Tag Archives: Boston

Sun setting over Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood

Earlier this week my friend Cyrus Dahmubed posted this gorgeous photo of the sun setting behind the Hancock Tower in the Back Bay (for all you wise asses, I know it’s now called 200 Clarendon but it will always be the Hancock to me).

#Gorge

Time Out Market Boston to open June 27

Boston diningTime Out Boston, a new (and highly anticipated) food hall has announced that it will open to the public in its new Fenway location on Thursday, June 27, 2019. Time Out brings together some of Boston’s best chefs under one roof. Think Faneuil Hall but amped up several notches; at least this was what Sergio and I thought after we stumbled upon Time Out Lisbon (shown below).

Occupying the ground floor of the 401 Park Drive building in the Fenway (just blocks from Fenway Park), Time Out Market Boston will showcase the city’s best chefs and restaurateurs, drink-slingers and cultural offerings, all handpicked by Time Out’s editors. The curated mix showcases 15 food offerings, two bars, a cooking academy, one retail shop and artists from across the city all in one iconic site–an Art Deco masterpiece built in 1929.

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Time Out Market Lisbon

Some of the culinary options that will be a part of Time Out Boston include:

  • BISq (sibling restaurant to Bergamot) will serve mouth-watering charcuterie and cheese boards
  • Roman-style pizzeria from award-winning chef Michael Schlow
  • Mamaleh’s Delicatessen will offer its delicious deli classics
  • Chef Tim and Nancy Cushman – known for their restaurants o ya and Hojoko  will take over two kitchens with a pair of Asian concepts
  • James Beard-Award winner Tony Maws will serve Craigie Burger
  • 2 bars featuring seasonal craft cocktails, local beers, and a selection of more than 20 wines

Time Out Market Boston hours will be Mondays–Thursdays from 7:30 a.m.–11 p.m., Fridays from 7:30 a.m–midnight, Saturdays from 9 a.m.–midnight, Sundays from 9 a.m.–11 p.m.

Time Out has aggressive growth plans after the success of the hugely popular Time Out Market Lisbon which opened in 2014.  Time Out Markets are also set to open in Miami, New York, Chicago and Montréal in the coming year with more planned globally. You can learn more about Time Out food halls here.

Celebrating Boston’s LGBTQ history

gay boston, gay clubs Boston’s own The History Project has joined forces with Boston Pride to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising in New York City, an action that helped launch the modern LGBTQ rights movement.

Starting this month, banners and posters have gone up around Boston and Cambridge on buildings where LGBTQ history was made. Think of it as Boston’s very own “Gay Freedom Trail”. The History Project has created an interactive map that describes each location’s connection to our city’s LGBTQ history to make it easier for you to follow along. I hope this becomes an annual tradition.

The History Project Interactive map to Boston’s LGBTQ history

MAAM: New contemporary art museum will open next year in Boston

A new contemporary art museum will open in Boston in February 2020 on the Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt) campus. Located  on Huntington Avenue, it will be near the Museum of Fine Arts and Gardner. The MassArt Art Museum or MAAM as it will be referred to, will encompass more than 15,000 square feet and be free to the public. MAAM will also have outdoor space in the Arne and Milly Glimcher Plaza for programming beyond the walls of the museum. Below are renderings of two of the new museum’s galleries.

You can follow the progress of what will be Boston’s newest museum by following them on Instagram at @MAAMBoston.

Boston Night Market is May 11th

On Saturday, May 11th head down to Government Center to check out the Boston Night Market. Inspired by night markets popular in Asia, this is one of the largest food festivals in the area, and it is designed to help connect people through food, art, and entertainment.

Boston Night Market
Saturday, May 11th from 4PM – 11PM
For more info and purchase tickets click here

The first Boston Night Market was held last September. It sold out with more than 4,500 attendees and 40+ vendors. Early bird ticket sales have closed but at the time I wrote this post you could still purchase general admission tickets for $20 or $30 for VIP tickets.

What to do this weekend

This weekend there are two comedy shows you may want to make plans to check out, S&M Comedy Night and Don’t Tell Cambridge (Central Square) also a new club opens on Saturday called Legacy (Grand Opening Party) in the Theater District.

You can close out your weekend on Sunday at Club Cafe with the Boston Bear Tea Dance: Harness Party! and Hot Mess Sundays at Candibar.

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

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

Don’t Tell Cambridge (Central Square)this roving underground comedy night requires you to RSVP to find out the precise location on Friday at 7:30 but don’t wait too long since these shows sell out in Cambridge

The Dark I Know Well is a musical revue featuring some of the most emotionally raw songs from the musical theater canon  on both Friday and Saturday at Club Cafe starting at 7:30 in Boston

H E R O E S  Retro dance party hosted the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month from 10PM-2AM at Sonia (formerly TT The Bear’s Place) in Central Square

LUV | DISCO head over to the Milky Way in JP starting at 9PM to get your groove on to all your favorite disco classics

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

Legacy (Grand Opening Party) is this Saturday – arrive early – hosted by Gay Mafia in Boston

Blend Saturdays with DJ Aga 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.

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

Boston Bear Tea Dance: Harness Party! 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.

Out in Tech social at Club Cafe April 24th

lgbt networking night, gay network, lavender network, boston spirit magazine, gay bostonLater this month Out In Tech will host their April social at Club Cafe. For those of you who may be unfamiliar with Out In Tech Boston, the organization hosts events to help connect, empower and develop the professional network of our LGBTQ+ community.

Out In Tech – Boston Social
Wednesday, April 24 6 – 8:30 PM, at Club Cafe
No cost but please RSVP

You can find out more about this group as well as their upcoming events and programming by visiting their website, outintech.com. Out In Tech also has chapters in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Chicago, Austin and D.C.