Weekend 3.21-3.23: Spring is in the Air

Happy spring! I don’t know about you, but I am so ready for winter to be over. Spring not only means warmer weather, but also brings a host of fun events to Somerville (think Somerville Open Studios, the Union Square Farmers Market and PorchFest). Those don’t happen until May, but don’t fret, this weekend is chock-full of awesome things to do. From the Irish Film Festival and a Spring Carnival at Brooklyn Boulders Somerville to a plethora of arts events, theater and the Winter Farmers Market, the ‘Ville is heating up just in time for the new season.

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Friday

Figure Found: Come to Brickbottom Gallery (1 Fitchburg St.) on Fridays from noon-5 p.m. to see Figure Found, a show of paintings, drawings, prints, photographs and videos by eight emerging artists. The exhibit will be on display until April 12.

Chakra Cleanse: Bow Street Yoga (34 Bow St.) is holding a Chakra Cleanse this Friday from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. with Jacqui Bonwell. Journey through the seven chakras and every day life solutions to keep them in check. The $40 class is a great way to learn about and practice preventative medicine.

Practice: Artist Talk: The Nave Gallery Annex (53 Chester St.) hosts a talk on Friday at 7 p.m. with several of the artists displaying their work in the gallery’s current show, Practice. The exhibit explores art inspired by craft in mediums like painting, felting and storytelling. You can also stop by the gallery from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. on Fridays through April 5 to see the show.

What Once We Felt: Flat Earth Theatre presents Ann Marie Healy’s What Once We Felt on Friday at 7 p.m. at the Davis Square Theatre (255 Elm St.). The science fiction play examines the schisms between society and technology. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door and $10 for student rush.

Irish Film Festival: The Somerville Theatre’s (55 Davis Square) Centennial Celebration continues this weekend with the Irish Film Festival. A variety of films celebrating global Irish cinema will be shown throughout the weekend culminating in a closing party at the Burren (247 Elm St.) on Sunday at 8 p.m. Tickets for individual films are $11 in advance and $12 at the box office. All-access passes are available for $85.

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Saturday

Spring Carnival: Brooklyn Boulders Somerville (12A Tyler St.) is holding its first Spring Carnival this Saturday starting with a chance to score discount passes at 8 a.m. The earlier you arrive, the less the pass will cost, so set your alarm! And stick around for the Spring Carnival Festivities like a dunk tank, chances to win prizes and games taking place from noon-4 p.m.

Somerville Winter Farmers Market: This is the second-to-last week of the Somerville Winter Farmers Market this season. It’s open this and next Saturday from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Arts at the Armory (191 Highland Ave.). It’s always a bummer when the winter market ends, but I’ve got some exciting news: The Union Square Farmers Market is opening a few weeks early this year on May 17! I’ll have the full story on the early opening, vendors new and old and other market highlights in the next few weeks.

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.

Figure Found: Come to Brickbottom Gallery (1 Fitchburg St.) on Saturdays from noon-5 p.m. to see Figure Found, a show of paintings, drawings, prints, photographs and videos by eight emerging artists. The exhibit will be on display until April 12.

Irish Film Festival: The Somerville Theatre’s (55 Davis Square) Centennial Celebration continues this weekend with the Irish Film Festival. A variety of films celebrating global Irish cinema will be shown throughout the weekend culminating in a closing party at the Burren (247 Elm St.) on Sunday at 8 p.m. Tickets for individual films are $11 in advance and $12 at the box office. All-access passes are available for $85.

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.

Practice: See Practice, the current show at the Nave Gallery Annex (53 Chester St.), on Saturdays through April 5 from 2 p.m.-8 p.m. The exhibit explores art inspired by craft in mediums like painting, felting and storytelling.

What Once We Felt: Flat Earth Theatre presents Ann Marie Healy’s What Once We Felt on Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Davis Square Theatre (255 Elm St.). The science fiction play examines the schisms between society and technology. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door and $10 for student rush.

Carnevil: Cusine en Locale (156 Highland Ave.) is hosting the Horror Film Club on Saturday night for a showing of two films, Killer Clowns from Outer Space and The Funhouse. The free 21-plus event kicks off at 7 p.m. and there will be fresh pretzels and local brews.

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Sunday

Free Screenprinting Workshop: Come to the Green Room (62 Bow St.) on Sunday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. for a free screenprinting workshop with Liz Corkery of Print Club Boston and Graham McDougal. Drop in to the informal workshop to learn the basic skills of designing and printing a tote bag or poster. Supplies will be provided, but attendees are encouraged to bring a painting shirt or apron to avoid stains.

Irish Film Festival: The Somerville Theatre’s (55 Davis Square) Centennial Celebration continues this weekend with the Irish Film Festival. A variety of films celebrating global Irish cinema will be shown throughout the weekend culminating in a closing party at the Burren (247 Elm St.) on Sunday at 8 p.m. Tickets for individual films are $11 in advance and $12 at the box office. All-access passes are available for $85.

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.

Practice: See Practice, the current show at the Nave Gallery Annex (53 Chester St.), on Sundays through April 5 from 2 p.m.-6 p.m. The exhibit explores art inspired by craft in mediums like painting, felting and storytelling.

Hatch! An Arts Advocacy Event: The Nave Gallery (155 Powder House Blvd.) is hosting HATCH! An Arts Advocacy Event this Sunday from 3 p.m.-5 p.m. The egg party is part of a statewide campaign to raise public support for the arts. During the project, dozens of “art eggs” will be created that will then be delivered to Governor Deval Patrick and state senators who make up the Ways and Means Committee in an effort to get them to more fully fund the arts. Some supplies will be provided, but attendees are welcome to bring their own as well as ideas on how you plan to decorate your egg. Attendees are asked to RSVP to Heather Balchunas at hbalchunas@somervillema.gov.

Who’s Sorry Now?: Songs of Love, Regret and Revenge: Come to the Arts at the Armory (191 Highland Ave.) on Sunday at 5 p.m. for Who’s Sorry Now?: Songs of Love, Regret and Revenge. The performance by Robin Burrage, Marilyn Dale, Catharine David, Pamela Enders, Jen Lawrence, Gail Leondar-Wright, Marva Wooden with Bill Duffy at the piano was rescheduled because of a snowstorm earlier in the year. The show is free, but donations are encouraged.

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