Scout Picks: Sad Clowns and Storytellers

hwgs2It’s a weekend of melancholic amusements in Somerville after the jump–try not to stain your greasepaint.


The Moth: GrandSLAM
8:00 – 10:00 pm / $20
Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square

The beloved storytelling podcast comes to Somerville, with ten storySLAM champs facing off against each other–who will be the anec-dopest? You (and more importantly, the judges) decide!


Making Movies with a DSLR Camera
12:00 – 4:00 pm / $40, $20 members
Somerville Community Access TV, 90 Union Square

SCA-TV will show budding Fellinis how to get the most out of modern tech with this four-hour session featuring the Canon T4i.

He Who Gets Slapped
8 – 10pm/$24
Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square

The Alloy Orchestra gives the “sounds of silence” musical accompaniment treatment to this 1924 classic, starring Lon Chaney as a disgraced former scientist turned circus clown. Slapping ensues.


Valentine’s Day Photography Mini-Sessions
Noah B.Kaplan Photography

All day long, Noah B. Kaplan Photography, a local Somerville children and family photographer, will be accepting bookings for fun, love-themed Valentine’s Day mini-sessions. These sessions fill up fast, so book soon!

Music of John Dowland
3 – 5pm / $19, $14 members, seniors, and students
Somerville Museum, 1 Westwood Rd, Somerville

The El Dorado Ensemble pay tribute to the per-eminent Edwardian rock star, John Dowland, and his proto-emo lute ballads such as “Flow My Tears” and “I Saw My Lady Weepe.” Not the happiest guy, really. But a damn good musician.