Cozy at Bow
Dec
15
to Dec 16

Cozy at Bow

The Market will once again have a special weekend permit permitting alcoholic beverages to wander the courtyard. Enjoy the cold by staying warm with cozy snacks and drinks from Bow’s food businesses. Grab a holiday treat or libation and wander the shops! Event is from 12-8pm on both Saturday and Sunday.

Free and open to the public!

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Somerville Arts Council's Illuminations Tour
Dec
15
4:30 PM16:30

Somerville Arts Council's Illuminations Tour

  • 81 Highland Avenue Somerville, MA, 02143 United States (map)
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Come celebrate the folk artistry of residents who transform their houses and yards with lights, illuminated ornaments, and shrines of devotion and fantasy.

45 minute Trolley Tours leave from (and return to) Somerville High School Field House. Coffee, hot chocolate, and cookies will be served. In addition, craft activities for children and the Somerville Community Chorus will perform.

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Intro to Pointed Pen Calligraphy
Dec
19
6:30 PM18:30

Intro to Pointed Pen Calligraphy

Come enjoy a frosty beer on a frosty December evening and learn the fine art of pointed pen calligraphy! Hosted by Calliope and Remnant Brewery, this class will take place in the brewery and you will be taken through lettering drills by a talented instructor. Use your new skills to make place cards for holiday events, gift tags, and address your New Years' cards!

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PechaKucha Vol 2 CAKE
Dec
13
8:00 PM20:00

PechaKucha Vol 2 CAKE

PechaKucha Nights are informal and fun gatherings where creative people get together and share their ideas, works, thoughts, vacation snaps -- just about anything, really -- in the PechaKucha 20x20 format(20 slides, 20 seconds each). This concept has been spreading internationally, and this is our opportunity to start the trend in Somerville!

Join Somerville Community Corporation at Remnant Brewery for Somerville's second edition of PechaKucha Night! The theme: CAKE---however you'd like to interpret this. Piece of Cake, Icing on the Cake---or just a good story about a cake.

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Local Trivia ft. Off the Beaten Path & Food Pop Up by Brato BK
Dec
10
7:00 PM19:00

Local Trivia ft. Off the Beaten Path & Food Pop Up by Brato BK

How well do you know Somerville?

Join Off The Beaten Path Food Tours for a fun Trivia Night to test your knowledge of food, beer, and local history! Now featuring delicious bites starting at 6pm by food pop-up Brato BK! There will be exciting prizes for the first and second place teams, teams of 4 max are invited to compete. Test your knowledge and enjoy fresh beer and craft coffee while you do! 

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OnPoint Improv Somerville Homeless Benefit
Dec
9
7:30 PM19:30

OnPoint Improv Somerville Homeless Benefit

OnPoint Improv Returns for its final performance of the year! This month we are supporting the Somerville Homeless Coalition who provide essential housing and care to Somerville Homeless Population. This is an absolutely FREE comedy show, featuring some of the best Improv Comedy in Boston. Our amazing performers for this performance are: Fortnight, CellMates, Deerlings, & Firefly

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4th Annual Union Square Holiday Stroll
Dec
8
12:00 PM12:00

4th Annual Union Square Holiday Stroll

Join us for an afternoon of Union Square discovery filled with festive happenings and holiday delight: rad retail, unique eats, music from around the world, visits with Santa, creative crafts, sparkly lights and more. Bundle up and come on down to unwrap Union Square in all its wintry wonderment!

Union Square’s local businesses will have festive offerings ALL DAY LONG!

HOLIDAY DECORATION CONTEST:
Visit local businesses to check out their holiday decorations and cast your vote to win a Union Square prize package!

Pick up a ballot from any of the participating businesses above and submit your votes at the voter drop off in the businesses. Votes must be cast on 12/8 ONLY.

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Max O'Rourke Trio at Third Life Studio
Dec
7
8:00 PM20:00

Max O'Rourke Trio at Third Life Studio

In the summer of 2018, Max O'Rourke (Rhythm Future Quartet, Daisy Castro Quartet, John Jorgensen Quintet) released his debut solo album, Disquiet. On this collection, O'Rourke draws on his roots in gypsy jazz and also marks his debut recordings playing electric guitar, referencing blues, pop and rock sounds and exploring impressionist leanings. He'll be joined by fellow RFQ member Greg Loughman on bass and by Jared Seabrook on drums. 

Doors at 7:45. $15 cover.

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Opening reception: Somerville’s small press publications over the years
Dec
7
6:00 PM18:00

Opening reception: Somerville’s small press publications over the years

Somerville has been a hotbed for small press publications for decades. From indie comics, to poetry chapbooks, to zines, to left-wing political publications --our 4 square miles have produced far more than what you’d expect.

The Somerville Public Library is proud to partner with the Somerville Media Center to create a display of some of these works. Come to the Media Center, and you’ll see some of what SPL has in its Local History and Local Small Press and Zine collections. 

The display will be up from Friday, Dec. 7 until the end of January.

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Argenziano School PTA Holiday Craft Fair
Nov
30
6:30 PM18:30

Argenziano School PTA Holiday Craft Fair

Join us for the Fifth Annual Argenziano School PTA Holiday Craft Fair in the Argenziano School Cafeteria. The Fair will feature handmade Jewelry, Ceramics, Batiks, Tote Bags, Greeting cards, Ornaments, Photographs, Soap, and Candy from more than 30 vendors, many from the school community. Also, a great raffle with items from all of the vendors.

Support local artisans, the Argenziano School AND get a start on Holiday shopping!

Admission to the craft fair is free to the general public.

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Feast: The Art of Food Art Opening
Nov
29
7:00 PM19:00

Feast: The Art of Food Art Opening

As we head into the holiday season, Kendyll Hillegas is excited to announce a new series of paintings featuring Boston's versions of 10 iconic foods. Food is a central part of our lives throughout the year, but its communal pull is even more present during the holidays. To celebrate this, Kendyll has connected with some of the city’s most delicious and exciting eateries who’ve agreed to let her create art based on their food, including Flour Bakery+Cafe, Gracie's Ice Cream and Mei Mei Restaurant. The illustrations will be shown all at Gracie's Ice Cream with an opening reception on November 29 at 7pm. 

And in that spirit of community and connection that sharing food during the holidays can bring, 100% of the profits from sales at the show will go to support Community Servings — an organization that provides healthy, handmade meals for individuals and families living with critical and chronic illness.

More information here.

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Taza Trade-In on Small Business Saturday
Nov
24
12:00 PM12:00

Taza Trade-In on Small Business Saturday

Big Chocolate has you fooled. For years, they’ve been processing the character out of chocolate. They’ve cranked down the intensity and smoothed out the texture. And this, sadly, is how most of us thought chocolate was supposed to be.

Until now. This Small Business Saturday, November 24th, it’s time to taste the truth! Come to the Taza Chocolate Factory Store in Somerville with whatever mediocre, over-processed, chocolate-esque candy you have sitting around. Opened, unopened, doesn’t matter. Bring up to one full pound -- and we will swap it out for our uniquely intense stone ground chocolate. At no charge to you. As in no money, no questions asked, all chocolate.

Why? Because on a day that celebrates Small Business, we think you should experience the kind of chocolate that can only be made by a small, passionate company that’s willing to do chocolate bold. If you’re bold enough to try it, there's no going back.

#tazatradein #smallbizsat #shopsmall

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Etsy Makers at Bow Market
Nov
24
9:00 AM09:00

Etsy Makers at Bow Market

Shop small and shop local! Join the shops at Bow Market plus a team of local Etsy artists for Small Business Saturday (Saturday, November 24th) and enjoy an awesome day of shopping, holiday festivities, delicious food, fun, and more!

Bow Market is a unique shopping and dining experience in the heart of Somerville's Union Square! For this one day only you'll find more than 50 local makers, artists and small businesses offering handmade artisan goods, locally-made products, art, home decor, and vintage. All year long, Bow Market is home to 15 micro-boutiques, 10 independent food shops, a wine bar, comedy studio, and Remnant Brewery.

+ Etsy makers will be popping up from 9am-3pm. 
+ Bow Market's shops will be open from 9am-8pm. 
+ Food and beverage retailers will be selling fan favorites and special festive treats throughout the day!

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Yoga in the Art Asylum
Nov
7
6:30 PM18:30

Yoga in the Art Asylum

Join Andrea Savino at Artisan's Asylum for yoga & creative wellness in their Community Maker's Space, which is home to hundreds of artists who build and create everything from jewelry to robotics! Amidst this eclectic warehouse environment, explore one hour of Power Yoga followed by refreshments from Willies Superbrew and Waku Wellness Tea. After class you can mingle with a diversely-minded community thriving in one of the largest shared workshops in the U.S. 

Looking to explore the area post-class? Take a peek into Brooklyn Boulders' active lifestyle rock climbing gym or grab a fresh pour from Aeronaut Brewery, just two of Artisan's friendly neighbors. Your brain will surely respond differently to the pairing of art in collaboration with mindful movement.

This class is encouraged for anyone and everyone, regardless of experience or flexibility. We will focus more on the culture of self expression in unison with self-care, smack dab in the heart of a vibrant Somerville art scene. 

B.Y.O.M(at). & water.

DM Andrea @arsavino if you'd like to borrow a mat or have any concerns. 

Please arrive no later than 6:15PM to set up and settle in.

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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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Come Meet White Horse Guitar Club at Warehouse XI
Oct
31
7:30 PM19:30

Come Meet White Horse Guitar Club at Warehouse XI

The White Horse Guitar Club is an 11 piece band born in the music venue, Upstairs at The White Horse, County Cork, Ireland. They interpret songs of the Americana/Irish Roots songbook in a truly impactful way – think Irish voice choir singing the songs of the deep Southern States, Appalachian mountains & bringing it all back home to the Emerald Isle!

Formed in early 2012, the band evolved from an open club environment into a fully-fledged musical touring group of 11 friends over the past 6 years. 11 guys drawn from widely varying backgrounds, bound by a common love of playing guitar and singing music that is deeply rooted in the fine tradition of songwriting that flourishes in the Southern states of America, particularly in Kentucky & Tennessee where the Scots/Irish influence was and is strong. The group proudly interpret the songs of John Prine, Darrell Scott, Tim O'Brien, Buddy Miller, Townes Van Zandt, Willie Nelson and many more.

The White Horse Guitar Club has performed all over Ireland & Europe in the last 6 years, selling out tours in France, Germany, Italy, Holland along with marquee nights on home soil. 

All good stories are shaped by the twists and turns of the road and the adventure of The White Horse Guitar Club is very much still being written. 

Keep your ears tuned and your hearts open.




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Boo Market Halloween Treasure Hunt
Oct
28
11:00 AM11:00

Boo Market Halloween Treasure Hunt

Bow Market and Make & Mend present Boo Market – a Halloween Treasure Hunt for Kids!

Bring your kiddos in costume for a series of spooky clues that lead you around Bow Market. Solve the riddles and collect all the stickers for a non-edible Treasure at the end of the Hunt!

You can enjoy kid-friendly music by Matt Heaton and delicious food from a variety of Bow Market food vendors. Remnant Brewing offers coffee all day and beer starting at 11AM.

Parents are encouraged to dress up as well! All ages are welcome though children must be accompanied by an adult.

One ticket per family. Your ticket reserves a Treasure Map and a prize for completing the Hunt.

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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
26
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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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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