Let the Holidays Begin - With a Great Show!565

Sacramento, don't miss the return of Cirque du Soleil as they bring their new show "Toruk - The First Flight" to the new Golden 1 Center. Outword sat down with one of the members of the crew that help make this show stunning. Check it out on Page 16.

Read more: The November 24 Issue of Outword is Out Now!


City Continues Free Holiday Parking Program

In an effort to encourage residents to dine and shop downtown during the holiday season, the City of Sacramento will offer free metered parking during modified hours.

The City will offer free parking on weekdays after 4:30 p.m. and all-day on weekends starting Nov. 25 through Dec. 25 in midtown and Old Sacramento.

Read more: City Continues Free Holiday Parking Program


Sierra Collage Celebrates Pride Days

Article and photos by Colt McGraw

On Friday evening Nov. 18 , beneath a befitting lavender sky, Sierra College's Spectrum committee celebrated their 6th annual Pride days.

Chair person, Johnnie Terry unveiled their newest project titled, Narratives of Courage which documents the stories of LGBT community figures.

Read more: Sierra Collage Celebrates Pride Days


Sonia Braga enters the Oscar race with “Aquarius”

by Chris Narloch

If you want to see the sort of acting that wins praise from critics and gets an actor on the short list of potential Oscar nominees, then you should check out a terrific Brazilian drama now playing at Sacramento’s Tower Theatre.

In “Aquarius,” the great Brazilian actress Sonia Braga (“Kiss of the Spiderwoman”) plays Clara, a proud 65-year-old widow and music critic, who was born into a wealthy and traditional family in Recife, Brazil.

Read more: Sonia Braga enters the Oscar race with “Aquarius”


We Will Overcome - A Personal Response to the Election

by Toom Moon, MFT, The Examined Life

As I write on the Friday afternoon following the election, most of us are still reeling from the results.  Since Wednesday morning, I’ve heard one person after another in my office talk about their shock, grief, and despair, their forebodings about the future, their emerging anger.  

A friend in Michigan who has been with her wife for twenty-five years called to report tearfully that the few domestic partnership rights they had, including health care, will now disappear if their new constitutional amendment stands.

Beyond listening and empathizing, I hardly know how to respond, except to say that I have the same feelings.  In the evening I go home and turn on the television, and the world that the networks seem to take as the real one bears no relationship to the world in which I live.  

Read more: We Will Overcome - A Personal Response to the Election


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