SCOUT PICKS: A River Runs Through It

scout picks

Arts, crafts and everything in-between in this week’s Scout Picks.


Etchings From Moscow and Morning Market
10 am – 5 pm, Free
Multicultural Arts Center, 41 2nd St.

The Multicultural Arts Center and From Russia with Art Gallery presents Etchings from Moscow on view beginning June 6 until September 2, 2014, in the Lower Gallery, exhibiting works by Alexander Vetrov and Stanislav Nikireyev, two honored Russian artists with an exceptional eye for detail and beauty.

The Multicultural Arts Center will be exhibiting paintings by local artist Lori Lander from June 5 until August 29, 2014, in the Upper Gallery. The paintings of Morning Market showcase the beauty and grace of not only the morning hours, but also the women living and working in them each day. For this series, Lander has sought out the morning markets and created a body of work that embodies the light, color, and movement of these women and the atmosphere surrounding them.

The Possible Project Marketplace
5 – 7 pm, Free
The Possible Project, 955 Massachusetts Ave. 3rd Floor

An opportunity for our students to display their products and services to the greater Cambridge community. Our student businesses range from accessory and clothing design businesses, shoe and computer repair, gift baskets, homemade lotions, candles, as well as tasty treats and many more! Come support your local teen entrepreneurs!


Cambridge Arts River Festival
12 – 6:00 pm, Free
Central Square, Massachusetts Avenue & Sidney St

Cambridge Arts River Festival is a free arts festival that celebrates local art, food and music every June. This year is the 35th Cambridge Arts River Festival, and just when we thought we had it all figured out- we’re moving our location. This year we celebrate the arts in the heart of the Cultural District of Cambridge: Central Square. Cambridge Arts River Festival will take place on June 7th, 2014 from 12noon- 6pm on Massachusetts Avenue starting at the Prospect Street intersection, running up Sidney Street between Mass Ave and Pilgrim Street.

In addition to the arts vendors, local food purveyors, interactive art booths and 5 stages we normally host; we will have a beer garden with local brews, and The Middle East will host a 6th stage, and a 2nd beer garden.

Boston Roller Derby: Boston Derby Dames vs Ohio Roller Girls
4 – 11 pm, $16 for adults, $12 for students (with valid ID), and $5 for kids 6-17. Kids under 6 admitted free
Simoni Ice Rink, 155 Gore St

The Ohio Roller Girls are coming to Cambridge this Saturday for a doubleheader against the Boston All Stars. This will be The Boston Massacre‘s final home game of the 2014 season, so get your tickets before it’s too late!

Evan Waaramaa Trio
10:30 – 11:30 pm, Free
The Red House Restaurant, 98 Winthrop St

Evan Waaramaa is an award-winning keyboardist and composer currently living in Boston and performing throughout the US and Canada. Growing up in Hartford, Connecticut, he was exposed to countless nights of jazz performances, jams, and concerts, especially jazz influenced by afro-cuban and brazilian styles. He quickly became captivated with international music of all kinds and has since dedicated much of his career to bringing the many gems of world music to a larger audience. Evan has performed a wide variety of genres with musicians from Puerto Rico, Brazil, Venezuela, Palestine, Turkey, Japan, and Spain, among many others, and composes and records his own tunes in the various styles that he continues to become inspired by.


A Pride Week Walk through Mount Auburn Cemetery
1 – 2:30 pm, $7-$12
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mount Auburn St.

Meet some of the fascinating LGBT figures from Boston’s past on a walk led by Volunteer Docent Robin Hazard Ray. Actress Charlotte Cushman, radical scholar Mary Daly, art collector William Sturgis Bigelow, and American Field Service founder Henry B. Sleeper are just a few of the remarkable individuals we will visit in recognition of Boston Pride Week 2014.