Fusion Playground
May
24
7:00 pm19:00

Fusion Playground

  • Warehouse XI

Let's dance and play in a big, beautiful Somerville warehouse! Partner dance the night away, connect with a new friend under a rainbow cloud, explore fiber art caves, or take a dive into the conversation ball pit, all brought to you by Somerville artist Easton Smith and Ashley Kirsner of Skip the Small Talk. What will you discover at The Playground?

Carnival at SomerStreets
Jun
4
2:00 pm14:00

Carnival at SomerStreets

  • Broadway Somerville, MA United States

For the 8th year in a row East Somerville Main Streets will partner with the City of Somerville and the Somerville Arts Council to present Carnaval @ Somerstreets.

14th Annual Save Our Homes Walk
Jun
11
1:30 pm13:30

14th Annual Save Our Homes Walk

  • Somerville High School

Each year, the Save Our Homes Walk to Prevent Homelessness in Somerville raises thousands of dollars to help Somerville families avoid eviction and stay in their homes. The 2017 Walk is Sunday, June 11 at 2pm and will cover 5 kilometers (3.1 miles), beginning and ending at Somerville High School. The Walk route will pass several landmarks that relate to affordable housing in Somerville.
 

Ride For Food: Ride bikes, Fight hunger
Sep
24
7:00 am07:00

Ride For Food: Ride bikes, Fight hunger

  • Noble & Greenough School

Ride For Food for Food For Free! Bridging the gap between waste and want since 1981.

If you like bike riding and want to help keep Food for Free's anti-hunger work rolling, we want you on our team!


Aux Plaisirs, aux Délices: A Springtime Soirée
May
22
8:00 pm20:00

Aux Plaisirs, aux Délices: A Springtime Soirée

  • The Green Room

Long & Away invites you to a delightful soirée to welcome spring! Sip wine, nibble cheese, and delight in 17th-century French music for viols, voice, and theorbo. The evening includes gorgeous consorts by Moulinie, Dumont and Charpentier; divine airs de cour by Lambert and Guedron; and luscious instrumental works by Lully and Sainte-Colombe. You are invited to bring your own beverages; some wine and snacks will be available.

Karen Burciaga, Jane Hershey, Anne Legene, Carol Lewis, James Williamson, violas da gamba; with special guests Elise Groves, soprano, and Nathaniel Cox, theorbo

$10 suggested donation

Porchfest
May
13
12:00 pm12:00

Porchfest

  • City-wide!

For one weekend every year, bands and musicians are able to rise up from their basements and practice spaces to play sets on the front porches of Somerville. PorchFest, a sprawling music festival in Somerville now in its seventh year, will happen on Saturday starting at noon.

Come and enjoy music in Union Square from 12-2pm! Stop by the farmers market then head on over to the porches. Full schedule can be found here.

Pop-Up Craft Fair
May
13
11:00 am11:00

Pop-Up Craft Fair

  • Workbar Union

Stop by Workbar Union for a Pop Up Craft Fair!

There will be wide variety of artists with amazing work AND the pop up falls on a jam-packed day of fun in Union Square. 

Union Square Farmers Market: OPENING DAY!
May
13
9:00 am09:00

Union Square Farmers Market: OPENING DAY!

  • Union Square Plaza

Join us for the one of the largest farmers market in the state, rain or shine! The market will run every Saturday, from May 13 through November 18, 9-1PM at the Union Square Plaza.

The Union Square Farmers Market will offer a wide range of locally produced vegetables, fruits, meat, eggs, seafood, bread, cheese, baked goods, wine/hard cider, syrups, and other specialty foods in addition to weekly live music and activities. We are excited to invite over forty (40+) vendors throughout the New England area to come and join us at the Square. To see the full list of vendors, click here.

 Immigration and Somerville's Economy: A Historical Perspective
May
10
6:30 pm18:30

Immigration and Somerville's Economy: A Historical Perspective

  • 520 Mystic Avenue Somerville, MA, 02145 United States

On May 10th, The Somerville MuseumThe Welcome Project and the Union Square Playlist present a panel discussion on the historical role of immigration in Somerville's economic development. Moderated by the Massachusetts Historical Society's Director of Programs Gavin W. Kleespies, the panel includes public historian Edward Gordon, The Welcome Project 's Executive Director Ben Echevarria and members of Somerville's business community.

Unbelievable mural unveiling!
May
8
6:00 pm18:00

Unbelievable mural unveiling!

  • Gracie's Ice Cream

Gracie's Ice Cream is excited to show you the mural artist Lauren May painted in the shop. It is amazing. Lauren is amazing, and this mural came out better than anyone could have expected. Come by May 8th for the official opening party. More details soon!

Business Communication Mastery - Storytelling
May
1
5:30 pm17:30

Business Communication Mastery - Storytelling

  • Workbar Union

You can be a storyteller and it’s about how you tell it! No matter if you just want to tell better stories to friends, to co-workers, pitch to investors or be the next best motivational speaker. This workshop will equip you with the necessary tools to tell the best stories, grab the attention of others and help you share your experiences.

Somerville Media Center: Open House & Launch Party
Apr
28
12:00 pm12:00

Somerville Media Center: Open House & Launch Party

  • Somerville Media Center

After over 30+ years of operation, the organization has created an umbrella brand for three main programs: SCATV, Boston Free Radio, and Somerville Neighborhood News. The Somerville Media Center launch party will take place on April 28th from 12pm - 4pm at 90 Union Square. All are welcome to come and check out the new signage, have a tour, meet more of your community media neighbors and enjoy some snacks. 

World Climate Simulation
Apr
27
6:00 pm18:00

World Climate Simulation

  • 167 Holland Street Somerville, MA, 02144 United States

Think you have what it takes to negotiate a successful international climate agreement? Join other members of the Somerville community for a mock UN climate negotiation. You will take on a role of a UN negotiator and will be challenged to create an international climate deal that limits global warming to less than 2 ˚C above preindustrial levels. This will be a fun and interactive event to learn about climate change at both the global scale and in Somerville. Everyone is welcome! Whether you are a climate scientist or you are brand new to learning about climate change, there will be plenty to learn and lots of fun to be had for all.

Monday Mixdown with Boston Free Radio at Brass Union
Apr
24
8:00 pm20:00

Monday Mixdown with Boston Free Radio at Brass Union

  • Brass Union

Boston Free Radio and Brass Union are at it again, bringing you another night of local radio DJs, drinks, and dancing--and it's all 100% FREE.

Bring friends, play somegames and get your groove on with some of Somerville's best DJs courtesy of Boston Free Radio. This month's installation will feature: Victor Ng will be spinning and once again there is NO COVER, so there's no excuse to stay home. Come get mixed down with us!

Carbon Neutrality Pathways Presentation
Apr
24
7:00 pm19:00

Carbon Neutrality Pathways Presentation

  • Somerville Public Library - Central Branch Auditorium

In 2014, Mayor Curtatone set an ambitious goal for Somerville to become carbon neutral by 2050 in order to reduce the city’s contribution to climate change. Come learn about this goal and what it would take to achieve net zero carbon emissions across Somerville. Staff from the Office of Sustainability and Environment will present on a recent report that analyzes technology and policy options that could reduce Somerville’s greenhouse gas emissions and move the city to carbon neutrality.

Tiny Great Outdoors Festival
Apr
23
12:00 pm12:00

Tiny Great Outdoors Festival

  • Quincy Street Open Space

The Somerville Arts Council and the Somerville Office of Sustainability and Environment present the Tiny Great Outdoors Festival, a free Arbor Day and SustainaVille event, at the city’s tiniest “urban wild,” Quincy Street Open Space, 16 Quincy St., from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 23, 2017. (Rain date: April 30.) Join scientists on tiny hikes in the park exploring wildlife here in Somerville. Learn how global warming is changing the environment, even in our backyards. Help plant a tree and take home a free seedling, and participate in activities, games, and art.

SustainaVille Week: April 22-28
Apr
22
Apr 28

SustainaVille Week: April 22-28

The first ever SustainaVille Week, featuring an "urban wild" festival, a barbecue and U.N.-style climate talks, takes place April 22 to 28. Other events include the annual spring cleanup, a presentation about Somerville's efforts to reach carbon neutrality by 2050, environmental story time for kids, a poster making contest, a film screening, and more. Find events at somervillema.gov/sustainaville and at the SustainaVille Facebook page and blog.

Spring Cleanup & Community BBQ
Apr
22
9:00 am09:00

Spring Cleanup & Community BBQ

On April 22nd, Earth Day, there will be a city-wide cleanup and gardening day where you can celebrate spring and get together with neighbors to take care of community spaces at 12 different sites across Somerville. Comcast will again generously provide sponsorship for this day.  They are looking for as many volunteers and groups as possible to get out, get dirty, and clean up our parks, streets and gardens! Here is more information about the event and the locations.

Hornography at the Cantina!
Apr
21
8:00 pm20:00

Hornography at the Cantina!

  • Cantina La Mexicana

Hornography returns to Cantina La Mexicana for another Friday night of sassy brass and margaritas! Great food, no cover charge. The band will play two sets starting at 8pm, including some brand new tunes and our classic Latin favorites. Plus, it's Andy's birthday! He has to play trombone on his birthday. Come on out, bring your friends!

Make History with Somerville
Apr
21
10:30 am10:30

Make History with Somerville

  • Holland Street Center

Nadia Dixon, Somerville's archivist, will discuss how you can contribute to Somerville's 175th anniversary. This is sponsored by the Council on Aging. RSVP at 617-625-6600 ext. 2300.

Taking Care of (Beer) Business Pizza Party & Chat w/Harpoon
Apr
20
6:00 pm18:00

Taking Care of (Beer) Business Pizza Party & Chat w/Harpoon

  • Workbar Union


Let's talk about the business of beer! BABES (Boston Area Beer Ethusiasts Society) member Laurel Ruma will give a talk about Big Beer and how craft beer is meeting the challenges of a crowded and growing market. Carolyn Cummings from Harpoon will discuss with us what it's like to be part of the largest employee-owned brewery in Massachusetts.

Book signing with Mimi Graney, Author of Fluff
Apr
19
6:00 pm18:00

Book signing with Mimi Graney, Author of Fluff

  • Gracie's Ice Cream

On April 19th from 6PM-8PM, join us for a book signing featuring Mimi Graney. Mimi is the founder of Union Square's Fluff Festival and the Union Square Farmer's Market, and has been a long time advocate for Union Square.

The Indo's Easter Extravaganza
Apr
16
11:00 am11:00

The Indo's Easter Extravaganza

  • The Independent

The Indo's having an "Easter Egg-stravaganza". Whether you want to bring the whole family for Brunch, or for a pre-marathon Monday party with DJ John Funke spinning soul & funk...we got you covered. We'll have plenty of food specials all day, hoppy beers, festive cocktails, and a little egg dyeing from 6PM-10PM.

POUND FITNESS DEMO
Apr
15
11:00 am11:00

POUND FITNESS DEMO

  • DANCE UNION

People like drumming because it’s fun. They like drumming because it’s therapeutic. Drumming means you get to hit things that don’t hit back.

And then there’s this: If you’re drumming to the catchy rock beat of Aerosmith’s “Sweet Emotion” while doing squats for the entire three minutes and 41 seconds of the song, you might not notice the searing pain in your quads and glutes.

Reliable Market: Brooklyn Ramen Pop-up
Apr
14
Apr 15

Reliable Market: Brooklyn Ramen Pop-up

  • Reliable Market

Brooklyn Ramen is holding a pop-up SPECIAL RAMEN EVENT this Friday and Saturday, April 14th-15th, at Reliable Market in Somerville, MA!

Brass Union "Tiki Night"
Apr
13
Apr 14

Brass Union "Tiki Night"

  • Brass Union

Join us on April 13th because we're throwing an epic tiki night party. We'll have plenty of specialty cocktails and beers, music from the legendary DJ Brother Cleve, and of course plenty of Polynesian vibes to go around.

Fundraiser to Honor Ken Kelly
Apr
12
6:00 pm18:00

Fundraiser to Honor Ken Kelly

  • Saloon & The Rockwell

Please join Saloon & The Rockwell on Wednesday April 12, 2017. They will pay tribute to Ken Kelly and raise funds for Team Kelly cyclists riding the Pan-Mass Challenge in his honor. The Pan-Mass Challenge raises money for cancer research at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. All funds raised through this event will be donated to Dana Farber, helping Alan Kelly, Conor Brennan and Paulo Pereira achieve their PMC fundraising goals.