Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Get down & Derby Weekend


Barnstable Brown Party
A guide to the pre- and post-race party scene


Louisville Visual Art Association Boat Race Party -- Water Tower, 3005 River Road. Watch the boat race while eating barbecue and sipping mint juleps. 3:30-7:30 p.m. $35 adults, $15 ages 7-12, $5 ages 6 and younger. 896-2146.

Moonlight & Magnolias Kentucky Derby Gala -- Dismas Charities, 2500 S. Seventh Street Road. Black-tie optional, catered buffet, live music. 7 p.m. $150. 636-2033.

Mudd Sister's Steamboat Benefit -- KingFish, 601 Riverside Drive, Jeffersonville. Hors d'oeuvres, cash bar, dancing and music. Benefits Alzheimer's Association. 3:30-9:30 p.m. $30. 284-3474.


Bowl for the Roses -- Lucky Strike, 427 S. Fourth St. 8 p.m. Hosted by jockey Robby Albarado, Atlanta Falcons quarterback Chris Redman and Joey "J-Dub" Wagner. Featuring music by DJ Vice. Benefits Visually Impaired Pre-school Services. $150 per person or $3,000 per lane. 560-1400.

100 Black Men Gala -- Kentucky International Convention Center, 221 S. Fourth St. 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Music by Midnight Star and Marion Jones. $150. 595-4368.

Pre-Derby All-Star Jam -- Glassworks, 815 W. Market St. Music by DJ Lo-Skee. Gift bags to the first 200 people. 11 p.m. $25. 584-4510.

Sixth Annual Pre-Derby Bash -- City Block, 133 W. Liberty St. DJ Lime Light and DJ Indiana Jones in the Alley Theater. '80s/'90s music in the Fox Lounge. 11 p.m. $12.

Taste of Oaks Celebrity Party -- Galt House, 140 N. Fourth St. 6 p.m. Live music and silent auction. Hosted by Easter Seals of Louisville. $65. 589-5200.


Misshapes@FuZion -- FuZion, 1335 Story Ave. Featuring the New York DJ crew the Misshapes. 10 p.m.-6 a.m. DJ Jesse Jamz and Tim Norris will also be spinning. $10 for 21 and older, $15 for ages 18-20.

InTouch Weekly/Bud Select Official Derby VIP Pre-Party -- Felt, 427 S. Fourth St. Hosted by Nick and Drew Lachey. Music by DJ AM. Midnight. 560-1400.

Playboy Crown Royal Lounge -- Mellwood Center, 1860 Mellwood Ave. Featuring 12 Playboy Playmates and music by Kid Capri. Invitation only.

Barnstable Brown Gala -- 1700 Spring Drive. 8 p.m. Glitzy celebrity bash benefits the Barnstable Brown Diabetes Research Laboratories. Sold out. 491-6778

Mint Jubilee -- Galt House, 140 N. Fourth St. Black-tie, celebrity red-carpet entrance, cocktail reception, gourmet dinner and dancing. 7 p.m. $500. Benefits the James Graham Brown Cancer Center. 589-5200.

400 Club Derby Eve Celebrity Soiree -- Water Tower, 3005 River Road. 10 p.m. DJs Mystery, Baby, New Era and Fluid. Live jazz by the Intution Band. $25 for one day, $40 for both days. Tickets at Better Days West and Treasures in Jefferson Mall. 931-1139.

Goodtimers Derby Eve Bash -- Kye's, 500 Missouri Ave., Jeffersonville. 10 p.m. Proceeds benefit Rondo Foundation, G.O. Ministries and Central High basketball team. $30. 285-8500.

6 Hours of Rhythm -- Glassworks, 815 W. Market St. Dumante-themed dinner, fashion show, silent auction, music by DJ Fluid, K-Razor and Funkmaster Flex. Performance by MZK dance crew. Benefits autism research at Kosair Children's Hospital. 7 p.m. $150. 584-4510.

Codfish Ball -- Mike Linnig's, 9308 Cane Run Road. Live music and formal attire welcome, from prom dresses to bridesmaid dresses to tuxedos. 7:30 p.m.-midnight. 937-1235.

Derby Eve Gala -- Seelbach Hilton, 500 S. Fourth St. Cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and gourmet dinner. Black-tie optional. Interactive dance troupe Opening Nite will perform. Benefits American Lung Association of Kentucky. 8 p.m. $300. 363-2652.

Dining, Dancing & Derby Dialogue -- Executive West, 830 Phillips Lane. Silent and live auctions, dinner and dancing. Hosted by Angel Cordero Jr., Pat Day, Chris McCarron and Laffit Pincay Jr. Benefits the Disabled Jockeys' Fund. 6:30 p.m. $250. 367-2251.

Hillbilly Outfield Derby Bash -- Hafendorfer Home, 12202 Old Shelbyville Road. 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday morning. Ticket includes food and drink for the entire weekend. Campsites available. Live music. Benefits Make-A-Wish Foundation. $55.

Kentucky Derby Weekend Party -- Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, 715 W. Main St. Midnight-6 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Live performances, spoken word, cinema lounge, music by DJ Kaos and DJ Que, gourmet cuisine and open bar. $30. 589-0102.


Derby All-Star Affair -- Felt, 427 S. Fourth St. Hosted by Robby Albarado, Joey "J-Dub" Wagner and Scott Crum. Music by DJ K-Dogg. 9 p.m. $20. 560-1400.

400 Club Derby Night Celebrity Soiree -- Water Tower, 3005 River Road. Upscale hip-hop and R&B Sky Lounge with DJs, plus live jazz and 400 Club VIP suite. $25. 10 p.m.-6 a.m. 931-1139.

Grand Gala -- Galt House, 140 N. Fourth St. Celebrity party features the music of Earth, Wind and Fire. $5,000 for table of 10. To purchase a table, e-mail

Darrell Griffith Foundation All-Star Celebrity Affair -- Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, 9700 Bluegrass Parkway. 11:30 p.m.-4:30 a.m. Open bar, buffet and entertainment by Tank and DJ Kid Capri. $60. 491-4830.


Frenzy at the Finish -- Lynn's Paradise Café, 984 Barret Ave. Music by the Louisville Leopard Percussionists. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. 583-3447.