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Weekend Picks – September 9th

Eat:
Looks like summer is back with warmer temperatures and sunny skies. Plan a backyard cookout! Foodies can help you with when it comes to the meat you’re grilling – they are the local experts. From hot dogs to hamburgers, to sausage and steak, Foodies has everything from fresh produce, to sides and desserts on hand to make your get together perfect! Head across the street to Al’s liquors for your beer and wine!

Drink:
The Lawn on D is hosting Sam Adams Octoberfest and a good old fashioned stein hoisting competition! Think you have what it takes to be America’s Stein Hoister of the Year? Sam Adams’ National Stein Hoisting Competition returns for another season as they search high and low for two national champions (male and female) to send to the 2017 Oktoberfest celebration in Munich, Germany. The Sam Adams team will be at The Lawn On D for your chance to HOIST into the national finals in Las Vegas! For more information visit here! 

Play!
Do you love suspense, excitement and an occasional push and shove? Well, Come participate in musical mayhem in Faneuil Hall Marketplace’s second annual Mega Musical Chairs on Thursday, September 8th! This free, one-of-a-kind event will commence at 6:00pm, with live musical accompaniment by Cocek Brass Band! Competition will be fierce. Only one brave competitor will be named Boston’s king or queen of chairs, although eliminations rounds and a “Champions’ Circle” will offer plenty of opportunities to win prizes from Faneuil Hall Marketplace merchants. Register online and check in by 5:45pm to guarantee your spot. Any remaining spots will be offered to walk-ups after 5:45pm. The games begin at 6:00pm, with a winner declared by 7:30pm! **Must be 18 years or older to participate*

Dance:
Dance the night away with local legend Dru Errico and help raise some money for the Rodman Ride for Kids to benefit The South Boston Neighborhood House! This event takes place on Saturday, September 10th from 7pm-12pm at the Ollie – 136 H Street. Tickets are $20 at the door!

Support:
Speaking of good old fashioned fun,this might be our favorite fundraiser yet! It’s a Back-2-School BBQ for the South Boston Boys & Girls Club on Friday, September 9th at 6pm! This fun-filled event will include food, raffles, cash bar, a mechanical bull, giant Jenga, cornhole and The Bachelor’s” DJ Kupah James spinning the tunes! Tickets are $25 and the fun takes place at Coppersmith!

Pray:
The South Boston/Seaport Catholic Collaborative has organized two special events this weekend. First, a breakfast and blessing for children and families to celebrate the return to school at St. Peter’s Church – 75 Flaherty Way on September 10th at 9am. On Sunday, September 11th there will be a candlelight procession following the 7pm Mass at Our Lady of Good Voyage Chapel (65 Northern Ave.) to the Massachusetts Fallen Heroes Memorial to commemorate the 15th anniversary 9/11.

Shop:
Covet is having a sale! And not just any sale, a highlighter sale! Enjoy an additional 40% off all tags that are highlighted! Everything else is 20% off. So really you can’t miss!

Watch:
Coppersmith is getting in on the NFL action this season! Featuring menu specials during the game and live music on the Air Deck every Sunday from 4pm – 7pm. Beginning this Sunday, September 11th, Executive Chef Jason Heard will feature a “Rivals’ Special” that will give diners a taste of the locale fare from the Patriots opposing team. From a Cleveland inspired Smoked Kielbasa & Pierogi dish to a Baltimore Crab Cake BLT and an LA-centric Baja Fish Taco, guests can literally eat up the competition while rooting for the Pats. Each regional special will be priced at $13.00 This Week’s feature is the Arizona Cardinals- Red and Green Enchiladas! Yum! Game time is 8:30pm on Sunday!

Create:
DIY with Southie’s favorite handbag designer! Lindsay Tia is hosting a Paint Your Own Tote night on Monday, September 12th from 6pm-8pm at Lincoln Tavern! Each person will receive a burlap tote bag made by Lindsay Tia to paint and decorate as well as an apron to wear while painting. Materials to decorate your bag include: paints, studs, ribbons, stencils, and MORE! The perfect girls night with discounted wine prices including red, white, and rose for just $5 a glass! Sip, paint, design, and mingle while making your one-of-a-kind bag! For tickets visit eventbrite. Use Code: CAUGHTINSOUTHIE and enjoy $5 off your ticket!

Reserve:
Wondering where to host your next get together or fundraiser? Think no further than the Playwright! They love a good cause at the Playwright! They host all types of events, from Back To School Fundraisers to Marathon Fundraisers for various non profit organizations (and more). They even offer free perks as incentive for attendees and the entire door donation (minus gratuity) goes directly to your cause! To learn more and book a date, email tara@theplaywrightbar.com

Workout:
Shake up your workout routine with Buti Yoga at C2! This calorie-scorching workout fuses power yoga with cardio-intensive tribal dance + body sculpting primal movement. Created by Celebrity Trainer Bizzie Gold, Buti Yoga utilizes the Spiral Structure Technique to sculpt + tone the deep abdominal muscles that stabilize and strengthen the body. Instead of linear movements, Gold favors movements that challenge the body along all planes of motion – THE RESULT – long, lean muscle with sexy feminine curves. This workshop takes place on Saturday, September 10th from 11:30am-12:45pm Sign up here (75 minute class).

Open Houses:

279 West 3rd Street – Sunday 1:15pm-3pm

2 Marine Road – Sunday 11:30am-1pm

118 West 3rd – Sunday 11:30am-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.