See and Do

Weekend Picks – May 11th

Eat:
Go green! It’s always a good idea to add a salad into the rotation! Head to Shredded and pick up something healthy! Order up the Southie West made with Mesclun Mix, Chile Dusted Grilled Chicken, pico de gallo, black beans, scallions, cotija cheese, Lime- Cilantro Vinaigrette. or the Sweet Potato Pad Thai with Sweet Potato Noodles, Carrots, Chopped Egg, Scallions, Cilantro, Bean Sprouts, and topped with Toasted crushed peanuts. You can always build your own bowl!

Drink:
Moms the word! Treat mom to a Mimosa, Bloody Mary or Brunch Punch this weekend! Here’s who’s serving up Mother’s Day Brunch in Southie! 

Shop:
Speaking of Mother’s Day…..Whether your buying for your mom, a mom to be, your sister or a friend,  here are some gift ideas from local Southie businesses! Not only will you be picking up something special for your mom, you’ll be supporting local business. Really, it’s a win/win! Here are some Mother’s Day gift ideas!

Plant:
Spruce up your stoop! Let your stoop be the envy off all your neighbors!  Market Floral Studio can create gorgeous containers of spring flowers to line your front stoop or windows customized for the space and sunlight!

See:
Explore art this weekend! A spring open studios weekend at Boston’s first live/work artists cooperative: explore studios, meet artists, and see new works, all under one roof. Artists of the 249 A Street Cooperative building will open their doors for a spring Open Studios event Saturday, May 12th and Sunday, May 13th – 12pm-5pm both days. Many studios in the South Boston artists’ cooperative will be open, and invited guest artists will be joining in to exhibit. The event offers an opportunity to view and purchase artwork from a variety of artists, including painters, photographers, printmakers, book artists, potters, sculptors, mixed-media artists, and jewelers, all conveniently located in one building. FREE VALIDATED PARKING across the street in the Channelside Parking Lot, thanks to P&G/Gillette and Channelside Parking.

Do:
Do something different this year for mom! Revel in springtime florals by the thousands while celebrating Mother’s Day #FlowerPop, a pop-up experience consisting of bursts of blooms that give back, is coming to Seaport May 12th and May 13th. Throughout the weekend, blooms from #FlowerPop will be given away to the first 100 people stopping by each day, and making this Instagram worthy activation a charitable one, $1 will be given to Rosie’s Place for every social media post using #FlowerPop. #FlowerPop will be an aerial visual as flowers from Wildfolk Studio take over an excavator located near Courthouse Square. Look for painted and non-painted sun palms, palm leaves, soft blooms in roses, peonies, ranunculus, as well as textured pieris japonica, flowering branches, spirea and greenery. We can’t wait!

Play:
Play Volleyball at the Lawn on D for the Truly the Start of the Summer Tournament! Come join Truly for a volleyball tournament to kick off the summer at The Lawn On D! The tournament starts at 3:00 pm with two nets set-up on The Lawn. Teams of four will compete (registration | rules) and the winning team gets FOUR VIP tickets to the Boston Calling Music Festival!!! Plus, a Truly rep will be onsite to hand out swag during the tournie. Sponsored by Truly Spiked & Sparkling. There will also be live music and a dj from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm featuring Redline and DJ So & So.

Enjoy:
Ice scream! You scream! We all scream for ice cream! Cranberry Cafe is now serving up ice cream and other tasty treats. Stop by and treat yourself!

Bowl:
Lace up your bowling shoes! Take mom bowling for Mother’s Day! Food, games, fun and free pin painting for kids! Make your reservation today! 

Workout:
How about taking a class with mom on Mother’s Day? East Side Yoga and Fitness is hosting a special Mother’s Day Bootcamp class is a total body workout to get moving before you celebrate your/your mom’s special day! Open class, for all levels, not just moms. Focus on strength, cardio, core and flexibility, and end class with a yummy mimosa and face mask! $20 cash drop in. Secure your spot online, pay in studio!

Flow:
Join CorePower Yoga in partnership with the SoWa Open Markets for our second Sunday Yoga series! With special guest Outdoor Voices! Instructors will guide an hour long power vinyasa style class from 10am-11am, then be the first to grab a beer at the SoWa Beer Garden! This first class will be donation based, all proceeds will be given to Rosie’s Place. Turn stress into sweat. Our signature C2 class strengthens, balances and detoxifies your entire body and mind as you move through more challenging postures and connected breath. Set to an energizing playlist, you’ll power up your yoga practice like never before. All levels welcome! Please bring your own yoga mat, towel and water and come ready to stretch and sweat! You can register here!

Barre:
Free barre class on Sunday, May 13th at 10:45am! Bring your mom, daughters, siblings and friends. As always, please be sure to sign up in advance. Space is limited! Register 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. Hockey mom, yoga enthusiast, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.