Five Things You Need to Know Today: Nov. 17
BC football, a New Phil concert and craft shows galore.
2. Holiday Craft Show. The Newton Holiday Craft Show will take place today at the Newton Cultural Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Patrons can view and purchase beautiful paintings, pottery, textiles, jewelry, glass and photography by talented New England artists.
3. "Duo of Threes." The New Philharmonia Orchestra will give a performance of Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 3 this evening and the performance will feature Abel Sanchez Aguilera on piano. The concert, which starts at 8 p.m., will be held at the First Baptist Church in Newton Centre. Tickets are $35-$45 for adults, $32-$40 for seniors and $10 for students.
4. Another craft show! The Women's Club of Newton Highlands will host a holiday craft fair today at the Hyde Community Center. In addition to talented artists selling crafts, there will also be a bake sale and face painting. The event runs from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
5. Catch the meteors! If the sky is clear tonight, you should be able to catch the Leonid Meteor Shower, which peaks tonight through Tuesday.