Dark Matter: The Black Party

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This year the Black Party returns to Manhattan on Saturday, April 1, 2017 theme of “Dark Matter” imagines a world where queer refugees looking to escape Earth seek a space colony in a galaxy far away.

For tickets and more information visit blackparty.com.

 

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: A man wants to get into a private club that requires a password to enter.  Listening by the door, he hears the doorman say to someone who approaches, “Twelve” and the person reply, “Six”. A few moments later another person approaches and the doorman says, “Six” and this individual replies, “Three”. Thinking he had cracked the code, when the doorman says, “Ten” he confidently replies, “Five”.

Why was he turned away? What would be the correct response?

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

What to do this weekend

Boston NightlifeLately, 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. 

Boston Pride Spring Open House will announce this year’s parade marshals at 6:30PM at The Boston Pride Offices in Fort Point Channel in Boston

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

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

Kylián/Wings of Wax Opening Night from the Boston Ballet is nearly sold out but the production runs through Sunday, April 2 at Opera House in Boston

Queer Inclusive Climbing Klub (QuICK) Pizza night and climbing club at Brooklyn Boulders on Friday, March 24 in Somerville

Stage Kiss from the Lyric Stage Co. heads into its final weekend so get your tickets before it closes for shows Friday – Sunday this weekend in Boston

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Controversy is featuring Mariah Carey this week starting at 10PM upstairs at Machine with DJs Begbick & FrenchY in Boston

SLAY DIVA Madness with The Welcoming Committee starts at 9PM at Hurricane O’Reilly’s in Boston

RuPaul’s Drag Race Viewing party is at The Alley Bar on Friday, March 24 starting at 8PM in Boston

Come watch Sergio Dance with Urbanity at the Blackstone Community Center ($10 suggested donation) starting at 8PM on Friday, March 24 in Boston

RuPaul’s Drag Race Viewing party is also at The Trophy Room on Friday, March 24 starting at 8PM in Boston

Cubs in Paradise is hosted by Mass Bears and Cubs at Paradise starts at 9:30PM on Friday, March 24 in Cambridge

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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

Dale’s All-Male Yardsale is a fun burlesque show at Club Cafe (tix are cheaper if you buy them in advance) on Saturday, March 25 in Boston 

So Hot Saturdaes theme this week is Decades of Music, starting with the 80s; each hour will feature a different decade of music at Peggy O’Neil’s in Dorchester

Dont Ask Dont Tell monthly gay party theme taking place this Saturday starting at 10PM at Great Scott in Allston

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Noche Latino is Latin night at The Alley bar starting at 10PM in Boston

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

Salon Sundays Open Studios in SoWa artists at 450 Harrison Avenue will open their doors from 12PM- 5PM, giving you the opportunity to  meet with artists, see them at work and buy direct on Sunday, March 26 in Boston

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Glam Brunch Bingo returns to the Trophy Room starting at 12:30 on Sunday, March 26 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

Fat CatLate Night Movie Screenings this Weekend

The Coolidge After Midnight: Nosferatu the Vampyre shows at The Coolidge Theater starting at 11:59PM on Friday in Brookline

The Coolidge After Midnight: The Devil’s Candy shows at The Coolidge Theater starting at 11:59PM on Friday in Brookline

Trigger Warning: Midnight Shorts is at The Brattle Theatre starting at 11:59PM on Friday in Cambridge

The Coolidge After Midnight: The Devil’s Candy shows at The Coolidge Theater starting at 11:59PM on Saturday in Brookline

The Coolidge After Midnight: Fitzcaraldo shows at The Coolidge Theater starting at 11:59PM on Saturday in Brookline

Send me information about your upcoming programs and events in my blog’s comment section or message me the details on Facebook.

Restrictions on gay-themed content at YouTube gets a second look

Earlier this week The Associated Press reported that YouTube was reversing some restrictions on LGBTQ content based on ongoing criticisms leveled at the company.  The video titled “Her Vows” was cited as an example. The video contains no nudity, violence or swearing, but YouTube deemed it unsuitable for people under 18. For many LGBTQ readers, this will not come as a surprise.

I have many friends who have had issues with Facebook in the past for posting innocuous photos of themselves. I do understand that in many cases this is more an issue with the imperfections of artificial intelligence, that companies use to manage content. And YouTube seemed to echo that in their statement, saying LGBTQ videos aren’t automatically filtered out, “some videos that cover subjects like health, politics and sexuality may not appear for users and institutions that choose to use this feature.” In the case of LGBT topics, which are by definition intertwined with health, politics and sexuality, filtering out what is and isn’t appropriate can be difficult.

Below U.K.-based YouTube creator Rowan Ellis video criticizes these restrictions, which ironically was initially also restricted, though YouTube has since reclassified that video.

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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.

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Boston Ballet presents Kylián/Wings of Wax

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Boston Ballet in Alexander Ekman’s, Cacti || Photo by Rosalie O’Connor

Following Boston Ballet’s amazing production Artifact 2017 their inspiring spring season continues on Thursday night with Kylián/Wings of Wax, a trio of ballets by three choreographic masters.

Kylián/Wings of Wax
March 23 – April 1
Purchase Tickets Here

Kylián/Wings of Wax opens with George Balanchine’s charming and spirited Donizetti Variations set to excerpts from the composer’s final opera Don Sebastian, followed by Jiří Kylián’s hauntingly beautiful Wings of Wax with a score of musical selections. Alexander Ekman’s delightful and witty Cacti closes the program accompanied by a collage of orchestral music performed by the Boston Ballet Orchestra and a string quartet

A few tickets may actually still be available for opening night tomorrow, Thursday, March 23rd. If you will be there let me know and we will join you for a glass of Champagne either before the ballet or between acts.

Kylián/Wings of Wax Performance Schedule
Thursday, March 23 at 7:30 pm
Friday, March 24 at 7:30 pm*
Saturday, March 25 at 1 pm
Saturday, March 25 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, March 26 at 1 pm
Thursday, March 30 at 7:30 pm
Friday, March 31 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 1 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, April 2 at 1 pm

Tickets to any of the above performances start at just $35. You can purchase a pair from the Boston Ballet website here.