What a week! Even though the big storm hit a week ago, it feels in some ways like we’re still recovering. That means you’re probably in need of an extra dose of fun this weekend. Luckily there are a bunch of great events happening in Somerville in the next few days that can provide just that. And if you haven’t had time to view our photos from the storm’s aftermath, check them out!
This post is brought to you by The Book Shop.
Join them for a reading followed by a Q&A with Dr. Leana Wen on Sunday, February 17 at 1 p.m. at The Book Shop (694 Broadway). Dr. Wen reads from her new book, When Doctors Don’t Listen: How to Avoid Misdiagnosis and Unnecessary Tests.
Dr. Wen is an emergency physician at Brigham & Women’s/Massachusetts General Hospital, a clinical fellow at Harvard Medical School and a Rhodes Scholar. Inspired by her own childhood illness and then her mother’s long battle with cancer, Dr. Wen is passionate about guiding patients to advocate for better care. She is the co-author of a new book on the importance of patient advocacy in healthcare reform. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. (The Book Shop owner Gil Barbosa is pictured at right above.)
Union Square Donuts: If you missed out on Union Square Donuts debut yesterday at the new retail space at Kitchen Inc. (201 Somerville Ave.), never fear. The donuts will be available again today, tomorrow and Sunday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Come try flavors like chocolate chipotle and maple bacon or snag a dulce de leche cinnamon roll. Sprindrift Soda and coffee are on hand for you to wash the donuts down. But get there early, the donuts sold out twice yesterday!
Wine and Beer Tastings: Ball Square Fine Wines & Liquors (716 Broadway) hosts a North Coast Brews tasting from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. and an European wine tasting from 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. In Davis Square, Downtown Wine & Spirits (225 Elm St.) hosts a tasting from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. and Dave’s Fresh Pasta (81 Holland St.) hosts a tasting from 5 p.m.-7 p.m.
Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre–Songs of Love Gone Wrong: Arts at the Armory (191 Highland Ave.) is hosting this free event on Friday from 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Join Boston-area musicians for an evening of Songs of Love Gone Wrong while you sip craft beers or special Valentine’s Day cocktails.
Winter Farmers Market: The Winter Farmers Market runs this and every Saturday through April 13 from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at Arts at the Armory (191 Highland Ave.). This weekend at the market visit guest vendors Bug Hill Farm for cordials, shrubs and jams and Green River Ambrosia for delicious and unusual meads and libations. You can also pick up ingredients to make these four tasty kale recipes supplied to us by Cuisine en Locale!
Photographs by Matthew Corcoran: Stop by the Washington Street Art Center (321 Washington St.) this Saturday from noon-4 p.m. to see photographs by Matthew Corcoran. The opening reception that was supposed to take place last week is now a closing reception and will occur on Thursday, February 21 from 7 p.m.-10 p.m.
Delicious Torment: Come to the Nave Gallery (155 Powderhouse Blvd.) on Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. to see the latest art exhibit, Delicious Torment. The show “is an examination of emotional and physical attraction. Heat and cold, passion and heartache, what we give and what we give up when we become entangled in another, the Nave seeks representations of the contradictions and strengths present when two individuals form a pair.”
Amore at the Armory: This fundraising gala celebrates another year of the Armory (191 Highland Ave.) and supports its work. There will be live entertainment in the form of dance and art lessons as well as music. Dine on food from local restaurants (Olde Magoun’s Saloon, among others) and participate in the silent auction. Tickets for the event, which runs from 6 p.m.-11 p.m., are $25 or $40
Opensound: Third Life Studio (33 Union Square) hosts this monthly concert series that explores improvised music by bringing together musicians from different backgrounds. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., the show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are $8.
Brunch at Daddy Jones: This Sunday marks the debut of brunch at Daddy Jones, a hot new bar and restaurant in Magoun Square. Come to 525 Medford St. between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. to dine on Greek yogurt parfait, steak or lamb and eggs or herring and a poached egg, among other menu offerings.
Copy Cat Festival: The Somerville Arts Council presents the Copy Cat Festival this Sunday at the Armory (191 Highland Ave.) in two sessions, noon-3 p.m. or 4 p.m.-7 p.m. The later event is sold out, but $5 tickets were still available for the earlier session as of publication time. The events celebrate cats through videos, photos, stories and more!
Author Reading and Q&A: Join The Book Shop (694 Broadway) on Sunday, February 17 at 1 p.m. for a reading followed by a Q&A with Dr. Leana Wen. Dr. Wen reads from her new book, When Doctors Don’t Listen: How to Avoid Misdiagnosis and Unnecessary Tests. Dr. Wen is an emergency physician at Brigham & Women’s/Massachusetts General Hospital, a clinical fellow at Harvard Medical School and a Rhodes Scholar. Inspired by her own childhood illness and then her mother’s long battle with cancer, Dr. Wen is passionate about guiding patients to advocate for better care. She is the co-author of a new book on the importance of patient advocacy in healthcare reform. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.
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