Category Archives: Boston

Mayor Marty Walsh video: City Hall sanctuary

I’m unsure how I missed this humorous video about a subject that isn’t very funny at all – immigration reform. The Mayor of Boston, Marty Walsh, released this excellent video back in January after Trump was sworn into office. I think it is the perfect response and support the message 100%.

For those of you who have only heard a Boston accent in an Affleck film, here is proof that people really do talk like that.

What to do this weekend

Boston NightlifeLately, there have been so many events / programs to talk about in my Monday morning post What to do this week, I’m re-posting the events for this weekend. 

Boston Pride Spring Open House will announce this year’s parade marshals at 6:30PM at The Boston Pride Offices in Fort Point Channel in Boston

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

Thump! Thursday is hosted every Thursday starting at 10PM at Peggy O’Neil’s in Dorchester

Kylián/Wings of Wax Opening Night from the Boston Ballet is nearly sold out but the production runs through Sunday, April 2 at Opera House in Boston

Queer Inclusive Climbing Klub (QuICK) Pizza night and climbing club at Brooklyn Boulders on Friday, March 24 in Somerville

Stage Kiss from the Lyric Stage Co. heads into its final weekend so get your tickets before it closes for shows Friday – Sunday this weekend in Boston

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Controversy is featuring Mariah Carey this week starting at 10PM upstairs at Machine with DJs Begbick & FrenchY in Boston

SLAY DIVA Madness with The Welcoming Committee starts at 9PM at Hurricane O’Reilly’s in Boston

RuPaul’s Drag Race Viewing party is at The Alley Bar on Friday, March 24 starting at 8PM in Boston

Come watch Sergio Dance with Urbanity at the Blackstone Community Center ($10 suggested donation) starting at 8PM on Friday, March 24 in Boston

RuPaul’s Drag Race Viewing party is also at The Trophy Room on Friday, March 24 starting at 8PM in Boston

Cubs in Paradise is hosted by Mass Bears and Cubs at Paradise starts at 9:30PM on Friday, March 24 in Cambridge

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FASCINATION Friday is a monthly gear/ fetish/ kink night at Jacques from 9-12 every 2nd Monday and every 4th Friday of the month in Boston

Dale’s All-Male Yardsale is a fun burlesque show at Club Cafe (tix are cheaper if you buy them in advance) on Saturday, March 25 in Boston 

So Hot Saturdaes theme this week is Decades of Music, starting with the 80s; each hour will feature a different decade of music at Peggy O’Neil’s in Dorchester

Dont Ask Dont Tell monthly gay party theme taking place this Saturday starting at 10PM at Great Scott in Allston

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Noche Latino is Latin night at The Alley bar starting at 10PM in Boston

Saga Saturdays Boston’s biggest gay dance party is on Saturday, March 25 at Paradise in Cambridge

Salon Sundays Open Studios in SoWa artists at 450 Harrison Avenue will open their doors from 12PM- 5PM, giving you the opportunity to  meet with artists, see them at work and buy direct on Sunday, March 26 in Boston

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Glam Brunch Bingo returns to the Trophy Room starting at 12:30 on Sunday, March 26 in Boston

Back 2 Basics Tea Dance never has a cover and always has great music from 70s 80s & 90s, starting at 5PM no cover every Sunday at Club Cafe in Boston

Pajama Party is a weekly dance party hosted every Sunday starting at 10PM at Machine in Boston

Fat CatLate Night Movie Screenings this Weekend

The Coolidge After Midnight: Nosferatu the Vampyre shows at The Coolidge Theater starting at 11:59PM on Friday in Brookline

The Coolidge After Midnight: The Devil’s Candy shows at The Coolidge Theater starting at 11:59PM on Friday in Brookline

Trigger Warning: Midnight Shorts is at The Brattle Theatre starting at 11:59PM on Friday in Cambridge

The Coolidge After Midnight: The Devil’s Candy shows at The Coolidge Theater starting at 11:59PM on Saturday in Brookline

The Coolidge After Midnight: Fitzcaraldo shows at The Coolidge Theater starting at 11:59PM on Saturday in Brookline

Send me information about your upcoming programs and events in my blog’s comment section or message me the details on Facebook.

What to do this week: March 20-26

TOSE, AIDS Action

Taste of The South End is Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at the BCA

What to do this week: March 20th – 26th

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

Beantown Soft-Tip Dart league spring season is every Monday at Cathedral Station in Boston

Taste of the South End is a delicious fundraiser to benefit AIDS Action on Tuesday, March 21 at the BCA in Boston 

Karaoke Night starts at 10PM every Tuesday at Jacques in Boston

Monthly cocktail social is at Tavern Road, Tuesday, March 21

Opus Affair fun, monthly cocktail party starts at 6PM on Tuesday, March 22 at Tavern Road in Boston

Showtune Tuesday hosted by VJ Ryan Grow starts at 9PM every Tuesday at dbar in Dorchester

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

Boston Gay Professionals MeetUp is Tuesday, March 21 at Fleming’s Steakhouse in the Back Bay starting at 6:30PM in Boston

November Project: Stair workout at Harvard work off your calories from The Taste of the South End and meet at the Harvard Stadium from 6:30-7:30AM Wednesday, March 23 in Boston

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Beacons of Light: MassEquality 2017 Icon Gala Awards is at the Courtyard Downtown starting at 6PM on Wednesday, March 23 in Boston

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

Boston Pride Spring Open House will announce this year’s parade marshals at 6:30PM at The Boston Pride Offices in Ft Point Channel in Boston

Kylián/Wings of Wax Opening Night from the Boston Ballet is nearly sold out but the production runs through Sunday, April 2 at Opera House in Boston

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

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Detention Thursdays! is hosted every Thursday starting at 9PM with shows at 10:30 & 11:45PM – No Cover – at EGO in Providence

Thump! Thursday is hosted every Thursday starting at 10PM at Peggy O’Neil’s in Dorchester

Queer Inclusive Climbing Klub (QuICK) Pizza night and climbing club at Brooklyn Boulders on Friday, March 24 in Somerville

Stage Kiss from the Lyric Stage Co. heads into its final weekend so get your tickets before it closes for shows Friday – Sunday this weekend in Boston

SLAY DIVA Madness with The Welcoming Committee starts at 9PM at Hurricane O’Reilly’s in Boston

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RPDR viewing party is at The Alley in DTX on Friday, March 24 at 8PM

RuPaul’s Drag Race Viewing party is at The Alley Bar on Friday, March 24 starting at 8PM in Boston

RuPaul’s Drag Race Viewing party is also at The Trophy Room on Friday, March 24 starting at 8PM in Boston

Billiards Tournament is hosted each Friday starting at 7PM at Mainestreet in Ogunquit

Cubs in Paradise is hosted by Mass Bears and Cubs at Paradise starts at 9:30PM on Friday, March 24 in Cambridge

Controversy is featuring Mariah Carey this week starting at 10PM upstairs at Machine with DJs Begbick & FrenchY in Boston

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Fascination Friday is at Jacques on Friday, March 24

FASCINATION Friday is a monthly gear/ fetish/ kink night at Jacques from 9-12 every 2nd Monday and every 4th Friday of the month in Boston

Twerk Fridays at is an 18+ night at Ego in Providence

The Coolidge After Midnight: Nosferatu the Vampyre shows at The Coolidge Theater starting at 11:59PM on Friday in Brookline

The Coolidge After Midnight: The Devil’s Candy shows at The Coolidge Theater starting at 11:59PM on Friday in Brookline

Trigger Warning: Midnight Shorts is at The Brattle Theatre starting at 11:59PM on Friday in Cambridge

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Dale’s All-Male Yardsale is at Club Cafe Saturday, March 25

Dale’s All-Male Yardsale is a fun burlesque show at Club Cafe (tix are cheaper if you buy them in advance) on Saturday, March 25 in Boston 

Geared: A Sinner’s Ball Event starts at 9PM at Mainestreet Bar in Ogunquit

Dont Ask Dont Tell monthly gay party theme taking place this Saturday starting at 10PM at Great Scott in Allston

Noche Latino is Latin night at The Alley bar starting at 10PM in Boston

So Hot Saturdaes theme this week is Decades of Music, starting with the 80s; each hour will feature a different decade of music at Peggy O’Neil’s in Dorchester

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Saga Saturdays Boston’s biggest gay dance party is on Saturday, March 25 at Paradise in Cambridge

The Coolidge After Midnight: The Devil’s Candy shows at The Coolidge Theater starting at 11:59PM on Saturday in Brookline

The Coolidge After Midnight: Fitzcaraldo shows at The Coolidge Theater starting at 11:59PM on Saturday in Brookline

Glam Brunch Bingo returns to the Trophy Room starting at 12:30 on Sunday, March 26 in Boston

Salon Sundays Open Studios in SoWa artists at 450 Harrison Avenue will open their doors from 12PM- 5PM, giving you the opportunity to  meet with artists, see them at work and buy direct on Sunday, March 26 in Boston

Back 2 Basics Tea Dance never has a cover and always has great music from 70s 80s & 90s, starting at 5PM no cover every Sunday at Club Cafe in Boston

Pajama Party is a weekly dance party hosted every Sunday starting at 10PM at Machine in Boston

Send me information about your upcoming programs and events in my blog’s comment section or message me the details on Facebook.

Pornhub asks Boston, “Wanna get plowed?”

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Photo via PornHub

In a stroke of creative marketing genius, Pornhub, an adult entertainment website, is making news after they pledged to assist anyone who “wants to get plowed,” here in Boston in response to today’s winter blizzard.

Pornhub has a small a fleet of branded trucks that are driving around helping to clear Boston’s streets and parking lots for free. Requests for a plowing are being accepted via email at phubplows@gmail.com.

Note:They are not offering to plow driveways.

Mass DOT’s Infra-Space program: South End

 

Infra-Space Program Boston, South End

Via: landing-studio.com

Lot 5 is space under the I-93 Expressway near the Ink Block that you’ve probably never paid much attention to before, but the city is making excellent use of this space converting it into (much needed) parking facility. This parking lot will link to two other 24-hour parking facilities that combined has 432 parking spaces.

These monitored parking facilities are helping link South Boston and the South End. However, what you may not realize is they are part of a bigger plan that Mass DOT refers to as The Infra-Space program, which was conceived to help reclaim previously unused space under the I-93 interstate highway and The Mass Pike to link it to Boston’s Harbor Walk; thereby connecting and extending walking, bike and running paths in the South End and Southie through Fort Point Channel and ultimately to the Seaport neighborhood.

Via: landing-studio.com

The Infra-Space program is a statewide initiative with Mass DOT to re-evaluate spaces under viaducts for better urban and ecological performance. Infra-Space 1 is the pilot project, spanning nearly a half-mile in length through the middle of downtown Boston.

The project includes a storm water management landscape that diverts the runoff from the viaduct, improved maintenance access, public recreation, and a series of scaffold structures that support operable lighting and art installations.

Via: landing-studio.com

You can check out more of the concepts proposed for this space by visiting, landing-studio.com/#/infra-space-1.

What to do this week: March 13-20

Boston Gay Men's Chorus

Boston Gay Men’s Chorus Spring event is March 18 & 19

What to do this week: March 13th – 20th

Drag “Sisters” Bingo is the second Monday of every month – starts at 7PM and is free to play at Club Cafe in Boston

Beantown Soft-Tip Dart league spring season is every Monday at Cathedral Station in Boston

Fascination Monday is a gear / kink / fetish party hosted the second Monday at Jacques in Boston

Karaoke Night starts at 10PM every Tuesday at Jacques in Boston

Taco Tuesday is a free for all – first come, first serve – hosted every Tuesday at Tremont 647 in Boston

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Showtune Tuesday hosted by VJ Ryan Grow starts at 9PM every Tuesday at dbar in Dorchester

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

November Project: Stair workout at Harvard takes place at the Harvard Stadium from 6:30-7:30AM every Wednesday in Boston

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

Detention Thursdays! is hosted every Thursday starting at 9PM with shows at 10:30 & 11:45PM – No Cover – at EGO in Providence

Peggy O'Neil's, gay boston

Thump! Thursday is hosted every Thursday starting at 10PM at Peggy O’Neil’s in Dorchester

Queer Inclusive Climbing Klub (QuICK) Pizza night and climbing club at Brooklyn Boulders on Friday, March 17 in Somerville

Billiards Tournament is hosted each Friday starting at 7PM at Mainestreet in Ogunquit

Boyfriends is a monthly gay dance party at the Milky Way Lounge starting at 10PM Friday, March 17 in JP

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Controversy is a weekly LGBT Hip-Hop & Reggae party starting at 10PM upstairs at Machine with DJs Begbick & FrenchY in Boston

Casual Friday St. Patrick’s Day party w/ Violencia & Sham Payne is at the Alley Bar starting at 10PM on Friday, March 17 in Boston

Twerk Fridays at is an 18+ night at Ego in Providence

The Coolidge After Midnight: Leprechaun shows at The Coolidge Theater starting at 11:59PM on Friday, March 17 in Brookline

Boston Gay Men’s Chorus: Let’s Hear It For The Boys is at Jordan Hall on Saturday, March 18 & Sunday March 19 in Boston

Crown and Anchor, Paramount Provincetown

Boots & Boxers dance party is at The Crown & Anchor’s Paramount starting at 9PM on Saturday, March 18 in Provincetown

UNITE Saturdays is the weekly dance party every Saturday that starts at 10PM at Club Cafe with DJ Susan Esthera in Boston

Magnum Saturdays: In 3-D is the gay dance party theme this week at dbar on Saturday, March 18 in Dorchester

So Hot Saturdaes is Boston’s no-attitude gay dance party hosted every Saturday at Peggy O’Neil’s in Dorchester

Saga Saturdays Boston’s biggest gay dance party on Saturday, March 18 is at Paradise in Cambridge

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SLEAZE: Gold Edition is hosted this week by Delta Bravo starts at 10PM at the Alley Bar in Boston

The Coolidge After Midnight: The Departed shows at The Coolidge starting at 11:59PM on Saturday, March 18 in Brookline

Back 2 Basics Tea Dance never has a cover and always has great music from 70s 80s & 90s, starting at 5PM no cover every Sunday at Club Cafe in Boston

Hot Mess Sundays starts at 10PM at Candi Bar in Boston

Pajama Party is a weekly dance party hosted every Sunday starting at 10PM at Machine in Boston

Send me information about your upcoming programs and events in my blog’s comment section or message me the details on Facebook.

The members of the council who initially voted to ban OUTVETS should step down

gay boston, lgbt rightsAn “emergency” meeting was held on Friday by the 13-members of the Allied War Veterans Council of South Boston — the group who organize the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. Following that meeting, they announced they signed an ‘‘acceptance letter’’, clearing the way for OUTVETS to participate, which in effect reversed their original announcement barring the group from the 2017 parade.

While the organizers ultimately did the right thing they’ve once again cast a shadow over an uncomfortable legacy of discrimination.

It was unclear if the reversal of the decision was a result of a second vote by the council, but what is clear is that several of the members of the council need to step down and allow new members to replace them. While the organizers ultimately did the right thing they’ve once again cast a shadow over an uncomfortable legacy of discrimination that most of us had thought was put to rest when the LGBT group (OUTVETS) were first allowed to march in Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day parade in 2015.

The damage done by the members of the council who initially voted not to allow OUTVETS to march was self inflicted and news of their decision was picked up by local, national and international media. Those who initially sought to justify their vote to ban OUTVETS claimed it was the use of the groups rainbow in their logo that was the source of them being denied to which Bryan Bishop, OUTVETS Director replied,  “…I told them if that’s the case, then every picture of a rainbow in the parade that leads to a pot of gold needs to be removed.”

However, the bizarre excuse sounded more like a vain attempt to deflect criticism and calls of discrimination that put the parade in jeopardy as more of Boston’s Southie residents started speaking up and as several high profile parade sponsors sought to distance themselves by ending their relationship.

Previous posts on this topic
Rainbow flag cited as reason to deny OUTVETS in Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade (March 9)

LGBT group denied to march in Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day parade (March 8)