Tag Archives: Boston

What to do this week: October 24 – 30

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GLAD – Legal Advocates & Defenders for the LGBTQ Community hosts their 17th annual Spirit of Justice Awards on Friday, October 28th

What to do this week: October 24– 30

I’ll be sharing a separate post on Wednesday afternoon with Halloween events

Opus Affair Monthly Cocktail Social come and meet people and have some fun, starting at 6PM on Monday, October 24 at Post 390 Boston

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

Showtune Tuesday hosted by VJ Ryan Grow starts at 9PM every Tuesday  and this week has a Halloween theme at dbar in Dorchester

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

Mama’s Last Performance is on Wednesday, October 26 at STYXX in Portland

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

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

gay bostonBoston Ballet Season 2016/17 Opening Night: Le Corsaire The Boston Ballet seasons starts with Le Corsaire at the Boston Opera House, starting Thursday, October 27 in Boston

Free Screening: Moonlight join Wicked Queer to see the movie Moonlight at 7:30PM at the AMC Boston Common on Thursday, October 27 in Boston

QuICK Weekly Climb starts at 6PM at Brooklyn Boulders on Friday, October 28 in Somerville

GLAD Spirit of Justice Awards starts at 6:30 PM at the Marriott Boston Copley on Friday October 28 in Boston

Sing Along Sound of Music benefit show by The Boston Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence is on Friday, October 28 at the Crown & Anchor in Provincetown

gay bostonFascination Fridays fetish night is at Jacques and starts at 9PM on Friday, October 28 in Boston

LGBT Creativity Day from the “Non-Scene” Gay Friends of Boston MeetUp group will be at the Prudential Center at 3PM on Saturday, October 29 in Boston

South End Open Market and SOWA Open Market return separately in the South End every Sunday from 10am-4pm 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

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

11th annual Northeastern underwear run is tonight

As tradition has it, Northeastern’s annual underwear run always falls on the Friday night of parent’s weekend so if you are out and about tonight in the Back Bay don’t be shocked if you see a crowd of several hundred (last year it was about a thousand) students running down Huntington Avenue and Boylston Street in their underwear tonight.

11th Annual Underwear Run

Boston pays tribute to John Michael Gray (one half of the Hat Sisters)

gay bostonOn Sunday, October 16th the Arlington Street Church in Back Bay was filled to capacity as family, friends and members of the Boston LGBTQ community came together for a service in celebration of the life of John Michael Gray (one half of the Hat Sisters).

Mayor Marty Walsh addressed those gathered and a surprisingly personal and touching letter from Gov. Charlie Baker that was sent to Tim O’Connor, in the days following Gray’s death was read. Friends and former colleagues shared personal (and funny) stories about Gray. The emotionally charged celebration paid a fitting tribute to this local icon, who gave so much of himself to the LGBTQ communities of Provincetown and Boston. Following the service Club Cafe closed for a special, private reception that had photographs of the couple’s 30+ years together as the Hat Sisters.  I feel lucky to have meet these two men and wanted to write this post to say thank you to everyone who helped organize and spoke at the tribute. It was incredibly touching and well done. My love and thoughts now turn to his wonderful spouse, Tim.

GoFundMe page was set up after Gray’s death to help Tim O’Connor (Gray’s husband) defray the medical expenses incurred during his treatment. It is still up for anyone who would like to contribute.

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What to do this week: Oct 17 – 23rd

A Little White Music

Varla Jean Merman – A Little White Music – in Boston, Oct 20-22

What to do this week:  October 17th – 23rd

Boston Gay Men’s Book Club meets to discuss Anonymous at 7PM at Trident Booksellers & Cafe on Monday, October 17 in Boston

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

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

Pie in the Sky Kickoff Party starts at 6PM at the W Hotel on Tuesday, October 18 in Boston

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

Sia in Boston for one night on her Nostalgic for the Present tour in Boston

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

Jon Richardson performs at the Napolean Room on Wednesday, Oct 19

Jon Richardson performs at Club Cafe in the Napolean Room from 8-9PM on Wednesday, October 19 in Boston

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

Rocky Horror Picture Show viewing starts at 8PM on Thursday, October 20 at Machine in Boston

Drag Bingo – Nightmare on Elmwood benefits AIDS Care Ocean State on Thursday, October 20 at Riviera Bingo Hall in Cranston, RI

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

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Roger & Frank revisited at the History Project

Out of the Archives: Roger & Frank revisited If you like my weekly vintage gay blog posts join the History Project Thursday, October 20 in Boston

Drag Race Thursdays hosted by Mizery shows RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 2 starting at 8PM every Thursday, at Club Cafe in Boston

TILT: Bacchanal is one part spooky and one part sexy at Styxx, starting at 9PM on Thursday, October 20 in Portland

Varla Jean Merman, A Little White Music is at The Ramrod Performing Arts Center Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 20-22 in Boston

Queer Inclusive Climbing Klub (QuICK) Pizza night and climbing club at Brooklyn Boulders on Friday, October 21 in Somerville

boyfriendsBoyfriends monthly gay dance party at the Milky Way starts at 10PM on Friday, October 21 in Jamaica Plain

Poltergeist (1982) Midnight Showing at the Coolidge on Friday and Saturday, October 21 & 22 in Boston 

Gay Men’s Camping Group is at Shawme-Crowell State Forest on Friday and Saturday, October 21 & 22 in Sandwich

Dueling Drag Divas at Mainestreet on Friday and Saturday, October 21 & 22 in Ogunquit

Don’t Ask Don’t Tell is a monthly gay dance party hosted at Great Scott on Saturday, October 22 in Boston

Roxxxy Andrews at Ego is the largest 18+ dance party on Saturday, October 22 at Ego in Providence

Head of Charles Regatta

Head of the Charles regatta is Saturday & Sunday, October 22-23rd

Head of the Charles is the largest regatta in the world and takes place on Saturday & Sunday, October 22 & 23 in Cambridge and Boston

South End Open Market and SOWA Open Market return separately in the South End every Sunday from 10am – 4pm 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

Boston named one of the most unequal cities in the US

Boston waterfront skylineThe city of Boston earned a dubious distinction recently by Bloomberg, which ranked all American cities with more than 250,000 people to determine which were the most unequal. Using something called the Gini coefficient, an index that measures the distribution of household income based on 2015 U.S. Census Bureau data, they ranked Miami the most unequal city in the United States.

While I don’t always understand ranking systems like this, I do lend more weight to them when they are published by reputable organizations like Bloomberg. So I was disappointed (but not surprised) to see Boston ranked in the top 10. The silver lining that I take from this is that as an expensive city, it will likely always be a place where there is more inequity than we might like.

I do hold out hope that initiatives Mayor Walsh’s “Boston 2030”, which looks to build 50,000+ new middle income priced homes / units by 2030 and efforts to bring good jobs (e.g. GE relocating their global headquaters to Boston) can help to bring both more economic parity and make it more affordable so anyone (no matter what their career) can feel like they can make Boston their home.

Read the full article here, Bloomberg: The 10 Most Unequal Cities in America.

Mehdi Ghadyanloo to paint Dewey Square mural

BosArts, boston public art, Mehdi GhadyanlooLast week it was announced that Iranian artist, Mehdi Ghadyanloo, who has made a name for himself by painting large trompe-l’oeils in Tehran, will bring a brand-new, mind-bending mural to Boston’s Dewey Square on the Rose Kennedy Greenway.

The 76′ x 70′ surface will be the fifth public art installation in Dewey Square and will be both a new piece and his first in the U.S. Called, Spaces of Hope, it is sure to be inspired by Surrealism which characterizes his work to date. It is expected to take him through the middle of October to complete the large mural which you can see being painted currently. This is a welcome change to the most recent installation in Dewey Square which I found cold and uninspiring.

Below is an example of some of the work he has done in his home, Iran. Mehdi Ghadyanloo

What to do this week: October 10 – 16th

lesbian wedding, Provincetown, Women's Weekend, PtownWhat to do this week:  October 10 – 16th

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

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

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

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

What to do this week, gay bostonDrag Race Thursdays hosted by Mizery shows RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 2 starting at 8PM every Thursday, at Club Cafe in Boston

Beats Antique’s Shadowbox  at Royale Thursday, October 13 in Boston

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

FUZZ Boston is a monthly gay dance party at The Alley Bar in DTX starting at 10PM on Friday, October 14 in Boston

The Pit will show at The Coolidge Corner Theater as part of their Coolidge After Midnite programming on Friday and Saturday, October 14th & 15th in Boston

boston-book-festival-2016Boston Book Festival is free to the public and will run all day in Copley Square Saturday, October 15 in Boston

48th Annual South End House Tour is from 10AM – 5PM on Sunday, October 15 in Boston

Bride Pride looks to set a Guinness Book of World Records as comedian Kate Clinton presides at this event during Women’s Week on Saturday, October 15 in Provincetown

Cape Cod Rugby vs. Ironsides gay rugby game starts at 1PM at Joe Moakley Field on Saturday, October 15 in Boston

6th Annual Drag Gospel Fest runs from 6-9pM at Club Cafe on Saturday, October 15 in Boston

Leather FetishBLUF New England so bring your gear for this social at The Providence Eagle on Saturday, October 15 in Providence

Boston Book Festival is a free event that celebrates the power of the written word on Saturday, October 15 in Copley Square, Boston

Magnum Saturdays Launch Party starts at 10PM at dbar on Saturday, October 15 in Boston

South End Open Market and SOWA Open Market return separately in the South End every Sunday from 10am – 4pm 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

Artistry annual fundraising event for South End’s Childe Hassam Park at The Urban Grape from 6:30-8:30PM Sunday, October 16 in Boston

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