SCOUT PICKS: Primrose Paths

Get your stroll on this weekend, after the jump.

Friday

The Four Legged Faithful
8:30 – 11 pm, $7 advance / $10 at the door
Atwood’s Tavern, 877 Cambridge St

The Four Legged Faithful are a band made up of 4 ordinary men who all thrive on playing music together. Their aim is not to play traditional folk or bluegrass music, but instead to create beautiful, heart-felt, and genuine music using traditional folk/bluegrass instruments. They create a sound that is honest and reflects the band’s many musical influences from nearly all genres. All members sing; creating multiple combinations of 2, 3, and 4-part harmonies. All members write and sing songs about their thoughts, families, and the natural world that surrounds them. For a band without a drummer, The Four Legged Faithful achieve an incredible level of intensity using foot percussion and layered rhythms throughout every measure.

Saturday

Sea Creatures in Glass: Blaschka Models of Marine Invertebrates Closes
9 – 5:00 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.

Jean Danton and Thomas Stumpf Concert
3 – 4:30 pm, $10-$15
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mount Auburn St

S
oprano Jean Danton and pianist Thomas Stumpf return to Story Chapel to perform songs from their recently recorded CD. This inspired collaboration features works by musicians and poets now buried at Mount Auburn, as well as the premiere song cycle, “You, Beloved,” by Thomas Stumpf.

Sunday

The Secret Gardens of Cambridge
10:00 am – 4:00 pm, $25
Secret Gardens of Camridge, 449 Broadway

Presented by the Friends of the Cambridge Public Library.  Over 24 gardens to view rain or shine, Sunday only. Tickets on sale May 1 are available at all Cambridge Public Libraries and various vendors in Cambridge.
Don’t Make Art, Just Make Something Anniversary Dinner
12 – 4:00 pm, Free
The Democracy Center, 45 Mount Auburn St

This month’s Dinner, Art, + Music night is happening a little early so that it will be exactly on the first year anniversary of the launch of Don’t Make Art, Just Make Something! This will be the official release of the Sketchbook Edition and we’ll also have t-shirts and bumper stickers! At 1:00 I’ll be giving my talk from TEDxSomerville and the What We Make mural from Somerville Skillshare will be on display the entire time.

I’m also stoked to announced that Union Press, who hosted last year’s book launch, will set up a pull-a-print table and will be selling their letterpress posters. Last but not least, several members of the Hearth and of the Boston Art Critique group are gonna storm in with a Guerrilla Art Show. If you have a piece you’d like to show, feel free to bring it along and add it in! As always, bring your instruments and a dish for the potluck. There’ll be a jam and an art project for everyone to enjoy.

Benefit Garden Party
5 – 7:00 pm, $75
Private Garden, 12 Reservoir St

The Friends of the Cambridge Community Learning Center invite you to their 7th Annual Garden Party to benefit the Center’s Bridge to College program. Join Honorary Chair and MC Sacha Pfeiffer of WBUR’s All Things Considered as well as Bridge students and alumni. Enjoy cocktails and catered fare, tour the scenic garden, and hear inspiring stories about how the Bridge to College program helps students gain the academic and study skills they need to succeed in college. Tickets are $75. Call 617-349-6363 or visit www.friendsofclc.org to buy tickets in advance or to find information about sponsorships at higher levels. Tickets may also be purchased at the door.

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