The Scooper Bowl this year was full of tables of major ice cream conglomerates, and aside from Spasso there wasn’t anything representing Boston’s small ice cream stores. Union Square in Somerville is providing a location for a ice cream bonanza featuring contributions from Christina’s Homemade Ice Cream, Toscanini’s, J.P. Licks, Chilly Cow, b.good, Wheeler’s, and more.
Ice Cream Showdown takes place Saturday August 22 in the parking lot next to Grand in Union Square. $2 admission donation benefits the Juniper Fund, a scholarship established in memory of musician John Hall of the Addison Groove Project. 3-6 p.m. at 374 Somerville Ave, Somerville. The rain date is Sunday, August 23.