The 127th running of the Preakness Stakes is Saturday. A number of events are planned to lead up to race day. Here are today's events:
Phillips Preakness Trayfecta: Waitresses and waiters compete in an obstacle course full of demanding customers. Noon, Harborplace Amphitheatre.
Cointreau Preakness Pub at Mother's Federal Hill Grille, Federal Hill: Chat with professional jockeys from Pimlico as they serve as guest bartenders for area charities. Free admission and nightly drink specials. Collect coupons and win VIP Preakness tickets. 8 p.m.