2.5 min readBy Published On: July 1st, 2012Categories: Arts and Entertainment, Lifestyle0 Comments on Weekend Picks

for July 13th

V-A-C-A-T-I-O-N!  Summer Vacation is the focus of a new group show at the Distillery Gallery (516 East Second Street).  This new show features works depicting, inspired by or loosely themed about summer, warm weather or vacation!  Exhibiting artists include :
Fran Azzarto, Rory Beerits, Pat Falco, Phoebe Grip, KDONZ, Theresa Mackin, Maria Malatesta, Joyce McDaniel, Michal McKeown, MRNVR, Adam O’Day, Caity Vail, Beth Redmond Walsh, Brigid Watson, Nick Ward, and James Weinberg. The opening reception is Thursday, July 12th, 7 to 9pm and runs until August 30th. Reception and gallery are free and open to the public.  Gallery hours are 9am to 5pm Monday through Saturday. 

Get your Irish up!  Celebrate the old country on Saturday, July 14th at 9pm.   The Seapoint Restaurant (367 East Eighth Street) is hosting the Irish band Inchicore and will have you up and dancing we are sure.  There is no cover charge so gather up a group, order up a round and celebrate like it’s St. Patrick’s Day! 

Revisit the 70’s at Local 149’s 70’s Dinner Party on Monday July 23rd at 7pm.  Inspired by the decade of bell bottoms, free love, and the best music ever, this event will feature food and cocktails that celebrate the 1970’s.  Expect a 1970’s sound track, door prizes and decor!  70’s attire is encouraged! Grand Prize for the best outfit (two tickets to the Allman Brother band at the pavilion, VIP seats & VIP parking). Tickets are $55 each or $100 for two tickets. Each ticket includes 4 cocktails, passed hors d’oeuvres and three courses to be served family style.  Reserve your tickets today:
Tickets can be purchased here: http://local149.ticketleap.com/free-love/

Yet another new restaurant has opened on South Boston’s ever changing waterfront.  Empire – an Asian-themed 14,000 square foot restaurant has opened it’s doors.Expect impressive decor with a Hong Kong/Shanghai twist.  There will be a sushi bar, private dining rooms, 30 seat bar, DJ booth, and, of course, outdoor seating.  The menu features such Asian delights as pad thai, chicken and mushroom dumplings and beef short rib moo shu.   Drink standouts include the classic mai-tai, snags sake sangria and our favorite a suffering bahstad. ??For full menu visit: http://bostonempire.com/main_menu.pdf

It’s the perfect season for white wine and our good friends at Social Wines (52 West Broadway) would like to school us in Godello – a delicious white wine from Spain.  Godello’s range in price from $15 to $20, including one that’s organic.  https://caughtinsouthie.com/feature/little-lesson-wine


Bottoms Up! They mix a mean mojito, pour the perfect draft, and make you feel like your the most important person at the bar.  We asked you to nominate your favorite and here are our ten finalists!  Now it’s up to you to vote for your favorite!  Polls will be open until July 18.  To vote visit: https://caughtinsouthie.com/feature/southies-best-bartender