Scout Weekend: Father’s Day picks June 14-16

sophie_puppetSummer has officially started. This is the season of flea markets, music festivals and lots more.

Fortunately for us, the weather finally looks promising. This is a great weekend to be out and about with friends, family, a pet or just by yourself! No matter what you’re into, Scout’s got your weekend covered.


Hyper-Local Brewfest, Armory for the Arts, 191 Highland Ave., 6:00 p.m.
Stop by this event to support local business and sample great beer…it’s a win-win situation. Entry is just $35, and this cost includes unlimited 2 oz. samples of a variety of beers, flavored beers, ciders, and more. Local vendors will even be on hand to serve great food. There will be another tasting Saturday night, but the Sustainable Business Network will premiere its Hyper-Local Home-Brew Showcase on Friday night only, so if you are interested in crafting your own brew at home, don’t miss it.


Assembled continues at Assembly Square from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Union Square Farmers Market, Union Square Plaza, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Union Square Farmers Market opens in the plaza for its third weekend of the year. In addition to the standard assortment of statewide farms and vendors, this weekend’s market will feature a performance from the Pennies, an Americana and country band that won’t sound out of place in the plaza. The market takes cash and credit, so you won’t need to fit in a trip to the ATM before spending dough on some fresh foods.

Starlab Fest, Starlab Recording Co., Union Square, 12 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Free BBQ, a flea market, and great music on two stages. The Starlab fest has it all. Bands start playing at 2 p.m., so get there early if you want to grab some food or check out the flea without missing a beat. Check out our guide to Starlab Fest for more information about the lineup.

SqueezeBox Slam, Seven Hills Park, Davis Square, 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
A celebration of squeezeboxes of all shapes and sizes: the Nave Gallery and Somerville Arts Council will bring the finest local accordion players together in the Seven Hills Park. The second annual slam will host performances by Sandy Theodorou, Ralph Tufo, the Marié Abe Sextet, Cory Pesaturo and Grand Fatilla, and is hosted by Lady Kielbasia of Somerville. If everything goes accordion to plan, this should be a great day of great music.

Live Music Brunch, The Burren, 247 Elm St., 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
If you love live music but couldn’t stay up late enough to catch all of Starlab (or maybe you just prefer brunch to BBQ) then stop by the Live Music Brunch, hosted by Amy Kucharik. Local acoustic artists could be the soundtrack to your bacon and french toast breakfast; could you wish for anything more on a Sunday afternoon?

The Kid, Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Check out Charlie Chaplin’s first full-length feature film (we dare you to say that five times fast.) The latest in the Somerville Theatre’s Silent Film series is a classic, preserved in the Library of Congress due to its cultural significance. Chaplin directed, wrote, and produced the film, so if you’re a fan of the Hollywood legend, you won’t want to miss this flick on the big screen.