See and Do

Things to do this weekend in the neighborhood!

Just some suggestions of things to do in the neighborhood! 

New Spring Menu for Lower Mills Tavern

From spring salad made with baby arugula, shaved radishes, english peas, asparagus, toasted pignoli, black pepper miso dressing to spring pea & prosciutto pizza with house-made ricotta cheese, roasted garlic, grilled asparagus and pine nuts, LMT has some fresh new additions to their menu.  You can check them out here!

Enjoy some art while you take a tour of Boston Winery! 

This Saturday Boston Winery is hosting some local artists during the weekly tours and tastings!  Enjoy the art of Vincent Crotty, Martha Kempe, Julia Lyons, and Jill Vaccaro on display from 1pm-6pm on Saturday, March 23rd. Take a tour of the wine-making facility, sample  some of Boston Winery’s best-selling, all-natural wines, and enjoy some light snacks. Tickets for tour are $15, wine tasting is $5.  Viewing artwork is free!

Pop Rocks Karaoke

Head to dbar for dinner and stay for karaoke! Every Friday night beginning at 10pm, karaoke unlike no other, kicks off the weekend!

Books & cocktails at the Library

Boston Public Library is going beyond books and getting fancy!  On Wednesday, The BPL at Copley will open the Map Room Tea Lounge and will be serving up high tea with the addition of tea-inspired cocktails.  Enjoy a Tequila Mockingbird, made with blood orange hibiscus tea-infused tequila.  Or how about the Catcher in the Rye, made with apple berry tea-infused rye?  Can you spot a theme here? All cocktails have literary inspired names.  The Map Room will also serve cheese and charcuterie and other snacks that go perfect with cocktails.  You can check out the menu here! 

Get a job

Sullivan’s at Castle Island is hosting a hiring fair this weekend!  Stop by this weekend Saturday and Sunday 8am-11am.  Sullivan’s offers an education bonus, merit bonus, full-time benefits including 401K, profit sharing, dental, health insurance!

Let the March Madness begin

There are plenty of TV’s to catch all the all the crazy college basketball madness at Lucy’s American Tavern.  With over 50 beers on draft, an appetizer selection featuring snacks like Mexican Street Nachos, Crispy Calamari and Lucy’s Famous Wings, you can’t go wrong watching the game at this Adams Village hot spot!

Dance, dance, dance

Cold Night, Hot Stove, a dance party to benefit All Dorchester Sports & Leadership takes place on Friday, March 22nd at First Parish Church from 6:30pm-11pm.  Tickets for the pre-caberet and main event are $50 and $25 for Dance Party Only.  For more information visit here! 

Lace up those sneakers and run

It’s the 25th Anniversary – Charbo’s Run –   This 5 mile road race that starts at 11am from Florian Hall on Sunday, March 24th. Mark S. Charbonnier, Dorchester native and Massachusetts state trooper, was shot and killed in the line of duty on On September 2, 1994.  A road race was started in his memory back in 1995.  After a 15 year hiatus, the road race is back to celebrate the 25th anniversary of his death.  You can register here! 

The heat is on

It’s the 13th Annual Dorchester Chili Cook-Off.  On Sunday, March 24th head to the IBEW Hall and get ready to taste the heat!  More than 20 participants including restaurants, civic associations and local organization share their pots of chili and vie for the coveted Best Chili in Dorchester! In addition to delicious chili, enjoy live entertainment, games and prizes.  All proceeds benefit the Dorchester Day Parade! Tickets are $20 and can be purchased here! 

Let’s Escape to the Tropics

Escape to the Tropics at Franklin Park Zoo! Put on your best luau gear as you dance and limbo your way through the Tropical Forest with friends! Watch the ring-tail lemurs as they discover tropical themed enrichment in their decorated exhibit, and don’t miss special opportunities to meet some of the Zoo’s animal ambassadors. Join Zoo staff to learn more about the free-flight birds, including scarlet ibis, yellow-billed storks, hadada ibis and more! This is a 21+ event and includes one drink ticket, appetizers and a cash beer and wine bar. Western lowland gorillas, pygmy hippopotamus, and a Linne’s two-toed sloth are just a few of the animals that call the 72 degree Tropical Forest home.TICKETS: The Wild Things member price is $25. For non-members, $40

image via Lower Mills Tavern 

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