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YOUR WEEKEND: Ropeworks, Beer on the Pier, wrestling and more…


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FRIDAY, OCT. 13 – House of Bricks Pro Wrestling and Independent Wrestling host Flashback Friday matches tonight at Moose Lodge 914 (119 Rockdale Avenue, NB). The bell sounds at 7:00 p.m. (doors at open at 6:00 p.m.) and $10 gets you ringside. The main event? A heavyweight championship match between “The Outlaw Moonshiner” and “The Saturday Night Delight.” We’ll give the edge to ‘The Outlaw’ since it’s Friday night….

Tour The Ropeworks

SATURDAY, OCT. 14 & SUNDAY, OCT. 15 – The Ropeworks condo building at 123 Sawyer Street boasts an amazing roster of artists and was and is a cool example of urban adaptive reuse. The former rope factory was transformed into the creative Mecca it is today thanks to the vision of the Buck family – Norman, Adam and Irene, the last a cultural leader in the city for years as the director of ArtWorks! The public is invited to tour this awesome building in the city’s north end from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sat. Oct. 14 and Sun. Oct. 15. See art in the studios where it is created at this free, open to the public weekend event. A few years back, renowned glass artist and resident Tracy Barbosa asked this writer to volunteer to work the door during a previous tour. In a bit of supreme serendipity, Groundwork! co-founder Dena Haden walked in that day – and a great friend and colleague was found and made. Ropeworks is that kind of place…more tour details here.

Beer on the Pier

SATURDAY, OCT. 14 – The South Coast Business Alliance hosts their 12th annual Oktoberfest today from 3:00 p.m. until 11:45 p.m. Yep – you’ll get home before turning into a pumpkin at midnight. Oktoberfest happens on State Pier, NB and features over 20 regional and national breweries, food trucks and entertainment. Tickets required; get some here.

Incognito turns 13

SATURDAY, OCT. 14 – The nifty Incognito bar and eatery has been adding something special to The Ave – as in Acushnet Avenue, NB – for 13 years. Tonight, they celebrate that anniversary with a special evening of food and entertainment. There will be a complimentary buffet 6:00-8:00 p.m. and  Deejay Dizzy spins from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. 21+/ Proper ID/ No Cover Charge! And be prepared for a Champagne toast at 1606-1610 Acushnet Avenue. (P.S. Get deets on their popular Sunday drag brunch while you’re there, too! Next edition is the very next day, Sun. Oct. 15.)

Fall Photography at Haskell Public Gardens

SUNDAY, OCT. 15 – Join former Trustees photographer, Mark Gardner for a fall photography workshop at Haskell Public Gardens today from 3:00-4:30 p.m. The Gardens inform us that, “Mark is an award-winning photographer whose work has been published in the Boston Globe, Boston Magazine, Architectural Digest, and South Shore Living among others.” He’ll be teaching you an inexpensive way to take your photography to the next level using off-camera flash, they write, in addition to introducing you to some other basic tips. Preregistration is required and participants must bring their own cameras and other equipment. Contact events manager Maura O’Gara with questions or to check for cancellation due to inclement weather (; 508-668-6136). Meet at the Welcome Center, near Shawmut Avenue entrance. If you’d like to contact Mark directly, visit his website at

UPCOMING at Groundwork!

Steven Froias