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Boston Bars, Clubs & Resto Lounges
DailyXtra Bar Events Listings

See our daily events listings for bars and clubs in the Boston area at the link below, followed by an editor's pick of events throughout the year.

dailyxtra.com/lgbt-events/city-Boston
LGBTQ Folks and Friends!
Boston Gender Free Contra Dance

Ongoing, at First Church in Jamaica Plain, at the corner of Centre and Eliot Streets. Second and 4th Saturdays Sept-June and 4th Saturday in July. See website for dates, callers and bands. Dances normally run 7:30-1pm, usually $10, students $6, or less/what you can afford. Guest callers welcome the first dance after the break. Contact Bob Peterson at contracorner.com to reserve a slot.

www.lcfd.org/jp
OUTrageUS Presents!
BEAR UNDERGROUND

Every 2nd Saturday of the month, 9pm-midnight at Jacques Underground. Boston's NEWEST / HOTTEST party for BEARS, CUBS, OTTERS and CHASERS! Hot Go Go Bears! WOOF! Chad Brennan + Matt Wilbur + Arthur. DJs MickCloud & The Yeti! No dress code! Cover: $10, 21+ only.

www.facebook.com/events/1681585875443877
Mikko Nissinen's fresh take on this quintessential ballet
Boston Ballet 2016 - Swan Lake

April 29 - May 26, 2016, at The Boston Opera House. One of the most beloved and quintessential classical ballets, Swan Lake premiered in 1877 and like many of the best stories, it has been retold over the years. Russian choreographers Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov collaborated with Tchaikovsky to create the cherished version that served as Nissinen's inspiration.

www.bostonballet.org
Fresh from the stages of the world's most renowned opera houses
Opera at the Cinema 2016

May 1, 2016 - Boris Godunov - Royal Opera House. June 12th - Il Trovatore - Berlin’s Staatsoper Unter den Linden. All at the Coolidge Corner, 290 Harvard Street, Brookline, at 10am.

www.coolidge.org/programs/big-screen-classics
Boston Gay Men's Chorus' signature fundraiser!
Crescendo

May 7, 2016, W Boston The Skivvies w/ Randy Harrison (Queer as Folk) performing troupe strips down, not just their arrangements! The Wall Street Journal calls them “smart, sophisticated . . . ingenious.” The NY Times calls them “a hot musical comedy duo specializing in unexpected arrangements, incongruous mashups, and of course, highly toned displays of skin.”

www.bgmc.org/music/2015-2016/circle-of-life
Boston Red Sox take on the Toronto Blue Jays!
Pride Night at Fenway Park

June 3, 2016 at Fenway Park, 19 Yawkey Way. The annual Pride Night celebration. Arrive early to see the Rainbow Flag flying. VIP Party 5pm with Billy Bean, MLB’s Vice-President, Social Responsibility/ Inclusion. VIP Package tickets include meet and greet, food/ beverage buffet + copy of "Going the Other Way: An Intimate Memoir of Life In and Out of Major League Baseball."

www.facebook.com/events/1053502798056492
The 46th Anniversary!
Boston Pride Week 2016

June 3-12, 2016, annual parade/ festival, stage entertainment and vendors, Stuart Street and Jamaica Plain block parties. Parade on Saturday, June 6 from Copley Square to arrive at City Hall Plaza Pride Festival on Cambridge Street. See website for past years media, and upcoming events details online:

www.bostonpride.org
America's Birthday Party
Independence Day

July 4, 2016. Annual Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular, Hatch Shell concert on Charles River Esplanade, over 500,000 visitors. Six million Americans tune in on TV.

www.july4th.org
Arguably the most important fashion illustrator of 2nd half of the 20th century
Kenneth Paul Block: Illustrations

Ongoing through August 14, 2016, MFA Brown Gallery. His versatility stands out among illustrators of his time. Throughout his career, mainly with WWD and W Magazine, he chronicled fashionable designs and celebrity lifestyles. Blending illustration and portraiture, his drawings capture figures like Jacqueline Kennedy, Babe Paley and Gloria Guinness, spanning the 1950s to the 90s.

www.mfa.org/exhibitions/herb-ritts
features, documentaries & shorts; celebrities, directors, producers
Boston Film Festival 2016

September 15-19, 2016 (to be confirmed) at the Revere Hotel Boston Common. The 32nd annual event. One of America's most recognized celebration of world cinema. See website for schedule.

www.bostonfilmfestival.org
Stories about our experience
Wicked Queer - Boston LGBT Film Festival 2017

March/ April, 2017. 33rd annual LGBT film fest. Typically with over 120 films, 11 days of screenings at locations across Boston, Brookline, and Cambridge: Museum of Fine Arts, (465 Huntington Ave), Brattle Theatre (by Harvard Square, Cambridge), and Fenway Health Center (Boylston St, Boston). Also ongoing schedule of films throughout the year. See website for line-up:

www.wickedqueer.org
15th Annual
Independent Film Festival Boston 2017

April/ May, 2017 (TBC). Most screenings at The Somerville Theatre (Davis Square, Somerville), and Brattle Theatre, (by Harvard Square, Cambridge); also at The Coolidge Corner, (Brookline). IFF Boston presents more films throughout the year - see their website:

www.iffboston.org