Category Archives: Art & Film

Gay flick: Trick

TrickFifteeen years ago the gay flick, Trick, came out. I loved this movie that starred Neve Campbell’s adorable younger brother, Christian Campbell, and the object of his desire, a go-go boy, played by J.P. Pitoc.

The movie has more than its share of awkward and funny scenes (Ms. Coco Peru’s bathroom scene comes to mind as does Tori Spelling’s meltdown at a diner).

Thinking about Trick made me start to mentally compile a list of gay films I enjoyed.  What are some of your favorite gay-themed movies?

Free Friday Flicks: Men in Black 3

Free Friday FlicksThis Friday, Free Friday Flicks, will be showing, Men in Black 3, in HD down at the DCR Hatch Shell.  This free movie series is very popular and people arrive early to claim a patch of grass and set up picnics to enjoy a night under the stars watching movies.

WHEN: Friday, August 1,  6:00 pm

Saturday morning comic: Adam and Andy

James AsalClick on the comic strip to enlarge.

ADAM & ANDY is set in the fictional New England town of Woodfield, CT. You can learn more about this strip by visiting, adamandandy.com.

Saturday morning comic: Adam and Andy

Adam and AndyClick on the comic strip to enlarge.

ADAM & ANDY is set in the fictional New England town of Woodfield, CT. You can learn more about this strip by visiting, adamandandy.com.

Free Friday Flicks: Goonies

Free Friday Flicks BostonThis Friday, Free Friday Flicks, will be showing the 1985 film, Goonies, in HD at the DCR Hatch Shell.  Show time starts at 6PM this Friday so don’t dally otherwise you’ll miss this adventure film that takes seven young friends on the adventure of a lifetime as they seek the secrets behind the treasure of the notorious pirate, One-Eyed Willie.

WHEN: Friday, July 18,  6:00 pm

Saturday morning comic: Adam and Andy

James Asal Jr.Click on the comic strip to enlarge.

ADAM & ANDY is set in the fictional New England town of Woodfield, CT. You can learn more about this strip by visiting, adamandandy.com.

Boston Harbor Hotel presents Wizard of Oz this Friday

Rowes Wharf Free MoviesThe Rowes Wharf Sea Grille at Boston Harbor Hotel will show The Wizard of Oz on a large outdoor screen set up to the side of the large gazebo by the waterfront.  Similar to the Free Friday Flicks hosted at the Hatch Shell – these movies are open to the public, but unlike the shows at the Hatch Shell this attracts fewer children.

The Wizard of Oz
Starring:  Judy Garland
Movie time: Sunset at 8:22PM (July 11)

For the full calendar of free movies at Rowes Wharf link here.

Free Friday Flicks: Despicable Me 2

Free Friday Flicks Hatch ShellBoston’s summer tradition of hosting free movies at the Hatch Shell – otherwise known as, Free Friday Flicks, will be showing Despicable Me 2, in HD down at the DCR Hatch Shell starting at 6PM this Friday.

WHEN: Friday, July 11th 6:00 pm

Saturday morning comic: Adam and Andy

Saturday morning comicClick on the comic strip to enlarge.

ADAM & ANDY is set in the fictional New England town of Woodfield, CT. You can learn more about this strip by visiting, adamandandy.com.

Calling all Anglophiles: Magna Carta on display

Museum of Fine Arts BostonA rare copy of the Magna Carta is now on display in Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts through September 1, 2014.   Keep in mind that thanks to the Highland Foundation “Free Fun Fridays” on Friday, July 18th the Museum of Fine Arts Boston is open and free to the public, offering you an excellent opportunity to see this historic document up close.

Mario Testino photographs David Gandy

Instagram towel shots by TestinoI’ve had a thing for David Gandy from the first  moment I set eyes on this 30-something English model.  I’ve also long appreciated the eye of Mario Testino so when I saw that the famous photographer was posting a series of pictures of famous men in nothing but a towel I felt it was my civic duty to share the news.

Perhaps this offers an incentive to finally join Instagram.

Saturday morning comic: Adam and Andy

Saturday morning comicClick on the comic strip to enlarge.

ADAM & ANDY is set in the fictional New England town of Woodfield, CT. You can learn more about this strip by visiting, adamandandy.com.

Movies by Moonlight Fridays at Boston Harbor Hotel

Rowes Wharf Music and a MovieThe Rowes Wharf Sea Grille at Boston Harbor Hotel hosts a summer movie series called Music & Movie Fridays (in past years called “Movies by Moonlight”).  An outdoor screen is set up on the side of the large gazebo so restaurant patrons and pedestrians can watch a classic movie along Boston’s waterfront.  Similar to the Free Friday Flicks hosted at the Hatch Shell – these movies are open to the public, but unlike the shows at the Hatch Shell this attracts fewer children.

The Postman Always Rings Twice
Starring:  John Garfield & Lana Turner
Movie time: Sunset at 8:24PM

For the full calendar of free movies at Rowes Wharf link here.

Opus Affair at Liquid Art House on Tuesday

Opus AffairMark your calendar, Opus Affair’s June social heads to the new Liquid Art House on Tuesday, June 24th in Back Bay at 100 Arlington Street.  Be sure to partake in the Punch Bowl Fund.

Opus Affair at Park – Tuesday, June 24th at 6PM

RSVP – No Cost

What is Opus Affair’s Punch Bowl Fund? Think of it as a charitable drinking game where you are invited to contribute $5 (cash) to the fund. In return you recieve a drink ticket for a glass of punch and a ballot to vote for one of three featured arts organizations. At the end of the night, the organization with the most votes will collect the total amount raised that night.

Who is Opus Affair?  They are a community of artists and friends who get together each month for cocktails and to chat about the arts scene.  More about Opus Affair here.

Saturday morning comic: Adam and Andy

Adam and AndyClick on the comic strip to enlarge.

ADAM & ANDY is set in the fictional New England town of Woodfield, CT. You can learn more about this strip by visiting, adamandandy.com.