TWC. While many of you are probably already binge drinking to prepare your livers for St. Paddy’s Day, we would like to direct your attention to the other atrocity-inspiring activity that graces the third month of the year: Spring Break.
As a purveyor/remodeler of all things straight and disgusting, we at The Welcoming Committee bring you a month of SPRING BREAK presented in three ways:
1. The “Rich kid” spring break
2. The “Budget” spring break
3. The “Alternative” spring break
All activities are designed to be accessible to all, whether you still owe your first born child to your college’s financial aid office or, when asked how you’re paying off your student loans, you awkwardly answer a fake phone call.
BUDGET SPRING BREAK: GUERRILLA QUEER BAR - Friday, March 1st The sacrosanct straight bar takeover continues where we engulf a bar of our choosing and make it gay for one night only. This month we hit Who’s On First, a venue that has never experienced the full GQB experience. Starting line forms at 9:30pm.
GQB COMPLETED. Who’s On First successfully demolished. 600 TWC troops members attended. Viva!
RICH KID SPRING BREAK: DINNER IN FRANCE - Friday, March 8th
To kick off the insanity, this Friday night (3/8) the Executive Chef and Pastry Food Wizard over at Whisk Boston have put together a France-inspired pop-up dinner. With 7 tasting-courses prepared, an intimate atmosphere and the use of fancy words like “foie-gras” and “pastry,” we were basically forced to take it over. Here’s your opportunity to devour a French pop-up while removing the stuffy and the stodgy from the menu. Go to their Eventbrite page here, choose the Friday night option, purchase “The Welcoming Committee” ticket and you’ll be sat with the rest of the troops.
RICH KID SPRING BREAK: CARIBBEAN BOOZE FEST - Monday, March 11th, 6:30pm
Nothing says “take off my clothes, it’s Spring Break” like a visit to the Caribbean. And what signifies the Boston version of paradise? A rum distillery. Our hat tip to all things Caribbean happens Monday (3/11) at the super stealth Bully Boys Distillery in Southie. One ticket gets you a tour, a tasting, a cocktail and our promise to make sure you leave your dignity behind sometime this month. Get your tickets here.
ALTERNATIVE SPRING BREAK: FLANNEL TAKEOVER COMPANY, 3RD SATURDAYS - Saturday, March 16th
While we struggled with what spring break category to place FTC into, we decided that filling any Boston bar with 300+ lesbians is an act of community service for the greater Boston community. As always, venue is announced the day before. More details here.
ALTERNATIVE SPRING BREAK: COMMUNITY SERVICE - Wednesday, March 20th
Sometimes Spring Break requires that you give your karma a bit of a re-boost (especially after that thing you did with that guy/girl/person last Saturday when you thought no one was looking). Yeah. We’re conjuring up magic in the form of volunteerism so you can give back while giving your best friend, Mr. Liver, a little R&R. Sign up here to get dibs on a spot and get more details on what we’ve got planned.
BUDGET SPRING BREAK: KEG PARTY - Saturday, March 23rd
Just because mom and dad didn’t finance your trip around the globe so you could be a “cultural” drinker, doesn’t mean you didn’t know how to show your fellow state-schoolers a good time. On March 23rd, we bring together a secret warehouse-meets-graffiti space, tons of beer, and all of the “lawn” games your 21+ year old heart could desire. Let’s just say we’ve got the keg stand portion of your staycation covered. Sign up here to get first dibs on tickets.
BUDGET SPRING BREAK: DUCK TOURS - Sunday, March 24th
Remember that time you meant to do the 8.74 billion local things that Boston has to offer? Well now you can do them with le gays. As a part of your staycation Spring Break, we’re going to take the Duck Tours, flip them over, slap on a big rainbow and make them ours for one day. Once we’re done with the land and sea takeovers, we’ll convene at a nearby bar for the rest of the day’s atrocities. They’ll thank us for it later. Sign up to join the takeover here.
RICH KIDS SPRING BREAK: BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA - Friday, March 29th
Rumor has it that you like taking over cultural institutions. And sometimes you even pretend to be fancy. How fitting then that we’re devouring the Boston Symphony Orchestra for your distinct pleasure. Sign up here to get advanced discounted, tickets.
RICH KIDS SPRING BREAK: A WEEKEND IN PARIS - Saturday-Sunday, March 30-31
Well, not quite. For our third #DestinationTakeover, we bring you 38 hours in Montreal. One evening. Two bus rides. A white party, walking tour, brunch, shopping, everything…and you only need to spend one night and we’ll rush you back to the Americas. Sign up here to get advanced access to tickets before they go on sale later this week.