The Optimist is kicking off spring with a patio party featuring a crawfish boil, tasty libations and live music on Saturday, March 29 from 3 p.m.-close. Guests can get their fill of New Orleans fare with a crawfish boil that includes juicy sausages and plenty of accompaniments for $18 per person. Red Hare Brewery is supplying a special cask of “Hoptimist” for $5 each. Also available are Big Easy-inspired punches for $8 a glass. What better way to welcome spring!