Mayfair, With 40 Food Booths, Happens on May 5

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In quieter times.

Ah, spring: Join 150,000 of your closest friends in Harvard Square on Sunday for music, shopping, and 40 booths' worth of succulent cuisine from neighborhood restaurants at the 30th annual Mayfair fete. Last year we tried about three different versions of lamb vindaloo and snagged oysters from Russell House Tavern. Maybe Tasty Burger will have a stand this year? And don't forget: A raffle area will be set up at the Out of Town news kiosk, with proceeds going toward Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes, who lost legs in the marathon bombing. The grand prize is a one-night stay at the Charles Hotel and dinner for two at Henrietta's Table. The party starts at noon. [BC, Earlier]