Things to do for May 06, 2011
Mint Juleps, Sexy Movies and Beer
The weekend is the jewel in your Triple Crown.
The wine store/bistro hybrid: always a winner. More proof: Wine Market (you knew it as Lemon Twist), where you can pick up bottles of vino at wholesale (think $14 pinots and $10 rosés) or stay to sip and snack on escargots and $6 tapas. Suggested pairing: a lazy Friday evening.
On the off chance you’re not already in Louisville this weekend, the stables at Gulfstream are a worthy substitute. Admission to this watch party includes two bourbon cocktails, four hours of live DJs and entry into a Derby attire contest. This is your seersucker tuxedo’s moment.
Saturday is also that other holiday: National Homebrew Day. Luckily, the folks at Lou’s have you covered with a homebrewing beer marathon, where you’ll sample suds from local brewers. It might also be time to show the world that donut-inspired milk stout you’ve been honing.
Sometimes all you need is a cushy spot to sip mint juleps, snack on gratis truffle popcorn and watch your filly take the lead. Related: Bourbon Steak’s opening an hour early tomorrow, and those Derby cocktails are half off all night long. It’s the perfect mint-bourbon-truffle storm.
So, the Romance in a Can film festival. A series of European indie films centered around love. Which means two things: 1) It’s a good way to impress that French film student you’ve been courting. 2) You may want to bring a flask.