Things to Know in the South End Today, May 7: South End’s Top Chef

Kristen Kish

1. Weather: The National Weather Service is predicting a sunny day, with a high near 75 degrees.

2. South End Top Chef: Kristen Kish, Top Chef Seattle: Season 10 winner, and current head chef at the South End’s stir is hosting a special event on Wednesday night for Emmaus, a shelter, food and job training center for the homeless. Kish will prepare a signature dish. Tickets are $ 25 each. See here for more information. 

3. Hurley School Fundraiser:  Looking for a way to donate to a local elementary school while having a great time? This Friday is the Club ¡TropiCaliente!, an event organized by the Neighborhood Parents for the Hurley School. The Benjamin Franklin Institute will be transformed into a glamorous 1950s Latin nightclub with food from Toro, Morse Fish, Flour, Tremont 647 and Vejigantes, and more. Stop by from 7-11 p.m. to shake your maracas and listen to live music and participate in a silent auction. Tickets are $ 125 and all proceeds will go to the charity. 

4. Swans are Back: The public garden’s two swans, Romeo and Juliet, are back in the park as of today. The 25th Annual Return of the Swans celebration will start with entertainment at 11 a.m., followed by a parade at 11:30, from the Beacon and Charles Street corner of the park to the Boylston Street side of the lagoon at the Public Garden. At 11:45, the ceremony will take place where Romeo and Juliet will be returned to their summer home in the lagoon. See here for more information

5. One Fund Sells Out in Five: Minutes, that is. The benefit concert for the One Fund featuring Aerosmith and other legendary rock stars at the TD Garden later this month has completely sold out already.  

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