Sunday, June 10, 2012

SUN 6/10: Cars, Boats, Poets, Words, Tunes

A Sunday post for Sunday's sake.


SUN 6/10

9am to 3pm
Corvette Day
at Larz Anderson Auto Museum, 15 Newton St, Brookline
$10 / $5 military, seniors, students, children under 12

There could be about 75 cars on display that will include the new, old and customized models of the great American sports car.

I don't own a car and try not to drive anywhere, but I still enjoy looking... The irony is that the walk from the T (Forest Hills is a shorter walk that Brookline Hills and both have inclines).

There are months of lawn events ahead on most weekends such as "German Cars", "Micro Mini Cars", "Italian Cars", MG's, "Japanese Cars & Motorcycles", Porsche's, "European Motorcycles", etc.

SUN 6/10

Noon to 5pm
33rd Annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival
along Charles River, Memorial Dr, Cambridge

The first Dragon Boat festival in America supposedly took place in Boston over 25 years ago, and it's said to be the largest Asian American celebration in New England. I like to think of it as Head of the Charles with decorated boats and paddling instead of rowing...

The races begin at 9am, but you might as well have some diversion from boat-watching. From noon to 5pm, there's usually a good crowd at the festival on the Cambridge side with a variety of Asian food as well as culture from China and beyond like dance, music, martial arts and yo-yo demonstrations.

SUN 6/10

E.E. Cummings & Anne Sexton Walking Tour
at Forest Hills Cemetery, 95 Forest Hills Ave, Jamaica Plain

When you see memalking around Forest Hills without a guide is a lovely experience. If you really want to see where Sexton and Cummings are buried, someone to guide you is helpful. (It took two visits for me to find e.e.'s grave.)

Of course, the guide will share some history of the 'residents' as well as the poetry of the lady and gentleman being visited.

FYI: I like taking the Tower Street shortcut from Forest Hills T.

SUN 6/10

Lizz Winstead, "Lizz Free Or Die": Reading
at Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard St, Brookline (Coolidge Corner)

While humorous essayists regularly pass through town, and no one could or would want to go to every reading. It should be pointed out that Lizz Winstead co-created "The Daily Show", so that might pique the interest of some who may love that show.

SUN 6/10

at Arts at the Armory Cafe, 191 Highland Ave, Somerville (Spring Hill)

For those who are in the mood for peculiar, free-form folk from a Western Mass trio of guitar, fiddle, and woodwinds. Interesting stuff.

SUN 6/10

Jack Burton vs. David Lo Pan (10:30pm), Motherboar (9:30pm), Summoner (8:30pm)
at TT the Bear's Place, 10 Brookline St, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$8 / 18+

Oh, boy. Three bands of metallic thrash and heavy riffs that might be more than a Sunday night can withstand.

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