SCOUT PICKS: 5/1/15-5/3/15


A Derby Day bash, a Cinco de Mayo block party and more in this weekend’s Scout Picks.

All Weekend
Somerville Open Studios
SOS weekend is finally here! The preview event kicks off the festivities at 6 p.m. on Friday, and the fun continues through Sunday with more than 400 artists at locations throughout the city. Find an interactive map here—you won’t want to miss a thing!

Saturday, 5/2
Fourth Annual Cinco de Mayo Block Party
12-5 p.m., Free
Taza Chocolate Factory
561 Windsor St.
Sure, it’s technically el Dos de Mayo, but we’ll take any chance we can get to celebrate in the sun with Taza Chocolate. Stop by the factory this weekend for an afternoon of food from The Happy Taco, Taco Party, Sabroso Taqueria Boston and more, as well as beers from Slumbrew.

Rosebud Celebrates the 2015 Kentucky Derby
4-7 p.m., $25
Rosebud American Kitchen and Bar
381 Summer St.
The race may only be two minutes long, but you can celebrate for hours at Rosebud. Come out in your finest derby attire to take home the prize for best dressed, best hat and best dressed couple, and enjoy traditional derby eats and small batch bourbons. The $25 cover gets you in the door and puts a cold mint julep in your hand. It’s the next best thing to being at the racetrack!

Sunday, 5/3
Spring Garden Day
12:30-2:30 p.m., Free
The Growing Center
22 Vinal Ave.
A seed swap, a Maypole dance and more springtime festivities are scheduled for the Growing Center’s Spring Garden Day. And with the forecast predicting sunny skies and a temperature of 75 degrees, can you really think of a better way to spend your Sunday afternoon?