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Weekend Picks – August 25th

Eat:
Savor the last few days of summer at Lion’s Tail at Ink Block.  On Friday, August 25th from 5pm-9pm enjoy a Oyster and Cocktail Party featuring passed apps, endless oysters, two complimentary cocktails made with 888 spirits, and live music on the patio. Cost is $70.  You can purchase tickets here!

Drink:
Raise your glass!  Publico is hosting its first annual Havana White Garden Party on Saturday, August 26th from 2pm-8pm.  Wear your finest summer whites for this Cuban inspired soiree which will feature a live Cuban Jazz band in the interior atrium garden and native Cuban cocktails including a variety of fresh fruit flavored mojitos, Hemingway Daquiris and more.  There will also be Cuban inspired specials prepared by Chef Keenan Langlois.  The event is complimentary to attend with RSVP at Info@PublicoBoston.com.

Shop:
Friday is National Second Hand Wardrobe Day!  Southie has some of the best consignment shops around including Boston Magazine Best of Winners Dew Luxe and Covet!  Make a plan to hunt and gather and find some designers hidden in the racks and shelves like Prada, Louis Vuitton, and Marc Jacobs!  Here are some tips to help you navigate consignment shops like a boss.  

Swap:
Element Hotel is hosting a special pop up exchange where guest and members of the community can swap and not shop!  Stop by for drinks, light bites in the courtyard, and extend the life of your wardrobe on Friday from 5:30pm-8:30pm.  Ministry of Supply, a local Boston company which supplies underprivileged young adults with clothing for the workplace and job interviews, will be on-site and donating the remaining clothes through their 1 In, 1 Out initiativeYou can register for this free event here! 

Watch:
Fight night! Unless you live under a rock, you know there’s a big fight coming up between Floyd Mayweather and Connor McGregor.  Roza Lyons is showing the fight for a $20 cover charge. Stephi’s in Southie is hosting a viewing party on Saturday, August 26th beginning at 9pm. For $50 you get free apps, viewing of the fight on 17 screens plus a projection screen. You can purchase your tickets here!

See:
Head to Malibu Beach in Dorchester on Saturday, August 26th and enjoy a Jaws inspired evening of fun!  From 5:30pm-9:30pm there will be crafts, face painting, games, food trucks and more.  Bring a blanket or a chair to watch the legendary shark movie Jaws at 7:30pm.  This event is family friendly and free!

Do:
Enjoy yoga on the beach for a cause.  East Side Yoga and Fitness is hosting a Charity Water Flow on Carson Beach from 10:30am-11:30pm.  It’s a $10 drop-in and 100% of the proceeds goes directly to the Charity Water Operation.

Throwdown:
STATS is hosting and End of Summer Throwdown on Sunday, August 27th starting at 4:30pm.  DJ Sammy Sprinkles will be getting things going.

Say Goodbye:
It’s Tavern Road’s Last Hurrah!  Enjoy a pig roast, guest chefs, cash bar and DJ Ryan Brown.  Tickets are $20 and can be purchased here!

Say Goodbye Again:
Legendary L Street Tavern bartender Kevin Donahue will pour his last drink on Saturday night.  Stop by, raise your glass and wish him well.  He will be missed!

Yappy Hour:
Man’s Best Friend!  Head to Seaport Square on Thursday, August 24th from 6-8 and don’t forget your dog!  This block party event will be filled with fun for dogs and owners featuring pet-friendly activities, mocktails and more!

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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. Hockey mom, yoga enthusiast, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.