CHICAGO: Italian restaurant Spiaggia held a 35th anniversary party, themed “Party Like the Romans,” on May 5. The event transported guests via trolley to Theatre on the Lake for Chefs Night Out, part of the James Beard Awards celebration.

LOS ANGELES: The Hollywood Reporter: “Epic Games’ massively successful Battle Royale shooter will host its first Fortnite Summer Block Party at the Forum in Los Angeles this June. Endeavor will oversee operations and logistics for the event, as it will also do for Epic’s upcoming Fortnite World Cup this July.” 

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

NEW ORLEANS: Big Easy Con will take place November 1-3 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

NEW YORK: New York Women in Film & Television will hold its 20th annual Designing Women Awards, co-presented by Variety, on June 11 at the Directors Guild of America. Honorees include Michele Clapton, costume designer for Game of Thrones and The Crown; Shunika Terry, hair stylist for Atlanta and House of Cards; and Riccie Johnson, makeup artist for 60 Minutes.

The American Heart Association’s 23rd annual Hamptons Heart Ball will take place June 22 at Southampton Arts Center. 

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

TORONTO: The 29th annual Inside Out Toronto L.G.B.T. Film Festival will take place May 23-June 2. The event will open with a screening of the Elton John biopic Rocketman.

The 31st annual Beaches Jazz Festival runs July 5-28. 

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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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