It’s chock full of Holiday cheer and even more shopping ideas! And the person who embodies the most spirit and kindness is Ms. DoMe Moore, who graces our cover this issue. She was a vision at last week’s Drag Queen Bingo and Toy Drive to benefit WEAVE.
We kick off this issue with coverage of the Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting (page 2) as well as the World AIDS Day Celebration held at the Clunie Community Center (page 4). Also, a touching remembrance for Jerry Sloan (written by Matthew Burlingame) appears on page 6.
Page 8 offers a trio of Taschen photography books that you could place under the tree for someone special, or you could spring for tickets to a show at Broadway Sacramento for their upcoming season (details on page 10). Speaking of live performances, there are three Holiday-oriented show featured on page 14, and one might be near you depending on where you live.
Books also make great holiday gifts as displayed on page 17 by Chris Narloch, but if music is more your speed, he’s got a selection of Holiday-esque music on page 18 as well as some movie gift ideas on page 19. For a premium audio experience, head over to page 20 for the low down on eight different pairs of earbuds, then choose your weapon (prices vary to fit different budgets).
Going to the movies is always a great activity during the multi-holiday season because the movies stay open on Christmas Eve/Christmas Day, and typically some new movies release on that day. We’ve got a few new films (on page 21) to consider watching. The Julia Child biopic opens at the Tower Theatre on December 10th (page 22), and then we offer another gift idea/review in the form of cookware, which is both practical and something that can create many memories of delicious meals.
The December 2nd Drag Queen Bingo drew a generous crowd who brought toys and helped raise over $1,500! See photos from the event on page 24. Speaking of photos, you can seriously up your game with an accessory for your iPhone and take the effort out of yard work with the LeafJet (both reviewed on page 25). Lastly, don’t miss the beautiful models on page 26 (spoiler alert: there might be underwear involved).
We hope Santa brings you exactly what you want and wish you all the happiest of holidays this year!