Weekend Picks in Southie – May 4th

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.

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!

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! 

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

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 10 am.

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 7 am and the race starts at 9 am. Pre-race registration is $40, race day registration is $45 and Military/Law Enforcement registration is $15. You can learn more and register here! 

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

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

Simply Barre is hosting a special Cinco De Drinko class on Thursday at 6:30 pm. Take the hour-long class to Cinco de Mayo inspired playlist followed by drinks courtesy of Ghost Tequila. You can register here! 

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