Category Archives: Boston

Women’s March

womens-march-on-washington-dcIt is unprecedented to think that just 24-hours after Trump was sworn into office in Washington D.C. The Women’s March in D.C. appears to have drawn crowds that rival in size those of the inauguration to the incoming President.

“We can whimper, we can wine or we can fight back. Me I’m here to fight back!”  U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren told more than 80,000 protesters at the Women’s March Boston

It has been many years since I’ve seen so many people exercising their right to protest (an estimated 80,000 in Boston may be need to be revised upward), and I can not think of another instance where the incoming President has received such an overwhelming rebuke – not just in DC and Boston but worldwide.

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Women’s March Boston on the Boston Common || Photo Credit: Stephen Naso

I know much will happen over the next four years that I will disagree with, but I am energized and encouraged by what I am seeing not only in the streets of Boston but throughout our country. As a socially progressive liberal, it is rare to see so many speaking out and my only hope is the intensity remains. Much thanks to my friends for sharing some of their photos from today’s march in Boston since I could not be there personally.

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Women’s March Boston on the Boston Common

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Women’s March Boston on the Boston Common

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Women’s March Boston on the Boston Common || Photo Credit: Stephen Naso

What to do this week: January 16 – 22

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Winter Rendezvous Gay Ski Week at Stowe January 18-22, 2017

What to do this week:  January 16th – 22nd

MLK Day at the MFA offers free admission to the public on Monday, January 16, starting at 10am at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston

MLK Day of Celebration at The Gardner offers free admission to the public starting at 11am at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum on Monday, January 16 in Boston

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

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

Tuesday Night Trivia is hosted by Bob every Tuesday starting at 8PM at The Alley Cat in Providence

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Show Tune Tuesdays takes place every Tuesday at dbar in Dorchester

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

November Project: Stair workout at Harvard still focused on your NYE resolution to lose weight then head to the Harvard Stadium from 6:30-7:30AM every Wednesday in Boston

Stump Trivia impress your friends with all the trivia you know from 5 – 10PM every Wednesday at Cathedral Station in Boston

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Free Movie Night: To Catch a Thief is at the library starting at 6PM on Wednesday, January 18 in Provincetown

Winter Rendezvous Ski Weekend at Stowe officially starts Wednesday, January 18th and runs through Sunday, January 22 in Stowe Vermont

Thump Thursdaes is every Thursday at Peggy O’Neil’s Pub in Dorchester

Queer Inclusive Climbing Klub (QuICK) Pizza night and climbing club at Brooklyn Boulders on Friday, January 20 in Somerville

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Boyfriends monthly gay dance party at the Milky Way starts at 10PM on Friday, January 20 in Jamaica Plain

Rocky IV is showing this weekend as part of their Midnight Movie series at the Coolidge on Friday and Saturday, January 21 & 22 in Brookline

Valentine’s Day Cards with Gay for Good makes cards to be delivered to elderly living alone for the February holiday from 1-4PM on Saturday, January 21 in Boston

Single’s Pool Tournament is at Cathedral Station on Saturday, January 21 in Boston

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Lumberjack Tea Dance starts at 5PM on Saturday, January 21 at Mainestreet in Ogunquit

Saga Saturdays Boston’s biggest gay dance party on Saturday, January 21 is at Paradise in Cambridge

Dancing with DJ Eddy has no cover at Cathedral Station, starting at 10PM on Saturday, January 21 in Boston

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NUNCH! starts at 11AM on Sunday, January 22 at Club Cafe in Boston

Bears Tea Dance  hosted the 3rd Sunday of the month this party never has a cover and always has great music, starting at 5PM at Club Cafe in Boston

X-Pose at EGO starts at 9PM on Sunday, January 22 at EGO in Providence

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

Bullfinch Crossing development by Gov’t Center

The HYM Investment Group, Government Center Garage Redevelopment, Boston RealestateThe demolition of the hideous Government Center garage is underway according to the website bldup.com. Replacing the ugly garage will be “Bulfinch Crossing”, (referred by many as Government Center Garage Redevelopment). The massive project that totals 2.9 million square feet will include a pedestrian-friendly streetscape, plaza and six mixed-use buildings on two blocks spanning 4.8 acres. The development is sandwiched between Government Center, The North End, Beacon Hill and The West End.

When fully built, there will be 800+ housing units, 200 hotel rooms, 1.15 million gross square feet of office space and 82,500 gross square feet of retail space at Bulfinch Crossing. The reconfigured garage will contain approximately 1,100 parking spaces which is significantly less than the original garage held but the transformation will hopefully be worth it.

What to do this week: January 9 – 15

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Queer Trans Liberation Rally is on Saturday, January 14 at 2PM at the State House

What to do this week:  January 9th – 15th

Men’s Group of JP hosts their monthly social is at Sofia Italian Steakhouse from 7PM-9PM on Monday, January 9 in West Roxbury

What She Said join South End resident and celebrity chef Kristen Kish who will moderate a discussion aimed to inspire and empower women on Monday, January 9, starting at 6:30PM at the Gallery at the W Hotel in Boston

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

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All Star Monday: George Michael Tribute is at Machine on Monday, January 9th – doors open at 10 the fun starts at 11:30PM in Boston

Every Dog Has Its Day is David Costa’s photography exhibit from 7-9PM on Monday, January 9 at Ashmont Grill in Dorchester

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

OUTBreath LGBTQ Meditation Community hosts an evening of meditation at 7PM on Tuesday, January 10 at the Arlington St Church in Boston

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Show Tune Tuesday is hosted every Tuesday at dbar in Dorchester

Tuesday Night Trivia is at The Alley Cat every Tuesday starting at 8PM in Providence

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

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

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Boston Gay Professionals Meet Up starts at 6:30PM on Wednesday, January 11 on the mezzanine at the Liberty Hotel in Boston

Stump Trivia impress your friends with all the trivia you know from 5 – 10PM every Wednesday at Cathedral Station in Boston

Worcester Gay Professionals Networking starts at 6PM at Sweet Kitchen & Bar in Worcester

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

Thump Thursdaes! takes place every Thursday at Peggy O’Neil’s Pub in Dorchester

Queer Inclusive Climbing Klub (QuICK) Pizza night and climbing club at Brooklyn Boulders on Friday, January 13 in Somerville

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Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf opens at the Lyric Stage Co. on Friday, January 13 (and runs through February 12) in Boston 

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

The Coolidge After Midnight Presents: The Running Man starting at 11:59PM on Friday, January 13 & Saturday, January 14 in Brookline

Trans Queer Liberation Rally at the State House starts at 2PM on Saturday, January 14 in Boston

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Saga Saturdays is Boston’s newest gay night featuring some of the best DJs and plenty of great dancing at Paradise Saturday, Janaury  14 in Cambridge

ICRI Halves Show hosted by the Imperial Court is a benefit for AIDS Care Ocean State and Alzheimer’s Assoc RI on Saturday January 14 in Providence

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

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

Boston’s No Pants Subway Ride is happening

One of Boston’s cheekier traditions, The No Pants Subway Ride, is happening today on the MBTA so don’t be surprised if you see a fair number of men and women commuting in their underwear this afternoon.

Want to join last minute? Check out the details here.

Boston is getting wicked expensive

Boston Back BayWhile it is no secret that Boston is an expensive city to live in as compared to most of the United States, Boston Magazine article “Boston Is Getting Really Expensive” highlights just how expensive.

Boston’s cost of living is 39.7% above the U.S. average, with groceries and healthcare running 26% above average, while median household income remains on par with the rest of the country. According to the article more than 1/3 of the city’s homeowners work 4 months or more each year just to pay for housing.

Boston’s condo costs range dramatically, depending on location. Hover over each neighborhood below to see costs per square foot in 2015.
—By Neighborhood X and Mary Catharine Witt

PROPRIETARY ANALYSIS OF CLOSED MARKET RATE TRANSACTIONS. ANALYSIS EXCLUDES AFFORDABLE AND RESTRICTED HOUSING UNITS AND FORECLOSURES.

The Boston Magazine article correctly pointed out that in the long run Boston will lose if more is not done to make the city more affordable. Our political, business and community leaders need to stop thinking small and learn to act more boldly. As Boston launches its major planning effort, a.k.a. “Imagine Boston 2030”, regional planning must drive the discussion.

What to do this week: January 2 – 8

No Pants Subway Ride

Boston’s No Pants Subway Ride is Sunday, January 8th

What to do this week: January 2-8, 2017

Men’s Mary Monday Meal Meetup is a social group for gay men that takes place at 6:30PM on the first Monday of each month at Mary Chung Restaurant in Central Square on Monday, January 2 in Cambridge

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

Tuesday Night Trivia is at The Alley Cat every Tuesday starting at 8PM in Providence

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

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Work off those pounds you gained during the holidays with the November Project

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

Stump Trivia impress your friends with all the trivia you know from 5 – 10PM every Wednesday at Cathedral Station in Boston

Hand to God from The SpeakEasy Stage opens at The Calderwood Pavilion on Friday, January 6 and runs through February 4 in Boston

SoWa First Fridays allows you to peruse galleries and artist studios in the South End from 5 – 9PM on Friday, January 6 in Boston

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The exact location will be announced on their website later this week

Guerrilla Queer Bar takes place at a location to be named later this week on Friday, January 6 in Boston

MFA First Friday is at the MFA from 6-9PM on Friday, January 6 in Boston

Queer Inclusive Climbing Klub (QuICK) Pizza night and climbing club at Brooklyn Boulders on Friday, January 6 in Somerville

dbar Karaoke starts at 10PM each and every Friday in Dorchester

The Coolidge at Midnight presents Surviving the Game Friday and Saturday, January 6 & 7 at The Coolidge at 11:59PM in Brookline

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Mirabar’s first black light party of 2017 is this Friday

Black Light Party: Fearless in the Dark is hosted the first Friday of each month starting at 10PM on Friday, January 6 at Mirabar in Providence

Thurgood from the NewRep Theatre the one-man show and tribute to the enduring legacy of Thurgood Marshall, opens on Saturday January 7 and runs through February 5 in Watertown

Monthly Pub Night is hosted by the Meetup group, “Non-Scene” Gay Friends of Boston at 7PM at a place yet to be mentioned on Saturday, January 7 in TBD

Wild & Precious is the dramatic Arc of the Gay Civil Rights movement and the Arc of our shared American Culture told through one man’s story at Club Cafe starts at 2PM on Sunday, January 8 in Boston

Boston’s No Pants Subway Ride from 2-5 PM on Sunday, January 8 in and around 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

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