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Weekend event picks, May 24-26

Posted by Milva DiDomizio  May 22, 2013 11:05 AM

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From left: Suitcase Junket is at Club Passim's campfire. festival; Open House at Community Boating (Wendy Maeda, Globe Staff); Kate Shindle is in "Rapture, Blister, Burn" at the Huntington (Jonathan Wiggs, Globe Staff)

Making plans? Short on ideas? No worries. See Milva DiDomizio and June Wulff's picks for the top things to do around the Hub this weekend.

FRIDAY

TRADING ONE JAM FOR ANOTHER In 1998, Club Passim was in a bit of a jam with a weak booking weekend. So, the Cambridge venue had a bunch of local talent sit around and jam, and the rest is campfire. history. Start your Memorial Day weekend Friday with in-the-round acts including The Second Hands; return Saturday for Hayley Reardon and others; continue on Sunday with Linda Draper and more; and finish up Monday with the Suitcase Junket and others. May 24, 6 p.m. May 25-27 at noon. $10, $30 (weekend pass). Club Passim, 47 Palmer St., Harvard Sq., Cambridge. 617-492-7679, www.passim.org

SO MANY CHOICES, SO LITTLE TIME Gina Gionfriddo had a lot to say about "Becky Shaw" and her follow-up play "Rapture, Blister, Burn." "My play, 'Becky Shaw,' feels to me a play about years 30-35. It's still possible to launch a career or start a family, but you need to hurry up. 'Rapture, Blister, Burn' feels like a play about years 40-45. Big, unfulfilled dreams are still possible, but they're statistically less likely." May 24-25, 8 p.m. May 26, 7 p.m. Through June 22. $25 and up, $25 under 36, $15 students and military, $5 senior discount. Calderwood Pavilion, 527 Tremont St., Boston. 617-266-0800, www.huntingtontheatre.org

CHAMBER SHARING This Boston chamber orchestra is democracy in action. Rather than being led by a conductor on the podium and folks behind the scenes, this group of Boston-area string players rotates leadership on and off the stage. A Far Cry presents its "Vienna Postcards" program of Mozart, Bruckner, and Schubert accompanied by wind and brass. May 24, 8 p.m. $28-$35, $20 seniors, $10 students. Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St., Boston. 617-585-1100, www.necmusic.edu

BY THE SEA 'Tis the season for outdoor entertainment venues. The Ocean Club at Marina Bay kicks off its season with a lineup of hot EDM acts including DJ/producer Steve Aoki (May 24), and a double bill with Dutch DJ/producer R3HAB and Quintino. (May 25). They save the best for last – May 26 features award-winning EDM DJ Armin Van Buuren. May 24-26, doors at 8 p.m. $30-$80, $200 four-day pass. 21+. Ocean Club at Marina Bay, 333 Victory Rd., Quincy. 617-689-0600, www.oceanclubatmarinabay.com

SATURDAY

SAIL AWAY Make a summer resolution to learn to sail and enjoy the view of our lovely city from the Charles River. The Community Boating Summer Open House offers tours, classes every hour, and refreshments. Learn the ropes from folks at the nation's oldest and largest public sailing program. May 25, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free (discounted membership if you join). Community Boating, 21 David Mugar Way, Boston. 617-523-1038, www.community-boating.org

HERE'S THE SCORE The only print of Karl-Henz Martin's 1920 silent film, "From Morning to Midnight" was discovered in Japan in 1959. Boston's Alloy Orchestra trio performs its live score of the recently restored German-expressionist film complete with a "rack of junk" and other found percussion and electronics. May 25, 7 and 9 p.m. $25, $20 students. Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave., Boston. 617-478-3103, www.icaboston.org

SUNDAY

ON THE AVENUE From landfill came one of Boston's elegant neighborhoods of town houses, mansions, private social clubs, and churches. Stroll along "Commonwealth Avenue: Boston’s Grand Boulevard" and learn about the 19th-century creation of the Back Bay that developed a residential neighborhood within walking distance to downtown businesses. May 26, 2 p.m., rain or shine. $15. Meet your guide at the George Washington statue in the Public Garden (Arlington Street and Commonwealth Avenue), Boston. 617-367-2345, www.bostonbyfoot.org

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