SCOUT PICKS: Bad Habits

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Chaos, Calamity, and Robot Battle Nuns in this week’s Scout Picks.

Friday

Meteor Day Storytime
10:30 – 11 am, Free
World’s Only Curious George Store, 1 JFK St.

The last day of the month is Meteor Day, so we thought we’d celebrate by reading stories about space! What happens when Stella and Sydney shatter the moon by accident? What does kitten think a full moon really is? How did Curious George become the first space monkey? And can a sheep really pilot a rocket? Find out at our space themed storytime! And then make your very own rocket that launches off a straw.
Dave Maxwell and The Shapeshifters
8 – 10:00 pm, $10
Outpost 186, 186 1/2 Hampshire St.

Maxwell, best known in the Blues world, has always had an alter ego in the world of jazz and free improvisation.

KeL Live
10:30 – 11:30 pm, Free
The Red House Restaurant, 98 Winthrop St.

KeL is a colorful-sounding Songwriter/Band, combining jazz piano, rock solos, fresh pop grooves, and hints of smooth Brazilian melodies.

Saturday

Jewelry Making Workshop & Calamity #9
12 – 2 pm, 8 – 10:30 pm, $25, $10
The Democracy Center, 45 Mount Auburn St.

Join Rebecca D’Antonio, a founding member of Miranda’s Hearth and owner of J.M. Jewelry Designs, for an afternoon workshop of jewelry design and construction. Participants will leave with their own necklace and pair
of earrings and a new network of people interested in making local, handmade objects.

Calamity Co Dance is bringing you Calamity #6, a modern and pop art variety show full of dance, music, comedy, theater, and visual art. It’ll be a night of silliness, friendship, snacks, and engaging, collaborative art. Come get to know the artists and their work in a casual environment, then join in the dance party that will inevitably end the evening.

Ellis Paul
3:30 – 4:30 pm, $10 kids, $15 for adults
Club Passim, 47 Palmer St.

A special family show with Ellis Paul! Ellis’ performance will include songs for his two family albums: “The Dragonfly Races” and “The Hero in You”. The 2012 album, “The Hero in You”, will be released this September as a CD/book combination by the renowned publisher Albert Whitman & Company.

Sunday

Benefit Party for Magazine Beach Park
7 – 9 pm, $35
Riverside Boat Club, 769 Memorial Dr

Join us at the Riverside Boat Club for wine, hors d’oeuvres, good conversation and great views of the Charles River.  We’ll be celebrating our progress at the park: roof repairs on the 1818 Powder Magazine begin any day and this summer, for the first time ever, there will be FREE yoga, concerts, dance and Bread & Puppet Theater, too, at the park.

Tickets are $35 per person; they are tax-deductible donations. Purchase tickets on Eventbrite or at the door (Pay by check or with cash.)

Revenge of the Robot Battle Nuns
8 – 10 pm, $15-$20
Oberon Theater, 2 Arrow St.

So what does happen when two people who hate each other the most end up stuck together in the end of the world? What is the sexy Scout’s dark secret? What do you see if you lick a nuclear frog woman? Where did the chaos start? What kind of welcome do you receive from a Lesbian Spider Cult? And WHO are the Robot Battle Nuns?!?

Curiousity piqued? Nerves shaking? Pants tightening? Well, don’t worry, apocalyptic cuties… The Robot Battle Nuns are closer than you think. Get tickets while they last.

Strange Behavior Stand Up Comedy
10 – 11:30 pm, Free
ZuZu, 474 Mass. Ave.

A free, walk-in, stand-up show, hosted by Brian Donahue and Cam McNeil every first and third Sunday.

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