Friday’s Five

May 4

Collins Bridge

Shop for eyewear the way you shop for everything else these days – in the virtual online world. Miami-based start-up Collins Bridge will change the way you look for glasses. Infused with the Miami vibe, with style names like the Wynwood and the Lincoln, the new company is designing and manufacturing high-quality, fashion forward glasses for just $98, including prescription. You can try@home up to 5 frames for five days, and shipping costs are on them. And, you can even donate your old glasses through Collins Bridge – they’ll refurbish them and get them in the hands of someone in need.

Benevolent Birthday Bash

Haiti Empowerment Mission (HEM) is the beneficiary of Michael Capponi’s 40th birthday bash, co-hosted by Donna Karan, Maria Bello, Lord Edward Spencer-Churchill, Dayssi and Paul Kanavos, Seth Greenberg and Jason Binn at NYC’s Capitale tonight. The carnaval-themed party will feature authentic Haitian cuisine, performances by Haitian musicians Melky Jean and DJ Jus-Ske, and art exhibitions by Peter Tunney and Philippe Dodard. Funds raised will continue Capponi’s efforts to provide education, vocational training and jobs in Jacmel, an area that was directly hit by the 2010 earthquake. Email to send birthday greetings or get info about making a donation to HEM.

Bold Gold

Make a statement with a show-stealing cuff! Big statement pieces are one of the hot jewelry trends that you’ll spot on celebrities, runways and in fashion magazines. This one by Charles Albert is $60, available at


Win • Place • Show

Tonight join Gulfstream Park’s TV host and track handicapper Ron Nicoletti at Turnberry Isle’s Bourbon Steak. He’ll share his knowledge for picking a winner in Saturday’s running of the Kentucky Derby, the first leg of the prestigious Triple Crown. On Saturday watch the race at Bourbon Steak and enjoy complimentary canapés and specially priced cocktails, including Mint Juleps for $5. Or, really get in the spirit – hat and all – at the Ann Storck Center’s Kentucky Derby Bash at Passion Nightclub. It’s a fun event for a great cause. Tickets are $50.

Friday at 6 p.m. for Nicoletti’s handicapping lesson

Saturday from 5 to 7 for Derby viewing
Bourbon Steak Miami at Turnberry Isle
19999 W. Country Club Drive, Aventura

Saturday at 4 p.m. for the Kentucky Derby Bash
Passion Nightclub at Seminole Paradise
1 Seminole Way, Hollywood
954-584-8000, Ext. 349

Faces and Places

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Dwyane Wade with his mom, Jolinda Wade, and Miami HEAT GM, Pat Riley at HEAT fundraising event in Coral Gables.

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