Weekend 11.22-11.24: The Secret Garden, Open Studios & Parts and Crafts Workshops

The final Union Square Farmers Market of the season is this Saturday, making it the perfect place to stock up on everything you’ll need for the upcoming Thanksgiving feast. Brickbottom and Joy Street are hosting Open Studios this weekend and the Nave Gallery’s Wrap Around Sale is back on Saturday and Sunday. And if you’re looking to relax before the holiday season begins, Bow Street Yoga is hosting a special workshop on dealing with anxiety and depression. [Update: The workshop is sold out, but there may be some spots on the waitlist.] Have fun out there!

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Friday

The Secret Garden: Tufts University’s Torn Ticket II presents The Secret Garden this Friday at 8 p.m. at the Balch Arena Theater (40 Talbot Ave., Medford). Earlier this fall, students from the production volunteered at the Somerville Community Growing Center. Tickets are free. (The Growing Center is now offering an early bird special for its fresh evergreen wreaths. Order by Friday, November 29 and pay only $35, a $5 savings! Wreaths will be available for pick-up at the Union Square Winter Craft Market on Saturday, December 7.)

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Saturday

Union Square Farmers Market: The final Union Square Farmers Market of the season is this Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Head down to the Union Square Plaza to stock up on everything you need for next week’s Thanksgiving feast!

Photographer on the M.B.T.A.: The Washington Street Art Center is showing its newest exhibit, Photographer on the M.B.T.A., featuring the work of Gretchen Ann Graham on Saturdays in November from noon-4 p.m.

Brickbottom Open Studios: The 26th Annual Brickbottom Open Studios takes place this Saturday and Sunday from noon-6 p.m. Come see more than 60 artists at Brickbottom (1 Fitchburg St.) then head over to nearby Joy Street Studios (86 Joy St.) to see 50 more artists showing their work.

Build a Rube Goldberg Machine: Parts and Crafts (577 Somerville Ave.) is teaming up with the New England Rubbish Destruction Society to offer a three-part workshop to make “excessively complicated contraptions out of junk.” The first workshop is this Saturday from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. The second workshop takes place on Saturday, December 7 and the final one is on Saturday, December 14. Attendees can sign up for one session ($20) or all three ($60). There is a 10-person limit for each.

Wrap Around Sale: Come to the Nave Gallery (155 Powder House Blvd.) this Saturday to shop the Wrap Around Sale of handmade knitted, crocheted and sewn goods to benefit the Somerville Homeless Coalition. You can visit the sale every Saturday and Sunday (except Thanksgiving weekend) from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. through December 15.

The Secret Garden: Tufts University’s Torn Ticket II presents The Secret Garden this Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Balch Arena Theater (40 Talbot Ave., Medford). Earlier this fall, students from the production volunteered at the Somerville Community Growing Center. Tickets are free. (The Growing Center is now offering an early bird special for its fresh evergreen wreaths. Order by Friday, November 29 and pay only $35, a $5 savings! Wreaths will be available for pick-up at the Union Square Winter Craft Market on Saturday, December 7.)

ComedySportz Boston: The Davis Square Theatre (255 Elm St.) hosts ComedySportz Boston for several shows from now through December 20. You can catch this family-friendly improv comedy event on Saturday at 10 p.m. Tickets are $18.

Red leaves

Sunday

Brickbottom Open Studios: The 26th Annual Brickbottom Open Studios takes place this Sunday from noon-6 p.m. Come see more than 60 artists at Brickbottom (1 Fitchburg St.) then head over to nearby Joy Street Studios (86 Joy St.) to see 50 more artists showing their work.

Water Quality Hackathon: Parts and Crafts (577 Somerville Ave.) is teaming up with the Public Lab for Open Science and Technology on Sunday from noon-6 p.m. on a toolshed raising. The event’s theme is water quality and snacks will be provided.

Soothe Your Body, Soothe Your Soul: Get ready for the upcoming holiday season this Sunday at Bow Street Yoga (34 Bow St.) with a special workshop on yoga for anxiety and depression. The $40 class takes places from 1 p.m.-3:15 p.m. and will be a mixture of meditation, mindful vinyasa and restorative and end with an open discussion. And while you’re at Bow Street, drop off your gently used or new clothing to benefit Second Chances and receive $10 off any class or $25 off a one-month pass. [Update: The workshop is sold out, but there may be some spots on the waitlist.]

Wrap Around Sale: Come to the Nave Gallery (155 Powder House Blvd.) this Sunday to shop the Wrap Around Sale of handmade knitted, crocheted and sewn goods to benefit the Somerville Homeless Coalition. You can visit the sale every Saturday and Sunday (except Thanksgiving weekend) from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. through December 15.

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