Scout Weekend July 26-28

Screen shot 2013-07-26 at 12.39.12 PMIt may be the dog days of summer, but things are definitely still kicking around town. From the old (horror parody cult classics, anyone?) to the new (the more froyo the merrier!), there is plenty to do this weekend, and Scout is here to show you the way.

Friday

 

TraniWreck: Old + New

Oberon Theater, 2 Arrow St. 7 p.m. $10.

This legendary gender bending cabaret show only happens twice a year, so put together your most over-the-top ensemble and come out for a night of drag, burlesque, aerials and performance art. MC Heywood Wakefield will be hosting the event, along with special guest Rainbow Frite and DJ Brian Halligan, who will be spinning on the dance floor until 1 a.m.

 

James Murphy DJ Set

The Sinclair, 52 Church St. 8 p.m. SOLD OUT.

Where are your friends tonight? They’re in Harvard Square seeing former LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy perform a DJ set that fully embodies his roots in the downtown NYC music scene. Tickets to see the DFA founder at clubs and festivals around the globe have been selling out almost instantly, and this time is no exception. Seeing him live may just be worth scouring sale sites or haggling with a scalper at the door.

 

Saturday

 

Grand Opening

Yogurtland, 57 JFK St. 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Free.

We’ve been talking about Yogurtland for months now, but the time has finally come for its Harvard Square Grand Opening. This self-serve frozen yogurt paradise will be giving away free treats all day, along with balloon artists, face painters and prize packages perfect for customers of all ages.

 

Roller Derby

Simoni Rink, 155 Gore St. Doors open at 6 p.m., first whistle blows at 7 p.m. $15.

If there’s one thing Cambridge loves, it’s an underdog, especially one on skates. Come to the Simoni Rink (155 Gore Street) in time for the first whistle at 7 to watch the Boston Derby Dames, one of Boston’s women’s roller derby teams, take on the Detroit Derby Girls. Since the last meeting here between the two teams in 2009 ended in a 108-84 defeat, get ready to watch these tough ladies dish out some revenge and protect this house!

 

Sunday

Shaun of the Dead

Brattle Theater, 40 Brattle St. 3 p.m. $8.

While we don’t normally encourage laughing at the misfortune of two best friends fending off zombies, this Sunday’s screening of Shaun of the Dead is a killer exception. Unlike most flesh-eating flicks, this parody portrays an apocalyptic vision of what it means to grow up. If that doesn’t peak your interest, the undeniable chemistry between British comedy duo Simon Pegg and Nick Frost definitely will.

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