5 Things You Need to Know Today: July 27
Shakespeare on the Boston Common is tonight at 8 p.m.; and another mosquito pool tested positive with West Nile Virus in West Roxbury.
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- The Boston Public Health Commission reported there another West Nile Virus positive mosquito pool was found in West Roxbury - the third this summer. No human cases have been reported this summer in Boston.
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- On Sunday there will be West Roxbury Community Blood Drive sponsored by the Irish Social Club, Boston Irish Music Club, Norwood Irish Music Club, Donegal Association of Greater Boston and the Knights and Ladies of St. Finbarr, the Cork Club. 9 a.m. - 3 pm at the Irish Social Club. To make an appointment to donate, call 1-800-RED CROSS (733-2767) or for any other question, call the Club at 617-327-7306. You can just show up next Sunday at the Irish Social Club as well.
- On Saturday, in celebration of creativity in Hyde Park, ArtScene 2012 will present an evening of art, crafts and music in an outdoor café setting along Fairmount Avenue in Hyde Park’s commercial district. Local artisans will line the street with dozens of jewelry, painting, textile, and pottery booths. The stage will come alive with performances by Zili Misik, an energetic all-female Haitian, Brazilian, and West African music group, the Boston Tap Company, Jazz musicans Daniel Ian Smith and a Collective Directive, the Boston Harmonites Steel Drum Orchestra, One Step Beyond Martial Arts, and Riverside Theatre Works. Restaurants and eateries along Fairmount Ave will keep their doors open late and Fairmount Ave will be turned into an outdoor art café. Face painting, mask making, a mask parade, cookie decorating, and magical happenings will be part of this year's festival. River St & Fairmount Ave, Hyde Park. 4-9 p.m.
- Shakespeare on the Boston Common is free tonight. This is a nighttime performance of the political drama "Coriolanus" as part of CSC’s 17th season of Shakespeare on the Common. The performance will begin at 8 p.m. at the Parkman Bandstand on the Boston Common and has a running time of approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes. Note: This play may not be appropriate for all ages. Parental discretion is advised.