What to do this week: January 23 – 29

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So Hot Saturdaes One Year Anniversary Party is Saturday, January 28, 2017

What to do this week: January 23 – 29

Boston Gay Men’s Book Club meets to discuss John Waters’ book Carsick at the Trident Booksellers & Cafe on Monday, January 23 in Boston

Men’s Group of Jamaica Plain is hosting a social starting at 7:00PM on Monday, January 23 at Napper Tandy’s in Roslindale

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

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Opus Affair monthly cocktail reception is at Tapestry on Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Opus Affair Monthly Cocktail Social come and meet people and have some fun, on Tuesday, January 24 starting at 6PM at Tapestry 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

Geek Trivia is guaranteed fun and has lots of prizes (trivia starts at 8PM) hosted every Tuesday at Club Cafe in Boston

November Project Summit Ave Hill Training

November Project meets early every Wednesday morning at Harvard’s Stadium

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

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

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Dan Savage comes to The Wilbur on Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Dan Savage comes to The Wilbur on Wednesday, January 25th for one show only starting at 7:30PM in Boston

LGBT Travelers MeetUP is hosting a social on Thursday, January 26 at the Highball Lounge starting at 5:30PM in Boston

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

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Gay Beer Club meets at the Cambridge Brewery Co on Thursday, January 26, 2017

Thirsty Thirsty Thursday is hosted by the Gay Beer Club and will take place from 8PM-11PM on Thursday, January 26 at the Cambridge Brewing Co.

QuICK Weekly Climb starts at 6PM at Brooklyn Boulders on Friday, January 27 in Somerville

Fascination Fridays is a gear / kink / fetish party hosted the fourth Friday at Jacques in Boston

Slapshot starring Paul Newman is showing as part of the Midnight Movie series at the Coolidge every Friday and Saturday, January 27 & 28 in Brookline

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Fiesta De San Sebastian is part of The Theater Offensive’s Out in Your Neighborhood Series at Villa Victoria Center for the Arts Saturday, January 28 from 4PM-10PM in Boston

Get Your Sweat on with Boston Ironsides indoor rugby training is from 2PM-4PM at BSC Medford on Saturday, January 28 in Medford

NOS (us, we in Portuguese) recent work of Boston Ballet principal dancer Paulo Arrais on Saturday, January 28 starting at 8PM at AREA in Boston

So Hot Saturdaes: Durty Disco is at Peggy O’Neil’s starting at 10PM on Saturday, January 28 in Dorchester

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Dont Ask Dont Tell 6 Year Anniversary Party is Saturday, January 28, 2017

Dont Ask Dont Tell: 6 Year Anniversary is hosting their monthly queer dance party and drag show at Great Scott on Saturday, January 28 in Allston

Saga Saturdays Boston’s biggest gay dance party on Saturday, January 28 is at Paradise in Cambridge

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.

Emerson Colonial Theatre will reopen in 2018

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Photo Source: Colonial Theatre Facebook Page

Earlier this month Boston Magazine had an encouraging article for Boston Theater lovers. To quote the article, “Soon, Emerson’s Colonial Theatre will be dark no longer.

London’s Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG), which oversees theaters around the world, has partnered with Emerson College and has plans to begin hosting productions in 2018. ATG will work with Emerson to also incorporate student programming and youth programs and they told The Boston Globe they envision the possibility of running Broadway tryouts of shows at The Colonial much like it did in the past. However, first the theater will first be refurbished.

All of this is probably music to the ears of theater organizations, that have been clamoring for more space. For established theater companies like the Boston Lyric Opera, which lost their home at the Shubert last year this could be very significant. Recognizing the need, ATG’s Chief Executive told The Boston Globe, “We are going to make every effort that we possibly can to support the Boston Lyric Opera’s search for a new home.

Frenchie in South End opens Tuesday

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Source: Frenchie Facebook page

Frenchie, a new bistro will open on Tuesday, January 24th in the South End. Located in the space formerly known as Kitchen at 560 Tremont Street, Frenchie is a casual wine bar that will be open daily for lunch and dinner and serving brunch on Saturday and Sunday from Sandrine Rossi and Loic Le Garrec from Petit Robert Bistro. For more information you can like their page on Facebook.

Scruffy Sunday

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What a wonderful photo that perfectly captures how I would like everyone to be able to wake up on a Sunday morning.  For the record, I’d be the guy on the left, still dead asleep. Which one would you be?

Previous Scruffy Sunday Posts

The Theater Offensive presents St. Sebastian Festival

gay bostonNext Saturday The Theater Offensive will present Boston’s first-ever Saint Sebastian Festival (Festival de San Sebastian), full of  folklore music & dancing, a community parade, “cabezudos” (giant dancing head puppets), theater, poetry, performance, artisan crafts, salsa music, and a live Saint Sebastian installation.

The event will take place at Villa Victoria Center for the Arts, 85 West Newton St in Boston, on January 28, 2017 from 4-10pm. For more information about this free event open to the public, click here.

Women’s March

womens-march-on-washington-dcIt is unprecedented to think that just 24-hours after Trump was sworn into office in Washington D.C. The Women’s March in D.C. appears to have drawn crowds that rival in size those of the inauguration to the incoming President.

“We can whimper, we can wine or we can fight back. Me I’m here to fight back!”  U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren told more than 175,000 protesters at the Women’s March Boston

It has been many years since I’ve seen so many people exercising their right to protest (an estimated 80,000 175,000 in Boston with an estimated 3.3 to 4.2 million people across the U.S.), and I can not think of another instance where the incoming President has received such an overwhelming rebuke – not just in DC and Boston but worldwide.

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Women’s March Boston on the Boston Common || Photo Credit: Stephen Naso

I know much will happen over the next four years that I will disagree with, but I am energized and encouraged by what I am seeing not only in the streets of Boston but throughout our country. As a socially progressive liberal, it is rare to see so many speaking out and my only hope is the intensity remains. Much thanks to my friends for sharing some of their photos from today’s march in Boston since I could not be there personally.

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Women’s March Boston on the Boston Common

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Women’s March Boston on the Boston Common

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Women’s March Boston on the Boston Common || Photo Credit: Stephen Naso

Saturday morning coffee

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A yawn is a silent scream for coffee. ~Author Unknown