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Weekend Picks – January 25th

Eat:
Get your glass of milk ready and eat some cookies! It’s Girl Scout Cookies season and South Boston Girl Scout Troops 55389 and 55456 invite you to stop by on Thursday, January 24th from 6pm-7pm at the Tierney Learning Center – 125 Mercer Street. $5 a box, cash only! Can’t make it on Thursday? You can email spateras@gsema.org to place your order!

Drink:
Hot stuff! On a cold January night in 1887, flames erupted from the roof of Grand Ten’s historic Southie location on Dot. Ave. Famed local resident Tommy Maguire responded to the blaze by climbing into the rafters and attempting to “undertake the flames with his fists.” To celebrate his heroic effort, Grand Ten created the fierce, fiery, and smokey concoction called Fire Puncher Vodka. On Saturday, January 26th Grand Ten Distilling will host the 7th Annual Fire Puncher Celebration! There will be a full list of of Fire Puncher Vodka cocktails, food, and fun! To learn more visit here!

See:
There’s a ribbon cutting ceremony of Micro Plant Studio on West Broadway! Micro Plant Studio, a creative new take on the traditional flower, plant and gift shop is celebrating its official ribbon cutting and one year anniversary. Boston-based artist and graduate of Boston’s School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Julio César Román, created Micro Plant as a space within a space where people are encouraged to create art, be inspired by art and nature, learn from each other, and be part of a shared community space. The studio features Roman’s own artwork and photographs. Stop by Friday, January 25th at 7pm. Micro Plant Studio is located at 365 West Broadway near the corner of E Street.

Do:
Pajama party time! The Lodge at Publico  is hosting a pajama brunch party on Saturday, January 26th from 12pm-3pm! There will be live music by DJ Wyatt to get you dancing and you can win ski lift tickets, Publico gift cards, swag and more!

Dance:
Revisit the good old days and enjoy Southie DJ legend Dru Errico as he spins the tunes at Seapoint  Saturday night beginning at 8pm.   Plan on dancing the night away to such local favorites like Happy Radio and Young Hearts Run Free!  No cover charge.  Plenty of parking!

Listen:
Keep the weekend going!  Head to the Playwright on Sunday for their legendary Country Sundays with Annie Brobst!  The fun takes place from 7pm-10pm.

Treat:
Head to Roza Lyons for some drinks and apps! Enjoy the Tuna Poke Bowl made with shuchi grade tuna, bell peppers, cucumbers, green onion, cilantro and seasame seeds! Also served with Basmati rice, cliced avocado, crips wontons with soy and lime juice! Or share some crab cakes made with jumbo crab meat with Ritz cracker crumb and spicy Cajun honey mayo.  Roza Lyons also has one of the best Espresso martinis in town!

Family Fun:
Fairy tales come true at the Zoo! Feel like you’re in a fairytale during Princess Day at Franklin Park Zoo! Meet a few of your favorite princesses, enjoy arts and crafts and meet with the zookeepers to learn more about the animals who live at the Zoo. Kids are encouraged to wear their favorite fairy tale inspired outfit.

Magical Moments:
10:30 a.m. – Chicken zookeeper chat
11:00 a.m. – Bird’s World zookeeper chat
11:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. – Mystery animal encounter, Hippo Theater
2:30 p.m. – Sloth zookeeper chat
3:00 p.m. – Guinea hog zookeeper chat
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Arts & crafts, Tropical Forest across from sloth exhibit
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Meet & greets with princesses in Tropical Forest
2:00 p.m. – Gorilla zookeeper chat and forage feed
3:00 p.m. – Franklin Farm zookeeper chat
This event is included with general Zoo admission.

Prepare:
Hosting a Super Bowl Party? The Broadway Restaurant has just what you need to serve to your guest! The Super Bowl Snack Box includes 40 wood-fired spicy wings from Lincoln, 1 quart of pineapple guacamole and a bag of house-made tortilla chips from Loco, 24 meatballs served with slider buns, a pint of sauce and a pint of cheese from Capo, 25 crab rangoons with sweet chili plum sauce from Fat Baby!  The snack pack feeds 10 people and is $200.  To learn more or to place an order visit here! 

Workout:
Fitness lovers rejoice! Southie has a new option when it comes to working out in the neighborhood! Sweat Fixx is a boutique fitness studio specializing in low impact, high-intensity full body rowing and sculpting workouts. Located in the same building as Gold’s Gym at 323 Dot Ave, Sweat Fixx offers a variety of classes for all levels! Enjoy your first month unlimited for just $99! Go to the Sweatfixx website for details!

Support:
Save the Date! Neighborhood Night at Capo for Colin’s Joy Project! Mix and mingle with friends and neighbors at a special fundraising event for Colin’s Joy Project on Tuesday, April 2nd from 6pm-9pm at the Supper Club at Capo! There will be food, cash bar, silent auctions, raffles galore, Team Colin pop up shop and more! It’s going to be quite the time! Purchase your tickets here! Can’t make the event? You can make a donation here! 

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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.