SCOUT PICKS: 5/22/15-5/24/15


Say hello to a great new musical at the American Repertory Theater and bid adieu to a mainstay of the local music scene in this weekend’s Scout Picks.

All weekend
“The Last Two People On Earth”
American Repertory Theater
64 Brattle St.
You’ve read the glowing reviews in the New York Times and the Boston Globe—now catch the “apocalyptic vaudeville” that has charmed critics and viewers alike. Mandy Patinkin and Taylor Mac are the titular “last two people on earth,” and they spend the show singing and dancing through the peaks and pratfalls of humankind’s reign on earth. Most shows have sold out, but a limited number of tickets will be available the day of each performance at the A.R.T. ticket office.

Friday, 5/22
“Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!”
9:30 p.m., $11
Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle St.
Madness, mayhem and go-go dancers—this 1965 Russ Meyer film truly has it all, and if you’ve never seen it this is your chance to change that. Grab your tickets here.

Sunday, 5/24
Mike’s Monster Guitar Birthday Bash
1 p.m. doors, $10 suggested donation
TT the Bear’s Place
10 Brookline St.
Celebrate the end of the weekend and the end of an era at TT the Bear’s, which will be closing its doors in July after more than three decades of shows. Join Mike’s Monster Guitar as they commemorate two years in business with a matinee show featuring The Dogmatics, Triple Thick, The Worried and more.

Monday, 5/25
Memorial Day Parade
9:30 a.m., Free
Cambridge Common
Pay your respects this Memorial Day with the city’s annual parade, which begins at Cambridge Common and ends at Cambridge Cemetery. Police officers, firefighters and veterans will be among those honored at the ceremony.