Events

PARK(ing) Day Reinvents City’s Parking Spots

What could a city do with all the space that’s dedicated to parking? That’s the driving question behind PARK(ing) Day, an international event where cities transform their metered parking spots into public spaces ranging from mini parks to libraries to concerts. Cambridge will reinvent 127 parking spots on Sept. 15, allowing 55 groups to set […]



Five Questions With Award-Winning Cambridge Bartender Naomi Levy

Thirst Boston, a cocktail conference (seriously!) that brings the city’s bartending experts together for a celebration of sipping locally, returns on April 28 with panels, classes and—of course—a few parties. One of those experts is Cambridge’s Naomi Levy, who’s participating in a seminar called “Title Town: How to Make Friends & Win Cocktail Competitions.” The decorated […]


Beer, Corned Beef and Music: St. Patrick’s Day Happenings in Cambridge

Everyone’s honorarily Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, which means the whole city gets to celebrate. Whether you want to fill your day (and your stomach) with corned beef or green beer, there’s something happening around Cambridge for you. We’ve rounded up the best of the festivities for this weekend; all you have to do is focus […]


Cambridge Kicks Off Women’s History Month

Who run the world? Girls. And in honor of Women’s History Month, local businesses and organizations are stepping up to celebrate women here in Cambridge and beyond. We’ve rounded up a whole bunch of panels, movie screenings and other ways you can participate. Here’s what’s happening in Cambridge: On March 2, Venture Cafe Kendall is hosting a Female Founders Night, where […]


Valentine’s Day Happenings Around Cambridge

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and we’ve got you covered when it comes to buying the perfect gift or finding the best places to eat, drink and be merry. Whether you want to get physical and partake in some ice skating or a spin class with your SO or would prefer a Lady and the Tramp-themed dinner, there’s something on this list […]


SCOUT PICK: Beach Slang at The Sinclair, May 19

The way bands make money has shifted dramatically over the last decade. Due to the ubiquitous presence of streaming services, album sales are no longer the best way to make a buck. Artists now have to hit the road—and hit it hard—if they want to make a living playing music. Take a look at the ever-growing […]




A Night in Havana Club

“It’s okay to feel sexy if you want.”  Johnny Giraldo is onstage with his wife, Felicita, gliding back and forth on silent eight-beat measures—1-2-3 pause, 5-6-7 pause, left-right-together hold, right-left-together hold—their backs to the crowd. Behind them, dozens of people mirror their movements on a hardwood ballroom floor, learning the basic steps of salsa. They […]


PHOTOS: Honk! Festival 2015

The 10th annual Honk! Festival brought the brass to Somerville and Cambridge this weekend. More than 25 bands with influences as diverse as punk, funk, Afrobeat and more filled the streets—from Somerville’s Davis Square to Harvard Square in Cambridge—with music. Scout was there, too—dancing, laughing and snapping photos of the action.