Events for May 5-8, 2006

Tonight, The Metropolitan Club holds its 104th Annual Ball honoring Bill Weld, with KT McFarland as guest speaker.

Then, 10th congressional district challenger and hip hop aficionado Kevin Powell hosts a birthday celebration at Spy.

On Sunday, the Lexington Democratic Club, Lenox Hill Democratic Club, East Side Democratic Club, Eleanor Roosevelt Democratic Club, Gramercy-Stuyvesant Independent Democratic Club, Samuel Tilden Democratic Club and CODA will hold a candidates forum for all Democratic Gubernatorial and Attorney General candidates.

Then, at the Montauk Club in Park Slope, the Central Brooklyn Independent Democrats celebrate their 37th anniversary over dinner.

And the Eleanor Roosevelt Democratic Club honors Dan Garodnick and Rosie Mendez at their annual Spring Brunch.

On Monday, the Drum Major Institute for Public Policy will host the latest installment of its Marketplace of Ideas series featuring Senator Gloria Gary Lawlah of Maryland.

And the League of Women Voters host a Reform Coalition Trip to Albany.

—Nicole Brydson