Category Archives: Boston

What to do this week: August 8 – 14

This campy movie turned Broadway musical opens this week in Ogunquit

This campy movie turned Broadway musical opens this week in Ogunquit

What to do this week: August 8 – 14

I Love the 90s Tea Dance starts at 4PM each Monday at Boatslip in Ptown

Fascination Mondays is a fetish / kink night hosted in the basement of Jacques Cabaret from 8PM – 12AM in Boston

It’s Raining Men party is this Tuesday at the A-House

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

Provincetown Tea DanceMadonna Madness Tea Dance and costume contest at the Boatslip during Tea Dance from 4PM – 7PM Wednesday in Provincetown

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

Priscilla Queen of the Desert opens at the Ogunquit Playhouse and  runs through September 3 – opening night is Wednesday, August 10 in Ogunquit

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

Institute of Contemporary Art Boston

Institute of Contemporary Art Boston

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

FUZZ is a monthly dance party hosted at The Alley in DTX from 10PM – 2AM in Boston

Therapy GLOW party 18+ from 11:55PM to 5:00 AM starting on Friday, August 12 in Providence

Kiki at M Street Beach in Southie is every Saturday (just look  for all the speedos) 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.

Marina Bay – Boston ferry service starts

Marina Bay QuincyIt just got a lot easier to get to and from Marina Bay in Quincy. A trial ferry service to Squantum Point Park by Marina Bay in Quincy started on August 1st for a 90-day trial program. The 70+ ferry which goes between Quincy and Boston will dock at Rowe’s Wharf.

You can check out the new ferry service schedule here.

Renderings of General Electric’s Boston HQ

Image courtesy General Electric, © Gensler

Image courtesy General Electric, © Gensler

Yesterday boston.com published several renderings of the new global headquarters GE is building and will move into in 2017/2018. The two existing brick buildings that originally housed the NECCO candy company will soon be home to 800+ employees. More renderings of the new headquarters are here.

The Boston Globe also reported that GE’s upcoming complex will house a waterfront dining spot that could have live music on Friday and Saturday nights.

Welcome to Boston General Electric

Meanwhile at M Street Beach this week

gays in southie, Kiki BeachLoving this Instagram clip from M Street Beach this past weekend. I couldn’t seem to post the video successfully so you can link here to see it.

In case you missed it, each Saturday a lot of guys are spending their Saturdays near the midpoint of M Street Beach. Between the throngs of bros and the women they are vainly trying to impress is a sea of gays that is most easily found by following the disco music.

Sound like fun? Read more about Saturdays at M Street Beach, Boston.

What to do this week: August 1 – 7

Shakespeare Boston Common

Final performance is Sunday, August 7th!

What to do this week: August 1 – 7

Free Shakespeare on the Common enters its final week and runs through Sunday, August 7 in Boston

I Love the 90s Tea Dance starts at 4PM each Monday at Boatslip in Ptown

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

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

Boston’s South End reading will happen Tuesday, August 2nd at the Provincetown Library from 6-7:30PM in Provincetown

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

Priscilla Queen of the DesertPriscilla Queen of the Desert special screening at the Brattle Theatre; proceeds go to One Orlando Fund at 8PM on Wednesday in Cambridge

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.

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

Guerrilla Queer Bar overtakes a traditionally “straight bar” the first Friday of each month – location is TBA on Friday, August 5 in Boston

mainestreet, ogtSinner’s Ball Weekend starts Friday and runs through Sunday in Ogunquit

Therapy GLOW party 18+ from 11:55PM to 5:00 AM starting on Friday, August 5 in Providence

Kiki at M Street Beach in Southie is every Saturday (just look  for all the speedos) in Boston

Beach Blanket Bear Party at Horseneck Beach starting at 10:30 AM – look for the Bear flag in Westport

6th Annual Beach Bowl 2016 brings Boston FLAG Football team to the beaches of Maine starting Saturday at 10AM in Ogunquit

Ironsides Gay Rugby TeamRugby Boot Camp runs for 3 hours and is followed by drinks at The Alley. Tickets are $25 on Saturday from 10AM – 1PM in Boston

Underbear is a monthly dance party for Bears and the men who love them at The Alley, starting at 10PM at The Alley Bar in Boston

Beachball Bear Tea Dance is from 4-8PM on Sunday at Styxx Nightclub in Portland

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.

Median 1-bedroom rentals near MBTA stations

If you rent in Boston, chances are you have a lease that starts on September 1st, which means if you are thinking of moving you probably need to give your notice next week. As you contemplate where you may end up moving, check out this interesting graphic from RentHop.

RentHop has shared the median price of one-bedroom apartments by MBTA subway stop and it also shows how much that one-bedroom rental has either gone up or down over the past year.

Boston apartment, rent

For example, last year renting an apartment in Central Square would have been a cheaper option, but over the past year, rent has jumped 9% near Central Square.

As one might expect, most prices have increased since last year, but some seem to have increased disproportionately.

  • Green Line – Riverside: +$331.25 +22.1%
  • Red Line – Savin Hill: +$258.75 +18.3%
  • Blue Line – Aquarium: +$320 +16.2%
  • Green Line – Boston University: +$250 +13.9%
  • Red Line – Central Square: +$168.75 +9.0%

While it often feels like all the prices in Boston are going up that is not universally true.  Here are some MBTA stops that have seen price drops:

  • Red Line – Mattapan -$268.75 -14.9%
  • Red Line – Butler: -$221.25 -13.4%
  • Orange Line – Community College: -$173.75 -7.8%
  • Green Line – Lechmere: -$150 -6.8%
  • Blue Line – Logan Airport: -$50 -2.9%

You can read more about the research and see a larger image of the MBTA map shown above, here.

Manhunt’s “Boston Blizzard” pool party

Manhunt, Manhunt MansionWith temperatures this past Saturday in the mid 90s, the Boston’s gay softball team pool party at the Manhunt Mansion could not have been better timed. While the Manhunt pool parties have become popular summer fundraisers, this was easily the most crowded I’ve seen.

In spite of the crowd, the pool party may have been the best I can recall attending. The final Manhunt pool party (quite possibly forever since the mansion will possibly go on the market soon) will take place this Saturday with funds raised going to Boston’s gay rugby team, Boston Ironsides. For more details about the pool party visit the event page: Manhunt Pool Party.

Below are a few photos from all the fun this past Saturday. Manhunt, Manhunt MansionManhunt, Manhunt MansionManhunt, Manhunt MansionManhunt, Manhunt MansionManhunt, Manhunt MansionManhunt, Manhunt Mansion