Winter Market & Open House
Dec
16
12:00 PM12:00

Winter Market & Open House

Join us at Artisan's Asylum for the 6th Annual Winter Market & Open House
Saturday December 16th & Sunday December 17th 12-6pm

Lots of makers & artists selling jewelry, fiber arts, holiday gifts, furniture and more, plus demos in our fabrication shops! We're also hosting the Somerville Robot Open House & Meetup as part of this event. Tours available at 2PM & 4PM

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ILLUMINATION OF LIGHTS TOUR
Dec
16
4:00 PM16:00

ILLUMINATION OF LIGHTS TOUR

  • Somerville High School Concourse (map)
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Join the Somerville Council on Aging & the Somerville Arts Council on the Illumination of Lights Tour.

  • Adults: $15
  • Youth under 12 & Seniors: $8

Hop on the trolley and be amazed at the holiday lights in Somerville! Limited seating. Check in at 4:15 PM at the High School Concourse. For more info, contact: Connie (617)625-6600, ext. 2300

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Winter Market & Open House
Dec
17
12:00 PM12:00

Winter Market & Open House

Join us at Artisan's Asylum for the 6th Annual Winter Market & Open House
Saturday December 16th & Sunday December 17th 12-6pm

Lots of makers & artists selling jewelry, fiber arts, holiday gifts, furniture and more, plus demos in our fabrication shops! We're also hosting the Somerville Robot Open House & Meetup as part of this event. Tours available at 2PM & 4PM

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Annual Menorah Lighting
Dec
19
5:30 PM17:30

Annual Menorah Lighting

A ceremonial Menorah Lighting will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 19, at 5:30 p.m., with Rabbi Eliana from Temple B’nai Brith. All members of the community are invited to join Mayor Curtatone and City staff for a brief ceremony and photo on the City Hall Concourse. The Menorah will be lit each night of Hanukkah, though the ceremony will officially take place on the final night of Hannukah. Light refreshments will be served.

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Second Ethiopian Class with Meqdes Mesfin
Dec
19
6:30 PM18:30

Second Ethiopian Class with Meqdes Mesfin

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Due to popular demand Meqdes Mesfin, chef/owner of Adey Foods, is teaching a second Ethiopian Cooking Class in this season's Nibble Cooking Class Series!

No Ethiopian meal is complete without injera, a sourdough, risen, spongy flatbread made with teff flour. Injera serves as the vehicle for the variety of spicy stews and salads found on any Ethiopian plate. Known generally for having an affinity for all things spicy, in this class we’ll enjoy Qey wot, a spicy red stew whose deep red color and flavor come from berbere spice. Alicha wot, a mild but flavorful split pea stew. Learn about the Ethiopian culinary norms surrounding the table, eating family style, and using utensils...or not. Taste gomen, braised collard greens typically cooked with Niter kibbeh, a clarified butter infused with ginger, garlic, and spices that goes well on just about anything. Lentils play a prominent role in Ethiopian cuisine and we’ll round out this traditional meal by making Azeefa, a simple green lentil salad with lemon and herbs. This class can be offered gluten-free! Just make sure to indicate your preference when purchasing your ticket and join us for this culinary crash course of Ethiopian cuisine.

If you have long hair, please bring a hair tie or hat. Everyone is encouraged to bring their appetite!

For questions or concerns regar

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Union Square Sip & Stroll
Dec
21
5:00 PM17:00

Union Square Sip & Stroll

There are some amazing things happening in Union SQ this season. Join your favorite local independent retailers for our first annual Sip and Stroll and get your holiday shopping done in Union SQ - with a drink in your hand. Every Thursday night starting November 30th until December 21st. Queen Of Swords, Loyal, Forestbound and Janji will host a multi-location holiday party. Each location will be hosting special offers, holiday drinks and festive activities. 

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242nd Flag Raising
Jan
1
11:30 AM11:30

242nd Flag Raising

Gather at City Hall and march to Prospect Hill, where the first American flag was flown! Once at Prospect Hill, learn about the important role our city played in the American Revolution, join in Patriotic songs, and enjoy light refreshments! Tri-corner hats and colonial garb are encouraged.

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Traditional Puerto Rican Christmas Dinner
Dec
14
5:30 PM17:30

Traditional Puerto Rican Christmas Dinner

  • Casa B Tapas and Cocktail & Rum Bar (map)
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Please join us on the 14th for our annual Christmas offering. All the traditional holiday treats will be served by Chef Alberto and his crew and this year will be super special!! We will be joining forces with Don Q, the Puerto Rican Rum, to offer amazing cocktails to pair with your meal and a portion of the proceeds will benefit hurricane relief fund, PRXPR, established to help rebuild Puerto Rico. Great food, awesome drinks and a great cause!!

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Union Square Sip & Stroll
Dec
14
5:00 PM17:00

Union Square Sip & Stroll

There are some amazing things happening in Union SQ this season. Join your favorite local independent retailers for our first annual Sip and Stroll and get your holiday shopping done in Union SQ - with a drink in your hand. Every Thursday night starting November 30th until December 21st. Queen Of Swords, Loyal, Forestbound and Janji will host a multi-location holiday party. Each location will be hosting special offers, holiday drinks and festive activities. 

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Hustle Hive End of the Season Party!
Dec
12
6:30 PM18:30

Hustle Hive End of the Season Party!

Come celebrate the end of Hustle Hive's first cyclocross season, and support our 2018 season!

The party will be buzzing at ONCE Ballroom with a Bold Sprints Tournament presented by Somervelo. $5 buys you into a bracket tournament, where winners advance until at the end of the night two people are crowned Queen Bee of Bold Sprints (Men and FTW - femme/trans/women - brackets!)

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Ethiopian Cooking with Meqdes Mesfin
Dec
12
6:30 PM18:30

Ethiopian Cooking with Meqdes Mesfin

TICKETS --> Buy now!

Chef/Owner of Adey Foods, Meqdes Mesfin is back in the Nibble classroom to offer the know how for the Ethiopian food amatuer or enthusiast.

No Ethiopian meal is complete without injera, a sourdough, risen, spongy flatbread made with teff flour. Injera serves as the vehicle for the variety of spicy stews and salads found on any Ethiopian plate. Known generally for having an affinity for all things spicy, in this class we’ll enjoy Qey wot, a spicy red stew whose deep red color and flavor come from berbere spice. Alicha wot, a mild but flavorful split pea stew. Learn about the Ethiopian culinary norms surrounding the table, eating family style, and using utensils...or not. Taste gomen, braised collard greens typically cooked with Niter kibbeh, a clarified butter infused with ginger, garlic, and spices that goes well on just about anything. Lentils play a prominent role in Ethiopian cuisine and we’ll round out this traditional meal by making Azeefa, a simple green lentil salad with lemon and herbs. This class can be offered gluten-free! Just make sure to indicate your preference when purchasing your ticket and join us for this culinary crash course of Ethiopian cuisine.

If you have long hair, please bring a hair tie or hat. Everyone is encouraged to bring their appetite!

For questions or concerns regarding foodborne allergies or any other inquiries, please e-mail nibblesomerville@gmail.com

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Dandelion Montessori Open House
Dec
9
11:00 AM11:00

Dandelion Montessori Open House

Dandelion's Grand Opening Celebration is coming up on Saturday December 9th from 11am-1pm! We're hosting an Open House for our neighbors and friends to visit the school and make a decoration. Come enjoy the Union Square Holiday Stroll, with lots of fun offerings at the local businesses! Spread the word to your friends and make a fun afternoon of visiting Union Square and Dandelion's new home.

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Union Square Sip & Stroll
Dec
7
5:00 PM17:00

Union Square Sip & Stroll

There are some amazing things happening in Union SQ this season. Join your favorite local independent retailers for our first annual Sip and Stroll and get your holiday shopping done in Union SQ - with a drink in your hand. Every Thursday night starting November 30th until December 21st. Queen Of Swords, Loyal, Forestbound and Janji will host a multi-location holiday party. Each location will be hosting special offers, holiday drinks and festive activities.

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Reading of Memoir & True-Life Stories
Dec
7
4:30 PM16:30

Reading of Memoir & True-Life Stories

On Thursday December 7, 4:30-6 PM, seven Somerville senior citizens who completed a six-week memoir course funded by a SAC LCC grant, will be reading their true-life stories at a reception/culminating event at the Somerville Council on Aging, 167 Holland Street

The event coincides with the publication of a booklet of original stories authored by the participating seniors.
 

This event is free, and open to the public. 

Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Judah Leblang at 617-466-9637.

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Peruvian Cooking with José Barriga
Dec
5
6:03 PM18:03

Peruvian Cooking with José Barriga

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José Barriga, Executive Director and Founder of the Cambridge Food Lab, will bring the cuisine of his home country alive during a Night of Peruvian Cooking.

Peru is currently considered the gastronomy capital of Latin America with its enviable reputation for cuisine after winning the top prize at the prestigious World Travel Awards two years in a row. Historically, Peru is home to the tomato, quinoa, and over 3,800 types of potatoes. Learn how Peruvian cuisine reflects influences from the indigenous Incas and cuisines brought in with immigrants from: Spain, China, Italy, Germany, Japan, and Africa. You will learn how these global influences created modern Peruvian cuisine as immigrants modified their traditional cuisines by using ingredients available in Peru. Your evening will begin on the Peruvian coast with Ceviche, an appetizer of raw fish and shrimp that cooks by marinating in fresh lime juice. Indigenous Peruvian ingredients such as tomato, quinoa, and over 3,800 varieties of potatoes take center stage in a hearty Quinoa Stew and the classic Peruvian highland dish, Papa a la Huancaina, or potatoes in a creamy chili sauce. No meal is complete without wine or, in this case, Sangrîa. Learn to make your own for your next celebration!

If you have long hair, please bring a hair tie or hat. Everyone is encouraged to bring their appetite!

For questions or concerns regarding foodborne allergies or any other inquiries, please e-mail nibblesomerville@gmail.com

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Union Square Sip & Stroll
Nov
30
5:00 PM17:00

Union Square Sip & Stroll

There are some amazing things happening in Union SQ this season. Join your favorite local independent retailers for our first annual Sip and Stroll and get your holiday shopping done in Union SQ - with a drink in your hand. Every Thursday night starting November 30th until December 21st. Queen Of Swords, Loyal, Forestbound and Janji will host a multi-location holiday party. Each location will be hosting special offers, holiday drinks and festive activities. 

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Somali Home Cooking with Nimco
Nov
28
6:30 PM18:30

Somali Home Cooking with Nimco

Experience the fusion of flavors with Somali-born Somerville resident Nimco Muhammad-Hassan

Located on the horn of Africa, Somali food is a melting pot of cultural influence, and gathers flavors from East Africa, the Middle East, India – even as far as Italy!

Join the Somerville Arts Council as we experience the fusion of flavors with Somali-born Somerville Resident Nimco Muhammad-Hassan. Although she’s traveled the world, Somali food is her ultimate comfort cuisine – and in this case, comfort is all in the condiments. Nimco will wow us with a demonstration of preparing smoked yogurt (using hot charcoals) for the dressing for an eggplant Salad Lel Swit (Black Salad), and together, we will prepare Maraq cad iyo bariis, a traditional Somali meal consisting of a satisfying winter chicken stew and toasted rice, topped with a beautiful array of with fresh herbs, veggies and prepared salads and accoutrements. The real show stopper? The chutneys! We will prepare two different Somali sauces, bursting with international flavor.

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Clear Audience at the Mandorla Music Series
Nov
18
8:00 PM20:00

Clear Audience at the Mandorla Music Series

Couldn't be happier about welcoming Clear Audience back for what has become an annual pre-Thanksgiving show. They released their third album, Closer and Further, earlier this year, another strong entry in the Clear Audience catalog. Boston jazz fans know these ubiquitous four individually; if you haven't experienced the synergy that happens when they're together, now's the time.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/125472211392780/
Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3052718

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Kevin Harris Project: Celebrating Thelonious Monk
Oct
21
8:00 PM20:00

Kevin Harris Project: Celebrating Thelonious Monk

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.

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Flatbread Benefit Night for Artisan's Asylum
Jul
25
5:00 PM17:00

Flatbread Benefit Night for Artisan's Asylum

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!

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Join Us to Get Real About Climate Change
Jun
26
6:00 PM18:00

Join Us to Get Real About Climate Change

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.

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