Neurosculpting Workshop | Health
Feb
21
6:00 PM18:00

Neurosculpting Workshop | Health

The one organ that every illness has in common is the brain. Even if the brain is not the source of the illness it is orchestrating the reaction to the illness through immune system functions, the stress response, physical reactions and thoughts. In this Neurosculpting workshop you will learn why the brain does what it does and learn how to create new neural networks which you can activate at any time for better health.

Available both in-person and live online.

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Somerville Sangha II
Feb
24
1:00 PM13:00

Somerville Sangha II

Escape from the cold and join us inside Warehouse XI for a heat-building Power Yoga class followed by brunch, music, art, and prize giveaways! After class, Goldilox Bagels will satisfy your appetite while you quench your thirst with beverage options from Aeronaut Brewing Co., Waku Wellness Tea, and Willie’s Superbrew. You'll also get a chance to meet some local artists who will be showcasing, selling, and giving away pieces of their amazing work. Our live DJ will keep the vibes moving as you mingle with fellow yogis and entrepreneurs in this unique venue nestled in the heart of Union Square.

This hour-long yoga class is built for ALL levels of experience and created to be challenging and fun. Please bring your own mat or reach out to @arsavino directly to borrow. Please arrive no later than 1PM to set up your mat & settle in. 

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One Stop Shop for Small Businesses
Feb
28
5:00 PM17:00

One Stop Shop for Small Businesses

Whether you are starting your business, renovating your space, changing your name or anything in between, this One Stop Shop for Small Businesses will answer any questions you have about licensing, permitting, zoning, events, City programs, and financing. Representatives from Inspectional Services, the City Clerk's Office, and the Planning Department will be attending.

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Introduction to NeuroSculpting
Mar
7
6:00 PM18:00

Introduction to NeuroSculpting

Every human experiences trauma and stress, and our minds are filled with habits, judgements and preconcious reactions that may prevent you from being at your best. Neurosculpting uses the brain’s natural neuroplasticity to release these stresses and transform your habitual reactions.

Join me for Introduction to Neurosculpting where 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 (online or in person) will start with a 30 minute brain talk followed by two 20 minute Neurosculpting meditations. 

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NeuroSculpting Workshop | Social Media
Mar
28
6:00 PM18:00

NeuroSculpting Workshop | Social Media

The newest technology taps into our most primal instincts. Learn what is going on in the brain when it reacts both positively and negatively to social media. In this Neurosculpting for Social Media workshop there will be a 30 minute brain talk followed by two 20 minute Neurosculpting Meditations where you will be able to rewire your brain with new neural networks to have a better relationship with social media.

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NeuroSculpting Workshop | Navigating Change
Apr
11
6:00 PM18:00

NeuroSculpting Workshop | Navigating Change

Change comes in many forms - a job change, a new family makeup, a move, or even something more personal. A change in who we are at our essence. In this Navigating Change Workshop learn how to work with your brain to release old well-worn patterns to make room for your new path. And create a new neural network for an easier transition. There will be a 30 minute brain talk followed by two 20 minute Neurosculpting meditations with time for discussion.

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NeuroSculpting Workshop | Anxiety
Apr
25
6:00 PM18:00

NeuroSculpting Workshop | Anxiety

Anxiety can be an overwhelming experience, but it is rooted in primal logic. In this Neurosculpting workshop you will learn why your brain does what it does and how to rewire your subconscious reactions for a more calm and centered existence.

Every human experiences trauma and stress, and our minds are filled with habits, judgements and preconcious reactions that may prevent you from being at your best. Neurosculpting uses the brain’s natural neuroplasticity to release these stresses and transform your habitual reactions.

This workshop will start with a 30 minute brain talk followed by two 20 minute Neurosculpting meditations. 

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Après Ski at Bow Market
Feb
16
12:00 PM12:00

Après Ski at Bow Market

Do you want to visit the base of a mountain without the hassle of going skiing first?
Are you itching to warm your hands by a fire in this wintry weather?
Love to hang out in snow pants?
Après Ski at Bow Market has got you covered!

Together with our partners PolarFleece, we're turning the Bow Market courtyard into the base of a Ski Mountain: they'll be fire pits, they'll be neon clothes, they'll be snow (no matter what!) and they'll be delicious drinks to enjoy throughout the courtyard. So buy your lift ticket now and make a day of it!

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The Fringe
Feb
15
8:00 PM20:00

The Fringe

Boston free jazz legends The Fringe (George Garzone on tenor, John Lockwood on bass and Bob Gullotti on drums) come to Mandorla Music! For forty-something years' worth of Mondays, The Fringe has played legendary weekly late night sessions at a series of venues. This one's especially for those whose lives don't easily fit that schedule!

Claire Daly wrote for NPR's 'A Blog Supreme' that "Frankly, on first hearing The Fringe, I wasn't sure what was happening. The trio took the stage, and I don't think I was even sure when the set started. At some point, I realized that this music was not like the other jazz I had heard... Many times, I've likened it to therapy. No matter what's going on in my life, I leave a Fringe gig and know that everything is going to be all right."

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Somerville Entrepreneur Network: How To Use Photography To Build Your Brand
Feb
14
6:00 PM18:00

Somerville Entrepreneur Network: How To Use Photography To Build Your Brand

Join us for our February Somerville Entrepreneur Network event! This month, hear from Randi Freundlich, a local Photographer specializing in Branding for Your Business.

Whether you are just starting out or are an experienced entrepreneur, you are probably thinking about your brand and how to best communicate this to potential clients and customers. Your brand is defined by a customer’s overall perception of your business. Visuals are essential to telling your brand story, and to connecting with your ideal clients. You might be overwhelmed with getting good images, struggling with selfies and stock photos. Come and learn more about using quality photos for your business.

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The Future is Now: An Innovation Panel
Feb
13
6:00 PM18:00

The Future is Now: An Innovation Panel

Somerville is thriving in a period of accelerating change, with new transit, new development, new zoning, and new businesses in town. What are current and future residents, startups, and employees seeking during this extraordinary period of opportunity?

Join a panel of homegrown talent and recent arrivals in the local business and entrepreneurial scene for a discussion and audience Q&A, moderated by WBUR Senior Innovation Reporter Callum Borchers:

Nadia Cheng, RightHand Robotics
Zach Baum, Bow Market
Julia Travaglini, Greentown Labs
Dan Bartman, City of Somerville

Doors will open at 5:30 PM, with the program starting at 6 PM. Beer and appetizers will be served.

Submit your RSVP and questions to the panelists.

Sponsored by: Somerville Chamber of Commerce New Group
Organized by: Somerville YIMBY, Union Square Main Streets, & Greentown Labs

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A Whirlwind Romance By The Silver Unicorn Bookstore
Feb
13
to Feb 18

A Whirlwind Romance By The Silver Unicorn Bookstore

In partnership with bookseller Clarissa Murphy and the extreme help of former bookseller Katie Eelman, The Silver Unicorn Bookstore is delighted to present A Whirlwind Romance: a pop-up bookstore devoted to all things romance-genre.

Shop hundreds of romance titles, including contemporary, historical, LGBTQIA+, regency, fantasy, western, urban, paranormal, mystery, young adult, graphic novels, and romantic comedy, plus love-themed gifts and children's books. Step into our photo booth and use props to create your own romance novel cover.

This pop-up will run at Bow Market at February 13th to 18th.

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Union Square Neighborhood Council Board Elections
Feb
4
7:00 AM07:00

Union Square Neighborhood Council Board Elections

Vote for your community representatives on the Union Square Neighborhood Council Board! Voters will have up to 15 votes to cast between the 16 candidates - 1 vote per candidate. There are reserved board seats: 3 for homeowners, 5 for renters, 3 open seats, 1 for local brick-and-mortar workers, 1 for brick-and-mortar business owners, and 2 seats for immigrant candidates.

Voting will take place over two days: February 2 and February 4.

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Union Square Neighborhood Council Board Elections
Feb
2
12:00 PM12:00

Union Square Neighborhood Council Board Elections

Vote for your community representatives on the Union Square Neighborhood Council Board! Voters will have up to 15 votes to cast between the 16 candidates - 1 vote per candidate. There are reserved board seats: 3 for homeowners, 5 for renters, 3 open seats, 1 for local brick-and-mortar workers, 1 for brick-and-mortar business owners, and 2 seats for immigrant candidates.

Voting will take place over two days: February 2 and February 4.

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Charlie Kohlhase's Explorers Club
Feb
1
8:00 PM20:00

Charlie Kohlhase's Explorers Club

Saxophonist Charlie Kohlhase has been a mainstay voice in creative music in Boston for decades. Mandorla Music is thrilled to present the full eight-piece version of his Explorers Club, a band made up of many of Boston's best players performing Charlie's original compositions and inventive arrangements.

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#CarpeyourDiem: Play Friendship Poker
Jan
29
6:30 PM18:30

#CarpeyourDiem: Play Friendship Poker

How many parties have you been to this month alone where you got great energy from others, but ultimately didn't meet anyone that you'd be happy to make time for again? Finding friends shouldn't be a game of chance. Our newly launched startup matches you with friends that share similar values and priorities, for wherever in your life you are right now. Join us for Friendship Poker and enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres and cash bar serving local craft beer and coffee at Remnant Brewing.

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Day Bully Prevention Seminar
Jan
21
5:00 PM17:00

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Day Bully Prevention Seminar

Join Villari’s Martial Arts Center for their 5th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Bully Prevention Seminar. The focus will be understanding and embracing differences, creating peace, and being the change you want in your school or workplace by leading by example. This class will be part lecture, part exercises and, of course, some self-defense techniques.

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Cacao and Cardio at Taza Chocolate
Jan
20
10:00 AM10:00

Cacao and Cardio at Taza Chocolate

Let us help you shake off any winter doldrums and join us at the Taza Chocolate Factory for a little Cacao and Cardio! Step up your heart rate with a POUND - Rockout Workout where you can get inspired by the infectious, energizing and sweat-dripping fun of playing the drums. Finish up your workout and you get to walk away with a goodie bag of treats (Yes that includes bold, satisfying Taza Chocolate!) to keep that post-workout glow going well into the work week. 

While you're at the factory, you'll get to check out some of our favorite better-for-you-vendors like Tesse Goods, Made Organics, Buenas, and more... You'll also have the opportunity to try out a new super-duper-top-secret-too-cool-to-name-it-in-this description product we're working on so make sure you snag your ticket to check it all out!

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John Kordalewski Trio at Third Life Studio
Jan
19
8:00 PM20:00

John Kordalewski Trio at Third Life Studio

Pianist John Kordalewski leads the acclaimed Makanda Project, a large ensemble comprised of top players from the Boston and NYC jazz scenes. Don’t miss his return to Mandorla Music for a rare trio appearance, with NYC-based bassist Carlos Pino and drummer Royal Hartigan. The music will have an international dimension, drawing from Carlos' Colombian background, Royal's extensive experience exploring the rhythm traditions of West Africa, and John's musical experiences in South Africa, along with the jazz tradition of the United States.

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Ethiopian Stews Night: Nibble Pop-up at Remnant Brewery
Jan
16
6:00 PM18:00

Ethiopian Stews Night: Nibble Pop-up at Remnant Brewery

Come join Nibble for two nights of delicious Ethiopian stews made by entrepreneur Meqdes Mesfin! As part of the 2-month (Jan to Feb) pop-up series at Remnant Brewing, Meqdes will be bringing you both vegan- and carnivore- friendly dishes! 

*Siga Wot: spicy beef stew
*Kik Alicha: split pea stew
*Gomen: braised cabbage
*injera

Come hungry and ready for some good food and good beer!

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Ethiopian Stews Night: Nibble Pop-up at Remnant Brewery
Jan
15
6:00 PM18:00

Ethiopian Stews Night: Nibble Pop-up at Remnant Brewery

Come join Nibble for two nights of delicious Ethiopian stews made by entrepreneur Meqdes Mesfin! As part of the 2-month (Jan to Feb) pop-up series at Remnant Brewing, Meqdes will be bringing you both vegan- and carnivore- friendly dishes! 

*Siga Wot: spicy beef stew
*Kik Alicha: split pea stew
*Gomen: braised cabbage
*injera

Come hungry and ready for some good food and good beer!

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Local Trivia ft. Off the Beaten Path Food Tours & Food Pop up by Brato BK
Jan
7
7:00 PM19:00

Local Trivia ft. Off the Beaten Path Food Tours & 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 by food pop-up Brato BK! Brato will be setting up at 6pm so swing by before the start of trivia to fuel your hungry brain. 

There will be exciting prizes for the first and second place teams, teams of 4 max are invited to compete.

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New Year's Eve at Bow Market
Dec
31
to Jan 1

New Year's Eve at Bow Market

Celebrate the last night of 2018 Bow Market-style complete with a Somerville ball drop, DJ, dome, and dance party! The event will be both indoors and outdoors! You'll be able to drink and party at all the participating businesses as well as our indoor common areas. Outside, we'll have heaters galore, and a dome for the dance party!

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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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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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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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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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