The Last Word

Your long day of corporate drudgery is over. Get out and enjoy the city! Here are a few ideas to get you started, lovingly picked by Boston Daily.

Remember, remember, the fifth of November, the gunpowder, treason, and plot? Probably not. Today is Guy Fawkes Day, an English celebration that made it across the pond in what Bostonians called Pope’s Day. Learn about the holiday, and why we don’t get it off in 2007, tonight at the Old State House.

A decade ago, local author Anita Diamant published her bestselling book, The Red Tent. To celebrate, she discusses and signs the book, along with fellow author Stephen McCauley at the Coolidge Corner Theater.

If you see a fat hippie before Blues Traveler takes the stage at the Paradise, don’t assume it’s frontman John Popper. Since the days of the band’s widespread popularity he’s gotten skinny, but he can still work a harmonica.

The Wedding Entertainment Showcase brings four bands and several DJs to one place for you to plan your reception entertainment, ensuring you won’t have to travel far to hear several versions of “I Want to Know What Love Is.”