Weekend Guide: May 28 – 30

, Staff

Still looking to fill in your calendar for this weekend? Well, you’ve worked too hard not to enjoy you free time so here are some ideas – music and non-music related – on how to spend your weekend.

Our Best Pick   –   Our Music Picks   –   Our Non Music Picks

Our Best Pick

Campfire Festival at Club Passim: Club Passim is know for their great little folk shows but for Memorial Day Weekend they’re going big with the Campfire Festival. $30 weekend passes are available or pay $10 for a single-day pass. With too many artists too list it’s best to check here for a complete listing.

Our Music Picks

Friday

Grace Potter & The Nocturnals at the House of Blues: Fresh off Alabama’s “Hangout Festival”, you can hang out with one of Vermont’s best exports as they preview tunes off their forthcoming self-titled album. Tickets are $25. Anais Mitchell opens the show.

The Yardbirds at Showcase Live: To paraphrase Rick Pitino, “Eric Clapton isn’t walking through that door. Jeff Beck isn’t walking through that door. Jimmy Page isn’t walking through that door.” But unlike Pitino’s old Celtic squads we assure you this Yardbirds group will be worth your money. Tickets are $25. Luke Mulholland opens the show.

Saturday

Chauncey at the Lizard Lounge: One of Boston’s best local products reunites for what should be a special night. Three of the band’s former members now make up Circle Circle Star, who will celebrate the release of their self-titled debut album. Also on the bill is My Radio, a Virginia-based band fronted by Chauncey’s old singer. Tickets are $10.

The Honors at the House of Blues Front Room: We just love the free series of local music the House of Blues is bringing to Lansdowne Street! On Saturday, check out one of our favorites in The Honors.

Holy Fuck at the Middle East Downstairs: Their name may be a bit brash but believe us, when you see the kind of stuff they use to make music “holy fuck” is exactly what you’ll be saying. See them in support of their new album, Latin, for $14.

Chaka Khan, Patti LaBelle, Yolanda Adams at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods Casino: If you got diva fever then head on down to the “wonder of it all” for these three legendary ladies. Tickets are still available and range in price from for $95 to $135.

Sunday

Toots and the Maytals at the House of Blues: Reggae legends Toots and the Maytals have gone more R&B on their most recent release, Flip and Twist, but have assured fans that all the old reggae hits will make the set list. Get a bit of everything for $25 to $35.

Diane Birch at the Paradise Rock Club: From living in Zimbabwe and Australia to jamming with Prince and touring with a Jonas brother it’s easy to say Birch has lead an interesting life so far in her young existence. Be part of her long, strange trip as she tours behind her debut album, Bible Belt. Tickets are $17.50.

Our Non Music Picks

Celtics vs Magic on Friday: Dear Celtics, Get it done and don’t pull a Bruins! – signed, BMS

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