Saturday morning coffee

Enjoy your morning cup of joe.

Furry Friday

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BosGuy brain teaser

riddle, exercise for your brain

Each Friday morning I post a riddle to get you to think outside the box and exercise your brain. If you are stumped, share it with a friend or colleague and see if you can figure out the answer together. Leave your guess in the comment section.

This week’s riddle: I am taken from a mine and shut up in a wooden case, from which I am never released, and yet I am used by almost every person. What am I?

Here is a hint: The answer to this riddle was once used every day by most but is now rarely used.

I’ll approve responses later in the day to allow people to respond without seeing any spoilers.

Like riddles? Check out past week’s brain teasers.

What to do this weekend

Boston Gay Pride events header


Below are links to some of Boston’s busiest LGBTQ+ bars and event organizers

Alley Bar in Downtown Crossing
Friday & Saturday dance parties w/ Bearaoke each Sunday

blend in Dorchester
Friday & Saturday dance parties and Sunday drag/disco brunches

Gay Mafia Boston (entertainment organizer – various locations)
Weekly Wednesday – Sunday dance parties

Cathedral Station in South End
Gay sports bar & kitchen w/ patio and free parking

Club Cafe in South End
Thurs-Sun dance parties, nightly cabaret & Sunday tea dance

dbar in Dorchester
Friday Karaoke, Saturday dance parties, Sunday tea dance

Jacques Cabaret in Bay Village
Nightly drag performances by Boston’s best drag queens

LGBTQ NightLife (event organizer – various locations)
Events: Sapphic Nights, EMO Pity Party, Issa Vibe & more

ManRay / Campus in Central Square
Thursday 19+, Friday (creative dress) & Saturday (80s New Wave)

Men of Melanin Magic (event organizer – various locations)
Events: BussDown Fridays, Sunday Brunch DragTease & more

Trophy Room in South End
Neighborhood & sports bar & kitchen


THURSDAY: BIPOQ BOSTON PRIDE hosts Jay Jurden for a night of comedy

THURSDAY: Heels for Hope to benefit BAGLY is at blend

RuPaul Drag Race viewing parties in Boston

FRIDAY: Watch RPDR All-Stars at Alley Barblend, and Club Cafe

FRIDAY: Sandra Bernhard comes to Boston for one night

Kik Beach Boston Summer 2023

SATURDAY & SUNDAY: More info about Kiki Beach Boston is here.

SATURDAY: BIPOQ Pride Love Conquers Ale Bash at Sam Adams

SATURDAY: LGBTQ+ Silent Disco Pier Party

SUNDAY: Mass Bears and Cubs Boston Harbor Cruise

SUNDAY: Bearaoke at The Alley


handsome, hunk, shirtless guy

Watch games at Alley Bar, Cathedral Station & Trophy Room
Thursday, Red Sox play the Reds @7PM
Friday, Red Sox play Devil Rays @7PM
Saturday, Red Sox play Devil Rays @1PM and @6PM
Sunday, Red Sox play Devil Rays @1:30PM


SATURDAY: Lesbian NightLife Tea Dance at DB & Co.

SUNDAY Tea Dance w Barry Scott at Club Cafe

SUNDAY Tea at dbar


Click the event links shared below for ticketing and reservation information.

Little Mermaid Drag Brunch
Saturday @11AM and again @2PM
Summer Shack (Boston)

Illusions The Drag Brunch Boston
Saturday & Sunday shows @1:30PM
Hosted upstairs at Hennessey’s (Downtown)

Lizzo Drag Brunch
Sunday @11AM and again @2PM
Summer Shack (Cambridge)

Heroes vs. Villains Drag Brunch
Sunday @11AM

Drag Me To Brunch
Sunday @2PM
Carrie Nation Cocktail Club (Beacon Hill)

And finally… another resource for what is happening at Boston gay bars is KikiPedia.

Vintage gay

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June 2023 summer performances in Provincetown

If you’re planning a visit to Provincetown this June, be sure to catch a show. There are so many talented artists who will be coming to Ptown. The listings shared below will continue to be updated throughout the summer and are listed chronologically.

July’s event listings will be published in the last week of June. Alternatively, bookmark this post and check back frequently.

Miss Conception
@Pilgrim House, Ticket Info Here

Anita Cocktail Variety Hour
@Post Office Cafe, Ticket Info Here

Good Night Ptown with Bob Keary
@Post Office Cafe, Ticket Info Here

Illusions Drag Review
@Post Office Cafe, Ticket Info Here

Drag Me to the 80s with Paige Turner
@Post Office Cafe, Ticket Info Here

Miss Richfield 1981: Bad Avice (Starting Jun)
@Pilgrim House, Ticket Info Here

Edie Queen of the Desert (starting Jun)
@Post Office Cafe, Ticket Info Here

Dina Martina (Every Wed-Sun, starting Jun 2)
@The Crown, Ticket Info Here

Ptown Pride Queer Comedy Showcase – Jun 3
@Town Hall, Ticket Info Here

Show Girls (Every Monday, starting Jun 5)
@The Crown, Ticket Info Here

Cabaretfest (Jun 6-11)
@The Crown, Ticket Info Here

4-Star Solo Show Festival (Jun 7 – 30)
@Provincetown Theater, Ticket Info Here

Schartt$ Creek 2.Ew! (Jun 11 – Jul 16)
@Post Office Cafe, Ticket Info Here

Thirsty Burlington (Every Tuesday, starting Jun 13)
@The Crown, Ticket Info Here

Freedom: The George Michael Experience
With Todd Alsup (Every Wednesday, starting Jun 14)

@The Crown, Ticket Info Here

Varla Jean Merman: Stand by Your Drag (starting Jun 16)
@The Crown, Ticket Info Here

Qya’s Intergalactic Disco (Every Friday starting Jun 16)
@The Crown, Ticket Info Here

Let Me Be Your Star (Every Tuesday starting Jun 20)
@The Crown, Ticket Info Here

Broadway on the Beach (Every Wednesday starting Jun 21)
@The Crown, Ticket Info Here

Mack’nifique (Every Thursday starting Jun 22)
@The Crown, Ticket Info Here

Randy Roberts: Aging Disgracefully (Starting Jun 22)
@Post Office Cafe, Ticket Info Here

Elton Undressed (Every Friday, starting Jun 23)
@The Crown, Ticket Info Here

Unauthorized Musical Parody of
Jaws At The White Lotus (Jun 24 – Sep 23)

@The Crown, Ticket Info Here

Judy Gold (starting Jun 25)
@Post Office Cafe, Ticket Info Here

Golden Girls in “Ghouls Gold” (Every Sunday starting Jun 25)
@The Crown, Ticket Info Here

Max von Essen: Broadway Series – Jun 30
@Art House, Ticket Info Here

You can also visit the main venues that book talent in Ptown at Art HouseCrown & AnchorPilgrim House, and Post Office Cafe & Cabaret.

There are several options for good live music. Lea Delaria’s space, The Club is one of my favorites. If you prefer a piano and witty cabaret singer, check out Tin Pan Alley and the Dive Bar at The Crown & Anchor.

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Temptation Tuesday

Please share a caption of your own for this week’s photograph. Hopefully the caption I’ve shared below will inspire you to leave a funny caption in the comment section. If you don’t see it immediately, don’t worry, I’ll approve it for readers to enjoy.

Future Ex-Boyfriend

A special SpeakEasy Stage “Pride” performance of The Prom is Tuesday, June 6

The much loved and popular musical production The Prom put on by Boston’s SpeakEasy Stage at the Calderwood Pavilion in the South End will be hosting a special performance on Tuesday, June 6th during Boston Pride week. At this performance, you can purchase tickets regularly priced at $75 for only $35 when you use the promo code SPKPRIDE.

For more information about the musical and to purchase your tickets visit (and don’t forget to use the special Boston Pride promo code if you plan to go to the June 6th performance).

2023 Mass Bears and Cubs Boston Harbor Cruise

Sunday, June 4 the Massachusetts Bears & Cubs will host their annual Boston Harbor Cruise with Boston Alliance of Gays Sports (BAGS). DJ Stevie Psyclone will also be returning to make sure there is plenty of great dance music and to keep you entertained.

Boarding takes place at Mass Bay Lines located at 60 Rowes Wharf, starting at 3:30 p.m. and will leave at 4:00 p.m. sharp. The cruise concludes and returns to the dock at 7:00 p.m. There is also a complimentary buffet, cash bar, great music, door prizes, and more.

This annual party is a great way to kick off your Boston Pride Celebrations. Tickets are on sale now. More information about the event and purchasing tickets (which are already on sale) is available here, Mass Bears & Cubs Boston Harbor Cruise

Temptation Tuesday

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Heels for Hope returns this week

Heels for Hope which is an annual fundraiser for BAGLY each June returns to blend in Dorchester. This year’s theme is “A Night of Royal-Tea”.

Hosting this year’s royal affair will be RuPaul’s Drag Race season 12 finalist, Crystal Methyd! Keep in mind that all ticket proceeds go to BAGLY and their efforts to improve the lives of LGBTQ+ young people in Boston and across Massachusetts.

For more information visit, BAGLY’s Heels for Hope.

Men in kilts

Thought I’d mix things up today and share some “kilt art”. The artwork shown above is by David Gilson. You can see more of his content on his website, or follow him on his Facebook page The Art of David Gilson.

Previous Men in Kilts Posts

Monday morning mancandy

It is Memorial Day in the US. The holiday marks the official start of the 2023 summer. Let’s hope it is as hot and satisfying as this week’s piece of mancandy.

Boston’s BIPOQ Pride starts this week

As Boston’s LGBTQ+ community continues to grow and mature, more grassroots-based celebrations are emerging and this week the Men of Melanin Magic will be hosting a series of parties and events to celebrate Boston’s queer community of color.

You can show your support for BIPOQ community by attending one or more of these events.


Tuesday, May 30th BIPOQ Pride begins with Queer Marketplace at Downtown Crossing

Tuesday, May 30th Rooftop Mixer at the Moxy Hotel

Wednesday, May 31st get your blood pumping with Bussdown Fitness at Game On!

Thursday, June 1st Comedy Show with Jay Jurden at Game On!

Friday, June 2nd a special Bussdown Friday with Julian King at Legacy

Saturday, June 3rd Love Conquers Ale Bash at Sam Adams Taproom

Sunday, June 4th Pride Calling at Big Night Live

Tickets to BIPOQ Pride are on sale now, here

Scruffy Sunday

I love this playful photo from Chris Teel Photography. It makes for a great Scruffy Sunday post.

Previous Scruffy Sunday Posts