Category Archives: Boston

FUZZ at Pi Alley tonight

Furry Friday bonusNo plans this evening? Join DJ Brent Covington and DJ Taffy to FUZZ at the Pi Alley bar by Downtown Crossing.

This month FUZZ will feature and give away copies of the new releases by dance/pop artists MS MR (How Does It Feel) and Robyn (Love Is Free mini-album).  All the fun starts at 10PM

For more information visit their event page here.

Boston’s neighborhoods by the numbers

boston-skyline.jpgLast week the Boston Redevelopment Authority released a  new report, Boston in Context, which looks at the demographics of Boston’s neighborhoods. My post is largely based upon Boston Magazine’s article about the BRA study entitled Data Shows Who Lives Where in Boston

Youngest neighborhood: The Longwood Medical area has the youngest median resident age of 20.7 years old; followed by Fenway and Allston.
Most baby boomers: 18% of West Roxbury has a 65+ population.
Greatest population growth: No surprise here that South Boston Waterfront, grew a whopping 271.1% between 2000 and 2010.
Most educated residents: Beacon Hill, where 88.7% of residents have a bachelor’s degree or higher.
Most likely to rent: Chinatown, where 93.3% of residents rent.
Wealthiest: Back Bay where the per capita income is $88,419.77

This week in Boston, Ogunquit and Provincetown

handsome, hunkThis week in Boston, Ogunquit and Provincetown (August 10-15)

Nice Work If You Can Get It is in its final week at the Ogunquit Playhouse. The show closes on the 15th in Ogunquit

Fascination Boston’s Gear / Fetish / Kink night at Jacques Underground on Monday, Aug. 10 doors open at 9:00 PM in Boston

Art of the Cocktail: Gin Beyond Tonic Two seatings are available at the Mills Gallery at the BCA in the South End in Boston

Underwear Party Check out Club Purgatory on Thursday, Aug. 13 doors open at 9 PM / music at 10:30 PM with DJ Dave in Provincetown

Ptown Gallery Walk More than 60 galleries open their doors and welcome you to visit on Friday, August 14 in Provincetown

FUZZ at Pi Alley in Downtown Crossing with DJ Brent Covington and DJ Taffy on Friday, Aug. 14 doors open at 10 PM in Boston

Brew At The Zoo Come down to Franklin Park Zoo’s annual fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 15 3:30 – 7:30 PM in Boston

Gay Beer Club meets every Sunday; location varies each week so check their Facebook page for details for Aug. 16 at 7:00 PM in Boston

I’ve started posting a weekly listing of upcoming activities in Boston, Ogunquit and Ptown each Monday.  If you like what you see, share this post with your friends. Send me information about upcoming programs and events in the comments section or message me the details on Facebook.

This week in Boston, Ogunquit and Provincetown

This week in Boston, Ogunquit and Provincetown:Boston, Provincetow, Ptown, Ogunquit, OGT

Free Shakespeare on the Common, (ALL WEEK) presented by the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company continues into its final week of performances of King Lear.  Be sure to come down and enjoy an evening of cultcha under the stars.  Location:  Boston

Show Girls at A-House (MON., AUG 3) Every Monday night through out the summer check out your favorite queens and celebrity guest stars perform to win a cash prize of $500 at the A-House. Tickets cost $15.  Location: Provincetown

Italian Night at the DCR Hatch Shell (WED., AUG 5) Listen to two stars of American opera join a coalition of Boston-area choruses with performances starting at 7 PM. Rain date: August 6 at Hatch Shell. Location: Boston

Club Cafe GOGO Dancer Competition (THURS., AUG 6) Want to work as a gogo Dancer at Club Cafe? Club Cafe is hosting a competition starting at 11 PM with the winner each week receiving $75 cash and a finalist position for August 27 where we will announce our new gogo dancer. Location: Boston

TWC’s Guerrilla Queer Bar (FRI., AUG 7) The first Friday of every month The Welcoming Committee (TWC) takes over a traditionally straight club and for one night only turns it into one of Boston’s biggest gay clubs.  Location: Boston

Flag Football Beach Bowl (SAT., AUG 8) All are welcome to participate or just hang out on the beach and socialize. After playing head over to MaineStreet, where the front deck and bar will be reserved for the FLAG Flag Football Post-Beach Bowl Tea Dance. Location: Ogunquit

I’m playing with the idea of posting a weekly listing of upcoming activities in Boston, Ogunquit and Ptown each Monday.  If you like what you see, share this post with your friends. Send me information about upcoming programs and events in the comments section or message me the details on Facebook.

Boston Olympics is dead: So what’s next

Boston OlympicsThe Boston 2024 Olympic bid is dead. While a majority Bostonians were opposed to hosting the games I’m disappointed, but not for the reason many might suspect. I had hoped that the planning required for hosting the Olympics would spur innovative ideas on improving our infrastructure and revitalizing parts of Boston. Those opposed to the Olympic bid have insisted this can be done without hosting the games, but I would like to ask when this might happen?  The last time serious investment was made in our infrastructure was when the Big Dig was approved in 1987. That project’s reputation for delays and cost overruns alongside our City Hall’s bureaucracy has stymied any serious redevelopment (excluding the Seaport) and seen little if any investment in Boston’s infrastructure and public transportation system; anyone remember the MBTA’s woes last winter?

As a South End resident promised a Silver Line subway, I’m suspicious of empty promises to invest in Boston’s infrastructure.

To those who insisted that we don’t need the Olympics to invest in our city’s and the region’s infrastructure, I’d like to ask when I can expect to see something tangible? What is it about our current political climate that should make me optimistic?  If only half the energy that was spent decrying the Olympics is diverted to making improvements we should see some wonderfully innovative suggestions and plans coming forward – but for now I’m waiting.

Boston Public Market opens Thursday, July 30

Boston farmer's marketThe Boston Public Market
100 Hanover Street at Haymarket Station
Wednesday – Sunday, 8:00am – 8:00pm

The Boston Public Market (BPM) opens later this week as a permanent, year-round, self-sustaining market featuring fresh, locally-sourced food; making it the only market of its kind in the United States.  The BPM includes 35 vendors from around New England.  For the full list of vendors visit their website at, bostonpublicmarket.org/vendors.

In addition to the 35 vendor stalls, the BPM includes a 3,200-square-foot demonstration kitchen, that will offer hands-on cooking demos, lectures, exercise classes, training and community events. The market includes 28,000 square feet of retail space and 325 parking spaces and is conveniently located just above the Haymarket T station for the Green and Orange Line.

So you want to open a restaurant in Boston

Boston Back BayIn January Boston Magazine’s article The Power of Ideas: Daniel Dain estimated that one needs $800,000 to $1.2 million to open a restaurant in Boston. Is it any wonder the cheap eats in and around Boston are so treasured? Earlier this month BostInno posted an article, Promoting ’24-Hour Neighborhoods’ Through the Power of Great Restaurants to talk about a group of industry professionals who are looking for a few good chef-owned eateries.

Restaurant Investment Group (RIG) was founded in 2013 by people passionate about new and interesting, chef-driven restaurants in Greater Boston.  According to the article “RIG is taking some of the unsure footing out of opening a restaurant, and providing structure where confusion often reigns.”  They will help chefs with the business side of the restaurant industry by leveraging a list of professionals ranging from accountants to PR advisors with the hope that they can contribute to Boston’s dining scene and grow the number of viable restaurants – and to that I say, “Cheers!”