Weekend 3.14-3.16: The Ides of March

Warmer temperatures, sunny days and melting snow–just when it seemed like winter would never end we got a sneak peek of spring. This weekend marks the Ides of March and there’s a Roman festival complete with togas, gladiators and chariot races in Union Square celebrating the occasion. There are also some great old films playing at the Somerville Theatre, lots of live music, theater and art shows, a road race, St. Patrick’s Day festivities, celebrations of local food and a vintage market. The season doesn’t officially change until next weekend, but with all these great events on tap, it looks like Somerville is getting started early!

Prospect Sunrise

Friday

Somerville Theatre Centennial Celebration: The Somerville Theatre’s (55 Davis Square) Centennial Celebration continues on Friday with a double feature. Catch Some Like It Hot at 4:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. and The Bridge on the River Kwai at 6:45 p.m. See both films for $10 on the theater’s big screen.

What Once We Felt: Flat Earth Theatre brings the first New England performance of Ann Marie Healy’s What Once We Felt to Somerville starting tonight with shows through March 22. The science fiction play examines the schisms between society and technology. Catch it on Friday at 7 p.m. at the Davis Square Theatre (255 Elm St.). Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door and $10 for student rush.

WFM Outside

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.).

Bound Together: Come to the Washington Street Art Center (321 Washington St.) on Saturdays in March from noon-4 p.m. to see Bound Together, the first solo exhibit by Athena Moore, who seeks to give context to her own story through the physical form of the book.

Chaotic Forms: Come to the Nave Gallery (155 Powder House Blvd.) to see Chaotic Forms on Saturdays through March from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. The show features the work of photographers and filmmakers celebrating the art of dance.

The Ides of March in Union Square: The Death of Caesar at the Roman Forum: Union Square is getting transformed into a Roman Forum this Saturday for a festival marking the 2,058th anniversary of Julius Caesar’s assassination. The event kicks off at 1 p.m. with chariot races, gladiator battles, a “Dog of War” pet costume contest, trivia, a Roman numeral bee and more! Be sure to get your complimentary toga and laurel wreath to wear throughout the festivities, which culminate in a toga party at the Independent at 6 p.m.

Somerville Theatre Centennial Celebration: The Somerville Theatre’s  (55 Davis Square) Centennial Celebration continues on Saturday with a double feature. Catch A Face in the Crowd at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and On the Waterfront at 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. See both films for $10 on the theater’s big screen.

Jazz at The Green Room: Hear Chicago natives Laura Grill, a vocalist, and Brian Friedland, a pianist, in a duo performance this Saturday at 3 p.m. at The Green Room (62 Bow St.). Tickets are $10.

Meet Your Food Makers: Join local grocery delivery service Something Gud at their new space (14 Tyler St.) on Saturday from 4 p.m.-8 p.m. to meet some of their suppliers, enjoy live music, food and more.

What Once We Felt: Flat Earth Theatre brings the first New England performance of Ann Marie Healy’s What Once We Felt to Somerville with shows through March 22. The science fiction play examines the schisms between society and technology. Catch it on Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Davis Square Theatre (255 Elm St.). Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door and $10 for student rush.

DF Rings

Sunday

Rás na hÉireann U.S.A. 5K: The Rás na hÉireann U.S.A. 5K kicks off this Sunday at 11 a.m. in Davis Square before winding through the streets of Somerville. The 5,000-person race is sold out, but you can still cheer on the runners (including yours truly) as we race around the city.

Spring Vintage Market: The Davis Flea is back this Sunday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Arts at the Armory (191 Highland Ave.) with a Spring Vintage Market. Shop furniture, clothing, jewelry, art and more. A DJ will be spinning old-school vinyl and the Cafe will be open for attendees to purchase food and drinks.

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration: Come to Olde Magoun’s Saloon (518 Medford St.) on Sunday to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with traditional Irish food, beer and music. Ronan Quinn will plan from noon-4 p.m. and there is no cover charge.

Chaotic Forms: Come to the Nave Gallery (155 Powder House Blvd.) to see Chaotic Forms on Sundays through March from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. The show features the work of photographers and filmmakers celebrating the art of dance.

What Once We Felt: Flat Earth Theatre brings the first New England performance of Ann Marie Healy’s What Once We Felt to Somerville with shows through March 22. The science fiction play examines the schisms between society and technology. Catch it on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Davis Square Theatre (255 Elm St.). Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door and $10 for student rush.

Somerville Theatre Centennial Celebration: The Somerville Theatre’s  (55 Davis Square) Centennial Celebration continues on Sunday with a double feature. Catch Viva Las Vegas at 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Elvis: That’s the Way It Is at 4:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. See both films for $10 on the theater’s big screen.

Crossing the Great Divide–Tunes and Songs of Journey: Journeys in Sound presents fiddler Rachel Panitch and guitarist Owen Morrison on Sunday at 4 p.m. at the Arts at the Armory Cafe (191 Highland Ave.) for Crossing the Great Divide–Tunes and Songs of Journey. In addition to the duo performance, a string quartet will also take the stage. There is a $10 suggested donation ($8 for students/seniors).

Figure Found: Come to Brickbottom Gallery (1 Fitchburg St.) on Sunday from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. for the opening reception of Figure Found, a show of paintings, drawings, prints, photographs and videos by eight emerging artists. The exhibit will be on display until April 22.

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