Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are three choice dining events going on around the city:
The Great Gatsby: Dinner and a movie
When: Tonight and Saturday, 6-9 p.m.
Where: The Oakroom (500 S. Fourth St.)
What: To celebrate the recent release of The Great Gatsby, the Oakroom is screening the 1974 version of the film. F. Scott Fitzgerald, of course, used the Seelbach, home of the Oakroom, as his inspiration for Tom and Daisy's wedding scene in the novel. The hotel also once banned Fitzgerald for getting too shitfaced. So in that spirit, the evening kicks off with a 1920s-themed cocktail reception with passed hors d'oeuvres. Then the movie will be shown and paired with a five-course dinner. Each guest will receive a copy of the book, which was purchased at Carmichael's (because, you know, local). Tickets are $99 per person plus tax and tip.
APRON'S Disco Ball
When: Sunday, 4-7 p.m.
Where: The Ice House (226 E. Washington St.)
What: More than 25 independent restaurants are pouring drinks and serving dishes at the Disco Ball, in support of APRON. Founded in 2011, the organization provides financial relief to local food and beverage industry workers who work at locally owned establishments and are experiencing financial distress. So "put on your favorite bell bottoms, bandeau top or polyester suit and boogie down with disco sounds from the 1970s". Tickets are $40 online, $50 at the door.
Food Network Star Season Premier Viewing Party
When: Sunday, 8-11 p.m. (show airs at 9 p.m.)
Where: Molly Malone's Irish Pub & Restaurant (933 Baxter Ave.)
What: Watch Louisville's Damaris Phillips compete for her own show on Food Network Star. The viewing party will be on the top deck at Molly Malone's. There'll be viewing parties for as long as Phillips is on the show (location likely to vary). And vote for Phillips, a culinary arts instructor at Jefferson Community and Technical College, in the show's Dressed to Impress poll.