Whether you haven’t received your vaccination and don’t want to miss out on Derby Eve festivities or you’re just looking for a low-key party after Oaks, the Silks Bash “Party In A Bubble” is it. The virtual event kicks off with Woodford Reserve’s Assistant Master Distiller Elizabeth McCall guiding a cocktail demonstration, followed by horse handicapper Ellis Starr helping shed light on where to put your money on the big race the following day. “Maverick from Top Gun will be joining your evening and other profiled guests promised to get you into the Derby Spirit,” organizers promise, along with, “Bravo’s DJ James Kennedy of Vanderpump Rules, who will help you dance the night away!” The Silk Bash benefits Operation Open Arms, whose mission is to support children of incarcerated mothers. It’s $50 if you want to “attend” the event, or, host a party for $175, which comes with a “Party Kit” for eight guests, including: a bottle of Woodford, Chrissy Teigen’s Poppin’ Off Popcorn Seasoning Kit, cocktail recipe cards, an assortment of specialty snacks (selected cheese, cheddar dill crackers, petite salami, shortbread cookies and more) and Woodford Reserve Bourbon Balls. Party packs will be available for pickup on Thursday, April 29 between noon and 5 p.m. at Wiltshire Pantry.
Friday, April 30Virtual
8-10:30 p.m. | Prices vary