3.3 min readBy Published On: May 21st, 2015Categories: Arts and Entertainment, Lifestyle0 Comments on Weekend Picks – Memorial Day Edition

Having a backyard cookout?  K&8th Market and Butcher Shop can help you with when it comes to the meat you’re grilling – they are the local experts.  From hot dogs to hamburgers, to their legendary steak tips,  K&8th has everything from fresh produce to desserts on hand to make your get together perfect!  Now with the addition of wine and beer.  K&8th is one stop shopping!  Reminder:  Liquor stores are closed on Memorial Day -if you’re having a cookout on Monday – make sure you stock up on Sunday! 

Kick off your Memorial Day with Narragansett Beer this Friday at the Lawn on D! Narragansett is serving up favorites such as Del’s Shandy, Summer Ale and their famous Lager. Challenge your friends to cornhole (perfect game for when you have a beer in hand), jam to beats from Bearstonaut and DJ Ryan Brown and enjoy eats from Teri-Yummy and The Dining Car.  Fun begins at 5pm.

Stock up at the denim sale at Ku De Ta (663 East Broadway) this weekend!  Whether it’s skinnies, flares, high waisted or boyfriend, Ku De Ta’s denim bar is loaded with discounts with up to 40% off select styles!  They also have a fresh new crop of adorable outfits for your Memorial Day cookout! 

Sticking around Southie this weekend but still want something adventurous to do?  Try rock climbing!  Rock Spot Climbing (30 Old Colony Ave.) is now open and it’s a fun way to get some exercise and try something a little daring!  You can purchase day pass for $16/$25 with gear.  If you decide you love it, you can always get a monthly membership! Whether you’re a beginner or experienced climber, Rock Spot Climbing is THE spot to be!   For more information visit: http://www.rockspotclimbing.com

who doesn’t love a good fight? Andre Dirrell and James DeGale go toe-to-toe for the Super Middleweight World Championship on Saturday, May 23 at the Agganis Arena.  Doors open and bouts start at 1:30pm including Danny O’Connor vs. Chris Gilbert and more!  For more information and tickets visit: www.murphysboxing.com  The main event will broadcast live on NBC at 4:30pm.  The official weigh-in is open to the public at Faneuil Hall Square at 1pm on Friday, May 22nd.   

Dust off those dance shoes and kick it old school Southie-style at Seapoint (367 East Eighth Sunday, May 25th beginning at 8pm.   Plan on dancing the night away to such local favorites like Happy Radio and Young Hearts Run Free.   No cover charge.  

Kick off your summer by getting in shape!  The Club by George Foreman III is offering an exclusive summer offer for Southie residents!  Enjoy an All-Inclusive Membership for the entire summer for just $115 a month – that’s $35 off the normal monthly price! For full details visit: https://caughtinsouthie.com/health-wellness/get-kick-ass-shape-summer-special-club-george-foreman-iii


The Castle Island Association (CIA) has been giving free guided tours of Fort Independence on Castle Island for over thirty years. Memorial Day Weekend is officially when the CIA springs into action, giving tours every Saturday, Sunday, and on national holidays through the summer from noon till 3:30pm.

On Sunday, May 24, 2015, members of the Thomas J. Fitzgerald Post #561 (Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, respectfully invite the residents of South Boston to join us for our annual Memorial Day Services.  VFW members and friends of the post will assemble at the post and march at 9:15am to Medal of Honor Park (M Street) for the laying of the wreath at the South Boston Vietnam Memorial.  We are also proud to march with members of the South Boston High School Junior ROTC program and with bagpiper Kevin Conroy and drummer Michael Casper.