On Saturday, the Manchester Ring of Champions Society will host its “The Earle Everett Memorial Boxing Tournament and Dinner Show”at 100 Bidwell Road in South Windsor. The event is the major fundraiser for the boxing ring which mentors at-risk youths from the Greater Hartford area. Among those who be part of exhibition will be World Champion and Olympic contender Mkuquan “Mikey” Williams.
The party starts at 5 p.m. and celebrity guests also include Marlon Starling, Peter Manfredo, James “Buddy” McGirt, Jason “Big Six” Estrada and “First Lady” of boxing Jackie Kallen.
The evening includes wine, food, entertainment and auctions. Information: nbmaa.org
Also on Saturday, The Connecticut Forum will present “Funny, Smart People” at the Bushnell at 8 p.m. Featured panelists are comedian, author and “The Onion” digital director Baratunde Thurston, humorist, author and “Daily Show” guest John Hodgman and writer, star and co-creator of Portlandia, Carrie Brownstein. Information: 860-509-0909