Tag Archives: Boston

Boston’s 10th No Pants Subway Ride is Jan. 8th

No Pants Subway Ride BostonMark your calendars for Boston’s 10th annual No Pants Subway Ride on Sunday, January 8th.  Details for participating and the inevitable “No Pants After Party” will be posted on the event page and will also appear in the Boston SOS email newsletter, which you can subscribe to here.

Boston’s No Pants Subway Ride Facebook Page

If you are still unsure of what this is all about check out my video of all the fun from Boston’s 2012 No Pants Subway Ride, which I posted on YouTube.

What to do this week: December 26 – January 1

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First Night Boston celebrations will be centered in Copley Square and Back Bay and run through the day on Saturday, December 31 in Boston

New Queer’s Eve is The Welcoming Committee’s NYE Party and it starts at 10PM at Central Wharf on Saturday, December 31 in Boston

For the Record with The Timberfakes concert doors open at 8PM at the Middle East on Saturday, December 31 in Cambridge

Let The Music Lift You Up NYE Party has no cover if you arrive before 10PM at Club Cafe in Boston

CONTROVERSY NYE party is at Machine starting at 10PM in Boston

SAGA Saturdays this week will be HUGE when the doors open on Saturday, December 31 at 10PM at Paradise in Cambridge

Q. NYE Party has DJ Matheca at The Alley Bar starting at 9PM in Boston

Jacques Cabaret NYE Bash with Kris Knievel and Juju Bee and many more is on Saturday, December 31 in Boston

New Year’s Day Brunch is being served at Club Cafe starting at 11AM with cabaret entertainment starting at 12PM on Sunday, January 1 in Boston

For more information about events in Boston visit firstnightboston.org.

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Piano Bar Party sing along at the Front Porch with Michelle Currie and Robert Dionne starting at 5PM on Saturday, December 31 in Ogunquit

The Great Gay Gatsby NYE Party starts at 8PM at Mainestreet Bar on Saturday, December 31 in Ogunquit

The Rat Pack is Back Cabaret runs from Thursday – Sunday at The Provincetown Theater in Provincetown

The Canteen Holiday Pop Up Market will take place Friday – Sunday from 11AM – 8PM in Provincetown

The Sound of Music Sing Along with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence will take place at Provincetown Town Hall on Friday, December 30 in Provincetown

Thirsty Burlington’s Christmas Special starts at 8:30PM on Friday, December 30 at the Crown & Anchor in Provincetown

Anticipation is on Friday, December 30 at the A House in Provincetown

First Light Drag Bingo is from 2PM-4PM at The Crown & Anchor on Saturday, December 31 in Provincetown

Club Purgatory NYE Party has no cover and dancing all night with DJ Dave doors open at 9PM downstairs at the Gifford House in Provincetown

Celebration is the name of the NYE party at A House in Provincetown

Resolution NYE Party starts at 9PM at The Crown & Anchor’s Paramount in Provincetown

2017 Polar Bear Plunge is at Johnson Street Beach at 12PM on Sunday, January 1 in Provincetown

For more information about events in Ptown visit ptown.org/firstlight

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NYE at EGO is hosting a huge party starting at 10PM at EGO in Providence

Glitter & Glam is the New Year’s Eve party at the Dark Lady in Providence

5th Annual NYE Leather Ball adds a bit of kink to your NYE celebrations on Saturday, December 31 at The Eagle in Providence

Mirabar NYE Party will be playing EDM, House and Top 40 all night to celebrate the New Year on Saturday, December 31 in Providenc

What to do this week: December 19 – 25

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SAGA Saturday’s December 24th party has no cover at Paradise in Cambridge

What to do this week:  December 19 – 25th

Art of the Cocktail: Bourbon Learn more about this cozy drink and make your winter a little bit brighter on Monday, December 19 at BCA in Boston

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

3rd Annual Winter Solstice Party is at Ester and starts at 6:30PM on Tuesday, December 20 in Dorchester

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dbar’s weekly Showtune Tuesday hosts an ugly sweater contest this week

Showtunes Holiday Spectacular hosted by VJ Ryan Grow starts at 9PM this Tuesday at dbar in Dorchester

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

Feast of the 7 Fishes Holiday Feast takes place a few days earlier at Mac’s Ptown Fish House on Wednesday, December 21 in Provincetown

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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Institute of Contemporary Art Boston is free after 4pm every Thursday

ICA Boston every Thursday from 4PM – 9PM admission is free in Boston

Wicked Shorts: A Very Scary Christmas free screening from 8:30-11:00 PM at CinemaSalem on Thursday, December 22 in Salem

The Coolidge After Midnite Presents: Jack Frost the movie starts at 11:59PM on Friday, December 23 at the Coolidge Corner Theater in Brookline

Mainestreet Karaoke party starts at 9PM every Friday in Ogunquit

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DJ Victor Calderone comes to Bijou Boston on December 23rd

Bijou Fridays with DJ Victor Calderone opens at 10:00PM and takes place at Bijou in the Theater District on Friday, December 23 in Boston

Fascination Friday is a Gear/ Fetish/ Kink event at Jacques Cabaret that takes place the 2nd Monday and 4th Friday of the month in Boston

SAGA Christmas Eve Party has no cover this week – doors open at 10PM on Saturday, December 24 at Paradise in Cambridge

Christmas Eve Party is at The Dark Lady and starts at 10PM on Saturday, December 24 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.

Queer Boston: Mark Morrisroe

Self Portrait 1980 Source: clampart.com

Self Portrait 1980 – Source: clampart.com

Mark Morrisroe (January 10, 1959 – July 24, 1989) was an American performance artist and photographer who was born to a drug-addicted mother in Malden, MA. Due to his unhappy home life (he happened to also be a tenant of Albert DeSalvo, who would become known as the infamous “Boston Strangler”) he moved out at the age of 15 and began hustling to make ends meet.

Despite his hardships, he became known for his performances and photographs, which contributed to the development of the punk scene in Boston in the 1970s and the art world boom of the mid to late 1980s in New York City.

I had never heard about Mark until I learned that there would be an exhibit featuring some of his photos called Mark Morrisroe: Works from 1982 – 85, showing at Alexander & Bonin in NYC through December 22nd. Should you find yourself in NYC and like to see more of this remarkable man’s work, check out the exhibit before it closes next week.

What to do this week: December 12 – 18

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Fascination Monday is Boston’s Gear/ Fetish/ Kink event at Jacques Cabaret

What to do this week:  December 12 – 18th

5th Annual Sister Santa Bingo is hosted by the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence on Monday, December 12 starting at 7PM at Club Cafe in Boston

Boston Gay Men’s Book Club has a double-feature this month discussing Crime at Christmas  by Kitchin and Holidays on Ice by Sedaris at the Trident Bookseller & Cafe on Monday, December 12 in Boston

Fascination Monday is a Gear/ Fetish/ Kink event at Jacques Cabaret that takes place the 2nd Monday and 4th Friday of the month 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, gay dorchesterShow 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

Opus Affair monthly cocktail social is always fun and this month it will take place at Stoddards near DTX on Wednesday, December 14 in Boston

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

Golden Girls Live – ‘LOST’ Christmas Episode takes place at Club Cafe Thursday through Sunday in Boston

Queer Inclusive Climbing Klub (QuICK) Pizza night and climbing club at Brooklyn Boulders on Friday, December 16 in Somerville

gay boston, Dorchester gay DotOUT Holiday Party to Benefit Boys & Girls Club of Dorchester starts at 8PM on Friday, December 16 at the Harp + Bard in Dorchester

Paul Oakenfold will be at Royale on Friday, December 16 in Boston

Boyfriends is the monthly no-attitude gay dance party at the Milky Way Lounge on Friday, December 16 in Jamaica Plain

The Coolidge at Midnight: Rare Exports – A Christmas Tale starts at 11:59PM Friday, December 16 at The Coolidge in Brookline 

A John Waters Christmas brings his one man show to Boston at Berklee Performance Center Saturday, December 17 in Boston

Dont Ask Dont Tell is a monthly LGBTQ party and performance that welcomes everyone on Saturday, December 17 at Great Scott in Allston

The Judy Garland Christmas Special is every Saturday night at 8PM at Club Cafe in Boston

gay boston, ParadiseSaga Saturdays is Boston’s newest gay night featuring some of the best DJs and plenty of great dancing at Paradise Saturday, December 17 in Cambridge

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

Karaoke Sundays is hosted each week starting at 9PM at Mainestreet every Sunday in Ogunquit

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

Sanctuary cities like Boston face real threat from Trump

Boston, sanctuary city, immigrationRecently San Francisco made news by passing a resolution, indicating they intend to remain a sanctuary city. I’m proud that Boston’s Mayor as well as mayors from several surrounding cities including Cambridge and Somerville have also repeated that they will remain a sanctuary city even if it means losing federal funding which could happen, considering President-elect Trump has pledged to move against sanctuary cities financially, saying,“We will cancel all federal funding to sanctuary cities.”

It is hard to tell what will happen, but I support Mayor Walsh on this issue. Donald Trump may have won the presidential election but he lost in a landslide here and his values are not my state’s values. I’d rather Boston work with mayors from other cities like San Francisco and New York City than compromise on this.

Republican Immigration platformRelated Stories in the news:
San Francisco Board of Supervisors Statement on remaining a Sanctuary City

NYC Mayor de Blasio pledge to protect undocumented workers

Washington Post Article: Despite Trump’s threat to cut federal funding, mayors pledge to protect undocumented immigrants

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.