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Weekend Picks – August 26th

Eat/Workout:
Brunches of Boston is hosting a special Brunch Fit this Sunday, August 28th at 11am.  This event starts at Everybody Fights where you’ll put all the pieces of your FIGHT CAMP together and test your ability to work your strength, endurance and core all at once in a CIRCUITWORK environment. Sounds intense? Check out this video for more details on TRAIN360 https://vimeo.com/96768295, the class you’ll take to work up your appetite. After class, the party continues at Stats Bar + Grille where a special area will be set aside just for Brunches of Boston Brunch Fitters. Choose from a special brunch menu, sip on a complimentary drink and enjoy brunch with a group of fun, fit locals!  Tickets are $39!  

Drink:
Cheers!  Cafe Porto Bello has homemade sangria in red and white and it’s delicious!  Enjoy this delightful refreshing combination of wine with fresh fruit with your lunch or dinner!  A winner of the Best of Boston by Boston Magazine for Best Neighborhood Restaurant, South Boston – Cafe Porto Bello  is a cozy spot that offers amazingly delicious Italian food.  From chicken parm to veal marsala,  Cafe Port Bello offers lunch and dinner and also delivers!  If you haven’t tried their pizza yet, you’re missing out!

See:
Take in some culture!  Enjoy free Shakespeare with a beautiful backdrop – Castle Island.  The Brown Box Theatre presents Macbeth  on Thursday, August 25th at 7:30pm.  This event is free and open to the public.  Don’t forget your blanket or beach chair!

Do:
Free Fun Fridays!  This Friday the Franklin Park Zoo is free!  Go visit the lions, zebras and gorillas! Also, in celebration of the National Parks Centennial, enjoy 3 days of free family fun including free ferry rides, kite flying, exploring and more!

Listen:
The Lawn on D is hosting a special music festival on Saturday, August 27th beginning at 12pm.  Blue Point Toasted Tour brings an action-packed outdoor event that includes an afternoon of live music with both national and local bands, games, prizes, and some of their most innovative Blue Point beer. Meet the brewers and play lawn games to win awesome Blue Point swag!

Swing:
Kick it old school at Lucky’s Lounge’s Sinatra Sundays.  Featuring live music with Lucky’s weekly tribute to ol’ blue eyes, vocalist Adam Herbert will sing all your Sinatra favorites while you sip on a martini or two.  Show starts at 8pm and a full menu is served until 11pm. We recommend the Fire Cracker – a delicious concoction of deep eddy grapefruit vodka, lime, habanero simple syrup an cranberry!

Pamper:
Book your Breakfast Club Blowout at the The Beauty Bar on Friday morning so you’ll have gorgeous hair all weekend! Call 617-268-2800 to book your appointment!  Appointments begin at 7:30am and you’ll be looking like a bombshell all weekend long!

Climb:
When it comes to workouts, expand your horizons!  Rock Spot Climbing is offering a special upgrade!  Enjoy a one month membership for unlimited climbing for just $44 or $49 with gear! As a member you’ll receive 15% discount on all non-food retail items, 2 guys passes each month for friends who have never been to Rock Spot, discount at lots of local partners on food, kayak rentals, bikes, surfing and more, discounted belay class and FREE yoga!

Family Fun Pick:
On Friday, it’s all about the families with screening of the movie Inside Out at the M Street Family Friendly Beach at the BCYF Curley Community Center.  The fun begins at 7:45pm and there will be popcorn and drinks! Both events are free and brought to you by the good people of  Hub Church.

Over/Under:
It’s college move in weekend.  What’s the over/under for moving trucks getting stuck under the bridges on Storrow Drive.

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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.