Weekend 4.11-4.13: Art, Fashion & Guacamole

Every spring brings chirping birds, beautiful flowers and tons of fun events to Somerville. And this weekend is no exception. With several art events, theater performances, movie double features, a job fair, fashion night, yoga workshop and much more, the next few days are jam-packed!

Note: The MBTA is replacing Red Line train service with buses between Harvard and Alewife this weekend.

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Boston Marathon bombing survivors JP and Paul Norden present their new book, Twice as Strong: 12 Seconds, 2 Brothers and the Marathon That Changed Their Lives, at the Somerville Theatre (55 Davis Square) on Tuesday, April 22 at 7 p.m. The event, which will include a Q&A and book signing, is sponsored by The Book Shop. Copies of Twice as Strong will be available for purchase at the event and a portion of the proceeds from the book sales will be donated to a charity selected by the Nordens.

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Friday

Urbanism Summit: The second day of the 2014 Urbanism Summit takes place on Friday at the Davis Square Theatre (255 Elm St.) from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The day’s events include keynotes and sessions that will address architectural, environmental, social and economic issues currently facing New England. Tickets range in price from $70-$150.

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Job Fair: The LEGOLAND Discovery Center opening at Assembly Row later this spring is holding a job fair this weekend at the Holiday Inn Boston-Bunker Hill (30 Washington St.). The event is open on Friday from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and LEGOLAND will be looking for people to work in admissions, retail and food and beverage, among other areas.

Figure Found: Come to Brickbottom Gallery (1 Fitchburg St.) on Friday 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.

Fresh Media Lecture Series II: Come to the Nave Gallery (155 Powder House Blvd.) on Friday from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. for the second session of a two-part lecture series connected to its current show, Fresh Media. Artists will speak on topics like art, design and technology to encourage dialogue.

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead: Theatre@First presents Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead at the Davis Square Theatre (255 Elm St.) on Friday at 7 p.m. Tom Stoppard’s tragicomedy focuses on two minor characters, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, from Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students/seniors.

Somerville Theatre Centennial Celebration: The Somerville Theatre’s (55 Davis Square) Centennial Celebration continues this Friday with a double feature. Catch Taxi Driver at 8 p.m. and Klute at 10 p.m. See both films for $10 on the theater’s big screen.

SOS Artisan's Asylum Bug

Saturday

Somerville Sneak Peak: Community Open House: Somerville residents are invited to the Assembly Row Welcome Center (85 Foley St.) this Saturday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. to get a sneak peek at the Assembly Row architectural model and meet Assembly Row staff.

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Job Fair: The LEGOLAND Discovery Center opening at Assembly Row later this spring is holding a job fair this weekend at the Holiday Inn Boston-Bunker Hill (30 Washington St.). The event is open on Saturday from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and LEGOLAND will be looking for people to work in admissions, retail and food and beverage, among other areas.

West Somerville Neighborhood School Yard Sale: The West Somerville Neighborhood School (177 Powder House Blvd.) is hosting a yard sale on Saturday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The sale benefits end-of-the-year activities for seventh and eighth graders at the school.

Transform: Come to the Washington Street Art Center (321 Washington St.) to see the current show, Transform, which features the work of nine photographers depicting transformation using a variety of photographic mediums. The exhibit is view on Saturdays from noon-4 p.m. until April 26.

Figure Found: Come to Brickbottom Gallery (1 Fitchburg St.) on Saturday from noon-5 p.m. for the last chance to see Figure Found, a show of paintings, drawings, prints, photographs and videos by eight emerging artists.

Art for Education: Agassiz Preschool (184 Summer St.) hosts an afternoon of art, music, crafts and festive fundraising this Saturday from 2 p.m.-5 p.m. The free event features a photo booth, live music, kids’ crafts and a silent auction. Proceeds from Art for Education benefit the scholarship fund.

Somerville Theatre Centennial Celebration: The Somerville Theatre’s (55 Davis Square) Centennial Celebration continues this Saturday with a double feature. Catch Grease at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Saturday Night Fever at 4:15 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. See both films for $10 on the theater’s big screen.

Somerville Open Studios Marketing IV: Exhibiting: Jesa Damora of FunnelCake Marketing hosts this free artist marketing talk on Saturday from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. at Artisan’s Asylum (10 Tyler St.). Damora and guest speaker Nick Paffett will discuss exhibiting as a function of marketing.

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead: Theatre@First presents Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead at the Davis Square Theatre (255 Elm St.) on Saturday at 4 p.m. Tom Stoppard’s tragicomedy focuses on two minor characters, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, from Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students/seniors.

Empty Bowls: Join local nonprofit Food for Free for a benefit at Mudflat Studios (81 Broadway) this Saturday from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Tickets to Empty Bowls get attendees soup, bread, drinks and a one-of-a-kind, handmade bowl for their soup that they can take home. The event will help Food for Free continue its work fighting hunger in the community. Tickets are $15 for an individual in advance ($18 at the door) or $50 for a family of four ($60 at the door).

Kawaii-Me: A Behind the Scenes Fashion Event: The Uniun (3 Sanborn Court) plays host to Kawaii-Me: A Behind the Scenes Fashion event this Saturday from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Shop items from the Kawaii-Me boutique, check out clothes by local designer Nillton Rodrigues and 3-D wearable art by Nervous System, get a glimpse at a project by Secret Ships, try new hair and make-up with Kaya Beauty Spa and Salon 22, get your photo taken with an installation by Sophia X. Chang and listen to music from DJ NikkiBeats.

The Community Growing Center provided shade on a steamy summer day.

Sunday

Community Growing Center Volunteer Orientation: Come to the Community Growing Center (22 Vinal Ave.) on Sunday from 10 a.m.-10:45 a.m. for a volunteer orientation. Learn the history of the Growing Center, the basics of site operations and volunteer opportunities. Contact Kim at volunteercgc@gmail.com to register (required).

Shape Up Somerville/Somerville Recreation Road Race: The Fifth Annual Shape Up Somerville/Somerville Recreation Road Race is this Sunday at Somerville High School (81 Highland Ave.). The one-mile children’s fun run takes place at 10:30 a.m. and will be followed by a 5K race at 11 a.m. Registration is $5 for youth and $20 for adults and includes a T-shirts as well as a post-race celebration with refreshments.

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Job Fair: The LEGOLAND Discovery Center opening at Assembly Row later this spring is holding a job fair this weekend at the Holiday Inn Boston-Bunker Hill (30 Washington St.). The event is open on Sunday from noon-6 p.m. and LEGOLAND will be looking for people to work in admissions, retail and food and beverage, among other areas.

Deep Unwind: Yin Yoga with Therapeutic Assists: Bow Street Yoga (34 Bow St.) is offering a special workshop, Deep Unwind, on Sunday from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. The class features a mindful sequence of yin yoga poses with therapeutic assists to help bring balance to your nervous system. The workshop costs $45.

Somerville Theatre Centennial Celebration: The Somerville Theatre’s (55 Davis Square) Centennial Celebration continues this Saturday with a double feature. Catch The Muppet Movie at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. and The Sting at 4 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. See both films for $10 on the theater’s big screen.

Guac Off: The Painted Burro (219 Elm St.) hosts its Second Annual Guac Off this Sunday at 3 p.m. Contestants will present their best guacamole recipes to a panel of judges in the hopes of being crowned the best guac maker in town. The free event is open to the public, so you too can weigh in on which guac is the best of them all.

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