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Get Lei’d with Boston Ironsides rugby team

sports, humorGET LEI’D WITH BOSTON IRONSIDES ON FRIDAY

Are you sticking around Boston for Memorial Day weekend? Boston Ironsides (Boston’s all-inclusive rugby team) is hosting a FUNdraiser at the Harpoon Brewery in the Seaport this Friday from 7-8:30PM.
Tickets are just $15 and provide you with the chance to get lei’d by an Ironsides rugger, beer, music and an entry into their limbo contest for a shot at their grand prize. Hawaiian attire is encouraged so break out those hideous shirts and head over to the Harpoon Brewery this Friday.

All funds raised from this event will go towards the Ironsides 2018 Bingham Cup fund. Click here for more details about the Boston Ironsides Harpoon event.

Brown University and SMASH LABS LGBTQ study

SMASH LABS is a research group at Brown University, and we’re currently recruiting gay and bisexual men for several ongoing studies, some of which you can do from home.

SMASH LABS studies will pay you for your time (anywhere from $50-$270, depending on the time commitment involved). To learn if you’re eligible for any of their studies, click the link below to take a short survey and they will be in touch with details.

SMASH LABS STUDIES

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Boston Meetup: Gay Men Camping

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UPDATE: It appears this group has suddenly (and sadly) folded. 

Each Tuesday I feature a different LGBTQ club or organization to help connect gay men living in the Boston area. One such group you may not know about is Boston’s Gay Men’s Camping Meetup Group. With more temperate weather in our future, I thought the time was right to give a shout out to this group.

Boston’s Gay Men Camping is an outdoor adventure group for men only. A social network for all fit and active gay men of all ages. Including singles, couples and friends who appreciate nature, love hiking, enjoy backpacking and have a passion for exploring the outdoors. The group regularly schedules weekend camping trips throughout New England, and although I’ve never joined them, they come across as quite friendly and recommend you check them out.

gay boston, gay campingIf this sounds like a group you’d enjoy, I encourage you to reach out to them by joining their Meetup group online at GayMenCamping.com and to like their Facebook page, facebook.com/GayMenCamping.

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.

Provincetown 2018 summer entertainment

Entering-ProvincetownWhenever I am contacted by readers asking for suggestions about what to do in Provincetown, I always encourage them to attend at least one performance.

Below is a listing of the talent coming to Provincetown. I’ve added links to make it easier to get more information about these performances and to purchase tickets. An asterisk* it signifies that the show is performed regularly (on specific nights) starting on that date and running through the remainder of the season.

 Migguel Anggelo, Nora Burns, Chris Harder, James Judd, Sam Morrison, Neil Thornton, Deven Green, Randy Rainbow, Unitard, Paula Poundstone, Leslie Jordan, Bruce VilanchCOMEDY & CABARET IN PROVINCETOWN

May 30 – Jun 3   Cabaretfest
Jun4*                    ShowGirls weekly talent show is every Monday
Jun 12-13              Migguel Anggelo performs his one man show, La Misa, Baby!
Jun 19-20             Nora Burns performs her one woman show, David’s Friend
Jun 26-27             Chris Harder performs his show Porn To Be A Star
Jun 28*                 James Judd from NPR brings his show to Ptown
Jul 9-11                  Sam Morrison performs his show Hello Daddy
Jul 10                     Neil Thornton One night only, comedy show
Jul 18-20               Poppy’s Poppin’ N Rockin’ Comedy Show
Jul 23-27               Deven Green comes to Ptown for five nights only
Aug 6-7                  Randy Rainbow YouTube personality
Aug 9-10                Unitard presents their show Tard Core
Aug 11                     Paula Poundstone performs for one night only
Aug 13-14               Leslie Jordan performs his show Exposed
Aug 17-18               Bruce Vilanch performs A funny thing happened on                                                     the way to the dick dock

DRAG SHOWS IN PROVINCETOWN

May 26-27*          Thirsty Burlington performs All Things Cher                                                                   Every Friday and Sunday, starting June 29th
May 26*                Miss Ritchfield 1981 (new venue this year)
June 1*                  Dina Martina performs “Crème de la Dregs” 
Jun 5-6                  Liza Lott Sings the Blues
Jun 21*                  Raja Season 3 winner of RPDR performs
Jun 23-27             Jackie Beat comes to Ptown for 4 shows only!
Jun 26-Jul            Candis Cayne performs Hi Gorgeous for 6 shows only
Jun 29*                 Jimmy James performs Divas are forever!
Jul 2-3                  Pam Ann
Jul 4 – Aug 19      Trixie Mattel brings her show to Ptown
Jul 6*                     Ben DeLaCreme performs Inferno A-Go-Go 
Jul 6*                     Varla Jean Merman & Peaches Christ perform The Whining
Jul 16                     Chelsea Piers performs Are you there Ru it’s me Chelsea
Jul 23-24              Sandra Bernhard performs her show, Sandemonium
Jul 23-Aug 1         Joan Rivers Tribute ShowThe Bitch is Back
Jul 24*                   Aurora Sexton performs Let Them Eat Cake
Aug 12-14              The rise and fall (and rise) of Martha Stewart
June 22*               Varla Jean Merman performs Under a Big Top 
Jun 23*                 Jinkx Monsoon performs Beach City Bimbo 
Jun 30*                 Miss Conception performs Forbidden Diznee 
Jul 4*                     Jinx, Peaches & Liza in Hocum Pokem 
Jul 6*                     Varla Jean & Peaches Christ in The Whining 
Jul 9                       Bianca Del Rio One Show Only! Blame it on Bianca
Jul 23-29               Deven Green
Jul 30-Aug 1         Paige Turner  performs Drag Me To The Top
Aug 17-30              Miss Coco Peru performs The Taming of the Tension
Aug 20-29             3s Company, If you can’t beat’em join’em
Aug 28 – Sept 2    Lady Bunny comes to Ptown for six shows only
Sept 3                     Bob The Drag Queen appears for one show only
Sept 6-8                 Sherry Vine comes to Ptown for three shows only

ptown theaterTHEATER & BURLESQUE SHOWS IN PROVINCETOWN

May 2 – Jun 2       You Can’t Take It With You
Jun 2                       Jodi Kantor & Andrew Sullivan in conversation
Jun 16                     POLLOCK: A staged reading
Jun 21*                   MALECALL presents Student Bodies 
Jun 22*                  Star Boys w/ Kim David Smith sci-fi burlesque show
Jun 24*                  Brokelahomo! from the Gold Dust Orphans
Jul 8-9                    Bearlesque hosted by Josh Schonewolf
Jul 10*                    Hair the Musical
Jul 16 – Aug 30     Love! Valour! Compassion!
Aug 5-9                   Baloney: San Francisco’s All Male Revue
Sept 6-8                  Midnight at the Never Get

MUSIC ACTS / SHOWS IN PROVINCETOWN

May 28*                Bobby Weatherbee at the Central House Piano Bar
May 28*                Doug Repetti at the Dive Bar Piano at the Crown
Jun 29*                 Esera Tualo from The Voice performs at Pilgrim House
Jul 1*                      Well Strung
Jul 5*                     Steve Grand returns for a second season
Jul 7-8                   Branden & James
Jul 9-10                 Matt Alber
Jul 11-12                Tom Goss performs Confessions of a Pocket Cub
Jul 15-16               Judy Kuhn w/ Seth Rudetsky
Jul 17                     Adam Pascal w/ Seth Rudetsky
Jul 17*                   Speakeasy Night w/ Zoe Lewis & the Bootleggers
Jul 19-20              Christine Ebersole w/ Seth Rudetsky
Jul 23                    Lucy Arnaz
Jul 28-29              Will Swenson w/ Seth Rudetsky
Aug 4-5                 Sierra Boggess w/ Seth Rudetsky
Aug 5                     Telly Leung, Broadway and TV star performs for one night
Aug 9                     Provincetown’s Jazz Festival
Aug 11-16              Brian Justin Crum
Aug 12                   Liz Callaway w/ Seth Rudetsky
Aug 13                   Jeremy Jordan w/ Seth Rudetsky
Aug 19                   Emily Skinner w/ Seth Rudetsky
Aug 21-22             Stephanie Block w/ Seth Rudetsky
Aug 24-27             Marilyn Maye
Aug 26-27             Linda Eder returns to Ptown for two shows
Sept 1-2                 Alice Ripley w/ Seth Rudetsky
Sept 9                    Kathy Najimy performs Lift Up Your Skirt

NOTE: The asterisk * signifies that this production / performer will be playing through the remainder of the 2018 summer season.

What to do this week: May 21-27

Summer Time in BostonAs we look forward to Memorial Day Weekend (and hope for good weather) the calendar gets progressively busier through the week. However, I’d like to highlight two events happening during the week: ART SE: The South End Party for Art on Tuesday and Boston Ballet’s La Sylphide (Opening Night),which opens on Thursday and runs through June 10.

There are so many parties happening, I’m going to ask that you check out the full list below but here is a sampling: FASCINATION FridayTea Dance in OGTSo Hot Saturdaes Decades Party and the biggest party of all, Military Ball 2018 with ABEL

If you’d prefer to enjoy a drink off the dance floor check out Rooftop Cocktails with Boston’s LGBTQ & Friends Meetup or Boston Ironsides Harpoon Brewery Beer Tasting (both on Friday). 

Also of note are several new summer shows that open this weekend including the Dueling Drag Divas up in OGT, Miss Richfield 1981 is performing in a new venue in Ptown and  Thirsty Burlington performs All Things Cher at The Crown and Anchor.

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Tuesday, May 22nd from 7pm-10pm for ARTSE

MONDAY – THURSDAY

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

Boston Gay Men’s Book Club meets on Monday starting at 7PM at the Trident Bookseller’s Cafe in Boston

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

TWC: Monthly Mingle is a social mixer that is open to everyone, starting at 6PM on Tuesday – location is announced on their website a couple days before.

ART SE: The South End Party for Art, Music & Good Times Proceeds go to benefit Washington Gateway Main Street’s Public Art Initiative on Tuesday at 460 Harrison Avenue from 7-10PM 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

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

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

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Ketel One Tasting takes place on Wednesday for all you vodka lovahs from 8-10PM at Cathedral Station in Boston

Sports Night at Peggy’s  is every Wednesday night at Peggy O’Neil’s pub in Dorchester

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

La Sylphide (Opening Night) is Boston Ballet’s final production for the 2017-2018 season and will run through June 10 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

gay bostonTHE WEEKEND

Figawi Race Weekend with Yankee Cruising Club join New England’s largest LGBTQ Boat Club in Hyannis and Nantucket for this New England classic

Rooftop Cocktails with Boston’s LGBTQ & Friends Meetup starts at 5PM on Friday atop the uber cool Revere Hotel roof deck in Boston

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

Boston Ironsides Harpoon Brewery Beer Tasting is on Friday from 7-8:30PM, be sure to get your tickets in advance ($15) in Boston

Motion Friday Dance Party kicks off Memorial Day Weekend on Friday at Mainestreet in Ogunquit

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Dueling Drag Divas are back this year performing every  Friday Saturday at 9:30PM at Mainestreet in Ogunquit

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

FASCINATION Friday is a monthly gear/ fetish/ kink night at Jacques the 1st and 4th Friday of the month in Boston

Tea Dance in OGT join your friends on the deck at Mainestreet Saturday with  DJ Andrea Stamas in Ogunquit

Miss Richfield 1981: Born Again (NEW VENUE) no longer at The Crown, catch Miss Richfield at the Pilgrim House this summer starting this weekend

Thirsty Burlington performs All Things Cher Memorial Day Weekend at the Crown and Anchor in Provincetown

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

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

Dont Ask Dont Tell: Eleganza monthly queer dance party in the heart of Allston – for more info about the dress check out their FB page – the party starts at 10PM at Great Scott in Boston

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So Hot Saturdaes Decades Party returns this Saturday at Peggy O’Neil’s starting at 10PM 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

Drag Me to Brunch hosted by Destiny Boston and Dee Dee De Ray on Sunday from 2-4PM at Carrie Nation Cocktail Club

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

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Sip is hosting a special Memorial Day weekend edition with guest DJs debuting in Boston – the fun tea dance at Jacques on Sunday goes from 6-10

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

Annual White Party starts at 9PM on Sunday at Mainestreet in Ogunquit

Military Ball 2018 with ABEL takes place at Royale every Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend 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.

Bears and Cubs Harbor Cruise tix now on sale

mass bears and cubs, gay bostonJoin Mass Bears and Cubs for their annual harbor “UnderBear” cruise on the Provincetown II, docked at the Bay State Cruise Company. The evening will include great music from DJ Stevie Psyclonepizza, hot dogs and snacks as well as 2 full bars.

Mass Bears and Cubs will provide complimentary clothes check service, so wear your best bear underwear. Check in starts at 5:30 and the Provincetown II sets sail at 6PM sharp. Tickets are $40 in advance and $45 at the door. For more details and to get your tickets before they sell out visit here: Bears and Cubs Harbor Cruise Tickets.

WHEN:     Sunday June 3rd ||  5:30 boarding ||  Sail 6PM to 9PM
WHERE:   200 Seaport BLVD, Boston, MA 02210
TICKETS: Tickets $40 in advance – $45 at the dock