2.7 min readBy Published On: June 27th, 2013Categories: Arts and Entertainment, Lifestyle0 Comments on Weekend Picks

June 28th

Who doesn’t love drinks and appetizers?  It’s a great excuse to meet up with old friends, begin your night out or get to know someone new.  Amrheins’ (80 West Broadway) patio is open for the season.  Share some small plates like the crispy calamari or the buffalo chicken dip.  One of the expert bartenders at Amreheins can mix you up a special summertime cocktail to quench your thirst. 

Mix it up! If you like to go out with friends, meet new people and help out a good cause, then Social Southie is for you! Come join Social Southie on Thursday, June 27th at 7pm at the Playwright (628 East Broadway).  Come help support Medicine Wheel Productions and their “Beacon to the Dream” celebration.  Handmade lanterns will be on display (and available to “adopt”) to help get the word out about the celebration that takes place on August 28th.

Southie once again has gone Hollywood.  Ray Donovan, a new Showtime series, is about a Southie thug (naturally), played by the super hot Liev Schreiber, who heads to Hollywood to “fix” problems for the rich and famous a la Winston Wolfe in Pulp Fiction.  But don’t let Ray’s slick and sophisticated appearance fool you.  He’s got a short fuse, a tendency towards violence and the baggage of a screwed up Irish Catholic family that’s about to surface in his life.  His ex-con father (of course), played by Jon Voight, has just been released from prison and his brothers,  who still live in Southie and run a boxing gym,  have come-a-calling.  Critics are giving the series good reviews. 
Ray Donovan airs this Sunday at 10am on Showtime.  We know we will be tuning in!

South Boston Yoga (36 West Broadway) offers hot yoga on Saturdays from 10am-11:30am.  Taught by Kitty, the room is heated up to 90 degrees which allows you to sweat, detox and stretch.  Drop in classes are $15.  For more information visit: www.southbostonyoga.net

Kick-off of the summer at the Frog Pond wading pool.  From 11am to 1pm, enjoy the free festivities including games, face painting, and ice cream.  The wading pool, and 30ft. spray flume will be open daily from 11am to 6pm through the summer.  For more information visit: bostonfrogpond.com

Free Fun:
Free Fun Fridays!  The Highland Street Foundation would like to pick up the tab on admission to Boston area attractions.  Isn’t that nice?  Enjoy free admission to places like the Isabella Stewart Garner Museum, The Children’s Museum, ICA, the Franklin Park Zoo and many more.  This special promotion takes place each Friday from June 28th through August 30th.   For a full schedule or for more information visit: http://www.highlandstreet.org ?This Friday you can visit the following for free:
    –    Freedom Trail Foundation
    –    Mass Moca
    –    Stone Zoo
    –    Worcester Art Museum
    –    Heritage Museums & Gardens
    –    Tanglewood