Tag Archives: Boston

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.

What to do this week: January 18-24

BosGuyWhat to do this week: January 18th – 24th

MFA Boston and Gardner Museum are both free on MLK day so if you have the day off visit one of these great museums, Monday, January 18 in Boston

Opus Affair monthly social will take place in Fort Point Channel at Bastille Kitchen starting at 6PM on Monday, January 18 in Boston

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

Tease Tuesdays with Ryan’s hot male dancers takes place on the other side of the river at Paradise nightclub every Tuesday in Cambridge

The Fellows monthly social is happening in at Sip Wine Bar & Kitchen between DTX and Chinatown from 7 – 9:30PM on Wednesday, January 20 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

Outryders monthly social is an informal after work get together open to all at Cathedral Station on the 3rd Thursday, January 21 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 21 in Boston

Fascination Friday is Boston’s Gear / Kink / Fetish night at Jacques in Bay Village on Friday, January 22 in Boston

Dont Ask Dont Tell monthly LGBT party celebrates its 5 year anniversary at Great Scott on Saturday, January 23 in Allston

EGO Saturdays with DJ Richie LaDue and your host Katya  on Saturday, January 23 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.

Public meetings to discuss the future of Late Night T service

Late night serviceThe Future of Late-Night Service

Later this week the MBTA will hold three public meetings this month on the future of the agency’s Late Night T service on Tuesday January 19th from 10am-12pm at the State Transportation Building Library (10 Park Plaza, 2nd Floor) and again from 5pm-7pm at the State Transportation Building Conference Rooms 1-3 (10 Park Plaza, 2nd Floor), as well as Wednesday January 20th from 6pm-8pm at the Cambridge City Hall Council Chamber (795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge). Can’t attend one of the public meetings? You can also provide comments by email latenightservice@mbta.com.

The MBTA’s late-night service operates until 2:00 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights on all subway lines and 10 key bus routes. Launched in March 2014, the MBTA provides 13,000 late-night trips per weekend during late-night service hours. The MBTA is now undertaking a public review process on the future of late-night service.

No Pants Subway Ride Boston

The “No Pants Subway Ride” is an annual event started in 2002 by Improv Everywhere in New York that has grown and is now hosted in cities all over the world. Despite the rain on Sunday, several friends joined Sergio and me (and a whole bunch of others for the annual No Pants Subway Ride Boston.

Much thanks to everyone who came out and was nice enough to pose.

No Pants Subway Ride BostonNo Pants Subway Ride BostonNo Pants Subway Ride BostonNo Pants Subway Ride BostonNo Pants Subway Ride BostonNo Pants Subway Ride BostonCome and join us next year. Do you enjoy these types of events? Like the Boston organizer’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/BostonSOS.