Wednesday, April 16, 2008

WED 4/16: Thoreau's Cape Cod -- and more

Provincetown Harbor, low tide
"Illustrating Thoreau's Cape Cod: A Photographer's Story": Video Presentation & Lecture
at Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)

(My awful alliteration actually did hit Bostonist, but this is basically it...

Henry David Thoreau is often considered Concord's curmudgeon, but he also conceded, "Cape Cod's cool..."

Readers love his meditations on life and nature while living the ascetic life at Walden Pond, but Thoreau also traveled around New England and loosened up a bit on the Cape a few times like we all do -- but not as much the Kennedys loosen up. Thoreau loved it down there, and he didn't even sit in horrible traffic that makes it seem so much more awesome when you get there.

Photographer Scot Miller also took three trips to Cape Cod to capture some of the same views that Hank might've soaked up -- and some that he wouldn't -- that accompany the new edition of Thoreau's "Cape Cod". Miller will show a video about his work on the book. George Price, Cape Cod National Seashore Superintendent, will follow with a discussion about current conservation efforts.

See below for some info on today's other cheap fun:

* Elizabeth Butters, Therese Bellino
* The Philosophy Cafe: "Mystical Experience: A Direct Reflection of Reality?"
* Cloud Cult, Ezra Furman and the Harpoons, The Forms

THUR 4/17

The word on the street is that the Chipotle in Davis Sq is giving free burritos (1 per person) tomorrow, but I can't confirm it. They usually do it at new locations... There can be a long line, so I'd buy a burrito at Anna's while I'm waiting for my free one...

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