Tuesday, June 10, 2008

TUES 6/10: Ice Cream, Pizza, Spanish Guitar, Rock

Scooper Bowl cups
Who would think that there would be separate all-you-can-eat ice cream and all-you-can-eat pizza events on the same day? Who would think that I'd look at the pizza event with slight trepidation? But you might like it!


TUES 6/10 to THUR 6/12

11am to 7pm (8pm on WED)
Scooper Bowl
at City Hall Plaza, 1 City Hall Plaza, Boston (Govt Center)

All-you-can-eat ice cream, 'nuff said! There are 11 companies who each usually have 2 to 4 flavors of ice cream, frozen yogurt, and/or sorbet. I've seen people seemingly satisfied at 7 or 8 scoops, but you really should try as many flavors as possible -- at least multiple cups of your favorite... I should warn that it will be crowded with idiots with little courtesy or self-awareness who'll stand in your way, but it won't take too long especially if you eat your ice cream while waiting for the next one.

I love ice cream, and I have no problem gorging myself until I border on diabetic coma. If you don't feel the same way, I don't suggest going unless with a group of friends for camaraderie.

Also keep in mind that proceeds benefit the Jimmy Fund / Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

TUES 6/10

7pm to 9pm
All-You-Can-Eat Pizza
at T.J. Scallywaggle's, 487 Cambridge St., Allston

I don't remember how I found this, but someone might be interested. If ice cream isn't your pig-out favorite, perhaps it's pizza. But wait a second! This is vegan pizza. Supposedly there will be a variety of choices, and the cooks come out to take requests. (I dare someone to ask for pepperoni.)

You can try this every 2nd and 4th Tuesday, but I'm listing it now before I forget about it -- or change my mind about listing it again... I'm not vegan, and I'm philosophically in agreement with vegetarianism. I could be described as a "recovering carnivore". My problem is that burgers and seafood taste so good!

TUES 6/10

"Music of Spain: Past, Present and Future": Ricardo Gallen, Richard Savino & El Mundo
at Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St, Boston (New England Conservatory/Fenway)
$10 Balcony / $8 Students

I won't try to compose a better description than below. Some shows of the Boston GuitarFest (thru SUN 6/15) seems to have advance tickets, but this isn't one of them. It's highly unlikely that you'll hear anything less than excellent, but some might be awesome like Saturday's concert with Eliot Fisk and Angel Romero.

The guitar has long been synonymous with Spain, but the many traditions of the instrument go far beyond the phenomenon of flamenco. Tonight’s concert will present two distinct facets of the music of Spain. Acclaimed Spanish guitarist Ricardo Gallen will perform a program of 20th Century works by Spanish composers. Guitarist and early music specialist Richard Savino and the ensemble “El Mundo” will present music from the Spanish baroque and Latin American traditions.
TUES 6/10

The Brooklyns (11:45pm), John Cremona & Friends (10:45pm), The Freeways (9:45pm), Black Fortress Of Opium (9pm)
at Abbey Lounge, 3 Beacon St, Somerville (Inman Sq)

The Brooklyns play a folky rock with a little twang. John Cremona has been compared to Chris Isaak, and I agree that he has a similar soft, dreamy sound. I like the lo-fi, low-temp rock The Freeways, and Black Fortress of Opium creates a dark swirl of trancey Middle-Eastern flavored sonic goodness.

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