Scout Picks: Sights, Sounds and Tastes


Tragedy, comedy and jazz, after the jump.


Ball Square Lagunitas and Single Malt Tasting
4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Ball Square Fine Wines, 716 Broadway

Wine: Five brand new Wines for the Month worthy of three fist pumps from Rene Rancourt! Taste along with us this Friday night from 4:30 – 7:30pm. Beer: Lagunitas Friday from 5:00 – 7:00pm ~ Craft Beer veteran (but Lagunitas newcomer) Sean will join us in celebrating one of the fastest growing breweries in the world.  Come see why IPA’s are the best selling style of Craft Beer by far, and taste a few outstanding examples of the famed “West Coast style” IPA. Spirits: Scotch Whiskey! Saturday from 3:00 – 5:00 pm. ~ Scotch connoisseurs rejoice! Let’s take advantage of this cooler Spring weather and sample some ballSingle Malts that’ll keep you nice and toasty! Gary from Classic Imports will be manning the tasting station this Saturday and he’ll pour an outstanding Scotch line-up including Gordon MacPhail and some other heavy hitters! Don’t miss out!

Sumeida’s Song
8 – 10:00 pm, $25, $15 students and seniors
Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square

Boston Opera Collaborative is proud to present the Boston premiere of Sumeida’s Song, the first opera by up-and-coming composer Mohammed Fairouz. Educated at New England Conservatory and the Curtis Institute, Fairouz is quickly gaining international recognition as one of the most frequently performed, commissioned, and recorded composers of his generation. Since its premiere in 2009, Sumeida’s Song has been collecting accolades from the likes of the New York Times, NPR and OperaNews, where it was recently named one of the twelve best opera recordings of 2013. This dramatic opera tells the story of a young Egyptian student who returns home to face his mother’s desire to avenge his father’s death.


Somerville Open Studios
12-6pm, Free

It’s here! The 16th annual Somerville Open Studios. Over FOUR HUNDRED Somerville artists will be opening their workshops and studios to the public. Check here for a full list of participants!

OnStage ARTS MarathonOnStage
6:30 – 11:30 pm, $10
OnStage Dance Company studio, 276 Broadway

For one night the OnStage Dance Company studio will be transformed into a Theater, Comedy Club and Music Hall as we celebrate the arts: Featuring over two dozen acts in Dance, Music, Improv, Comedy and Visual Art.

Geek Comedy Night
8 – 10:00 pm, $10, $8 advance
Comicazi, 407 Highland Ave

Celebrate Free Comic Book day with Kevin Harrington and the Comedy Avengers.

Yuka Hunt Trio
8 – 10:00 pm, $10
The Green Room, 62 Bow St.

Yuka is a pianist with a love for the compositions of Thelonious Monk and Bill Evans as well as a singer who draws on the Great American Songbook tradition.  She’ll be joined by her husband Joe Hunt on drums, as well as bassist Mike Harrist. Joe is a highly respected veteran drummer whose long resume includes time with such jazz legends as Bill Evans, Stan Getz, and Ornette Coleman, and Mike works with the gypsy jazz group Ameranouche.


The Playtime Players “Lost…. and Found”
10 – 11:00 am, $10LostandFound
Arts at the Armory Cafe, 191 Highland Ave.

When Sebastian’s favorite toy is stolen by the mischievous woodland trickster Crabtree, he must journey into the Magic Forest to find it! With guidance from the enchanting Silver Queen and help from young audience members, Sebastian reclaims his treasured toy and returns home. Join The Playtime Players for an inventive, participatory theatre performance designed especially for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers! We begin with gentle clowning to welcome children to the show and end with hands-on dramatic play games, all accompanied by exciting live music!

Mass Appeal Spring Concert
6 – 7:00 pm, Free
Davis Square Theatre , 255 Elm St.

Mass Appeal was formed in September 2011 by a group of Boston-area women who love to sing. Our a cappella repertoire pulls from hits throughout the ages – current favorites include popular songs by Etta James, Macklemore,  Pentatonix, Sara Bareilles, and more. Mass Appeal has performed at community events, open mics, and local concerts for a wide range of audiences and we are always excited for new opportunities to perform!