2.7 min readBy Published On: February 20th, 2014Categories: Arts and Entertainment, Lifestyle0 Comments on Weekend Picks

February 21st

Hot diggety dog! With snow still on the ground, a welcomed sign of spring will appear this weekend – Sullivan’s will be open for business! The legendary hot dog stand opens its doors on Saturday, February 22nd at 8:30. Half price hot dogs (80 cents + tax) through March 1!

Get in the spirit – craft spirits! Grand Ten Distilling is located right here in Southie (383 Dorchester Ave – right near Peter Welch’s Gym) and offers tours and tastes.  Tours are running on Saturday beginning at 12noon or  you can schedule a private tour during the week if that suits your schedule better.  ([email protected])  What’s being made?  For spirits, try Wire Works American Gin, Fire Puncher Vodka, Medford Rum.  For liqueurs, enjoy Almandine – Almond Liqueur, Cranberry – Cranberry Liqueur and Angelica – Botanical Liqueur.  We’ll drink to that!

Channel your inner flower child with gorgeous floral halo by That Madonna Girl.  Pretty Reckless (485 East Broadway) has a new supply just in time to add a little spring to your wardrobe.

Hit the Barre Room at C2 Pilates!  Designed to lengthen your muscles, Barre is a fusion of pilates, dance, and yoga choreographed to music and done at the ballet barre.  This trendy all over work-out will lift your butt, carve your abs and tone your legs and arms.  Be prepared to use balls, bands and weights to achieve ultimate results. C2 Pilates also offers group and individual pilates classes. Owner Carolyn Stewart says the benefits of these core fusion workouts is the lengthening and strengthening.  “Alternating isolations with big movements is a fast and effective way to reshape your body.”  When asked if our butts will look better in our jeans, Carolyn said, “Absolutely.  Your butt will look better than ever.”  That’s worth it right there.   C2 is offering a special for first time members: $11 drop in class, $49 for 4 classes and $99 for unlimited classes for a month.  Can’t beat that!  For more information visit: c2pilates.com

Learn from the masters!  Flour is offering a special class this weekend – Flour’s Cakes and Decorating.  From mixing to baking, filling to finishing, you’ll learn how to make our vanilla buttermilk cake, swiss meringue buttercream and the basics of cake decorating.  This class is demonstration only, but we will have opportunities for you to try your hand at filling, frosting, piping, and writing, not to mention delicious samples of our finished cakes! This delicious class takes place on  Saturday, February 22, 2014 – 6:30pm and will be taught by Sarah Powers.  The price is $75 and to reserve a spot kindly email [email protected]

The New England Boat show is in town at the Boston Convention Center (450 Summer Street). Spend the day looking at boats, yachts, schooners, and nautical displays galore. If your wealthy enough to purchase one, good for you! If your like the rest of us, you can spend the day dreaming of the one you’ll buy when you hit the Mega-millions. The show kicks off Saturday, February 22nd and runs through March 2nd. For more information: http://www.newenglandboatshow.com/