4.1 min readBy Published On: April 9th, 2015Categories: Arts and Entertainment, Lifestyle0 Comments on Weekend Picks – April 10th

Get your taste buds ready!  The 13th Annual Taste of South Boston takes place on Sunday, April 12 at 6pm.  Featuring over 30 of Southie’s best restaurants, eateries, and specialty food shops, attendees will get to sample some amazing culinary delights.  Another bonus? The Taste of South Boston’s wine tasting and beer sampling. There will be live entertainment, a cash bar, raffles and a silent auction too.   Tickets are $50.  This event takes place the Seaport World Trade Center.  For more information or to purchase tickets:http://www.tasteofsouthboston.com/  We can’t wait!  We’ve got our elastic waist pants all ready to go!

Come raise your glass to lifelong friends and Southie guys – Stephen McKenna and Jeff Haynes – and help raise funds for the Pan Mass Challenge on Friday, April 10th at 7pm at the legendary L Street Tavern.  There will be raffles, silent auction items, and if we know that crew – lots of laughs.  We even hear birthday girl, Roseann (Woods) McKenna may even have her tin whistle ready to play!  Stop by and wish them well.  Steve and Jeff will be riding over 150 miles on their bike the first weekend in August!

Hunt and gather! There is nothing more exiting than hunting through a shop filled with merchandise in search of “it”.  Maybe your “it” can be a pair of gently worn Louboutins or is your “it” is a gorgeous pale pink Chloe frock.  But it’s the unknown that lurks in the racks that keep us coming back for more.  Closet Connection – one of Southie’s favorite consignment boutiques – is chock-full of women’s clothing and accessories just ripe for the picking and is offering a special deal for CIS readers!  $50 voucher for just $30!  http://deals.cis-staging.q9hwj0b7-liquidwebsites.com/Closet-Connection/South-Boston/02127/de…

Lace up your bowling shoes and bowl a strike for the South Boston Youth Ambassadors.  On Friday, April 10th, join your neighbors and friends for a night of bowling, raffles, music and lots of fun.  This 21 plus event kicks off at 7pm at South Boston Bowlarama – 543 East Broadway –  and the cost is $20. Cash bar available.  Proceeds will benefit the Youth Ambassador’s 10 year anniversary Hurricane Katrina Service Trip to Mississippi.
To learn more about the Youth Ambassadors and their trip visit: http://www.youcaring.com/project-fundraiser/youth-ambassadors-service-relief-trip-to-mississippi/316913

Venture out to 555 Gallery and see I Love Your Space, a multi-layered exhibition opening the gallery space for active involvement with the works of art encouraging visual, tactile and intimate viewing experiences.  The gallery resides in 2000 square feet of a renovated 1950s manufacturing plant on East Second Street.  It’s a hidden gem in Southie and worth the trip!

In celebration of National Poetry Month, The South Boston Art Association is hosting a poetry reading on Saturday, April 11th at 1:30pm at the South Boston Public Library. Stop by, listen and be inspired.  If you have a poem you’d like to read, you are encouraged to attend!  This event is free and open to the public.  Refreshments will be served.  

The Fourth Presbyterian Church Theater Workshop presents the Into the Woods!  Enjoy the story of fairy tales colliding in a modern musical on Saturday at 7pm and Sunday at 4pm.  This performance is free and open to the public! 340 Dorchester Street.

Local Southie family – Damian and Tarrah Zedower and their son Caden have had a tough year.  Diagnosed with leukemia last July, Caden’s mom will be running the Boston Marathon in his honor and for Pediatric Oncology Clinic at MGH.   Come show your support for this remarkable family on Thursday, April 9th at 7pm at a Night Out for Caden at L Street Tavern!  Tickets are $20 and there will raffles and silent auction items.  

Bid on auction items like dream dinners prepared by celebrity chef Barbara Lynch, a weekend in Martha’s Vineyard, ultimate slumber party at the Seaport Hotel and more! The House is Where the Heart is  – a fundraiser for the South Boston Neighborhood House – Benefit and Auction 6pm-10pm takes place Friday, April 10th.  Seaport World Trade Center.  Tickets are $75.  Live and Silent Auction  – complimentary beverages and Hors D’oeuvres.  Come on out and show your support for this amazing Southie institution!  To purchase tickets visit: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-house-is-where-the-heart-is-tickets-1236…

Family Pick:
Come on and go hawaiian! St. Peter Academy is hosting a Family Luau and Auction on Saturday, April 11th rom 4p-8pm at the Lithuanian Club – 368 West Broadway.  There will be a DJ, raffles, silent auction, food and kids activities.  Cost is $30 for a family of four .