It’s Aug. 24, the 236th day of the year; 129 days remain in 2018. The National Weather Service reports that yesterday’s Lake Michigan temperatures were 76 at the Chicago shore, 72 at the Chicago crib and 73 at the Wilmette buoy.

Tonight:

Muse of Fire’s “Richard III” tonight at the Main Library.

This Weekend:

The Big Evanston Block Party and the CommUNITY Picnic.

Ago (from History.com and Onthisday.com):

79: Vesuvius erupts.

1787: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart completes his violin and piano sonata in A, K526.

1814: British capture and burn Washington.