Weekend 9.13-9.15: Project MUM, Dog Festival & Red Line Ride

After our mid-week heat wave, it looks like fall weather is settling in for the weekend. The cooler temperatures are the perfect backdrop to the many exciting events happening in Somerville during the next few days. There are dance performances and art shows, yard sales and book sales, even a huge dance party under the stars. And that’s just the beginning. Have fun out there!

One of the highlights of my week was the East Somerville Foodie Crawl where attendees dined on delectable dishes from places like Italy, Ethiopia, Brazil, Mexico and El Salvador. We snapped a bunch of photos at the event, which you can see here.

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Cavalia Tent Inside

Friday

Somerville Toy Camera Fest III: The third of three Somerville Toy Camera Fest shows is on at the Nave Gallery Annex (53 Chester St.). You can see that show Wednesdays-Fridays from 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Saturdays 2 p.m.-8 p.m. and Sundays 2 p.m.-6 p.m. through September 29.

Secrets & Motion: The Luminarium Dance Company is bringing its newest performance, Secrets & Motion, to the Arts at the Armory (191 Highland Ave.) for several shows this weekend. You can see Secrets & Motion, which “combines dance, light, and text to create a performance riddled with contemplative thought, and a little humor,” on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $18 for students/seniors.

Friday the 13th: Bloc 11 is hosting a special screening of Friday the 13th tonight in honor of today’s date. The show starts at 8 p.m. in the courtyard (inside in the event of event) and the full menu is available until 9 p.m. Plus, popcorn is only $2!

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 22. 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).

Taza Sample

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.

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 accepts EBT, SNAP, WIC, Farmers’ Market Coupons, cash, credit and debit cards.

Pottery Sale: Shop pottery at the Davis Square Statue Park on Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Hundreds of handmade pieces will be available starting at a mere $5. Proceeds benefit the Mudflat Pottery School Building Fund.

Community Growing Center Yard Sale: Stop by the Community Growing Center (22 Vinal Ave.) on Saturday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. to shop the yard sale while supporting a great organization.

Harvard Book Store Warehouse Weekend: Harvard Book Store is opening its Somerville warehouse (14 Park St.) for several special events this fall featuring local groups and businesses. This weekend is focused on Local Voices and will spotlight literary journals and small presses, plus you can browse 25,000 used, rare and remainder books during the event. The warehouse is open on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Pastry Pop-Up: Taza Chocolate (561 Windsor St.) is hosting a pastry pop-up featuring a special sweet made by one of Boston’s top chefs using the factory’s chocolate each Saturday in September from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. This week’s treat is being prepared by Flour’s Nicole Rhode (rumor has it that a gluten-free triple chocolate Oreo will make an appearance) and the Coffee Trike will be on hand supplying delicious beverages.

Backyard BBQs and Other Social Gatherings: The Washington Street Art Center (321 Washington St.) is currently showing Backyard BBQs and Other Social Gatherings featuring photographs by Lee Kilpatrick on Saturdays from noon-4 p.m. through September 28.

Somerville Toy Camera Fest II: The second of three Somerville Toy Camera Fest exhibitions is on now at the Nave Gallery (155 Powder House Blvd.). You can see the free show on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. through September 28.

Secrets & Motion: The Luminarium Dance Company is bringing its newest performance, Secrets & Motion, to the Arts at the Armory (191 Highland Ave.) for several shows this weekend. You can see Secrets & Motion, which “combines dance, light, and text to create a performance riddled with contemplative thought, and a little humor,” on Saturday at 8 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $18 for students/seniors.

Project Mum: Dance your Saturday night away under the stars at Project Mum, an outdoor dance party held on Chestnut Street near McGrath Highway and Brickbottom Studios. The event, which runs from 8 p.m.-midnight, has a Super Cosmic Space theme and participants are encouraged to dress to impress and leave no trace.

Zeus

Sunday

Comicazi Charity Yard Sale: Comicazi (407 Highland Ave.) is hosting a charity yard sale this Sunday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. where you can buy something new or sign up to sell some stuff you no longer want. Set up is at 8 a.m., an eight-foot space is $10 and table rentals are $5. All proceeds from the sale of spaces will go to benefit Boston Partners in Education.

Somerville Dog Festival: Man’s best friend gets his very own day of celebration this Sunday at the Somerville Dog Festival taking place at Trum Field (corner of Broadway and Cedar Street) from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The event features a Best Trick Contest, Dog/Owner Look-A-Like Contest and opportunities for dogs to participate in lots of activities.

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.

Harvard Book Store Warehouse Weekend: Harvard Book Store is opening its Somerville warehouse (14 Park St.) for several special events this fall featuring local groups and businesses. This weekend is focused on Local Voices and will spotlight literary journals and small presses, plus you can browse 25,000 used, rare and remainder books during the event. The warehouse is open on Sunday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Red Line Ride: Grab a few friends or make some new ones this Sunday at the Red Line Ride, which explores three cities by riding the T through them with stops along the way. The ride kicks off at South Station in Boston at noon and eventually makes its way through Cambridge to Somerville by late afternoon. Along the way there will be lawn games, a flash mob, tons of food, music and bowling, among many other activities. And best of all? The event is free!

Bike Path Botany: The Camberville Nature Club leads a guided walk down the bike path to discover the nature found right here in Somerville. Meet at the Davis Square T Station’s Holland Street exit.

Secrets & Motion: The Luminarium Dance Company is bringing its newest performance, Secrets & Motion, to the Arts at the Armory (191 Highland Ave.) for several shows this weekend. You can see Secrets & Motion, which “combines dance, light, and text to create a performance riddled with contemplative thought, and a little humor,” on Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $18 for students/seniors.

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