Monday of Derby week isn’t too soon to get your Derby bets down. You can get insight into the best picks April 27 when handicapper Marty McGee returns to Bourbon’s Bistro, 2255 Frankfort Ave. to host his annual handicapping dinner. McGee will elucidate the arcana behind picking winners, and let you play the role of track cognoscente as you explain the Racing Form listings to your pals.

The meal will begin at 6:30 p.m. and cost $65. Call 894-8838.