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Taste of Cambridge
June 25, 5:30-8 p.m.
Technology Square courtyard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

Swing on by and sample gourmet goodies al fresco from Cambridge’s top restaurants, including Grafton Street, Upstairs on the Square, East Coast Grill, Rialto, Temple Bar, Chez Henri, Craigie on Main, and more while benefiting Youth on Fire and Club Passim’s Culture for Kids/Music Speaks. Tickets are $50 in advance, and $60 at the door. Splurge for VIP for $75, and kids get in for $15.

A Midsummer Night’s Scene
June 25, 6-8 p.m.
Nine Zero, 90 Tremont St.

Fashion and English lit enthusiasts collide at the Dress for Success Fashion Benefit, which will include a runway show featuring Shakespeare-inspired fashions provided by the South End’s Looc, summer-inspired drinks, hor d’oeuvres from Ken Oringer of KO Prime, and music spun by DJ Mario.

Provincetown Portuguese Festival
June 25-28
Provincetown, MA

Provincetown’s vibrant Portuguese community continues to influence the area’s culture and community. Celebrate Portuguese heritage with four days of food, games, music, dance and art. Don’t miss the opening night festivities for a taste of Provincetown’s restaurants, the Portuguese soup tasting, or the Clamfeed.

A Taste of Allston
June 28, 5 p.m.
Murr Center at the Harvard Athletic Complex, 65 North Harvard St., Allston

Mayor Menino will be on hand to usher in the “Taste of Allston,” which will feature restaurants such as Buk Kyung, Lilly’s Gourmet Pasta, and more. There will also be a silent auction, freebies from local businesses, live music from ska band The Allstonians, and samples of several international and domestic beers and wine.

Chili Takedown
June 28, 3 p.m.
Great Scott, 1222 Commonwealth Ave., Allston

Calling all Boston foodies: Do you think your chili recipe is simply the best? Show off your cooking skills at Boston’s Chili Takedown. It’s free to enter, and prizes are $100 for the “people’s choice” and $50 from the judges. Pay just $10 per person to try all the chili.