Four years ago, AIDS Connecticut (ACT) started hosting an annual fundraiser to benefit the Richard B. Fried Fund-ACT's Endowment Fund. This year's event takes place at Hartford's Artspace Gallery and once again features the work of local artists, terrific grub (supplied by Feng, Koji, It's Only Natural, J's Crab Shack, G-Stream, Corner Pug, Salute and the Red Rock Cafe), music (spun by DJ Mal) and lots of interesting folks (pictured). There are lots of ticket-price tiers to choose from (starting at $50), and it's for a good cause.
4th Annual Art 4 Aids
June 8, 7-11 p.m., $50-$500, Artspace Hartford, 555 Asylum Ave., Hartford, (860) 247-2437 x320, aids-ct.org.