David Byrne might be best known as leader of the new-wave band Talking Heads, but he’s also an author, an artist, and an avid cycling advocate. Moving beyond merely riding bikes, he recently started to contemplate their role in urban life. Byrne, author of Bicycle Diaries, lives and rides regularly in New York, but he’s also cycled through some of the world’s busiest cities–London, Berlin, Istanbul, Buenos Aires, Paris, Belgrade, Sydney, and Manila. And all the while, he was chronicling what he saw from his “big window positioned at bike level that looks out on a dense man-made landscape.” Byrne will be joined onstage by local bicycle advocates and planners. Presented by Elliott Bay Book Company and Seattle Arts & Lectures.
Tickets are $30, available starting August 22 at www.brownpapertickets.com, 800/838-3006, and at Elliott Bay Book Company. Ticket price includes a pre-signed copy of Bicycle Diaries, to be obtained at entry on September 28.
Official Website: http://www.elliottbaybook.com/events/
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