Scout Picks: Run and Games


One man’s trash is your weekend, after the jump.


Mise/Foolproof Tasting
4:30 pm – 7:30 pm, Free
Ball Square Fine Wines, 716 Broadway

Ultra boutique start up wine importer/distributor Mise (rhymes with bee’s knees) has made quite an impression since coming on the scene a few short years ago. Wines bearing the Mise logo can be found on the most finely tuned wine lists and wine bar menus in the greater Boston area. Why? These naturally produced, family owned, terroir specific wines rock! Join us and see what all of the hubbub is about.
Craft Beer in Cans!  The meteoric rise of Foolproof Brewing Co from Rhode Island is due in part to the canned beer craze, but mostly due to the liquid.  Come try them all, and a few new offerings out of the bottle as well.


Assembly Row Rock and Run
10 am – 3 pm, Free
Assembly Row, Somerville

In conjunction with Radio 92.9, Assembly Row will host the inaugural Rock and Run 5K obstacle race that will feature a mix of obstacles with live musical acts at every mile marker along the course. After crossing the finish line, runners will be invited to relax at a post race party featuring a beer garden (21+only) and will be capped off by an exclusive performajazznce by a national recording artist.

Joe’s Jazz and Blues Fest
12 – 6:30pm, Free
Powderhouse Park, College Avenue and Broadway,

The Somerville Arts Council and Mayor Joseph Curtatone present Joe’s Jazz and Blues Fest. The brain child of Mayor Joe Curtatone, who played trumpet in the Somerville High School Jazz Band, Joe’s Jazz and Blues Festival returns, located at beautiful Nathan Tufts/Powderhouse Park.


Trash Bash 2014
12 – 6:00 pm, Free
The Uniun Warehouse, 11 Sanborn Court in Union Sq

Showcasing multiple artists from the greater Somerville area, Trash Bash 2014! features art made from recyclable materials such as candy wrappers, found machinery and other objects, t-shirts, various electrical parts, and much more. Winners will be determined by audience members and a panel of local celebrity judges.

Kathy Olson/Randy Pingrey/Mark Zaleski Trio
3 – 5:00 pm, $10
The Green Room, 62 Bow St.kathy

We’re excited to present this intimate, drummerless version of the Olson Pingrey Quartet. The OPQ say this about their music:  ”[We] started as a tribute to the subtle and strangely subversive modernism of the Gerry Mulligan/Bob Brookmeyer quartet. We’ve since found something interesting by continuing that tradition. You’ll find our music to be lighthearted, but never frivolous, as well as rigorous but never academic.  We combine the harmonic freedom of free jazz with the melodic vocabulary of hard bop and the quirky individualism of early swing.”