Weekend 7.18-7.20: ArtBeat, Daiquiris & Love Songs

This weekend features one of Somerville’s biggest and best festivals, ArtBeat. This two-day event is chock full of live music, craft vendors and quirky art projects that truly let the city shine. There are also two farmers markets open on Saturday featuring the bounty of the season, a party celebrating National Daiquiri Day and more Summer Radio Mystery Theatre performances. Happy summer!

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Friday

Hot Spot: Come to Brickbottom Gallery (1 Fitchburg St.) on Fridays from noon-5 p.m. through August 16 to see its current exhibit, Hot Spot. The summer members’ show features painting, photography, sculpture and mixed media.

ArtBeat: One of Somerville’s most delightful festivals, ArtBeat, is back this weekend with the theme Hatch. The two-day event starts on Friday night with live music in Seven Hills Park in Davis Square from 6 p.m.-10 p.m. ArtBeat features more than a dozen bands, dance troupes, 75 craft vendors, food, kids’ activities, a magic bus and much more! Suggested donation: $3. Rain date of Saturday, July 19 (same times).

Summer Radio Mystery Theatre: Super Sleuths: The Post-Meridian Radio Players present Agatha Christie’s The Case of the Careless Victim, Baroness Orczy’s The Ninescore Mystery and Sherlock Holmes and the Whitechapel Murders at Responsible Grace Church (204 Elm St.) on Friday at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 or $12 for students/seniors.

An ArtBeat performer

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.

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.

ArtBeat: One of Somerville’s most delightful festivals, ArtBeat, is back this weekend with the theme Hatch. Saturday’s events run from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. throughout Davis Square. ArtBeat features more than a dozen bands, dance troupes, 75 craft vendors, food, kids’ activities, a magic bus and much more! Suggested donation: $3. Rain date of Sunday, July 20 (same times).

Hot Spot: Come to Brickbottom Gallery (1 Fitchburg St.) on Saturdays from noon-5 p.m. through August 16 to see its current exhibit, Hot Spot. The summer members’ show features painting, photography, sculpture and mixed media.

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.

Contain, Keep, Cradle: Come to the Nave Gallery (155 Powder House Blvd.) on Saturdays from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. through July 27 to see Contain, Keep, Cradle. The exhibit features the work of three women, Katherine Vetne, Loretta Adams and Dena Haden, “who wish to respond to the challenges of their world with work that is regenerative, alive and forceful.”

National Daiquiri Day Party: The Painted Burro (219 Elm St.) is hosting a National Daiquiri Day Party on Saturday from 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Enjoy free passed appetizers, learn how to craft the perfect daiquiri and take home recipe cards so you can recreate the cocktails.

Summer Radio Mystery Theatre: Super Sleuths: The Post-Meridian Radio Players present Agatha Christie’s The Case of the Careless Victim, Baroness Orczy’s The Ninescore Mystery and Sherlock Holmes and the Whitechapel Murders at Responsible Grace Church (204 Elm St.) on Saturday at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 or $12 for students/seniors.

Super cool display at ArtBeat

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.

Contain, Keep, Cradle: Come to the Nave Gallery (155 Powder House Blvd.) on Sundays from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. through July 27 to see Contain, Keep, Cradle. The exhibit features the work of three women, Katherine Vetne, Loretta Adams and Dena Haden, “who wish to respond to the challenges of their world with work that is regenerative, alive and forceful.”

Art in the Park: Assembly Row and the Somerville Arts Council are teaming up on a series of free art lessons in Sylvester Baxter Riverfront Park. Art in the Park takes place each Sunday through July 27 from 2 p.m.-3 p.m., is free and open to the public. This Sunday’s lesson on making map drawings of imaginary places is being taught by Emily Garfield.

Love Affairs: Songs of Infatuation and Infidelity: Come to the Arts at the Armory (191 Highland Ave.) on Sunday to listen to songs of love and messing around performed by Robin O. Burrage, Marilyn Dale, Pamela Enders, Jennifer Lawrence and Gail Leondar-Wright with Doug Hammer at the piano. The free performance starts at 5 p.m.

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2 Responses to Weekend 7.18-7.20: ArtBeat, Daiquiris & Love Songs

  1. With such a jam packed weekend I can hardly keep up……………but KyAnn and I of Greater Somerville will be live broadcasting from ArtBeat in Davis Square on Saturday for SCATV. We’ll be in front of Starbucks from noon to 1:30. Stop on by and say hello……………………and maybe bring us a Daiquiri from the Painted Burro! We may get a bit parched………………………..

    Joe Lynch