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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.

Massachusetts is watching $1 billion in tax revenue go up in smoke

smoking weed, pot, 420Earlier this week it was reported that marijuana sales in Colorado topped $1 billion in 2015. That is an increase in revenue of nearly 45% from about $700 million in the previous year.

So my question to residents in Massachusetts is twofold: first do you believe the reputation of Colorado has been somehow tainted and is now a less desirable place to live or visit because of the legalization of marijuana?  Second, do you think our state can afford NOT to sell marijuana?

Q: If MA sold $1b in marijuana, how much tax revenue would it generate?
A: $62,500,000 (based on MA 6.25% sales tax)

Presumably the sale of marijuana in Massachusetts would be subject to more than our 6.25% sales tax much like cigarettes have additional taxes. Think about how much money we’d generate from the sale of marijuana and square that with the fact that we can’t find the money we need to invest in our infrastructure, improve our schools or make our state universities more affordable.

Boston’s gay book club picks Not Dark Yet by Berit Ellingsen

BBF, Boston Book Festival, handsome, hunk, glassesBoston’s monthly book club, featuring literature by and about gay men has selected Not Dark Yet by Berit Ellingsen for this month’s book. All are welcome to the monthly get together on Monday, February 22nd at 7:00 PM at the Trident Booksellers and Cafe on Newbury Street in the Back Bay.

Berit Ellingsen, Boston LGBT Book ClubBoston’s Monthly LGBT Book Club
Monday, February 22nd at 7:00 PM
Trident Booksellers & Cafe at 338 Newbury Street
More information and to RSVP

ABOUT NOT DARK YET: “Fascinating, surreal, gorgeously written, and like nothing you’ve ever read before, Not Dark Yet is the book we all need to read right now. It is art about science, climate change, and activism, and it vitally explores how we as people deal with a world that is transforming in terrifying ways.”  BuzzFeed

If you’d like to read the book I’d like to encourage you to consider purchasing it from one of Boston’s independent booksellers.

Scruffy Sunday

legs, handsome, hunkThe fact that this guy is in such ridiculous shape distracts me from the fact that he appears to be sleeping in what appears to be a 12 year old girl’s bed.

Previous Scruffy Sunday Posts

Restaurant review: O’Hara’s Pub WTC

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My trip to New York City last month brought me to the Financial District; an area of the city I’m not familiar with so after doing a quick search online I found a pub called O’Hara’s that had scores of rave reviews and was near by.

Upon entering O’Hara’s you’ll note the hundreds (if not thousands) of patches from police departments. It gives the place a certain charm and paid tribute to those men and women who spend their careers serving and protecting others. I liked O’Hara’s the minute I walked in the door. The bartender, Paul, had an easy going personality and maintained conversations with everyone at the bar without ever seeming to rush anyone or leave any patrons waiting.

O'Hara's Pub NYC iiThe food is mostly of the comfort variety. I was tempted to try the Shepherd’s Pie which Paul said was delicious but huge, so I opted for one of their many burgers on the menu. I ended up ordering the Bronx Burger which comes with mushrooms, sauteed onions and American cheese as well as a generous pile of French fries all for $12.50 (pretty damn cheap by NYC standards).

The food, beer and service all lived up to the hype in those reviews, I’m happy to say. If you are looking for a classic pub and the corresponding grub this is a place to check out. O’Hara’s Pub is located at 120 Cedar Street and serves food much later than most of the surrounding bars and restaurants. If you do stop by tell Paul the guy from Boston says “Hello”.

Rumor has it Abbey Group is the buyer of Boston Flower Market

Boston Flower MarketTheRealReporter.com says the Abbey Group is the money behind the rumored $40 million purchase for the 5.5 acre Boston Flower Exchange. According to the article, tenants have been told they need to vacate 540 Albany St. by year’s end. The lack of transparency and secrecy that has surrounded the Flower Exchange purchase to date is not going to sit well with neighborhood associations, but I remain curious to find out what is planned and hope more details from the developer will be forthcoming.

The Abby Group’s most successful endeavors include the Landmark Center in the Fenway and the Lafayette Corporate Center and 45 Province high-rise residential condominium in Downtown Crossing. Much thanks to Courtney Trautman for bringing the article in TheRealReporter.com to my attention.

Saturday morning comic: Adam and Andy

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

To see previous Adam and Andy cartoons link here.