Scout Weekend: British Edition June 28-30

936342_515202711876794_1350044857_nWith June coming to end, summer has officially kicked into high gear. While the weather might not be the most promising, there are enough indoor events to keep you dry all weekend.

Of course, if you’re ready to brave the storm with umbrella in hand, the Union Square Farmers Market and Davis Flea will take place rain or shine. Here’s what to check out:

Friday

The Baltimore Waltz

Unity Somerville, 6 William St, 8 p.m. Adults $15, Students/Seniors $12

In this comedic tribute to the brother of playwright Paula Vogel, who died of AIDS in 1988, the protagonist Anna searches for a cure for Acquired Toilet Disease. The search takes Anna and her brother, Carl, to Europe – representative of the trip Vogel never got to take with her own brother. Laugh and cry with Theatre@First Community Theatre Friday night, or catch the matinee performance Saturday at 2 p.m.

 

Sex, Drugs and the Great American Songbook

Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave Suite 1-A, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Free (donations accepted).

A night of music and trivia with a theme of rock musicians’ sexploitations and drug use – and local craft brews! Jennifer Lawrence, who we featured in our May/June issue, will emcee the trivia portion, while songs like Amy Winehouse’s “Rehab” will be performed by Debbie Lane, Marva Wooden, Catharine David and Gail Leondar-Wright. Want to come out on top in trivia? Study up on some good old sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll.

 

Saturday

 

Public Cinema Dance Party

The Uniun, 3 Sanborn Court. 9 p.m. $10 advance/$15 at the door.

Come dance the night away to usher in a new short film program for filmmakers. This fundraising event will feature beer from local brewers and music from artists like Owen Williams, the Cool Kids Club and DJ Die Young. What makes the event especially unique? Crowd-sourced video edited live and projected onto the walls of the Uniun warehouse. Send in your video now for a chance to catch your own footage on the wall.

 

Brit Night

Radio, 381 Somerville Ave. 8 p.m. $8, 21+.

The Rosebud tradition is carried on by local bands Interrobang, The Deep North and Southern Lust Club taking on the music of Radiohead, The Smiths and David Bowie, respectively. Fans of the Brit band legends (or those just looking forward to seeing a modern band pull off Bowie’s iconic looks) should “Creep” over to Radio at 8 p.m.

 

Sunday

 

Disney’s “Earth”

Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square. 11 a.m. $2.

The Somerville Theatre’s “Affordable Family Flicks” summer series begins with Disney’s “Earth,” a feature-length version of the “Planet Earth” TV series. The documentary is narrated by James Earl Jones and features stunning footage of polar bears, humpback whales and elephants as they migrate. It’s a beautiful (and educational) film the whole family can enjoy.

 

Cupcake Camp Boston 2013

Hodgkins-Curtin Park, Davis Square. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. $7.

At just $7, the admission price for this event is a bargain – it grants you eight delicious cupcakes, a $25 value. In addition to the frosted treats, the day will feature relay races and other activities for kids and their parents. Your diet can wait one more day.

 

Meatball Takedown

Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave Suite 1-A. 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. $15.

“The road to hell is paved with meatballs,” or so claims the tagline for this event. Its description sounds less like a competition and more like an every-man-for-himself food fight, but video of a similar Takedown competition on the group’s website looks perfectly civil. The $15 admission fee will get you all-you-can-eat meatballs, so whether the meatball catapults are fact or fiction, we think it’s worth your buck.

 

-Jake Reed

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