Things to Know in the South End, June 7: SoWa First Fridays

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1. Weather: The National Weather Service is predicting a rainy day, with a high near 61 degrees. Chance of rain is 80 percent. 

2. First Fridays: Several art galleries in the SoWa area are holding exhibition opening celebrations tonight from 6-8 p.m. At Gallery 601, they’ll be showing Work of CFA artists. See here for more information

3. Knife Sharpening: Today at 4 p.m., Patti from On the Edge Knife Sharpening will be at Formaggio Kitchen South End (268 Shawmut Ave.) to help you with sharpening your knives. The price for knife sharpening is $ 5 for knives with blades under 6″ and $ 10 for knives with blades over 6″. See here for more information.

3. Breathing Deep: Tonight at 7 p.m., South End Yoga, (111 W Concord St.) will feature special guest Lama Gursam, who will teach yogic breathing and meditation. Gursam is a Tibetan Buddhist teacher who is a respected master of the art of meditation. Price for the class is $ 15 or pay what you can. See here for more information

5. Markey in Chinatown: OK, it’s not the South End, but it’s close. Congressman Edward Markey, and candidate for U.S. Senate, will be at the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (38 Ash St.) today from 5:30 to 7 p.m. as part of a ‘Community Conversations’ Speaker Series. The idea is to offer the community a chance to have conversations with some of the most prominent decision-makers in the state. See here for more information.

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