Hold onto your hats, this is one action-packed weekend in Somerville! From three fun events at Aeronaut Brewing and a charity corn toss tournament to Riverfest at Assembly Row and a workshop on the changing face of Union Square, there’s truly an event for everyone. Several art galleries in Somerville are also open this weekend, the farmers markets are going strong and there’s live entertainment at night. That’s in addition to the Local is for Lovers Back to School Market and the Somerville Dog Festival. I hope you get out to enjoy it all–and find time for a nap.
Anxiety and Relief in the 21st Century: Come to Brickbottom Gallery (1 Fitchburg St.) on Fridays from noon-5 p.m. through October 18 to see Anxiety and Relief in the 21st Century, which features the work of artists exploring the response to the pressures of modern life.
Retake the Courtyard: Aeronaut Brewing (14 Tyler St.) is hosting a Retake the Courtyard party this Friday at 5 p.m. Sip beer, listen to live music and dine on food from Uyghur Kitchen at the official patio opening.
Magic Without Tricks Salon: The Nave Gallery Annex (53 Chester St.) hosts a salon for its Magic Without Tricks show on Friday from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Take the magic questionnaire and join the Nave for a conversation on society’s fixation with magic.
Slam Up: Same Brain: Comedy, poetry and improv collide in a free musical performance by Slam Up at the Arts at the Armory (191 Highland Ave.) on Friday at 8 p.m. Expect to journey through the many stages of life and various types of love at this modern cabaret.
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.
Third Annual Ryan Harrington Corn Toss Tournament: Come to Trum Field (corner of Broadway and Cedar Street) on Saturday at 9 a.m. for the Third Annual Ryan Harrington Corn Toss Tournament. There are two players per team, registration is $50 and there will be a men’s and women’s division with cash prizes for the winners. There will be T-shirts for sale, activities for kids and everyone is invited to The Pub (682 Broadway) afterward for food and raffles. All proceeds benefit youth organizations in Somerville.
After the Mobility Revolution: Rethinking the Future of Union Square: The New England Chapter of the Congress for a New Urbanism and the US Audi Urban Future Team are hosting a workshop and community discussion on Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Arts at the Armory (191 Highland Ave.). The free event will include speakers and workshops on the future of American cities with a focus on Union Square. Lunch will be provided to registered participants.
Riverfest: The seventh Riverfest takes place this Saturday from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. at Assembly Row with fun for the whole family. Attendees will get to enjoy live music, the final Assembled art market of the season, children’s activities and a fireworks show to cap off the free event. And with the opening of the new Orange Line T stop, you can even take public transportation to get there!
Somerville Flea and the Brewery Fire Sale: The Somerville Flea is teaming up with Aeronaut Brewing (14 Tyler St.) for a day-long courtyard sale featuring vintage goods and home-brewing wares. The event kicks off at the brewery at 11 a.m. and The Paris Creperie food truck will be on hand to fuel hungry shoppers.
Plain Sight: Come to the Washington Street Art Center (321 Washington St.) on Saturdays from noon-4 p.m. through September 27 to see Plain Sight, a collection of photographs shot by Amy Dexter.
Anxiety and Relief in the 21st Century: Come to Brickbottom Gallery (1 Fitchburg St.) on Saturdays from noon-5 p.m. through October 18 to see Anxiety and Relief in the 21st Century, which features the work of artists exploring the response to the pressures of modern life.
International Market Tour: Join the Somerville Arts Council for a free International Market Tour in Union Square on Saturday from 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. This is one of the last tours of the season and you can sign up by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Get Involved with the Nave Gallery: Drop into the Nave Gallery (155 Powder House Blvd.) on Saturday from 2 p.m.-6 p.m. to learn how you can get involved in curating a show or with the Wrap Around Project.
Magic Without Tricks: Come to the Nave Gallery Annex (53 Chester St.) on Saturday from 2 p.m.-8 p.m. to see Magic Without Tricks. Artists explore magic as a theme in various mediums in the show, which runs through September 20.
David Tanklefsky Show: David Tanklefsky is playing a free show on Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Arts at the Armory Cafe (191 Highland Ave.). Tanklefsky will be joined by Lily Virginia and Hayley Sabella and asks that attendees bring a canned food donation for the Greater Boston Food Bank.
Local is for Lovers Back to School Market: Join Somerville Local First for its Local is for Lovers Back to School Market on Sunday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Arts at the Armory (191 Highland Ave.). Shop local artisans while the kids play with Knucklebones and try your hand at finding two hidden tickets to Harvest Fest!
Somerville Dog Festival: The Somerville Dog Festival is back this Sunday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Trum Field (corner of Broadway and Cedar Street). There will be lots of activities for dogs and their owners, including a Look-A-Like Contest, food trucks, vendors and more at the festival. Admission is free but monetary donations and pet-care items will be accepted at the gate.
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.
Magic Without Tricks: Come to the Nave Gallery Annex (53 Chester St.) on Sunday from 2 p.m.-6 p.m. to see Magic Without Tricks. Artists explore magic as a theme in various mediums in the show, which runs through September 20.
ONCE BBQ 007: License to Grill: Cuisine en Locale is hosting a 10-plus course tasting at Aeronaut Brewing (14 Tyler St.) on Sunday at 4 p.m. There are two all-you-can-eat options, one for carnivores ($94) and one of vegetarians ($67), and samples of Aeronaut’s beers will be provided with full pours available for purchase.
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