4 min readBy Published On: May 12th, 2023Categories: See and Do0 Comments on Weekend Picks – May 12th

Mother’s Day is Sunday

Whether you’re buying for your mom, a mom-to-be, sister, or a friend, here are some gift ideas from local small businesses! Not only will you be picking up something special for your mom, but you’ll also be supporting our small businesses in the neighborhood. Or maybe treat Mom to a meal at a local restaurant for her special day! You can check out our roundup here! 

Pop Rocks Karaoke at dbar

Friday Night at dbar! Come unwind after a long work week with a martini or two! Then get ready to sing your hearts out at Pop Rocks Karaoke with VJ Ryan Grow! Show starts at 10!

Sandgies at Reign Drink Lab

Enjoy freshly made Sandgies – sandwiches made on from-scratch biscuits on Saturday at Reign Drink Lab. 9am until they sell out!

Free Trees!

Get yourself a free tree on Saturday, May 13th! Speak for Trees will be hosting a giveaway at West Cottage Farm – Food Project in Dot from 10am-2pm. You can register here! 

Welcome to the Neighborhood – The Local Hand

The Local Hand is a perfect combination of gift shop and art gallery, and it’s opening this week on the ground level of The Carruth on May 7th.  Inventory will include locally made candles, soaps, home goods, jewelry, baby clothes, greeting cards, and pottery.  The shop will also display local artwork from the community – complete with opening and closing receptions.  Get the full details here! 

The Pearl is Turning Two

Happy Second Birthday, The Pearl! Help them celebrate on Saturday from 11am-11pm! Make a reservation here! 

Open Jukebox Weekend at the Dot Tavern

Stop by the Dot Tavern on Friday and Saturday and enjoy FREE Touch Tunes Credits + a Photographer!

Slow Flow on Saturday

Take some time on Saturday and enjoy an hour-long Slow Flow Yoga at Four Corners Yoga and Wellness. This class supports slowing down, grounding and healing. This restorative practice begins with gentle movement and then utilizes props to release into poses. Class takes place on Saturdays from 11:30am-12:30pm. You can sign up here! 

Dot Day Fundraiser at the Harp + Bard

On Saturday, help raise some funds for the Dot Day Parade from 1-4pm at the Harp + Bard!

Brunch Roundup

Who’s hungry? From savory meals to sweet surprises (and much-needed hair(s) of the dog), there’s something for everyone! Check out our Brunch Roundup!

Sunday Service at Tavolo

On Sundays from 4-8, Tavolo offers 3-courses with house wine for $30! Make a reservation!

Backyahd Run Club

Inspired by the Boston Marathon and want to get moving? Join the Backyahd Run Club launching this Saturday at 10am from Backyahd at 28 District Ave (South Bay).  All paces, all faces – 3-5 miles (route depending). Whether you’re training for an upcoming race or looking to gain momentum in your running journey, this group run will provide insight, accountability, and support every Saturday morning.

Get Outside

With summer-like temps this weekend, it’s the perfect excuse to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors! Check out our roundup! 

Return of Seaport Summer Market + New Shops at The Current

The Boston Seaport is the place to be this summer with the return of its open-air Seaport Summer Market. The market will offer a wide array of products from a mix of nearly 130 vendors – the majority of which are women and minority–owned and local. This year, the market will also feature an expanded line up of seasonal dining options. Also in the neighborhood, Boston’s first retail incubator The Current will introduce a roster of exciting new brands as part of its 12th season.  You can get the full details here. 

Take the Mei Mei Dumpling Challenge

To celebrate AAPI Heritage Month, Mei Mei is doing a “Dumpling Disloyalty” campaign where, if you prove that you’ve purchased dumplings from eight Asian-owned restaurants in Massachusetts, you’ll get a prize! What kind of prize?  You’ll get an order of free Mei Mei dumpling in a very special “Boston Runs on Dumplin” mug! You can get the full rules and details here! 

Register for the Boston Waterfront 5K

The Boston Waterfront 5K is Boston’s most unique 5K course with over a mile of running along the water, a fantastic post-race celebration with music, a beer garden, pizza, and more. This fun event takes place on Saturday, June 4th at 10am!  You can register here. 


The Celtics will play the 76ers in Game 7 of Round 2 of the NBA Playoffs on Sunday!  The Red Sox face the Cardinals this weekend with games on Friday at 7:10pm, Saturday, 4:10pm, and Sunday at 7:10pm.  Here are 9 Places to Watch the Game in the Neighborhood! 

Check back as this list may be updated! 

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