Weekend Recommender: May 3-5
May 02, 2013 | by —LIANA LOZADA | Homepage
Dress your dandiest for Kentucky Derby Day at Swine Southern Table & Bar
Fashion 1st Fridays
Friday, May 3, 6-10 p.m.
Showroom 305 and the Jeffrey Lubin Group are throwing a New York-style sample sale at the Whitelaw Hotel. Refresh your wardrobe with jewelry by Nugaard, Guria Beachwear, and more while sipping complimentary cocktails. 808 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org or fashion1stfridays.com
Kentucky Derby Day at Swine
Saturday, May 4
Slide into Swine Southern Table & Bar this Saturday for a celebration of all things Churchill Downs. The full day festivities include a live race broadcast (post time 6:24 p.m.) and a special Derby menu—think hot brown casserole, smoked and spiced pecans, and peach juleps. Those wearing a Derby hat will be entered to win Maker's 46 prizes. 2415 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, 786-360-6433
The Art of the Party Book Signing
Saturday, May 4, 3 p.m.
Event designer David Stark will host a signing and discussion on his latest book, The Art of the Party (out May 7), at the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA). The book is chock-full of hostess tips for aspiring event planners, as well as advice on themes, color palettes, and embellishments for a memorable fête. 770 N.E. 125th St., North Miami, 305-893-6211
Cinco de Mayo Brunch
Sunday, May 5, 11:30 a.m.
Mercadito Midtown is rolling out a Mexican brunch buffet and live mariachi music this Cinco de Mayo. For $35 per person, guests can enjoy unlimited servings of enchiladas, carnitas hash, and more, all coupled with a complimentary cocktail. 3252 N.E. 1st Ave., Miami, 786-369-0430
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