Stew Driflot makes protesting in Boston look sexy

Andrew Kimmel, Boston protest The “Free Speech Rally” hosted this past Saturday in Boston could barely muster a couple dozen Libertarians and White Supremacists to the Boston Common. This despicable group who wrapped themselves in our country’s Bill of Rights for the purpose of antagonizing and getting free media were dwarfed by an impressive counter demonstration that police estimate ranged from 30,000 – 40,000 people.

The photo above from @andrewkimmel_Twitter account caused a bit of a stir. Let’s just say that while hate is ugly there is no denying that promoting peace is sexy and Stew is living proof of that. You can follow Stew on Twitter (if you like) here: @Stewart_Driflot.

Michelle Obama to appear on Will & Grace

pinkInTouch Weekly is reporting that former First Lady Michelle Obama will guest star in the reboot of NBC’s Will & Grace, set to premiere this fall. They write:

“Former first lady Michelle Obama will appear on the show,” the insider reveals. “The details are still being worked out, but supposedly Michelle is up for anything, as long as it doesn’t cross the line too much.”

To that I have to say, cross the line Michelle, cross the line. You will certainly be a welcome site for me. If you want to learn more you can read the original report on InTouch Weekly’s website here.

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Is America greater today than it was a year ago?

This past week was not a very good week for President Trump but then again it is hard to think of a ‘good week’ since Trump was sworn into office. Unsurprisingly the bad press has not deterred his core supporters (approximately 35% if one is to believe polls that consistently show his support in this range). I presume some of those who support Trump would point to his leadership in business and a perception he is making America stronger, but it is hard to follow this logic.

Executives Flee Trump and Allies Mock Him

In the past week Trump’s business advisory councils have disbanded after an embarrassing exodus of executives. (I wish there was more reporting on the fact that Trump cannot seem to work with business leaders.) Couple that with the fact that in less than 7 months Trump has also managed to alienate or offend some of our longest and strongest allies and it is hard to understand how we are “stronger” than we were a year earlier.

Increasingly Negative Global Perceptions of America  

I find it depressing to see the cover of Der Spiegel mirroring  recent covers by Time, The New Yorker and even The Economist. I can spot a trend when I see one and this is not a helpful or hopeful trajectory for America. I’m curious how Republicans in Congress will work with Trump when they return to DC in September. They have a very busy calendar with important topics to be discussed ranging from raising the debt ceiling to tax reform. If something (anything) gets done, how will the electorate respond? The 2018 campaign season will be upon us before we realize it and this new normal of illustrating our President as a Nazi or KKK sympathizer cannot be good for anyone – least of all the United States.

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What to do this week: August 21-27

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Boston’s Summer Sports Tea Dance is at dbar on Sunday, August 27 4PM-8PM

This week join Opus Affair at their monthly cocktail reception or meet up with friends for $2 Taco Night at 647 early in the week. If you are staying in Boston this weekend be sure to check out Fascination at Jacques or go to the Singlet Party at Peggy O’Neil’s and on Sunday check out Trophy Room’s brunch before heading to the Summer Sports Tea Dance at dbar Sunday afternoon.

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Opus Affair monthly cocktail reception is at Cultivar at 6PM – Monday, 8/21

MONDAY – WEDNESDAY

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

Opus Affair monthly social is tonight starting at 6PM at Cultivar near Government Center in Boston

Show Girls Weekly Talent Show is hosted each Monday by Ryan Landry and guests each Monday at the A-House in Provincetown

Taco Tuesday is a fun way to socialize and eat on the cheap in the South End; first come, first serve – hosted every Tuesday at Tremont 647 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

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

St. Anthony’s Feast: is August 24-27

THURSDAY

ICA Boston every Thursday from 5PM – 9PM admission is free to the public

Free Summer Yoga takes place each Thursday through August 31st at the Frog Pond on the Common starting at 6PM

Young Professionals South End Mixer for Corey Dinopoulos is tonight at 6PM at the Troy Rooftop Lounge in Boston

St. Anthony’s Feast starts today and will run through the weekend in the North End in Boston

Queer Boston Gamers meet tonight starting at 6PM downstairs in the back of the Panera Bread at Porter Square in Cambridge

Boston Pride Hockey Kickoff Party is open to all starting at 8PM at Cathedral Station in Boston

Trivia Night is at 8PM every Thursday at The Alley Bar in DTX Boston

Karaoke Thursdays is every Thursday at Machine with your hosts Rob Botelho and Emphysema Menthol 100s 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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Tea Dance at the ‘Slip parties start up this weekend with DJ MaryAlice from 4-7PM at the Boatslip in Provincetown

Queer Inclusive Climbing Klub (QuICK) Pizza night and climbing club at Brooklyn Boulders in Somerville

Billiards Tournament is hosted each Friday starting at 7PM at Mainestreet in Ogunquit

My Big Fat Greek Wedding is showing for free outdoors at Rowes Wharf as part of their Movies by Moonlight series in Boston

FASCINATION Friday is a monthly gear/ fetish/ kink night at Jacques the 4th Friday of the month in Boston

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

Twerk Fridays at is an 18+ night at Ego in Providence

The Coolidge After Midnight: Passenger 57 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

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

So Hot Sundaes: Singlets party starts at 10PM with DJ Stevie Psyclone at Peggy O’Neil’s in Dorehester

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

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: Die Hard With A Vengeance  shows at The Coolidge Theater starting at 11:59PM on Saturday in Brookline

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

Drag Glam Brunch is the last Sunday of every month from 1-4PM at the Trophy Room in Boston

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

Summer Sports Tea Dance is happening from 4-8PM at dbar 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.

Ink Underground Park in South End

The South End’s newest park, Ink Underground, which was initially scheduled to open at the start of summer now eyes an early fall opening.  Sergio and I walked through part of the park last weekend and snapped these photos to show you how cool this space really is.

The eight acre park reclaims previously unused space and creates a really cool public space that includes: 24-hour security, basketball court, dog park, public art walls, bike storage and 175 parking spaces.

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Ink Underground landscaping and parking

The space extends east from Albany Street to Fort Point Channel and runs under twelve elevated lanes for interstate highway, I-93 and access roads to I-90. The park was designed with the intention of hosting art exhibitions and special events so once this opens in the fall look for a full list of events to introduce the new space to the communities it was designed for.

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Ink Underground seating and dog park

A boardwalk and bike path runs through the entire space (and actually includes a fairly spacious bike cage to lock bicycles. The idea behind the creation of the park is to  create a new, active connection between the South End and Southie.

Ink Underground baketball court and bicycle storage

Like Ink Undeground’s Facebook page to stay up to date with programming and events that will take place in this new public space / park.