Weekend 9.5-9.7: Greek Festival, Rock and Roll Yard Sale & SomerStreets

Labor Day may be the unofficial start to fall, but this week sure felt more like summer. Somerville wasted no time getting down to business though, opening the new MBTA Orange Line station at Assembly Row on Tuesday afternoon. Mayor Joe Curtatone, Governor Deval Patrick, Congressman Michael Capuano and other Massachusetts luminaries were on hand to cut the ribbon on Somerville’s newest public transportation hub. And while some shops and restaurants have been open at Assembly for a few months, this event really seemed like the neighborhood’s official welcome. If you haven’t been over to see it yet–especially the waterfront park–I highly recommend a trip this weekend.

AR MBTA station opening Mayor glasses

Friday

Greek Music and Food Festival: The Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church (29 Central St.) is hosting its annual Greek Music and Food Festival this weekend featuring roast lamb, moussaka, baklava and much more. Things kick off with a limited lunch menu on Friday at noon and continue with live music from 5 p.m.-11 p.m. The festival has free admission and parking and will happen rain or shine.

Magic Without Tricks: Come to the Nave Gallery Annex (53 Chester St.) on Friday from 6 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.

USFM Tomatoes

Saturday

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.

Assembled Art Market: The Assembled art market is open at Assembly Row this and every Saturday through September 13 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Shop handmade art, jewelry and other wares from local and regional craftspeople.

Assembly Row Job Fair: Also happening on Saturday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Assembly Row (300 Grand Union Blvd.) is a job fair. Many of the stores and restaurants are hiring for a variety of positions.

Greek Music and Food Festival: The Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church (29 Central St.) is hosting its annual Greek Music and Food Festival this weekend featuring roast lamb, moussaka, baklava and much more. The event is open on Saturday from noon-11 p.m. with live music from 5 p.m.-11 p.m. The festival has free admission and parking and will happen rain or shine.

AR Sylvester Baxter Riverfront Park2

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.

Party on the Path: Join the City of Somerville and Friends of the Community Path for a zero-waste family-friendly party on Saturday from 2 p.m.-6 p.m. in front of Lexington Park (where Highland Road meets the path). The free Party on the Path will feature music, refreshments and kids’ games and has a goal of creating little to no trash. The Party on the Path has been rescheduled for Saturday, September 20.

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.

Plain Sight: Come to the Washington Street Art Center (321 Washington St.) on Saturday from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. for the opening reception of Plain Sight, a collection of photographs shot by Amy Dexter. You can see the show on Saturdays from noon-4 p.m. through September 27.

The Dinner Detective: Dinner and entertainment come packaged together at The Dinner Detective, an interactive murder mystery comedy dinner show this Saturday at the Holiday Inn Bunker Hill-Boston (30 Washington St.). Enjoy a four-course meal while you try to determine whodunit for a prize package. Tickets are $74.95 per person for the 6:30 p.m. show.

Rock and Roll Yard Sale 2012

Sunday

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.

Rock and Roll Yard Sale: The Union Square Plaza hosts the annual Rock and Roll Yard Sale on Sunday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. This free event will feature vendors selling records, vintage and handmade goods plus live music. Rain date of Sunday, September 14.

SomerStreets: Strike Up the Band as SomerStreets takes over Holland Street from Davis to Teele Squares on Sunday from noon-4 p.m. This free, family-friendly event will feature live music, a rock climbing wall, a craft fair, street performers and more. Rain or shine.

Greek Music and Food Festival: The Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church (29 Central St.) is hosting its annual Greek Music and Food Festival this weekend featuring roast lamb, moussaka, baklava and much more. The event is open on Sunday from noon-9 p.m. with the Patriots on big screens at 1 p.m. and live music from 4 p.m.-9 p.m. The festival has free admission and parking and will happen rain or shine.

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.

Anxiety and Relief in the 21st Century: Brickbottom Gallery (1 Fitchburg St.) hosts an opening reception for Anxiety and Relief in the 21st Century on Sunday from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. The show, which is on view through October 18, features the work of artists exploring the response to the pressures of modern life.

Artist Talk: The Nave Gallery (155 Powder House Blvd.) hosts a talk on Sunday from 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. with its current artist-in-residence Ted Ollier. Ollier’s residency work is the Nave’s current exhibit, Punctuated Equilibrium: Cubic Catenary Confluence.

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