Bourbon Dinner, Red Star, 503 SW Alder, Sat May 5, 6 m, $75, reservations at 222-0005

Red Star celebrates the running of the roses with a "Kentucky Derby Bourbon Dinner," a five-course meal paired with spirits from the biggest bourbon selection in town. AH

Taste and See Fundraising Auction, Emanuel Hospital Atrium, 501 N Graham, Sun May 6, 2-5 pm, $30

A fundraising auction for St. Philip the Deacon Episcopal Church, with proceeds to go toward feeding the homeless. I don't know what they're auctioning, but it's for a good cause... Plus there will be "light refreshments" and a wine tasting courtesy of Duck Pond Cellars. AH

Pix Flight Night, Pix Patisserie, 3901 N Williams, Thurs May 3, 5 pm, $10

Pix paradoxically makes you both smarter and drunker at their Flight Nights, featuring a chance to try a bunch of fancy liquors at a reasonable price. This week's libation is Eau-de-Vie. AH