SCOUT PICKS: 5/15/15-5/18/15

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Art, music, dancing and Big Bird: What more could you want from your weekend?

Friday – Monday
I Am Big Bird premiere at the Brattle
Times vary, $8-$11
Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle St.
This heartwarming documentary tells the story of the man who has brought Sesame Street’s Big Bird to life for decades. Caroll Spinney has been the voice behind Big Bird since 1969, and at 81, he says he finds no reason to retire. From the Brattle site: This loving portrait peels away the instances that inspired his creation of Big Bird, and as the yellow feathers give way to grey hair, it is the man, not the puppet, who will steal your heart.”

Saturday
Open Art Lab Presents: Tinikling! Filipino National Dance Workshop with Ellie Tiglao
1 p.m., $8
EMW Bookstore
934 Mass Ave.
“You do not need to put your dancing shoes on,” according to the folks behind this workshop. “In fact, take them off, because this traditional dance is performed in bare feet and comfy clothes.” Learn about the history of this celebrated dance with Tiglao, who also hosts Filipino cuisine popup dinners.

Saturday
May Art Party with Music & Magic
7 p.m., $8 (18+)
Out of the Blue Too
541 Mass Ave.
Join the artsy folks over at Out of the Blue Too for their monthly art party. Music will ba provided by some very rad folks (Sleep Crimes, Feral Jenny, Miami Doritos and Marty Kings) and a magic pre-show will start at 8 p.m.

Sunday
Central Square STEAM Family Disco
1-4 p.m., Free
Middle East Downstairs
472-480 Mass Ave
Geared towards kids aged 4 to 13, this family friendly event is just want you need to introduce your young ones to the renowned Together Festival. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math, and there’s no better way to start on those subjects than to dance into them.

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