Weekend 3.28-3.30: Foodie Pop-Ups, Maps & TEDxSomerville

This may have been the first week of spring, but it sure felt more like winter most days. It seems that the bitter cold is now behind us (fingers crossed) and events in Somerville this weekend are celebrating the season. From pop-ups fit for foodies and a cask ale exhibition to mapping events and the Mayor’s Fitness Challenge kick-off, there’s something for everyone. I’ll be at TEDxSomerville at Brooklyn Boulders on Sunday (with stickers!) and I hope to see some of you there too!

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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.

Practice: See Practice, the current show at the Nave Gallery Annex (53 Chester St.), on Fridays through April 5 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. The exhibit explores art inspired by craft in mediums like painting, felting and storytelling.

New England Real Ale eXhibition: The New England Real Ale eXhibition comes to the Aeronaut Brewing space (14 Tyler St.) this weekend to showcase rarely seen, award-winning American and British cask ales. The Friday session runs from 6 p.m.-10:30 p.m. and tickets are $15 in advance and $17 at the door with separate fees for samples.

Pop-Up Italian Dinner: KITCHENiNC (201 Somerville Ave.) hosts a Pop-Up Italian Dinner with Marco Roccasalvo, an award-winning chef from Rome, on Friday at 7 p.m. The multi-course meal and wine pairing features dishes like smoked duck breast, green, white and red homemade pasta and dark chocolate cake. Limited tickets are available for $75.

Masters of Tradition: The Somerville Theatre’s (55 Davis Square) Centennial Celebration continues this Friday with an evening of Celtic music. Masters of Tradition features some of Ireland’s esteemed traditional musicians celebrating Irish music in its purest form. Tickets for the 8 p.m. show are $27.

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Saturday

Mayor Curtatone’s Fitness Challenge: Kick off Mayor Curtatone’s Fitness Challenge this Saturday from 9 p.m.-1 p.m. with a flag football game, an imagination playground, health and wellness information and more. The event takes place in the Somerville Highland School Gym and Atrium (81 Highland Ave.).

Somerville Winter Farmers Market: Shop the last week of this season’s Somerville Winter Farmers Market on 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.

Donut and Gelato Pop-Up: KITCHENiNC (201 Somerville Ave.) hosts a Donut and Gelato Pop-Up on Saturday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Join Stephanie Cmar of Stacked Donuts and Marco Roccacalvo, an award-winning chef from Rome, for a sampling of their sweets. Donuts and gelato are available for $3 each. (Word is that Black Magic Coffee will be there too … affogato anyone?)

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.

New England Real Ale eXhibition: The New England Real Ale eXhibition comes to the Aeronaut Brewing space (14 Tyler St.) this weekend to showcase rarely seen, award-winning American and British cask ales. The Saturday sessions run from noon-4 p.m. or 5 p.m.-9 p.m. and tickets are $15 in advance and $17 at the door with separate fees for samples.

Film Screening and Bean Supper: The Friends of the Somerville Public Library are screening Where the Rivers Flow North followed by a traditional bean supper (with vegetarian options) on Saturday at the Central Branch (79 Highland Ave.). Doors open at noon for the 1 p.m. event, which is free.

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.

Workshop: Imaginary Maps: Join local artist Emily Garfield at Parts and Crafts (577 Somerville Ave.) for a map-making workshop incorporating fractals, biology and imaginary worlds. The workshop takes place on Saturday from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. and the suggested ticket price is $20 (though all are welcome regardless of ability to pay).

Arduino Day: Artisan’s Asylum (10 Tyler St.) is hosting an Arduino Day celebration on Saturday from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Come check out projects made at the Asylum during this free event. Space is limited.

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.

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Sunday

March Mapping Madness: Join Parts and Crafts (577 Somerville Ave.) and the Public Lab for Open Science and Technology on Sunday for an afternoon of mapping. The group will head down to the site of the new MBTA Green Line in Union Square at noon and the Parts and Crafts main space will host a PLOTS meet-up on water quality, thermal imagery and map-knitting. The event is free (or by donation) and all are welcome. This has been postponed until next Sunday, April 6, due to the rain.

TEDxSomerville: TEDxSomerville takes over Brooklyn Boulders Somerville (12A Tyler St.) on Sunday with speakers, performers and more addressing this year’s topic, movement. Tickets are $49 or $98 and must be purchased by Friday. Doors open at noon for the 1 p.m. event, which ends around 6 p.m.

Yoga for Anxiety and Depression: Bow Street Yoga (34 Bow St.) hosts a special class, Yoga for Anxiety and Depression, on Sunday from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. The $40 class mixes meditation, mindful vinyasa and restorative and ends with an open discussion. (Read the Beat’s story about Bow Street Yoga’s participation in Upward Facing Somerville from earlier in the week.)

Somerville Theatre Centennial Celebration: The Somerville Theatre’s (55 Davis Square) Centennial Celebration continues this Sunday with a double feature. Catch It Happened One Night at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. and His Girl Friday at 4:15 p.m. and 8 p.m. See both films for $10 on the theater’s big screen.

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.

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