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Hopefully the caption I’ve shared below inspires you to offer up one or two of your own. Leave a funny caption in the comment section, and I’ll approve it for readers to enjoy.

Quelle surprise

Romeo & Juliet on Boston Common Aug 11&13

Are you looking for something fun to do this weekend? The Boston Lyric Opera is hosting two free performances of Romeo & Juliet at 8PM on Thursday, August 11 and Saturday, August 13.

Romeo & Juliet on the Boston Common

These FREE performances offer those who have never been to an opera, a unique opportunity to experience it under the stars. You can check out the full cast here. For those motivated by more base instincts, be sure to check out the very handsome baritone, Nicholas LaGeese who plays Mercutio – damn he’s cute.

Similar to the Shakespeare on the Common productions, you can rent chairs but it is best to make a reservation (chair reservation info). If you’re planning to attend, show up early because these free performances attract huge crowds.

I also recommend making pitstop at Roche Bros in DTX before you find a place on the Common to see this production. Roche Bros has a lot of grab-n-go items so you can have an impromptu picnic during the performance. While consuming alcohol on the Common is illegal, if you’re discreet, you’ll be fine. I’m a big fan of bringing some cheeses and one or two bottles of very cold white or rosé.

Temptation Tuesday

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Men in kilts

Much thanks to Angel, a longtime reader and avid commenter for sharing this photo as a potential men in kilts post. I do wish we could see more of the kilt but I love the photo.

Previous Men in Kilts Posts

Monday morning mancandy

Much thanks to Angel from Spain, who shared this photo. I thought it would make for an ideal mancandy post. Anyone know who is this handsome guy?

2022 Provincetown Carnival: Monsters, Myths & Legends is August 13-20, 2022

Saturday, August 13th, Carnival Week returns to Provincetown (August 13 – 20). After a two year hiatus, the parade will also return on Thursday, August 18th.

This year’s celebration will include more than 20 events over the week and this year’s theme ICYMI is Monsters, Myths & Legends. Here is a partial listing of some of the many featured events. Note that many events require tickets and may have already sold out so don’t delay.

SUNDAY: “Let’s Get Kraken” Carnival Cruise @3:15PM
SUNDAY: Miss Swamp Thang Opening Party at Crown & Anchor @10PM
MONDAY: Myth of Medusa Carnival Pool Party at Brass Key @1PM
TUESDAY: “Horny” Dance Party at A-House @10PM
WEDNESDAY: “Kapow!” Lycra Party at Red Room at Velvet @10PM
THURSDAY: 44th Annual Carnival Parade on Commercial Street @3PM
FRIDAY: SLURP: Paige Turner’s Tawdry Pool Party at Boatslip @12PM
FRIDAY: Monster Mashup Closing Party at Crown & Anchor @10PM

For more information and to purchase tickets to these and other events taking place over the week, visit the 2022 Provincetown Carnival events page, here.

Scruffy Sunday

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Saturday morning coffee

This isn’t the first time the handsome DJ from Rio de Janeiro has been featured on a Saturday morning coffee post. He first appeared back in April here.

One can’t help but wonder if he is wearing the same outfit in this photo.

Furry Friday


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BosGuy brain teaser

riddle, exercise for your brainEach Friday morning I post a riddle to get you to think outside the box and exercise your brain. If you are stumped, share it with a friend or colleague and see if you can figure out the answer together.

Leave your answer in the comment section. I’ll approve responses later in the day to give people a chance to respond without seeing any spoilers.

This week’s brain teaser:  When you need me you throw me away. When you’re done with me you take me back. What am I? BTW, the answer is not ex-boyfriends.

Like riddles? Check out past week’s brain teasers.

What to do this weekend

hunk, gay boston

Below is a list of LGBTQ+ friendly events and parties happening this weekend. Scroll to the bottom of this post to see a listing of drag brunches (some may now be sold out). Have an event you want included? Email

Boston Gay Bars

The Alley
THURSDAY: Trivia Night w/ special guest host Vivienne Vagemite @8PM
FRIDAY: Dancing upstairs w/ DJ Begbick @10PM
SATURDAY: Underbear dance party w/ DJ Taffy @9PM
SUNDAY: Bearaoke Night and Mass Bears & Cubs harbor cruise after party @8PM

THURSDAY: Taco Thursdays with Pride Sports Boston start @5PM
FRIDAY: Music by Twisted Gleam @10PM
SATURDAY: Mayhem Saturdays w/ DJ Brian Derrick @10PM
SUNDAY: Pop Start Brunch feat music of Madonna 11AM

Cathedral Station
THURSDAY: Red Sox play Royals @8PM
FRIDAY: Red Sox play Royals @8PM
SATURDAY: Red Sox play Royals @7PM
SUNDAY: Brunch starts @11AM | Red Sox play Royals @2PM

Club Cafe
THURSDAY: Discoteca Musica Latina w/ DJ Begbick @10PM
FRIDAY: DJ Stevie Psyclone @10PM
SATURDAY: Mizery’s Sip & Swallow Drag Brunch @1PM & DJ Begbick @10PM
SUNDAY: Sunday brunch @11AM & Sunday Tea Dance w/ DJ Andrea Stamas @6PM

FRIDAY: Karaoke w/ DJ Bobby Knight @10PM
SATURDAY: Slay Saturday w/ DJ Andrea Stamas @10PM
SUNDAY: Brunch @11AM & Tea at d w/ BGBL & WBGBL music by DJ Joe Bermudez @4PM

Jacques Cabaret – Call 617-426-8902 to reserve seats to shows
THURSDAY: Now That’s What I Call A Drag Show! hosted by Amanda Playwith & Crystal Crawford @8PM
FRIDAY: Drag Me To The Main Stage hosted by Destiny
SATURDAY: Drag Me To The Main Stage Hosted by DeeDee de Ray
SUNDAY: Sunday Fun Day – Open Mic night w/ Mitzzy @7PM

Legacy & Candibar (Gay Mafia Boston)
THURSDAY: Serve Thursdays w/ host Violencia & DJ Coleslaw @10PM
FRIDAY: Bussdown Friday w/ DJ Frenchy @10PM
SATURDAY: DJ Las Bibas from Vizcaya returns to Boston @10PM
SUNDAY: Hot Mess Sundays at Candibar @10PM

Trophy Room
THURSDAY: Red Sox play Royals @8PM
FRIDAY: Red Sox play Royals @8PM
SATURDAY: Red Sox play Royals @7PM
SUNDAY: Brunch starts @12PM | Red Sox play Royals @2PM

LGBTQ+ Programming / Events

THURSDAY: LVL Up Drag Competion @7PM

THURSDAY: Queeraoke at Midway Cafe @10PM

FRIDAY: HEROES (18+) IRL w DJ Chris Ewen at Sonia @10PM

gay boston, kiki beach

SATURDAY: Kiki Beach join your fellow gays for a kiki at M Street Beach – look for the men in speedos near the life guard chair (link above shows in a map where the kiki is at).

SATURDAY: Miss New England Continental 2022 at Club Cafe @8PM

SATURDAY: Flags & Short Shorts “It’s Carnival” at Fort Hill Bar & Grill @9PM

SATURDAY: Gay Bash’d 4th Anniversary bash at The Sinclair @9:30PM

SATURDAY: Boom Saturday Latin Night returns to the Volcano room @9PM

SATURDAY: Sapphic Saturdays returns to (upstairs at) Shojo in Chinatown @10PM

SUNDAY: Pride Sports Boston 1-Day Kickball Remix Tournament (open to all) at Moakley Park @10AM

SUNDAY: Drag Queen Story Hour w/ Patty Bourrée at The Paseo in the Seaport @2PM

SUNDAY: Mass Bears & Cubs Boston Harbor Cruise Dance Party at 60 Rowes Wharf @4PM

SUNDAY: Drag Bingo & Aperol Spritz Party w/ host Plane Jane at Time Out Market @6PM

SUNDAY: WERQ! THE WORLD TOUR pulls into House of Blues at 7PM



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

Selena Drag Brunch
Saturday @10AM
Summer Shack

Mizery’s Sip & Swallow Drag Brunch
Saturday @1PM
Club Cafe

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

Devine’s Drag Brunch
Sunday @11AM
Ned Devine’s (1st Drag Brunch sponsored by Aperol)

Ballroom Drag Brunch
Sunday @11AM
Kimpton Marlowe Hotel Ballroom

Drag Me To Brunch
Sunday @2PM
Carrie Nation Cocktail Club

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

Vintage gay

This week’s photo of dancers, Rudolf Nureyev & Erik Bruhn, comes from The Vintage Life blog. According to Wikipedia, Bruhn met Rudolf Nureyev, the celebrated Russian dancer, after Nureyev defected to the West in 1961. Nureyev was a great admirer of Bruhn, and eventually became the great love of Nureyev’s life. The two were together for 25 years, until Bruhn’s death.

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

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Caption this photo

Much thanks to Joe over at The Closet Professor blog who first post this image back in July. I don’t know what the cheeky guy on the left just said, but I like his friend’s expression.

I’m confident you can come up with a better caption than what I’ve shared. Share a caption of your own in the comment section, and I’ll approve it for readers to enjoy.

Help me wash my back”

August / September 2022 performances in Provincetown

The variety and caliber of entertainers coming to Provincetown this summer is astonishing, and after the past two years, they could really use your love and support.

Shows are listed chronologically, starting with shows running all season.

This list will continue to be updated. You can also check out the main venues in Ptown at Art House, Crown & Anchor, Pilgrim House, and Post Office Cafe & Cabaret.

2022 SUMMER SHOWS (All Season)
Check ahead for specific nights of performances

Anita Cocktail Variety Hour, May 14 – Oct 29
The Post Office, Ticket Info Here

Mona Mour, May 22 – Sep 24
The Post Office, Ticket Info Here

Miss Conception: Villains, May 27 – Sep 10
Pilgrim House, Ticket Info Here

Paige Turner: Tucking Myself In, May 28 – Sep 9
The Post Office, Ticket Info Here

Miss Richfield 1981: Cancel Cultured Pearls, May 28 – Sep 17
Pilgrim House, Ticket Info Here

Dina Martina, Jun 3 – Sep 4
Crown & Anchor – Paramount, Ticket Info Here

Illusions: Warrior Goddess, Jun 4 – Sep 12
Crown & Anchor – Paramount, Ticket Info Here

Showgirls, Jun 6 – Sep 12
Crown & Anchor – Paramount, Ticket Info Here

Edie, Jun 9 – Sep 4
The Post Office, Ticket Info Here

Varla Jean Merman, Ready to Blow, Jun 14 – Sep 10
Crown & Anchor – Paramount, Ticket Info Here

Qya Cristal: Queen of the Night, Jun 15 – Sep 7
Crown & Anchor – Wave Bar, Ticket Info Here

Elle Emenope: The Boy from Helltown, Jun 16 – Sep 15
Crown & Anchor – Wave Bar, Ticket Info Here

FREEDOM: The George Michael Experience, Jun 17 – Sep 9
Crown & Anchor – Wave Bar, Ticket Info Here

Randy Roberts, Jun 21 – Sep 7
The Post Office, Ticket Info Here

Thirsty Burlington: Cher 1975, Jun 21 – Sep 6
Crown & Anchor – Paramount, Ticket Info Here

Schartt$ Creek: A Jaime Morris Parody, Jun 23 – Sep 5
The Post Office, Ticket Info Here

Mack’nifique: Feat. Mackenzie & Her Dolls, Jun 23 – Sep 8
Crown & Anchor – Wave Bar, Ticket Info Here

Judy Gold, June 24 – Aug 31
The Art House, Ticket Info Here

Madame LIVE!, I’m Back Bitches! Jun 24-Sep17
Pilgrim House, Ticket Info Here

Liza Lott: Twisted Diva, Jun 25 – Sep 10
Crown & Anchor – Wave Bar, Ticket Info Here

Insomnia w/ Joao Santos, Jun 26 – Sep 11
Crown & Anchor – Wave Bar, Ticket Info Here


Jerker, Aug 1 – Sep 1 – A pornographic elegy w/ redeeming social value
Provincetown Theater, Ticket Info Here

Meghan Murphy, Aug 2-4
The Post Office, Ticket Info Here

Ann Hampton Callaway & Liz Callaway w/ Alex Rybeck, Aug 5-6
The Art House, Ticket Info Here

Miz Cracker, thru Aug 6
The Art House, Ticket Info Here

Chita Rivera w/ Seth Rudetsky, Aug 7
Town Hall, Ticket Info Here

Marieann Meringolo, Aug 9-11
The Post Office, Ticket Info Here

Adele & Whitney Tribute Nights w/ Mike & Sheree
Whitney tribute nights, Aug 7 & 21
Adele tribute night, Aug 14 & 28
The Post Office, Ticket Info Here

Ginger Minj, Aug 10 – Sep 3
The Art House, Ticket Info Here

Daniel Lelchuk, Cello (Virtuoso Series), Aug 11
The Art House, Ticket Info Here

Lillias White w/ Seth Rudetsky, Aug 12-13
The Art House, Ticket Info Here

Sasha Velour, Aug 14
Town Hall, Ticket Info Here

Bob Keary’s Goodnight Provincetown!, Aug 14
The Post Office, Ticket Info Here

Karen Mason: Kander & Eb… And All That Jazz, Aug 15-16
Pilgrim House, Ticket Info Here

Todd Buonopane & Michael Buchanan, Aug 16-17
Songs That Made Us Gay
The Post Office, Ticket Info Here

Justin Vivian Bond & Band, Aug 17
“Oh Mary, It’s Carnival Week!”
Town Hall, Ticket Info Here

Edmund Bagnell, Aug 19-20
The Art House, Ticket Info Here

Matteo Lane, Aug 20-22
Pilgrim House, Ticket Info Here

Indigo Girls, Aug 21
Town Hall, Ticket Info Here

Joe Posa as Joan Rivers, Aug 23
Kibitz w/o ‘Ya Tits
Crown & Anchor, Ticket Info Here

Seth Sikes, Aug 23-24
The Post Office, Ticket Info Here

Marilyn Maye, Aug 23 – Sep 3
The Art House, Ticket Info Here

Brian Calhoon, Marimba (Virtuoso Series), Aug 25
The Art House, Ticket Info Here

Max von Essen w/ Billy Stritch, Aug 26-27
The Art House, Ticket Info Here

The Golden Games: A Golden Girls Parody Show, Aug 30-31
The Post Office, Ticket Info Here

Whitney Tribute Night w/ Mike & Sheree, Sep 4
The Post Office, Ticket Info Here

Coco Peru: Bitter Bothered & Beyond, Aug 28-Sep 6
Pilgrim House, Ticket Info Here

Simply Barbra, Sep 1-2
The Art House, Ticket Info Here

Nicolas King, Sep 3
The Art House, Ticket Info Here

Jessica Vosk w/ Seth Rudetsky, Sep 4
Town Hall, Ticket Info Here

Select this link to see the full 2022 Summer performance calendar in Provincetown.

Temptation Tuesday

Alex Abramov and Brett Andrew Miles

I never tire of these photos of Alex and Brett. This photo shared by Michael from NY appears to be a few years old but still every bit as tempting.

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