Weekend 4.4-4.6: Groundwork Gala, Spring Pop-Up Shop & Movie Double Features

It finally felt more like spring than winter this week and it seemed to me that nearly everyone I encountered had a smile on their face because of it. There are tons of fun events happening in Somerville this weekend, from art shows and theater performances to movie double features and a fun pup up shop, and I hope the nice weather encourages you to get out and enjoy them all!

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

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.

Fresh Media Opening Reception: The Nave Gallery (155 Powder House Blvd.) hosts an opening reception for Fresh Media, an annual showcase of the artists/designers in the MassArtDynamic Media Institute’s program, on Friday from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. The exhibition features computer-based imagery, aural soundscapes and game-like storytelling.

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead: Theatre@First presents Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead at the Davis Square Theatre (255 Elm St.) through next Friday, April 12. Tom Stoppard’s tragicomedy focuses on two minor characters, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, from Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Friday’s performance is at 7 p.m. and tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students/seniors.

Groundwork Somerville 2014 Spring Gala: Celebrate Groundwork Somerville at its 2014 Spring Gala this Friday at 7 p.m. at Cuisine en Locale (156 Highland Ave.). The gala is a fundraiser and volunteer appreciation event featuring live music, food and drinks and a silent auction. Tickets are $25 for general admission, $50 for VIP (includes two drink tickets and five raffle tickets) or $500 for a VIP table (private 10-person table with drink and raffle tickets for your group).

One Sings, the Other Doesn’t: The Arts at the Armory Cafe (191 Highland Ave.) hosts One Sings, the Other Doesn’t, an evening with guitarist Glenn Jones and Nina Violet, who plays guitar, banjo, mandolin and keyboards. The show is on Friday at 8 p.m. and there is a $14 suggested donation ($10 for students/seniors/those on a smaller budget).

SOS Fringe Foret

Saturday

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.

Eat Boutique at Fringe Spring Pop-Up Shop: Fringe Union (9 Olive Square) is hosting a free pop-up event with Eat Boutique this Saturday and Sunday from noon-5 p.m. Marisa McClellan, author of Preserving by the Pint: Quick Seasonal Canning for Small Spaces, will demonstrate canning and sign her cookbook (which comes with a free BNTO from Cuppow if you purchase it at the pop-up). Black Magic Coffee will also be on hand whipping up tasty coffee drinks.

First Signs of Spring Floral Workshop: Forêt Design Studio is hosting a floral workshop on Saturday from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. at its space at Fringe Union (9 Olive Square). Attendees will create their own centerpieces using spring’s first flowers. The class costs $150 and includes materials and light snacks.

Practice: Saturday is the last chance to see Practice, the current show at the Nave Gallery Annex (53 Chester St.). Check out the exhibit, which explores art inspired by craft in mediums like painting, felting and storytelling, from 2 p.m.-8 p.m.

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

Fresh Media Lecture Series I: Come to the Nave Gallery (155 Powder House Blvd.) on Saturday from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. for part one 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. You can also see the Fresh Media exhibit from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. at the gallery.

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead: Theatre@First presents Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead at the Davis Square Theatre (255 Elm St.) through next Friday, April 12. Tom Stoppard’s tragicomedy focuses on two minor characters, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern, from Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Saturday’s performance is at 4 p.m. and tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students/seniors.

Jazz at The Green Room: Pianist Harvey Diamond and bassist/cellist Jon Dreyer will perform together at Jazz at The Green Room (62 Bow St.) on Saturday at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 and advance purchase is recommended, as the venue is very small.

MOM BABY GOD: See Madeline Burrows in her one-woman show, MOM BABY GOD, based on her two years undercover at pro-life conferences. You can see MOM BABY GOD this Saturday at 8:30 p.m. at the Davis Square Theatre (255 Elm St.). Tickets are $13 in advance and $18 at the door.

SOS Fringe Party

Sunday

Eat Boutique at Fringe Spring Pop-Up Shop: Fringe Union (9 Olive Square) is hosting a free pop-up event with Eat Boutique this Sunday from noon-5 p.m. Marisa McClellan, author of Preserving by the Pint: Quick Seasonal Canning for Small Spaces, will demonstrate canning and sign her cookbook (which comes with a free BNTO from Cuppow if you purchase it at the pop-up). Black Magic Coffee will also be on hand whipping up tasty coffee drinks.

Fresh Media: Check out the Nave Gallery’s (155 Powder House Blvd.) current show, Fresh Media, an annual showcase of the artists/designers in the MassArtDynamic Media Institute’s program, on Sunday from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. The exhibition features computer-based imagery, aural soundscapes and game-like storytelling.

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

MOM BABY GOD: See Madeline Burrows in her one-woman show, MOM BABY GOD, based on her two years undercover at pro-life conferences. You can see MOM BABY GOD this Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Davis Square Theatre (255 Elm St.). Tickets are $13 in advance and $18 at the door.

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead: Theatre@First presents Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead at the Davis Square Theatre (255 Elm St.) through next Friday, April 12. Tom Stoppard’s tragicomedy focuses on two minor characters, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern, from Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Sunday’s performance is at 7 p.m. and tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students/seniors.

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