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Jan 1

1:00 PM
Happy New Year!New Year's Day Lunch / Brunch

Hong KongHong Kong Restaurant (Harvard Square)
1238 Massachusetts Avenue  Cambridge, MA 02138

RSVP to Steve & Chris at,
Jan 6

6:30 PM
GBBCGBBC Awards for Excellence Dinner

W Boston Hotel
100 Stuart Street, Boston 02116
  • GBBC Business of the Year – Fusco and Four
  • GBBC Member of the Year – Daniel Batterman, Esq.
  • Presidential Award – TD Bank
  • Citizen of the Year – Steve Buckley, Boston Herald Sports Columnist
  • Non-Profit of the Year – Community Servings
The Greater Boston Business Council's AFE Dinner, the "red carpet" LGBT award ceremony of Greater Boston and longest running LGBT award ceremony in New England, is always a special evening to honor those that have given back to the LGBT community.  The evening starts with a cocktail party followed by the award ceremony and a fabulous dinner.  Dancing all night to DJ Shelly!

View the flyer.

You can order your tickets online at

If you have any questions please contact Michael at
Jan 7


Come swing-dancing at Boston's LGBT swing dance!
Dinner before?

More info:

Postponed to June 2nd.
Jan 12

7:30 pm
God of CarnageGod of Carnage

Huntington Theater Out & About Night
(includes post-show talk-back)

264 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

6:00 - Dinner at Uno's.
Jan 13

8:00 PM
2010 Tony Winner - Best Play

SpeakEasy Stage Out & About Night
(includes post-show party with the cast & other gay groups)

By John Logan
Directed by David R. Gammons

Winner of six 2010 Tony Awards including Best Play, Red is a searing portrait of an artist’s ambition and vulnerability. After he lands the biggest commission in the history of modern art, abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko begins work on a series of large murals with the help of a new young assistant. What takes place between the two men is a master class on the methods and purpose of art and the dynamic relationship between an artist and his creations.

6:00 - Dinner at The Beehive, next door to the theater.
Jan 15

6-9 pm
Third Sunday Pot Luck Dinner - Bring Preserved Delights

At Jody & Mark's (Porter Square)

Join us at Mark and Jody's house near Porter Square for a pot luck dinner. After learning that there are such things as canned brown bread, pickled pineapple, and pickled watermelon rind, hosts Jody and Mark are encouraging everyone to bring some preserved delight. From applesauce to Spam, we will cook and sample it all.

RSVP to Jody, for exact location and to tell us what you're bringing.
Jan 24

6:00 Dinner
7:00 Pub Sing
Pub Sing at the Skellig
240 Moody Street, Waltham, MA

Look for us in the back room. Questions? Email
Jan 25

4:30 pm
MFAMuseum of Fine Arts
The MFA is free on Wednesday after 4pm, and no special ticket is required for the new Degas and the Nude exhibit, which ends Feb 5th. Meet Chris C. at the Huntington Ave. entrance at 4:30. RSVP to Chris at .
Jan 28

11:00 AM
Hei La MoonDim Sum and the Haymarket

Hei La Moon
88 Beach St, Boston, MA (Chinatown)

RSVP to Darryl at
Jan 31

6:30 pm

Last Tuesday Dinner - New Members Welcome

Royal East
792 Main Street, (Central Square), Cambridge, MA 02139

11:30 Brunch
then Museum

Brunch at Aquitane &
Metropolitan Waterworks Museum

Learn about Boston's water system history, tour Great Engines Hall, view a multimedia presentation, and explore iconic architecture. Then enjoy a walk around the Chestnut Hill Reservoir, one of Boston's most beautiful historic sites.

2450 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02467

AquitaineWe will meet at 11:30 am on Saturday, Feb. 4 for brunch at Aquitaine, 567 Tremont St. in Boston's South End. The $10 prix fixe includes a choice of main dishes, cinnamon roll, juice and coffee.

We will then visit the Metropolitan Waterworks Museum ( in Chestnut Hill, a 19th century engineering landmark in the Richardsonian Romanesque style where Boston's tap water was pumped by steam engines until the mid-20th century. Admission is free of charge.
Feb 10

6:00 pm
Movie Night at the Capitol in Arlington
with Special Preview at 13Forest

We will be joining up with the Gay Men's Art & Architecture Meetup Group to see whatever movie you want at the Arlington Capitol Theater. We have also been invited to start our Movie Night out with a special preview of the Opening of a new exhibit at 13Forest Gallery featuring the artworks of Anne Cavanaugh and Kyle Larabee.

167A Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA

Capitol Theatre
                                  ArlingtonCapitol Theater
204 Massachusetts Avenue
Arlington, MA 02474

We will meet up at 13Forest Gallery and head over to the theatre from there.

For ticket information, directions, and parking information, visit their website here:
Feb 11

Newbury Street Gallery Walk
Feb 12

12:00 Brunch
3:00 Cabaret
IT'S MY PARTYBGMC Valentine's Cabaret

Come help the Boston Gay Men's Chorus celebrate their 30th birthday at It’s My Party! The annual BGMC cabaret is always a sell-out and this year will be no exception. If you’ve been in the audience before, you’ll see some of the super talented guys you’ve loved in the past, along with some fantastic talent that is new to the BGMC. Held at Club Café, it’s a relaxed atmosphere with cocktails and discounted food available.

Seats are general admission, so get your own ticket(s) here, or call 617-542-SING (7464). Then RSVP to, and meet him in line before 2pm when the doors open. (Look for the Cambridge Men's Group sign.)

Optional brunch at noon at Club Café. Let Bill know when you RSVP if you are joining us for that.
Feb 17

7:30 pm
Wild SwansWild Swans

American Repertory Theater
64 Brattle Street (Harvard Square)
Cambridge, MA 02138

China, at the heart of the 20th Century, became a nation transformed beyond recognition. Through the eyes of one fiercely courageous family, Wild Swans takes us on a journey from the early days of Communist hope and struggle, through the chaos and confusion of Mao's Cultural Revolution to the birth of a superpower.

An astonishing human story, Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China (the book) has sold more than 13 million copies in 36 languages. This first ever stage version brings together author Jung Chang with playwright Alexandra Wood, director Sacha Wares, designer Miriam Buether and Beijing video artist Wang GongXin.

Followed by dinner at 9 Tastes (Thai) in Harvard Square.
Feb 19

Third Sunday Pot Luck Brunch

Oscar themed brunch
: Whatever you bring, make up a name for it from one of your favorite movies, movie stars, or movie characters. Then label it, so we all know what it is!

At Bill B's house in Porter Square.
7 Herbert Street
Cambridge, MA 02140
Feb 25

7:00 pm

Cambridge Men's Group 5th Anniversary Party!

5th Anniversary Pix5th anniversary of the Cambridge Men's Group

Dinner party at Frank's Steak House (Cambridge), where it all began.

Frank's Steak House

2310 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02140
Feb 28
No Last Tuesday Dinner This Month ... Come to our 5th Anniversary Party instead!
Mar 2

7:00 pm
Drinks and Dinner for the Younger (20-s 30-s ish) CMGers
John Harvard's Brew House
33 Dunster St.
Cambridge, MA 02138

To the younger CMGers that haven't been at recent events, stop by for drinks and appetizers, then dinner if you want. New guys welcome.

RSVP to Jody at or 617-433-7738.
Mar 3

6:30 Dinner
8:00 Show
The Full Monty

Musical, at the Boston Conservatory
31 Hemenway Street, Boston

On January 18th, when tickets went on sale, sixteen of us bought a block of seats. If you want to join us, and tickets are still available, get your own ticket(s), and RSVP to

Dinner beforehand at Woody's (across the street).
Mar 10/11

2:00 am -->
3:00 am
Spring Forward!

Daylight Savings Time starts --- at 2:00 am Saturday night (Sunday morning), move your clock ahead to 3:00.
Mar 16

8:00 pm
Next to NormalNext to Normal
Winner! 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

SpeakEasy Stage Out & About Night
(includes post-show party with the cast & other gay groups)

Music by Tom Kitt
Book and Lyrics by Brian Yorkey
Directed by Paul Daigneault

“Grade: A. Agonizingly beautiful” – Entertainent Weekly

Featuring a compelling and surging pop rock score, Next to Normal shatters through the façade of a suburban family dealing with the direct and indirect effects of mental illness. Winner of three Tony Awards and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, this intense, emotional and ultimately hopeful musical makes a direct grab for the heart with its story of a family coming to terms with its past and bravely facing its future.

For discount tickets, call Jim Torres or Scott Sinclair at 617-482-3279 and mention the Cambridge Men's Group.

If you would like to join us for dinner before the show, RSVP to Jody at
Mar 18

6:30 pm

Third Sunday Pot Luck Dinner

At Brian B's in Somerville.

RSVP to Brian at, and let him know what you're bringing (or ask for suggestions).

Limited to 15 due to apartment space.
Mar 27

6:30 pm
Last Tuesday Dinner - New Members Welcome
The Maharaja - Harvard
The Maharaja (Indian, Harvard Square)
57 John F Kennedy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

This month, we'll dine overlooking Harvard Square at The Maharaja!
Friday April 6

Artist Reception - Portraits of Queer Youth: The BAGLY Prom Series
Photographs by Zoe Perry-Wood

Gallery Kayafas
450 Harrison Avenue Suite 37, Boston, MA 02118

And since it was First Friday, we also visited some other galleries & went out for a bite after.

BAGLY Prom SeriesFor the last four years, Zoe Perry-Wood has been photographing the young people attending the BAGLY Prom. BAGLY, the Boston Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth is the oldest and largest LGBT youth organization in the state, now in its 32nd year. BAGLY provides a safe haven for youth who are often, even in these progressive times, outsiders in their own youth culture and may not yet have a foothold in gay culture.

Zoe's portraits and party scenes of the prom catch the energy and enthusiasm of belonging, of being young and the freedom to be oneself -- kids being kids! The portraits are formal -- each individual or couple stands in front of a black background, looking directly into the camera trusting the photographer's portrayal of their vulnerability. Zoe's sublime understanding, transcends the stereotypes and politics, nurturing the pride of being an individual.

"Although they may not dwell in the mainstream of our larger culture, these kids are not exotic. I am not bringing an exotic subject matter to be observed (as in Diane Arbus or Mary Ellen Mark), they are OUR kids, our children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews."
April 15

12 noon
Dim SumChinese Brunch & Dim Sum

Usually, the Third Sunday we do a Pot-Luck, but this month, we're mixing it up & going to ChangSho on Mass. Ave. (between Harvard & Porter Squares) for an all-you-can-eat Chinese Brunch & Dim Sum.

ChangShoChangSho Restaurant
1712 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
April 17

5:00 pm
GEN SILENTLGBT Documentary: Gen Silent
Radcliffe Gymnasium, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

What would you do to survive if you were old, disabled and ill – afraid of discrimination or abuse?

Filmed in Boston, "Gen Silent" is the new LGBT documentary from award-winning director and documentary filmmaker Stu Maddux that asks six LGBT seniors if they will hide their lives to survive. You can see a trailer at

Please join us Tuesday, April 17th at 5pm in the Radcliffe Gym for a film screening followed by a talk with Director Stu Maddux and Bob Linscott, Assistant Director of the LGBT Aging Project.

This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

RSVP to Darryl at

Event hosted by the Radcliffe LGBT Group and co-sponsored by:
  • The Schlesinger Library of the RIAS
  • HGLC Faculty & Staff Committee
  • Lisa Coleman, Office of the Assistant to the President
  • Marilyn Hausammann, Harvard Human Resources
  • Judith Singer, Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity
  • The Open Gate Foundation
Friday April 20

6:30 Dinner
8:00 Show
Drinks after

Regent Theatre
7 Medford St, Arlington, MA (edit map)

Dinner before at Shanghai Village
Drinks after

Co-listed with The Valley Boys, come join Patrick and The Teseracte Players of Boston for a world premiere shadow casting event. The leaders in innovative shadow casting are doing it again! For the first time ever, see The Teseracte Players take on Rydel High and rule the school in the original high school musical, Grease!

A shadow performance like none other, join Danny, Sandy and the whole gang as we sing along through senior year! Don't miss out!

Get your own tickets at, or call the Box Office at 781-646-4849 (Wednesday-Saturday 12 – 6 pm). Then RSVP & meet us for dinner at 6:30 or at the show at 7:45. RSVP to at least two days ahead, and let Bill know if you are interested in dinner.

Look for the Cambridge Men's Group sign, or join us for dinner first.

Side note: The Teseracte Players are looking for a few more male cast if you want to join in on the fun they rehearse on Sunday afternoons. If you are interested contact

Event Contact: Patrick Connolly, 978-835-9389.
Saturday April 21

6:45 Dinner
8:00 Show

The Apple TreeThe Apple Tree

Musical, at the Boston Conservatory
31 Hemenway Street, Boston

On January 18th, when tickets went on sale, six of us bought a block of seats. If you want to join us, and tickets are still available, get your own ticket(s), and RSVP to

6:45 dinner at Spike's Junkyard Dogs, 1076 Boylston Street (just west of Mass Ave)
April 24

6:30 pm
Last Tuesday Dinner - New Members Welcome

This month, we'll head to Bertucci's, on Main Street, off Mass. Ave. for pizza & other Italian specialties.


799 Main Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Thursday April 26

6:30 pm
Cambridge Men's Group Planning Meeting

Come with your ideas for what we should do over the summer!

(Then we went to Darul Kabab for Indian.)

Bill Barnert's house in Porter Square.
(Backyard if nice.)
7 Herbert Street, Cambridge, MA 02140

Friday April 27

6:30 pm
PosterIn the Family (film)

In a heartfelt story woven around child custody, "two-Dad" families, parental loss, interracial relationships, the American South, and the human side of the law, the nature of what it means to be in a family is explored with ambitious and rewarding nuance.

MIT, Room 26-100
(alias "Compton Labs", access via 60 Vassar Street)

After, we adjourned to the Paradise for drinks & go-go boys.

Movie website:
May 3

The Plumbing Museum

A few of us recently visited The Plumbing Museum in Watertown. Housed in an old Ice House, the museum was so interesting that we're going back as a Cambridge Men's Group event. This is a weekday morning event.

The Plumbing Museum
80 Rosedale Road, Watertown, MA

"Follow the fascinating progression of plumbing through the centuries. The Plumbing Museum features stimulating exhibits including: artifacts dating back to the 19th Century, a look at the evolution of plumbing systems, and diagrams of various plumbing technologies."

For more information, or to RSVP, email

Afterwards, we'll adjourn for lunch at the
Deluxe Town Diner

627 Mount Auburn Street, Watertown, MA
May 6


Get Growing Festival
@ Cambridge MayFair

We will meet at the 1369 Coffee House, 757 Mass Ave, Central Square

RSVP to Chris at

After sharing coffee, late morning conversation, we will journey to: Palmer Street, between Brattle and Church Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA (map)

All to join the Cool, Get Growing Festival, Sunday May 6, noon to 6, in Harvard Square.

It is possible to grow food in small spaces, and they are here to show us how. Come learn about container gardening, raised beds, green roofs, hydroponics, as well as beekeeping and growing mushrooms. And much more! Even if you have no outdoor space of your own, you can grow herbs on a windowsill or help out on a local farm. Everyone can be an urban gardener!

It will all be in Harvard Square on Sunday, May 6, 2012, 12-6 p.m., as part of the huge, Huge, May Fair.

We will start out as a group, then feel free to go at your own pace, and also explore the rest of the Square's hip events, as you wish.
May 8

6-7 pm
Meditation for Beginners

A few of our members have decided that now is a good time to start learning to meditate, so we will be going on a few Tuesdays to the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center (CIMC) for their Tuesday drop-in $5 class.

We are announcing the first one, and will announce more after we've been to the first one. No RSVP needed.

331 Broadway, Cambridge, MA

Please arrive on time and plan to stay for the entire class.
The front door will be locked at 6:00 PM when the class begins.

May 10

Boston LGBT Film Festival:
Youth Shorts Program

Coolidge Corner Theater

Growing up queer in a straight world isn’t easy, but these filmmakers show you how to navigate it.

More info and tickets at

Get your own tickets, and look for the Cambridge Men's Group sign inside.

RSVP to Jody, to meet up with us. Followed by dinner at Zaftig's.
May 11

Much Ado About Nothing ... with a Twist

What's the twist? All the characters are portrayed by five actors, creating a tour de force of quick changes, gender-bending and unexpected surprises.

Calderwood Pavilion
527 Tremont St, Boston, MA

More details & tickets at

Tickets are general admission, so get your own, and meet at the theater.
RSVP to, and let hm know whether you want to meet for dinner first.
May 18
Pure Fun. Total Genius.

SpeakEasy Stage Out & About Night
(includes post-show party with the cast & other gay groups)

Book by Douglas Carter Beane
Music and Lyrics by Jeff Lynne & John Farrar
Directed by Paul Daigneault

“Relentlessly, hysterically funny” – NY Times

Based on the cult film of the same name, this riotous new musical follows the efforts of a magical Greek muse named Kira who descends to Earth to help a struggling artist achieve his dream of opening a roller disco. Featuring an ingenious book by Douglas Carter Beane (The Little Dog Laughed) and a score full of chart-topping tunes (Magic, Suddenly, Evil Woman), Xanadu is hilarity on wheels.

For discount tickets, call Jim Torres or Scott Sinclair at 617-482-3279 and mention the Cambridge Men's Group.

Dinner before the show at Masa.
May 20

6-9 pm
Pot Luck Dinner - New Members Welcome!
At Mark & Jody's house in Porter Square

RSVP to Jody, to let him know what you will bring (doesn't have to be too specific - just whether it's an appetizer, main, side, dessert or drink) and he'll reply with the address.
May 26

1:30 pm
Men in Black
                                    IIIMen in Black 3
Fresh Pond Cinemas

RSVP to Michael S:
You can also meet Michael for lunch at Whole Foods before.
May 29

7:30 pm
Dark Shadows

Somerville Theater in Davis Square

May 30

Dinner Out - New Members Welcome

Mary Chung's in Central Square
460 Mass. Ave. (Central Square), Cambridge, MA

June 1

Avenue Q - The Musical

Lyric Stage Company
140 Clarendon Street, Boston

Tickets & more information at

We're having dinner before, 6:00 PM, at Zocalo, 35 Stanhope St. 

RSVP to Jody
June 1

The Welcoming Committee

Friday, 9:30pm, Guerilla Queer Bar will hold a takeover of a new nightclub in Central Square – Naga, 450 Mass Ave. – so plan your pre-parties accordingly.

The event has three important features:
  1. This week’s GQB will support Boston Pride. So just by showing up you’re helping to fund a movement based on a parade. Love that.
  2. Bonobos (the men’s clothing brand that makes unusually well fitting pants) will be there handing out 100’s of prizes (including free pants and gift certificates up to $250 for use at their new popup store on Newbury). Their raffle system somehow involves a fish bowl. I mean, we have no idea what they’re planning to do, but god bless them.
  3. This Friday kicks off the Wet Hot Guerrilla Summer. Here’s a video to get you all hot and bothered about what they’re up to (for more videos and info about events...check the website:
Just party on whether you find us or not!
June 2

8-9 Lessons
9-11 Dancing
GLBT Swing Dancing
With a live band!

No RSVP needed, just show up!

Cambridge Men's Group members will have our own name tags, so (A) look for us wearing them, (B) introduce yourself, and (C) get a name tag!

Brookline Academy of Dance
136 Westbourne Terrace, Brookline, MA

More details & directions:

June 7

10:30 AM

w/ Joe Della Penna

CCAE favorite singer and jazz pianist – and Cambridge Men's Group regular – Joe Della Penna returns for a musical adventure through the best of the Twentieth-Century musical catalog. Come hear about your favorite composers and sing along with standards by George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Johnny Mercer & others.

The Gonson Society Lecture Series at the
Cambridge Center for Adult Education
56 Brattle Street (Harvard Square)
Cambridge, MA

Suggested donation: $4 (no one will be turned away if they are unable to pay).
June 9

9:30-11 am
Gay Pride!

As always, the City of Cambridge will be hosting a Pre-Pride Brunch at Cambridge City Hall this year. This is their 22nd Annual Pride Brunch!

Refreshments, awards, information about activities and projects of the GLBT Commission.

Free bus transportation to the Boston Pride Parade afterward.

But NOT as always, none of the usual suspects for hosting Cambridge Men's Group events will be able to attend it this year. (Look for Mark, Jody & Bill in classic cars in the parade!)

We are still listing it on the schedule as a fun thing to do, but you're on your own.

Happy Pride!

Cambridge City Hall
795 Massachusetts Ave  Cambridge, MA 02139
June 13

7:00-8:30 pm
Yani & JudahAn Evening of Words and Music with Yani Batteau & Judah Leblang

Cambridge Men's Group member Judah Leblang is doing a show with his friend Yani Batteau at the Somerville Library. The program features Yani's songs and banjo playing and Judah's stories on several themes including "Love Gone Wrong" and "Out and About." Judah will be signing copies of his humorous memoir, "Finding My Place", and they'll have refreshments.

For more info, see the library's home page at:

Somerville Library (Central Library)
79 Highland Ave., Somerville, MA 02143
June 14

6:15 Dinner
8:00 Show
CUPCAKE - A New Musical

CUPCAKE is a flirty love-letter to Summertown, a free-spirited seaside resort where every mouth waters for Tom and his irresistible cupcakes.

Get General Admission tickets (not Cabaret seating) here. You can also buy a $15 dinner voucher for $7.50 for dinner before the show. (Voucher is also good after the show, but we'll be eating as a group before.)

RSVP for show and/or dinner to
June 17

8Pot-Luck Dinner at Brian's
at Brian B's in Somerville
Video showing of 8, Dustin Lance Black’s play based on the transcripts of the Proposition 8 trial.

RSVP to Brian at, and let him know what you're bringing (or ask for suggestions).

Limited to 16 due to apartment space.
June 19

Dinner Out - New Members Welcome

Picante in Central Square

This is our monthly restaurant dinner, which we've decided will no longer always be on the "Last Tuesday", so this one's on the Third Tuesday. Last month wasn't even on a Tuesday!

Dessert at Toscanini's Ice Cream.

June 25

6:00 Dinner
7-9pm Aquarium
Evening at the New England Aquarium

Enjoy a free visit to the aquarium in the evening without crowds or screaming children, hosted by Mark Rosenstein.  The aquarium is not open to the public during these hours; you must RSVP to Mark at  Limited to 8.

We'll meet for dinner in the rotunda of Quincy Market at 6:00 for dinner.
June 27

6:30 pm
Dinner at The Red Lentil

This month, we have TWO restaurant dinners.
Come join us at The Red Lentil, a vegetarian & vegan restaurant in Watertown.

Maximum of ten.
N.B.: Are you a student? Bring your ID for a 15% discount.

RSVP to Carl at

The Red Lentil
600 Mount Auburn Street, Watertown
July 6

10:30 pm
that's right.
10:30 PM.)
T: An MBTA Musical

2 Arrow Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge

Get your own General Admission Seating tickets ($25) at, then RSVP to
July 8

1:00 pm Lunch, Movie & Tea Dance after
Lunch, Movie, Tea Dance

Lunch in Chinatown at 1:00 at New King Fung Garden, 74 Kneeland Street, Boston. Look for Michael S.: He'll be the guy looking around for everyone...

Then Spider-man (3:00) or Snow White and the Huntsman (2:40) next door.

Then an Afternoon Delight ... I mean Afternoon Tea Dance at Club Cafe. 

RSVP by 11:00 Sunday
to Michael S. at
July 13

Movie Night at the Kendall Cinema

Once again, we'll be joining the Gay Men's Art & Architecture Meetup group for movies at the Kendall Cinema in Cambridge. We'll enjoy a selection from several different movies and share our critiques at the Friendly Toast in Kendall Square.

How it works: The GMA&A Planning Team selects several movies with similar start & finish times so you can choose which one interests you and join up with the other guys who want to see that movie. We meet up afterwards for post-show discussion/reviews and refreshments.

Look for Rob or Stephen from the GMA&A Meetup in the lobby with a sign.

July 15

6:00 pm
Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Neverland Theatre, Beverly, MA

The musical that put Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice on the map, even before Jesus Christ, Superstar and Evita. It's the biblical story of Joseph, son of Jacob, and his dream-telling feats in Egypt.
July 19

Meet in the lobby by 7:00 for the 7:20 show.
Magic Mike
Magic Mike
See it on the big screen with gay friends!

Somerville Theater (Davis Square)
55 Davis Square, Somerville, MA

Meet in the lobby by 7:00 for the 7:20 show.
(Look for the Cambridge Men's Group sign.)

Dinner after at the incredibly noisy Painted Burro.
July 22

4-8 pm
Pot Luck Cookout/BBQ

Bill Barnert's House
7 Herbert Street
Cambridge, MA 02140
(Porter Square)

For July, our monthly pot-luck will be outdoors! (Weather permitting: if it rains, we'll cook outside & eat inside.)

RSVP to, and let us know what you would like to bring when you RSVP (appetizer, something for the grill, side dish, dessert, beverage).

July 31

6:30 pm
July Dinner Out - New Members Welcome!

At the June Dinner Out, it was suggested we try a Tibetan restaurant in Central Square, and so we will.

RSVP to This is a small restaurant, so please RSVP accurately. Thanks!

Rangzen Tibetan Place
24 Pearl Street (Central Square), Cambridge, MA 02139

Dessert at Toscanini's Ice Cream!
August 3

6:45 Gather for 8:00 Concert
The Harvard Summer Chorus
Andrew Clark, conductor

Stabat Mater, by Antonín Dvořák

Sanders Theatre, Harvard University

Free & unticketed, so get there early.

RSVP to Ed LeMay at <>.

Epic and intimate, this profoundly moving work stands as one of the most captivating and stirring choral-orchestral compositions of the 19th century. The Stabat Mater, an ancient Latin poem portraying the Virgin Mary’s grief as she witnesses the crucifixion of Jesus, held deep personal meaning for the composer. In 1875, Dvořák began setting the text in response to the death of his newborn daughter Josefa. After putting aside his work on the composition for several years, Dvořák lost his two remaining children within a single month in 1877. Confronted with an inconceivable and overwhelming grief, Dvořák completed the Stabat Mater later that year. The Stabat Mater exemplifies Dvořák’s unique synthesis of folk idioms, innovative harmonies, and dramatic lyricism. This concert is free, open to the public, and unticketed. Seating is based on a first-come, first-served basis.
August 4


August 11
Horseneck Beach Day Trip

Our annual trip to the one beach around here with non-freezing water!

As always, we scheduled this trip to coincide with the Chiltern Mountain Club and other groups, including the TWIST (HIV/AIDS) Program.
                                    Eddy 2011
Followed by dinner at The Back Eddy.

RSVP to, and when you RSVP let Bill know whether you will be staying for dinner at the Back Eddy Restaurant (


Where to look for us: Look for us here
August 10

8:00 pm
Charles Busch's The Third Story

Join us for Titanic Theatre Company's first production: The Third Story by Charles Busch, directed by Adam Zahler and featuring Rick Park as "Queenie."

We get a $5 discount, so tickets (including fees) are $20.50. To reserve a ticket, contact You must either get a check to him for $20.50, or PayPal him $21.50, by Monday, August 7 at the latest. Early RSVP's encouraged, please.

The Arsenal Center for the Arts Black Box Theater
321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA

A mother and son screenwriting team hunker down in Omaha after fleeing Commie-obsessed 1940's Hollywood. A romantically-inclined but socially-inept princess makes a deal with an ancient witch. And tommy guns meet test tubes as a way-too-well-dressed first lady of the mob forms a desperate alliance with a cloning scientist whose experiments have had, um, less-than-consistent results. Gangster flicks, fairy tales, and B-movie sci-fi collide in this epic comic fable from the imagination of Charles Busch.
Saturday August 11

(Rescheduled from July 28 due to rain)

6:00 Picnic
8:00 Show
Free Shakespeare on the Common:

Join us for the Commonwealth Shakespeare company's free production of Coriolanus at the Parkman Bandstand on Boston Common.

The performance starts at 8:00. Join us at 6:00 for a picnic before & to reserve good seats. Bring food for yourself and/or to share. If you bring a chair, make sure it is a low beach chair. Or you can rent one there.

Look for a Cambridge Men's Group sign somewhere near the front & center. If you have trouble locating us, call 617-413-1052 (before 8, of course!)

Please RSVP to

This performance will also be ASL-interpreted.
August 16

7:00 pm
Cambridge Men's Group Planning Meeting

Come with your ideas for what we should do this fall!

Greek Corner Restaurant.

August 17

6:45 dinner
9:00 movies
Two H.P. Lovecraft Films:
The Whisperer in Darkness and The Call of Cthulhu

Part of the Brattle Theater's H.P. Lovecraft Birthday Tribute.

Dan Novy, visual effects coordinator for THE CALL OF CTHULHU, will conduct a brief Q&A between the two films. CALL OF CTHULHU screens first. More info at

Meet us for dinner at 6:45 at the Russell House Tavern, or join us at the theater at 8:30. RSVP to so we know to look for you, and look for the Cambridge Men's Group sign.

Russell House Tavern, 14 JFK Street (Harvard Square), Cambridge, MA
Brattle Theater, 40 Brattle Street (Harvard Square), Cambridge, MA
August 19

2-7 pm
Pool Party!Pool Party / Pot-Luck Cookout

Our August pot-luck will be a joint event between the Cambridge Men's Group and the Valley Boys. Jim Keefe has graciously offered his place in Lexington. (Jim has a pool & his garden was in Better Homes and Gardens in April!)

Rain or Shine: If it rains, we'll cook outside & eat inside.

RSVP to Address & directions will be sent. And please let us know what you would like to bring (appetizer, something for the grill, salad/side dish, dessert, beverage).

August 23

                                    CarlTrivia Night at the 99 in Billerica

Our friend Carl ( → ) hosts a one-hour Trivia Night that's not a team sport. There's no big winner - just a prize for the first person to answer each question correctly. Join us at 6:30 for dinner, or show up whenever you can. Please RSVP to, and estimate when you will arrive. (The earlier, the better, it fills up quick.)

Trivia is 7-8-ish.

99 Restaurant
160 Lexington Road, Billerica (Middlesex Turnpike).
[ Careful, there's another 99 elsewhere in Billerica... ]
August 25

Freedom Trail

Darryl Zeigler writes:

"I've never walked the Freedom Trail but have always wanted to. This 2.5 mile trail visits several sites of historical significance for Boston, Massachusetts, and the United States. You can view a map of the trail and learn about the trail sites at

"We'll meet at the Park Street T Station on the Common at 11:00am. The trail ends at the USS Constitution. I will probably walk from there to North Station (about 30 minutes).

"This event will be marketed to one or two gay themed MeetUp groups and the Chiltern Mountain Club"

All Day

Day trip to OGUNQUIT

We'll leave early enough to enjoy brunch at The Egg & I, and those interested can stay late enough to catch a performance of 9 to 5 at the Ogunquit Playhouse.


Leave Cambridge
Brunch at The Egg & I.
Shopping, beach, whatever.
Matinee of 9 to 5 for those interested.
Or more shopping, beach, whatever.
Dinner (location to be decided that day)
Evening performance of 9 to 5 for those interested. Probably want to skip dinner at 6, then.
At least some of us will leave for home.
Others may stay for dancing, or the evening show of 9 to 5, or ... ?
Tuesday September 4

6:30 PM
September Dinner Out: Joe Sent Me

Joe Sent Me
2388 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02140
(North of Porter Square, South of Arlington)
Thursday September 13

5:00 PM
Free Night at the ICA

Thursdays, the Institute of Contemporary Art is free from 5 to 9 pm.

Meet in the lobby at 5.
More info/RSVP: Chris at
Friday Sept 21

8:00 PM
The Motherf**ker with the Hat
SpeakEasy Out & About Night

A 2011 Tony nominee for Best Play, The Motherf**cker with the Hat is a ferociously funny play about love, fidelity, and facing one’s demons. Ex-con Jackie thinks he has finally turned his life around now that he’s sober and has a new job. But when he finds a strange hat in his girlfriend’s apartment, he is back on the brink in this razor-sharp new comedy from the author of Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train and The Last Days of Judas Iscariot.
Thursday October 4
Monday October 8
Columbus Day Weekend in the Nation's Capital

Join Steve and Chris for periodic cultural and/or historical tours, during some or all of Columbus Day Weekend in Washington, D.C. Stay at the four-star Marriott Renaissance Hotel in ultra-gay DuPont Circle, where advance reservations are presently booking at only $139/night. JetBlue also has some nifty promotional fares--approximately $80 each way--so check them out, too.

With that all said, make sure you have good walking shoes!  Plus all are welcome to do things at their own pace. Plus, feel free to laugh.

RSVP & more info: Steve at

Marriott Renaissance Hotel
1143 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, DC
October 7

7:00 PM
No Room for Wishing

A one-man documentary play about Occupy Boston. Using only the exact words of people involved in the Occupy movement, the show pieces together the voices and experiences of various individuals into the larger story of the Occupy movement in Boston and as a whole.

Written & performed by Danny Bryck.

Discounted tickets ($20+$3 fee) on-line with code OCCUPY.

Studio Theatre
450 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA
Thursday October 11

National Coming Out Day!
Saturday October 13

Lyric Stage's production of The Mikado

By Gilbert & Sullivan
Directed and Staged by Spiro Veloudos
Musical Direction by Jon Goldberg

Lyric Stage
140 Clarendon Street (Back Bay), Boston

Get your own tickets at or 617-585-5678, and RSVP to Maybe we'll do dinner before, too.
Tuesday October 23

6:30 PM
October Dinner Out at Charlie's Kitchen

10 Eliot St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
(Harvard Square)

Friday Oct 26

8:00 PM
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
SpeakEasy Out & About Night
Calderwood Pavilion, 527 Tremont Street (South End), Boston

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson recreates and reinvents the life of ‘Old Hickory,’ from his humble beginnings on the Tennessee frontier to his days as our seventh Commander-in-Chief. Using an anachronism-filled emo-rock score, the show tells the story of America’s first maverick president, who kicked British butt, shafted the Indians, and smacked down the Spaniards, all in the name of these United States.
Tuesday Oct 30

6:00 Dinner
7:00 Theater Lobby
7:20 Film
Last Minute Movie: LOOPER

If you're interested in dinner before, just show up at Spike's Junkyard Dogs (217 Elm Street) at 6:00. We'll meet in the lobby of the theatre at 7:00, and the film starts at 7:20 (well, the previews do.)

Somerville Theater
55 Davis Square, Somerville
Wednesday November 7

6:30 PM
November Dinner Out at Qingdao Garden

Come celebrate or commiserate (depending on the outcome of the election)!

We missed our chance to eat at this wonderful Chinese restaurant. So we're trying again.

They make their own dumplings, and they often have fresh items not on the menu, so it's always good to ask.

Unlike our usual policy, we will be eating Family Style, and splitting the bill (not counting beers, of course!) There's just too much good food to share. (Vegetarians: we can order enough vegetarian stuff so that this is fair to you, or the vegetarians can sit together & get a separate check to split.)

The front room looks like the whole restaurant, but there's a second room in the back with larger round tables.

Qindao Garden
2382 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02140
(North of Porter Square, South of Arlington)

Friday November 9

6:45 Dinner
8:00 Show
44 Plays For 44 Presidents

by Andy Bayiates, Sean Benjamin, Genevra Gallo-Bayiates, Chloe Johnston, and Karen Weinberg

A chronological, biographical survey of the lives and presidencies of each of the 44 men who have held the office so far. Their mistakes and successes are celebrated by a company of actors who take turns donning a star-spangled coat that symbolizes the presidency.

Seats are General Admission, so we can all get separate tix & still sit together. Tix are only $18 (plus service charge, in advance). It's a tiny theater, so get your tickets early before they sell out!

Dinner at 6:45 across the street at Emilio's.

Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, 527 Tremont Street (South End), Boston

For tickets and more information, go to Then RSVP to
Friday November 16

7:30 - 10 pm
CD release party for "DUEL"

Long-time Cambridge Men's Group regular Joe Della Penna will be hosting a CD Release Party on Friday, November 16th for his new CD, DUEL (with Brooke Sofferman).

The Lily Pad
1353 Cambridge St., Cambridge

CD available now at
Saturday November 24

9:05 am - 9:15 pm
Amtrak Downeaster to Freeport, Maine

This trip is jointly listed with the Cambridge Men's Group & the Valley Boys!

Starting November 1, the Amtrak Downeaster is extending its route to go to Freeport and Brunswick, ME. According to the website, the station at Freeport is "steps" away from the center of town (the headquarters of LL Bean - open 24/7!) and other shops, outlets and restaurants.

The trip is about three hours long from North Station and costs $44/RT from Boston (discounts available for seniors, students, military, AAA, etc.).  There is a "snack car" on the train, serving light fare & snacks, and beverages including beer, wine & mixed drinks.

You can also board the train at Woburn, Haverhill, or Exeter, NH.  The times posted for the trip (9:05 am - 9:15 pm) are start-to-finish Boston-Freeport-Boston, and would give us about six hours in Freeport.  Some stations charge for parking, others don't, but are on a first-come-first-served basis.

This weekend might get a little crowded with Christmas shoppers, being the Thanksgiving weekend. The official start of the holiday shopping season (don't ask me WHO made it "official")... but, probably no more crowded than your local mall and a bit different.

Check out Amtrak's site!

Here's the weekend schedule (click to enlarge):

Wednesday November 28

6:30 pm
Dustin Lance Black's 8 (Free)

BU Law Auditorium
765 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA
(BU Central T Stop, Green Line B)

Outlaw, the BU Law School GLBT group, will be hosting a reading of 8: The Play by Dustin Lance Black. 8 explores marriage equality issues in the wake of California's Prop 8, drawing heavily from the Perry case that is expected by many to reach the Supreme Court. The play features real characters and real stories, from the plaintiffs and their families at the heart of the emotional drama, to the famous Ted Olson, David Boies and Charles Cooper, and the many expert witnesses called to testify. 8 will be directed by third year law student Brian Balduzzi.

The show is free, no tickets necessary, and runs about 90 minutes. Perhaps we can grab dinner together afterwards.

Voluntary donations at the door will be accepted to fund other productions of 8.
December 24

Christmas Eve Dinner in Chinatown

Join M & his friends for a great Chinese dinner in Chinatown for Christmas Eve.

Afterwards, some of the guys went to the Xmas Eve service at Arlington Street Church, with the Boston Gay Men's Chorus.
Saturday December 29

6:00 pm
December Holiday Party
Jim Keefe's House

With the Cambridge Men's Group AND the Valley Boys!

RSVP (or more info) Jim at

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Updated: 9-January-2013
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