This Just In: Queer Comedy, Rodeo, Carousel, Kite Festival

I just attended the Queery Qomedy Festival at ImprovBoston and it was possibly the best show I’ve seen there yet. A little too much forcing the audience to applaud to, “How are you doing tonight? I can’t hear you!” but plenty of incredibly funny and creative acts by drag queens. And kings. New ways to interact with the audience. And that’s just their Thursday show, I have to assume the remainder of the weekend will be even better.

So here is some last minute encouragement to check it out, and a few other late-breaking events as well.


This Just In
Family Fun Day in Somerville 6/27 Boston Metro
Rides, cookout, games.
Trum Field, Somerville, MA. more
Annual Penfield Beach Sand Sculpting Festival 6/25 – 6/28 Connecticut
Two grand masters make huge sculptures, plus an amateur competition.
Fairfield, CT.203-254-8533. more
Birds of Prey @ Davis Farmland 6/27 – 6/28 Worcester
They’ll have live birds of prey on display as well as the wonderful petting zoo, hay ride, and water spray park! Davis Farmland is my favorite midsized amusement park, but unfortunately, you have to have a child along to enter.
145 Redstone Hill, Sterling, MA.978-422-8888. more
New England Wild West Fest 6/26 – 6/28 South Shore
You don’t see many rodeos in Boston! This one comes with a Civil War re-enactment, BBQ contest, and um, country music.
Marshfield Fairgrounds Rt. 3A, Marshfield, MA. more
Carousel on Kennedy Greenway 6/1 – 10/31 Boston Metro
The carousel is leaving Boston Common but there’s a new one on the Kennedy Greenway. I was walking along the greenway (you know, where the Big Dig happened but there’s now a garden) and discovered a carousel!! Daily 11am-9pm through October. Later some weekends. It’s near the Aquarium subway stop.
In-between Haymarket & Aquarium subway stops on the Rose Kennedy Greenway, Boston, MA. more
Kite Festival @ Lawrence 6/27 Northern Mass
Dunk tank, pony rides, the ubiquitous face painting, live music, and make you own kite!
Lawrence Heritage State Park 1 Jackson Street, Lawrence, MA. more
Queer Qomedy Festival 6/25 – 6/28 Boston Metro
And, queerly, in Cambridge. This is the first gay comedy festival in Boston! Ever!
40 Prospect St, Cambridge, MA.617-576-1253. more


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