4.9 min readBy Published On: April 30th, 2014Categories: Arts and Entertainment, Lifestyle0 Comments on Weekend Picks – May 2nd

And they’re off! Stephi’s in Southie is celebrating the Kentucky Derby with mint juleps and Derby inspired menu items like Low Country Ham and Biscuit Sliders with whole grain mustard and Kentucky bourbon chutney, Kentucky Burgoo pork, chicken and beef stew with okra and fava beans, served with honey buttered corn muffin and Kentucky Bourbon Pecan Pie with salted caramel and vanilla ice cream.  Don’t forget to wear your hat!

Did we mention the Kentucky Derby? Raise your mint julep, it’s Kentucky Derby time! Barlow’s (241 A Street) is hosting a fun-filled event to benefit the South Boston Collaborative on Saturday, May 3rd from 4pm-7pm.  Wear your best Derby inspired outfit and hat of course, and you just might win a prize!  There will be food, fun, and raffles.  Tickets are $20.

Williams Tavern (92 A Street) is making mint juleps too.  Prize for best Kentucky Derby hat!

Go Bruins!  Round two of the Stanley Cup Playoffs faces the Bruins agains the dreaded Canadiens.  Game 1 is Thursday, May 1st at 7pm.  Game 2 (possibly) is Saturday, May 3rd at 12:30pm (oh boy!) Between the B’s and the Kentucky Derby, we think Southie’s gonna be hopping!   Wondering where to watch?  Here are some suggestions: https://caughtinsouthie.com/restaurants-bar/7-places-watch-game

The FourthFest to benefit the Fourth Presbyterian Church! at Laugh Boston from 2:30-5:30pm on Sunday, May 4th.  There will be food, drink and entertainment for all including live performances!  Tickets are $50.  To read more about the Fourth Presbyterian Church visit: https://caughtinsouthie.com/people/characterofmonth/burns-stanfield

Let the Open Markets begin! The Greenway Open Market (Rose Kennedy Greenway) officialy begins their second season on Saturday, May 3rd.  This open market is a vibrant arts market that features talented area artists, crafters and independent designers. It is held on Saturdays from May to October along the Wharf District Parks on the Rose Kennedy Greenway in downtown Boston. Here’s what you’ll find: handmade and locally produced products including fine art, jewelry, ceramics, crafts, apparel, accessories, and fair trade/eco friendly handmade imports and some tasty mobile eats!  ?

The SoWo Open Market will kick off another new season on Sunday, May 4th.   Get some fresh air, mix and mingle among rows and rows of artisans and vendors, enjoy lunch at one of the food trucks and shop till you drop.  Here’s what you will find: art, vintage, furniture, indie clothing designers, ceramics, glass, photography, jewelry, handbags, food trucks, bakers, farmers market, and flowers?SoWa Open Market (460 Harrison Ave.) happens every Sunday through October from 10am-4pm.??For more information and special events visit: www.newenglandopenmarkets.com

The Friends of Carl Sutera Fundraiser on Friday, May 2nd from 7pm-9pm at the Boston Teachers Union Hall (180 Mt. Vernon Street, Dorchester). Featuring: Tom Baker and the Troublemakers, The Linehan Brothers and Drue Errico.  Tickets are $20.  There will be raffles, a cash bar and lots of fun .  For more information call Paul Duffley at 617-594-3986.

Join C2 Pilates (844 Summer Street) for their Pink Barre Event on Saturday, Saturday, May 3rd in South Boston. C2 will be hosting two classes at $25 each, with 100% of the proceeds going towards the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer. Classes will be held at 10:30am and 11:45am, with a reception following from 1-2 pm with a raffle drawing and clothing/health food samples from local vendors. To sign up for classes, please contact [email protected]

Vermont-based jewelry designer Sandra Owens will be at The Cuttin Club (397 WestBroadway) for a one day Trunk Show featuring beautiful handmade pieces with precious metal, rare and small batch gemstones. Enjoy a free jewelry consultation to customize a special piece just for you.  Or pick up a gift for mom!  Sandra’s even designing a piece with your’s truly in mind! I can’t wait to see it! To sneak a peek visit: www.silverwearjewelrydesign.com

This ain’t your Nana’s Bingo! Gather up the girls, slip on your high heels and go play some Bingo!  This exciting night of cocktails, prizes and surprises will take place at South Boston Catholic Academy Gym (866 East Broadway – O Street side) on Friday, May 9th at 6pm.  There will be a cash bar (beer, wine and soda) and a chance to win prizes!  Tickets are $30 and are going fast.  You can reserve tables of 10 too!  Bring a snack to share! For more information and to purchase tickets please contact Noreen in the school office at 617-268-2326.  All tickets must be paid for in advance.  No tickets will be sold at the door

Kids Pick:
Hit the mats and help raise money for new ones.  Ultimate Self Defense & Performance Center (12 B Street) is hosting a special movie night fundraiser featuring Brave!  On Saturday, May 3rd at 5pm enjoy some pre-movie fun with games and an obstacle course.  6pm it’s Brave time!  7:30-8pm  is pick-up!  Cost is $10 per child.  $20 per family.
It’s a drop off event so take advantage and plan yourself a little date night!  ?Limited space so please sign up in advance by sending email to [email protected]. Include your name, # and number of children to attend?

Pitch in:
Last week’s Park Serve Day, which was rained out, will take place this Saturday, May 3, 2014, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at Farragut Park. Volunteers will work on the park, baseball field and softball field to help prepare Farragut for the summer season.  There will be a BBQ after and all are welcome.  South Boston’s Park Serve Day has been organized by the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) in conjunction with Rep. Nick Collins, Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry and McCourt Construction.  For more information, call 617-626-4973.