Temptation Tuesday

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Griffin Barrows is very woof-worthy and makes for a great Temptation Tuesday.

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2017 South End real estate stakeholder’s report

South End, Julian LevesqueI recently received Steven Cohen’s South End Stakeholder’s Report (Winter 2017).  The report, compiled by SCT, includes interesting details for those of you interested in real estate.  Here are some of the findings shared about the South End market and Boston that caught my attention.

  • The median sales price for the South End in Q3 2017 has increased over the past year to $939,500 (in Q3 2016 it was $858,250).
  • There are currently 8 construction projects underway in the South End including a 200 room hotel, office space and residential projects that will add approximately 1,000 new apartments and condos.
  • There are an additional 4 projects that have received Board Approval but have not started construction that could add as many as another 1,000 residential units and 900,000 square feet of commercial and office space.

The report also shares some interesting data points about the city of Boston including the following:

  • JLL City Momentum Index (CMI) tracks the speed of change of a city’s economic and commercial real estate market and ranks Boston in the top ten in the world. Only Silicon Valley and Austin, TX ranked higher in the US.
  • Boston joins London, Stockholm, Sydney, Melbourne and Silicon Valley as cities with strong short-term momentum and attributes for sustainable long-term momentum.
  • Boston ranks as the third most preferred US city for foreign investment in real estate behind NYC and LA.

You can read the full report online at stevencohenteam.com/publications.

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What to do this week: January 15 – 21

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For many who work in and around Boston, the week will start as a holiday as the nation remembers Martin Luther King Jr. and his message of peace, love and social justice. In honor his legacy the Museum of Fine Arts, ICA Boston & Isabella Stewart Gardner are all free and open to the public.

Later this week there remains a lot of fun things to do so make plans with friends or venture out on your own. During the work week check out dbar’s longstanding Showtune Tuesday; head over to Porter Square and join up with the Meetup group, Queer Boston Board Gamers on Wednesday; or on Thursday check out The History Project’s Hanky Panky: History & Cultural Impact of the Hanky Code.

This weekend things will really heat up as Boston’s largest Gay Ski & Snowboarding party, Winter Rendezvous Gay Ski Week will kick into high gear but if you’re not heading up to Stowe, VT you can check out Boyfriends featuring Kylie Minogue on Friday; the semi-monthly queer dance party Break the Chains on Saturday; or head over to Club Cafe’s monthly Sunday Bear Tea Dance.

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Presented by The History Project on Thursday from 6PM – 8PM


Museum of Fine Arts, ICA Boston & Isabella Stewart Gardner are all free and open to the public on MLK Day in Boston

Pizza & Game Night is every Monday from 5-9PM (check out their ping pong and foosball tables) at Dorchester Brewery in Dorchester

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

Trivia Tuesday is every Tuesday at the Dorchester Brewing Company and starts at 7:30PM in Dorchester

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

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

Winter Rendezvous Gay Ski Week takes place at Stowe Mountain Resort Wednesday – Sunday in Stowe, Vermont

Queer Boston Board Gamers is meeting on Wednesday from 6-9PM at the Panera Bread at Porter Square in Cambridge

Atomic Karaoke with DJ Stevie Psyclone & Jonathan Brett is every Wednesday at Club Cafe in Boston

Hanky Panky: History & Cultural Impact of the Hanky Code presented by The History Project on Thursday 6-8PM in Boston

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

Bear 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

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Technically New England’s Gay Ski Week, Winter Rendezvous, started on Wednesday but things heat up this weekend


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

HYPE MAN: A break beat play (OPENING NIGHT) presented by Company One Theatre will run through February 24th in Boston

Boyfriends presents Kylie Minogue takes place at the Milky Way on Friday night in Jamaica Plain

Casual Fridays is a weekly dance party with no cover featuring DJ Begbick at the Alley Bar in DTX

Ashes to Ashes: Heroes tribute to David Bowie is on Friday at The Middle East starting at 10PM in Central Square in Cambridge

Cambridge/Boston Women’s March 2018: The People Persist Join the resistance! All are welcome to come together on the Cambridge Common on Saturday from 1-3 PM in Cambridge

Sissy That Trivia: A RuPaul’s Drag Race Quiz join this FUNdraiser for Boston Gay Men’s Chorus from 3-6PM at The Alley in Boston

Break the Chains queer dance party! is a semi-monthly all ages, all gender dance party w/ local and touring queer and trans performers on Saturday from 6-10PM at Make Shift Boston in the South End

Grunt is a weekly dance party with no cover for burly men and their admirers, starting at 10PM at the Alley Bar in DTX

Mad Hatter’s Menagerie starts at 10PM at dbar  costume dress encouraged (think Mad Hatter Tea Party attire) in Dorchester

Drag me to Brunch from Carrie Nation Cocktail Club is this Sunday from 2-4PM in Boston

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Club Cafe’s monthly Bear Tea Dance starts at 6PM on Sunday

Sunday Bear 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

Gay Beer Club meets for their weekly beer social at the Cambridge Brewing Company on Sunday starting at 7PM in Cambridge

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.

Gay Ski Week: Winter Rendezvous

how to survive a Boston winterThe East Coast response to Aspen Gay Ski Week is Winter Rendezvous which runs January 17 – 21, 2018 at Stowe Mountain Resort in Stowe, VT. In addition to fun on the ski slopes, parties and events are scheduled through out. Some of the highlights from this year’s gay ski week include:  Miss Coco Peru, Wet and Wild Pool Party, Downhill Costume Drag Competition and of course the Blowout Party with DJ Steve Sidewalk from NYC.


If you cannot make it to this year’s Winter Rendezvous, there are several other events in North America that you may want to check out listed below.

Whistler Pride: January 21-28, 2018
WOW Weekend at Sunday River: February 9-11, 2018
Elevation Utah: February 22-25, 2018
Telluride Gay Ski Week: February 24- March 3, 2018
Mammoth Gay Ski Week: March 14-18, 2018

Scruffy Sunday

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Saturday morning coffee

man drinkng coffeeMuch thanks to the Closet Professor blog for initially posting this image last year. It is perfect for my weekly Saturday morning coffee post.