See and Do

Weekend Picks – January 25th

Eat:
Talk about romantic! Caffe Zia Gianna and Opera Talk Italy will be co-hosting a new dinner + show “LOVE SONGS – CANZONI DAMORE.” This delicious event takes place on Sunday January 27th at 6pm at Zia Gianna Enjoy an authentic home-style Italian meal while listening to love songs sung by David Rivera Bozón! Tickets are $50 and include dinner and a show! To reserve your seat please call Caffe Zia Gianna at 617-436-2368 (Tue-Thur 7am-4pm, Fri-Sun 8am-4pm). Limited seating! Payment accepted by credit card at the time of reservation.

Drink:
Try Yellow Door Taqueria’s new cocktail Norteno Lights made with illegal reposado, vermouth blanco, la naranja and lavender bitters. It’s just as pretty as it is delicious!

See:
Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park invites Federal Employees and one guest to attend the annual Winter Wildlife Cruise for free. Grab your camera, binauculars and join DCR rangers and local naturalists to observe animals who make their wintertime home in Boston Harbor and around the outer Harbor Islands. Guest naturalists include representatives from the Department of Conservation and Recreation, New England Aquarium, Mass Audubon, and Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park volunteers. Ferry departs from Gate 4 Long Wharf South. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to departure. For ticket information visit here! https://www.facebook.com/events/278526899508092/ Snacks and beverages for purchase on board.

Do:
Fairy tales come true at the Zoo! Feel like you’re in a fairytale during Princess Day at Franklin Park Zoo! Meet a few of your favorite princesses, enjoy arts and crafts and meet with the zookeepers to learn more about the animals who live at the Zoo. Kids are encouraged to wear their favorite fairy tale inspired outfit.

Magical Moments:
10:30 a.m. – Chicken zookeeper chat
11:00 a.m. – Bird’s World zookeeper chat
11:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. – Mystery animal encounter, Hippo Theater
2:30 p.m. – Sloth zookeeper chat
3:00 p.m. – Guinea hog zookeeper chat
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Arts & crafts, Tropical Forest across from sloth exhibit
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Meet & greets with princesses in Tropical Forest
2:00 p.m. – Gorilla zookeeper chat and forage feed
3:00 p.m. – Franklin Farm zookeeper chat
This event is included with general Zoo admission.

Listen:
Lower Mills Tavern hosts live music every Saturday night! Starting at 10:30PM enjoy Sonya Rae Taylor. NO COVER. LATE NIGHT MENU.

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

Shop:
A bushel and a peck! Head to the Great Hall every Saturday from 10am-1pm for local farmers, food producers, artists, music and more at the Dorchester Winter Farmers Market! This neighborhood event officially kicks off this Saturday!It’s open January 26th through March 30th and accepts cash, credit/debit, and SNAP/HIP. The Dorchester Winter Farmers Market is located at 9 Norfolk Street, Codman Square!

Support:
Not one, not two, but three Irish bands will take the stage at Florian All on Saturday night! The Irish American Police Officers are hosting an event to raise money for two groups – Cops for Kids with Cancer and The Irish American Police Officers Assoc. Pipes & Drums. The pipe band is heading to National Police Week 2019 in Washington DC as the lead pipe band for Police Week events. Tickets: $25 p/p or $200 for table of ten. Email: IrishAmericanPolice@Yahoo.com for tickets.

Prepare:
Hosting a Super Bowl Party? Dorset Hall has a special Super Bowl House Party Catering Menu featuring game watching snacks like chicken wings, sliders, rib & more! You can check out their menu here! All orders must be placed by Thursday, January 31st!!! Please contact Erica at info@dorsethall.com to place your orders ASAP, as only limited orders will be taken. Orders must be paid in advance and pickup time is required.Yellow Door is making Super Bowl Sunday even better with TACO TAKEOUT. Featuring two Game Day packages to chow down while rooting for the Patriots! All orders must be placed online by Friday, February 1st at 5PM and picked-up by kickoff on Sunday, February 3rd.

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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.