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Somerville Massachusetts is an urban industrial city located northwest of Boston along the divide between the lower Charles and Mystic River watersheds. In its earliest history Somerville served as the grazing lands for the residents and farmers of Charlestown and had only a few scattered permanent settlements. This is a sharp contrast to the Somerville of today which is comprised of 4.1 square miles and has a total population of over 77,400 people making it the most densely populated community in New England!

Somerville was established as a town in 1842 and its population grew in leaps and bounds from that time forward. Many of the new settlers worked in the brick yards producing as many as 1.3 million bricks a year by hand or 5.5 million with a new press. At its highest point in production the town was turning out 24 million bricks being made in 12 brick yards in the city.

By the end of 1851, heavy industry was prominent here and was soon followed by rolling and slitting mills, iron works and manufacturers of steam engines and boilers. With the establishment of the street car lines, Somerville's population again exploded growing to six times its number between 1870 and 1915. The scale of the meat packing industry earned Somerville the reputation as the Chicago of New England. The city's population reached its peak during the Second World War when almost 106,000 people were said to create a density greater than that of Calcutta!

Closely built two families and triple-deckers fill the city to house its dense and diversified people. Today, Somerville is a mix of blue-collar families, young professionals and recent immigrants. It is known for its large number of city squares which help mark neighborhood boundaries. Among those most active today are Davis Square, Union Square, Ball Square, Teele Square and Magoun Square.

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Sunday Jazz Brunch featuring Tom Pendergast Guitar
When: Sep 14, 2014 8 AM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: $0.00 (Sun, 14 Sep 2014 08 )
Kultar's Mime

Kultar’s Mime is an immersive theater experience that uses the 1903 Kishinev Pogrom as a point of departure to tell the stories of Sikh children in the aftermath of the 1984 Delhi Massacre. It synthesizes the sufferings of innocent victims of organized violence, separated by thousands of miles, numerous years and insurmountable differences of religion, language and culture. Blending Poetry, Art and Music, it tells a story of human suffering and courage, reminding us that in the end all innocent victims are the same, regardless of which God they worship and what tongues they speak. 



When: Sep 28, 2014 2 PM to Sep 28, 2014 6 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 28 Sep 2014 14 )
Free Friday featuring Grassroot plus Gretchen and the Pickpockets
When: Sep 26, 2014 10 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: $0.00 (Fri, 26 Sep 2014 22 )
Slapback


When: Oct 11, 2014 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 11 Oct 2014 20 )
NEC Chamber Orchestra / Schreker, Stravinsky, Mozart
New England Conservatory; Tufts University Department of Music presents: Schreker: Intermezzo and Scherzo; Stravinsky: Concerto for String Orchestra in D major; Mozart: Divertimento in D major for ...

When: Nov 18, 2014 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Tue, 18 Nov 2014 20 )
NEC Chamber Orchestra / Schreker, Stravinsky, Mozart
New England Conservatory presents: Schreker: Intermezzo and Scherzo; Stravinsky: Concerto for String Orchestra in D major; Mozart: Divertimento in D major for Oboe, Two Horns, and Strings, K. 251

When: Nov 20, 2014 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Thu, 20 Nov 2014 20 )
NAMA Rock The Boat Fundraiser and Auction
Hey...Let's Rock the Boat! Join us for Rock the Boat fundraiser to support the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance (NAMA) on Friday, November 7th from 6:30-9:30pm. The event will be held at Arts at the Armory in Somerville. Rock the Boat is a tasting and music event that will highlight local-dayboat seafood tastings from area restaurants, live music, chef demos, a fisheries-focused art exhibit, raffle, and an auction! The evening will be joined by folk rock singer-songwriter, Christina Berry and the Bob Marley tribute reggae band, Hope Road. Ticket price will also include one free drink. Attendees will have a chance to taste the bounty of the ocean, learn about sustainable fisheries, dance to the music and bid on an awesome lineup of auction prizes while raising funds for a great organization. NAMA works with coastal communities that depend on fishing to protect our marine environment, strengthen local leadership, and give voice to independent, community based fishermen. NAMA advocates for policies that advance social, economic, and environmental justice throughout the entire seafood value chain. Tickets may be purchased online at namarocktheboat.eventbrite.com. Learn more about NAMA at www.namanet.org or call 978-281-6934.

When: Nov 7, 2014 6 PM to Nov 7, 2014 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: $40 (Fri, 07 Nov 2014 18 )
Will Kimbrough with Brigitte Demeyer
When: Nov 13, 2014 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Thu, 13 Nov 2014 19 )
James McMurtry
When: Nov 8, 2014 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Sat, 08 Nov 2014 19 )
Ian McLagan Plus Corin Ashley
When: Oct 22, 2014 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19 )
Rhett Miller
When: Nov 5, 2014 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Wed, 05 Nov 2014 19 )
Rockstar Halloween with Cheap Trickery, First Class Fool and Pretendic
When: Nov 1, 2014 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Sat, 01 Nov 2014 20 )
Open Blues Jam! featuring DR Grant & the Medical Marijuana Band
When: Oct 26, 2014 4 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Sun, 26 Oct 2014 16 )
AfterFab - The Beatles Solo Years
AfterFab is the world's only tribute to the solo years of all four Beatles - and this unique concept has fans buzzing. The Beatles' genius didn't stop with "Abbey Road," and AfterFab brings the brilliant solo careers of Lennon, McCartney, Harrison, and Starr to life with high energy and high fidelity to the original recordings. Over 70 hit singles and numerous iconic tracks compose one of the best-loved classic-rock canons ever, from "Band on the Run" and "It Don't Come Easy" to "Imagine," "What Is Life" and dozens more. AfterFab has attracted praise from noted Beatles experts and authors such as Robert Rodriguez and Ricardo Pugialli. "They did the solo stuff and *rocked* it!" declared promoter Charles Rosenay following AfterFab's 2014 performance at his Danbury Fields Forever Fab 4 Music Festival. Beatles radio show host Ken Michaels remarked, "Passion. You could see it in their faces. They've really studied the music. And the lead singer, he was outrageous!" See video, hear audio at AfterFab.com. This is the Beatles music that fans have been missing! Davis Square Theatre is equipped with a bar. Attendees 21+ only, please.



When: Oct 17, 2014 9 PM to Oct 17, 2014 11:59:00 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 9 - 14 USD (Fri, 17 Oct 2014 21 )
Marathon Sports "Somerville Jingle Bell Run"


When: Dec 14, 2014 8 AM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 14 Dec 2014 08 )
Jennifer Matthews


When: Oct 18, 2014 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 18 Oct 2014 19 )
Phédre by Actors' Shakespeare Project
Phédre by Actors' Shakespeare Project



Wednesday, November 19, 2014 (All day) to Sunday, December 7, 2014 (All day)





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When: Nov 19, 2014 12 AM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: http://www.actorsshakespeareproject.org/subscriptions (Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00 )
Randy McAllister
When: Oct 14, 2014 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Tue, 14 Oct 2014 20 )
Shawn Taylor
Wandering Roots - Boston area debut!!! Please join the WR Quintet in the back room at the Burren in Sommerville, MA, as a guest of Tom Bianchi, in his Sunday night back room original music series. We play 9-9:45 (roughly) There will be an 8:00 opener, TBA, (which I highly recommend, because Tom only books top notch acts.) Tom, (of the Baker Thomas Band and host of the legendary Lizard Lounge open mike competition in Cambridge) always closes the show with a bang with friends. Come early and stay late. I've played this show several times over the past few years and always fun, but with the band this time, we're going to take it to another level. And the Burren is is hands down one of the coolest pubs you'll ever visit, in Davis Sq. in the heart of Somerville. We hope you'll join us!!!! This could be the show of the year… PRICE: Pass the hat donation Wandering Roots Shawn Taylor - guitar, vocals, harmonica & songs Jim McKeeman - guitar & vocals. Bobby Pickett - fiddle,vocals, lap steel & guitar & harmonica Nicholas Defala - bass Gary Colins - Cajon & percussion www.ShawnTaylorTunes.com

When: Sep 28, 2014 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 28 Sep 2014 20 )
Glen David Andrews
Age Limit: 21+

Glen David Andrews

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When: Nov 7, 2014 9 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 15.00 adv 18.00 DOS 25.00 adv for both shows (Fri, 07 Nov 2014 21 )
Open Blues Jam! featuring Matthew Smart Band
When: Sep 28, 2014 4 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Sun, 28 Sep 2014 16 )
Max Creek
When: Oct 25, 2014 10 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Sat, 25 Oct 2014 22 )
From Shapes to Parts: Using 123D Make NOVEMBER

Description:

Ever wanted to do more with your 3D model then simply print it out on a 3D printer? In this class Judah Sher will show you how to use 123D Make to turn almost any shape into puzzles of interlocking parts, folded paper sculptures, and more! The results can be printed on a standard ink-based printer, or cut on a laser cutter or CNC router like the Blackfoot in the wood shop.

Class Goals:

Students will become familiar 123D Make: what it’s capable of, how to use it, and what its limitations are.

Prerequisites:

Familiarity with Windows environment. Students must be at least 18 years old.

What to Bring:

Optional: flash drive to save work.

Instructor Biography:


Judah Sher is an expert in the field of rapid prototyping, with specific focus on making these technologies more accessible. Since graduating from DAAP with a degree in industrial design, he has used CNC routers, laser cutters, and 3D printers professionally, including successfully launching an open-source CNC router on Kickstarter, co-founding a 3D printer startup, and teaching related classes at the Artisan’s Asylum for over a year.

 

Event Time:

Sunday, November 9, 11:30am-1:30pm

 

REFUNDS: We offer full refunds for any class cancellations more than one week in advance of the class start date. After that point refunds are contingent upon the Asylum being able to fill the seat. No refunds whatsoever are offered for same-day cancellations. To request a refund for a class, please fill out this form.

CANCELLATIONS: Your class may be cancelled if too few people register. A decision will be made a few days before the class is scheduled to run, and you will be notified of the cancellation and your registration refunded in full.



When: Nov 9, 2014 11 AM to Nov 9, 2014 1 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 09 Nov 2014 11 )
M'bolo


When: Sep 25, 2014 9 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Thu, 25 Sep 2014 21 )
The ThrowDown Band
10/18/14 Somerville, MA - Johnny D's for The Boston Blues Society Blues Challenge

When: Oct 19, 2014 5 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 19 Oct 2014 17 )
Fat City Band
When: Oct 11, 2014 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Sat, 11 Oct 2014 19 )
Prenatal Partner Yoga Workshop with Emily Masnoon (September 2014)

 

 

During this workshop, Emily will guide expecting moms and their guest of choice (partner, sister, friend, etc.) through some creative variations of prenatal yoga postures, allowing movement and breath as a team.  Partners will also learn some hands-on labor support techniques to help mama through pregnancy and labor, allowing for a deeper connection in a fun and supportive way.


This workshop will help prepare you for the intimate experience of childbirth.  You will cultivate connection, deeper mutual trust, and bonding with each other and your baby.  Pregnancy is an ever-changing time and this workshop will incorporate ways to really become a loving team.  


Gregory Katsoulis of Katsoulis Photography will be present to photograph the workshop. There will also be time at the end of the workshop for any maternity shots that you and your partner might want to pose for. All photographs will be available to you free of charge. Contact me with any questions!


*Please bring one yoga mat for each person, if possible (if you don’t have mats, let me know) *For all stages of pregnancy

*No yoga experience required

*No refunds available



When: Sep 20, 2014 11 AM to Sep 20, 2014 1 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 20 Sep 2014 11 )
Build Your Own Bicycle Frame: FALL 2014

Description:

Ever frustrated by riding a bike just not shaped well for you? Ever tempted to try and build your own frame, but not sure where to start? This is the class for you!

In this class, students will learn how to build their own bicycle frame from steel tubes, using lugged construction. You will learn about bicycle geometry and handling, what configurations are typically applied to what kind of riding applications, the basics of fitting a bicycle frame to a rider, and how to set up a bicycle frame jig.

Three optional unsupervised worknights are included in the three-month-long schedule to make sure students without Artisan's Asylum memberships have time to finish their frame by the end of the course. 

You will come out of the class with an unpainted steel roadbike frame set up for fast city riding, commuting, or touring. It will accept caliper brakes and a 25.4mm threadless headset. Extras (handlebars, seat, peddles, and wheels) are totally up to you!

Class Goals:

Students will leave the class having built their own bicycle frame, fitted specifically for them (or for the person of their choice) from steel tubing. Students will learn about fabricating structures made of thin wall tubing, and about brazing techniques.

(Outside the scope of this class, but highly recommended:  Build up your bike. Paint your name on the side. Ride it around. Impress your friends.)

Prerequisites:

No previous experience required. Students must be at least 18 years old.

Materials:

Materials are provided, covered by a materials fee of $225 included in your registration price. Students may customize their build with a selection of dropouts and braze-ons. 

Instructor Biography:

Bryan Hollingsworth of Royal H. BicyclesEvent Time:

Session 1: Tuesday, September 30, 7:00-10:00PM (Lecture & Consultation)

**No Class October 7 (Ordering Supplies)**

Session 2: Tuesday, October 14, 7:00-10:00PM

Session 3: Tuesday, October 21, 7:00-10:00PM

Session 4: Tuesday, October 28, 7:00-10:00PM

**Work Night: November 4**

Session 5: Tuesday, November 11, 7:00-10:00PM

Session 6: Tuesday, November 18, 7:00-10:00PM 

**Work Night: November 25**

Session 7: Tuesday, December 2, 7:00-10:00PM

**Work Night: December 9**

Session 8: Tuesday, December 16, 7:00-10:00PM

 

REFUNDS: We offer full refunds for any class cancellations more than one week in advance of the class start date. After that point refunds are contingent upon the Asylum being able to fill the seat. No refunds whatsoever are offered for same-day cancellations. To request a refund for a class, please fill out this form.

CANCELLATIONS: Your class may be cancelled if too few people register. A decision will be made a few days before the class is scheduled to run, and you will be notified of the cancellation and your registration refunded in full.



When: Sep 30, 2014 7 PM to Dec 16, 2014 10 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19 )
Jazz at The Green Room: Jeff Platz Trio featuring Daniel Carter & Luther Gray
Guitarist Jeff Platz & reeds player Daniel Carter & drummer John McLellan have worked together for years, earning acclaim for their spacious approach to free jazz. Very exciting to have them, along with drummer Luther Gray, at JATGR!



When: Sep 20, 2014 8 PM to Sep 20, 2014 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 10 - 10 USD (Sat, 20 Sep 2014 20 )
Hacker Junk Creations


Description:

The work of Joseph Cornell and Louise Nevelson, trash aesthetic, conspicuous consumption, hoarder, scrapbooking... what do these things have in common? The love of THINGS!

Bring your box of keepsakes, letters, photos and cards you've been saving for no real reason and transform them into a decorative project you can display.

Apply Melissa's "Junk Mosaic" process by combining the colors and patterns of 2D materials with the shapes and forms of 3D objects using collage and assemblage. Experiment with design, composition, and dynamics.

Bring your own - or work from Melissa's collections of papers and recycled parts from computers, printers, and other electronics.

The only requirement is imagination and creative energy!

 

Instructor Biography: 

Melissa Glick has a Masters in Art Education from Mass College of Art and has run educational programs at the Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center, Boston Ballet, Museum of Fine Arts and various after school programs. See her current work at: https://sites.google.com/site/melissasgart/.

Event Time:

Sunday, October 5, 11am-2pm

 

REFUNDS: We offer full refunds for any class cancellations more than one week in advance of the class start date. After that point refunds are contingent upon the Asylum being able to fill the seat. No refunds whatsoever are offered for same-day cancellations. To request a refund for a class, please fill out this form.

CANCELLATIONS: Your class may be cancelled if too few people register. A decision will be made a few days before the class is scheduled to run, and you will be notified of the cancellation and your registration refunded in full.



When: Oct 5, 2014 11 AM to Oct 5, 2014 2 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 05 Oct 2014 11 )
Intro to Woodworking: Build a Box SEPTEMBER

Description:

In this class you'll get familiar with typical woodworking tools and the basics of joinery and finishing techniques by building the foundational shape from which most furniture and structures are constructed - a box! We will be creating a small (roughly 3x6x9") box with lid.

While this is a hands-on class producing a final project that you can take home, there will also be theoretical lecture portions of the class. We will discuss different types of wood, what factors go into your choice of material, and what behaviors of the wood to keep in mind when choosing which tools to use on that wood. We will also discuss different types of joints, and both the structural and aesthetic reasons you may want to use one joint method over another. We will discuss joints that require jigs, however, we will NOT be practicing those joints (such as dovetails, finger joints, biscuits, and pocket screwing). We will also discuss the different finish options, including waxes, oils, stains, varnishes, and paint, and you will get instruction on how to apply a stain or oil finish to your final piece.

Class Goals:

Teach students how to safely use woodworking and assembly tools like table saws, sliding compound miter saws, circular saws, the jointer and planer, layout tools and more, leading to the completion of a wooden box.

Prerequisites:

No experience necessary; students must be at least 18 years old.

Materials:

Wood will be provided; please bring $10 cash to the fist class to cover the cost of materials.

Instructor Biography:

Carolyn Emberley has a BFA in Studio Art from UMass Amherst, taught in the Student Union Craft Center for most of her time there, and took woodworking classes in the art department.

Carolyn has been observing and building in her Dad's workshop since before she can remember. She built her first toolbox as a wee lass with her Dad's help when she was probably 8 or 10. Her personal projects tend to range from jewlery stands to boxes to small furniture. She comes from a family of professional builders and remodelers, and has helped frame, drywall, trim, paint, etc. many a structure, including her parents' home improvement projects, the construction of an addition to a family summer cottage, volunteering on several Habitat for Humanity sites, and supervising and teaching 14-18 year olds in week-long trips rebuilding houses in the Gulf Coast for three summers post-Hurricane Katrina. Teaching a 15 year old girl to cut and hang crown molding and seeing her amazement and the homeowner's gratiture in her results has been one of her most rewarding teaching experiences.

Event Time:

Session 1: Tuesday, September 9, 7PM - 10PM

Session 2: Tuesday, September 16, 7PM - 10PM

Session 3: Tuesday, September 23, 7PM - 10PM

Session 4: Tuesday, September 30, 7PM - 10PM

Session 5: Tuesday, October 7, 7PM - 10PM

 

REFUNDS: We offer full refunds for any class cancellations more than one week in advance of the class start date. After that point refunds are contingent upon the Asylum being able to fill the seat. No refunds whatsoever are offered for same-day cancellations. To request a refund for a class, please fill out this form.

CANCELLATIONS: Your class may be cancelled if too few people register. A decision will be made a few days before the class is scheduled to run, and you will be notified of the cancellation and your registration refunded in full.



When: Sep 9, 2014 7 PM to Oct 7, 2014 10 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Tue, 09 Sep 2014 19 )
Birds of Chicago
When: Oct 16, 2014 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Thu, 16 Oct 2014 19 )
Playin' Dead
When: Nov 15, 2014 10 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Sat, 15 Nov 2014 22 )
The April Verch Band, with Ashley Davis and Cormac DeBarra
Along with this amazingly talented front woman who sings, dances and plays multiple instruments, The April Verch Band features world-class musicians Hayes Griffin on guitar and Cody Walters on upright-electric bass and banjo. Together, these three passionate musicians tour tirelessly across Canada, the United States, the U.K., Europe and Australia. They have established a reputation as consummate performers, winning over audiences not only with sheer virtuosity on their respective instruments, but also with charm, humor and boundless energy on stage. Just added to this show is rising star Ashley Davis and renowned Irish harper, Cormac DeBarra. This makes it certainly one of the highlight evenings of the series. Wow! The Burren Backroom series is now well established as one of the most sought-after boutique series of trad presentation in the world. It has already created already dozens of memorable, intimate, informal presentations held in a truly atmospheric space which was founded by well-known traditional musicians Tommy McCarthy and Louise Costello in Davis Square, Somerville, Massachusetts. Hosted by Brian O'Donovan of A Celtic Sojourn on WGBH radio, these gatherings feature core performers from many aspects of traditional music as well as special guests, and conversations around the music. As is the custom of the Burren, it is anticipated informal and dynamic post concert sessions will be a feature. Tickets are $23 in advance, with a $5 discount for WGBH Members. If you are a member, send an e-mail to celtic@wgbh.org and we will send you the code. Seating is VERY limited and these events have been selling out, so get your tickets today!



When: Oct 15, 2014 7 PM to Oct 15, 2014 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 12 - 23 USD (Wed, 15 Oct 2014 19 )
Bicycle Maintenance II: OCTOBER

Description:

Topics covered in the course will build upon the skills foundation earned by students in Bicycle Maintenance I. They include rear hub overhaul, in which students will disassemble their hubs, repack them and reassemble them; both radial and lateral wheel truing; headset overhaul, where students will gain confidence in bicycle steering systems; and front derailleur adjustments. Students will be performing the maintenance themselves, on their own bicycles, after a short instruction and demonstration. Although this is an advanced course, some bicycle types may be outside of the scope of the course.

Class Goals:

The goal of this course is to provide students with a deeper understanding of the inner workings of their bicycle, and how to diagnose and maintain them.

Prerequisites:

Bicycle Maintenance I *No exceptions.* Students must be at least 18 years of age.

Materials:

Students should bring their bicycle and wear clothing they don't mind getting grease on. Covered shoes are recommended.

Instructor Biography:


“Seven” as she’s commonly known, has learned her bicycle maintenance skills through a combination of Broadway Bicycle School training, and spending inordinate amounts of time around SCUL headquarters (a positive bicycle chopper gang). Seven maintains a small fleet of “normal” bicycles, has built and maintained her own custom chopper bicycles, and she likes to read bicycle repair manuals for kicks. She’s been teaching bicycle maintenance at the Asylum over the last year. Seven enjoys maintenance best when her SCUL comrades get together and ask her two or three “how do I…” questions at once. She’s also keen on hot yoga, meditation, making electronics go, and treasures playtime with friends.


Event Time:

Session 1: Thursday, October 2, 7:00PM - 9:00PM

Session 2: Thursday, October 9, 7:00PM - 9:00PM

Session 3: Thursday, October 16, 7:00PM - 9:00PM

Session 4: Thursday, October 23, 7:00PM - 9:00PM

 

REFUNDS: We offer full refunds for any class cancellations more than one week in advance of the class start date. After that point refunds are contingent upon the Asylum being able to fill the seat. No refunds whatsoever are offered for same-day cancellations. To request a refund for a class, please fill out this form.

CANCELLATIONS: Your class may be cancelled if too few people register. A decision will be made a few days before the class is scheduled to run, and you will be notified of the cancellation and your registration refunded in full.



When: Oct 2, 2014 7 PM to Oct 23, 2014 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Thu, 02 Oct 2014 19 )
Jewelry I: Intro to Metalsmithing NOVEMBER/DECEMBER


Description:

The Asylum's recently upgraded Hot Craft area is ready and waiting for new jewelry students! Join us for a fun introductory class that will have you making your own jewelry within hours.

Through this 6-week class you will be introduced to the arcane and secret techniques of making fine jewelry. Little or no experience is required, but by the end you will come away with new skills and with several finished pieces to show off and be proud of. We will work primarily in sterling silver, brass, and copper.

First we start with the basics. You will learn to use the jeweler’s most fundamental hand tools, such as a jeweler’s saw, files, and hammers. Once you learn techniques to create interesting textures and patterns on the surface of metal shapes you cut out, you can let your imagination loose to dream up fanciful designs. You will learn how to make cold connections: joining pieces without the use of heat and solder through methods like riveting. With these new skills you will to make a key fob, pendant, tag, picture frame or decorative tile of your own design.

The second half of the class focuses on learning to solder and finishing techniques. Exercises in soldering lead into the design and fabrication of a piece of jewelry from sterling silver with a cabochon-set stone, such as a ring, pendant, earrings, or bangle. Finishing techniques, like oxidizing and polishing, round out the class lessons.

This class is excellent preparation for Jewelry II and for working independently in the Artisan Asylum’s studio space. Hands-on work-time is balanced with lessons and there is time to discuss sourcing materials and tools as well as time to interact with other students.

Class Goals:

Students will come away with familiarity of basic jewelry making skills: Sawing, Filing, Soldering, Polishing, Patina, Riveting, Surface Embellishment, Stone-setting.    Project Goals: Students will complete several sample projects and at least one sterling silver piece of jewelry with a bezel-set cabochon.

Prerequisites:

No experience required; students must be at least 18 years of age.

Materials Provided:

An additional materials fee of $35 covers the cost of silver, copper, brass and consumables such as saw blades, solder, etc., all of which will be provided. Payment should be delivered to the instructor on the first day of class by cash or check.

What to Bring:

You need not bring anything beyond the material fee, but it is useful to have a sketchbook for ideas.   If you bring scrap fabric with interesting textures we will use them in the first day of class!  Please wear close-toed shoes and use hair ties to secure long hair. An apron is great for keeping your clothes from destruction but is optional.

Instructor Biography:



When: Nov 4, 2014 6 PM to Dec 2, 2014 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Tue, 04 Nov 2014 18 )
Make a Ring(s)! OCTOBER

Description:

Spend a day in the Artisan's Asylum jewelry studio learning to make several rings that will impress your friends!

  1. Starting with a simple soldered brass band ring, students will learn the basics of measuring, sawing and shaping your ring. We will introduce a rolling mill for texturing and hammers for making a decorative impression.
  2. Moving on to stacking rings, students will make three individual sterling silver rings with small soldered decorative elements.
  3. The final ring is a sterling silver spinning ring, to help us learn the process of convex form.

Students will learn how to make good solder seams and the fundamentals of polishing with a buffing machine and a tumbler.

This is the first part of a two-day series. The second class is Stone-Set Ring(s), in which students can broaden and deepen their jewelry fabrication skills by focusing on different methods for embellishing their work with stones! Registration for the next session listed at http://artisansasylum.com/site/current-classes/#jewelry.

Class Goals:

Students will leave the class with an array of basic metalworking skills, a basic understanding of jewelry fabrication, and several rings of their own design.

Prerequisites:

No previous experience required. Students must be at least 18 years of age.

Materials Provided:

For a $50 materials fee, students will be provided with silver, brass, and consumable supplies such as sand paper, solder, drill bits and more.

What to Bring:

$50 materials fee in cash or check made out to the instructor. Notebook, magnifying glasses or reading glasses if necessary. Please wear closed-toed shoes.

Instructor Biography:

Karen Christians is an educator and maker in the metal arts. She developed the metals program at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education, founded Metalwerx in Waltham, a non-profit school for jewelry and the metal arts, and the new jewelry section of the Hot Craft Studio at Artisans Asylum in Somerville. She teaches nationally, lectures around the country, and is published in many professional and technical magazines. She is the author of the book, Making the Most of Your Flex-Shaft. Karen holds a BFA with High Honors from the Massachusetts College of Art. She is currently writing a second book which was successfully funded on Kickstarter this spring, The Jewelry of the Playa: Making, Collecting, and Gifting at Burning Man.


Event Time:

This is a one-day workshop running Saturday, October 18, 10AM-5PM.

 

REFUNDS: We offer full refunds for any class cancellations more than one week in advance of the class start date. After that point refunds are contingent upon the Asylum being able to fill the seat. No refunds whatsoever are offered for same-day cancellations. To request a refund for a class, please fill out this form.

CANCELLATIONS: Your class may be cancelled if too few people register. A decision will be made a few days before the class is scheduled to run, and you will be notified of the cancellation and your registration refunded in full.




When: Oct 18, 2014 10 AM to Oct 18, 2014 5 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 18 Oct 2014 10 )
Measure for Measure by Actors' Shakespeare Project
Measure for Measure by Actors' Shakespeare Project



Wednesday, January 7, 2015 (All day) to Monday, February 2, 2015 (All day)





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When: Jan 7, 2015 12 AM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: http://www.actorsshakespeareproject.org/subscriptions (Wed, 07 Jan 2015 00 )
Birdsongs of the Mesozoic Plus the Cellar and Point
When: Oct 17, 2014 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Fri, 17 Oct 2014 19 )
Jeremy Lyons
Busted Jug Band featuring Kevin Byrne, Rob Rudin, Mark Early and Robbie Phillips

When: Sep 25, 2014 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Thu, 25 Sep 2014 20 )
Hip Swayers
The Hip Swayers are delighted to return to Sally O'Briens for an early Sunday evening show - Mele Kalikimaka dear friends!

When: Dec 14, 2014 6 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 14 Dec 2014 18 )
RANDALL SHREVE AND THE SIDESHOW


When: Oct 15, 2014 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Wed, 15 Oct 2014 20 )
Introduction to Chainmaille

Description:

Making chain by hand is an age-old craft adaptable to endless modern variations. The interlocking ring patterns of chainmaille can be used for everything from delicate jewelry to sculpture to armor, yet the basic tools and materials are simple and portable. Learn the techniques and tricks for creating and finishing high-quality chains while starting two bracelets in the classic Byzantine and European 4-1 weaves, plus learning about some of the countless variations possible. Instruction on selecting the right ring sizes and materials will provide a foundation for planning your own projects. Additional weaves, such as Persian, spiral, or Japanese-style chainmaille, may be covered as time allows.

Expected Outcomes:

Students will leave with two started bracelets in basic chainmaille weaves (Byzantine and European 4-1), as well as additional starters in other weaves as time allows.

Students will also leave class with knowledge & experience in the following concepts and skills: basic weaving process, understanding aspect ratio and cutting processes to select ring sizes, pros/cons of various metals, and finishing and tumbling of chainmaille.

Prerequisites:

No experience required. Students must be at least 18 years old.

Materials Provided:

For a $30 materials fee payable to the instructor during class, students will be provided with a basic kit including pliers and plenty of rings for two bracelets. Sterling silver kits will be available for an extra cost.

What to Bring:

Students should bring their $30 materials fee in cash or check payable to the instructor. Students may also bring their own jewelry pliers, plus any clasps, beads or findings they would like to use. Some students appreciate having a notebook or other way to take notes on class concepts introduced.

Instructor Biography:

Karen Burke (“the other Karen in the jewelry shop”) sold her first pieces of jewelry at age seven, took a two-decade detour for higher education and the corporate world, and then rediscovered metal. Self-taught for years, and recently a graduate of the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, she now works and teaches out of the Hot Crafts Studio at Artisan's Asylum.

Event Time:

This one-day workshop will run Sunday, September 28, 12-4pm.


REFUNDS: We offer full refunds for any class cancellations more than one week in advance of the class start date. After that point refunds are contingent upon the Asylum being able to fill the seat. No refunds whatsoever are offered for same-day cancellations. To request a refund for a class, please fill out this form.

CANCELLATIONS: Your class may be cancelled if too few people register. A decision will be made a few days before the class is scheduled to run, and you will be notified of the cancellation and your registration refunded in full.

 



When: Sep 28, 2014 12 PM to Sep 28, 2014 4 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 28 Sep 2014 12 )
Taza Mole with Estela Caldaza

A native of Durango, Mexico, Estela Calzada will teach attendees to make Mole, one of Mexico’s most famous dishes. To this day, Oaxaca and Puebla still argue about where the dish originated. There are many different types of Mole; we will be learning Estela’s secret recipe, which includes over 40 ingredients, including turkey, various nuts and seeds, and locally produced Taza chocolate. We will also make white rice and two drinks: Agua de Jamaica (hibiscus iced tea) and Agua de Tamarindo (Tamarindo juice). Once our feast is ready, we will sit down and eat and learn more about Mexican culinary and cultural traditions. Estella worked for two years at Somerville’s Tu Y You restaurant (her Mole and Tamale recipies still grace the menu there!) and runs a catering company called Comida Autentica Mexicana.



When: Nov 5, 2014 6 PM to Nov 5, 2014 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 40.00 true Class Registration 40.00

(Wed, 05 Nov 2014 18 )
Tool Training: Router Table Fundamentals NOVEMBER

Description:

The Router table is a very versatile tool in any woodshop. It can be used to cut a variety of edge profiles, duplicate patterns, and make dados. This class will cover the safe use of the router table for several common operations. At the end of the class students will have hands on experience flush trimming pieces, profiling edges, and cutting dados and rabbets, and be ready to use the router table independently as members at Artisan's Asylum.

In the first session we will cover the safe operation of the router table. Students will practice different cuts, changing router bits, and making accurate adjustments to the router table. In the second class we will practice using a pattern to make a small hardwood cutting board. The cutting board will utilize tongue and groove joints, pattern routing, and edge profiling. In the third session students will get tested out on the tool, to verify their comfort using the tool without supervision as members of the Asylum or in their own shops.

Class Goals:

At the end of the second class students should have a good understanding of how to safely set up a router table for basic operations. They will know how to change router bits, adjust the router table, and pick the right router bit for a particular cut. The students will have the confidence and skills to add profiles, dados, and other details to their own projects using the router table.

By the end of the three weeks, students will be fully tested out and ready to use the router table without supervision as members at Artisan's Asylum or in their own shops!

Prerequisites:

No prior knowledge is required. Basic woodshop skills are recommended, but not necessary. Students must be at least 18 years of age.

Materials Provided:

All necessary materials will be provided, and are covered by a $15 materials fee included in the cost of registration.

What to Bring:

Please dress appropriately for shop work: closed toed shoes, no baggy clothing or draping sleeves, no dangling jewelry or accessories, and something with which to tie back long hair. If you have them, you're encouraged to bring your own safety goggles and hearing protection.

Instructor Biography:

Chris Haynes learned furniture building at North Bennett Street School, and MassArt. He currently runs the model shop for Architecture and Industrial Design at MassArt, and volunteers as a wood shop monitor at the Artisan's Asylum.

Event Time:

Session 1: Monday, November 3, 7:15-9:45pm

Session 2: Monday, November 10, 7:15-9:45pm

Session 3: Monday, November 17, 7:15-9:45pm (TESTING)

  

REFUNDS: We offer full refunds for any class cancellations more than one week in advance of the class start date. After that point refunds are contingent upon the Asylum being able to fill the seat. No refunds whatsoever are offered for same-day cancellations. To request a refund for a class, please fill out this form.

CANCELLATIONS: Your class may be cancelled if too few people register. A decision will be made a few days before the class is scheduled to run, and you will be notified of the cancellation and your registration refunded in full.



When: Nov 3, 2014 7:15:00 PM to Nov 17, 2014 9:45:00 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Mon, 03 Nov 2014 19:15:00 )
HSMWorks for CNC Machining: OCTOBER

Description:

If you are familiar with what can be made with manually operated machine tools, you are also familiar with their limitations. This course is the first step towards breaking out of those limitations and learning how to interface with CNC machine tools to make parts otherwise impossible from a manually operated point of view. You will learn how to take a solid model in wood, plastic or aluminum and select tools, speeds and feeds and machining operations and translate them into the G-Code. Comfort with using HSMWorks software will be necessary to successfully operate the Artisan's Asylum Multicam industrial CNC router and Matsura 3-axis Vertical Machining Center.

Class Goals:

The successful student will have the wherewithal to write tool-paths in HSMWorks for the control of CNC equipment to make cool parts.

Prerequisites:

Should have some experience with either manually operated machine tools or small power tools at the very least. Students must be at least 18 years old.

Materials Provided:

Artisan's Asylum will provide computers with HSMWorks installed for all students. 

What to Bring:

Students should bring with them a willingness to learn and explore, a notebook and writing utensil.

Instructor Biography:

Douglas Ruuska is a recovering physicist whose pendulum has swung back, once again, to the realm of art. He has worked at CERN and Fermi Lab, the Antarctic and many, many places in between. He has done such things as DAQ and control coding, stained glass, motorcycle and Landrover mechanic, Bio-Tech instrumentation design, 1-MeV neutron radiation damage studies, photography all over the planet and kinetic sculptures such as his Galaxy and Let's Go Fly a Bike for the Burning Man Festival, among other things. He tends to stay busy and enjoys good beer very much...

Event Time:

Session 1: Wednesday, October 8, 7:30-9:30PM

Session 2: Wednesday, October 15, 7:30-9:30PM

Session 3: Wednesday, October 22, 7:30-9:30PM

Session 4: Wednesday, October 29, 7:30-9:30PM

 

REFUNDS: We offer full refunds for any class cancellations more than one week in advance of the class start date. After that point refunds are contingent upon the Asylum being able to fill the seat. No refunds whatsoever are offered for same-day cancellations. To request a refund for a class, please fill out this form.

CANCELLATIONS: Your class may be cancelled if too few people register. A decision will be made a few days before the class is scheduled to run, and you will be notified of the cancellation and your registration refunded in full.



When: Oct 8, 2014 7 PM to Oct 29, 2014 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Wed, 08 Oct 2014 19 )
Tool Training: Router Table Fundamentals DECEMBER

Description:

The Router table is a very versatile tool in any woodshop. It can be used to cut a variety of edge profiles, duplicate patterns, and make dados. This class will cover the safe use of the router table for several common operations. At the end of the class students will have hands on experience flush trimming pieces, profiling edges, and cutting dados and rabbets, and be ready to use the router table independently as members at Artisan's Asylum.

In the first session we will cover the safe operation of the router table. Students will practice different cuts, changing router bits, and making accurate adjustments to the router table. In the second class we will practice using a pattern to make a small hardwood cutting board. The cutting board will utilize tongue and groove joints, pattern routing, and edge profiling. In the third session students will get tested out on the tool, to verify their comfort using the tool without supervision as members of the Asylum or in their own shops.

Class Goals:

At the end of the second class students should have a good understanding of how to safely set up a router table for basic operations. They will know how to change router bits, adjust the router table, and pick the right router bit for a particular cut. The students will have the confidence and skills to add profiles, dados, and other details to their own projects using the router table.

By the end of the three weeks, students will be fully tested out and ready to use the router table without supervision as members at Artisan's Asylum or in their own shops!

Prerequisites:

No prior knowledge is required. Basic woodshop skills are recommended, but not necessary. Students must be at least 18 years of age.

Materials Provided:

All necessary materials will be provided, and are covered by a $15 materials fee included in the cost of registration.

What to Bring:

Please dress appropriately for shop work: closed toed shoes, no baggy clothing or draping sleeves, no dangling jewelry or accessories, and something with which to tie back long hair. If you have them, you're encouraged to bring your own safety goggles and hearing protection.

Instructor Biography:

Chris Haynes learned furniture building at North Bennett Street School, and MassArt. He currently runs the model shop for Architecture and Industrial Design at MassArt, and volunteers as a wood shop monitor at the Artisan's Asylum.

Event Time:

Session 1: Monday, December 1, 7:15-9:45pm

Session 2: Monday, December 8, 7:15-9:45pm

Session 3: Monday, December 15, 7:15-9:45pm (TESTING)

  

REFUNDS: We offer full refunds for any class cancellations more than one week in advance of the class start date. After that point refunds are contingent upon the Asylum being able to fill the seat. No refunds whatsoever are offered for same-day cancellations. To request a refund for a class, please fill out this form.

CANCELLATIONS: Your class may be cancelled if too few people register. A decision will be made a few days before the class is scheduled to run, and you will be notified of the cancellation and your registration refunded in full.



When: Dec 1, 2014 7:15:00 PM to Dec 15, 2014 9:45:00 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Mon, 01 Dec 2014 19:15:00 )
Awkward Sex and the City
When: Dec 11, 2014 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Thu, 11 Dec 2014 19 )
Erkan Ogour's Telvin
When: Sep 26, 2014 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: $30.00 (Fri, 26 Sep 2014 19 )
Afropop Night presents Kina Zore plus M'Bolo and DJ Afro-Marc
When: Sep 25, 2014 10 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: $10.00 (Thu, 25 Sep 2014 22 )

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