Grab the biggest, flashiest hat you can find (and still hold up your head while wearing). The 142nd Kentucky Derby takes place this Saturday, and the College Hill Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation is hosting its sixth-annual bash and viewing party at historic Laurel Court. Mint juleps, catered Derby fare and live jazz from Mouse Trap set the mood before the viewing of the race; horses take off promptly at 6:34 p.m. Stick around after the winner is draped for a Derby hat contest, raffles, cash bar, a silent auction and entertainment by Uno Duo. Proceeds benefit CHCURC’s revitalization efforts in the College Hill business district.
5 p.m. Saturday. $75 advanced; $85 door. Laurel Court, 5870 Belmont Ave., College Hill, 513-254-5870, chcurc.com.