There’s nothing quite like getting all dressed up for one of the hautest events in town. If you are looking to head out for a memorable night out on the town this spring, here’s a look at five of Boston’s top events that you won’t want to miss.
1 Spring Bacchanal
You know that spring has finally sprung here in Boston when the Fairmont Copley Plaza announces its plans for a Spring Bacchanal. This year, the lavish five-course dinner is being held on April 8 at 7 p.m. in the hotel's lobby that will be transformed into a garden party. Guest will dine at a farmer’s table that will span the length of the lobby. Executive Chef Lauren Poulain has created a seasonally inspired menu to be paired with a select wine to complement the dish. Tickets are $125 per person, including tax and gratuity and can be purchased at springbacchanal2016.eventbrite.com.
Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel 138 St. James Avenue Boston, MA 02116
2 Massachusetts Restaurant Day for No Kid Hungry
If you love dining out as much as we do, you will have a chance to participate in Massachusetts Restaurant Day for No Kid Hungry on April 11. The event was inspired by Chef Andy Husbands of Tremont 647 to help kids in Massachusetts gain access to healthy foods. The statewide event will consist of a multi-course dinner at restaurants from the South Shore to the North Shore and beyond. Participating restaurant this year include Tremont 647 in Boston, One Eleven Chop House in Worcester, Quarterdeck in Falmouth, Cobblestones of Lowell and East Bay Grille in Plymouth. Ticket prices range from $75 to $150. All proceeds benefit No Kid Hungry’s Nutritious Education Program in Massachusetts.
Tremont 647 647 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02118
3 A Taste of Ginger
Foodies will also love one of the city’s best culinary events being held on April 4 at the Museum of Fine Art’s Art of the Americas Wing. A Taste of Ginger will feature some of Boston’s best chefs (think Jasper White, Joanne Chang and Tiffani Faison) and event honoree William C. Hsu, M.D., founder and medical director of Joslin Diabetes Center’s Asian Clinic. The event will benefit the Asian American Diabetes Initiative, which is designed to enhance the quality of life for Asian Americans living with diabetes. The event gets started at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $250 per person and can be purchased at www.joslin.org/ginger.
Museum of Fine Arts Art of the Americas Wing 465 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02115
4 4th Annual Toast to St. Jude
Don your best formal dress on April 23 and head across the river to the fourth Annual Toast to St. Jude in Cambridge. Here, you can sip on beer, wine and cider while enjoying hors d’oeuvres and a delicious dinner to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Entertainment will also be provided along with a lavish raffle. The event gets underway at 8 p.m. Individual tickets are $100 and sponsorships start at $500.
Microsoft New England Research and Development Center 1 Memorial Drive Cambridge, MA 02142
5 Celebrate Spring Boston
The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation is hosting a celebratory spring event on Friday, April 29, at The Liberty Hotel. This year’s Celebrate Spring Boston event features cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a live auction, all to benefit the work of PDF Research Fellow, Nan Li, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who is using new imaging technology to unravel the mystery of dopamine in Parkinson’s to bring about new therapies. Admission per couple is $225.
The Liberty Hotel 215 Charles Street Boston, MA 02114