As I’ve mentioned before, in addition to writing the Beat, I’m on the board of Somerville Local First. This Saturday is our big annual fundraiser, Harvest Fest, and it’s going to be an amazing day celebrating all things local (Massachusetts craft beer, food from Somerville restaurants, rocking bands) that will help the organization continue to build a strong local economy throughout the year. We’ve still got some tickets left, so get yours now to partake in this awesome event. I hope to see you there!
It’s Food Week in Somerville from now through October 24, with events and restaurant specials every day. You can see the full calendar here.
Wrap Around Preview Sale: The Nave Gallery Annex (53 Chester St.) is hosting a preview of its annual Wrap Around Sale of knitted, crocheted and sewn goods to benefit the Somerville Homeless Coalition through October 20. You can shop the sale this weekend on Friday from 6 p.m.-8 p.m., on Saturday from 2 p.m.-8 p.m. and on Sunday from 2 p.m.-6 p.m. While you’re at the sale, take in the current show at the Nave Gallery Annex, BRANDED: The Art of the Beer Label.
Chakra Workshop: Bow Street Yoga (34 Bow St.) and Jacqui Bonwell present a chakra vinyasa cleanse on Friday from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. for $40. The workshop takes participants on a journey through the seven chakras and every day life solutions to keep them in check.
Spiritus Opening Reception: Stop by the Washington Street Art Center (321 Washington St.) on Friday from 7 p.m.-11 p.m. for the opening reception of Spiritus, “a collection of works that nourish and heal the spirit using images, color and symbols that reflect and transmit Universal energy.” If you can’t make it to the opening, you can also view the show on Saturday from noon-4 p.m.
Union Square Farmers Market: Head down to the Union Square Plaza on Saturday to stock up on fresh, seasonal produce, baked goods, bread, meat, eggs, fish and so much more at the Union Square Farmers Market. The market is open from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturdays through November 23. While you’re there, pick up ingredients to make this delicious, easy and beautiful pumpkin fondue!
American Rendezvous: Parkour Generations American is coming to Somerville this Saturday for a day-long parkour event at Somerville High School (81 Highland Ave.). The event continues the next day at a location in Boston and includes several hours of instruction, training and workshops. A one-day pass is $40, a two-day pass is $75 and groups of four or more can register for $60 each.
Third Annual Bulb Blitz: Help beautify Somerville this Saturday at the Third Annual Bulb Blitz taking place all over the city from 10 a.m.-noon. Participants will plant bulbs in Somerville’s public spaces so they can be enjoyed in the spring. Please bring your own tools. Wearing bright colors or a Halloween costume is encouraged!
Over, Under, Around and Through: The 21st Annual Tour de Somerville: Join the Somerville Bicycle Committee for the 21st Annual Tour de Somerville this Saturday. Meet at 10 a.m. for a 10:15 departure from Seven Hills Park in Davis Square. The tour will last about three hours and features many of Somerville’s bridges, tunnels, overpasses and underpasses. The 13-mile ride is mostly flat and includes a pit stop at the Blessing of the Bay Boathouse on Shore Drive with snacks from Redbones. Rain date of Sunday, October 20.
Wrap Around Preview Sale: The Nave Gallery Annex (53 Chester St.) is hosting a preview of its annual Wrap Around Sale of knitted, crocheted and sewn goods to benefit the Somerville Homeless Coalition through October 20. You can shop the sale on Saturday from 2 p.m.-8 p.m. and on Sunday from 2 p.m.-6 p.m. While you’re at the sale, take in the current show at the Nave Gallery Annex, BRANDED: The Art of the Beer Label.
Harvest Fest 2013: Somerville Local First hosts its major fundraiser of the year this Saturday at the Arts at the Armory (191 Highland Ave.) in two sessions (2 p.m.-5 p.m. and 6 p.m.-9 p.m.). The event features Massachusetts craft beer, food from Somerville restaurants and live music from local favorites. Tickets are $35 for general admission and $55 for the V.I.P. experience with proceeds going to support the work Somerville Local First does with the local economy all year long. Don’t miss out on what is sure to be a super fun day celebrating all of the things we love about Somerville!
Comicazi Halloweeniversary: Celebrate Comicazi’s 13th birthday with a Halloween/anniversary mash-up party this Saturday from 8 p.m.-midnight at the George Dilboy VFW Post 529 (371 Summer St.). Costumes are encouraged for this free, family-friendly event that features free food, music and a cash bar.
Yoga in the Garden: Come to the Community Growing Center (22 Vinal Ave.) on Sunday at 10 a.m. for an hour-long yoga class. The event is free, but donations are encouraged. Attendees are asked to bring their own blanket or mat.
The Davis Flea: The Davis Flea is open on Sundays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. from now through October 27. The market features new and returning vendors selling antiques, vintage goods and more. Stop by the parking lot on the corner of Holland Street and Buena Vista Road to check it out. Rain or shine.
OnStage Dance Company Choreographer Auditions: OnStage Dance Company hosts choreographer auditions for its sixth season this Sunday from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at its studio (276 Broadway). Dancer auditions will be held next Sunday at 11 a.m. at the studio and will be followed by a choreographers’ showcase at 5:30 p.m.
Monster Mashed Up @ SomerStreets: The final SomerStreets event of the year takes place this Sunday from noon-4 p.m. along Somerville Ave. from Union Square to Wilson Square. The event features a costume parade, costume contests, Oktoberfests at local restaurants, 100-pound pumpkins carved by Artisan’s Asylum with chainsaws, a rock climbing wall, Ghosts of Milk Row Cemetery Tour, Oktoberfest Olympics, hayrides, a craft fair and live music. Rain or shine.
Wrap Around Preview Sale: The Nave Gallery Annex (53 Chester St.) is hosting a preview of its annual Wrap Around Sale of knitted, crocheted and sewn goods to benefit the Somerville Homeless Coalition through October 20. You can shop the sale on Sunday from 2 p.m.-6 p.m. While you’re at the sale, take in the current show at the Nave Gallery Annex, BRANDED: The Art of the Beer Label.
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