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Weekend Picks – September 8th

Eat:
Just in time for the weekend, The Punk & Poet (formerly The Playwright) will be opening its doors on Thursday – just in time for the weekend!  Expect a complete 180 degrees from The Playwright – with a bright and edgy interior -with plaid fabric covered booths and eclectic artwork.   The exterior is now a bright red – which we’re loving!  The menu will feature small shareable plates like buffalo cauliflower, lettuce wraps and quesadillas.  Plus larger meals like cast iron flank steak, stuffed meatball casserole and broiled scrod!  There are also salads, burgers and sandwiches too!  Punk & Poet Sangria, The Clash – a concoction of tequila, St. Germain, Aperol, house simple syrup, lemon and Angostura Bitters – and Pink Poet – pink gin, pink grapefruit, elderflower and Peychauds bitters – are just a few of their featured cocktails!

Drink:
Have you checked out Mayhew Wine Shop yet?  Located in Fort Point, Mayhew Wine  offers the best wine, beer, cheese, and specialty gourmet items that you can find and it’s presented without pretense – just friendly, knowledgable people ready to help you select the perfect bottle!  It’s worth the trip!  They also have weekly tastings too!

Shop:
A new fashion season is upon us!  Fall!  South Boston boutiques have their doors wide open for you to come and shop. Check out our list of shops in South Boston where shoppers can find merchandise to satisfy all recreational retail shopping needs.

Celebrate:
Mix and mingle! It’s the Second Annual  Back-2-School BBQ for the South Boston Boys & Girls Club on Friday, September 8th at 5pm! This fun-filled event will include food, raffles, cash bar, games music and more! This year’s BBQ will celebrate Chuck Dhimitri’s 60th Birthday – who grew up, work for and still loves the South Boston Boys & Girls Club! Tickets are $25 and the fun takes place at Coppersmith! For more details visit here!

Honor:
It’s the 35 Annual Rededication of the South Boston Vietnam Memorial.  The events begins at 10:30am with a Mass at 10:30am followed by the rededication ceremony at Medal of Honor of Honor Park on Sunday, September 10th.  “If you forget my death, then I died in vain.”

Play:
Head out for a night of fun on Friday, September 8th from 7-11 (doors open at 630).  Play LCR – the action packed dice game to benefit Help for Harvey!   First round of LCR starts at 7.  Guaranteed 3 rounds of LCR. Cash Prize for Championship round. 50/50 . Raffles. Music. Cash bar. Parking. $20 at the door (which includes entry into LCR tournament) Every cent donated will go straight to helping those in need in Texas. The organizations the money will go to work tirelessly all year round and all over the country rebuilding the hearts and homes of those affected by disaster.

Listen:
Bell Biv DeVoe will playing a free concert at City Hall Plaza on Saturday, September 9th!  Mayor Marty Walsh and Senator Linda Dorcena Forry announced on Sunday a free unity concert will take place with headliner Bell Biv DeVoe.   People are being asked to donate school supplies for the students of Houston after the devastation of Hurricane Harvey.  Donations can be made at City Hall Plaza!  Bust out your overalls and rope chain!

Watch:
Are you ready for some football?  The Patriots play their home opener of the season against the Kansas City Chiefs.  Game starts at 8:30pm  Wondering where to watch? Here are our picks for places to watch a game! 

Do:
Art Underground!  Celebrate the Underground Mural Project on Saturday, September 9th from 2pm-6pm.  Stop by 90 Traveler  for food, fitness, art, beer and music!

Pamper:
Skin-tastic!  Fun in the sun is a glorious thing but you have to make sure you take care of your skin – especially after the summer months!  The Beauty Bar is offering a September Special!  Enjoy an Ultimate Hydration Facial for just $80!  The end result will be healthy, glowing skin!

Sweat:
On Saturday, September 9th, Equinox is closing out its Seaport Sweat fitness series with The Cut, a signature mixed-martial arts and boxing masterclass that is sure to pack a serious punch.  From 10:00AM to 11:00AM become a boxing champion with The Cut taught by expert group fitness instructors Ali Baldassare and Edwin Frias. Open to both members and non-members, newcomers to boxing and martial arts will incinerate calories while building full body strength, speed and coordination in this cardio-forward boxing class using nothing but light hand-weights and a killer instinct. This 50-minute masterclass is sure to get those in attendance into knockout shape. Take one last jab at summer and preview what’s to come as Equinox Seaport prepares to open in Fall 2017. Classes will be held in the Seaport Common, located at 85 Pier Four Blvd. To reserve a space, please visit here! 

Workout:
Guys, it’s time to buckle down. After a summer’s worth of rosé, BBQs, and workout-less weekends, fall’s the perfect time to reset and re-launch your routine.  And these local studios are up to the challenge. Here are our top picks for getting your butt back in shape! 

Open House:
Check out 14 WEST on Sunday!  Get a peak at the property on Sunday, September 10th at 11am-1pm. Enjoy a unique experience going up to all levels of the property to see the footprints and the views of the units!  Interested parties should meet at the trailer at 14 WEST Broadway!  Check out our 5 Reason Why You Should Move to 14 WEST! 

Stop by The Austin located at 205 E Street on Sunday from 10:30am-12:30pm – Jay Rooney from Jack Conway Cityside will be hosting this open house!

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Maureen Dahill

Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Co-host of Caught Up, storyteller, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.