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Boston Ironsides rugby football club wants you to get sweaty with them on Saturday

gay boston, gay boston rugby, gay rugby teamDid you make a New Year’s resolution to get out, do more, be more active? Did you tell yourself that you want to meet more / new people? Boston Ironsides Rugby Football Club might be something you should check out. They will have their first practice on Saturday, January 28th and newcomers are welcome. No prior experience is necessary.

Practice will take place at the BSC Medford (easily accessible from the Orange Line – Wellington Station stop). Head to the basketball court on the second floor and arrive ready to get sweaty by 2:00 PM. Comfortable workout clothes (shorts, t-shirt, sneakers, etc) as well as a water bottle is highly recommended  Following practice the club will be hosting an informal meet-and-greet with pizza.

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You can also check out the Facebook event page for more details here.

What to do this week: January 23 – 29

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So Hot Saturdaes One Year Anniversary Party is Saturday, January 28, 2017

What to do this week: January 23 – 29

Boston Gay Men’s Book Club meets to discuss John Waters’ book Carsick at the Trident Booksellers & Cafe on Monday, January 23 in Boston

Men’s Group of Jamaica Plain is hosting a social starting at 7:00PM on Monday, January 23 at Napper Tandy’s in Roslindale

Drag Bingo is every Monday starting at 7PM free to play at Club Cafe in Boston

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Opus Affair monthly cocktail reception is at Tapestry on Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Opus Affair Monthly Cocktail Social come and meet people and have some fun, on Tuesday, January 24 starting at 6PM at Tapestry in Boston

Karaoke Night starts at 10PM every Tuesday at Jacques 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

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November Project meets early every Wednesday morning at Harvard’s Stadium

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

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

Karaoke Kween is a lot of fun and if you’re good you may nab the $75 cash prize at the end of the night – hosted every Wednesday at Club Cafe in Boston

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Dan Savage comes to The Wilbur on Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Dan Savage comes to The Wilbur on Wednesday, January 25th for one show only starting at 7:30PM in Boston

LGBT Travelers MeetUP is hosting a social on Thursday, January 26 at the Highball Lounge starting at 5:30PM in Boston

ICA Boston every Thursday from 5PM – 9PM admission is free to the public

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Gay Beer Club meets at the Cambridge Brewery Co on Thursday, January 26, 2017

Thirsty Thirsty Thursday is hosted by the Gay Beer Club and will take place from 8PM-11PM on Thursday, January 26 at the Cambridge Brewing Co.

QuICK Weekly Climb starts at 6PM at Brooklyn Boulders on Friday, January 27 in Somerville

Fascination Fridays is a gear / kink / fetish party hosted the fourth Friday at Jacques in Boston

Slapshot starring Paul Newman is showing as part of the Midnight Movie series at the Coolidge every Friday and Saturday, January 27 & 28 in Brookline

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Fiesta De San Sebastian is part of The Theater Offensive’s Out in Your Neighborhood Series at Villa Victoria Center for the Arts Saturday, January 28 from 4PM-10PM in Boston

Get Your Sweat on with Boston Ironsides indoor rugby training is from 2PM-4PM at BSC Medford on Saturday, January 28 in Medford

NOS (us, we in Portuguese) recent work of Boston Ballet principal dancer Paulo Arrais on Saturday, January 28 starting at 8PM at AREA in Boston

So Hot Saturdaes: Durty Disco is at Peggy O’Neil’s starting at 10PM on Saturday, January 28 in Dorchester

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Dont Ask Dont Tell 6 Year Anniversary Party is Saturday, January 28, 2017

Dont Ask Dont Tell: 6 Year Anniversary is hosting their monthly queer dance party and drag show at Great Scott on Saturday, January 28 in Allston

Saga Saturdays Boston’s biggest gay dance party on Saturday, January 28 is at Paradise in Cambridge

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

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

Women’s March

womens-march-on-washington-dcIt is unprecedented to think that just 24-hours after Trump was sworn into office in Washington D.C. The Women’s March in D.C. appears to have drawn crowds that rival in size those of the inauguration to the incoming President.

“We can whimper, we can wine or we can fight back. Me I’m here to fight back!”  U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren told more than 175,000 protesters at the Women’s March Boston

It has been many years since I’ve seen so many people exercising their right to protest (an estimated 80,000 175,000 in Boston with an estimated 3.3 to 4.2 million people across the U.S.), and I can not think of another instance where the incoming President has received such an overwhelming rebuke – not just in DC and Boston but worldwide.

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Women’s March Boston on the Boston Common || Photo Credit: Stephen Naso

I know much will happen over the next four years that I will disagree with, but I am energized and encouraged by what I am seeing not only in the streets of Boston but throughout our country. As a socially progressive liberal, it is rare to see so many speaking out and my only hope is the intensity remains. Much thanks to my friends for sharing some of their photos from today’s march in Boston since I could not be there personally.

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Women’s March Boston on the Boston Common

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Women’s March Boston on the Boston Common

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Women’s March Boston on the Boston Common || Photo Credit: Stephen Naso

Bullfinch Crossing development by Gov’t Center

The HYM Investment Group, Government Center Garage Redevelopment, Boston RealestateThe demolition of the hideous Government Center garage is underway according to the website bldup.com. Replacing the ugly garage will be “Bulfinch Crossing”, (referred by many as Government Center Garage Redevelopment). The massive project that totals 2.9 million square feet will include a pedestrian-friendly streetscape, plaza and six mixed-use buildings on two blocks spanning 4.8 acres. The development is sandwiched between Government Center, The North End, Beacon Hill and The West End.

When fully built, there will be 800+ housing units, 200 hotel rooms, 1.15 million gross square feet of office space and 82,500 gross square feet of retail space at Bulfinch Crossing. The reconfigured garage will contain approximately 1,100 parking spaces which is significantly less than the original garage held but the transformation will hopefully be worth it.

What to do this week: January 9 – 15

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Queer Trans Liberation Rally is on Saturday, January 14 at 2PM at the State House

What to do this week:  January 9th – 15th

Men’s Group of JP hosts their monthly social is at Sofia Italian Steakhouse from 7PM-9PM on Monday, January 9 in West Roxbury

What She Said join South End resident and celebrity chef Kristen Kish who will moderate a discussion aimed to inspire and empower women on Monday, January 9, starting at 6:30PM at the Gallery at the W Hotel in Boston

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

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All Star Monday: George Michael Tribute is at Machine on Monday, January 9th – doors open at 10 the fun starts at 11:30PM in Boston

Every Dog Has Its Day is David Costa’s photography exhibit from 7-9PM on Monday, January 9 at Ashmont Grill in Dorchester

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

OUTBreath LGBTQ Meditation Community hosts an evening of meditation at 7PM on Tuesday, January 10 at the Arlington St Church in Boston

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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

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

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Boston Gay Professionals Meet Up starts at 6:30PM on Wednesday, January 11 on the mezzanine at the Liberty Hotel in Boston

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

Worcester Gay Professionals Networking starts at 6PM at Sweet Kitchen & Bar in Worcester

ICA Boston every Thursday from 5PM – 9PM admission is free to the public

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, January 13 in Somerville

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Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf opens at the Lyric Stage Co. on Friday, January 13 (and runs through February 12) in Boston 

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

The Coolidge After Midnight Presents: The Running Man starting at 11:59PM on Friday, January 13 & Saturday, January 14 in Brookline

Trans Queer Liberation Rally at the State House starts at 2PM on Saturday, January 14 in Boston

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Saga Saturdays is Boston’s newest gay night featuring some of the best DJs and plenty of great dancing at Paradise Saturday, Janaury  14 in Cambridge

ICRI Halves Show hosted by the Imperial Court is a benefit for AIDS Care Ocean State and Alzheimer’s Assoc RI on Saturday January 14 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

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

Boston’s No Pants Subway Ride is happening

One of Boston’s cheekier traditions, The No Pants Subway Ride, is happening today on the MBTA so don’t be surprised if you see a fair number of men and women commuting in their underwear this afternoon.

Want to join last minute? Check out the details here.

Boston is getting wicked expensive

Boston Back BayWhile it is no secret that Boston is an expensive city to live in as compared to most of the United States, Boston Magazine article “Boston Is Getting Really Expensive” highlights just how expensive.

Boston’s cost of living is 39.7% above the U.S. average, with groceries and healthcare running 26% above average, while median household income remains on par with the rest of the country. According to the article more than 1/3 of the city’s homeowners work 4 months or more each year just to pay for housing.

Boston’s condo costs range dramatically, depending on location. Hover over each neighborhood below to see costs per square foot in 2015.
—By Neighborhood X and Mary Catharine Witt

PROPRIETARY ANALYSIS OF CLOSED MARKET RATE TRANSACTIONS. ANALYSIS EXCLUDES AFFORDABLE AND RESTRICTED HOUSING UNITS AND FORECLOSURES.

The Boston Magazine article correctly pointed out that in the long run Boston will lose if more is not done to make the city more affordable. Our political, business and community leaders need to stop thinking small and learn to act more boldly. As Boston launches its major planning effort, a.k.a. “Imagine Boston 2030”, regional planning must drive the discussion.