3.7 min readBy Published On: October 16th, 2014Categories: Arts and Entertainment, Lifestyle0 Comments on Weekend Picks October 17th

It’s back!  Head to Amrhein’s (80 West Broadway) for their famous Pumpkin Risotto.  It’s back in all its rich and deliciousness and we guaranteed you’ll feel instantly comforted with the first bite.  (Bonus: it’s served in a real hollowed out pumpkin!)

Whisky a go go.   Social Wines (52 West Broadway) is hosting a whisky tasting on Saturday, October 18th from 2pm-4pm with Liza Weisstuch.  Liza is a South Boston resident and the American contributing editor and writer for Whisky Magazine (yes, there is such a thing).  She’s has also has judged many whisky competitions, including the World Whisky Awards and the World Icons of Whisky Awards. This girl knows her whisky!  She is also offering a 20% discount code for the October 24th Whisky Live Event.  Just use the promotion code: boston12 when registering.  http://www.whiskylivena.com/event/whisky-live-boston-2014/

Thursday night football! The Pats face the Jets Thursday night at 8pm at Gillette.  The Bruins take on the dreaded Canadiens at 7:30pm on Thursday.  On Saturday the B’s face the Sabres at 7pm.  Wondering where to watch the game?  We’ve got some suggestions: https://caughtinsouthie.com/restaurants-bar/7-places-watch-game

Pick up a map and explore the studios and warehouses that are home to painters, sculptors, ceramicists, jewelers, performance artists, printmakers, book artists, photographers, and more.. Meet and chat with artists in their studios and discover new works and treasured favorites.  See Fort Point’s art galleries and find public art installations throughout the neighborhood including a giant pyramid floating on the Channel.  In addition to the more than 150 artists studios and galleries which will be open, Fort Point Open Studios features a series of special events, including: artists’s demos, performance, public art,  hands-on activities for all ages and Member’s Group Show at the FPAC Gallery.  The fun happens on Friday, October 17th: 4-7pm, Saturday and Sunday October 18th and 19th from noon-6pm.  This event is free to the public + free parking  For more information visit: https://caughtinsouthie.com/arts-entertainment/take-adventure-art-fort-point-open-studios

Up Ireland!  The Seapoint Restaurant (367 East Eighth Street) will have live Irish music featuring Eamon Connolly and friends during their breakfast on Sunday, October 18th from 11am-2pm.  From Irish breakfast to a breakfast burrito, the Seapoint serves up your favorites.  Their mile-high Bloody Marys and tasty Mimosas are worth a try too.

The Urban Art Bar (709 East Broadway) is getting into the Halloween spirt with a fun-filled community event on Sunday, October 19th!  Featuring samples of local restaurants’ fall menus, tastings of fall beers and cocktails, and painting pumpkins! 

Take a shopping excursion this weekend.  From boutiques to home decor, South Boston has it all!  Perfect shopping weather has arrived and South Boston boutiques have their doors wide open for business. 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

Friday Night Flights! Each Friday evening, GrandTen will open the distillery doors to those interested in a more in-depth understanding of handcrafted spirits. Offering a detailed tour, followed by a relaxed tasting of our full line of products (along with special, limited-run spirits not available anywhere else), you’ll keep a tasting glass as a souvenir. These tastings will include discussions on mixology, the history of Boston spirits, and the spirit world more generally. To keep these tastings intimate and conversation lively, seating will be initially limited to 20 reservations.  You can purchase discounted tickets here! http://deals.cis-staging.q9hwj0b7-liquidwebsites.com/Grand-Ten-Distilling/South-Boston/02127…

East Side Yoga and Fitness opens on Monday, October 13th.  Located on East Broadway, this fitness studio offers classes like Yoga Sculpt, Strength and Conditioning and Vinyasa Flow.   They also offer classes for kids and moms and little ones.  Whether you’re a full-on yogi or a newcomer, East Side offers a balance of traditional yoga along with challenging classes that will calm your mind and tone your body.  Try it out – East Side is offering an exclusive deal for CIS’s readers – enjoy two weeks of unlimited classes for $30!  To purchase the deal, visit http://tinyurl.com/prsklv2