What to do this week: May 20 – 26

Caption this photoLots happening this week in Boston ranging from a conversation with John Waters on Monday to fetish dance nights like SWEAT 10th ed. Locker Room Theme Hosts: Bravo Delta & Pup Blaze and FASCINATION Friday to weekend celebrations like Women’s Weekend in Ptown and Memorial Day Weekend parties in Ogunquit.

Find what’s right for you and make plans with friends. Memorial Day Weekend marks the start of the the 2019 Summer season (New England’s briefest of seasons) so make the most of it.

MONDAY – THURSDAY

John Waters at First Parish Church Waters discusses Mr. Know-It-All:
The Tarnished Wisdom of a Filth Elder 
in conversation with Alysia Abbott on Monday at 7PM in Cambridge (Tickets req’d)

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

Local LGBT Art & Business Expo is this Wednesday from 6-9PM at Club Cafe – the expo consists of a raffle by locally owned business and artists to help spread awareness and raise money for the Boston AIDS Walk 

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

Women’s Weekend begins the Thursday before Memorial Day Weekend in Ptown with parties and events catering to lesbians and their friends

Free Pool is available all evening at Cathedral Station every Thursday

Queer Boston Board Gamers is meeting Thursday from 6-9PM at the Cambridge Center Foyer in Kendall Square

RPDR Viewing Parties are at The Alley Bar, Blend, and Club Cafe  each Thursday in Boston

New Alley Bar 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

SWEAT 10th ed. Locker Room Theme Hosts: Bravo Delta & Pup Blaze is this Friday at Machine on Thursday starting at 10PM in Boston

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

THE WEEKEND

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

Memorial Day Weekend in OGT all weekend long there will be parties up in Ogunquit – look to Mainestreet for tea dances, late night dancing and entertainment including the return of the Dueling Drag Divas and Lee Squared – An Evening with Liberace and Miss Peggy Lee

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

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

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

Drag Bingo at The Paramount is on Saturday starting at 2:30PM Mackenzie Miller and Austin Tyler – this is a PBG fundraiser $25 for six rounds in Ptown

So Hot Saturdaes: Decades Party! bring your friends for a fun night out with great music and no cover at Blend (formerly Peggy’s) in Dorchester

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

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.

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

DONT ASK DONT TELL: Superqueero ft. Vince Chic this month’s party pays tribute to superheroes – creative attire encouraged at Great Scott in Allston on Saturday when the doors open at 10PM

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

Brunch baes: drag brunch is at Club Cafe this Sunday from 11AM – 3PM (show starts at 12PM)

Queer and Trans Figure Drawing starts at 2PM every 4th Sunday of the month at the Dorchester Art Project (click the link for more details)

COLESLAW Takes Over *SIP* Memorial Day Weekend this Sunday starting at 6PM at Jacques

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

Military Ball 2019 with DJ Paulo is at Mainestreet Bar in Ogunquit on Sunday – doors open at 10PM

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.

Tatte Bakery announces new South End location

tatte bakery south end

A new bakery will be opening this fall in the South End according to Eater Boston and Tatte which made the announcement last week via their Instagram account (see below).

The new location will be on Harrison Avenue across from the Whole Foods and Ink Block in the new residence building at 345 Harrison Avenue.

I am both happy about this announcement and torn. Sergio and I are in between what I will refer to as the South End’s “Temptation Triangle” situated between the soon to open Tatte Bakery, South End Buttery Cafe and Flour.

Back in 2015 I hosted a blind croissant tasting to see who made the best croissants in the South End. At the time Cafe Madeline was the clear winner. I may need to try another tasting to see if Tatte can take the title away from the French cafe located on Columbus Avenue.

 

2019 Provincetown summer performances

Provincetown summer entertainmentWhen first time visitors reach out to me for suggestions about Provincetown I always make sure to suggest catching a show. The variety of entertainment in the summer is really astonishing; there is something for everyone.  So if you are planning a trip to Ptown this summer check out who might be performing.

At the time I wrote this post Lea Delaria’s new jazz & comedy club (which is in the space formerly occupied by the Pied) was still under construction and there was no word on the summer line up so check back.

SUMMER SHOWS

ILLUSIONS DRAG REVUE
Starting in May at The Crown & Anchor (performance days vary)
MISS RICHFIELD 1981 “GENDER FLUIDS”
From May 25 – September 13 Wed thru Sun at The Pilgrim House
THIRSTY BURLINGTON 
From May 26 – September 5 on Wed & Fri at The Crown & Anchor
DINA MARTINA
From May 30 – September 15 Wed thru Sun at The Crown & Anchor
MARTI GOULD CUMMINGS
From June 7 – Sept 21 brings her NYC drag show to the Pilgrim House
VARLA JEAN MERMAN: A STAR IS BORED
From June 21-September 6 on  Mon|Tues|Th|Fri at the Art House
JUDY GOLD
From June 21 – August 30 on Th & Fri at the Art House
LIBERACE & PEGGY LEE COMEBACK TOUR
From June 21 – September 7 at the Pilgrim House
GOLD DUST ORPHANS PRESENT THE EBONIC WOMAN
From June 23 – September 8 each Sun at Fishermen Hall
PAM ANN: BUCKLE UP BITCHES
From Jun 26 – Jul 27 Wed thru Sat at The Crown & Anchor
MISS CONCEPTION 
From Jun 27 – Sep 8 on Mon|Tues & Fri|Sat at The Art House
BENDELACREME: READY TO BE COMMITTED
From Jun 30-Aug 31 Wed thru Sat at The Crown & Anchor
THE KINSEY SIX: NAKED DRAG QUEENS SINGING
From Jun 30-Sep 8 Sun thru Tues at The Art House
STEVE GRAND: TOP TO BOTTOM
From July 2-September 5 Tues thru Th at The Art House
SWEENEY TODD
From Jul 8 – August 29 Mon thru Th at The Provincetown Theater
FIRST WIVES CLUB
From July 3 – Sep 5 on Wed & Th at The Art House
JINKX MONSOON: TOGETHER AGAIN AGAIN
From  July 6 – September 1 on Sat thru Mon at The Art House
GENE & KARL ARE PTOWN AF
From July23 – August 5 Tues thru Th at The Crown & Anchor

Provincetown summer entertainmentSPECIAL PERFORMANCES – LIMITED ENGAGEMENTS

MAY & JUNE

DONALD C. SHORTER GENDEROSITY
May 28 – 29  at The Provincetown Theater
CABARETFEST: GROOVIN’ TO THE MEMORIES OF THE 60’s
May 29 – Jun 2 at The Pilgrim House
REBECCA MAKKAI & CHRISTOPHER CASTELLANI
May 31st at The Hawthorne Barn
SHARON MCNIGHT
May 31st at The Pilgrim House
DAVID MIXNER: 1969
June 4 & 5 at the Provincetown Theater
MIKE ALBO: SPERMHOOD
June 11 & 12 at The Provincetown Theater
SCREENING: DIFFERENT FROM THE OTHERS
Made in 1919 – this is the first known pro-gay film ever made
June 14th at The Hawthorne Barn
MARGA GOMEZ: LATIN STANDARDS
June 18 & 19 at The Provincetown Theater
CELLO / VOCAL DUO: BRANDEN & JAMES
June 22 & 23 at The Art House

JULY

LISA LAMPANELLI: AN EVENING OF CONVERSATION
July 1-2 at The Crown and Anchor
TORI SCOTT
July 2 & 29 at The Art House
DIXIE LONGATE HOSTS THE BEST TUPPERWARE PARTY EVER July 4 & 9 at The Pilgrim House
GAVIN CREEL
July 5 & 6 is part of the Broadway at The Art House series
LESLIE JORDAN: EXPOSED
July 8 & 9 at The Crown and Anchor
MISS KASHA DAVIS: THERE’S ALWAYS TIME FOR A COCKTAIL
July 10 – 12 at The Pilgrim House
JESSIE MUELLER
July 12 & 13 is part of the Broadway at The Art House series
MARGARET CHO
July performs at Town Hall
MATT ALBER
July 15 at The Crown and Anchor
BIANCO DEL RIO
July 15 at Town Hall
JUSTIN SAVRE
July 15 & 16 at The Pilgrim House
BEARLESQUE: THE WOOFIEST SHOW IN TOWN
July 15 – 17 at The Crown and Anchor
DANIEL FRANZESE: YASS! YOU’RE AMAZING!
July 17 – 19 at The Pilgrim House
MELISSA ERRICO
July 21 & 22 is part of the Broadway at The Art House series
YOLI MAYOR
July 24 & 25 at The Crown and Anchor

AUGUST / SEPTEMBER

WILL AND ANTHONY: BROADWAY OUR WAY
Aug 3 & 4 at The Crown and Anchor
DEVON GREEN
August 3, 5 & 6 at The Art House
DEBRA MESSING AND KATHY NAJIMY
August 4 is at Town Hall
SUZANNE VEGA
August 5 & 6 at The Pilgrim House
LINDA LAVIN
August 5 & 6
ADA VOX (from This season’s American Idol)
August 7 & 9 at the Pilgrim House
SANDRA BERNHARD: QUICK SAND
August 8 & 9 at The Crown and Anchor
MICHAEL CERVERIS
August 9 & 10 is part of the Broadway at The Art House series
UNITARD
August 9 & 10 is at The Art House
SCHMOOZING WITH FRAN DRESCHER
August 10 at Town Hall
BOB THE DRAG QUEEN
August 11 at Town Hall
WELL STRUNG (One Week Only!)
August 11 – 16 at The Art House
JOHN LLOYD YOUNG
August 13 at The Crown & Anchor
KIM DAVID SMITH SALUTES KYLIE MINOGUE
August 14 & 15 at The Crown and Anchor
PTOWN JAZZ FESTIVAL
August 15 at The Crown and Anchor
LIZ CALLAWAY
August 16 & 17 is part of the Broadway at The Art House series
TODRICK HALL
August 17 is at Town Hall
THE BOY BAND PROJECT
August 19 – 25 at The Crown and Anchor
FAITH PRINCE
August 25 & 26 is part of the Broadway at The Art House series
LINDA EDER
August 26 & 27 is at The Crown and Anchor
MARILYN MAYE
August 28 – September 1 is part of the Broadway at The Art House series
MISS COCO PERU “HAVE YOU HEARD?”
September 4 – 6 at the Pilgrim House

Have an event that I overlooked? Add it in the comments section and / or email me at bosguymail@gmail.com to have the event added.

Scruffy Sunday

handsome, hunk, man in bed, man wearing underwearI think this is what is referred to as winning the genetic lottery in terms of looks. You may recognize him as this past week’s Furry Friday as well. Does anyone know who this guy is? He certainly knows how to take a picture.

Previous Scruffy Sunday Posts

Saturday morning coffee

handsome, hunk, man in a towel

I know exactly how this guy feels. It takes way more than one cup to wake up.

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.

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Furry Friday

hairy man in a white towel

Past Furry Friday Posts