Weekend 2.6-2.8: Guided Meditation, Savage Games & Silent Films

Another week, another snowstorm. All this time spent indoors is sure to have you feeling cooped up, so take advantage of the many events happening this weekend to get out and about. From art shows and yoga workshops to live music and a local market, there’s no excuse to hide inside. Highlights from the weekend are below and a full listing of events can be found on our calendar.

Please keep in mind that winter weather sometimes leads to event cancellations and we urge you to check with organizers before heading out if things seem dicey!

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Weathering Art: Come to Brickbottom Gallery on Friday afternoon to check out the current exhibit, Weathering Art: Creative expression in the era of climate change. The show, which runs through February, features visual artists working in a variety of mediums to explore local and global environmental changes.

Therapeutic Vibrations: Gong Healing and Guided Meditation: Bow Street Yoga hosts a special two-hour class on Friday night focused on reaching a deep state of relaxation and healing. The workshop will guide participants through restorative postures and meditation.



Savage Games: Rise and shine on Saturday morning when you head to Brooklyn Boulders Somerville for the Savage Games. The two-hour competition features ninja training, parkour movements and Spartan obstacles. Bring a friend and get ready to throw down.

Somerville Tool Library Grand Opening: The Somerville Tool Library opens with a special event focused on Anachronistic Audio Repair on Saturday. Stop by to repair and recycle your old boom boxes, Walkmans and cassette players or to check out what tools you can borrow for an upcoming project.

Jazz at The Green Room: Local saxophone player Andy Voelker is coming to The Green Room in Union Square for a show on Saturday night. Voelker will appear with bassist Jef Charland and drummer Luther Gray and the trio will perform original compositions and free improvisations. Get your tickets early, as the small space tends to sell out.

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Local is for Lovers Valentine’s Day Market: Come to the Arts at the Armory on Sunday to shop for your sweetie (or yourself) at the Local is for Lovers Valentine’s Day Market. Hosted by Somerville Local First, the event is a free full-day family affair with local vendors selling their creations (art, crafts, food and more), the Knucklebones playspace open for kids ($3 suggested donation) and the Armory Cafe selling lunch, snacks and drinks.

Silents, Please: The Somerville Theatre is hosting a series of silent films on the big screen with music accompaniment by Jeff Rapsis once a month from February through July. This Sunday afternoon’s flick is a Rin Tin Tin double feature, Clash of the Wolves (1925) and The Night Cry (1926).

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