Fall is officially upon us, so it’s time to enjoy all of the reasons why it’s New England’s best season. You can start at this Saturday’s What the Fluff? Festival, by snagging some discount books to read at the Harvard Book Store’s open warehouse or by doing some yoga in the garden at the Community Growing Center. Or maybe the outdoor reggae fest, a production of Twelfth Night or yarnstorming Ball Square is more your speed. It’s all happening this weekend right in Somerville.
Twelfth Night: Theater@First presents its newest show, Shakespeare’s beloved comedy Twelfth Night, this weekend. There are performances on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. at Unity Somerville (6 William St.) and tickets are $12 for students/seniors and $15 for general admission.
Business Skills for Artists, Part #2: Crowd Sourced Funding: Come to the Artisan’s Asylum (10 Tyler St.) on Friday from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. for a lecture titled “So You Want to Do a Kickstarter: Tales & Tips from the Trenches.” Learn the do’s and don’ts of raising money in a discussion moderated by Jesa Damora of FunnelCake Marketing and Karen Christians of Cleverwerx. The talk is free and open to all.
Union Square Farmers Market: Head down to the Union Square Plaza on Saturday to stock up on fresh, seasonal produce, baked goods, bread, meat, eggs, fish and so much more at the Union Square Farmers Market. Note that the market is open from 9 a.m.-noon this week instead of the usual 9 a.m.-1 p.m. to make way for the Fluff Festival!
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.
Somerville by Yarnstorm: The Nave Gallery is yarnstorming again this Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. as part of its Wrap Around Project that combines art and activism to bring attention to the Somerville Homeless Coalition. This weekend’s event takes place outside Blue Cloud Gallery (713 Broadway) in Ball Square.
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 Science Fact versus Science Fiction and will include a costume contest, astronomy demonstrations and more. Plus you can browse 25,000 used, rare and remainder books during the event 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 treats are being prepared by Rachel Sundet of Hungry Mother and Lauren Kroesser of Eastern Standard.
Everyone is Climbing Book Launch: Brooklyn Boulders Somerville (12A Tyler St.) hosts a kid-focused book launch for Everyone is Climbing this Saturday from noon-1 p.m. The event features a reading by the author, knot tying with licorice and drawing.
A Gathering of Fairies: The Community Growing Center (22 Vinal Ave.) hosts a Gathering of Fairies on Saturday from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. where attendees can build fairy houses, create fairy art, listen to fairy stories and search the garden for fairies. Participants are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite fairy or magical being and collect natural materials to be used in the construction of the fairy houses. Donations are encouraged and will support the Growing Center and future Gatherings of Fairies. Rain date of Sunday, September 29.
Roots to Reggae Outdoor Music Fest: Bull McCabe’s (366 Somerville Ave.) hosts the Roots to Reggae Outdoor Music Fest this Saturday from 2 p.m.-10 p.m. The event will feature music, dancing, eating and drinking and families are welcome.
What the Fluff? Festival: As mentioned above, the farmers market is clearing out of the Union Square Plaza at noon on Saturday to make way for the What the Fluff? Festival. The event runs from 3 p.m.-7 p.m. and includes a cooking contest, games and activities, local artists and musicians and all the Fluff-flavored treats you could ever want to eat and drink. Stop by to celebrate this sweet Somerville invention at this unique festival! Rain date of Sunday, September 29.
Twelfth Night: Theater@First presents its newest show, Shakespeare’s beloved comedy Twelfth Night, this weekend. The final performance is on Saturday at 8 p.m. at Unity Somerville (6 William St.) and tickets are $12 for students/seniors and $15 for general admission.
Yoga in the Garden: Come to the Community Growing Center (22 Vinal Ave.) this Sunday at 10 a.m. for a free hour-long yoga session in the garden.
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 Sunday you can stop by the Somerville Local First table to win tickets to Harvest Fest, our upcoming beer and food fundraiser! Plus you can browse 25,000 used, rare and remainder books during the event on Sunday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Open Afternoons at Milk Row Cemetery: This small historic burial ground located next to Market Basket on Somerville Ave. will be open on Sundays from 1:30 p.m.-4 p.m. through November 3. Volunteer docents dressed in historic period clothing will be on hand to provide information about the buried residents dating back as far as Revolutionary times. Heavy rain cancels.
From Bow Street to Brickbottom: Join this free architectural and historical walking tour on Sunday from 2 p.m.-4:30 p.m. to explore this ever-changing neighborhood. Edward Gordon, president of the Victorian Society of America’s New England Chapter, leads the tour that begins in the traffic island across from Citizen’s Bank in Union Square, includes a tour of the Brickbottom Art Gallery and ends with a reception at a local eatery. Rain date of Sunday, October 6.
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