Every summer weekend in Somerville seems to bring even more seasonal fun and this weekend is no exception. There’s truly something for everyone, with a dance fest and theater performance, multiple farmers markets, free yoga in a park, an urban campout and the second installment of SomerStreets. Monday and Tuesday also bring two tasty events that benefit local organizations working to help those in need. I hope you are able to get out and enjoy all of the fun events the city has to offer this weekend!
Somerville Dance Fest: Zoe Dance hosts the Somerville Dance Fest on Friday, July 27 from 7 p.m.-10 p.m. in Union Square (rain date of Saturday, July 28). The free outdoor festival will feature a dozen dance groups hailing from Somerville, Boston, Maine, New York, Philadelphia and Ireland performing in various styles from improvisation to step.
Ball Square Beer and Wine Tastings: Stop by Ball Square Fine Wines & Liquors from 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. to taste some delicious rose wines (perfect for summer) and from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. to sample four brews from Clown Shoes. Start your weekend off right with this free event on Friday, July 27!
Summer Radio Mystery Theatre: The Post-Meridian Radio Players perform their second live summer show featuring three special radio dramas of suspense, mystery and thrills! The shows take place on Friday, July 27 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, July 28 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Responsible Grace. Tickets are $15 ($15 for students/seniors).
Somerville Mobile Farmers Market: The Somerville Mobile Farmers Market travels around town on Saturdays bringing fresh fruits and vegetables to various neighborhoods. The program is a collaboration among Shape Up Somerville, Enterprise Farm, the Welcome Project, Somerville Housing Authority, Groundwork Somerville and the Somerville Council on Aging, among others. The market accepts EBT, SNAP, WIC, farmers market coupons, cash, credit and debit cards. Find the Mobile Farmers Market at the Mystic Housing Development (530 Mystic Ave.) from 10 a.m.-noon, Glen Park (Glen and Oliver Streets) from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. and Clarendon Hill Housing (North Street/Powderhouse Blvd./Alewife Brook Parkway) from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. (also on Thursdays from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Somerville Council on Aging Activity Center, 167 Holland St.).
Union Square Farmers Market: Open every Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., the Union Square Farmers Market has tons of locally grown and produced vegetables and fruits, bread, fish, meat, flowers, eggs and sweet treats. If you can’t make it to the Saturday market, be sure to check out Swirl & Slice on Thursdays from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. in Union Square or the Davis Square Farmers Market on Wednesdays from noon-6 p.m.
Free Yoga: Be. in Union yoga studio is hosting a free yoga session at Nunziato Field (corner of Summer and Vinal Streets) on Saturday, July 28 from 1 p.m.-2 p.m. The class is geared to people of all ages and all levels, just bring a mat, water and sunscreen (or no mat, as yoga can be just as nice on the grass)!
Third Annual Great Somerville Urban Campout: Have the quintessential summer camping experience without ever leaving the city this weekend at Lincoln Park. Set up your tent anytime after noon on Saturday, July 28 (rain date of Friday, July 27) or just come down to participate in the afternoon or evening activities. The event is free, just bring your camping stuff and musical instruments if you wish. There will be grills and portable fire pits at the park, so bring food to prepare or a potluck dish to share. There will be a pancake breakfast on Sunday, July 29 for those who spend the night. The afternoon will feature lots of kids’ activities and the evening will feature songs and stories by the campfire.
Seize the Summer at SomerStreets: The July installment of SomerStreets will be held on Sunday, July 29 from noon-4 p.m. along Highland Ave. between Walnut and Cedar Streets (rain or shine). During the Seize the Summer event, the roads will be closed to cars and open to people walking, biking and dancing. There will be a “Kidical Mass” bike ride to Davis Square, a Cambridge Health Alliance health and fitness fair, arts and crafts vendors, live music and so much more.
Redbones Pig Pickin’ and Fundraiser: Join Redbones on Monday, July 30 from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. for a barbecue benefiting the Somerville Homeless Coalition (rain date of Monday, August 6). Tickets for the event (held on the street in front of the restaurant) are $25 for adults and $5 for kids under 10. The tickets include a barbecue dinner with all the fixings (whole hogs, loins, butts and bellies along with slaw, corn on the cob, greens, corn bread and watermelon) and proceeds will go to the Somerville Homeless Coalition. Live music rounds out this delicious event for a good cause!
Food For Free Benefit at Flatbread Pizza: Stop by the Davis Square location of Flatbread Pizza/Sacco’s Bowl Haven on Tuesday, July 31 from 5 p.m. until closing to eat some delicious pizza and support local nonprofit Food for Free, an organization that helps distribute fresh food that might otherwise go to waste to those in need. There’s no entry fee, all you have to do is order some pizza and Flatbread will donate $3.50 for every large and $1.75 for every small purchased to Food for Free. Come hungry and ready to bowl!