Tuesday, June 09, 2009

TUES 6/9: Ice Cream, Art, Film, Comedy

Mutiny Aboard the Cutty Sark by Heidi Cody (hopefully at Beehive)
So I decided not to list readings about fatherhood or high-risk finance adventures. There was more thrilling cheapness happening today.


TUES 6/9 to THUR 6/11

Noon to 8pm
Scooper Bowl
at City Hall Plaza, Boston (Govt Center)
$8 / $4 for children ages 3 to 9

All-you-can-eat ice cream, frozen yogurt, sorbet, and/or gelato from Baskin-Robbins, Ben & Jerry's, Breyers, Brigham's Ice Cream, Edy's, Garelick Farms/Gifford's, Häagen-Dazs, HP Hood, Spasso!

For $8, consider this a meal replacement. If you do it right, you won't want to eat again for a day.

It's the sweetest buffet, andpeople push their way through like the Green Line on Fenway game nights. The lines actually move relatively quickly and you can finish your scoop while you're waiting for the next one...

Get gluttonous for a good cause. This is a rain or shine event.

A bit more info below.

TUES 6/9

6:30pm to 8:30pm
Sting! 5: "Pop Rocks"
at The Beehive, 541 Tremont St, Boston (South End)

Every so often, The Beehive hosts a new batch of art with an overall theme. "Pop Rocks", as you might guess, focuses on popular culture as the artists give their personal twist on contemporary imagery in various media.

Works by: Ben Sloat, Gina Dawson, Heidi Cody, Elisa Johns, Scott Listfield, Tanit Sakakini, Jonathan Santos, Jeffu Warmouth, Jowhara AlSaud

A jazzy-funky-reggae band called "Lunchbox" includes members of Club D'elf and drummer Nathan Sabanagayam.

My understanding is that drinks aren't free, so no harm in having a couple on your way...

TUES 6/9

Best Of Boston 48 Hour Film Project
at Kendall Square Cinema, 370 Binney St, Cambridge

Last month, about 90 filmmaking teams created shorts from start to finish over one weekend. On Friday they were each given a genre, a character, a prop and a line of dialogue. After writing, acting, and editing in 48 hours, they turned in the final product on Sunday night.

After the May screenings, tonight's program consists of the 17 "cream of crop" films. And one set of these filmmakers will win a prize worth $1,000.

My favorite titles are: "Blazing Needles", "Chick Magnet", "Detective Johnsonrod and the Case of the Late Night Tacos at Midnite", "High Noon... Oh crap, that's like 5 minutes from now!", "Manatee Fair", "Thief Jerky"

I haven't seen any of these, but these shorts are usually pretty good (especially considering they were made in 48 hours).

After the awards (at around 10pm), we'll move over to Tommy Doyle's in Kendall Square. They're going to leave the kitchen open until 11pm and give us 1/2 price appetizers with a drink purchase, so be sure to join us!
TUES 6/9

TUES 6/9

The Rob Crean Show
w/ MC Mr. Napkins, John Tole, James Laurence, Babydriver
at O'Brien's, 3 Harvard St, Allston
$7 / 21+

It's a comedy show in the format of variety/talk show with various segments, interviews, and performances. It's a funny group of people doing something other than a your average stand-up show.

One of the funniest guys I've heard in a while is MC Mr. Napkins; he does these hilarious raps far off the radar of other hip-hoppers. Enjoy him now before he's too big to play O'Brien's. From the clip I watched, John Tole is pretty offensive but isn't that better than a cheesy, inoffensive comedian? Babydriver is a new band that didn't have any songs up when I last checked, but it looks like the main guy used to be in Hats and Glasses. Members of the Anderson Comedy troupe will perform as well.

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