SCOUT PICKS: All’s (May)Fair

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Festivals, revivals and -ivals of all sorts, thanks to our weekly Scout Picks.


Across the Ages: Point of Change
8 – 10:00 pm, $25, $20 Students and Seniors
Green Street Studios, 185 Green St.

Across The Ages Dance Project is pleased to announce their fourth annual concert “Point of Change,” Friday and Saturday at 8PM, Sunday at 5:30PM, featuring works by Rose Pasquarello Beauchamp, Sean Bjerke, Audra Carabetta, Tarikh Campbell, Fernadina Chan, Ruth Benson Levin and Tony Tucker.

Live Bird
8 – 10:00 pm, $20, $15 Students, Seniors and Members
Multicultural Arts Center, 41 2nd St.

Live Bird is a one-man play celebrating the life and music of the legendary jazz saxophonist Charlie “Bird” Parker which is written, directed, and performed by Jeff Robinson. The play is set in a bar in NYC in the summer of 1947 and is an intimate floor stage play that allows you to really experience what it was like to be in the room with Parker himself.

Margaret Glaspy with special guest Julian Lage
8 – 11:00 pm, $13-$15
Club Passim, 47 Palmer St.

Born and raised in Northern California, Margaret Glaspy has brought her indescribable voice to the east coast and New York City couldn’t be happier. She is a committed student to the music around her and has been writing some of the most innovative and heartfelt material of her generation. With a list of influences including Omou Sangare, Feist, Jeff Buckley, and Nina Simone, she has created a sound and writing style that is undeniable, honest, and a tribute to the beautiful music that she has discovered throughout her 23 years.


Harvard Arts First Festival
1 – 5:00 pm, Free
Harvard Square, 5 Brattle St.

The Harvard Arts First festival’s signature Performance Fair this Saturday will feature more than 100 free public performances and presentations at a dozen venues in and around Harvard Yard, including the Plaza located between the Science Center and the north side of Harvard Yard. Kicking off the Fair, from 11 am-1 pm, will be performances on the Plaza by the Harvard Jazz Bands and the Harvard Radcliffe Orchestra, the latter performing Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring conducted by Maestro Federico Cortese.

Holy Ghost Tent Revival
10 – 11:00 pm, $10
Atwood’s Tavern, 877 Cambridge St

Holy Ghost Tent Revival has been heralded since 2007 for delivering a fast-paced, horn-driven rock and roll experience – crashing, oohing, wailing, and perhaps even shredding. But how does it all work? It’s in the sound! Thanks to tastefully gritty guitars, bombastic drums and plunky bass — not to mention the sweet vocal harmonies and fanfaric brass of trumpet and trombone — HGTR delivers catchy, danceable numbers that will leave you humming and grinning time and time again. And it all comes straight from the heads and hearts of its talented young performers: six handsome gents from North Carolina who write dynamic, authentic songs and spend a whole lot of time traveling in a van together.


Harvard Mayfair
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Free
Harvard Square, 5 Brattle St.

Mayfair, by the numbers: six stages of live entertainment, dozens of restaurant vendors, hundreds of street vendors, and the Rotary Club of Cambridge’s Annual Chalk on the Walk – a combination art competition/fundraiser that raises thousands in support of local scholarships and community services. All of that that adds up to a day that simply cannot be missed.

JimmyTingleMaking Comic Sense for Cambridge Community Services
5 – 7:00 pm, $25 tickets online
Moksa Pan Asian Tapas, 450 Masachusetts Avenue

Join us for an evening of laughs for a good cause. From 60 Minutes & MSNBC, comedian and commentator Jimmy Tingle captures the sweet spot between Jon Stewart and Jay Leno. His unique brand of topical yet timeless comedy is as insightful as it is hilarious. Jimmy Tingle will make you laugh, make you think, and make you feel better. Clean, funny, intelligent humor for all audiences.

7:30 – 10:00 pm, $25-$35
Oberon Theater, 2 Arrow St.

See Minnie Minoseczeck’s Menagerie of Marvels – a show of amazements and abominations, traversing the land through the Great Depression! Icarus is a tale of poverty, love, transcendence and oppression! See Passionate Penny fly through the air! Hear the mellifluous music of Icarus! Watch them try to escape monsters and machinations of all kinds!