Very excited to welcome pianist Kevin Harris back to Mandorla Music. His past appearances have been dazzling & joyous (and sold out), and listeners always leave feeling like they've not only witnessed an incredible concert, but have been an active part of something very special. Kevin is very busy on the New York scene and maintains strong ties to Boston, where he lived for years and continues to teach at Berklee. For this concert, he'll celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Thelonious Monk, joined by a top shelf pair of collaborators: bassist John Lockwood and drummer Bob Gullotti of Boston free jazz institution The Fringe. $17.
For more information, check out the Facebook event page.
Want to support Artisan's Asylum? All you have to do is eat some amazing flatbread from Flatbread Somerville!
From 5:00 pm to closing, $3.50 from each large pizza purchased and $1.75 from each small pizza purchased will be donated to Artisan's Asylum
No time to dine in? Takeout orders count too! No RSVP required. Reservations are recommended for parties of 8 or more. Please contact Flatbread Somerville directly to discuss reservations: 617-766-0552. Thank you to Flatbread for hosting us!
If you want to get involved, please join us on June 26 to help map out Somerville's climate change plan, called Somerville Climate Forward. This plan seeks to significantly reduce Somerville's carbon emissions and make preparations for the already-occurring effects of climate change. This event will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. at the East Somerville Community School, 50 Cross St.
The SGC 2017 Garden Tour showcases the creativity and variety of compact gardens. 21 gardens will be open to ticket holders. Proceeds from the 2017 Garden Tour support the educational programs and public plantings of the Somerville Garden Club. Tickets are on sale for $18.
I'm thrilled to have NYC free jazz legend Daniel Carter and frequent collaborator guitarist Jeff Platz back to the Mandorla Music Series!
The redevelopment that will transform our neighborhood is just beginning. Residents, business people, and city officials have been working together to plan a Neighborhood Council to influence this transformation. Join the conversation about the establishment of the Neighborhood Council. For more information: http://unionsquareneighborhoodcouncil.org/
Somerville-based Partners HealthCare is offering a free eight-week training program for those interested in pursuing entry-level work in Partners hospitals. This full-time training program includes four weeks of classroom instruction and four weeks of hands-on experience-building with an internship.
Somerville is home to the first American flag, or at least one of them. The Grand Union Flag was flown by George Washington on Jan. 1, 1776, to rally the fledgling Continental Army. The history of this flag is complex and interesting, and the flag remains a centerpiece of Somerville's historical identity. This year, Somerville celebrates its 175th birthday as an independent city (it was part of Charlestown until 1842), and there is a special event to commemorate the Grand Union Flag.
Join Tango Society of Boston for the 13th Annual Boston Tango Festival and 3rd Annual Tango Competition from June 14-18, 2017!
This year, Tango Society of Boston will be celebrating its 20th Anniversary.
Somerville's Housing Division is working on an assessment of fair housing in the city. To help learn more about residents' experiences with fair housing, Welcoming and Inclusive Neighborhoods Somerville (WINS) was launched. Right now, WINS is seeking feedback on your housing experiences. Visit the WINS website to take a survey and learn more about fair housing policies. To continue to this conversation, WINS has scheduled a meeting about this topic. Join us for that meeting!
On Monday, June 12th from 4-6pm @Trum Field, join the Somerville Media Center and the Somerville Arts Council for a community kickball game, open to Somerville community groups as a chance to come together for an afternoon of light exercise and entertainment.
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.
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?
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
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.
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.
On May 10th, The Somerville Museum, The 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.