Weekend 2.28-3.2: Fire & Ice, Somerville Skillshare & Job Fair

Last weekend was a quieter one in Somerville, but this one is absolutely jam-packed with fun events. There’s a jazz show, performances of The Vagina Monologues and a winter festival celebrating Fire & Ice. The Somerville Skillshare is on Sunday, Assembly Row is hosting a job fair for Somerville residents and the Shakespeare Slam is back. And that’s just the beginning!

MSBD Spring

Friday

Love Shack: Come to the Nave Gallery Annex (53 Chester St.) on Friday from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. to see its current show, Love Shack. The exhibit, which ends on Saturday, features work by artists exploring themes surrounding Valentine’s Day and love.

The Vagina Monologues: V-Day Somerville, the local chapter of a global activist movement working to end violence against women and girls, will perform The Vagina Monologues this weekend at the Arts at the Armory (191 Highland Ave.). The shows are on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and tickets are $10 for students, $15 for general admission and $20 for VIP. Proceeds will benefit three local organizations, Amirah Inc., Respond Inc. and Girls’ LEAP, as well as the V-Day movement.

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Saturday

Somerville Winter Farmers Market: The Somerville Winter Farmers Market is open this and every Saturday through March 29 from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Arts at the Armory (191 Highland Ave.).

Treadmill Half Marathon World Record Attempt: This event isn’t in Somerville, but it’s near and dear to my heart. My cousin and Tufts University graduate Tyler Andrews will attempt to break the world record for a treadmill half marathon this Saturday at 10 a.m. at Marathon Sports in Boston (671 Boylston St.). Tyler, who will make his Boston Marathon debut this year, is running to bring attention to his organization, STRIVE, an international service program for student athletes.

ONCE Saturday Brunch: Join Cuisine en Locale (156 Highland Ave.) for a jazz brunch this Saturday. Food and drinks will be served from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and live music will be performed by the Oscar Suchanek Trio from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Brunch food items range in price from $3-$15 and produce-forward cocktails are $12. Beer and wine will also be available and all ages are welcome.

Assembly Row Grand Opening Job Fair: Assembly Row is hosting a Grand Opening Job Fair this Saturday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the East Somerville Community School (50 Cross St.). Bring your resume to share with retailers and restaurants like Brooks Brothers, JP Licks and Nike, which are slated to open this spring and summer. This weekend’s event is open to Somerville residents only.

Somerville Mobile Farmers Market: The Somerville Mobile Farmers Market is open this Saturday at the Mystic Head Start Classroom (35 C Memorial Road) from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Mystic residents and EBT cardholders can purchase goods for half-off. This is the last weekend of the mobile market until summer.

Love Shack: Come to the Nave Gallery Annex (53 Chester St.) on Saturday from 2 p.m.-8 p.m. for the final day of its current show, Love Shack. The exhibit features work by artists exploring themes surrounding Valentine’s Day and love.

Somerville Theatre Centennial Celebration: The Somerville Theatre’s Centennial Celebration continues on Saturday and Sunday with a double feature. Catch Casablanca at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Citizen Kane at 5 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. See both films for $10 on the theater’s big screen.

Jazz at The Green Room: Come hear Boston jazz musicians Russ Gershon and Rusty Scott as a duo for the first time this Saturday at 3 p.m. at The Green Room (62 Bow St.). Tickets are $10.

Fire & Ice: A Winter Festival in Union Square: The Somerville Arts Council is hosting a family-friendly festival celebrating Fire & Ice on Saturday from 3 p.m.-6 p.m. in Union Square. There will be fire spinners, ice sculptors and craft activities for kids. Warm up with Black Magic Coffee or cool down with Frozen Hoagies. Union Square restaurants Casa B, Ebi Sushi and the Independent will feature Fire & Ice-themed specials on Saturday night.

The Vagina Monologues: V-Day Somerville, the local chapter of a global activist movement working to end violence against women and girls, will perform The Vagina Monologues this Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Arts at the Armory (191 Highland Ave.). Tickets are $10 for students, $15 for general admission and $20 for VIP. Proceeds will benefit three local organizations, Amirah Inc., Respond Inc. and Girls’ LEAP, as well as the V-Day movement.

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Sunday

Somerville Builds: A Hands-On Kids Maker Event: Calling all kids who love crafting, technology and building stuff! The Somerville Arts Council, Parts and Crafts, MakerState and the Museum of Science host Somerville Builds, a family-friendly event exploring science, crafts and art, this Sunday from noon-4 p.m. at Fringe Union (9 Olive Square). The event is free.

Somerville Skillshare: Come to the Arts at the Armory (191 Highland Ave.) this Sunday from noon-6 p.m. to take part in the Somerville Skillshare, a free day of learning organized by local residents. There are 40 classes on a variety of topics (everything from wine and coffee to bicycles and screen printing) taking place throughout the afternoon. The event is free and the classes are 50 minutes each.

Assembly Row Grand Opening Job Fair: Assembly Row is hosting a Grand Opening Job Fair this Sunday from 2 p.m.-7 p.m. at the East Somerville Community School (50 Cross St.). Bring your resume to share with retailers and restaurants like Brooks Brothers, JP Licks and Nike, which are slated to open this spring and summer. This weekend’s event is open to Somerville residents only.

Somerville Theatre Centennial Celebration: The Somerville Theatre’s Centennial Celebration continues on Sunday with a double feature. Catch Casablanca at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Citizen Kane at 5 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. See both films for $10 on the theater’s big screen.

Shakespeare Slam: Theatre@First presents the Shakespeare Slam this Sunday from 3 p.m-5 p.m. at the Burren (247 Elm St.). All are welcome and none will be judged for performing open mic readings, one-act plays and sketch comedy. The show is $10 to watch and $5 if you perform with the proceeds going to Theatre@First’s production of Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead in April.

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