Much thanks to my friend @bpmoynihan for suggesting this photo of Croatian entertainer and model, Davor Garić, enjoying his morning cup of joe. Certainly makes me want to spend a Saturday morning in Croatia.
I’ve posted this poem previously but thought it worth sharing again.
In the Summer was written by a Syrian named Nizar Qabbani. I love this poem and its melancholic message seems to make it all the more romantic.
I’d like to give a shout out to the following events that will take place this weekend starting with Boston’s Annual Donna Summer Outdoor Roller Disco Party which takes place tonight and the 6th Boston Jerkfest and Caribbean Food Festival which runs all weekend.
There are plenty of show openings this weekend that you might want to check out as well including Wicked Mean Gurlz (Boston), Star Boys: A Sci-Fi Burlesque (Ptown) Male Call (Ptown) and Raja from RPDR (Ptown).
Lastly, be sure to head over to the DotOUT Annual Summer Solstice Tea Dance at dbar, which starts at 4PM on Sunday.
Queer Inclusive Climbing Klub (QuICK) Pizza night and climbing club at Brooklyn Boulders in Somerville
Boston’s Annual Donna Summer Outdoor Roller Disco Party get your groove on at Boston’s annual roller disco party honoring Boston native, Donna Summer from 6-10PM at Government Center / City Hall
Wicked Mean Gurlz runs through Sunday at Club Cafe, this Sing-A-Long drag Cabaret, blends the music and storyline from WICKED with Mean Girls
Northshore Pride Kick Off Sunset Cruise leaves from Salem’s Pickering Wharf Marina at 7PM (don’t be late)
Dueling Drag Divas are back this year performing every Friday and Saturday at 8PM at Mainestreet in Ogunquit
Casual Fridays is a weekly dance party with no cover featuring DJ Begbick at the Alley Bar in DTX
XO Friday is the weekly dance party hosted by DJ Stevie Psyclone (no cover before 11PM) at Club Cafe every Friday
FASCINATION Friday is a monthly gear/ fetish/ kink night at Jacques the 1st and 4th Friday of the month in Boston
Queer Boston Board Gamers – Board Games and BBQ is on Saturday starting at 11AM (please RSVP by Thursday)
Naked @Rock River is a gay, nude swimming area near Brattleboro, VT. The Meetup will gather at 11AM at the parking area on SR30 – be prepared for a 20 minute hike to the swimming hole
Kiki Beach is back for its third year and Southie’s M Street Beach has never looked so fabulous – look for the speedos and listen for the good music; starting at 11ish in Boston
Portsmouth Pride has events all day on Saturday from 12PM – 11PM in Portsmouth
Taste of Allston runs from 12-3PM and includes 20 restaurants, live music and lawn games over at the Harvard Murr Center in Allston
QTPOC Community Pride Potluck this welcoming social takes place from 1-3PM in Jamaica Plain
DADT Beach Party is Saturday starting at 10PM at Great Scott in Allston
Jackie Beat performs Saturday and Sunday at the Post Office in Provincetown
H E R O E S Saturday (New Venue) Retro dance party hosted the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month from 10PM-2AM at Sonia (formerly TT The Bear’s Place) in Central Square
Video Night Tracks every Saturday night join VJ Ryan Grow at Cathedral Station starting at 9:30PM
The Donkey Show is the ultimate disco experience is a story inspired by A Midsummer Night’s Dream each Saturday at Club Oberon in Cambridge.
Grunt is a weekly dance party with no cover for burly men and their admirers, starting at 10PM at the Alley Bar in DTX
UNITE Saturdays is a weekly dance party at Club Cafe with DJ Susan Esthera (no cover before 11PM) in Boston
Saga Saturdays Boston’s biggest gay dance party at Paradise in Cambridge
SoWa Open Market SoWa Open Market is now open every Sunday from 10AM – 4PM through the end of October in Boston
Beyonce Brunch starts at 11:30 in Downtown Crossing at Scholars on Sunday – note that tickets are required
Glam Bingo Brunch starts at 1PM on Sunday at the Trophy Room
Gay Men 50+ Brunch Meet Up is on Sunday and for men 50 or older who come together regularly for brunch at Club Cafe – visit the link for more details
DotOUT’s Annual Summer Solstice Tea Dance at dbar is Sunday from 4-8PM in Dorchester
Sunday Tea Dance never has a cover and always has great music from 70s 80s & 90s, starting at 6PM no cover every Sunday at Club Cafe in Boston
Brokelahomo! (Opening Night) opens in Ptown on Sunday and will run through the summer season in Provincetown
Karaoke at the Alley is every Sunday starting at 8PM 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.
The annual World Naked Bike Ride (WNBR) is one month from today and for those who would like to participate, check out the World Naked Bike Ride Boston Facebook page and the official event website, wnbrboston.com. For those of you unfamiliar with this annual ride, the WNBR is a clothing optional global protest to call for more bike-friendly streets.
The starting location of this year’s ride won’t be announced until Thursday, July 19th. A pre-party (date TBA) will begin at 6PM and the ride will start at 8PM on Saturday, July 21. Let me know if you plan on participating in this year’s ride. I’d love to hear more about this year’s ride.