3.8 min readBy Published On: April 16th, 2015Categories: Arts and Entertainment, Lifestyle0 Comments on Weekend Picks – April 17th

Whether you’re running the Marathon or just cheering for someone running it, you can carbo-load at Pastoral – 345 Congress Street.  On Sunday, April 19th from 4:30pm to 9:00pm enjoy an endless pasta bowl featuring Pastoral’s homemade pasta for $24 and an all-you-can-eat pizza option for $23.  Carbo-Loading Special Pastas are house-made rigatoni, chicken and broccoli rabe and homemade chitarra pasta with spring vegetables.  All-you-can-eat pizza options are the Neapolitan Margarita Pizza or the Pizza Bianco with Spinach and Sausage.

Raise your glass and say good-bye to the Cornerstone Pub (16 West Broadway)!  The legendary bar will celebrate its last night in business on Saturday, April 18th at 7pm with a blowout bash with a DJ, dancing and performer Al Crest will be singing some tunes too.   We also hear a rumor that Elvis will be making an appearance!

Shop til you drop!  The South Boston Neighborhood Development Corporation (South Boston NDC) and members of the South Boston Chamber of Commerce have organized the first ever Spring Stroll on Thursday, April 16, 2015, from 5 – 9 pm. Come on out and stroll through the neighborhood to enjoy all the fabulous boutiques, restaurants, and local art that Southie has to offer. This event is intended to help businesses in the neighborhood rebound after a brutal winter. Many businesses in South Boston are participating by offering a one-night-only discount or special offering to shoppers strolling into their shop. For one evening only, shoppers can enjoy discounts, refreshments, and other treats from local businesses while strolling around the neighborhood, meeting their neighbors, and enjoying the spring weather.  For a full list of participants visit: https://caughtinsouthie.com/shop/spring-stroll  Also, Lily Pulitzer for Target launches on Sunday, April 19th.  If fun colorful prints is your thing, than you’ll be the life of the party this summer!  To sneak a peek at the look book visit: http://www.target.com/c/lilly-pulitzer-for-target-brand-shop/-/N-4ymap

The firefighters at Engine 2/Ladder 19 – K Street firehouse will be selling pink t-shirts to raise money for The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.  Stop by on Saturday and Sunday and show your support by picking up a few!  

Whether you’re a hardcore bike rider or just a casual cruiser, Southie Cycles – a new riding club –  might just be for you!   Started by Southie residents and bike enthusiasts Steve and Laura Bowden,  Southie Cycles is a free riding club for bicycle riders of all levels.  The idea is to ride with the group or lead a ride yourself.  All rides originate at MyBike at 391 W. Broadway. Go to www.southiecycles.com to check out the next ride, or add a ride to the schedule yourself!

Commemorate the Boston Marathon with this fun print from J Hill Design! South Boston designer Jennifer HIll of J Hill Design has created a beautifully bold Marathon map which can be personalized for runners with the race time, bib number and runner’s name included in the print!  Its a perfect way to commemorate such an amazing event! These prints feature one of Hill’s distinctive patterns in the Boston Marathon colors, with facts and text about the course. They come in 3 sizes and start at $17.  Use the code: SOUTHIE and enjoy 10% off!

Sometimes we need a little motivation when it comes to working out!   Well, Southie resident Hannah Frelich has created an app that combines workout and socializing!  Be Active Together is a new mobile app that uses real-time scheduling and instant messaging to make it easier to workout or play sports together.  Whether it’s playing hoops, running around Castle Island or taking a class, Be Active Together will help you…well…be active together!  Now that spring is finally here, it’s the perfect excuse to put away the flannels, get off the couch and meet some new people! You can download the app by visiting the iTunes store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/be-active-together/id765811039?ls=1&mt=8

Dust off those dance shoes Kick it old school Southie-style at Seapoint (367 East Eighth Street).  Revisit the good old days and enjoy Southie DJ legend Dru Erico as he spins the tunes at Seapoint on Sunday, April 19th beginning at 8pm.   Plan on dancing the night away to such local favorites like Happy Radio and Young Hearts Run Free.   No cover charge.  Plenty of parking!