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With The End Of Dyke Night’s Second Saturdays At Machine, An Era Comes To A Close

As Second Saturdays Comes to a Close, Impact and Memories Live On

By: Al Gentile/TRT Reporter—

For the last decade, Kristen Porter has produced and managed Kristen Porter Presents Second Saturdays at Machine Nightclub in Boston and her reputation, above all, is evidenced by the people who have attended the monthly event and have come to know her..

Jullieanne Doherty has attended the event since its genesis and attests to the importance of Porter’s work and the bitter sweetness of the closing of Second Saturdays on November 11.

“I think Second Saturdays, and pretty much in general what Kristen Porter does, is a connector, a bridge of diversity with different cultural backgrounds, races, gender expressions, and even religions,” she said. “Specifically one thing I love about it is that it’s pretty intergenerational.”  CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE

Kristen Porter Presents: LGBTQ Comedy Showcase in Boston
By: Chris Gilmore/TRT Reporter—

BOSTON—Kristen Porter Presents is at it again with an LGBT showcase—along with the Women in Comedy Festival (WICF)—at Club Café on April 22 at 8 p.m.

The WICF is open to comedians of all gender, according to Kristen Porter, founder of Kristen Porter Presents, “but showcases women prominently.”

Why is a show of this kind more important today? Porter explains why. Click here

Comedian Jennie McNulty to Headline Valentine’s Day show by DykeNight Productions

By: Lauren Walleser/TRT Assistant Editor—
BOSTON, Mass.—DykeNight Productions will host a Valentine’s Day comedy and improv show with comedian Jennie McNulty Saturday, February 14 at Club Café in Boston. Known for their nightlife events throughout New England, DykeNight aims to provide entertainment for LBT women and their allies. Click here to read the full story.

Boston Area Orgs. & Clubs Cater to LGBTQ Community & Inclusion

—Earlier in the year, The Rainbow Times published an article about LGBTQ-themed and -friendly dance nights throughout the Boston area. The piece featured groups such as Gays for Patsy, OUT to Dance, Boston Open DanceSport, Swingtime, and events like those held at Bella Luna Restaurant and Milky Way Lounge, including Dyke Night, Boyfriends, La Boum, If You Can Feel It, Speak It, and Dirty Water Saloon. However, we quickly realized these were only some of the groups and organizations hosting queer and LGBT-specific dance in the city. click here to read the full story

Dyke Night Productions Hosts LGBT Comedy Night: Features Sandra Valls & Crys Matthews

By: Lauren Walleser/ TRT Assistant Editor— BOSTON, Mass.—Dyke Night Productions, known for hosting many lesbian and LGBTQ-focused nightlife events throughout Boston, will present One Night StandUP, an event featuring comedian Sandra Valls and singer songwriter Crys Matthews, Friday, May 16 at Club Café.

Kristen Porter, founder of Dyke Night Productions and owner of The List: Boston’s Queer Agenda, shared why she believes events like this are important to the LGBTQ community. click here to read the full story

Dyke Night Productions: Lesbian Event’s Charitable Giving, Community Building

BOSTON, Mass. – Dyke Night Productions has made a lasting impression on the women’s community in Boston through memorable dance parties and charitable contributions. The organization continues to grow and attracts women from all over New England to experience Boston’s lesbian nightlife.

Dyke Night was started in 1998 by Kristen Porter as a party at a local bar near her home to assist the underserved.

“I was sitting in my living room with a group of lesbian activists trying to figure out a way we could raise money to purchase supplies to support the volunteer street outreach we did to homeless queer people,” Porter explained.
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BEST LESBIAN SCENE – 2012 Milky Way Lounge at Bella Luna Restaurant

This perennial favorite remains at the top of the class for revelry. There’re your usual suspects: a pool table, trivia, karaoke. But then there are the curve balls: live comedy, a giant wall-mounted Connect Four set, patio bashes with mariachi music or a steel drum band. With queer dance-parties and Dyke Night events, this place is a local institution. And with cocktails like the peachy Ron Swanson and a catalog of creative pizzas (sauce and dough made daily), the Milky Way shines any day of the week.

Boston Pride as one of the best worldwide Pride festivalsBoston Pride along with Tel Aviv, Amsterdam, Atlanta, and Asheville, NC. – click here to read the article

Boston Pride to partner with Dyke Night Productions to produce 2012 Jamaica Plain Block Party. – click here to read the article

GLOW :: Lighting Up Ladies Night! :: EDGE Boston 

November shines when Dyke Night™ Second Saturdays presents GLOW, the first-ever black-light featured event, November 12 at Machine. – click here to read the article

In memory of our beloved event partner Kris Kono 

Kris Kono, at 46; brought warmth, energy to many as DJ, therapist – click here to read the article

Boston Phoenix Best of for 2011 awards Dyke Night with “Best Lesbian Night” – SECOND SATURDAY AT MACHINE – click here to read the article

Domestic Relationships – click here to read the article

Night Watch Boston’s Club SceneOne Party at a Time – click here to read the article

Nightlife: Milky Way LGBT events, and excellent people-watching – click here to read the article

Dyke Night brings the Babes – Scandal @ Estate – click here to download the article

Givers: Honoring those who honor the LGBT community by giving back – click here to read the article

Dyke Night’s sexy bartenders are featured in Out at Night – click here to download the article

Dyke Night is featured in the November Issue of Curve Magazine – click here to download the article

Best Lesbian Scene – 2009 – Boston Magazine

Dyke Night was awarded the esteemed Boston Magazine Best of Boston award 2009 for Menage a Trois at Milky Way – click here to read the article

Best Lesbian Night Dyke Night Events

It was touch and go there for a while after news leaked that the most lauded lesbiandance party in the Hub lost its home (previous base Toast Lounge in Somerville went resto-lounge last year). But DYKE NIGHT is back and, at the risk of sounding cheesy, it really is better than ever. This fall, founder Kristen Porter (doyenne of dyke nightlife) started Second Saturdays at Machine. Come spring, Fourth Fridays will launch at the new Milky Way in JP. If getting saucy on the dance floor isn’t enough to get you to the much-hyped gatherings, chew on this: a quarter of all proceeds raised at these parties go to GLBT causes.

Second Saturdays :: December 13, 2008

This week’s Second Saturdays, dyke nightlife impresario Kristen Porter’s latest nightlife event, drew some 700 people to Machine this past Saturday night. No doubt if you give gay women in this city some place to go they’ll come out. EDGE was there and has photos! click here to see the photos