SCOUT PICKS: 7/24/15-7/26/15


Teary goodbyes, an outdoor jazz festival and an author who spent a year living without processed foods—our Scout Picks are all over the place this weekend.

Friday, 7/24 and Saturday, 7/25
Farewell Blowout
Set times vary, $15 per night
T.T. The Bear’s Place, 10 Brookline St.
R.I.P., T.T.’s: five letters we hoped to never have to type in succession. Bid farewell to this Cambridge cornerstone at one of their two remaining shows—the Dogmatics are headlining on Friday, Scruffy the Cat on Saturday—and try not to cry into your beer (too much).

Friday, 7/24
Megan Kimble, Unprocessed
7 p.m., Free
Porter Square Books, 25 White St.
When it comes to staying healthy, many of us stick with simple dietary rules: try to eat a lot of fruits and veggies, avoid crushing a family-sized bag of Doritos in one sitting, eat McDonald’s sparingly. But author Megan Kimble took her quest for healthy eating one step further when she went an entire year without eating any processed foods—a year during which she slaughtered a sheep, harvested her own sea salt and more, all while living on a shoestring budget. She stops by Porter Square Books to talk about her weird, wonderful food journey.

Saturday, 7/25 and Sunday, 7/26
Coolidge Corner Sidewalk Sale
Coolidge Corner
The annual sidewalk sale returns to Coolidge Corner this weekend, with more than 35 vendors selling everything from clothing to jewelry to music to games and more. Not a big shopper? Not a big deal—stop by anyway for the live music and food!

Sunday, July 26
Cambridge Jazz Festival
12-6 p.m., Free
University Park Commons, Sydney Street
A free afternoon of jazz in the park—what’s not to love? After a successful Kickstarter campaign, Cambridge Jazz Festival returns to Central Square for its second year with headliners The Ron Savage Trio Featuring Nnenna Freelon, Toth Bros, Joanne Brackeen and more.