Beach Blanket Babylon’s Holiday Extravaganza on Sale Monday

by Chris Narloch

Tickets for Beach Blanket Babylon’s Holiday Extravaganza will go on sale Monday, September 8, at 10 a.m.

A San Francisco favorite since it began its run in 1974, Beach Blanket Babylon is America’s longest-running musical revue and a fixture at Club Fugazi in the North Beach district of San Francisco.

Read more: Beach Blanket Babylon’s Holiday Extravaganza on Sale Monday


Happy Anniversary Outword!511

As the end of Summer approaches, all of us here in Sacramento get to enjoy two very special things. The Rainbow Festival, and Outword Magazine getting another year older!

This coming weekend they will be blocking off the streets around 20th and K Streets to bring you one of the biggest parties of the Summer, and it promises to be a doozy! Our cover model, Dev, will be performing, along with Amber and a blast from the past, Exposé, just to name a few. Festivities start at 10 a.m. Sunday morning, and go to 6 p.m.

Read more: The August 28 Issue is Out!


Don’t Give ‘The Giver’ The Time Of Day - Plus Four Other New Movies Reviewed

by Chris Narloch

The dog days of summer have officially arrived, at least cinematically speaking, with god-awful new movies like “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” “Let’s Be Cops,” and “The Expendables 3” stinking up theaters from coast to coast.

I’m not going to waste your time reviewing those duds. Instead, I have saved my poison pen for movies starring pedigreed actors like Meryl Streep, Scarlett Johansson, and Jeff Bridges.

Read more: Don’t Give ‘The Giver’ The Time Of Day



One thing you have always been able to say about Sacramentans is that they love their sports. Everything from bowling, running, basketball, softball, even roller derby, are available to participate in, right here in the river city. If you are interested in being a part of one, or just hanging out and watching, be sure to check out Cameron Yee’s story starting on page 10.

Read more: The August 14 Issue is now on newsstands - real and virtual.


Check Out The Latest Broadway (And Off-Broadway) Cast Recordings

by Chris Narloch

The Tony Awards for 2014 are history, and it will be awhile before shows like “A Gentlemen’s Guide to Love and Murder,” which won for Best Musical this year, and “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” which nabbed the Tony for Best Revival of a Musical, are seen in these parts.

In the meantime, you can enjoy cast recordings for many of the nominated shows, including “If/Then” with Idina Menzel, and the Broadway version of “Bullets Over Broadway,” as well as several off-Broadway CDs, reviewed below.

Read more: Check Out The Latest Broadway (And Off-Broadway) Cast Recordings


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