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Weekend Guide: May 19-22

Spend the weekend in Cambridge with our top five event picks.

THEATER

RoosevElvis | May 19

You definitely don’t want to miss out on our first weekend guide event. We recommend seeing the play, RoosevElvis at the Oberon this weekend.  The show, which will be performed until next weekend is set against the endless American highway and the wide-open blue skies of the Great Plains with the spirits of Elvis Presley and Theodore Roosevelt in tow.  The unlikely duo battle over the soul of a processing plant worker, Ann and the type of the person she’ll become.

See it: 7:30p

FESTIVAL

Together Festival | May 15-22

The Together Festival is back for another weekend and its sure to be filled with lots of fun and even more music. The festival is a whirlwind week that brings music fans from all over the region together (hence ‘Together’!) for an impressive seven days of music and art. It is a celebration of music, art and technology throughout Cambridge, MA.

Over the course of the week, festival goers will not only enjoy live shows, but will have the opportunity to meet the musicians themselves as they host demonstrations, discussions, and art installations throughout multiple venues in Cambridge.

There are so many Together Fest events, it’s nearly impossible to decide on an event.  To make planning your weekend a little easier, here’s an event to consider…

MUSIC

Together Festival x Matthew Dear, Axel Boman, and J.Phlip | May 21

Head over to the Middle East’s downstairs to hear the musical stylings of Matthew Dear, Axel Boman and J. (or Jessica) Philip. Grab some friends and celebrate one of the last nights of the festival.  We can almost guarantee that their music will have you dancing the night away.

Click here to see a full schedule of events.

Hear it: 8p

EXHIBIT

Yawkey Gallery on the Charles River | May 20

View one of the newest exhibits at the Museum of Science this weekend, the Yawkey Gallery on the Charles River. The exhibit explores the connection between nature and engineering on the Charles River. Engineering decisions are made by humans that lead to the change of the river’s landscape and flow.  At the gallery, visitors will be able to find solutions for problems encountered by engineers and scientists and be able to test the impacts of your decision.

Learn it: All weekend!

EXHIBIT

The Glass Flowers Exhibit Reopens at the Harvard Museum of Natural History | May 21

We can hardly contain our excitement over this next event! The famous Glass Flowers exhibit at the Harvard Museum of Natural History will reopen this Saturday. The gallery received model and case restorations, space renovations and installed state-of-the-art lighting to ensure guests have to best viewing experience possible.

The flowers are so beautiful, delicate and life-like you’ll hardly believe the flowers aren’t actually real! This reopening is truly a must-see event for the weekend.

Want to know a little more about the flowers before you check out this internationally admired exhibit? Read our blog post, “5 Reasons to Visit the Reopening of the Glass Flowers.”

See it: 9a-5p

MUSIC

The Art of Jazz Piano | May 22

While you’re waiting for the Cambridge Jazz Festival to arrive (July 31st!), attend a performance by three outstanding pianists this Sunday afternoon at the Abundant Life Church. Hear the sounds from George W. Russell Jr., the harmonies of Laszlo Gardony; and new exciting sounds of Yoko Miwa, backed up by the solid rhythm section of bassist, Ron Mahdi and drummer, Ron Savage. You’ll not only hear from amazing musicians, but all proceeds from the performance will go towards keeping the Cambridge Jazz Festival free. 

Hear it: 3p

MARK YOUR CALENDAR…

Cambridge River Arts Festival | June 4

One of Cambridge’s most beloved summer traditions is right around the corner, the Cambridge River Arts Festival. This year the festival will be in East Cambridge along the stunning Charles River. The free summer festival presented by the Cambridge Arts Council will feature food trucks, six dynamic festival stages for entertainment, community tents, poetry and storytelling tents, and interactive areas for families and children.

See it: 11a-6p


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