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What to do this weekend

hairy black manBear Week ends this weekend but there remain a number of parties to check out if you’re heading to Ptown this weekend. If you’re staying in Boston make plans with friends to check out FREE Shakespeare on the Common or for all you exhibitionists, partake in Boston’s 10th Annual World Naked Bike Ride on Saturday evening.

For everyone returning from Ptown there is the Bear Week Finale Under Bear Party at the Alley. Close out your weekend fun with dbar’s Tea Dance on Sunday, Topsides & Bikini Bottoms starting at 4PM.

Free Shakespeare on the Common

Free Summer Fitness Friday  Bootcamp at 6:30AM in ​Christopher Columbus Park | Hip Hop Yoga at 12PM on the Seaport Common

Tea Dance at the Boatslip starts at 4PM each Friday in Provincetown – start your weekend off with some great music, views of Ptown harbor and a cold drink

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

Levi Kreis  “O” Canada performs Friday night starting at 7:30PM at Mainestreet in Ogunquit

FREE Shakespeare on the Common returns to the Boston Common courtesy of Commonwealth Shakespeare Company show begins at 8PM — arrive early to find a place to sit outside under the stars

Dueling Drag Divas are back this summer at Mainestreet in Ogunquit performing each Friday and Saturday at 9:30PM (Tix required)

H E R O E S is this Friday at Sonia’s in Central Square – doors open at 10PM

SWEAT is a 21+ night hosted by Robbie D. this Friday at Machine doors open at 10PM in Boston

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

Atomic Fridays is the weekly dance party hosted by DJ Stevie Psyclone (no cover before 11PM) at Club Cafe every Friday

FUR REAL Provincetown Bearmania is at the Velvet Lounge on Friday doors open at 10PM in Provincetown

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Kiki Beach is back each Saturday at M Street Beach for a new season of fun in the sun and great people watching – most start arriving after 12PM

Beauport Pride Tours tells the story of a gay man in the early 20th century: celebrated interior designer Henry Davis Sleeper. This special tour sheds light on Sleeper’s family and friends and after the tour, stay for refreshments on the terrace hearing a brief talk by Historic New England’s Ken Turino on the challenges historians face uncovering the lives of gay men and women — Saturday from 4:30 – 7:30 PM in Gloucester (tix req’d – enter the promo code HistoryProject to receive a discounted ticket for $15)

Boston’s 10th Annual World Naked Bike Ride takes place this Saturday evening —  details here: wnbrboston.com

Levi Kreis  “O” Canada performs Saturday night starting at 7:30PM at Mainestreet in Ogunquit

FREE Shakespeare on the Common returns to the Boston Common courtesy of Commonwealth Shakespeare Company show begins at 8PM — arrive early to find a place to sit outside under the stars

Bear Week Finale Under Bear Party is this Saturday starting at 9PM at the Alley Bar in Boston

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

SoWa Open Market SoWa Open Market is now open every Sunday from 10AM – 4PM through the end of October in Boston

Harbor to the Bay Benefit is from 3-6PM at Dorchester Brewing Company

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Tea Dance: Topsides & Bikini Bottoms is at dbar on Sunday starting at 4PM in Dorchester

Sunday Tea Dance 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

FREE Shakespeare on the Common returns to the Boston Common courtesy of Commonwealth Shakespeare Company show begins at 7PM — arrive early to find a place to sit outside under the stars

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.

What to do this week: July 15-21

Bear Week is in full swing in Ptown this week, but if you’re suffering from FOMO don’t worry – there is plenty happening here in Boston. Below are 40+ events and parties to check out. Below I’ve included a few events I’d like to give a shout out to for you to consider.

On Wednesday FREE Shakespeare on the Common returns to the Boston Common courtesy of Commonwealth Shakespeare Company.  On Thursday, Katya comes to Boston with her “Help Me I’m Dying Comedy Tour”. Monthly parties H E R O E S and SWEAT join the regular line up of Friday dance parties and for everyone returning from Ptown there is the Bear Week Finale Under Bear Party at the Alley. Close out your weekend fun with dbar’s Tea Dance on Sunday, Topsides & Bikini Bottoms starting at 4PM.

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Bear Week is this week in Provincetown

MONDAY – THURSDAY

Free Summer Fitness Monday Bootcamp in Seaport Common at 5:30PM | Zumba in Christopher Columbus Park at 6PM | Strength Training in Town Field Dorchester at 6PM

Drag Queen Trivia – New News Edition is an evening of drag queen trivia on Monday from 7-9PM at A4cade by Area Four in Central Square

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

RAM Party – Ptown Bear Week is at Paramount on Monday – doors open at 9:30PM in Provincetown

Pupmania! Provincetown BEARMANIA is at the Underground Bar on Monday starting at 10PM in Provincetown

All Star Mondays is a weekly drag show with performances at 11:30PM and 12:30AM at Machine in Boston

Free Summer Fitness Tuesday Yoga at M St. Park at 6PM | Lululemon Run Club at Seaport Common at 6PM

Trivia Tuesday is every Tuesday at the Dorchester Brewing Company and starts at 7:30PM in Dorchester

Dirty Water Saloon Line Dancing for Queers & friends has country-western two-step, west coast swing and line dancing each Tuesday from 7-10PM (all are welcome) at the Milky Way Lounge in JP

The Moth Story Slam is open to anyone with a 5 minute story to share on the night’s posted theme starting at 8PM at the Oberon

Polyglamorous Provincetown 2019 – Bearmania is Tuesday at the Velvet Lounge starting at 10PM in Provincetown

DILF P Town Bear Week “Strapped” Jock/Singlet Party is Tuesday night at Paramount starting at 9PM in Provincetown

Showtune Tuesday hosted by VJ Ryan Grow starts at 9PM every Tuesday at dbar in Dorchester

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

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

Free Summer Fitness Wednesday Box and Body at 5:30PM | Pilates at 6PM both at the Seaport Common

Come & Scrum – summer social is Boston’s gay rugby’s team, Ironsides, annual fundraiser and social at Harbor Lights Lounge on Wednesday from 12-3PM in Provincetown

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FREE Shakespeare on the Common (Opening Night) returns to the Boston Common courtesy of Commonwealth Shakespeare Company show begins at 8PM — arrive early to find a place to sit outside under the stars

Bears in Space + F▲G B▲SH = BEARMANIA  is Wednesday night starting at 9PM at Club Purgatory in Provincetown

Atomic Karaoke with DJ Stevie Psyclone & Jonathan Brett is every Wednesday at Club Cafe in Boston

Trivia Night comes to Cathedral Station every Wednesday from 8-10PM

Free Summer Fitness Thursday ​Yoga on the Boston Common at 6PM | Cardio Conditioning at 6:30 at the Seaport Common

Free Pool is available all evening at Cathedral Station every Thursday

Katya | Help Me I’m Dying Comedy Tour comes to Boston on Thursday night at the Wilbur from 7-10 PM

FREE Shakespeare on the Common returns to the Boston Common courtesy of Commonwealth Shakespeare Company show begins at 8PM — arrive early to find a place to sit outside under the stars

Out At The North Shore is a FREE fun-filled reception celebrating our LGBTQ+ community on Thursday at the North Shore Music Theater

Lush Life: ABBAreturns check out this cabaret show which pays homage to ABBA on Thursday at the Napoleon Room at Club Cafe in Boston

Bear Trivia Night is at 8PM every Thursday at The Alley Bar in DTX Boston

Karaoke Thursdays is every Thursday at Machine with your hosts Rob Botelho and Emphysema Menthol 100s in Boston

Horse Meat Disco BEARMANIA is at the A House on Thursday starting at 9PM in Provincetown

Furball is at the Paramount on Thursday starting at 9PM in Provincetown

#Yaasss Thursdays with hosts Penny Tentiary, Yune Neptune, and resident DJ Begbick plays the area’s best hip hop and top 40 at Club Cafe

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Free Summer Fitness Friday  Bootcamp at 6:30AM in ​Christopher Columbus Park | Hip Hop Yoga at 12PM on the Seaport Common

Tea Dance at the Boatslip starts at 4PM each Friday in Provincetown – start your weekend off with some great music, views of Ptown harbor and a cold drink

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

Levi Kreis  “O” Canada performs Friday night starting at 7:30PM at Mainestreet in Ogunquit

FREE Shakespeare on the Common returns to the Boston Common courtesy of Commonwealth Shakespeare Company show begins at 8PM — arrive early to find a place to sit outside under the stars

Dueling Drag Divas are back this summer at Mainestreet in Ogunquit performing each Friday and Saturday at 9:30PM (Tix required)

H E R O E S is this Friday at Sonia’s in Central Square – doors open at 10PM

SWEAT is a 21+ night hosted by Robbie D. this Friday at Machine doors open at 10PM in Boston

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

Atomic Fridays is the weekly dance party hosted by DJ Stevie Psyclone (no cover before 11PM) at Club Cafe every Friday

FUR REAL Provincetown Bearmania is at the Velvet Lounge on Friday doors open at 10PM in Provincetown

Kiki Beach is back each Saturday at M Street Beach for a new season of fun in the sun and great people watching – most start arriving after 12PM

Levi Kreis  “O” Canada performs Saturday night starting at 7:30PM at Mainestreet in Ogunquit

FREE Shakespeare on the Common returns to the Boston Common courtesy of Commonwealth Shakespeare Company show begins at 8PM — arrive early to find a place to sit outside under the stars

Bear Week Finale Under Bear Party is this Saturday starting at 9PM at the Alley Bar in Boston

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

SoWa Open Market SoWa Open Market is now open every Sunday from 10AM – 4PM through the end of October in Boston

Harbor to the Bay Benefit is from 3-6PM at Dorchester Brewing Company

Tea Dance: Topsides & Bikini Bottoms is at dbar on Sunday starting at 4PM in Dorchester

Sunday Tea Dance 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

FREE Shakespeare on the Common returns to the Boston Common courtesy of Commonwealth Shakespeare Company show begins at 7PM — arrive early to find a place to sit outside under the stars

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.

What to do this weekend

Provincetown Carnival ParadeBear Week in Provincetown kicks off this Saturday and is packed with events through next weekend. If you’re heading down for the fun week you can see a full list of all their events here: 2019 Bear Week.

If you’re hanging around in Boston, there is still plenty to do here. Below is a full list of events but here are a few personal favorites worthy of a shout out: Free Fun Friday at the MFA thanks to the Highland Foundation;  Both FUZZ at The Alley Bar and MOBD: Bear Week Eve at Sonia in Cambridge will be hosting parties to welcome everyone flying into Boston Friday; and Kiki Beach on Saturday at M Street Beach is always fun.

End the weekend, attending one of the two (or both) tea dances on Sunday. *sip* at Jacques will raffle off a pair of tickets to Katya’s sold out show on Friday the 19th, or go to Club Cafe’s weekly Sunday Tea Dance  both start at 6PM.

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2019 Bear Week starts and will run through the following week with activities and parties through out Provincetown

Free Summer Fitness Friday  Bootcamp at 6:30AM in ​Christopher Columbus Park | Hip Hop Yoga at 12PM on the Seaport Common

Free Fun Friday at the MFA thanks to the Highland Foundation on Friday the MFA Boston will be open and more importantly, free to the public til 10PM

Tea Dance at the Boatslip starts at 4PM each Friday in Provincetown – start your weekend off with some great music, views of Ptown harbor and a cold drink

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

Joe Posa as Joan Rivers is performing this Friday and Saturday at Mainestreet for two shows starting at 7:30PM in Ogunquit

The Beyonce Experience is back this summer at the Museum of Science Planetarium starting at 8:30PM on Friday in Boston

Dueling Drag Divas are back this summer at Mainestreet in Ogunquit performing each Friday and Saturday at 9:30PM (Tix required)

FUZZ will be at The Alley – consider this an unofficial Bear Week event for veryone flying in the evening before – be sure to arrive early because the Alley always fills to capacity on the Friday before Bear Week

MOBD: Bear Week Eve is at Sonia in Cambridge this Friday to help kick off Bear Week in Ptown which starts on Saturday

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

Atomic Fridays is the weekly dance party hosted by DJ Stevie Psyclone (no cover before 11PM) at Club Cafe every Friday

Saturday at M Street Beach starting at 11AM – follow the disco music and Speedos

Kiki Beach is back each Saturday at M Street Beach for a new season of fun in the sun and great people watching – most start arriving after 12PM

The Boston Sisters Tell All is a casual meet and greet where you can learn all about the Boston chapter of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence on Saturday night from 6-8PM at Club Cafe

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

SoWa Open Market SoWa Open Market is now open every Sunday from 10AM – 4PM through the end of October in Boston

Brunch of Queens is back this Sunday starting at 11AM the show starts at 12PM at the Bell in Hand (note you need tickets to attend this event)

*sip* afternoon tea dance starts at 6PM downstairs at Jacques on Sunday – they will be raffling off a pair of tickets to Katya’s sold out show on Friday the 19th

Sunday Tea Dance 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.

What to do this week: July 8-14

Lots happening this week including the round 1 of the Mouth Off! Lip Sync Battle at Bill’s Bar on Tuesday, RuPaul’s Drag Race: Season 11 Tour pulls into Boston on Wednesday, and there are no shortage of bingo, karaoke and trivia nights through out the week.

However, starting Friday thousands of men will arrive in Boston ahead of the start of 2019 Bear Week which starts this weekend. Both FUZZ at The Alley Bar and MOBD: Bear Week Eve at Sonia in Cambridge will be hosting parties to welcome everyone flying into Boston Friday.

MONDAY – THURSDAY

Free Summer Fitness Monday Bootcamp in Seaport Common at 5:30PM | Zumba in Christopher Columbus Park at 6PM | Strength Training in Town Field Dorchester at 6PM

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

Jazzy Mondays at the E’walk enjoy jazz music at the Elephant Walk South End the second Monday of each month from 6:30 – 9:30PM in the South End

All Star Mondays is a weekly drag show with performances at 11:30PM and 12:30AM at Machine in Boston

Free Summer Fitness Tuesday Yoga at M St. Park at 6PM | Lululemon Run Club at Seaport Common at 6PM

Trivia Tuesday is every Tuesday at the Dorchester Brewing Company and starts at 7:30PM in Dorchester

Mouth Off! Lip Sync Battle round 1 opens on Tuesday at 6PM at Bill’s Bar with Neon Calypso as your host and Mizery McRae & Violencia as your judges

Dirty Water Saloon Line Dancing for Queers & friends has country-western two-step, west coast swing and line dancing each Tuesday from 7-10PM (all are welcome) at the Milky Way Lounge in JP

Showtune Tuesday hosted by VJ Ryan Grow starts at 9PM every Tuesday at dbar in Dorchester

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

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

Free Summer Fitness Wednesday Box and Body at 5:30PM | Pilates at 6PM both at the Seaport Common

RuPaul’s Drag Race: Season 11 Tour pulls into Boston on Wednesday at the Shubert – showtime is 8PM – do you have your tickets? 

Atomic Karaoke with DJ Stevie Psyclone & Jonathan Brett is every Wednesday at Club Cafe in Boston

Trivia Night comes to Cathedral Station every Wednesday from 8-10PM

Free Summer Fitness Thursday ​Yoga on the Boston Common at 6PM | Cardio Conditioning at 6:30 at the Seaport Common

Free Pool is available all evening at Cathedral Station every Thursday

Bear Trivia Night is at 8PM every Thursday at The Alley Bar in DTX Boston

Karaoke Thursdays is every Thursday at Machine with your hosts Rob Botelho and Emphysema Menthol 100s in Boston

#Yaasss Thursdays with hosts Penny Tentiary, Yune Neptune, and resident DJ Begbick plays the area’s best hip hop and top 40 at Club Cafe

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THE WEEKEND

Free Summer Fitness Friday  Bootcamp at 6:30AM in ​Christopher Columbus Park | Hip Hop Yoga at 12PM on the Seaport Common

Free Fun Friday at the MFA thanks to the Highland Foundation on Friday the MFA Boston will be open and more importantly, free to the public til 10PM

Tea Dance at the Boatslip starts at 4PM each Friday in Provincetown – start your weekend off with some great music, views of Ptown harbor and a cold drink

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

Joe Posa as Joan Rivers is performing this Friday and Saturday at Mainestreet for two shows starting at 7:30PM in Ogunquit

Dueling Drag Divas are back this summer at Mainestreet in Ogunquit performing each Friday and Saturday at 9:30PM (Tix required)

FUZZ will be at The Alley – consider this an unofficial Bear Week event for veryone flying in the evening before – be sure to arrive early because the Alley always fills to capacity on the Friday before Bear Week

MOBD: Bear Week Eve is at Sonia in Cambridge this Friday to help kick off Bear Week in Ptown which starts on Saturday

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

Atomic Fridays is the weekly dance party hosted by DJ Stevie Psyclone (no cover before 11PM) at Club Cafe every Friday

2019 Bear Week starts and will run through the week with activities and parties through out Provincetown

Kiki Beach is back each Saturday at M Street Beach for a new season of fun in the sun and great people watching – most start arriving after 12PM

The Boston Sisters Tell All is a casual meet and greet where you can learn all about the Boston chapter of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence on Saturday night from 6-8PM at Club Cafe

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

SoWa Open Market SoWa Open Market is now open every Sunday from 10AM – 4PM through the end of October in Boston

Brunch of Queens is back this Sunday starting at 11AM the show starts at 12PM at the Bell in Hand (note you need tickets to attend this event)

*sip* afternoon tea dance starts at 6PM downstairs at Jacques on Sunday

Sunday Tea Dance 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.

What to do this weekend

muscle bearLiving for the weekend? Here are some ideas on what to do. Special shout out to everyone in Provincetown for Independence Week celebrations which end this weekend. Up in Ogunquit? Two fun shows to catch this weekend include Delighted Tobehere – Simply Delighted and Dueling Drag Divas.

If you’re in Boston and want to enjoy the weather check out Kiki Beach and SoWa Open MarketThere are no shortage of dance parties including: FASCINATION, FO-MO Fridays, The Donkey Show, Underbear, Sunday Tea Dance and Sunday Tea to name a few.

Free Summer Fitness Friday  Bootcamp at 6:30AM in ​Christopher Columbus Park | Hip Hop Yoga at 12PM on the Seaport Common

Tea Dance at the Boatslip starts at 4PM each Friday in Provincetown – start your weekend off with some great music, views of Ptown harbor and a cold drink

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

Delighted Tobehere – Simply Delighted Shows on Friday and Saturday at Mainestreet – showtime is 7:30 in OGT

Dueling Drag Divas are back this summer at Mainestreet in Ogunquit performing each Friday and Saturday at 9:30PM (Tix required)

FASCINATION Friday is a monthly gear/ fetish/ kink night at Jacques the 1st and 4th Friday of the month in Boston

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

Atomic Fridays is the weekly dance party hosted by DJ Stevie Psyclone (no cover before 11PM) at Club Cafe every Friday

Kiki Beach is back each Saturday at M Street Beach for a new season of fun in the sun and great people watching – most start arriving after 12PM

Blend Saturdays bring your friends for a fun night out with great music and no cover at Blend 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.

Underbear is a monthly underwear dance party with no cover and music by DJ Taffy, 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

SoWa Open Market SoWa Open Market is now open every Sunday from 10AM – 4PM through the end of October in Boston

Sunday Tea Dance 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

Bollocks Is Not Throwing An Independence Day Party is a queer rock space bringing together Musicians, DJs, Drag Artists, and revolutionary culture under one roof on Sunday from 8PM-12AM at O’Brien’s Pub in Allston

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.

What to do this week: July 1 – 7

Furry Friday Independence DayHere are 50 suggestions for this week, including free outdoor exercise classes, sing-a-long nights out at Showtune Tuesday and 4th of July Hamilton Singlalong!, games and contests parties like Trivia Tuesday and Quingo fun in the sun with events like Kiki Beach and SoWa Open Market just to name a few. 

There are also plenty of dance parties – almost too many to mention through out the week. But easily the biggest party in town will be Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular Preview on Wednesday and Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular on Thursday with special guest Queen Latifah.

If you’re in Provincetown, check out your July Ptown entertainment options and parties at The Crown & Anchor: Independence Week.

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Boston’s biggest show, Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular is Tuesday, July 4th

MONDAY – THURSDAY

Free Summer Fitness Monday Bootcamp in Seaport Common at 5:30PM | Zumba in Christopher Columbus Park at 6PM | Strength Training in Town Field Dorchester at 6PM

Queer Boston Board Gamers head to Aeronaut Brewing Co. at 6PM on Monday in Somerville 

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

Broadway Gives Back – 42nd Street welcome the cast members from the Ogunquit Playhouse production of 42nd St – 100% proceeds go to charity at Mainestreet on Monday starting at 8PM

No Filter You can catch #NoFilter every first Monday of the month upstairs at Jacques with no theme, where anything goes 10PM-12AM in Boston

All Star Mondays is a weekly drag show with performances at 11:30PM and 12:30AM at Machine in Boston

Free Summer Fitness Tuesday Yoga at M St. Park at 6PM | Lululemon Run Club at Seaport Common at 6PM

Radical Reading Group: The Queer Art of Failure is Tuesday from 7-8:30PM at Trident Booksellers & Cafe in Back Bay – all welcome

Trivia Tuesday is every Tuesday at the Dorchester Brewing Company and starts at 7:30PM in Dorchester

Dirty Water Saloon Line Dancing for Queers & friends has country-western two-step, west coast swing and line dancing each Tuesday from 7-10PM (all are welcome) at the Milky Way Lounge in JP

Showtune Tuesday hosted by VJ Ryan Grow starts at 9PM every Tuesday at dbar in Dorchester

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

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

Free Summer Fitness Wednesday Box and Body at 5:30PM | Pilates at 6PM both at the Seaport Common

Atomic Karaoke with DJ Stevie Psyclone & Jonathan Brett is every Wednesday at Club Cafe in Boston

It’s 1st Wed Quingo Queer Bingo is FREE, you only need to love people, bingo, and beer on Wednesday from 6-8PM at Turtle Swamp Brewing

Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular Preview is from 8-10PM at the Esplanade on Wednesday with special guest Queen Latifah

Trivia Night comes to Cathedral Station every Wednesday from 8-10PM

Houseboi w/7elucinationis from 9PM-2AM on Wednesday at the Middlesex Lounge in Central Square

Free Summer Fitness Thursday ​Yoga on the Boston Common at 6PM | Cardio Conditioning at 6:30 at the Seaport Common

4th of July Hamilton Singlalong! takes place this Thursday at the Aeronaut Allston beer garden at Zone 3 from 12-6PM in Allston

Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular easily the biggest party in town starting at 8PM on the Esplanade but there are several viewing party areas 

Free Pool is available all evening at Cathedral Station every Thursday

Bear Trivia Night is at 8PM every Thursday at The Alley Bar in DTX Boston

Karaoke Thursdays is every Thursday at Machine with your hosts Rob Botelho and Emphysema Menthol 100s in Boston

Yaasss Thursday: 4th of July with hosts Penny Tentiary, Yune Neptune, and resident DJ Begbick plays the area’s best hip hop and top 40 at Club Cafe

Ptown Independence 2013THE WEEKEND

Free Summer Fitness Friday  Bootcamp at 6:30AM in ​Christopher Columbus Park | Hip Hop Yoga at 12PM on the Seaport Common

Tea Dance at the Boatslip starts at 4PM each Friday in Provincetown – start your weekend off with some great music, views of Ptown harbor and a cold drink

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

Delighted Tobehere – Simply Delighted Shows on Friday and Saturday at Mainestreet – showtime is 7:30 in OGT

Dueling Drag Divas are back this summer at Mainestreet in Ogunquit performing each Friday and Saturday at 9:30PM (Tix required)

FASCINATION Friday is a monthly gear/ fetish/ kink night at Jacques the 1st and 4th Friday of the month in Boston

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

Atomic Fridays is the weekly dance party hosted by DJ Stevie Psyclone (no cover before 11PM) at Club Cafe every Friday

Kiki Beach is back each Saturday at M Street Beach for a new season of fun in the sun and great people watching – most start arriving after 12PM

Blend Saturdays bring your friends for a fun night out with great music and no cover at Blend 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.

Underbear is a monthly underwear dance party with no cover and music by DJ Taffy, 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

SoWa Open Market SoWa Open Market is now open every Sunday from 10AM – 4PM through the end of October in Boston

Sunday Tea Dance 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

Bollocks Is Not Throwing An Independence Day Party is a queer rock space bringing together Musicians, DJs, Drag Artists, and revolutionary culture under one roof on Sunday from 8PM-12AM at O’Brien’s Pub in Allston

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.

Summer reading

With the July 4th holiday around the corner and beach weather in the forecast, you may be looking for some quality summer reading materials. As in past years, I wanted to share a few books for you to consider. While all these books are available via sites like Amazon.com, consider purchasing one or more of these books from your local LGBT bookstore (if you still have one).

LGBTQ history, gay literature, gay non fictionThis book is most likely going to appeal to those who reside or hail from New England. Published earlier this year by Shawmut Peninsula Press, The Hub of the Gay Universe: An LGBTQ History of Boston, Provincetown and Beyond, was written by my friend and neighbor, Russ Lopez. The 300+ page soft cover starts in the early 1600 when Pilgrims landed first in Provincetown and soon after in Plymouth and concludes with the progress the LGBTQ community has made in present day. Lopez beautifully captures moments in history and shares story after story about pioneers – many of whom you’ve never heard because American queer history is virtually unknown and barely taught.

fiction, gay fiction, greek mythologyFor those looking for an escape from reality, I definitely suggest Madeline Miller’s NYT Bestselling novel, The Song of Achilles, which chronicles the story of Achilles – the son of Thetis the cruel sea goddess and Kink Peleus who is doomed to die on the battlefield and destined to be Ancient Greece’s greatest hero. Miller doesn’t shy from the companionship and love between the hero and Patroclus, an unassuming exile who is made famous in Greek mythology because Achilles names him Therapon, ‘brother-in-arms’. Miller’s talent cannot be denied. I promise you will find yourself turning page after page, staying up late to finish the novel.

gay fictionHaving recommended a new nonfiction book on LGBTQ history followed by an historical fiction novel of sorts it seems only fitting to conclude with the gay classic, Tales of the City.  I can vividly remember watching in secret the TV series in the early 1990s up in my parent’s bedroom. And later buying the books in an out-of-the-way bookstore so I wouldn’t run into anyone I knew. If you’ve never read the series or if it has been a few years, add this to your summer reading list. The novel captures a time that no longer exists and as the NY Times review says, reads like “an extended love letter to a magical San Francisco”.

If you have a book that you’d like to suggest, please leave the title and author in the comments section of this post. And as I mentioned previously, while all these books are available via sites like Amazon.com, consider purchasing one or more of these books from your local LGBT bookstore (if you still have one).