Looking to get out on the town this weekend? Boston has plenty of events to offer. Here’s a look at some of the weekend’s hautest happenings:
Photo Credit: Matt Light Foundation
Tonight, The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America’s New England Chapter will host a Fete of Food & Wine at the Four Seasons Hotel. From food tastings to wine pairings, the evening celebrates the 46th year since the founding of the New England Chapter. This year’s honorees include former New England Patriot, Matt Light (also the event’s live auctioneer), who played in the NFL for 10 years without medication while battling Crohn’s and who will be recognized as Man of the Year at the event; and Adam Cheifetz, MD, Director of the Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, who will be honored as Humanitarian of the Year for his tireless work and dedication with Crohn’s and Colitis patients. All of the proceeds will support strategic research initiatives, educational programs, and support groups to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases. The event gets started at 6:30 p.m.
Photo Credit: Barmakian Jewelers
Everyone knows that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but Barmakian Jewelers knows that pink diamonds are a girl’s lifelong friend. That’s why they are showcasing these iconic pieces today at their Boston location. The exquisite diamonds, which are from Argyle Pink Diamonds, the source of more than 90 percent of the world’s pink diamond supply, include a display of a 1.45ct oval Fancy Intense Pink diamond, a Vivid Pink pear-shaped Argyle pink diamond and a diamond flower ring featuring a 0.48ct Purplish Red diamond. Barmakian Jewelers of Boston is one of five U.S. jewelers recently appointed under trademark license to sell the iconic Australian Argyle Pink Diamonds. The diamonds will also be held at Barmakian’s Framingham location tomorrow with the final showcase on Sunday at their Nashua, NH property.
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For an unforgettable night out on the town, head over tonight to the W Boston for a black-tie soiree to celebrate the worldwide release date of Spectre, the 24th James Bond film. Only 120 guests will gain access to the swanky scene that includes cocktails, martinis, passed hors d’oeuvres, casino games, and an after party at Bijou Nightclub. Proceeds from tickets sales will benefit Suit Up, an organization dedicated to guiding the career aspirations of young men in Massachusetts. Male guests are asked to bring a gently used suit to donate to the charity.
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Room to Grow celebrates its 10th anniversary gala tonight at the Sheraton Boston Hotel. The fundraiser, which will raise money to help nearly 400 babies in Boston being raised in poverty, includes a cocktail reception, dinner, entertainment featuring R&B music of 2014 Boston Music Award winner Louie Bello and a silent auction complete with sports, travel and dining experiences.
Photo Credit: Cam Neely Foundation for Cancer Care
One of Boston’s favorite events (and longest running comedy benefit in the country) is happening this weekend with the 21st annual Comics Come Home show being held at Boston’s TD Garden Saturday night. Each year, the show is hosted by comedian Denis Leary, who will share the stage this year with Louis CK, Lenny Clarke, Chris Distefano, Jimmy Fallon, Christine Hurley, Ray Romano and Steven Wright. Proceeds from the event benefit The Cam Neely Foundation for Cancer Care, which was established by Boston Bruins legend Cam Neely after the passing of his parents, Marlene and Michael Neely, from cancer. Since its inception, Comics Come Home has raised nearly $8 million to support cancer patients and their families. This year, the funds raised will help complete a pledge to Tufts Medical Center of $1.5 million to build the Marlene Neely Endoscopy Suite in memory of Cam’s mother who lost her battle with colon cancer.
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On Sunday, it’s time to be thankful and give back. You can do just that at the Harpoon Helps Grateful Harvest Dinner, a Harpoon-style Thanksgiving dinner being held at Harpoon’s Boston Beer Hall to raise funds for the Greater Boston Food Bank. Two sessions are being held (one at 4 p.m. and a second at 7:30 p.m.) and includes dinner, a commemorative glass and three Harpoon beers.