Category Archives: Boston

What to do this weekend

Boston Gay Bars

The Alley
THURSDAY: Trivia Night w/ Daddy Dave @8PM
FRIDAY: RPDR viewing party 8PM & Dance Floor Open – DJ TBA @10PM
SATURDAY: Dance Floor Open – DJ TBA @10PM
SUNDAY: Bearaoke Night @8PM

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THURSDAY: Taco Thursday w/ Pride Sports (come and get’em) 5PM-10PM
FRIDAY: RPDR viewing party w/ Harlow Havoc @8PM & Friday Feels w/ Twisted Gleam @10PM
SATURDAE: So Hot Saturdaes Onesie Anniversary Party w/ DJ Stevie Psyclone @10PM
SUNDAY: Disco Brunch (reservations req’d, here)

Cathedral Station
THURSDAY: Bruins vs Lightening @7PM || Celtics vs Knicks @7:30PM
FRIDAY: Bar and kitchen open
SATURDAY: Bruins vs. Panthers @6PM || Celtics vs Lakers @8:30PM
SUNDAY: NFL Championship: 49ers vs Eagles @3PM || Bengals vs Chiefs @6:30PM

Club Cafe
THURSDAY: Discoteca Musica w/ DJ Begbick @10PM
FRIDAY: RPDR viewing party @8PM & DJ Stevie Psyclone @10PM
SATURDAY: Dance your ass off w/ DJ Brian Derrick @10PM
SUNDAY FUNDAY: Brunch (make reservation here) @11AM | CommuniTEA party w/ DJ Aga @4PM

dbar
FRIDAY: Karaoke w/ DJ Bobby Knight @10PM
SATURDAY: Dancefloor open DJ TBA @10PM

Jacques Cabaret
THURSDAY: Now That’s What I Call A Drag Show hosted by Crystal Crawford
FRIDAY: Drag Me To The Main Stage hosted by Dee De Ray
SATURDAY: Drag Me To The Main Stage hosted by Destiny
SUNDAY: Sunday Fun Day – Open Mic night w/ Mitzzy @7PM

Legacy & Candibar (Gay Mafia Boston)
THURSDAY: Serve! Thursday w/ DJ Coleslaw @10PM
FRIDAY: Bussdown Friday w/ DJ Frenchy @10PM
SATURDAY: Saturday at Legacy w/ DJ J Warren @10PM
SUNDAY: Hot Mess Sundays at Candibar @10PM

ManRay / Campus
THURSDAY: Campus (19+) w/ DJ Curtis Atchison @10PM
FRIDAY: CHROME w/ DJ Chris Ewen @10PM
SATURDAY: Heroes (New Wave & Post Punk) w/ DJ Chris Ewen @10PM

Trophy Room
THURSDAY: Bruins vs Lightening @7PM || Celtics vs Knicks @7:30PM
FRIDAY: Bar and kitchen open
SATURDAY: Bruins vs. Panthers @6PM || Celtics vs Lakers @8:30PM
SUNDAY: NFL Championship: 49ers vs Eagles @3PM || Bengals vs Chiefs @6:30PM

LGBTQ+ Programming / Events

THURSDAY: Boston Pride Hockey Thursday Night Pick-Up Skate in Cambridge @9PM

THURSDAY: Thirsty Thursgay downstairs at Game On! @10PM

THURSDAY: Queeraoke is at Midway Cafe @10PM

FRIDAY: LGBTQ+ Job Fair with MASS LGBT Chamber of Commerce at Boston Park Plaza 10AM-2PM

FRIDAY: Pole Dance & Burlesque Show at Club Cafe @7:30PM

SATURDAY: Latino Night Mardi Gras Party at La Maquina Nightclub @9PM

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.

Cher & Madonna Drag Brunch
Saturday @11AM & again @2PM
Summer Shack

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

Drag Tease: 90’s Babies
Sunday @11AM
Lansdowne Pub

Drag Me To Brunch
Sunday @2PM
Carrie Nation Cocktail Club (Beacon Hill)

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

Boston Gay Mens Chorus ambitous outreach program documentary: Music Triumphs Homophobia

Pardon while I brag a bit about the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus (BGMC) which recently released a new 2 hour documentary that shares the positive impact BGMC has had in fighting homophobia here in the US and around the world through the power of their music and making their presence known.

The documentary, “Music Triumphs Homophobia,” shares the impact BGMC has had in recent years, traveling to and performing in places openly hostile to the LGBTQ+ community, like Poland, Turkey, and South Africa. I promise you’ll feel moved and inspired by the work this organization has done when you watch the documentary’s two minute trailer.

Where to watch: Amazon

What to do this weekend

Boston Gay Bars

The Alley
THURSDAY: Trivia Night w/ Daddy Dave @8PM
FRIDAY: RPDR viewing party 8PM & Casual Friday w/ DJ Begbick @10PM
SATURDAY: Wicked Pah & BLUF @6PM | DJ Brian Derrick @10PM
SUNDAY: Bearaoke Night @8PM

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THURSDAY: Taco Thursday w/ Pride Sports (come and get’em) 5PM-10PM
FRIDAY: RPDR viewing party w/ Harlow Havoc @8PM & SUPERNATURE w/ DJ Brian Derrick @10PM
SATURDAY: Mayhem Saturday w/ music by Harlow Havoc @10PM
SUNDAY: Disco Brunch (reservations req’d, here)

Cathedral Station
THURSDAY: Bruins vs Rangers @7PM || Celtics vs Warriors @7:30PM
FRIDAY: Bar and kitchen open
SATURDAY: Celtics vs Raptors @5PM
NFL Playoffs Jaguars vs Chiefs @4:30PM || Giants vs Eagles @8PM
SUNDAY: Bruins vs Sharks 7PM
NFL Playoffs Bengals vs Bills @3PM || Cowboys vs 49ers @6:30PM

Club Cafe
THURSDAY: Discoteca Musica w/ DJ Begbick @10PM
FRIDAY: RPDR viewing party @8PM & DJ Stevie Psyclone @10PM
SATURDAY: Dance your ass off w/ DJ Begbick @10PM
SUNDAY FUNDAY: Brunch (make reservation here) @11AM | Communi-Tea dance w/ DJ Stevie Psyclone @4PM

dbar
FRIDAY: Karaoke w/ DJ Bobby Knight @10PM
SATURDAY: Fruits by the Foot Queer Comedy Showcase @9:30PM || DJ Coleslaw @11PM
SUNDAY: Celebrate Drag Queen Lilly Rose birthday w/ DJ Begbick @4PM

Jacques Cabaret
THURSDAY: Now That’s What I Call A Drag Show hosted by Crystal Crawford
FRIDAY: Drag Me To The Main Stage hosted by Dee De Ray
SATURDAY: Drag Me To The Main Stage hosted by Destiny
SUNDAY: Sunday Fun Day – Open Mic night w/ Mitzzy @7PM

Legacy & Candibar (Gay Mafia Boston)
THURSDAY: Serve! Thursday w/ DJ Coleslaw @10PM
FRIDAY: Bussdown Friday w/ DJ Frenchy @10PM
SATURDAY: Legacy Saturday w/ DJ Alex Costa @10PM
SUNDAY:Hot Mess Sunday @Candibar @10PM

ManRay/Campus (NEW)
THURSDAY: Campus (19+) w/ DJ MaryAlice @10PM
FRIDAY: CHROME Goth Night (not gay) w/ DJ Chris Ewen @10PM
SATURDAY: HEROES w/ DJ Chris Ewen @9PM

Trophy Room
THURSDAY: Bruins vs Rangers @7PM || Celtics vs Warriors @7:30PM
FRIDAY: Bar and kitchen open
SATURDAY: Celtics vs Raptors @5PM
NFL Playoffs Jaguars vs Chiefs @4:30PM || Giants vs Eagles @8PM
SUNDAY: Bruins vs Sharks @7PM
NFL Playoffs Bengals vs Bills @3PM || Cowboys vs 49ers @6:30PM

LGBTQ+ Programming / Events / Nights

THURSDAY: HomoErratic: Comedy Show at Club Cafe @7PM

THURSDAY: Shangela Fully Lit Tour very few seats remain at Wilbur @8PM

Thursday Night Pick Up Ice Skating

THURSDAY: Boston Pride Hockey Thursday Night Pick-Up Skate in Cambridge @9PM

THURSDAY: Thirsty Thursgay is at Game On! @9PM

THURSDAY: Queeraoke is at Midway Cafe @10PM

ManRay Nightclub

THURSDAY: (NEW GAY NIGHT) Campus 19+ Nights at ManRay @10PM

FRIDAY: (NEW MONTHLY LESBIAN PARTY) Aura at the Crystal Ballroom / Davis Square @9PM

FRIDAY & SATURDAY: SIX: The Unauthorized Dragsical at Club Cafe @7:30PM

SATURDAY: (NEW LOCATION) HEROES at ManRay @9PM

SATURDAY: DJ Junior & DJ BTO at The Volcano Room in Revere @9PM

SUNDAY: SIP Tea Dance w/ DJ Brian Halligan at Cantab Lounge @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.

Biscuits & Belles Drag Brunch
Saturday at 11AM
Loretta’s Last Call

Rent: The Drag Brunch (SOLD OUT)
Saturday @11AM
Summer Shack

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

DragTease: Dua Lipa vs. Ariana Grande
Sunday @11AM
Lansdowne Pub

Drag Me To Brunch
Sunday @2PM
Carrie Nation Cocktail Club (Beacon Hill)

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

Madonna: The Celebration Tour announces Boston date

Yesterday, Madonna formerly announced (what had been an ongoing discussion on many public forums) that she would be going on tour again. The 35-city global tour called Madonna: The Celebration Tour will include many of her greatest hits.

The tour begins out on the west coast in July and comes to Boston on Wednesday, August 30th at the Boston Garden. For more information about the upcoming tour check back with the biggest Madonna fan I know, Matthew Rettenmund who has been writing about this tour on his blog boyculture.

For specific information about The Celebration Tour coming to a city near you and to purchase tickets, be sure to visit, madonna.com.

LGBTQ Night Life Events announces new space for Boston’s queer women and non-binary LGBTQ+ community

LGBTQ Nightlife Events is a Boston-based organization hosts monthly and bi-monthly LGBTQ events including, Issa Vibe: QTBIPOC Mixers, O Baile Funk LGBTQ, Queer EMO Night Pity Party, and Sapphic Nights.

Earlier this month, the organizations shared that they had secured a dedicated space to host their parties and will be announcing more details about the new LGBTQ+ bar at their Sapphic Nights party on Saturday, January 28th at The House of Blues.

The space, Dani’s Queer Bar, will be open to all but dedicated to and for Boston’s queer women and non-binary LGBTQ+ community. For more information about this new queer venue you can attend their next party later this month and / or you can follow the Instagram account, Dani’s Queer Bar 🏳️‍🌈 🏳️‍⚧️.

Purchase Tickets to Sapphic Nights January 28th Party

About Sapphic Nights
Sapphic Nights is a bimonthly dance party that has been hosted at The Good Life, since at least the fall of 2021 when I first learned about it. The announcement of a new, dedicated space for LGBTQ Nightlife Events and their Saphhic Nights parties couldn’t be better timed since the host space for these parties, The Good Life, closed its doors in December 2022.

What to do this weekend

Boston Gay Bars

The Alley
THURSDAY: Trivia Night w/ Daddy Dave @8PM
FRIDAY: RPDR viewing party 8PM & FUZZ w/ DJ Bruce Derfler and Brent Covington @10PM
SATURDAY: Dance your ass off with music by DJ Wayne Michael @10PM
SUNDAY: Bearaoke Night @8PM

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THURSDAY: Taco Thursday w/ Pride Sports (come and get’em) 5PM-10PM
FRIDAY: RPDR viewing party w/ Harlow Havoc @8PM & Friday Feels w/ DJ Begbick @10PM
SATURDAY: Mayhem Saturdays w/ DJ Aga @10PM
SUNDAY: Mizery Loves Company Drag Brunch (reservations req’d, here)

Cathedral Station
THURSDAY: Bruins vs Kraken @7PM || Celtics vs Nets @7:30PM
FRIDAY: Bar and kitchen open
SATURDAY: Celtics vs Hornets @7PM || Bruins vs. Islanders @7:30PM
NFL Wild Card Seahawks vs 49ers @4:30PM || Chargers vs Jaguars @8PM
SUNDAY: NFL Wild Card Dolphins vs Bills @1PM || Giants vs Vikings @4:30PM
NFL Wild Card Ravens vs Bengals @8PM
MONDAY: Bruins vs Flyers @1PM || Celtics vs Hornets @1PM
NFL Wild Card Cowboys vs Buccaneers @8PM

Club Cafe
THURSDAY: Discoteca Musica w/ DJ Begbick @10PM
FRIDAY: RPDR viewing party @8PM & DJ Stevie Psyclone @10PM
SATURDAY: Dance your ass off w/ DJ Begbick @10PM
SUNDAY FUNDAY: Brunch (make reservation here) @11AM | Bear Tea long underwear party w/ DJ Aga @4PM

dbar
FRIDAY: Karaoke w/ DJ Bobby Knight @10PM
SATURDAY: Slay Saturday w/ DJ Coleslaw @10PM
SUNDAY: Kiki Tea w/ DJ Andrea Stamas @4PM

Jacques Cabaret
THURSDAY: Now That’s What I Call A Drag Show hosted by Crystal Crawford
FRIDAY: Drag Me To The Main Stage hosted by Dee De Ray
SATURDAY: Drag Me To The Main Stage hosted by Destiny
SUNDAY: Sunday Fun Day – Open Mic night w/ Mitzzy @7PM

Legacy & Candibar (Gay Mafia Boston)
THURSDAY: Serve! Thursday w/ DJ Coleslaw @10PM
FRIDAY: Bussdown Friday w/ DJ Frenchy @10PM
SATURDAY: FurBall w/ DJ Hector Fonseca @10PM
SUNDAY: MLK Sunday w/ DJ Ben Bakson at Club Royale @10PM

Trophy Room
THURSDAY: Bruins vs Kraken @7PM || Celtics vs Nets @7:30PM
FRIDAY: Bar and kitchen open
SATURDAY: Celtics vs Hornets @7PM || Bruins vs. Islanders @7:30PM
NFL Wild Card Seahawks vs 49ers @4:30PM || Chargers vs Jaguars @8PM
SUNDAY: NFL Wild Card Dolphins vs Bills @1PM || Giants vs Vikings @4:30PM
NFL Wild Card Ravens vs Bengals @8PM
MONDAY: Bruins vs Flyers @1PM || Celtics vs Hornets @1PM
NFL Wild Card Cowboys vs Buccaneers @8PM

LGBTQ+ Programming / Events

THURSDAY: Koris Drag Race – Doors open @6PM show starts @7PM at Club Cafe

THURSDAY: History Project Presents Homo Novus Zoom event @7PM

THURSDAY: Thirsty Thursgay is at Game On! @9PM

THURSDAY: Queeraoke is at Midway Cafe @10PM

SATURDAY: Issa Vibe Boston QTBIPOC at Vera’s in Somerville @10PM

SATURDAY: Pity Party – Queer EMO Night at Union Tavern in Somerville @9PM

SUNDAY: Day Retreat for Men: Movement, Meditation & Mindfulness, Yoga w/ Chuck (Tix Req’d)

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.

Selena Drag Brunch
Saturday @11AM
Summer Shack

DRAGtacular Brunch: I love the 90s!
Saturday @12PM
Laugh Boston

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

DragTease: Burlesque Brunch
Sunday @11AM
Lansdowne Pub

Drag Me To Brunch
Sunday @2PM
Carrie Nation Cocktail Club (Beacon Hill)

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

The Embrace on Boston Common

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A few days before the country will pause to remember and celebrate the legacy of Nobel Laureate, Martin Luther King Jr., Boston will unveil a new 20′ memorial sculpture of both Martin Luther King and his wife, Coretta Scott King, who first met here in Boston in the 1950s when they were both studying. For those unfamiliar with their love story and courting, check out the video, Legacy of Love on YouTube.

This beautiful new sculpture on the Boston Common (near the start of the Freedom Trail and visitor center), is meant to capture the power of love and the love that these two shared for each other. It is a beautiful sentiment and tribute to both of these civil rights leaders. I particularly like that this is a tribute to the couple, recognizing them as equals who practiced their beliefs of non-violence to help change America (and the world for the better).

The sculpture is currently open to the public, but a ceremony to commemorate this new sculpture will take place on Friday morning. The massive piece was designed by sculptor, Hank William Thomas and was inspired by the photo of the couple embracing in 1964, during a news conference, following the announcement that he had been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Photo Credit: Bettmann via Getty Images

For more information about the sculpture, The Embrace, and the work the organization, Embrace Boston is doing to help continue the teachings and work of these two civil rights legends, visit, embraceboston.org.

What to do this weekend

Boston Gay Bars

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

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THURSDAY: Taco Thursday w/ Pride Sports (come and get’em) 5PM-10PM
FRIDAY: RPDR Season Premiere viewing party @8PM & Friday Feels w/ music by Twisted Gleam @10PM
SATURDAY: Mayhem Saturdays w/ DJ Aga @10PM
SUNDAY: Disco brunch (reservations on Open Table)

Cathedral Station
THURSDAY: Celtics play Mavericks @7:30PM || Bruins play Kings @10:30PM
FRIDAY: RPDR Season Premiere
SATURDAY: Celtics play Spurs @6PM || Bruins play Sharks @10:30PM
SUNDAY: Patriots play Bills @1PM || Bruins play Ducks @8:30PM

Club Cafe
THURSDAY: Discoteca Musica w/ DJ Begbick @10PM
FRIDAY: RPDR Season Premiere viewing party @8PM & Gaga Night w/ DJ Stevie Psyclone @10PM
SATURDAY: Dance your ass off w/ DJ Begbick @10PM
SUNDAY FUNDAY: Brunch (make reservation here) @11AM | Patriots Game 1/2 price apps and sandwiches 12-6PM & ComuniTea w/ DJ Aga @4PM (new earlier time)

dbar
FRIDAY: CLOSED
SATURDAY: CLOSED
SUNDAY: Miami Heat Tiki Bar & Tea Dance @4PM

Jacques Cabaret
THURSDAY: Now That’s What I Call A Drag Show hosted by Crystal Crawford @8PM
FRIDAY: Drag Me To The Main Stage hosted by Destiny 8PM
SATURDAY: Reputation (from Semi Sweets Birthday Party) @7PM & 10PM
SUNDAY: Sunday Fun Day – Open Mic night w/ Mitzzy @7PM

Legacy & Candibar (Gay Mafia Boston)
THURSDAY: Serve! Thursday w/ DJ Coleslaw @10PM
FRIDAY: Bussdown Friday w/ DJ Frenchy @10PM
SATURDAY: DJ Frenchy takes over for a second night10PM
SUNDAY: Hot Mess Sundays Thanksgiving edition at Candibar @10PM

Trophy Room
THURSDAY: Celtics play Mavericks @7:30PM || Bruins play Kings @10:30PM
FRIDAY: RPDR Season Premiere
SATURDAY: Celtics play Spurs @6PM || Bruins play Sharks @10:30PM
SUNDAY: Patriots play Bills @1PM || Bruins play Ducks @8:30PM

LGBTQ+ Programming / Events

THURSDAY: Thirsty Thursgay is at Game On! @9PM

THURSDAY: Queeraoke is at Midway Cafe @10PM

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

SATURDAY: Drag me to Candyland: Classic board game with a drag twist at the Crystal Ballroom @8PM

SATURDAY: MOTA X MYTHICAL Open Mic & Queer Mixer at Mota (Somerville) @9PM

SATURDAY: PU$$Y Pop – Queer Pop Party at Vera’s @10PM

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.

Lady Gaga Drag Brunch
Saturday @11AM
Summer Shack

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

DragTease: Burlesque Brunch
Sunday @11AM
Lansdowne Pub

Drag Me To Brunch
Sunday @2PM
Carrie Nation Cocktail Club (Beacon Hill)

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

What to do this (New Year’s Eve) weekend

It is the final weekend of 2022 and that means there will be lots of parties, events and programming throughout the weekend. Below you’ll find who is DJ’ing at Boston’s gay clubs as well as special gay nights, parties and drag brunches. However you spend your weekend, I hope you have fun. I also want to wish you a very happy and healthy 2023.

Boston Gay Bars

The Alley
THURSDAY: Trivia Night w/ Daddy Dave @8PM
FRIDAY: Casual Friday with DJ Begbick @10PM
SATURDAY: NYE Party w/ DJ Denis Champagne Toast at 12 & buffet at 12:30PM
SUNDAY: Bearaoke Night @8PM

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FRIDAY: New Year’s Feels w Twisted Gleam and Harlow Havoc @10PM
SATURDAE: So Hot Saturdaes: Glitter & Gold w/ DJ Stevie Psyclone @10PM
SUNDAY: Hangover Brunch w/ Harlow Havoc (make your reservation here) @11AM

Cathedral Station
THURSDAY: Celtics play Mavericks @7:30PM
FRIDAY: Bar open til 2AM
SATURDAY: Bruins play Sabres @1PM
SUNDAY: Patriots play Dolphins @1PM || Celtics play Nuggets @8PM

Club Cafe
THURSDAY: Discoteca Musica w/ DJ Begbick @10PM
FRIDAY: DJ Stevie Psyclone @10PM
SATURDAY: NYE Party w/ DJ Brian Derrick @10PM
SUNDAY: Brunch (make your reservation here) @11AM & Hang Over Tea w/ DJ Aga @4PM

Jacques Cabaret
THURSDAY: Now That’s What I Call A Drag Show hosted by Crystal Crawford @8PM
FRIDAY: Drag Me To The Main Stage hosted by Destiny & Dee Dee de Ray 8PM
SATURDAY: Happy New Year’s Party w/ host Teashaboo 8PM
SUNDAY: Sunday Fun Day – Open Mic night w/ Mitzzy @7PM

Legacy & Candibar (Gay Mafia Boston)
THURSDAY: Serve! Thursday w/ DJ Coleslaw @10PM
FRIDAY: Bussdown Friday w/ DJ Frenchy @10PM
SATURDAY: NYE w/ music by Marcus Shane @10PM
SUNDAY: Hot Mess Sundays at Candibar @10PM

Trophy Room
THURSDAY: Celtics play Mavericks @7:30PM
FRIDAY: Bar open til 12AM
SATURDAY: Bruins play Sabres @1PM
SUNDAY: Patriots play Dolphins @1PM || Celtics play Nuggets @8PM

LGBTQ+ Programming / Events

THURSDAY: Queeraoke is at Midway Cafe @10PM

FRIDAY: Qwanzaa-themed BussDown Fridays w/ DJ Frenchy at Legacy @10PM

SATURDAY: Beyoncé Rooftop Drag Show + NYE Party at Moxy Doors open @7:30PM

SATURDAY: LesbianNightLife NYE Party at the Crystal Ballroom Doors open @9PM

SATURDAY (18+): HEROES NYE w/ DJ Chris Ewen at Sonia Doors open @9PM

SATURDAY: Hollywood Glam NYE Party w/ DJ Andrea Stamas at dbar @10PM

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SUNDAY: New Year’s Hang Over Tea with DJ Aga at Club Cafe (NEW TIME) @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.

Mariah Carey Drag Brunch: All I Want For Christmas Is You
Saturday @11AM
Summer Shack

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

New Year’s Hangover Brunch
Sunday @12PM
Dorchester Brewing Co.

Bad Bunny Drag Brunch
Sunday @12PM
Summer Shack

New Year’s Drag Tease Brunch
Sunday @2PM
Lansdowne Pub

Drag Me To Brunch
Sunday @2PM
Carrie Nation Cocktail Club (Beacon Hill)

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

Is Cathedral Station about to close to make way for a new cannabis dispensary

UPDATE: The EBNA reported the incorrect address for the cannabis dispensary.

On Tuesday, January 3, 2023, The East Berkeley Neighborhood Association (EBNA) will host their monthly meeting online. Time has been set aside to discuss the proposal for a new cannabis dispensary at 1222 Washington Street. This address is currently home to Cathedral Station, which calls into question the future of this popular bar that serves Boston’s gay community.

If you are a resident in the neighborhood and would like to attend the EBNA neighborhood meeting, click here for the Zoom Link.

At this time, I’ve not been able to get a comment from Cathedral Station on what is happening, and I don’t want to perpetuate rumors. I don’t know when their lease is ending or the intentions of the owner Georges Market LLC. It would be sad to think the bar is closing after weathering the recent COVID-19 pandemic, but if that is the case, I do hope Cathy’s can find a new space in the South End to call home.

It would be a significant loss for Boston’s LGBTQ+ community and the South End in particular to lose another bar. Cathedral Station has been a welcoming space for everyone to enjoy since it first opened in 2014.

Much thanks to my good friend and neighbor, C.J. for sharing the EBNA monthly meeting calendar. As I learn more, I’ll be sure to share it here on my blog. If you have any information, please reach out to me at bosguymail@gmail.com.

What to do this weekend

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It is Christmas this weekend, and as a result there is very limited programming. Below I’ve included information about which bars are open and which are closed this weekend. Happy Holidays to everyone.

Boston Gay Bars

The Alley
THURSDAY: Christmas Trivia w/ Daddy Dave @8PM
FRIDAY: Casual Fridays w/ DJ Begbick @10PM
XMAS EVE: OPEN: Bar open / Kitchen closed – no programming planned
XMAS: OPEN: Christmas Buffet 4-8PM || Bar open til 2AM

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THURSDAY: Taco Thursday w/ Boston Pride @5PM
FRIDAY: SUPERNATURE w/ DJ Brian Derrick @10PM
XMAS EVE: CLOSED
XMAS: CLOSED

Cathedral Station
THURSDAY: Bruins play Jets @7PM
FRIDAY: Bruins play Devils @7PM || Celtics play Timberwolves @7:30PM
XMAS EVE: Brunch @11AM || Patriots play Bengals @1PM || Bruins play Devils @7PM
XMAS: Bar only open 7PM – 12AM

Club Cafe
THURSDAY: Discoteca Musica w/ DJ Begbick @10PM
FRIDAY: DJ Stevie Psyclone @10PM
XMAS EVE: CLOSED
XMAS: CLOSED

dbar
FRIDAY: Karaoke @10PM
XMAS EVE: CLOSED
XMAS: CLOSED

Jacques Cabaret
THURSDAY: Now That’s What I Call A Drag Show hosted by Crystal Crawford @8PM
FRIDAY: Drag Me To The Main Stage hosted by Destiny & Dee Dee de Ray 8PM
XMAS EVE: OPEN no programming
XMAS: CLOSED

Legacy & Candibar (Gay Mafia Boston)
THURSDAY: Serve! Thursday w/ DJ Coleslaw @10PM
FRIDAY: Bussdown Friday w/ DJ Frenchy @10PM
XMAS EVE: CLOSED
XMAS: CLOSED

Trophy Room
THURSDAY: Bruins play Jets @7PM
FRIDAY: Bruins play Devils @7PM || Celtics play Timberwolves @7:30PM
SATURDAY: Patriots play Bengals @1PM || Bruins play Devils @7PM
SUNDAY: CLOSED

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

What to do this weekend

Temptation Tuesday, gay, shirtless, hunk

Below is a list of LGBTQ+ events and parties happening in and around Boston this weekend. Scroll to the bottom for a listing of drag brunches.

Boston Gay Bars

The Alley
THURSDAY: Trivia Night w/ Daddy Dave @8PM
FRIDAY: Casual Fridays w/ DJ Begbick @10PM
SATURDAY: DJ Brian Derrick @10PM
SUNDAY: Bearaoke Night @8PM

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THURSDAY: Taco Thursday w/ Boston Pride @5PM
FRIDAY: SUPERNATURE w/ DJ Brian Derrick @10PM
SATURDAY: Mayhem Saturdays w/ DJ Aga @10PM
SUNDAY: Mizery Loves Company Holiday Drag Brunch @12PM

Cathedral Station
THURSDAY: Burins play Kings @7PM
FRIDAY: Celtics play Magic @7:30PM
SATURDAY: Bruins play Blue Jackets @1PM
SUNDAY: World Cup Finals @10AM || Celtics play Magic @3PM || Patriots play Raiders @4PM

Club Cafe
THURSDAY: Discoteca Musica w/ DJ Begbick @10PM
FRIDAY: DJ Stevie Psyclone @10PM
SATURDAY: Dance your ass off w/ DJ Begbick @10PM
SUNDAY: Brunch (make your reservation here) @11AM & Bear Tea w/ DJ Aga @6PM

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FRIDAY: Karaoke w/ DJ Bobby Knight @10PM
SATURDAY: Slay Saturday: Naughty & Nice w/ DJ Coleslaw @10PM
SUNDAY: Applause Drag Competition w/ host Christine Pristine and DJ Harlow Havoc @4PM

Jacques Cabaret
THURSDAY: Now That’s What I Call A Drag Show hosted by Crystal Crawford @8PM
FRIDAY: Drag Me To The Main Stage hosted by Destiny & Dee Dee de Ray 8PM
SATURDAY: Drag Me To The Main Stage hosted by Destiny & Dee Dee de Ray 8PM
SUNDAY: Sunday Fun Day – Open Mic night w/ Mitzzy @7PM

Legacy & Candibar (Gay Mafia Boston)
THURSDAY: Serve! Thursday w/ DJ Coleslaw @10PM
FRIDAY: Bussdown Friday w/ DJ Frenchy @10PM
SATURDAY: FurBall: Bad Santa w/ music by the Perry Twins @10PM
SUNDAY: Hot Mess Sundays at Candibar @10PM

Trophy Room
THURSDAY: Burins play Kings @7PM
FRIDAY: Celtics play Magic @7:30PM
SATURDAY: Bruins play Blue Jackets @1PM
SUNDAY: World Cup Finals @10AM || Celtics play Magic @3PM || Patriots play Raiders @4PM

LGBTQ+ Programming / Events

THURSDAY: Thirsty Thrusgays at Game On! @10PM

THURSDAY: Queeraoke is at Midway Cafe @10PM

FRIDAY | SATURDAY | SUNDAY: Boston Gay Men’s Chorus Joyful, Triumphant & Gay at Jordan Hall

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

SATURDAY: Boston Urban Pride presents Naughty or Nice part 2 at Slade’s Bar & Grill @4PM

SATURDAY: Boston Tee Hee Party – Queer Qristmas Qlassic Standup at Trident Booksellers @6:30PM

SATURDAY & SUNDAY: Queer Theater Projects Presents Qaberet in Cambridge

SUNDAY: Men of Melanin Magic presents Vogue Nights 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.

Mariah Carey Drag Brunch: All I Want For Christmas Is You
Saturday @11AM
Summer Shack

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

Mizery Loves Company Holiday Drag Brunch
Sunday @12PM
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Drag Me To Brunch
Sunday @2PM
Carrie Nation Cocktail Club (Beacon Hill)

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

Club Q vigil at City Hall Plaza, Sunday at 2:30PM

Sunday, December 11th there will be a candelight vigil at Boston’s City Hall Plaza starting at 2:30PM. Organizers are asking members of the LGBTQ community and their allies to come to this vigil as a show of support.

What to do this weekend

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Below is a list of LGBTQ+ events and parties happening in and around Boston this weekend. Scroll to the bottom for a listing of drag brunches.

Boston Gay Bars

The Alley
THURSDAY: Trivia Night w/ Daddy Dave @8PM
FRIDAY: FUZZ w/ DJ Taffy & Brent Covington @10PM
SATURDAY: BLUF Social @7PM & DJ Wayne Michael @10PM
SUNDAY: Bearaoke Night @8PM

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THURSDAY: Boston PROUD & Boston Tennis fundraiser w/ Mizery @7PM | Music by Twisted Gleam @10PM
FRIDAY: Friday Feels w/ music by Begbick @10PM
SATURDAY: Mayhem Saturdays w/ DJ Aga @10PM
SUNDAY: Disco Brunch (reservations on Open Table)

Cathedral Station
THURSDAY: Dining room and bar open
FRIDAY: FIFA World Cup Netherlands vs Argentina @2PM || Bruins play Coyotes @9:30PM
SATURDAY: FIFA World Cup England vs France @2PM || Celtics play Warriors @8:30PM
SUNDAY: Bruins play Golden Knights @8PM

Club Cafe
THURSDAY: Discoteca Musica w/ DJ Begbick @10PM
FRIDAY: DJ Stevie Psyclone @10PM
SATURDAY: Dance your ass off w/ DJ Begbick @10PM
SUNDAY: Brunch (make your reservation here) @11AM & Tea w/ DJ Aga @6PM

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FRIDAY: Karaoke w/ DJ Bobby Knight @10PM
SATURDAY: Leather Night w/ DJ Brian Halligan @10PM
SUNDAY: Ugly Sweater Tea Dance w/ DJ Begbick @4PM

Jacques Cabaret
THURSDAY: Now That’s What I Call A Drag Show hosted by Crystal Crawford @8PM
FRIDAY: Drag Me To The Main Stage hosted by Destiny 8PM
SATURDAY: Reputation (from Semi Sweets Birthday Party) @7PM & 10PM
SUNDAY: Sunday Fun Day – Open Mic night w/ Mitzzy @7PM

Legacy & Candibar (Gay Mafia Boston)
THURSDAY: Serve! Thursday w/ DJ Coleslaw @10PM
FRIDAY: Bussdown Friday w/ DJ Frenchy @10PM
SATURDAY: Super sexy guest DJ Dan Slater @10PM
SUNDAY: Winter Renaissance w/ DJ Frenchy moves from Icon to Candibar @10PM

Trophy Room
THURSDAY: Dining room and bar open
FRIDAY: FIFA World Cup Netherlands vs Argentina @2PM || Bruins play Coyotes @9:30PM
SATURDAY: FIFA World Cup England vs France @2PM || Celtics play Warriors @8:30PM
SUNDAY: Bruins play Golden Knights @8PM

LGBTQ+ Programming / Events

THURSDAY: Navy Invasion Trans Women of Color Show at Club Cafe @7PM

THURSDAY: Queeraoke is at Midway Cafe @10PM

FRIDAY: Boston Gay Men’s Chorus Joyful, Triumphant & Gay at Jordan Hall

FRIDAY: LGBTQ Fundraiser for Club Q at Club Cafe @10PM

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SATURDAY: FUZZ w/ DJ Taffy & Brent Covington at Alley @10PM

SUNDAY: 3rd Annual Holly Gay Market at Royale @3-9PM

SUNDAY: FASCINATION Gear Beer Bust at DBCo @4PM

SUNDAY: Gay Beer Club Mad About Plaid Social at Cambridge Brewing Company @6PM

SUNDAY: Drag Bingo and Ugly Sweater Party w/ 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.

Nightmare Before Christmas Drag Brunch
Saturday @11AM
Summer Shack

DRAGtacular Brunch – Holiday Spectacular
Saturday @12PM
Laugh Boston

Holiday Drag Lunch
Saturday @12PM
Night Shift Brewing – Lovejoy Wharf

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

Drag Tease: Santa’s Twerkshop
Sunday @12PM
The Lansdowne

Drag Me To Brunch
Sunday @2PM
Carrie Nation Cocktail Club (Beacon Hill)

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

What to do this weekend

Temptation Tuesday, gay, shirtless, hunk

This weekend is Holly Folly in Provincetown. For more information about parties and events click here. Below is a list of LGBTQ+ events and parties happening in and around Boston this weekend. Scroll to the bottom for a listing of drag brunches.

Boston Gay Bars

The Alley
THURSDAY: Trivia Night w/ Daddy Dave @8PM
FRIDAY: Casual Friday w/ DJ Begbick @10PM
SATURDAY: Underbear w/ music by DJ Taffy @9PM
SUNDAY: Bearaoke Night @8PM

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THURSDAY: Taco Thursday (come and get’em) 5PM-10PM
FRIDAY: Friday Feels w/ music by Twisted Gleam @10PM
SATURDAY: Mayhem Saturdays w/ DJ Brain Derrick @10PM
SUNDAY: Pop star drag brunch Holiday Ed – Kelly vs. Mariah (reservations on Open Table)

Cathedral Station
THURSDAY: Patriots play Bills @8:00PM
FRIDAY: Celtics play Heat @7:30PM
SATURDAY: FIFA World Cup US vs Netherlands || Bruins play Avalanche @7PM
SUNDAY: FIFA World Cup Round of 16 || Celtics play Nets @6PM

Club Cafe
THURSDAY: Discoteca Musica w/ DJ Begbick @10PM
FRIDAY: DJ Stevie Psyclone @10PM
SATURDAY: Dance your ass off w/ DJ Begbick @10PM
SUNDAY: Brunch (make your reservation here) @11AM & Tea w/ DJ Aga @6PM

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FRIDAY: Karaoke w/ DJ Bobby Knight @10PM
SATURDAY: Celebrate Jeff’s 30th w/ DJ Andrea Stamas @10PM
SUNDAY: Winter White Tea Dance in the land of misfit toys w/ DJ Begbick @4PM

Jacques Cabaret
THURSDAY: Now That’s What I Call A Drag Show hosted by Crystal Crawford @8PM
FRIDAY: Drag Me To The Main Stage hosted by Destiny 8PM
SATURDAY: Reputation (from Semi Sweets Birthday Party) @7PM & 10PM
SUNDAY: Sunday Fun Day – Open Mic night w/ Mitzzy @7PM

Legacy & Candibar (Gay Mafia Boston)
THURSDAY: Serve! Thursday w/ DJ Coleslaw @10PM
FRIDAY: Bussdown Friday w/ DJ Frenchy @10PM
SATURDAY: Guest DJ Guy Sheiman @10PM
SUNDAY: Hot Mess Sundays Thanksgiving edition at Candibar @10PM

Trophy Room
THURSDAY: Patriots play Bills @8:00PM
FRIDAY: Celtics play Heat @7:30PM
SATURDAY: FIFA World Cup US vs Netherlands || Bruins play Avalanche @7PM
SUNDAY: FIFA World Cup Round of 16 || Celtics play Nets @6PM

LGBTQ+ Programming / Events

Connecting and talking about things taboo: History of queer and sex culture

THURSDAY: Tongue & Cheek at Aeronaut Brewing Company @7PM

THURSDAY: Opening Night for Gold Dust Orphans “Little Christmas Tree Shop of Horrors”
Holiday Run: December 1 – 23 @ The Iron Wolf Theatre

THURSDAY: Queeraoke is at Midway Cafe @10PM

FRIDAY & SATURDAY: Paige Turner presents Drag Me To Christmas at Club Cafe @8PM

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

SATURDAY: Boston Lesbigay Urban Foundation present Hats & Heels in Brighton @3PM-8PM

SATURDAY: Reputation (from Semi Sweets Birthday Party) at Jacques @7PM & 10PM

SATURDAY: Sapphic Saturdays Ugly Sweater Party w/ DJ Beba at Vera’s @10PM

SUNDAY: Men of Melanin Magic present Winter Renaissance at Icon Nightclub @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.

Dolly Parton Christmas Drag Brunch
Saturday @11AM & 2PM
Summer Shack

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

Drag Me To Brunch
Sunday @2PM
Carrie Nation Cocktail Club (Beacon Hill)

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