See and Do

Weekend Picks – May 17th

Game Time

Lots of sports this weekend! The Bruins face the Hurricanes on Thursday night at 8pm for game four. Game 5 (if needed – Bruins are up 3-0) will take place on Saturday at 7:15pm. The Red Sox play the Astros on Friday at 7:10pm, Saturday at 7:15 and Sunday at 1:15pm.  The Bowery Bar is a great space to watch the game!  Share some spinach dip, popcorn shrimp and some wings!  They also have plenty of beer on draft, a great wine and cocktail list!  Go B’s!

Garden Gala

Great Ashmont Main Street is hosting a Garden Gala on Saturday, May 18th from 7pm-11pm to celebrate 20 years of Boston Main Streets!  This fun event will take place at Peabody Hall at All Saints Parish and feature live music, cocktails, garden theme photo pop up, a comedy set and more! Tickets are $80 and can be purchased here.  

Kite and Bike Festival

Pack a picnic and head to Franklin Park to celebrate spring at the Annual Boston Kite and Bike Festival. This fun-filled event takes place at Franklin Park on Saturday, May 18th from 11am-4pm. Enjoy kite-making, bike riding, games, face painting, vendors, and snacks. This event is FREE. For more details visit here! 

Cultural Innovation Day

Stop by the Leahy Holloran Center from 11am-4pm on Saturday, May 18th for a full day of cultural family fun!  There will be live performances, art work, cultural cuisine and family swim time in the pool! 

Turnaround

The USS Constitution will be making a turnaround on Friday, May 17th at Castle Island! Old Ironsides normally does this around 11am. Head to Sully’s pre or post watch for little breakfast or lunch!

I Love the 90’s

Remember the 90’s – the good old days of Grunge, Boy Bands, the Real World and Friends?  Well, on May 18th the biannual adventure into the music we hate to love but just can’t get enough of is BACK a dbar! 10pm-2am with DJ Jay Ine!

Martin Richard Spring Service Day

On Sunday, May 19, the Martin Richard Foundation will bring families and communities together in service at the annual Spring Service Day from 11am-4pm. The theme for this year’s Spring Service Day is creating a better world for young people. Projects will focus on positively impacting youth populations who may find themselves in need of extra support. The mission of the Martin Richard Foundation — to help young people learn, grow and lead through volunteerism and community engagement — will be brought to life through several service projects managed and executed by young people, for young people.  To get more details on volunteering, contact Joe Katusich here. 

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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.