Things to do for May 02, 2013

The Weekender

Jarred Cupcakes, Punk Beowulf and Extreme Gatsby-ness

It would appear... wait... yes, definitely. The weekend is here.

Thursday
Jarred Cupcakes in Faneuil Hall
WICKED AWESOME

Jarred Cupcakes in Faneuil Hall

You love a good mason jar, like the kind Wicked Good Cupcakes fills with cupcake deliciousness and sells out of Cohasset. And after a stint on Mark Cuban’s Shark Tank reality pitch show, they’ve just opened shop in Faneuil Hall. Any cupcake Cuban enthusiastically devours is a cupcake for you.

Gatsby-ing the Night Away at Saloon
ROARING FUN

Gatsby-ing the Night Away at Saloon

Now that Leo is bringing F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic back to the big screen, you’ve got Gatsby fever. Embrace it tonight at Saloon via gratis giant cocktail shrimp and duck rillettes croquettes, as you sip era-correct gin libations while going for best-dressed. Don’t be surprised if people call you Jay.

May 2, 6-9pm, no cost, cash bar, Saloon, 255 Elm St, Somerville, 617-628-4444

Friday
Meet Tavern Road’s Little Lunch Buddy
ON THE ROAD

Meet Tavern Road’s Little Lunch Buddy

TR Street Foods: it now exists. Think of it like a little sibling to Tavern Road. They’re good for grab-and-go steak and cheese in ciabatta pockets, beef tacos, Moroccan turkey kebabs and salads. So grab. And go.

Now open Mon-Fri, 11am-3pm, TR Street Foods at Tavern Road, 343 Congress St, 617-790-0808

Saturday
The Derby, Bourbon and the South End
DERBY DERBY DOO

The Derby, Bourbon and the South End

You’ve got your seersucker suit all ready. Your date’s hat: huge. Next step: head to Darryl’s to watch the Kentucky Derby with gratis cucumber sandwiches and bourbon-soaked wings. Oh, and you can also win $100 to JP hat emporium Salmagundi if your date sports the best big hat. Use it on more hats.

Sunday
Beowulf. With More Punk Music.
EPIC

Beowulf. With More Punk Music.

It’s unusual, but you have Scandinavia on the mind. So heads up: Sunday is your last chance to catch Beowulf: A Thousand Years of Baggage at Oberon. Not only is it the epic poem, it’s performed with a mix of cabaret, ’40s jazz, punk and electronica music woven in. Makes sense.

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