Welcome to the weekend! It should be another great one in Somerville, starting with tonight’s Somerville Local First’s Back to the Future 1950s Prom. I’ll be there helping host the event and highly recommend it for a fun night out with friends that also supports a good cause. In other news, the Beat has been nominated for Best Local Media in this year’s Scout’s Honored Awards and we need your help to win. You can vote here for the Beat and other awesome local businesses until July 25. And if you’d rather be reading this via email (and a day early), sign up for our free newsletter. Or check out the full listing of weekend events on our calendar.
Annual Parkour American Rendezvous Weekend: Somerville is hosting the Annual Parkour American Rendezvous Weekend again this year and you can get in on the action tonight, Saturday or Sunday. Parkour is a multi-disciplinary form of movement rooted in gymnastics, martial arts, breakdancing, climbing and track. The events are open to anyone 14 years of age and older of any experience level and athletic ability. Tickets range from $55-$95 with financial assistance and discounts available.
Back to the Future 1950s Prom: Join Somerville Local First on Friday night at Cuisine en Locale for an evening you’ll never forget. This annual event is the perfect way to spend a fun night out with friends dancing to great tunes, sipping delicious cocktails and capturing your memories in the photo booth while supporting an important local organization. Dress to impress because SLF will be awarding prizes for the Most Spirited Somervillians!
Yoga Events: Start your Saturday off right with three cool yoga events happening in Somerville. Some.Yoga.Studio (pictured above) is at Assembly Row this and every Saturday hosting a FREE yoga class on the waterfront. There’s a new guy-focused (though ladies are welcome too) Lumberjack Yoga session at Foss Park for only $5 on Saturday mornings. And Bow Street Yoga is hosting a special yoga class for moms on Saturday afternoon for $20.
Havard Book Store Summer Warehouse Sale: Harvard Book Store may be in Cambridge, but the shop’s warehouse is in Somerville and this weekend brings its summer sale. Stock up on a wide selection of discounted used, remaindered and collectible books on Saturday and Sunday for beach days and summer vacations.
14th Annual Historic Bike Tour: The 14th Annual Historic Bike Tour got canceled last month due to rain, but it’s back on this Sunday. The six-mile ride kicks off at 2 p.m. at City Hall and winds through Somerville stopping at urban agriculture sites before ending up at Aeronaut Brewing Company around 4:30 p.m. A $3 donation is appreciated and riders are reminded to bring their helmets.
HackCycle Workshop: The Nave Gallery is hosting curator, artist and avid creative recycle enthusiast Melissa Glick on Sunday afternoon for a workshop on making art with computer parts and collage. This free workshop is part of the gallery’s HackCycle exhibit.
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