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What to do this weekend

heels for hope is a gay fund raiser in Boston

This is what is happening in Boston and Provinceton this weekend. If you haven’t been out in a while, come out and show your love by supporting our gay bars and businesses.

If you have an event or program you want included in upcoming posts, email bosguymail@gmail.com with the details.

Boston Gay Bars

The Alley
THURSDAY: Trivia Night w/ host Dave Sawyer at 8PM
FRIDAY: Casual Fridays w/ resident DJ BEGBICK at 10PM
SATURDAY: Dancing w/ resident DJ BEGBICK at 10PM
SUNDAY: Idol Karaoke at 8PM

blend
THURSDAY: Taco Thursdays and RPDR w/ Miranda Wrights at 8PM
FRIDAY: Friday Feels w/ DJs Andrew & Emanuele aka Twisted Gleam at 10PM
SATURDAE: So Hot Saurdaes Wig Party w/ DJ Stevie Psyclone at 10PM
SUNDAY: Disco Drag Brunch w/ Mizery starts at 11AM

Cathedral Station Open but no programming scheduled.
The patio will be open and Saturday & Sunday brunch starts at 11AM.

Club Cafe
THURSDAY: Frankie & Andy in Napoleon Room at 7PM and DJ FrenchY at 10PM, special show at 12:30AM
FRIDAY: Drag Extravaganza w/ Mizery at 7PM & DJ Stevie Psyclone at 10PM
SATURDAY: RPDR w/ Mizery at 8PM & DJ Brian Derrick at 10PM
SUNDAY: Throwback Tea Dance w/ DJ Brian Derrick at 5PM

dbar
FRIDAY: Karaoke Night – Give me back my mic w/ Ryan Grow at 8PM
SATURDAY: The category is… dance party w/ rotating DJs at 10PM
SUNDAY: NEW GAY NIGHT Weekly patio tea dance at 4PM

Jacques Cabaret will be reopening for business soon.

Legacy & Candi Bar (Gay Mafia Boston)
THURSDAY: Serve Thursdays w/ DJ Coleslaw at Legacy at 10PM
SATURDAY: DJ Chris Cox at Legacy at 10PM
SUNDAY: Hot Mess w/ DJ Richie LaDue & Coleslaw at Candi Bar at 10PM

Trophy Room will be reopening for business soon.

Featured LGBTQ+ events

THURSDAY: Boston’s free, annual Donna Summer Disco Tribute will be hosted in Copley Square this year from 6 – 9PM. Dress the part and head to Back Bay for great music, lots of dancing and plenty of fun.

THURSDAY: La Quinta Thursday w/ DJ Adilson and DJ Weezing returns to Icon in Boston’s Theater District.

FRIDAY: M&M Presents SPLASH with DJ Michael Giller and your host Lady German at Revere Beach.

FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY: Head up to Salem for FRIGHTGOWN a weekend celebration of Queer Horror.

gay boston, kiki beach

SATURDAY: Kiki Beach If you’re unsure where the boys go on M Street Beach, check out the map on the Kiki Beach Boston Facebook Page, but when in doubt follow the good music and speedos.

SATURDAY: BOSTON ALLIANCE of GAY SPORTS (BAGS) hosts a “Welcome Back Party at Cathedral Station starting at 4PM.

SATURDAY: NEW GAY NIGHT Doll’d Up Saturdays w/ DJ Caso is a new weekly LGBTQ+ dance party in Allston.

SATURDAY: BOOM SATURDAY with DJ Edwin returns to La Makina Night Club at Revere Beach.

SATURDAY: Boudoir – Technicolor located just outside Central Square has four DJs this weekend. Hit the ATM first – this has a cash only bar. Doors open at 9PM and fills quickly.

SUNDAY: M Street Beach TakeOver continues each Sunday from 10AM – 5PM.

SUNDAY: Seed Cannabis Pride Block Party with Drag Queen Mizery in Jamaica Plain from 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

SUNDAY: NEW GAY NIGHT Patio Tea Dance @dbar from 4:00PM – 8:00PM – Every Sunday through Labor Day weekend with the exception of July 4th.

SUNDAY: Bears & Brews at Dorchester Brewing Co. from 4-8PM, proceeds go to BAGLY.

Drag brunches in Boston

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

Spice Girls Drag Diva Brunch
Saturday, 6/26 @11:00AM – 1:30PM at House of Blues

Anyone up for hosting a drag brunch? Seems like a missed opportunity!

And finally… another resource for what is happening at Boston gay bars is KikiPedia.

Provincetown gay bars & entertainment

Ptown

For more information about live entertainment in Provincetown this week (and all month) click here. Click the links below for more information about each bar.

A House – One of Provincetown’s most popular dance clubs.

Aqua Bar – Located at the Aquarium Marketplace, with views of the harbor.

Backstreet Club – Previously Club Purgatory will NOT reopen this summer.

Buoy Bar – Located on Commercial Street at The Boatslip. It is fabulous for people watching (esp after Tea).

The Club – Lea Delaria’s supper club includes live entertainment in the lounge.

Dive Bar – Weekend piano bar at The Crown & Anchor.

Harbor Lounge – Waterfront cocktail lounge in the East End.

Little Bar – Provincetown’s oldest bar.

Macho Bar – Provincetown’s longest running leather and denim bar.

Monkey Bar – Will NOT reopen this summer.

Paramount – Located at the Crown & Anchor. This is Ptown’s largest dance club.

Porchside Lounge – Located at The Gifford House.

Provincetown Brewery – Popular brew pub on Bradford Street.

Shipwreck Lounge – Located at the Brass Key Guest House.

Tin Pan Alley – This restaurant has a lively piano bar that has a friendly crowd.

The Vault – Located at the Crown & Anchor. This is a leather / fetish bar.

Velvet Lounge – Dance club with DJ Mark Louque spinning each Friday.

The Wave Bar – Located at the Crown & Anchor. This is a fun video bar.

Missing a favorite bar / club in Provincetown? Share it in the comments section. If the status of these bars / clubs change, it will be noted.

Vintage gay

Much thanks to Tennessee Tony for sharing this week’s vintage gay photo. Both of these guys are quite attractive. I’d love to get a better look at the car they are canoodling beside, to get a better feel for when this photograph may have been snapped. Anyone have a clue when this picture may have been taken?

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.

Previous Vintage Gay Photos

Donna Summer Disco Party returns

Donna Summer was born in Boston and grew up in Mission Hill. Shortly after her passing in 2012, Boston started hosting an annual summer disco party to honor the Queen of Disco. Initially hosted in Government Center, the celebration was suspended last year due to COVID-19 but will return to Copley Square tomorrow, Thursday, June 24th.

Donna Summer Disco Party
Thursday, June 24 at Copley Square
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Free)

Unlike past years, this year’s event will not feature a roller-skating rink, but dancing is ecouraged as DJs play Donna Summer’s greatest hits in a groovy atmosphere complete with glow sticks, colorful lights, and a disco ball.

Caption this photo

I think I may have shared this photo previously, but I opted to post it because it made me laugh when I saw it. Hopefully the caption I’ve shared below inspires you to offer up one of your own in the comment section.

“Goal!!!”

some assembly required

The Distillery Gallery in Southie has an interesting exhibit underway called, some assembly required, and Jenn Stanley from WBUR has a nice piece about the art gallery show that opened early this month. You can read her article, Distillery Gallery’s ‘Some Assembly Required’ Showcases Boston’s Intergenerational Queer Arts Scene, where she talks to the co-curators, Jasper A. Sanchez and Ena Kantardžić about how this showing came together and what it represents.

Shown below is artist Maxine Hwang Blomberg with her wearable art, the Prodigal Poppy Head. Many may remember Maxine from her days working at the Green Light Cafe and her creative pop-up shows in SoWa. She is one 30 emerging and established queer local artists who are exhibiting their works from the Boston LGBTQIA+ Artist Alliance (BLAA) at The Distillery Gallery.

The Distillery Gallery is located at 516 E. 2nd Street in Southie and is open Monday thru Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Swing by and check out the gallery showing which will be on view through Friday, July 23rd.

Temptation Tuesday

This week I’m featuring this rather tempting photograph of Italian male model, Niccolo Neri, looking good wearing (sort of) a black speedo.

Past Temptation Tuesday Posts

Men in kilts

In honor of Father’s Day, I thought I’d share this adorable photo of two dads and their sons in matching kilts.

Previous Men in Kilts Posts

Monday morning mancandy

May this coy pose from the very distracting American male model, Rolando Vizcay, help you get through your Monday morning and the rest of the work week. 

Boston hotel spotlight: Four Seasons One Dalton

I’ve written a four-part series featuring different luxury hotels in Boston for gay travelers who may be visiting the area. These articles are also for locals who may want to pamper themselves with a posh stay-cation and those who may never spend a night but would like to treat themselves to hotel services and or dining. We can all do with a little pampering and these hotels are ready, willing and more than able to help you feel special.

lux·u·ry ˈləɡZH(ə)rē/ noun: the state of great comfort and extravagant living.

Boston luxury hotel spotlight for gay travelers

Over the past few years several luxury brand hotels in Boston have opened and / or undergone significant renovations and are now open for business. Even if you don’t have the budget to fully experience the ammenities, it is possible to experience luxury in doses at these properties. The Four Seasons One Dalton in Boston’s Back Bay is one such newcomer worth checking out.

The 61-story five star hotel and residence, which opened in May 2019, is Boston’s third tallest building. This is the second Four Season’s hotel in Boston and the glass and steel elliptical design hints at a more modern property than its sister property, the Four Seasons Boston located across from the Public Garden. While the 160 private residences located on the uppermost floors have the best views, the 215 room hotel offers a great vantage point with views of the Charles River, Back Bay and points south and west.

All rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows and come with iPads, premium bedding, 65″ plasma televisions and complimentary Internet access to make your stay as comfortable as possible. The muted colors in the guest rooms are intentional and designed to help guests relax, and the rooms’ furnishings have clean and simple lines consistent with the building’s modern design.

Four Seasons restaurants and more

Some of the amenities available to guests who stay at this sleek property include The Wellness Floor (on the 7th floor), which includes a worldclass spa, fitness center and salon facilities along with a stunning indoor pool that has great views of the city below. However, you don’t need to be a guest to make an appointment which is now open Friday through Sunday. Call and make a reservation.

If a stay at this new hotel is unlikely, it is still worth coming to see the property. Located off of the hotel lobby is a vibrant installation of the British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare’s Great American Library. The captivating bookshelf installation brings a smile to my face when I walk through the room to take the stairs up one flight to the contemporary Japanese restaurant, Zuma. However, if contemporary Japanese cuisine isn’t your thing visit Trifecta, the Four Seasons cocktail lounge serves light bites. It is also here that weekend tea service is offered from 11:00am – 3:00pm on Saturday and Sunday.

If you’re looking for something to do during the day and you’re not tempted to make use of the 7th floor pool, gym or spa, head out to Newbury Street for some retail therapy. The hotel is just a few blocks from Boston’s shopping district. Just a few blocks beyond Newbury Street is my favorite park in Boston, The Esplanade. Here you can go for a walk, run or bike ride.

If the dining options at the Four Seasons One Dalton are not of interest, read my post about the Back Bay and South End, which have more LGBTQ+ tips and places to eat or enjoy a few cocktails. The closest gay bar, Club Cafe, is a 10 minute walk. There you can have a meal, check out a cabaret show or go dancing.

Four Seasons
One Dalton Street, Boston 02115
617.377.4888
fourseasons.com/onedalton

Scruffy Sunday

Previous Scruffy Sunday Posts

Saturday morning coffee

Enjoy your morning cup of Joe (or whatever you might like to call him).

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

Thank goodness it’s Furry Friday.

Past Furry Friday

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.

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:  Tommy is a butcher. He is five feet, ten inches tall and he wears a size 9 shoe. What does he weigh?

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

What to do this weekend

heels for hope is a gay fund raiser in Boston

This is what is happening in Boston and Provinceton this weekend. If you haven’t been out in a while, come out and show your love by supporting our gay bars and businesses. If you have an event or program you want included in upcoming posts, email bosguymail@gmail.com with the details.

Boston Gay Bars

The Alley
THURSDAY: Mass Bears & Cubs Trivia Night w/ host Dave Sawyer at 8PM
FRIDAY: Dancing w/ resident DJ BEGBICK at 10PM
SATURDAY: Dancing w/ resident DJ BEGBICK at 10PM
SUNDAY: Idol Karaoke at 8PM

blend
THURSDAY: Taco Thursdays and RPDR viewing party starts at 4PM
FRIDAY: Supernature w/ DJ Brian Derrick at 10PM
SATURDAY: Mayhem Saturdays w/ DJ Twisted Gleam at 10PM
SUNDAY: Disco Drag Brunch w/ Mizery starts at 11AM

Cathedral Station Open but no programming scheduled.
The patio will be open and Saturday & Sunday brunch starts at 11AM.

Club Cafe
THURSDAY: Frankie & Andy in Napoleon Room at 7PM and dancing with DJ FrenchY at 10PM, special show at 12:30AM
FRIDAY: Bill and Katie in Napoleon Room at 7PM & DJ Stevie Psyclone at 10PM
SATURDAY: Bill and Katie in Napoleon Room at 7PM, RPDR viewing party w/ Mizery at 8PM & DJ Stevie Psyclone at 10PM
SUNDAY: Bear Tea Dance w/ DJ Stevie Psyclone at 5PM & Tea w/ the Dame in Napoleon Room at 6:30PM

dbar
FRIDAY: Give me back my mic Karaoke night starts at 8PM
SATURDAY: The Category Is… dance party starts at 10PM

Legacy & Candi Bar (Gay Mafia Boston)
THURSDAY: Serve Thursdays w/ DJ Coleslaw at Legacy at 10PM
SATURDAY: DJ Shane Marcus at Legacy at 10PM
SUNDAY: Hot Mess w/ DJ Richie LaDue & Coleslaw at Candi Bar at 10PM

Trophy Room will be reopening for business soon.

Featured LGBTQ+ events

Men of Color Weekend (a.k.a. Frolic) is this weekend in Provincetown.

MaineStreet celebrates Southern Maine Pride join the PRIDE celebrations in Ogunquit.

While there, check out the Dueling Drag Divas, performing each night at MaineStreet.

THURSDAY: NEW GAY NIGHT Quinta Latina Grand Opening is Thursday at Icon in the Theater District with special guest DJ Freddy Sanchez, GoGo Boys and drag show.

FRIDAY: NEW GAY NIGHT Beach Ball Fridays at Revere Beach is a new weekly gay night. Join DJ Michael Giller, drag queen Lady German from NYC and Mizery.

FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY: Drive In Drag Saves 2021 pulls into New England this weekend with drive-in shows all weekend in Wrenthem. All shows were nearly sold out at the time this post was written.

gay boston, kiki beach

SATURDAY: Kiki Beach If you’re unsure where the boys go on M Street Beach, check out the map on the Kiki Beach Boston Facebook Page, but when in doubt follow the good music and speedos.

SATURDAY: NEW GAY NIGHT Boom Saturday is presented by Ever Vega at La Makina Night Club on Revere Beach.

SUNDAY: Boston’s Gay Beer Club (GBC) returns after a long hiaitus due to the coronavirus. Former members and newcomers are welcome as GBC uses the social to raise money for BAGLY this Sunday from 7PM – 10PM at the Cambridge Brewing Company.

Drag brunches in Boston

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

Madonna Drag Diva Brunch
Saturday, 6/19 @11:00AM – 1:30PM at House of Blues

Mizery Loves Company Disco Drag Brunch
Sunday, 6/20 @11:00AM & 2:00PM at blend

Anyone up for hosting a drag brunch? Seems like a missed opportunity!

Provincetown gay bars & entertainment

Ptown

For more information about live entertainment in Provincetown this week (and all month) click here. Click the links below for more information about each bar.

A House – One of Provincetown’s most popular dance clubs.

Aqua Bar – Located at the Aquarium Marketplace, with views of the harbor.

Backstreet Club – Previously Club Purgatory will NOT reopen this summer.

Buoy Bar – Located on Commercial Street at The Boatslip. It is fabulous for people watching (esp after Tea).

The Club – Lea Delaria’s supper club includes live entertainment in the lounge.

Dive Bar – Weekend piano bar at The Crown & Anchor.

Harbor Lounge – Waterfront cocktail lounge in the East End.

Little Bar – Provincetown’s oldest bar.

Macho Bar – Provincetown’s longest running leather and denim bar.

Monkey Bar – Will NOT reopen this summer.

Paramount – Located at the Crown & Anchor. This is Ptown’s largest dance club.

Porchside Lounge – Located at The Gifford House.

Provincetown Brewery – Popular brew pub on Bradford Street.

Shipwreck Lounge – Located at the Brass Key Guest House.

Tin Pan Alley – This restaurant has a lively piano bar that has a friendly crowd.

The Vault – Located at the Crown & Anchor. This is a leather / fetish bar.

Velvet Lounge – Dance club with DJ Mark Louque spinning each Friday.

The Wave Bar – Located at the Crown & Anchor. This is a fun video bar.

Missing a favorite bar / club in Provincetown? Share it in the comments section. If the status of these bars / clubs change, it will be noted.