What is that bushy thing that he is wearing called and what is its purpose? I see these in a lot of the kilt photos I collect but I have no idea what they are.
Tag Archives: Boston Guy
What to do this week: March 20th – 26th
Drag Bingo is every Monday starting at 7PM free to play at Club Cafe in Boston
Beantown Soft-Tip Dart league spring season is every Monday at Cathedral Station in Boston
Taste of the South End is a delicious fundraiser to benefit AIDS Action on Tuesday, March 21 at the BCA in Boston
Karaoke Night starts at 10PM every Tuesday at Jacques in Boston
Opus Affair fun, monthly cocktail party starts at 6PM on Tuesday, March 22 at Tavern Road in Boston
Showtune Tuesday hosted by VJ Ryan Grow starts at 9PM every Tuesday at dbar in Dorchester
Geek Trivia is guaranteed fun and has lots of prizes (trivia starts at 8PM) hosted every Tuesday at Club Cafe in Boston
Boston Gay Professionals MeetUp is Tuesday, March 21 at Fleming’s Steakhouse in the Back Bay starting at 6:30PM in Boston
November Project: Stair workout at Harvard work off your calories from The Taste of the South End and meet at the Harvard Stadium from 6:30-7:30AM Wednesday, March 23 in Boston
Beacons of Light: MassEquality 2017 Icon Gala Awards is at the Courtyard Downtown starting at 6PM on Wednesday, March 23 in Boston
ICA Boston every Thursday from 5PM – 9PM admission is free to the public
Boston Pride Spring Open House will announce this year’s parade marshals at 6:30PM at The Boston Pride Offices in Ft Point Channel in Boston
Kylián/Wings of Wax Opening Night from the Boston Ballet is nearly sold out but the production runs through Sunday, April 2 at Opera House in Boston
Karaoke Thursdays is every Thursday at Machine with Rob Botelho and Emphysema Menthol 100s in Boston
Detention Thursdays! is hosted every Thursday starting at 9PM with shows at 10:30 & 11:45PM – No Cover – at EGO in Providence
Thump! Thursday is hosted every Thursday starting at 10PM at Peggy O’Neil’s in Dorchester
Queer Inclusive Climbing Klub (QuICK) Pizza night and climbing club at Brooklyn Boulders on Friday, March 24 in Somerville
Stage Kiss from the Lyric Stage Co. heads into its final weekend so get your tickets before it closes for shows Friday – Sunday this weekend in Boston
SLAY DIVA Madness with The Welcoming Committee starts at 9PM at Hurricane O’Reilly’s in Boston
RuPaul’s Drag Race Viewing party is at The Alley Bar on Friday, March 24 starting at 8PM in Boston
RuPaul’s Drag Race Viewing party is also at The Trophy Room on Friday, March 24 starting at 8PM in Boston
Billiards Tournament is hosted each Friday starting at 7PM at Mainestreet in Ogunquit
Cubs in Paradise is hosted by Mass Bears and Cubs at Paradise starts at 9:30PM on Friday, March 24 in Cambridge
Controversy is featuring Mariah Carey this week starting at 10PM upstairs at Machine with DJs Begbick & FrenchY in Boston
FASCINATION Friday is a monthly gear/ fetish/ kink night at Jacques from 9-12 every 2nd Monday and every 4th Friday of the month in Boston
Twerk Fridays at is an 18+ night at Ego in Providence
The Coolidge After Midnight: Nosferatu the Vampyre shows at The Coolidge Theater starting at 11:59PM on Friday in Brookline
The Coolidge After Midnight: The Devil’s Candy shows at The Coolidge Theater starting at 11:59PM on Friday in Brookline
Trigger Warning: Midnight Shorts is at The Brattle Theatre starting at 11:59PM on Friday in Cambridge
Dale’s All-Male Yardsale is a fun burlesque show at Club Cafe (tix are cheaper if you buy them in advance) on Saturday, March 25 in Boston
Geared: A Sinner’s Ball Event starts at 9PM at Mainestreet Bar in Ogunquit
Dont Ask Dont Tell monthly gay party theme taking place this Saturday starting at 10PM at Great Scott in Allston
Noche Latino is Latin night at The Alley bar starting at 10PM in Boston
So Hot Saturdaes theme this week is Decades of Music, starting with the 80s; each hour will feature a different decade of music at Peggy O’Neil’s in Dorchester
Saga Saturdays Boston’s biggest gay dance party is on Saturday, March 25 at Paradise in Cambridge
The Coolidge After Midnight: The Devil’s Candy shows at The Coolidge Theater starting at 11:59PM on Saturday in Brookline
The Coolidge After Midnight: Fitzcaraldo shows at The Coolidge Theater starting at 11:59PM on Saturday in Brookline
Glam Brunch Bingo returns to the Trophy Room starting at 12:30 on Sunday, March 26 in Boston
Salon Sundays Open Studios in SoWa artists at 450 Harrison Avenue will open their doors from 12PM- 5PM, giving you the opportunity to meet with artists, see them at work and buy direct on Sunday, March 26 in Boston
Back 2 Basics Tea Dance never has a cover and always has great music from 70s 80s & 90s, starting at 5PM no cover every Sunday at Club Cafe in Boston
Pajama Party is a weekly dance party hosted every Sunday starting at 10PM at Machine in Boston
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This weekend I met up with two friends I don’t regularly get a chance to see. Back in the late 90s when I moved back to Boston from Atlanta we went out to see shows all the time, but as we got older and they started families that left less time for evenings out in Boston to catch a live show. Over time I all but stopped going to live shows at local clubs, but my friend Tom (far right in the photo above) still goes to shows on occasion so when he asked if I wanted to go to the benefit I said, absolutely and I’m so glad I did.
The lineup at Saturday night’s benefit included many artists and bands we often went to see in the late 90s. All of these musicians achieved a modicum of success back in the day but never the stardom that would propel them to larger venues, which meant for $20 we could get in and see an excellent live show in Boston. At the time Boston also had an excellent independent station, WFNX 101.7 FM which played these bands regularly. Going to the show on Saturday and seeing many of these acts gave me with a serious case of de ja vu.
Walking into the show on Saturday we were joking at how old the audience looked but by the end of the night we all left with smiles. The line up shown above also included a surprise performance by The Sheila Divine who still sound excellent, but it was actually Tanya Donelly’s band Belly (who I had all but forgotten about) who I thought were the best. I’m going to have to start checking out the lineups at my old haunts (at least the ones that remain).
In little more than a month the SoWa Open Market will return to Harrison Avenue, spanning several parking lots from East Berkeley to Waltham Street.
This year the market will be open both Saturday and Sunday, starting April 29th and run through October 29th. The market includes a local artisan market, farmers market, food trucks and last year’s popular craft beer garden.
New England Open Markets website does not make mention of their South End market which last year set up across from the Ink Block. However, their website suggests that they are planning a handful of interesting “pop-up” markets that will take place periodically throughout the summer, starting June 3rd.
Off the Wall will feature both local and renowned artists who will transform Ink Underground into a world of uplifting artistic expression. The pop up market is set for both June 3rd and September 23rd from 11AM – 5PM.
We Love Local is New England Open Markets salute to local artists and food artisans and entrepreneurs. The program will be hosted at Ink Underground on the corner of Traveler and Albany Street on both June 10th and September 9th.
Night Market at Ink Underground will take place on both June 17th and
September 16th from 5-11PM and will be illuminated by artistic light installations. The Night Market will take place at the new Ink Underground, on the corner of Travelers & Albany Street, in Boston’s South End.
Dale Stones’s amateur male burlesque showcase returns Saturday, March 25th to Club Cafe for its 5th installment. The show features entertaining comedy and insight from Boston burlesque performers. Hosted by Sirlesque Founder and Creative Director Dale Stones, featuring Willie Dumey, Femme Brulee, and Jolie LaVie as guest judges, and a cast of new male burlesque performers competing for the $100 grand prize.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. You can purchase your tickets online here.
I think this guy is equal parts sexy and adorable. What do you think?
Since my post from earlier this week, Middle aged men are more susceptible to feeling lonely,proved to be so popular, I thought I would also give a shout out to an article I read from Gareth Johnson earlier this week, 7 ways to meet guys that don’t involve Grindr or gay bars. In the article he offers up these seven suggestions to which I’ve offered my own commentary.
1. Talk to Strangers: I would particularly like to see guys from Boston take some cues from Gareth who opens the article suggesting we get comfortable with talking to strangers. Perhaps his point resonates with me so strongly because that is exactly how Sergio and I met. There happened to be lots of alcohol and some vintage Whitney blaring on a dance floor in Cambridge as well but we were both strangers and one of us (that would be me) stepped up and said hello.
2. Out at Work: His suggestions continue with being true to yourself at work by not being closeted. It still amazes me how many people I meet who feel that either they cannot or will not talk about their personal life at work out of fear of retaliation or not being promoted. But since many of us spend so much of our life at work it only makes sense to be open to sharing aspects of your personal life there.
3. & 4. Play Sport & Volunteer: Suggestions 3 & 4 respectively are to join a sports club / team or volunteer. Fortunately Boston offers great opportunities to do both. This past fall I shared about 20 different gay sports leagues you can join here and I regularly write about volunteering opportunities through Gay for Good Boston.
5. Go to the Gym: I jokingly refer to the gym as the gay man’s temple, but it’s a public space where you will meet and get to know people if you go regularly.
6. & 7. Network & Take Risks: I think of as putting yourself out there.
All of this is easier said than done, and I recognize doing this won’t guarantee you’ll connect and make friends or meet someone special but it is a start.