Saturday, April 18, 2015

The Handel and Haydn Society Bicentennial Gala

Friends and supporters of the Handel and Haydn Society come together to celebrate the extraordinary milestone of H+H’s Bicentennial. The ball will offer performances form Artistic Director Harry Christophers, Concertmaster Aisslinn Nosky, 150 singers from the Vocal Arts Program, and H+H’s Period Instrument Orchestra and Chorus. Proceeds from The Society Gala will benefit H+H’s education and artistic initiatives. Symphony Hall, 301 Mass Ave., 617-266-1200; handelandhaydn.org

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Todd Teaches Sunday School: Meatball Making

Join Pastoral Chef and Owner Todd Winer for his Meatball Madness class where students will learn the craft of making the perfect meatballs. The class includes sampling the finished dishes, wine, and recipe cards to take home. 4–5:30 pm, $40 per person. Space is limited so please RSVP via eventbrite.com. Pastoral, 345 Congress St., 617-345-0005; facebook.com/pastoralboston/events

Monday, April 20, 2015

Re-Mixsquared Marathon Monday

Watch the Boston Marathon live from the W Lounge while indulging in a morning mimosa bar, limited edition Boston 16.2 Brew, gormet burger specials, and a marathon of live DJ sets. Runners will be crowned with fresh laurel wreaths and given bottled water, towels, and fruit smoothies as they return from the big run. Free admission. W Lounge at W Boston, 100 Stuart St., 617-261-8700; wboston.com

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Celebrity Series of Boston Presents: Trio Jean Paul

Listen to one of today’s most distinguished chamber music ensembles, Trio Jean Paul, at their debut Celebrity Series Performance. The ensemble will play at the Longy School of Music at Bard College. 27 Garden St., Cambridge, 617-482-6661; celebrityseries.org

Baker to Baker: Talk and Taste

The Boston Center for Adult Education will host a unique conversation and reception between two expert pastry chefs, Dorie Greenspan and Joanne Chang, for their Talk and Taste event. The two chefs will discuss a shared love for all things sweet, including favorite ingredients, travels, and most-prized recipes. Admission is $15. Boston Center for Adult Education, 112 Arlington St., 617-267-4430; bcae.org

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Spring into Design: Celebrating Urban Sustainability

The Boston Architectural College is at the forefront of educating socially conscious designers who are invested in building sustainable urban neighborhoods. Join us for an extraordinary evening celebrating the work of the BAC and its community, in support of our mission of designing a sustainable future. Tickets start at $300. From 6-9pm. Innovation and Design Building, 23 Drydock Avenue, 617-585-0146; the-bac.edu/gala

Third Annual Derby Dash

Break out your hats in preparation for the 141st Kentucky Derby. Mystic, Frederick, Liberty, Otis, Baron & Winston invite you to a fabulous evening of hats and hearts for horses. The event will include hors d’oeuvres and fabulous hat prizes and auction items. Tickets start at $150. Copley Place Center Atrium, 100 Huntington Avenue, 617-262-6600; savebostonshorses.org

Friday, April 24, 2015

Harvard Square Tasting Tour

Immerse yourself into the culture of Harvard Square with this year’s Tasting Tour. Sample dishes and drinks from some of the best restaurants in the area, served with a side of history. Enjoy signature menu items from Grafton Street, Russell House Tavern, and PARK while stopping at several local foodie gems along the way. $43 per person. Cambridge Information Booth, 1376 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 855-455-8747 ext. 2; harvardsquaretastingtour.com

Monday, April 27, 2015

Converse Rubber Tracks Live

Join Converse in kicking off their first free five-day multi-genre concert series in Boston. The concert will celebrate the opening of Converse’s global headquarters in Boston’s Lovejoy Wharf. Featured acts include The Replacements, Passion Pit, Slayer, Chance the Rapper, Descendents, Dinosaur Jr., Baths, Doomriders, Action Bronson, and King Tuff, as well as five Boston-based acts. The Sinclair, 52 Church St., Cambridge, 617-547-5200; sinclaircambridge.com

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Domaine Zind-Humbrecht Wine Dinner

Legal Harborside will join Oliver Humbrecht, master of wine at Domaine Zind- Humbrecht in hosting an exclusive four-course wine dinner. Legal Harborside’s exquisite cuisine will be paired with Domaine’s wines which have a clear and unmistakable taste. $110 per person. Legal Harborside, 270 Northern Ave., 617-530- 9470; legalseafoods.com

Tea and Dessert with Author Cokie Roberts

The Charles Hotel’s author series is back with political author Cokie Roberts for a special chat alongside tea and small desserts. The event’s guest of honor is a contributor to ABC & NPR, and author of a newly released and highly acclaimed book, Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington, on the history of women in the United States. $25 per person. The Charles Hotel, 1 Bennett St., Cambridge, 617-864-1200; charleshotel.com

Thursday, April 30, 2015

LifeSavor: Community Serving’s 23rd Annual Spring Gala

Join Community Servings and Greater Boston’s culinary elite in their city-wide, LifeSavor dinner party. The evening will raise money to feed homebound, critically-ill individuals, their caretakers, and families. Enjoy an elegant cocktail reception, silent auction, and balloon pop raffle followed by an intimate, multi-course meal at one of more than 75 of Boson’s top restaurants around the city. Tickets start at $300. The Langham, 250 Franklin St., 617-451-1900; lifesavor.org

Bob’s Clam Shack at Belly Wine Bar

Look no further to fulfill that summer seafood hankering. Bob’s Clam Hut is leaving Kittery, Maine for their first-ever pop-up event. Go belly up on classic fried seafood with straightforward simplicity and sip on one of Belly’s snappy summer whites and Narragansett Beer’s summer brews. $19 per person. Belly Wine Bar, 1 Kendall Square, Cambridge, 617-494-0968; bellywinebar.com

Friday, May 1, 2015

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Annual Gala

Celebrate the power of mentoring at RISE, the Friends of Dana-Farber’s annual spring gala, chaired by Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Lorrie Higgins. The evening will honor master chef Gordon Hamersley and his commitment to mentoring young people in his feld. Guests will enjoy a cocktail reception followed by dinner prepared by young chefs. Proceeds support the junior researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. FRom 6:30-11 p.m. Four Seasons Hotel Boston, 200 Boylston St.; dana-farber.org/friends

Landscape Photography Weekend at The Weekapaug Inn

Spend a weekend touring the coastal community of Weekapaug, Rhode Island alongside renowned and local photographer, Ron Cowie. Check out his favorite places in the area while snapping your own photos along the way, capturing the beauty of coastal Rhode Island. The Weekapaug Inn, 25 Spray Rock Rd., Westerly, RI, 401-637-7600; weekapauginn.com

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Ludovica String Quartet

The Ludovica String Quartet explores the possibilities of string instruments in different musical genres, all through the lens of jazz. The group includes Italian violinist Ludovica Burtone, Venezuelan violinist Carlos Silva, New Jersey native Dan Lay on viola, and cellist Marta Roma from Spain. Come listen to beautiful music from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. Jazz Lounge at the Bristol, 200 Bolyston St., 617-338-4400; fourseasons.com

Legal Harborside Aaron Miller Wine Dinner

Napa Valley’s PlumpJack Winery is teaming up with Legal Harborside in hosting a four-plus-course dinner complimented with wine from PlumpJack’s vine. The winery was inspired by one of Shakespeare’s most memorable characters, Sir John “PlumpJack” Falstaff, and is known for its full-bodied, elegant expression and approachable style. $135 per person. Legal Harborside at Liberty Wharf, 270 Northern Ave., 617-530- 9470; legalseafoods.com

Eggs and Bubbles Brunch

The Cambridge Center for Adult Education will host Grafton Culinary Director, Mark Goldberg, for a crash course in creating a beautiful brunch. Prepare, experiment, and taste classic and creative egg dishes alongside bubbly offerings such as cava, Prosecco, and champagne. $35 per person. Cambridge Center for Adult Education, 42 Brattle St., Cambridge, 617-547-6789; ccae.org

Friday, May 8, 2015

Masterworks Chorale: Handel and Haydn “Coronation”

Help conclude the 75th anniversary season of Masterworks Chorale in their final program titled Crowning Achievements. The evening will host feature guest artists Samina Aslam, Pamela Dellal, Matthew Anderson, and Sumner Thompson. Tickets start at $20. Sanders Theatre, Harvard University, 45 Quincy St., Cambridge, 617-858- 6785; masterworkschorale.org

Annual Green and White Ball

The Friends of the Public Garden hosts the annual Green and White Ball, raising awareness and funds for the organization’s work to maintain Boston’s green spaces, including the Boston Common and the Public Garden. Guests will be treated to a cocktail reception, a sit-down dinner with music by a jazz trio, and after-dinner dancing. In 2014, the event raised $400,000. Starts at 6:30 p.m. Taj Boston, 15 Arlington St.; friendsofthepublicgarden.org

Cocktails and Confections at Temple Bar

This Mother’s Day treat your beloved lady to a two-hour tasting class by Bar Manager and pastry aficionado Jenn Harvey at Temple Bar. Learn step-by-step how to mix, stir, and shake three original cocktails before pairing them with house-made pastries based on recipes from the Temple Bar team’s moms. $35 per person or $60 for a pair. Temple Bar, 1688 Massachusetts Ave., 617-547-5055; templebarcambridge.com

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Celebrity Series of Boston: Jad Abumrad, Gut Churn

The Celebrity Series of Boston will present speaker Jad Abumrad in Gut Churn at Sanders Theatre. This performance marks Jad Abumrad’s Celebrity Series debut. Sanders Theatre, Memorial Hall, Harvard University, 45 Quincy St., Cambridge, 617- 482-6661; celebrityseries.org

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Pasta Party with CCAE

Don’t miss Russel House Tavern Exexutive Chef Tom Borgia’s essential pasta-making demo at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education. Borgia will teach guests the secret behind fresh gnocchi, ravioli, spaghetti, and rigatoni. Then you will stir up the sauces that make these Italian classics irresistible. $35 per person. Cambridge Center for Adult Education, 42 Brattle St., Cambridge, 617-547-6789; ccae.org

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Hot Pink Party: 10th Anniversary

Come celebrate the milestone for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation with their Hot Pink Party’s 10th anniversary! The Breast Cancer Research Foundation will be honoring Elizabeth Hurley, Amy Robach, Andrew Shue, and the BCRF 2014-2015 New England Grantees. The Hot Pink Carpet and cocktails will begin at 6:00 pm and followed by dinner and performance at 7:30 p.m. This special pink event will be one for the books so make sure to buy your tickets ASAP. Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd., 646-497-2622; bostonhotpinkparty.com

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Duxbury Oyster Festival

Kick back fresh oysters at the Duxbury Oyster Festival benefitting the Duxbury Student Union. This year’s festival will include fried oysters, oysters rockefeller, a hot dog and slider bar, wood grilled pizza, and more. Enjoy crafty cocktails alongside live entertainment by Despite Dwight and DSU Coffee House Musicians followed by a silent auction. Winsor House Inn, 390 Washington St., Duxbury, 781-934-0991; winsorhouseinn.com

Friday, May 22, 2015

5th Annual Boston Calling Music Festival

Come out to the fifth annual Boston Calling Music Festival right in the heart of the city! Beck, whose album Morning Phase won Album of the Year at the Grammy’s, will be headlining Friday night along with psychedelic rock artist Tame Impala and indie rock singer Sharon Van Etten. Gates open at 6 p.m. and music ends at 11 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online hereCity Hall Plaza, One City Hall; spring.bostoncalling.com

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Boston Calling Musical Festival: Tove Lo, My Morning Jacket & More

Start the summer off right with Boston’s outdoor music festival kicking off this weekend. With artists like My Morning Jacket, Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals, Marina and the Diamonds, Tove Lo, and more, this is a day to remember. Gates open at noon; music ends at 11 p.m. Purchase tickets online hereCity Hall Plaza, One City Hall; spring.bostoncalling.com

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Boston Calling Musical Festival: Vance Joy, Tenacious D & More

Spend your Sunday enjoying Boston Calling with performances from Tenacious D, Vance Joy, and the Pixies (who are coming back to their hometown). Check out the Boston Calling website for more details and make sure to grab your tickets online hereCity Hall Plaza, One City Hall, spring.bostoncalling.com

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Black and White in the Park

deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum will be hosting their signature event, Black and White in the Park, honoring Barbara Krakow! This year’s Raise the Paddle will provide assets to enhance the Sculpture Park, which is deCordova’s inspiration for our curatorial program and learning and engagement initiatives. Be sure to join in the festivities with deCordova and reserve your table or tickets today! 51 Sandy Pond Rd., Lincoln, 781-259-8355; decordova.org

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Chorobop Trio

With a repertoire based in Brazilian roots, the trio ChoroBop fuses the liveliness and the lyricism of Brazilian Choro music with the influences of jazz, bebop and contemporary music. Born in different cities in Brazil, group members include Eduardo Mercuri (mandolin/guitar), Flavio Lira (7-string guitar/bass) Anne Nêgah Santos (percussion). 5:30 to 8:30 pm. Jazz Lounge at the Bristol, 200 Bolyston St., 617-338-4400; fourseasons.com

Thursday, June 4, 2015

A Taste & A Toast

Join the Forsyth Institute for their special event, A Taste & A Toast! The celebratory cocktail reception will also include delicious tasting tables by renowned local chefs and restaurants. The proceeds from the event will help advance our mission to improve oral and overall health. A Taste & A Toast will present Dr. Pramod M. Soparkar with the Icon in Oral Health Award and recipient Andy Husbands (chef and restaurateur) with the Smile Award for Community Service. Make sure to mark your calendars for the event! The Forsyth Institute, 245 First St., Cambridge, 617-626-5200; forsyth.org

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The Art Festival Gala

The South Shore Art Center is celebrating 60 years as the region’s premier art center! Make sure to join them for their Art Festival Gala honoring Keith Lockhart, the highly admired Boston Pops Orchestra conductor, as the SSAC’s First Arts Humanitarian Award. The grand night will include fabulous food, wonderful music, and great art. Buy your tickets today for a night that you will never forget! 130 Soheir St., Cohasset, 781-383-2787; ssac.org

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