Weekend 7.12-7.14: Urban Campout, Handmade Market & Brunch

I hope you all had a relaxing and fun Fourth of July weekend and your re-entry into reality wasn’t too harsh. Even if it was, it’s the weekend again and there’s a lot going on during the next few days to continue the summer fun. Tonight is the Fourth Annual Great Urban Campout, there are lots of arts and crafts events going on tonight and tomorrow, the Union Square Farmers Market is sure to be chock-full of fresh, seasonal produce and for those looking to escape the city, the Brimfield Antique Fair is happening all weekend.

Loved this display!


Fourth Annual Urban Campout: Lincoln Park hosts the Fourth Annual Urban Campout this Friday and Saturday. Start setting up your tent at 1 p.m. on Friday and get ready for a night of classic summer fun. There will be grills and portable fire pits on hand, so bring food to cook, marshmallows to roast and potluck snacks, salads or desserts to share with other campers. For anyone who makes it through the night, breakfast the next morning will include lots of coffee. Campers are encouraged to bring instruments and stories to share by the fire and Friday afternoon will feature games and activities for kids and adults. Rain date is Saturday, July 13.

Smiles by Rosie Family Dentistry First Anniversary Party: Going to the dentist might not sound like a super fun Friday night activity, but that’s probably because you haven’t met Dr. Rosie Wagner. She’s celebrating one year of practicing a different kind of dentistry in the Somerville community with an open house, food and karaoke. Stop by the office at 6 Kensington Ave. anytime after 7 p.m.

Me and My Friends Make Art II: The Washington Street Art Center (321 Washington St.) hosts an opening reception for its latest show, Me and My Friends Make Art II, this Friday from 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Come see art created by more than 20 artists on Friday or during gallery hours (Saturdays, noon-4 p.m.) through July 27.

Summer Radio Mystery Theatre: The Post-Meridian Radio Players are performing The Sign of 4 this weekend and next at Responsible Grace (204 Elm St.). You can catch the show Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $12 for students and seniors.

With the growing season still getting off the ground, many people were purchasing starter plants.


Union Square Farmers Market: Head down to the Union Square Plaza on Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. to stock up on fresh, seasonal produce, baked goods, bread, meat, eggs, fish and so much more at the Union Square Farmers Market. The market runs on Saturday mornings through November 23.

Yoga in the Garden: Come to the Community Growing Center (22 Vinal Ave.) this Saturday for a free hour-long yoga session in the garden. All are welcome.

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 will also be at the Council on Aging at the TAB Building (167 Holland St.) every Thursday from 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m. The market accepts EBT, SNAP, WIC, Farmers’ Market Coupons, cash, credit and debit cards.

Assembled: Assembled: The Handmade Arts Market at Assembly Row is a free event that runs from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on most Saturdays throughout the next few months. The market features dozens of local artists, food trucks and special events.

Bookmaking Workshop: The Washington Street Art Center (321 Washington St.) hosts a bookmaking workshop this Saturday from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. The class is accessible for all ages (even kids) and all materials will be provided. The class costs $12 and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Art Center.

Summer Radio Mystery Theatre: The Post-Meridian Radio Players are performing The Sign of 4 this weekend and next at Responsible Grace (204 Elm St.). You can catch the show Saturday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $12 for students and seniors.

Boston Handmade Marketplace: The Somerville Arts Council and Boston Handmade are teaming up to present this ArtsUnion event on Saturday. Come to Union Square from 3 p.m.-7 p.m. to check out 20-plus local craftspeople, listen to live music and participate in demonstrations and DIY craft projects. Rain date is Sunday, July 14.

3 Little Figs Breakfast


Brunch: What better way is there to enjoy a lazy Sunday than with brunch? Luckily Somerville is home to some terrific spots serving classic breakfast foods and creative cocktails, so you don’t have to roam far to find a delicious place to dine.

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.

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