This week on Instagram: benjohnstondesign

ben johnstonBen Johnston is a Toronto-based illustrator / designer from Cape Town, South Africa. He has done extensive work with recognizable brands like Nike, Google, Lululemon, Virgin and more. If you are not familiar with him you can learn more about the artist and his work by visiting his website at,

Check out his work which is proudly displayed on his active Instagram account and consider following him if you like what you see. I love his work and always know his designs the minute I see them in my feed without needing to see the handle. I hope you like his work as much as I do.

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Wicked Queer Preview Party: Saturday, March 16

Wicked Queer Film Festival Preview Party

Boston’s annual LGBTQ film festival – better known as the Wicked Queer Film Festival – is hosting a preview party this Saturday, March 16th at Post 390 in the Back Bay. If you’re a fan of independent film you should really check out this festival which is among the longest running LGBTQ film festivals in the country.

Wicked Queer FilmWicked Queer Preview Party
Saturday, March 16 12PM – 3PM
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The preview party will showcase this year’s festival schedule, show trailers and have plenty of delicious food courtesy of Post 390. All proceeds raised will go towards supporting the film festival and LGBTQ filmmakers.

Temptation Tuesday

jock, handsome, junk, blueI can’t believe it but this week marks my 350th Temptation Tuesday post. This remains one of my most popular posts (no surprise). Much thanks to everyone who checks out this post each week.

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What to do this week: March 11 – 17

What to do this weekNow that I’ have your attention (thanks to the man with the sculpted abs), I wanted to let you know that this week I have an abbreviated calendar of events. Feel free to add in the comments section below any programs or events I may have missed.

Next week I’ll be back to my normal self with a more complete listing of what’s happening in and around Boston. In the meantime, have a good one.

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Karaoke at Jacques on Tuesday; at Club Cafe on Wednesday; and The Alley Bar on Thursday


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

No Filter You can catch #NoFilter this Friday downstairs at Jacques  where anything goes 10PM-12AM in Boston

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

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

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

Frankie Campofelice & Andy Lantz in the Napolean Room this Thursday for a night of cabaret favorites on Thursday at 8PM at Club Cafe

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

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

#Yaasss Thursdays presents: Sissy That Walk weekly drag competition the last Thursday of each month Showtime: 12:30AM at Club Cafe in Boston

Preview Party for the 35th Annual Wicked Queer Film Festival


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

RPDR Season XI Viewing Parties are at The Alley Bar, Blend, Club Cafe and Trophy Room each Friday through March 1st in Boston

S&M Comedy Night is hosted the third Friday of every month is Boston’s only S&M Stand up comedy show – come to Jacques Underground starting at 7:30PM with your hosts Mitzzy Anne & Stirling Smith in Boston

H E R O E S  Retro dance party is this Friday from 10PM-2AM at Sonia (formerly TT The Bear’s Place) in Central Square

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

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

Preview Party for the 35th Annual Wicked Queer Film Festival is at Post 390 this Saturday from 12-3PM (tickets req’d) in Boston

Video Night Tracks every Saturday night join VJ Ryan Grow at Cathedral Station starting at 9:30PM

Mayhem Saturdays – Spring Fling at Blend join DJ Aga and the fabulous bartender and organizer of all things good, Luis, at Blend this Saturday

The Donkey Show is the ultimate disco experience is a story inspired by A Midsummer Night’s Dream each Saturday 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

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

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.

Boston Spirit Magazine LGBT Executive Networking Night will be May 2, 2019

lgbt networking night, gay network, lavender network, boston spirit magazine, gay bostonEarlier this year, Boston Spirit magazine announced the date of their 12th annual LGBT Executive Networking Night, which will take place on Thursday, May 2, 2019, LGBT corporate professionals from Greater Boston flock to this event at the Marriott Boston Copley for networking and business conversation.

The keynote speaker for this year’s executive night is Congressman David Cicilline from Rhode Island’s District 1. Cicilline became only the fourth openly gay man sworn into Congress and prior to becoming Rhode Island’s first openly gay representative, he served as mayor of Providence from 2003 – 2011.

Want to attend this year’s LGBT Executive Networking Night? Register today.

LGBT Executive Networking Night – Registration