SCOUT PICKS: 6/12/15-6/14/15

scout picks

Fun in the sun, on the water and at your favorite concert venues in this weekend’s Scout Picks.

Friday, 6/12
Josh Rouse
8 p.m., $25
The Sinclair, 52 Church St.
Singer-songwriter Josh Rouse has racked up critical acclaim over the course of his career. Uncut has called him“a talent to outrank Ryan Adams or Conor Oberst,” so the guy is clearly a name to know. With support from Walter Martin of The Walkmen. 18+. Hear a track from Rouse’s latest effort, The Embers of Time, below.

Saturday, 6/13
Play Day
1-4 p.m., Free
Agassiz Baldwin Community, 20 Sacramento St.
Grab your friends and family and head to the Agassiz Baldwin Community for a totally free backyard block party! Food, live music, outdoor games and even a community art project make this springtime celebration an ideal way to spend a sunny Saturday.

7th Annual Dance for World Community Festival
12-8 p.m., Free
José Mateo Ballet Theatre, 400 Harvard St.
José Mateo Ballet Theatre presents a full day of dance—from hip hop to ballet to modern—including performances by more than 80 different dance groups, beginners dance classes and a parking lot dance party. “The Festival uses the power of dance to connect people to the important work being accomplished by social service agencies, environmental organizations, social justice activists and more,” according to a statement from José Mateo Ballet Theatre. Learn more about the day’s events here!

Sunday, 6/14
Boston Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival
12-5 p.m., Free
Charles River at Weeks Foot Bridge
Between JFK and Western Avenue Bridges
Now in its 36th year, the Boston Dragon Boat Festival continues to bring music, art and, yes, dragon boats, to the Charles River. Delicious Asian food (you can find a list of festival vendors here) and performances unlike anything you’ve seen before make this one cultural event you won’t want to miss.