Granite Bay High Hosts Area Premiere of ‘The Unfortunates’

by Chris Narloch. Photos by Gage Phillips.

Local college and even high school productions can be a fun and inexpensive way to check out exciting new productions and talented, emerging young performers.

In that spirit, I urge you to see ‘The Unfortunates,’ an acclaimed new play having its amateur world premiere production – and its first Sacramento area production – next week, courtesy of Granite Bay High School.

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The One and Only Alan Cumming Is Coming to Mondavi

by Colt McGraw

Alan Cumming is a shape-shifting trickster, as enthralling and nimble with Shakespeare as he is with show tunes.

Star of stage (“Cabaret”), screen (“Burlesque”) and television (“The Good Wife”), the Scottish wild man will make a rare Northern California appearance this Friday, March 31st at the Mondavi Center in Davis.

“Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs” is an eclectic, wildly entertaining mix of intimate stories, from the sentimental to the sassy, and witty reinterpretations of pop songs and stage classics.

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Show Your Support for Lavender Courtyard

Commentary by Rachel Iskow

As you may know, Mutual Housing purchased the land at 16th and F, the future home of the Sacramento region’s first LGBT welcoming senior affordable housing community.

We also have commitments of funding from some generous sources (see below).

However, our application to the State of California’s Cap and Trade program was not accepted for funding.

Read more: Show Your Support for Lavender Courtyard



Soon it will be swimsuit weather. So, it seemed to us to be a good time to take a look at some hot suits, so with the help of Mikey Rox we give you a couple starting points to find the perfect suit for those upcoming Summer pool parties. Check it out, on page 15.

Read more: Outword’s March 23, 2017 Issue is Out Now!


MTT & Audra McDonald Celebrate Symphony Pride

If you can make it over to the City by the Bay on the evening of Tuesday, April 4, you will be treated to an incomparable collaboration between the San Francisco Symphony, led by conductor Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT), and six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald.

Symphony Pride, a special concert celebrating the Bay Area’s spirit of inclusion and diversity with a focus on the voices of the LGBTQ community, will feature works by LGBTQ musical mavericks that MTT has championed throughout his career, including Lou Harrison, Henry Cowell, Meredith Monk and John Cage.

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