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Weekend Picks – August 7th

Eat:
Who doesn’t love pizza?  With the ever-expanding food scene in the Boston area – pizza has become a staple on many eateries menus.  From your local pizza shop to sophisticated “foodie” restaurants, Boston Magazine has compiled a list of The 21 Best Places to Eat Pizza Right Now.  And not surprisingly, two South Boston spots – Pastoral – 345 Congress Street and Babbo – 11 Fan Pier. Get the scoop here: https://caughtinsouthie.com/restaurants-bar/pizza-pizza

Drink:
It’s Tiki Sundays at Drink – 348 Congress Street.  Every second Sunday in the summer beginning at 4pm enjoy fruity tropical drinks served in tiki mugs with umbrellas.  Sounds like a perfect way to end your weekend.  

Drink again:
Because the Southie ice bucket challenge was such a success on Wednesday night, Lincoln is continuing the drink special the “Frate-Train” cocktail all weekend long!  Lincoln will be donating $3 of every drink sold to the Peter  Frates fund!  So drink up! 

Mingle:
Oh! Eh! Whoa! Come celebrate Italian pride on Saturday, August 8th from 12pm-3pm with a good old-fashioned block party – well..half a block party….on East Eighth between L and Hatch Street.    Enjoy live music,a bouncy house, kids activities and more! Even if you’re not Italian, you can still celebrate Italian Pride Day! 

Shop:
It’s official! Pretty Reckless – 485 East Broadway – has put out the sale rack!  Enjoy up to 40% off summer favorites!  Stop by and check it out this weekend!  

Experience:
PorchFEST is taking over the Lawn on D on Saturday!  From 3pm-9pm enjoy a day filled with music, fun and community showcased right on 3 front porches built right on the lawn. There will also be activities, like a make your own tutu station, and performers from Esh Circus Artists to ensure there is never a dull moment all day long! Don’t miss the big dance party at the end!  PLUS, to ensure you stay safe from the sun all day long, the Melanoma Foundation of New England will have sunscreen dispensers on The Lawn! Food Trucks: M+M Ribs, Sheherazad, Juice Box, Terri Yummy, Cupcake City 

Dance: 
Kick it old school Southie-style at Seapoint (367 East Eighth Street).  
Revisit the good old days and enjoy Southie DJ legend Dru Erico as he spins the tunes at Seapoint on Saturday, August 8th beginning at 8pm.   Plan on dancing the night away to such local favorites like Happy Radio and Young Hearts Run Free.   No cover charge.  Plenty of parking!

Listen:
Come out and listen to some amazing music!  Fourth Presbyterian Church hosts its 21st Annual Gospel Night featuring the Bullock Brothers along with the incredible Fourth Church Summer Singers.  This event is a do not miss for music lovers!   The event takes place Saturday, August 8th at 7:15pm at the Fourth Church (340 Dorchester Street).  Tickets are $10/under 18 free!

Family Pick:
Celebrate summer and join the Boston Children’s Museum for a FREE movie screening out on the Fort Point Channel waterfront, just next to the Museum near the giant milk bottle. Bring a blanket or some lawn chairs – and popcorn will be available! Start Time: Sunset, between 7:45 pm and 8:00 pm  This Friday’s movie is Big Hero 6

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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.