Weekend 9.7-9.9: Greek Festival, SPOKES & Art Openings

Last weekend was a quiet one around the ‘Ville, but this one promises to be anything but! There’s a bicycle festival in Union Square on Saturday evening, a Greek festival happening all weekend, an a cappella jamboree and two art openings. And that’s all in addition to the usual farmers markets and wine tastings happening around town. Hope you have a great one!

Friday, September 7

Free Tastings: Ball Square Fine Wines & Liquors kicks off its fall wine tasting program from 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. and hosts a tasting of Somerville’s own Slumbrew from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Sav-Mor Spirits hosts a Campbeltown and Cu Dhub Scotch and Knockeen Heather and Elderflower Gins tasting from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Dave’s Fresh Pasta in Davis Square is pouring samples of two summer wines from 5 p.m.-7 p.m.

Greek Music and Food Festival: The Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church hosts its annual festival this weekend featuring lots of great music and food. The festival runs on Friday from 5 p.m.- 11 p.m. (plus a limited menu lunch at noon), on Saturday from noon-11 p.m. and on Sunday from noon-9 p.m. The event takes place rain or shine at 29 Central St.

A Cappella Jamboree: The Arts at the Armory (191 Highland Ave.) will host its first A Cappella Jamboree this Friday at 7 p.m. (doors at 6:30 p.m.) featuring five of Boston’s best post-collegiate groups. Come listen to the sounds of MassWhole Notes, Boston Accent, Redline, No Parachute and Rift. Tickets are $7.

Art Opening: The Nave Gallery hosts an opening for its newest exhibit, Invested Landscape: Landscapes Through a Diffracting Lens, from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. If you can’t attend the opening, be sure to stop by the Nave Gallery (155 Powderhouse Blvd.) before September 22 to see the exhibit. (Click here to check out photos of Perry Park, which the Nave Gallery recently yarnstormed in support of the Somerville Homeless Coalition.)

Saturday, September 8

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. This weekend’s market features Lathergy Soaps, Union Press and music by Jeff Jam. 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.

SPOKES: The Somerville Arts Council is hosting a festival celebrating all things bicycle and Somerville related on Saturday in Union Square (rain date is Sunday). The free event kicks off at 5 p.m. and attendees can expect to find practical workshops, fun art projects, a “bike-in” movie, bicycle food carts and a SCUL citizen ride. There’s a pre-event Tasting Tour at 2:30 p.m. that requires an RSVP and costs $30 (with most of the proceeds going to the Welcome Project).

Art Opening: The Washington Street Art Center (321 Washington St.) will host an opening for its newest exhibit, Dream Team, from 7 p.m.-10 p.m. on Saturday. The Dream Team exhibit focuses on the work of four artists working both individually and collaboratively on their craft. If you can’t make it to the opening, you can see the exhibit on Saturdays in September from noon-4 p.m.

The Greek Music and Food Festival runs Saturday from noon-11 p.m. rain or shine at 29 Central St.

Sunday, September 9

The Davis Flea: Davis Square is hosting a flea market on Sundays 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!

The Greek Music and Food Festival runs Sunday from noon-9 p.m. rain or shine at 29 Central St.

P.S. Looking for some fun further afield? The Brimfield Antique Fair is going on all weekend and I’ve got the insider’s guide on how to do the mile-long show like a pro!


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