Banned in Boston

On Friday, April 4th, Boston’s biggest names in politics, business, media and the arts take the stage at Avalon for what is undoubtedly Boston’s funniest fundraiser. Banned in Boston, the irreverent satirical revue that has become one of Boston’s hottest tickets, begins at 6:00pm with cocktails and provisions from more than ten of Boston’s culinary heavyweights including Blue Ginger.’s Ming Tsai, Jody Adams of Noir, blu and Rialto, Ken Oringer of Clio, Hamersley’s Gordon Hamersley, Andree Robert of Maison Robert, Thomas John of Mantra and UpStairs on the Square’s Amanda Lydon, Deborah Hughes and Mary Catherine Deibel. Then, it’s show time: chefs take the stage to perform an “Ode to Anxiety” (a timely nod to our national mood) sharing their recipes for Valium cake and other comfort foods. Ticket prices start at $150 per person with a special half-price “Junior Citizens Discount” for those under 40. Proceeds from the evening benefit Urban Improv, a collaborative effort between the Reggie Lewis Center and the Boston Public Schools that offers students ages 10-19 an opportunity to deal creatively via music- and drama-based workshops with some of the major issue in their lives. Call 617.524.7045 for tickets and more information.

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