Good morning, Beacon Hill! Here are five things you need to know today, Thursday, Aug. 22:
1. RESTAURANT WEEK: It's Boston Restaurant Week this week through Friday, then kicking off again next Sunday through the rest of next week. Take a look here at what Beacon Hill restaurants are participating and the great deals you can get.
2. FREE FUN FRIDAYS: The Museum of African American History at 46 Joy St. on Beacon Hill will be taking part in this Friday's edition of the Highland Street Foundation's Free Fun Fridays. More information here.
3. GET THE PATCH NEWSLETTER: Have you signed up for the Beacon Hill Patch Daily Newsletter yet? Each morning you can get Beacon Hill Patch news delivered directly to your e-mail inbox. It's totally free, so if you like what you read here, sign up now!
4. THIS DAY IN HISTORY: On this day in 1950, officials of the United States Lawn Tennis Association (USLTA) accept Althea Gibson into their annual championship at Forest Hills, New York, making her the first African-American player to compete in a U.S. national tennis competition. Information courtesy of History.com.5. TODAY'S FORECAST: Sunny with a high around 85. Low tonight around 65.