Category Archives: Boston

The Realish Housewives of Boston: March 29 – April 3

The Realish Housewives of BostonGrab your friends and get your tickets to The Realish Housewives of Boston. Even if you are not s reality TV fan, this parody of the demented series looks like it is going to be hilarious.

Get Your Tickets to See the Realish Housewives of Boston

Get ready for oodles of hometown reality in this parody performance, where you’ll meet Rovanka, the baroness of an uncertain ethnicity; Claudia Louise, glamorous and conniving in equal measure; Desiree, neck supermodel; Brooke, self-made business tycoon; and Gwen, the only one in the bunch with half a brain. “The Realish Housewives of Boston” is an original play created by comics, Kate James and Tim Sniffen. It roles into Boston for a limited engagement starting Tuesday, March 29th through Sunday, April 3rd.

Governing Magazine quantifies gentrification in Boston’s neighborhoods

Governing, real estateReal estate professionals are going to find Governing’s analysis of the impact and degree to which neighborhoods have gentrified in the nation’s 50 largest cities to be fascinating. The finding that jumped out to me was, that gentrification greatly accelerated in several cities but not everywhere.

For those who think ‘gentrification’ is a dirty word, you may be pleased to note that while six neighborhoods (J.P., Fenway, East Boston, South Boston, Dorchester, and the South End) were identified, the impact is not as noticeable as it is in other cities. You can see how gentrification is impacting your home city by linking here.  If you’d like to take a closer look at the interactive map Governing Magazine created for Boston (shown above) link here.

What to do this week: February 8 – 14

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Yaasss! Superhero themed party at Club Cafe this Thursday

What to do this week: February 8th – 14th

Fascination Mondays is Boston’s Gear / Kink / Fetish night at Jacques in Bay Village on Monday, February 8 in Boston

Geek Trivia is guaranteed fun and has lots of prizes (trivia starts at 8pm) hosted every Tuesday at Club Cafe in Boston

Vault features DJ Bob Diesel who returns to the area for his birthday tour at Middlesex Lounge on Tuesday, February 9 in Central Square, Cambridge

Stump Trivia lets you impress your friends with all the trivia you know from 5PM – 10PM every Wednesday at Cathedral Station in Boston

Karaoke Kween is a lot of fun and if you’re good you may nab the $75 cash prize at the end of the night – hosted every Wednesday at Club Cafe in Boston

LGBTQ Happy Hour is a monthly event for the North Shore LGBTQ community hosted at Opus from 6-9PM on Thursday, February 11 in Salem, MA

#Yaasss! Superhero is Club Cafe’s dance party with DJ BEGBICK who will give away tickets to see RIHANNA, Thursday, February 11 in Boston

Big Air at Fenway join TWC for this cool snowboarding event at Fenway Park and hang with Gus Kenworthy on Thursday, February 11 in Boston

FUZZ Boston is a fun and friendly monthly party hosted this weekend in Downtown Crossing at the Alley Bar on Friday, February 12 in Boston

Snowball Fight on the Common invites college students to join in for a snowball fight from 1-3PM Saturday, February 13 on Boston Common

Fenway YLC Anniversary Party celebrates the work of the Youth Leadership Council at the Sinclair on Saturday, February 13 in Cambridge

Therapy all night party features DJ Alyson Calagna and is 18+ from 11:55PM to 6:00 AM starting on Saturday, February 13 in Providence

Valentine Tea Dance with DJ Maryalice  starts at 5PM and has no cover at Cathedral Station on Sunday, February 14 in Boston

Back 2 Basics Tea Dance never has a cover and always has great music from 70s 80s & 90s, starting at 5PM no cover every Sunday at Club Cafe in Boston

I’ve started posting a weekly listing of upcoming activities.  Send me information about your upcoming programs and events in my blog’s comment section or message me the details on Facebook.

What to do this week: February 1-7

Boston NightlifeWhat to do this week: February 1st – 7th

Geek Trivia is guaranteed fun and has lots of prizes (trivia starts at 8pm) hosted every Tuesday at Club Cafe in Boston

November Project: Stair workout at Harvard takes place at the Harvard Stadium from 6:30-7:30 AM every Wednesday in Boston

TWC Weeknight Social will happen over the river at Firebrand Saints in Kendall Square, starting at 6:30 PM on Wednesday in Cambridge

Stump Trivia lets you impress your friends with all the trivia you know from 5PM – 10PM every Wednesday at Cathedral Station in Boston

Karaoke Kween is a lot of fun and if you’re good you may nab the $75 cash prize at the end of the night – hosted every Wednesday at Club Cafe in Boston

ICA Boston every Thursday from 4PM – 9PM admission is free to the public. Visit the museum’s exhibits at no cost on Thursday, February 4 in Boston

RENT The Fiddlehead Theatre  presents the acclaimed musical through February 21st, but Friday, February 5th is opening night in Boston

Guerilla Queer Bar The Welcoming Committee’s monthly take over of a traditionally straight bar is Friday, February 5 in Boston

EGO Saturdays with DJ Richie LaDue and your host Katya  on Saturday, January 30 in Providence

14th Annual Snow Bowl may be interesting to check out this year since we haven’t any 10AM – 12PM on Sunday in Dorchester

Back 2 Basics Tea Dance never has a cover and always has great music from 70s 80s & 90s, starting at 5PM no cover every Sunday at Club Cafe in Boston

I’ve started posting a weekly listing of upcoming activities.  Send me information about your upcoming programs and events in my blog’s comment section or message me the details on Facebook.

Boston’s LGBT community is the nation’s 5th largest

boyfriendsThe US Census Bureau ties Boston and Seattle with the 5th highest metro area of LGBT residents as a percentage of the total population. That translates into way more than the 1° of separation we joke about, but because our community has been part of the mainstream culture for so long at times we can seem invisible.

To remain both visible and viable we need to support existing LGBT owned businesses and encourage new ones to open. We need make ourselves more visible so when people move to the area they can find a community and make connections more easily, offering viable options to apps like Grindr & Scruff.

Fortunately, there are groups like the Welcoming Committee, The Fellows, Opus Affair and Gay For Good and many sports clubs that can help guys connect.  For more information about those organizations visit my September 2015 posts, Making friends in Boston through local sports teams and clubs and for a more complete list of LGBT social organizations check out, Making friends in Boston (Social Clubs and Groups).

2016 Best of Boston reader’s poll now open

Best of Boston Readers Poll Boston Magazine 2016If you identify as a chocoholic (as I do)  you may want to check out EHChocolatier, which as named 2015 Best Chocolate in Boston by Boston Magazine. If you want to see what other ateliers and restaurants have been selected as “Best in Boston” visit the Boston Magazine website, bestofboston.com/winners and search for the category of most interest to you.

If you would like to share your opinions, Boston Magazine is asking readers to participate in their 2016 reader’s poll. Categories include everything you can imagine and maybe a few you never would have thought of on your own.

Vote on the categories that are of most interest to you.

bestofboston.com/readers-poll-2016

Calling all artists: Boston wants you to live here

ShakespeareLast week Boston Mayor Marty Walsh in his state of the city speech said he was going to fund three arts-related programs that would have a combined budget of $1 million.  The programs are intended to do the following: 1-provide direct grants to individual artists; 2-help expand the city’s fledgling artist-in-residence program; and 3-establish an artist resource desk at City Hall, to help local artists.

To help support local artists $400,000 in direct artist grants will be available to artists living in Boston. According to The Boston Globe, the Walsh administration has yet to work out the details, but the funds will be unrestricted and likely available to individual artists.

You can read more about this in The Boston Globe’s January 20th article, City’s new trio of arts programs will share $1 million.