Weekend 12.7-12.9: Art Events, Vintage Market & the Slutcracker

Last weekend’s snowy Saturday seemed to perfectly kicked off the holiday season in Somerville. And the fun continues during the next few days with more holiday shopping opportunities, the farmers market, art events and more! If you’re looking to shop locally this holiday season, check out my recommendations for gifts and sweets made right here in Somerville.

Note that the T will be open this Saturday and Sunday between Harvard and Alewife as the previously scheduled work has been moved to spring 2013.

Friday

Coffee Cupping: Join the folks at Counter Culture Coffee’s Boston Training Center (374 Somerville Ave.) for a coffee cupping (tasting) this and every Friday at 10 a.m. Stop by to learn more about and try some delicious coffee!

Free Tastings: Ball Square Fine Wines & Liquors (716 Broadway) hosts an Atlantic Imports wine tasting from 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. and a Smuttynose Brewing Co. tasting from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Davis Square’s Downtown Wine & Spirits (225 Elm St.) hosts a Bully Boy tasting and The Tap Brewery tasting from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Also in Davis, Dave’s Fresh Pasta (81 Holland St.) hosts a wine tasting from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Sav-Mor Spirits (15 McGrath Highway) hosts a vodka tasting from 4 p.m.-7 p.m.

Saturday

Winter Farmers Market: The Winter Farmers Market kicked off last weekend and runs again this and every Saturday through April 13 from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at Arts at the Armory (191 Highland Ave.). This week 7ate9 Bakery, Nobscot Artisan Cheese and Bug Hill Farm will be there along with all the usual vendors. I snapped some photos at last week’s market and you can see them here.

Mudflat Open Studio and Sale: Stop by Mudflat Studio (81 Broadway) this Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. to view work by more than 90 artists. All of the proceeds from pottery purchases will go to the Mudflat Building Fund.

Liddabit Sweets Candy Sampling and Book Signing: Taza Chocolate hosts Liz Gutman and Jen King on Saturday from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. for a book signing and a chance to sample their candy. Stop by to try a taste of their Taza Chocolate sea salt caramels or pick up a copy of their book, The Liddabit Sweets Candy Cookbook.

Wrap Around Sale: The Nave Gallery (155 Powderhouse Blvd.) is hosting its Wrap Around Sale of knitted, crocheted or sewed goods to benefit the Somerville Homeless Coalition this Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. The sale is open next weekend as well.

Holiday Vintage Market: The folks who brought Somerville the Davis Flea are bringing a Holiday Vintage Market to UNIUN Warehouse (3 Sanborn Court, Union Square) this weekend. Stop by on Saturday from 1 p.m.-8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. to shop vintage and antique furniture, clothing, jewelry and posters, among many other items. Check out my photos from last weekend’s sale.

Art Opening: Stop by the Washington Street Art Center (321 Washington St.) this Saturday from 7 p.m.-10 p.m. for the opening reception of Danielle Festa’s Fabricating Realities. If you can’t make it to the event on Saturday, you can view the exhibit every Saturday through December 22 from noon-4 p.m.

Sunday

Holiday Vintage Market: The folks who brought Somerville the Davis Flea are bringing a Holiday Vintage Market to UNIUN Warehouse (3 Sanborn Court, Union Square) today from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Stop by to shop vintage and antique furniture, clothing, jewelry and posters, among many other items.

Mudflat Open Studio and Sale: Stop by Mudflat Studio (81 Broadway) this Sunday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. to view work by more than 90 artists. All of the proceeds from pottery purchases will go to the Mudflat Building Fund.

Artist Talk: Threads Bared and Fiber Art: The Nave Gallery (155 Powderhouse Blvd.) hosts an artist talk panel discussion this Sunday at 2 p.m. with a coffee reception to follow at 3 p.m. While you’re there, stop by the Wrap Around Sale of knitted, crocheted or sewed goods to benefit the Somerville Homeless Coalition from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. The sale is open next weekend as well.

The Slutcracker: The Slutcracker has shows throughout the month of December and though some are sold out, there were still tickets available for today’s performances at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at publication time. Tickets for the raunchy and raucous burlesque show are $25 and all performances are at the Somerville Theatre (55 Davis Square). If you’ve never been to this unique event, I highly recommend it for a wicked good time. Tickets go quick, so snap them up!

P.S. Looking for more fun in Somerville? I’ve got the scoop on what to do each and every night of the week!

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