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Weekend Picks – Halloween Weekend

Eat:
Loco Taqueria and Oyster Bar  has scary good tacos! Grab some dinner and then stick around for the Halloween festivities – 1970’s style on October 29th starting at 9pm!  DJ Ryan Brown will be spinning all your 70’s favorites.  Wear your best 70’s duds and you might just win the costume contest!  This party has no cover charge!

Drink:
Enjoy some spooky delicious Tito’s cocktails at Costumes for a Cure!  Stephi’s in Southie is hosting a special Halloween fundraiser for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society on Friday, October 28th beginning at 8pm.  Tickets are $50 and include two complimentary cocktails made with Tito’s Vodka, appetizers, DJ and dancing and costume contest!  To purchase tickets visit here!  100% of the proceeds will got to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society with Tito’s Vodka matching every dollar raised!

See:
Get in the Halloween spirit at RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns featuring over 5000 carved and lit pumpkins! With four dates to see this iconic fall event, RISE take place indoors at the Boston Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center, from October 27 – 30. This is a perfect family-friendly event featuring hand-carved illuminated jack o’lanterns creatively arranged along a scenic walking path, set to a musical score.  Ticket information can be found here! 

Do:
Do some adult trick or treating! Who says you have to wait until the 31st for Halloween? Start the party on Friday, October 29th with the best bar crawl in the Seaport District, Halloween on the Harbor! Walk or ride in a decorated duck boat to various venues along the waterfront from 7-10 PM and then hit the after party at MJ O’Connor’s at the Westin Hotel. Tickets can be found here and proceeds benefit Friends of the Fort Point Channel. $10 must be 21+

Watch:
The Pats face the dreaded Rex Ryan and the Buffalo Bills on Sunday at 1pm.  See if Gronk gets touchdown number 69 (hehe)!  Here are 9 Places to Watch the Game in Southie! 

Dance:
Get those dancing shoes ready and head to the South Boston VFW Post (7 Ellery Street) on Friday, October 28th from 8pm-12am.  DJ LeAnne “Skip” Boylan will be spinning the tunes.  Tickets are $20  Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit K’s Place – a transitional home for women.  Also, plenty of dancing at the Halloween Party at the PC!  You don’t have to be Polish to enjoy this Halloween Party!  Head to the Polish American Club (82 Boston Street) and enjoy a night of costumes, live DJ, dancing, cash bar and a best costume prize! Tickets are just $5 and you can purchase them here!

Shop:
If you’re anything like us, you hate to wear the same dress twice in public.  We realize that sounds ridiculous.  Who do we think we are?  Beyonce?  Anyway, two beautiful sisters from Salem, MA  were also sick of spending crazy money on dresses for weddings and special occasions and opened a boutique called Best Dressed in Charlestown that lets you rent designer dresses at a fraction of the retail cost!   Well, guess what?  They opened up a second location in Southie!  Woohoo!  Located at 489 East Broadway (right next to Pretty Reckless), Best Dressed features beautiful dresses and accessories – just in time for the holiday season! Stop by this weekend and check it out!

Vote:
If you have your mind made up and can’t wait to cast your vote for president then you can now vote early! You just have to be a registered voter and unlike traditional polling, you don’t have to vote at your assigned polling location. Vote at the location that is most convenient for you. All ballot styles will be available at every early voting location. If you plan to vote early, you have from October 24th until November 4th at 5pm.   You can vote at the Condon School in Southie on Saturday, October 29th from 12pm-6pm.

Taste:
Craft Beer Cellar in Fort Point is sampling Lagunitas on Thursday and Southern Tier on Friday – both 5:30pm-7:30pm.  Social Wines is hosting Two Roads Brewing on Thursday and a Chianti tasting on Friday both 5:30pm-8pm.

Family Fun Pick:
Enjoy a Halloween Family Brunch and Costume Contest. Join Coppersmith on Saturday, October 29th for brunch and bring your best Halloween outfit and win big for a great 1st ($500), 2nd ($250) and 3rd ($100) prize for college planning. Also, first 50 families will have free pumpkin carving available and everyone can come in and try their luck bobbing for apples all while we have family inspired Halloween movies playing in the background. Come experience home style cooking with Chef Jason Heard and don’t forget to try our DIY Bloody Mary Bar.

Also, the Lawn on D will be hosting a Fall Family Day featuring a light-up hay bale maze, train rides for the kids, an a variety of Halloween-themed activities!

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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.