SoWa Open Market starts this Weekend

No plans this weekend? Check out the SoWa Open Market on Saturday and Sunday, April 28th and 29th. This year’s market is expanding and will be open both days of the weekend starting tomorrow.

For SoWa Open Market’s opening day they will be hosting the first ever Power Beer Fest, which will include 60+ Mass. brewers. Tickets are $55 a person, and will allow you unlimited two-ounce beer samples from participating breweries. In addition to the Power Beer Fest, the SoWa Open market which spans three blocks along Harrison Avenue, will include:

  • SoWa Arts Market: 100+ artisans selling handmade goods, including jewelry, art work, clothing,  home goods, photography and more. Located in the parking lot at 450 Harrison Avenue.
  • SoWa Farmers Market: A collection of local farmers and bakers, consisting of more than 50 vendors. Located in the parking lot at 500 Harrison Ave.
  • SoWa Food Truck Bazaar: 12 of Boston’s food trucks will be on site throughout the season.  Located in the parking lot at 540 Harrison Avenue. 
  • SoWa Beer Garden: Located by the SoWa Food Truck Bazaar includes a rotating selection of craft beers to enjoy all season long.

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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.

I’ll confirm answers in the afternoon so don’t worry if you don’t see your comment posted right away. I want to give everyone a chance to guess.

This week’s brain teaser: 

I have six faces and twenty-one eyes. What am I?

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

What to do this weekend

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performs in Boston Thursday – Sunday 

Lately, there have been so many events / programs to talk about in my Monday morning post What to do this week, I’m re-posting the events for this weekend.


ICA Boston every Thursday from 5PM – 9PM admission is free to the public

Rosé kick off party on the patio is Thursday, April 27th at Stella Restaurant and Bar from 5-7PM in Boston

Opening Night: The Sleeping Beauty from the Boston Ballet is tonight but the production runs through May 27 at Opera House in Boston

Alvin Ailey in Boston features the talented dancers from Alvin Ailey for four nights only at the Wang Performing Arts Theater Thursday, April 27 – Sunday, April 30 in Boston

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

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

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

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Queer Inclusive Climbing Klub (QuICK) Pizza night and climbing club at Brooklyn Boulders on Friday, April 28 in Somerville

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

RuPaul Drag Race viewing party is every Friday at 8PM (dancing starts at 9PM) at the Alley Bar in Boston  

SLAY: House vs. Hip Hop join TWC when they takeover Hurricane O’Reilly’s by North Station Friday, April 28 in Boston 

Controversy is featuring music from Beyonce and Rihanna this week starting at 10PM upstairs at Machine with DJs Begbick & FrenchY in Boston

FASCINATION Friday is a monthly gear/ fetish/ kink night at Jacques from 9-12 every 2nd Monday and every 4th Friday of the month in Boston

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

The Coolidge After Midnight: Near Dark shows at The Coolidge Theater starting at 11:59PM on Friday in Brookline

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SoWa Open Market (Opening Weekend) SoWa Open Market is now open every Saturday and Sunday through the end of October in Boston  

Boston Pride Rooftop Party at Legal Harborside is going to be a lot of fun on Sunday, April 30 from 1-5PM in Boston

Art in Bloom at the MFA Boston celebrates the return of spring with their annual festival from Saturday, April 29th thru Monday, May 1st in Boston

Electric Dreams dance party with DJ Taffy and a special performance by Nyla Styck at The Alley on Saturday, April 29 starting at 10PM in Boston 

So Hot Saturdaes wig party with DJ Stevie Psyclone has no cover and starts at 10PM Saturday, April 29 at Peggy O’Neil’s in Dorchester

Saga Saturdays Boston’s biggest gay dance party is on Saturday, March 25 at Paradise in Cambridge

The Coolidge After Midnight: Point Break starring Keanu Reeves shows at The Coolidge Theater starting at 11:59PM on Saturday in Brookline

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Hot Mess Sundays at Candibar in the Theater District


Gay Men 50+ Brunch is a Meet Up group for mature gay men to connect, chat and enjoy brunch starting at 1PM at Club Cafe on Sunday, April 30 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 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.

Stoli Key West Cocktail Classic is at Club Cafe, May 4th

gay boston, LGBT cocktail classic, Club CafeDo you love a great cocktail? Check out The Stoli Key West Cocktail Classic – the world’s largest annual LGBTQ bartending competition – is next week. This is the fourth consecutive year the competition has come to Boston.  Shown above is last year’s winner, Luis Arzuaga, who proudly represented Boston in the national competition down in Key West, Florida.

Do you think you have what it takes and want to learn more or perhaps you are a cocktail enthusiast? Either way, mark the date in your calendar and head over to Club Cafe on Thursday, May 4th.

What: The Stoli Key West Cocktail Classic – Boston competition
When: Thursday, May 4th from 8:00 – 11:00 PM
Where: Club Cafe
Details: RSVP Here

gay bostonAdmission to the event is free. Those who RSVP (see the link I included above) will also be eligible for the following:

  • The chance to win a trip to Key West Pride for two
  • Complimentary Stoli cocktails
  • The first 100 RSVP’d guests through the door upon check-in will receive a Stoli drink ticket plus a wrist band to sample all of the contestants cocktails and vote for their favorite bartender.

Vintage gay

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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The power of love: Etienne Cardiles’ moving eulogy for his husband Xavier Jugele

French cop killed by gunman in ParisFrench cop, Xavier Jugele, was 37 when he was murdered while on duty last week in Paris, after a gunman opened fire on the Champs-Élysées avenue. Xavier’s husband, Etienne Cardiles, gave an amazing eulogy to all of France (and now the world) translated below in the video that has since gone viral.

Perhaps what struck me the most aside from how poised Etienne was through his eulogy was how endearing and sentimental he was talking about Xavier. His repudiation of violence saying he will “suffer without hatred” is so poignant it made me emotional when watching so beware – you’ve been warned – have tissues nearby when you watch this two minute video.

Thanks to Francois, Jerome and Thibaut for sharing this with Sergio and Me.