Scout Picks: Bold Goings

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Gender-Reversed Star Trek: Trouble with Tribbles
8 – 9pm, Donation Appreciated
Unity Church of God, 6 William St.

At the end of May the Post-Meridian Radio Players are proud to present the return of our gender-swapped interpretation of The Trouble with Tribbles. A faithful reproduction of the original Star Trek episode, except with Captain Jane T. Kirk, Ms. Spock and Mr. Uhura. Three performances: Friday May 30 at 8pm, Saturday May 31 at 2pm and 8pm.

Performances are free, although a small donation is appreciated.


Contrapose Dance and Quicksilver Dance- a Dancing in the Streets event
3 – 5:00 pm, Free
Union Square Plaza, Somerville

contrapose_quicksilverContrapose Dance, under the artistic direction of Courtney Peix, will present eight sections of a current collaborative work with scientist/photographer Larry Pratt via a grant from the NSF/National Science Foundation. HoverDive is an evening length performance made in collaboration with scientist Larry Pratt, musician Amber Vistein, and costume designer Jennifer Varekamp. Considering elements of fluid dynamics, chaos, and entropy — all elements of Larry Pratt’s oceanographic research — the piece explores ocean life, communicationas seen in that environment, and the circularity of it all.

Quicksilver Dance, under the artistic direction of Mariah Steele, will present three selections, choreographed by Steele. The Constant Effortof Beginning, with original music composed by Ryan Edwards, celebrates the cycle of ecological life. Caesar and Cleopatra imagines how the storied relationship between these historical giants may have developed into partnership and romance, while always remaining equals. And the final piece, On the Threshold of Memory, set to original music composedby Ryan Edwards, investigates the hazy space between knowing/not-knowing, sensing/perceiving, visualizing/remembering the internal world of our memories.

Cambridge Symphony Orchestra Appalachian Spring Concert
8 – 10:30 pm, General $15.00; Student/Senior $10
Center for Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave.

Please join the Cambridge Symphony Orchestra for an evening of beautiful music. Our title work (Appalachian Spring) by Aaron Copland captures his uniquely American sound. We conclude a season of composers who suffered political oppression for their art; even Copland, whose music held such patriotic appeal, was blacklisted during the McCarthy era and labeled a communist sympathizer. But Appalachian Spring carries the promise of new life, just as you’ll hear in Johannes CSO App Spring2Brahms’ First Symphony. The program also includes Danse Bacchanale by Camille Saint-Saens.

Fourteen Somerville residents will be performing in this event, including Cambridge Symphony Music Director Cynthia Woods, and these orchestra players: violinists Josh Garstka, Daphne Layton, Rachel Decker, Ruth Jeka, Tadhg Pearson, Miriam Raffeld and Erik Ryan; violist Kim Etingoff; cellist Sarah Cash; string bass player dave Shrake; bassoonist Adam Fouse; horn Casey Golomski; percussionist Natalie Shelton.


The Somerville Flea Opening Day
10:00 am – 4:00 pm, Free
Davis Square, Davis Square

We are totally gearing up for the outdoor season starting on Sunday, June 1st. As far as our vendors–we’ll have a bunch of familiar faces as well as some new ones. The vendor lineup will be up next Wednesday, but expect funky vintage vendors, fantastic artisans, neat snacks and fresh produce.

We are so excited! Oh, yeah–don’t forget the live music brought to you by Melvern Taylor and His Fabulous Meltones. Sweet!

5th Annual CARNAVAL
12 – 4:00 pm, Free
East Broadway, Broadway,

oin us on East Broadway for Somerville’s fastest growing street festival, the 5th annual Carnaval@SomerStreets. We take it to the streets to show off the unique flavor the East Somerville Community has to offer – For 4 years thousands have enjoyed food, music and culture from around the world in a 360 degree experience for the whole family. This year the fun gets even better with music and dance on THREE stages, arts and crafts, sports and martial arts, local ethnic food, dance demos and more!

Join the MOTION PARADE at 12 noon led by Mayor Joseph Curtatone. Meet at the Cross Street Senior Center, intersection of Broadway and Cross St.

Specific acts include Marcus Santos and AfroBrazil, The Pennies, Afro D All Starz, Duppy Conquerors, Hot Sauce Blues Jam, On Stage Dance, El Sistema Somerville, Dirty Water Brass Band, Banda de la Paz, Loma Larga, Meta Dance, Somerville Lions Club and more!