5.3 min readBy Published On: October 23rd, 2014Categories: Arts and Entertainment, Lifestyle0 Comments on Weekend Picks – October 24th

The weather makes us crave comfort food!  Head to Lincoln Tavern (425 West Broadway) for their Oven Braised Short Ribs with Truffle Mac and Cheese.  It’s amazing and you will not be disappointed!  Or maybe give their Baked Goat Cheese Dip with house made fig jam, toasted almond and sourdough.  

Better by the box.  We know wine in the box has got a bad rap – but the good people of Richer Pour – their headquarters happens to be right here in Southie, USA – is doing a great job of changing that conversation.  Richer Pour works with celebrated winemakers and eliminates unnecessary packaging – who wants bottles clicking around in your recycling.  Hide the evidence with a box!  They offer a variety of wines from prosecco to cab and everything in between.  You can pick up a box at Al’s Liquors on West Broadway.  One box = 4 bottles so its perfect to take to a cookout, party or leave on your countertop at home.  For more information visit: www.richerpour.com

Did you know that besides improving our mood, laughter can reduce stress, help fight infection, and reduce pain?  So not only is laughing fun, it’s good for your too.  Make a plan to spend a night laughing at Laugh this weekend.  Comedian Dan Cummins is performing Thursday – Saturday and you can participate in Karaoke or Die – part American Idol, part Gong Show – singing competition on Friday at 10:15!  For more information visit: www.laughboston.com  Use the coupon code: southie at checkout and enjoy $5 off a ticket!

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…

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Calling all book worms! Nooks be damned!  There’s nothing better than the feel of a physical book with paper pages.  If you love reading, then you’ll love the Boston Book Festival.  Now in its fifth year, the Boston Book Festival will feature over 40 events and 150 presenters including Susan Minot and musician Herbie Hancock.  This book-a-palooza takes place on October 23rd – 25th at Copley Square. There will also be music and children’s activities too. For more information and a full schedule visit: http://www.bostonbookfest.org  This event is free and open to the public.

Mix and mingle! Put on a costume and help support St. Peter Academy!  You just might win a cool 5 Grand!  On Saturday, October 25th at 7pm The St. Peter Academy Spooktacular Reverse Raffle takes place at the legendary Lithuanian Club on West Broadway.  Tickets are $100 to participate in the raffle for $5000. ($20 to attend the party but not participate in the raffle.) There will be appetizers, desserts, a DJ and a cash bar.  Who knows?  You just might be the lucky winner!

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.

Southie’s favorite cover band – Thomas Park is playing on Sunday at 4pm at the Lawn on D post football.  Watch the Pats and then stick around for some live entertainment and maybe even a little dancing!

The Closet Connection (553 East Broadway) is having an amazing sale!  Buy one item, get 10% off, Buy 2 items, get 20% off, Buy 3 Items, get 30% off, buy 4 items, get 40% off, buy 5 plus items, get 50% off.  Holy Moly! Stop by and stock up!

Bring the family to Punkin’ Fest and pick a free pumpkin from the D Street Punkin’ patch at The Lawn on D! Parents and kids can carve their own special jack-o-lantern and add it to The Lawn on D’s colossal illuminated Punkin’ Sculpture that will eerily glow from the lawn. The sculpture will be one-part seasonal celebration, one-part community art project and all-parts fun! Pumpkins will come to life with high-tech interactive lighting that will illuminate and respond to music in real time. Special jack-o-lanterns will be intricately carved by local artists and put on display. Families can look forward to ghoulish activities including pumpkin bowling, face painting and more! Starting at 5?:30 p?.m. music will be provided by The Poydras Punkins followed by local favorite DJ Frank White.  The event will begin with family friendly offerings and will transition into a night with activities catered towards adults who will be able to enjoy pumpkin ales and ciders served in The Tent.

Parent’s Pick:
Hit the mats and help raise some money.  Ultimate Self Defense & Performance Center (12 B Street) is hosting a special movie night fundraiser featuring Hotel Transylvania!  On Saturday, October 25th at 5pm-7:30pm enjoy a movie night!  Cost is $10 per child.  $20 per family.  It’s a drop off event so take advantage and plan yourself a little date night!   Popcorn and water will be provided.  Kids can bring nut-free healthy snacks of their choosing.  Limited space so please sign up in advance by sending email to [email protected]. Include your name, # and number of children to attend!  

Kids Pick:
Take a magical journey! A local favorite, The Children’s Magical Halloween Castle, takes place this weekend on Saturday, October 25th and Sunday, October 26th 12pm-4pm each day.  The Castle Island Association transforms Fort Independence at Castle Island into a family friendly Halloween showcase.  Enjoy magic tricks, storytelling, popcorn and treats.  Don’t forget to wear your costume.  This event is free and open to the public.