Assembly Row summer movie series concludes with Maleficent

Assembly row moviesThe Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation have been hosting free movie nights along the Mystic River at Assembly Row every Saturday at dusk.

This week’s last free movie for the summer on August 29th is Maleficent.  For more information check out their web page, Assembly Row Summer Movie Series.

Gay romantic comedy: Paternity Leave

LGBT movie, Jacob York, Charlie DavidMatt Riddlehoover’s PATERNITY LEAVE is a romantic comedy about Greg (Jacob York), Ken (Charlie David), and a moment of passion on the eve of their four year anniversary that changes the course of their lives forever.

Greg begins feeling nauseated, fatigued, moody and – most unfortunately – fat. At his wit’s end and Ken’s insistence, he sees a doctor who’s stumped and refers the couple to a specialist. To everyone’s amazement, Greg is pregnant. Shock, stress, and fear settle in, and Greg’s relationship gets put to the ultimate test.

Reserve tickets to one of these shows this fall

Centastage, Zeitgeist Theater, American Repertory Theater, SpeakEasy StageMany of Boston’s local theaters are rolling out new shows for you to enjoy this fall. You can see classics like My Fair Lady at The Lyric Stage and Arthur Miller’s Broken Glass at the NewRep Theater.  The A.R.T. and Centastage both have world premieres, and I’ll definitely be checking out Zeitgeist Stage Co. production of The Boys in the Band.  

Support local theater: reserve tickets to a play today

Waitress (Aug. 2 – Sept. 27): World Premiere musical presented by the American Repertory Theater in Harvard Square
My Fair Lady (Sept. 4 – Oct. 10): Presented by The Lyric Stage of Boston in the Back Bay
Broken Glass (Sept. 5 – Sept. 27): Presented by the NewRep Theater in Watertown
Academy Fight Song (Sept. 11 – Sept. 26): Presented by Centastage at the Calderwood Pavilion in the South End
The Boys in the Band (Sept. 11 – Oct. 3): Presented by the Zeitgeist Stage Company at the Black Box Theater in the South End
A Little Night Music (Sept. 11 – Oct. 11): Presented by the Huntington Theater in Fenway / Kenmore
Appropriate (Sept. 12 – Oct. 10): Presented by the SpeakEasy Stage at the Calderwood Pavilion in the South End
Guerilla Opera: Troubled Water (Sept. 18 – 25): Presented by the Boston Conservatory in Fenway / Kenmore
Ernest Shakleton Loves Me (Sept. 20 – Oct. 4): Presented by ArtsEmerson at the Paramount Theater in Downtown Crossing

Tyson Beckford on Instagram

Tyson Beckford, hunk, handsomeA couple weeks ago I mentioned that I enjoy following model Max Emerson on Instagram.  Another model who is active on Instagram is Tyson Beckford.

I’ve admired Tyson since the early / mid 90s when he was a Ralph Lauren model, and at nearly 45 years old he looks as good as ever in my opinion.  If you are on Instagram, I’d like to make a plug for my account, @bosguyblog while suggesting you check out Tyson’s visually pleasing account @tysoncbeckford.

Boston: 5th worst rush hour gridlock in nation

2015 urban mobility scorecardAccording to the 2015 Urban Mobility Scorecard, travel delays due to traffic congestion caused drivers to waste more than 3 billion gallons of fuel, costing on average, $960 per commuter.  I was surprised to see DC leapfrog Los Angeles to claim the dubious honor of worst commute in America. According to the rankings, Boston commuters lose 64 hours each year; 5th worst traffic in the US.

Who has the worst gridlock? Below are the 10 worst average annual traffic delays per commuter in hours for urban areas with at least 3 million people.

Washington, DC – 82 hours
Los Angeles -80 hours
San Francisco – 78 hours
New York City – 74 hours
Boston – 64 hours
Seattle – 63 hours
Chicago – 61 hours
Houston – 61 hours
Dallas – Fort Worth – 53 hours
Atlanta – 52 hours
Detroit – 52 hours
Miami – 52 hours

I’m so happy to miss out on this headache. I’ve not driven to work since 1999 and if I can help it I’ll never go back to commuting by car ever again. How do  you get to work? Do you drive to work each day?

New nonstop service announced: Boston to Copenhagen and Oslo starts May 2016

CopenhagenLast week Boston Magazine reported that a new low-cost air carrier from Europe will begin offering nonstop service in May 2016 to Oslo and Copenhagen with plans to add more destinations in the near future. The previously unknown carrier, Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA, will bring more competition to these markets and greater access to Eurpoe with more nonstop flights.

For those of you who may be tempted, Copenhagen Pride is August 11 -15, 2016. There is more info about gay life in Denmark and in particular Copenhagen here.

Oslo Pride dates have yet to be confirmed but their celebration was held in late June this year.  For more travel information about gay life in Oslo link here.


Riptide Tea Dance Fundraiser August 29th 3-8PM

Ogunquit fundraiserNext weekend join the Riptide team for some fun in the sun in Ogunquit!

Come for the beach and then stay for Riptide Tea Dance Fundraiser at MaineStreet where they will be serving rum buckets and BBQ.  Be sure to partake in the raffle; all the money raised will go to Riptide’s tournament play and new equipment.

For more information visit MaineStreet.