LOS ANGELES: The 39th annual Lotus Festival will take place July 13-14 in Echo Park. The event will celebrate Thailand through music and dance, an origami workshop, food, and more. 

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NEW YORK: Dancers for Good will hold its fourth annual benefit on July 19 at Guild Hall in East Hampton. The event will benefit the Actors Fund. 

This year’s Afropunk Festival will take place August 24-25 at Commodore Barry Park in Brooklyn. Jill Scott, FKA Twigs, Leon Bridges, and more will perform. 

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

SAN FRANCISCO: Sheraton Fisherman’s Wharf has completed a $31 million redesign, which includes upgrades to the property’s 531 rooms, lobby, and bar. The hotel also opened Northpoint Bar & Restaurant, which has indoor and outdoor seating for as many as 140 guests. 

TORONTO: The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto has appointed Paul Shewchuk executive chef.

WASHINGTON: Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington’s 37th annual Rammy Awards Gala will take place June 30 at Walter E. Washington Convention Center. 

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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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