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What to do this week: May 20 – 26

Caption this photoLots happening this week in Boston ranging from a conversation with John Waters on Monday to fetish dance nights like SWEAT 10th ed. Locker Room Theme Hosts: Bravo Delta & Pup Blaze and FASCINATION Friday to weekend celebrations like Women’s Weekend in Ptown and Memorial Day Weekend parties in Ogunquit.

Find what’s right for you and make plans with friends. Memorial Day Weekend marks the start of the the 2019 Summer season (New England’s briefest of seasons) so make the most of it.

MONDAY – THURSDAY

John Waters at First Parish Church Waters discusses Mr. Know-It-All:
The Tarnished Wisdom of a Filth Elder 
in conversation with Alysia Abbott on Monday at 7PM in Cambridge (Tickets req’d)

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

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

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

Local LGBT Art & Business Expo is this Wednesday from 6-9PM at Club Cafe – the expo consists of a raffle by locally owned business and artists to help spread awareness and raise money for the Boston AIDS Walk 

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

Women’s Weekend begins the Thursday before Memorial Day Weekend in Ptown with parties and events catering to lesbians and their friends

Free Pool is available all evening at Cathedral Station every Thursday

Queer Boston Board Gamers is meeting Thursday from 6-9PM at the Cambridge Center Foyer in Kendall Square

RPDR Viewing Parties are at The Alley Bar, Blend, and Club Cafe  each Thursday in Boston

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

BRASH | Queer Party is hosted every fourth Thursday at Brass Union from 9PM – 1AM in Union Square, Somerville

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

SWEAT 10th ed. Locker Room Theme Hosts: Bravo Delta & Pup Blaze is this Friday at Machine on Thursday starting at 10PM in Boston

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

THE WEEKEND

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

Memorial Day Weekend in OGT all weekend long there will be parties up in Ogunquit – look to Mainestreet for tea dances, late night dancing and entertainment including the return of the Dueling Drag Divas and Lee Squared – An Evening with Liberace and Miss Peggy Lee

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

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

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

Drag Bingo at The Paramount is on Saturday starting at 2:30PM Mackenzie Miller and Austin Tyler – this is a PBG fundraiser $25 for six rounds in Ptown

So Hot Saturdaes: Decades Party! bring your friends for a fun night out with great music and no cover at Blend (formerly Peggy’s) 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.

Hairy chest, leatherGrunt is a weekly dance party with no cover for burly men and their admirers, starting at 10PM at the Alley Bar in DTX

DONT ASK DONT TELL: Superqueero ft. Vince Chic this month’s party pays tribute to superheroes – creative attire encouraged at Great Scott in Allston on Saturday when the doors open at 10PM

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 baes: drag brunch is at Club Cafe this Sunday from 11AM – 3PM (show starts at 12PM)

Queer and Trans Figure Drawing starts at 2PM every 4th Sunday of the month at the Dorchester Art Project (click the link for more details)

COLESLAW Takes Over *SIP* Memorial Day Weekend this Sunday starting at 6PM at Jacques

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

Military Ball 2019 with DJ Paulo is at Mainestreet Bar in Ogunquit on Sunday – doors open at 10PM

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.

15 Years ago Massachusetts made history (again)

Gay marriage, same-sex marriage15 Years ago today Massachusetts became the first state in the United States to legalize same sex marriage. Conservatives said Mass. was making a mockery of marriage, yet this state still has one of the lowest divorce rates in the country.

To all those who helped bring about this change here in Massachusetts and elsewhere, congratulations. When Massachusetts legalized same sex marriage they set in motion and made possible the landmark Supreme Court case, Obergefell v Hodges. Make no mistake, same sex marriage would eventually have become legal even if , but I’m particularly proud of the role my home state played in forcing the issue. Below I’ve included an excerpt from that historic ruling, majority opinion that was written by State Supreme Court Justice, Margaret Marshall, which took place the year before. It still moves me today to read it.

Congratulations to all those couples celebrating their 15th anniversary.

What to do this weekend

hairy chest, male torso, furryThis weekend is Ogunquit Bearfest but if that’s not your scene there is plenty happening locally including Harpoonfest on Friday and Saturday (for all you beer lovers). I’d also like to give a shout out to a new dance night called CALIENTE Fridays in Revere – if anyone goes let me know what you think.

Additionally, there is the usual line up of gay dance parties ranging from H E R O E S   in Central Square to DJ Aga plays Pride Anthems in Dorchester and a whole lot happening in between. On Sunday if you’re looking for something fun to do consider going to Brunch of Queens  at The Bell in Hand and / or Sunday “Retro” Tea Dance at Club Cafe. For a full list of options read more.

Harpoonfest returns again this Friday and Saturday from 5:30 – 7PM at Harpoon Brewery in the Seaport

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

S&M Comedy Night is Boston’s only S&M Stand up comedy show – come to Jacques Underground on Friday starting at 7:30PM with your hosts Mitzzy Anne & Stirling Smith in Boston

H E R O E S  Retro dance party hosted the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month from 10PM-2AM at Sonia (formerly TT The Bear’s Place) in Central Square

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

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

No Filter You can catch #NoFilter is this Friday downstairs at Jacques – anything goes 10PM-12AM in Boston

gay bostonGrand Opening: CALIENTE Fridays is a new club night on Fridays people should check out if you live in East Boston, doors open from 10PM to 2AM in Revere

Watch Party: Noah’s Arc is hosted by the Men of Melanin Magic at The Alley on Saturday from 1PM – 5PM in Boston

Ogunquit Bearfest takes place this weekend – join everyone at Mainestreet on Saturday at 3PM for their Bear Tea in Ogunquit

DJ Aga plays Pride Anthems bring your friends for a fun night out with great music and no cover at Blend (formerly Peggy’s) in Dorchester

Video Night Tracks every Saturday night join VJ Ryan Grow at Cathedral Station starting at 9:30PM

90’s night at dbar join DJ Jay Ine on Saturday night as he spins all your favorite music from the 90s at dbar in Dorchester

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

Photo courtesy of SoWa Open Market

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

2nd Annual BAKED Festival is in Central Square will  include 40 of the area’s top pastry chefs, independent bakers, food trucks and bakeries this Sunday from 11AM – 5PM

Brunch of Queens with Special guests Melinda and Verna is this Sunday at The Bell in Hand: doors open at 11AM and the show starts at 2PM

Sunday “Retro” 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: May 13 – 19

There is a ton of things happening this week. If you’re flying solo and looking for social events during the week, check out Opus Affair monthly cocktail party and Boston Gay Professionals Social both are fun monthly events that get a large crowd. For the full list of  20+ weekday events / programs below.

This weekend is Ogunquit Bearfest but if that’s not your scene there is plenty happening locally including Harpoonfest (for all you beer lovers), 90’s night at dbar and a new dance night called CALIENTE Fridays is in Revere.

gay bostonMONDAY – THURSDAY

Sister’s Bingo is every Monday starting at 7PM – this week the Sister’s will be raising money for The Theater Offensive at Club Cafe in Boston

Opus Affair monthly cocktail party is open to all and is a fun evening – this month they will be celebrating their 11th birthday with the A.R.T.

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

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

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

gay boston, milky way cafeDirty 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

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

Feminist & Queer Happy Hour welcomes all on Wednesday from 6-8:30PM at Remnant Brewing in Somerville

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

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

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

Boston Gay Professionals Social is hosted by the MeetUp group by the same name this Thursday at Bastille Kitchen from 6:30PM to 9:00PM

Free Pool is available all evening at Cathedral Station every Thursday

gay bostonDudes -n- Drag Under the Big Top is a fun fundraiser hosted by FLAG Flag Football this Thursday at VENU Boston from 6-10PM

RPDR Viewing Parties are at The Alley Bar, Blend, and Club Cafe  each Thursday in Boston

Drag Race Thursday with Special Guest Honey Davenport is at Club Cafe; all the fun starts at 8PM

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

BRASH | Queer Party is hosted every fourth Thursday at Brass Union from 9PM – 1AM in Union Square, Somerville

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

sexy guy, hairy chest, gay, hunkTHE WEEKEND

Harpoonfest returns again this Friday and Saturday from 5:30 – 7PM at Harpoon Brewery in the Seaport

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

S&M Comedy Night is Boston’s only S&M Stand up comedy show – come to Jacques Underground on Friday starting at 7:30PM with your hosts Mitzzy Anne & Stirling Smith in Boston

H E R O E S  Retro dance party hosted the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month from 10PM-2AM at Sonia (formerly TT The Bear’s Place) in Central Square

No Filter You can catch #NoFilter is this Friday downstairs at Jacques – anything goes 10PM-12AM 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

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

gay bostonGrand Opening: CALIENTE Fridays is a new club night on Fridays people should check out if you live in East Boston, doors open from 10PM to 2AM in Revere

Ogunquit Bearfest takes place this weekend – join everyone at Mainestreet on Saturday at 3PM for their Bear Tea in Ogunquit

DJ Aga plays Pride Anthems bring your friends for a fun night out with great music and no cover at Blend (formerly Peggy’s) in Dorchester

Video Night Tracks every Saturday night join VJ Ryan Grow at Cathedral Station starting at 9:30PM

90’s night at dbar join DJ Jay Ine on Saturday night as he spins all your favorite music from the 90s at dbar in Dorchester

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

2nd Annual BAKED Festival is in Central Square will  include 40 of the area’s top pastry chefs, independent bakers, food trucks and bakeries this Sunday from 11AM – 5PM

Brunch of Queens with Special guests Melinda and Verna is this Sunday at The Bell in Hand: doors open at 11AM and the show starts at 2PM

Sunday “Retro” 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

hunk, gay bostonThere is a lot going on this weekend. If tickets still are available, go check out Boston Night Market 2019: Spring Edition this weekend. Due to all the rain last weekend, this week will be “Opening Weekend” for SoWa Open Market.

If you’re looking to go out and enjoy some great music check out the monthly party, FUZZ at The Alley or head to CC for their weekly party Anthem Fridays or head to Blend in Dorchester for FO-MO Fridays. On Saturday the Men of Melanin Magic takeover of Machine; Silver at BLENDis a dance party for mature audiences and the men who like them; Grunt is at The Alley and Mass Bears and Cubs host their monthly Sunday Brunch at Trophy Room.

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Boston Night Market 2019: Spring Edition is this Friday from 4-11PM (note that you need tickets to get into this event in Gov’t Center and last year’s event did sell out)

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

Rucks & Tucks – Spring Lip Sync Battle is this Friday from 7-9PM at Club Cafe so come down and cheer on your favorite rugby players as they lip sync

FUZZ is a monthly gay dance party hosted the second Friday of each month with DJ Brent Covington and DJ Taffy at the Alley in Boston

FO-MO Fridays are every Friday at Blend in Dorchester – doors open at 10PM

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

Silver at BLEND takes place the second Saturday of every month – this is a dance party for mature audiences and the men who like them – doors open at 10PM at Blend (formerly Peggy’s) in Dorchester

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Men of Melanin Magic takeover of Machine head to the Fenway for the Men of Melanin Magic takeover upstairs at Machine, starting at 10PM

Video Night Tracks every Saturday night join VJ Ryan Grow at Cathedral Station starting at 9:30PM

Grunt is a weekly dance party with no cover for burly men and their admirers, starting at 10PM at the Alley Bar in DTX

Break the Chains queer dance party: Evan Greer album release is this Saturday at Make Shift Boston in the South End

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

Mass Bears and Cubs Sunday Brunch is back again this Sunday at Trophy Room starting at 1PM so come down and meet this friendly group of guys

sip this month’s edition of *sip* with DJ Brian Halligan includes a performance by Vee Sukhard at Jacques on Sunday from 6-10PM 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

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.

Gay dodgeball registration is now open

Boston’s Gay Dodgeball League summer registration is now open. A welcome pick up game (open to all) will be on Thursday evening, June 27th. If you’re interested in joining feel free to RSVP here. The season will begin, starting July 11th and will run through August 22nd with the championship games on Thursday, August 29th.  All Games will be played on Thursday evenings from 7:00PM-9:30PM​ at the Holland Community Center.

You can learn more about Boston’s Gay Dodgeball League by visiting their website at gaydodgeball.com/boston.html

Boston – GayDodgeball Summer 2019 Registration

If you don’t live in Boston but are interested in dodgeball, leagues also exist in Atlanta, Austin, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Oklahoma City, Orlando, Portland, Seattle, St. Louis and Tampa.

Heels for Hope tickets are now on sale

BAGLY, Boston Pride

Heels for Hope is Monday, June 3rd at Club Cafe

Tickets for this year’s Heels for Hope have gone on sale (get’em here). This year’s event takes place on the Monday of Boston Pride Week, June 3rd at Club Cafe.

Presale tickets which are available starting today, are $30 and will get you a free drink courtesy of Ketel One botanicals.  This year’s big raffle prize are two tickets to see Margaret Cho’s show in Provincetown and a night at the Boatslip so bring some extra cash for the raffle. All your money goes to a great local charity.

Heels for Hope at Club Cafe
Monday, June 3rd || 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Learn more and get your tickets here

heels for hope is a gay fund raiser in BostonBRAVO! Last year Boston’s well-heeled supporters raised more than $10,500 for BAGLY, a youth-led, adult-supported organization committed to social justice and advocating for programs, policies, and services for LGBTQ youth.  Let’s see if we can set a new record and raise even more money this year.