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:

In the spring I look gay, Covered in a green array,
The warmer it gets the more clothing I wear, but as the cold grows,
I throw away my clothes.
What am I?

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

What to do this weekend

Temptation TuesdayThere is a lot planned this weekend ranging from opening night for The Thanksgiving Play from the Lyric Stage Co. to the 55th Head of the Charles Regatta and Boston Book Festival both on Saturday & Sunday. On Saturday afternoon get tix to Sips with a Somm it’s a perfect option for wine lovers and of course Boston’s Drag Gospel Fest 2019 is sure to be a blast.

There are also a number of fun parties planned including SWEAT and H E R O E S on Friday and Groove Saturdays and Mars Attacks! on Saturday. On Sunday there are also two fun Tea Dances to check out: Boo-Tea Diva Battle (Mariah vs J Lo) at blend and Halloween Bear Tea Dance at Club Cafe.


Queer Inclusive Climbing Klub (QuICK) Pizza night and climbing club at Brooklyn Boulders in Somerville

The Thanksgiving Play (Opening Night) check out this hilarious play from The Lyric Stage Co. which opens tonight in the Back Bay and will run through November 10th (tickets start at just $25)

Casual Fridays is a weekly dance party with no cover featuring DJ Begbick at the Alley Bar in DTX

SWEAT presented by Michael James and hosted by Pup Iron is a 21+ night at Machine this Friday

H E R O E S this is for everyone who loves 80s New Wave, Goth and Industrial Music – Friday doors open at 10PM at SONIA in Central Square

FO-MO Fridays are every Friday at Blend in Dorchester – doors open at 10PM

Anthem Fridays is the weekly dance party hosted by DJ Stevie Psyclone (no cover before 11PM) at Club Cafe every Friday


55th Head of the Charles Regatta is this Saturday and Sunday along the Charles River – come down, check it out and cheer on the 9,000+ athletes

Boston Book Festival is a free, annual festival that takes place this Saturday and Sunday in Copley Square in Boston

Sips with a Somm is a great way to spend time with friends if you love wine – join Boston Chops beverage Director and Advanced Sommelier Nick Daddona to explore the wines of Italy, Spain, France, and more starting Saturday at 4PM

Judy Gold and Varla Jean Merman (aka Judy & Varla) come to the Calderwood Pavilion for two shows on one night (this Saturday) – join Sergio & me at this show which I promise will have you rolling in the aisles with laughter

Drag Gospel Fest 2019 this Saturday starting at 6PM brings the good, faithful, forgiving and inclusive message of the Gospel to the LGBTQ community with fabulous music, entertainment, worship & praise… but with gorgeous frocks and really big hair at Club Cafe

Groove Saturdays join your host Sham Payne for a fun night out with great music at Blend in Dorchester

Mars Attacks! hosted by dbar after dark challenges you to wear an out of this world, alien invasion fashion to this party with music by DJ Jay Ine on Saturday at dbar in Dorchester

Grunt is a weekly dance party with no cover for burly men and their admirers, starting at 10PM at the Alley Bar in DTX

UNITE Saturdays is a weekly dance party at Club Cafe with DJ Susan Esthera (no cover before 11PM) in Boston

gay book club, underwear, hunkSUNGAY

55th Head of the Charles Regatta is this Sunday along the Charles River – come down, check it out and cheer on the 9,000+ athletes

Boston Book Festival is a free, annual festival that takes place this Sunday in Copley Square in Boston

SoWa Open Market SoWa Open Market is now open every Sunday from 10AM – 4PM through the end of October in Boston

Boo-Tea Diva Battle (Mariah vs J Lo) is at blend this Sunday doors open at 4PM for this fun tea dance series – cheer on your favorite diva

Halloween Bear Tea Dance no cover and always has great music from 70s 80s & 90s, starting at 6PM no cover every Sunday at Club Cafe in Boston

Naked Yoga for Men meets in the Boston area most Sundays at 6:30 PM (note that classes fill in advance and you must pre-register with the group)

Karaoke at the Alley is every Sunday starting at 8PM 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.

Head of the Charles Regatta is this weekend

HOCRThe Head Of The Charles Regatta (HOCR) is a Boston area tradition that dates back to 1965 and has evolved into a massive two-day rowing competition that draws more than 11,000 athletes and 400,000 spectators, making it the largest rowing event in the world.

The 2019 HOCR takes place this Saturday and Sunday. The forecast suggests plenty of sun with Sunday being the warmer of the two days and thankfully for the rowers, very little wind. If you’ve not been to this premiere rowing events, head down to the Charles River to cheer on these amazing athletes.

The organizers have created a great website that includes more information about the races, maps and FAQs. You can learn more by visiting the official HOCR website,

Vintage gay

Matty” Matthiessen, Russell Cheney

F.O. “Matty” Matthiessen, and Russell Cheney, Normandy, summer 1925

Russell Cheney (October 16, 1881 – July 12, 1945) shown on the left was an accomplished painter and Francis Otto Matthiessen (February 19, 1902 – April 1, 1950) shown on the right was an educator, scholar and influential literary critic. Matthiessen was twenty years Russell’s junior but the two met in 1924 and remained a couple until Cheney’s death in 1945.

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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This week on Instagram: hocr1965

head of the charles, regatta, crewOne of my favorite sporting events is the annual Head of the Charles Regatta that will take place later this weekend along the Charles River which divides Boston and Cambridge. This is the largest rowing event in the world with more than 11,000 athletes participating in the two day event.

This account shares some beautiful photos of the annual regatta, the crowds and the two cities, Boston and Cambridge, which play host to this event that will draw close to 500,000 people to the banks of the Charles River to cheer on the athletes as they race down the river.

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“Would you like that supersized?”

Boston Book Festival this weekend

shirtless guy, man with glasses, reading, bookI believe this weekend will be the 11th Annual Boston Book Festival. This free event centered in Copley Square and the Boston Public Library this Saturday and Sunday is a wonderful program worth checking out. The 2019 BBF will include 350+ presenters, 140+ events at 37 venues and is expected to draw 30k people.

The Boston Book Festival celebrates the power of words to stimulate, agitate, unite, delight, and inspire by holding year-round events culminating in an annual, Festival that promotes a culture of reading, ideas and enhances the vibrancy of our city.

The variety of events, topics and discussions are meant to ensure there is something for everyone. If you’re an aspiring (or possibly frustrated) writer, there are many sessions set up all weekend long as well (check’em out here). One program I’m contemplating attending is Saturday’s Poetry & Pints.

This year’s full schedule can be viewed here: BBF Schedule.