Scout Picks: October 17-20

milkrowWhat do Dar Williams and Milk Row Cemetery have in common?
They are both featured Scout Picks for this week. (They probably have other things in common too.)


5:30 – 7 p.m. Free.
439 Somerville Ave.
You know that cemetery next to Market Basket? The one that’s always locked? Well, on Thursday, for just 90 minutes, that padlock is coming off! Don’t miss this rare opportunity to explore one of the city’s most beautiful historic sites.


7:30 p.m. $29.
Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square.
Iowa – say what you will about the state, but there’s no denying that it’s got a pretty name. And no one knows how to say that name like the veteran honey-voiced songstress who pays Somerville a visit this Friday night.


9 a.m. – 5 p.m. $75 General / $60 Group Rate.
Somerville High School, 81 Highland Ave.
Parkour is the art of jumping over things that were not meant to be jumped over. If that sounds fun to you, then join Blake Evitt (named one of the city’s “A-Listers” in the May/June issue of Scout Somerville) for this two-day workshop, beginning at SHS and continuing on Sunday somewhere in Boston.


Saturday & Sunday:
5 p.m. Saturday / 7 p.m. Sunday. $10 per day.
PA’s Lounge, 345 Somerville Ave. & Precinct, 70 Union Square.
Do you believe that shoes were meant to be gazed at? Then be there when a cloud of warm and fuzzy noise descends on Union Square this weekend in the form of Somerville’s eighth semi-annual shoegaze fest, featuring 24 bands on two stages.