The weather this weekend looks a little sketchy, with some rain predicted on Saturday, but sunny, warm weather returns on Sunday. Whatever the weather, there’s a lot of summer fun to be had around town. On Saturday night, Somerville plays host to three big events, the Hungry Tiger Street Food Festival in Union Square, the Summer Bash at the Armory and a gallery opening at the Washington Street Art Center, will help us seize the season.
Tastings: Sav-Mor Spirits does more than sell booze and write clever sayings for its sign on McGrath Highway, the store also hosts tastings. This Friday, August 10 from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. you can sample Southern Comfort Black Cherry, and on Saturday, August 11 from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. you can try Pisco Porton.
Somerville Mobile Farmers Market: The Somerville Mobile Farmers Market travels around town on Saturdays bringing fresh fruits and vegetables to various neighborhoods. 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 Perry Park on Washington Street on Saturday, August 11 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)!
Hungry Tiger Street Food Festival: Union Square transforms into an outdoor market on Saturday, August 11 from 6 p.m.-10 p.m. for the Hungry Tiger Street Food Festival. Local restaurants like the Precinct, El Potro and India Palace will be serving up various cuisines for your dining pleasure, while performers and local artisans showcase their talents. This is also a great time to check out the Somerville Arts Council’s new cookbook Nibble. Food prices vary by business, but the festival itself is free. In the event of rain, the festival will move to Sunday, August 12.
Washington Street Art Center Opening: This Saturday, August 11 from 7 p.m.-10 p.m., the Washington Street Art Center hosts an opening for Interiors by mixed-media artist Chelsea Revelle. The exhibit, featuring “uncanny collections of discarded wallpapers, dollhouse furniture and wood scraps captured in timeless box constructions repurposed from old cigar and wine containers,” will be on display from August 10-25 on Saturdays from noon-4 p.m. and by appointment.
Summer Bash: Celebrate the season this Saturday, August 11 at 7:30 p.m. at Arts at the Armory’s Summer Bash! Music will be provided by Patrick Conan and the Lo-Fi Angels, Matt Koelsh and the Allies and Tilt-a-Whirl, plus an opening set by the winners of the youth Battle of the Bands. Tickets are $9 in advance or $12 at the door and get you food, drinks and more.
The Davis Flea: Davis Square is hosting a flea market on Sundays during the summer from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. where you can buy vintage and antique goods, clothing, jewelry and much more. New vendors, like Barismo Coffee, are being added all the time!
P.S. If you’re looking for more fun this weekend, check out Amsterdam Falafelshop in Davis Square for tasty lunches, dinners and late-night eats.