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IndonesiaA few weeks ago I featured the Instagram account @earthpix in my weekly IG post and a photo from this talented artist was one of the images I included in that write up so I figured I would revisit this Indonesian’s Instagram account and feature it for all of you who love dramatic landscapes.

All of the photos taken are done on Lelaki’s Sony A7R, which means nothing to me but presumably is of note to any of you amateur or professional photographers out there looking to capture your own images on Instagram.

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dog, pet, cute dogHopefully the caption I’ve shared below inspires you to offer up a caption or two for this photo that I snapped at the Esplanade last month. Leave a witty or funny caption as a comment for this post, and I’ll approve it for readers to enjoy.

“The dog days of summer”

Provincetown’s Provinceland bike trail

Provincetown duneSergio and I come to Provincetown a couple times each year and whenever we visit I’m reminded how much I enjoy it here. It really is a special place for us.

Earlier this week I opted to rent a bike and escape the heat by riding out to Race Point which you can get to on bike trails on Cape Cod’s National Seashore. The hilly ride through the dunes and forest in Provincetown is such a fun way to spend a few hours of your day if you want to get out and enjoy the weather.

Below are a few more photos from that bike ride. Provincetown duneProvincetownProvincetown duneWhile there is never a bad season to visit Provincetown, there is something very rewarding about working up a sweat biking through the bicycle trails and ending up at Race Point Beach where you can hop in the water, take in the spectacular coastline and cool off.

I biked the Cape Cod Provinceland Trail for more info about the bike trail visit, The Cape Cod Bike Guide.

Much thanks to our friends Dave & Chris who invited us to join them in Ptown, which afforded me the opportunity to share these great photos. 

Temptation Tuesday

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Men in kilts

handsome, funnyI know that I’ve posted this before but I stumbled upon it recently and thought it worth sharing again. Seems like a perfectly logical way to stay cool.

Previous Men in Kilts Posts

What to do this week: August 19 – 25

handsome, club kidBoston may seem more quiet than normal with Ptown’s Carnival Week: Enchanted Forest happening but there is still plenty to do and I’ve included 50+ events and programs to keep you busy.

Some fun options to consider this week include Sloppy Joes Drag Night on Monday, Dirty Water Saloon Line Dancing on Tuesday, Nowhere Near Broadway Revue presents: Friends of Judy on Wednesday and Lgbtq+ Pop Culture Trivia Night on Thursday. 

For the weekend there is plenty more to keep you busy including Queer Board Game Night, Gay Kickball league’s Jersey Party, and of course, Victory Programs Summer Sports “80s Revival” Tea Dance at dbar.

Provincetown’s Carnival Week is in full swing – this year’s theme is Enchanted Forest


Free Summer Fitness Monday Bootcamp in Seaport Common at 5:30PM | Zumba in Christopher Columbus Park at 6PM | Strength Training in Town Field Dorchester at 6PM

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

Sloppy Joes Drag Night is an evening of drag queen trivia on Monday from 7-9PM at A4cade by Area Four in Central Square

All Star Mondays is a weekly drag show with performances at 11:30PM and 12:30AM at Machine in Boston

Free Summer Fitness Tuesday Yoga at M St. Park at 6PM | Lululemon Run Club at Seaport Common at 6PM

Trivia Tuesday is every Tuesday at the Dorchester Brewing Company and starts at 7:30PM in Dorchester

Dirty Water Saloon Line Dancing for Queers & friends has country-western two-step, west coast swing and line dancing each Tuesday from 7-10PM (all are welcome) at the Milky Way Lounge in JP

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

Karaoke Night starts at 10PM every Tuesday at Jacques in Boston

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

Free Summer Fitness Wednesday Box and Body at 5:30PM | Pilates at 6PM both at the Seaport Common

Atomic Karaoke with DJ Stevie Psyclone & Jonathan Brett is every Wednesday at Club Cafe in Boston

Trivia Night comes to Cathedral Station every Wednesday from 8-10PM

Nowhere Near Broadway Revue presents: Friends of Judy show starts at 9PM at Club Cafe in Boston

Free Summer Fitness Thursday ​Yoga on the Boston Common at 6PM | Cardio Conditioning at 6:30 at the Seaport Common

Free Pool is available all evening at Cathedral Station every Thursday

Thursday Night Hikes All hikes begin at 5:30PM in North Hampton

Lgbtq+ Pop Culture Trivia Night join the Young Leaders Council of Fenway Health for a night of trivia fun on Thursday 6:30PM at Fenway Johnny’s

Cootie Catcher: Lucas Brooks (a.k.a. The Intellectual Homosexual) looks back on his many close encounters as he recalls his days of bouncing around New York City’s sexual landscape, dodging cooties at the Oberon on Thursday, starting at 8PM

Bear Trivia Night is at 8PM every Thursday at The Alley Bar in DTX Boston

BRASH | Queer Party is hosted every fourth Thursday at Brass Union from 9PM – 1AM in Union Square, Somerville

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

#Yaasss Thursdays with hosts Penny Tentiary, Yune Neptune, and resident DJ Begbick plays the area’s best hip hop and top 40 at Club Cafe


Free Summer Fitness Friday  Bootcamp at 6:30AM in ​Christopher Columbus Park | Hip Hop Yoga at 12PM on the Seaport Common

Tea Dance at the Boatslip starts at 4PM each Friday in Provincetown – start your weekend off with some great music, views of Ptown harbor and a cold drink

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

Sutton Lee Seymour – Dragflix! performs both Friday and Saturday night at Mainestreet starting at 7:30PM in Ogunquit

Dueling Drag Divas are back this summer at Mainestreet in Ogunquit performing each Friday and Saturday at 9:30PM (Tix required)

FASCINATION Friday is a monthly gear/ fetish/ kink night at Jacques the 1st and 4th Friday of the month in Boston

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

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

Kiki Beach is back each Saturday at M Street Beach for a new season of fun in the sun and great people watching – most start arriving after 12PM

Queer Board Game Night welcomes all to the Trident Bookseller’s and Cafe for an evening of board games Saturday, 6-9 at their location on Newbury Street

GayKickball Jersey Party is this Saturday at Cathedral Station from 8-11PM

Blend Saturdays bring your friends for a fun night out with great music and no cover at Blend in Dorchester

DONT ASK DONT TELL is a crazy fun monthly LGBTQ dance party that takes place on Saturday at Great Scott in Allston

The Donkey Show is the ultimate disco experience is a story inspired by A Midsummer Night’s Dream each Saturday (until Sept 7th when it closes forever!) at Club Oberon in Cambridge.

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

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

North Shore Pride End of Summer Drag Brunch is on Sunday starting at 10AM and running til 1PM at the Derby in Salem

Trans Health Program: Summer picnic at the Fens is this Sunday from 11AM to 2PM in Boston

North Shore LGBTQ Tea Dance is at the Derby from 3-7PM in Salem – proceeds raised goes to benefit North Shore Pride

Victory Programs Summer Sports “80s Revival” Tea Dance is at dbar in Dorchester this Sunday from 4-8PM with proceeds raised going to the very worthy Victory Programs

Sunday Tea Dance never has a cover and always has great music from 70s 80s & 90s, starting at 6PM no cover every Sunday at Club Cafe in Boston

SIP W/DJs Brian Halligan and Scott Helms is from 6-10PM on Sunday at Jacques in Bay Village – all are welcome

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.

Restaurant review: 111 East

boston restaurant, boston dining111 East is located in the Seaport and opened earlier this summer. Although you may not be familiar this Asian hot pot / street food inspired bistro, you’ve probably heard of its sister restaurant Lola 42, which is easily my favorite dining option in the Seaport.

Unlike many restaurants in the Seaport, the restaurant doesn’t feel cavernous and for those who have a modern design aesthetic – the interior will appeal. According to the website, the interior juxtaposes more traditional Asian design with an urban edge. Below are images of the bar and the main dining room.Boston dining

111 East menu is affordable with starters and sandwiches ranging from just a few dollars to $15; build your own noodle and rice bowls ranging from the teens to low $20s; Entrees from teens to $52 (only a couple options are at the top of this price range); and of course their Hot Pot menu which starts in the low $20s but can increase based on your taste and extravagance.

We started our dinner with Steamed Buns – Pork Belly and Fried Chicken. Although both were delicious, I was partial to the Pork Belly (shown below) that came with hoisin sauce and crsipy shallots.  The Fried Chicken was good but I prefer the soft buns with the sweet pork belly  and encourage you to try it.

Although 111 East is the Seaport’s only hotpot restaurant, it was too warm for us to contemplate ordering it so I chose the Flank Steak with garlic broccoli and waterchestnut in a spicy mango sauce that wasn’t really all that hot but was very flavorful. The greatest challenge I faced eating the steak was trying to cut it with a chopstick and knife until our attentive waiter brought me a fork. The steak (shown below) was really excellent – I would definitely recommend.

Since we skipped the hotpot, we decided to try a build your own rice bowl. We both love curry so Sergio selected a chicken bowl with steamed rice, yellow curry and an assortment of vegetables. Sadly, this was the one disappointing plate we ordered. The curry had little flavor and was quite bland. It was as if what little flavor the curry had seemed to dissipate the minute you consumed it.

Despite the disappointing curry, everything else was really quite excellent. The space has a cool vibe, the service was attentive without being obtrusive and the menu was appealing. If you’re looking for a place to try out for a date or with friends, I would recommend trying 111 East and after dinner enjoy a nice walk along the waterfront just one block away or grab a nightcap at their bar.

BosGuy Rating: 3 out of 5 stars, Good.

111 East
11 Fan Pier ||  (617) 443-4111