Five Things You Need to Know: May 19
Music or bread baking, unless you feel like giving some blood.
- Today marks the 3rd Annual Ben Adler Memorial Blood Drive, which runs most of the day, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Temple Ohabei Shalom. Drop in to donate blood, or make a reservation by calling ahead: 1-800-GIVE-LIFE.
- Teacher at the Brookline Music School Tomoko Iwamoto performs at Brookline Housing Authority today at 1 p.m. She'll be at the Care Connection At Sussman House, in a free and open-to-all event.
- Brookline High School provides a unique look into the Victorian Back Bay through a narrated slideshow. The urban art-scape that is Back Bay–so called because it once really was a bay–is the subject of Boston By Foot's slide show. At 7 p.m., for $6, you will go beneath and behind the scenes to see how Back Bay transformed from a wetland into the urban space it is today.
- Young adults interested in challah baking should spend 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Chabad Chai Center, where they can learn the twists and turns of challah bread mixing. The class costs $10, and teens will walk away with two loaves of bread–one for yourself, and one for a friend or stranger.
- Vernissage Restaurant tonight at 8 p.m., Jazz Musician Natraj will play a set of his unique fusion of classical Indian music with modern elements of Jazz. Cover is $15, or $12 for students, and JazzBoston members get a 10% discount on dinner. Call ahead to make reservations, at 617-566-3340.