The third weekend of every month is always a big deal for TWC, since it’s the time for FTC. This weekend is an even bigger deal, though, because we’re also taking the Gardner by storm. Oh, and there’s that boat thing happening, too. Here’s what’s up:
Thursday: It’s finally here: we’re taking the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Again. Four floors of art. Hundreds of gays. Craft projects. And multiple bars. Plus, we’ll keep the artful chatter going at an afterparty at Sweet Caroline’s (1260 Boylston St., Boston). Get your takeover tickets here. 5-9pm, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 280 Fenway, Boston, $11.
Friday: The Boston Book Festival kicks off with its keynote address by Salman Rushdie. If you can’t manage to get tickets (advance tickets are already sold out), but there are events all day Saturday in and around Back Bay and downtown Boston.
Saturday: Lesbians from across the country are coming to Boston for the Head of the Charles races, but we know they’re really here for Flannel Takeover Company. To make sure they don’t get too lost, we’ll be welcoming them at a bar in Cambridge. As always, we’ll announce the venue, to you and to them, on Friday. 9pm, venue announced Friday.
Sunday: We’re pretty sure that the Head of the Charles is a convention devoted to multi-colored spandex that happens to have some boats involved. Whether or not you giggle every time you hear the word “coxswain,” you’ll be sure to enjoy the festive atmosphere, camaraderie, and free food that takes over both sides of the Charles this weekend. Races Saturday and Sunday from 8am, Charles River, free.
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