2.7 min readBy Published On: August 20th, 2015Categories: Arts and Entertainment, Lifestyle0 Comments on Weekend Picks – August 21st

Ride n’ Brunch:
Start of your weekend right with the perfect balance of exercise and booze!  Take any Saturday morning class at The Handle Bar and enjoy a complimentary “Spinning Sunrise” cocktail with brunch at Loco Taqueria and Oyster Bar (412 West Broadway).  Only two Saturdays left to enjoy this promo!  

Who doesn’t love a Raspberry Lime Ricky?  The refreshingly sweet classic concoction is created now at Sullivan’s Castle Island. Enjoy the sunset on Thursday nights from 6:30pm until twilight from Fort Independence at Castle Island.  Take in views of Boston Harbor and the Boston skyline while you sip on your Raspberry Lime Ricky.  Sounds delightful to us!

Speaking of Castle Island.  The DCR and the team from Summer on the Waterfront will be hosting a paper airplane workshop.  On Friday, August 21st from 5p-7p create your own handmade paper airplanes from colored construction paper and then fly them in the shadow of actual planes landing just a few hundred yards away at Logan Airport. FREE and all are welcome.  

Winemaker Paul Direder aka Paul D will be visiting Social Wines (52 West Broadway) on Saturday, August 22nd from 5:30pm-7:30pm.  This will be Paul’s first trip out of Europe and he chose “Boston’s Best Wine Shop” Social Wines to host his only Massachusetts tasting!  Talk about special! 

It’s the Annual Claddagh Classic Handball Tournament at the L Street Bathhouse!  The day long tourney kicks off at 8:30am on Sunday, August 30th.  If you’d like to play, show up with sneakers, gloves and a drive to win!  Don’t want to play? Well, come by and watch some of the best high energy, fast action handball matches around.  We hear one of the best handball player in the world Killian Carroll from Ireland will be playing!  

What’s your go to Karaoke jam?  Sing it at Karaoke or Die – part American Idol, part Gong Show – singing competition from Laugh Boston at the Lawn on D on Friday, August 21st from 7pm – 8:30pm.  There will be a panel of comedians to judge your singing talent, who are sure to make you laugh no matter the outcome. Food Trucks: Roxy’s Grilled Cheese, Terri-Yummy, Cupcake City Truck

Enjoy a free concert on Saturday afternoon from 2pm-4pm at Carson Beach.  UMass Boston’s WUMB 91.9 FM, Berklee College of Music, and the DCR have teamed up to bring Concerts at Carson Beach, free live music four Saturdays in August. The concerts feature Berklee students and alumni groups. Musical genres will blend folk, bluegrass, and pop with instrumentation including voice, guitar, violin, cello, and mandolin.  This week features Evelyn Horan! 

Take a shopping excursion this weekend and shop local.  From boutiques to home decor, South Boston has it all!  ‘Tis the season to shop and South Boston boutiques have their doors wide open for business and offering some great discounts and specials for the holidays. Here is a list of locations in Southie where shoppers can find merchandise to satisfy all recreational retail shopping needs.  Shop local!  It’s good for the neighborhood! https://caughtinsouthie.com/shop/shopping-expedition-south-boston