What to do this weekend

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While it can be tempting to stay in, there is a lot happening this weekend and I’d like to encourage you to make plans with friends to check out a few of the events I’ve listed below. There is a little bit of something for everyone.

If you want to do something a bit more active head out and meet up with Queer Inclusive Climbing Klub (QuICK) or go check out Gay Kickball (Opening Day) on Sunday. If you’re in the mood for a show, check out Brokelahomo at Ramrod, Wig Out at The Oberon or Love! Valour! Compassion at the BCA Theater, it is opening weekend and they are worth checking out.  There are also some great parties this weekend including Night of 1000 Xtinas with special guest Farrah MoanSo Hot Saturdaes: Wig Party and Dont Ask Dont Tell: Virgin Nights III just to name a few.

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

Taste of the North End is Friday evening in the North End (tickets required so check ahead to see if tickets remain available if you’re planning to go

Strangers & Saints is opening for the season tonight so stop by if you happen to be in Ptown this weekend

Love! Valour! Compassion (Opening Weekend) is at the Plaza Theater at the BCA and runs through May 19 – get your tickets today

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

Latin Friday is upstairs at Machine every Friday starting at 10PM in Boston

FASCINATION Friday is a monthly gear/ fetish/ kink night at Jacques the 1st and 4th Friday of the month in Boston

Westworld (1973) is the movie that inspired the current HBO series – check it out on Friday at 11:59 as part of The Coolidge “After Midnite” programming

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Saturday Sips: Nice for What? is a friendly day drinking social from 3-8PM on Saturday hosted by the LGBTQ Group, Men of Melanin Magic at Fort Hill Bar & Grill in Dorchester

Jersey Party for Gay Kickball is on Saturday at Cathedral Station from 8-9:30PM – pick up your jersey and stay for a few drinks

Night of 1000 Xtinas with special guest Farrah Moan starts at 10PM on Saturday at Machine (this is an 18+ party)

So Hot Saturdaes: Wig Party starts at 10PM at Peggy’s on Sautrday

The Donkey Show is the ultimate disco experience is a story inspired by A Midsummer Night’s Dream each Saturday at Club Oberon in Cambridge.

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

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Dont Ask Dont Tell: Virgin Nights III is at Great Scott on Saturday starting at 10PM in Allston

UNITE Saturdays is a weekly dance party at Club Cafe with DJ Susan Esthera (no cover before 11PM) in Boston

Saga Saturdays Boston’s biggest gay dance party at Paradise in Cambridge

Gay Kickball (Opening Day) is on Sunday at Moakley Field starting at 10AM in Dorchester

Japan Festival is at the Boston Common from 11AM – 5PM so come down and check it out in Boston

Gay Men (50+ Group) is meeting at Club Cafe at 1PM for Sundaybrunch – details about how to RSVP and join are included in the event link

Head to Carrie Nation Cocktail Club on Sunday at 2PM

Drag Me To Brunch – Anniversary Party is on Sunday from 2-4PM  (doors open at 11AM) at Carrie Nation Cocktail Club

Sunday 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 Sunday is meeting from 7-10PM for their weekly beer social – this time at the Cambridge Brewing Company in Kendall Square

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.

Brokelahomo opens tonight at the Ramrod Performing Arts Theatre

Gold Dust Orphans, Boston fringe theater, boston underground arts scene, Ryan LandryRyan Landry and his Gold Dust Orphans newest musical, Brokelahomo, opens tonight at the Ramrod Performing Arts Theatre.  The musical which sounds like Brokeback Mountain meets Oklahoma, but really is anyone’s guess what Ryan Landry’s perverse imagination has conjured up will play Thursday thru Saturday nights with a matinee show on Saturday and a 5PM show on Sunday.

Get Your Tickets: Brokelahomo

Over 1,200 tickets have already been sold.
Get your tickets before they all sell out!

Ryan Landry, gay boston, boston fringe theaterAbout Brokelahomo: Brokelahomo is a town in trouble. Overrun by dirty, outlaw gays, the few law abiding citizens left must spend their days dodging bullets, putting out church fires and fearing for their pets lives. That is until a heterosexual is sent for. Enter Dusty Rhodes, the unlikely hero of this far out fable set in the groovy 1880s! Will Dusty clean up the town? Or will the gay cattle rustlers and homo hoodlums head him off at the pass?

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gay historyI dedicate this weekly post, featuring vintage gay photographs, to the men and women who lived in a more critical time where being true to yourself and loving who you want wasn’t always an option and came at a great price. Do you have a photo you would like to share? Email me at bosguymail@gmail.com.

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Shawmut Ave/Washington St block public meeting

South End development, Shawmut Avenue/Washington Street Block Public MeetingLast October I wrote about a new development that was proposed in the South End along Shawmut Avenue / Herald Street / Washington Street in my post 112 Shawmut Avenue.

The mixed use project which will include three buildings will have a combined total maximum of 660,000+ square feet with the new construction retaining the facade of the six-story brick building currently on the corner of Herald and Shawmut. If you are interested in learning more about this project the public is invited to provide feedback and ask questions at a public meeting on May 2nd.

The details and logistics surrounding that meeting are here: Shawmut Avenue / Washington Street Block Public Meeting.

This week on Instagram: thalisbolzan

handsome doctor, Thalis Bolzan, Doctor Thalis BolzanI have no clue how I stumbled upon Dr. Bolzan’s Instagram account but he must be one of the most handsome doctors I’ve ever seen. Years ago I had a doctor at the Fenway Health Clinic who was so good looking I had to change primary care physicians, because I couldn’t concentrate on anything he said and let’s just say when he had to examine me it was excruciatingly embarrassing. Although my doctor didn’t look like Thalis, he was equally handsome and for that reason I can’t help but think of him when I look at this picture.

If you like what you see you should definitely follow this Brazilian doctor’s account on Instagram.

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Follow him on Instagram here, instagram.com/thalisbolzan.

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Boston’s gay men’s book club

Each Tuesday I’m featuring a different LGBTQ club or organization to help connect gay men living in the Boston area. One such group you may not know about is Boston’s gay men’s book club. This active group of men meet monthly in the Back Bay.

This group meets monthly at the Trident Bookseller & Cafe, located on the last block of Newbury Street. If this sounds like something you’d be interested in participating, check out the group. This month they are reading After the Blue Hour by John Rechy, and will discuss it on Monday, April 30th. For more info click here.

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I want to feature the LGBTQ groups and organizations that help people connect and enrich Boston’s gay life. If you’d like to have your club / team featured, please email me at bosguymail@gmail.com or via FB messenger.