SCOUT PICKS: 5/1/15-5/3/15

scoutBent Shapes photographed by Avi Paul Weinstein, courtesy of their Facebook.

Celebrate books, beers and being outside in this weekend’s Scout Picks.

Friday, 5/1
Girl, Incarcerated
10 p.m., $18
ImprovBoston
40 Prospect St.
This “Orange is the New Black” spoof is set in Galcatraz, a fictional women’s prison where “power struggles, camaraderie, back-stabbing, romance and dirty secrets” are all commonplace. Grab your tickets here.

Saturday, 5/2

Independent Bookstore Day
All Day
Citywide
We’ve already covered pretty much everything you need to know about celebrating the first annual Independent Bookstore Day, but to recap: Get to area shops including Porter Square Books and Harvard Bookstore early so to get your hands on limited edition, autographed merch from authors like Roxane Gay and illustrators including Hyperbole and a Half’s Allie Brosh. Stay throughout the afternoon for in-store talks and signings from authors and experts include Joanne Chang of Flour Bakery and New Yorker writer/editor James Wood.

Cambridge Brewing Company turns 26
11 a.m., No Cover
Cambridge Brewing Company
1 Kendall Sq.
Happy birthday, CBC! The local brewery and restaurant is celebrating its 26th birthday on Saturday with live music all day long—and of course, with plenty of food and brews.

Sunday, 5/3

32nd Annual MayFair
12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Free
Harvard Square
This year’s MayFair will feature some of the area’s best bands who will perform on the street. Harvard Square becomes an outdoor venue, with the main stage in front of Out of Town News and another stage on Church Street. The bands were handpicked by Bowery Boston and include local favorites like Bent Shapes and Hallelujah the Hills.

Comments