It seems January has taken a page out of March’s book, coming into town like a lion with a snowstorm and frigid temperatures. A warm-up is expected this weekend and hopefully the balmy 40-degree temperatures will help entice you to leave the house. There’s a lot going on, from art openings and farmers markets to live music and the first Upward Facing Somerville yoga classes. That sounds like just what we need to beat the winter blues.
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Doodle Opening Reception: Come to the Nave Gallery Annex (53 Chester St.) on Friday from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. for an opening reception of its new exhibit, Doodle. The group show features the cartooning work of 18 local and national artists. If you can’t make it to the opening reception, you can see Doodle through January 26 on Wednesdays-Fridays from 6 p.m.-8 p.m., on Saturdays from 2 p.m.-8 p.m. and on Sundays from 2 p.m.-6 p.m.
Journeys in Sound: The Arts at the Armory Cafe (191 Highland Ave.) hosts a special Friday night Journeys in Sound featuring singer/songwriter/violinist/actress Eszter Balint. Songwriter/vocalist/actress Ruby Rose Fox will open for Balint. The show starts at 8 p.m. and there is a suggested donation of $15 for adults and $12 for students/seniors.
Somerville Winter Farmers Market: The Somerville Winter Farmers Market is open this and every Saturday through March 29 from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Arts at the Armory (191 Highland Ave.). See photos from opening day at the market here.
Upward Facing Somerville: This new initiative kicks off on Saturday at 10 a.m. with a 90-minute all-levels class at Broga (Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave., 3rd Floor). All proceeds from the $15 (no class passes) class will benefit Healthworks Community Fitness and social time with food and drink will follow.
Hacker Junk Mosaics: Come to Parts and Crafts (577 Somerville Ave.) on Saturday from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. for a workshop with Melissa Glick on how to repurpose electronic trash into mosaics. There is a $10-$25 suggested donation, but all are welcome regardless of ability to pay.
Somerville Mobile Farmers Market: The Somerville Mobile Farmers Market is back this Saturday at the Mystic Head Start Classroom (35 C Memorial Road) from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Mystic residents and EBT cardholders can purchase goods for half-off.
Doodle: Come to the Nave Gallery Annex (53 Chester St.) on Saturdays from 2 p.m.-8 p.m. through January 26 to see its new exhibit, Doodle. The group show features the cartooning work of 18 local and national artists.
Audio/Visual: Visual Art About Sound and Music Opening Reception: The Washington Street Art Center (321 Washington St.) hosts an opening reception for its newest exhibit, Audio/Visual: Visual Art About Sound and Music, on Saturday from 7 p.m.-10 p.m. The show examines music through visual art and can be seen on Saturdays from noon-4 p.m. through January 25.
Yiddish Art Trio: Three of New York’s top Klezmer musicians, who make up the Yiddish Art Trio, will play this Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Nave Gallery (155 Powder House Blvd.). The group blends traditional klezmer music with improvisational techniques to create a unique sound.
Upward Facing Somerville: O2 Yoga (288 Highland Ave.) hosts the second Upward Facing Somerville class this Sunday from 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. All proceeds from the $15 class will benefit Maple Farm Sanctuary.
Doodle: Come to the Nave Gallery Annex (53 Chester St.) on Sundays from 2 p.m.-6 p.m. through January 26 to see its new exhibit, Doodle. The group show features the cartooning work of 18 local and national artists.
Register for Somerville Open Studios: Somerville Open Studios isn’t until May 2-4 and while that may seem far away, registration has opened for the 2014 event. You can sign up online until January 31 or visit Bloc 11 (11 Bow St.) on Sunday from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. for an in-person registration session. Come down to grab a coffee and sign up to participate in one of Somerville’s most best events of the year.
Live Music: The Washington Street Art Center (321 Washington St.) is hosting a live music event on Sunday from 7 p.m.-10 p.m. The show features harp, cello and folk/chamber music performances by Sophie Dickinson, Emily Dix Thomas, Vio/Miré and Tooms. There is a $5 suggested donation.
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