While Somerville is known for its big Open Studios weekend in May, many of the studios in the city also host a winter version of the event. And this weekend, Brickbottom and Joy Street are opening their doors. It’s also the last Union Square Farmers Market of the season, making it the perfect time to stock up for Thanksgiving. If you like bacon, bands and beer, stop by Aeronaut Brewing on Saturday for a benefit event to aid local science programs. Get ready for the highs and lows of the upcoming holiday with Thanks, But No Thanks, Songs of Family, Food and Home at the Armory on Sunday. And don’t forget that we have a full listing of the events happening in Somerville this weekend (and beyond) on our calendar!
Art Shows: Start your weekend with some art when you check out the Vernon Street Studios Anniversary Exhibit at the Somerville Museum. I saw the show last weekend and can’t recommend it highly enough. And if music is your thing, don’t miss I’ve Been Everywhere, Man: Musicians on the Road, which is in its final weekend at the Nave Gallery Annex. You can see both shows on Friday and Saturday (the Annex is open Sunday too).
Therapeutic Vibrations: Gong Healing & Guided Meditation: Bow Street Yoga hosts a special workshop on Friday night that focuses on guided and gong meditation. The practice will work on the connections between the heart and the mind for relaxation and healing.
Union Square Farmers Market: This is the final week of the Union Square Farmers Market this season and it’s the perfect chance to stock up on fresh, local produce and treats to share at your upcoming Thanksgiving meal. The Somerville Winter Farmers Market starts on Saturday, December 6 at the Arts at the Armory.
BANDS! BACON! BEER! & BENEFIT!: Aeronaut Brewing is teaming up with Second Line Social Aid & Social Benefit Society Brass Band (and other local bands) as well as The Bacon Truck to host a benefit this Saturday for the Somerville STEM education workshop and general science cooperative SPROUT. Come down for good music, good food and drink and to support a good cause.
Brickbottom Open Studios: Somerville is known for its big Open Studios weekend in May, but many of the larger studio spaces in the city also host their own Open Studios in the winter. This weekend Brickbottom and Joy Street Studios are opening their doors so the public can enjoy work by 60-plus artists and start shopping for unique, handmade holiday gifts.
Thanks, But No Thanks: Steel yourself for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday with an evening of Songs of Family, Food and Home at the Arts at the Armory. The show includes performances by Robin Burrage, Catharine David, Pamela Enders, Jennifer Lawrence, Gail Leondar-Wright and Marva Wooden with Bill Duffy at the piano. It’s free, though donations are happily accepted, there’s plenty of free parking and you can purchase, beer, wine and pastries in the cafe.
P.S. This is just a sampling of the many events happening in Somerville this weekend. For the full listing, check out our calendar.