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What to do this week: September 16 – 22

There is a lot to look forward to this week so make sure you get out. If you’have an event or program you’d like me to promote and add to this weekly post send me an email at bosguymail@gmail.com or leave information as a comment.

MONDAY – THURSDAY

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

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 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

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

gay boston, nightlife, clubsTHE WEEKEND

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

Drag Darling Paige Turner comes to Boston’s Club Cafe on Friday night

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

Casual Fridays is a weekly dance party with no cover featuring DJ Begbick at the Alley Bar in DTX

H E R O E S 80s new wave and punk music plays at Sonia near Central Square on Friday night in Cambridge

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

Groove (NEW gay night) is a new monthly gay disco party that takes place the 3rd Friday of the month at Blend in Dorchester

Participating museums all over Boston are free for Museum Day on Saturday

FREE Museum Day participating museums in Boston (and around the country) are open to the public and free on Saturday

SoWa Open Studios returns to the SoWa neighborhood all day Saturday and Sunday visit working artist studios to see them perfecting their artistry and to buy hand crafted and original pieces of work

Phantom Gourmet Food Festival returns on Saturday from 12-4PM over by Fenway Park in Boston

PROUD to Play is a fun day of games and socialization for the Boston Area LGBTQ Sports Leagues at Cathedral Station Saturday from 3PM – 8PM

Queer Board Game Night is this Saturday at the Trident Booksellers & Cafe on Newbury Street from 6-9PM in Boston

Janeane Garofalo comedian and actress has two shows on Saturday night at WBUR CitySpace near BU in Boston

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

Mayhem Saturdays is at Blend with DJ Andrea at Blend in Dorchester

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

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Watch the Patriot’s game at Cathedral Station at 1PM on Sunday

Patriots vs Jets official viewing party is at 1PM at Cathedral Station – arrive early and enjoy a few drinks then cheer on the Patriots

Retro Tea Dance never has a cover and always has great music from 70s 80s & 90s, on Sunday 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.

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Michael Bublé humorHopefully the caption I’ve shared below inspires you to offer up a caption or two for this photo of Michael Bublé enjoying himself. The talented musician celebrated his 45th birthday on Monday so perhaps this is how he celebrated it.

“Open wide”

Brian Sims finally takes his shirt off

Pennsylvania State Representative Brain Sims has long been an object of my affection, although the closest we’ve ever come is me saying hello and Brian smiling back or waving to me from the Boatslip in Provincetown.

Back in 2014 I wrote a post Lusting after Brian Sims, where I said:

“Imagine my frustration when I Googled “Shirtless Brian Sims” hoping to feature him as this week’s Furry Friday (he MUST have a hairy chest) and nothing came up?!? Where is the justice?  Has Brian never been photographed without his shirt? I think Pennsylvanians should immediately pass a law mandating Brian should be photographed shirtless.”

The legislation I requested was never brought up – much less put to a vote, but apparently Sims has been dating a handsome and talented Canadian named Mark MacKillop. Mark studied ballet here in Boston and at the American Ballet Theatre in NYC, and he is currently on tour with the traveling Broadway production of Anastasia. Earlier this summer the two of them spent some time at Fire Island where I believe the shirtless photo was taken – Hallelujah!

What to do this week: Sept 9 – 15

Here are 50+ suggestions for things to do in and around Boston. Suggestions range from Queer Tango to a discussion hosted by The History project about 3 lesbians on the front lines of Boston’s AIDS crisis to opening nights for three plays The Crucible, Choir Boy and Nixon’s Nixon.

This weekend there is a lot happening including National Gay Pilots Association: Cape Cod Classic (in Ptown), Riverfest 20192019 Boston Local Food Festival and Open Newbury Street.

And finally, shout outs to these parties that look like a lot of fun: FUZZ on Friday, Ultra Violet Glow Party on Saturday and Tea Dance Diva Battle Round 1: Madonna Vs Gaga this Sunday.

Temptation Tuesday, handsome, hunkMONDAY – THURSDAY

Queer Boston Board Gamers  are meeting up at Aeronaut Brewing Company on Monday from 6-9PM in Somerville

Drag Queen Trivia: Toys and Games Edition starts at 7PM on Monday at A4cade in Central Square

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

Queer Tango Open House is this Monday starting at 7:30PM at the Center for Arts at the Armory in Somerville – Free intro class will be followed by a 5-week beginner series – all are welcome

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

Boston Gay Professionals Networking  is hosting a networking / cocktail social at Alcove by North Station on Tuesday at 6:30PM in Boston

Boston Drag Gauntlet Cycle 3 Challenge #2 starts at 7:30PM on Tuesday at Jacques Cabaret in Bay Village

Lesbian Speed Dating is Tuesday from 8-10PM at the W Hotel in Boston

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

Boston Moth StorySLAM: NEIGHBORHOODS doors open at 6:30 on Wednesday (stories begin at 7PM) at the WBUR CitySpace (near B.U.)

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

3 women on the front lines of Boston’s AIDS crisis hosted by (and at) The History Project: In 1980s Boston, three lesbians  fought against the stigma and discrimination experienced by people caught in the AIDS epidemic and gave care and dignity to those who were dying Thursday from 6-8PM

National Gay Pilots Association: Cape Cod Classic returns to Provincetown, starting on Thursday (Sept 12 – 15) for their annual event 

Freddie Mercury Patio Party is this Thursday from 5-8PM at the Hard Rock Cafe Boston

The Crucible (OPENING NIGHT) at the Central Square Theater – production will run through October 13 in Central Square

Free Pool is available all evening at Cathedral Station every Thursday

New Alley Bar 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

National Gay Pilots Assoc meets in Ptown this weekend for the Cape Cod Classic

THE WEEKEND

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

The Art of Taste join Siddhartha V. Shah, PEM’s Curator of Indian and South Asian Art, in conversation with Ted Allen (Queer Eye & Chopped) and chef Maneet Chauhan as they explore how the connections between the culinary, visual, music and performance arts. After, taste a few of Chauhan’s favorite dishes paired with beers from her brewery on Friday starting at 7PM in Salem

Choir Boy (OPENING NIGHT) at The Calderwood Pavilion – the SpeakEasy Stage Co. production will run through October 12 in South End

Serving Face w/ Veronica Vandersnatch is this Friday starting at 9PM downstairs at Jacques in Bay Village

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

FUZZ returns this Friday (doors open at 10PM) at the Alley Bar 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

Seaport Sweat X Spartan Workout Tour is a FREE 60-minute body weight session that starts at 11AM on the Seaport Commons

Riverfest 2019 is back at Assembly Row all day on Saturday from 2 – 9PM in Somerville

Sips with a Somm: For the love of Pinot is a fun way to learn about Pinot on Saturday starting at 4PM with Boston Chops Sommelier – admission gets you 8 wines and 3 bites – I attended a previous tasting and wrote about it here

Nixon’s Nixon (OPENING NIGHT) at the NewRep Theater will run through October 6 in Watertown

Ultra Violet Glow Party is at dbar this Saturday – doors open at 10PM in Dorchester

Mayhem Saturdays bring your friends for a fun night out with great music at Blend in Dorchester

MOBD Muscle Otter Bear Daddy is hosted downstairs at the Middle East in Central Square – doors open at 10PM

Legacy Saturdays on Saturday starting at 10PM in the Theater District

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

UNITE Saturdays is a weekly dance party at Club Cafe with DJ Susan Esthera (no cover before 11PM) in Boston

Open Newbury Street closes down the street on Sunday from 10AM-6PM to let pedestrians take over the retail and restaurant mecca

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

2019 Boston Local Food Festival is this Sunday from 11AM – 5PM along the Rose Kennedy Greenway – bring your appetite

Brunch of Queens: I love the 90s! is this Sunday at the Bell in Hand Pub from 11AM – 4PM in Boston

Tea Dance Diva Battle Round 1: Madonna Vs Gaga is this Sunday starting at 4PM w/ dueling DJs AGA & BEGBICK battling for supremacy – hosted by Ms Miranda Wright’s (Madonna) and Alana THICC (GAGA) $10 suggested donation w/proceeds going to support BAGLY at Blend in Dorchester

Gen-X 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

This weekend come over to my neighborhood, SoWa for SoWa First Fridays then check out the Taco Takeover at Lion’s Tail or check out Movie Night: Avengers: Endgame. Also happening this weekend of note includes: Boston Night Market 2019: Fall EditionChinatown Main Street lantern Festival and 6 Flags New England PrideFest.

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

SoWa First Fridays is held the first Friday of each month from 5-9PM at 450 Harrison Avenue – peruse the galleries and individual artist studios

Taco Takeover Yellow Door Taqueria’s chef Curtin will take over Lion Tail with a menu of tacos and corresponding cocktails from 5PM-2AM Friday & Saturday

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

Movie Night: Avengers: Endgame will play outside on the Boston Common by the Frog Pond on Friday starting at 8PM in Boston

Movie Night: Paris Is Burning will be showing at the MFA starting at 8PM in Boston

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 this Friday in Boston

H E R O E S this monthly gay dance party plays 80s New Wave, post-punk and electro music at Sonia’s on Friday starting at 10PM 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

32nd Swim for Life is this Saturday starting at 8AM in Ptown

Boston Gay Basketball League fall classic get your squad together for the 1st Annual BGBL Classic – a 5-on-5 tournament Saturday and Sunday

Chinatown Main Street lantern Festival is from 10AM-6PM on Saturday

6 Flags New England PrideFest is all day at the amusement park on Saturday – To learn more click here and use Promo Code: “PrideFest”

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

Kamala Harris in Boston on Saturday meet the Senator from California who is running as a Democrat to win her party’s nomination from 3-6PM in Boston

Boston Night Market 2019: Fall Edition spectacular evening of lights, food, games, and entertainment on Saturday from 4-10PM in Gov’t Center

Underbear is this Saturday (free clothes check) at the Alley Bar starting at 9PM in Boston

Mayhem Saturdays bring your friends for a fun night out with great music 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.

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

Gen-X 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

Sip Tea Dance celebrate DJ Brian Halligan’s birthday this Sunday at Jacques from 6-10PM in Bay Village

Gay Beer Club Welcome Back is meeting up on Sunday 7-10PM at Cambridge Brewing Company in Kendall Square – Cambridge

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.

Making friends: Boston’s LGBTQ social groups

With the influx  of so many new residents at the start of each academic year, I like to update and share this post each September. If you are new to the area or looking to meet more people outside of a bar setting the groups listed below might be a good first step. 

 If you’d like to find some more active options check out my accompanying post Boston’s gay sports clubs / teams.

BAGLY is a youth-led, adult-supported social support organization committed to social justice, and creating, sustaining and advocating for programs and policies for gay youth (volunteers are always welcome).

Boston Gay Men’s Chorus is one of New England’s largest and most successful community-based choruses.  Auditions are being held on Sunday, September 9th

Boston Gay Men’s Books Club is monthly book club on MeetUp featuring literature by and about gay men. This month’s book is Liquor by Poppy Z Bright, and they will next meet on Monday, September 30 at 7PM at Trident Booksellers on Newbury Street in Back Bay.

Boston Prime Timers is a social organization of mature gay and bisexual men and their friends who join together for educational, support, and social activities.

Dignity Boston is a progressive, inclusive community of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Catholics and their allies.

Fenway Health has been serving the local LGBT community for more than 40 years; the Fenway and AAC are always looking for volunteers.

Gay Beer Club is a Boston based organization that produces events and gatherings for members of the gay community.

Gay For Good mobilizes the LGBT community to interact with the greater community by volunteering their time with different monthly activities.

Gays for Patsy is a country western dancing club that holds events each month. Beginners are encouraged to join.

Gold Fruit Gaming is a team of LGBTQ+ [PC] Gamers with a passion for competition, cooperation, and kicking ass. Come here to queue up with others who seek to improve their gameplay.

History Project is a volunteer-driven organization established in 1980 that focuses on preserving the history of Boston’s LGBT community to make it accessible to future generations. Next Thursday join the History Project when David Scondras reads from his memoir Angels, Liars, and Thieves 

Jamaica Plain and Roslindale Men’s Group is a social group for gay men living in, near and around JP & Rozzie that organize dinners and events.

Men of Melanin Magic is a social group in the Boston metropolitan area for those who identify as queer men of color.

Naked Yoga for Men Naked Yoga For Men has been meeting since January 2000. For most of its history it has met twice per week. Our purpose is to improve our health and also to make friends.

Opus Affair is probably best known for their monthly cocktail party hosted at local restaurants  to raise money for local arts organizations.

OUTbreath offers a safe space for those who identify as queer, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning to come together to explore the practice of meditation and support each other in community.

Queer Boston Board Gamers is a friendly LGBTQ meet up group that connects regularly to play board games.

The Welcoming Committee is a young, social group who organize activities to broadening the spectrum of gay life here in Boston and beyond.

Yankee Cruising Club was founded over 25 years ago to bring LGBT boaters together to meet, make friends and most importantly get out on the water.

Apologies if I have overlooked any area gay organizations in the area.  Feel free to add information for any such group in the comments section of my blog.

Boston’s gay sports clubs / teams

handsome, hunk, jockEach September, at the start of each academic year, tens of thousands of people move to Boston for the first time.  Whether you are new to Boston or just looking for an excuse to be more active and make some new friends, joining one of the many LGBT sports teams and clubs can help you do both.

Some of these teams / leagues are seasonal so take that into account when you reach out.  If sports aren’t your thing check out my accompanying post, Making friends: Boston’s LGBTQ social groups.

Beantown Bowling League

Beantown Softball League

Beantown Soft-Tip Dart League

Boston Flag Football

Boston Gay Basketball League

Boston Gay Rowers

Boston Pride Hockey

Boston Strikers Soccer

Boston Ironsides Rugby

Boston Wet Sox (Water Polo)

Cambridge Boston Volleyball Association

Frontrunners: Boston Gay Running Club

Gay Dodgeball League

Gay Kickball League

GURL – Gay Urban Running League

Liquid Assets New England Swimming (LANES)

OutRyders: New England’s Gay Ski & Snowboard Club

QuICK – Queer Inclusive Climbing Klub

Stonewall Sports – Billiards 

Tennis 4 All

Yankee Cruising Club (Boating)

Apologies if I have overlooked any area gay clubs or sports leagues.  Feel free to add information for any such group in the comments section of my blog