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Weekend Picks – August 2nd

Patio Weather

It’s perfect “eating and drinking on the patio” weather!  The Bowery Bar has one of the most beautiful patios around!  Order up some of their delicious frosé, grab a seat and enjoy the sunshine!

International Beer Day

Friday is International Beer Day and Lower Mills Tavern is ready!  Stop by and sip a diverse variety of brews at the tavern! 

It’s Never Too Late

The Harry McDonough Sailing Center is now offering adult sailing lessons Monday through Friday 4pm until sunset. Stop by and learn!

Modern Art in Dorchester

The Dorchester Art Project is holding two new art exhibitions on August 3rd, free to the public! The first art exhibit is a multidisciplinary exhibition called Sectional. Sectional is a collaborative installation toying with the mistrust of reality. Boston & Providence artists exploit the gray area between privacy and safety through an immersive living room experience. Renee Silva, Chloe DuBois, Keaton Fox, and Casey Mcnulty collaborate as Growth Spurt. Together they seek to push viewers in and out of comfort and confusion through interactive new media, art objects, furniture, clothing and video. The second exhibition being showcased is called Face Value: Makeup, Art, and Identity. The makeup we wear (or choose not to wear) is an expression of the self that reflects social, cultural, and political realities. By painting our faces, we craft how we present ourselves to the world. “Face Value” features 16 local and international artists who explore their relationship to makeup through the lens of gender, sexual, political, or cultural identities. 7pm-10pm.  The Dorchester Art Project is located 1486 Dorchester Ave.

Just Peachy

Our friends at Lower Mills Tavern spent some time picking up a fresh bundle of Georgia peaches from the Georgia Peach Truck at Cedar Grove Gardens this week  and created a Peach Melba masterpiece as a dessert special. It’s made with vanilla ice cream from their neighbor The Ice Creamsmith, grilled peaches and raspberry sauce. It’s available Friday-Sunday!  Speaking of The Ice Creamsmith has made their famous peach ice cream!  This limited edition is available while supplies last! Get in a cup or a cone!

Grab your chair and hit the beach!

It’s Tenean Beach Day on Saturday, August 3rd from 11am-3pm hosted by the Port Norfolk Civic Association. This FREE family friendly day will feature bounce houses, dunk tanks, sumo suits, canoes, paddle boards, food, ice cream, a pirate story teller, circus performers, face painting and more! Holy Moly! Talk about fun in the sun! There will also be a live DJ, Larry the Lobster and friends, and Dot Art!

Lobster, shrimp and oysters, oh my!

Celebrate the 8th Annual Boston Seafood Festival at Boston Fish Pier at the on Sunday, August 4th. Hosted by the Boston Fisheries Foundation, this one-day festival takes place on the historic Boston Fish Pier from 11am to 6pm.  Guests can look forward to chef demos, a live DJ, shucking contests, educational events, and, yep, tastings!  General admission tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for children aged six through 12, and free for children aged five and under. Lobster Bake tickets include general admission, and are on sale for $53.  You can learn more here!  

Get out there and have some fun…….for FREE!

The Highland Street Foundation would like to pick up the tab on admission to Boston area attractions.  Isn’t that nice?  Enjoy free admission to places like the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Franklin Park Zoo, USS Constitution Museum and many more.  This special promotion takes place each Friday from June 28th through August 30th.  This Friday, the Franklin Park Zoo and Chatham Shark Museum are just two of the awesome spots you can visit for free. You can see a full list here! 

Party like a Unicorn

On Friday, August 2nd get your hands on some free ice cream sandwiches compliments of Hood. And they’re not just regular ice cream sandwiches – they’re magical unicorn ice cream sandwiches! And Hood isn’t just handing out free unicorn ice cream sandwiches – they’re have a special Unicorn Fantasy Party on Boston Common near the Frog Pond! From 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Hood and Wally the Green Monster will distribute THOUSANDS OF FREE VANILLA & UNICORN CONFETTI ICE CREAM SANDWICHES to kids and adults alike from Hood’s newly-minted ice cream truck. The event includes (free) family fun activities like face-painting, photos with Wally, unicorn-themed games, bubbles and more. NO RSVP is required and product is given away on a first come, first-served basis.

Get Ready to Dance

dbar after dark Magnum Saturday presents Disco 3000 featuring DJ Jay Ine on Saturday, August 3rd from 10pm-2am.  Party like it’s 2999!  Never a cover.  Always a blast.

Caught in the North End

It’s the feast of Saint Agrippina from August 1st – August 4th in the North End!  Enjoy a weekend of music, food and fun!  Table on Hanover Street is offering a special Sunday Supper featuring ricotta gnocchi marinara, meatballs, Italian sausage, caesar salad, garlic bread, cannoli, and glass of house wine for just $55!  Reserve you spot here!  Sunday Supper starts at 5pm.

Image via the Bowery Bar instagram

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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.