What to do this week: May 29 – June 4

LGBT Boston, GLBT bostonThis week I’ve listed nearly 50 different events and programs happening in Boston, Provincetown, Ogunquit and Providence.  On Memorial Day the ICA, MFA and Kennedy libraries are all open and free to the public.  

Weekend highlights include the AIDS Action Walk & 5k run, Seaport’s Sangria Smackdown on Thursday followed by First Friday, and Kiki Beach 1st takeover of the 2017 summer season on Saturday and finally on Sunday the Mass Bears & Cubs harbor cruise. 

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MONDAY – WEDNESDAY

MFA Boston Open House means that Boston’s largest museum is open and free to the public on Memorial Day so come down and check it out

JFK Presidential Library celebrates 100 Years of JFK by offering free admission (they’re also giving out cake) starting at 9AM in Dorchester

ICA Boston Open House also means that the Institute of Contemporary Art museum will be open and free to the public

Tea Dance at the ‘Slip with DJ MaryAlice from 4-7PM at the Boatslip in Provincetown

Drag Bingo is every Monday starting at 7PM free to play at Club Cafe in Boston

Hedwig & the Angry Inch (Opening Night) runs through Boston’s Pride Week at the Schubert Theatre – Tues, May 30 through Sun, June 11 in Boston

Showtune Tuesday hosted by VJ Ryan Grow starts at 9PM every Tuesday at dbar in Dorchester

Karaoke Night starts at 10PM every Tuesday at Jacques in Boston

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 6:30-7:30AM every Wednesday in Boston

Bingo with Tiki Bronstein takes place at the A-House starting at 9:30 every Wednesday in Provincetown

THURSDAY

John Williams Film Night presented by The Boston Pops at Symphony Hall 

3rd Annual Seaport Sangria Smackdown has 10+ Seaport restaurants vying for the honor of best sangria in the Seaport from 6-8PM in Boston

Detention Thursdays! is hosted every Thursday starting at 9PM with shows at 10:30 & 11:45PM – No Cover – at EGO in Providence

Thump! Thursday is hosted every Thursday starting at 10PM at Peggy O’Neil’s in Dorchester

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SoWa First Fridays allows you to peruse galleries and artist studios in the South End from 5 – 9PM in Boston

RuPaul Viewing Party starts at 8PM followed by dancing at 9PM at the Alley Bar in DTX, Boston

Guerrilla Queer Bar (GQB) from the Welcoming Committee will take over another “straight” bar in the area – location TBA later this week

Tattoo DJ David LaSalle spins your favorite music at the A House in Ptown

Fearless in the Dark is hosted the first Friday of every month with DJ Cisco at Mirabar in Providence

The Coolidge After Midnight: Death Line (Raw Meat) shows at The Coolidge Theater starting at 11:59PM on Friday in Brookline

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SoWa Open Market SoWa Open Market is now open every Saturday from 10AM – 4PM through the end of October in Boston  

Kiki Beach Summer 2017 Kickoff starts at 11AM so c’mon down for this guerrilla-style takeover community takeover of M Street Beach in Southie

PVDfest “Transformations” drag show at the Dark Lady runs from 4PM to 2AM in Providence  

Tea Dance at the ‘Slip with DJ MaryAlice from 4-7PM at the Boatslip in Provincetown

Big Gay Dance Party hosted by the Rainbow Initiative in Union Square starts at 5:30 PM in Somerville

ProNE Leather Pride Night 2017 starts at 9PM at the Eagle in Providence

Underwear Party is every Saturday night starting at 9:30 at Club Purgatory in Provincetown

Underbear returns the first Saturday of every month at The Alley in DTX with all the fun starting at 10PM in Boston

Dueling Divas are back for the summer at Mainestreet every Saturday night in Ogunquit

Saga Saturdays Boston’s biggest gay dance party at Paradise in Cambridge

The Coolidge After Midnight: Lost Boys starring Keanu Reeves shows at The Coolidge Theater starting at 11:59PM on Saturday in Brookline

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AIDS Walk & Run starts early at 7:30AM and continues through 2PM at the Hatch Shell along the Esplanade in Boston

Gay Beer Club 5k Freedom Run starts at 9:30 AM so get your tickets to join in this fun run and join up with the Gay Beer Club for more fun post-run

SoWa Open Market SoWa Open Market is now open every Sunday from 10AM – 4PM through the end of October in Boston  

Anything Goes with Boston Gay Men’s Chorus & Sutton Foster is a concert not to miss at Symphony Hall starting at 3PM in Boston

DotOUT Summer Party is taking place at Cedar Grove Gardens from 4:30 – 7:30PM in Dorchester

Tea Dance at the ‘Slip with DJ MaryAlice from 4-7PM at the Boatslip in Provincetown

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

Sunday Tea Dance starts at 4PM at Mainestreet in Ogunquit

Mass Bears & Cubs Harbor Cruise (and underwear dance party) – boarding starts at 5:30PM and the ship returns at 9PM in Boston

Pajama Party is a weekly dance party hosted every Sunday starting at 10PM at Machine in Boston

Hot Mess Sundays at Candibar in the Theater District is every Sunday starting at 10PM in Boston

Send me information about your upcoming programs and events in my blog’s comment section or message me the details on Facebook.

Boston Gay Men’s Chorus

Sunday, June 4 at 3PM The Boston Gay Men’s Chorus (BGMC) proudly presents Anything Goes, a special 35th anniversary concert featuring Sutton Foster at Symphony Hall during Boston Pride Week.

The 175 member BGMC and a 20-piece orchestra will be joined by the Tony Award winning star, Sutton Foster, who will perform. In addition to the talented Broadway star, a medley of Leonard Bernstein music including selections from West Side Story, On the Town and Candide will be performed as part of a worldwide Leonard Bernstein at 100 centennial celebration of the Massachusetts native who was among the first conductors born and educated in the US to receive worldwide acclaim.

BGMC Anything Goes
Sunday June 4th at 3:00 PM at Symphony Hall
Purchase Tickets Here or by calling 617.542.SING (7464)

Restaurant review: Frenchie Boston brunch

South End dining, restaurant reviewPeriodically Sergio and I get together with four other friends for brunch. We like to try new places (or at least places new to us) so last month we decided to try Frenchie Boston. Frenchie opened this past January and I previously reviewed dinner at this quaint location which you can read here.

As mentioned in my previous review, Frenchie oozes a cozy vibe from the moment you walk through their patio and down their steps to their partially subterranean dining room and finally into their sun room in the back where we enjoyed our brunch. Their brunch menu includes Hot and Cold sections as well as Croques Monsieurs with prices for plates ranging from $9 – $16.

Our waitress was friendly and managed our orders which were rife with special requests and  substitutions from nearly everyone. For brunch John ordered a croque madame, adding  a pain au chocolat for something sweet to go with the savory breakfast. He appeared to thoroughly enjoy his choice, and I believe he said he’d order it again if he were to come back for brunch.

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Croque Madame with ham, bechamel and gruyere $13 and chocolate croissant

My friend Bruce opted for the duck confit hash served with roasted onions, a poached egg and hollandaise in a cute silver bowl. This looked delicious once the poached egg was cut and the yolk combined with the hollandaise and duck. I made a mental note to be sure to try this on my next visit.

There is something about the combination of duck confit and eggs that I am always drawn to and would typically order for breakfast.

Frenchie Boston restaurant review

Duck confit hash $16

I opted for Eggs Benedict served as a sandwich in a croissant with salmon and breakfast potatoes. The poached eggs make this too messy to eat without a fork and knife and I only needed the bottom part of the croissant for brunch (this is my idea of making a healthy choice – only eating half of a croissant soaked in egg yolk and hollandaise). While I enjoyed the breakfast it wasn’t that memorable and a version of this is on every restaurant menu in the neighborhood.

Fortunately, the company is what was memorable and the fact this restaurant is just blocks from my home ensures there will be future visits.

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Eggs Benedict served in a croissant with salmon and breakfast potatoes $15

With the nicer weather, Frenchie’s postage stamp-sized patio on Tremont Street will make this a great brunch spot to dine al fresco, if you can get there early enough to nab one of their tables. I wish this new restaurant luck and am happy to welcome them to the neighborhood. If you’ve not yet dined at Frenchie Boston, give it a try and let me know what you think.

BosGuy Rating: 3 out of 5 stars, Good.

Frenchie Boston
560 Tremont Street  ||  (857) 233-5941
frenchieboston.com

Scruffy Sunday

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So Hot Saturdaes: Ugly Skank Tank party

peggy o'neil pub, gay bostonGrab that tank top you regret buying or was given to you as a gag gift, put it on and head over to Peggy O’Neils Pub in Dorchester for their So Hot Saturdaes weekly party. This week’s theme encourages you to wear the ugliest tank top  you have in your closet.

Tonight: So Hot Saturdaes: Skank Tank Party

Saturday morning coffee

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Thanks to my friend Julian a.k.a. @justgngr on Twittah for suggesting this guy.

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.