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What to do this weekend

Here are 25+ parties, events and activities to consider this weekend in and around Boston. Make plans with friends and enjoy the long holiday weekend for all of you who have MLK day off.

FRIDAY

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

The Diva’s Experience is at the Museum of Science each Friday at 7:30PM at the Hayden Planetarium – tix required and strongly encouraged to purchase in advance – showtime is approximately 40 minutes

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

SWEAT: Leather Daddy Night with DJ James Cerne & offAxis Adam Fearing Leather, Rubber, Fetish, Pup Gear encouraged but not required. Come and be yourself! Pop Up Demos TBA at Machine on Friday starting at 10PM

HEROES Ashes To Ashes Tribute to Bowie with DJ Chris Ewen is this Friday at Sonia in Central Square on Friday in Central Square

Groove Fridays plays disco (new and old,) house, remixes, and more- all with video and amazing visualizers with DJ Brian Derrick every third Friday at blend in Dorchester

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

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Drag Queen Story Hour is every third Saturday in the children’s section from 11AM – 12PM at the Trident Bookseller’s & Cafe in Boston

Saturday afternoon Sips with a Somm is this Saturday at 4PM at Boston Chops (South End) with beverage director and Advanced Sommelier Nick Daddona will include Vino Italiano, The Rhone Rangers, ABC’s of France, Winter Warmers, and American Cabernet – tickets req’d in South End

Queer Board Game Night is at 6PM at the Trident Booksellers & Cafe on Newbury Street in Boston

Mayhem Saturdays with DJ AGA is this weekend so 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

GAY BASH’D returns to the Oberon this Saturday with everyone’s favorite DJ Colby Drasher – click for full line up of performers – doors open at 10PM

Legacy Saturday Nights come down and dance to music from Alex Costa starting at 10PM in the Theater District

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

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SoWa Vintage Market continues to run every Sunday from 10AM to 4PM at 450 Harrison Avenue in the South End

Mass Bears & Cubs social is this Sunday from 2-5PM at blend in Dorchester

Bear Tea Dance (Hanky Code) hosted by The History Project with great music from DJ BEGBICK starts at 5PM on Sunday at Club Cafe in Boston

SIP presents Come Together (NEW LOCATION) returns this Sunday with DJ Brian Halligan at The Good Life in downtown starting at 6PM 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)

Gay Beer Club Sundays is at Stoddard’s in DTX, starting at 7PM – all welcome

PRIVATE LIFE (New Gay Night) dancing, drag and dinner at Shore Leave in SoWa with James Cerne and Char starting at 8PM

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

DREAM with Ralphi Rosario presented by The Gay Mafia is at Royale on Sunday of MLK weekend in the Theater District

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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What to do this week: January 13-19

snuggle buddy, handsome, hairy chest, hunk, gayLots happening this week leading up to MLK Day, including some new nights you may not know about including a Drag Variety Show at Bill’s Bar on Thursday, SWEAT: Leather Daddy Night is back for the first time this year on Friday, SIP returns on Sunday at a new location and PRIVATE LIFE at Shore Leave in the South End. The biggest party of the week will definitely be at Royale on Sunday night DREAM with Ralphi Rosario.

If clubbing isn’t your thing, no worries as there are plenty of options for you including Mini-Film Series: Camp Classic Mommie Dearest, Dollar Dumpling Thursdays, and Queer Board Game Night to name a few.

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

All Star Mondays – Fairy Tales 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

Boston Drag Gauntlet Legends 5 legendary drag performers compete in 3 challenges for local charities and the title of Boston Drag Gauntlet Legend on Tuesday at 7:30PM at Jacques in Bay Village

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

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

Dollar Dumpling Thursdays fits just about anyone’s budget so come over to Red Lantern and have a few dumplings with friends or just to people watch on Thursday starting at 5PM in Boston

Mini-Film Series: Camp Classic Mommie Dearest on Thursday at 6PM at The History Project – tickets must be reserved in advance in Boston

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

NEW Drag Variety Show: LIVE! from the Clearance Rack hosted by Atlas Bleach, serves up live music, sketch comedy, and sickening drag performance at Bill’s Bar starting at 8:30PM in the Fenway

#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

THE WEEKEND

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

The Diva’s Experience is at the Museum of Science each Friday at 7:30PM at the Hayden Planetarium – tix required and strongly encouraged to purchase in advance – showtime is approximately 40 minutes

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

SWEAT: Leather Daddy Night with DJ James Cerne & offAxis Adam Fearing Leather, Rubber, Fetish, Pup Gear encouraged but not required. Come and be yourself! Pop Up Demos TBA at Machine on Friday starting at 10PM

HEROES Ashes To Ashes Tribute to Bowie with DJ Chris Ewen is this Friday at Sonia in Central Square on Friday in Central Square

Groove Fridays plays disco (new and old,) house, remixes, and more- all with video and amazing visualizers with DJ Brian Derrick every third Friday at blend in Dorchester

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

Drag Queen Story Hour is every third Saturday in the children’s section from 11AM – 12PM at the Trident Bookseller’s & Cafe in Boston

Saturday afternoon Sips with a Somm is this Saturday at 4PM at Boston Chops (South End) with beverage director and Advanced Sommelier Nick Daddona will include Vino Italiano, The Rhone Rangers, ABC’s of France, Winter Warmers, and American Cabernet – tickets req’d in South End

Queer Board Game Night is at 6PM at the Trident Booksellers & Cafe on Newbury Street in Boston

Mayhem Saturdays with DJ AGA is this weekend so 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

GAY BASH’D returns to the Oberon this Saturday with everyone’s favorite DJ Colby Drasher – click for full line up of performers – doors open at 10PM

Legacy Saturday Nights come down and dance to music from Alex Costa starting at 10PM in the Theater District

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 Vintage Market continues to run every Sunday from 10AM to 4PM at 450 Harrison Avenue in the South End

Mass Bears & Cubs social is this Sunday from 2-5PM at blend in Dorchester

Bear Tea Dance (Hanky Code) hosted by The History Project with great music from DJ BEGBICK starts at 5PM on Sunday at Club Cafe in Boston

SIP presents Come Together (NEW LOCATION) returns this Sunday with DJ Brian Halligan at The Good Life in downtown starting at 6PM 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)

Gay Beer Club Sundays is at Stoddard’s in DTX, starting at 7PM – all welcome

PRIVATE LIFE (New Gay Night) dancing, drag and dinner at Shore Leave in SoWa with James Cerne and Char starting at 8PM

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

DREAM with Ralphi Rosario presented by The Gay Mafia is at Royale on Sunday of MLK weekend in the Theater District

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: January 6-12

Have a holiday hangover? Looking for a distraction from the winter chill? Check out one or more of these programs / events / parties and share with your friends. If there is a program that I’ve overlooked, please add it in the comments section and if it is a reoccurring event let me know so I can add it to this post which I pull together each week.

MONDAY – THURSDAY

Boston’s Bisexual Resource Center annual meeting is on Monday at the Boston Public Library at 6:30PM

Boston Gay Men’s Book Club meets this Monday at 7PM at Boston Beer Works by Fenway Park to discuss this month’s novel – all welcome

Drag Queen Trivia is at A4cade in Central Square starting at 7PM on Monday

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

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

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

gay bostonStump 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 Nowhere Near Broadway Revue is back this Wednesday starting at 9PM at Club Cafe in Boston

Back to the 80s is a weekly dance party each Wednesday at Machine starting at 10PM 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

MOVIE: Valley of the Dolls will play starting at 6PM at the History Project – no cost but they do ask you to RSVP to ensure there are enough seats for all

Queer Boston Board Gamers “Game Night” will meet this Thursday at Smith Campus Center starting at 6PM in Boston

Cabaret night w/ Andy Lantz & Frankie Campofelice is at Club Cafe’s Napoleon Room on Thursday starting at 8PM 

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

THE WEEKEND

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

Boston Gay Professionals MeetUp network and connect with other LGBTQ professionals at this monthly meet up – this month at the Liberty Hotel on Friday starting at 6:30PM in Beacon Hill

The Diva’s Experience is at the Museum of Science each Friday at 7:30PM at the Hayden Planetarium – tix required and strongly encouraged to purchase in advance – showtime is approximately 40 minutes

The Cake (Opening Night) Lyric Stage Company opens with a funny and timely play that runs through February 9th in Boston

Fabulous Underground Comedy Kids Standup is at Jacques this Friday starting at 9PM in Bay Village

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

Everyone loves Kylie at Fuzz this Friday

Fuzz love Kylie (and so do you) so check out this monthly dance party at the Alley on Friday starting at 10PM in Boston’s DTX

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

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

GAG REFLEX: Gay Stand-Up Comedy Show a new comedy night comes to Boston starting this Saturday starting at 6:30PM at Club Cafe

The Pink Party forget about what Mean Girls taught you and this Saturday dress in pink then head to 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 Vintage Market continues to run every Sunday from 10AM to 4PM at 450 Harrison Avenue in the South End

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No Pants Subway Ride in Boston this Sunday

No Pants Subway Ride join this fun tradition hosted by cities around the world here in Boston and ride the MBTA in your underwear from 1-3PM on Sunday in Boston

Y2k Tea Dance never has a cover and always has great music, 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.

2020 North American gay ski week calendar

max emersonEach January I write about the various ski weeks and weekends that are organized here in New England and North America.

With the holidays now a thing of the past and many weeks of winter weather still ahead of us, I try to take the attitude of “if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em” by sharing a handful of gay ski celebrations as the circuit moves from the beaches to the slopes. I also like to use this post to give a shout out to OutRyders – New England’s largest gay ski club.

Aspen Gay Ski Week: January 12-19, 2020  This week long celebration is the biggest and oldest of its kind starting back in 1977 and having grown significantly over the years.

Winter Rendezvous at Stowe, VT: January 22-26, 2020  This is New England’s largest (and longest running) gay ski week. Boston’s  gay ski club, OutRyders (mentioned above) will help members organize and logistics.

Elevation Tremblant Gay Ski Week: January 30 – February 2, 2020 located in Quebec this is a great option for guys from the Northeast. Last year was the first time Elevation came East so it should be interesting to see how they build upon last year’s successful event.

Whistler Pride & Ski Festival: January 26 – February 2, 2020  This annual tradition which started in 1992 offers plenty to do and if you are coming from the US at a nice price break with the favorable exchange rate.

WOW weekend at Sunday River, ME: February 6-9, 2020  The Welcoming Committee’s mini takeover of the Sunday River Resort has grown in recent years. This year Boston’s OutRyders are an official sponsor of the event.

Elevation Utah Gay Ski Week at Park City: Feb 26 – March 1, 2020
While Utah isn’t exactly known as the most gay friendly place in America, this will be the 9th anniversary and continues to grow in popularity.

Elevation Mammoth Gay Ski Week: March 18-22, 2020  The Elevation Ski Week brand started here at Mammoth Mountain and attracts mostly a west coast crowd.

Big Gay Jay Weekend at Jay’s Peak, VT: March 20-23, 2020  This weekend trip to southern Vermont is organized for and by New England’s gay ski club The OutRyders.

If there is a gay ski week or weekend celebration I’ve overlooked that you would like to share, please leave the name, date and web link in the comments section so people can learn more.

Merry Christmas

Mark Kanemura was on So You Think You Can Dance a few years back. He regularly posts short, entertaining videos like this one from last year. As you can see, Mark has enough Christmas spirit for all of us.

So for those of you who are celebrating Christmas, I hope you have a wonderful holiday and for the rest of you, enjoy this ridiculous video. I’m sure it will bring a smile to your face.

Hey Santa, all I want for Christmas is…

Santa's helperI’ve been really good this year so I thought I’d let Santa know that if he can’t give me world peace or control of the U.S. Senate, I’d like to have this under my tree.