Weekend 5.29-5.31: MUSCRAT Makers, som|dog “Spring Fling” & The Somerville Flea

I hope you had a nice short week and are ready for action this weekend because it is absolutely packed with fun events happening in Somerville. In addition to the picks below, our calendar of events is full of opportunities to do yoga, hear live music and check out local art. I hope you’re able to get out and enjoy it all!

Boston Bead CompanyThis post is sponsored by Boston Bead Company.

Boston Bead Company’s new location at 75 Holland St. in Davis Square is now open! A Massachusetts landmark since 1991, we hope you’ll stop in for an introduction to your local source for unique beads and jewelry-making supplies from around the world. June 1 through 7 we’ll be hosting a Gemstone, Pearl and Seed Bead Trunk Show. In addition to selling beads and jewelry-making supplies, we lend tools for use at our in-store worktable, we offer group and private classes, host in-store beading parties for all ages, and provide jewelry repair services. Please stop in or visit our website to learn more about us!

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Vermouth Tasting and Book Signing: Start your weekend off with a vermouth tasting and book signing with Adam Ford, the author of Vermouth: The Revival of the Spirit that Created America’s Cocktail Culture. Ford will be talking Vermouth at The Boston Shaker in Davis Square at 5:30 p.m. on Friday.

Poly Speed Dating: Looking for love? Join Boston Poly Speed Dating at Cuisine en Locale on Friday for an evening of speed dating open to all sexualities and genders. Matches are made based on a complex algorithm that takes several factors into account. Plus, Cuisine will be serving up delicious local food and drinks.

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MUSCRAT Kids Maker Series: The Somerville Arts Council’s MUSCRAT (Multi Use Somerville Community Roving Art Transport) bus is teaming up with Parts and Crafts to offer kids maker events throughout the city until the end of June. The free events take place on Saturdays from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. and this week’s is at the Clarendon Hill Housing parking lot.

Dance Events: Get outside on Saturday night to take in two dance events from the Somerville Arts Council. During Dance Museum, which takes place from 5 p.m.-7 p.m., performers will make the Union Square Plaza their stage through choreographed and improvised pieces. Then head over to Foss Park at 8:30 p.m. for the next installment of Dancing in the Streets featuring EgoArt performing The Opposite Game, a one-act work.

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The Somerville Flea: This Sunday marks the return of The Somerville Flea to Davis Square for the summer season. Bringing together vendors selling antique and vintage goods, food and art as well as local musicians, the Flea takes place each Sunday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. from now through October rain or shine. This week has the Somerville High Ensemble, Ali McGuirk and Dan Blakeslee playing music throughout the event.

som|dog’s “Spring Fling”: Join som|dog for its third annual “Spring Fling” on Sunday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Zero New Washington Street Dog Park featuring a beer garden and lots of activities for dog owners and their pets. The “Spring Fling” is free to attend (the beer garden requires tickets) and attendees are encouraged to bring a donation of dry dog and cat food, kitty litter and towels/blankets for Somerville Animal Control.

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