Passage Theater’s annual Spring Benefit takes place at the New Jersey State Museum on Friday, March 15. The event includes cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, entertainment, and an acknowledgement of honorees.

This year Passage honors internationally known poet, playwright, and Trenton resident Yusef Komunyakaa, pictured above, for his important artistic partnership and involvement with Passage; and the Princeton-based Mathematica Policy Research for its vital ongoing philanthropic support of the company.

The festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $125. For more information, visit www.passagetheatre.org.