3.1 min readBy Published On: April 17th, 2012Categories: Arts and Entertainment, Lifestyle0 Comments on Weekend Picks

Get that hair smooth as silk at Spa Christine (699 East Broadway).  Friday and Saturday a Keratin smoothing treatment with super-stylist Caroline is just $175 (normally $350!)  (This special is with Caroline only – sorry, no exceptions!)  For more specials at Spa Christine visit:

Mmm Bacon:
Who doesn’t love bacon?  For the first time ever it’s Boston Boston Bacon & Beer Week April 29th – May 5th! For the week of Sunday, April 29th through Saturday, May 5th, 2012, restaurants all over Boston are celebrating the beautiful pairing of bacon and beer. From bacon-and-beer infused cocktails to multi-course prix fixe bacon-and-beer menus and a bacon-and-beer pig roast, there’s no shortage of ways to celebrate.  Numerous restaurants around Boston are in on the celebration including Franklin Southie.  For a full list visit: http://www.restaurantweekboston.com/

Just in time for spring, Habit is freshly stocked with adorable shorts and maxi dresses – two hot looks of the season.  Everyone needs a new edition to their wardrobe – treat yourself!  Styling tip: Pair a bold print flat front pair of shorts with a lightweight denim shirt.  Tuck shirt and roll the sleeves for an effortless casual look.  Add some bangles and a pair of wedges and your spring look is complete.

You know breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  Whether you are looking to load up on some protein or if you are slightly hungover and in need of something substantial in your stomach, we’ve got the scoop on the local breakfast joints in town.https://caughtinsouthie.com/restaurants-bar/how-do-you-your-eggs

The Knights of Columbus  – Pere Marquette Council, St. Peter Academy and St. Vincent DePaul Parish will host a blood drive  on Saturday, April 28, in St. Vincent DePaul Parish Hall (church basement – 383 E Street) from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  The Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Children’s Hospital and Brigham & Women’s Hospital are part of a Joint Program in Transfusion Medicine. The Program provides over 60,000 blood transfusions for sick children, cancer patients, newborns in intensive care and trauma victims each year. All blood types are needed. Volunteers must bring a photo ID, be well hydrated (drink extra water), be in good health, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be at least 17 years of age.
For appointments, contact Ed Flynn @ [email protected] or Andrew Collins @  [email protected].  For eligibility questions, contact the BWH Blood Donor Center at 617-732-6620 or [email protected]

Lace up your bowling shoes and help support Southie Strides.  Three outstanding young women – Dawn Kenneally, Anabela Salgado and Keryn Connolly will be running a half marathon to benefit some special charities.  On Friday, April 27th, join your neighbors and friends for a night of bowling, raffles, music and lots of fun.  This 21 plus event kicks off at 7pm at South Boston Bowlarama and the cost is $20. Cash bar available. The ladies are running a half marathon in Long Island, NY on May 6th to benefit to following:
    –    Jack Dias, Small Victories/Autism
    –    Jason Kenneally and the South Boston Special Kids
    –    Bela Bartel, Pediatric Hdrocephalus Foundation
To purchase tickets call Keryn at 857-318-4127

Keep our neighborhood clean! Boston Shines 365 wants you to help pitch in and keep Southie clean.  They will provide the tools and materials, you need to supply the man power.  This Friday, April 27th is local Business Clean-Up Day and Saturday, April 28th is Community Clean-Up Day.  For more information: https://caughtinsouthie.com/feature/boston-shines
Shine Southie, shinel!