Scout Picks: Art Attack

artbeat2Can’t beat Art Beat, after the jump!


ArtBeat in Davis Sq.
6 p.m., Free.
Davis Square, 1 Davis Square
Somerville has the secondhighest number of artists per capita in the country, so it stands to reason that its art festivals are pretty baller – and baller they be. And baller-est of them all is ArtBeat, which features dozens of bands, close to a hundred vendors and innumerable activities, all based around a unifying theme. This year’s theme is “hatch,” so your guess is as good as ours. Eggshell earrings? Bird rock? A submarine toss?

Richard Cambridge’s Poetry Theatre
7:30 p.m., $10.
Center for Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave.
A 36 year tradition and going strong, Richard Cambridge’s monthly series blends performance and poetry into a heady, but mellow, evening.


Starlabfest V – Film, Comedy and Art ShowSTARLABFEST-V-POSTER3web
10a.m., $10.
Starlab Studios, 453 Somerville Ave.
The fifth annual Starlabfest is divided into two can’t miss shows – but if one was slightly more unmissable than other other, it’d be the arts and crafts showcase. Stand-up by Myq Kaplan, films by Paul Villanova, and visual wonderment by Heather Seeley (among many others) make up the arts, and the flea market makes the crafts. And there’s beer, which gets its own billing.

ArtBeat Day 2
11 a.m., Free.
Davis Square, 1 Davis Square

Starlabfest V Rock and Roll Show
Starlab Studios, 32 Prospect St.
12p.m., $10.
Psst – remember when we said that the arts and crafts show was the more unmissable of the two? We lied. If there’s a show you truly cannot miss, it’s one that features The Young Leaves, Abadabad and Animal Mother all on the same bill – and many, many more.

Summer Radio Mystery Theatre: Super Sleuths!
8 p.m., $15.
Responsible Grace ChurchLove-Affairs-poster, 204 Elm St.
A veritable who’s-who of whodunnits – Hercule Poirot, Lady Molly and Sherlock Holmes – join forces in this live-staging of three
radio plays from the medium’s golden age.


LOVE/AFFAIRS: Songs of infatuation and infidelity
5 p.m., Free
Center for Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave.

Enjoy craft beer, wine and baked goods while savoring songs of love and messing around.