1. 'Dead at 27': What do Robert Johnson, Kurt Cobain, Amy Winehouse and far too many other young musicians have in common? They all died at age 27. It's a somber fact for music history but a fruitful way to organize a night of cover tunes. Proceeds from "" benefit the JP Music Festival. 8 p.m. tonight at . $7 requested donation, but c'mon. You can give more than that, right?
2. A community of voices: If you haven't been reading JP Patch's blogs, you've missed a lot. Recent entries include Barbara Gibson's , from local insurance agent Carlos Vargas, ways to from Liz Doran and from JP foodie Kendra Nordin. Join your neighbors and add your voice to the site: Start your free blog today.
3. National HIV Testing Day: Today is National HIV Testing Day and the Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts is urging men and women of all ages to get educated and schedule testing. More information on this topic can be found at www.pplm.org.
4. The Sports Museum’s 11th Annual "Tradition" at the TD Garden: The Tradition celebration of Boston sports heroes will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Garden. The honorees this year are Pedro Martinez, Alexi Lalas, Jeremy Jacobs, Robert Parish, Chris Ernst and Rodney Harrison.
5. Power Your Pedals With Pancakes: Bike commuters, here's a heads-up for Friday. is hosting a , 7 a.m. Friday at the South Street shop.