Tag Archives: Boston

Dewey Square’s latest mural inspires and gives me hope

Mehdi Ghadyanloo, Rose Kennedy Greenway art, Boston Public Art, Dewey SquareLast month I wrote about the Iranian artist, Mehdi Ghadyanloo, who was asked to paint a mural in Boston’s Dewey Square. The artist has made a name for himself painting large trompe-l’oeils in his homeland and the mural that the public was able to watch him create which spans an impressive 76′ x 70′ is a beautiful addition to the Rose Kennedy Greenway.

Called, Spaces of Hope, the mural does not disappoint and is a welcome addition following what I thought was an uninspiring mural it replaced. You can read more about the artist and his first piece of public art here in the US by visiting the Rose Kennedy Greenway website here.

Below I’ve posted the murals in chronological order that have previously graced this facade in Dewey Square.BosArts, boston public art, Mehdi GhadyanlooI’m proud that this Iranian artist was commissioned and given this space to share his work. Good art like Ghadyanloo can help foster dialog and breakdown stereotypes; something I think our country needs to do more of if we are going to come together as one nation.

Rally at State House from 11AM-12PM to speak out against hate

Boston, MassAs a response to a disturbing number of hate crimes that have been reported around the country since the results of the Presidential election, our community is coming together today from 11AM – 12PM to speak out against hate. The event will feature Attorney General Maura Healey, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg, Boston City Councilor Josh Zakim

The purpose of the event is to send a message that irrespective of politics or who you supported in the election this kind of behavior is not acceptable and does not represent who we are as a city, state, or country.  massachusetts-rallyI realize this may be difficult for you to attend, but for more information you can contact Norman Abbott at nabbott@adl.org or (617) 406-6382.

What to do this week: November 14 – 20

Provincetown presents Mr. New England Leather Weekend

Provincetown presents Mr. New England Leather Weekend

What to do this week:  November 14-20th

Boston Gay Men’s Book Club meets to discuss Salón de Belleza at 7PM at Trident Booksellers & Cafe on Monday, November 14 in Boston

Pie in the Sky Bingo with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence helps raise money for Community Servings at Club Cafe on Monday, November 14 in Boston

Fascination Monday is a gear / kink / fetish party hosted the second Monday at Jacques in Boston

Geek Trivia is guaranteed fun and has lots of prizes (trivia starts at 8PM) hosted every Tuesday at Club Cafe in Boston

BAGLY, Harvest HomecomingBAGLY’s Annual Harvest Homecoming is from 7-9PM at Club Cafe on Tuesday, November 15 in Boston

Show Tune Tuesdays takes place every Tuesday at dbar in Dorchester

Karaoke Night starts at 10PM every Tuesday at Jacques in Boston

Tuesday Night Trivia is at The Alley Cat every Tuesday starting at 8PM in Providence

November Project: Stair workout at Harvard takes place at the Harvard Stadium from 6:30-7:30AM every Wednesday in Boston

boston-ironsidesBoston Ironsides Lip Sync Competition starts at 7PM on Wednesday, November 16 at Club Cafe in Boston

Stump Trivia impress your friends with all the trivia you know from 5 – 10PM every Wednesday at Cathedral Station in Boston

Charity Bachelor Auction raises money for the Harbor to the Bay charity on Thursday, November 17 at Club Cafe in Boston

The Men’s Event Kickoff Party starts at 6PM on Thursday, November 17 at Circle Furniture in Boston

THUMP Thursdaes is every Thursday at Peggy O’Neil’s Pub in Dorchester

firemen calendarTurn Up The Heat 2017 Boston Firefighter Calendar Launch Party starts at 8PM on Thursday, November 17 at Royale in Boston

Mr. New England Leather Weekend starts on Friday, November 18 and runs through the weekend in Provincetown

Queer Inclusive Climbing Klub (QuICK) meets at 6PM at Brooklyn Boulders every Friday in Somerville

Andy Cohen is at the Back Bay Events Center whoring discussing his latest book starting at 7PM on Friday, November 18 in Boston

The Coolidge, After MidnightAfter Midnight Movie Series Presents: Flash Gordon this week at The Coolidge starting at 11:59PM on Friday, November 18 in Brookline

Controversy is the weekly gay hip hop dancehall party that starts at 10PM at Machine every Saturday in Boston

Magnum Saturdays focuses on your favorite music from the early 2000s this week at dbar on Saturday, November 19 in Dorchester

Saga Saturdays is Boston’s newest gay night featuring some of the best DJs and plenty of great dancing at Paradise in Cambridge

Becoming Judy – A  Coming Out Cabaret Show is at 8PM at Club Cafe on Saturday November 19 in Boston

Imperial Court of BostonQueen Mother’s Ball: Coronation XIII presents a royal “Whodunnit” at their charity ball at the Courtyard Marriott on Saturday, November 19 in Boston

Ego Saturdays with DJ Richie LaDue from 10PM – 3AM in Providence

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

David Sedaris comes to Symphony Hall at 7PM on Sunday, November 20 in Boston

Safe in Sound Sundays is a new EDM night from 9PM – 1AM at the Dark Lady in Providence

Send me information about your upcoming programs and events in my blog’s comment section or message me the details on Facebook.

What to do this week: November 7-13

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Epic SAGA is Boston’s NEW weekly gay dance night at Paradise Cambridge

What to do this week:  November 7th – 13th

Geek Trivia is guaranteed fun and has lots of prizes (trivia starts at 8PM) hosted every Tuesday at Club Cafe in Boston

Show Tune Tuesday is hosted every Tuesday at dbar in Dorchester

Tuesday Night Trivia is at The Alley Cat every Tuesday starting at 8PM in Providence

Show Tune Tuesdays takes place every Tuesday at dbar in Dorchester

Karaoke Night starts at 10PM every Tuesday at Jacques in Boston

November Project: Stair workout at Harvard takes place at the Harvard Stadium from 6:30-7:30AM every Wednesday in Boston

The Super Tour Pet Shop Boys are performing at The Orpheum starting at 7:30 in Boston

Stump Trivia impress your friends with all the trivia you know from 5 – 10PM every Wednesday at Cathedral Station in Boston

Thump Thursdaes! takes place every Thursday at Peggy O’Neil’s Pub in Dorchester

Queer Inclusive Climbing Klub (QuICK) Pizza night and climbing club at Brooklyn Boulders on Friday, October 14 in Somerville

Twerk Fridays at is an 18+ night at Ego in Providence

FUZZ Boston is a monthly gay dance party at The Alley Bar in DTX starting at 10PM on Friday, November 11 in Boston

movies, superheroesThe Coolidge at Midnight: Batman shows the Michael Keaton / Jack Nicholson cult favorite starting at 11:59PM Friday, November 11 in Brookline 

Controversy is the weekly gay hip hop dancehall party that starts at 10PM at Machine every Saturday in Boston

Magnum Saturdays focuses on your favorite music from the 1990s this week at dbar on Saturday, November 12 in Dorchester

Saga Saturdays is Boston’s newest gay night featuring some of the best DJs and plenty of great dancing at Paradise in Cambridge

Becoming Judy – A  Coming Out Cabaret Show is at 8PM at Club Cafe every Saturday in Boston

gay OgunquitMilitary Party at Mainestreet so dress in your military attire and come to dance from 9PM – 1AM on Saturday, November 12 in Ogunquit

Ego Saturdays with DJ Richie LaDue from 10PM – 3AM in Providence

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

Safe in Sound Sundays is a new EDM night from 9PM – 1AM at the Dark Lady in Providence

Send me information about your upcoming programs and events in my blog’s comment section or message me the details on Facebook.

What to do this week: October 31 – November 6

verna-turbulence-birthday-bashWhat to do this week:  October 31st – November 6th

Townie Halloween is at The Crown & Anchor on Monday, October 31 in Provincetown

Poe: Tales of Fear and Suspense is Clay Hill Farm’s seasonal theatrical dinner experience with shows on Monday, October 31 in Ogunquit

Halloween with Sharon Needles & Laila McQueen at Royale Night Club on Halloween night, October 31 in Boston

Geek Trivia is guaranteed fun and has lots of prizes (trivia starts at 8PM) hosted every Tuesday at Club Cafe in Boston

gay boston, dbarShow Tune Tuesday is hosted every Tuesday at dbar in Dorchester

Tuesday Night Trivia is at The Alley Cat every Tuesday starting at 8PM in Providence

Karaoke Night starts at 10PM every Tuesday at Jacques in Boston

November Project: Stair workout at Harvard takes place at the Harvard Stadium from 6:30-7:30AM every Wednesday in Boston

FLAG Football Trivia Night starts at 7:45PM at Cathedral Station on Wednesday, November 2 in Boston

Peggy O'Neil's, gay bostonThump Thursdaes! takes place every Thursday at Peggy O’Neil’s Pub in Dorchester

SoWa First Fridays allows you to peruse galleries and artist studios in the South End from 5 – 9PM on Friday, November 4 in Boston

Guerrilla Queer Bar takes place at a location to be named later this week on Friday, November 4 in Boston

Queer Inclusive Climbing Klub (QuICK) Pizza night and climbing club at Brooklyn Boulders on Friday, November 4 in Somerville

Swamp Thing: Movies at Midnight shows at The Coolidge starting at 11:59PM on Friday, November 4 in Brookline

Roast The Emperor is a fundraiser for Harbor to the Bay hosted by the Imperial Court at Club Cafe 6-9PM on Saturday, November 5 in Boston

The Alley in Boston, gay BostonUnderbear monthly gay dance party at The Alley in DTX starts at 10PM on Saturday, November 5 in Boston

Howard the Duck: Movies at Midnight shows at The Coolidge starting at 11:59PM on Saturday, November 5 in Brookline

DotOUT’s Harvest Mixer is at Ashmont Grill is from 3-7PM on Sunday, November 6 in Dorchester

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

Verna Turbulence’s Birthday Show doors open early at 6:30PM at Jacques Cabaret on Sunday, November 6 in Boston

Send me information about your upcoming programs and events in my blog’s comment section or message me the details on Facebook.

What’s happening Halloween weekend in Boston, Provincetown, Providence and Ogunquit

Halloween, Boston, Provincetown, Providence, OgunquitThere are a lot of parties and events taking place later this week to celebrate Halloween. Below I’ve tried to share events that might be of interest to you in Boston, Provincetown, Providence and Ogunquit. 

What’s Happening in Boston 

YAASSS! Thursdays, Halloween Edition has a costume contest with cash prizes at Club Cafe on Thursday, October 27

Costume Karaoke starts at 10PM at dbar on Friday, October 28

Halloween Friday costume party with cash prizes is hosted by Lili Whiteass at Club Cafe on Friday, October 28

EPIC Halloweeen brings you the largest Halloween Party in the city with $1,000 costume contest at Boston’s House of Blues. Get your tickets before they sell out. Doors open at 10:30 on Saturday, October 29

Halloween Contest at Cathedral Station includes cash prizes; registration starts at 9PM and the contest starts at 10PM all the while they will be showing Halloween horror videos on Saturday, October 29

So Hot Saturdaes: Skreem Kweens edition is at Peggy O’Neil’s starting at 10PM on Saturday, October 29 

Halloween Saturday has a costume contest with cash prizes at Club Cafe on Saturday, October 29

Back2Basics Tea Dance has a Halloween theme and a performance by Mizery starting at 5PM at Club Cafe on Sunday, October 30

Katya & Roxxxy Andrews bring you Hot Mess (Halloween ed.) Sunday at Candibar starting at 10PM on Sunday, October 30

Halloween with Sharon Needles & Laila McQueen at Royale Night Club on Halloween night, October 31 

Ghost Ship Harbor takes haunted houses to a new level  on the USS Salem – open through October 31 (in Quincy)

PtownWhat’s Happening in Provincetown 
A.K.A. Spooky Bear Weekend

Tea Dance at The Boatslip from 4-7pM on Friday thru Sunday, October 28-29

Goblins & Ghouls Lounge temporary takes over the Shipwreck Lounge on Friday and Saturday, October 28-29

Fagbash Halloween is at the Gifford House on Friday, October 28

Saints & Sinners Ball at The Crown & Anchor is on Friday, October 28

Fetish Night takes on a Halloween theme at A-House on Friday, October 28

All Hallow’s Eve Costume Party at the A-House on Saturday, October 29

Purgatory’s Costume Party is downstairs at the Gifford House on Saturday, October 29

Rocky Horror Picture Show starts at 7PM at The Crown & Anchor on Sunday, October 30 

Townie Halloween is at The Crown & Anchor on Monday, October 31

Dead Silence: The Disease of Astonishment is Provincetown’s horror theater attraction of the season and runs through Monday, October 31

Salem, MAWhat’s Happening in Providence

Scream Queens 18+ Dance Party opens early at 8PM at Ego on Thursday, October 27

PolerBears present POLEtergeist at the Dark Lady, Thursday, October 27 

Monster Ball Costume Party benefits AIDS Care Ocean State from 7-10PM at the Omni Hotel on Friday, October 28

Twerk or Treat Halloween Party is at Ego on Friday, October 28 

Halloween Costume Party at Mirabar has cash prizes for the best costumes on Friday, October 28

Halloween 2016! “Election Year From Hell” Party is at The Dark Lady on Saturday, October 29

Nightmare on Richmond Street has a $1,000 costume contest at Ego on Saturday, October 29

Halloween Costume Block Party at the Eagle on Saturday, October 29

Brujeria Latina hosted by Gizzelle Fierze is at Ego on Sunday, October 30

Halloween, Haunted HousesWhat’s Happening in Ogunquit

Halloween Freak Show at Mainestreet has cash prizes for best costumes on Saturday, October 29

Poe: Tales of Fear and Suspense is Clay Hill Farm’s seasonal theatrical dinner experience with shows on Monday, October 31 as well as Friday and Saturday, November 4-5  and 11-12

Boston earns perfect MEI score (again)

Human Rights Campaign MEI, LGBTQ equality rankingsThe Municipal Equality Index (MEI) examines how inclusive municipal laws, policies, and services are of the LGBTQ people who live and work there in more than 500 cities from every state in the U.S.

Cities are rated based on non-discrimination laws, the municipality as an employer, municipal services, law enforcement and the city leadership’s public position on equality.

This year marks the fifth year of this annual edition, and I’m proud to share that each year, my hometown, Boston has achieved a perfect score.

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