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Weekend Picks – January 15th

Eat:
What can you get for a buck?  Not much!  Enjoy a cup of delicious award-winning chowder from Legal  Seafood for just $1 with the purchase of an entree on Friday.  Talk about a perfect excuse to head to the Legal Harborside for lunch or dinner!  

Drink:
Friday Night Flights! Each Friday evening, GrandTen Distilling (383 Dorchester Ave.) will open the distillery doors to those interested in a more in-depth understanding of handcrafted spirits. Offering a detailed tour, followed by a relaxed tasting of our full line of products (along with special, limited-run spirits not available anywhere else), you’ll keep a tasting glass as a souvenir. These tastings will include discussions on mixology, the history of Boston spirits, and the spirit world more generally. To keep these tastings intimate and conversation lively, seating will be initially limited to 20 reservations.  You can purchase tickets by visiting their website at www.grandten.com

Shop:
Deck out your little one in head to toe cuteness at Southie’s favorite children’s boutique Bringing Up Baby!  They are are having a sale!  Buy one item and get the second item of equal or lesser value at half price! Hurry in for the best selection! Some exclusions apply** 663 East Broadway

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, January 17th beginning at 8pm.   Plan on dancing the night away to such local favorites like Happy Radio and Young Hearts Run Free.   Wear your costume – you might win a prize! No cover charge.  Plenty of parking!

See:
Get your motor running at the 2016 New England Auto Show.  It’s the biggest Auto Show in New England and it’s located at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.  Showcasing the newest models of the year  – cars, vans, crossovers, hybrids, light trucks and sport utilities, the New England Auto Show will have factory and dealer representatives from the car lines on hand to answer your questions in a no pressure environment. It’s the perfect event to  compare prices and features and see what’s under the hood.  Whether you are in the market for a new car or your doing research for when you hit the Powerball next time, the New England Auto Show is a fun event. The show is in town from Thursday through Monday.  Adults $15, Children $6 (kids under free are free). For hours or more information visit: http://www.bostonautoshow.com/  January 14th – Monday, January 18th.  

Watch:
Who’s fired up for the Pats game!  Tom Brady and the Patriots take on The Kansas City Chiefs at Gillette Stadium on Sunday at 4:35pm.  Wondering where to watch?  We’ve got some suggestions of of places to watch the game! https://caughtinsouthie.com/restaurants-bar/7-places-watch-game
Bonus: Coppersmith is celebrating playoff season with dueling food trucks featuring Chief’s inspired menu items beginning Thursday night through game day.  Enjoy Henry’s KC BBQ slow smoked brisket, Napoleon’s Cheesy tots with Midwest cheddar and pierogies with potatoes and onion with sour cream and chives.  Yum! 40 West Third Street

Unwind:
Namaste in the ICA!  Zen comes free on Friday with admission to the ICA!  Grab your yoga mat and enjoy a class with Pop Up Asana.  They are offering free session from 5pm-8pm. This free event is part of the ICA After 5 – a new series of dynamic Friday evening programs.  For more information visit: https://www.icaboston.org/events/ica-after-5-new-year-yoga

Tryout:
Casting Call! Has anyone ever told you look like Bell, Biv or DeVoe?  How about Bobby Brown?  Boston Casting is hosting an open casting call for New Edition look-a-likes for BET.  If you look like Bobby Brown, Ricky Bell, Ronnie DeVoe, Ralph Tresvant, Michael Bivins or Johnny Gill, then head to Boston Casting – 129 Braintree Street, Suite 107 in Allston on Saturday, January 16th.  10am-1pm – 10-17 years old.  2pm-5pm 18-25 years old.
Be prepared to do a one minute monologue, sing a New Edition Song – we recommend the classic “Candy Girl,” or show off your sweet dance moves.  Make sure to bring a current photo with you too.  

Brunch:
Lincoln (425 West Broadway) is open for Brunch on Monday, January 19th beginning at 11am in celebration of MLK Day.  Enjoy breakfast pizza, Eggs Benedict, burgers and more.  Wash it down with a Bloody Mary or a Bucket of Bubbles.  Loco Taqueria & Oyster Bar (412 West Broadway) is also getting in on the MLK Day Brunch action too!  In addition to their brunch menu, they are offering $1 oysters from open to close!  Doors open at 10am.  

 

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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.