More Events: Kentucky Derby, Cinco de Mayo + A Coffee Workshop

Dinner entree at Willie Jane
Dinner entree at Willie Jane

Kentucky Derby at Willie Jane

Willie Jane will open early on Saturday in celebration of the Kentucky Derby, offering a bar menu that includes biscuits with short ribs; crispy Niman Ranch pig tails; and deviled eggs. The restaurant will be collecting donations toward OneFundBoston.org, benefiting victims of the recent tragedy in Boston.

WHAT: Kentucky Derby at Willie Jane

WHEN: Saturday, May 4, 1 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

WHERE: Willie Jane, 1031 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice; (310) 392-2425.

COST: No admission cost

Kentucky Derby at Franklin & Company

Franklin & Company is hosting a Kentucky Derby special with a $15 entree (choice of main and two sides) and $5 mint juleps (traditional and Georgia peach). Bets benefiting charity will be taken for the races.

WHAT: Kentucky Derby at Franklin & Company

WHEN: Saturday, May 4, 11 a.m.-close

WHERE: Franklin & Company, 5923 Franklin Ave., Los Angeles; (323) 463-1552.

COST: No admission cost

Cinco de Mayo Kickoff Birthday Bash

Pink Taco is celebrating the one-year anniversary of its Sunset Boulevard location as well as Cinco de Mayo with a barbecue, carnival games, mariachis and tequila.

WHAT: Cinco de Mayo Kickoff Birthday Bash

WHEN: Saturday, May 4, noon-10 p.m.

WHERE: Pink Taco, 8225 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles.

COST: $20 presale tickets

Cinco de Mayo at Cinco

The Oaxacan retaurant will open early at 1 p.m. to kick off Cinco de Mayo, offering a $12 traditional barbacoa platter and $4 barbacoa tacos as well as two cocktail specials in addition to its regular menu. A mariachi band is scheduled to perform from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

WHAT: Cinco de Mayo at Cinco

WHEN: Sunday, May 5, 1 p.m.

WHERE: Cinco, 7241 W. Manchester Ave., Los Angeles; (310) 910-0894.

COST: No admission cost

From Seed to Cup Workshop

Jones Coffee Roasters will teach a workshop on how coffee goes from "seed to cup," which will include the history of coffee as well as where it is grown and how it is processed. A tasting will take place after the workshop.

WHAT: From Seed to Cup Workshop

WHEN: Sunday, May 12, 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

WHERE: Jones Coffee Roasters, 693 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena; (626) 564-9291.

COST: $35 per ticket

And in related news:

- Cinco de Mayo Food + Drink Specials

- 5 Lessons From the Sustainable Coffee Culture Panel

- Govind Armstrong and Brad Johnson to Open Willie Jane in Venice


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