Category Archives: dance

Controversy: Reggae night upstairs at Machine

Controversy, Boston, LGBT, Ramrod, MachineLooking for something different to do tonight? Head over to Machine in the Fenway and check out Controversy: Reggae Night.  You can imagine you are on a warm Caribbean island while dancing the night away upstairs at Machine.

Controversy: Reggae Night at 1254 Boylston Street 10PM – 2AM

For more information check out the Controversy Facebook Page.

Dance class doubleheader at South End Swet Studio

swet studio, twc, The Welcoming CommitteeThursday, December 17th, work on your dance moves in a judgment-free atmosphere.  Boston’s first alternative, LGBTQ-centric fitness facility teams up with The Welcoming Committee to offer an evening of dance workout fun.

TWC & Swet Studio Special: one class for $20 or two for $30
Swet Studio dance class doubleheader in the South End
Thursday, December 17th at 6:30 PM

Part I Fabulous Ballroom: The first lesson is full of energy as you learn the waltz, foxtrot, and swing dancing. Don’t worry if you don’t have a partner—the idea is to meet new friends, get fit, and have fun.

Part II Latin Mania: After a short break, the second lesson will begin; a mixture of techniques and rhythms. Learn Salsa and Bachata. Socialize and meet new people. Come with a partner or leave with one!

Classes run for 45 minutes each and start at 6:30 PM in the South End at Swet Studio located at 480 Tremont Street (between Appleton and Berkeley Streets).

Boston Ballet: The Nutcracker

Boston Ballet The Nutcracker at the Opera HouseThis past weekend I attended the Boston Ballet’s annual production of The Nutcracker at the Boston Opera House theater.

Attending The Nutcracker Thanksgiving weekend is quickly becoming one of my favorite holiday traditions, because the Opera House is richly decorated, the music is beautiful and the ballet is a feast for the eyes – just look at the handsome Nutcracker Prince to see what I mean.  Even Ebenezer Scrooge would leave the Boston Ballet production with a smile on his face.

Paulo Arrais of Boston Ballet in Mikko Nissinen's The Nutcracker photo by Rosalie O'Connor

Paulo Arrais of Boston Ballet in Mikko Nissinen’s The Nutcracker photo by Rosalie O’Connor

The Nutcracker is a great date night suggestion or fun night out with friends. Even if you don’t always appreciate or understand ballet, I’m willing to bet more than a few of you will leave with a bit of a crush on the Boston Ballet’s principal dancer, Paulo Arrais, who plays the Nutcracker Prince.

Performances run through the end of the year. Tickets for The Nutcracker start at $35.00 and can be purchased online here, bostonballet.org/nutcracker.

Boston Ballet The Nutcracker opens this week

Boston Ballet NutcrackerFriday, November 27th – the day after Thanksgiving – Boston Ballet’s The Nutcracker  opens at Boston’s Opera House.  A few years ago Mikko Nissinen and the Boston Ballet updated their production of the classic tale set to the beautiful music of Tchaikovsky.  This is a classic holiday tradition that I highly recommend. Tickets are very affordable, starting at $35 and performances run through December 31st.  Check out the video below of the Boston Ballet’s Snow Scene – like you’ve never seen it before – from The Nutcracker.

Purchase Tickets to Boston Ballet’s The Nutcracker

Boyfriends at the Milkyway Lounge this Friday

DJ Brent Covington, Milkyway LoungeThe third Friday of every month DJ Brent Covington (a.k.a. @crowdedspaces on Twittah) hosts his gay dance party at the Milkyway Lounge in JP, BOYFRIENDS. The party starts at 10PM and there is a $5 cover to get in the door.  The Milkyway Lounge is located at 284 Armory Street (The Brewery Complex).

More details about this months, party can be found on their Facebook page.

Controversy Boston’s weekly LGBT Hip-Hop & Reggae Party is tonight

Controversy at Machine LGBT BostonLooking for  something different to do tonight? Check out Boston’s handsome DJ Begbick and the hostess for the evening, The Legendary Teashaboo, for Controversy, Boston’s weekly LGBT hip-hop & reggae party.

All the fun will start upstairs at  Machine at 10PM  at 1254 Boylston Street in the Fenway. For more information check out their Facebook page, Controversy.

Boston Ballet presents Third Symphony of Gustav Mahler: A Ballet by John Neumeier

Tonight is opening night for the Boston Ballet’s Third Symphony of Gustav Mahler: A Ballet by John Neumeier. Hailed as “a work of genius” by Clive Barnes of New York Post, this epic masterpiece, choreographed to Mahler’s longest symphony, expresses a dynamic array of images and emotion; from creation and passion to death and heavenly life.

Boston Ballet tickets and show information here

I’ve said this in previous posts because I think there is a prejudice about ballet by those who have either never attended or only think of the Nutcracker when the ballet is referenced. The Boston Ballet has done an amazing job and you owe it to yourself to come and see a performance. #YouGottaHaveArts