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Weekend Picks – August 17th

Eat:
Eat up! Dine out Boston (aka Restaurant Week) last day is August17th .Make a plan to enjoy lunch for $15, $20, and $25 and dinners for $28, $33 and $38. Perfect excuse to get out of the house and support local restaurants! To view restaurants that are participating by neighborhood, visit here!    Lots of restaurants in the South Boston neighborhoods including Seaport and Fort Point are participating!  Southie’s own Publico will be participating too! Take a picture!  If you snap a picture of you enjoying dinner and share over social media, you might just win a $100 gift card. Use #DineOutBoston and make sure to follow them on Instagram! Perfect excuse to get out of the house and support local restaurants!

Drink:
Raise your glass to the “I Don’t Like Mondays” red neon sign! The Punk & Poet will be closing its door to make way for the resurrection of the Playwright! Order up on of the The Punk & Poet’s signature cocktails pay your respects! Goodbye Punk & Poet, we hardly knew you! On Monday, August 20th The Punk & Poet will officially close its doors for quick transformation! The Playwright will open on Monday, August 27th!

See:
The Forest of Arden comes alive in Brown Box Theatre Project’s 8th Annual Free Outdoor Shakespeare tour, As You Like It. “When a motley cast of characters finds themselves banished from the court, misdirection, desire, and serendipity unite to form a tangled web of identity and love that could only be possible in this pastoral haven, where gender roles, politics, and expectations are turned upside-down. Performed under the stars in idyllic outdoor venues, As You Like It will transport audiences into the heart of one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies in a can’t-miss multi-state tour” See it in Fort Point on Atlantic Wharf from 7:30pm-9pm.

Do:
Hop on a ferry and bring the kids to Spectacle Island for a little Island Detective! It’s a fun interactive tour for kids. Takes place on Saturdays at 10am. For more information visit here! 

Watch:
Baby you’re a firework! On Saturday August 18, 2018 at approximately 9:15pm enjoy a fireworks display will take place on Boston Harbor for the 150th celebration of the South Boston Yacht Club! Enjoy!

Listen:
It’s Gospel Night at the Fourth Presbyterian Church! Enjoy an evening of uplifting music performed by the amazing Fourth Presbyterian Church Choir with special guests the Holy Trinity American Church Children’s Choir, the Roxbury Presbyterian Church Choir and the Bullock Brothers! This event takes place on Saturday, August 18th at 7:15pm. Tickets are $10 and proceeds support community programs of Fourth Church

Shop:
She-village is officially open! The Current, a cluster of of modular, visually-compelling structures, features a collection of retailers on a rotating basis, ranging from beloved local startups to first-to-Boston national brands – each connected by a common thread and theme that changes periodically. Stop by and shop these 9 pop-ups with a She-Village theme! Get the scoop here!

Indulge:
It’s Sundae Funday on Sundays! Enjoy a DIY gelato sundae bar with all the fixins’ for $10 at Capo! Enjoy a seat in the cafe or take it to-go!

Pamper:
Give your skin some much needed TLC at The Beauty Bar. Book yourself a facial at The Beauty Bar! From their signature facial, to anti-aging, enjoy cleansing, exfoliation, refreshing mask and some relaxation! The end result will be healthy, glowing skin!The Beauty Bar also offers amazing blowouts so you can look gorgeous all weekend!Book one today!

Date Night:
Did you know that on Thursday nights, the ICA is free! It’s a perfect excuse to head to the Seaport District and check out the ICA. Post museum, head out for some drinks and apps in the neighborhood!

Free Friday!
Get out there and have some fun…….for FREE! The Highland Street Foundation would like to pick up the tab on admission to Boston area attractions. Isn’t that nice? Enjoy free admission to places like the JFK Library, The Children’s Museum, Peabody Essex Museum, the Greenway Carousel and many more. This special promotion takes place each Friday from June 29th through August 31st. This Friday the John F. Kennedy Libray is free! For a full schedule or for more information visit their website! 

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Maureen Dahill

Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Co-host of Caught Up, storyteller, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.