3.3 min readBy Published On: January 23rd, 2014Categories: Arts and Entertainment, Lifestyle0 Comments on Weekend Picks

January 24th

Having a hankering for a home cooked meal? Barlows (241 A Street)  is serving up a different roast dinner each Sunday this winter.  Enjoy fresh roasted turkey, or roast beef with all the fixings!  For more information visit www.barlowsrestaurant.com  Barlows also have live music on Thursday and Friday nights.  Order up some appetizers and a round of cocktails and listen to the music.  Who knows?  Maybe you’ll dance too.

Sunday is the new Saturday.  You’ve seen the lines, the crowds up and down Broadway, the local restaurants and pubs bustling with energy.  Sunday is normally a day of rest not here in Southie.  Sunday is fun day!   Here is a quick guide to the hot spots on where to keep the weekend rolling: https://caughtinsouthie.com/restaurants-bar/sunday-funday

Chase away the winter blues with a little retail therapy.  Southie is the new Charles Street – well, maybe Charles Street with an edge – so why not hit all the boutiques this weekend.  For a list of where to shop visit: https://caughtinsouthie.com/shop/shopping-expedition

We survived Southie Rules, Wicked Single and even three episodes of Sainthoods (A personal favorite of ours).  A new reality show, The Fighters, will feature Southie’s own boxer with a heart of gold Peter Welch of Peter Welch’s Gym.  On Thursday, January 23, The Discovery Channel will present the new reality show featuring some of Boston’s toughest boxers. Each week, trainers from rival boxing gyms across the city will pick their top amateur fighters to represent their gyms in a good old fashioned bout. The show will follow the seven days of training and then feature the big fight.  According to the show’s press release, “When you live in South Boston, you have to either learn to fight or learn to run.”  Ain’t that the truth.  The Fighters is produced by UFC President Dana White. ??Peter Welch’s Gym is hosting a viewing party on the night of the premiere.  Party begins at 5pm featuring food and drink by Lincoln Tavern.  Show starts at 9pm on the Discovery Channel.

With paint brush in one hand and a glass of wine in the other, let out your inner-Picasso as you are guided through a painting class by a local artist sharing their craft.  The Urban Art Bar (163 Old Colony Ave) is a fun night out, a great way to meet some new friends and will spark your creativity. Now you can enjoy 30% off just for being a Caught in Southie reader.  Enter the code: CI02127 – it’s a perfect excuse to try it.  For more information visit: www.theurbanartbar.com

Studio Sundays:
How about a little art with your meal? On the fourth Sunday of each month, local Fort Point hot spot Tavern Road/TR Street Foods (343 Congress Street) will transform into a gallery/restaurant.   Featuring local artwork by local artists,  Tavern road will be offer a full menu and handcrafted cocktails. The first Studio Sundays kicks off on Sunday, January 26th from 4pm-7pm and will feature MassArt graduate, and “What’s for Breakfast?” creator Patt Kelley.

Family Fun Pick:
5th International Children’s Film Festival at the ICA.  Bring the whole family to this fun filled event and enjoy a day of films – some made by kids and hands on activities involving the filmmaking process.  You never know you might have a budding Martin Scorcese on your hands.  You’ll get to work with film artists on a project about pixilation and step into the Bank of America Art Lab to design a movie set and take action. Be a film critic and vote for your favorite film of the festival.  For a full schedule of events visit: http://www.icaboston.org/programs/families/play-date/Childrens-Film-Fest2014/?