Happy spring! It’s official, winter is over. While any seasoned New Englander knows that it probably won’t feel very spring-like here for some time, just seeing the seasons officially change gives me hope. To celebrate, get out and enjoy the many events happening in Somerville this weekend. Highlights are below and a full listing can be found on our calendar of events.
The Equinox Sunraiser: Celebrate spring on Friday night at the Equinox Sunraiser at Brooklyn Boulders Somerville. The event features yoga, climbing, live painting, projections and music in honor of the changing seasons.
Secret Ships Pop-Up Opening Reception: Somerville-based mobile retailer Secret Ships has found a temporary home at the former Magpie Kids space. To kick-off its 2015 residency on Highland Avenue, the shop is having an opening reception on Friday night with music, light refreshments and a chance to score deals on jewelry and home goods.
Heart Openers: Poses and Plants: Welcome spring on Saturday afternoon with Heart Openers: Poses and Plants at Third Life Studio in Union Square. The workshop weaves together the practices of yoga and herbalism with a focus on poses that “open the physical and spiritual space serving the heart” and herbs that calm, soothe and uplift the heart.
Celebrate Saison Day at The Independent: Stop by The Independent on Saturday night to sample rare offerings from some of the breweries who will be at the Extreme Beer Fest at the Seaport World Trade Center earlier in the day. Enjoy saisons from breweries like Lost Abbey, Bog Iron and Smuttynose, as well as a special tapping of Allagash’s Century Ale at 10 p.m.
Spring Into Shape: Join personal trainer Jennie Siegel for an hour-long fitness class for all levels and abilities on Sunday afternoon at Third Life Studio. Attendees will learn a simple, effective workout that they can take home and do on their own to kickstart a spring fitness routine.
“From New England to Normandy” Cider Dinner: Assembly Row’s River Bar is hosting a five-course dinner with local and international cider pairings on Sunday night. Enjoy dishes like scallop crudo and black bean cured rib roast paired with offerings from New England’s Farnum Hill Cider and France’s Domaine Dupont.