Arts and Entertainment

Weekend Picks – May 12th

Eat:
Mom’s the word!  Mother’s day is Sunday May 14th!  Skip breakfast in bed and treat mom to brunch in Southie!  Here are our picks in the neighborhood – make your reservation today!

Drink:
Head to Amrheins and check out their new spring drink – Mermaid Water!  This concoction of  RumHaven coconut water Rum, Malibu, Cointreau, blue curaçao and pineapple juice is served up in a big bowl with fresh fruit garnish perfect for sharing!

Shop:
South Boston Neighborhood Development Corporation and the South Boston Chamber of Commerce present the 3rd Annual South Boston Spring Stroll, Thursday evening May 11thstarting at 5pm. Come on out and stroll the neighborhood with your friends and family for an enjoyable evening, while supporting your favorite local South Boston businesses. This is a great time to start your Mother’s Day shopping!  For more details visit here!   Cant’ make it on Thursday support our local business this weekend from Mother’s Day shopping to brunch or try a new workout!

See:
It’s the Fort Point Art Walk this weekend!  Fort Point is Boston’s oldest artist community and home to several galleries, including the FPAC Gallery (300 Summer Street), the Midway Gallery at Midway Artists Studios, 15 Channel Center, 249 A Street Gallery, and the Atlantic Wharf Gallery at 290 Congress Street. Spring Art Walk Gallery shows include FPAC’s member show at 300 Summer Street, group shows at Midway Gallery and Channel Center, and Planes in the Sky at the Atlantic Wharf Gallery. Planes in the Sky queries the significance and consequences of human progress, highlighting how advancement alters the landscape. This fun event takes place May 12th-May 14th and is free and open to the public!  Might be a nice idea for Mother’s Day too!   For more details visit here! 

Play:
The Lawn on D is in full swing this weekend with the first family event of the season!  This action-packed event will feature exciting hands-on activities throughout the day, Frosty ice cream give away, six music bands (during the day for kids AND at night for adults!), and more! Highlights include performances by a steel band, stunning displays of circus arts from Nimble Arts, activities from the Museum of Fine Arts, New England Aquarium, and lots of live music.  On Friday, The Lawn on D is bringing back the best summer kickoff party at The Lawn On D! Free samples of Del’s lemonade, plenty of ice cold Del’s Shandys, games, prizes, partying with the ‘Gansett crew, and more!  On Sunday, enjoy Swing Time, plus lawn games, food, and drinks!

Do:
Let’s get this neighborhood cleaned up!  It’s the City of Boston’s Annual Spring Cleaning on Friday, May 12th and Saturday May 13th.  Organize a group and join in the fun!  Post clean up is a party at Capo with raffles, food, and fun!  Register here! 

Watch:
Let’s go Celtics!  It’s game six for the Boston Celtics vs. the Washington Wizards on Friday, May 12th at 8pm.  Wondering where to watch?  Here are our picks! 

Support:
It’s Opening Day, play some bingo! The South Boston Girls Softball opening day takes place Saturday May 13th with Opening Ceremonies from 10a to 12p at Shore Road Field and our Kickoff BINGO Fundraiser at the Seapoint Bar and Grill from 2 to 5pm.  SBGS is hosting 15 rounds of BINGO ($30/ticket) as well as a 50/50 raffle and several other great prizes! Come have a drink and hang with great friends to help promote athletic and academic opportunities for the young women and girls in our South Boston community! Tickets must be purchased prior to the event through the Eventbrite ticket page!   Want to play?  You can still register for SBGS!  Players age 5 to 18 (as of 12/31/2016) can register online at www.southbostongirlssoftball.com and  registration will be available on-site at the fundraiser too!

Sign up:
Kick it!  South Boston Youth Soccer Registration for the 2017 fall season will take place on the Curley Recreation Center from May 8th – May 12th.  Monday-Friday 6pm-8pm and 9am to 12noon on Saturday.  $30 per child ages 3 to 12.  New players need a copy of their birth certificate.  For more information call 617-269-7930.

Tryout:
Tryouts for the 2017 Sr Babe Ruth Baseball team will begin on Sunday May 14th and Tuesday May 16th at 6pm at Fitzgerald Field at Moakley Park. If either tryout gets rained out there will be an additional tryout on May 17th at 6pm. Those who have turned 16 years old before May 1st of this year through those that turned 19 after Dec 31st of 2016 are eligible to play.  The team is a member of the South Shore Sr Babe Ruth League and plays a 16-18 game regular season schedule  (Half Home/Half away) throughout the month of June and early July with playoffs to follow. There are multiple openings on this years roster, all we ask is that those trying out be able to commit to the majority of the games and practices as forfeits have become an issue over the last few seasons. Anyone with questions may contact team GM and South Shore League President Buddy Lane at 617-269-1091.

Plan:
Get your tickets!  How about some fun in the sun on the Lawn on D for Patriots Fest!  Mass Fallen Heroes is hosting an outdoor party on Saturday, May 20th featuring country artists Tyler Farr and Eric Paslay as the headliners and local talent including Dalton and The Sheriffs and Louie Bello.  The fun begins at 3pm and the show starts at 3pm!  Tickets are $40  and can be purchased here! This event is 21+.

Reserve:
Hold your spot for one of the hottest tickets in town! It’s Monday Night Comedy in the Supper Club at Capo. Your host of the night is one of our favorite people – Will Noonan! Come out for a night of food, drink, and lots of laughs! Tickets are $15 – but from now through Memorial Day – EventBrite ticket redemption is only available towards full-priced entrees on the event date. Appetizers, pizzas, desserts and beverages are excluded from this promotion. Tickets purchased at the door are not eligible for this promotion. Please present your EventBrite ticket to your server to receive this promotion. – For dinner reservations, call the restaurant at 617-993-8080 or email jen@caposouthboston.com. There are 10 reservable stage-front tables for dinner guests made of parties of two to four guests. Additionally, there are 4 stage-side lounge seating available for groups up to 15. Stage-front table seating will be reserved for dining guests only. You can get your tickets here!

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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.