SCOUT PICKS: Dance Dance, Revolution

Dance like nobody’s watching, after the jump.


Dance Museum
5 – 7:00 pm, Free
Winthrop Park, JFK St

Come to Winthrop Park (in Harvard Square, by Peet’s and Grendel’s Den) from 5-7pm on August 16th to be surrounded by dancers. It will be like a sculpture park, but with dancers. They will explore the space. And maybe, if you’re game, you’ll become part of their art. Work will be presented by Luminarium Dance Company, Terra Weaver and Kara Fili, Molly Hess, Alicia Condon, Carey McKinley, and more!

Paddy’s 80th Anniversary Block Party
6 – 10 pm, Free
Paddy’s, 260 Walden St

Come Join us for an old fashion block Party Satuday August 16th from 6-11 on Walden St between Garden and Sherman Sts.  Paddy’s  will be Celebrating 80 years in business! This is the oldest family run bar in Cambridge. It is a staple in the community and a sponsor of many youth and adult sport teams throughout the years. Paddy’s is also the recipient many awards such as Best of Boston, Best Dive Bar, Best Neighborhood

We will enjoy the music of the Irish Whispa Band, our own.. Lilly and the Band… come join us !!

Mercury Orchestra performs Prokofiev, Saint-Saëns, and Tchaikovsky
8 – 10 pm, $25/20
Sanders Theatre, 45 Quincy St.

Prokofiev’s evanescent neoclassical turns, Saint-Saëns’ romantic era evocations of the baroque, and Tchaikovsky’s emotional, metaphysical exploration of the end of life are next stops on the nationally acclaimed Mercury Orchestra’s journey through musical time. This performance features 16-year-old pianist Victor Xie, winner of the 2014 Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts Concerto Competition.


JUMP IN: Day of Dance
1:30 – 5:30 pm
Dance Complex, 536 Mass Ave.,

Come to the Dance Complex between 1:30 and 5:30 on August 17th for casual, discussion-based dance performances. Drop in for a half hour or stay the whole time! Come see the work of many local groups including Impact Dance Company, Cambridge Dance Company, Allegro Dance Collaborative, the CRLS Modern Dance Company, Zoe Dance, Nozama, Calamity Co Dance, Kelley Donovan, the Marblehead School of Ballet, and more. Presented by Art City Cambridge.