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.

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.

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!

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.

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. 

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.

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.


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.

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.

Bigelow Cooperative's 2017 Spring Fair
Apr
9
3:00 pm15:00

Bigelow Cooperative's 2017 Spring Fair

  • Center for The Arts at the Armory

Join Bigelow Cooperative Daycare as we celebrate community, family, and the season with our Spring Fair! With live music by Karen K and the Jitterbugs, games provided by Knucklebones, a magic show, face painting, food, raffle prizes, a silent auction, and more this is the perfect way to celebrate spring! 

All proceeds will benefit the Bigelow Cooperative Sholarship Fund.

Voice Lab: A Workshop in Voice & Movement Exploration with Mali Sastri
Apr
8
10:30 am10:30

Voice Lab: A Workshop in Voice & Movement Exploration with Mali Sastri

  • Third Life Studio

Through guided exploration, improvisatory games, and combined vocal and movement exercises, Mali Sastri leads a workshop grounded in the expressive arts modality of Voice Movement Therapy, aiming to increase vocal flexibility, dexterity,  relaxation, confidence and trust in the power of your own, authentic voice.  

Bringing  years of teaching and performing experience, Mali (a registered VMT practitioner and singer) provides a safe and supportive environment for exploration and creativity.

Space is limited - pre-registration required.
For more info, and to pre-register, contact Mali Sastri
781-290-6381malisastri@gmail.com

Groundwork Somerville: Grow Gala 2017
Apr
7
7:00 pm19:00

Groundwork Somerville: Grow Gala 2017

  • Canopy Union Square

Groundwork Somerville presents our 17th Anniversary Fundraising & Volunteer Appreciation Gala! Join us on this special once-a-year night when we clean off the dirt and get dressed up. 

We will celebrate the amazing accomplishments of the past year while raising support for our environmental justice work in the year ahead. We'll toast to our amazing volunteers and interns who have put so much effort in over the past 12 months--they’ve planted seeds, boiled syrup, and built beds--and are ready to do it again this year! 

Ice Cream Social Fundraiser for Capuano School PTA!
Apr
4
2:30 am02:30

Ice Cream Social Fundraiser for Capuano School PTA!

  • Gracie's Ice Cream

Join the Capuano PTA at Gracie's Ice Cream for an Ice Cream Social. Enjoy a delicious ice cream and support the PTA. Gracie's will donate 20% of their sales to the Capuano PTA! The PTA will use this money for enrichment programs for the kids at the Capuano School.

Paris Creperie X Gracie's
Apr
3
6:00 pm18:00

Paris Creperie X Gracie's

  • Gracie's Ice Cream

On Monday, April 3 from 6-9pm come on down to see what kind of dessert magic happens when Gracie's and the Paris Creperie get together. Think warm and melty. This is going to be a dessert madness you don't want to miss!

Mill City Trio Reunion Concert
Apr
2
3:00 pm15:00

Mill City Trio Reunion Concert

  • Third Life Studio

 $15; tickets at the door, cash only.

Mill City Trio was active from 2005-2011, performing regularly in clubs, concert halls and galleries around New England. The band released three critically acclaimed albums of original music, as well as a few surprising covers: "Overkill" by the '80s rock band Men at Work, and a revved-up version of the Baroque guitar piece "Canarios" by Gaspar Sanz. In 2010, Mill City Trio presented a series of concerts/workshops in New York, New Jersey and New England centered around "The Syncopated Bird," a concert-length composition for jazz trio and narrator. The group reunited for a short set last June as part of a fundraising concert for Musicians Without Borders. Tonight's show will feature "all the hits," as well as a few surprises.   

Third Life Studio: The Melting Pot
Apr
1
8:00 pm20:00

Third Life Studio: The Melting Pot

  • Third Life Studio

Advance tickets: $15 adult, $10 student; At the door: $20 adult, $15 student (cash only)

Bring your free-spirited dancing self to experience this jazzadelic original band with Boston's hottest players! Join the dancing or just sit and listen to this great music. . .

Gabriela Martina: vocals
Stan Strickland: woodwinds, vocals
Jeff Lockhart: guitar
Josh Rosen: keyboards
Paul Johnson: bass
Giuseppe Paradiso: drums

An afternoon of Chamber Music with Charles Lin and friends
Apr
1
3:00 pm15:00

An afternoon of Chamber Music with Charles Lin and friends

  • Third Life Studio

Free admission. A small reception to follow.

Featuring:

  • Violinists Charles Lin, Kenneth Mok, Tessa Montague, and Paul Kahayias
  • Violists Peter Chew and Stephen Jue
  • Cellists Maggie Zager, Amy Nolan, and Nick Sterner
  • Clarinetist Yi-Ting Hsieh
  • Pianist Tim Garcia-Blalock
Bad to the Barre! (at the Green Room)
Apr
1
9:00 am09:00

Bad to the Barre! (at the Green Room)

  • Bad to the Barre

To register, click here!

The party starts with a warm up to upbeat music (to get you motivated and heart rate ready), and sequence of upper-body exercises using light free weights, push-ups and planks. 
Our seat series follows, using the ballet barre and/or floor to lift the butt and lean the legs. We finish off the seat with a killer abs section to chisel the abs.

Mo Lowda & The Humble (Alternative Rock)
Mar
31
8:00 pm20:00

Mo Lowda & The Humble (Alternative Rock)

  • Thunder Road

Known for their progressive song writing and energetic live performances, Mo Lowda & the Humble’s beginnings were in the beer-soaked basements of Philadelphia. Following the release of their first full length album in 2013, the trio, consisting of Jordan Caiola, Shane Woods, and Nate Matulis began playing venues throughout the city. After experiencing the high of multiple sold out hometown shows, The Humble took their act on the road.

Cost: $10 advance / $12 day of show - 8PM Doors
Ages: 21+ W/ Valid ID Only - Kitchen Open At 5pm - Fee Free Tix Available At The Club (Cash Only) After 5pm!

5th Anniversary of Third Life Choreographer Series
Mar
31
8:00 pm20:00

5th Anniversary of Third Life Choreographer Series

  • Third Life Studio

Featuring:
Connections Dance, Jessie Jeanne & Dancers, Bryce Dance Company, Abilities Dance by Ellice Patterson, Alexander Davis, The Expressive Movement, Evolve Dynamicz, OnStage | Repertory, teXtmoVes and Kelley Donovan

To buy tickets in advance: click here.

Cigarettes & Alcohol
Mar
30
Mar 31

Cigarettes & Alcohol

  • The Independent

Get your anglophile fix as Britpop Dave spins all the UK you can handle in one evening. 

Spinning a mix of British classics & obscurities from the 80s, 90s and 00s. Sing along, dance, or just hang at the bar telling stories about seeing cool bands back in the day.

Aeronaut Down (Rock)
Mar
30
8:00 pm20:00

Aeronaut Down (Rock)

  • Thunder Road

To label Aeronaut Down as a Modern Rock band simply falls short. While the Boston-based foursome’s self-produced debut album “Chaos” features powerhouse rock anthems like “Tongue Tied” and “Hate Me”, the scope of this band simply can’t be pinpointed by the usual conventions. Their sound is undeniably rock and yet so much more, drawing from a diverse spectrum of influences and experiences, culminating in a unique and captivating sound.

Special Guest: Blindspot & Populace

Cost: $10 - 8PM Doors
Ages: 21+ W/ Valid ID Only - Kitchen Open At 5pm - Fee Free Tix Available At The Club (Cash Only) After 5pm!

Bearly Dead – Wednesday Night Grateful Dead Residency
Mar
29
Mar 30

Bearly Dead – Wednesday Night Grateful Dead Residency

  • Thunder Road

Born out of the love and inspiration of our favorite Band, Bearly Dead is a collective of serious players, looking to express there affection and respect for the music of The Grateful Dead, Ratdog, Jerry Garcia, Phil and Friends.

Cost: $10 - 8PM Doors
Ages: 21+ W/ Valid ID Only - Kitchen Open At 5pm - Fee Free Tix Available At The Club (Cash Only) After 5pm!