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Weekend Picks – December 11th

Eat:
Are you entertaining this holiday season?  Cafe Porto Bello wants to make it a little easier for you.  Order up some of their legendary party platters and trays – like their delicious eggplant rollatini or lobster ravioli.  To see a full catering menu visit: http://www.cafeportobello.net/

Drink:
It’s officially the holiday season!  Raise your glass and celebrate at Barlow’s (241 A Street)  Sip a glass of wine or one of their signature cocktails and enjoy live music on Thursday, Friday and Saturday night and take in all of their festive holiday decorations.  For more information visit: http://barlowsrestaurant.com/

Shop:
Take a shopping excursion this weekend and shop local.  From boutiques to home decor, South Boston has it all!  ‘Tis the season to shop and South Boston boutiques have their doors wide open for business and offering some great discounts and specials for the holidays. Here is a list of locations in Southie where shoppers can find merchandise to satisfy all recreational retail shopping needs.  Shop local!  It’s good for the neighborhood! https://caughtinsouthie.com/shop/shopping-expedition-south-boston

Tailgate:
The Patriots face the Texans Sunday night at 8:30pm.  Head to Coppersmith (40 West Third Street) catch all the action at Tailgate Sunday!  Enjoy two food trucks, a full bar, and they’re giving away Patriots tickets at half time!  Sweet!

Unwind:
Is the hustle and bustle of the holiday season starting to stress you out? On Saturday, December 12th from 2p-4pm, take the time for yourself to relax, unwind and de-stress this hectic season with a 2-hour Restorative Yoga workshop with Jessi!  Cost is $35.  To register visit: http://www.east-sideyogaandfitness.com under the workshop tab.

Believe:
Pizza with Santa! We hear from a reliable source that Santa will be in Southie this weekend!  Join your friends and neighbors at South Boston Catholic Academy on Sunday, December 13th from 11am-2pm for holiday crafts, cookie decorating, festive photo booth, games, picture with Santa and of course pizza!  Everyone knows Santa loves pizza!  $5/person, $20/family

See:
Head to BC High this weekend and celebrate the timeless holiday tradition of the Christmas Carol – The Musical! The Dever Players will have three performances – Thursday, December 10th at 4pm, Friday, December 11th and Saturday, December 12th both at 7pm.  The musical will take place at the Bulger Performing Carts Center at BC Hight – 150 Morrissey Blvd.  Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students.  Journey back to Victorian England and experience the joy of the season with holiday carols and this classic Christmas story!

Give:
This is the perfect time of year to help those less fortunate.  Clean out that closet and help those in need.  Mass Bay Credit Union is hosting its annual Coat and Warm Clothing drive in partnership with Friends of Boston’s Homeless Warm Hands Warm Heart campaign.  Kindly donate new or gently used winter coats, hats, scarves, gloves and socks.  Donations boxes are located in all of Mass Bay’s branches including the one in South Boston.  The charitable drive is in its fifth year and has become a vital Mass Bay Credit Union tradition that members and staff look forward to participating in every year.  Donations will be accepted until January 29th.
So be kind and help.  It’s good for the soul!

Spirit: 
Light it up! It’s the Annual Seaport Tree Lighting will take place on Thursday, December 10th from 4 to 5 pm at the South Boston Maritime Park (intersection of D Street and Seaport Boulevard). This is event is free and open to the public and will feature cookies, cider and hot chocolate, live holiday music, a visit from Santa and a toy collection for Toys for Tots.

Decorate:
O Christmas Tree! Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, it’s time to deck the halls! Stop by and pick out a beauty at Brooksie’s Christmas tree pop up shop at 680 Dorchester Ave. near Andrew Square.  Whether you need an 8ft or a 4ft, they’ve got a wide variety.  Need a wreath for your front door?  They’ve got those too. Open daily from 10am-9pm and offering free local delivery.  Perfect for you late-night tree shoppers.

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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.