Category Archives: Boston

What to do this weekend

gay bostonThere is a lot happening this weekend including the second annual Tour de Fat,  The 49th Chinatown August Moon Festival and The Great Boston Rib FestIf you’re looking for something to do with friends that doesn’t involve eating but lets you enjoy the beautiful weather be sure to check out Kiki Beach on Saturday or on Sunday afternoon watch the Red Sox from the Boston Common.

If you’re heading down to the Cape for either part or all of Carnival, which starts on Saturday, be sure to check out my post from earlier this week listing many of the parties, 2018 Carnival in Provincetown: Events & Parties.

Ptown, Provincetown

Provincetown’s 40th Annual Carnival officially starts Saturday, August 11th

Free Fun Friday The ICA is open and free to the public all day on Friday 10AM – 9PM thanks to the Highland Foundation in Boston

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

Paint Nite is at Club Cafe on Friday from 7-9PM (tix req’d) in Boston

Dueling Drag Divas are back this year performing every Friday and Saturday at 8PM at Mainestreet in Ogunquit

FUZZ  is a monthly gay dance party hosted the second Friday of each month with DJ Brent Covington and DJ Taffy at the Alley in Boston

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

40th Annual Carnival officially opens on Saturday and will run through Friday in Provincetown

Ironsides Boot Camp 2018 is on Saturday from 1-4PM at Joe Moakley Field – all are welcome no experience playing rugby required in Dorchester

Kiki Beach is back for its third year and Southie’s M Street Beach has never looked so fabulous – look for the speedos and listen for the good music; starting at 11ish in Boston

Tour de Fat returns to Boston on Saturday, courtesy of New Belgium Brewing from 12-5PM at Gov’t Center enjoy food, drink and bikes in Boston

Arthouse, Ptown

Performs on Saturday in Ogunquit

Steve Grand in OGT performs for one night only at Mainestreet starting at 8PM on Saturday in Ogunquit

Underwear Party is every Saturday at Club Purgatory – doors open at 9PM in Provincetown

DILF: Carnival Edition doors open at 9:30PM at the Crown & Anchor’s Paramount Club with music by the Perry Twins in Provincetown

Silver at Peggy’s takes place the second Saturday of every month – this is a dance party for mature audiences and the men who like them – doors open at 10PM at Peggy O’Neil’s 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

MOBD Muscle Otter Bear Daddy is from 10PM – 2AM on Saturday at Paradise in Cambridge

49th Chinatown August Moon Festival starts at 10AM in Chinatown

SoWa Open Market SoWa Open Market is now open every Sunday from 10AM – 4PM through the end of October in Boston

Queer Boston Board Gamers Pot Luck BBQ is at 11AM on Sunday in Somerville

Out of the Park: Watch the Red Sox from the Boston Common courtesy of the Highland Foundation, which will broadcast the game on a huge screen – event starts at 11:30AM and game time is 1:05PM on Sunday in Boston

Bear brunch at Trophy Room is this Sunday starting at 1PM in Boston

Project Ugly Dress grab that dress out of your closet to help raise money for The Boston Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence Grants Fund at Club Cafe  from 1-4PM on Sunday in Boston

The Great Boston Rib Fest start at 11:30AM and last until the ribs run out – ribs are $2/each at Dorchester Brewing Co. in Dorchester

Cruise D’ Krewes Sunset Boat Party boarding begins at 4PM and the cruise runs from 4:30 – 7:30PM at Macmillan Pier in Provincetown

*SIP* #10 w/Civil Lie Zation 10th edition with resident DJ Brian Halligan and guest performer, Civil Lie Zation is at Jacques from 6-10PM in Boston

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

The Night of Bacchus Costume Ball is the official opening party for 2018 Carnival – doors open at 8:30PM at the Paramount & Wave bar in Ptown

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.

Tour de Fat returns to Boston this Saturday

bike, Tour de Fat, handsome guy, shirtless guyNew Belgium Brewing’s Tour de Fat returns to Boston this Saturday. The event which only takes place in six cities nationally, was first held in Boston last summer. The fun event brings together bikes, beer and music with proceeds going to the Bike Union; a group that advocates for safer streets and increased ridership throughout Boston.

Tour de Fat is at City Hall Plaza on Saturday, August 11th from 12-5PM. Admission is $15 — or free for all volunteers so get your tickets today.

Tour de Fat Boston
Saturday, August 11th
12 p.m.  – 5 p.m.
City Hall Plaza

Boston’s accent is wicked recognizable

According to a recent YouGov poll, Boston has the strongest regional accent in the nation, while Southern accents were deemed the sexiest. Some 23% of respondents picked Boston as the strongest regional accent followed by the Deep South with 16%, and New York and Texas tied with 13% 

More than a third of Americans self-identify as speaking with a regional accent, which means that nearly 120 million Americans speak “funny”.

MBTA expands early morning and late night bus service

Boston public transportationStarting one month from today, bus service in Boston will get a significant boost. Earlier this summer the MBTA announced that they would add nearly 300 more bus trips each week, to give riders more options and to provide more access to Boston’s Logan Airport.

The additional trips will build on an extension of late-night/early-morning service that started this past April; some bus routes now start as early as 3:20AM. Late night service will roll-out on September 1 and ridership will be evaluated in December 2018, and again in April and June 2019 to determine if late night ridership warrants continued service or should be expanded. Assuming the late night service is a success that will mean parts of the city will have nearly 24-hour service; something that is long overdue in my opinion.

You can read the MBTA analysis and plans in their June 4th, Late Night Proposal and Early Morning Service Update.

Notable names coming to Boston Book Festival

Boston Book Festival, BBFThe Boston Book Festival (BBF) has shared its lineup of authors for this year’s festival which takes place Saturday, October 13th. Notable names scheduled to appear include John Kerry, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Anand Giridharadas, Michael Pollan and Justine Bateman (what do you suppose she’s been up to?).

The highlight for me would have to be the Saturday afternoon discussion between Kearns Goodwin and Kerry. Their conversation will take place just weeks before the midterm elections. Tickets to the discussion as well as to other 2018 BBF events will be available on the BBF website in early September.

Boston’s World Naked Bike Ride is Saturday

WNBRThis The annual World Naked Bike Ride (WNBR) is this Saturday. If you would like to participate or want to learn more about the event visit their website, wnbrboston.com. If you’re unfamiliar with this annual ride, the WNBR is a clothing optional global protest to call for more bike-friendly streets that appeals to bike-lovers, exhibitionists, naturalists and curious onlookers.

For more details about the ride visit their website, wnbrboston.com, and let me know if you plan on participating. I’d love to hear more about the ride.

HUBweek 2018 passes now available

HUBweek (October 8-14) is a festival for the future that celebrates innovation  in art, science and technology. HUBweek will kick off with events taking place all across the city, but will be centered on Boston’s City Hall Plaza, which will be transformed (once again) into a mini village of semi-permanent structures.

Join thought leaders like Medford-native Michael Bloomberg, Malcolm Gladwell, Deepak Chopra, Atul Gawande and more; connect with 100+ of Boston’s most impactful start-ups; and interact with Boston’s creative economy and those who are helping rethink Boston’s future.

Many events are free but do fill up. There are also events that require ticket purchases, but there is an “early bird special” running through July 24th.

Learn more here: hubweek.org