3.6 min readBy Published On: August 18th, 2016Categories: Arts and Entertainment, Lifestyle0 Comments on Weekend Picks – August 19th

Burger lovers rejoice!  Shake Shack is now open at 77 Seaport Blvd. in the Seaport District.  Check it out this weekend! 

Looking for another excuse to drink this week? How about National Rum Day is and National Pinot Noir Day?  They both happened this week!  Stop by Social Wines for some of Southie’s own Grand Ten rum and mix up a Mojito or a Cuba Libre (fancy for Rum and Coke) and the good people of Social will help you select the perfect bottle of Pinot Noir!

Look, up in the sky, it’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s the Red Bull Flugtag!  Take a field trip to the DCR’s Hatch Shell on the Esplanade on Saturday, August 20th.  Teams of brave and brainy design, build and pilot flying machines off a 28foot deck in hopes of soaring into the wild blue yonder – most landing in the water!  Flugtag means flying day in German and it looks like lots of fun!  Gates open at 11am.

As in I do!  Bespoke Boston Weddings and VS Photography invite you to their first ever Bridal Pop Up Event on Sunday, August 21st from 11am-2pm at VS Photography Studio – 516 East 2nd Street Studio 107.  Enjoy sweets and treats, participate in interactive demonstrations, score handcrafted take-home items, and make a few connections while mixing and mingling with Boston wedding industry leaders! Plus, a lucky few will receive a few additional perks in their swag bags. Sweet! This event is FREE!   For more information visit here!

McGREGOR vs DIAZ! Watch the biggest rematch in UFC history at The Playwright on Saturday night! Pre purchase tickets for half price ($10 at Eventbrite with entry by 9pm or $20 starting price at the door). Purchase tickets now before this event is sold out!

Family Fun Pick:
On Friday, it’s all about the families with screening of the movie Zootopia at the M Street Family Friendly Beach at the BCYF Curley Community Center.  The fun begins at 7:45pm and there will be popcorn and drinks! Both events are free and brought to you by the good people of   Hub Church

Radiant Yoga is showing their Olympic spirit with a special yoga sculpt class on Friday morning at 6:15 led by Cordy Elk!  Wear your best Olympic attire to show off your gold muscles!   You can register here!

Grab your blankets and chairs and hit the beach on Friday, August 19th for the second annual International Kiteboarding Film Festival.  The fun begins at 7pm at Pleasure Bay – experience the best in kite boarding films in the area where the local kiters launch – right here in Southie! This event is free and open to the public.

Enjoy a free concert on Saturday afternoon from 2pm-4pm at Carson Beach.  UMass Boston’s WUMB 91.9 FM, Berklee College of Music, and the DCR have teamed up to bring Concerts at Castle Island, free live music four Saturdays in August. The concerts feature Berklee students and alumni groups.  This week features Jazz Tea with Olive Marie and Naty Hernandez.

Take a shopping excursion this weekend and shop local.  From boutiques to home decor, South Boston has it all!  Here is a list of locations in Southie where shoppers can find merchandise to satisfy all recreational retail shopping needs.  Shop local!  It’s good for the neighborhood!

The South Boston Public Library on East Broadway is hosting a book sale on Saturday, August 20th from 10am-3pm.  The money raised helps support special programs at the library so come on out and show your support!

The Lawn on D is hosting  an outdoor edition of one of Equinox’s most loved signature classes, the high-intensity metabolic conditioning workout, MetCon3. The class will be taught by two Equinox favorites: Shandell Raposa and Ian Kilpatrick. This high-intensity metabolic conditioning workout taxes all three of your body’s energy systems and acts like a fat-incinerator to ensure results that leave you fit and motivated for the demands of your life. Our total body, interval style workout is an evergreen member favorite. Following the class, we invite all participants to relax on The Lawn as we cool down and enjoy the summer weather. Register here! Cost: A charitable donation is suggested** for non-members.

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