Monday, April 19, 2010

Dine out, do good

Blue hosts a jazz fundraiser April 25 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, with dinner reservations starting at 5 and performances running 5-9 p.m. If you get dinner, there's no cover; if you want to be at the bar and hear music only, there's a $20 donation. Corner of 5th and College streets; 704-927-2583.

The EpiCentre plans a Kentucky Derby party May 1 on its rooftop pavilion with barbecue (and food from Mez sold a la carte), mint juleps, contests for best dressed and best hat and more, and will show the race on its big screen. Part of the proceeds will benefit the Community Culinary School of Charlotte. 210 E. Trade St.; 704-971-2400.