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Boston Gay Men’s Chorus

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Source: Boston Gay Men’s Chorus
Photo Credit: Izzy Berdan Photography

Founded more than 35 years ago in 1982,The Boston Gay Men’s Chorus (BGMC), is a successful community-based chorus. The 200-member chorus literally uses their voices to celebrate and inspire through their performances which include a wide spectrum of classical and popular music.

Later this month the BGMC will be performing “A Wicked Good Cabaret” at Club Cafe on Friday, February 23 at 8PM; Saturday, February 24 at 5 and 8PM as well as Sunday, February 25 at 3PM. GET YOUR TICKETS HERE!

If you cannot make it to Club Cafe but would like to learn more about the organization and show your support, you can purchase tickets to ENCORE 18, which is BGMC’s annual fundraiser. This year the event will be at the Omni Parker House on Saturday, May 5th. More information is here.

I want to feature the LGBTQ groups and organizations that help people connect and enrich Boston’s gay life. If you’d like to have your club / team featured, please email me at bosguymail@gmail.com or via FB messenger.

What to do this week: February 12-18

Weekly events around town include trivia nights at Dorchester Brewing Co.Club Cafe and The Alley BarPizza & Game Night at Dorchester Brewery Co.; Showtune Tuesday at dbar; Queer Boston Board Gamers; Karaoke at Jacques Cabaret and Club Cafe; and with the return of RPDR there are now viewing parties every Thursday at:  Jacques CabaretThe Alley Bar and Trophy Room.

For many this is a long holiday weekend so look for more events likely to be added in my Thursday post about events happening for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. I would like to give a shout out to the following events: Get tickets to see Paige Turner is at Club Cafe on Friday,  2018 Oscar-Nominated Short Films will be showing at the ICA on Saturday & Sunday and the big party on Sunday will be at Royale with Muscle Queen w/ MILK and Alex Acosta.

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Thursday at 8PM viewing parties take place at Jacques, The Alley and Trophy Room

MONDAY – THURSDAY

Pizza & Game Night is every Monday from 5-9PM (check out their ping pong and foosball tables) at Dorchester Brewery in Dorchester

Queers with Beers head over to Aeronaut Brewing Company on Monday from 6-9PM in Somerville

Conversation with Armistead Maupin comes to the NewRep theater on Monday at 7:30 in Watertown

Sister Drag Bingo is this Monday and will benefit the Boston chapter of Gay for Good, starting at 7PM free to play at Club Cafe in Boston

Is the MBTA gentrifying Boston? Join the discussion focused on transit-oriented development by the MBTA on Tuesday starting at 6PM

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

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

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

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Showing Tuesday and Wednesday this week at The Brattle

MOVIE: The Princess Bride is playing on Tuesday and Wednesday at 10PM at the Brattle Theater in Cambridge

Queer Boston Board Gamers is meeting Wednesday from 6-9PM at the Panera Bread at Porter Square in Cambridge

Sarah Kilborne is at Club Passim on Valentine’s Day from 8-10PM in Cambridge

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

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

Boston Gay Professionals MeetUp will be hosting a social / networking event at Savor in the Leather Distric

RuPaul’s Drag Race All Star 3 Multiple viewing parties will take place at 8PM on Thursday at Jacques in Bay VillageThe Alley Bar in DTX and Trophy Room in South End

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

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

Paige Turner is at Club Cafe for her hysterical show, “Drag Me To The Top”, on Friday (tickets required) in Boston

Boyfriends: Snowball takes place this Friday at the Milky Way Lounge starting at 10PM in JP

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

Latin Friday is upstairs at Machine every Friday starting at 10PM in Boston

H E R O E S Friday is upstairs at the Middle East in Central Square starting at 10 you can dance to 80s New Wave, Punk & Goth in Cambridge

MOVIE: 2018 Oscar-Nominated Short Films will be showing Saturday (at 1 and 3PM) and Sunday (at 3PM) at the ICA in Boston

Ironsides Rugby Club meets again on Saturday afternoon for spring training followed by drinks and socializing at Cathedral Station on Saturday

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.

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

Saga Saturdays Boston’s biggest gay dance party at Paradise in Cambridge

Boston Gay Basketball League: LipSync Throwdown is at Club Cafe starting at 1PM on Sunday in Boston

DRAG me to brunch starts at 2PM on Sunday at Carrie Nation Cocktail Club near Gov’t Center 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

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

Muscle Queen w/ MILK and Alex Acosta at Royale in the Theater District on 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.

Paige Turner comes to Boston

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Learn the unvarnished truth of how Paige climbed her way to the top in a world filled with bottoms. The show is filled with live singing, outrageous comedy, videos and over the top parodies that will have you laughing throughout. Ms. Turner is a Glam Award winner and known for her over the top parodies on You Tube, which you can check out here: PaigeTurnerNYC.

What: Paige Turner – Drag Me To The Top!
When: Friday, February 16th at 8PM
Where: At Club Cafe Boston
Tickets: Drag Me To The Top Tickets & Show Info

What to do this weekend

Don’t stay at home this weekend. I’ve pulled together a little something for everyone. Some alternatives to the bar scene include The Welcoming Committee’s WoW Weekend “skiki” taking place all weekend at Sunday River and the 43rd Boston Sci-Fi Film Festival opens on Friday.

If you want to get out and dance you can check out the monthly dance party,  Fuzz at The Alley, The Donkey Show is always a great option if you want to mix things up or Machine’s H E R O E S Saturday will be playing New Wave music. On Sunday start your day with Trophy Room’s Bear Brunch then check out Dragapalooza Paint Party + Drag Show for Charity at Jacques or head over to Club Cafe for their weekly Sunday Tea Dance.

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WoW Weekend: Let’s have a skiki is hosted by Boston’s The Welcoming Committee up at Sunday River Mountain Friday – Sunday in Maine

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

43rd Boston Sci-Fi Film Festival starts on Friday and continues through the 19th at the Somerville Theater in Davis Square, Somerville

Fuzz is a monthly dance party with no cover featuring DJ Bruce Derfler at the Alley Bar in DTX

Movie: Ravenous plays at 11:59PM on Friday as part of The Coolidge’s “After Midnite” series in Brookline

Movie: A Clockwork Orange is showing on Saturday at 4:15 and 9:30 at The Brattle Theater in Harvard Square – Cambridge

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Donkey Show plays every Saturday at the Oberon

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

H E R O E S Saturday plays the best of 80s new wave on Saturday night downstairs in the pool room at Machine starting at 10:30PM in Boston

Saga Saturdays Boston’s biggest gay dance party at Paradise in Cambridge

Movie: Freddy’s Dead The Final Nightmare plays at 11:59PM on Saturday as part of The Coolidge’s “After Midnite” series in Brookline

Movie: The Hunger Games is showing on Sunday at 3:15 and 8:30 at The Brattle Theater in Harvard Square – Cambridge

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Bear Brunch hosted by the Mass Bears & Cubs is back at The Trophy Room on Sunday, starting at 1PM, with music by DJ Brian Halligan in Boston

Dragapalooza Paint Party + Drag Show for Charity  hosted by Boston’s Black Pride will be a blast with live performances by Teashaboo, Karisma Geneva Jackson-Tae, Kris Knievil Fan Club,Amanda Playwith, Kerra Daniels, Tee Sparks, and more on Sunday from 4:30-8PM at Jacques 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

Sip with Severity Stone comes to Jacques on Sunday from 6-10PM with DJ Brian Halligan playing your favorite disco music in Boston

Boston’s Gay Beer Club is at Trophy Room on Sunday at 7PM (all are welcome!)

Boston’s Gay Beer Club Sundays at Trophy is this weekend starting at 7PM (all are welcome!) at Trophy Room in Boston

OutBreath: LGBTQ Meditation Group come together (past experience is not required) on Sunday, 7-9PM at Shambhala Meditation Center in Brookline

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.

Boston Gay Men’s Book Club meets February 26th

shirtless guy, man with glasses, reading, bookIf you are looking for ways to meet people that doesn’t involve sports or going to bars, Boston’s Gay Men Book Club, which meets every month at the Trident Booksellers & Cafe on Newbury Street might be the perfect social outlet for you.  This month the group is reading Quit the Race by Jonathan Strong, who teaches fiction-writing at Tufts University and lives in Rockport, MA with his partner, the short-story writer S. P. Elledge.

What: Boston Gay Men’s Book Club Meeting
When: Monday, February 26th at 7PM
Where: Trident Bookseller’s & Cafe at 338 Newbury Street
RSVP: Here

Quit the Race is the story of Joel, a musician and composer, and Sean, a social worker, whose long-term relationship is tested when they find themselves pulling in opposite directions as they enter the last chapter of their lives. Set in Strong’s home city of Chicago and rural Wisconsin, the novel is a love story after the love has been lived in and change is coming. Joel and Sean discover that they have different assumptions about domestic life.

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This book can be purchased online at major resellers but you may also buy this in person or online at local bookstores. If you’re open to supporting local bookstores try one of these links, which will take you right to the book so you can make a quick purchase online if that is your preference.

Brookline Booksmith 279 Harvard Street by Coolidge Corner
Harvard Bookstore  1256 Mass Ave in Harvard Square
Papercuts JP 5 Green Street, Jamaica Plain
Porter Square Bookstore 25 White Street in Porter Square
Trident Bookseller’s & Cafe 338 Newbury Street in Back Bay

The Boston Gay Men’s Book Club will meet at the Trident Bookseller’s & Cafe on Monday, February 26th at 7PM. The group welcomes everyone but does request people RSVP if they plan to attend. You can join the group and RSVP, here.

Group asks Amazon to focus HQ2 search on states that don’t discriminate against LGBTQ

Amazon HQ2Most people are aware of the stroke of Public Relations brilliance that is Amazon’s search for second headquarters (HQ2). Cities have lined up and prostrated themselves for the chance to bring what is expected to be tens of thousands of well-paying jobs at Amazon’s HQ2. Few cities in America have followed this story more closely than Boston, which continues to be named as a top contender, despite initial claims from some that the city couldn’t compete.

Who can say where Amazon will set up shop and what sort of criteria they will use as a determining factor, but last week a gay-rights advocate group started a campaign called “No Gay? No Way!” to bring attention to states bidding for HQ2 who have antiquated and in some cases anti-LGBTQ laws on their books. They are asking Amazon not to set up their HQ2 in a state that does not protect  employees from discrimination for their sexual orientation or gender identity.no gay? no way!, amazon headquarters, Amazon HQ2Although nobody knows for certain the three cities most often referenced as being atop Amazon’s list include Atlanta, Austin and Boston. However, of those three cities, only Boston resides in a state that has fair and equal laws protecting against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

This activist group is planning to demonstrate near Amazon’s headquarters in Seattle tomorrow, Thursday, February 8th, just as the company prepares to issue its Q4 earnings. The group has hired a plane to fly overhead trailing a “No gay? No way!” banner and is placing billboards on trucks driving through Seattle as well as online ads saying “Hey, Alexa? Why would Amazon even consider HQ2 in a state that discriminates against LGBT people?”

If you’d like to read more about the campaign link here: No Gay? No Way!

What to do this week: February 5-11

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This week I’ve compiled a HUGE list of things you can do so please share this with your friends via your preferred social media.

During the week you can check out events like Pizza & Game Night at Dorchester Brewery, Cards Against Humanity Night at The Alley,  Stump Trivia at Club Cafe, DotOUT’s Midweek Meltdown  in Dorchester or head over to Cambridge for Queer Boston Board Gamers night – are just a few of your options this week. 

If you’re not interested in hitting the clubs there are several interesting movies playing this week, including A Clockwork Orange and The Hunger Games at The Brattle. The Coolidge’s Midnite Movie series this weekend includes Ravenous and Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare, and for Science Fiction fans check out the 43rd Boston Sci-Fi Film Festival.

gay bostonMONDAY – THURSDAY

Pizza & Game Night is every Monday from 5-9PM (check out their ping pong and foosball tables) at Dorchester Brewery in Dorchester

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

Cards Against Humanity Night returns to The Alley Bar in DTX on Monday from 8-10PM 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

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

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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

Wonderground offers you new House & Techno music at this monthly party held the first Tuesday of the month at the Wonder Bar in Allston

People Before Highways is part of the BPL’s Local & Family History Lecture Series about Boston’s Urban Renewal plans in the 1950s on Wednesday 6-7:30PM in Boston

DotOUT’s Midweek Meltdown is this Wednesday from 6:30-8:30PM at the Harp & Bard in Dorchester

Quincy Bay Area Gay Men’s Meetup are meeting on Wednesday for movies, game night and pizza from 7-10PM (RSVP required) in Quincy

Houseboi w/ DJ Dandylion & Lucy Stoole at Middlesex on Wednesday

Houseboi w/ DJ Dandylion & Lucy Stoole is one part great music and one part great entertainment with your hostess Sham Payne on Wednesday at the Middlesex Lounge in Central Square, Cambridge

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

White Out Weekend (WOW) hosted by The Welcoming Committee runs through the weekend up at Sunday River Mountain in Maine

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

Queer Boston Board Gamers is meeting Thursday from 6-9PM at the Panera Bread at Porter Square in Cambridge

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

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Boston’s Gay Beer Club Thirsty Thursday at the Cambridge Brewing Co.

Boston Gay Beer Club’s Thirsty Thursday is back so head over to Cambridge Brewing Co. starting at 8PM in Cambridge

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

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

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

THE WEEKEND

WoW Weekend: Let’s have a skiki is hosted by Boston’s The Welcoming Committee up at Sunday River Mountain Friday – Sunday in Maine

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

43rd Boston Sci-Fi Film Festival starts on Friday and continues through the 19th at the Somerville Theater in Davis Square, Somerville

Fuzz is a monthly dance party with no cover featuring DJ Bruce Derfler at the Alley Bar in DTX

Movie: Ravenous plays at 11:59PM on Friday as part of The Coolidge’s “After Midnite” series in Brookline

Brattle Theater

Clockwork Orange is showing on Saturday at 4:15 and 9:30 at The Brattle Theater

Movie: A Clockwork Orange is showing on Saturday at 4:15 and 9:30 at The Brattle Theater in Harvard Square – Cambridge

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

Saga Saturdays Boston’s biggest gay dance party at Paradise in Cambridge

Movie: Freddy’s Dead The Final Nightmare plays at 11:59PM on Saturday as part of The Coolidge’s “After Midnite” series in Brookline

Movie: The Hunger Games is showing on Sunday at 3:15 and 8:30 at The Brattle Theater in Harvard Square – Cambridge

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Bear Brunch is back at The Trophy Room this Sunday, starting at 1PM, featuring music by DJ Brian Halligan in Boston

Dragapalooza Paint Party + Drag Show for Charity  hosted by Boston’s Black Pride will be a blast with live performances by Teashaboo, Karisma Geneva Jackson-Tae, Kris Knievil Fan Club,Amanda Playwith, Kerra Daniels, Tee Sparks, and more on Sunday from 4:30-8PM at Jacques 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

Sip with Severity Stone comes to Jacques on Sunday from 6-10PM with DJ Brian Halligan playing your favorite disco music in Boston

Boston’s Gay Beer Club Sundays at Trophy is this weekend starting at 7PM (all are welcome!) at Trophy Room in Boston

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OutBreath: LGBTQ Meditation Group come together (past experience is not required) on Sunday, 7-9PM at Shambhala Meditation Center in Brookline

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.