Category Archives: Boston

What to do this weekend

Below is a list of LGBTQ+ events and parties happening this weekend. Scroll to the bottom of this post to see a listing of drag brunches. Have an event you want included? Email bosguymail@gmail.com.

Boston Gay Bars

The Alley
THURSDAY: Trivia Night w/ Daddy Dave @8PM
FRIDAY: DJ Begbick @10PM
SATURDAY: Tremors w/ DJ Scott Helms @10PM
SUNDAY: Bearaoke Night @8PM

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THURSDAY: Taco Thursdays w/ Pride Sports Boston & UK RPDR w/ host Harlow Havoc
FRIDAY: Friday Feels w/ music by Twisted Gleam @10PM
SATURDAE: So Hot Saturdaes Studio 54 w/ DJ Stevie Psyclone @10PM
SUNDAY: Disco Brunch (reservations on Open Table) @11AM

Cathedral Station
THURSDAY: Red Sox play Yankees @7PM
FRIDAY: Red Sox play Yankees @7PM
SATURDAY: Red Sox play Yankees @1PM
SUNDAY: Brunch starts @11AM | Patriots play Ravens @1PM | Red Sox play Yankees @7PM

Club Cafe
THURSDAY: Discoteca Musica do Brasil w/ DJ Begbick @10PM
FRIDAY: RPDR viewing party @8PM & DJ Stevie Psyclone @10PM
SATURDAY: DJ Brian Derrick @10PM
SUNDAY: Sunday brunch @11AM & Tea w/ DJ Andrea Stamas @6PM

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FRIDAY: Karaoke w/ DJ Bobby Knight @10PM
SATURDAY: Slay Saturday w/ DJ Begbick @10PM
SUNDAY: Brunch (reservations on Open Table) @11AM & Tea at d w/ DJ Cole Slaw @4PM

Jacques Cabaret – Call 617-426-8902 to reserve seats to shows
THURSDAY: Now That’s What I Call A Drag Show! hosted by Amanda Playwith & Crystal Crawford @8PM
FRIDAY: Drag Me To The Main Stage hosted by Destiny
SATURDAY: Drag Me To The Main Stage Hosted by DeeDee de Ray
SUNDAY: Sunday Fun Day – Open Mic night w/ Mitzzy @7PM

Legacy & Candibar (Gay Mafia Boston)
THURSDAY: Serve Thursdays w/ host Violencia & DJ Coleslaw @10PM
FRIDAY: Bussdown Friday w/ DJ Frenchy @10PM
SATURDAY: Furball w/ DJ James Anthony to Legacy @10PM
SUNDAY: Hot Mess at Candibar @10PM

Trophy Room
THURSDAY: Red Sox play Yankees @7PM
FRIDAY: Red Sox play Yankees @7PM
SATURDAY: Red Sox play Yankees @1PM
SUNDAY: Brunch starts @12PM | Patriots play Ravens @1PM | Red Sox play Yankees @7PM

LGBTQ+ Programming / Events

THURSDAY: Queeraoke is at Midway Cafe @10PM

THURSDAY: Musico do Brasil w/ DJ Begbick at Club Cafe @10PM

FRIDAY: Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Coolidge @11:59PM

FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY: Mean Queens a parody by Nerkolaus at Jacques Underground

FRIDAY: Velvet Fridays for Boston’s Queer Women at Koy in Chinatown @10PM

SATURDAY: Lesbian NightLife Single n Social at The Anchor in Charlestown @6PM

SATURDAY: PITY Party Boston’s Queer EMO night at Union Tavern @9PM

SUNDAY: Bears Brews & Boys Oktoberfest at DBco @4PM

SUNDAY: Vogue Knights at Icon @7PM

SUNDAY: Bearaoke is at The Alley @8PM

DRAG BRUNCHES IN BOSTON

Brunch

Some drag brunches require tickets purchased ahead of time. Click the event links shared below for ticketing and reservation information.

Illusions The Drag Brunch Boston
Saturday & Sunday shows @1:30PM
Hosted upstairs at Hennessey’s

Dragtacular Brunch: Whitney vs Mariah
Saturday @12PM
Laugh Boston

DRAGTEASE 1-Year Anniversary
Sunday @11AM
9 Lansdowne

Drag Me To Brunch
Sunday @2PM
Carrie Nation Cocktail Club

And finally… another resource for what is happening at Boston gay bars is KikiPedia.

What to do this weekend

Below is a list of LGBTQ+ events and parties happening this weekend. Scroll to the bottom of this post to see a listing of drag brunches. Have an event you want included? Email bosguymail@gmail.com.

Boston Gay Bars

The Alley
THURSDAY: Trivia Night w/ Daddy Dave @8PM
FRIDAY: RPDR viewing party @8PM followed by DJ Begbick @10PM
SATURDAY: Wicked Pah (puppy play) @6PM & GRUNT w/ DJ Brian Derrick @10PM
SUNDAY: Bearaoke Night @8PM

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THURSDAY: Taco Thursdays w/ Pride Sports Boston @5PM
FRIDAY: RPDR w/ host Harlow Havoc @8PM & Supernature w/ DJ Brian Derrick @10PM
SATURDAY: Mayhem w/ DJ Aga @10PM
SUNDAY: Mizery Loves Company Drag Brunch (reservations here) @12PM

Cathedral Station
THURSDAY: No games but bar and kitchen open
FRIDAY: Red Sox play Royals @7PM
SATURDAY: Red Sox play Royals @4PM
SUNDAY: Brunch starts @11AM | Red Sox play Orioles @1:30PM | Patriots play Steelers @1PM

Club Cafe
THURSDAY: Discoteca Rosalia after party w/ DJ Begbick @10PM
FRIDAY: RPDR viewing party @8PM & DJ Stevie Psyclone @10PM
SATURDAY: DJ Begbick @10PM
SUNDAY: Sunday brunch @11AM & Bear Tea w/ DJ Brian Derrick @6PM

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FRIDAY: Karaoke w/ DJ Bobby Knight @10PM
SATURDAY: ULTRAVIOLET party DJ RUBI @10PM
SUNDAY: Brunch (reservations on Open Table) @11AM & Tea at d w/ DJ Joe Bermudez @4PM

Jacques Cabaret – Call 617-426-8902 to reserve seats to shows
THURSDAY: Now That’s What I Call A Drag Show! hosted by Amanda Playwith & Crystal Crawford @8PM
FRIDAY: Drag Me To The Main Stage hosted by Destiny
SATURDAY: Drag Me To The Main Stage Hosted by DeeDee de Ray
SUNDAY: Sunday Fun Day – Open Mic night w/ Mitzzy @7PM

Legacy & Candibar (Gay Mafia Boston)
THURSDAY: Serve Thursdays w/ host Violencia & DJ Coleslaw @10PM
FRIDAY: Bussdown Friday w/ DJ Frenchy @10PM
SATURDAY: DJ Abel returns to Legacy @10PM
SUNDAY: Hot Mess at Candibar @10PM

Trophy Room
THURSDAY: No games but bar is open
FRIDAY: Red Sox play Royals @7PM
SATURDAY: Red Sox play Royals @4PM
SUNDAY: Brunch starts @12PM | Red Sox play Orioles @1:30PM | Patriots play Steelers @1PM

LGBTQ+ Programming / Events

THURSDAY: Queeraoke is at Midway Cafe @10PM

FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY: Red, Taylor’s Version at Jacques Underground

SATURDAY: LesBiGay Urban Foundation present Strictly R&B (LGBTQIA edition) in Allston 3-8PM

SATURDAY: Bussdown Fitness Twerkout & R&B Cooldown w/ DJ Rock @4PM

SATURDAY: Gay Mafia Boston presents DJ Abel at Legacy @10PM

SUNDAY: Drag Bingo with Plane Jane at TimeOut Boston @6PM

SUNDAY: Bearaoke is at The Alley @8PM

DRAG BRUNCHES IN BOSTON

Brunch

Some drag brunches require tickets purchased ahead of time. Click the event links shared below for ticketing and reservation information.

Illusions The Drag Brunch Boston
Saturday & Sunday shows @1:30PM
Hosted upstairs at Hennessey’s

Heels N’ Mimosas
Sunday @11AM
Premiere Broadway

Mizery Loves Company Drag Brunch
Sunday @12PM
blend Dorchester

Drag Me To Brunch
Sunday @2PM
Carrie Nation Cocktail Club

And finally… another resource for what is happening at Boston gay bars is KikiPedia.

Boston marijuana and Greek food festivals

Doesn’t it seem devious to host a pot and Greek food festival the same weekend?

Each weekend in the fall in Boston is full of festivals, concerts and other public celebrations, and this weekend will be no different.

This weekend Boston will host one of the largest and longest running marijuana festivals in the country, MassCann. With as many as 50,000 people descending upon the Boston Common to celebrate all things marijuana, it seems like a cruel trick to play on all those unsuspecting stoners to have such an amazingly delicious and tantalizing Greek food festival just a mile away at John The Baptist Church in the South End.

While there are plenty of other activities, festivals and events happening this weekend, the combination of these two proved to be quite costly for Sergio and me a few years ago. After attending the Freedom Festival and feeling quite “free” we walked over to the Greek Church basement where rows of homemade Greek food both savory and sweet tempted us. I just hope this year we will show a bit more restraint when we visit John The Baptist Church.

BTW, other cool stuff happening this weekend you can check out include:

Fluff Festival Saturday 17 3PM-7PM (Union Square, Somerville)

Smithsonian Museum Day Saturday 17 (Multiple participating museums)

South End Open Studios Saturday & Sunday from 11AM – 6PM (South End)

and a late addition…

Caribbean Rum & Food Festival Saturday 17 12-8PM (Roxbury Community College)

Mass Bears and Cubs competition

Mass Bears and Cubs wants you!

The annual Mass Bears and Cubs competition to name this year’s Mr. Boston Bear and Cub will take place next month in October and interested contestants should sign up now.

The competition provides contestants with the opportunity to make new friends, meet and interact with the greater community, showcase their talents, express their interests, show their support for the LGBTQ+ and Bear community. Mr. Boston Bear/Cub earns the opportunity to proudly represent Mass Bears and Cubs over the coming year and serves as the “MBC Ambassador” to Boston’s LGBTQ+ community.

This year the winner of Mr. Boston Bear and Mr. Boston Cub will earn $500 in cash prizes with the first runner up also winning $250. For more details about Mass Bears and Cubs competition and to register as a contestant visit the link below.

MASS BEARS AND CUBS COMPETITION INFO & REGISTRATION
Registration Deadline: Friday, September 30th

What to do this weekend

Below is a list of LGBTQ+ events and parties happening this weekend. Scroll to the bottom of this post to see a listing of drag brunches. Have an event you want included? Email bosguymail@gmail.com.

Boston Gay Bars

The Alley
THURSDAY: Trivia Night w/ Daddy Dave @8PM
FRIDAY: RPDR viewing party @8PM followed by FUZZ w/ DJ Taffy & Brent Covington @10PM
SATURDAY: Oldies w/ DJ Denis @10PM
SUNDAY: Bearaoke Night @8PM

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THURSDAY: Taco Thursdays w/ Pride Sports Boston @5PM
FRIDAY: RPDR w/ host Harlow Havoc @8PM followed by Friday Feels w/ DJ Begbick @10PM
SATURDAY: Mayhem Saturdays w/ DJ Aga @10PM
SUNDAY: Pop Star Drag Brunch (reservations on Open Table) @11AM

Cathedral Station
THURSDAY: No games but bar and kitchen open
FRIDAY: Red Sox play Orioles @7PM
SATURDAY: Red Sox play Orioles @5PM
SUNDAY: Brunch starts @11AM | Red Sox play Orioles @1PM | Patriots play Miami @1PM

Club Cafe
THURSDAY: Discoteca “Bad Bunny” after party w/ DJ Begbick @10PM
FRIDAY: RPDR viewing party @8PM & DJ Stevie Psyclone @10PM
SATURDAY: DJ Stevie Psyclone @10PM
SUNDAY: Sunday brunch @11AM & Tea Dance w/ DJ Stevie Psyclone @6PM

dbar
FRIDAY: Karaoke w/ DJ Bobby Knight @10PM
SATURDAY: Slay Saturday w/ DJ Begbick @10PM
SUNDAY: Brunch (reservations on Open Table) @11AM & Tea at d w/ DJ Joe Bermudez @4PM

Jacques Cabaret – Call 617-426-8902 to reserve seats to shows
THURSDAY: Now That’s What I Call A Drag Show! hosted by Amanda Playwith & Crystal Crawford @8PM
FRIDAY: Drag Me To The Main Stage hosted by Destiny
SATURDAY: Drag Me To The Main Stage Hosted by DeeDee de Ray
SUNDAY: Sunday Fun Day – Open Mic night w/ Mitzzy @7PM

Legacy & Candibar (Gay Mafia Boston)
THURSDAY: Serve Thursdays w/ host Violencia & DJ Coleslaw @10PM
FRIDAY: Bussdown Friday w/ DJ Frenchy @10PM
SATURDAY: Willkommen sexy German DJ Ben Bakson @10PM
SUNDAY: Hot Mess at Candibar @10PM

Trophy Room
THURSDAY: No games but bar is open
FRIDAY: Red Sox play Orioles @7PM
SATURDAY: Red Sox play Orioles @5PM
SUNDAY: Brunch starts @12PM | Red Sox play Orioles @1PM | Patriots play Miami @1PM

LGBTQ+ Programming / Events

THURSDAY: Boy George & Culture Club are at Chevalier Theater

THURSDAY: Queeraoke is at Midway Cafe @10PM

THURSDAY: SAPPHIC NIGHTS – PAJAMA PARTY at GoodLife @10PM

FRIDAY: BPL Reading the Rainbow: LGBTQ Book Group online @4PM

FRIDAY: Bussdown Fridays w/ DJ Frenchy Featuring Javonte Rose at Legacy @10PM

SATURDAY: Drag cabaret with Donatella Fermata at Club Cafe @4PM

SATURDAY: QTBIPOC Queer Mixer is at Union Tavern starting @9PM

SUNDAY: Lesbian NightLife Monthly Tea Dance at DBCo @4PM

SUNDAY: Bearaoke is at The Alley @8PM

DRAG BRUNCHES IN BOSTON

Brunch

Some drag brunches require tickets purchased ahead of time. Click the event links shared below for ticketing and reservation information.

The Return of Drag Brunch
Saturday @12PM
Lamplighter Brewing Co.

Dragtacular Brunch: Taylor vs Ariana
Saturday @12PM
Laugh Boston

Illusions The Drag Brunch Boston
Saturday & Sunday shows @1:30PM
Hosted upstairs at Hennessey’s

Drag Me To Brunch
Sunday @2PM
Carrie Nation Cocktail Club

And finally… another resource for what is happening at Boston gay bars is KikiPedia.

Making friends: Boston LGBTQ social groups

With the influx  of so many new residents at the start of each academic year, I like to update and share this post. If you are new to the area or looking to meet more people outside of a bar setting, the groups listed below might be a good first step. 

If you don’t see relevant or up-to-date information in the links shared below, contact me, and I can help find a contact for that group to learn more. 

BAGLY is a youth-led, adult-supported social support organization committed to social justice, and creating, sustaining and advocating for programs and policies for gay youth (volunteers are always welcome).

Boston Gay Men’s Chorus is one of New England’s largest and most successful community-based choruses.  Auditions will be held January 19 and 23, 2022.

Boston Gay Men’s Books Club is monthly book club on MeetUp that focuses on literature by and about gay men. Their next MeetUp is on 9/19 at the BPL to discuss Virology by Joseph Osmundson.

Boston Gaymers is a thriving gaymer community, that holds various in-person and virtual events to bring together members and to have fun.

Boston Lesbigay Urban Foundation creates safe spaces for events to help build lasting relationships by breaking the cycle of disfunction in marginalized communities and helping to make medical and mental health awareness a priority to help lift up the black / brown / latino LGBTQ+ inner city community. 

Boston Prime Timers is a social organization of mature gay and bisexual men and their friends who join together for educational, support, and social activities.

Boston Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence an areligious Order of Queer, Clown Nuns who pledge to promulgate joy and to eliminate stigmatic guilt by volunteering, activism, entertaining, and educating people.

Boston Sober Gay Sundays is a private FB group that organizes social events for people who identify as sober in the LGBTQIA+ community. Learn more about the group, members, and activities they organize by requesting to join the group.

Dignity Boston is a progressive, inclusive community of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Catholics and their allies.

Fenway Health has been serving the local LGBT community for more than 40 years; the Fenway and AAC are always looking for volunteers.

Gay Beer Club is a Boston based organization that produces events and gatherings for members of the gay community.

Gay For Good mobilizes the LGBT community to interact with the greater community by volunteering their time with different monthly activities.

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Gays for Patsy is a country western dancing club that meets weekly on Sundays at the Calvary Church, 300 Mass. Ave. 6:30-8:30 pm. The first hour is for beginners.

History Project is a volunteer-driven organization established in 1980 that focuses on preserving the history of Boston’s LGBT community to make it accessible to future generations.

Keshet works to ensure the full equality of all LGBTQ Jews and their families. The group also create spaces in which all queer Jewish youth feel seen and valued and work to advance LGBTQ rights nationwide.

LGBT Elders of Color is a local group that conducts outreach to isolated LGBT older adults of color who build community through events, creative programs.

Mass Asian & Pacific Islanders (MAP) is a group that provide health counseling & support, referral & screening services, as well as general health promotion and advocacy for APIs in the Boston metro area and beyond.

Mass Bears & Cubs is a non-profit corporation, organized to provide and promote an inclusive LGBT+ community through charitable fund raising and other community events.

Men of Melanin Magic is an active social group for those who identify as queer men of color. They host an annual Men of Color Weekend in Provincetown and co-host Bussdown Fridays with Gay Mafia Boston at Legacy each Friday night.

Mountain Tops if you like to get out and hike, check out this gay hiking group in Boston that organizes trips and hikes regularly.

Naked Yoga for Men Naked Yoga For Men has been meeting since January 2000. For most of its history it has met twice per week.

Non-Scene Gay Friends of Greater Boston is a place for the LGBTQ+ community to hang out, make friends, explore Boston, and have fun doing a wide variety of activities typically separate from the gay bar “scene.”

Opus Affair while not exclusively a LGBTQ+ organization, it draws many from the community and is probably best known for their monthly cocktail parties to help raise money for local arts organizations.

OUTbreath offers a safe space for those who identify as queer, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning to come together to explore the practice of meditation and support each other in community.

Queer Boston Board Gamers is a friendly LGBTQ+ meet up group that connects regularly to play board games.

Yankee Cruising Club brings LGBTQ+ boaters together to meet, make friends and most importantly get out on the water. You don’t need to have a boat to join – just a passion for boating.

Apologies if I have overlooked any gay organizations in the area. Add information in the comments section or reach out to me, and I’ll be happy to add your group to this list.

Boston gay sports clubs / teams

At the start of each academic year, tens of thousands of people move to Boston for the first time.  Whether you are new to Boston or just looking for an excuse to be more active and make friends, joining one of the many LGBTQ+ sports teams and clubs can help you do both.

Some sports leagues welcome beginners while others are more competitive (most are the former – not the latter). Additionally, some of these teams / leagues are seasonal so even though this post has gone live in early Fall, not every league is in session at the moment. Look through the list of 2+ dozen sports leagues and see which one is right for you.

If you don’t see relevant or up-to-date information on the league’s / team’s Facebook page, contact me, and I can provide you the name and email of the contact for that group for you to learn more. Alternatively, another great resource is the Facebook group, B.A.G.S. (Boston Alliance of Gay Sports) – check’em out.

Apologies if I have overlooked any area gay clubs or sports leagues.  Feel free to add information for any such group in the comments section of my blog

2022 Summer recap

Labor Day Weekend officially brings the summer season to a close in New England. The warm weather will continue to bring people to the beaches but the summer-state-of-mind shifts back to reality when I return to the office on Tuesday so I thought I’d recap what has been a wonderful summer.

MAY: Hello Captiva Island
Our first large group vacation since the COVID-19 outbreak took place over Memorial Day Weekend. Our friends David (taking the selfie), Mark (next to him in the green polo) and Rodney (in the back with the I ❤️ Fig Newtons shirt) organized this amazing trip. It was a great start to the summer season.

JUNE: Summah in the City
We spent most of June in Boston and highlights included going to a few Red Sox games at Fenway Park and going to M Street Beach (a.k.a. Kiki Beach) in Southie on the weekends. I love Boston in the summer.

@Fenway Park with Paul
Goofing around before the crowds arrive

JULY: Ptown & Brazil
We spent the July 4th holiday in Provincetown relaxing at our friend Marco’s beautiful home, and seeing friends, including the proud new owners of the Crown & Anchor, Paolo Martini and Jonathan Hawkins. They’ve done an amazing job since purchasing this inn, restaurant and entertainmnet complex, and I couldn’t be happier for them.

New owners of Crown & Anchor, Paolo Martini and Jonathan Hawkins
Hanging with DJ James Cerne at July 4th Crown & Anchor Pool Party

Then it was off to Belo Horizonte, Brazil to celebrate Sergio’s Mom’s 90th birthday at the end of the month. Kudos to Sergio for pulling off an amazing party. Below is a selfie I took to show off Belo Horizonte (Sergio’s hometown).

Belo Horizonte, Brazil

AUGUST: Back to Provincetown for Carnival
After unpacking from Brazil, we turned around a week or so later to go to Provinctown. We spent Carnival Week enjoying drinks and meals with friends, seeing a few shows, and visiting “Boys Beach”. Below are a few photos from our week at Carnival. BTW, Carnival 2023 theme is Land of Toys so start thinking about your costumes.

I’ll definitely miss the summer of 2022. Much thanks to Mother Nature for giving Boston and much of New England one of the best summers in recent memory.

What to do this weekend

Below is a list of LGBTQ+ friendly events and parties happening this weekend. Scroll to the bottom of this post to see a listing of drag brunches (some may now be sold out). Have an event you want included? Email bosguymail@gmail.com.

Boston Gay Bars

The Alley
THURSDAY: Trivia Night w/ Daddy Dave @8PM
FRIDAY: RPDR viewing party @8PM followed by Casual Fridays w/ DJ Begbick @10PM
SATURDAY: Underbear w/ DJ Taffy @9PM
SUNDAY: Bearaoke Night @8PM

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THURSDAY: Taco Thursdays w/ Pride Sports Boston @5PM
FRIDAY: Celebrity Drag Race w/ host Harlow Havoc @8PM followed by Friday Feels w /Twisted Gleam @10PM
SATURDAY: Mayhem Saturdays w/ DJ Brian Derrick @10PM
SUNDAY: Disco Brunch (reservations on Open Table) @11AM

Cathedral Station
THURSDAY: Red Sox play Rangers @7PM
FRIDAY: Red Sox play Rangers @7PM
SATURDAY: Red Sox play Rangers @4PM
SUNDAY: Brunch starts @11AM | Red Sox play Rangers @1:30PM

Club Cafe
THURSDAY: Discoteca “Bad Bunny” after party w/ DJ Begbick @10PM
FRIDAY: RPDR viewing party @8PM & DJ Stevie Psyclone @10PM
SATURDAY: DJ Begbick @10PM
SUNDAY: Sunday brunch @11AM & Tea Dance w/ DJ Begbick @6PM

dbar
FRIDAY: Karaoke w/ DJ Bobby Knight @10PM
SATURDAY: Slay Saturday w/ DJ Brian Halligan @10PM
SUNDAY: Brunch (reservations on Open Table) @11AM & Tea at d w/ DJ Joe Bermudez @4PM

Jacques Cabaret – Call 617-426-8902 to reserve seats to shows
THURSDAY: Now That’s What I Call A Drag Show! hosted by Amanda Playwith & Crystal Crawford @8PM
FRIDAY: Drag Me To The Main Stage hosted by Destiny
SATURDAY: Drag Me To The Main Stage Hosted by DeeDee de Ray
SUNDAY: Sunday Fun Day – Open Mic night w/ Mitzzy @7PM

Legacy & Candibar (Gay Mafia Boston)
THURSDAY: Serve Thursdays w/ host Violencia & DJ Coleslaw @10PM
FRIDAY: Bussdown Friday w/ DJ Frenchy @10PM
SATURDAY: Furball w/ DJ J Warner @10PM
SUNDAY: White Party w/ DJ Alex Costa at Royale @10PM

Trophy Room
THURSDAY: Red Sox play Rangers @7PM
FRIDAY: Red Sox play Rangers @7PM
SATURDAY: Red Sox play Rangers @4PM
SUNDAY: Brunch starts @12PM | Red Sox play Rangers @1:30PM

LGBTQ+ Programming / Events

THURSDAY: LVL Up Drag Competition at Club Cafe @7PM

THURSDAY: Queeraoke is at Midway Cafe @10PM

FRIDAY: Gay Bash’d Dance Party (18+) at the Sinclair @9:30PM

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SATURDAY: Kiki Beach join your fellow gays for a kiki at M Street Beach – look for the men in speedos near the life guard chair (link above shows in a map where the kiki is at).

SATURDAY: Furball “Underwear Party” w/ DJ J Warren at Legacy @10PM

SATURDAY: Sapphic Saturdays w/ DJs Pnasty & Jkillem at 9 Tyler Street in Chinatown @10PM

SUNDAY: Men of Melanin Magic presents “No Skips” at Icon @7PM

SUNDAY: Bearaoke is at The Alley @8PM

SUNDAY TEA DANCES

BGBR Summer Tea Dance

Tea at d w/ DJ Joe Bermudez
4PM @dbar

Labor Day Tea Dance w/ DJ Begbick
6PM @Club Cafe

DRAG BRUNCHES IN BOSTON

Brunch

Some drag brunches require tickets purchased ahead of time. Click the event links shared below for ticketing and reservation information.

Mizery’s Sip & Swallow Drag Brunch
Saturday @1PM
Club Cafe

DragTease: Beyonce Brunch
Sunday @12PM
9 Lansdowne Street Fenway

Illusions The Drag Brunch Boston
Saturday & Sunday shows @1:30PM
Hosted upstairs at Hennessey’s

Drag Me To Brunch
Sunday @2PM
Carrie Nation Cocktail Club

And finally… another resource for what is happening at Boston gay bars is KikiPedia.

Allston Christmas (a.k.a. move in day in Boston)

September 1

If you live in downtown Boston (especially if you’re in a neighborhood with a lot of students) you know it is the eve of what many here refer to as “Allston Christmas”. Not a single Uhaul van or truck is available in metro Boston as the city braces for tens of thousands of students to officially return.

I don’t know if it is true but years ago I read that one out of every four apartment leases in Boston has a September 1 start date, which creates mass havoc in the days leading up to and on September 1st. Starting today and through tomorrow the streets of many neighborhoods will be full of double-parked cars, vans and trucks as tenants start the arduous task of moving from one apartment to the next.

The result of this is that the city sidewalks become littered with unwanted items. This ‘littering’ of every piece of furniture and furnishing imaginable is what is referred to as an Allston Christmas. Although this city-wide move impacts  nearly all of Boston’s neighbohoods, nowhere is the experience more intense than Allston, although many neighborhoods will likely experience their own form of an Allston Xmas.

In case you think I’m making this up, Urban Dictionary added this term in 2008 here and one only needs to type in the phrase in Google and select images to see what the streets of Boston will look like starting August 31st.

What to do this weekend

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Below is a list of LGBTQ+ friendly events and parties happening this weekend. Scroll to the bottom of this post to see a listing of drag brunches (some may now be sold out). Have an event you want included? Email bosguymail@gmail.com.

Boston Gay Bars

The Alley
THURSDAY: Trivia Night w/ Daddy Dave @8PM
FRIDAY: RPDR viewing party @8PM followed by Casual Fridays w/ DJ Begbick @10PM
SATURDAY: Tremors w/ DJ Scott Helms @10PM
SUNDAY: Bearaoke Night @8PM

blend
THURSDAY: Taco Thursdays w/ Pride Sports Boston @5PM
FRIDAY: Celebrity Drag Race w/ host Harlow Havoc @8PM followed by Twisted Gleam @10PM
SATURDAE: So Hot Saturdaes w/ DJ Stevie Psyclone @10PM
SUNDAY: Mizery Loves Company Drag Brunch (get tix before she sells out again) @12PM

Cathedral Station
THURSDAY: Red Sox play Blue Jays @7PM
FRIDAY: Red Sox play Rays @7PM
SATURDAY: Red Sox play Rays @4PM
SUNDAY: Brunch starts @11AM | Red Sox play Rays @1:30PM

Club Cafe
THURSDAY: Discoteca “Bad Bunny” after party w/ DJ Begbick @10PM
FRIDAY: RPDR viewing party @8PM & Lady Gaga after party w/ DJ Stevie Psyclone @10PM
SATURDAY: DJ Brian Derrick @10PM
SUNDAY: Sunday brunch @11AM & Tea Dance w/ DJ Stevie Psyclone @6PM

dbar
FRIDAY: Karaoke w/ DJ Bobby Knight @10PM
SATURDAY: Slay Saturday w/ DJ Begbick @10PM
SUNDAY: Brunch @11AM & 80s themed Tea at d w/ DJ Joe Bermudez @4PM

Jacques Cabaret – Call 617-426-8902 to reserve seats to shows
THURSDAY: Now That’s What I Call A Drag Show! hosted by Amanda Playwith & Crystal Crawford @8PM
FRIDAY: Drag Me To The Main Stage hosted by Destiny
SATURDAY: Drag Me To The Main Stage Hosted by DeeDee de Ray
SUNDAY: Sunday Fun Day – Open Mic night w/ Mitzzy @7PM

Legacy & Candibar (Gay Mafia Boston)
THURSDAY: Serve Thursdays w/ host Violencia & DJ Coleslaw @10PM
FRIDAY: Bussdown Friday w/ DJ Frenchy @10PM
SATURDAY: DJ Nick Stracener @10PM
SUNDAY: Hot Mess Sundays at Candibar @10PM

Trophy Room
THURSDAY: Red Sox play Blue Jays @7PM
FRIDAY: Red Sox play Rays @7PM
SATURDAY: Red Sox play Rays @4PM
SUNDAY: Brunch starts @12PM | Red Sox play Rays @1:30PM

LGBTQ+ Programming / Events

THURSDAY: Book Bi Book – A Bisexual Book Club at the West End Annex of BPL @6:30PM

THURSDAY: Linda’s Lip Sync Smackdown at Club Cafe @8PM

THURSDAY: Queeraoke is at Midway Cafe @10PM

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FRIDAY: Boston Pride Hockey Summer Party All are welcome in Waltham @6:30PM

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FRIDAY: Out Loud – A Very Queer Open Mic at The Armory @8PM

FRIDAY: Queer Theater Project at The Armory @8PM

FRIDAY: Pity Party: Throwback EMO music at Union Tavern @9PM

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SATURDAY: Kiki Beach join your fellow gays for a kiki at M Street Beach – look for the men in speedos near the life guard chair (link above shows in a map where the kiki is at).

SATURDAY: Boom Saturday Latin Night returns to the Volcano room @9PM

SATURDAY: DJ Nick Stracener Returns to Legacy @10PM

SUNDAY: Gagged Queer Leather & Drag Night at Shore Leave @6PM

SUNDAY TEA DANCES

BGBR Summer Tea Dance

Bears Brews & Boys
4PM @Dorchester Brewing Co.

80s Edition Tea at d w/ DJ Joe Bermudez
4PM @dbar

Tea Dance w/ DJ Aga
6PM @Club Cafe

DRAG BRUNCHES IN BOSTON

Brunch

Some drag brunches require tickets purchased ahead of time. Click the event links shared below for ticketing and reservation information.

Disney Villains Drag Brunch
Saturday @11AM
Summer Shack

Illusions The Drag Brunch Boston
Saturday & Sunday shows @1:30PM
Hosted upstairs at Hennessey’s

Mizery Loves Company
Sunday @12PM
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DRAGtacular Brunch w Diva ICONS!
Saturday @12PM
Laugh Boston

Drag Me To Brunch
Sunday @2PM
Carrie Nation Cocktail Club

And finally… another resource for what is happening at Boston gay bars is KikiPedia.

What to do this weekend

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Below is a list of LGBTQ+ friendly events and parties happening this weekend. Scroll to the bottom of this post to see a listing of drag brunches (some may now be sold out). Have an event you want included? Email bosguymail@gmail.com.

Boston Gay Bars

The Alley
THURSDAY: Trivia Night w/ Daddy Dave @8PM
FRIDAY: RPDR viewing party @8PM & Lady Gaga dance party w/ DJ Denis @10PM
SATURDAY: BLUF NE Social @7PM & GRUNT w/ DJ Brian Derrick @10PM
SUNDAY: Bearaoke Night @8PM

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Closed this week for summer vacation!

Cathedral Station
THURSDAY: Red Sox play Pirates @7PM
FRIDAY: Red Sox play Orioles @7PM
SATURDAY: Red Sox play Orioles @4PM
SUNDAY: Brunch starts @11AM | Red Sox play Orioles @7PM

Club Cafe
THURSDAY: Discoteca “Bad Bunny” after party w/ DJ Begbick @10PM
FRIDAY: RPDR viewing party @8PM & Lady Gaga after party w/ DJ Stevie Psyclone @10PM
SATURDAY: DJ Begbick @10PM
SUNDAY: Sunday brunch @11AM & Bear Tea Dance w/ DJ Aga @6PM

dbar
FRIDAY: Karaoke w/ DJ Bobby Knight @10PM
SATURDAY: Slay Saturday w/ DJ Brian Halligan @10PM
SUNDAY: Brunch @11AM & Tea at d w/ DJ Joe Bermudez @4PM

Jacques Cabaret – Call 617-426-8902 to reserve seats to shows
THURSDAY: Now That’s What I Call A Drag Show! hosted by Amanda Playwith & Crystal Crawford @8PM
FRIDAY: Drag Me To The Main Stage hosted by Destiny
SATURDAY: Drag Me To The Main Stage Hosted by DeeDee de Ray
SUNDAY: Sunday Fun Day – Open Mic night w/ Mitzzy @7PM

Legacy & Candibar (Gay Mafia Boston)
THURSDAY: Serve Thursdays w/ host Violencia & DJ Coleslaw @10PM
FRIDAY: Bussdown Friday w/ DJ Frenchy @10PM
SATURDAY: Special Guest DJ Paulo @10PM
SUNDAY: Hot Mess Sundays at Candibar @10PM

Trophy Room
THURSDAY: Red Sox play Pirates @7PM
FRIDAY: Red Sox play Orioles @7PM
SATURDAY: Red Sox play Orioles @4PM
SUNDAY: Brunch starts @12PM | Red Sox play Orioles @7PM

LGBTQ+ Programming / Events

THURSDAY: Queeraoke is at Midway Cafe @10PM

FRIDAY: HEROES w DJ Chris Ewen at Sonia @10PM

FRIDAY: IMBIBE Bi + Inaugural Dance Party at Union Tavern @8PM

FRIDAY: O Baile Funk LGBTQ Funk Night at Shojo in Chinatown @10PM

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SATURDAY: Kiki Beach join your fellow gays for a kiki at M Street Beach – look for the men in speedos near the life guard chair (link above shows in a map where the kiki is at).

SATURDAY: History Project LGBTQ+ picnic & self-guided tours at Boston Common @11AM

SATURDAY: Boston Leather Uniform summer social upstairs at Alley Bar @7PM

SATURDAY: Boom Saturday Latin Night returns to the Volcano room @9PM

SUNDAY: Drag Queen Story Hour at The Paseo in the Seaport @2-3PM

SUNDAY TEA DANCES

BGBR Summer Tea Dance

Fascination Gear Bear Bust w/ DJ Brian Halligan
4PM @Dorchester Brewing Co.

Tea at d w/ DJ Joe Bermudez
4PM @dbar

Bear Tea Dance w/ DJ Aga
6PM @Club Cafe

DRAG BRUNCHES IN BOSTON

Brunch

Some drag brunches require tickets purchased ahead of time. Click the event links shared below for ticketing and reservation information.

Illusions The Drag Brunch Boston
Saturday & Sunday shows @1:30PM
Hosted upstairs at Hennessey’s

Heels N’ Mimosas
Sunday @11AM
Premiere on Broadway

Boozy Drag Brunch
Sunday @12PM
Notch Brewery in Brighton

Drag Me To Brunch
Sunday @2PM
Carrie Nation Cocktail Club

And finally… another resource for what is happening at Boston gay bars is KikiPedia.

What to do this weekend

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Below is a list of LGBTQ+ friendly events and parties happening this weekend. Scroll to the bottom of this post to see a listing of drag brunches (some may now be sold out). Have an event you want included? Email bosguymail@gmail.com.

Boston Gay Bars

The Alley
THURSDAY: Trivia Night w/ special guest host Vivienne Vagemite @8PM
FRIDAY: Fuzz upstairs w/ DJ Brent Covington & Taffy @10PM
SATURDAY: Boston GAYmers @6PM & DJ Denis Trorrier upstairs @10PM
SUNDAY: Bearaoke Night @8PM

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THURSDAY: Taco Thursdays with Pride Sports Boston start @5PM
FRIDAY: Celebrity Drag Race viewing party @8PM & Music w/ Begbick @10PM
SATURDAY: Mayhem Saturdays w/ DJ Aga @10PM
SUNDAY: Disco Brunch @11AM

Cathedral Station
THURSDAY: Red Sox play Orioles @7PM
FRIDAY: Red Sox play Yankees @7PM
SATURDAY: Red Sox play Yankees @7PM
SUNDAY: Brunch starts @11AM | Red Sox play Yankees @7PM

Club Cafe
THURSDAY: Discoteca Musica Latina w/ DJ Begbick @10PM
FRIDAY: DJ Stevie Psyclone @10PM
SATURDAY: DJ Brian Derrick @10PM
SUNDAY: Sunday brunch @11AM & Sunday Tea Dance w/ DJ Aga @6PM

dbar
FRIDAY: Karaoke w/ DJ Bobby Knight @10PM
SATURDAY: Slay Saturday w/ DJ Begbick @10PM
SUNDAY: Brunch @11AM & Tea at d w/ 104.1FM & DJ Joe Bermudez @4PM

Jacques Cabaret – Call 617-426-8902 to reserve seats to shows
THURSDAY: Now That’s What I Call A Drag Show! hosted by Amanda Playwith & Crystal Crawford @8PM
FRIDAY: Drag Me To The Main Stage hosted by Destiny
SATURDAY: Drag Me To The Main Stage Hosted by DeeDee de Ray
SUNDAY: Sunday Fun Day – Open Mic night w/ Mitzzy @7PM

Legacy & Candibar (Gay Mafia Boston)
THURSDAY: Serve Thursdays w/ host Violencia & DJ Coleslaw @10PM
FRIDAY: Bussdown Friday w/ DJ Frenchy @10PM
SATURDAY: Furball w/ music by DJ Frenchy @10PM
SUNDAY: Hot Mess Sundays at Candibar @10PM

Trophy Room
THURSDAY: Red Sox play Orioles @7PM
FRIDAY: Red Sox play Yankees @7PM
SATURDAY: Red Sox play Yankees @7PM
SUNDAY: Brunch starts @12PM | Red Sox play Yankees @7PM

LGBTQ+ Programming / Events

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FRIDAY: Fuzz upstairs w/ DJ Brett Covington & Taffy at The Alley @10PM

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SATURDAY: Kiki Beach join your fellow gays for a kiki at M Street Beach – look for the men in speedos near the life guard chair (link above shows in a map where the kiki is at).

SATURDAY: Boston GAYmers Party at The Alley @6PM

SATURDAY: Queer (QTBIPOC) Mixer at Union Tavern @9PM

SATURDAY: Boom Saturday Latin Night returns to the Volcano room @9PM

SUNDAY: Lesbian NightLife Monthly Social at DBCo @4PM

SUNDAY: Boston Gay Beer Club at Brato Brewhouse and Kitchen @6PM

DRAG BRUNCHES IN BOSTON

Brunch

Some drag brunches require tickets purchased ahead of time. Click the event links shared below for ticketing and reservation information.

Girls Day Brunch Drag Show
Saturday @11AM
The Point Boston

DRAGtacular Brunch: #1 Hits 80s/00s!
Saturday @12PM
Laugh Boston

Revere Beach Drag Queen Brunch
Saturday @2PM
Volcano Room

Illusions The Drag Brunch Boston
Saturday & Sunday shows @1:30PM
Hosted upstairs at Hennessey’s

DragTease Brunch w/ Men of Melanin Magic
Sunday @11AM
Lansdowne Pub

Drag Me To Brunch
Sunday @2PM
Carrie Nation Cocktail Club

And finally… another resource for what is happening at Boston gay bars is KikiPedia.

Romeo & Juliet on Boston Common Aug 11&13

Are you looking for something fun to do this weekend? The Boston Lyric Opera is hosting two free performances of Romeo & Juliet at 8PM on Thursday, August 11 and Saturday, August 13.

Romeo & Juliet on the Boston Common

These FREE performances offer those who have never been to an opera, a unique opportunity to experience it under the stars. You can check out the full cast here. For those motivated by more base instincts, be sure to check out the very handsome baritone, Nicholas LaGeese who plays Mercutio – damn he’s cute.

Similar to the Shakespeare on the Common productions, you can rent chairs but it is best to make a reservation (chair reservation info). If you’re planning to attend, show up early because these free performances attract huge crowds.

I also recommend making pitstop at Roche Bros in DTX before you find a place on the Common to see this production. Roche Bros has a lot of grab-n-go items so you can have an impromptu picnic during the performance. While consuming alcohol on the Common is illegal, if you’re discreet, you’ll be fine. I’m a big fan of bringing some cheeses and one or two bottles of very cold white or rosé.

What to do this weekend

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Below is a list of LGBTQ+ friendly events and parties happening this weekend. Scroll to the bottom of this post to see a listing of drag brunches (some may now be sold out). Have an event you want included? Email bosguymail@gmail.com.

Boston Gay Bars

The Alley
THURSDAY: Trivia Night w/ special guest host Vivienne Vagemite @8PM
FRIDAY: Dancing upstairs w/ DJ Begbick @10PM
SATURDAY: Underbear dance party w/ DJ Taffy @9PM
SUNDAY: Bearaoke Night and Mass Bears & Cubs harbor cruise after party @8PM

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THURSDAY: Taco Thursdays with Pride Sports Boston start @5PM
FRIDAY: Music by Twisted Gleam @10PM
SATURDAY: Mayhem Saturdays w/ DJ Brian Derrick @10PM
SUNDAY: Pop Start Brunch feat music of Madonna 11AM

Cathedral Station
THURSDAY: Red Sox play Royals @8PM
FRIDAY: Red Sox play Royals @8PM
SATURDAY: Red Sox play Royals @7PM
SUNDAY: Brunch starts @11AM | Red Sox play Royals @2PM

Club Cafe
THURSDAY: Discoteca Musica Latina w/ DJ Begbick @10PM
FRIDAY: DJ Stevie Psyclone @10PM
SATURDAY: Mizery’s Sip & Swallow Drag Brunch @1PM & DJ Begbick @10PM
SUNDAY: Sunday brunch @11AM & Sunday Tea Dance w/ DJ Andrea Stamas @6PM

dbar
FRIDAY: Karaoke w/ DJ Bobby Knight @10PM
SATURDAY: Slay Saturday w/ DJ Andrea Stamas @10PM
SUNDAY: Brunch @11AM & Tea at d w/ BGBL & WBGBL music by DJ Joe Bermudez @4PM

Jacques Cabaret – Call 617-426-8902 to reserve seats to shows
THURSDAY: Now That’s What I Call A Drag Show! hosted by Amanda Playwith & Crystal Crawford @8PM
FRIDAY: Drag Me To The Main Stage hosted by Destiny
SATURDAY: Drag Me To The Main Stage Hosted by DeeDee de Ray
SUNDAY: Sunday Fun Day – Open Mic night w/ Mitzzy @7PM

Legacy & Candibar (Gay Mafia Boston)
THURSDAY: Serve Thursdays w/ host Violencia & DJ Coleslaw @10PM
FRIDAY: Bussdown Friday w/ DJ Frenchy @10PM
SATURDAY: DJ Las Bibas from Vizcaya returns to Boston @10PM
SUNDAY: Hot Mess Sundays at Candibar @10PM

Trophy Room
THURSDAY: Red Sox play Royals @8PM
FRIDAY: Red Sox play Royals @8PM
SATURDAY: Red Sox play Royals @7PM
SUNDAY: Brunch starts @12PM | Red Sox play Royals @2PM

LGBTQ+ Programming / Events

THURSDAY: LVL Up Drag Competion @7PM

THURSDAY: Queeraoke at Midway Cafe @10PM

FRIDAY: HEROES (18+) IRL w DJ Chris Ewen at Sonia @10PM

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SATURDAY: Kiki Beach join your fellow gays for a kiki at M Street Beach – look for the men in speedos near the life guard chair (link above shows in a map where the kiki is at).

SATURDAY: Miss New England Continental 2022 at Club Cafe @8PM

SATURDAY: Flags & Short Shorts “It’s Carnival” at Fort Hill Bar & Grill @9PM

SATURDAY: Gay Bash’d 4th Anniversary bash at The Sinclair @9:30PM

SATURDAY: Boom Saturday Latin Night returns to the Volcano room @9PM

SATURDAY: Sapphic Saturdays returns to (upstairs at) Shojo in Chinatown @10PM

SUNDAY: Pride Sports Boston 1-Day Kickball Remix Tournament (open to all) at Moakley Park @10AM

SUNDAY: Drag Queen Story Hour w/ Patty Bourrée at The Paseo in the Seaport @2PM

SUNDAY: Mass Bears & Cubs Boston Harbor Cruise Dance Party at 60 Rowes Wharf @4PM

SUNDAY: Drag Bingo & Aperol Spritz Party w/ host Plane Jane at Time Out Market @6PM

SUNDAY: WERQ! THE WORLD TOUR pulls into House of Blues at 7PM

DRAG BRUNCHES IN BOSTON

Brunch

Some drag brunches require tickets purchased ahead of time. Click the event links shared below for ticketing and reservation information.

Selena Drag Brunch
Saturday @10AM
Summer Shack

Mizery’s Sip & Swallow Drag Brunch
Saturday @1PM
Club Cafe

Illusions The Drag Brunch Boston
Saturday & Sunday shows @1:30PM
Hosted upstairs at Hennessey’s

Devine’s Drag Brunch
Sunday @11AM
Ned Devine’s (1st Drag Brunch sponsored by Aperol)

Ballroom Drag Brunch
Sunday @11AM
Kimpton Marlowe Hotel Ballroom

Drag Me To Brunch
Sunday @2PM
Carrie Nation Cocktail Club

And finally… another resource for what is happening at Boston gay bars is KikiPedia.