Five Things You Need to Know Today: August 1
"Sorry please thank you," you can expect Summer music, a digital vision, an Arabian adventure today in Brookline.
1. Looks like the rain that started last night won't let up today. 30 to 40 percent chance of heavy rains today, the National Weather Service even warns of a possibility of thunderstorms, mostly after 3 p.m. Otherwise, partly sunny day, partly cloudy night, and highs and lows of 84ºF and 65ºF.
2. An Arabian Adventure (by Tanglewood Martionettes) is setting off from the Puppet Showplace Theatre today. At 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., you can watch an Arabian prince cunningly and courageously battle his way out of a dungeon. Tickets are $10.
3. Provided it doesn't get rained out, Dusty Gray will play the Brookline Summer Concert Series at 6 p.m. tonight. Head to Emerson Garden, provided you don't need an umbrella, for a free country rock concert.
4. If you already know "How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe," you may already know of Charles Yu's work. His new book "Sorry Please Thank You: Stories" is the subject of his talk at the Brookline Booksmith tonight, 7 p.m.
5. Waltham-based Center for Digital Imaging Arts is starting up a new photography show at the Waterworks Museum. Catch the Digital Visions Opening Reception at 7 p.m. tonight. Look at the high-quality photos of the museum exhibits, and see the origin of water through a whole new lens.