Days of Summer


By Bill Chenevert

Friday, June 6: It's 1982, and Jack and Brad have little in common until their hormones start pumping and a passion for varsity band brings them exceptionally close together. The two teens navigate crushes (on boys and girls), intimately share Playgirls, and try to figure out the difference between real life and a John Hughes movie. It's all in Frank Anthony Polito's Band Fags! Join the author at New York City club Pyramid for a release party featuring a screening of Making of a Male Model (starring Jon-Erik Hexum and Joan Collins), which served as the inspiration behind the book. Watch this fantastic clip of Model here.

Saturday, June 7: Los Angeles Pride kicks off with two full-day lineups at the WaMu Main Stage in West Hollywood. Joss Stone headlines Saturday night, and that lovable Aussie icon (no, the other one) Olivia Newton-John owns the stage Sunday night. Also appearing will be American Idol alums Kimberley Locke and Frenchie Davis, plus Shannon. Let the music play indeed. Check out LA Pride's website for the deets and additional Pride festivities.

Sunday, June 8: OK, sports fans, here's something for you: If you didn't know, two NBA dynasties, the Celtics and the Lakers are going head-to-head for the eleventh time for championship bragging rights. The second game of the potentially seven-game series kicks off at the Fleet Center in Boston at 9pm on ABC. Can't get tickets? No surprise. Here are a few gay sports bars where you'll find exciting NBA action and plenty of jockish eye candy: Crew in Chicago, Joe Senser's Sports Bar & Grill in Minneapolis, Mel's Sports Bar and Grill in St. Louis, and perhaps the craziest two gay sports bars in the nation on this night: Trunks in West Hollywood and Fritz in Boston.