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6/10/16

143: weekend to-do's




li:

  1. celebrate a bright debut. yaa gyasi will be reading from her first novel, homegoing at harvard book store tonight. her book traces the history of two half sisters over the course of 3 centuries - from an african village to modern-day san franciso. homegoing has been described as "a blazing success" and "the most important book of the summer". i can't wait to meet the author and hear the passages read in her voice.
  2. get (slightly) out of town. sometimes heading just a short distance outside of the city can provide a much needed new perspective. i have an event to attend in concord this weekend and plan to visit all of my favorite stops in that neighborhood - the old manse, walden pond and the decordova sculpture park and museum will make for the perfect new england afternoon.

liz:
  1. laugh it up. local comedian xazmin garza is performing a set at the comedy studio in harvard square tonight. there's nothing better than a cocktail and some good laughs on a friday night.
  2. brunch it up. i owe a good friend a birthday brunch so we're heading to s+s in inman square for some bellinis and hearty french toast. this place has been running since 1919 so they have their brunch game down to a science. it's not the hippest place but i've never had to wait and their parisian french toast is amazing.
  3. sammy time. rumor has it blackbird donuts in the south end is offering a new donut ice cream sandwich on the menu for the summer. i love a good donut but these guys do it better than almost any place i know. be sure to grab one of these treats before the end of the season!

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