Weekend 12.5-12.7: Holiday Markets, Open Studios & Winter Farmers Market

This might just be one of the most jam-packed weekends ever in Somerville, with holiday markets, open studios and festive events happening around every corner. Our extensive guide to the holiday markets and open studios can be found here so you can easily shop Somerville this season. Tonight is the first Slutcracker performance of the year and tomorrow is opening day at the Somerville Winter Farmers Market. And there are a plethora of one-time events happening, many of which are listed below or can be found on our calendar. Have fun out there!

Indian Cooking Class chopping cucumbers


Holiday Markets and Open Studios: West Somerville Neighborhood School Vendor and Craft Night and Mudflat Open Studio and Pottery Sale.

Honky Tonk Masquerade: Aeronaut Brewing is going country on Friday with a Honky Tonk Masquerade featuring craft brews, classic barbecue and live country and western music. Food and beer will be available at 5 p.m., giving you plenty of time to digest before the music and dancing starts at 8 p.m.

Healthy Holiday Sides Cooking Class: Join dietitians Liz and Jeanne from Weigh To Go! Nutrition Services for a festive cooking class on Friday night where you can learn how to prepare healthy and delicious holiday side dishes. The best part? You get to enjoy the fruits of your labor with wine!

Winter Farmers Market Apples


Holiday Markets and Open Studios: Harvard Book Store Winter Warehouse Sale, Saturday Local Artist Market, Wrap Around Sale, Artisan’s Asylum Winter Open Studios, Mudflat Open Studio and Pottery Sale and Vernon Street Open Studios. And it’s opening day at the Somerville Winter Farmers Market.

Hot Tamales: Authentic Mexican Breakfast Pop-Up: Start your Saturday off with a special breakfast of authentic Mexican tamales (Mole, Oxaquenos and Taza Chocolate) at Kitchen Inc. Wash them down with warm Ponche (traditional Christmas punch) and Cafe de Olla (spiced mexican coffee). Get two tamales and one beverage for $10 until they run out.

Resonance: books in time II Opening Reception: Come to Brickbottom Gallery on Saturday afternoon for the opening reception of Resonance: books in time II. “The exhibition of individual and collaborative artists’ books by Ann Forbush, Ania Gilmore, and Annie Zeybekoglu chronicles the journey and intersection of a shared artistic vision.”

Vintage Market Outside


Holiday Markets and Open Studios: Harvard Book Store Winter Warehouse Sale, The Somerville Flea Holiday Market, Wrap Around Sale, Artisan’s Asylum Winter Open Studios, Mudflat Open Studio and Pottery Sale and Vernon Street Open Studios.

Vessels: An Exhibition of Fiber Art Opening Reception: The Nave Gallery Annex hosts an opening reception for its current show, Vessels: An Exhibition of Fiber Art, on Sunday afternoon. The artists in the show explore the various meanings and uses of vessels and containers through their work.

Jazz at The Green Room: Wind down from the weekend with some Jazz at The Green Room. Join pianist Gill Aharon and guitarist Andrew Stern, who have played together for years, for an evening of improvisation and musical conversation.

P.S. Looking for more events for this weekend beyond? Check out our calendar for details listings!

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