Scruffy Sunday

Rise and shine handsome.

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Saturday morning coffee

Enjoy your morning coffee, and have a great day.

Saturday morning comics

ADAM & ANDY is set in the fictional New England town of Woodfield, CT. You can learn more about Adam and Andy and purchase a copy of “the definitive collection of Adam and Andy” by visiting, adamandandy.com.

Click on this week’s comic strip to enlarge

Click here if you would like to see the previous Adam & Andy

Furry Friday

Here is a very furry photo of Igor Amorim who doesn’t seem to understand how to put on the speedo he has all scrunched up in his hands. Perhaps one of you could help the guy out?

Past Furry Friday

BosGuy brain teaser

riddle, exercise for your brain

Each Friday, 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:  What kind of ship has two mates and no captain?

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

What to do this weekend

Below is a list of what is happening in Boston. Support these gay bars and businesses. If you have an event you want included, email bosguymail@gmail.com.

Boston Gay Bars

The Alley
THURSDAY: Cinco de Mayo Tequila Tasting @7PM and Trivia Night @8PM
FRIDAY: @8PM & DJ Begbick @10PM
SATURDAY: Underbear wi/ DJ Taffy @9PM
SUNDAY: Bearaoke Night @8PM

blend
FRIDAY: RPDR viewing party w/ Harlow Havoc @8PM & Friday Feels w/ Twisted Gleam @10PM
SATURDAY: DJ Aga @10PM
SUNDAY: Disco Brunch w/ host Harlow Havoc 11AM

Cathedral Station
THURSDAY: Red Sox vs Angels @1:30PM | Bruins vs Sabres @7PM
FRIDAY: Red Sox vs White Sox @7PM | NHL Playoffs Bruins vs Hurricanes @7PM
SATURDAY: NBA Playoffs Celtics vs Bucks 3:30PM | Red Sox vs White Sox @4PM
SUNDAY: Brunch starts @11AM | Red Sox vs White Sox @11:30AM | NHL Playoffs Bruins vs Hurricanes @12:30PM

Club Cafe
THURSDAY: TRL w/ DJ Begbick & host Mizery @10PM
FRIDAY: RPDR viewing party @8PM & DJ Stevie Psyclone @10PM
SATURDAY: DJ Begbick @10PM
SUNDAY: Sunday brunch @11AM & Tea w/ DJ Aga @6PM

dbar
FRIDAY: Karaoke w/ VJ Ryan Grow @10PM
SATURDAY: Slay Saturday w/ DJ Jay Ine @10PM
SUNDAY: Brunch @11AM & Tea Dance w/ 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: RPDR viewing party @8PM & 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 Aron @10PM
SUNDAY: Hot Mess Sundays at Candibar @10PM

Trophy Room
THURSDAY: Red Sox vs Angels @1:30PM | Bruins vs Sabres @7PM
FRIDAY: Red Sox vs White Sox @7PM | NHL Playoffs Bruins vs Hurricanes @7PM
SATURDAY: NBA Playoffs Celtics vs Bucks 3:30PM | Red Sox vs White Sox @4PM
SUNDAY: Brunch starts @12PM | Red Sox vs White Sox @11:30AM | NHL Playoffs Bruins vs Hurricanes @12:30PM

LGBTQ+ Programming / Events

THURSDAY: PRIDE Sports Open Play – Dodgeball at Garvey Park @7PM

THURSDAY: Queeraoke at Midway Cafe @10PM

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

mass bears and cubs, gay boston

SATURDAY: Underbear (free clothes check) with DJ Taffy at The Alley @9PM

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

SUNDAY: Leather Penitence leather / fetish attire is strongly encouraged doors open @9PM at Phoenix Landing

DRAG BRUNCHES IN BOSTON

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

.Girls Day Drag Brunch Show
Saturday 10AM
The Point

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

Mother’s Day Drag Brunch
Sunday @12PM
Article 24

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

Much thanks to Jerry who is a member of the Facebook Group, Vintage Workingmen Beefcake for sharing this photo. While I don’t know that these two are gay, their body language is certainly intimate enough. Perhaps what dates this photo more than anything else is the use of a chalkboard to list swimming heats.

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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Lil Nas X: Long Live Montero Tour

Lil Nas X Long Live Montero World Tour begins in September 2022 and will pull into Boston for one show only on September 18th at the new MGM Music Hall at Fenway. The MGM Music Hall capacity is 5,000 people so this will be an exciting show and will sell out quickly.

For more information about about the tour and to purchase tickets which are now on sale, visit here.

Caption this photo

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.

“Tres Amigas”

Book review: The Sentence is Death

When I purchased this book, I didn’t realize it was the second in a series, but reading this out of order didn’t impact my ability to follow the story or diminish my appreciation. Detective lit fans are going to enjoy The Sentence is Death, which was first published in 2018. The 350+ page novel makes for a great book to have by your bedside (I’m a night reader) or to bring with you on vacation.

The story revolves around the death of a successful, gay solicitor murdered in his home shortly after concluding a celebrity-divorce, and is narrated by the author (Anthony Horowitz). The main characters, ex-detective inspector Daniel Hawthorne and Anthony Horowitz, make for an unlikely pair. This is their second time working on a murder investigation, and they’re still getting to know each other. Hawthorne’s brusque, offensive nature still frustrates and embarasses Horowitz and my only criticism of the novel is I find it hard to believe such a loner (Hawthorne) would care to have someone like Horowitz tagging along. Perhaps in the next novel, we will learn more about the antisocial former inspector from Scotland Yard that will better explain this vanity (but I’m getting ahead of myself).

Despite Hawthorne’s contempt for people (especially Scotland Yard), he wants Horowitz to shadow him to observe firsthand how he solves murder mysteries that have stumped the police. Horowitz is meant to use the murder investigation as material for a future novel that will showcase Hawthorne’s brilliance. Sound like a familiar theme from another famous detective series set in England? While Horowitz continues to borrow themes and traits from Doyle’s novels, Hawthorne reminds me more of Sam Spade than Sherlock Holmes.

The novel mostly takes place in London. It offers a peak into the life of Richard Pryce, a successful, gay lawyer who is found bludgeoned to death at his home. We also learn more about his relationships with his husband, clients, and friends. There are plenty of “red herrings” and figuring out what is relevant and what is a distraction frustrates Horowitz to no end as he tries to discern who is lying, who is telling the truth, and most importantly, who is the killer? I didn’t figure out the ending, but I did come close. Let me know if you’re more successful if you read the book.

If you’re interested in purchasing this book and open to supporting local bookstores, try one of the links I’ve shared. They will take you right to the book so you can order it online in just a couple of clicks. Alternatively, you can check your local library for a copy of this book. Here is a link to the BPL copy for The Sentence is Death.

Brookline Booksmith in Coolidge Corner
Harvard Bookstore in Harvard Square
Porter Square Bookstore in Porter Square
Trident Bookseller’s & Cafe in Back Bay

Temptation Tuesday

I swiped the photo of this gorgeous man from the Fearsome Beard blog. I wish I could see him standing up in those pants, which I love almost as much as this handsome model. Anyone know who this guy is?

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Men in kilts

It has been a while since I last posted a photo of Finlay Wilson. Always in a kilt and in some sort of crazy yoga pose, I feel like I could easily post a photo of him every week. You can find out more about Finlay on his website, finlay-wilson.com.

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Monday morning mancandy

This is what I like to call “gymspiration”.

Seaplane service to Provincetown from Boston and New York City begins May 25th

Provincetown

On Friday, Tailwind Air announced new air service to Provincetown from Boston and New York City on their seaplanes, beginning Wednesday, May 25th. Flights from Boston will take off at Fan Pier Marina in the Seaport and land in Provincetown Harbor.

The 35 minute flights from Boston will depart at 6:20 p.m. on Wednesdays through Fridays and at 11:30 a.m. on Sundays. Planes can accommodate eight people. The service will compete with Cape Air which flies out of Logan and LaGuardia. Additionally,

The company first launched nonstop service between Boston Harbor and New York City in August. With the addition of Provincetown Harbor, Tailwind Air will serve four destinations from its Boston Harbor base: Plymouth, Manhattan, and East Hampton. The flights will operate through Sept. 5.

Boston to Provincetown fares start at $275, and Manhattan to Provincetown fares start at $795. Fares can be booked at flytailwind.com.

Scruffy Sunday

Looks like these two are ready to start their morning. Have a great day.

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