Scout Picks: Hard Boiled

Maple-Boil-2012Maple syrup isn’t the only thing on tap this weekend, after the jump.


Habib Koite
March 7 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square

Blues, jazz, and rock meet traditional Malian music in the sounds of one of modern Afro-pop’s biggest stars.


Maple Syrup Boil Down Festival
March 8 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Community Growing Center, 22 Vinal Ave.

Community members of all ages are invited to watch and learn at our annual event as sap from local sugar maple trees is boiled down into pure maple syrup over a warm fire. Attendees can expect to enjoy syrup-tasting, music, pancakes, hot drinks and more!


Jimmy Titanic Closes
Davis Square Theatre , 255 Elm St.

Tir Na Production’s presentation of Bernand McMullan’s play is the story of a Belfast shipbuilder who died on the Titanic, and even now, a 100 years later in heaven, still can’t manage to live it down.

Billy Block Benefit
March 9 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Johnny D’s, 17 Holland St.

The biggest names in Boston-area music gather to support the famed Nashville radio host Billy Block, who was diagnosed earlier this year with Stage 4 metastatic melanoma.