Tag Archives: Boston

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.

What to do this week: January 25-31

Gay BostonWhat to do this week: January 25th – 31st

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

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, January 28 in Boston

FOXY 7 year anniversary party has brought DJ James Cerne back home for this night at The Alley on Friday, January 29 in Boston

8th Annual Chocolate Festival hosts their free chocolate tasting from 1-2PM on Saturday, January 30 in Harvard Square

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

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.

Seth Meyers: Boston Accent Trailer

Boston Accent Trailer with Seth MeyersMuch thanks to @bpmoynihan for sharing this on Twitter otherwise I might have missed this funny 4+ minute video, Boston Accent Trailer. 

I love the surprise guest appearance at 2:50 in the trailer.

BRA approves: Government Center Garage project

Boston constructionLast November I wrote about a huge mixed use project in Government Center that would add to Boston’s skyline and significantly change the make up of the Government Center / West End neighborhoods in this post.

Last week the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) approved Phase One of this project better known as the “Government Center Garage project”, which would replace the existing parking garage shown below. Phase One consists of two buildings:  a residential high rise and a separate commercial tower.

Photo by David L Ryan, Globe Staff

Photo by David L Ryan, Globe Staff

The residential building will be a 486-unit high-rise apartment tower along New Sudbury Street. HYM is expected to break ground later this spring. The commercial tower, also approved, will commence construction upon commitment by a major tenant.

You can read more about the project on the BRA website here.