Weekend 8.24-8.26: Yarnstorming & Heaven and Hell Takedown

Summer is winding down, but you’d never know it with all the fun events happening around Somerville this weekend. There’s a yarnstorming at Perry Park on Saturday and a hot sauce and ice cream fest at the Armory on Sunday in addition to lots of other happenings. And don’t forget about the farmers markets, which are chock full of delicious tomatoes, peaches, squash, beans, corn and so much more right now. Here’s this weekend’s line-up …

Friday, August 24

Somerville Fight Night: The Somerville Boxing Club, Mayor Joe Curtatone, the Somerville Recreation Department and USA Boxing present Somerville Fight Night on Friday, August 24 at Dilboy Stadium. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the first bout takes place at 7 pm. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for children (kids 12 and younger get in free with a paid adult admission).

Free Tastings: Downtown Wine & Spirits in Davis Square hosts a Cody Brewing tasting on Friday, August 24 from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Sav-Mor Spirits on McGrath Highway will provide samples of Remix Vodka from Pauly D (yes, thatPauly D) on Friday, August 24 from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. and samples of New Amsterdam Vodka on Saturday, August 25 from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Dave’s Fresh Pasta hosts a tasting on Friday, August 24 from 5 p.m.- 7 p.m. where attendees can sample the 2011 Aurora Rosso Piceno from the Marches and a German riesling from Leitz.

Saturday, August 25

Yarnstorming: Perry Park in Somerville (361 Washington St.) gets a makeover on Saturday, August 25 as knitters and crocheters decorate the landscape with handmade fiber arts. The event, put on by the Nave Gallery as part of its Wraparound Project and work with the Somerville Homeless Coalition, runs from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and all are welcome. Needles and yarn will be provided if you want to create something (or you can bring your own)!

Free Yoga: Be. in Union yoga studio is hosting a free yoga session at Prospect Hill Park on Saturday, August 25 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)!

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. Come celebrate Superhero Day with Union Square’s Hub Comics! 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.

Sunday, August 26

Heaven and Hell Takedown: Local hot sauce and ice cream makers are taking over Arts at the Armory (191 Highland Ave.) on Sunday, August 26 for the Heaven and Hell Takedown. Attendees can try several varieties of both the fiery and icy treats before voting for their favorites. The event runs from 2 p.m.-5 p.m. and tickets are $15.

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 are being added all the time!

P.S. Looking for more weekend fun? Check out Trina’s Starlite Lounge for West Coast-style burgers, innovative cocktails and other affordable delicacies.


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