SCOUT PICKS: 5/22/15-5/24/15

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Happy Memorial Day Weekend!


Somerville Rocks!
7 p.m., Free
Somerville High School Auditorium
81 Highland Ave.
Come spend an evening with Somerville’s most talented students. This semi-annual, citywide event showcases the work of kids 12 and older from around the neighborhood. Bands will come from inside and outside of school, and some solo acts will make an appearance. Come cheer these kids on!


The Photography Channel presents Closed Doors
7-11 p.m., $5
Center for Arts at the Armory
191 Highland Ave
This one-night-only event is brought to you by the Photography Channel, a subset of Darkroom Boston, which aims to help “make photography created by young, emerging and established artists more accessible and affordable.” Closed Doors will feature art by Michael Sharkey, Molly Lamb, Ryan Arthurs, Arielle Simmons, Rob Collins and Laura Beth Reese. Proceeds from the night will go to benefit a local program that helps victims of domestic abuse.


Memorial Day Parade
1 p.m., Free
Somerville’s Memorial Day Parade, the biggest in the Boston metro region, kicks off from City Hall Concourse in the afternoon, but you can get in on the commemorative festivities as early as 8 a.m. American Legion Post #19 will lead a procession down Highland Ave. to Central Hill Park where they will lay wreaths on the monuments there. The larger parade, which will conclude at the Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery in Teele Square, will feature 17 performing groups as well as representatives from local veteran and fire units. Find out more information at

Rough Cut
3-5 p.m., Free
The Armory Cafe
191 Highland Ave.
Organized by SCATV, Rough Cut is a chance for media makers of all experience levels to screen their creations and get feedback on their work. Pieces should be unfinished and no longer than five minutes. If you are interested in showing your work, fill out their form found here.