Category Archives: Provincetown

What to do this weekend

heels for hope is a gay fund raiser in Boston

This is what is happening in Boston and Provinceton this weekend. If you haven’t been out in a while, come out and show your love by supporting our gay bars and businesses.

If you have an event or program you want included in upcoming posts, email bosguymail@gmail.com with the details.

Boston Gay Bars

The Alley
THURSDAY: Trivia Night w/ host Dave Sawyer at 8PM
FRIDAY: Casual Fridays w/ resident DJ BEGBICK at 10PM
SATURDAY: Dancing w/ resident DJ BEGBICK at 10PM
SUNDAY: Idol Karaoke at 8PM

blend
THURSDAY: Taco Thursdays and RPDR w/ Miranda Wrights at 8PM
FRIDAY: Friday Feels w/ DJs Andrew & Emanuele aka Twisted Gleam at 10PM
SATURDAE: So Hot Saurdaes Wig Party w/ DJ Stevie Psyclone at 10PM
SUNDAY: Disco Drag Brunch w/ Mizery starts at 11AM

Cathedral Station Open but no programming scheduled.
The patio will be open and Saturday & Sunday brunch starts at 11AM.

Club Cafe
THURSDAY: Frankie & Andy in Napoleon Room at 7PM and DJ FrenchY at 10PM, special show at 12:30AM
FRIDAY: Drag Extravaganza w/ Mizery at 7PM & DJ Stevie Psyclone at 10PM
SATURDAY: RPDR w/ Mizery at 8PM & DJ Brian Derrick at 10PM
SUNDAY: Throwback Tea Dance w/ DJ Brian Derrick at 5PM

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FRIDAY: Karaoke Night – Give me back my mic w/ Ryan Grow at 8PM
SATURDAY: The category is… dance party w/ rotating DJs at 10PM
SUNDAY: NEW GAY NIGHT Weekly patio tea dance at 4PM

Jacques Cabaret will be reopening for business soon.

Legacy & Candi Bar (Gay Mafia Boston)
THURSDAY: Serve Thursdays w/ DJ Coleslaw at Legacy at 10PM
SATURDAY: DJ Chris Cox at Legacy at 10PM
SUNDAY: Hot Mess w/ DJ Richie LaDue & Coleslaw at Candi Bar at 10PM

Trophy Room will be reopening for business soon.

Featured LGBTQ+ events

THURSDAY: Boston’s free, annual Donna Summer Disco Tribute will be hosted in Copley Square this year from 6 – 9PM. Dress the part and head to Back Bay for great music, lots of dancing and plenty of fun.

THURSDAY: La Quinta Thursday w/ DJ Adilson and DJ Weezing returns to Icon in Boston’s Theater District.

FRIDAY: M&M Presents SPLASH with DJ Michael Giller and your host Lady German at Revere Beach.

FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY: Head up to Salem for FRIGHTGOWN a weekend celebration of Queer Horror.

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SATURDAY: Kiki Beach If you’re unsure where the boys go on M Street Beach, check out the map on the Kiki Beach Boston Facebook Page, but when in doubt follow the good music and speedos.

SATURDAY: BOSTON ALLIANCE of GAY SPORTS (BAGS) hosts a “Welcome Back Party at Cathedral Station starting at 4PM.

SATURDAY: NEW GAY NIGHT Doll’d Up Saturdays w/ DJ Caso is a new weekly LGBTQ+ dance party in Allston.

SATURDAY: BOOM SATURDAY with DJ Edwin returns to La Makina Night Club at Revere Beach.

SATURDAY: Boudoir – Technicolor located just outside Central Square has four DJs this weekend. Hit the ATM first – this has a cash only bar. Doors open at 9PM and fills quickly.

SUNDAY: M Street Beach TakeOver continues each Sunday from 10AM – 5PM.

SUNDAY: Seed Cannabis Pride Block Party with Drag Queen Mizery in Jamaica Plain from 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

SUNDAY: NEW GAY NIGHT Patio Tea Dance @dbar from 4:00PM – 8:00PM – Every Sunday through Labor Day weekend with the exception of July 4th.

SUNDAY: Bears & Brews at Dorchester Brewing Co. from 4-8PM, proceeds go to BAGLY.

Drag brunches in Boston

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

Spice Girls Drag Diva Brunch
Saturday, 6/26 @11:00AM – 1:30PM at House of Blues

Anyone up for hosting a drag brunch? Seems like a missed opportunity!

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

Provincetown gay bars & entertainment

Ptown

For more information about live entertainment in Provincetown this week (and all month) click here. Click the links below for more information about each bar.

A House – One of Provincetown’s most popular dance clubs.

Aqua Bar – Located at the Aquarium Marketplace, with views of the harbor.

Backstreet Club – Previously Club Purgatory will NOT reopen this summer.

Buoy Bar – Located on Commercial Street at The Boatslip. It is fabulous for people watching (esp after Tea).

The Club – Lea Delaria’s supper club includes live entertainment in the lounge.

Dive Bar – Weekend piano bar at The Crown & Anchor.

Harbor Lounge – Waterfront cocktail lounge in the East End.

Little Bar – Provincetown’s oldest bar.

Macho Bar – Provincetown’s longest running leather and denim bar.

Monkey Bar – Will NOT reopen this summer.

Paramount – Located at the Crown & Anchor. This is Ptown’s largest dance club.

Porchside Lounge – Located at The Gifford House.

Provincetown Brewery – Popular brew pub on Bradford Street.

Shipwreck Lounge – Located at the Brass Key Guest House.

Tin Pan Alley – This restaurant has a lively piano bar that has a friendly crowd.

The Vault – Located at the Crown & Anchor. This is a leather / fetish bar.

Velvet Lounge – Dance club with DJ Mark Louque spinning each Friday.

The Wave Bar – Located at the Crown & Anchor. This is a fun video bar.

Missing a favorite bar / club in Provincetown? Share it in the comments section. If the status of these bars / clubs change, it will be noted.

What to do this weekend

heels for hope is a gay fund raiser in Boston

This is what is happening in Boston and Provinceton this weekend. If you haven’t been out in a while, come out and show your love by supporting our gay bars and businesses. If you have an event or program you want included in upcoming posts, email bosguymail@gmail.com with the details.

Boston Gay Bars

The Alley
THURSDAY: Mass Bears & Cubs Trivia Night w/ host Dave Sawyer at 8PM
FRIDAY: Dancing w/ resident DJ BEGBICK at 10PM
SATURDAY: Dancing w/ resident DJ BEGBICK at 10PM
SUNDAY: Idol Karaoke at 8PM

blend
THURSDAY: Taco Thursdays and RPDR viewing party starts at 4PM
FRIDAY: Supernature w/ DJ Brian Derrick at 10PM
SATURDAY: Mayhem Saturdays w/ DJ Twisted Gleam at 10PM
SUNDAY: Disco Drag Brunch w/ Mizery starts at 11AM

Cathedral Station Open but no programming scheduled.
The patio will be open and Saturday & Sunday brunch starts at 11AM.

Club Cafe
THURSDAY: Frankie & Andy in Napoleon Room at 7PM and dancing with DJ FrenchY at 10PM, special show at 12:30AM
FRIDAY: Bill and Katie in Napoleon Room at 7PM & DJ Stevie Psyclone at 10PM
SATURDAY: Bill and Katie in Napoleon Room at 7PM, RPDR viewing party w/ Mizery at 8PM & DJ Stevie Psyclone at 10PM
SUNDAY: Bear Tea Dance w/ DJ Stevie Psyclone at 5PM & Tea w/ the Dame in Napoleon Room at 6:30PM

dbar
FRIDAY: Give me back my mic Karaoke night starts at 8PM
SATURDAY: The Category Is… dance party starts at 10PM

Legacy & Candi Bar (Gay Mafia Boston)
THURSDAY: Serve Thursdays w/ DJ Coleslaw at Legacy at 10PM
SATURDAY: DJ Shane Marcus at Legacy at 10PM
SUNDAY: Hot Mess w/ DJ Richie LaDue & Coleslaw at Candi Bar at 10PM

Trophy Room will be reopening for business soon.

Featured LGBTQ+ events

Men of Color Weekend (a.k.a. Frolic) is this weekend in Provincetown.

MaineStreet celebrates Southern Maine Pride join the PRIDE celebrations in Ogunquit.

While there, check out the Dueling Drag Divas, performing each night at MaineStreet.

THURSDAY: NEW GAY NIGHT Quinta Latina Grand Opening is Thursday at Icon in the Theater District with special guest DJ Freddy Sanchez, GoGo Boys and drag show.

FRIDAY: NEW GAY NIGHT Beach Ball Fridays at Revere Beach is a new weekly gay night. Join DJ Michael Giller, drag queen Lady German from NYC and Mizery.

FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY: Drive In Drag Saves 2021 pulls into New England this weekend with drive-in shows all weekend in Wrenthem. All shows were nearly sold out at the time this post was written.

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SATURDAY: Kiki Beach If you’re unsure where the boys go on M Street Beach, check out the map on the Kiki Beach Boston Facebook Page, but when in doubt follow the good music and speedos.

SATURDAY: NEW GAY NIGHT Boom Saturday is presented by Ever Vega at La Makina Night Club on Revere Beach.

SUNDAY: Boston’s Gay Beer Club (GBC) returns after a long hiaitus due to the coronavirus. Former members and newcomers are welcome as GBC uses the social to raise money for BAGLY this Sunday from 7PM – 10PM at the Cambridge Brewing Company.

Drag brunches in Boston

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

Madonna Drag Diva Brunch
Saturday, 6/19 @11:00AM – 1:30PM at House of Blues

Mizery Loves Company Disco Drag Brunch
Sunday, 6/20 @11:00AM & 2:00PM at blend

Anyone up for hosting a drag brunch? Seems like a missed opportunity!

Provincetown gay bars & entertainment

Ptown

For more information about live entertainment in Provincetown this week (and all month) click here. Click the links below for more information about each bar.

A House – One of Provincetown’s most popular dance clubs.

Aqua Bar – Located at the Aquarium Marketplace, with views of the harbor.

Backstreet Club – Previously Club Purgatory will NOT reopen this summer.

Buoy Bar – Located on Commercial Street at The Boatslip. It is fabulous for people watching (esp after Tea).

The Club – Lea Delaria’s supper club includes live entertainment in the lounge.

Dive Bar – Weekend piano bar at The Crown & Anchor.

Harbor Lounge – Waterfront cocktail lounge in the East End.

Little Bar – Provincetown’s oldest bar.

Macho Bar – Provincetown’s longest running leather and denim bar.

Monkey Bar – Will NOT reopen this summer.

Paramount – Located at the Crown & Anchor. This is Ptown’s largest dance club.

Porchside Lounge – Located at The Gifford House.

Provincetown Brewery – Popular brew pub on Bradford Street.

Shipwreck Lounge – Located at the Brass Key Guest House.

Tin Pan Alley – This restaurant has a lively piano bar that has a friendly crowd.

The Vault – Located at the Crown & Anchor. This is a leather / fetish bar.

Velvet Lounge – Dance club with DJ Mark Louque spinning each Friday.

The Wave Bar – Located at the Crown & Anchor. This is a fun video bar.

Missing a favorite bar / club in Provincetown? Share it in the comments section. If the status of these bars / clubs change, it will be noted.

What to do this weekend

heels for hope is a gay fund raiser in Boston

This is what is happening in Boston and Provinceton this weekend. If you haven’t been out in a while, come out and show your love by supporting our gay bars and businesses. If you have an event or program you want included in upcoming posts, email bosguymail@gmail.com with the details.

Boston Gay Bars

The Alley
THURSDAY: Trivia Night with your host Dave Sawyer at 8PM
FRIDAY: FUZZ Returns w/ DJ Brent Covington and guest DJ Brian Halligan at 10PM
SATURDAY: Dancing w/ resident DJ BEGBICK at 10PM
SUNDAY: Idol Karaoke at 8PM

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THURSDAY: Bop Thursday with DJ Twisted Gleam at 10PM
FRIDAY: Friday Feels with DJ Begbick at 10PM
SATURDAY: Gay Pride Mixer with DJ Andrea Stamas at 10PM
SUNDAY: Disco Brunch starts at 11AM & Disco Tea w/ DJ Brian Derrick starts at 4PM

Cathedral Station Open but no programming scheduled.
The patio will be open and Saturday & Sunday brunch starts at 11AM.

Club Cafe
THURSDAY: Dancing with DJ FrenchY w/ hosts Mizery, Alana Thicc, Arabella and Travis Tí at 10PM, special show at 12:30AM
FRIDAY: Tracey O’Farrell in Napoleon Room at 7PM & DJ Stevie Psyclone at 10PM
SATURDAY: RPDR viewing party w/ Mizery at 8PM & DJ Stevie Psyclone at 10PM
SUNDAY: Tea Dance with DJ Begbick at 5PM & Tea with the Dame in Napoleon Room at 6:30PM

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THURSDAY: Marc E Lewis Pride Event & fundraiser starts at 7PM
FRIDAY: Stoplight Party w/ DJ Jay Ine starts at 10PM
SATURDAY: The Category Is… dance party starts at 10PM
SUNDAY: Dorchester Pride Tea Dance starts at 4PM

Legacy & Candi Bar (Gay Mafia Boston)
THURSDAY: Serve Thursdays with DJ Coleslaw at Legacy at 10PM
FRIDAY: Twerk Fridays with DJ FrenchY at Legacy at 10PM
SATURDAY: Pride Saturday with DJ Ralphi Rosario at Legacy at 10PM
SUNDAY: Hot Mess Pride Finale with DJ Richie LaDue at Candi Bar at 10PM

Trophy Room will be reopening for business soon.

Featured LGBTQ+ events

THURSDAY: Pride Night @Fenway June 10, 2021 Click here for information and tickets.

FRIDAY: Big Gay Dance Party (Outdoors) Friday June 11 (rain date June 18) from 6:30PM – 9:00PM in Union Square, Somerville with DJ FrenchY and drag performances by Amanda Playwith and JP. More info here.

SATURDAY: Boycott Boston Pride Meet Up A growing list LGBTQ+ groups are calling for a boycott of Boston Pride 2021. Learn more about why and what is happening on Saturday at 10:30AM in Nubian Square and march to Franklin Park where a vigil for black trans lives will take place at the Park Playstead / Trails on Pierpont Road in Jamaica Plain.

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SATURDAY: Kiki Beach If you’re unsure where the boys go on M Street Beach, check out the map on the Kiki Beach Boston Facebook Page, but when in doubt follow the good music and speedos.

SATURDAY: Big Ass Cookout starts at 4PM in Mattapan. Tickets can be purchased here. For more information about this group visit, Boston’s Lesbian Urban Foundation.

SATURDAY: The Loud & Proud (Drag Show) at Icon will help raise $$$ for industry friends and family who have been impacted by COVID-19. Hosted by Miranda Wrights with performances by: Mizery, Kris Knievil, Penny Tentiary, Destiny, Khloe, Miranda Wrights, Adeli Meat, and Haus of Snap and of course great music from Gay Jim.

SATURDAY & SUNDAY: Join the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus concert broadcast on WCVB-TV on Saturday at 7:30PM, Sunday at 12:30PM or on YouTube on Sunday at 2:00PM.

SUNDAY: Drag Bingo @DBco will likely sell out so don’t delay and get your tickets. All proceeds go to BAGLY.

Sunday Tea Dances in Boston

Sunday Fun Day: This weekend Boston has several Pride themed tea dances.

dbarPatio Tea Dance to celebrate Dorchester Pride starts at 4PM

blendDisco Tea Dance with DJ Brian Derrick starts at 4PM

Club CafeThrowback Tea Dance with DJ Begbick starts at 5PM

Legacy BostonCome Together Tea Dance with DJs Esthera & Brian Halligan starts at 6PM

Drag brunches in Boston

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

Drag Diva “Disco Inferno” Brunch (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, 6/5 @11:00AM – 1:30PM at House of Blues

Mizery Loves Company Drag Brunch (SOLD OUT)
Sunday, 6/6 @11:00AM & 2:00PM at blend

Anyone up for hosting a drag brunch? Seems like a missed opportunity!

Provincetown gay bars & live entertainment

Ptown

For more information about live entertainment in Provincetown this week (and all month) click here. Click the links below for more information about each bar.

A House – One of Provincetown’s most popular dance clubs.

Aqua Bar – Located at the Aquarium Marketplace, with views of the harbor.

Backstreet Club – Previously Club Purgatory will NOT reopen this summer.

Buoy Bar – Located on Commercial Street at The Boatslip. It is fabulous for people watching (esp after Tea).

The Club – Lea Delaria’s supper club includes live entertainment in the lounge.

Dive Bar – Weekend piano bar at The Crown & Anchor.

Harbor Lounge – Waterfront cocktail lounge in the East End.

Little Bar – Provincetown’s oldest bar.

Macho Bar – Provincetown’s longest running leather and denim bar.

Monkey Bar – Will NOT reopen this summer.

Paramount – Located at the Crown & Anchor. This is Ptown’s largest dance club.

Porchside Lounge – Located at The Gifford House.

Provincetown Brewery – Popular brew pub on Bradford Street.

Shipwreck Lounge – Located at the Brass Key Guest House.

Tin Pan Alley – This restaurant has a lively piano bar that has a friendly crowd.

The Vault – Located at the Crown & Anchor. This is a leather / fetish bar.

Velvet Lounge – Dance club with DJ Mark Louque spinning each Friday.

The Wave Bar – Located at the Crown & Anchor. This is a fun video bar.

Missing a favorite bar / club in Provincetown? Share it in the comments section. If the status of these bars / clubs change, it will be noted.

What to do this weekend

heels for hope is a gay fund raiser in Boston

In-person events have returned and so has BosGuy.com’s post sharing what is happening in Boston and Provinceton this weekend. Have an event or program you want to promote? Email bosguymail@gmail.com.

Boston Gay Bars

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THURSDAY: Taco Thursdays and RPDR viewing party starts at 4PM
FRIDAY: FOMO Fridays with DJ/VJ Duo Andrew and Emanuele at 10PM
SATURDAY: Mayhem Saturdays with DJ Aga at 10PM
SUNDAY: Disco Brunch starts at 11AM

Club Cafe
THURSDAY: Lush Life cabaret with Frankie & Andy in Napoleon Room at 7PM and dancing with DJ FrenchY and hosts, Mizery, Alana Thicc, Arabella and Travis Tí at 10PM and a special show at 12:30AM
FRIDAY: Carol O’Shaughnessy in Napoleon Room at 7PM & DJ Stevie Psyclone spins the best music at 10PM
SATURDAY: RPDR viewing party w/ Mizery at 8PM & DJ BEGBICK at 10PM
SUNDAY: Tea Dance with DJ Brian Derrick at 5PM & Tea with the Dame in Napoleon Room at 6:30PM

Cathedral Station Open but no programming scheduled.
The patio will be open and Saturday & Sunday brunch starts at 11AM.

dbar
FRIDAY: Give me back my mic Karaoke night starts at 8PM
SATURDAY: The Category Is… dance party starts at 10PM

Jacques will be reopening for business soon.

The Alley
THURSDAY: Trivia Night with your host Dave Sawyer starts at 8PM
FRIDAY: Dancing w/ resident DJ BEGBICK starts at 10PM
SATURDAY: Dancing w/ resident DJ BEGBICK starts at 10PM
SUNDAY: Idol Karaoke starts at 8PM

Trophy Room will be reopening for business soon.

Featured LGBTQ+ events

Ptown Pride

Provincetown Pride June 4 – 6, 2021 Click here for more information about the official Provincetown Pride activities.

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We Outside: Pride Day Party @Encore Boston The Men of Melanin Magic are hosting a 18+ day party on the Encore south lawn on Saturday, June 5 from 12PM – 5PM. Tickets are required and can be purchased here. You can read more about the event here.

gay boston, kiki beach

Kiki Beach returns for its sixth season. The announcement dropped yesterday on their Instagram at @kikibeachboston. If you’re unsure where the boys go on M Street Beach, check out the Kiki Beach Boston Facebook Page. It includes a map, but when in doubt follow the good music and men in speedos.

Boston’s Gay Mafia returns this weekend with DJ Chris Cox spinning at Legacy on Saturday and HOT MESS! Sundays at Candi Bar. Click the links for more information and to get tickets.

Boston Urban Pride Brunch Fort Hill Bar & Grill on Sunday, June 6 from 3PM – 8PM has great food and music to celebrate gay pride. To RSVP and get tickets click here.

Drag brunches in Boston

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

Drag Diva “Sex in the City” Brunch
Saturday, 6/5 @11:00AM – 1:30PM at House of Blues

Pride Month Drag Brunch w/ BAGLY
Sunday, 6/6 @12:00PM – 1:30PM at Dorchester Brewing Co.

Monthly Outdoor Drag Brunch
Sunday, 6/6 seatings at 11AM & 1PM (sold out!) at Bambara’s

Provincetown gay bars & live entertainment

Ptown

For more information about live entertainment in Provincetown this week (and all month) click here. Click the links below for more information about each bar.

A House – One of Provincetown’s most popular dance clubs.

Aqua Bar – Located at the Aquarium Marketplace, with views of the harbor.

Backstreet Club – Previously Club Purgatory will NOT reopen this summer.

Buoy Bar – Located on Commercial Street at The Boatslip. It is fabulous for people watching (esp after Tea).

The Club – Lea Delaria’s supper club includes live entertainment in the lounge.

Dive Bar – Weekend piano bar at The Crown & Anchor.

Harbor Lounge – Waterfront cocktail lounge in the East End.

Little Bar – Provincetown’s oldest bar.

Macho Bar – Provincetown’s longest running leather and denim bar.

Monkey Bar – Will NOT reopen this summer.

Paramount – Located at the Crown & Anchor. This is Ptown’s largest dance club.

Porchside Lounge – Located at The Gifford House.

Provincetown Brewery – Popular brew pub on Bradford Street.

Shipwreck Lounge – Located at the Brass Key Guest House.

Tin Pan Alley – This restaurant has a lively piano bar that has a friendly crowd.

The Vault – Located at the Crown & Anchor. This is a leather / fetish bar.

Velvet Lounge – Dance club with DJ Mark Louque spinning each Friday.

The Wave Bar – Located at the Crown & Anchor. This is a fun video bar.

Missing a favorite bar / club in Provincetown? Share it in the comments section. If the status of these bars / clubs change, it will be noted.

The Boatslip tea dance has returned

Tea dance at the Boatslip has finally returned! Today is the first tea dance of the 2021 summer season. Proof of vaccination will be required for entry so snap a photo of your vaccination card before you head out. Be kind, and tip the staff generously.

June 2021 Provincetown performances

Live entertainment has returned to Provincetown this summer and both the performers and the venues could use your support. You can purchase tickets for any given show through the links shared in the post below. I will work to update this list throughout the summer. If there is a show that I’ve missed, add the information in the comments section.

June Performances in Provincetown

Ryan Landry Presents: Showgirls performances each Monday
At Pilgrim House Parking Lot June 7, 14, 21
At Fisherman Hall June 28 – Sept 6
Tickets available at House of LaRue

Thirsty Burlington performances each Monday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Dina Martina – performances each Thursday – Sunday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Donnelly & Richardson Sing Dolly – performances each Friday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Paige Turner – performances each Friday & Saturday
At The Pilgrim House Theater

Miss Richfield 1981! – performances each Friday & Saturday
At the Pilgrim House Theater

Illusions – performances each Friday & Saturday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Donnelly & Richardson Sing Broadway on the Beach – June 5
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Provincetown Follies – June 6
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Hump Day Drag Revue – June 9
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

The Immaculate Miss Conception – June 11 – August 8
At The Pilgrim House

Jon Richardson & Todd Alsup – Starting June 14, performances each Monday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Varla Jean Merman – Starting June 15, performances Tuesday – Saturday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

The Cake – June 28 – July 22
Provincetown Theater

Judy Gold – Starting June 29, performances each Monday and Tuesday
At The Art House

Christina Bianco – June 29 – 31
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Bianca Del Rio – one performance only on July 11
At The Town Hall

Jenn Colella w/Seth Rudetsky (Broadway Series) – performances July 23 & 24
At The Art House

Cacophony Daniels “Drag Dad” – performances July 24 – 27
At The Pilgrim House

Leslie Cararra-Rudolph – one performance only July 26
At The Art House

2021 Provincetown theme weeks

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While the impact of the coronavirus can still be felt in Provincetown, it is hard not to feel optimistic with so many Americans getting vaccinated. As a result, Provincetown is cautiously opening back up this summer and bringing back many of their theme weeks and weekends.

If you’re planning a trip to Provincetown this summer, check the calendar of theme weeks, fundraisers and parties that are currently scheduled for the summer of 2021. Tea Dances at The Boatslip begin one week from today on, Thursday, June 3rd.

May & June theme weeks in Provincetown

Memorial Day WeekendMay 28 – 31, 2021
Also known as “Baby Dyke Weekend” for the attracted demographic, there are parties, along with boating, dancing, pool parties, and drinking. Come and celebrate with everyone. Memorial Day Weekend is the official start of the 2021 summer season in Provincetown.

Pride WeekendJune 4 – 6, 2021
This is a relatively new theme weekend for Provincetown which officially celebrated its first Pride Weekend in 2018. This year Provincetown Pride starts on Friday with music, a gay market and parade.

Women of Color WeekendJune 4 – 7, 2021
This is a four-day event that coincides with Pride Weekend and is designed to elevate, strengthen, educate and celebrate LGBTQIA women of color, trans- people of color, non-binary people of color, gender-fluid people of color and their accomplices.

23rd Annual Provincetown International Film FestivalJune 16 – 25, 2021
This worldclass film festival showcases new achievements in independent film and honoring the work of emerging as well as acclaimed directors, producers and actors. If you love gay and independent film – this is your week.

Men of Color WeekendJune 17 – 20, 2021
This is a relatively new theme weekend for Provincetown but it is a very welcome addition. The annual summer celebration is presented by the fun and welcoming social group in Boston, Men of Melanin.

CabaretfestJune 23 – 27, 2021
Do you love cabaret music? You’ll want to come to Provincetown for the four days of parties, workshops, performances and networking and ofcourse, music.

Portuguese Festival & Blessing of the FleetJune 24 – 27, 2021
Provincetown is a Portugeuse fishing village. This annual celebration recognizes and celebrates its Portugeuse roots and includes live music, dancing, parades, food, games, and the annual parade of boats.

July theme weeks in Provincetown

July 4th and Independence WeekJuly 1 – 5, 2021
This is party-week central and often referred to as circuit-boy week. The town fills to capacity so if you’re planning to come make sure you secure a reservation and ferry ticket. The town puts on a fun fireworks show (~8:45pm over Provincetown Harbor) and a Parade (~11am) to celebrate the 4th of July.

Bear WeekJuly 10 – 18, 2021
The largest bear event in the world takes place in Ptown each July. Like Independence week, Provincetown fills to capacity; overrun by hairy, leather, and large men. Personally, I find this to be the friendliest week of the year. Just be sure to make your restaurant reservations in advance – Bears love to go out and eat.

Girl SplashJuly 21 – 24, 2021
This weekend is for the ladies. It includes concerts, comediennes, parties, and dancing.

Family WeekJuly 24 – 31, 2021
This is the largest annual gathering in the world of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer-identified parents and their families. Sponsored by the Family Equality Council, this fun-filled week will include more opportunities than ever to build community. All families are welcome!

August & September theme weeks in Provincetown

Ptown, Provincetown, Carnival
Provincetown Carnival Parade || Photo credit Kyle Szary

Provincetown Jazz FestivalAugust 1 – 16, 2021
The 17th annual Jazz Festival calendar was still coming together at the time I wrote this post so check back for concert dates and times.

Carnival: Somewhere Over the RainbowAugust 15 – 21, 2021
Provincetown’s Carnival is one of the largest outdoor celebrations in Massachusetts with a week of revelry, costumes, and a parade. This is Sergio and my favorite week all summer and is always a lot of fun. This year’s theme of Over the Rainbow seems quite appropriate considering everything the world has been through.

Labor Day Weekend White Party September 3 – 6, 2021
The annual Labor Day White Party which started in 1986 when a small group of friends gathered to play croquet, have a few drinks and close the summer season together has grown into one of the largest parties of the summer. The summer season officially closes Labor Day Weekend.

Celebration of Life & Swim for LifeSeptember 10 – 11, 2021
The Celebration of life concert is the prelude to the next morning’s Swim for Life in Provincetown’s harbor.

Cape Cod ClassicSeptember 16 – 19, 2021
The NGPA is the largest organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender aviation professionals and enthusiasts from around the world

Annual Harbor to the Bay Bike RideSeptember 18, 2021
Launched in 2003, Harbor to the Bay (H2B) has raised over $5 million for four local HIV/AIDS organizations; Fenway Health Center, AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod, Community Research Initiative (CRI), and AIDS Action. The ride from Boston to Provincetown is a wonderful annual event and fundraiser.

Yankee Lambda Car Club Invitational September 18, 2021
This annual classic car show hosted in Provincetown at the Monument parking lot from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. concludes with a parade down Commercial Street.

14th Annual Tennessee Williams Theater FestivalSeptember 23 – 26, 2021
The festival honors Tennessee Williams by presenting his classic and undiscovered plays, the work of his peers, and new work inspired by Williams’ creative vision worldwide.

Mates Leather WeekendSeptember 30, 2021 to October 4, 2021
A kick-back, have a good time, meet some hot new friends weekend for those who want to hang out, socialize, relax or party with other like-minded people in leather, rubber and uniforms.

2021 Provincetown summer performances

When people reach out to me for suggestions about things to do in Provincetown I always suggest catching a show. As we slowly return to normal, live entertainment is also returning to Provincetown and both the performers and the venues could use your support.

If there are any performances that I’ve missed please add them in the comments section. Each month starting in June, I will have performances for that month listed, and I will do my best to update those monthly posts.

May Performances in Provincetown

Illusions – Weekends only
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Thirsty Burlington – May 28 & 31
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Live From Provincetown Variety Show – May 29
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Paige Turner – May 29 – Sept 18
At The Pilgrim House Theater

Miss Richfield 1981! – May 29 – Sept 18
At The Pilgrim House Theater

Donnelly & Richardson Sing Dolly – May 31
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

June Performances in Provincetown

Ryan Landry Presents: Showgirls performances each Monday
At Pilgrim House Parking Lot June 7, 14, 21
At Fisherman Hall June 28 – Sept 6
Tickets available at House of LaRue

Thirsty Burlington – performances each Monday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Dina Martina – performances each Thursday – Sunday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Donnelly & Richardson Sing Dolly – performances each Friday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Paige Turner – performances each Friday & Saturday
At The Pilgrim House Theater

Miss Richfield 1981! – performances each Friday & Saturday
At the Pilgrim House Theater

Illusions – performances each Friday & Saturday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Donnelly & Richardson Sing Broadway on the Beach – June 5
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Provincetown Follies – June 6
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Hump Day Drag Revue – June 9
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

The Immaculate Miss Conception – June 11 – August 8
At The Pilgrim House

Neptune – June 13, 17-19
Provincetown Theater

Jon Richardson & Todd Alsup – Starting June 14, performances each Monday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Varla Jean Merman – Starting June 15, performances Tuesday – Saturday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

The Cake – June 28 – July 22
Provincetown Theater

Judy Gold – Starting June 29, performances each Monday and Tuesday
At The Art House

Christina Bianco – June 29 – 31
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

July Performances in Provincetown

The Cake – performances Monday thru Thursday until July 22
Provincetown Theater

Jon Richardson & Todd Alsup – performances each Monday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Ryan Landry Presents: Showgirls – performances each Monday
Art House Parking Lot
Tickets available at House of LaRue

Thirsty Burlington performances each Monday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Illusions – performances each Monday, Friday & Saturday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Edmund Bagnell (from Well Strung) performances each Tuesday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Judy Gold – performances each Monday and Tuesday
At The Art House

Varla Jean Merman – performances Tuesday – Saturday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Dina Martina – performances Thursday – Sunday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Donnelly & Richardson Sing Dolly – performances each Friday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Paige Turner – performances each Friday & Saturday
At the Pilgrim House Theater

Miss Richfield 1981! – performances each Friday & Saturday
At the Pilgrim House Theater

Donnelly & Richardson Sing Broadway on the Beach – each Sunday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Sierra Boggess w/Seth Rudetsky (Broadway Series) – performances July 2 & 3
At The Art House

Dixie Longate – performances July 2 – 7
At The Pilgrim House

Lewis & Liberace – one performance only, July 4
At the Pilgrim House Theater

Matthew Darren – performances on July 8 & 15
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Tori Scott w/ Jesse Kissel at piano performances July 9 & 10
At The Art House

Steve Grand – July 10 – 20 (Saturday thru Tuesday)
At the Pilgrim House Theater

Provincetown Follies (Bear Week) – one performance only on July 11
At The Pilgrim House

Alaska Thunderfuck – one performance only on July 11
At The Town Hall

Simply Barbra – July 15 – 17
At The Art House

Zoe Lewis & Bitch! – one performance only, July 18
At the Pilgrim House Theater

Melissa Ferrick – one performance only on July 22
At The Art House

Jenn Colella w/Seth Rudetsky (Broadway Series) – performances July 23 & 24
At The Art House

Cacophony Daniels “Drag Dad” – performances July 24 – 27
At The Pilgrim House

Leslie Cararra-Rudolph – one performance only July 26
At The Art House

Rachel Bay Jones w/Seth Rudetsky (Broadway Series) – performance July 31
At The Art House

August & Labor Day Weekend Performances in Provincetown

The Glass Menagerie – performances Monday thru Thursday
Provincetown Theater

Jon Richardson & Todd Alsup – performances each Monday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Ryan Landry Presents: Showgirls – performances each Monday
Art House Parking Lot
Tickets available at House of LaRue

Thirsty Burlington performances each Monday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Illusions – performances each Monday, Friday & Saturday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Edmund Bagnell (from Well Strung) performances each Tuesday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Judy Gold – performances each Monday and Tuesday
At The Art House

Ginger Minj – performances Wednesday thru Saturday
At The Art House

Varla Jean Merman – performances Tuesday – Saturday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Dina Martina – performances Thursday – Sunday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Donnelly & Richardson Sing Dolly – performances each Friday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Paige Turner – performances each Friday & Saturday
At The Pilgrim House Theater

Miss Richfield 1981! – performances each Friday & Saturday
At The Pilgrim House Theater

Donnelly & Richardson Sing Broadway on the Beach – each Sunday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Rachel Bay Jones w/Seth Rudetsky (Broadway Series) – performance August 1
At The Art House

“PETIT SPEAKEASY” w/ Zoe Lewis & The Bootleggers – Aug 1 & 29, 2021
At The Pilgrim House

Melissa Errico – performances August 4 & 5
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Deven Green with Ned Douglas – performances August 6 &7
At The Art House

Matteo Lane (comedian) – performances August 7 – 9
At The Pilgrim House

Kristin Chenoweth – performance August 8 (two shows)
At The Town Hall

Naked Boys Singing – performances August 11 & 12
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Unitard – performances August 12 & 15
At The Art House

Edie “Las Vegas Showgirl: Unleashed” – performances August 14 – 24
At The Pilgrim House

Liz Callaway w/Seth Rudetsky (Broadway Series) – performances August 13 & 14
At The Art House

Kelli O’Hara w/ Seth Rudetsky (Broadway Series) – performance August 15
At The Town Hall

Live From Provincetown Variety Show – performance August 17
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

The Boyband Project – August 18 & 19
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Susie Mosher w/Seth Rudetsky (Broadway Series) – performance August 21
At The Art House

Stephanie Block w/Seth Rudetsky (Broadway Series) – performance August 22
At The Town Hall

“Some Like It Hot” w/ Zoe Lewis & Qya Cristal – August 22, 2021
At The Pilgrim House

Nicholas King – performance August 26
At The Art House

Lillias White – performances August 27 & 28
At The Art House

Marilyn Maye – performance August 31 – September 4
At The Art House

Sutton Lee Seymour: Booby Tunes – performances August 28 – September 1
At The Pilgrim House

Beth Leavell w/Seth Rudetsky (Broadway Series) – performance September 5
At The Town Hall

Christine Pedi – performance September 11
At The Art House

Getting to Provincetown

Traveling between Boston and Provincetown (a.k.a. Ptown) is easy. Driving is the most common form of transportation but it is the slowest way to travel between Boston and Ptown and can take much longer than ferry service or flying.

Entering-Provincetown

Provincetown High-Speed Ferry Service

Ferry service is a convenient way to travel. Two companies offer high-speed ferry service that is faster than driving (90-minutes) and have the added benefit of some amazing views. If you are flying into Boston, enroute to Provincetown, water taxi service is available as are the Blue and Silver Line subway lines.

Boston Harbor City Cruises: Provincetown High-Speed Ferry is the larger and slightly faster ferry service between Boston and Provincetown. The Salacia has a capacity of 600-people but it remains to be seen if any capacity restrictions may be implemented due to COVID-19. The 2021 Summer ferry service to Provincetown begins on May 16th. For more information visit the 2021 Boston Harbor Cruise Provincetown Ferry Schedule. The cost of a ticket is $95 RT or $63 one way (Mon – Thurs) or $98 RT or $64 one way (Fri – Sun).

Boston Harbor City Cruises is located at One Long Wharf, Boston MA and is accessible by water taxi (from Logan airport and other parts of the harbor), the Blue Line Aquarium MBTA station, and there is a Boston Blue Bikes docking station at Long Wharf. For more information visit them online or call them at 617-227-4321.

Bay State Cruise Company: Conveniently located in Boston’s Seaport District the Bay State Cruise Company offers a 149 person high-speed ferry with service between Boston and Provincetown 7-days a week. The 2021 Summer ferry service to Provincetown starts on May 16th. For more information visit the 2021 Bay State Cruise Company Ferry Schedule. The cost of a ticket is $90/$96 RT or $61/$64 one way. The higher price is for peak demand departure times.

Bay State Cruise Company is located at the Seaport World Trade Center Marine Terminal on Seaport Boulevard. It is easily accessible by water taxi (from Logan airport and other parts of the harbor), the Silver Line World Trade Center MBTA station, and there are two nearby Boston Bikes docking stations. For more information visit them online or call them at 617-748-1428.

Flying to Provincetown

Cape Air is the only airline to offer daily flights between Boston and Provincetown. With a flight time of approximately 25 minutes this is the fastest way to travel between Boston and Provincetown.

The planes used by Cape Air are tiny but reliable and the Provincetown airport is a 10 minute drive to the center of town. Cape Air also provides flights to Provincetown from White Plains, NY, Saranac Lake, NY, and Portland, ME (but not with the same frequency).

For information about flight times and fares or to book a flight visit Cape Air.

Bus service to Provincetown

The most affordable way to travel between Boston and Provincetown is bus service. It also happens to take the most time (approximately 4 hours), but for those on a budget it is hard to beat the price, which fluctuates but can cost as little as $20 each way. Click the link to learn more about bus service to Provincetown.

Provincetown Film Society’s Winter Auction

Provincetown

The 23rd Provincetown International Film Festival, hosted by the Provincetown Film Society, will take place June 16 – June 25, 2021. The winter auction which opens later this week uses the money raised to help support the cinemas and continue their year-round programming including the annual Women’s Media Summit, Film Financing Forum, Jamaica on Film Festival, and the LGBTQIA2+ Young Film-Maker Mentorships.

Provincetown Film Society Winter Auction January 29 – February 7, 2021

Click here to check out the items for this year’s online auction

About Provincetown Film Society (PFS): The Society is an advocate for gender, racial, and LGBTQIA+ representation in film, providing year-round programming and platforms that allow voices of all kinds to be heard. PFS’s work postively impacts the cultural and economic vitality of Provincetown, and its work helps shape industry discussions around parity in film.

Portuguese Bakery in Ptown will return

Earlier this week photos of the Portuguese Bakery in Provincetown were making the rounds showing for sale signs in its windows. This set off a series of emails and comments on Facebook and conflicting stories about what was happening (so typical for Ptown). Some people were saying the owners are retiring and looking for someone to take over the business others said the Janoplis Family had no intention of selling and to quote the text from Mylan Janopolis that was shared with me, “The Provincetown Portuguese Bakery will live on…”

However, listings like the one below are what set off the chatter and made me wonder what exactly was going on. I suppose it gives townies something to discuss and gossip over during the quiet winter months.

But in response to all the chatter, the owners of the bakery took to Facebook this morning to post the following on their page, assuring customers that they are going nowhere.

The Portuguese Bakery first opened at its current location around 1900 (nobody can confirm the exact date). It remains one of the most affordable and least pretentious dining options in town and is a reminder of Provincetown’s more humble roots as a traditional Portuguese fishing village.

As Provincetown became a destination mostly for affluent gays and lesbians, small businesses have struggled to make ends meet. The Portuguese Bakery seems to have weathered all these challenges without ever losing their identity despite different families and owners over the years coming to run this successful business. If you’ve never visited Provincetown, I recommend ordering a Pasteis de Nata and coffee to go from the bakery. It’s a wonderful treat to enjoy while walking down Commercial Street or sitting on the beach in the morning.

Vintage gay

Although all official celebrations in Provincetown were cancelled this year due to COVID-19, this coming weekend would be Holly Folly a LGBTQ+ holiday-themed festival. Since I have Ptown on the brain, I thought I’d share this vintage photo of guys posing on the beach in Provincetown. You can barely makeout the Pilgrim monument in the far right of the photo.

I believe this photo is part of the George Chapin Scott and Edward F. Bernier Collection now owned and cared for by The History Project which would likely date this to the 1940s or 1950s.

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.

Previous Vintage Gay Photos

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!

Provincetown’s Long Point light house

If the weather is good (warm and not much of a breeze) you’ll probably find me on a kayak in Ptown harbor. Last year’s post, Kayaking Provincetown harbor, is one of many I’ve shared over the years. Keeping with tradition, Sergio joined me  kayaking out to Long Point. It was a great workout and a great way to escape the heat of  the day. Sadly, we didn’t see much wildlife this year.

About Long Point is located at the extreme tip of the Provincetown peninsula, that curls back in on itself to create Provincetown Harbor. The Long Point Light was built in 1827. The lighthouse once shared this peninsula with a settlement of fishermen that came to be known as Long Point, Massachusetts, that thrived from 1818 until the late 1850s. When the settlers decided to leave Long Point, they took most of their houses with them.  Today, Long Point is a ghost village – nothing remains, except for the lighthouse and an earthen mound, the last remnant from the earlier military post.  More about Long Point here.

Hightown premieres on STARZ May 17

Provincetown, PtownFor those of you who love Provincetown and are looking for something new to watch, check out Hightown on STARZ, which premieres Sunday, May 17th.

Shot in Provincetown, Mass. the show centers on Jackie Quinones played by actress Monica Raymund (Chicago Fire) as a gay fisheries agent, who’s life gets thrown into disarray when she discovers a dead body on the beach – another casualty of Cape Cod’s opioid epidemic. As a result of the trauma, Jackie takes her first steps toward becoming sober until she becomes convinced that it’s up to her to solve the murder at which point things spiral out a bit out of control.  Hightown on STARZ is eight episodes and premieres this Sunday.

Check out the trailer below.