Yo-Yo Ma and other stars, first tonight for free, then May 5 for Alice Hoffman hospital benefit
Your evening’s entertainment has been announced – spoken word poet Regie Gibson; cultural visionary cellist Yo-Yo Ma; and Alisa Amador, an up-and-coming local folk singer – as part of the Cambridge Community Foundation’s virtual We are Cambridge spring gathering at 6 p.m. Thursday. Open to anyone, the event offers not just the artist spotlights, but an overview of how the community has responded to Covid-19.
There’s also no need to register or donate. Just tune into garnish.swoogo.com/wearecambridge2021/ at 6 p.m. (Or, to join in a cocktail lesson, log in at 5:50 p.m.)
And in more nonprofit work to look forward to, Cambridge author and breast cancer survivor Alice Hoffman (“Practical Magic,” “Dovekeepers”) will hold her annual Pink Pages event – now in its 22nd year – virtually May 5 to benefit the Hoffman Breast Center at Mount Auburn Hospital.
Authors Amy Tan, Susan Orlean, Tayari Jones, Kristin Hannah, Hilarie Burton Morgan and Madeline Miller will share stories, emceed by Joyce Kulhawik and hosted by Hoffman, who created the center and runs the annual event helps keep it going, again with Ma – another Cantabrigian – agreeing to provide a piece for the event.
Tickets are $150 per person, and there’s a $500 VIP option to get seven signed books, one from each author. Information is here.