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Boyfriends Friday night

milky way jamaica plainBoyfriends is a gay dance night at the Milky Way in Jamaica Plain that is hosted on the 3rd Friday of each month. VJ Sean Johnson programs the one-of-a-kind live visuals, and joining resident DJ Brent Covington this month is guest DJ James Derek Dwyer from the melodic house night Plastique and the weekly Technique.

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Source: Boyfriends Facebook Photos

Check out this friendly, no attitude crowd at the Milky Way, 284 Amory Street, Jamaica Plain from 10:00 pm – 1:00 am.

More Details on FB here

Boston Freedom Rally this weekend

marijuanaThe 25th Anniversary Boston Freedom Rally is this Saturday and Sunday September 13th & 14th on the Boston Common starting at “High” Noon each day and concluding at 8PM.

Sergio and I have checked out this event in years past which is intended to raise awareness about cannabis.   This is actually one of the largest rallies / festivals hosted in all of the United States.

Here is a photo of the Boston Freedom Rally from a few years ago.  For more information about the event, including performance schedules for the two stages, visit their website, here.

Boston Freedom Rally

Artweek Boston 2014

ArtWeek Boston 2014Boston’s Fall Artweek (September 26 – October 5) updated their website last week.  This week encourages people to explore art through out Boston and rediscover your artsy side.

Artweek includes more than 70 free, unique and affordable events as varied as the Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival on September 27, The Art of the Cocktail: The Labor of Liquor on October 1 and a Writing workshop with GrubStreet on October 4.

You can view the full listing of events open to you on the Artweek Boston website, here.

Boston condo sale by price range

David Bates real estate blog, The Bates Real Estate Report, recently published this chart which displays the selling price ranges for four neighborhoods in Boston for the first half of 2014.Boston real estateI wish David had plotted all of Boston’s downtown neighborhoods as well as surrounding communities like Central and Harvard Square and Brookline.  However, it is interesting all the same.

My neighborhood, South End, appears to top out around $655k – 1.24m for condo sales.  No wonder people feel the need to move out of Boston to find more affordable housing.

If you live in the area and follow the real estate market, this is a blog you might want to bookmark.

2015 Boston Marathon online registration opens on Monday

Boston MarathonThe Boston Athletic Association online-only, rolling registration for the 2015 Boston Marathon opens Monday at 10 a.m. on September 8, 2014.

Just as in the past years, the runners for the 119th Boston Marathon with the fastest qualifying times in each gender and age group will be allowed to register first on baa.org, according to the race’s rolling admission policy. Other qualified runners can follow who beat the qualifying time by 20 minutes or more.

For those who simply enjoy cheering on the runners (like me), note that the Marathon will take place on Monday, April 20, 2015.

Win 2 tickets to GiltCity Boston

Gilt City ShoppersGilt City Warehouse Sale is coming back to Boston the weekend of September 12-13th and I’ve been given the opportunity to offer two complimentary passes on Saturday, September 13th at Space 57 at The Revere Hotel (200 Stuart Street).

Get 2 Free Tickets to GiltCity Boston Warehouse Sale

If you’d like to get two free tickets to Boston’s GiltCity Warehouse Sale on Saturday, September 13th Tweet @BosGuy and @GiltCityBoston.  For example:

Hey @BosGuy I want those two FREE tickets to the @GiltCityBoston warehouse sale on 9/13!

Every Tweet you send between 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM today (Thursday, September 4) will  enter you in a drawing to get the two free tickets.  The more you Tweet – the better chance you have of winning.

Sergio will draw the winning Tweet at the end of the day, and I will announce the winner on Twitter and my blog.

Free stuff in Boston later this week

Every week there are free activities that are great for dates or just going out on your own.  Break your routine and take advantage of what Boston has to offer.  Here are a few fun activities that will fit any budget and offer you an opportunity to get out and see something new.

MFA Art of the Americas wing opensEvery Wednesday, starting at 4PM Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) is free.  BoA card holders also have free admission the first full weekend of every month.

Institute of Contemporary Art BostonEvery Thursday, Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) is free to the public after 5:00 PM.

The first Friday of each month is the South End First Fridays.  More than 60 participating artists open their studios for this monthly event at 450 Harrison Avenue.  Also check out one of my favorite galleries, Boston Sculptors Gallery, at 486 Harrison Avenue.