See and Do

Weekend Picks – May 4th

Eat: 
Tacos & Tequila! It’s Cinco de Mayo and Loco is celebrating for days! Thursday has live music 8-11 pm and the return of the Poptail (a.k.a Boozy Popsicles). If you submit your own Poptail recipe, you’ll be entered to win a custom snowboard. On Friday, they’re open early at 11:30 for their Rum Punch Lunch. They’ve got their signature rum punch in a watermelon and live music in the evening. If you guess how many watermelons they sold last season, you’ll win a Modelo bag toss game. On the big day: doors open at 10 am, and there’s door prizes, contests, and giveaways including 28 piñatas that each have goodies like Red Sox tickets, candy, and swag. They’ll have a golden margarita (Espolon Anejo X with a Grand Marnier float) and a mariachi band that’ll play every time someone orders one. And finally, on Sunday, there’s a hangover brunch called Rosé and Shine with enormous bottles of rosé, an Instagram photo contest with a hangover care package going to the winner, and live music from DJ Lazee Boy.

Drink:
It’s Margarita Madness at The Lawn on D! The Lawn on D is kicking off its first weekend of the season with a Cinco De Mayo celebrations complete with Latin and mariachi bands, fun family activities like face painting and of course, margaritas!

Watch:
And if Cinco de Mayo wasn’t enough, Saturday is the running of the 144th Annual Kentucky Derby! Enjoy the “most exciting two minutes in sports” with big hats, beers & bourbon! Gather in the Seaport District will be offering Derby Day themed food, drinks (Mint Juleps!), games & prizes – plus our Triple Crown winning craft beer list. Bulleit Bourbon, Angry Orchard Rosé and Mr. Sid will joining in the festivities! Be sure you dress to impress, they’ll have prizes for the best dressed man and woman. Reserve your spot here! 

Laugh:
The Seapoint’s Comedy Night returns with a special Cinco de Mayo themed event, hosted by Boston comic Kyle McNally starting at 8 pm.

Shop:
Southie Grand Opening Alert: Deirfiur Home. Spring is the perfect time to spruce up your surroundings and spring is the perfect time for a new home furnishings and accessories shop to open in Southie! Deirfiúr Home is a welcomed addition to East Broadway and will offer everything from sofas and chairs, to unique home accessories like pillows, artwork, pottery, rugs and unique gift items. Think cool picture frames, books, glassware and candles! Deirfiúr Home is located at 735 East Broadway and will open for business on Saturday, May 5th at 10am.

Refresh:
Oh boy!  Have you looked in the mirror lately and thought, “I could use a refresh?”  Whether you’re pushing 30 or 60, we all want to look our absolute best.  Not necessarily younger, just youthful!  Like you’ve had a week of good sleep! Maria Gagliardi, an aesthetic nurse specialist is considered an expert in her field and has opened up Boston’s only cosmetic injectable boutique and it’s located in the Port Norfolk neighborhood of Dorchester! Lucky you! Skin Rx Boston is offering $50 OFF your first dermal filler or 5 Units of FREE Botox® Cosmetic (with a minimum of 30 units purchased) exclusively for Caught in Southie readers. Just mention this post when you make your appointment!  You can make your appointments only too! 

Run:
Lace up your sneakers and run the Marine Corps Honor Run 5k! 17th Annual Boston Marine Corps Honor Run takes place on Saturday, May 5th and begins at Carson Beach. Registration and number pick up begins at 7am and race starts at 9am. Pre-race registration is $40, race day registration is $45 and Military/Law Enforcement registration is $15. You can learn more and register here! 

Help:
Help the Fitzgerald Post make wreaths to decorate hero square! They will also need help hanging wreaths too! Stop by the post on Saturday, May 5th at 10am and lend a hand! The Fitzgerald Post is located at 715 East Fourth Street.

See:
Playoff season continues for the Bruins and Celtics! The Bruins face Tampa Bay on Friday at 7pm for Game 4, Game 5 is Sunday at 3pm. The Celtics play the 76’s on Thursday, at 8:30pm and Saturday at 5pm.  Here are 9 Places to Watch in Southie! 

Do:
Support the Martin McDonough American Legion Post at an old fashioned meat raffle. All the meaty fun takes place on Saturday May 5th at 1pm.  The McDonough Post is located at 329 West Broadway.

Workout:
Simply Barre is hosting a special Cinco De Mayo class on Thursday at 6:30pm. Take the hour-long class to Cinco de Mayo inspired playlist!   You can register here!

This Saturday May 5th is National Fitness Day and Equinox is offering a free barre/bootcamp to celebrate!  This special class will fuse barre exercise with a bootcamp-stye class with maybe a few surprises!  Not only is it National Fitness Day, but May is also Lupus Awareness month and this class will be collecting cash donations at the door for the Walk to End Lupus.  Both members and non-members of Equinox are welcome but you must have a valid ID to enter the club.  Don’t forget your sneakers! To register, visit here!

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Maureen Dahill

Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie 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.