Monday, July 05, 2010

MON 7/5: Chowder & Film

Okay, so Harborfest and Boston Navy Week are wrapping up; nothing too exciting, but something to do outside on the day off. It may be a good day to recover from the nation's birthday party.

There are a couple notable items of cheapness.


MON 7/5

11am to 6pm
Annual Chowderfest
at City Hall Plaza, 1 City Hall Plaza, Boston (Govt Center)
$10 / $7 ages under 12

It will probably be too hot for all-you-can-eat chowder. Still clam chowder is delicious, most places and you also probably can eat enough to sate two meal periods. The line is way too long (in my opinion) unless you get there early.

This year's participants are: Yankee Lobster Fish Market, Fish Pier Restaurant & Market, Parker's Restaurant, Oceana, Farmer Brown's, Anthem Kitchen + Bar, Mr. Dooley's Boston Tavern, and The Chart House.

Hot or not, I know there will be good chowder from most of these places. One of the visiting Navy Week crews often dole out some chowder -- and it's usually the worst one, so no loss.

MON 7/5

"P-Star Rising": Screening and Q&A
at Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)
$10 / $8 students, seniors

Damn. Reality is dramatic, amazing, heartbreaking, complex, and inspiring.

The kind of stuff that happens to the people in this documentary would be corny in a feature film, yet it really happened -- and os still happening -- to a young girl in Harlem who turns out to be a rapping prodigy and sets out to succeed in the music business in a way that her father/manager could not. As you'd expect P-Star rises up the ladder, and the fairy tale get twisted.

And someone was filming it. This was on PBS earlier this year, but you might've missed it. You also would not have had a chance to talk to the director afterward.

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