See and Do

Weekend Picks – October 19th

Eat:
Pizza, pizza! Southie’s got some of the best pizza around! In honor of National Pizza Month we’ve rounded up some of our favorite spots! Check them out here! 

Drink:
Drink pink!Fat Baby has created a speciality cocktail for to help support the Ellie Fund’s Do Good Campaign! Enjoy a Rosita Mamacita – made with tequila, apparel, luxardo, lemon and orange bitters. Pairs well with Fat Baby sushi and dumplings! Lincoln is also “Doing Good” and offering Save Second Base made with Ketel One, Muddled Strawberries, Lemon, Cinnamon! Available seven days a week until October 31st! MJ O’Connor’s has concocted the Seaport Crush made with Tito’s Handmade Vodka, elderflower liqueur, strawberry purée & soda water. Fat Baby, Lincoln and MJ O’Connor’s will donate $1 for everyone purchased to the Ellie Fund! So you might as well order 2 right? Roza Lyons is also selling a limited edition t-shirt will all proceeds going to the Ellie Fund! Stop by and pick one up!

See:
Watch the USS Constitution make a turnaround on Friday, October 19th! She’ll be getting underway from Charlestown at 10am to celebrate the Constitution’s 221st birthday and the U.S. Navy’s 243rd birthday! The ship will travel to Fort Independence where she’ll be firing off a 21 gun salute around 11:30am. Continue the celebration and order up a little lunch from Sullivan’s! How does a cheeseburger or a chili dogs sound?

Do:
Remember Michael “Mickey” Perkins. A special 100th Anniversary Celebration in Memory of Michael J. Perkins – Congressional Medal of Honor recipient will take place on Friday, October 19th at 6:30pm at Florian Hall.  There will be dancing, music, raffles and more!  All proceeds will benefit the Michael J. Perkins Post in South Boston. Tickets are $20. On Saturday, October 20th, a road race will take place at 9am. The 3.32 mile loop will begin and end at M Street/Medal of Honor Park, the location of Perkins’ Medal of Honor obelisk, and be a simple clockwise loop of Pleasure Bay. Registration can be done the morning of the race or online here! 

Watch:
Lots of sports happening this weekend!  The Bruins play the Canucks on Saturday night at 10pm.  The Celtics face the Raptors Friday night at 8pm and then the Knicks on Saturday at 7:30pm.  The Pats go head to head with the Bears on Sunday at 1pm.  Here are 10 Places in Southie to Watch all these games!

Listen:
We jammin’! Unwind into the weekend with Conscious Reggae at Backyard Betty’s every Friday night beginning at 10pm! Order up a cocktail and sway to the music!

Tour:
Have you ever wanted to see the inside of the Edison? Don’t miss our public tour this Saturday October 20th from 9am-10am. It’s a chance to get a look at the beautiful historic turbine halls and hear about our plans for the site. For more information about this project visit here!

Tour Again:
You can say goodbye to the old Gate of Heaven School building before it’s torn down to make way for parking…..so if you’re into that sort of thing stop by on Sunday, October 21st from 9am-12pm.  The old school building will be open for one last visit.  Refreshments will be served.  Then bring on the wrecking ball. #carsbeforecondos

Register:
Run, Walk and Roll! Register for the DAV 5K on November 10th at Castle Island for the 3rd annual DAV 5K. The DAV 5K is an event that thanks and honors those who served and raises awareness of the issues our ill and injured veterans face every day. You can register here!

Self-Care:
For a limited time, Skin RX Boston is offering new Brilliant Distinctions members a special deal! Save $75 off Juvéderm® treatment! If you’re thinking of trying tastefully injected fuller lips, now is the time! You can book now online!

Workout:
New Gym Alert! 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. They’re located in the same building as Gold’s Gym at 323 Dot Ave. They will be hosting free classes on Saturday and Sunday this weekend! You can learn more here!

Moms Workout:
Enjoy a free moms workout on Sunday, October 21st at 11am at Dorchester Heights! The instructors of Boston Naps– Coe, Heidi, and Kayla – will lead this class that includes cardio, strength and core workouts and a yoga cool-down.This class is open to expecting mamas or mamas with babies/kids (feel free to wear your baby or bring your stroller) Meet at Dorchester Heights at the Thomas Park Entrance across from Pacific Street. This event is FREE! Bring a friend! Registration is not mandatory, but you can sign-up here at Boston Naps! 

Bend & Brunch
East Side Yoga is hosting a yoga class at Publico’s rooftop! It’s a $15 cash class on Saturday, October 20th from 11am-12pm. Stick around for brunch later! Enjoy specialty cocktails and 10% off food sales post class. Don’t forget your mat and water. Sign up online, bring cash with you to class!

Support:
Stop by the South Boston Public Library on Saturday, October 20th for book sale brought to you by the “Friends of the South Boston Library.” The money raised helps supports the library programs. Hardcovers are $2, paperbacks $1, CD’s $5 and vinyl for $1. Kids books just 25 cents! Free coffee will be served!

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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.