SCOUT PICKS: Science and Wreckology

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Robots on treads and hell on wheels in our weekly Scout Picks.


2014 Science Carnival
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Free
Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway St

Kicking off the 10-day long Cambridge Science Festival, the carnival offers a hearty sampling of the demos, lectures, and interactive experiments to come.

Afro-Peruvian Sextet in our Jazz Club
8 – 10:00 pm, $15-20
Multicultural Arts Center, 41 2nd St.

A wonderful fusion of Afro-Peruvian rhythms and jazz harmonies, the Sextet has an incredible flair for thrilling culturally authentic and modern music. This group combines Afro-Peruvian folklore from the coast and the spirit of jazz music to woo the audience.

Leedz Edutainment Presents Black Milk with Nat Turner & Roc Marciano
8 – 11:00 pm, $16 Advance / $20 Day of Show
Middle East Downstairs, 480 Massachusetts Ave.

An incredible night of hip hop at the Middle East Downstairs, featuring Evan Black, Oak Lonetree, Retrospek, Skye Major, F.A.M., Champ Chuck, Magz, and of course, headliners Black Milk, Nat Turner, and Roc Marciano.


Boston Derby Dames 2014 Season Opener
4 – 11:30 pm, $16, $12 for students (with valid ID), and $5 for kids 6-17. Kids under 6 admitted free!
Shriners Auditorium, 99 Fordham Road, Wilmington

Roller Derby season kicks off with a double-header, featuring B Party vs. Female Trouble and our very own Boston Massacre taking on Maryland’s Charm City.

Green Works Resident Artists Dance Concert
7:30 – 10:00 pm, $15 General Admission, $12 Students and Seniors
Green Street Studios, 185 Green St.

Performances by Angela Conte, Maggie Foster and Caitlyn Schrader, Risa Horn, Jessica Muise and Moved Louder (Ashley Sabisch, Katherine Anderson, Katerine Gagnon, and Michelle Huber).


Sludge on Sundays
4 – 6:30 pm, $5
Cambridge Common, 1667 Massachusetts Ave.

The Lizard Lounge is thrilled to bring you The Roy Sludge Trio on Sunday afternoons. Look for classic country, honky-tonk, and rockabilly music about drinkin’, truckin’ and love gone bad each and every week starting at 4PM.

Bobby Bare Jr. Record Release
9:30 – 11:00 pm, $10
Atwood’s Tavern, 877 Cambridge St.

Bare works the audience like a carnival barker who also happens to write tender, honest songs that move the room to awed silence. Do not miss the opportunity to catch the healing power of this band live, who will put a smile on your face and drink one with you after the show.