2.7 min readBy Published On: March 12th, 2012Categories: Arts and Entertainment, Lifestyle0 Comments on Weekend Picks

For weekend of March 23rd

Tricks of the TRADE.  This casual yet impressive restaurant opened up this past fall on the ground floor of historic Russia Wharf and it’s bringing a fresh, local taste to the Fort Point neighborhood of South Boston courtesy of Chef Jody Adams.  Trade (540 Atlantic Ave.) is the perfect spot to meet for drinks and share some small plates.


AMC’s Mad Men finally returns after a much too long hiatus.  On Sunday, March 25 reconnect with Don Draper, Betty, Joan and the rest of the gang during their fifth season 2-hour premier.  The 1960’s drama begins at 9pm.  Mix yourself up and old fashioned or a whiskey sour and enjoy.  If you’re feeling ambitious, throw a Mad Men cocktail party. https://caughtinsouthie.com/feature/mad-men-returns


Just in time for spring, new denim.  Ku de Ta (663 East Broadway) has new Joe’s Jeans in the very sexy slightly high waisted and slighty cropped skinny.   The dark wash looks spring-time fresh and on-trend with a pretty feminine blouse tucked in.  Now available for $178 but hurry they sell out fast!

Bunny hop:
Here comes Peter Cottontail hopping down the bunny trail!  On Saturday, March 24th from 10am-12pm, have breakfast with the Easter Bunny.  St. Peter Academy is hosting a fun-filled morning featuring an egg hunt, egg and spoon races, arts and crafts, pictures with the Easter Bunny himself, and a continental breakfast.  Price for this adorable event is $20 per family (in advance) and $25 on the day of the event.  To purchase tickets call 617-268-0750 or buy them on-line:  http://tinyurl.com/Peter-Cottontail


Make Southie a cleaner and greener space

Take some time to do a little spring cleaning this weekend and make Southie a cleaner and greener place to live. On Saturday, March 24th take part in a volunteer clean up 10:30 a.m
Please join Southie Trees and their neighborhood partners for a post parade clean up and tree planting volunteer event. Meet at the South Boston Library at 10:30 a.m. for volunteering. Afterwards head to the library for a screening of the short film Uprooted and a pizza party.

Keep the Irish bandwagon rolling!  The 13th Annual Irish Film Festival kicks off tonight, March 22nd and will continue through March 25th.  The festival will showcase an award-winning line-up of Irish feature films, shorts and documentaries.  For more information: https://caughtinsouthie.com/get-your-irish

Go and see the Figuring Color show. This show is wonderful and features the historic work of Felix Gonzalez-Torres, the luscious ceramic sculptures of Kathy Butterly, the engulfing paintings of Sue Williams engulfing paintings, and the often humorous wooden sculptures of Roy McMakin.


Mark your calendars. The Taste of South Boston is happening on Sunday, April 1st from 6pm-9pm.  Sample some tasty treats from South Boston’s best chefs while you mingle and enjoy live entertainment.  There will be a beer and wine tasting too!  Tickets are $40.  This event takes place the Seaport World Trade Center.  For more information or to purchase tickets: www.tasteofsouthboston.com??