Weekend 7.6-7.8: Printmania, Art Opening & a Concert

It’s hard to believe that the weekend is upon us again after this short week with a holiday plopped right in the middle! This weekend in Somerville you’ll find several art events celebrating all of the creativity found right here in our city. There’s also a beer and wine tasting, a farmers market and a flea market. Happy summer!

Ball Square Beer and Wine Tastings: Ball Square Fine Wines & Liquors hosts free beer and wine tastings every Friday so you can kick your weekend off right. Tonight you can sample sips from Hangtime Wines from 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. and then enjoy a taste of some of Berkshire Brewing’s delicious beers from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Cheers!

Union Square Farmers Market: Open every Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., the Union Square Farmers Market has tons of locally grown vegetables and fruits, bread, fish, meat, flowers, eggs and sweet treats. This week’s market will also feature Tim Devine sharing his Somerville Stock Exchange Program. 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.

Printmania: ArtsUnion will host Printmania, an event and market celebrating print and paper, this Saturday, July 7, from 3 p.m.-7 p.m. in Union Square. The market will feature ‘zines, comic books and letterpress, among many other types of print and paper. Demonstrations, interactive sessions and live music will round out the afternoon!

Me and My Friends Make Art Gallery Opening: The Washington Street Art Center will host the opening night for the Me and My Friends Make Art exhibition on Saturday, July 7, from 7 p.m.-10 p.m. The group show, which runs from July 7-July 31, features art from across all media. If you can’t make it to opening night, check out the show during the Washington Street Art Center’s regular hours (noon-4 p.m. on Saturdays).

The Wayout in Concert: The Arts at the Armory Cafe will host The Wayout, a Rhode Island-based mostly instrumental band, on Saturday, July 7. The show, which will feature the band making eclectic music based on original compositions as well as improvisation, will kick off at 8 p.m. (doors at 7:30). The tickets are $15 and the show is likely to sell out.

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. You never know what treasures may be waiting for you!

With summer in full swing, you’re probably looking for ways to beat the heat. Here are three things sure to cool you down on a steamy summer day. And if you’re looking for a tasty breakfast or lunch spot this weekend while attending the farmers market or Printmania in Union Square, be sure to check out Sherman Cafe & Market as well as Bloc 11!

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