Category Archives: Provincetown

Pretty Ptown

With all the parties and shows taking place in the height of summer, it is easy to be distracted and miss out on the charm that Provincetown oozes. Strolling through Ptown’s East End and West End is a great way to pass time whether you are on your own or with someone special. I’ve included a few photos to show you what I mean.

Ptown East End

Provincetown’s East End


MacMillan Wharf Provincetown

Provincetown’s Red Inn has been welcoming guests for more than 100 years

Ptown West End

Provincetown’s West End

Although I don’t get to Provincetown with the same frequency as many of my friends who have second homes here, should you plan a visit to Ptown, feel free to reach out and I’ll do my best to steer you in the right direction, providing tips on places to visit, restaurants to try and places to stay.

I’m in a Provincetown state of mind

Sergio left to visit his Mom earlier this week so I decided to visit Provincetown. I’ve been thinking a lot about this special place and have not had an opportunity to visit yet this summer. The photograph shown above is of Long Point Light Station, and I took this photo last year after kayaking to Long Point.

Although the Long Point Light Station first opened 190 years ago, this light house dates back to 1875 (140+ years ago). Kayaking out to this light house has become an unofficial tradition of mine that is typically followed by having a cocktail (or two)  at The Red Inn on my way back to the rental shop.

Provincetown Bear Week, July 8-16, 2017

Over the past few years Bear Week has grown so large that to list all the shows, performances, events and parties would be impractical on my blog. There are more than 80 different performances and more than 100 official events / parties that will take place in Provincetown during Bear Week which officially starts on Saturday, July 8th.  Not even the most excited cub can keep up with so much happening so pace yourself and remember to hold tight to your honey.

Click here for a complete listing of performances happening Bear Week

Click here for a complete listing of official Bear Week events / parties

Provincetown’s 2017 summer line up of entertainers

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

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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

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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

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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.

Ptown fast ferry GroupOn now available

Provincetown, BHC, Boston Harbor Cruises

$60 for a Roundtrip Ticket to the Ptown Fast Ferry ($88 Value)

Planning a trip to Provincetown this summer, or perhaps you live in Boston and know you will be making multiple trips? The Boston Harbor Cruise Co. (one of the two high speed ferry companies here in Boston with service to Provincetown) has their annual GroupOn running at the moment.  Roundtrip tickets which normally cost $88 are on sale for $60.  Grab them while they last – this deal will expire in three days if it doesn’t sell out first.

GroupOn BHC Coupon is here.
See their 2017 Ptown ferry schedule here.

Towleroad wants your Provincetown photos

Andy Towleroad, Ptown, ProvincetownTowelroad has put out a call for what they refer to as “exceptional print-worthy images that convey the spirit, the people, and the beauty of America’s greatest gay destination,” a.k.a. Provincetown. The images will be used in their fourth annual edition of Ptown Hacks, and will be distributed all summer in more than 100 businesses across town and online.  If you are unfamiliar with this publication you can see their 2016 digital edition here.

If you have images you would like to submit for consideration, email photos to and include the words “PTOWN HACKS” in the subject bar and body of your email. The original article on Towleroad can be read here.

What to do this week: April 17 – 23

The 121st Boston Marathon takes to the streets Patriot’s Day, April 17, 2017

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


121st Boston Marathon starts the morning of Monday, April 17th in Hopkinton, MA and concludes in the Back Bay in Boston 

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

Beantown Soft-Tip Dart league spring season is every Monday at Cathedral Station in Boston


Crimson Souls: Using genre fiction to talk about Harvard’s homosexual purge in 1920 is sponsored by and hosted at The History Project this free discussion starts at 6-8PM on Tuesday, April 18 in Boston

Opus Affair Cocktail Social is a fun, monthly cocktail party that starts at 6PM on Tuesday, April 18 at Towne in Boston

Showtune Tuesday hosted by VJ Ryan Grow starts at 9PM every Tuesday at dbar in Dorchester

Karaoke Night starts at 9:30PM every Tuesday at Jacques in Boston

One of the best cheap eats options in Boston if you can get a seat.

Taco Tuesday is a fun way to socialize and eat on the cheap in the South End; first come, first serve – hosted every Tuesday at Tremont 647 in Boston

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


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


Thirsty Thursday is a monthly social gathering with the Gay Beer Club that takes place 8-11PM on Thursday, April 20 at the Trophy Room in Boston

Detention Thursdays! is hosted every Thursday starting at 9PM with shows at 10:30 & 11:45PM – No Cover – at EGO in Providence

Turnt! Thursday is hosted every Thursday starting at 10PM at Peggy O’Neil’s in Dorchester

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Sister Sing Along: Sound of Music hosted by the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence at Club Cafe (tix $15) starts at 6PM on Thursday, April 20 in Boston


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

Billiards Tournament is hosted each Friday starting at 7PM at Mainestreet in Ogunquit

Boyfriends is a monthly gay dance party at the Milky Way Lounge starting at 10PM Friday, April 21 in JP

Pop Rocks Karaoke Presents 80s Night starts at 10PM on Friday, April 21 at dbar in Dorchester

Twerk Fridays at is an 18+ night at Ego in Providence

The Coolidge After Midnite: Se7en shows at The Coolidge Theater starting at 11:59PM on Friday, April 21 in Brookline


gay Boston, Ramrod, Machine Boston

Controversy is a weekly LGBT Hip-Hop & Reggae party starting at 10PM upstairs at Machine with DJs Begbick & FrenchY in Boston

Free Spartan Workout led by SGX-certified coaches is in Dewey Square 9-11AM on Saturday, April 22 in Boston

Watch Sergio Dance with BMDS the dance showcase will start at 7:30PM at the Arlington Center for the Arts on Saturday, April 22 in Arlington

LGBT Comedy Showcase is Saturday, April 22 from 8-9:30PM at Club Cafe in Boston

Spring Bear Party is at Mainestreet on Saturday, April 22 in Ogunquit

So Hot Saturdaes is Boston’s no-attitude gay dance party hosted every Saturday at Peggy O’Neil’s in Dorchester

Don’t Ask Don’t Tell monthly queer dance party that takes place at Great Scott starts at 10PM on Saturday, April 22 in Allston

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Noche Latina is a monthly dance party hosted the 4th Saturday of the month at The Alley Bar in DTX, starting at 10pm in Boston

Saga Saturdays Boston’s biggest gay dance party on Saturday, April 22 is at Paradise in Cambridge

UNITE Saturdays is the weekly dance party every Saturday that starts at 10PM at Club Cafe with DJ Susan Esthera in Boston

The Coolidge After Midnite: The Game shows at The Coolidge starting at 11:59PM on Saturday, April 22 in Brookline


Queer Inclusive Climbing Klub (QuICK) monthly climb at Rock Spot South Boston and social at dbar on Sunday, April 23 at 3PM in Dorchester

Dinnerfest annual fundraiser for The Victory Programs and Boston Living Center is from 3-6PM on Sunday, April 23 at Red Lantern in Boston

Dragapalooza Paint Party + Drag Show is a charity fundraiser at Jacques Cabaret from 4:30-8PM on Sunday, April 23 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

Pajama Party Sunday with DJ Denis spinning your favorite music from the 80s, 90s and now is 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.