SCOUT PICKS: Anniversary Weekend

Break out the tin, after the jump.

Friday

10th Anniversary Celebration of Gay Marriage
5 – 8 pm, Free
City Hall, 795 Mass Ave.

Ten years ago, Cambridge became the first city in the country to issue marriage licenses for same sex couples. This year, Mayor Maher and the Cambridge GLBT Commission will celebrate this landmark occasion by opening City Hall to couples that would like to take or renew their vows.

The Golden Door
7:30 am – 5:00 pm
Cambridge YMCA Theater, 820 Massachusetts Ave.

A failing Armenian grocery store becomes the stage of the American immigrant experience in this blend of traditional songs and dances from around the globe.

Saturday

Window on Eternity: Exploring Mozambique’s Gorongosa National Park
12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford St.

The day’s events will highlight the history and biodiversity of Gorongosa through film, a new exhibition by nature photographer and entomologist Piotr Naskrecki, and a special conversation with Edward O. Wilson, Piotr Naskrecki, and Gregory Carr, President of the Carr Foundation.

Meg Hutchinson
8 – 10 pm, $20-$22
Club Passim, 47 Palmer St.

Meg Hutchinson is an award-winning songwriter who artfully documents the human condition. With a poet’s ease, she makes the personal universal, allowing people’s stories to come alive through her unique vocals and haunting melodies. Since the release of her Red House Records debut COME UP FULL in 2008, she has won high praise for her songwriting and has been featured nationally on NPR Music, XM/Sirius Radio and several times on the syndicated show Mountain Stage.

Sunday

Vance Gilbert CD Release
5 – 9:00 pm, $23-$25
Club Passim, 47 Palmer St.

Can something be wry, aching, hysterical, evocative, provocative, fun, beautifully sung, and consummately played all at once? Can it?
That’d be Vance Gilbert and Vance’s transcendent new album BaD Dog Buffet.

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