SCOUT PICKS: 3/20/15–3/22/15

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From classical piano pieces to ’90s hip hop to industrial ’80s tunes, we’re bringing you three nights of music in this weekend’s Scout Picks.

Friday, 3/20
Perfume Genius with Jenny Hval
8 p.m., $13
The Sinclair
52 Church St.
Still don’t have plans for tonight? Head to the Sinclair, where Seattle-based singer-songwriter Mike Hadreas (a.k.a. Perfume Genius) will be delighting fans with his heartstring-tugging tunes. With support from Norwegian musician Jenny Hval.

Saturday, 3/21
HEROES
10 p.m., $7
TT The Bear’s Place
10 Brookline St.
This isn’t your average spandex-and-neon ’80s night—DJ Chris Ewen instead spins old-school goth and industrial music as well as punk, new wave and electro. Seven bucks gets ya four full hours of all the ’80s music you could ever want, minus the hair metal and disco. 18+.

Sunday, 3/22

Cambridge Symphony Orchestra Presents “Living Presence”
4 p.m., $20
Kresge Auditorium at M.I.T.
48 Mass Ave.
Stop by MIT this Sunday to watch Cambridge Symphony Orchestra perform pieces by Paul Dukas, Johannes Brahms and Ottorino Respighi. The evening of beautiful music will also spotlight the TargetCancer foundation, meaning that your attendance is actually for a great cause. Tickets are $20 ($15 for students and seniors) and are available here.

Trapped in the ’90s
10:30 p.m., $13 day of
Middle East Downstairs
472-480 Mass Ave.
Didn’t get enough decade-specific fun at HEROES on Saturday? Not a problem—the dream of the ’90s is alive in Cambridge. If you don’t have to be up early for work on Monday morning, stop by this ’90s dance party at the Middle East Downstairs, where DJ Doo Wop and DJ J-Squared will be spinning the best of the decade’s R&B and hip hop. Grab tickets here, show is 18+.

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