Quick Hits Boston

If you ever wondered how Tom Brady stays in such great shape, you now have a chance to get in on his healthy secret. The high protein, plant-based meal kit company, Purple Carrot, recently partnered with TB12 to create a line of TB12 Performance Meals that can be sent direct to your home. The delivery includes dishes like white lentil risotto with winter roasted vegetables, Myer lemon and cashew gremolata, so you can eat just like the GOAT.

TB12 Performance MealsPhoto Credit: Purple Carrot

Speaking of athletes, Boston beloved Red Sox slugger David Ortiz will be honored at The Children and Athletes Regenerative Medicine Foundation as a co-recipient of the foundation’s first-ever Courage Award. Ortiz will receive the award at its inaugural gala being held on Saturday, April 22, at the Mandarin Oriental Boston. Big Papi will be in attendance at the event alongside his seven-year-old friend, Maverick Schutte, who has inspired Ortiz with his courageous battle against a congenital heart condition and lung defect.

Now we have something to look forward to this summer – the Boston Pops announced pop sensation Andy Grammer and American folk rock singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge will join Keith Lockhart and the Pops for the July 3 and 4 concerts at the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Hatch Memorial Shell located on the Charles River Esplanade.

A feature-length documentary about the Boston Marathon entitled “BOSTON: An American Running Story” will now be narrated by Academy Award-winner Matt Damon. The film tells the tale of triumph over adversity as it delves into the history and evolution of the world-famous marathon.

Last night, Leica Gallery Boston hosted the East Coast premiere of Grammy-nominated photographer Mathieu Bitton’s exhibit, Darker Than Blue. The collection is available for public viewing now through April 30. Darker Than Blue features people going about their daily routines in New York City, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Paris, The Bahamas, and New Orleans.

On May 25, Harvard University announced Facebook’s CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg will deliver the commencement speech. Zuckerberg will speak during the Afternoon Program.