Weekend 8.23-8.25: Local is for Lovers Market, Rock & Roll Yard Sale and Fight Night

I don’t know about you, but I’m trying to soak up as much of what’s left of the summer as I can. My favorite ways to to do that are by visiting the local farmers markets and cooking up a summery meal with my haul, attending special markets (like this Sunday’s Local is for Lovers 3.0: Back to Schol Edition or the Rock and Roll Yard Sale) and taking in some of the cool art on display around town. Details on all that and more are below. Have fun out there!

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Friday

Somerville Fight Night: The Somerville Boxing Club, the Somerville Department of Recreation, Mayor Joe Curtatone and USA Boxing present Somerville Fight Night this Friday at Dilboy Stadium on Route 16. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the first bout at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for youth and kids under 12 get in free with a paid adult admission. Rain date of Saturday, August 24.

Entering Somerville Exhibit: The Nave Gallery Annex (53 Chester St.) is currently hosting an exhibit all about our fair city. Entering Somerville features the work of 12 local artists who were inspired by the people, events and geography that make up Somerville. You can see the show through August 31 on Wednesdays-Fridays from 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Saturdays from 2 p.m.-8 p.m. and Sundays from 2 p.m.-6 p.m.

Cavalia’s Odysseo: This horse-centric circus has been getting rave reviews since it kicked off its run under the big white tent at Assembly Row. And the performance schedule has just been expanded through September 12. Tickets range in price from $49.50-$249.50 for adults, $44.50-$224.50 for juniors (13-17) and seniors (65-plus) and $34.50-$174.50 for children (2-12). (I’m going tonight, so look for a review next week!)

USFM August Stillman's

Saturday

Union Square Farmers Market: Head down to the Union Square Plaza on Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. to stock up on fresh, seasonal produce, baked goods, bread, meat, eggs, fish and so much more at the Union Square Farmers Market. The market runs on Saturday mornings through November 23. Tomatoes and peppers are in abundance right now and this easy, delicious recipe for romesco is a great way to use them up!

Somerville Mobile Farmers Market: The Somerville Mobile Farmers Market brings fresh, affordable fruits and vegetables to neighborhoods around the city. You can find it on Saturday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Mystic Housing Development (530 Mystic Ave.) and from 2 p.m.-5 p.m. inside the Clarendon Hill Housing Development on North Street. The market will also be at the Council on Aging at the TAB Building (167 Holland St.) every Thursday from 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m. The market accepts EBT, SNAP, WIC, Farmers’ Market Coupons, cash, credit and debit cards.

Assembled: Assembled: The Handmade Arts Market at Assembly Row is a free event that runs from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on most Saturdays throughout the next few months. The market features dozens of local artists, food trucks and special events.

Somerville Toy Camera Fest: The Washington Street Art Center (321 Washington St.) is currently hosting the first of three exhibits for the Somerville Toy Camera Fest. The shows celebrate the work of artists taking photos with low-tech, limited-control cameras. You can see the first exhibit on Saturdays from noon-4 p.m. through August 31.

Entering Somerville Exhibit: The Nave Gallery Annex (53 Chester St.) is currently hosting an exhibit all about our fair city. Entering Somerville features the work of 12 local artists who were inspired by the people, events and geography that make up Somerville. You can see the show through August 31 on Wednesdays-Fridays from 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Saturdays from 2 p.m.-8 p.m. and Sundays from 2 p.m.-6 p.m.

Rock and Roll Yard Sale 2012

Sunday

The Davis Flea: The Davis Flea is open on Sundays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. from now through October 27. The market features new and returning vendors selling antiques, vintage goods and more. Stop by the parking lot of the corner of Holland Street and Buena Vista Road to check it out. Rain or shine.

Local is for Lovers Market: It may still be summer, but the new school year is right around the corner. You can kick off the season at this Sunday’s Somerville Local First Back to School Market at the Arts at the Armory (191 Highland Ave.). The event features local artists, crafters and entrepreneurs selling everything from handmade soaps and unique clothing to locally produced food. Stop by from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. to shop the market, hear live music and let the kids play on the Mezzanine with Knucklebones!

Rock and Roll Yard Sale: Union Square will be transformed into a giant record store on Sunday with vendors selling vinyl and handmade or vintage goods at the Rock and Roll Yard Sale. The event runs from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and also features live music and DJs.

Hacker Junk Creations for Adults: Artist and educator Melissa Glick hosts an afternoon of making featuring computer parts and collage this Sunday from noon-3 p.m. at Artisan’s Asylum (10 Tyler St.). The workshop, which costs $42, will show attendees how to combine 2D materials with 3D shapes and forms to create a “Junk Mosaic.” Bring your keepsakes, letters, photos and cards to turn them into a decorative piece you can display.

Entering Somerville Exhibit: The Nave Gallery Annex (53 Chester St.) is currently hosting an exhibit all about our fair city. Entering Somerville features the work of 12 local artists who were inspired by the people, events and geography that make up Somerville. You can see the show through August 31 on Wednesdays-Fridays from 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Saturdays from 2 p.m.-8 p.m. and Sundays from 2 p.m.-6 p.m.

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