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What to do this weekend

Chelsea, gay bars NYC

Below is a list of what is happening in Boston and Provincetown. Show your love by supporting our gay bars and businesses. If you have an event that you would like to see included, email bosguymail@gmail.com.

Boston Gay Bars

The Alley
THURSDAY: UK Drag Race viewing party followed by Trivia all the fun starts @7PM
FRIDAY: Casual Fridays w/ DJ BEGBICK @10PM
SATURDAY: Halloween Dance Party DJ Brian Halligan @9PM
SUNDAY: Bearaoke @8PM

blend
THURSDAY: RPDR UK w/ host Harlow Havoc @8PM
FRIDAY: Friday Feels w/ music by Twisted Gleam and hosts Penny Tentiary & Coco Iman @10PM
SATURDAE: So Hot Saturdaes Halloween Edition w/ DJ Stevie Pysclone @10PM
SUNDAY: Spooky brunch w/ music by Twisted Gleam and host Lady German @11AM

Cathedral Station
THURSDAY: Watch the Bruins play the Hurricanes @7PM
SATURDAY: Watch the Celtics play the Wizards @5PM & Bruins play the Panthers @7PM
SUNDAY: Watch the Chargers host the Patriots @4PM

Club Cafe
THURSDAY: Halloween Costume Party w/ DJ BEGBICK & host Mizery @10PM
FRIDAY: Halloween Costume Party w/ DJ Stevie Psyclone & host Mizery @10PM
SATURDAY: Wigged Halloween Cabaret @7:30PM & Halloween Costumer Party w/ DJ Brian Derrick & host Mizery @10PM
SUNDAY: Halloween Tea Dance w/ DJ Stevie Psyclone & host Miss Kris @5PM

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FRIDAY: “Scream Queens” Karaoke Night w/ Ryan Grow @8PM
SATURDAY: Halloween Costume Party w/ DJ Jay Ine @10PM
SUNDAY: Spook’d Tea Dance w/ DJ Joe Bermudez @4PM

Jacques Cabaret
THURSDAY: Another Evening with Patty Bourrée Cabaret downstairs @8PM & Now That’s What I Call A Drag Show! @8PM
FRIDAY: Serve-Vivor @7:30PM & Drag Me To The Main Stage @7PM & 10PM
SATURDAY: Drag Me To The Main Stage @7PM & 10PM
SUNDAY: Comedy Open Mic Night @7PM and Sultry Sunday Halloween Edition w/ Amanda Playwith & Teashaboo @9:30PM

Call 617-426-8902 for show information and to reserve seats.

Legacy & Royale (Gay Mafia Boston)
THURSDAY: Serve Thursdays w/ Landon Cider & Mixologist Rob Botelho @10PM
FRIDAY: Bussdown Fridays w/ DJ FrenchY @10PM
SATURDAY: Halloween Costume Party w/ music by Ranny @10PM
SUNDAY: Dragathon w/ Trixie & Katya and Hot Mess Sundays w/ DJ Richie LaDue at Royale @10PM

Trophy Room has reopened! No programming scheduled at the moment.

Featured LGBTQ+ Nights & Events This Weekend

THURSDAY: HRC in ACTION (virtual event) 7PM online reception || 8PM Livestream

THURSDAY: Skip the Small Talk – Speed Friending 7-9PM at Trident Cafe & Booksellers

THURSDAY: Halloween Dinner & Drag Show hosted by Kalysta Kaykes, featuring Zayn X and Raya Sunshine is at World of Beer in East Cambridge starting at 7PM

FRIDAY: Gay Bash’d (18+) with music by Ickarus is at The Sinclair starting at 9:30PM

FRIDAY: Beach Ball Friday w/ DJ Michael Giller at La Makina on Revere Beach

SATURDAY: Wigged starring Cacophony Daniels & Sutton Lee Seymour comes to Club Cafe Saturday night

SATURDAY: Latin Night Halloween Party at La Makina nightclub on Revere Beach at 9PM

SUNDAY: The Road of Rainbows starts at 3PM on the Common (must register first!)

SUNDAY: Lesbian Night Life Halloween Costume Party Tea Dance starts at 4PM at 152 Hampden Street in Nubian Square

SUNDAY: Heroes Halloween Party (18+) w/ DJ Chris Ewen at Sonia – doors open at 8PM

SUNDAY: Dragathon Starring Trixie & Katya comes to Royale for a spooktacular show starting @8PM

SUNDAY: LEATHER-ETTE: Halloween Party Leather attire encouraged at Phoenix Landing at 9PM

Drag Brunches in Boston

Some drag brunches require tickets purchased ahead of time. Click the event links shared below for ticketing and reservation information.

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

Hallowqueen “Bewitched” Drag Brunch
Saturday 9:00AM – 11:30AM
House of Blues

Spooky Boots Drag Brunch
Saturday, 12:00PM
Bootleg Special

Lulu’s Drag Brunch
Sunday, seatings @11:00AM & 1:00PM
Lulu’s in Allston

Halloween Drag Brunch
Sunday 12:00PM
Tiger Mama in Fenway

Drag Me To Brunch
Sunday 12:00PM – 4:00PM
Hosted at Carrie Cocktail Nation Club

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

This Weekend in Provincetown

October 28th – 31st is Spooky Bear

Spooky Bear Weekend in Provincetown Oct. 28-31

Provincetown’s annual Spooky Bear Weekend is a fun way to celebrate the Halloween holiday. This year the annual party will take place from Thursday, October 28 – Sunday, October 31. More information about Spooky Bear Weekend 2021 is available on the Northeast Ursamen website.

The weekend will draw thousands and is one of the last busy weekends of the year and can be a lot of fun. Sergio and I have gone to celebrate this holiday many times over the past few years and we never fail to have a lot of fun. This year there are many parties, drag and cabaret shows and tea dances to enjoy. Below are a few of the published parties and venues that will be welcoming you this Halloween. Please keep in mind that proof of vaccination is required before being allowed entry to many of these establishments.

Places to go Spooky Bear Weekend 2021

Below are a few bars that will be open and celebrating Spooky Bear Weekend. Feel free to include any others that I’ve left off in the comments section of this post.

A-House

Boatslip

Harbor Lounge

Macho Bar

Paramount at The Crown

Red Room at The Velvet Lounge

Shipwreck Lounge

The Vault at The Crown

The Wave Bar at The Crown

Other activities you may want to check out while visiting include:

Provincetown Ghost Tours

Sunset Dune Tours

Happy Halloween: Haunted Houses & more

Boston area haunted houses, haunted houses New England

Tis the season to scare the crap out of oneself. While I’m no expert on this sort of thing, each year I pull together a post that shares information about haunted houses in the area. Full disclaimer – I’ve not attended these locations so share your comments on the best haunted houses in the area.

Below is a the listing of haunted houses as well as a number of ‘activities’ for visiting Salem, MA this month.

BARRETT’S HAUNTED MANSION

Sunday thru Thursday Barrett’s Haunted Mansion offers FREE Admission to active duty military ID. There is also a $5 off coupon on their tickets page of their website (scrolll to the bottom of the page), bhmansion.com. Follow them on social media on IG: @bhmansion & FB: Barrett’s Haunted Mansion.

FACTORY OR TERROR

Factory of Terror has two locations in Worcester and Fall River. More details about individual locations, tickets and hours can be found on their website, factoryofterror.com. Follow them on social media on IG:
@factory_of_terror & FB: Factory of Terror.

HYSTERIA HAUNTED FARM & FLASHLIGHT MAZE

Hysteria’s haunted farm and flashlight maze at Connor’s Farm in Danvers, MA is open Friday – Sunday through the month of October. For more information about the haunted farm, flashlight maze and tickets visit their website, hysteriadanvers.com. Follow them on social media on FB: Hysteria Danvers.

SPOOKY WORLD

Spooky World is located in Southern NH and may be the largest haunted house in New England. Based on feedback I read online, you may want to consider purchasing their VIP tickets. For more information about special events and ticket prices visit their website,  Nightmarenewengland.com. Follow them on social media on IG: @SpookyWorld & FB: Spooky World.

For an even more complete listing of haunted houses in Massachusetts visit here.

Halloween in Salem, MA

Halloween

Few cities or towns in the world embrace the Halloween holiday like Salem, MA. For those who have never visited this town in October, I would highly recommend it. When I was in my 20s a friend of mine had an apartment overlooking the Salem Common and I’d go to his annual Halloween party. They remain some of my favorite memories.Visiting Salem? Check out the following:

Voodoo and Vampires & Ghosts Walking Tour
Count Orlok’s Nightmare Gallery: A horror museum
Chambers of Terror
HYSTERIA: Haunts & Horrors
“Festival of the Dead” Psychic Fair and Witches Market
Salem Witch Trial Museum
Salem Ghost Tour

Halloween humor

Maybe this will only make sense to my Italian-American friends.

Halloween in Boston’s South End

Halloween decorations in Boston's South End
Could this be Riff Raff from the Rocky Horror Picture Show?

Despite the ongoing pandemic, economic downturn, and social unrest, many of my neighbors in the South End are spreading holiday cheer with their creative fall and Halloween decorations.

The fall is always a beautiful time to be in Boston and this year’s efforts by my neighbors to embrace the season is appreciated by me and I’m sure many others. Below are some more photos of the creative expressions shared by neighbors embracing the fall and Halloween season. Take time to walk around the neighborhood and check out their creative decorations.

Happy Halloween

Halloween in Provincetown

Halloween, Boston, Provincetown, Providence, Ogunquit

Halloween in Provincetown a.k.a. “Spooky Bear” can be an amazing experience. It combines the theatrics and creativity you only find in LGBTQ enclaves in major cities like NYC and Los Angeles with small town charm and quirkiness. I don’t know if there is another small town in America (Ptown has < 3,000 year round residents) that can compete.

Unfortunately, the pandemic will inevitably blunt the experience for anyone planning to visit next weekend. All large-scale events and traditional parties hosted each year have been cancelled. If you’ve not heard, many businesses closed prematurely for the season (including huge venues like the Crown & Anchor) and several businesses are going out of business (I will miss Bodybody and their post season sales terribly).

The Provincetown Guild has a complete list of businesses that remain open through Halloween weekend, and I recommend you check this out if you’ve yet to make plans but are contemplating spending next weekend in Ptown.

Oh yeah, and as a sidenote, MaineStreet in Ogunquit has closed for the season. Can we all agree that 2020 really stinks and we need someone who can end this f*cking pandemic!

What to do this weekend

Halloween PtownBelow are approximately 30 different events and parties here in Boston and Ptown for you to check out. In addition to the suggested events below don’t forget my post from earlier this month sharing Haunted Houses to check out and events in Salem, MA this weekend.

Below, I’ve marked events in Ptown for Spooky Bear weekend for those of you heading to the Cape. I’m not sure I’ve included everything so feel free to add any overlooked parties or events in the comments section of this post.

FRIDAY

First Fridays want an alternative to Halloween parties – check out SoWa’s 1st Fridays checking out new shows at n’hood art galleries and meeting artists in their SoWa studios from 5-9PM on Friday

Smoke and Mirrors at the ICA if you’re looking for something artsy fartsy but you don’t want to do First Fridays (see above) this may be for you – currently sold out but a limited number of tickets will be available at the door the night of the event from 5:30 – 9PM

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

SPOOKY BEAR: Halloween Weekend, Tricks & Treats come over to Shipwreck Lounge starting at 6PM for drinks and to mingle in Ptown

SPOOKY BEAR: Haunted Party Cruise is from 6:30 – 9:30 for a Haunted Halloween Party in Ptown’s Harbor

SPOOKY BEAR: Bearlesque performs starting at 7PM at the Crown and Anchor in Ptown

Phyllis Diller Believes in Me Friday evening at Club Cafe watch Phyllis Gordon who is on the verge of quitting stand-up, she is visited by the comic legend Phyllis Diller.  Tix required.

SPOOKY BEAR: Varla Jean Merman performs her show “Pieced Together” at the Art House starting at 9PM in Ptown

Boudoir x Volvox: Venus In Furs- A Queer Techno Playground starts at 9PM at the Lower Level in Cambridge

SPOOKY BEAR: RAM/HalloWOOF is at Paramount at the Crown & Anchor doors open at 9PM in Ptown

Fascination is back again with doors at Jacques Underground opening at 9PM in Bay Village so breakout your leather, latex, whatever and head over

“Heroes” Halloween Weekend – All Saints, All Souls is Friday starting at 10PM at Sonia in Cambridge

Halloween Hangover Party is at blend in Dorchester with DJ Andrea doors open at 10PM and there is no cover

RAW wear your leather and enjoy the great music at Ramrod on Friday – doors open at 10PM in the Fenway

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

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

Halloween PtownSATURDAY

SPOOKY BEAR: Inaugural Spooky Bowl is hosted by FLAG Flag Football – games will be played at the Winslow Street Fields on Saturday from 11AM – 1PM with post game celebrations at Shipwreck Lounge in Ptown

SPOOKY BEAR: Come & Scrum is the annual party thrown by Boston’s gay rugby team Ironsides at Harbor Lounge  12PM – 3PM

SPOOKY BEAR: Halloween Weekend, Tricks & Treats come over to Shipwreck Lounge starting at 6PM for drinks and to mingle in Ptown

SPOOKY BEAR: Bearlesque performs starting at 7PM at the Crown and Anchor in Ptown

Fresh Fruit is Born Again  these Queens are ready to hit the stage at Club Café to perform for you starting at 8PM

SpeakOUT Fall Speaker Training is an all day program from 8:30 – 6PM for more details click the link — hosted in JP

SPOOKY BEAR: VARLA JEAN MERMAN performs her show “Pieced Together” at the Art House starting at 9PM in Ptown

Underbear while everyone is dressing up this monthly underwear dance party will have you stripping down and dancing to great music at the Alley

Mayhem Saturdays is back with DJ AGA at blend – doors open at 10PM and there is no cover

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

Halloween PtownSUNDAY

Sunday 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

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

New England Patriots vs Baltimore Ravens viewing party starts early but gametime is 8:20PM on Sunday at Cathedral Station (free parking in the back if you arrive early enough) 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.

Happy Halloween

Salem, MASong of the Witches: “Double, double toil and trouble”
BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
(from Macbeth)

Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and caldron bubble.
Fillet of a fenny snake,
In the caldron boil and bake;
Eye of newt and toe of frog,
Wool of bat and tongue of dog,
Adder’s fork and blind-worm’s sting,
Lizard’s leg and howlet’s wing,
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.

Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and caldron bubble.
Cool it with a baboon’s blood,
Then the charm is firm and good.

Notes: Macbeth: IV.i 10-19; 35-38

Halloween: Haunted houses and much more

Halloween, Boston, Provincetown, Providence, OgunquitTis the season to scare the crap out of oneself. While I’m no expert on this sort of thing, each year I pull together a post that shares information about haunted houses in the area. Full disclaimer – I’ve not attended any of these locations so share your comments to help others pick and choose the best haunted house.

Below the listing of haunted houses you’ll also find a number of ‘activities’ for visiting Salem, MA this month and below that is more information about Halloween themed attractions throughout New England that you can enjoy.

Barrett’s Haunted Mansion is in Abington MA. Oct 23rd  they will host their special Darkness Unleashed, which requires advance ticket purchase and Devil’s Night on Oct 30th. Sunday thru Thursday they have a $5 off coupon on their tickets page of their website, bhmansion.com.
Instagram: @bhmansion  ||  Facebook: Barrett’s Haunted Mansion

Factory of Terror has three locations in Worcester, West Warwick, RI and Fall River. More details about individual locations, tickets and hours can be found on their website, factoryofterror.com.
Instagram: @factory_of_terror  ||  Facebook: Factory of Terror

Spooky World may be the largest haunted house in New England. Based on feedback I read online, you’ll want to purchase either their VIP or Super VIP tickets, but these come at a hefty price, starting at $65 (VIP) or $80 (Super VIP) on Friday and Saturday nights. For more information visit their website,  Nightmarenewengland.com.
Instagram: @SpookyWorld  ||  Facebook: Spooky World

Six Flags Fright Fest runs through October 28th. Enjoy thrills and activities  and come back for a truly frightening evening of fun after the sun goes down

Halloween Season in Salem, MA

HalloweenFew cities or towns in the world embrace the Halloween holiday like Salem, MA. For those who have never visited this town in October, I would highly recommend it. When I was in my 20s a friend of mine had an apartment overlooking the Salem Common and I’d go to his annual Halloween party. They remain some of my favorite memories.Visiting Salem? Check out the following:

Voodoo and Vampires & Ghosts Walking Tour
Count Orlok’s Nightmare Gallery: A horror museum
Chambers of Terror
HYSTERIA: Haunts & Horrors w/ Mentalist Christopher Grace
“Festival of the Dead” Psychic Fair and Witches Market
Salem Witch Trial Museum
Salem Ghost Tour

Other Halloween related events in New England

For additional information about Halloween related events and haunted houses visit halloweennewengland.com. Below are links to sites might like in Mass.

MA Haunted Houses and Trails Guide
MA Night and Haunted Hayrides Guide
MA Night and Haunted Corn Mazes Guide
MA Ghost and Paranormal Tours

Happy Halloween

There is plenty happening in Boston tonight if sipping an adult beverage and handing out candy and on your front stoop is not part of your plans.  Below, I’ve shared a few options.

The Enchanted Forest – BAGLY Halloween Party on Wednesday, will have food, fun, games, and music (intended for LGBTQ+ youth 22 and under)

Dragathon Spooktacular Halloween Night is on Wednesday starting at 7PM at Royale (all ages welcome)

MOVIE: Psycho with the Boston Pops join Keith Lockhart and the Pops on Halloween night as they perform the original movie score in sync with the film on the big screen, starting at 8PM at Symphony Hall.

MOVIE DOUBLE FEATURE: Halloween & Halloween 4 is on Halloween night and runs from 7-11PM at the Coolidge in Brookline

Cirque of the Dead starts at 7:00 and 10:00 PM at the Oberon in Cambridge

Halloween with Honey Davenport is no trick and all treat at Club Cafe with  $500 in cash and prizes for their costume contest

MOVIE: The Rocky Horror Picture Show w/ Live Shadowcast is on Halloween night at the Somerville Theater

The Black Pearl Haunted Cruise sets sail (so to speak) on Halloween night in Boston Harbor from 8PM – 12AM

What to do this week: October 29 – November 4

Halloween parties and nights dominate what’s happening this week. Movie fans check out Psycho with the Boston Pops on Monday and Halloween night. On Tuesday check out Alien at the Museum of Science. On Halloween night check out The Rocky Horror Picture Show with Live Shadowcast is at the Somerville theater and The Coolidge has a Halloween & Halloween 4 double feature. This weekend the Coolidge’s “Movies after Midnite” will show The Amityville Murders starting at 11:59PM on Friday and Saturday nights.

There are some non-Halloween activities also taking place which you may want to check out including the final Stonewall Sports Billiards League and Open Play on Monday, both the Violent Femmes and Jake Shears are in town and performing, and finally ILLUMINUS 2018 takes place on Friday and Saturday night in Downtown Crossing.

Movie performances are on Monday and Wednesday at Symphony Hall

MONDAY – THURSDAY

Pizza & Game Night is every Monday from 5-9PM (check out their ping pong and foosball tables) at Dorchester Brewery in Dorchester

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

Stonewall Sports Billiards League and Open Play is each Monday through November 5th from 7:30 – 10PM at Scholars in Boston

MOVIE: Psycho with the Boston Pops join Keith Lockhart and the Pops as they perform the original movie score in sync with the film on the big screen, starting at 8PM at Symphony Hall.

Cards Against Sobriety hosted every Monday night at the Alley join your friends for a fun game of Cards Against Humanity starting at 8PM in Boston

No Filter You can catch #NoFilter every first Monday of the month upstairs with a kooky theme, and every third Friday of the month downstairs at Jacques with no theme, where anything goes 10PM-12AM 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

Violent Femmes come to Royale Boston for one show on Tuesday night

Have a kiki with Jake Shears who performs on Tuesday night at the Brighton Music Hall

MOVIE: Alien starring Sigourney Weaver under the dome at the Museum of Science on Tuesday night in Boston

SPOOKY 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 Enchanted Forest – BAGLY Halloween Party on Wednesday, will have food, fun, games, and music (intended for LGBTQ+ youth 22 and under)

gay bostonDragathon Spooktacular Halloween Night is on Wednesday starting at 7PM at Royale (all ages welcome)

MOVIE: Psycho with the Boston Pops join Keith Lockhart and the Pops on Halloween night as they perform the original movie score in sync with the film on the big screen, starting at 8PM at Symphony Hall.

MOVIE DOUBLE FEATURE: Halloween & Halloween 4 is on Halloween night and runs from 7-11PM at the Coolidge in Brookline

Cirque of the Dead starts at 7:00 and 10:00 PM at the Oberon in Cambridge

MOVIE: The Rocky Horror Picture Show w/ Live Shadowcast is on Halloween night at the Somerville Theater

MOVIE: Hocus Pocus is showing at 8PM at Mainestreet in Ogunquit

The Black Pearl Haunted Cruise is on Halloween night from 8PM – 12AM

Siren Trivia is every Wednesday at 9PM at the Trophy Room bar in Boston

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

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

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

#Yaasss Thursdays presents: Sissy That Walk weekly drag competition the last Thursday of each month Showtime: 12:30AM at Club Cafe in Boston

SoWa, South End, Boston

Illuminus Boston returns to Downtown Crossing Friday & Saturday evenings

THE WEEKEND

SoWa First Friday come over to SoWa and walk through the many art galleries and artist studios from 5-9PM in Boston’s South End

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

Dinner & a Movie: Bohemian Rhapsody is being organized by Guy Social Boston and there are a limited number of tickets so make plans ASAP if you’d like to join in the fun and see this movie with a friendly group of men on Friday

ILLUMINUS 2018 is a contemporary arts festival that features original installations, video projections and performances by artists who work in the medium of light and sound on Friday and Saturday starting at 6PM in DTX

La Boum Queer Dance Party is hosted the first Friday of each month starting at 10PM at the Milky Way in JP

Guerrilla Queer Bar (GQB) will take over another “straight” bar this Friday starting at 9PM – Location to be announced on Thursday

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

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

MOVIE: The Amityville Murders is part of the Coolidge’s Movies after Midnite series and will play both Friday and Saturday night starting at 11:59PM

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

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.

The Alley in Boston, gay Boston

Underbear is Saturday, at The Alley

Underbear has no cover and free clothing check so come down and check out this monthly party, starting at 10PM at the Alley Bar in DTX

Blend with DJ AGA starts at 10PM in Dorchester

EXTRA Featuring Amanda Lepore is Saturday night at Machine starting at 10PM in Boston

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

Back to the 90s Brunch is at Trophy Room on Sunday starting at 11AM

Drag Me To Brunch Drag yourself to Carrie Nation Cocktail Club and check-out what all the buzz is about  starting at 11AM; the drag show runs from 2pm-4pm(ish) in Boston

Sunday 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 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 it is all about Halloween. Many are heading to Provincetown this weekend for Spooky Bear. For those of you staying in Boston this weekend there is lots to do including The Coolidge Theater’s annual Halloween Horror Marathon and the Oberon’s spooky, audience-participation show, Cirque of the Dead.

There are also plenty of parties, including FASCINATION (Halloween Edition)*SIP* presents a Mad Hatter’s Tea Dance, and DONT ASK DONT TELL: SpOoKy BALL *Halloween Edition* just to name a few.

Halloween Ptown

Spooky Bear is this weekend sweety darling

2018 Spooky Bear: Law of the Jungle  kicks off on Friday night and runs through Sunday in Provincetown

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

Astronomy After Hours (free) this is the last weekend you can head to the Gilliland Observatory on the roof of the Museum of Science to gaze at the stars

Dueling Drag Divas Halloween show takes place on Friday at 8PM at Mainestreet in Ogunquit

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

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

Cirque of the Dead has two performances on Friday and one on Saturday this weekend at the Oberon in Cambridge

FASCINATION (Halloween Edition) takes place this Friday so break out your  gear, fetish and kinky costumes for a fun night at Jacques  in Boston

Pumpkin Palooza hits the Lawn on D this Saturday from 12-10PM

Halloweek is Friday (Poprocks) and Saturday (Magnum) night at dbar

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*SIP* presents a Mad Hatter’s Tea Dance is this Saturday from 6-10PM at Jacques in Boston

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.

Haunted Hotel Halloween is at the W Hotel starting at 9PM in Boston

Drag-O-Ween ’18 8th annual Galloween party has a drag theme on Saturday from 10PM – 1AM at the Gallows in Boston

Boston Gaymers Halloween Bash is this Saturday from 8PM-12AM at Cathedral Station in Boston

Hip Hop Saturdays Halloween Party is hosted by the Men of Melanin Magic at Machine starting at 10PM in Boston

DONT ASK DONT TELL: SpOoKy BALL *Halloween Edition* is this Saturday at Great Scott in Allston

EPIC Halloween is hosted by Chris Harris Presents and The Gay Mafia on Saturday at the House of Blues in Boston

gay ogunquit, mainestreetZombie’s Halloween Party is this Saturday at Mainestreet in Ogunquit

18th Annual Halloween Horror Marathon starts Saturday night at 11:59PM and runs through Sunday at 11:59PM at the Coolidge Theater

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

Sunday 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 Halloween Edition 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.

Spooky Bear 2018 in Provincetown

Ptown HalloweenProvincetown’s annual Spooky Bear Weekend is always a fun way to celebrate Halloween. With the holiday falling in the middle of the week, Spooky Bear is being celebrated this weekend from October 26-28.

There are plenty of parties and events happening throughout the weekend, but I wanted to highlight a few if you happen to be heading to Ptown this weekend.

SpookyBear Friday Events

Halloween House Party at Shipwreck Lounge starts at 5PM
F@GBash presents Bears in Space at Club Purgatory starting at 9PM
HalloWOOF is at The Crown & Anchor starting at 9PM

SpookyBear Saturday Events

Come & Scrum at the Harborside Lounge from 12-3PM
Halloween Tea Dance at the Boatslip starts at 4PM
Halloween at the A-House starting at 9PM
Black & Gold Halloween Ball (Tix Req’d) is at Ptown Town Hall

Have a wonderful time in Ptown this weekend.

Halloween season, haunted houses and more

Halloween, Boston, Provincetown, Providence, OgunquitTis the season to scare the crap out of oneself. While I’m no expert on this sort of thing, I’ve done some digging to share with you information about haunted houses in the area that you can visit. I’ve not attended any of these locations so share your comments to help others pick and choose the best haunted house.

Below the listing of haunted houses you’ll also find a number of ‘activities’ for visiting Salem, MA this month and below that there is more information about Halloween themed attractions in New England.

Boston area haunted houses, haunted houses New England

Barrett’s Haunted Mansion is in Abington MA. Oct 23rd  they will host their special Darkness Unleashed, which requires advance ticket purchase and Devil’s Night on Oct 30th. Sunday thru Thursday they have a $5 off coupon on their tickets page of their website, bhmansion.com.
Instagram: @bhmansion
Facebook: Barrett’s Haunted Mansion

Factory of Terror has three locations in Worcester, West Warwick, RI and Fall River, and for their 20th anniversary they have a special offer when you buy 1 ticket that lets you visit a second location for free. More details about individual locations, tickets and hours can be found on their website, factoryofterror.com.
Instagram: @factory_of_terror
Facebook: Factory of Terror

Spooky World may be the largest haunted house in the area. This year Spooky World presents “Nightmare in New England”. Based on feedback I read online, it seems like you will want to purchase either their VIP or Super VIP tickets, but these come at a hefty price, starting at $65 (VIP) or $80 (Super VIP) on Friday and Saturday nights. For more information visit their website Spookyworld.com.
Instagram: @SpookyWorld
Facebook: Spooky World

Six Flags Fright Fest 2017 runs through October 28th. Enjoy thrills and activities throughout the day and come back for a truly frightening evening of fun after the sun goes down

scary, salemFew cities or towns in the world embrace the Halloween holiday like Salem, MA. For those who have never visited this town in October, I would highly recommend it. When I was in my 20s a friend of mine had an apartment overlooking the Salem Common and I’d go to his annual Halloween party. They remain some of my favorite memories.Visiting Salem? Check out the following:

Voodoo and Vampires & Ghosts Walking Tour
Count Orlok’s Nightmare Gallery: A horror museum
Chambers of Terror
HYSTERIA: Haunts & Horrors w/ Mentalist Christopher Grace
“Festival of the Dead” Psychic Fair and Witches Market
Salem Witch Trial Museum
Salem Ghost Tour
Escape Room

For additional information about Halloween related events and haunted houses visit halloweennewengland.com. Below are links to sites might like in Mass.

MA Haunted Houses and Trails Guide
MA Night and Haunted Hayrides Guide
MA Night and Haunted Corn Mazes Guide
MA Ghost and Paranormal Tours

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Happy Halloween