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The Bar Concierge's Cocktail Journey; Lexington BBQ Fest

FENWAY/KENMORE — Tomorrow night (Tuesday, May 13), join the inaugural "curated cocktail journey" by The Bar Concierge. You'll taste gin cocktails at three bars and learn a bit along the way. (You'll also get recipes and other information to take home.) The group will be limited to eight participants, led by host Justin Stone. Put on some snazzy clothes and get ready for gin. Tickets are $75; reserve a spot here. [Official Site]

LEXINGTON — Head to Hastings Park next weekend, May 17 (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.) and 18 (noon to 4 p.m.), for the 2014 Lexington Battle Green BBQ Festival, featuring barbecue from Blue Ribbon, Lester's, and more. There will also be live music and plenty of beer from Slumbrew, Blue Hills Brewery, and other brewers. [Official Site]

BEACON HILL — Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro has brought in a Washington, D.C. chef, Lucas Sousa, to be the new executive chef. (He also previously spent some time in Boston working at No. 9 Park.) Former executive chef Josh Lewin is on to new adventures. [Press Release]

Blue Ribbon BBQ (Arlington)

908 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476 (781) 648-7427 Visit Website

Beacon Hill Bistro

25 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114 617-723-1133 Visit Website

Blue Ribbon BBQ (West Newton)

1375 Washington St, West Newton, MA 02465 (617) 332-2583 Visit Website