2.6 min readBy Published On: April 3rd, 2012Categories: Arts and Entertainment, Lifestyle0 Comments on Weekend Picks

Weekend of April 13th

Play ball!   It’s opening day at Fenway and Fenway is celebrating it’s 100th Anniversary.  Push current Red Sox controversy aside, and root, root, root for the home team.  The Seapoint Restaurant (371 East Eighth Street) is giving away free hot dogs today during the game!  Along with numerous flat screens, a cozy atmosphere, plenty of off street parking, free hot dogs is another reason why Seapoint is the best place to catch a game!

Who says Friday the 13th is unlucky!  We happen to think it’s very lucky!  On Friday, April 13th the 25th Annual Benefit and Auction for the South Boston Neighborhood House takes place at the Seaport Hotel at 6pm.  There will be a live and silent auction, hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and the evenings auctioneer will be Billy Costa of Kiss 108 and TV Diner.  Tickets are $50 and can be purchased by emailing [email protected].  Insider’s tip: During our lunchtime trivia we will be giving away tickets to this fun-filled event!

Vintage Pop-up at Habit!   Maude Mango Vintage Clothing will continue to make a guest appearance at Habit (703 East Broadway).  A hand-picked collection of the best vintage clothing and accessories will be on display for you to shop till your hearts content.   For more information: https://caughtinsouthie.com/shop/maude-mango

Southie’s own Maryanne Galvin will debut her latest film, UrbanOdyssey on Sunday, April 15th.  Both a psychologist and filmmaker, Maryanne will premiere her ninth documentary as part of the Boston International Film Festival at the AMC/LOEWS Boston Common (175 Tremont Street) on Sunday, April 15th at 1pm.  Urban Odyssey chronicles three Boston teens and three suburban retirees during a year-long escapade in the great outdoors, merging the resources of the Mass. Audubon Society’s Boston Nature Center & Belmont’s Habitat.?

Moko (674 East Broadway) hit East Broadway with a boom with its delicious Japanese and Korean dining and we hear some of the best sushi around.  They also offer something that not many places in Southie do: BYOB (bring your own booze).  Personalize your Friday date night, or dinner with your girlfriends and tote along your favorite bottle of wine or craft beer.  Not into BYOB?  Moko has a full-service bar that can sit up to 15 patrons and offers delicious cocktails, scorpion bowls and of course, a variety of sake.

April is a busy month for Spring Art Openings at the contemporary art galleries in 02127.  Two receptions kick off on Saturday, April 14th at the LaMontagne Gallery and Proof Gallery.  For more information: https://caughtinsouthie.com/got-art-april

If you are lucky enough to have Monday, April 16th, Patriots Day off, spend the day carbo-loading in honor of the Boston Marathon.  We recommend the fluffy and light pancakes at the Paramount Cafe (667 East Broadway) for breakfast and why not feast on the delicious dishes at Cafe Porto Bello (672 East Broadway) for dinner.  The Tortelinni Alfredo is worth the calories.