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annie leibovitz pilgrimage!

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GAZE
Annie Leibovitz: Pilgrimage
What:
 The hallowed shutterbug takes a right turn into scenic photography, capturing dramatic landscapes, richly appointed interiors, and Gothic found objects like a pigeon skeleton. 
Why: We’ve been staring at her eerie Niagara Falls shot for the last five minutes.
When: Thru Sept. 23. Thurs.-Sun., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Concord Museum, 53 Cambridge Tpke., Concord (978-369-9763). Admission is $10.

FEAST
Empire Opens
What:
The Far East meets Fan Pier at the new Asian restaurant and lounge. Slip into a cavernous, multichambered lair to sample classic apps (rangoon, lobster scallion pancake), inventive maki, and mains like Korean sirloin and Singapore street noodles.
Why: Otherworldly cocktails like the Dancing Geisha martini (Grey Goose, Lillet Blanc, pomegranate, lime) and Shanghai Doll (Bacardi dragonberry, Thai basil, limeade).
When: Daily, 4 p.m.-2 a.m.
Where: 1 Marina Park Dr., Fort Point (617-295-0001).

SAIL OVER
Met on Main Opens
What:
Kathy Sidell brings her polished dining vision to Nantucket with island delights like fried clams and pork belly, lobster bucatini, and fancy soft-serve (elderberry and blueberry, beach plum with lychee), plus tiki drinks and boxed lunches to go.
Why: The tartare bar includes bites of sirloin, salmon, and scallops.
When: Daily, 8 a.m.-1 a.m.
Where: 38 Main St. (508-325-5111).

HEAR
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
What:
OperaHub singers perform a cheeky a cappella version of Shakespeare’s classic, setting his original text to pop-tinged contemporary music.
Why: Finally something for fans of Glee and the Bard (Bleeks?).
When: Tonight & Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 2 & 8 p.m.
Where: Boston Center for the Arts Plaza Theatre, 539 Tremont St., South End (617-426-5000). Admission is free (first come, first served).

DRINK
Alley Bar at Rowes Wharf Opens
What:
Your alfresco after-work escape. Toast temperate summer evenings with the Alley Cat (Double Cross, Serrano mint syrup, muddled cilantro, lime juice) or Harbor Sunset (Peach Schnapps, root liquor, vanilla syrup, bitters, prosecco).
Why: Sweet and salty tortillas with guacamole and cilantro sour cream.
When: Mon.-Fri., 4-10 p.m.
Where: Boston Harbor Hotel, 70 Rowes Wharf, Waterfront (617-439-7000 ext. 3605).

Photo: Annie Leibovitz, Niagra Falls, Ontario, Canada, 2009. Courtesy of Annie Leibovitz and Concord Museum, Boston. 

LOCATIONS
38 Main St
Orange Street
Nantucket, MA 02554
508-325-5111
Marina Park Dr
@ Fan Pier Blvd
Boston, MA 02210
617-295-0001
70 Rowes Wharf
Boston, MA 02110
617-439-7000
53 Cambridge Tpke
Concord, MA 01742
978-369-9763
539 Tremont St
@ Hanson St
Boston, MA 02116
617-426-5000
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