Off to the Races: Kentucky Derby Party
Whether you're betting or not, here's an excellent excuse to put on a seersucker suit and get your mint julep on.
Kentucky gentleman: Straighten up and look sharp; awards will be given out for Best Hat, Best Dressed Male, and Best Couple.
Sat 2p. Game On!, 82 Lansdowne St., Fenway (617-351-7001). Free. Nearby: Eastern Standard; The Lansdowne; Citizen Public House & Oyster Bar
Nerd Alert: Nerdist Podcast at Wilbur Theatre
“Where nerds come together to share the nerdery that we find” is how comedian Chris Hardwick explains his popular Internet podcast, broadcast live on stage one night only.
Nerd king: Hardwick has been a frequent guest on Chelsea Lately and The Soup discussing everything from comics to video games.
Fri 7:30p. 246 Tremont St., Theater District (617-248-9700). $36 here. Nearby: Kingston Station; Good Life; Rock Bottom.
The Real Enchilada: Iron Chef Margaritas
Cinco de Mayo meets mixology as teams compete to make creative, original margaritas and let you judge the best.
Top tequila: The winning team earns the chance to give the losers a selected humiliation.
Sat 2-3:30p. Gordon's Fine Wines & Liquor, 894 Main St., Waltham (800-696-9463). $15 here. Nearby: Bison County; La Campania; Il Capriccio.
Spring Fever: MayFair in Harvard Square
Celebrate Winter's long-awaited end with food, entertainment and plenty of sunshine in Harvard Square this Sunday.
High Times: Enjoy the view with a hot air balloon ride, or go with the flow at one of three sponsored beer gardens.
Sun 12-6p. Harvard Square (Massachusetts Ave. & JFK St.), Cambridge. Free. Nearby: Tory Row; Charlie's Kitchen; Shay's Wine Bar