See and Do

Weekend Picks – January 11th

Eat:
It’s Playoff football this weekend! Host a Patriots party at your house! From wings to meatballs (and of course amazing pizza), check out Molinari’s catering menu for you Super Bowl Party! Small trays serve 8-10 people. Large trays serve 12-16. Catering orders require 48 hour notice. Check out their full menu here!

Drink:
Are you participating in Dry January – you know the month where you give up alcohol? Well,if you are, Ocean Prime on the waterfront feels your pain! They’ve created a new signature mocktail, the “Resolution!” This refreshing drink, a strawberry mint soda, skips out on the alcohol, but not on the flavor. With this refreshing mocktail, sticking to your New Year’s resolution might be easier than you thought, and never tasted so good. You won’t even miss the booze…..well, maybe you will a little bit.

Brunch:
Try something a little healthier for brunch in 2019! Lower Mills Tavern Avocado Toast is made with chili-toasted chickpeas & eggplant hummus, balsamic gastrique on whole wheat bread!  It’s healthy and delicious!

See:
Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley is hosting a community swearing in on Saturday, January 12th at Roxbury Community College! Doors open at 1:30pm and program begins at 2:30pm. RSVP requires: RSVP@Ayannapressley.com

Do:
J.P Licks at South Bay is hosting an artist reception on Sunday from 1-3 pm for inaugural artist, Anyah Lee. Anyah will be there to meet folks, discuss her art, and will lead a group collaborative chalk art project with musicians from Old Wave and folks who come by the store. For more information visit here! 

Experience:
Winter is here! The Game of Thrones Pop-Up Bar has arrived at Precinct Kitchen + Bar at the Loews Hotel.  Venture beyond the Wall and experience the 3-Kingdoms decor, music, and themed drinks in limited-edition glassware. The bar opens on Friday at 4:00pm and will be open the entire month of January from 4:00 to 11:00pm nightly. The patio will be open complete with heat lamps and GOT style furs to keep you warm!

Apply:
The Martin Richard Foundation is calling on young people ages 5-22 to submit their ideas for bringing their communities together in service with projects that promote peace, justice and kindness. Through the Foundation’s Bridge Builder Program, up to 30 applicants will be selected to receive $500 grants to turn their idea into reality. Applications are due Friday, January 18 and are available at MartinRichardFoundation.org. For more information about the Bridge Builder Program and application guidelines, visit here! 

Watch:
Are you ready for some football? It’s NFL Playoffs this weekend and we have a feeling that Southie’s gonna be bumping! The Pats face the Chargers on Sunday at 1:05pm. Catch the game at the Harp & Bard! Literally sit in the middle of all the action. Harp & Bard has over 10 HD TVs so there isn’t a chance that you’ll miss a single play!

Run:
Join Dorchester Running Club for a 9 mile run on Saturday, January 12th from 7am-9am! Here is our 9 Mile Route: Start at Garvey Park. Towards Gallivan Blvd.Turn left on Adams St. (toward the cemetery), and left at the Baker Chocolate Building. Head up the hill, towards the top of Hutchinson Field. Run down Adams Street, and take a right at the bottom of the hill onto Centre Street. Run the length of Centre, passing Fontbonne on your right. Continue of the hill, staying on Centre. Turn around (4.5 miles) is just past Milton Academy before Voses Lane.

Flow:
Yoga on Tap! Enjoy a 60 minute all-levels flow with Jenna Hill Yoga at the Dorchester Brewing Co, on Sunday, January 13th at 10:15am.  In addition to yoga, there will be beer, brunch and prizes!  Tickets are $40 and proceeds will go to the Kati Moran Boston Marathon fundraising efforts for Back on My Feet!  You can purchase your tickets here! 

Try:
Try something new!  Learn how to use that sewing machine collecting dust in your basement or knit that sweater you’ve been dreaming about.  The Stitch House is not only a fully stocked yarn shop, but it also offers classes for all the fiber arts including crochet, sewing, and quilting.  The Stitch House staff of expert instructors, are not only talented but they are patient and hands on.   For a full list of classes including Friday night socials visit here!   

Play:
Get loopy in the Seaport District! Check out the Loop this weekend! The Loop  is comprised of six illuminated, moving cylinders which play music and animations. You take a seat in these giant circular structures, pump the handlebar, and watch a story unfold. Tempo of ride synchs with how quickly you move the lever! This installation is free and open to the public daily from 7:00am-10:00pm. Visit The Loop January 11th – February 17th in the One Seaport Courtyard.

Prepare:
Summer is coming and winter is THE time for laser hair removal. Visit Medical Aesthetics On Tremont now and you can be smooth by the summer: Check out the package options to buy 5 and get a complimentary 6th treatment. For more information visit here! 

 

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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.