Thursday, June 10, 2010

THUR 6/10: Food, John Waters, Film, Music

Well, there's potential outside fun although it ain't the best day of the year. Cheap fun is out there anyway...

Let's go, Celtics!


THUR 6/10

Noon to 1:30pm
Annual Taste of the Fort Point Channel
at Children's Wharf Park, 308 Congress St, Boston (Waterfront/Seaport)

Be sure to have plenty of time for lunch, because the lines might still be long on a gray, damp day (if it's happening). It's still free food provided by 19 of the neighborhood restaurants.

Whether or not it's happening today, I think this was completely cancelled last year due to rain on the date and the "rain date".

Scheduled fun is supposed to include free sail boat rides from 11:30am to 1:30pm and music by the Alex MacDougall Band.

Raindate: FRI 6/11 (Check the site)

THUR 6/10

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

Did you wait until the last day? It's a rain or shine event for the hungry, enthusiastic, and those that don't mind a little drizzle.

More than 30 flavors of ice cream, frozen yogurt, and/or sorbet from 9 different companies including Ben & Jerry's, Häagen-Dazs, and Breyer's.

Proceeds benefit the Jimmy Fund/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, so you're overindulging is for a good cause.

THUR 6/10

5pm to 8pm
"Best Music Week" Concert Series
at Revolution Rock Bar, 200 High St, Boston (Financial District)

Feat: Mystery Roar, Bearstronaut, Mean Creek
aka "New Night"

I'm pretty sure tonight's show has been moved indoors. One band's MySpace said it would be moved if it was raining, and another band's Facebook stated it was at Revolution Rock Bar. You can swing by the beer garden area at Downtown Crossing, but I doubt any live music will be going down.

I'm more of a fan of the lush indie-rock of Mean Creek, but Mystery Roar and Bearstronaut gives the listener some substantial electro/dance stuff.

BTW: The Phoenix has announced their Best Music Poll winners where you have to click through categories on separate pages. (Irritating!)

THUR 6/10

A Conversation with John Waters
at Rabb Lecture Hall, Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St, Boston (Copley Sq)

Director John Waters might be one of the most interesting people in America. He's made some incredibly bizarre films, and still has broken into the mainstream. Waters also has a roomful of opinions and doesn't have a problem sharing them with candor.

He's making the rounds to promote his book "Role Models" where you gain insight to the man by learning about some of those who have influenced him in one way or another.

Novelist and poet Scott Heim talks to the filmmaker and author.

THUR 6/10

"Interkosmos": Screening & Discussion
at Bartos Theater, Lower Level, Wiesner Bldg, 20 Ames St, Cambridge (MIT campus)

It's an absurd, experimental mockumentary that's meant to look like archival footage from an East German space program during the 70's. I'm guessing it's like a sci-fi art film with elements of "The Office" and old Hollywood musicals.

Director Jim Finn will be present for a post-film conversation with LVAC adjunct film curator, John Gianvito.

THUR 6/10

Christian McNeill w/ Reva Williams, Melissa Myers Harper

Jeremy Lyons w/ guests Jeff & Vida

at Toad, 1912 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Porter Sq)

When Christian McNeill is doing one of his many other projects as his cohorts are playing in Gretel, the three of them play together in a band called the Redeemers. I assume they'll be without backing band.

Jeremy Lyons will be doing his swampy delta blues, and some friends (likely from his New Orleans time) whip up some modern bluegrassy fun.

THUR 6/10

66 Breakout, Burn The Witch
at House of Blues -- Front Room, 15 Lansdowne St, Boston (Kenmore Sq)
FREE / 21+

Some free hard-blues and metal for your listening enjoyment.

THUR 6/10

Hey Mama
at Precinct, 70 Union Sq, Somerville (Union Sq)

When you're looking bluesy, rootsy, stick-your-finger-in-electrical-socket, get-off-your-butt rock 'n roll, it's difficult to do better than Hey Mama.

They're playing two sets tonight -- and for the next two Wednesdays Thursdays.

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