SCOUT PICKS: 12/26/14 – 12/28/14

Talking Heads tribute band Start Making Sense

The dreidels have been spun, the yule has been tided. Shake off the holiday cheer with one of our Scout Picks.

Friday, 12/26
Talking Heads Tribute
8 p.m., $17 (18+)
Middle East Downstairs
472-480 Mass Ave.
You may ask yourself, What should I do tonight? And we would answer: Check out this Talking Heads tribute band. Performing tonight with special guest HMFO, a Hall and Oates Tribute.

Saturday, 12/27
Gender Meltdown
7 p.m., sliding scale
The Democracy Center
45 Mount Auburn St.
This benefit for Smash It Dead Fest, a weekend of workshops and music that takes place in March, is sure to be packed with patriarchy-smashing lyrics, guttural screaming and radical love.

Sunday, 12/28
The Sunday Funnies
8 p.m., $10
The Comedy Studio
1238 Mass Ave.
Get ready to laugh with host PJ Westin and a gaggle of comics. The Comedy Studio is located on top of Hong Kong restaurant. Food and drink will be available, and they want you to know: Yes, they have scorpion bowls.