The Friends of Boston’s Homeless hosts the 19th annual Beyond Shelter Event at the State Room on Thursday, April 27th, enlisting chefs from twenty-three Boston area eateries to help raise funds for their transitional programming. From 6:00-11:00pm, guests can groove to the big band tunes of Kendrick Oliver & The New Life Jazz Orchestra, while bidding on auction items like a deluxe trip to NYC or a weekend stay at The Four Seasons Boston. There are great raffle prizes and, of course, a dazzling array of sweet and savory treats from Hamersley’s, Azure, Paris Creperie, Union Bar and Grille, Spire, Vox Populi, Flour Bakery + Café, Redbones, Gargoyles on the Square and Rancatore’s Ice Cream, among others. Tickets cost $100 per person, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the Friends of Boston’s Homeless’ transitional programs including, Permanent Affordable Housing, Job Training, and Adult Education and Literacy. For more information visit www.fobh.org or call 617.534.2526, extension 385 or 383 to order tickets.