3.9 min readBy Published On: August 7th, 2014Categories: Arts and Entertainment, Lifestyle0 Comments on Weekend Picks – August 8th

Prime dining  by the sea.  Del Frisco’s on the Waterfront is running a special through September 1st.  Enjoy the Prime Pair – an 8 oz. filet paired with their signature crab cake, BBQ spiced shrimp or lemon garlic scallops, and a salad and side for just $49.  For more information or to book a reservation visit: http://delfriscos.com/boston

Social Wines (52 West Broadway) wants to help you shake things up this weekend when it comes to cocktails on the lighter-side!  Resident mixologist John has some suggestions like mixing Campari with soda water air Amaro with a splash of soda.  “Both of these “bitters” are loaded with botanicals and less than half the alcohol of vodka or gin. Which you might think is not a good thing, but when you’re at a cocktail party or summer BBQ you can have a few more cocktails and extend your evening without embarrassing yourself. Oh and also feel better in the morning. And if you don’t like bitter liqueurs try mixing in some fresh orange juice or lemonade with the soda water,” says John.  Stop by and see what other wines, beers and cocktails they recommend!

Be it skinnies, flair, cropped, or distressed, Ku De Ta (663 East Broadway) is offering 25% off their denim bar.  A perfect excuse to stock up on all your favorites!  Stop by this weekend – sale ends Sunday!

Play: Bust out your masks and capes and head to the Seaport World Trade Center this weekend.  Boston Comic Con is in town on August 8th – 10th.  Tickets start at $20 and you can meet the likes of Jason Momoa aka Drogo from Game of Thrones, Sean Austin from Lord of the Rings and Goonies, and there will be live game shows, a costume parade and lots of surprises.  Warning: If you do go to Boston Comic Con, chances are you are a little nerdy – but nerdy in a good way. 

Caught in Southie photographer and Southie resident Deb McCarthy was just named one of the Top 5 Family Photographers in Boston by Boston Parents Magazine.  To celebrate, she’s offering 30% OFF all print orders placed this month – August 2014.  This includes any Children’s/Family session you’ve already had withDeb or any Children’s/Family session you book this month!  So what are you waiting for!  It’s the perfect excuse to gather up a family head outdoors during the last month of summer and say cheese!   To book a session you can contact Deb at [email protected],  To see her portfolio visit: http://www.mccarthypics.com/

Swim & Paddle for Boston Harbor, a benefit for Save the Harbor/Save the Bay, will take place on Saturday, Augusts 9th at 10am.  This one mile chip-timed competitive swim and Stand Up Paddleboard competition will take place at the Curley Recreation Center (M Street side) – which according to Save the Harbor/Save the Bay is one of the cleanest beaches in America!  After the competition enjoy a post race celebration with Tasty Burger and Harpoon for all participants, sponsors and everyone who makes a donation of $25 or more.  To register online or for more information visit:http://swim4bostonharbor.org/

On your mark, get set, go!  Compete in a triathlon right in your own back yard Southie! On Sunday, August 10th at 8:15 a.m. hundreds of triathletes will take to Boston Harbor and William Day Boulevard to compete in Urban Epic Boston Triathlon. The swim takes place at Carson Beach and the bike and run are up and down William Day Boulevard and the Sugar Bowl path and ends back at Mother’s Rest at Carson Beach.   It’s a 1/2 mile swim, 9 mile bike and a four mile run!  Piece of cake!  There’s also an Après Epic party that includes food, beer garden, games, vendors, music and more all on Carson Beach.  What more could you ask for? For more information go to:?http://urban-epic.com/uncategorized/urban-epic-race-info/?

Come out and listen to some amazing music!  Fourth Presbyterian Church hosts its 20th Annual Gospel Night featuring the Bullock Brothers, the Roxbury Presbyterian Church along with the incredible Fourth Church Summer Singers.  This event is a do not miss for music lovers!   The event takes place Saturday, August 9th at  7:15pm at the Fourth Church (340 Dorchester Street).  Tickets are $10/under 18 free!

Participate in a free arts and crafts workshop on Friday, August 8th.  From 9am-12noon, Mayor Marty Walsh’s Artists in Residence will run a special craft workshop!