Weekend 4.3-4.5: Music, Making & Movie

Sometimes this winter it seemed like we’d never make it to the other side, but now it’s April and starting to actually feel like spring. The #somsnow15 pile is much diminished, although I think it still has a couple of weeks to go until it’s completely gone. Despite the lingering snow, I spotted some actual flowers growing out of the ground this week. It made my day. As always, highlights from the weekend are below and a full listing of events can be found on our calendar. Have fun out there!

Basil Harvest


Events at the Armory: The Arts at the Armory will be bustling all day and night on Friday when it hosts three events. Start your weekend with goodTHANGpassing, a full day of “locally sourced music, organic instruments and free-range dance” performances. At night, check out a performance of new and recent work by the Caitlin Corbett Dance Company. (I’d recommend the Journeys in Sound show too, but it’s full.)

Groundwork Gala 2015: Support the work of Groundwork Somerville on Friday night at the nonprofit’s Spring Gala at Cuisine en Locale. Celebrate the accomplishments of the last year while helping to raise money for upcoming projects at this fun event featuring live music, great food and prizes.

Spring buds 2015 inside


Events at Parts and Crafts: Join Terry Murray at Parts and Crafts on Saturday morning for a workshop on designing marshmallow launchers, rubber band shooters and mini catapults. Later in the day, join Katya Popova for a papier mache making workshop.

Calamity #9: A Modern + Pop Art Variety Show: Aeronaut Brewing hosts Calamity #9: A Modern + Pop Art Variety Show on Saturday night. The event features dance, music, theater and sideshow performances, and of course, Aeronaut’s brews.

The Nave Gallery recently yarnstormed Davis Square.


Brunch: If Sundays were made for brunch (they were), then Easter Sunday is the perfect time to check out these weekend eats in Somerville. Our guide will help you decide where to dine on brunch classics, hear live music and grab a morning beverage (whether it’s coffee or a mimosa).

Silents, Please: The Somerville Theatre is hosting a series of silent films on the big screen accompanied by organ music from Jeff Rapsis. This (Easter) Sunday’s flick is Cecil B. DeMille’s 1923 The Ten Commandments. And while you’re at the Somerville Theatre, don’t forget to check out the Museum of Bad Art!

P.S. We’ve just released tickets to the next Creative Somerville Series talk on Wednesday, April 29 at Aeronaut Brewing with Trevor Holmes, a videographer at Wistia. The event is free, but space is limited, so get your ticket now to guarantee your spot. Check out write-ups and videos from our past talks to get a feel for what Creative Somerville is all about.

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