Next Tuesday (September 5th) is the annual celebration of legendary rocker, Freddie Mercury. All around the world celebrations will be hosted. In Boston these celebrations will take place at ONCE Somerville with funds raised to go to GLAD’s AIDS Law Project.
What: Freddie for a Day 2017 celebration
When: September 5th || Doors open at 7:30
Where: ONCE Somerville
Tickets: $10 advance/$12 at the door (Get’em Here!)
The headline band, Gunpowder Gelatine, will be joined by Anita Dick, Siren of the Circle, Femme Brulée, Butch Sassidy, Jane Doe, Lotta Sass and 3rian King (What Time Is It, Mr. Fox?) with Ricky Diamond as MC.
For more information about this event check out their Facebook Page, here.
SLEAZE is hosting a Madonna tribute party on Saturday starting at 10PM at the Alley Bar in Downtown Crossing. For more information visit the FB event page.
To get you in the mood, I’ve included the first release from her Immaculate Collection album which came out in the fall of <gulp> 1990, Justify My Love.
This past week one of my favorite bloggers, Kenneth Walsh, shared a recent, live acoustic version of this song, and I’ve been hard pressed to get the band out of my head. The Style Council was a UK band from the 1980s that enjoyed fantastic success it seems everywhere but the US.
Were you a fan of Style Council? What was your favorite song?
Sunday, June 4 at 3PM The Boston Gay Men’s Chorus (BGMC) proudly presents Anything Goes, a special 35th anniversary concert featuring Sutton Foster at Symphony Hall during Boston Pride Week.
The 175 member BGMC and a 20-piece orchestra will be joined by the Tony Award winning star, Sutton Foster, who will perform. In addition to the talented Broadway star, a medley of Leonard Bernstein music including selections from West Side Story, On the Town and Candide will be performed as part of a worldwide Leonard Bernstein at 100 centennial celebration of the Massachusetts native who was among the first conductors born and educated in the US to receive worldwide acclaim.
BGMC Anything Goes
Sunday June 4th at 3:00 PM at Symphony Hall
Purchase Tickets Here or by calling 617.542.SING (7464)
Whenever I am contacted by readers asking for suggestions about what to do in Provincetown, I always encourage them to attend at least one performance. The array of talent found in Ptown is astounding. Not only does attending a show help to support these artists but it is also a great way to pass a few hours with friends or someone special.
Below is a listing of the talent coming to Provincetown this summer. I’ve added links to make it easier for you to get more information about these performances and to purchase tickets.
Lesley Jordan performs at the Crown & Anchor July 8-9, 2017
May 26-29 Suzanne Westenhoefe & Poppy Champlin at Post Office Cabaret
May 26-29 Julie Goldman: Lady Gentleman at The Crown and Anchor
May 26* Kate Clinton, Zombie Apocalypse at The Crown and Anchor
Jul 3 Ronna & Beverly at The Crown and Anchor
Jul 8-9 Leslie Jordan at The Crown and Anchor
Jul 8-9 Tori Scott at The Art House
Jul 10-12 Eddie Sarfarty at The Crown and Anchor
Jul 12 Peter Bisuito at The Crown and Anchor
Aug 12 Margaret Cho at the Town Hall
Aug 28-29 Sandra Bernhard at The Crown and Anchor
Varla Jean Merman’s show Bad Heroine is at the Art House June 23 – Sept 1, 2017
May 26* Miss Richfield 1981: 2020 Vision at The Crown and Anchor
June 2* Dina Martina at The Crown and Anchor
June 23* Varla Jean Merman: Bad Heroine at The Art House
Jul 8* Jinkx Monsoon at The Art House
Jul 8* Kitten N’Lou at The Art House
Jul 10 Bianca Del Rio at The Town Hall
Jul 25 Idol Worship at The Art House
Aug 14-15 Pam Ann at The Crown and Anchor
Aug 15-31 Bob The Drag Queen at The Art House
Baloney Gay All Male Revue comes to The Crown & Anchor August 8-9, 2017
May 24- June 11 Amadeus at The Provincetown Theater
June 25* GREECE (from the Gold Dust Orphans) Ptown H.S.
Jul 5-9 The Bitch is Back! Tribute to Joan Rivers at Ptown Theater
Jul 6* Chicago at Fisherman’s Hall
Jul 7-Sept 9 5 to 9 at The Art House
Jul 12-Aug 20 Metamorpheses at The Provincetown Theater
July 29-Aug 29 The Atomic Bombshells Burlesque Show at The Art House
Aug 8-9 Baloney: Gay All Male Review at The Crown and Anchor
Aug 28 Ben Rimalower: Patti Issues at The Art House
Sept 1-2 Unitard at The Art House
Steve Grand performs in Provincetown July 5 – August 31, 2017
May 14* Doug Repetti at The Crown and Anchor
May 27-28 Melissa Ferrick at The Art House
Jun 1-4 CabaretFest: Sentimental Journey in multiple locations
Jun 3 Judy Kaplansky at The Hawthorne Barn
Jun 9 Duncan Sheik at The Hawthorne Barn
Jul 1-2 Michael Cerveris at The Art House
Jul 3 Maddelynn Hatter at The Crown and Anchor
Jul 5-Aug 31 Steve Grand at The Art House
Jul 10-11 Matt Alber at The Crown and Anchor
Jul 16 Alice Ripley at The Art House
Jul 17 Suede at The Crown and Anchor
Jul 18 Seth Sikes sings Judy Garland at The Crown and Anchor
Jul 18 Judy Wheeler at The Crown and Anchor
Jul 23-27 Well Strung at The Art House
Jul 24-25 Linda Eder at The Crown and Anchor
Jul 28-29 Melissa Errico at The Art House
Jul 30 Christine Pedi at The Art House
Jul 30-Aug 8 Steven Fales: Confessions of a Mormon Boy at Crown & Anchor
Aug 4-7 Marilyn Maye at The Art House
Aug 5 Courtney Love and Todd Almond at The Town Hall
Aug 6 Brian Stokes Mitchell at The Crown and Anchor
Aug 6 Megan Hilty at The Town Hall
Aug 7 Seth Sikes sings Liza Minnelli at The Crown and Anchor
Aug 13 Sutton Foster at The Town Hall
Aug 13-14 The Skivvies at The Crown and Anchor
Aug 16-17 Kim David Smith at The Crown and Anchor
Aug 19-20 Billy Porter at The Crown and Anchor
Aug 20-21 Beth Malone at The Art House
Aug 26-27 Linda Lavin at The Crown and Anchor
Aug 27 Marisol Montavo at The Art House
Sept 3 Laura Benanti at The Town Hall
Sept 9 Ana Gasteyer at The Art House
NOTE: * means this production / performer will be playing through the remainder of the 2017 summer season.
One of Boston’s best alternative rock bands from the 80s and 90s, Pixies, will be performing in Boston for three shows next month at The House of Blues: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 19-21 so get your tickets now before they sell out.
Purchase Pixies Tickets Here
Much thanks to my friend, Evan, who turned me on to Pillar Point.