parts and crafts

Parts and Crafts Brings the Maker Movement to Kids

Parts and Crafts 577 Somerville Ave., (617) 207-8016 partsandcrafts.org For Dina Gjertsen, it can be a bit difficult to describe what actually goes on at Parts and Crafts. Where else could you make your own lightsaber, build a doll house, and fix a bike? “It’s really just a place for people to share cool projects, […]





SCOUT PICKS: 4/3/15-4/5/15

We’re hailing the arrival of Spring with Taza, Groundwork Somerville and more in this weekend’s Scout Picks. Friday, 4/3 Groundwork Somerville’s Spring Gala 7 p.m., $30 or $75 (VIP) Cuisine en Locale 156 Highland Ave. Tickets are still available for Groundwork Somerville’s 2015 Gala, which takes place tonight at Cuisine en Locale. Join the planet-conscious nonprofit for this […]



Scout Picks: 3/6/15 – 3/8/15

Friday, 3/6 Joan Osborne 7 p.m. (doors at 5:30), $55 Johnny D’s 17 Holland St. This 12-song set is “one of the most personally motivated, creatively ambitious efforts” of her career. This performance is part of Johnny D’s Women of Influence Series that’s meant to celebrate and support women musicians in partnership with Girls Rock […]


Have a Class-y New Year: 15 Classes to Take in 2015

Ah, the dreaded New Year’s resolution. Broken nearly as often as they’re made, these annual promises to learn something new or grow as an individual can be the cause of much stress and anxiety. Here at Scout, we want to guide you on your road to self-improvement, so we trekked around town finding the best […]


Parts and Crafts to Start Somerville Tool Library

Growing up, my dad always had a set of tools in the garage. Whether they were scattered among mismatched toolboxes or squared away in the professional-grade tool cabinet my mother eventually bought him, if we needed to fix something, we could probably find the tool to do it. Now that I’m on my own, and especially […]


Scout Picks: 11/21/14 – 11/23/14

Here are our favorite Somerville events for the coming weekend: Friday, 11/21 2 – 6 p.m., Free I’ve Been Everywhere, Man: Musicians on the Road Nave Gallery Annex 53 Chester St. To many, the life of a touring musician seems like a dream, but this exhibition at Nave Gallery shows that it ain’t always full of […]