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Saturday morning coffee

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Saturday morning comics

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ADAM & ANDY is set in the fictional New England town of Woodfield, CT. You can learn more about this strip by visiting, adamandandy.com.

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Growth projections could pose challenges for metro Boston

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) recently released a report to help the region and surrounding communities plan for the future, but since the future cannot be predicted with certainty they have two different scenarios based on different assumptions. One projection, called the “Status Quo” assumes a continuation of current trends and a second projection called “Stronger Region” explores how changing trends could result in a higher population growth, more demand for housing and a substantially larger workforce. The projections provide a window into what the region’s future might look like.

Massachusetts population shifts, METROPOLITAN AREA PLANNING COUNCIL

Click on maps to enlarge || Source: MAPC Analysis

Above is a side-by-side comparison of projected population changes under both scenarios. However, Boston’s population has increased by nearly 50,000 people (in 2010 the city’s population was 618,000 and in 2016 it increased to approximately 667,137) so perhaps their projections need to be revised. Under the “Stronger Region” projection it suggests the area could gain 90k+ by 2030 but the current trajectory suggests that could be achieved by 2023; although this doesn’t take into account a general population drain that may be happening in surrounding communities. Key findings include the following:

  • Slow growth is in store if the region keeps losing population to other states. Therefore attracting more young people is critical to growing the region’s
  • New housing demand will outpace population growth due to declining household size. Many signs point to the resurgence of urban
  • Under either scenario, the number of school-age children in the region and most municipalities peaked in 2000 and is likely to decline over the coming decades.

According to US Census data, the city of Boston had a population of 618,000 people in 2010, that increased to approximately 667,137 in 2016. The Greater Boston area is home to an estimated 4.7 million, making it the 10th largest metropolitan area in the United States.

If you’d like to read the executive summary or full report shared by MAPC visit their website, www.mapc.org/learn/projections.

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:  How many seconds are in a year?

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

What to do this weekend

handsome guy in a poloI’d like to give a shout out to three fundraisers that are happening this weekend including: A celebration of life remembering Clifton Mueller (benefiting the Samaritans) and Bases & Faces (Drag Race Contest) (benefiting BAGLY) both happening on Saturday and 2018 Dinnerfest RED Party + Auction (benefiting Victory Programs) on Sunday.

In addition, there are a lot of parties and events to consider checking out including the monthly dance parties, Boyfriends in JP and H E R O E S in Central Square (both on Friday), Gay Kickball – Boston (Pick Up Game)  on Sunday morning followed by Hanky Panky: Flagging Party which starts at 6PM at Jacques. 

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

Top Girls (Opening Night) is at the Huntington Theater on Friday and will run through May 20th in Boston 

Casual Fridays is a weekly dance party with no cover featuring DJ Begbick at the Alley Bar in DTX

Mainestreet’s 18th Anniversary Party celebrations start at 8PM at Mainestreet Bar on Friday in Ogunquit

Latin Friday is upstairs at Machine every Friday starting at 10PM in Boston

Boyfriends is a monthly gay dance night that takes place this Friday at the Milk Way starting at 10PM in Jamaica Plain

H E R O E S takes place the third Friday of each month and features your favorite music from the 80s including new wave, goth and more hosted upstairs at the Middle East starting at 10PM in Cambridge

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Honey Bear Tea Dance starts at 4PM on Saturday at Mainestreet in Ogunquit

A celebration of life remembering Clifton Mueller (Mr Boston Cub 2018) is Saturday starting at 7PM – funds raised will go to The Samaritans in Boston

Bases & Faces (Drag Race Contest) starts at 7PM on Saturday at Club Cafe and is hosted by the Gay Kickball and Dodgeball leagues (money raised goes to BAGLY!!!) in Boston

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

Spread Your Seed dbar’s latest Spring theme party is on Saturday starting at 10PM in Dorchester

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.

Let’s Go Crazy! A celebration of the music of Prince hosted by Venus Envy, a monthly dance party at the Milky Way Lounge on Saturday starting at 10PM in Jamaica Plain

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

Saga Saturdays Boston’s biggest gay dance party at Paradise in Cambridge

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Gay Kickball – Boston (Pick Up Game) runs from 11AM – 2PM at Moakley Field on Sunday – all are welcome – in Dorchester

Beyonce Brunch is at GEM on Sunday from 1 – 7PM in Boston

2018 Dinnerfest RED Party + Auction is the annual fundraiser for the Boston Living Center and Victory Programs and runs from 3-6PM on Sunday at the City Winery in Boston

Hanky Panky: Flagging Party is on Sunday starting at 6PM at Jacques (bring your preferred handkerchief) – Tickets Required – 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

Todrick Hall is in Boston for one night this Sunday, starting at 7:30PM at the Wilbur 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.

20 Summers Series presents Michael Cunningham and Daniel Mendelsohn

Ptown, Hawthorne BarnIn a little more than a month Michael Cunningham, winner of numerous prizes including a Pulitzer, and the internationally best-selling essayist, critic, and translator Daniel Mendelsohn will discuss how writers turn to literature to broaden their own horizons.

Unfortunately, I won’t be able to get down to Provincetown for this discussion but I am always fascinated by how artists get their inspiration and channel it into a creative output. I’ve been a fan of Cunningham’s work and think this would be an intriguing discussion to hear first hand in such an intimate setting.

The Hawthorne Barn
29 Miller Hill Road, Provincetown

Ticket Information Here