Category Archives: Boston

Time Out Market Boston to open June 27

Boston diningTime Out Boston, a new (and highly anticipated) food hall has announced that it will open to the public in its new Fenway location on Thursday, June 27, 2019. Time Out brings together some of Boston’s best chefs under one roof. Think Faneuil Hall but amped up several notches; at least this was what Sergio and I thought after we stumbled upon Time Out Lisbon (shown below).

Occupying the ground floor of the 401 Park Drive building in the Fenway (just blocks from Fenway Park), Time Out Market Boston will showcase the city’s best chefs and restaurateurs, drink-slingers and cultural offerings, all handpicked by Time Out’s editors. The curated mix showcases 15 food offerings, two bars, a cooking academy, one retail shop and artists from across the city all in one iconic site–an Art Deco masterpiece built in 1929.

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Time Out Market Lisbon

Some of the culinary options that will be a part of Time Out Boston include:

  • BISq (sibling restaurant to Bergamot) will serve mouth-watering charcuterie and cheese boards
  • Roman-style pizzeria from award-winning chef Michael Schlow
  • Mamaleh’s Delicatessen will offer its delicious deli classics
  • Chef Tim and Nancy Cushman – known for their restaurants o ya and Hojoko  will take over two kitchens with a pair of Asian concepts
  • James Beard-Award winner Tony Maws will serve Craigie Burger
  • 2 bars featuring seasonal craft cocktails, local beers, and a selection of more than 20 wines

Time Out Market Boston hours will be Mondays–Thursdays from 7:30 a.m.–11 p.m., Fridays from 7:30 a.m–midnight, Saturdays from 9 a.m.–midnight, Sundays from 9 a.m.–11 p.m.

Time Out has aggressive growth plans after the success of the hugely popular Time Out Market Lisbon which opened in 2014.  Time Out Markets are also set to open in Miami, New York, Chicago and Montréal in the coming year with more planned globally. You can learn more about Time Out food halls here.

MAAM: New contemporary art museum will open next year in Boston

A new contemporary art museum will open in Boston in February 2020 on the Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt) campus. Located  on Huntington Avenue, it will be near the Museum of Fine Arts and Gardner. The MassArt Art Museum or MAAM as it will be referred to, will encompass more than 15,000 square feet and be free to the public. MAAM will also have outdoor space in the Arne and Milly Glimcher Plaza for programming beyond the walls of the museum. Below are renderings of two of the new museum’s galleries.

You can follow the progress of what will be Boston’s newest museum by following them on Instagram at @MAAMBoston.

Boston Night Market is May 11th

On Saturday, May 11th head down to Government Center to check out the Boston Night Market. Inspired by night markets popular in Asia, this is one of the largest food festivals in the area, and it is designed to help connect people through food, art, and entertainment.

Boston Night Market
Saturday, May 11th from 4PM – 11PM
For more info and purchase tickets click here

The first Boston Night Market was held last September. It sold out with more than 4,500 attendees and 40+ vendors. Early bird ticket sales have closed but at the time I wrote this post you could still purchase general admission tickets for $20 or $30 for VIP tickets.

What to do this week: April 22 – 28

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Lots happening this week like Tech is Blooming (sponsored by Out In Tech) on Wednesday at Club Cafe; RPDR Viewing Parties (see below for where); and it’s singlet night at  SWEAT on Thursday at Machine. 

Gays for Patsy host their annual Spring Stomp Hoedown in Ptown; Boston plays host to the Japan Festival on the Boston Common this Saturday and Sunday. The Fenway Institute and Good Vibrations host sex trivia night on Friday called Sexpardy and DONT ASK DONT TELL: Virgin Nights 4 is just one of more than a half dozen gay dance parties. Early in the day on Saturday is the PrEP Brunch hosted by and at AIDS Action Committee in JP. If you happen to be up in OGT be sure to check out their Saturday afternoon Disco Bear Tea. On Sunday there are a handful of drag brunch parties and tea dances but I’d like to give a shout out to this week’s ‘sip’ on Sunday which will be hosting Hanky Panky: A Flagging Party to benefit the History Project.

Gay Karaoke: Tuesday at Jacques || Wednesday at Club Cafe || Sunday at The Alley

MONDAY – THURSDAY

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

All Star Mondays is a weekly drag show with performances at 11:30PM and 12:30AM at Machine in Boston

Threads and Alterations: Looking and Feeling Your Best is Fenway Health’s annual clothing drive / swap fashion event from 6-8PM on Tuesday on the 9th Floor – for more details click the link

Trivia Tuesday is every Tuesday at the Dorchester Brewing Company and starts at 7:30PM in Dorchester

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

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

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

Tech is Blooming: Queer Professional Social hosted by Out In Tech is this Wednesday from 6-9PM at Club Cafe in Boston

Atomic Karaoke with DJ Stevie Psyclone & Jonathan Brett is every Wednesday at Club Cafe in Boston

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

Rosè Kick-Off Party is a fun annual spring party hosted at Stella so come down and have a glass of wine to toast spring on Thursday from 5-7PM

TransCEND Presents T-Social learn more about TransCEND and Fenway Health’s Trans Health Department while relaxing with your friends at Club Cafe from 6-9:30PM on Thursday

RuPaul Drag Race viewing parties, gay bostonRPDR Viewing Parties are at The Alley Bar, Blend, Club Cafe and Machine each Thursday in Boston

Bear Trivia Night is at 8PM every Thursday at The Alley Bar in DTX Boston

BRASH | Queer Party is hosted every fourth Thursday at Brass Union from 9PM – 1AM in Union Square, Somerville

Gay Bash’d w/ Pinche from Dragula S1 dance party at the Milky Way Lounge on Thursday in JP

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

SWEAT Singlet Night is hosted by Mr. New England Leather, Eric Alden, at Machine on Thursday starting at 10PM in Boston

#Yaasss Thursdays with hosts Penny Tentiary, Yune Neptune, and resident DJ Begbick plays the area’s best hip hop and top 40 at Club Cafe

THE WEEKEND

GFP Spring Stomp – A Hoedown is hosted by Boston Queer Country Social all weekend in Provincetown – no dance experience is required

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

Sexpardy: Back by Popular Demand The Fenway Institute and Good Vibrations challenge you to test your knowledge of all things sex related. Bring a team of up to six and answer questions themed around sex, ranging from sex toys to historical sex facts and everything in between on Friday at 6PM

The Booty Hole Chats: Part Two is an open and frank discussion about exploring anal health and how to treat your booty right on Friday, starting at 7PM at Club Cafe

La Boum Queer Dance Party is hosted the first Friday of each month starting at 10PM at the Milky Way in JPs this Friday at Great Scott in Allston – first timers are encouraged to take to the stage in drag in search of fame

FASCINATION Friday is a monthly gear/ fetish/ kink night at Jacques the 1st and 4th Friday of the month in Boston

Casual Fridays is a weekly dance party with no cover featuring DJ Begbick at the Alley Bar in DTX

FO-MO Fridays are every Friday at Blend in Dorchester – doors open at 10PM

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

Japan Festival Boston 2019 is this Saturday and Sunday on the Boston Common – check out performances and authentic Japanese cuisine

Big Gay Bar Crawl is this Saturday at Faneuil Hall from 1-8PM – all money raised will be donated to the Boston Pride Community Fund

Disco Bear Tea join DJ Aga at Mainestreet from 4-8PM in Ogunquit

BAGLY & The NBC presents: The 6th Annual Awards Ball – Game Over is this Saturday from 7PM-12AM with emcees Athena Vaughn & Tarik St.Clair in Back Bay

Blend Saturdays bring your friends for a fun night out with great music and no cover at Blend (formerly Peggy’s) in Dorchester

Video Night Tracks every Saturday night join VJ Ryan Grow at Cathedral Station starting at 9:30PM

The Donkey Show is the ultimate disco experience is a story inspired by A Midsummer Night’s Dream each Saturday at Club Oberon in Cambridge.

Grunt is a weekly dance party with no cover for burly men and their admirers, starting at 10PM at the Alley Bar in DTX

UNITE Saturdays is a weekly dance party at Club Cafe with DJ Susan Esthera (no cover before 11PM) in Boston

PrEP Brunch Heard about PrEP? Want to learn more? Join AIDS Action Committee on Sunday for PrEP Brunch at their office space in JP

Brunch of Queens! with special guest Teashaboo starts at 11AM on Sunday with Karisma, Kris Knievil and birthday girl Amanda Play at the Bell in Hand in Boston

Mexican Street Food Festival New England Open Markets  present our first outdoor celebration of the season – “Mexican Street Food Festival” on Sunday from 11AM – 5PM

Drag Me to Brunch 2nd Anniversary Show hosted on Sunday from 2-4PM by Destiny Boston and Dee Dee de Ray, with special guest performers on Sunday at Carrie Cocktail Nation

Queer and Trans Figure Drawing starts at 2PM every 4th Sunday of the month at the Dorchester Art Project (click the link for more details)

Hanky Panky: A Flagging Party bring your hankies to this annual dance party that helps raise money for the very worthy History Project on Sunday starting at 6PM downstairs at Jacques

Sunday Retro Tea Dance never has a cover and always has great music from 70s 80s & 90s, starting at 6PM no cover every Sunday at Club Cafe in Boston

Karaoke at the Alley is every Sunday starting at 8PM in Boston

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

Hot Mess Sundays with Silky Ganache is at Candibar in the Theater District is every Sunday starting at 10PM in Boston

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

What to do this weekend

This weekend there are two comedy shows you may want to make plans to check out, S&M Comedy Night and Don’t Tell Cambridge (Central Square) also a new club opens on Saturday called Legacy (Grand Opening Party) in the Theater District.

You can close out your weekend on Sunday at Club Cafe with the Boston Bear Tea Dance: Harness Party! and Hot Mess Sundays at Candibar.

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

S&M Comedy Night is hosted the third Friday of every month is Boston’s only S&M Stand up comedy show – come to Jacques Underground starting at 7:30PM with your hosts Mitzzy Anne & Stirling Smith in Boston

Don’t Tell Cambridge (Central Square)this roving underground comedy night requires you to RSVP to find out the precise location on Friday at 7:30 but don’t wait too long since these shows sell out in Cambridge

The Dark I Know Well is a musical revue featuring some of the most emotionally raw songs from the musical theater canon  on both Friday and Saturday at Club Cafe starting at 7:30 in Boston

H E R O E S  Retro dance party hosted the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month from 10PM-2AM at Sonia (formerly TT The Bear’s Place) in Central Square

LUV | DISCO head over to the Milky Way in JP starting at 9PM to get your groove on to all your favorite disco classics

Casual Fridays is a weekly dance party with no cover featuring DJ Begbick at the Alley Bar in DTX

FO-MO Fridays are every Friday at Blend in Dorchester – doors open at 10PM

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

Legacy (Grand Opening Party) is this Saturday – arrive early – hosted by Gay Mafia in Boston

Blend Saturdays with DJ Aga bring your friends for a fun night out with great music and no cover at Blend (formerly Peggy’s) in Dorchester

Video Night Tracks every Saturday night join VJ Ryan Grow at Cathedral Station starting at 9:30PM

The Donkey Show is the ultimate disco experience is a story inspired by A Midsummer Night’s Dream each Saturday at Club Oberon in Cambridge.

Grunt is a weekly dance party with no cover for burly men and their admirers, starting at 10PM at the Alley Bar in DTX

UNITE Saturdays is a weekly dance party at Club Cafe with DJ Susan Esthera (no cover before 11PM) in Boston

Boston Bear Tea Dance: Harness Party! never has a cover and always has great music from 70s 80s & 90s, starting at 6PM no cover every Sunday at Club Cafe in Boston

Karaoke at the Alley is every Sunday starting at 8PM in Boston

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

Hot Mess Sundays at Candibar in the Theater District is every Sunday starting at 10PM in Boston

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

Out in Tech social at Club Cafe April 24th

lgbt networking night, gay network, lavender network, boston spirit magazine, gay bostonLater this month Out In Tech will host their April social at Club Cafe. For those of you who may be unfamiliar with Out In Tech Boston, the organization hosts events to help connect, empower and develop the professional network of our LGBTQ+ community.

Out In Tech – Boston Social
Wednesday, April 24 6 – 8:30 PM, at Club Cafe
No cost but please RSVP

You can find out more about this group as well as their upcoming events and programming by visiting their website, outintech.com. Out In Tech also has chapters in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Chicago, Austin and D.C.

DotBlock gets approval from BPDA

Despite some opposition by residents, a hearing at the BPDA earlier this month to approve the “DotBlock”. The project was  approved to build a mixed-use development that looks to transform a collection of vacant parcels located at the juncture of Dorchester’s Savin Hill, Jones Hill, and Meeting House Hill neighborhoods. The development will include approximately 488 residential units; a mix of apartments and condos, across five mixed-use buildings. DotBlock will also include approximately 23,000 square feet of retail with underground parking for 360 cars. Among DotBlock’s residential amenities will be a pool and fitness facility and around 15,000 sf of green space.

The parcels on which DotBlock will be built front onto Pleasant Street, Hancock Street and Dorchester Avenue, three major Dorchester streets. The DotBlock site is located steps to Savin Hill Station on the MBTA Red Line.