I realize that I made 2 references to "music in the air" below, but that's how it goes sometimes.
11am to 7pm
at participating 7-Eleven stores
There is plenty of time to grab a mini-slurpee. Most locations 'participate', and I suspect that 'supplies can last' most of the day.
There is still enough fluid for a brain freeze in 7.11 ounces of cold, sweet, strangely-colored slush...
It's easy to do. Walk into any 7-Eleven, fill up the tiny cup (while supplies last), and thank the cashier on your way out.
If you happen to buy something, get a receipt if you want to go to Six Flags New England tonight. Show that receipt from today and you can get in for $7.11 after 7:11pm.
6pm to 7:25pm
"Addicted to Plastic": Screening
at North End Branch, 25 Parmenter St, Boston (North End)
Yes, plastic was an industrial wonder of the 20th century. Maybe plastic from 50 years ago is part of the gigantic mess that's floating in the Pacific Ocean.
This documentary should probably be seen by everyone who has ever drank from a plastic bottle, but it could be too depressing.
at Titus Sparrow Park, 200 W. Newton St, Boston (South End)
Swingin' in the Fens: Marcella Camargo Quartet
at Ramler Park, 130 Peterborough St, Boston (near Fenway)
Our parks are filled with world-music tonight. By sheer coincidence, both groups share some link to Portugal.
Titus Sparrow Park is hosting a different band every Wednesday through 9/5, and the sounds of Cape Verde will be ringing through the trees tonight courtesy of all-female band Cruzamente.
Less than 2 miles away, the Marcella Camargo Quartet brings Brazilian jazz fusion to an annual summer concert in the Fens area.
NorthBEAST Summer Regional II
at Cantab Underground, 738 Mass Ave, Cambridge (between Central Sq & Harvard Sq)
$5 / 18+
There's a poetry slam every week at the Cantab. When there is a competition or a special guest, it can be assumed that everyone brings their A-game down to the basement of word-craft.
Four teams from Lowell, Manchester (NH), Jersey City, and the Lizard Lounge down the street compete in a traditional 4×4 team slam (I think that is 8 performers) for what appears to be a spot in another competition.
An open slam at 8pm precedes the main event at 10pm.
Mmoss, New Highway Hymnal, The Migs, Creaturos
at Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave, Allston
$8 / 18+
There's so much psych-rock on one bill, you may not need any hallucinogenics in your system.
Mmoss deals in a triply brew that reminds me of something that could have been wafting around Haight-Asbury decades ago. New Highway Hymnal looks back, but they've got a modern twist that sounds better as I keep listening and seems to be making quite a few fans. Creaturos draw their songs out and blend them and task peculiar detours, while The Migs may sound a little weird for simply being reverb-soaked, surfy garage-rock.