximum Benefit Auctions at 6:30 p.m. Auction offerings will include fine wine and dining packages, exotic travel and other luxury items. All proceeds from the dinner and auction will benefit the Rainbow Chamber Foundation, a non-profit organization supporting programs for at-risk youth and other causes. The evenin
“Grease is the word” was heard throughout the Crest Theatre Sunday during the first Grease sing-a-long put on by Outword Magazine. Nearly 400 people filled the Crest Theatre, singing and dancing to all of the classics, such as “Grease Lightning,” “Summer Love” and “You’re the One That I Want.” For me the highlight of the event was the participation of attendees including myself who went all out dressing up as their favorite characters while dancing, singing and even strutting across the stage in costume. “This was a great idea," said Allison Reyes, who attended the event. "I came because my 3-year-old daughter hasn’t ever seen Grease, so it kind of brought all the generations together: