Out on the Island Takes Over the Local

Out on the Island Takes Over the Local


Alameda LGBTQ community group, Out on the Island, will produce an Evening of LGBTQ Entertainment Wednesday, March 13 at The Local.

Performances include Peruvian-born singer Rosa Los Santos and comediennes Chey Bell and Regina Stoops. Los Santos is an accomplished dancer of Afro-Peruvian style and Zapateo. She also plays the guitar, cajón, and percussion instruments. Bell's comedy mirrors together life experiences and self-discovery, touching on everything from family, drugs, coworkers, sexuality to misspelled tattoos. Stoops was born and raised in a town called Normal though her humor is anything but.

Kicking off the evening is a trivia contest with prizes donated by local LGBT-owned businesses such as Alameda Pet Hospital and Color Me Mine. Leslie Krongold is hosting the trivia quiz and performances.

Out on the Island began as a covert group of lesbian and gay Alamedans trying to connect in the early 1990s has morphed into a monthly social mixer of LGBTQ folks and allies at local public spaces. Krongold re-booted the dormant OOTI a few years ago by creating a Facebook group. As the group expanded to 140 online members, she decided to begin the monthly mixers in October 2017. Krongold is also the host of podcast Glass Half Full.

The event is free and open to everyone. The event is from 7 to 9 p.m. The Local is located at 1333 Park Street. For more information, contact Krongold, at Leslie@GlassHalfFull.online or call 864-1190.