The Weekend Haute List for May 5, 2012

Here are two super fun events for your social calendar in addition to the Schaeffer Eye Center Crawfish Boil:

Walk for a great cause tomorrow morning from 8 to 12 in the 2012 Sickle Cell Walk-a-thon at Kelly Ingram Park, sponsored by The Central Alabama Sickle Cell Foundation.  The event will include  honorary walk chairman Chief Ivor Brooks of Birmingham Fire & Rescue, celebrity spokesperson Lady Woo of 95.7 JAMZ and the support of Walgreens’ “Walk with Walgreens” initiative.  The day’s activities will include onsite registration begins at 8 AM; the walk will start at 9.  Registration is $25 for adults age 18 and up and $15 for youths up to age 17.

Kelly Ingram Park is located at 5th Avenue North and 16th Street North.

Break out your wildest wide-brimmed sun hats, your coolest cloches and fanciest fascinators: it’s Kentucky Derby weekend!  Festoon it with flowers or beautify it with bows; the bigger and brighter the hat, the better!  If you’re not headed to the actual race, celebrate “the greatest two minutes in sports” locally with the Alabama Ballet and its Junior Board at “Ballet, Bourbon & Bowties” this Saturday from 2 to 6 PM at the Alabama Ballet Center for Dance.  The event will feature music, catering by Ashley Mac’s, door prizes and pony rides for the children.  Tickets are $30 for couples, $50 for individuals and children under 12 are free; proceeds benefit the Alabama Ballet City Dance Program.  What to wear?  Coordinate your headwear with a lovely sundress in a bright color or pastel or lightweight fabric.  Gentlemen: break out the summer suits and seersucker!  And be sure to enjoy your mint juleps responsibly!

The Alabama Ballet is located at 2726 1st Avenue South, Birmingham AL 35233.

Images via The Central Alabama Sickle Cell Foundation and the Alabama Ballet

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