North Market Apron Gala

Promoted as “The Tastiest Party with a Purpose,” the North Market Apron Gala will be from 7 to 11 p.m. May 16, at 59 Spruce St. in Columbus.

The event benefits the nonprofit North Market Development Authority.

Guests are encouraged to wear creative aprons and comfortable shoes. They sample appetizers, main dish “tastes” and desserts from North Market merchants while strolling the historic market. There will also be live entertainment, a live auction, cocktails and dancing.

To commemorate North Market’s 144th year in operation, a limited number of VIP tickets are available for $144; these tickets include parking in North Market’s lot, early admission with a pre-gala reception with North Market Executive Director Rick Harrison Wolfe, and access to the VIP Lounge. General admission tickets are $100, and tickets for young professionals are $75.

For tickets and information, visit northmarket.com.