Weekend 3.7-3.9: Music, Art & Maple Syrup

The many events happening around Somerville this weekend are the perfect example of the city as an arts mecca. There are several live music shows spanning a variety of genres, film screenings of both new and old works and two very different art shows. It’s also Groundwork Somerville’s Maple Syrup Project Boil Down, a super fun event for the whole family. Enjoy!
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Friday

Revels FRINGE: Come to the Arts at the Armory (191 Highland Ave.) Main Performance Hall on Friday for a evening of live music by Galician bagpiper Carlos Núnez, harpist Maeve Gilchrist, fiddler Hanneke Cassel and saxophonist Stan Strickland. The 7:30 p.m. show will push the boundaries of traditional Celtic music. Tickets are $15-$35.

A Very Special Evening with Vessela Stoyanova: Also on Friday just down the hall at the Arts at the Armory (191 Highland Ave.) in the Cafe, you can stop in to hear the diverse musical stylings of Vessela Stoyanova, who has founded several Boston-area bands since moving to the U.S. from her native Bulgaria. Friday is also Stoyanova’s birthday, so come help her celebrate at this special show, which starts at 8 p.m. There is a $13 suggested donation ($10 for students/seniors).

Live Music: The Washington Street Art Center (321 Washington St.) hosts an evening of live music featuring Grizzler, Cotton Candy, What is an Author? and John Lindaman on Friday. The show starts at 8 p.m.

Somerville Theatre Centennial Celebration: The Somerville Theatre’s (55 Davis Square) Centennial Celebration continues on Friday with a performance by Malian guitar virtuoso Habib Koite. The show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are $34.

MSBD Syrup

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.).

Maple Syrup Project Boil Down: The Community Growing Center (22 Vinal Ave.) hosts Groundwork Somerville’s Maple Syrup Project Boil Down this Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. See sap from local trees turned into maple syrup, taste syrup and enjoy live music at this free event. T-shirts, waffles and syrup will be for sale during the Boil Down.

Assembly Row Grand Opening Job Fair: Assembly Row is hosting a Grand Opening Job Fair this Saturday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the East Somerville Community School (50 Cross St.). Bring your resume to share with retailers and restaurants like Brooks Brothers, JP Licks and Nike, which are slated to open this spring and summer. This weekend’s event is open everyone.

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.

Somerville Theatre Centennial Celebration: The Somerville Theatre’s  (55 Davis Square) Centennial Celebration continues on Saturday with a double feature. Catch Meet Me in St. Louis at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Treasure of the Sierra Madre at 4:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. See both films for $10 on the theater’s big screen.

Bound Together Opening Reception: The Washington Street Art Center (321 Washington St.) hosts an opening reception for Bound Together on Saturday from 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Bound Together is the first solo exhibit by Athena Moore, who seeks to give context to her own story through the physical form of the book. See the show on Saturdays in March from noon-4 p.m.

Jazz at The Green Room: Come hear reeds player Kurtis Rivers and pianist John Kordalewski in a rare duo performance this Saturday at 8 p.m. at The Green Room (62 Bow St.). Tickets are $10.

The Nave Gallery recently yarnstormed Davis Square.

Sunday

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.

Assembly Row Grand Opening Job Fair: Assembly Row is hosting a Grand Opening Job Fair this Sunday from 2 p.m.-7 p.m. at the East Somerville Community School (50 Cross St.). Bring your resume to share with retailers and restaurants like Brooks Brothers, JP Licks and Nike, which are slated to open this spring and summer. This weekend’s event is open to everyone.

Somerville Theatre Centennial Celebration: The Somerville Theatre’s  (55 Davis Square) Centennial Celebration continues on Sunday with a double feature. Catch Singin’ in the Rain at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Sunset Boulevard at 4:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. See both films for $10 on the theater’s big screen.

Rough Cut Social: SCATV hosts Rough Cut Social this Sunday from 3 p.m.-5 p.m. at The Uniun (11 Sanborn Court). The event is open to all media makers who have a video work-in-progress of five minutes or less that they would like feedback about. Attendees are also welcome to come watch the screenings without presenting a piece of work. Light refreshments will be provided.

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