Weekend 6.27-6.29: ’90s Prom, Family Fun Day & Book Sale

As you may know, in addition to my duties as the Beat’s founder, I’m also vice president of the board of Somerville Local First and tonight is our ’90s prom! Last year’s event was a blast and tonight’s promises to be even more fun with a photo booth, killer DJ, great cocktails and more. The best part? Proceeds from the event go directly toward our work supporting local, independent businesses in Somerville. I hope to see you all there! 

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Friday

Somerville Toy Camera Festival: This the the last weekend to check out the Second Annual Somerville Toy Camera Festival at many of the city’s art galleries. The exhibits feature the work of local, national and international photographers who used “low-tech tools to create high-art images.” On Friday, 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.

Fairy Circus: The Somerville Arts Council’s free Puppet Palooza continues tonight at 6 p.m. with Fairy Circus at Chuckie Harris Park (3-17 Cross St. East). Swing by to see 20 hand-crafted marionettes perform turn-of-the-century-style trick puppetry in a show that’s sure to be fun for the whole family.

Right Here, Right Now ’90s Prom: Party like it’s the ’90s at Somerville Local First’s Right Here, Right Now prom at Cuisine en Locale (156 Highland Ave.) tonight from 8 p.m.-midnight. Don your best ’90s attire for a chance to win Prom King or Queen, snap some shots in the photo booth and dance to the best ’90s tunes! Tickets are $20 in advance ($30 at the door) and proceeds benefit Somerville Local First’s work in the community supporting local, independent businesses. And don’t worry about renting a limo, we’ve got your ticket to ride to the prom in style. Uber is offering first-time riders a free trip worth $30 when you sign up using the code SLF90.

Dancing in the Streets: Come see Reject Dance Theatre, 83paperbirds and inFluxdance perform in the final installment of the Somerville Arts Council’s Dancing in the Streets. The show is on Friday at 8:30 p.m. in the Bank of America parking lot in Davis Square (406 Highland Ave.). Rain date: Saturday, June 28.

Trum Field

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.

Meet Hulk Hogan: Hulk Hogan will be at the Grand Opening of the Assembly Sports Club (5 Middlesex Ave., Suite 203) on Saturday from 10 a.m.-noon. Swing by the get an autograph or photo with the wrestling superstar turned reality TV star and check out the remodeled space.

Harvard Book Store Summer Warehouse Sale: The Harvard Book Store is opening its Somerville warehouse (14 Park St.) for a summer sale this Saturday and Sunday. Shop a wide selection of discounted, used, remaindered and collectable books from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. both days.

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.

CrossFit Workshop: The Reebok Store at Assembly Row is hosting a free partner CrossFit workout this Saturday from noon-2 p.m. Participants will receive $50 off a beginner pack at CrossFit Avalon and will be entered to win a pair of Reebok Nanos.

Family Fun Day: Come to Trum Field on the corner of Broadway and Cedar Street on Saturday from noon-5 p.m. for Family Fun Day. The event will feature a free BBQ, face painting, pony rides, activities for kids and more. Rain date: Sunday, June 29.

Somerville Toy Camera Festival: This the the last weekend to check out the Second Annual Somerville Toy Camera Festival at many of the city’s art galleries. The exhibits feature the work of local, national and international photographers who used “low-tech tools to create high-art images.” On Saturday, 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.

ComedyCazi: Come to Comicazi (407 Highland Ave.) on Saturday at 8 p.m. for ComedyCazi’s The Do’s and Don’ts of Universe City. Billed as “a non-stop thrill ride of action, romance and wonder that takes you through the streets of Universe City, the place where dreams are changed,” the show is recommended for “mature” audiences. Tickets are $10 at the door, but you can save $2 when you purchase them in advance online.

Jazz at The Green Room: Veteran musicians Garrison Fewell and Jean-Marie Corrois will play as a duo on Saturday at 8 p.m. at The Green Room (62 Bow St.). Tickets are $10.

Assembled

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.

Harvard Book Store Summer Warehouse Sale: The Harvard Book Store is opening its Somerville warehouse (14 Park St.) for a summer sale on Sunday. Shop a wide selection of discounted, used, remaindered and collectable books from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Somerville Toy Camera Festival: This the the last weekend to check out the Second Annual Somerville Toy Camera Festival at many of the city’s art galleries.  The exhibits feature the work of local, national and international photographers who used “low-tech tools to create high-art images.” On Sunday, 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.

Art in the Park: Assembly Row and the Somerville Arts Council are teaming up on a series for free art lessons in Sylvester Baxter Riverfront Park. The series will be held each Sunday from June 29 through July 27 from 2 p.m.-3 p.m. Art in the Park is free and open to the public. This Sunday’s lesson, Photography-1-2-3, is by Ken Richardson.

Kirtan Soul Revival, Yoga Class and Potluck: Come to the Museum of Modern Renaissance (115 College Ave.) on Sunday for an evening of yoga, music and food with other members of the community. The event kicks off at 4 p.m. with yoga, the Kirtan Soul Revival takes place at 6 p.m. and the meal will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 for the whole evening or $20 just for the Kirtan. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

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  1. It would be cool to map the locations of the events you post