Another lock down week rolls by.  Who knows when this will end, but trudge on we will!  It’s a rainy, dreary Friday, so snuggling into the couch with some take out, cocktails, and Netflix and chill may be just what the doctor ordered. Never mind that we’ve been doing that daily for more than six weeks now! Here’s our latest Corona Shut Down Shout Out. Read up and enjoy!

1. ZOOM-BA DANCE PARTY – SATURDAY, APRIL 25 @ 7:30PM

Looking for a way to learn some new dance moves or a new way to stay active? You’re in luck! Professional dance twins/studio owners, Serena and Savana Petruzello, are hosting another VIRTUAL dance party tomorrow afternoon, Saturday, April 25 at 7:30pm.  They will once again be donating all proceeds to Christopher’s Haven, a Boston-based nonprofit serving as a home for families with children undergoing cancer treatment.

The twins – who are professional dancers, Patriots cheerleaders, and owners of Zello Dance Studios in Peabody, Massachusetts – will host the LIVE, virtual dance class via Zoom. The class is open to all ages and all dance levels and will feature fun, upbeat and original choreography from the twins that’ll keep all participants active while supporting Christopher’s Haven!  Click here to sign up now!

The class fee is $10, and all proceeds will go to Christopher’s Haven which helps the CH family continue to provide convenient and safe housing to their amazing families who need a home away from home at an extremely vulnerable time.

2. CHRISTINA TOSI’S BAKING CLUB – EVERY DAY @ 2PM

All the best bakers are quarantine baking lately. This includes Christina Tosi of Milk Bar fame who recently launched a free baking club on Instagram.  New Yorkers have long loved Tosi’s incredible cereal milk ice cream and cake truffles, but now sweet tooth aficionados around the world can tap into her sweet genius and learn her epic baking secrets for themselves.

The pastry chef takes to her Instagram Live to share one on one baking lessons daily at 2pm EST on her Instagram account. The dessert mastermind shares baking tips, including tips on some of her sweetest hits like the Compost Cookie and Cereal Milk.

Earlier this week she popped up on YouTube to bake Cornflake Chocolate Chip Marshmallow Cookies, during which she shared tips and tricks for creating the most mouthwatering cookies ever. It was also refreshing that she used all regular grocery store ingredients, no fancy baking ingredients necessary!  The icing on the cake?  Tosi’s adorable pup Butter also makes cameos.

3. NEW MUSIC FROM LARKIN POE – AVAILABLE NOW!

GRAMMY® Award-nominated sister duo Larkin Poe announced the premiere of “Keep Diggin’,” the latest track from their much anticipated new album, SELF MADE MAN.
“Some songs feel like they want to be written; they almost seem to spin together of their own accord like a tornado and move with their own momentum — “Keep Diggin’” was one of those songs,” explain Rebecca and Megan. “The taste for gossip comes standard issue for most folks and especially for those of us born and raised in the south – as our aunt Stella May used to say: “if you don’t have anything nice to say, come sit next to me”. ‘Keep Diggin’ is a playful warning to those with loose lips: don’t always believe everything you hear.”
If you want to see Larkin Poe LIVE in Boston, they are scheduled to play Royale on Friday, August 28th, God willing.
4. ALDEN HARLOW POP UP – ORDERS BY MONDAY, 4/27 & TUESDAY 4/28

Now you can enjoy your favorite Alden & Harlow dishes at home.  Take out will be available on May 2nd from 3-7 PM, pre-orders may be placed on Monday, April 27th
& Tuesday, April 28th from 12-2 PM.  Give them a call at 617.864.2100 to place your order.

Provisions (*available for pre-order only):
Whole Chicken — 39 –
Roasted or Brined, Salsa Verde
Feather Brook Farms Eggs — 6 – by the half dozen
Salted Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough — 16 – by the quart
Tomato Sauce — 10 – by the quart
Fresh Pasta (daily selections) — 12 – by the pound
Grated Italian Cheese Blend — 9

Those are just a few items, check out their website for the full pop up menu.

5. CAPO MAKES CANNOLI AND A COME BACK

Photo courtesy of Capo on Instagram

Capo South Boston shut down for a brief moment during this coronavirus crisis only to open back up this past Wednesday to the joy of many residents in Boston and beyond.  Now you can enjoy all the Italian food your pasta loving heart desires. They’ve got pizza, pasta – see the sexy Chicken Parm below – and desserts, like their adorable Cannoli Kits ($12), the perfect savory complement to their Pizza Kit pies!
Each kit includes: 12 shells, 2 bags of housemade filling, Chocolate chips, Rainbow sprinkles, Oreo Crumble, Powdered Sugar.  Eat up!

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The menu’s available every night of the week between 4:00 and 8:00pm. Order delivery through Caviar or, if you’re local you can order take-out (complete with wine and beer) by calling 617.993.8080 online here.

6. SAY HAPPY 99TH BIRTHDAY TO OTTAVIO – SUNDAY, APRIL 26th at 10:30AM

Ottavio is turning 99 and it’s time to celebrate!  Ottavio is a Compass on the Bay senior residence in South Boston and those who love him most are asking the public to help celebrate his milestone birthday. He is a proud World War 2 Veteran with two Purple Hearts and a celebration has been organized for Sunday, April 26th and they want you to be there to help celebrate.  Here’s what you can do – decorate your car with balloons, signs, and best wishes and meet other well wishers at the Boston Teachers Union Hall parking lot at 180 Mount Vernon Street in Southie this Sunday, April 26th at 10:30am.  The rolling celebration will drive by Compass on the Bay on Columbia Road at 11am so say Happy Birthday Ottavio!

7. THE BEEHIVE IS ABUZZ AGAIN!

There are a lot of really cool things happening behind the scenes at The Beehive in Boston’s South End. While the restaurant, live music venue and living art gallery has remained closed to the public, The Beehive recently opened for a brief stint for an Easter Pop-up selling out all product in only a few hours.

With the success of that experiment, The Beehive is working on their next Pop-Up for Mother’s Day and will also be launching a new live streaming concert series each Sunday night at 7:00PM appropriately called “Live from The Beehive” – they’re inviting their roster of musicians back to The Beehive stage as a form of entertainment while everyone is quarantined inside during these unprecedented timesthat will stream via Instagram and Facebook. The first concert will be launching at 7PM this Sunday, April 26, 2020 featuring the music of Dennis Brennan followed by Willie J Laws at 8PM.

Also, the rumor is The Beehive has hired a new chef from the New York food scene and he will be revealed soon!

8. MORE LIVE MUSIC – FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2020

Tune in to this free live stream event TONIGHT with The Q-Tip Bandits at 7PM and Dionysia at 8PM.  Tonight promises to be an intimate live streamed session with two emerging Boston super stars!  You can catch the show on any of the following links below:

Website: www.gigabit.live
Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gigabitboston
Facebook: www.facebook.com/gigabitboston/live
Youtube: https://bit.ly/2xuKvuD

Dionysia: Fueled by candid chaos and unfiltered honesty, Dionysia has carved out their own sonic space at the intersection of rock and pop culture. Recognized for their electrifying performances and genuine character, the Boston based indie/alt-rock quartet has cultivated a loyal, nationwide fanbase by way of a grassroots approach. Following a string of sold out shows and festival appearances, the group is making waves this summer with their second full length album and nationwide tour.

The Q-Tip Bandits: Emerged into the Boston music scene as an energetic and vibrant act with a sound that will linger in your mind and buzz in your body for days. With palpable grooves coated with smooth, soul-inspired riffs, anthemic horns and meaningful lyrics, The Q-Tip Bandits aim to capture the freedom and joy that are found on the other side of hardship, and to show that happiness is not a light that is void of darkness, but a balance of the two. Presented by Gigabit

9.  SALTIE GIRLS FAMILY STYLE TO GO!

Saltie Girl is doing takeout and delivery with a special selection of Saltie Girl menu items and their full tin list is available. Hours are Wednesday – Friday: 4-8pm, Saturday: 12-8pm and Sunday: 12-5pm. Guests can call (617) 267-0691 for curbside pick-up and delivery is available through Grubhub & Doordash. New to the lineup is their Family Style menu.

Stay tuned for Saltie Girl’s Special Mother’s Day menu!

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One of the founders of Dirty Water Media, Julie Fairweather serves as the company’s managing editor, marketing director and contributing writer/producer. In addition to her work with Dirty Water Media, Julie is also an award-winning journalist with 20+ years experience developing marketing and public relations strategies for emerging businesses. Julie has also worked as an assignment manager and reporter for WLVI-TV 56 in Boston and a news anchor and reporter from an NBC affiliate in North Platte, NE. Julie is a past President and former Executive Director of The Publicity Club of New England, a 300-member trade organization for the Greater Boston public relations community. She also taught broadcast journalism and radio and television producing at her alma mater Emerson College in Boston, MA. Her most accomplished position is as the mother to her three amazing children.