Well, it’s been fun friends — this is the last edition of the “Events With Checking Out” column . While I will miss finding and curating all of these happenings every month, you can check out our revamped “In the Know” newsletter for a calendar of cool events. In the meantime, get out and enjoy the nice weather. I’ll see you all soon I’m sure, most likely on a patio or at a beer garden. Cheers, Boston.
June 5 through June 7 — 12 p.m. — City Hall Plaza, Boston — The 36th annual Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl takes over Boston’s City Hall Plaza for three days of sugary deliciousness. Dozens of flavors will be served by top ice cream and frozen yogurt companies, including Baskin Robbins, Ben & Jerry’s, and Breyers, along with local fan favorites. All proceeds support adult and pediatric cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. $10.
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June 5 — 7 p.m. — 1 Black Falcon Avenue, Boston — The annual tasting event — emceed by Taniya Nayak of the Food Network and HGTV — brings together Boston’s culinary tastemakers to provide guests with scrumptious bite-size fare, craft cocktails, and desserts of all kinds in an effort to help end childhood hunger. This year’s edition features more than 60 participating restaurants including Neptune Oyster, Craigie on Main, Bar Mezzana, and Oak & Rowan. Last year’s event raised more than $145,000 for the cause. $95 general admission, $150 VIP.
June 5 — 6:30 p.m. — 193 Salem St., Boston — When Bostonians hear the name Paul Revere, they probably think of the well-known Revolutionary War hero. What they may not know is what he was known for prior to his accomplishments in the war. “A Man of Many Occupations” attendees will get to hear a panel of experts discuss Revere’s history as a patriot, craftsman, metallurgist, and more. After the panel discussion, guests can walk to the Paul Revere House for a reception in the new visitors center. $5 minimum suggested donation.
June 6 — 6 p.m. — 776 Boylston St., Boston — Boston magazine and Tufts Medical Center host this happy hour and panel about growing your career, (maybe!) starting a family, and balancing it all. The panel discussion, moderated by Boston’s Leah Palone and featuring three health and wellness experts, will focus on importance of taking care of your mind and body during your 20’s and 30’s. Free with registration.
June 6 — 6 p.m. — 800 Boylston St., Boston — Presented by Under Armour, this popular free fitness series returns to the Prudential Center’s South Garden for 2018. Held every Wednesday through August, the 45-60 minute works will be taught by some of Boston’s top fitness instructors. Attendees also get 20% off in-store purchases at the Under Armour store the night of the class. Free with registration.
June 6 — 6:30 p.m. — 138 St. James Ave., Boston — One of the Ellie Fund’s signature annual events, 5 for Ellie will feature hosted bars, fabulous wines, gourmet hors d’oeuvres, and a speaking program with Paula Faris of ABC’s “Good Morning America” and “The View.” Guests will be able to win some amazing prizes during the live auction, and the evening will culminate with a fashion show introducing looks from Alice + Olivia. The evening benefits The Ellie Fund, which provides essential support services for breast cancer patients. $200.
June 8 — 6:30 p.m. — High Street and Atlantic Ave., Boston — Hosted by the Greenway Conservancy, Glow in the Park is back for its fourth year. Spend a (hopefully beautiful) Friday night in one of Boston’s most beautiful and contemporary green spaces while enjoying live music, lawn games, Greenway food truck favorites (Bon Me, Shuck Truck, Roxy’s, Moyzilla, and Fresh Food Generation), beer, wine, and more. Be sure to stick around for the after-party at Central Wharf Co. $95.
June 9 — 12 p.m. — Copley Square, Boston — I said it last year and I’ll say it again: there’s no better time show the rest of the country (especially the White House) how Boston feels about equality and inclusiveness. (You’ll have a great time no matter where you are on the route, but head to the corner of Tremont and Clarendon for the real action.) There are a tons of Pride events happening all week, but be sure to check out the Chandler St. Block Party after the parade and the Pride Grand Finale the following evening at The Grand. Free.
June 9 — 2:30 p.m. — 540 Harrison Ave., Boston — After three years Fenway Park, the Bacon and Beer Festival moves back to its original location at the SoWa Power Station. Do I really need to expound on the title? Your entrance includes samples of bacon dishes from more than 25 restaurants and beer samples from some 20 breweries. Proceeds from the event will benefit Community Servings and Lovin’ Spoonfuls.
$50 for General Admission tickets, $75 Old School Baller tickets.
June 13 — 5 p.m. — 850 Broadway, Somerville — Following last year’s move to Nathan Tufts Park, the Taste of Somerville continues to grow by leaps and bounds. More than 60 restaurants and food trucks will be offering up their wares along with a selection of local wineries and breweries. Entertainment will include a pop-up playground, foosball, bocce, and beats from DJ Nate Bluhm. Proceeds will benefit the Walnut Street Center. $50 for general admission, $75 for VIP access, $15 for children under 12.
June 14 — 5:30 p.m. — 1010 Harrison Ave., Boston — Goodwill’s annual fundraiser is held under a giant tent at their Roxbury headquarters and it is always one of the best parties of the year. The evening includes a hosted cocktail bar, great food from local restaurants, and plenty of dancing. The event supports Goodwill’s mission of independence and dignity through work. This year Goodwill expects to serve nearly 7,800 people in its job training and career services programs. $200.
June 14 — 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. sessions — 1166 Cambridge St., Cambridge — Puritan & Co.’s 4th Annual Rosé Rumble will offer guests the opportunity to immerse themselves in the best rosés in Boston like a true insider. You’ll have the opportunity to taste, discuss, and learn about rosé, while enjoying unlimited bites from uber-talented Chef Will Gilson and the Puritan & Co. team. $75.
June 19 and June 20 — 5:30 p.m. — 138 St. James Ave., Boston — With more than 30 million Americans watching the Royal Wedding, surely good British manners rubbed off on all of us… right? On the off-chance they didn’t, the The Plaza Hotel’s famous etiquette program is coming to Boston in June and the Fairmont Copley Plaza is the first stop on the tour. Each class will offer dining etiquette so attendees can polish their table manners for social and business events, e.g., how to make and receive toasts, where to set your napkin, holding silverware correctly, cell phone etiquette and more. $125.
June 23 — 11 a.m. — 23 Drydock Ave., Boston — The 2nd Annual Boston Pickle Fair is all about celebrating your a few of your favorite fermented things — pickles, kimchi, kraut, vegetables, and the like. The hoedown-style festival will be filled with live music, games, and contests, plus an expanded biergarten for attendees who are 21+. $10.
June 20 — 6 p.m. — 125 Summer St., Boston — Don’t know what deep tech is? Don’t worry, BostInno does, and they’re inviting you to the next State of Innovation Meetup: Deep Tech. Deep tech is becoming an increasingly important industry, so they assembled a panel of the hottest deep tech experts to talk trends and discoveries from local Boston startups. The panel, moderated by ClimaCell’s Matt Duffy, includes Patrick O’Doherty (Analog Devices), Natanel Barookhian (TechU Angels), Leila Pirhaji (ReviveMed), and Jason Whaley (Rhapsody Venture Partners). $25.
June 20 through June 30– Various Locations — The largest event of its kind in in New England that celebrates people of color, the Roxbury International Film Festival screens all genres of films and holds workshops and panel discussions over the course of 10 days. The festival also awards certificates in the categories of Audience Favorite, Narrative Film, Documentary Film, Narrative Short, Documentary Short, Youth, Emerging Filmmaker Award, and a special award named after award-winning filmmaker Henry Hampton. One of the festival’s signature events is an outdoor screening of the blockbuster “Black Panther” at the Museum of Fine Arts. Ticket prices vary.
June 22 — 7 p.m. — 200 Seaport Boulevard, Boston — Now in its 21st year, Chefs in Shorts brings together a group of the area’s top chefs to create their best dishes during this expansive outdoor barbeque. Guests will enjoy live grill-offs, desserts, beer, wine, and also have an opportunity to vote for their favorite creation. Proceeds will benefit Future Chefs, a local nonprofit focused on first careers in the culinary arts. $90.
June 23 — 5:30 p.m. — 149 Pond St., Stoneham — The 14th annual Stone Zoo fundraiser will feature stations hosted by Greater Boston’s best restaurants and caterers, plus live entertainment, a silent and live auction, and (of course) an opportunity to stroll among the animals. Proceeds will support the operation and continued growth of Stone Zoo, its education programs, and conservation initiatives. $55.
June 28 — 7:30 p.m. — 79 North Harvard St., Boston — The world’s best lacrosse players — including Marcus Holman, Tom Schreiber, and Trevor Baptiste — will face off in the 2018 MLL All-Star Game. The game is not your typical exhibition; it’s an MLL All-Stars vs. Team USA matchup that happens only once every four years. If you aren’t able to snag a ticket to the game, there’s also a Fan Zone that is free and open to the public. $30.