3 min readBy Published On: May 4th, 2017Categories: Arts and Entertainment, Lifestyle0 Comments on Weekend Picks – May 5th

Tacos, tacos and more tacos!   No one celebrates Cinco de Mayo quite like Loco Taqueria & Oyster Bar. This neighborhood taco joint goes all out with the 3rd annual Five Days of Cinco from Monday, May 1 – Friday, May 5. The five-day fiesta is packed with festive menu additions, giveaways and so much more.  Boozy Snow Cones on Thursday, and the Ultimate Cinco Celebration happens on Friday with contests, giveaways, prizes, piñatas and more when Loco opens their doors early at noon!  See you there!

Margarita Madness! It’s not just beer and wine to sip in the sun this season at The Lawn on D!  The wildly popular public park will now offer full bar service!  In addition to ordering up a vodka soda (or whatever poison you pick), The Lawn on D has a new food menu and you will be able to reserve tables too! The season will kick off with a Cinco de Mayo celebration, the weekend of May 4th to May 7th!

And they’re off!  It’s the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs.  20 horses will compete on one lucky winner will receive a $2 million purse!  We say bet on Always Dreaming – he’s one of the favorites to win! The most exciting two minutes in sports begins at 6:34pm!   Here are our picks of where to watch in Southie!

SoWa Open Markets is back for another season!  Every Sunday you’ll find an open market boasting over 150 vendors, farm stands, food trucks, live music, craft beer, and more.  Wears + Wares is celebrating Cinco De Mayo with a special shopping event!  Stop by on Friday, May 5th at 6pm and preview their spring and summer collection, sip and dip on some festive refreshments.  Camden Hydes will be on hand to showcase their collection of home decor! Enjoy 20% off too!

Don’t miss the performance of The Addams Family at BC High this weekend!  Three local Southie kids Brian Miller, Catherine Murray and Sofia Encarnacao are part of the cast!   There are two shows – Two shows left. Thursday, May 4 at 7pm and Saturday, May 6 at 2pm.

From now through May 13th, East Side Yoga and Fitness is hosting a 30% off retail sale!  Stop by the studio and show the collection including Spiritual Gangster, Reverence Apparel, Onzies and more!

Pedro Martinez Charity presents a night with Pedro Martinez, numerous professional athletes and showcased menus of 39 of Boston’s most famous chefs! You will have the opportunity to meet Pedro and these culinary geniuses in person as you FEAST with 45, overlooking the beautiful field at Fenway Park! All proceeds will go to the Pedro Martinez Charity, helping hundreds of children everyday with food, water, education, job training and a brighter future!  Ticket information can be found here!

Head over the West Fourth Street Bridge and check out Turnstyle!  Featuring indoor cycling classes – sometimes with a music theme like Jay-Z vs. Beyonce – these no nonsense 45 minutes classes will have you moving, grooving, and sweating your way to the tip top shape.  Cycling not your thing?  Jump across the hall and take one of their no nonsense boot camp classes.  Or maybe do both – you animal!  Take advantage of their new client special 3 classes for just $20.17!

Have you downloaded Caught Up: A Podcast from South Boston yet?  Well, what are you waiting for?  We talk parking, wine, politics, Fortune Gum from Slocum’s – what more do you want?  Download now and give it a listen!  

Open Houses:

491-493 Ashmont Street Unit 1, Dorchester, Saturday 12-1:30:
71 Willow Court, Unit 8, Dorchester, Sunday 11-12:30

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