Railroad Museum & Foundation Presents FREE Sesquicentennial Community Day on May 8

The California State Railroad Museum & Foundation invite the community to be part of history-in-the-making during a FREE Sesquicentennial Community Day on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad. While the rest of the nation will likely recognize the achievement on May 10, Sacramento will begin the commemoration on May 8 to replicate history as closely as possible.

As background, the planned completion date of May 8, 1869 was delayed by two days due in part to a labor dispute and a major storm. With plans in place and dignitaries already poised to participate on May 8, Sacramento commemorated the completion in grand style two days before the rest of the nation.

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Meet Mayor Pete623

On our cover, you’ll find Pete Buttigieg and his husband, Chasten Glezman. Outword tried to secure an interview with the “gay mayor” from South Bend, IN, but he’s a little busy right now — running for president! Our own Chris Narloch weighs in on this historic campaign to see if Buttigieg lives up to all the hype. By the way, if you want to donate to Buttigieg’s campaign, or just get one of those cool “Boot Edge Edge” t-shirts, go to https://peteforamerica.com or click on the t-shirt in the electronic version of this issue and you will be linked to the proper page to purchase the shirt. (However, it looks as though there might be a bit of a backlog on the item, so be patient.)

Read more: Our 4-25-19 Issue is Out Now - Boot Edge Edge!

 

See A Movie This Easter Weekend

By Chris Narloch

There are a couple new movies in local theaters this weekend that are perfectly timed for the holiday. Aretha Franklin’s roof-raising gospel documentary “Amazing Grace” just opened at Sacramento’s Tower Theatre, and Chrissy Metz stars as a mother whose son falls in to an icy lake in the fact-based and faith-based drama “Breakthrough,” which is in wide release.

I haven’t seen the Chrissy Metz movie, and I already recommended the film with Franklin in Outword’s current print edition. So here are reviews of three other family-friendly films you can see this weekend – or whenever – and two titles for adults only that I personally feel everyone should avoid.

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“The Jungle” Will Blow Your Mind

By Chris Narloch

If you are a fan of edgy, thought-provoking theater, I recommend driving over to San Francisco as soon as possible so you do not miss “The Jungle,” one of the most unique theatrical productions of this or any year.

Sacramento hasn’t yet seen much immersive theater –which is all the rage in New York City these days – but “The Jungle” brings this phenomenon to the West Coast in a big way.

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The River City Chronicles by J. Scott Coatsworth - The Final Chapters

Sacramento author J. Scott Coatsworth has written and published a number of short stories, novellas and full-length novels, but “The River City Chronicles” holds a special place in his little writer heart. In many ways, it is a love letter to Sacramento, one that we wanted to share with Outword’s readers. To do that we have uploaded the next installment of chapters of the book here, for you to read online.

Previously in the River City: Diego returned home with Gio, and got the boy settled in his new room. Then Marco proposed to him again, and he said yes. The guys went to their lawyer to see if Diego's old marriage could be annulled now that Luna was gone.

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