8th Annual Dia de los Muertos Block Party at Taza Chocolate
Oct
27
12:00 PM12:00

8th Annual Dia de los Muertos Block Party at Taza Chocolate

Calling all Calaveras and friends!!! It's time to join us at the Taza Chocolate factory store for our favorite party of the year!! We are taking over the block outside the chocolate factory once more with food, music, face painting and frolic for all ages! 

In addition to free samples of our hot chocolate along with other stone ground goodies, we have a food and drink lineup that is going to make you want to start planning your Saturday this very minute!

Check out our event page for more.

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EventThem Presents: The Dark Garden Takes Bow Market!
Oct
27
7:00 PM19:00

EventThem Presents: The Dark Garden Takes Bow Market!

Somerville's own Horror themed institution "The Dark Garden" comes to Bow Market for this free outdoor Halloween Event

Music By:
Background Orc's
Los Goutos
& Boston's Misfits Cover band SIN REAL GOOD!

Lights, Decor & Effects By:
Tight Light Shows

Delightful Potions & Punch By:
Distilling Evil

Also......
- The Gnombies!!!
- Bow Market Business's, Restaurants, & Remnant Brewery open for Business!
- Costumes Welcomed!
-....and much much more!

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Mapping Out Utopia: Inman to Union
Nov
3
2:00 PM14:00

Mapping Out Utopia: Inman to Union

  • 1307 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA, 02139 United States (map)
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Come join Practice Space & Tim Devin (author of "Mapping out utopia: 1970s Boston-area counterculture") for a free walking tour of 1970s countercultural Cambridge and Somerville.

In the 60s and 70s, the Boston area was one of the focal points of the counterculture—with Cambridge as the hub, and nearby Union Square as a busy outpost. On Saturday, Nov. 3, Tim will take us around to a dozen or so locations in Inman and Union, and tell us about various 1970s groups ranging from the Somerville Tenants Union, to Science for the People, to the Mass. Feminist Credit Union. 

Families and kids are welcome! FREE! 

Learn more:
Practice Space

Tim's books
Contact Tim at tdevin@yahoo.com

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Local Artists at Work
Oct
18
6:00 PM18:00

Local Artists at Work

Local art, fresh beer, artisanal coffee: a recipe for a beautiful night! 

Every month, we collaborate with a different studio or group of artists to bring you Local Artists at Work. This month's featured studio will be Brickbottom Artists. Artists will set up in our barrel room and be available for you to watch their process, ask questions, and even participate. FREE admission! Come for the art stay for the beer, 6-8 pm. 

Interested in being a part of our next installment of Local Artists at Work? Drop us a line at info@remnantsomerville.com.

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2nd USQ Neighborhood Meeting
Oct
17
6:00 PM18:00

2nd USQ Neighborhood Meeting

On Wednesday, October 17, the 2nd USQ Neighborhood Meeting will report on the updated design and site plan for the first major parcel of Union Square redevelopment. This meeting will be held in the Argenziano School Cafeteria from 6-8pm.

At this meeting, USQ will share the evolution of the design in response to feedback from the Design Review Committee, as well as seek community input on the design process to date. Click here if you are interested in seeing plans as originally presented to the Design Review Committee in August.   

Find more detailed information about USQ’s development plans on the City of Somerville's website and the USQ website.

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Pen Party with Calliope Paperie at Remnant Brewing
Oct
16
4:00 PM16:00

Pen Party with Calliope Paperie at Remnant Brewing

Remnant Brewing is teaming up with one of the Bow Market retail shops, Calliope Paperie, for an informative and fun Pen Party! 

Calliope will bring down all different kinds of pens from her shop into our barrel room, go over each kind, how they’re different, what they’re best for. You can play around with them and then take some home! Writers, doodlers, or any fan of craftsmanship won’t want to miss out on this afternoon of art and beer. FREE admission!

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"Monster Mashed-Up” at SomerStreets on Somerville Ave. Sunday, October 14
Oct
14
2:00 PM14:00

"Monster Mashed-Up” at SomerStreets on Somerville Ave. Sunday, October 14

  • Somerville Avenue between Union Square and Park Street Somerville, Ma 02143 (map)
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Join us at the last SomerStreets festival of the year, the spooky and fun “Monster Mashed-up” on Sunday, October 14, from 2 to 6 p.m. on Somerville Ave. between Union Square and Park St. SomerStreets is the City of Somerville’s take on the internationally renowned Open Streets concept, closing busy city streets to vehicles, and opening them up for cycling, walking, dancing, running, and other modes of activity. Through SomerStreets, the City and its community partners aim to promote and encourage easy access to physical activity, fresh foods, and reconnecting with neighborhoods and businesses and their unique cultural elements in a thriving urban environment.

Check out the Facebook Event page here.

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Back to the Mixtape
Oct
12
8:00 PM20:00

Back to the Mixtape

MIXTAPE — where bands pay tribute to an entire year of music — has always been a celebration of nostalgia, aiming to immerse you in (and transport you to!) a different time. So it only made sense to eventually mash it up with everyone's favorite time travel talkies and crank the amps up to 1.21 gigawatts; when this baby hits October 12, you’re gonna see some serious sh*t. 

This fall, Nate and Boosh are excited to take you BACK... TO THE MIXTAPE.

Featuring the music of 1955 (Johnny Cash! The Penguins!), 1985 (Huey Lewis! Tears For Fears!), and 2015 (The Weeknd! Taylor Swift!), as performed/spun by:

• Thick Fringe (Mike Oram and friends)
• The Fatal Flaw
• Sean Drinkwater's Pastel Noir
• DJ Hoverboards

Dress like you mean it: Prizes for best 1955, 1985, and 2015 costumes! I’ve never seen purple underwear before, Calvin.

Click here for tix

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OnPoint Improv Freedom For All Benefit
Sep
30
7:30 PM19:30

OnPoint Improv Freedom For All Benefit

OnPoint Improv returns with some of Boston's best improv teams! Come enjoy some FREE Comedy for a good cause. This month we are collecting and matching donations for Freedom for All Massachusetts to aid in supporting their campaign to protect transgender rights in Massachusetts.

Vote Yes on 3! 

Featuring: 
Inglorious Custards 
Memoirs of a struggle 
Dark n' Stormy 
Campbell

Check out the Facebook Event page here.

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Oktoberfest 2018 at Remnant Brewing and Bow Market!
Sep
29
11:00 AM11:00

Oktoberfest 2018 at Remnant Brewing and Bow Market!

This isn't just your regular old Oktoberfest! We got approved for a temporary, one-day ONLY permit allowing our beer to travel with you through the market as you shop, eat, drink, and enjoy our takes on this traditional festival! Please join us and Bow Market for our inaugural Oktoberfest.

There will be food, decorations, music, and other Oktoberfest goodies that will be announced as soon as possible. Follow the Facebook event for updates!

FREE ADMISSION!

Check it out and share on Facebook here.

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Union Square Landscape: Looking Forward and Backward
Sep
23
2:30 PM14:30

Union Square Landscape: Looking Forward and Backward

This tour will be led by Edward Gordon, architectural historian and President of the New England Chapter of the Victorian Society in America. It starts at Bow Market, an innovative re-purposing of a parking lot, winds its way along the western edge of Union Square, and then loops around Lincoln Park, newly reopened and creatively designed. The walk will highlight the architecture and potential of the many historic buildings that have been preserved as the landscape of Union Square transforms around them.

Start: Bow Market Union Square (entry next to 345 Somerville Avenue)

End: Reception with light refreshments at Aeronaut (14 Tyler Street) at the end of "Innovation Way"

Space is limited, so advance reservations highly appreciated by emailing  bwilson@somervillema.gov or calling 617-625-6600, ext 2532.

Sponsored by the Somerville Historic Preservation Commission through a grant from the Somerville Arts Council.

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Fluff the 13th presented by Allstate
Sep
22
3:00 PM15:00

Fluff the 13th presented by Allstate

  • Union Square Somerville, MA, 02143 United States (map)
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Mark your calendar for Fluff the 13th on Saturday, September 22, 2018 (rain date: Sunday, September 23)!

The 13th annual “What the Fluff” Festival will feature musical performances, a cooking contest, Fluff-themed games, activities, antics and fun for every age, and Fluff treats of every sort. Stay tuned for more details to come.

“What the Fluff?” A Tribute to Union Square Invention is presented by Union Square Main Streets as part of the Somerville Arts Council/ArtsUnion.

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Somerville Sangha
Sep
20
6:00 PM18:00

Somerville Sangha

Ease your way into this years' fall season with a co-led wellness experience entailing a challenging Power Yoga flow, hand crafted refreshments, live music, and prize giveaways from our entrepreneurial peers in the fitness industry.

Sangha, meaning Community in Sanskrit, is just what you'll find at our event! Our venue at Warehouse XI is nestled right in the heart of Union Square Somerville, neighboring many small business peers that will be joining in for the fun! Kristina and I are teaming up to teach you a challenging, educational, and fun class with lots of hands-on assists, followed by a lively happy hour with locally sourced refreshments, live music, and prize giveaways- making for a unique and unchartered experience worth exploring with all your friends.

YOUR TICKET INCLUDES: a co-led hour-long vinyasa flow, post-class eats by Casa B, craft beer from Aeronaut Brewery, homemade sangria, sweet treats from Forge Baking Co., live music, and chances to win carefully crafted swag bags!

CorePower Yoga Medford will be present with props for class, Heath Warrior bars, and additional prize giveaways!

ALL EXPERIENCE LEVELS / GENDERS / ETHNICITIES WELCOME!
B.Y.O.M.
Click here to reserve your spot.

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Join to Fight the Zombie Apocalypse!
Sep
15
12:00 PM12:00

Join to Fight the Zombie Apocalypse!

The undead are coming to Somerville and we need you and your friends and family to ward them off with essential survival skills. Compete to win prizes and confidently survive the impending apocalypse! Adventure to secret locations around Somerville while picking up crucial supplies and ridiculous moments in this all-ages game. Only the first 100 people registered will be able to play. So what are you waiting for? Whether you show up solo or come with a team- register individually today!

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Beer & Cheese Pairing with The Cheese Shop of Salem!
Sep
12
7:00 PM19:00

Beer & Cheese Pairing with The Cheese Shop of Salem!

Join us for a tasty evening in our barrel room! The Cheese Shop of Salem will be visiting us, and pairing four delectable cheeses with four of our unique brews. The evening will include a guided tasting, a little bit of science, and a lively discussion about how to create the perfect pairings. Plus, we'll have something new and funky coming out of the barrels for this one!

Your ticket gets you:
- Four 2oz servings of cheese
- Four small pours (8 oz) of our beers
- A chance to chat with Chris Tenore, Beer Buyer of the Cheese Shop and our Head Brewer, Charlie Cummings, about beer and cheese and what makes them so awesome together

Get your tickets today - limited space is available!

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Nibble Kitchen Pop-up: Ethiopian New Year Food Celebration!
Sep
11
5:00 PM17:00

Nibble Kitchen Pop-up: Ethiopian New Year Food Celebration!

Ethiopian New Year!
brought to you by Meqdes Mesfin

Come celebrate Ethiopian New Year with Nibble! What a great way to enjoy a weeknight dinner with flavorful Ethiopian stews and a glass of cold beer from Remnant Brewery. Meqdes will be bringing you both vegan- and carnivore- friendly dishes! 

*Siga Wot: spicy beef stew
*Siga Alicha: mild meat stew
*Misir Wot: spicy lentil stew
*Kik Alicha: split pea stew
*Gomen: braised cabbage

The entrees come on top of a bed of delicious injera and garnished with a refreshing tomato salad

Check it out on Facebook here!

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Your Terrible Ex! - FREE
Sep
6
8:00 PM20:00

Your Terrible Ex! - FREE

We've all been there.... there clingers, the creepers, and the "oh helllll no's...!" Come watch a fully improvised show inspired by YOUR true terrible ex stories!


Featured and Recommended by:
BU Today - "Top notch improv group"
Boston Magazine - "It’s improv comedy with a heartbreak twist"
Boston.com - "Do this instead of sending your ex an angry text message. "
5/5 Yelp Review, 9/16/16 - "They were just freaking hilarious."
Boston Voyager Magazine Feature!
 

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Swing Left/Blue Revolution Comedy Fundraiser
Aug
28
6:30 PM18:30

Swing Left/Blue Revolution Comedy Fundraiser

Wanna help get out the vote in swing districts for the midterms? Swing Leftand Blue Revolution are fundraising at Aeronaut Brewing Company in Somerville, with some great Boston standup comics. We'll be live-streaming it on Blue Revolution. 

We've got an allstar Boston comedy lineup of Lamont Price, Harry Gordon, Ken Reid, Kate Ghiloni and Will Smalley.

The 5 comics performing are doing this for FREE, so that we can donate all proceeds to Swing Left. Read more about Swing Left's mission here.

We ask that attendees donate at least $15 BEFORE the event. Please save your ActBlue receipt as your ticket. And if you are planning to watch the live-stream on Blue Revolution, please donate too. To attend, click here to register & donate.

Remember, the more bucks you give, the more doors we can knock on this November. 

Please note: If you're physically going to the show, it is first come, first serve, regardless of when you bought your ticket. After Aeronaut reaches capacity, we cannot let more people in, so we cannot guarantee admittance. While we don't expect to reach capacity, we do recommend you show up early. Doors open at 6, show starts at 6:30.

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Women's Personal Protection Seminar
Aug
25
3:30 PM15:30

Women's Personal Protection Seminar

 As part of Villari's Martial Arts Centers' Personal Protection Week, Villari's Martial Arts Center is hosting a Women's Personal Protection Seminar which will be a real-life, comprehensive and practical experience from which you will walk away enlightened, empowered, and knowing what to do in the event of an attack of any kind, by anyone. We will focus on the physical, emotional, and mental aspects and effects of an attack and how to deal with them.

Today, everybody is at risk of being a victim of random violence or targeted physical, emotional, and mental assault. This special class will help participants become more physically confident, mentally strong and increase awareness. In addition, they will learn simple yet extremely effective moves to deter an unarmed or armed attack.

Click here to learn more and register!

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Local Trivia night with Off The Beaten Food Path!
Aug
20
7:00 PM19:00

Local Trivia night with Off The Beaten Food Path!

How well do you know Somerville?
Join Off The Beaten Path Food Tours for a fun Trivia Night at Remnant Brewing and bring your friends. Exciting prizes for the first and second place! Teams of 4 max are invited to compete, trivia falls into three categories: Local History, Food, and Drink. Test your knowledge and have fun at this free event.

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2018 Back-to-School Self-Defense & Personal Protection Week
Aug
20
5:00 PM17:00

2018 Back-to-School Self-Defense & Personal Protection Week

Today, everybody is at risk of being a victim of random violence or targeted physical, emotional, and mental assault.  Join Villari’s Self Defense Center for a special class that will help you become more physically confident, mentally strong and increase awareness. 

This class is for students of all ages – elementary school, middle school, high school and college as well as parents and adults, and is being offered as a community service with no cost or obligation. No prior experience required and all participants should wear comfortable clothing. Also, a free safety keychain and class showing how to utilize it will be given to the first 25 to register!

Click here to learn more and register!

 

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Community Night at Juliet: benefiting Winchester Public Schools Music Department in Memory of Deane Kenny-Stryker
Aug
19
5:00 PM17:00

Community Night at Juliet: benefiting Winchester Public Schools Music Department in Memory of Deane Kenny-Stryker

Once a month, on the third Sunday, Romeo's at Juliet gives back. 

No reservations needed
Walk-ins only
Family friendly

10% of food sales each month are donated to a rotating roster of organizations or individuals. 

This August we are contributing to the Winchester Public Schools Music Department, in memory of Deane Kenny-Stryker. Deane was a lifelong best friend to Juliet sous chef, Noah Clickstein. 

The Winchester Public Schools Music Department is closely associated with both Noah and Deane, and we are honored to have the opportunity to contribute to their efforts in the memory of Deane, whose passion and positivity should be remembered by all. Funds will specifically be used to start a flute quartet, including purchasing the instruments for students otherwise unable to afford them on their own. 

You were planning to eat dinner on Sunday the 19th anyway, right? This is your opportunity to have an impact benefiting the memory of one special individual, and the future of a number of others.

JulietSomerville.com

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Somer Fest
Aug
18
12:00 PM12:00

Somer Fest

Join Thorpe Street Presents... for Somer Fest: a feel-good festival celebrating community art in all of its forms. There will be live music, comedy and magic. There will be locally-sourced-organically-grown-BPA-free-delicious* food and beer. (What’s a festival without beer?) There will be port-o-potties and tents. There will be…you get the idea.

We like to find creative ways to bring our Somerville community closer while staying connected to our community halfway across the world. Come out to celebrate Somerville, summer, community and the power of giving back. We want to see you, your partner(s), friends, family and frenemies – as long as everyone is over 21. 
*can’t guarantee anything other than delicious

Check out the lineup* here: https://www.somerfest.fun/lineup/
*Lineup is subject to change

Tickets $10 online/$20 at the door//21+

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August Somerville Entrepreneur Network
Aug
16
6:00 PM18:00

August Somerville Entrepreneur Network

Whether you’re launching a new business or product, planning to expand, or seeking financing, market research is essential, but it can be expensive. Fortunately, there are lots of free and low-cost tools and sources of information for Do-It-Yourself (DIY) market research. Find out what information you need, learn about which methods to use, and get resources and tips for trendspotting, conducting a competitive analysis, estimating market size and share, and understanding your customer. Myrna Greenfield is the Top Egg at Good Egg Marketing, a Boston-based marketing agency that specializes in working with farms and food-related businesses.

All entrepreneurs, small business owners, and aspiring founders are welcome to this event. Dinner will be served, and there will be plenty of time for networking and discussion.

The Somerville Entrepreneur Network is a collaboration between the Somerville Public Library and the City of Somerville Economic Development Department.

RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/somerville-entrepreneur-network-diy-market-research-tickets-47429614253.

You can also check out our next SEN event here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/somerville-entrepreneur-network-basics-of-financial-statements-tickets-48554275144

 

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Feminist & Queer Happy Hour
Aug
15
6:00 PM18:00

Feminist & Queer Happy Hour

Networking is hard and weird. Meeting casually in a no pressure environment like this happy hour (we hope) is a way to network as people who care about the same things. Returning to the Remnant taproom is the Feminist & Queer Happy Hour group as well as folks from Good Vibrations who will have a table to tell you about their products and answer questions.

The event is free but we're asking for a suggested donation of $5 (cash or Venmo). All proceeds will go to BAGLY (Boston Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Youth). BAGLY is a youth-led, adult-supported social support organization committed to social justice, and creating, sustaining and advocating for programs, policies and services for the LGBTQ youth community.

All are welcome! As long as those under 21 are accompanied by a legal guardian or parent, kids are welcome.

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Ignite Festival
Aug
11
6:00 PM18:00

Ignite Festival

It's time to fire things up with the fifth annual Ignite festival! To celebrate Union Square’s sizzling food landscape we bring you an evening of international eats, fire throwers, roving entertainment, and a raucous celebration of global culture, including a bhangra dance party to cap things off! 

Food vendors include: 
Union Square Pizza
Siam Ginger
Juice Union
Gracie's
Himalayan Kitchen
Cantina la Mexicana
Casa B
Machu Chicken
El Mineirao
Pikliz International Kitchen
One World Cuisine
Dosa n Curry
Veggie Crust
Nibble Entrepreneurs Estella & Sandra

There will also be food demos, interactive activities and the Boston Circus Guild will dance with fire! Also on deck: craft vendors, roving performers, dancers, magicians, the Fine Arts Superheroes, fortune telling, a mime, and more! And don’t forget to bring a contribution to the festival’s first canned food drive, benefiting the Somerville Homeless Coalition! It’s easy-- just bring a can or two of food to the festival.

Suggested donation: $2: You'll get a cool tiger sticker!

Rain date: Sunday, August 20 from 6-10pm.

Event schedule:

Fire Square Performance Area: 
(in Union Square Plaza parking lot)
6:15 Chinese Lioness Dance
8:00 Bajacol (Colombian Dance Troupe)
8:45 Boston Circus Guild Fire performance
9:30 Boston Bhangra dance performance and glow-stick dance party

Food Demos:
(in front of Independent outdoor seating area/Union Square Plaza)
6:30 Pupusas with El Potro
6:40 Timur Momo Sauce, presented by Uttam of Himalayan
Kitchen
6:50 Charred corn & ricotta toast w/ fermented chili oil, presented
by Field and Vine's Andrew Brady
7:00 Bow Market's Ellie Tiglao/Pamangan demos Filipino
"tamale"
7:10 Mexican salsa using a molcajete with Nibble entrepreneur
Estela Calzada
7:20 Top 5 Japanese ingredients at Reliable Market

Tiger Head performance area: 
(in Union Square Plaza) 
6:30 Lioness storytelling
7:30 Fine Art Super Heroes
7:45 Ian the Mime
8:00 Cate Great Circus Arts
8:45 Tango performance
9:00 Kizomba dance performance

MUSCRAT bus food court (parking lot behind the Independent restaurant)
6:30-8:30 Só Sol (Brazilian band)
Plus: Coconut bowling, WildEye photo booth, tigerhead mask-making and foodcourt seating

Throughout the festival
Intercambio presents Global Grazing Games, Ignite beets interactive fruit-themed audio-visual activity, magician Bob Filene's "Magic for Smart People," Henna hand-painting, caricatures, Puppets with Fay, Nibble Nose Olympics, a few craft vendors, face-painting, Somerville Open Studios activities—and more!

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OPENAIR Circus
Aug
3
to Aug 5

OPENAIR Circus

The big top tent goes up again near Union Square, as the OPENAIR Circus returns for its 33rd annual performances. Over 100 children, teens and adults will show off the circus skills they have learned over the summer, and indeed over the years. Tumbling toddlers, poi spinners, stilters of all ages, unicyclists, hula hoopers and much more. 

The circus will be at Nunziato Field (corner of Summer St and Vinal Ave, a few blocks from Union Sq) on Friday, August 3 at 7pm, Saturday, August 4 at 2pm and 7pm, and Sunday, August 5 at 2pm. Requested donation is $3. Popcorn, refreshments, and circus items available.

This year’s theme is Animals, so expect lions and chickens and bears oh my!

For 33 years, (mostly) young people from Greater Somerville have developed their circus and leadership skills with OPENAIR at extremely affordable summer classes.

For more details see: www.openaircircus.org

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Neurosculpting Basics Workshop
Aug
2
6:00 PM18:00

Neurosculpting Basics Workshop

Neurosculpting® is a trademarked 5-step process fusing the latest in neuroscience within a guided meditation to help individuals easily harness the power of self-directed neuroplasticity for optimal healing.

In this Neurosculpting Basics workshop you will use your brains neuroplasticity to create a new mindset with new neural networks of your choosing and leave with tools to recall these meditations anytime.

This workshop will start with a 30 minute brain talk followed by two 20 minute Neurosculpting meditations. Pre-registration is required, space is limited. 2 Hours $40

Location: BrainHckr @ Union Wellness 64 Union Square, Somerville

Website: http://brainhckr.com/events/

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Yoga in the Beer Garden at Remnant Brewing
Jul
28
10:00 AM10:00

Yoga in the Beer Garden at Remnant Brewing

RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/yoga-in-the-beer-garden-tickets-46295855149

Join  Andrea Savino at Remnant Brewing Company for yoga in the Beer Garden! The Brewery officially opened their doors in May and now their private garden is blooming for local yogis! Remnant also has a charming cafe for those of you who may prefer an alternative perk after class!

All experience levels are welcome for this hour-long Vinyasa flow, including a segment of challenging core work which will build your thirst for the refreshments that patiently await us all! 

Have a pup at home? No worries, Remnant is dog-friendly!

21+ to experience the fresh, craft brews.

B.Y.O.M(at).

PLEASE ARRIVE AT 9:30AM TO SET UP & SETTLE IN.

DM me @arsavino if you need to borrow a mat or have any additional questions/ concerns!

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