2.2 min readBy Published On: August 4th, 2011Categories: Tips0 Comments on 5 Top Things: 8/1/11

Just some fun suggestions of things going on around town

On your mark, get set, go!  Compete in a triathlon right in your own back yard Southie! On Sunday, August 7th 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 finishing up on the sands of M Street Beach.  Here are the components: Swim 1/2 mile?Bike 9 miles?Run 4 miles.  Piece of cake! There’s also an Après Epic party that includes food, massage, vendors, music and beer all on L Street Beach.  What more could you ask for??? For more information go to:?http://urban-epic.com/uncategorized/urban-epic-race-info/

The Ku De Ta (663 East Broadway) sales rack just keeps better! Stock up on end of summer staples and wardrobe must-haves that are perfect for transitioning into fall.  Have a styling question?  The fashion experts at Ku de Ta are at the ready with some creative suggestions of how to make that cute cotton dress work in the colder weather months. 

Where’s the beef?  It’s at American Provisions (613 East Broadway) on Saturday, August 6th from 11:30 to 1:30pm.  Kinneally Meats will be treating you to samples of grass-fed sliders.  Stop by and taste!  See you there!

Going to the extreme! The Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series will make its sixth stop of its global tour at Southie’s Fan Pier on August 20.  Rather than natural cliffs, the divers will use the cantilever roof of the Institute of Contemporary Art building as their diving platform which soars 80 feet above the water’s edge.  Yikes! Two-time Olympic Gold medalist Greg Louganis offers his diving expertise as one of five judges on the tour.  This event is free and takes place from 3pm to 6pm. 

Play ball!  It’s America’s favorite pastime you know and the South Boston Public Library (646 East Broadway) is celebrating baseball with “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” a movies series featuring – you guess it – baseball movies.  This summer series will take place on Tuesdays at 1pm in August. Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra gets the baseball-a-palooza started with the musical appropriately titled, “Take Me Out to the Ball Game.” Other favorites include Eight Men Out, Safe at Home and the Lou Gerig story Pride of the Yankees.  What no Field of Dreams?

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