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What to do this weekend

Mr. Boston Bear & Cub competition is this weekend at The Alley Bar

Below is a list of what is happening in Boston and Provincetown. Show your love by supporting our gay bars and businesses. If you have an event you want included, email bosguymail@gmail.com.

Boston Gay Bars

The Alley
THURSDAY: UK Drag Race viewing party @7PM
FRIDAY: Mr. Boston Bear/Cub Title Competition, Meet & Greet @8PM
SATURDAY: Mr. Boston Bear/Cub Title Competition @9PM
SUNDAY: Mr. Boston Bear/Cub Luncheon @2PM & Idol Karaoke @8PM

blend
THURSDAY: RPDR UK w/ host Harlow Havoc @8PM
FRIDAY: Supernature w/ DJ Brian Derrick, host Penny Tentiary & Miranda Rights @10PM
SATURDAY: Mayhem Saturdays w/ Twisted Gleam @10PM
SUNDAY: Mizery Loves Company Drag Brunch shows @11AM & 2PM

Cathedral Station
FRIDAY: Watch the Red Sox play the A’s in Houston ALCS Game 1 @8PM
SATURDAY: Watch the Red Sox play the A’s in Houston ALCS Game 2 @TBD
SUNDAY: Watch the New England Patriots play NY Jets @1PM

dbar
FRIDAY: Karaoke Night – Give me back my mic w/ Ryan Grow @8PM
SATURDAY: “Slay Saturdays” Stoplight Party w/ DJ Mascari @10PM
SUNDAY: Patio tea dance sponsored by Pride Sports w/ DJ Joe Bermudez @4PM

Jacques CabaretProof of COVID-19 vaccination required for entry
THURSDAY: Now That’s What I Call A Drag Show! @8PM
FRIDAY: Birthday Roast of Mike Hawk, MT Hart and Travis Tí @8PM Drag Me To The Main Stage @10PM
SATURDAY: Drag Me To The Main Stage @10PM
SUNDAY: Sunday Fun Day – Open Mic

Call 617-426-8902 for show information and to reserve seats.

Legacy & Royale (Gay Mafia Boston)
THURSDAY: Serve Thursdays w/ BIQTCH PUDDIN, host Violencia, DJ Coleslaw & mixologist Rob Botelho @10PM
FRIDAY: Bussdown Fridays w/ DJ FrenchY @10PM
SATURDAY: Halloween Saturdays w/ DJ Ranny @10PM
SUNDAY: DRAGATHON starring Trixie & Katya @Royale @10PM

Trophy Room has reopened! No programming scheduled at the moment.

LGBTQ+ nights & events

THURSDAY: (NEW GAY NIGHT) That Very Thursday w/ music by DB SWEETS from The Glitter boys starting @9PM at The W Hotel Boston

THURSDAY: Queeraoke Thursdays is back at Midway Cafe in JP every Thursday @10PM

Mr. Boston Bear, Mr. Boston Cub
Mr. Boston Bear & Cub competition is this weekend

FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY: Mr. Boston Bear & Cub Competition is at the Alley Bar

FRIDAY & SATURDAY: Miss Richfield 1981 (Sold Out) @7:30PM at Club Cafe

FRIDAY & SATURDAY: Diva Royale Drag Show Upstairs at Hennessey’s starting @7:30PM

FRIDAY: Heroes (18+) w/ DJ Chris Ewen @9PM at Sonia

FRIDAY: Beach Ball Friday w/ DJ Michael Giller and host Lady German at La Makina on Revere Beach

FRIDAY: The Mummy (on 35mm) – Midnight Showing will be playing at the Coolidge Corner Theatre

SATURDAY: Latin Night w/ DJ La Nena is at La Makina nightclub on Revere Beach

SUNDAY: Boston Gay Men’s Bookclub meet from 3-4PM at the Boston Public Garden (will meet in front of the Make Way For Ducklings statue before finding a place to spread out) to talk about this genre bending treat inspired by the Mary Shelley gothic classic.

SUNDAY: SIP w/ DJ Brent Covington & Brian Halligan 6-10PM at Phoenix Landing

SUNDAY: LEATHERETTE Leather Night @10PM at Phoenix Landing

Drag Brunches in Boston

Some drag brunches require tickets purchased ahead of time. Click the event links shared below for ticketing and reservation information.

Disney Villians Drag Brunch
Saturday 9:00AM
Hosted at House of Blues Boston

Illusions The Drag Brunch Boston
Saturday & Sunday shows @1:30PM
Hosted upstairs at Hennessey’s

Mizery Loves Company Drag Brunch
2 Shows Sunday 11:00AM & 2:00PM
Hosted at blend

Drag Me To Brunch
Sunday 12PM – 4PM
Hosted at Carrie Cocktail Nation Club

And finally… another resource for what is happening at Boston gay bars is KikiPedia.

Provincetown This Weekend

Monday, October 11th – Sunday, October 17th is Women’s Week.

Mr. Boston Bear / Cub applications due Oct 4

Mr. Boston Bear / Cub competition: October 15 – 17, 2021

This year both the winner and runner-up for the titles of Mr. Boston Bear and Mr. Boston Cub will earn cash prizes ($500 and $250 respectively). The competition weekend is a friendly, fun annual event that begins on Friday, October 15th with a meet and greet at the Alley. The competition is held the following evening and victory celebrations on Sunday include brunch and the Bear Tea Dance at Club Cafe to close out the weekend of celebrations.

If you’d like to learn more about the competition and contestant requirements, visit the online application site. You can also learn more about the Mass Bears & Cubs – one of Boston’s friendliest group of guys you’ll meet by visiting, facebook.com/MassBearsAndCubs.

Sunday tea dances in Boston: Jocks-n-Bears

No plans for the day? Stop by dbar or Club Cafe for their tea dances today.

dbar’s tea dance is co-presented by FLAG Flag Football and begins at 4PM. Feel free to wear your favorite sports jersey and join DJ Joe Bermudez who will be playing music all afternoon. DUDES N DRAG Drag Show tickets will be available for purchase. 

Easily the most friendly and body-positive group of men in Boston are the Bear Community. This week’s Bear Tea Dance at Club Cafe will have great music by DJ Brian Derrick starting at 5PM and the event will host a raffle to help fund raise for the Boston AIDS Walk & Run that will take place Sunday, September 26th.

Making friends: Boston 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.  Note that some groups may currently be inactive due to the constraints resulting from COVID-19.

If you don’t see relevant or up-to-date information in the links shared below, contact me directly, and I can help find you the name and email of a contact for that group to learn more. 

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 will be held January 19 and 23, 2022.

Boston Gay Men’s Books Club is monthly book club on MeetUp that focuses on literature by and about gay men. This month’s book is The Street Kids by Pier Paolo Pasolini and they will next meet on Sunday, September 19 at 5PM at the Public Garden.

Boston Gaymers is a thriving gaymer community, that holds various in-person and virtual events each month to bring together members and to have fun.

Boston Lesbigay Urban Foundation aims to create safe spaces for events to help build lasting relationships by breaking the cycle of disfunction in marginalized communities and helping to make medical and mental health awareness a priority to help lift up the black / brown / latino LGBTQ+ inner city community. 

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.

Boston Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence are an areligious Order of Queer, Clown Nuns who pledge ourselves to promulgate Universal Joy and to eliminate Stigmatic Guilt. They are active in the community, engaging in volunteering, activism, entertaining and educating people.

Boston Sober Gay Sundays is a private FB group that organizes fun social events for people who identify as sober in the LGBTQIA+ community. Learn more about the group, its members, and the activities they organize by requesting to join the group.

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. This group was very active pre-pandemic but their website is no longer active and their future is unclear at the moment.

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

Gays Against Guns this group of civic-minded individuals meet and plan social programs aimed at raising awareness about gun violence and advocating for sensible regulations.

Gays for Patsy is a country western dancing club that holds events each month. Beginners are encouraged to join. According to their website they will begin dancing again, starting September 18th but bookmark their webpage to get the latest updates.

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 week they will be partnering with LGBT Elders of Color to host Stories of Our Inheritance, in Nubian Square.

Keshet works to ensure the full equality of all LGBTQ Jews and their families. The group also create spaces in which all queer Jewish youth feel seen and valued and work to advance LGBTQ rights nationwide.

LGBT Elders of Color is a local group that conducts outreach to isolated LGBT older adults of color. They help build community through social engagement events, creative programs, and provide necessary resources for health care and aging services.

Mass Asian & Pacific Islanders (MAP) is a group that provide health counseling & support, referral & screening services, as well as general health promotion and advocacy for APIs in the Boston metro area and beyond. MAP is always looking for those interested in getting more involved. You can learn more about how to do that here.

Mass Bears & Cubs is a non-profit corporation, organized to provide and promote an inclusive LGBT+ community through charitable fund raising and other community events.

Men of Melanin Magic is an active social group in the Boston metropolitan area for those who identify as queer men of color. They host an annual Men of Color Weekend in Provincetown each summer and currently co-host Bussdown Fridays with Gay Mafia Boston at Legacy each Friday night.

Mountain Tops if you like to get out and hike, check out this gay hiking group in Boston that organizes trips and hikes regularly.

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.

Non-Scene Gay Friends of Greater Boston is a place for the LGBTQ+ community to hang out, make friends, explore Boston, and have fun doing a wide variety of activities typically separate from the gay bar “scene.”

Opus Affair is probably best known for their monthly cocktail party hosted at local restaurants and bars that are also used to help 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 group has been on hiatus during the pandemic but their remains posts on their Facebook page that indicates they may be getting ready to come back again.

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. You don’t need to have a boat to join – just a passion for boating.

Apologies if I have overlooked any gay organizations in the area. Add information in the comments section or reach out to me, and I’ll be happy to add your group to this list.

Mass Bears and Cubs: Boston Harbor Cruise

Tickets for the Mass Bears and Cubs annual Boston harbor cruise on Sunday, September 12th are now on sale.

DJ Stevie Psyclone will be playing your favorite music on the Provincetown II. The three hour cruise includes he cruise includes a pants optional dance party with a free pants check for those who choose to dance in their underwear on the lower deck. Tickets this year are $45 if purchased ahead of time online, and $50 on-site at the Boston World Trade Center dock (if available).

Make plans with your friends, purchase your tickets and plan to have a great night. If you’re new to Boston or looking to make some new friends, the Mass Bears & Cubs club is a very friendly, body-positive, social organization that plans many fun, social gatherings. You can learn more about this great group of guys by visiting their Facebook Page or their website, massbearsandcubs.com.

Bears and Cubs Harbor Cruise
Sunday September 12th, 6PM – 9PM (boarding starts at 5:30PM)
Bay State Cruise Company at 200 Seaport Boulevard