April snow has us dreaming of May events …

Winter has certainly been overstaying its welcome now that we’re halfway through April. However, eventually it will be May, and with May comes warmer weather, Cinco de Mayo and the start of summer blockbuster season. It’s time to start planning May events, and we’ve taken the liberty of highlighting some of our favorite ideas below.

Family style BBQ, Smoke Ring – Atlanta

Late spring is primetime barbecue season. Entertain your guests in a cozy, rustic space in Atlanta’s Castleberry Hill with this southern-style BBQ dinner. As you sit down, you’ll get to learn a little about the farms the food comes from, the chef’s smoking techniques and eatery’s unique menu items. From there, you and your group will tuck into a delicious, four course BBQ dinner. To sweeten the deal, two glasses of wine, beer or a specialty cocktail will be included for each guest. Ring in spring the right way: with good food, and a lot of it.

Tacos and Margaritas, Hub 51 – Chicago

Celebrating the Mexican Army’s victory over Napoleon III, Cinco de Mayo is mainly known in America for an excuse to drink margaritas. Ant it’s a good excuse! Situated in the chic River North neighborhood of Chicago, this event at Hub 51 is sure to delight anyone with a taste for tequila. After your group arrives, you’ll be led to Sub 51, a private space in the venue’s lower level. From there, you’ll indulge in a three course taco dinner complete with paired margaritas. You’ll also be able to enjoy beer or wine if margs aren’t your thing. Regardless, this event is the perfect way to chill out and enjoy some seriously good food.

Private ‘Solo’ screening – multiple markets

It won’t quite make it in time for Star Wars Day (May 4th), but the newest film in the Star Wars saga drops in late May, and makes for a perfect corporate event. With a private screening, you can treat your guests to a sneak peak of what’s sure to be one the summer’s hottest movies—before everyone else gets to see it. Solo: A Star Wars Story follows everyone’s favorite smugglers Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) and Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover) as they adventure across the galaxy before they join the Rebel Alliance. Star Wars fans both new and old are sure to find a lot to love.

Margarita making, Hussong’s Cantina – Las Vegas

Learn the ins-and-outs of making one of Mexico’s most famous cocktails with this event. Hussong’s Cantina brings an authentic Mexican flair to the Strip, with authentic interior décor to boot. After they arrive, your guests will enjoy a semi-private space within the venue as they enjoy stationed hors d’oeuvres inspired by classic Mexican fare. After they mingle, they’ll be invited to learn how to make award-winning hand-shaken margaritas. Your guests can take turns preparing their own margaritas or enjoying delicious drinks from Hussong Cantina’s open bar. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in style with this hands-on margarita demo.

BBQ dinner, Commonwealth Restaurant – Boston

Although far from the birthplace of BBQ, that doesn’t mean Boston doesn’t know how to do it right. As your guests arrive to Commonwealth, they’ll be escorted to their semiprivate space to enjoy stationed hors d’oeuvres and drinks. Commonwealth’s chef will be on hand to field questions about all things BBQ. Afterward learning about dry rub techniques, smoking meat at home and how to cook a whole chicken, your guests will enjoy a spectacular family-style BBQ dinner. Boston might not be barbecue’s home, but a dinner at Commonwealth is certain to make you think twice about questioning its BBQ bona fides.

Don’t see what you’re looking for? Check out Kapow’s other event ideas for more suggestions. Additionally, check out our Platinum offerings for fully customized corporate events.


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