See and Do

Week of August 13th

Eat up! Dine out Boston (aka Restaurant Week) is back August 12th – August 17th. Make a plan to enjoy lunch for $15, $20, and $25 and dinners for $28, $33 and $38. Perfect excuse to get out of the house and support local restaurants! To view restaurants that are participating by neighborhood visit here!    Dorchester’s own DBar and Venezia are participating! Take a picture!  If you snap a picture of you enjoying dinner and share over social media, you might just win a $100 gift card.  Use #DineOutBoston and make sure to follow them on Instagram! Perfect excuse to get out of the house and support local restaurants!

Yacht Rock! Put on your ascots and captain’s hats everyone! On Wednesday, August 15th, the Polish American Citizens Club is celebrating summer and hosting its first Yacht Rock Night. Yacht Rock Night is inspired by acts like Yacht Rock Revue and celebrates the smoothest hits of the 70s and 80s. Event starts at 7pm on the 1st floor of the club and is open to members and non-members, 21+. DJ Kaz will be playing all the greatest YR hits. Guests are highly encouraged to wear their nautical best!  To learn more, visit here! 

Give Blood! On Monday beginning at 11am take part in a community blood drive sponsored by DotHouse Health at 1353 Dorchester Ave.  Call 1-800-RED CROSS to schedule an appointment.

Brew at the Zoo! Who says you have to be a kid to enjoy the zoo? Brew at the Zoo – a 21 plus event – is returning to theFranklin Park Zoo this Saturday, August 18th 3:30pm-7;30pm.   Brew at the Zoo is a beer-tasting event that offers guests the opportunity to walk on the wild side as they sample offerings from local breweries and restaurants. The entire zoo (weather permitting) will be open for this event, with the exception of the seasonal Butterfly Landing exhibit. Proceeds from Brew at the Zoo support the operation and continued growth of Zoo New England, its education programs and conservation initiatives. Tickets are $60 and can be purchased here! 

Hit the high seas! Boston Harbor For All – Dorchester and Mattapan residents can join Boston Harbor Now for a free cruise of Boston Harbor on Monday, August 27th from 6pm-7pm. This free event will feature food, art, music and a cruise around the harbor!  Register here! 

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Maureen Dahill

Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and Caught in Dot 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.