Things to do for May 06, 2011

The Weekender

Mint Juleps, Sexy Movies and Beer

The weekend is the jewel in your Triple Crown.

Friday
Wine Market Opens in North Beach
MARKETING

Wine Market Opens in North Beach

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.

Saturday
A Derby Bash at Gulfstream Park
HORSE PARTY

A Derby Bash at Gulfstream Park

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.

Three Hours of Free Beer at Lou’s
HOPPING AROUND

Three Hours of Free Beer at Lou’s

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.

$5 Mint Juleps at Bourbon Steak
DOWN THE STRETCH

$5 Mint Juleps at Bourbon Steak

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.

May 7, 5-11pm, Bourbon Steak, 19999 W Country Club Dr, 786-279-6600

Sunday
On-Screen Romance
SILVER SCREEN

On-Screen Romance

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.

Through May 10, various locations throughout the city

UD Hookup: The first 15 readers to RSVP here get gratis tickets to one of the screenings at the Colony Theater on Lincoln Road.

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