Weekend 7.20-7.22: Artbeat, Poetry & Yoga

It’s hard to believe the summer that was so slow to start has now been in full swing for weeks. There’s so much to do in Somerville in the summer and this weekend promises to be one of the most fun of the season. Artbeat, a massive art and music festival, descends on Davis Square on Friday and Saturday. Don’t miss what is sure to be one of the highlights of the summer!

Ball Square Beer and Wine Tastings: Stop by Ball Square Fine Wines & Liquors from 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. to taste wines from Greece and from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. to sample some unique brews from Enlightenment Ales. Start your weekend off right with this free event on Friday, July 20!

Artbeat: This massive annual art festival takes over Davis Square on Friday night and Saturday all day with tons of live music on two stages, dozens of craft vendors and places to buy food. Artbeat 2012’s theme is Migration, which will be explored through many fun activities throughout the weekend. Come down to experience this vibrant community event!

Richard Cambridge’s Poetry Theatre: Now in its 36th year, Richard Cambridge’s Poetry Theatre features the original work of artists and poets. You can catch the show this Friday, July 20 at 8 p.m. for $10 at the Armory on Highland Ave.

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. Last week we had the best corn, green beans and swordfish from the market! This week’s market will feature Cuisine en Locale in the guest booth, knife sharpening and a local Girl Scout troop demonstrating how to make edible fires. 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.

Yoga for Kids: The Somerville Public Library Central Branch hosts a yoga session for kids ages 4-7 from on Saturday, July 21, from 2 p.m.-2:40 p.m. Somerville resident Tania Macedo, a certified yoga instructor for both kids and adults, will lead the event, which is limited to 10 on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The Davis Flea: Davis Square is hosting a flea market on Sundays during the summer 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, some with treasures recently found at Brimfield!

Looking for more fun this weekend? Just over the Charles River lies lovely Jamaica Plain, which I recently spent an afternoon exploring. Closer to home, Casa B is serving tasty tapas in Union Square. Or pick up a couple of Night Shift Brewing’s delicious beers!


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