Weekend 6.6-6.8: Toy Camera Festival, Herbstalk & Food Truck Festival

If you love art, food and unique events, this is your weekend. The Somerville Toy Camera Festival is being welcomed back for a second year with opening receptions at galleries all over the city this weekend. The Assembled art market also returns to Assembly Row on Saturday and brings with it the Somerville Food Truck Festival, a first-ever event for our city. Herbstalk is back for a third year at the Armory with two days of workshops, classes and a marketplace. And if that’s not enough, there are dance and music performances, a historic bike ride, the Union Square Farmers Market and the Somerville Flea. Have fun out there!

Drumlin Farm's beautiful pansies.

Friday

Synchronicity: Journeys in Sound presents Finnish-born guitarist/oudist Jussi Reijonen and Swiss-born vocalist Gabriela Martina playing together at the Arts at the Armory (191 Highland Ave.) on Friday at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12 with a reservation or $14 at the door ($8 for students/seniors with a reservation or $10 at the door).

Somerville Toy Camera Festival Opening Reception at the Nave Gallery Annex: 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.” The Nave Gallery Annex (53 Chester St.) hosts its opening reception for the show on Friday from 6 p.m.-8 p.m.

Unique necklaces at Assembled

Saturday

Union Square Farmers Market: The Union Square Farmers Market is open 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.

Herbstalk: Back for a third year this weekend, Herbstalk is bigger than ever, with two days of workshops, classes and a marketplace. Everything takes place at the Arts at the Armory (191 Highland Ave.) and kicks off today at 9 a.m. All are welcome, from curious beginners to advanced herbalists. Weekend pass tickets are available in advance for $25 or $30 at the door. Day passes can be purchased for $15 at the door and you can get into the marketplace for free.

Assembled Art Market and Somerville Food Truck Festival: The Assembled art market returns to Assembly Row this Saturday and will run each week through September 13 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The Somerville Food Truck Festival is also rolling into Assembly Row this Saturday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The admission fee is $5 (free for kids younger than 12) and food and drinks from 22 trucks can be purchased separately.

The Ins & Outs of Holgas and Toy Cameras: The Nave Gallery (155 Powder House Blvd.) hosts a workshop on toy cameras with Michelle Bates from noon-2 p.m. on Saturday. The two-hour workshop, which is part of the Somerville Toy Camera Festival, costs $50 ($40 for Toy Camera exhibiting artists or students with ID).

Somerville Toy Camera Festival Opening Reception at the Somerville Museum: 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.” The Somerville Museum (1 Westwood Road) hosts its opening reception for the show on Saturday from 2 p.m.-5 p.m.

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 Deborah Mason and the Youth Dance Company perform in the CVS parking lot in Magoun Square on Saturday at 7 p.m. Rain date: Sunday, June 8.

Somerville Toy Camera Festival Opening Reception at the Washington Street Art Center: 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.” The Washington Street Art Center (321 Washington St.) hosts its opening reception for the show on Saturday from 7 p.m.-9 p.m.

SOS Milk Row

Sunday

The Somerville Flea: Shop for vintage wares, antiques and other fun goodies at The Somerville Flea (formerly The Davis 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.

Kesher Preschool and Afterschool Program Open House: The Kesher Preschool and Afterschool Program for Jewish Learning and Culture (13 Garden Court) is holding an Open House on Sunday from 10:30 a.m.-noon. Learn about Kesher’s afterschool program, preschool/daycare with full-time and part-time options and summer camp at the event.

Milk Row Cemetery Public Opening: Come to the rarely open Milk Row Cemetery (439 Somerville Ave.) this Sunday from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. to learn about the historic site from volunteer docents. Heavy rain cancels.

Somerville Historic Bike Ride: Join the Somerville Historic Preservation Committee and the Somerville Bicycle Committee on Sunday at 2 p.m. for the Somerville Historic Bike Ride. The event leaves from City Hall (93 Highland Ave.) and is designed for all ages and riding levels. There is a $3 donation to the cover the ride expenses.

Somerville Toy Camera Festival Opening Reception at the Nave Gallery: 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.” The Nave Gallery (155 Powder House Blvd.) hosts its opening reception for the show on Sunday from 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Artist Michelle Bates will be doing an artist talk and book signing for Plastic Cameras: Toying with Creativity from 2 p.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday at the Nave Gallery.

Somerville Toy Camera Festival Opening Reception at Brickbottom Gallery: 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.” Brickbottom Gallery (1 Fitchburg St.) hosts its opening reception for the show on Sunday from 5 p.m.-8 p.m.

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