SCOUT PICKS: November 15 – 18

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Move your body, feel some feelings, expand your mind and then laugh your heiny off – all in a weekend’s work for the city that always has something up its sleeve for everyone. Check out our Scout Picks

Friday

Macy Gray 

8 p.m. $40 early / $45 at door.

The Sinclair, 52 Church St.

The inimitable chanteuse behind the 1999 classic “I Try” and other lesser-known but no less great R&B gems graces Harvard Square with her presence on her tour in celebration of the 14th anniversary of her breakout album On How Life Is. Come see if maturity has made her legendary voice even raspier – our money’s on yes but there’s only one way to know for sure.

 

Friday – Thursday

The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology

Prices and times vary.

Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St.

The spastic Slovenian cultural theorist Slavoj Zizek’s latest plunge into the dream-world of Hollywood cinema explores, as usual, the ways in which movies shape our consciousness by subliminally teaching us what, and how, to desire. Also check out screenings of They Live, Taxi Driver and Titanic, three of the films that Zizek dissects.

 

Saturday

Beats, Rhymes & Learning

7 p.m. $20 General / $15 Students.

Cambridge Innovations Center, One Broadway.

An evening exploring the ways in which hip-hop has become a powerful force for change in education as well as culture at large, featuring live music, dialogue, food and drink.

 

Monday

Footballz Live

8 p.m. Free.

Middlesex Lounge, 315 Mass Ave.

Dubbed “Mystery Pigskin Theater 3000” by the Phoenix, Footballz is a weekly alternative commentary to ESPN’s Monday Night Football for anyone who’s ever gotten tired of hearing the phrase “What a play!” every other second – and this Monday they are bringing you their act live on the big screen at Middlesex.

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