Five Things You Need to Know Today: May 15
Arts grant recipients present their work, a classical music festival kids off, experts speak about autism, and a new book by promises to make your workforce fresh.
1. High of 70ºF and low of 58ºF for the day, with showers likely throughout the day, mostly after 2 p.m. The National Weather Service tells us there's a 60 percent chance of showers during the day, and a 90 percent by evening. May be some patchy fog and overnight thunderstorms as well.
2. Celebrate local arts, and meet some folks being supported by the Brookline Commission for the Arts at their Annual Grant Recipient Reception. Light refreshments and performances and presentations from the winners start at 6 p.m. tonight, at Hunneman Hall in Brookline Main Library.
3. There is an international classical festival which happens to be coming to Mass. this week. The VivaClassica Music Festival plays their kickoff concert at 138 Tremont Street in Boston at 7 p.m. tonight, and they bring violinist Etienne Gara and pianist Jayoung Kim as well as New England Conservatory faculties, Lucy Chapman, Dimitry Murrath and Paul Katz to the show. Tickets are $20.
4. Writer David Gebler has been working with companies for 20 years, helping them reinvigorate and revamp their cultures and efficiency. His new book, "The Three Power Values: How Commitment, Integrity, and Transparency Clear the Roadblocks to Performance" and he will both be at the Brookline Booksmith at 7 p.m. tonight.
5. Three experts in the field of autism are heading to the Boston Public Library (700 Boylston Street, Boston) tonight. Dr. Randy Carpenter of Seaside Therapeutics, Dr. Guoping Feng from MIT and Dr. Chris McDougle of the Lurie Center for Autism present the Autism Speaks Science Panel, moderated by Dr. Martha Herbert of Mass. General Hospital At 7 p.m. tonight.