Readers of this blog may be familiar with The Welcoming Committee, a LGBT social group, that organize fun evening out and ‘take-overs’ in and around Boston. The group is mostly comprised of 20-30 somethings although those of us in the 40+ crowd have been known to also crash social events they have organized. TWC (for short) recently expanded into Philadelphia and will soon be coming to Washington D.C.
If you happen to live in the D.C. area and read this blog, would you mind leaving a comment with a way for me to get in touch with you? I’d like to connect The Welcoming Committee with some of my readers in the area.
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Are you new to Boston or just in need of meeting some new people? The Welcoming Committee is hosting their Newbie Party tonight from 6:30 to 9 pm at The Beat Hotel (13 Brattle St., Cambridge) in Harvard Square. By the way, The Beat Hotel is a bar – not a hotel. It is The Welcoming Committee not the come and sleep with me committee :-)
These regularly hosted gatherings give you a chance to learn more about The Welcoming Committee, the activities they organize in and around Boston as well as a chance to socialize and connect with a group of fun and friendly people. Curious but shy? Shoot me a note in the comments section, and I can tell you more about the group and tonight’s Newbie Party.
Friday, February 21st at 8PM
The Welcoming Committee has arranged a take over of the Hasty Pudding Theater near Harvard Square and I couldn’t resist the opportunity to check out this program with tickets only $35 (while they last). I’ve never been to see a production from this hallowed theatrical group. Care to join Sergio and Me as we crash The Welcoming Committee Take Over? More details about the production and buy your ticket(s) here.
A few details about the evening:
+ Showtime is 8pm at The Hasty Pudding Theater (Farkas Hall, 12 Holyoke St., Cambridge) near Harvard Square.
+ Tickets are general seating so you can sit with friends but if you’re on your own let me know and we can watch it together.
+ You may pick up your ticket at the box office.
Despite the cold and more than 14″ of fresh snow, Guerrilla Queer Bar (GQB) is hosting their takeover of The Estate tonight starting at 9PM. If you are looking for something fun to do, check out this overly social and very welcoming bunch.
The Estate – 1 Boylston Place Boston
That fun gang over at The Welcoming Committee (TWC) is hosting an event in conjunction with the Museum of Science on Thursday, November 7th that you just might want to check out.
TWC members will be heading over to listen to Author Jesse Bering Ph.D talk about his new book, PERV: The Sexual Deviant in All of Us, while sipping cocktails at Bo Concept – located at 999 Mass Ave just outside Harvard Square.
When: Thursday, November 7th at 6:30 PM
Where: Bo Concept 999 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA
Register: You Must Register to Attend!
This 90-minute show that takes the audience on “the ultimate disco experience” is inspired by A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The show occurs every Saturday night at the Oberon Theater in Harvard Square, but I want you to join me this Saturday because I’ll be attending my very first Donkey Show.
Thanks to The Welcoming Committee who has worked a deal via the gay mafia, you too can score a wicked awesome discount and get tickets for as little as $20. Enter code “TWCpineapples” and you will get a $15.00 discount (they’ll even waive the service fees).
Join me at my very first Donkey Show and Get Your Tickets Here.
Here’s a little something to get you in the mood.
Looking to head out but want to try someplace different? Today is the first Friday of the month which means TWC’s Guerrilla Queer Bar is taking over a traditionally ‘straight’ bar. Sound like fun? You betcha… This month join the fun and check out ARC Nightclub & Lounge (formerly An Tua Nua) located at 835 Beacon Street, in the Fenway. The fun starts at 9PM.
The Welcoming Committee has organized an afternoon keg party takeover on Saturday, June 1st from 1-6pm at Who’s On First in the Fenway.
Want to join this friendly, social group for their keg party takeover?
Check out their event page on Facebook.
The Welcoming Committee fresh off its successful Foxwoods Casino Takeover recently announced another trip that will take place June 22-23rd (Saturday and Sunday) in Montreal. Thanks to a lot of planning on their part, the cost of the trip can be as affordable as you like, allowing you to reserve a room for yourself (perhaps you anticipate late night entertaining) or you may share a room with one other or for those truly on a budget pile four friends into a room with two beds.
June 22 – 23 Montreal Take Over – TWC Style
Who wouldn’t want to travel with such an attractive, fun crowd
Prices for this #DestinationTakeover as TWC refers to it are downright affordable starting at $199.99, but because those kooky kids at TWC love me and my blog so much they’ve offered to give any of my readers who register a $75 discount. Don’t procrastinate if your interest is piqued because this wicked awesome bargain (please pronounce as baaahgen) ends Thursday, May 9th.
Discount Code: BosGuyTakeover
Good for a $75.00 discount through Thursday, May 9th
More details about the trip and where to buy your tickets found here.
Looking for something to do? Tonight (the first Friday of each month actually) is Guerrilla Queer Bar here in Boston; hosted by those crazy kids over at The Welcoming Committee.
This month the TWC will take over Jose McIntyre’s with an unofficial pre-game from 8-9:30 next door at The Granary Tavern.
Want to try something different or meet some new people? This is an excellent opportunity. The group is large, diverse and friendly. If you’ve never attended before ask around if you can meet some of the “Corps Organizers”.
Anyone who has lived in Boston for any amount of time will tell you the Boston Duck Tours are entertaining and a great way to spend time with visitors who want to see the city.
TWC Take Over - Boston Duck Tours Sunday, March 24th
Purchase tickets here
The 90-minute tour is narrated by extremely knowledgeable and funny tour guides. However, this Sunday the joke will be on The Boston Duck Tours and unsuspecting tourists when The Welcoming Committee arranges a “Take Over”. Purchase your tickets today and join this group. You’ll have a great time – I guarantee it.
If you haven’t any plans for this Sunday, definitely join in the fun and help with the TWC Take Over. Maybe if you are lucky you’ll even be able to ride in “South End Sara”. More information, including tickets which need to be purchased in advance, can be found on TWC’s website here.
Those crazy kids over at The Welcoming Committee (yes the very same group behind Guerrilla Queer Bar) is planning to take over an event at BoConcept in Cambridge next Wednesday, January 16.
Where Education Meets Cocktails
January 16th from 6:30 – 9PM Register Here
According to the registration site TWC is bringing together cocktails, a bunch of gays and author Alex Stone who will discuss his new book Fooling Houdini: Magicians, Mentalists, Math Geeks and the Hidden Powers of the Mind. Curious? There is a small registration fee. Read more about the author, the evening event and then register for this event here.
Guerrilla Queer Bar (GQB), that underground group of LGBT men and women in Boston who “take over” a traditionally straight venue the first Friday of each month have set their sites on Estate for the first Friday night of 2013. No plans? Check it out.
Estate 1 Boylston Place – 9PM til ???
Unfamiliar or never been to a GQB event before? It is a friendly group of men and women so don’t be bashful. Look for one or both of these Mo-licious members Ashley and Dan. They are wicked friendly.