Scout Picks: Wiggity, Wiggity, Wiggity Weekend

90sA story all about how your weekend got flipped-turned upside down, after the jump.


Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
7 – 9 pm, $15, $10 students and seniors
Davis Square Theatre , 255 Elm St.

Arguably Shakespeare’s masterpiece, it continues after hundreds of years to be dramatically valid. There are thousands of Hamlets, Ophelias, Horatios and Ghosts and each iteration discovered by the actor is true. As an actor myself, I find this thrilling. Audiences and scholars alike can be moved by this story, even though we may not be Kings, Queens or master swordsmen. It is updated and made to 6-26suit our times, our visions. And that is incredibly powerful.

’90?s Prom: Right Here, Right Now
8 – 11:30 pm, $20-$55
Cuisine en Locale, 156 Highland Ave

Come rock out to ’90s music all night long at this totally awesome event that’s also a fundraiser for Somerville Local First, a nonprofit that encourages a diverse economy that is local, sustainable and fair.

With this ticket you’ll get a free beer in the first hour, fun free goodies and a night you’ll never forget. There will be special cocktails, including one made just for Somerville Local First by Cuisine en Locale, and food available for purchase.


The Theft
2 – 3:30 pm, $9-$11
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Alfond Auditorium), 465 Huntington Ave, Boston,

The Theft, an award winning short film, shot in Somerville will be screening at the MFA  as part of the 2014 Roxbury International Film Festival.

Set in the backdrop of modern day India, the film is a story about how young minds are induced into social prejudices and  is the first award winning fictional short film, with a story based in India but shot entirely in a Somerville apartment by a New England based cast and crew. Writer, Director  Gauri Adelkar, a Somerville local won the Indie Soul Best Director Award at the annual Boston International Film Festival where the film premiered, in April this year.

The Dinner Detective
6:15 – 9 pm, $75
TDD1Holiday Inn Boston-Bunker Hill, 30 Washington St

For a limited time only, Holiday Inn Boston-Bunker Hill and The Dinner Detective, America’s largest interactive murder-mystery comedy dinner show, invite you to participate in an unforgettable evening of jaw-dropping suspense and endless entertainment, while enjoying an interactive four-course dining experience.

Aardvark Jazz Orchestra
8 – 9:30 pm, $15
Nave Music Series Clarendon Hill Presbyterian Church, 155 Powderhouse Blvd

Aard-KM-Stage-140-kbThe legendary Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, one of the longest running large jazz ensembles in the world, will make its debut in the Nave Music Series on Saturday.  The band will perform originals by founder and music director Mark Harvey (“give this groundbreaking music a listen” Jazz Now), including the world premiere of a piece by Harvey in honor of Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone.  Also on tap:  Harvey’s 2014 composition Spaceways, celebrating the Sun Ra Centennial.  Rounding out the show:  rarely-heard gems by Gerry Mulligan (A Ballad) and Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn (the infectious Blue Pepper from the exotic Far East Suite), plus Roll ‘Em, the exuberant Swing-era masterpiece by Mary Lou Williams.


Rough Cut Movie Social
3 – 5:00 pm, Free
The Uniun Warehouse, 11 Sanborn Court in Union Square,

Somerville Community Access TV and Arlington Community Media, Inc. presents: ROUGH CUT MOVIE SOCIAL. It is a free event open to all media makers who have a video work-in-progress. This means a TV show, documentary, experimental, music videos, etc.

Have this be the test run and polish up your video work for the @Center for Arts at the Armory‘s f/Stop Local event, which takes submissions and airs completed works. Come attend to watch the film screenings, no film submission required.

Kira Velella
8 – 9:00 pm, Free
Arts at the Armory Cafe, 191 Highland Ave.

“Kira has been writing and performing for audiences around the country since she was 17. At times solo, and others, accompanied by tasty, textural electric guitar.   “Vulnerable and beautiful” says Post Grad Music Reviews. “The answer to modern folk music,” says   It’s for your old soul and inner child, and with instruments of choice guitar and voice, she will sing you safely through.