Category Archives: Boston

What’s happening Halloween weekend in Boston, Provincetown, Providence and Ogunquit

Halloween, Boston, Provincetown, Providence, OgunquitThere are a lot of parties and events taking place later this week to celebrate Halloween. Below I’ve tried to share events that might be of interest to you in Boston, Provincetown, Providence and Ogunquit. 

What’s Happening in Boston 

YAASSS! Thursdays, Halloween Edition has a costume contest with cash prizes at Club Cafe on Thursday, October 27

Costume Karaoke starts at 10PM at dbar on Friday, October 28

Halloween Friday costume party with cash prizes is hosted by Lili Whiteass at Club Cafe on Friday, October 28

EPIC Halloweeen brings you the largest Halloween Party in the city with $1,000 costume contest at Boston’s House of Blues. Get your tickets before they sell out. Doors open at 10:30 on Saturday, October 29

Halloween Contest at Cathedral Station includes cash prizes; registration starts at 9PM and the contest starts at 10PM all the while they will be showing Halloween horror videos on Saturday, October 29

So Hot Saturdaes: Skreem Kweens edition is at Peggy O’Neil’s starting at 10PM on Saturday, October 29 

Halloween Saturday has a costume contest with cash prizes at Club Cafe on Saturday, October 29

Back2Basics Tea Dance has a Halloween theme and a performance by Mizery starting at 5PM at Club Cafe on Sunday, October 30

Katya & Roxxxy Andrews bring you Hot Mess (Halloween ed.) Sunday at Candibar starting at 10PM on Sunday, October 30

Halloween with Sharon Needles & Laila McQueen at Royale Night Club on Halloween night, October 31 

Ghost Ship Harbor takes haunted houses to a new level  on the USS Salem – open through October 31 (in Quincy)

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A.K.A. Spooky Bear Weekend

Tea Dance at The Boatslip from 4-7pM on Friday thru Sunday, October 28-29

Goblins & Ghouls Lounge temporary takes over the Shipwreck Lounge on Friday and Saturday, October 28-29

Fagbash Halloween is at the Gifford House on Friday, October 28

Saints & Sinners Ball at The Crown & Anchor is on Friday, October 28

Fetish Night takes on a Halloween theme at A-House on Friday, October 28

All Hallow’s Eve Costume Party at the A-House on Saturday, October 29

Purgatory’s Costume Party is downstairs at the Gifford House on Saturday, October 29

Rocky Horror Picture Show starts at 7PM at The Crown & Anchor on Sunday, October 30 

Townie Halloween is at The Crown & Anchor on Monday, October 31

Dead Silence: The Disease of Astonishment is Provincetown’s horror theater attraction of the season and runs through Monday, October 31

Salem, MAWhat’s Happening in Providence

Scream Queens 18+ Dance Party opens early at 8PM at Ego on Thursday, October 27

PolerBears present POLEtergeist at the Dark Lady, Thursday, October 27 

Monster Ball Costume Party benefits AIDS Care Ocean State from 7-10PM at the Omni Hotel on Friday, October 28

Twerk or Treat Halloween Party is at Ego on Friday, October 28 

Halloween Costume Party at Mirabar has cash prizes for the best costumes on Friday, October 28

Halloween 2016! “Election Year From Hell” Party is at The Dark Lady on Saturday, October 29

Nightmare on Richmond Street has a $1,000 costume contest at Ego on Saturday, October 29

Halloween Costume Block Party at the Eagle on Saturday, October 29

Brujeria Latina hosted by Gizzelle Fierze is at Ego on Sunday, October 30

Halloween, Haunted HousesWhat’s Happening in Ogunquit

Halloween Freak Show at Mainestreet has cash prizes for best costumes on Saturday, October 29

Poe: Tales of Fear and Suspense is Clay Hill Farm’s seasonal theatrical dinner experience with shows on Monday, October 31 as well as Friday and Saturday, November 4-5  and 11-12

Boston earns perfect MEI score (again)

Human Rights Campaign MEI, LGBTQ equality rankingsThe Municipal Equality Index (MEI) examines how inclusive municipal laws, policies, and services are of the LGBTQ people who live and work there in more than 500 cities from every state in the U.S.

Cities are rated based on non-discrimination laws, the municipality as an employer, municipal services, law enforcement and the city leadership’s public position on equality.

This year marks the fifth year of this annual edition, and I’m proud to share that each year, my hometown, Boston has achieved a perfect score.

SEE YOUR CITIES MEI SCORE

What to do this week: October 24 – 30

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GLAD – Legal Advocates & Defenders for the LGBTQ Community hosts their 17th annual Spirit of Justice Awards on Friday, October 28th

What to do this week: October 24– 30

I’ll be sharing a separate post on Wednesday afternoon with Halloween events

Opus Affair Monthly Cocktail Social come and meet people and have some fun, starting at 6PM on Monday, October 24 at Post 390 Boston

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

Showtune Tuesday hosted by VJ Ryan Grow starts at 9PM every Tuesday  and this week has a Halloween theme at dbar in Dorchester

Soldiers Field StadiumNovember Project: Stair workout at Harvard takes place at the Harvard Stadium from 6:30 – 7:30AM every Wednesday in Boston

Mama’s Last Performance is on Wednesday, October 26 at STYXX in Portland

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

Karaoke Kween is a lot of fun and if you’re good you may nab the $75 cash prize at the end of the night – hosted every Wednesday at Club Cafe in Boston

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

gay bostonBoston Ballet Season 2016/17 Opening Night: Le Corsaire The Boston Ballet seasons starts with Le Corsaire at the Boston Opera House, starting Thursday, October 27 in Boston

Free Screening: Moonlight join Wicked Queer to see the movie Moonlight at 7:30PM at the AMC Boston Common on Thursday, October 27 in Boston

QuICK Weekly Climb starts at 6PM at Brooklyn Boulders on Friday, October 28 in Somerville

GLAD Spirit of Justice Awards starts at 6:30 PM at the Marriott Boston Copley on Friday October 28 in Boston

Sing Along Sound of Music benefit show by The Boston Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence is on Friday, October 28 at the Crown & Anchor in Provincetown

gay bostonFascination Fridays fetish night is at Jacques and starts at 9PM on Friday, October 28 in Boston

LGBT Creativity Day from the “Non-Scene” Gay Friends of Boston MeetUp group will be at the Prudential Center at 3PM on Saturday, October 29 in Boston

South End Open Market and SOWA Open Market return separately in the South End every Sunday from 10am-4pm in Boston

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

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

11th annual Northeastern underwear run is tonight

As tradition has it, Northeastern’s annual underwear run always falls on the Friday night of parent’s weekend so if you are out and about tonight in the Back Bay don’t be shocked if you see a crowd of several hundred (last year it was about a thousand) students running down Huntington Avenue and Boylston Street in their underwear tonight.

11th Annual Underwear Run

Boston pays tribute to John Michael Gray (one half of the Hat Sisters)

gay bostonOn Sunday, October 16th the Arlington Street Church in Back Bay was filled to capacity as family, friends and members of the Boston LGBTQ community came together for a service in celebration of the life of John Michael Gray (one half of the Hat Sisters).

Mayor Marty Walsh addressed those gathered and a surprisingly personal and touching letter from Gov. Charlie Baker that was sent to Tim O’Connor, in the days following Gray’s death was read. Friends and former colleagues shared personal (and funny) stories about Gray. The emotionally charged celebration paid a fitting tribute to this local icon, who gave so much of himself to the LGBTQ communities of Provincetown and Boston. Following the service Club Cafe closed for a special, private reception that had photographs of the couple’s 30+ years together as the Hat Sisters.  I feel lucky to have meet these two men and wanted to write this post to say thank you to everyone who helped organize and spoke at the tribute. It was incredibly touching and well done. My love and thoughts now turn to his wonderful spouse, Tim.

GoFundMe page was set up after Gray’s death to help Tim O’Connor (Gray’s husband) defray the medical expenses incurred during his treatment. It is still up for anyone who would like to contribute.

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What to do this week: Oct 17 – 23rd

A Little White Music

Varla Jean Merman – A Little White Music – in Boston, Oct 20-22

What to do this week:  October 17th – 23rd

Boston Gay Men’s Book Club meets to discuss Anonymous at 7PM at Trident Booksellers & Cafe on Monday, October 17 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 at The Alley Cat every Tuesday starting at 8PM in Providence

Show Tune Tuesdays takes place every Tuesday at dbar in Dorchester

Pie in the Sky Kickoff Party starts at 6PM at the W Hotel on Tuesday, October 18 in Boston

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

Sia in Boston for one night on her Nostalgic for the Present tour in Boston

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

Jon Richardson performs at the Napolean Room on Wednesday, Oct 19

Jon Richardson performs at Club Cafe in the Napolean Room from 8-9PM on Wednesday, October 19 in Boston

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

Rocky Horror Picture Show viewing starts at 8PM on Thursday, October 20 at Machine in Boston

Drag Bingo – Nightmare on Elmwood benefits AIDS Care Ocean State on Thursday, October 20 at Riviera Bingo Hall in Cranston, RI

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

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Roger & Frank revisited at the History Project

Out of the Archives: Roger & Frank revisited If you like my weekly vintage gay blog posts join the History Project Thursday, October 20 in Boston

Drag Race Thursdays hosted by Mizery shows RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 2 starting at 8PM every Thursday, at Club Cafe in Boston

TILT: Bacchanal is one part spooky and one part sexy at Styxx, starting at 9PM on Thursday, October 20 in Portland

Varla Jean Merman, A Little White Music is at The Ramrod Performing Arts Center Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 20-22 in Boston

Queer Inclusive Climbing Klub (QuICK) Pizza night and climbing club at Brooklyn Boulders on Friday, October 21 in Somerville

boyfriendsBoyfriends monthly gay dance party at the Milky Way starts at 10PM on Friday, October 21 in Jamaica Plain

Poltergeist (1982) Midnight Showing at the Coolidge on Friday and Saturday, October 21 & 22 in Boston 

Gay Men’s Camping Group is at Shawme-Crowell State Forest on Friday and Saturday, October 21 & 22 in Sandwich

Dueling Drag Divas at Mainestreet on Friday and Saturday, October 21 & 22 in Ogunquit

Don’t Ask Don’t Tell is a monthly gay dance party hosted at Great Scott on Saturday, October 22 in Boston

Roxxxy Andrews at Ego is the largest 18+ dance party on Saturday, October 22 at Ego in Providence

Head of Charles Regatta

Head of the Charles regatta is Saturday & Sunday, October 22-23rd

Head of the Charles is the largest regatta in the world and takes place on Saturday & Sunday, October 22 & 23 in Cambridge and Boston

South End Open Market and SOWA Open Market return separately in the South End every Sunday from 10am – 4pm in Boston

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

Boston Book Festival is Saturday, Oct 15

BBF, Boston Book FestivalThe Boston Book Festival takes place this Saturday, October 15th in Copley Square. This annual book festival has grown significantly over the years and attracts 25,000 people.  If you’ve never attended this free, public event in Boston, I’d encourage you to check it out.  More information about this year’s Boston Book Festival may be found on their website, www.bostonbookfest.org.