Happy weekend Somerville! There are a lot of events happening all over the city during the next few days and while they all look great, I’m most excited about the Winter Farmers Market on Saturday. As I mentioned yesterday, instead of being just another shopper, this week I’ll be behind a booth meeting all of you. I’m really looking forward to seeing some familair faces and lots of new ones, so please stop by to say hello (and snag a brand new Beat sticker)!
Free Tastings: Ball Square Fine Wines & Liquors (716 Broadway) hosts a Ruby Wines tasting from 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m and a craft speciality imports beer tasting from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. In Davis Square, Downtown Wine & Spirits (225 Elm St.) hosts a tasting from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. and Dave’s Fresh Pasta hosts a Green Flash Brewing tasting from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. In Magoun Square, the new K2 Beer and Wine hosts a wine tasting from 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Miller Street Open Studios: Somerville Open Studios is still a month away, but you can get your art fix this weekend at Miller Street Open Studios (11 Miller St.). Featuring the work of painters, printmakers, mixed-media artists, photographers and more, the free event runs throughout the weekend, beginning on Friday from 5 p.m.-10 p.m. and continuing on Saturday and Sunday from noon-5 p.m.
Groundwork Gala: The Arts at the Armory (191 Highland Ave.) hosts the annual Groundwork Somerville Gala this Friday from 7 p.m.-10 p.m. The event honors the volunteers and interns who have worked tirelessly on community projects throughout the last year and serves as a way for Groundwork to raise money for the months ahead. Join the organization for live music from Hornography, prizes, beer samples and more. Tickets are $25 or $50.
Winter Farmers Market: This is the second-to-last weekend of the Winter Farmers Market, which runs from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Arts at the Armory (191 Highland Ave.). As I mentioned yesterday, I’ll be at the market this Saturday doing community outreach for the Beat. I’ll have hot-off-the-presses stickers and a way for you to submit your story ideas. Please stop by and say hello!
Somerville Mobile Farmers Market: Every Saturday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., the Clarendon Hill Community Room (268 Powderhouse Blvd.) hosts the Somerville Mobile Farmers Market, a collaboration among the city’s Shape Up Somerville program, Enterprise Farm, The Welcome Project, Somerville Housing Authority, Groundwork Somerville, the Somerville Council on Aging and more. The market accepts EBT, SNAP, WIC, Farmers’ Market Coupons, cash, credit and debit cards. All items are fresh, delicious and cheap!
Miller Street Open Studios: Somerville Open Studios is still a month away, but you can get your art fix this weekend at Miller Street Open Studios (11 Miller St.). Featuring the work of painters, printmakers, mixed-media artists, photographers and more, the free event runs Saturday and Sunday from noon-5 p.m.
Prenatal Yoga with Reiki: This 75-minute yoga class at Bow Street Yoga (34 Bow St.) will be tailored specifically to expecting mothers, focusing on appropriate poses to do during pregnancy while both challenging and soothing you. After the yoga practice is finished, Jenn Picci and Janine Duffy will lead an open discussion about foods, remedies, herbs and more. There will also be samples from Cuisine en Locale, the local-focused prepared food CSA based just outside of Union Square. The workshop runs from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday
Marketing IV: Exhibiting as a Function of Marketing: Artisan’s Asylum (10 Tyler St.) hosts this free Somerville Open Studios artist talk on Saturday from 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. The session will focus on the many ways of making it easy for people to access and engage in the artist’s work.
Art Opening: The Washington Street Art Center (321 Washington St.) hosts an opening for All these moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain, a new exhibit by Murat Recevik on Saturday from 7 p.m.-10 p.m. The show “explores the re-purposing of discarded items into compositions that tell us a story about our past.” If you can’t make it to the opening, stop by the Art Center on Saturdays in April from noon-4 p.m. to view the show.
Storied Nights in Somerville: Union Square’s Bloc 11 (11 Bow St.) hosts Storied Nights in Somerville, which brings together prose writers and storytellers for a unique performance, this Saturday from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. The city of Somerville is bound to be the topic of some of the stories told by novelist Elizabeth Searle, memoirist Daniel Gewertz, Ethan Gilsdorf and Elaine Mar and storytellers Randy Ross and Judah Leblang.
The Battle for the Bottle Bill: Though not technically in Somerville, this event is just up the road in Arlington and seems like something the citizens of Somerville might enjoy. Join stand-up comedian and activist Jimmy Tingle, the Massachusetts Sierra Club, MASSPIRG, Mass Climate Action Network and the Environmental League of Massachusetts for a night of comedy, music, conversation and calls to action for the passage of an expanded Bottle Bill. The Battle for the Bottle Bill takes place on Saturday from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. at the Regent Theatre (7 Medford St., Arlington) and tickets are $15 for general admission in advance ($20 day-of) and $10 for students/seniors.
Late Nite with Teen Empowerment: The city of Somerville and Teen Empowerment kick off Peace Month this Saturday at the Somerville Theatre (55 Davis Square) at 7:30 p.m. with a show featuring theater, spoken word, music and speeches. The event will address issues Somerville teens face, like bullying, media influences and mental health. Tickets are $2 in advance from Teen Empowerment or at the Somerville Theatre box office and $3 at the door.
Miller Street Open Studios: Somerville Open Studios is still a month away, but you can get your art fix this weekend at Miller Street Open Studios (11 Miller St.). Featuring the work of painters, printmakers, mixed-media artists, photographers and more, the free event runs on Sunday from noon-5 p.m.
Overboard Show: The Arts at the Armory (191 Highland Ave.) hosts Overboard, an a cappella group, on Sunday afternoon. The group played a sold-out show at the Armory in December and is back for another performance. Doors are at 2:30 p.m. and the show starts at 3 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.