Things to do for June 28, 2012
Godzilla, Annie Leibovitz and Crazy Sailboats
The weekend’s cell phone pictures are professionally lit.
Rolling Stone. Vanity Fair. Concord, MA. What they have in common: they’ve all featured the photos of Annie Leibovitz, now that her new exhibition, Pilgrimage, opens today at the Concord Museum. You’ll see the homes of Pete Seeger and Eleanor Roosevelt, plus Gettysburg and Old Faithful. No, Mick Jagger won’t be there.
Classic British Meat Pies. On ACK.
If you’ve ever craved the UK version of a calzone, you’re in luck. A tiny, fast-serve joint doling out authentic British-style pastries (think: lamb shepherd’s pie, chicken curry, ham and gruyère) has just opened on the strip for those unusually frequent meat pie yearnings. Which come just before the meat sweats.
Crazy Sailing. Along the Harbor.
Sadly, you missed the entry cutoff for tossing your super-custom, F-18-engine-powered catamaran in the Extreme Sailing Series. Thus, you can just go down to Fan Pier to catch several days of races (think: eight races per day) during its Boston stop from Saturday to the Fourth. Try not to shout tips from the shore.
Endless Chowder. For 7 Hours. For $13.
After last year’s Chowderfest ended, you became sad. But then you remembered it’s an annual thing. And then you became happy again. Which gets us to Sunday’s afternoon of all-you-can-eat chowder from purveyors like Nix’s Mate, Scholars and Ipswich Clambake Company. Our record: 18 bowls. Consider that a challenge.
You’ve seen the American cut of 1954’s Godzilla. But if you’ve never watched the original, moodier Japanese cut, complete with heavier warnings of the evils of nuclear weapons, you can catch it on Monday. It even has the original restored Japanese score. Expect a little crazy.