SCOUT PICKS: 6/5/15-6/7/15

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Festivals, films and fun in this weekend’s Scout Picks.

Friday, 6/5
7 p.m., $9
Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy St.
Full disclosure: I love, love Robert Altman’s “Nashville,” and I’m fairly certain if you check it out at the Harvard Film Archive this weekend, you will, too. Zany but tender, silly but genuine, you won’t want to miss this musical.

Saturday, 6/6
River Festival
12-6 p.m., Free
Central Square Cultural District
Massachusetts Avenue between Prospect and Sydney Streets
Local music and arts, incredible food, beer gardens—what’s not to love about the annual Cambridge Arts River Festival? Come hang out in the sun with area performers, foodies and friends, and be sure to stop by Scout’s table! We’ll be giving out freebies, shaking hands and kissing babies.

Sunday, 6/7
Idea Hub
11 a.m.-3 p.m., $10 for adults and $5 for youths under 18
MIT Museum
265 Mass. Ave.
Every Sunday, drop by the MIT Museum for hands-on fun that includes 3D printing, circuitry and more. This Sunday, it’s “Chain Reaction,” which lets curious kids create their own Rube Goldberg-type device. Free with museum admission.

Poetry Jam with the Jeff Robinson Trio
7:30 p.m. doors, $7
Lizard Lounge
Every week, Lizard Lounge welcomes some of the coolest poets around to its stage for a slam and open mic portion. This Sunday, featured poet Crystal Beck brings her spoken word to the stage.