Thursday, May 24
Essential daily information at a glance — including a big lead change in this week's "Best Music Venue" contest.
1. Forecast: Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 70s. Chance of rain 30 percent.
2. There's big a big shift in this week's "Best Music Venue in JP" Readers' Choice: Supporters of The Milky Way have voted and rated the Brewery nightspot into a big lead. The Midway had jumped out to a lead the first two days. Contest ends at 9 a.m. Friday.
3. Speaking of venues, if you haven't experienced poetry in the context of Forest Hills Cemetery, you're missing out. On Sunday, Simone Beaubien of Boston Poetry Slam presents an afternoon of performance poetry. 2 p.m. Sunday.
5. Tonight's JP Forum posists "Can The Earth Survive Capitalism?" (As an aside, I wonder if it can survive any economic system.) Peter Barnes — journalist, entrepreneur and co-founder of Working Assets/Credo, speaks about his book by that name. 7 p.m. at First Church Unitarian Universalist.