Weekend 4.18-4.21: Easter, Marathon Events & Patriots’ Day

This weekend is a big one: Sunday is Easter, it’s the start of April school vacation and Monday is Patriots’ Day, when more than 30,000 people will run the Boston Marathon and thousands more will cheer them on. There are a few marathon-related events happening in Somerville as well as the annual Patriots’ Day celebration and an Easter egg hunt. Art shows, movie double features and a local artist market round out the weekend. I’ll be watching the marathon on Monday, cheering on the runners and enjoying this most Massachusetts of holidays. See you out there!

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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.

Spring

Friday

Painting Intricacies Opening Reception: Come to the Nave Gallery Annex (53 Chester St.) on Friday from 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. for the opening reception of Painting Intricacies. The exhibit, which “explores the visual language of detailed, meticulous paintings,” will be on display through May 4.

Somerville Theatre Centennial Celebration: The Somerville Theatre’s (55 Davis Square) Centennial Celebration continues this Friday with a double feature. Catch Rain Man at 7 p.m. and Raging Bull at 9:30 p.m. See both films for $10 on the theater’s big screen.

The TEDxSomerville scene from above at Brooklyn Boulders Somerville.

Saturday

Easter Egg Hunt: Bring the kids to Brooklyn Boulders Somerville (12A Tyler St.) on Saturday at 9 a.m. for an epic Easter Egg Hunt. Participating children will be divided into four teams to search for eggs in the climbing facility and the team with the most eggs after two hours wins. Tickets ($10) include a Brooklyn Boulders tote to collect eggs in, two hours of Easter egg hunting and a youth day pass to use the facility after the event.

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 on view on Saturdays from noon-4 p.m. until April 26.

Saturday Local Artist Market: The Saturday Local Artist Market returns to the Burren (247 Elm St.) this Saturday from noon-4 p.m. Shop the work of local artists and enjoy a $5 lunch special.

Painting Intricacies: Come to the Nave Gallery Annex (53 Chester St.) on Saturday from 2 p.m.-8 p.m. to see Painting Intricacies. The exhibit, which “explores the visual language of detailed, meticulous paintings,” will be on display through May 4.

Somerville Theatre Centennial Celebration: The Somerville Theatre’s (55 Davis Square) Centennial Celebration continues this Saturday with a double feature. Catch E.T. at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Gandhi at 4:30 p.m. See both films for $10 on the theater’s big screen.

Foss Park

Sunday

Painting Intricacies: Come to the Nave Gallery Annex (53 Chester St.) on Sunday from 2 p.m.-6 p.m. to see Painting Intricacies. The exhibit, which “explores the visual language of detailed, meticulous paintings,” will be on display through May 4.

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

Monday

Marathon Monday Yoga Fundraiser: Bow Street Yoga (34 Bow St.) is hosting a yoga fundraiser at 7 a.m. on Monday to honor those affected by last year’s tragedy at the Boston Marathon through reflection and practice. Proceeds from the benefit class will go to the Woolfenden Family Fund, who had two members injured in last year’s bombing. Donations only ($15 minimum), class passes will not apply.

Patriots’ Day Ceremonies: The city of Somerville, East Somerville Main Streets and Historic Somerville are hosting the annual Patriots’ Day Ceremonies and Colonial Fair on Monday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Foss Park (219 Broadway). The festivities include a visit from Paul Revere, Colonial games and songs and light refreshments. Attendees are encouraged to dress in Colonial attire.

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