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Weekend Picks – Columbus Day Weekend

It’s a long weekend this weekend and there’s plenty to do in Southie.  On Monday, banks, libraries, schools, and the post office will be closed.  The T is running on a Saturday schedule.  Liquor stores are open.  (Phew!)

Eat:
Something’s fishy at Sullivan’s Castle Island!  Fishy in a good way – their fresh fish made to order!  You can get it baked or fried for just $7.50 with choice of french fries or cole slaw!  While you’re there take a tour of the fort!  The amazing, all-volunteer Castle Island Association in cooperation with the Mass. DCR is offering FREE tours of Fort Independence this Columbus Day Weekend.  Tours are available from Saturday-Monday starting at 12:30. The last tour begins at 3:00 p.m. Weather permitting! The is the last weekend of the season the Fort will be open for tours!

Drink:
Mimosas and Bloody Marys all around! It’s a long weekend – an extra day to indulge in a big breakfast or brunch.  Here is a list of places to go in Southie.  Lincoln is serving up Brunch on Monday and so won’t Local 149! Enjoy! https://caughtinsouthie.com/restaurants-bar/how-do-you-your-eggs

Listen:
We jamming’! Lucky’s is hosting a Reggae night with Conscious Reggae.  Order up one of Lucky’s  new fall cocktails like their Apple Cider Margarita made with silver tequila, apple cider, fresh lime juice, clove and cinnamon infused simple syrup, cinnamon sugar rim with dehydrated apple.  You’ll be jamming’ in no time!

See:
From the Boston-based creative studio of Materials & Methods, working in partnership with Nuit Blanche New York, The Lawn on D will be hosting a three-day spectacle of light, sound and projection art. From day to night, Illuminus D will showcase large-scale immersive light sculptures designed and created by teams who will take state-of-the-art technologies and turn them into extraordinary works that light up the night sky. Visitors will take in this transformative collective experience, which can be only found at The Lawn on D.

Laugh:
Did you know that besides improving our mood, laughter can reduce stress, help fight infection, and reduce pain?  So not only is laughing fun, it’s good for your too.  Make a plan to spend a night laughing at Laugh Boston this weekend.   Steve Lemme and Kevin Heffernan from Super Troopers and Beerfest are performing October 9th – October 11th! For more information visit: www.laughboston.com

Watch:
It’s a sports fans dream weekend with the Bruins and the Pats playing.  The Bruins face the Red Wings on Thursday at 7:30pm, the Capitals on Saturday at 7pm and the Avalanche on Monday at 1pm.  The Pats face the Bills on Sunday at 1pm.  Here are some places where you can watch the game.  https://caughtinsouthie.com/restaurants-bar/7-places-watch-game  The Lawn on D (www.lawnond.com) will also be open for the game!  

Dance:
Dust off those dance shoes!  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 Sunday, October 12th beginning at 8pm.   Plan on dancing the night away to such local favorites like Happy Radio and Young Hearts Run Free.   No cover charge.  

Support:
It’s Club Night at Lincoln (425 West Broadway).  The South Boston Boys and Girls Club Advisory Board member Sach Flechtner wants you to come out and learn more about the great work the SB Boys and Girls Club is doing for our community.  From 5pm-7:30pm on Thursday, October 9th, mix and mingle with your neighbors, hear from club leadership and alumni, and learn about the major renovation happening to the club.  Enjoy pizza, wings, a cash bar, and raffles.  Suggested donation is $20.

Register:
South Boston Youth Hockey League is hosting a Learn to Skate, Mite & Squirt House League registration at the Murphy Rink.  October 10:  4:00 PM – 9:00 PM, October 11:  9:30 AM – 5:30 PM, October 12: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM, October 13:  9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.  Stop by and get some information and register your kids!  The Learn to Skate program begins November 9th.  For more information visit: http://www.sbyhl.com/  South Boston Youth Hockey is also looking for volunteers.  Come get involved and be a part of a great local organization!

Shop:
Print and shop!  Support local Southie business and save yourself some cash! Enjoy discounts to small businesses like Habit, Ku de Ta and Bringing Up Baby! Check out our deals/steals section!  http://deals.cis-staging.q9hwj0b7-liquidwebsites.com/Southie/1009/all-coupons

 

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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.