See and Do

Weekend Picks – February 15th

Eat:
Keep the Valentine’s love going!  Grab a cozy booth at Tavolo, order up some red wine and share some deliciousness like jars filled with roasted carrot hummus, garlic tuscan bean, whipped ricotta, fig-goat cheese served with bread and spaghetti and meatballs – just like Lady and the Tramp!

Drink:
Raise your glass! Order up these special charity cocktails at Lucy’s American Tavern and $2 from every cocktail sold will go to benefit the Richard J. Murphy School! Enjoy the Sombie made with Flor De Cana Anejo Rum, Real McCoy 3YR Rum, Velvet Falernum, Grapefruit, Cinnamon Syrup and lime! Or how about the Apple Pie Sangria with Pinot Grigio, local apple cider, caramel, and lemon.even have sharable cocktails for four or more!

Celebrate:
Kick it old school!  The Polish American Club is hosting a special Valentine’s Day Party on Saturday, February 16th at 8pm. If you’re single, come and mingle. Got a mate, come and celebrate! Must be 21+ No cover. Music by the Polish Triangle’s own DJ Kaz.

Play:
Last call for the Loop! The interactive art installation called the Loop is made up of six illuminated, moving cylinders which play music and animations. Here’s how it goes – you take a seat in these giant circular structures, pump the handlebar, and watch a story unfold. This installation is free and open to the public daily from 7:00am-10:00pm. The Loop will be moving and glowing until February 17th in the One Seaport Courtyard.

Dance:
Get those dancing shoes ready! Head to dbar on Saturday night for their Love Ball with DJ Jay Ine! Fun starts at 10pm.

Watch:
The Dorchester Historical Society is showing a free screening of “Of Stars and Shamrocks” at 195 Boston Street on Sunday, February 17th at 2pm. Originally aired on WGBH back in 1995, the film chronicles the intertwining history of Irish and Jewish immigrants from the mid-century on.

See:
Botticelli: Heroines + Heroes is now open at the Isabella Stewart Garnder Museum! Travel through time with eight of Botticelli’s most political works in conversation with modern day interpretations, drawing connections to issues we face today! For more information visit here! 

Do:
I’m on a boat! Dreaming of warmer weather? Go see The New England Boat show at the Boston Convention Center. Spend the day looking at boats, yachts, schooners, and nautical displays galore. If your wealthy enough to purchase one, good for you! If your like the rest of us, you can spend the day dreaming of the one you’ll buy when you hit the Power Ball. The show runs through February 17th. You can get buy one get one tickets here! 

Listen:
Lower Mills Tavern features live music every Saturday night! Beginning at 10:30pm you can listen to Sonya Rae Taylor! Late night menu served! This event is free!

Cheer:
Saturday, Feb. 16, is City of Boston Day at Boston University, as Boston residents will receive complimentary admission to all six ticketed Terrier events on campus that day, thanks to BU’s Office of Government & Community Affairs and the Department of Athletics. Doubleheaders will be held at Nickerson Field (men’s and women’s lacrosse), Case Gym (men’s and women’s basketball), and Agganis Arena (men’s and women’s ice hockey), all of which are located within a two-minute walk of each other. City residents simply need to register online at this link at www.GoTerriers.com/BostonDay and tickets will be waiting for them at the ticket will-call location at the venue for the game(s). Requests must be submitted online by 5 p.m. Friday, unless capacity is reached sooner.

Participate:
All MA Kings Dining & Entertainment locations are now hosting Bowl at Your Ex all week long starting on Valentine’s Day– purchase a bowling pin for $10, write a message to your ex or stick on a photo, and Kings will feed it into your bowling lane to throw bowling balls at them, just how you’ve always wanted. Make it a Dine Then Bowl through OpenTable to reserve a table for a delicious, scratch-cooked meal and drinks with your gals or pals – then when you’re done, you’ll jump to the top of the bowling list to say “thank u, next” and toss some bowling balls at your ex. How fun!

Experience:
Celebrate the biggest Lunar New Year parade in New England, learn how to make dumplings and taste some tea in Chinatown! The fun takes place from 11am-3pm on Sunday. Learn more about it here! 

FREE:
The ICA is offering free admission all day on Presidents’ Day! Timed tickets are required for gallery entry this weekend, Presidents’ Day, and February Vacation Week (Feb 16–21) through the run of William Forsythe the wildly popular interactive exhibit! Tickets are available first come, first serve, on site only. Tickets are limited and do sell out; we recommend arriving earlier in the day.  Visit here for more information! 

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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.