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What to do this week: October 21 – 27

Halloween, Boston, Provincetown, Providence, Ogunquit There is a lot happening during the week as well with 40+ LGBTQ themed events taking place this week so make plans with friends.

I would like to give a shout out to two events of note this weekend, including ManRay XIV – the Fourteen Year ManRay Reunion on Friday at Sonia. More than any other, I miss the Fetish/gay club ManRay/Campus which closed in the early 2000s. Additionally, I want to encourage anyone considering entering Mr. Boston Bear and Cub 2020 Competition which takes place next Saturday at The Alley. Come down and cheer on all the contestants.

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

Boston Drag Gauntlet Cycle 3 Challenge #5: Scary Tales this week contestants will be divided into teams to create horror versions of famous fairy tales – come down to Jacques on Tuesday starting at 7:30PM

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

The T: Fakes, Flakes, & Ghosts Men of Melanin Magic host a talk about the masks that society often forces us to wear as queer/trans men of color – RSVP to get details on the location on Wednesday starting at 7PM

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

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

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

Gay Bash’d 18+ 2nd Annual Halloweekend Kickoff is a queer celebration of alternative drag, techno, and self-expression –  costumes encouraged – on Thursday at Oberon starting at 10PM in Harvard Sq

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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Mr. Boston Bear and Cubs 2020 Competition is this Saturday

THE WEEKEND

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

6th Annual Reach(OUT) LGBTQA+ career conference for students to gain advice and career planning strategies – registration is free for any Boston-area student with a college ID (pre-registration is required) Friday at 6PM at John D. O’Bryant African-American Institute in Roxbury

Boston Gay Professionals Networking is this Friday at Serafina – Financial District location – RSVP required and starts at 6:30PM

MFA Late Nites is this Saturday from 8PM – 2AM  – this always sells out so get your tickets ASAP and have a blast 

ManRay XIV – the Fourteen Year ManRay Reunion is this Friday at Sonia doors open 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 Friday Halloween w/ Mizery and DJ Stevie Psyclone (no cover before 11PM) at Club Cafe this Friday

6th Annual Reach(OUT) LGBTQA+ career conference for students to gain advice and career planning strategies – registration is free for any Boston-area student with a college ID (pre-registration is required) Saturday at 3:30PM at John D. O’Bryant African-American Institute in Roxbury

Break the Chains giant queer Halloween dance party start your Saturday early with this party in the South End at Make Shift on Columbus Ave 6-10PM

Boston Gaymers HalloQueen host their 2nd annual Boston Gaymers HalloQueen party, costume contest, games and great company at Cathedral Station on Saturday 8PM – 2AM in Boston

Mr. Boston Bear and Cub 2020 Competition come down and cheer on your favorite contestant this Saturday at The Alley Bar starting at 9PM

HallowQueen: A Queer Takeover GQB hosts a “pop-up” takeover costume dance party at Game On this Saturday, starting at 9PM in the Fenway

HalloQueen @Mainestreet head up to Ogunquit for the weekend and check out Mainestreet’s halloween party starting at 9PM

Don’t Ask Don’t Tell: Spooky Ball is this Saturday at Great Scott in Allston – great music and drag show to boot – creative attire strongly recommended

Legacy Saturdays Halloween Party with DJ Paulo come down in your best costumes and dance the night away starting at 10PM in the Theatre District

Bloodfeast Halloween party is this Saturday at Machine with cash prize costume competition doors open at 10PM in the Fenway

So Hot Saturdaes: Monsters Ball have fun at Blend’s costume contests, spooky music selection and guest host Sham Payne in Dorchester

UNITE Saturdays Dirty Disco is 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

Carving & Cocktails at dbar this Sunday from 2-4:30PM pumpkin, carving tools, cocktail and apps included with prizes for top 3 designs – voting is at 4:30PM (only 40 tickets avail so RSVP now)

Sunday Sip-tual is this Sunday at Jacques starting at 6PM with DJ Brian Halligan and guest DJ Math3ca and a special performance by Binx

Halloween Tea Dance dance to great music from 70s 80s & 90s, starting at 6PM no cover – Sunday at Club Cafe in Boston

Naked Yoga for Men meets in the Boston area most Sundays at 6:30 PM (note that classes fill in advance and you must pre-register with the group)

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 Halloween at Candibar in the Theater District this 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.

Mr. Boston Bear and Cub 2020 competition

Mass Bears and Cubs will be hosting their annual Mr. Boston Bear and Cub contest on Saturday, October 26th at the Alley Bar in Downtown Crossing. Contestants will compete for the 2020 Mr. Boston Bear and Mr. Boston Cub titles on the same night.

Come cheer on the contestants and support the Greater Boston Bear and Cub community. This is a friendly and welcoming group of guys.

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This year’s events include:

  • Meet and Greet Friday, October 25th at 8 pm at the Alley Bar
  • Competition Saturday, October 26th at 9 pm at the Alley Bar
  • Victory Celebration Brunch Sunday, October 27th at 2 pm at TBA
  • Victory Celebration – *SIP* at Jacque’s Underground 6pm to 9pm

What to do this weekend

Temptation TuesdayThere is a lot planned this weekend ranging from opening night for The Thanksgiving Play from the Lyric Stage Co. to the 55th Head of the Charles Regatta and Boston Book Festival both on Saturday & Sunday. On Saturday afternoon get tix to Sips with a Somm it’s a perfect option for wine lovers and of course Boston’s Drag Gospel Fest 2019 is sure to be a blast.

There are also a number of fun parties planned including SWEAT and H E R O E S on Friday and Groove Saturdays and Mars Attacks! on Saturday. On Sunday there are also two fun Tea Dances to check out: Boo-Tea Diva Battle (Mariah vs J Lo) at blend and Halloween Bear Tea Dance at Club Cafe.

FRIDAY

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

The Thanksgiving Play (Opening Night) check out this hilarious play from The Lyric Stage Co. which opens tonight in the Back Bay and will run through November 10th (tickets start at just $25)

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

SWEAT presented by Michael James and hosted by Pup Iron is a 21+ night at Machine this Friday

H E R O E S this is for everyone who loves 80s New Wave, Goth and Industrial Music – Friday doors open at 10PM at SONIA in Central Square

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

SATURDAY

55th Head of the Charles Regatta is this Saturday and Sunday along the Charles River – come down, check it out and cheer on the 9,000+ athletes

Boston Book Festival is a free, annual festival that takes place this Saturday and Sunday in Copley Square in Boston

Sips with a Somm is a great way to spend time with friends if you love wine – join Boston Chops beverage Director and Advanced Sommelier Nick Daddona to explore the wines of Italy, Spain, France, and more starting Saturday at 4PM

Judy Gold and Varla Jean Merman (aka Judy & Varla) come to the Calderwood Pavilion for two shows on one night (this Saturday) – join Sergio & me at this show which I promise will have you rolling in the aisles with laughter

Drag Gospel Fest 2019 this Saturday starting at 6PM brings the good, faithful, forgiving and inclusive message of the Gospel to the LGBTQ community with fabulous music, entertainment, worship & praise… but with gorgeous frocks and really big hair at Club Cafe

Groove Saturdays join your host Sham Payne for a fun night out with great music at Blend in Dorchester

Mars Attacks! hosted by dbar after dark challenges you to wear an out of this world, alien invasion fashion to this party with music by DJ Jay Ine on Saturday 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

gay book club, underwear, hunkSUNGAY

55th Head of the Charles Regatta is this Sunday along the Charles River – come down, check it out and cheer on the 9,000+ athletes

Boston Book Festival is a free, annual festival that takes place this Sunday in Copley Square in Boston

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

Boo-Tea Diva Battle (Mariah vs J Lo) is at blend this Sunday doors open at 4PM for this fun tea dance series – cheer on your favorite diva

Halloween Bear Tea Dance no cover and always has great music from 70s 80s & 90s, starting at 6PM no cover every Sunday at Club Cafe in Boston

Naked Yoga for Men meets in the Boston area most Sundays at 6:30 PM (note that classes fill in advance and you must pre-register with the group)

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: October 14 – 20

Lots happening in Boston this week starting with a handful of museums that will be open this Monday for Indigenous People’s Day / Columbus Day.

This weekend be sure to check out the 55th Head of the Charles Regatta along the Charles River and the Boston Book Festival both take place this Saturday and Sunday. If you’re looking something a little more gay, check out  Varla Jean Merman and Judy Gold for two shows on Saturday, Judy & Varla.

MONDAY – THURSDAY

FREE Museum Passes in celebration of Indigenous People’s Day / Columbus Day the following museums are free and open to the public on Monday: Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, Mapparium

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

No Filter You can catch #NoFilter this Friday downstairs 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

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

gay activities in bostonAtomic 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

Chá da Alice – Latino Wednesdays is at Legacy this Wednesday in the Theater District – doors open at 10PM

Free Pool is available all evening at Cathedral Station every Thursday

Queer Boston Board Gamers is meeting Thursday from 6-9PM at the Smith Campus Center (upstairs) in Boston

LGBTQ Pop Culture Trivia starts at 6:30PM this Thursday at the Turtle Swamp Brewing in JP

MOVIE: What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? in 35 mm hosted by Coleslaw, Thursday starting at 6:30PM at the Somerville Theater in Davis Sq

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

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 book club, underwear, hunkTHE WEEKEND

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

The Thanksgiving Play (Opening Night) check out this hilarious play from The Lyric Stage Co. which opens tonight in the Back Bay and will run through November 10th (tickets start at just $25)

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

SWEAT presented by Michael James and hosted by Pup Iron is a 21+ night at Machine this Friday

H E R O E S this is for everyone who loves 80s New Wave, Goth and Industrial Music – Friday doors open at 10PM at SONIA in Central Square

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

55th Head of the Charles Regatta is this Saturday and Sunday along the Charles River – come down, check it out and cheer on the 9,000+ athletes

Boston Book Festival is a free, annual festival that takes place this Saturday and Sunday in Copley Square in Boston

Sips with a Somm is a great way to spend time with friends if you love wine – join Boston Chops beverage Director and Advanced Sommelier Nick Daddona to explore the wines of Italy, Spain, France, and more starting Saturday at 4PM

Judy Gold, Varla Jean Merman, gay boston

Judy Gold and Varla Jean Merman (aka Judy & Varla) come to the Calderwood Pavilion for two shows on one night (this Saturday) – join Sergio & me at this show which I promise will have you rolling in the aisles with laughter

Drag Gospel Fest 2019 this Saturday starting at 6PM brings the good, faithful, forgiving and inclusive message of the Gospel to the LGBTQ community with fabulous music, entertainment, worship & praise… but with gorgeous frocks and really big hair at Club Cafe

Groove Saturdays join your host Sham Payne for a fun night out with great music at Blend in Dorchester

Mars Attacks! hosted by dbar after dark challenges you to wear an out of this world, alien invasion fashion to this party with music by DJ Jay Ine on Saturday 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

Boo-Tea Diva Battle (Mariah vs J Lo) is at blend this Sunday doors open at 4PM for this fun tea dance series – cheer on your favorite diva

Halloween Bear Tea Dance no cover and always has great music from 70s 80s & 90s, starting at 6PM no cover every Sunday at Club Cafe in Boston

Naked Yoga for Men meets in the Boston area most Sundays at 6:30 PM (note that classes fill in advance and you must pre-register with the group)

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.

Different From The Others presented by Provincetown Film Society

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the earliest surviving film depicting LGBT people, The Provincetown Film Society presents two very special screenings of the recently restored Different From The OthersThe German film dates back to the Weimar Republic in 1919 and was created in response to the then-current laws under Germany, that made homosexuality a criminal offense. It is believed to be the first pro-gay film in the world.

Want to see this historic film? You have two opportunities to buy tickets. Select the links below for more information about the screenings and to get tickets.

Ptown Showing: Provincetown Theater on October 24
Boston Showing: Strand Theater/Dorchester on December 5 

Different From The Others tells a compelling story of secrecy and oppression that continues to play out in the world today. The film is about a violinist whose romance with a talented male student is thwarted when a blackmailer threatens to expose their relationship.

Proceeds raised from these showings will go to benefit the Ptown Flim Society and Trevor Project.

What to do this weekend

handsome, hairy, hunkThere are a lot of events and activities happening this weekend. If you’ve yet to make up your mind on what to do, check out this list of 25+ suggestions and make plans to make the most of the weekend.

PTown Soccer Classic XXIII starts on Friday in Provincetown – for more information including events and game times click on the link provided

Ogunquit Bear Fest Weekend starts on Friday in Ogunquit click on the link for more details about all the parties and programming

Melanin Pride Festival is a renaissance in celebration and recognition of LGBTQ+, non-binary people of color in film and the arts click the link to learn more about all the associated events that will occur this weekend

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

Fresh Fruit is Born Again (Opening Night) Lauded for their razor sharp wit and take no prisoner’s approach to political, religious, and social institutions, these Queens are ready to hit the stage at Club Café on Friday and will be performing Saturdays and Sundays through November 23rd in Boston

The Beyonce Experience is at the Museum of Science Planetarium starting at 8:30PM on Friday in Boston – a must for all Beyonce fans

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

Serving Face is back at Jacques Underground on Friday with DJ char & Kirbie Fully Loaded in Bay Village

FUZZ this fun monthly, gay dance party returns to the Alley this Friday in DTX

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

Back Bay Chocolate Walking TourNew England chocolate festival discover some of the world’s best chocolate and confections, become a more conscious consumer, and meet farmers and makers this Saturday and Sunday at the Cyclorama in the South End

Queer Board Game Night starts at 6PM on Saturday evening at the Trident Booksellers & Cafe on Newbury Street in the Back Bay

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 in Dorchester

MOBD Muscle Otter Bear Daddy is hosted the 2nd Saturday of the month downstairs at the Middle East in Central Square

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 Saturday – it’s Stevie Psyclone’s birthday dance party at Club Cafe with DJ Susan Esthera (no cover before 11PM) in Boston

handsome, hunk, hairy, men in bed, gay couple in bedSoWa Open Market SoWa Open Market is now open every Sunday from 10AM – 4PM through the end of October in Boston

*SIP* 2 Year Anniversary is this Sunday starting at 6PM with a performance by Sham Payne, and raffles by The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence for Sister Santa at Jacques in Bay Village

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

Naked Yoga for Men meets in the Boston area most Sundays at 6:30 PM (note that classes fill in advance and you must pre-register with the group)

Pitch Your Single Friend LGBTQ+ Night is this Sunday starting at 7PM at Aeronaut Brewery

Karaoke at the Alley is every Sunday starting at 8PM in Boston

Hot Mess Sundays is at Legacy this Sunday and will feature special guests BOB the Drag Queen and Jiggly Caliente 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.

Fresh Fruit is Born Again

If you’ve lived in Boston for a while you may recognize / remember the drag troupe, Fresh Fruit. It appears the the group has been reborn and is bringinng a new show to Club Cafe starting this Friday with shows on Saturdays and Sunday (matinee shows) through November 23rd. Some of their shows have already sold out so don’t delay and get tickets while tehy last.

Fresh Fruit is Born Again
all shows are at Club Café
click here for tickets and information

Lauded for their razor sharp wit and take no prisoner’s approach to political, religious, and social institutions, these Queens are ready to hit the stage at Club Café.  If you loved Fresh Fruit before (or Bitter Bitch’s Golden Girls or Menopausal Mermaid), you won’t want to miss out on this hilarious song parody send up of everything you may think, but never say.

For a taste of what you might expect at the Club Cafe show, here is a video from Fresh Fruit back in the day.