See and Do

Weekend Picks September 21st 

Eat:
We celebrated National Cheeseburger Day this week – we say keep it going all weekend long!  W
hether you like it with the works or just a little ketchup, we are sharing our picks for the best cheeseburgers around town! Check them out here! 

Drink:
Raise your stein, it’s Oktoberfest at Dorchester Brewing It’s that time of year – cooler temperatures, leaves changing color and Oktoberfest! Dorchester Brewing is celebrating the official Oktoberfest Kick-Off with lots of fresh Oktoberfest beer served in traditional German liter steins. If you needed any excuse to wear that German lederhosen and dirndls hanging in your closet, then nows your chance! This festive celebration with expanded capacity (plenty of room for all!) will make you feel like you’re in Munich including a live German band, traditional food and all things Oktoberfest and to keep things going, they also got a DJ to end the night!Doors open at 11:30am – first 300 people to purchase an Oktoberfest beer gets a free branded Oktoberfest mug (one per person)!This event is FREE!  For more details visit here!

Box:
Box for Irish Step!Take a women’s boxing class on Friday September 21st at 7pm at Grealish Boxing Club at 79 Freeport Street.  This hour long class will get your heart pumping and it will be helping raise money for the Woods School of Irish Dance!  Cost is $20.  To reserve your spot text Nicola at 617-449-8391.

Bike & Brew:
Hop on your bike and head to Peabody Square on Sunday, September 23rd at 5pm for the 2018 Dorchester’s Bike & Brew!  This fun, family-friendly festival will showcase Dot’s cycling community, a beer garden featuring Dorchester Brewing Company, in addition to local food trucks!  Artifact Cider Project will also be on hand with plenty of hard cider and Boston Water and Sewer Commission‘s water truck will be on site with free Greater Ashmont Main Street water bottles for everyone to keep you hydrated!  The Food Truck lineup includes Jamaica Mi HungrySheherazad TruckDaddy’s Bonetown Burgers, and Tacos Don Beto Beyond food and drink, there will be several bike advocacy and social groups, a bike rodeo for youth and adults hosted by MassBikeBalloons Extraordinaire on site twisting inflatable wonders along with other kids-of-all-ages activities, lawn games, and more! 

Pray:
On Sunday, September 23 a St. Brendan/St. Ann will be celebrating a special outdoor Mass at 4pm in Neponset Park (Pope John Paul II Park). There will also be a community meeting at St. Ann Church on Monday, September 24th to discuss finances and a plan of action to ensure that both churches remain open.  You can learn more here!

Run:
Island run.  If you like to run then you’ll love this adventure!  Head to Spectacle Island on Sunday, September 22nd for a 5K or 5M for the Blue Cross Blue Shield Island Run.  Registration Fee: $50 – includes lunch, post celebration beverages (must be 21+) and boat ride.   Learn more here! 

Glow:
dbar’s Magnum Saturdays will be hosting a not-to-miss Ultra Violet glow party with DJ Jay Ine on Saturday, September 22nd. From neon lights and clothing to highlighter paint, the Dorchester nightlife and dining hotspot will be keep the tunes bumping and good times rolling from 10 p.m. until 2 a.m.  Must be 21+ Never a cover, always a blast.

Watch:
Are you ready for some football?  The Bowery Bar is hosting Tailgate Sundays!  Watch the game on 9 TVs with game sound.  Enjoy lawn games on the patio and game day special!  The Pats face the Lions on Sunday night at 8:20pm! 

Visit:
Stop by the Ashmont Farmers Market on Friday and visit Bobby Mac’s Mobile Sharpening! Get your knives, scissors and even lawnmower blades sharpened like new from 3pm-7pm!

Volunteer:
Volunteers needed! Help make your neighborhoods beautiful! Join us at the Neponset River Fall Cleanup on Saturday, September 22nd. Register here!

Pick:
How’d ya like them apples? It’s that time of year again.  The kids are back in school.  The air is just crisp enough to put on your favorite sweater and the urge to head out to the country and pick apples is overwhelming.  So venture out of Southie this weekend and pick yourself a bushel and peck of farm fresh apples. Here are some spots that we like! 

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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.