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

November 9th
Fourth Presbyterian Church (340 Dorchester Street) is kicking it old school.  Step back in time to the vaudeville era and enjoy a night of entertainment at the Old Timey Variety Show.  On Saturday, November 10th at 7pm the following acts take center stage:
A sampling of the upcoming the “Mary Poppins” show
Jimmie Lou Collins singing Gospel blues
Shorty Henry
Dave “Karaoke King” Courage
The Soggy Mountain Quartet singing “O Brother”
The Stanfield Family
The Teen Cast from “Little Shop of Horrors.”  
Tickets are $10 and help support the Fourth Presbyterian’s amazing community programs!  Raffle tickets will be on sale too for a chance to win Two Celtics Tickets. 

Enjoys late night snacks for cheap!  Every night after 10pm, Salvatore’s (225 Northern Ave,) is offering a late-night 6-inch version of their favorite pizzas for just $3.  Perfect for all your Southie night owls. 

Honor a local hero! Sister Ann will be honored by the Paraclete Academy for her over 40 years of service to Boston’s children on Thursday November 8 at Boston College High School (150 Morrissey Boulevard). She will be stepping down from her day to day responsibilities related to the South Boston After School Academy.  Tickets are $100.  Please help honor Sister Ann Fox for a lifetime of devotion to children.  For tickets: www. paraclete.org

Don your dressy duds and help support an amazing cause.  On Saturday, November 10th join Housing Families and Boston’s celebrity chefs at the 25th Anniversary Celebration Gala at the Seaport Hotel.  The chefs will provide an extensive tasting menu perfectly paired with wine and beer.  Featuring Tiffani Faison of Sweet Cheeks, Andy Husbands of Tremont 647, Michael Schlow of Radius, Via Matta, Tico and Happy’s bar and kitchen, Marc Orfaly of Pigalle, Jason Santos of Blue, Inc. and Jeremy Sewal of Lineage, tickets for this event are $150.  To purchase tickets or for more information about Housing Families visit www.housingfamilies.org.

From now through Monday, November 12th, Ku De Ta (663 East Broadway) will be holding a clothing drive for victims of Hurricane Sandy. Kindly donate gently worn clothing and they will send it to relief efforts for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Suggested items include Women’s, Men’s and Children’s clothing and shoes/boots. Clothes should be clean and either bagged or boxed.  Warm clothes are needed as well as socks, underwear, sweaters, jackets, hats, mittens, gloves etc. Blankets are also in high demand.??Thanks for being a good neighbor! If you have any questions, feel free to contact Heather @ 617.269.0008 or [email protected].? ?Drop off hours:?M-F 10:30-7?Saturday 11-7?Sunday 12-6

The Wood School of Irish Dance would like to invite you to an afternoon of irish music and dancing at an old fashioned Ceili.  On Sunday, November 11th  from 2pm to 5pm enjoy live Irish music and learn traditional dances like the Siege of Ennis, Highland Fling and more.  There will be raffles, a silent auction and a cash bar.
This foot-stomping, hand clapping event takes place at the Seapoint Restaurant (367 East Eighth Street).
Tickets are $10 or $25 for a family.  All proceeds go to the Woods School Dancers competing at the New England Regional Championships.??It’s a fun afternoon to mix and mingle and Monday, November 12th is a holiday – Veteran’s Day – so you can really whoop it up!
Insider’s tip: Irish Band Inchicore will be playing downstairs at the Seapoint at 6pm.  Stick around and keep the fun going!

Whether you are from the County Galway or from the isle of Sicily, The South Boston Irish American Society want you to join!  The SBIAS is a social group that gets together several times a year for some good old-fashioned fun including trips, parties and special events.  Cost is $10 for a single and $20 for a couple.  For more information and to see a schedule of upcoming events visit: https://caughtinsouthie.com/sb-irish-american-society
?So why not join!  It’s great way to socialize and meet some new friends.  Like they say in Ireland, “There are no strangers here, just friends you haven’t met yet.” Remember you don’t have to be Irish to be a member!

This weekend Irish artist Caoimhghin Ó Fraithile will be teaching a paper lantern workshop on Saturday, November 10th from noon to 3pm at Medicine Wheel (110 K Street).  This workshop is part of the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s I-Have-a-Dream speech, Pleasure Bay at Castle Island will be encircled  with lanterns intended to signify a beacon of hope and inclusion on August 23, 2013. 

This workshop is free and open to the public. Caoimhghin Ó Fraithilework is on view in the group exhibition, Terrain, on view until Nov 16th at Medicine Wheel’s Spoke Gallery.