Custom cocktails have become a popular way to bring a unique twist to wedding receptions and events and you can learn to make a signature drink that appeals to your palate tonight with Booze Époque. And tomorrow you can nurse your hangover at a breakfast pop-up featuring Compliments Food Truck and Black Magic Coffee. Then sweat it out and help a good cause at The Training Room’s InnerCity Weightlifting fundraiser. On Sunday, participate in Somerville’s art scene or take in a jazz performance. Highlights from the weekend are below and a full listing of events can be found on our calendar.
With some bad weather predicted for Saturday, be sure to check in with event organizers before heading out. And don’t forget to scope out our hugely expanded and updated brunch post to find out where to dine on your morning or mid-day meal this weekend.
Porpentine Players Present Michael Frayn’s Copenhagen: The Nave Gallery is hosting several performances of Michael Frayn’s Copenhagen throughout January, including three this weekend. The Porpentine Players perform at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday. The play re-imagines the much-speculated-upon 1941 meeting of physicists Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg.
Creating a Signature Cocktail: The master mixologists behind boutique cocktail company Booze Époque are hosting a class on Creating a Signature Cocktail this Friday night. Attendees will learn the fundamentals of making cocktails, get to taste unusual ingredients and experiment to create their own concoction.
A Complimental Breakfast: Rise and shine! Join Compliments Food Truck and Black Magic Coffee for a breakfast pop-up at Kitchen Inc. on Saturday morning. Start your day with waffles, breakfast sandwiches, coffee and espresso drinks.
InnerCity Weightlifting Fundraiser at The Training Room: Sign up for a special cycling or sports conditioning class at The Training Room this Saturday to get in a great workout and help a good cause. Donations will be accepted for InnerCity Weighlifting, which works to empower at-risk Boston youth. Something Gud will also be on hand with healthy food and 10% of sales will go to benefit InnerCity.
Art Events: Somerville is an artistic community and there are several ways to participate in it on Sunday. Learn to convert waste into art at the Hacker Creations Workshop at Artisan’s Asylum, attend the first free Somerville Open Studios talk to determine whether you should exhibit this year or attend the opening reception of Weathering Art: Creative expression in the era of climate change at Brickbottom Gallery.
John Funkhouser Trio: Jazz at The Green Room hosts the John Funkhouser Trio–with Funkhouser on piano/keys, Mike Connors on drums and Greg Loughman on bass–on Sunday evening for an energetic, accessible performance that combines a variety of music traditions.
P.S. Looking for more events for this weekend beyond? Check out our calendar for detailed listings!