2.3 min readBy Published On: February 13th, 2012Categories: Arts and Entertainment, Lifestyle0 Comments on Weekend Picks

The weekend starts now!

Be Green:
Planet Southie’s monthly meeting happens tonight – Thursday, February 23rd – from 6:30-7:30 at the Distillery Building (516 East Second Street). Southie Trees is also meeting tonight – Thursday February 23 –  at 6:30pm at the Seapoint Restaurant (367 East Eighth Street).  On the agenda will be tree planting locations for the Grow Boston Greener grant as well as street tree locations. Also, we’ll be talking about their upcoming event in March.

With hardly any snow accumulation and lack of parking wars, this winter has been flying by and spring is right around the corner. Another sign that spring is almost here? Sullivan’s is opening this weekend. The legendary hot dog stand opens it’ doors on Saturday, February 25th at 8:30. Half price hot dogs all weekend long! Hot diggety dog!

Kick off:
Get fired up for St. Patrick’s Day! On Saturday, February 25th from 10am-12pm The South Boston Citizen’s Association – the nations oldest neighborhood organization by the way – is having its yearly Jimmy Flaherty Kickoff Breakfast for the Evacuation Day Events. South Boston Citizen’s Association President Tom McGrath will be running the festivities with Senator Jack Hart as the Honorary Chairman from The Cornerstone Restaurant (West Broadway). Suggested donation is $10. A breakfast buffet will be served and entertainment provided by Currah’s Fancy!

Hoop di do! The annual fundraiser for the Gatey CYO Basketball happens Saturday, February 25th from 5:30-8pm at BC High, Hunter/Fahey Commons (150 Morrissey Blvd.) Enjoy complimentary cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, prizes, a $500 raffle and entertainment provided by Danny Gill and the Old Brigade. For ticket information call 617-792-8570.

Mix your own cocktail at Local 149.  As part of their continuing series Mixology 101, Local 149 offers a one hour course on how to make and serve craft cocktails at home. Bar manager Chris Olds and bartender John Mayer will mix history and practical knowledge to give participants a chance to practice with tools and techniques. The cost is $40 per person and includes tastes of chef Leah Dubois’ bar bites to complement the cocktails.  This all happens on Tuesday, February 28th so make your reservation this weekend.  Call 617-269-0900 or www.local149.com.

Tie one on! Brighten up your wardrobe with a little bit of color.  Ku de Ta (663 East Broadway) has spring-fabulous Sir Alistair Rai scarves on hand.  We particularly love the “Hope” scarf.  It comes in blue, coral, and sunshine yellow.  Price $63.  Styling tip:  This scarf looks amazing with a white t-shirt and jeans.  Top off with a blazer for work to pull the look together.