Get primed for the 12th annual Race for the Arts by attending “Off to the Races,” this Saturday from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Held at the beautiful Pavilions shopping center, the event will feature wine tasting, Scarlet Saloon’s Martini Sample Bar, hors d’oeuvres from Lemon Grass, Ruth’s Chris, Piatti, Babycakes Bakery and more. (Sample all of this now, not the night before the Aug. 28 Race for the Arts!) KFBK’s Kitty O’Neal will be master of ceremonies. The $40 ticket earns you a $50 gift certificate to participating Pavilions stores. (Say what?!) Plus, visit any Pavilions’ store or restaurant through Aug. 21 for a chance to win a $1,000 Pavilion Shopping Spree plus $1,000 for your designated arts organization or school program. For more information, log on to raceforthearts.com.