Weekend 6.20-6.22: Puppets, Jazz & Trash Bash

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been waiting for tomorrow for months. Way back when we were deep in the polar vortex all I could think about was summer and now it’s officially here! In true Somerville fashion, there are a bunch of fun events happening to get you out and about. From dancers in the street and jazz in the park to an obstacle race and art made out of discarded items, it’s time to celebrate summer. And don’t forget to get your tickets to next Friday’s Somerville Local First ’90s prom, it’s sure to be the social event of the season!

Brooklyn Boulders Somerville Opening

Friday

Somerville Toy Camera Festival: The Second Annual Somerville Toy Camera Festival is taking over many of the city’s art galleries during the month of June. The exhibits feature the work of local, national and international photographers who used “low-tech tools to create high-art images.” On Fridays, you can see the shows at Brickbottom Gallery (1 Fitchburg St.) from noon-5 p.m., at the Somerville Museum (1 Westwood Road) from 2 p.m.-5 p.m. and at the Nave Gallery Annex (53 Chester St.) from 6 p.m.-8 p.m.

Puppet Palooza: The Somerville Arts Council and East Somerville Main Streets present Bonnie Duncan performing Squirrel Stole My Underpants on Friday night as part of Puppet Palooza. The free event takes place at 6 p.m. at Connexion (149 Broadway) and promises to be fun for the whole family.

Dancing in the Streets: The Somerville Arts Council is hosting a city-wide dance festival for the second year throughout the month of June. Come see Stefanie Weber and Creatures of Habit perform in the Veterans Memorial Rink alley (570 Somerville Ave.) on Friday at 8:30 p.m. Rain date: Thursday, June 26.

Summer Solstice Sale: Brooklyn Boulders (12A Tyler St.) hosts a Summer Solstice Sale on Friday at 8:30 p.m. Discount four-, 12- and 16-month memberships will be available and the first person in line will receive a four-month season pass for free. There will also be blacklight bouldering and a DJ at the facility from 9 p.m.-midnight.

Drumlin Farm on opening day at the Union Square Farmers Market.

Saturday

Union Square Farmers Market: The Union Square Farmers Market is open this and every Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. through November 22. Shop for vegetables, fruit, bread, sweets and more at the market on the Union Square Plaza.

Rock and Run: Assembly Row hosts the inaugural Rock and Run 5K obstacle course race this Saturday at 10 a.m. The race features challenges such as monkey bars, hurdles and walls as well as live music along the course. Runners are invited to a post-race party with a beer garden (21-plus) and performance by Big Data.

Assembled Art Market: The Assembled art market is open at Assembly Row this and every Saturday through September 13 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Shop handmade art, jewelry and other wares from local and regional craftspeople.

Closing Sale: Sadly, the Replenish Bar (353 Beacon St.) is closing the doors of its retail location after this weekend. Replenish is hosting a closing sale on Saturday and Sunday from noon-4 p.m. with 50% off all products.

Joe’s Jazz and Blues Fest: Joe’s Jazz and Blues Fest is back on Saturday with performances by the Somerville High School Jazz Ensemble, Laura Grill Band, Racky Thomas Band, Mark Zaleski Band, Joey Vellucci Quartet, New Black Eagle Jazz Band and Sugar Ray and the Bluetones. The free concert takes place from noon-6:30 p.m. at Powderhouse Park.

Somerville Toy Camera Festival: The Second Annual Somerville Toy Camera Festival is taking over many of the city’s art galleries during the month of June. The exhibits feature the work of local, national and international photographers who used “low-tech tools to create high-art images.” On Saturdays, you can see the shows at the Washington Street Art Center (321 Washington St.) from noon-4 p.m., at Brickbottom Gallery (1 Fitchburg St.) from noon-5 p.m., at the Somerville Museum (1 Westwood Road) from noon-5 p.m., at the Nave Gallery (155 Powder House Blvd.) from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. and at the Nave Gallery Annex (53 Chester St.) from 2 p.m.-8 p.m.

Somerville Mobile Farmers Market: The Somerville Mobile Farmers Market is open this and every Saturday through November 1 from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. at the Mystic Housing Development (530 Mystic Ave.). Housing development residents and those receiving food assistance are eligible to purchase food for half-price.

Aeronaut Brewing Grand Opening: Aeronaut Brewing (14 Tyler St.) officially opens this weekend with a big event from 1 p.m.-10 p.m. on Saturday. While the launch is sold out, thirsty Somervillians can stop by Aeronaut for samples on Thursdays and Fridays from 6 p.m.-10 p.m. and on Saturdays from 1 p.m.-10 p.m.

Angel’s Envy Bourbon Tasting: Sip a sample of Ball Square Fine Wines’ private label Angel’s Envy Bourbon this Saturday from 3 p.m.-5 p.m. at the shop’s Tasting Station (716 Broadway). Check out the story behind the spirit and two perfect-for-summer drink recipes to make this weekend.

Antigone Rising: Alt-country female band Antigone Rising will perform at Johnny D’s on Saturday at 6 p.m. in support of their 2014 EPs, Whiskey & Wine, Volume 1 and Whiskey & Wine, Volume 2. Tickets are $12-$15 for this 21-plus event.

Dancing in the Streets: The Somerville Arts Council is hosting a city-wide dance festival for the second year throughout the month of June. Come see the Janelle Gilchrist Dance Troupe perform at Foss Park on Saturday at 8:30 p.m. Rain date: Sunday, June 22.

Roses

Sunday

The Somerville Flea: Shop for vintage wares, antiques and other fun goodies at The Somerville Flea this and every Sunday through October 26 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. You’ll find the market in the parking lot on the corner of Holland Street and Buena Vista Road in Davis Square.

PlayPlace Grand Opening: The PlayPlace, a new indoor playspace for kids five and younger, hosts its Grand Opening this Sunday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Stop by the free open house for crafts, music and activities for the whole family.

Closing Sale: Sadly, the Replenish Bar (353 Beacon St.) is closing the doors of its retail location after this weekend. Replenish is hosting a closing sale on Saturday and Sunday from noon-4 p.m. with 50% off all products.

Trash Bash: Somerville’s second annual recycled arts competition, Trash Bash, is back at The Uniun (11 Sanborn Court) on Sunday from noon-6 p.m. Come check out the art, which celebrates Somerville’s creative spirit while raising awareness about the effect of consumerism on our environment. Tickets are $5.

Somerville Toy Camera Festival: The Second Annual Somerville Toy Camera Festival is taking over many of the city’s art galleries during the month of June. The exhibits feature the work of local, national and international photographers who used “low-tech tools to create high-art images.” On Sundays, you can see the shows at the at the Nave Gallery (155 Powder House Blvd.) from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. and at the Nave Gallery Annex (53 Chester St.) from 2 p.m.-6 p.m.

Jazz at The Green Room: Kathy Olson, Randy Pingrey and Mark Zaleski will play as a trio on Sunday at 3 p.m. at The Green Room (62 Bow St.). Tickets are $10.

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