Celebrate the unveiling of Rhode Island Monthly‘s August “Best of” issue and toast this year’s 300-plus winners. Enjoy martinis, complimentary beer and wine, and great food, plus live music by the East Side Horns and a silent auction of uniquely Rhode Island items. 6:30-9:30 p.m. PPAC, 220 Weybosset St., Providence. $50. To purchase tickets, click here.