It’s official, the Beat’s calendar is up and running! The weekend event listings and the 7 Nights in Somerville are the most popular content on the Beat and you’ve been requesting a full-fledged calendar for a while, so I couldn’t be more excited to finally unveil it.
One the best features of the new calendar is that you’ll be able to see one-time weekday events for the first time on the Beat. The calendar is so much more comprehensive than I could ever hope to be in the weekend event listings posts, so while they’ll continue, they’re only going to highlight a select few events each week.
Right now, I’m adding all of the events to the calendar while we continue to work out the kinks. But soon I’ll be opening up the posting to all of you, so stay tuned. In the meantime, enjoy the calendar and let us know what you think by commenting on this post or sending me an email.
Lyndell’s 2nd Annual Sean Collier Memorial Fundraiser: This is actually going on all weekend, so if you can’t make it to the bakery on Friday, swing by on Saturday or Sunday. Lyndell’s is donating $1 from custom half moons with Collier’s badge number on them to his scholarship fund, which benefits Somerville High School seniors who are pursuing a career in law enforcement. Lyndell’s raised over $6,000 last year (they said Beat readers were a BIG part of that) and hope to do even better this year.
La Cocina de Estela: Authentic Mexican Pop-Up Restaurant: The Somerville Arts Council is hosting a Mexican Pop-Up Restaurant at Kitchen Inc. on Friday. The four-course meal is being prepared by Estela Calzada, an alum of Somerville’s Tu y Yo restaurant. Tickets are $40.
East Somerville Fall Clean-Up: Grab your garbage bags and head to East Somerville to help beautify that part of our city on Saturday morning. Anyone who wants to help is asked to meet at the Library’s East Branch at 10:30 a.m.
Harvest Fest 2014: Note that session two is sold out! If you love Somerville, you absolutely must attend this year’s Harvest Fest. Somerville Local First is throwing a Somerville love-fest twice on Saturday featuring the best local craft beers, ciders and sodas and food from many of Somerville’s top restaurants. Guests will also get to enjoy live music, games and a chance to win some killer raffle prizes (think restaurant gift cards and baskets of booze). Advance tickets are $35 for regular admission or $50 for VIP (pre-sales end at midnight on Friday; prices go up $5 at the door). And all the money goes to furthering Somerville Local First’s mission of keeping our city local, independent and awesome. (If you go, say hi, I’ll be there all day!)
SomerStreets: Monster Mashed Up: This Sunday marks the final SomerStreets event of the season and this one promises to be tons of fun. There’s a costume parade and Oktoberfest area, artists will be carving 150-pound pumpkins, the Milk Row Cemetery will be open and much more. The activities take place along Somerville Ave. and in Union Square. As always, the event is free and will take place rain or shine.
Talk Poetry: Head the Truth: Join National Poetry Slam Champion Clint Smith at the Nave Gallery on Sunday evening for a poetry jam focused on today’s critical social justice issues. The event is being organized by the Clarendon Hill Presbyterian Church and the Nave Gallery as part of the current Truth Telling: Art in Search of Social Justice show.
P.S. Looking for more Somerville fun? The new calendar has tons of events for this weekend and beyond!