SCOUT PICKS: Campfire Tales

A memorable Memorial Day weekend, after the jump.


A Storytime of Lost Things
10:30 – 11:00 am, Free
World’s Only Curious George Store, 1 JFK St

It seems like there’s always something getting lost. Glasses, keys, that mysterious sock… Since May 23rd is National Scavenger Hunt Day, we decided it’d be a great time to read stories about things getting lost (and sometimes found!), including Knuffle Bunny and I Want My Hat Back. Then, we’ll all have fun doing a scavenger hunt around the store!

Club d’Elf
10 – 11:30 pm, $10 advance / $12 at the door
Atwood’s Tavern, 877 Cambridge St

Mike Rivard’s improvisational groove collective returns to the warm embrace of the Lizard Lounge with their usual stellar cast of musicians. The music of Club d’Elf flies through North African trance, glitchy turntablism, freeform improvisation, and rock psychedelia, but it’s playfully altered states of musical consciousness that truly guide the band.


Sea Creatures in Glass: Blaschka Models of Marine Invertebrates Opens
9 am – 5 pm, $8-$12
Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford St.

Sea Creatures in Glass:  Blaschka Models of Marine Invertebrates features recently restored hand-crafted glass models created by famed glass artists Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka.  From delicate jellyfish and anemones to tentacled squid and bizarre sea slugs, these spectacular models were purchased by Harvard’s Museum of Comparative Zoology during the latter half of the nineteenth century, and many have not been on display for decades.

campfire. Satuday
12 – 11:30 pm, $10, $25 weekend pass
Club Passim
, 47 Palmer St.

It started as a way to fill a bad booking weekend in 1998, but over the course of more than 10 years, the campfire. festival has become the single-biggest way that Passim develops new talent and celebrates the Boston area’s amazing music scene. Originally called, “On the Cutting Edge of the Campfire,” the festival combined the idea of artists sitting around the campfire playing music with our commitment to bringing new talent to discerning listeners. Today, the campfire. festival is as much about the community as it is about the music. “In the round” performances with songwriters swapping tunes are as common as solo and band sets throughout the course of each day of the festival. Check here for the complete listing.


Bigelow Open House
1 – 4 pm, Free
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mount Auburn St

Come and explore Mount Auburn’s first chapel, originally constructed in the 1840s, and usually closed to the public. Staff and volunteers will be on hand to answer questions about the Chapel and point out some of its most interesting features.