Weekend 1.17-1.20: Donuts, Vintage Market & MLK Jr. Day

It seems like we were just ringing in the new year and already it’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday. Schools are closed and the city has a special celebration planned. In addition, Union Square Donuts is rolling out Thursday and Friday delivery, there are more Upward Facing Somerville classes, The Davis Flea is hosting a vintage market and Cuisine en Locale is preparing a viking feast. There are also art shows, live music performances and farmers markets. Have a good one!

USD Chocolate

Friday

Donut Delivery: Big news from Union Square Donuts (16 Bow St.) this week: They are launching a Thursday and Friday delivery service of their beloved sweet treats to residential and commercial locations in Somerville, Cambridge and Boston. Deliveries take place between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. and orders must be placed the day before delivery is requested prior to 2 p.m. There is a minimum order of half a dozen donuts for delivery (that shouldn’t be hard with flavors like chocolate marbled, grapefruit juniper cream filled and maple bacon). All orders must be prepaid, including a $7.50 delivery fee.

Doodle: Come to the Nave Gallery Annex (53 Chester St.) on Fridays from 6 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.

Cellarbration: Join Slumbrew at East End Grille (118 Broadway) for a Cellarbration featuring what may be the last keg ever of the brewer’s Yankee Swap, a 12% rum barrel aged strong ale brewed with maple syrup, the 9.5% Belgian Trekker Tripel and Flagraiser Double IPA, along with food from the Grille. The event runs from 7 p.m.-10 p.m. and is free to attend (you pay for what you eat and drink).

Upward Facing Somerville

Saturday

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.). It’s the perfect place to pick up ingredients to make this month’s Farmers Market Meal: Cheesy Oats of the Gods!

Audio/Visual: Visual Art About Sound and Music: The Washington Street Art Center (321 Washington St.) is showing its newest exhibit, Audio/Visual: Visual Art About Sound and Music, on Saturdays from noon-4 p.m. through January 25.

Somerville Mobile Farmers Market: The Somerville Mobile Farmers Market is open 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.

Upward Facing Somerville: Bow Street Yoga (34 Bow St.) hosts its Upward Facing Somerville class this Saturday from 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Bow Street is asking participants for a $15 minimum donation with all proceeds going to benefit Somerville-based Second Chances. There will be light refreshments after the class with time to discuss community and service.

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.

Live Jazz: Come to the Green Room (62 Bow St.) this Saturday at 3 p.m. to hear Alain Pacowski play a set of solo guitar music that includes pieces from his new CD, DoubleA. Tickets are $10 and the venue is very limited, so attendees are encouraged to purchase them in advance.

ONCE in Valhalla IV: Worlds Collide: Somerville-based locavore chefs Cuisine en Locale are hosting ONCE in Valhalla IV: Worlds Collide, a 10-course feast of meat, fish, grains, oysters, cheese and much more, this Saturday at 7 p.m. at Workbar (45 Prospect St., Cambridge). There will be live entertainment throughout the evening and kids are welcome. Tickets for adults are $125 and tickets for children are $75.

Vintage Market Necklaces

Sunday

Winter Vintage Market: The Davis Flea’s second Holiday Vintage Market was called off in December because of snow, but it’s back this Sunday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Arts at the Armory (191 Highland Ave.). Shop vintage wares, listen to live music and refuel with food and drinks from the cafe.

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.

Journeys in Sound: The Arts at the Armory Cafe (191 Highland Ave.) hosts Journeys in Sound on Sunday at 4 p.m. This Sunday’s show focuses on the Art of the Tarantella, a form of traditional southern Italian music noted for its fast tempos and twirling dances. A Tarantella workshop by two Italian-born musicians will be followed by a performance by Grand Fatilla. There is a $12 suggested donation ($10 for students/seniors).

Upward Facing Somerville: be. in Union Yoga (440 Somerville Ave.) hosts its Upward Facing Somerville class this Sunday from 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. All proceeds from the class will benefit Somerville-based Respond.

Sunset inside

Monday

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration: The city of Somerville is hosting its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration with the theme The Dream: Equality for All on Monday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the East Somerville Community School (50 Cross St.). The event features speaker Professor Adenrele Awotona, live music, readings from Somerville student essays on this year’s theme and an award presentation to community members who exemplify MLK’s legacy. Pizza and refreshments will be served following the event. Attendees are encouraged to bring nonperishable food items to be donated and the American Red Cross will be holding a blood drive outside the school from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

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