What to do this week: September 26 – October 2

Gay men, Provincetown

Mates Leather Weekend is in Provincetown Sept 29 – Oct 3, 2016

What to do this week: September 26– October 2

Play Me I’m Yours Boston brings 60 street pianos to the streets of Boston with each decorated by a local artist and runs through Oct 10 in Boston

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

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

November Project: Stair workout at Harvard takes place at the Harvard Stadium from 6:30 – 7:30AM every Wednesday in Boston

DotOUT Boston, gay bostonDotOUT Midweek Meltdown starts at 6:30PM at the Dorchester Brewing Co. on Wednesday, September 28 in Dorchester

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 5PM – 9PM admission is free to the public

amy-schumer-in-bostonAmy Schumer in Boston is a tough ticket to come by but she will be at the Boston Garden on Thursday, September 29 in Boston

Mates Leather Weekend returns on Thursday, September 29 and runs through the weekend in Provincetown

Drag Race Thursdays join Mizery and friends for “Queens are Wild” RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 2 starting at 8PM at Club Cafe in Boston

exDRAGvaganza Flag Football party starts at 7PM at Club Cafe on Thursday, September 29 in Boston

ogunquit, mainestreet, bearfest ogunquitOgunquit Bearfest starts on Thursday, September 29 and runs through the weekend with parties at Mainestreet in Ogunquit

Harpoon Oktoberfest kicks is Friday and Saturday, September 30 – October 1 at Harpoon Brewery in Boston

QuICK Weekly Climb starts at 6PM at Brooklyn Boulders on Friday, September 30 in Somerville

Gay Takeover of FrightFest @SixFlags goes from 9AM-9PM on Sunday, October 2 in West-Bumblef*ck, MA

Boston Gay Beer Club Oktoberfest 5k run starts at 9:30 AM on Sunday, October 2 in Kendall Square, Cambridge

Hat SisterCelebration of Hat Sister John Michael Gray is taking place at Jacques Cabaret with all money raised going to help pay for his medical bills on Sunday, October 2 at Jacques starting at 6PM in Boston

South End Open Market and SOWA Open Market return separately in the South End every Sunday from 10am-4pm in Boston

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

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

What would you do if your income were taken care of

What would you do if your income were taken care ofThe above photo is a poster placed by the Swiss Initiative for an Unconditional Basic Income is displayed on the Plainpalais square in Geneva, Switzerland, on May 14, 2016. (Reuters / Denis Balibouse)

What would you do if you didn’t need to work?

While I’m not 100% certain what I would do, I know that it would involve traveling, blogging and advocating for a handful of causes that are important to me and which I feel like I could help make a difference. It is an interesting question and one that I find very appealing to daydream about. If you like, share with me what you would do in my blog’s comment section.

AC Hotel by Marriott in South End is under construction

ac-hotel-south-end-boston-massachusettsThe six-story, 200-room AC Hotel by Marriott is now under construction in Boston’s South End along Albany Street where three low-rise buildings previously stood.

AC Hotel South End’s ground floor will  include a bar and lounge area, fitness center, indoor pool and conference room space.  The hotel is scheduled to finish construction in late 2017.

Scruffy Sunday

men in bed, men in loveI wish everyone could wake up each morning being kissed by the one they love.

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John Michael Gray (one half of the Hat Sisters)

john-michael-gray-hat-sisterBoston and Provincetown’s gay community is a little less fabulous today.

John Michael Gray who is survived by his husband Tim O’Connor have been known far beyond Boston and Provincetown as the iconic “Hat Sisters” for as long as I have lived in Boston.

For those of you from Boston and Provincetown, I’m sure your Facebook feed is already flooded with tributes and photos of these two very special men, and I wanted to join in my own way by sharing how much I love these two. I want to also express my profound respect for how their love for each other and Boston and Provincetown helped many of us become a little more comfortable with ourselves and feel welcomed. My fondest memories of John are of him having drinks at Fritz on Chandler Street, lighting the Pride Lights tree on Tremont Street each year and of course his fabulous entrance to Tea Dances at the Boatslip in Provincetown.

My heart is breaking for Tim O’Connor.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help Tim with the medical costs incurred. You can learn more and help Tim by visiting the page here.

What Iconic Boston Street Are You?

boston-streetsPerhaps you’ve seen friends posting different streets in your news feed? It turns out that BuzzFeed has a rather fun survey that takes about 30 seconds to navigate, answering questions like choosing your ideal food, how you like to spend a Sunday afternoon, etc…

Based on your answers BuzzFeed shares what “Iconic Boston Street” your personality most resembles. Although highly unscientific it is still a lot of fun. As it turns out I’m most like Charles Street in Beacon Hill. What are you?

What Iconic Boston Street Are You?

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South End Open Studios is this weekend

south-end-open-studios-bostonIn 1986 a group of artists at the Boston Center for the Arts invited friends and neighbors into their studios to view their art. As more artists became interested in the event, the United South End Artists was formed, and the South End Open Studios weekend came into being.

Today the South End Open Studios includes a dozen studio buildings and more than 250 artists, encompassing all of Boston’s South End neighborhood. This year will mark their 30th anniversary so come over to the South End.