See and Do

Weekend Picks – March 8th

Eat

Eat up! Dine out Boston (aka Restaurant Week) is back!  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!

Drink

Drink up! Head to Lucy’s American Tavern for their charity cocktail of the month! For the month of March, Lucy’s has teamed up with the Ashmont Nursery School. Enjoy the “Don’t Worry, Be Hoppy, make with Jameson Caskmates IPA, IPA Simple Syrup, Fiddlehead IPA float! $2 from each cocktail sold will go to the school!

Cook

Get cooking! Enjoy Free Fit Kitchen – nutrition and cooking classes to learn how to cook healthy on a budget. These classes are offered through Dorchester All Sports League! The class meets March 9, 16th and 30th at the Codman Square Winter Farmer’s Market (The Great Hall of Codman Square – 6 Norfolk St.) You can register here! 

Splash

Make a splash! Hundreds of costumed beach lovers will plunge into the icy waters of Boston Harbor at this year’s Harpoon Shamrock Splash for Save the Harbor/Save the Bay at the BCYF Curley Community Center in South Boston on Sunday, March 10th at noon.  Show your love by taking the icy plunge and warm up after with some Harpoon beer and a burger! All participants will have a chance to win great prizes, including round trip flights on JetBlue*! Registration is $20. You can learn more here! 

Watch

Family fun! Gather up the kids and head to the Standish Village Assisted Living and Memory Support Community (1190 Adams Street) for their first ever Standish Family Movie Night! Featuring “The Incredibles 2” and popcorn at 6pm on Friday.

See

Get in the St. Patrick’s Day spirit on Saturday, March 9th at 10:30am!  The Greene-O’Leary School of Irish Dance will be that the JFK Library!

Do

It’s Ladies Music Bingo night on Friday, March 8th at Florian Hall! Dot Native and Boston Firefighter Credit Union Branch Manager (West Roxbury) Sarah Butler is running the Boston Marathon for MR8! Help her raise some funds!  Tickets are $20 and include appetizers, one drink tickets, and one musical bingo card!  100% of proceeds goes to Martin Richard Foundation

Book

Book your spot!  Make a plan to go camping on the Harbor Island this summer! The Harbor Islands campsite registration page is live! Pick spots on Peddocks, Lovells, Grape, or Bumpkin Island!

Adjust

Spring forward! Daylight Savings starts this weekend! Make sure you set your clocks an hour forward on Saturday night/Sunday morning!

Brunch

Enjoy a hangover breakfast bowl filled with corned beef hash and poached eggs or baked stuffed french toast at The Bowery Bar! Specialty brunch cocktails include the Eye Opener made with coconut rum, cold brew iced coffee and chocolate whipped cream, the Bowery Bloody, and the Paloma Riff with tequila, pink grapefruit liquer and ruby red grapefruit juice!

Listen

Lower Mills Tavern features live music every Saturday night! Beginning at 10:30pm! Late night menu served! This event is free!

Try

Yellow Door is getting even hotter!  Try their new El Antiguo made with Old Overholt Rye, Fernet, Tentura, Walnut Bitters and a smoked cinnamon stick!

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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.