SCOUT PICKS: Serious Kid’s Stuff

scout picks

Stories by adults for children—and stories by children for adults—in this week’s Scout Picks.


Chaos and Identity Opens
10:30am-6pm, Free
Multicultural Arts Center, 41 2nd St.

The Multicultural Arts Center and Latin Art Space presents CHAOS & IDENTITY: FLOATING ISLAND on view beginning April 4 until June 3, 2014, in the Lower Gallery, exhibiting works by Angel Ramirez and Ibrahim Miranda, two renowned Cuban artists. The two artists create a celebration and investigation of Cuban past and present that is sure provoke new thoughts about the chaos of one’s cultural identity.

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

We’ve had enough chilly weather. It’s time to get ready for flowers, sunshine, and outside fun! Join us for the first day of spring, complete with stories like And Then It’s Spring, Hooray for Spring, and more.  After we’ll decorate our own flowers to celebrate the season! This hour is perfect for children 2-6 year-olds.


Rain Dance
3pm, 7pm, $10 adults, $5 children
Peabody School, 70 Rindge Ave

North Cambridge Family Opera presents Rain Dance, a tale of animals on the African savannah facing a drought, the Machiavellian lion whom they elect to lead them, and their unlikely hero, a brilliant but neurotic and politically apathetic rabbit.

Jet Balck Sunrise
7 – 10:00 pm, $10
Middle East Upstairs, 472 Mass. Ave.

Jet Black Sunrise, known by fans as JBS, is a Boston-based rock band with a background in modern composition, an avid propensity for songs stuck in the 90s, and an unapologetic obsession with foot-tapping pop hooks.


Brundibar & But the Giraffe Closes
2 – 4 pm, $20 – $54
Central Square Theatre, 450 Massachusetts Ave.

The Underground Railway Theatre company take on Tony Kushner’s adaptation of the Czech opera, originally performed by children interned in the Theresienstadt concentration camp.

Ken Reid’s Secret Menu
8 – 10:00 pm, $10
The Comedy Studio, 1238 Massachusetts Ave.

Join one of Boston best comics, Ken Reid, every first Thursday of the month, as he hosts an evening feather the rest of the Boston’s best comics.