3.8 min readBy Published On: August 13th, 2012Categories: Arts and Entertainment, Lifestyle1 Comment on Weekend Picks

For August 24th

Soak up the last moments of summer tonight at the L Street/Curley Recreation Center L Street Night Beach Party.  This family friendly events includes music by the Linehan Brothers, a cookout, a sand castle competition, face painting, a magician and lots more surprises.  Mayor Menino and Massport are proud sponsor of the beach party and encourage you to attend.  Don’t forget your beach chair!  The fun begins at 6pm and goes until 9pm.  See you there. 

Enjoy a movie under the stars.  The DCR is presenting a family fun night of the viewing of Dr. Suess’ The Lorax on Saturday, August 25th at dusk.  Grab a blanket and the family and head down to Farragut Park.  Make sure to bring some popcorn! 

On Monday night, the night at the movies moves to M Street Medal of Honor Park.  The city is the proud sponsor of this event as part of the city’s ParkARTS program sponsored by Bank of America and the Reebok Foundation.  We Are Marshall is the family-friendly movie that will be screened at dusk.  For more information visit: www.cityofboston.gov/parks.

Each summer the harborside terrace is transformed into an outdoor cinema under the stars from June through August on Friday evenings. The movie begins at sunset and are free and open to the public.  We recommend getting their a little early to find a spot.  The month of August Movies by Moonlight revisits the year 1987 – great year for films!  This Friday, August 24th is Dirty Dancing!  Nobody puts Baby in the corner! ?

Enjoy a night of culture and fun brought to you by Medicine Wheel Productions.  Each Friday night through August 31st, Medicine Wheel will host a special night of entertainment for community members of all ages.  This Friday, August 24th  Shout it! Come ready to sing, dance, and enjoy the musical talents of local gospel singers.  For more information visit http://mwponline.org/wordpress/?page_id=1590

Cross off:
Just one more week until Labor Day weekend.  Make sure to cross off your Southie summer bucket list.  We’ve been working hard to do everything on our list.  For suggestions of things to do before autumn is upon is visit https://caughtinsouthie.com/feature/bucket-list


Wolfie’s is back and better than ever.  Stop by this weekend sit in the coveted window seats and do some of the best people watching in Southie.   Enjoy a glass of sangria while you enjoy the view.  It’s fruity and refreshing and and on the weekends from 4pm-7pm it’s just $5 a glass.  (The sangria not the view!)?

The Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series will make its fifth stop of its global tour at Southie’s Fan Pier on August 25. What is cliff diving? Cliff diving is the acrobatic perfection of diving into water from great heights, and the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series is the most prominent competitive platform for the sport. Eleven divers –  from seven countries will compete 2012. Rather than natural cliffs, the divers will use the cantilever roof of the Institute of Contemporary Art building as their diving platform which soars 75 feet above the water’s edge.  Two-time Olympic Gold medalist Greg Louganis offers his diving expertise as one of the judges on the tour.  This event is free and takes place from 4pm to 6:30 pm.??

If you’re like us, you had every intention of going to a North End Feast this summer.  We’ll guess what?  There is only one left.  The Feast of St. Anthony takes place from August 24th-27th.  Grab a cannoli and stroll the streets.  Eat, drink, celebrate!  For more information go to www.stanthonysfest.com?

Go Green:
The last Friday of every month is Walk/Ride Day!  Walk to work or ride your bike instead of talking your car.   If you do, you will reap the benefits from some local Southie businesses.  The South Boston Running Emporium (343 W Broadway) offers 10% off purchases to people who wear green and mention that they are participating in Walk/Ride Day.  Blue Tierra Chocolate Cafe (258 West Broadway) is giving away a free piece of handmade gourmet chocolate to walk/ride day participants, starting this month.  The Green Streets Initiative celebrates and promotes the use of sustainable, active transportation.  Sounds good to us!?

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