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What to do this week: October 21 – 27

Halloween, Boston, Provincetown, Providence, Ogunquit There is a lot happening during the week as well with 40+ LGBTQ themed events taking place this week so make plans with friends.

I would like to give a shout out to two events of note this weekend, including ManRay XIV – the Fourteen Year ManRay Reunion on Friday at Sonia. More than any other, I miss the Fetish/gay club ManRay/Campus which closed in the early 2000s. Additionally, I want to encourage anyone considering entering Mr. Boston Bear and Cub 2020 Competition which takes place next Saturday at The Alley. Come down and cheer on all the contestants.

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

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

Dirty Water Saloon Line Dancing for Queers & friends has country-western two-step, west coast swing and line dancing each Tuesday from 7-10PM (all are welcome) at the Milky Way Lounge in JP

Boston Drag Gauntlet Cycle 3 Challenge #5: Scary Tales this week contestants will be divided into teams to create horror versions of famous fairy tales – come down to Jacques on Tuesday starting at 7:30PM

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

The T: Fakes, Flakes, & Ghosts Men of Melanin Magic host a talk about the masks that society often forces us to wear as queer/trans men of color – RSVP to get details on the location on Wednesday starting at 7PM

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

Trivia Night comes to Cathedral Station every Wednesday from 8-10PM

Free Pool is available all evening at Cathedral Station every Thursday

RPDR Viewing Parties are at The Alley Bar, Blend, Machine and Club Cafe  each Thursday in Boston

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

Gay Bash’d 18+ 2nd Annual Halloweekend Kickoff is a queer celebration of alternative drag, techno, and self-expression –  costumes encouraged – on Thursday at Oberon starting at 10PM in Harvard Sq

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

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Mr. Boston Bear and Cubs 2020 Competition is this Saturday

THE WEEKEND

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

6th Annual Reach(OUT) LGBTQA+ career conference for students to gain advice and career planning strategies – registration is free for any Boston-area student with a college ID (pre-registration is required) Friday at 6PM at John D. O’Bryant African-American Institute in Roxbury

Boston Gay Professionals Networking is this Friday at Serafina – Financial District location – RSVP required and starts at 6:30PM

MFA Late Nites is this Saturday from 8PM – 2AM  – this always sells out so get your tickets ASAP and have a blast 

ManRay XIV – the Fourteen Year ManRay Reunion is this Friday at Sonia doors open at 10PM, in Central Square 

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

Anthem Friday Halloween w/ Mizery and DJ Stevie Psyclone (no cover before 11PM) at Club Cafe this Friday

6th Annual Reach(OUT) LGBTQA+ career conference for students to gain advice and career planning strategies – registration is free for any Boston-area student with a college ID (pre-registration is required) Saturday at 3:30PM at John D. O’Bryant African-American Institute in Roxbury

Break the Chains giant queer Halloween dance party start your Saturday early with this party in the South End at Make Shift on Columbus Ave 6-10PM

Boston Gaymers HalloQueen host their 2nd annual Boston Gaymers HalloQueen party, costume contest, games and great company at Cathedral Station on Saturday 8PM – 2AM in Boston

Mr. Boston Bear and Cub 2020 Competition come down and cheer on your favorite contestant this Saturday at The Alley Bar starting at 9PM

HallowQueen: A Queer Takeover GQB hosts a “pop-up” takeover costume dance party at Game On this Saturday, starting at 9PM in the Fenway

HalloQueen @Mainestreet head up to Ogunquit for the weekend and check out Mainestreet’s halloween party starting at 9PM

Don’t Ask Don’t Tell: Spooky Ball is this Saturday at Great Scott in Allston – great music and drag show to boot – creative attire strongly recommended

Legacy Saturdays Halloween Party with DJ Paulo come down in your best costumes and dance the night away starting at 10PM in the Theatre District

Bloodfeast Halloween party is this Saturday at Machine with cash prize costume competition doors open at 10PM in the Fenway

So Hot Saturdaes: Monsters Ball have fun at Blend’s costume contests, spooky music selection and guest host Sham Payne in Dorchester

UNITE Saturdays Dirty Disco is at Club Cafe with DJ Susan Esthera (no cover before 11PM) in Boston

SoWa Open Market SoWa Open Market is now open every Sunday from 10AM – 4PM through the end of October in Boston

Carving & Cocktails at dbar this Sunday from 2-4:30PM pumpkin, carving tools, cocktail and apps included with prizes for top 3 designs – voting is at 4:30PM (only 40 tickets avail so RSVP now)

Sunday Sip-tual is this Sunday at Jacques starting at 6PM with DJ Brian Halligan and guest DJ Math3ca and a special performance by Binx

Halloween Tea Dance dance to great music from 70s 80s & 90s, starting at 6PM no cover – Sunday at Club Cafe in Boston

Naked Yoga for Men meets in the Boston area most Sundays at 6:30 PM (note that classes fill in advance and you must pre-register with the group)

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 Halloween at Candibar in the Theater District this 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.

Mr. Boston Bear and Cub 2020 competition

Mass Bears and Cubs will be hosting their annual Mr. Boston Bear and Cub contest on Saturday, October 26th at the Alley Bar in Downtown Crossing. Contestants will compete for the 2020 Mr. Boston Bear and Mr. Boston Cub titles on the same night.

Come cheer on the contestants and support the Greater Boston Bear and Cub community. This is a friendly and welcoming group of guys.

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This year’s events include:

  • Meet and Greet Friday, October 25th at 8 pm at the Alley Bar
  • Competition Saturday, October 26th at 9 pm at the Alley Bar
  • Victory Celebration Brunch Sunday, October 27th at 2 pm at TBA
  • Victory Celebration – *SIP* at Jacque’s Underground 6pm to 9pm

Scruffy Sunday

sexy man in bed, muscular man in bed, handsome, hunkI have this theory that if I post a photo of a half naked man in bed it’s artistic so what I’m trying to tell you is that this is art; my kind of art.

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Saturday morning coffee

twink and coffeeI’m going to have to teach this guy how to make French press.

Furry Friday

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What to do this weekend

Temptation TuesdayThere is a lot planned this weekend ranging from opening night for The Thanksgiving Play from the Lyric Stage Co. to the 55th Head of the Charles Regatta and Boston Book Festival both on Saturday & Sunday. On Saturday afternoon get tix to Sips with a Somm it’s a perfect option for wine lovers and of course Boston’s Drag Gospel Fest 2019 is sure to be a blast.

There are also a number of fun parties planned including SWEAT and H E R O E S on Friday and Groove Saturdays and Mars Attacks! on Saturday. On Sunday there are also two fun Tea Dances to check out: Boo-Tea Diva Battle (Mariah vs J Lo) at blend and Halloween Bear Tea Dance at Club Cafe.

FRIDAY

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

The Thanksgiving Play (Opening Night) check out this hilarious play from The Lyric Stage Co. which opens tonight in the Back Bay and will run through November 10th (tickets start at just $25)

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

SWEAT presented by Michael James and hosted by Pup Iron is a 21+ night at Machine this Friday

H E R O E S this is for everyone who loves 80s New Wave, Goth and Industrial Music – Friday doors open at 10PM at SONIA in Central Square

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

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

SATURDAY

55th Head of the Charles Regatta is this Saturday and Sunday along the Charles River – come down, check it out and cheer on the 9,000+ athletes

Boston Book Festival is a free, annual festival that takes place this Saturday and Sunday in Copley Square in Boston

Sips with a Somm is a great way to spend time with friends if you love wine – join Boston Chops beverage Director and Advanced Sommelier Nick Daddona to explore the wines of Italy, Spain, France, and more starting Saturday at 4PM

Judy Gold and Varla Jean Merman (aka Judy & Varla) come to the Calderwood Pavilion for two shows on one night (this Saturday) – join Sergio & me at this show which I promise will have you rolling in the aisles with laughter

Drag Gospel Fest 2019 this Saturday starting at 6PM brings the good, faithful, forgiving and inclusive message of the Gospel to the LGBTQ community with fabulous music, entertainment, worship & praise… but with gorgeous frocks and really big hair at Club Cafe

Groove Saturdays join your host Sham Payne for a fun night out with great music at Blend in Dorchester

Mars Attacks! hosted by dbar after dark challenges you to wear an out of this world, alien invasion fashion to this party with music by DJ Jay Ine on Saturday at dbar in Dorchester

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

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55th Head of the Charles Regatta is this Sunday along the Charles River – come down, check it out and cheer on the 9,000+ athletes

Boston Book Festival is a free, annual festival that takes place this Sunday in Copley Square in Boston

SoWa Open Market SoWa Open Market is now open every Sunday from 10AM – 4PM through the end of October in Boston

Boo-Tea Diva Battle (Mariah vs J Lo) is at blend this Sunday doors open at 4PM for this fun tea dance series – cheer on your favorite diva

Halloween Bear Tea Dance no cover and always has great music from 70s 80s & 90s, starting at 6PM no cover every Sunday at Club Cafe in Boston

Naked Yoga for Men meets in the Boston area most Sundays at 6:30 PM (note that classes fill in advance and you must pre-register with the group)

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.

Vintage gay

Matty” Matthiessen, Russell Cheney

F.O. “Matty” Matthiessen, and Russell Cheney, Normandy, summer 1925

Russell Cheney (October 16, 1881 – July 12, 1945) shown on the left was an accomplished painter and Francis Otto Matthiessen (February 19, 1902 – April 1, 1950) shown on the right was an educator, scholar and influential literary critic. Matthiessen was twenty years Russell’s junior but the two met in 1924 and remained a couple until Cheney’s death in 1945.

I dedicate this weekly post, featuring vintage gay photographs, to the men and women who lived in a more critical time where being true to yourself and loving who you want wasn’t always an option and came at a great price. Do you have a photo you would like to share? Email me at bosguymail@gmail.com.

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