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.

True story—James Brown once saved Boston. (No, he didn’t negotiate a contract for our firefighters.) The Night James Brown Saved Boston celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Godfather of Soul’s legendary Boston concert. Televised live the day after Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, Brown helped calm the crowd and is credited with keeping our city riot-free. The VH1 special makes its world premiere at WGBH tonight.

If the rainy weather wasn’t depressing enough for you, check out 145 Years of Red Cross Photography, which features images from international conflict zones.

The spice of our life? Rosemary. Find your own at Savoring the Spice of Life. Author Susan Orlean celebrates her book with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

If only they’d brought some warm air with them. Legendary Caribbean band Toots and the Maytals tries to warm us with some Jamaican sounds.