2.8 min readBy Published On: August 11th, 2016Categories: Arts and Entertainment, Lifestyle0 Comments on Weekend Picks – August 12th

Dine out Boston (aka Restaurant Week) is back for the summer!  Beginning Sunday, August 14th  through August 19th you can enjoy lunch for $15, $20, and $25 and dinners for $28, $33 and $38.  Perfect excuse to get out of the house and support local restaurants!  Here’s a list of South Boston restaurants participating – http://www.restaurantweekboston.com

Cheers to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio!  Lincoln Tavern is getting in the spirit with a special Olympic inspired cocktail!  To celebrate Michael Phelps coming out of retirement, Lincoln is mixing up a Phelps-inspired Butterfly Effect cocktail ($10), in honor of his famous race. Prepared with Don Julio Blanco, fresh lime, agave, orange juice, muddled watermelon, and fresno chile, the Butterfly Effect has an extra kick to help cheer on Phelps as he brings home another gold for the US! The Butterfly Effect (along with a number of other Olympic-inspired libations) will be available during the entirety of the Olympic Games.  Also, Lincoln will be showing the games on their six TVs so it’s the perfect spot to watch!

Fashionistas rejoice! Dew Luxe is having a huge sale on Saturday, August 13th! Enjoy 50% off all spring and summer items! Everything from bags, to sandals, to sundresses and more!  We can’t wait!

Before Good Will Hunting, there was The Verdict with Paul Newman filmed right here in Southie, USA!  See the 1982 Drama on Friday night at 8pm in Fort Point at A Street Park.  Don’t forget your chair or blanket! This event is FREE!

Local comedian and friend of CIS Joe Matarese is performing on Saturday, August 13th at the Davis Square Theatre in Somerville with fellow comedian Paul Spratt!  This hilarious show will begin at 7:30pm!  Tickets are $25 in advance and you can also get 2 for 1 tickets with the promo code: JMDST2FI Sweet! You can purchase them here! 

Rock and flow! Head to the Lawn on Day on Saturday, August 13th for a free Fitbit Local workout!  Wake up and salute the sun with Fitbit Local Ambassador Cara Gilman. She’ll lead you through a revitalizing vinyasa yoga session set to a soundtrack of your favorite hip hop and Top 40 jams.  This free workout takes place from 9am-10am.  To register, visit here!

Did you know Miam Miam Macaronerie is selling gelato this summer? Enjoy delicious flavors like Cookie Therapy (Oreo cookie),Stracciatella, Cappuccino, Caramel Brownie Peanut Butter Cup, Caramel Sea Salt, Dark Chocolate Sorbet, Raspberry Sorbet. Add some crushed macarons or the BEST jimmies you’ve EVER had in your LIFE!

Date Night:
Drop off the kids Friday for pizza a movie at the Boston Athletic Club and head out for dinner sans children from 5pm-8pm.  Cost is $20 per child and includes pizza, popcorn and the movie Finding Nemo!  Register you kids with Jaime [email protected] Just another perk of being a member of the BAC!

USA!  USA! Cheer on team USA at these local hot spots in Southie!

Southie resident Christine Dennehy is running the Falmouth Road Race for The Last Call Foundation – in memory of fallen Boston firefighter Michael Kennedy.  Help support Christine at a good old fashioned FUNdraiser on Sunday, August 14th from 5pm-10pm at the Perkins Post (corner of O and Fourth).  Admission is $20 online and $25 at the door!  There will be food, music, dancing and of course, fun!

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