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Weekend Picks – October 20th

Eat:
How does tacos, beer, and live music under 93 sound?  Well, Loco is hosting an outdoor event on Saturday, October 21 from 12pm-8pm.  Head to the OKTACOFEST at Inkblock Underground(90 Traveler Street) and enjoy tacos, chips & guac, beer trucks, live music and more!

Drink:
Raise your glass to the Ellie Fund! As part of Southie Turns Pink for the Ellie Fund’s Do Good campaignCapoLincolnLocoRoza Lyons MJ O’Connor’s Waterfront and The Punk & Poet are all offering specialty cocktails like the BAE-Watch, The Ta-Ta-Tasty, The Pink Poet and more! So drink up one (or all) of these pink cocktails during the month of October and $1 from every drink goes to the Ellie Fund! A perfect excuse to order another round! Not only are they delicious, but it’s for an amazing local organization – the Ellie Fund! The Ellie Fund is a local non-profit dedicated to providing critical services including nutritional and grocery assistance, transportation to medical appointments, childcare, housekeeping and prepared/deliver meals to breast cancer patients and their families.

Shop:
Sip & Shop and help support Miss Linda’s Dance Team!  Head to the Perkins Post (corner of O and Fourth) from 5pm-8pm.  Enjoy a cocktail and shop local vendors like The Beauty Bar!  There will be clothing, gifts, glassware, accessories, holiday items and cupcakes!  Admission is $5 (Seniors are free).  Stop by!

Indulge:
Just like nachos, donuts make everything better!  On Saturday, October 21st Basic Batch Donut Pop Up starts at 10am at Bar Mezzana at Ink Block.  Get there early, they sell out quick!

Participate:
Calling all fans of fashion! South Boston Catholic Academy’s auditorium will be transformed into Southie’s hottest runway on Sunday, October 22nd Featuring local South Boston boutiques, models will strut their stuff and showcase some of falls biggest trends. Your hosts for this event will be Caught in Southie/Caught Up Podcast’s own Maureen Dahill and Heather Foley Also on deck? A pop-up shop featuring clothing and accessories, Cash Bar and light bites from The Punk & Poet! Tickets are $25 and tables of 10 can be reserved!  Visit here for tickets!

See:
Come Sail Away!  For the first time in three years, The USS Constitution is setting sail to celebrate the 242nd Navy’s birthday and the 220th anniversary of the Constitution’s first launch.The world’s oldest commissioned warship will set sail from Charlestown Navy Yard on October 20th at 10am. and travel to Castle Island, for a good old fashioned 21-gun salute by 11:30am! There will also be a 17-gun salute will be fired when “Old Ironsides” passes the U.S. Coast Guard station which is the former site of the shipyard where the Constitution was built and launched in way back in 1797.

Do:
Celebrate Fall in Fort Point at the 13th Annual Pumpkin Pagaent!  It’s time to do your Fort Point civic duty and vote for the fiercest, funniest and most original jack-o-lanterns carved by your Fort Point business neighbors. Enjoy pumpkin bowling hosted by Kings Seaport, pumpkin painting, press-you-own apple cider, and more at the Pumpkin Pageant!  All this pumpkin fun happens on Thursday, October 19th from 12pm-3pm at the Harborwalk at Boston Children’s Museum – 308 Congress Street.  Later on, toast the pumpkin carvers while supporting Friends of Fort Point Sip on specialty cocktails, enjoy lite bites and live country music at the Fort Point Fall Fling! All proceeds go to support Friends of Fort Point Channel’s mission to make Fort Point Channel a great place to live, work, & play. 5:30pm-7:30pm at the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum.  Get your tickets here! 

Listen:
Have you listened to Caught Up: A Podcast from South Boston yet?  Give us a download and listen to us this weekend while you’re at the gym or walking the island or sitting on your couch drinking wine!  Heather and Maureen will keep you company! Download Caught Up here! 

Watch:
Are you ready for some football?  The Pats face the Falcons on Sunday night – yes, a night game at 8:30pm. Expect Southie to be bananas! Wondering where to watch?  Here are our picks!

Workout:
Enjoy a free workouts this weekend at the Lawn on D!  On Saturday from 9:30am-10:30am It’s a  free 50-minute total body workout that combines precise ballet techniques with athletic intensity led by Alanna Perry of Barre Groove. You’ll also have the opportunity to shop Reebok’s latest styles from The Reebok mobile pop-up truck (available 10:30 am to 5:00 pm), plus, you might even score a free Reebok Boston tee! Register here.  BYOM (bring your own mat) and water.

Shave and a Haircut:
Seaport Barbers is now open. A convenient neighborhood escape for busy men, Seaport Barbers delivers a space to take a breath while enjoying a quality haircut or straight razor shave. Inside the quaint, industrial-inspired 600 square foot shop is a melting pot of artists, including its master barber and owner who is a longtime Seaport resident. The shop’s rich chestnut walls and chic black leather chairs (considered the Rolls Royce of shop chairs) offer a luxurious service without the intimidation of a high-end salon.  Open seven days a week: Monday-Friday 8am-7pm, Saturday 8am-6pm, Sunday 9am-5pm. Seaport Barbers is located within One Seaport, beneath the residences of VIA; its address is 51 Northern Avenue Boston, MA 02110.

Get a job!
The much anticipated restaurant on East Broadway, The Broadway is hosting a job fair on Friday, October 20th from 3pm-6pm and Saturday, October 21st 10am-2pm.  Hiring for all positions!

Date night:
Whether you’re happily single or loving life with your S.O. (read: significant other), “date” nights are for everyone. Grab the girls or call up #bae, and check out our picks on where to eat, where to play, and where to feel the love in Southie. Check out our Southie picks! 

Kids Pick:
Market Studio is hosting a kids crafting workshop on Saturday from 10am-1pm.  Let Market Studio help you child make a perfect fall centerpiece for you coffee table!  Plant and pot included!  Cost is $20.  Ages 4+ (with help from mom and dad).  Call ahead to reserve a spot – 617-752-4088.  Market Studio is located at 661 East Broadway!

Open Houses:
Check out 14 WEST on Sunday!  Get a peak at the property on Sunday, October 1st at 11am-1pm. Enjoy a unique experience going up to all levels of the property to see the footprints and the views of the units!  Interested parties should meet at the trailer at 14 WEST Broadway!  Check out our 5 Reason Why You Should Move to 14 WEST! 

23 Vinton Street #2 – 3Bed, 2Bath $849,000 Sunday: 11-1pm
37 Mercer Street #2 – 2Bed, 2 1/2Bath $749,000 Sat & Sun: 1130am-1pm
37 Mercer Street #6 – 2Bed, 2Bath $839,000 Sat & Sun 1130-1pm
37 Mercer Street #3 – 2Bed, 2Bath $849,000 Sat & Sun 1130-1pm
1 Jason Terrace – 2Bed, 1 1/2Bath $625,000 Sunday 1230-2pm
9 Hawthorne Place #8D – 2Bed, 1Bath $775,000 Sunday 330-430pm
701 East 8th Street #1 – 2Bed, 1Bath $499,000 Sat & Sun 11-1pm

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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.