CHICAGO: The 18th annual Taste of River North will take place July 19-21 in Ward Park. Participating restaurants include Tao, Gus’s Famous Fried Chicken, Moti Café, and the Guiltless Garden. 

LOS ANGELES: The fourth annual AT&T Shape will take place June 22-23 at Warner Bros. The event, which focuses on the convergence of technology and entertainment, will feature speakers including Magic Leap C.E.O. Rony Abovitz, actress Laverne Cox, and N.B.A. commissioner Adam Silver. 

For information on upcoming events in Los Angeles, visit Masterplanner: http://www.masterplanneronline.com/losangeles  

MIAMI/SOUTH FLORIDA: Key West’s 39th annual Hemingway Days, celebrating Ernest Hemingway’s Key West legacy, will take place July 16-21. 

Ember, an American bistro from chef Brad Kilgore, has opened in the Miami Design District. The 3,200-square-foot restaurant seats 90 guests in a main dining room and six guests at a chef’s counter. 

NEW YORK: The WorldPride Mural Project Launch Party will take place June 1 at Arlo SoHo. The event will unveil the public art project, which features artists from around the world painting 50 murals in all five boroughs.

From June 1-August 31, Edible Schoolyard N.Y.C. will hold #EatUpSummer, the organization’s annual summer fund-raising campaign. Diners can help raise money to support food education at New York public schools by dining at participating restaurants and bars, including Momofuku Ssäm Bar, Cosme, Upside Pizza, and Three Owls. 

FounderMade’s third annual Discovery Show East will take place June 26 at Spring Studios. The event connects beauty, food, and wellness brands and entrepreneurs with retailers, distributors, investors, and more. 

The Plaza hotel has named EvolveMKD its P.R. agency of record. 

For information on upcoming events in New York, visit Masterplanner: http://www.masterplanneronline.com/newyork

SACRAMENTO: The Kimpton Sawyer has partnered with national eyewear retailer Eyeconic to launch the Shade Squad at the hotel’s rooftop pool on June 27, which is National Sunglasses Day. The program will give hotel guests a chance to sample sunglasses for free and also offer chilled towels and complimentary ice pops. 

TORONTO: M.C.I. Group Canada has promoted Ruth Gorriz to senior sales planning and product buyer for the Toronto office. 

WASHINGTON: Washingtonian’s annual Best of Washington, presented by Lexus, will take place June 6 at the National Building Museum. 

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With contributions from Claire Hoffman in Los Angeles and Beth Kormanik, Michele Laufik, and Ian Zelaya in New York.

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