Category Archives: Boston

Boston Public Garden

bret clancy, boston skyline, boston winterEstablished in 1837 The Boston Public Garden is a beautiful park in the center of town. I thought I’d share this gorgeous photo taken by Bret Clancy who has many photos of Boston on his IG account and available for sale on Etsy here. Much thanks to Arts Boston Instagram for posting this picturesque photo of kids playing hockey last month.

New jazz bar will open in Dudley Square

One of my favorite historic neighborhoods in Boston is Dudley Square. This part of Boston was a vibrant community in the 1800s for wealthy Bostonians and later became a shopping hub and home to a large Jewish community. By the start of the 20th century, demographics changed once again and it became an important neighborhood for Boston’s African American community. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. worked as a minister at Boston’s Twelfth Baptist Church in Dudley Sq. when he lived in Boston.

Unfortunately, the neighborhood fell on hard times after WWII, and it wasn’t until the 21st century when city government started to reinvest in this neighborhood . A recent sign that this neighborhood is on the upswing was news that musician William Banfeld – a Berklee College of Music professor – will be opening a large cafe in Dudley Square’s Bolling Building that will include live jazz, dancing and theater. I love this neighborhood and will definitely check out the yet-to-be-named jazz bar and restaurant after it opens for business.

What to do this weekend

handsome, hairy, hunkI hope that everyone who is in town this weekend will make plans to go to the Boston Common on Saturday to show your support for the 2019 Boston Women’s March.

In addition to showing your disdain for the Trump Administration and coming out to support the Women’s March there is actually quite a bit happening. Below I’ve shared about 25 different events ranging from The Boston Globe Travel Show to the S&M Comedy Night to a Queer Country Social. so make plans with friends and head out to one or more of these events. Oh yeah, and be dear by sharing this post on your preferred social media network – much thanks.

Boston Globe Travel show takes place all weekend

The Boston Globe Travel Show starts Friday afternoon and runs all weekend at the Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center

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

S&M Comedy Night is Friday at Jacques Underground, starting at 7:30PM

RPDR All Stars 4 Viewing Parties are at The Alley BarClub Cafeand Trophy Room each Friday through March 1st in Boston

MOBD Muscle Otter Bear Daddy – Boston is this Friday at the Middle East in Central Square with DJ Tony Ruiz

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

luv sexy 80s icons w/ Static this Friday, 80’s icons play all night with a heavy dose of the purple royalty. Prince, Michael, Madonna and a special performance by Static in JP

XO Friday is the weekly dance party hosted by DJ Stevie Psyclone (no cover before 11PM) at Club Cafe every Friday

H E R O E S: Tribute to David Bowie Retro dance party this Friday from 10PM-2AM at Sonia (formerly TT The Bear’s Place) in Central Square

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Women’s March Boston is this Saturday || Photo Credit: Stephen Naso

2019 Boston Women’s March grab your pink hats and head over to the Boston Common starting at 10AM on the Boston Common – come down to show your support and be a part of the solution

Lumberjack Bear Tea Dance is this Saturday starting at 4PM at Mainestreet in Ogunquit

Queer Country Social this is a non-alcoholic event that focuses on socializing, and dancing (learn the two-step, west (and east) coast swing, waltz, line dances, and more; then after you’re welcome to head to JP Licks for ice cream on Saturday starting at 7PM at First Church in JP Unitarian Universalist

Serving Face w/ special guest Civilization is hosted by Sham Payne and Just JP starts at 9PM at Jacques Underground on Saturday

Blend Saturdays bring your friends for a fun night out with great music and no cover at Blend (formerly Peggy’s) in Dorchester

Snowflake Luau! Who’s getting Lei’d? starts at 10PM on Saturday at dbar in Dorchester

Video Night Tracks every Saturday night join VJ Ryan Grow at Cathedral Station starting at 9:30PM

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

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

Babes Brunch starts at 1PM on Sunday at Trophy Room

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

Karaoke at the Alley is every Sunday starting at 8PM in Boston

Adore Delano (18+) comes to Machine this 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.

Boston Calling will be May 24-26, 2019

boston music, bosartsLast week the organizers for Boston’s biggest music festival, Boston Calling announced that this year’s event will take place over Memorial Day Weekend at the Harvard Athletic Complex and they released their line up including their headliners, which will include Twenty One Pilots along with names like Odesza, Janelle Monáe and many, many more.

Michael Che, Jenny Slate and Fred Armisen will be the comedy headliners and new this year will be a series of scheduled performances from the Boston Ballet as well as a special performance from Imogen Heap.

Want to get tickets or find out more about the 2019 Boston Calling music festival? Check out their website at, bostoncalling.com.

What to do this week: January 14 – 20

handsome, hunk, beautiful black manThere is a lot happening this week as we approach MLK Weekend so don’t go and hibernate, make plans to get out despite the winter weather. I’d like to give a few shout outs to this week’s Showtune Tuesday Salutes Rent at dbar; The T presents: “Hot Chocolate”  on Wednesday hosts a frank discussion about attraction in gay communities of color; and OUTBio meets on Thursday.

This weekend definitely make plans to head down to the Common on Saturday for the 2019 Boston Women’s March; all weekend long The Boston Globe Travel Show will take place at the World Trade Center; and on Sunday Trophy Room hosts their monthly Babes Brunch.

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Boston Gay Men’s Bookclub meets on Monday

MONDAY – THURSDAY

Boston Gay Men’s Book Club meets on Monday to discuss this month’s book at Trident Booksellers and Cafe starting at 7PM

Drag Bingo join the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence this Monday for bingo (proceeds this week go to Gay for Good Boston chapter), starting at 7PM at Club Cafe in Boston

All Star Mondays is a weekly drag show with performances at 11:30PM and 12:30AM at Machine in Boston

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

Dirty Water Saloon Line Dancing for Queers & friends has country-western two-step, west coast swing and line dancing each Tuesday from 7-10PM (all are welcome) at the Milky Way Lounge in JP

Showtune Tuesday Salutes Rent 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

The T presents: “Hot Chocolate” hosted by the Men of Melanin Magic, this is a dialogue for queer men of color about attraction and desire – all are welcome to join on Wednesday from 7-9PM – exact location TBA in Dorchester

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

Sexual Health Lobby Day takes place at the State House on Thursday from 10AM – 2PM to access to address sexual and reproductive health care concerns and to advocate for more funding and protections in the state

OUTBio is hosting their January meeting on Thursday at Bluebird Bio in Cambridge from 6-8PM click on the link to learn more about this LGBTQ professionals group and to RSVP

Karaoke Thursdays is every Thursday at Machine with your hosts Rob Botelho and Emphysema Menthol 100s in Boston

#Yaasss Thursdays presents: Sissy That Walk weekly drag competition the last Thursday of each month Showtime: 12:30AM at Club Cafe in Boston

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Women’s March Boston is this Saturday || Photo Credit: Stephen Naso

THE WEEKEND

The Boston Globe Travel Show starts Friday afternoon and runs all weekend at the Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center

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

S&M Comedy Night is Friday at Jacques Underground, starting at 7:30PM

RPDR All Stars 4 Viewing Parties are at The Alley BarClub Cafeand Trophy Room each Friday through March 1st in Boston

MOBD Muscle Otter Bear Daddy – Boston is this Friday at the Middle East in Central Square with DJ Tony Ruiz

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

luv sexy 80s icons w/ Static this Friday, 80’s icons play all night with a heavy dose of the purple royalty. Prince, Michael, Madonna and a special performance by Static in JP

XO Friday is the weekly dance party hosted by DJ Stevie Psyclone (no cover before 11PM) at Club Cafe every Friday

H E R O E S: Tribute to David Bowie Retro dance party this Friday from 10PM-2AM at Sonia (formerly TT The Bear’s Place) in Central Square

2019 Boston Women’s March grab your pink hats and head over to the Boston Common starting at 10AM on the Boston Common – come down to show your support and be a part of the solution

Lumberjack Bear Tea Dance is this Saturday starting at 4PM at Mainestreet in Ogunquit

Queer Country Social this is a non-alcoholic event that focuses on socializing, and dancing (learn the two-step, west (and east) coast swing, waltz, line dances, and more; then after you’re welcome to head to JP Licks for ice cream on Saturday starting at 7PM at First Church in JP Unitarian Universalist

Serving Face w/ special guest Civilization is hosted by Sham Payne and Just JP starts at 9PM at Jacques Underground on Saturday

Blend Saturdays bring your friends for a fun night out with great music and no cover at Blend (formerly Peggy’s) in Dorchester

Snowflake Luau! Who’s getting Lei’d? starts at 10PM on Saturday at dbar in Dorchester

Video Night Tracks every Saturday night join VJ Ryan Grow at Cathedral Station starting at 9:30PM

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

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

Babes Brunch starts at 1PM on Sunday at Trophy Room

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

Karaoke at the Alley is every Sunday starting at 8PM in Boston

Adore Delano (18+) comes to Machine this 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.

2019 Boston Women’s March is Saturday, Jan 19th

Cambridge / Boston Women’s March on the Cambridge Common, January 20, 2018.  Photo Credit: Greg Cook || gregcookland.com

I wanted to give everyone a heads up regarding this year’s Women’s March, which will take place in cities throughout the United States. This year’s march in Boston will happen on Saturday, January 19th at the Boston Common between 10AM and 2PM and is being organized by March Forward Massachusetts.

Organizers are calling for a day of action and asking all of us to show up together in solidarity with women and their allies, in service of those who are most at risk from a hostile agenda that seeks to marginalize and divide. The 2019 March will take place on the weekend before the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, lifts up the work in the struggle for civil rights. Please consider showing your support.

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Winter has arrived at Precinct Kitchen + Bar

game of thrones, Precinct Bar + Kitchen, Boston LoewsLooking for something a little out of the ordinary? If you are a Game of Thrones fan, check out the bar and patio at Precinct Kitchen + Bar in the Loews Boston Hotel. The space has temporarily been transformed into the three great houses of Westeros, including Stark, Lannister and Targaryen. The transformation of the space is started on Thursday, January 10th and will run through Saturday, February 2nd so you have some time to get over to the Loews and check it out. 

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In keeping with the theme, the restaurant’s menu has been modified. Couples or friends who have a really healthy appetite can order and try to eat, “The Mountain” a 32 oz. Tomahawk Ribeye accompanied by several sides and “Dracarys” (Flor de Cana Rum 4 year, Lime Juice, Simple Syrup and Muddled Dragon Fruit). For those who really want to live the full experience you can also reserve a one-of-a-kind guestroom inspired by the HBO drama. For more details about reserving the guestroom visit the Loews Boston website, here.

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