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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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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 )
MEMBER'S LOUNGE STAND-UP COMEDY TAPING
When: Nov 4, 2014 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 5.00 - 5.00 (Tue, 04 Nov 2014 19 )
Tool Training & Testing: Hot Craft Studio Jewelry Shop DECEMBER

Description:

Tool Training for Jewelry in the Hot Craft Studio: Students will learn the proper use and location of all the tools in the studio and to operate the acetylene gas tank, set up a soldering area, turn on and off the tank, use the polishing set up, the rolling mill, and the flex shaft.

Tool Testing will follow at least one week after training or by appointment with the shop monitor, and is necessary before a member is allowed to work independently in the shop.

For other classes and trainings available in the jewelry studio at Artisan's Asylum, check out http://artisansasylum.com/site/current-classes/#jewelry.

Prerequisites:

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

Materials Provided:

All necessary materials will be provided, and are included in the cost of registration!

What to Bring:

Close-toed shoes, hair tie-backs, notebook.

Instructor Biography:

 

Karen Burke (“the other Karen in the jewelry shop”) is a professional jeweler and metalsmith who works and teaches out of the Hot Crafts Studio at Artisan's Asylum. Working primarily in silver, steel, and niobium, she takes a special interest in chains, soldering, metallurgy, repairs, and unusual fabrication challenges.

Event Time:

Registration for Training + Testing reserves a Jewelry Shop tool training appointment and followup testing appointment for one person. Appointments are available on Wednesdays and Fridays; Karen will be in touch to arrange a specific date and time once you register. 

If you have to reschedule your training or testing session, please notify the instructor at least 24 hours in advance.

If you miss your scheduled testing slot without sufficient notification, additional testing appointments can be scheduled, available for a $25 additional fee under the Testing Rescheduling ticket.


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 3, 2014 10 AM to Dec 19, 2014 8 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Wed, 03 Dec 2014 10 )
Terry Kitchen- Susan Levine- Austin and Elliott
Each artist will do a solo set, followed by a round robin song swap.

When: Nov 1, 2014 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 01 Nov 2014 20 )
Hands on Cheese making class and lunch at Beetlebung Farm
When: Oct 26, 2014 12 AM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 26 Oct 2014 00 )
ONCE Muertos starring Walter Sickert and The Army of Broken Toys

 Join us!  Dance and Dine with the Dead!

The first and second of November are the Mexican Days of the Dead, or Dias Des Los Muertos

Cuisine en Locale is pleased to welcome back Walter Sickert and The Army of Broken Toys to celebrate our lost loved ones with a Saturday night and Sunday matinee filled with delicious food, fantastic sights and wonderful sounds

Nov 1- The first day:
$50, 7pm MA Mex dinner buffet and full band performanceThe Saturday Night ticket will include a full buffet of Cuisine en Locale's award winning Mass Mex dishes; mole made with Taza Chocolate, Stillman Farm pulled pork verde, house made pain de los muertos (bread of the dead) and so much more to satisfy your palatte.

Saturday Night entertainment will move around you and throughout the evening.  It will include a traditional mariachi band, and break out performers, culminating in a full scale performance by Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys  Nov 2- The second day:$35, 2pm taco brunch buffet and matinee performance by Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys We invite you to celebrate the second day with an all you can eat taco brunch, and a special, matinee performance from The Army of Broken Toys.  
Bring the whole family, children under 12 are $10



When: Nov 1, 2014 6 PM to Nov 2, 2014 6 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 01 Nov 2014 18 )
Afropop Night with Alidu and Federator N°1

Terms and Conditions

General Admission does NOT guarantee seating. Bar area is unreserved, first come first served, and offers a full menu. Fifteen minutes before music begins, unoccupied tables in the main room are open for all patrons.

Guaranteed Seating: For guaranteed seating, purchase a ticket in one of the main room zones A-G, arrive within designated time which is under the Additional Information on this event page / in your confirmation email, and purchase dinner that evening. $15 FOOD minimum per person plus 7% meal tax

** When purchasing a ticket in a Zone, you are not guaranteed a particular seat. Seats are assigned at venue’s discretion. **

*** IF ZONED SEATING IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ON THIS EVENT PAGE, IT MEANS THAT THERE ARE ONLY GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE***

** If you are unable to make your section’s arrival time or need to cancel your dinner reservation, please call 617-776-2004 DAY OF SHOW, ONLY AFTER 4PM. TICKETS ARE NOT REFUNDABLE.**

All tables seat either four or two. If you don’t purchase all of the seats, you may be seated with others.

General Admission or Fri/Sat shows starting 9pm & later are ALWAYS 21+.

Exceptions apply. Refer to www.johnnyds.com and click on the Music/Events calendar to check your show.

Fees Apply To All Online Purchases

Please note the following, day of show;

- Limited number of admissions available "cash only" at door on any given night, first come first serve.

- The ''cash only'' price at Door may vary from advance price.

Please call venue (617) 776-2004 after 4pm for specific set times and more information, or follow us on Facebook / Twitter.


 

Zones Arrival Times:
 All sections are told to arrive between 9pm - 9:30pm (after early show ends).

 

All Sections are told seating is between 9:00 – 9:30pm (after early shows are done)



When: Oct 30, 2014 9 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21 )
Tool Training: CNC Mill DECEMBER

Description:

If you already know what you want to build and how you want to build it, and you just want to learn how to use the tools you need safely or need a refresher, Tool Training sessions are for you! This 2.5-hour personalized training will launch you into the world of Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) precision machining at Artisan's Asylum. Makers of all types will benefit from shaping aluminum, steel, and plastics into precise, computer-cut parts. After you've practiced with the manual milling machine, it's time to work in the realm of thousandths of an inch!In this class students will learn to safely use our Sharp Vertical Milling Machine with MillPwr CNC Servo Controller. After an introduction to terminology and machine anatomy, students will learn the following operations in aluminum:-- Digital Read Out (DRO) functionality, including part coordinate systems and edge location.-- Automated CNC operations including facing, slot, pocket, precision drilling, circular boring, feature patterns, and text engraving.-- Complete part programming using the MillPwr conversational CNC language.-- Part program file management and advanced code features.-- Changing spindle speeds, identifying cutting speed/feed ranges, and finish-pass conditions.-- Changing cutting tools and specifying tool geometry in the CNC controller.-- Safety features (like "dry run"), cleanup, and machine care. 

Class Goals:

Students will become familiar with basic machine anatomy and various safe automated CNC milling operations. Students will leave with an understanding of the MillPwr conversational CNC controller and part programming techniques.  

If proficiency is achieved, students will leave the class qualified to do independent work on the Asylum's Sharp Vertical Milling Machine with MillPwr CNC Servo Controller.

Prerequisites:1:  Before enrolling in this training, students must first complete the "Tool Training: Manual Milling Machine" or confirm previous manual mill competency with the instructor.2:  Before class day, students must read the MillPwr controller manual here
The MillPwr CNC controller uses a conversational programming method that is easy to learn.  No previous programming or G-code experience is required.3:  All students must be at least 18 years of age. 

Materials Provided:

Practice materials and end mills will be provided by Artisan's Asylum.

What to Bring:

Please wear closed-toe shoes, avoid any dangling clothes or adornments, and tie back long hair. 

Event Time:

CNC mill tool training sessions are available on alternate Monday evenings, from 7-10pm. You can register for a particular session according to the dates on the ticket types above.

Instructor Biography:

Joseph Wight, a.k.a. Puppy is a professional metal fabricator, machinist, and artist.

 

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 PM to Dec 15, 2014 10 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Mon, 01 Dec 2014 19 )
Robyn Hitchcock
Wed Nov 12 2014
Robyn Hitchcock

Center for Arts at the Armory, Somerville, MA, US

When: Nov 12, 2014 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: $21 (includes $1 Facility Fee) (Wed, 12 Nov 2014 19 )
The Irish Comedy Tour
ONE NIGHT ONLY - THANKSGIVING EVE The Irish Comedy Tour takes the party atmosphere of a Dublin pub and combines it with a boisterous, belly-laugh band of hooligans. The clover -- make that clever -- comedians, whose ancestors hail from the Emerald Isle, include Detroit native Derek Richards; Boston-born Mike McCarthy; Nova Scotia's Damon Leibert; and from Inchicore, a suburb of Dublin, Ireland, Derrick Keane. You'll howl at Richards' tales about his mom's dog, the holidays and dating a stripper. He has appeared on The Bob & Tom Show and The Weather Channel's Top 10. McCarthy's no-holds-barred humor has landed him on Comedy Central and Showtime. The "comedy barbarian," as he calls himself, takes no prisoners when it comes to poking fun at society's most sensitive topics. Leibert's unique and energetic style of fiddle playing lies somewhere between the driving dance beat of Cape Breton, and the lyrical music of Ireland. His power packed performance adds an incredible dimension to the show. Originally from Inchicore, Derrick Keane first distinguished himself musically when the duo in which he sang and played swept the All Ireland Talent Competition. His band, Inchicore, sets the gold standard for the Irish music scene in New England and across North America. Don't miss these hilarious Irish American comedians as they tear apart as well as validate all of the Irish myths and stereotypes. http://www.theirishcomedytour.com



When: Nov 26, 2014 8 PM to Nov 26, 2014 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 25 - 25 USD (Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20 )
Rough to Smooth: Using the Miter Saw, Bandsaw, Jointer, & Planer DECEMBER

Description:

The first step in any woodworking project is dimensioning your stock. Lucky for you there are four tools specifically designed to take rough sawn lumber and process it into boards that are straight, flat, and true! The miter saw, band saw, jointer, and planer form a workflow that any woodworker interested in working with solid wood should know. This class will cover the maintenance and safe operation of these tools, and the techniques for using them to dimension rough stock. Students will leave prepared to use these tools unsupervised as members at Artisan's Asylum or in their own shops.

Class Goals:

Students will learn to process rough stock into boards that are straight, flat, and true using the miter saw, band saw, jointer, and planer. Topics will include safety, principles of operation, maintenance, and techniques for dimensioning and resawing.

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

Prerequisites:

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

Materials Provided:

Rough stock will be provided for students to practice on.

What to Bring:

Students should wear shop appropriate clothes - closed-toe shoes, no dangly jewelry or straps, and long hair should be tied back.

Instructor Biography:

Jason Rossitto is an architectural designer and self taught woodworker living in Somerville, MA.

Event Time: 

Session 1: Wednesday, December 3, 7:30-9:30pm 

Session 2: Wednesday, December 10, 7:30-9:30pm 

Session 3: Wednesday, December 17, 7:30-9:30pm (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 3, 2014 7 PM to Dec 17, 2014 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Wed, 03 Dec 2014 19 )
God's Ear

Mar 25, 2015: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm (Wed)



When: Mar 26, 2015 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19 )
Free Circuit Hacking Night

       

Description:

Come play with electronics at Artisan's Asylum! Whether you're a newbie or an experienced hacker, there will be something for you at Circuit Hacking Night. This one night the electronics & robotics lab will be open for FREE -- there will be a free introductory soldering lesson, electronics kits on hand for sale for those who wish to make things, and experienced hackers and engineers around to answer all your questions. Feel free to bring your own projects to work on if you have them!

The proceeds of all sales and donations will go directly towards funding maintenance and improvements in the Electronics & Robotics lab of Artisan's Asylum: to buying new equipment, keeping consumables in stock, and towards general upkeep.

Class Goals:

To learn how to solder, to work on your electronics projects, and to spend time with other hackers and makers.

Prerequisites:

Participants must be at least 18 years of age.

Materials:

There will be an assortment of kits available for sale on site from Asylum members, Adafruit, Sparkfun, and Evil Mad Science. You can view a list of available kits here: http://wiki.artisansasylum.com/index.php/Circuit_Hacking_Night#Electronic_Kits_Available

Instructor Biography:

Jimmie Rodgers has been working with various types of electronics since 2007. He teaches classes in basic soldering, in wearable electronics, and in circuitbending at Artisan's Asylum and abroad. 



Event Time:

Circuit Hacking Night is every Wednesday night, 6-8pm.



When: Dec 17, 2014 6 PM to Dec 17, 2014 8 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18 )
Gary Girouard, Doug Hammer & Joe Yamada LIVE in Concert!

Join three award-winning Whisperings pianists for an unforgettable evening of original piano music!

 

Gary Girouard:

 

Winner of Multiple “Album of the Year” awards for the contemporary solo piano genre, Gary Girouard has built a career around “The Naked Piano”. This original series composed, performed and produced by Girouard includes five full-length albums, sheet music and an assortment of compilation songbooks. Described as “hauntingly beautiful”, “deeply moving” and “incredibly powerful", the Naked Piano series evolved from Girouard’s strong passion for piano. Girouard comments: ”People lead increasingly stressful lives. The Naked Piano is a simple response - highlighting a beautiful instrument in its most pure and natural form. The Piano is a powerful source to help myself and others lead a more healthy life.” You can find Naked Piano music on radio, TV and film - including iTunes, Pandora, Spotify, Google Play, Live365, Amazon, Whisperings Radio and CDBaby.

 

Doug Hammer:

 

Doug Hammer is a veteran musician, composer, producer, arranger, and engineer. He draws inspiration from everything and channels it into his music. Doug’s style is diverse, from contemplative and spacious to animated and dynamic. He has released six solo piano albums and a film score. His last release, Travels, won 2011 Album of the Year on Whisperings Solo Piano Radio. It was also nominated for “Album of the Year” by Reviews New Age and SoloPIano.com. Doug recently released Heart, an emotional tour de force. He is a scholarship graduate of Berklee College of Music. Doug’s music can be heard on Pandora, Spotify, Music Choice and Whisperings Solo Piano Radio. Please visit www.doughammer.net for more information.

 

Joe Yamada:

 

Beautiful... relaxing... romantic... inspiring... These are a few words that describe Joe Yamada's solo piano music. His "Heartfelt" CD has been a favorite to solo piano fans around the world, and his composition "A Silent Tear" has been one of the most popular songs in the history of Whisperings Solo Piano Radio. Yamada is currently touring all over the U.S. to promote his new solo piano CD "Imagination." Whether it's live from a concert stage or streaming from online music sites such as Pandora and iTunes, this Seattle area composer continues to share his passionate solo piano music with fans around the world.



When: Nov 7, 2014 7 PM to Nov 7, 2014 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Fri, 07 Nov 2014 19 )
Glen David Andrews - Early Show
When: Nov 7, 2014 6 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: $15.00 (Fri, 07 Nov 2014 18 )
Joshua Tree
When: Nov 22, 2014 10 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Sat, 22 Nov 2014 22 )
Bhootnath Returns | Desi Halloween Bash

DesiLife Events Proudly presents in Association with 24fate.com


Boothnath Returns! – Halloween Theme Bollywood Night!


Back by Huge demand, we present our Bollywood night again with a Bollywood Halloween theme! Dress up in your favorite Halloween costume, and get ready to show off those Bhangra moves! The only desi Halloween party in Boston!


OUR DHOL PLAYER IS BACK AGAIN! AND WILL HAVE YOU DANCING THE WHOLE NIGHT!

Prizes for the best Halloween costume, (costumes encouraged, not required)

Multiple Dj's will be playing Bollywood/ Bhangra/ Remixes/ Top 40 & Desi Mashups & Today's Top Hip Hop mixes

Free Bollywood Actor Masks for the Attendees!

Taking place at the Popular Hotspot DIVA Restaurant / Lounge

Tickets are only $5 or get on the guest list email

Questions call 617-633-5975 or 617-981-5800

RSVP at events@desilifeboston.com or Buy Tickets www.desilifeboston.com

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When: Nov 1, 2014 9 PM to Nov 2, 2014 1 AMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 01 Nov 2014 21 )
Taste of India

Please join UNA-GB Young Professionals on Wednesday, November 5 for

TASTE OF INDIA!


Offering an extensive array of regional dishes from Bangalore, Madra, and the shores of Bombay, Diva Indian Bistro is an authentic place to eat. 


Mark your calendars and don’t miss this great opportunity for a great meal and good discussion with other globally minded Bostonians!

 

 For more question, please contact us at info@unagb.org

Make sure to get tickets in advance to reserve your spot; limited seats available!

 

Dinner will include: Aloo Saag, Aloo Gobhi, Chicken Tikka Masala, Chicken Curry, Naan, Rice - yumyum



When: Nov 5, 2014 6 PM to Nov 5, 2014 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Wed, 05 Nov 2014 18 )
5Point Film Festival
When: Nov 5, 2014 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Wed, 05 Nov 2014 19 )
Boston Comedy Festival presents Emo Phillips
When: Nov 14, 2014 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: $20.00 (Fri, 14 Nov 2014 19 )
Playin' Dead
When: Nov 15, 2014 10 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Sat, 15 Nov 2014 22 )
TRANCE: A Romantic Journey with Pianist Sarah Takagi
"Fluent and Liberating: Fun to watch . . ." - New York Times Award winning pianist, composer and improviser Sarah Takagi invites you to an evening of romance with the piano. Interacting with the magic of the moment, Sarah will concoct (improvise) a sonic potion of sensual piano playing; bringing in the energies of Divine Feminine, Romance, and Mystery. A life long mystic and healer, the music will enfold and transport the audience to frequencies of healing, relaxation, and a journey to Infinity and Beyond. For more info, please contact Infini999@gmail.com http://www.sarahsmusicgarden.com/sarahsmusicgarden/Welcome.html



When: Nov 1, 2014 8 PM to Nov 1, 2014 10 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 15 - 15 USD (Sat, 01 Nov 2014 20 )
ESP Vocal Trio CD Release- Somerville at the Davis Square Theater
Join ESP in our first full-length, studio CD release! Coached by the awesome, Grammy-winning Kim Nazarian. Opener is the lovely Allyssa Jones! http://www.3050music.org Also keep your eyes posted for a renewed ESP website: www.espvocaltrio.com



When: Nov 1, 2014 6 PM to Nov 1, 2014 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 15 - 15 USD (Sat, 01 Nov 2014 18 )
Buxton Cliff


When: Oct 31, 2014 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20 )
Powderhouse - Daniel Miller & The High Life
Age Limit: 21+

Powderhouse

Daniel Miller & The High Lifewebsite: Shotgun Waltzwebsite: Philip Cohen & The Boxerswebsite:https://www.facebook.com/pages/Philip-Cohen-Music/166559103420471

When: Oct 31, 2014 11 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 8 (Fri, 31 Oct 2014 23 )
Winter Bike Riding & Maintenance: Tips & Tricks OCTOBER 2014

Description:

For any cyclist who refuses to hang up the bike this winter: this workshop includes both an introduction to winter riding and how to prepare for it, and the opportunity to exchange information with other four-season riders. Initially the instructor will introduce students new to winter riding to both components, and to riding gear that will help you get started. Then we'll exchange information about our winter adventures while enjoying hot apple cider and treats!

Class Goals:

Students will leave this workshop with new ideas on how to get started on their bikes this winter.

Prerequisites:

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

Materials Provided:

Hot apple cider and treats will be provided by the instructor.

What to Bring:

Questions! And something to take notes with/on.

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 modified bicycles, and she likes to read bicycle repair manuals for kicks. 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:

This is a one-session class, running Wednesday, October 29, 7PM - 9PM

 

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 29, 2014 7 PM to Oct 29, 2014 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Wed, 29 Oct 2014 19 )
Tool Training & Testing: Hot Craft Studio Jewelry Shop OCTOBER

Description:

Tool Training for Jewelry in the Hot Craft Studio: Students will learn the proper use and location of all the tools in the studio and to operate the acetylene gas tank, set up a soldering area, turn on and off the tank, use the polishing set up, the rolling mill, and the flex shaft.

Tool Testing will follow two weeks after training or by appointment with the shop monitor, and is necessary before a member is allowed to work independently in the shop.

For other classes and trainings available in the jewelry studio at Artisan's Asylum, check out http://artisansasylum.com/site/current-classes/#jewelry.

Prerequisites:

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

Materials Provided:

All necessary materials will be provided, and are included in the cost of registration!

What to Bring:

Close-toed shoes, hair tie-backs, notebook.

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:

Registration for Training + Testing reserves a Jewelry Shop tool training appointment and followup testing appointment for one person. Appointments are available on Wednesdays and Fridays; Karen will be in touch to arrange a specific date and time once you register. 

If you have to reschedule your training or testing session, please notify the instructor at least 24 hours in advance.

If you miss your scheduled testing slot without sufficient notification, additional testing appointments can be scheduled, available for a $25 additional fee under the Testing Rescheduling ticket.


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 1, 2014 10 AM to Oct 29, 2014 8 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10 )
Jewelry II: Intermediate Metalsmithing SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER


       

Description:

The Asylum's recently upgraded Hot Craft area is ready and waiting for new jewelry students!

Through this 7-week class you will be introduced to the arcane and secret techniques of making fine jewelry, as we build on the basics learned in Jewelry I.

Each week, students will learn a new skill, covering stone setting, interior piercing, using the buffing machine, advanced soldering, and flex shaft accessories for polishing. And new this session: chain maille jewelry techniques and introduction to the hydraulic press for hollow form construction. Students will have the opportunity to put these skills into practice fabricating multiple jewelry projects.

Class Goals:

By building on the skills introduced in Jewelry I, students will gain enough further knowledge of the tools around them in order to be confident working independently in the Artisan's Asylum jewelry studio (or in their own).

Prerequisites:

Jewelry I at Artisans Asylum or proof of basic skills by appointment with the instructor. Students must be at least 18 years of age.

Materials Provided:

A lab fee of $50 for consumables and sterling silver will be collected at the first class.

What to Bring:

Sketched ideas, and the tools from Jewelry I, and the $50 materials fee in cash or check payable to the instructor. 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:

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.

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:

Session 1: Thursday, September 18, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Session 2: Thursday, September 25, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Session 3: Thursday, October 2, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Session 4: Thursday, October 9, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Session 5: Thursday, October 16, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Session 6: Thursday, October 23, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Session 7: Thursday, October 30, 6:00pm - 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: Sep 18, 2014 6 PM to Oct 30, 2014 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18 )
Somerville High School Crafts Fair Vendor Sign Up

Information for Vendors 24th Annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair

Sponsors: Somerville High Track PAC Inc. for the benefit of the Somerville High School Girls’ & Boys Cross Country and Track Teams.

Date: Saturday November 29, 2014 9:00am-3:00pm

Place: Somerville High School (Field House)

81 Highland Ave, Somerville

Admission: Free to the general public (over 1200 people attended last year)

Registration is done with the purchase of your table. Upon receipt of payment you will receive a registration form.

DIMITRA TSOURIANIS MURPHY - somervillecraftfair@gmail.com

Crafts: you must handcraft all items. Dealers are not allowed. We reserve the right to refuse the reservation requests that do not meet our specifications. IF possible, a picture of your craft will help in confirmation and table set-up. It will not be returned. Vendors agree that any liability or need for insurance is their responsibility and that the Somerville High School Track PAC, Inc cannot be held responsible or liable.

A confirmation email will be sent upon review of your reservation request. If there are any questions, please email somervillecraftfair@gmail.com.

Special for Artisans and Craft people: “Spread the Word” Rebate

You will be given a $5 rebate at the fair, for each fellow crafts person whom you refer us. To be eligible for a rebate, we must receive a paid reservation form from another craft person who has not attended our fair in the past. Your name must be filled in on the “where did you hear about us?” line on the reservation form; only one rebate per reservation.

Refunds: If you must back out of the fair after being confirmed, a fifteen dollar processing charge will be deducted from your fee on request prior to November 1st 2014. After November 1st 2014 there will be no refunds.

Facilities

Space: 10’x8’; a limited amount of electrical outlets are available. If confirmed for an electrical outlet, you must bring your own extension cord (25 feet Recommended)

Refreshment stand: a refreshment stand will be set up in the atrium to the field house. Coffee and donuts will be available during the early hours of the fair. Lunch items will be for sale throughout the day.

Operations

Set-Up will take place from 7:30am to 9:00am. There will be a drop off area in front of the field house, which is wheelchair accessible. Crafters are then requested to remove their cars to the specific parking area in order to provide maximum amount of parking in front of facility for customers. Assignment of spaces in the hall will be made according to the crafts being sold and needs. We will attempt to place people in such a way that artisans will not be selling the same craft side by side. Assignments will be given at the registration table the day of the fair. Table requests can not be guaranteed.

Care of the Premises: No part of your exhibit may be nailed, pasted or affixed to the wall in such a way as to damage the facility. A covering is being placed over the special athletic floor in order to prevent such damage. Please avoid eating in the hall if possible. Crafters will be the only people allowed to eat in the hall at their exhibit, if they do not have relief coverage for their display. It is against city and fire department regulations to smoke in this public facility.

Crafters must not remove their items from display before fair closes at 3:00pm. If this occurs, future invitations to this fair will not be extended.

 Publicity

Advertising: Extensive advertising will be done in order to make this a successful fair for both you and our organization. We will promote the fair in local newspapers, Boston papers, fliers, cable television, and banners in high traffic areas. We will also provide fliers to the crafters for the purpose of distribution, upon your request. If you have any other suggestions in this area, please let us know.

 

Raffles

Hourly Door Prizes: Given away free. Free raffle tickets given to every person walking through the door.

Free Raffle to Buyers of your Craft: A free raffle will be held for customers who make purchases from you. They will be given one free raffle ticket for each item purchased. We do everything possible to encourage people to spend their money!

Vendor Raffles are not allowed. As the sponsor of the fair, we will be conduction the only raffle. Crafters who wish to donate an item to our table will have their craft displayed with their name and space assigned.



When: Nov 29, 2014 9 AM to Nov 29, 2014 3 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 29 Nov 2014 09 )
MARY COUGHLAN Live @ The Burren
A lot has been written and a lot has been said, whispered, recounted, alleged, supposed and presumed. It's all quite forgotten now and the songs remain the same, they remain a testament to Mary Coughlan's seemingly timeless and endless talent. Her smoky, bluesy, boozy drawl has always been a seduction, no matter what the subject. The vocal marrying of sardonic wit, visceral rage, orgiastic between the sheets passion, the tenderest of sorrowful regrets; this is Mary's talent. Regardless of the elements she chooses to manipulate with flawless ease, Mary's voice has always been an unforeseen, sudden seduction. This is why she is so loved. Throughout the over 25 years of her quite extraordinary recording career Mary has drawn heavily from her legendary heroes; Billie Holiday's grievous, teary outpourings, the husky flirtations of Peggy Lee, Van Morrison's soulful wails, the defiant chanteusery of Edith Piaf. All are present and correct in her delivery. Even so, Mary, with her naked honesty makes every song her own; they belong to her and nobody else. Who else could possibly present "Double Cross" or "Magdalen Laundry" or "The Ice Cream Man" with such dedication and effortless zeal? The casual listener may know something of "Ancient Rain", "Invisible To You" or maybe "Man Of The World". These may well be among the greatest of Mary's many great hits, however there is so much more to the story. How about an entire double album dedicated to her love of Billie Holiday. Billie died at 44, the age at which Mary performed songs from the album to sold-out venues and enraptured audiences at her "Lady Sings The Blues" shows staged in Dublin and London in 2001. How about "Live In Galway", Mary's triumphant, if anxious, return from the brink to the stage in 1995. At the time she pleaded the venue to host the gig, having to repent for previously letting them down a little too frequently. She had become the "no-show". Mary sold out 8 gigs in a row. How about "Live At The Basement". Recorded in Sydney among an intimate audience in 2003, this is the ultimate in down and dirty jazz club renditions. It's hard to imagine a more succinct demonstration of both the raw and refined nature of Mary's talents. The stage is where Mary survives. From a small square footage of venue real estate in front of a handful or a thousand or ten thousand people, she emotes, purges, atones, reminisces, eulogises and laments. That is why there is a full disc of live recordings included in this collection, because this is the very best of Mary Coughlan and you can't hear the very best until you've heard her story recited in every note.



When: Dec 7, 2014 8 PM to Dec 7, 2014 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 20 - 20 USD (Sun, 07 Dec 2014 20 )
Measure for Measure by Actors' Shakespeare Project
Measure for Measure by Actors' Shakespeare Project



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When: Jan 7, 2015 12 AM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: http://www.actorsshakespeareproject.org/subscriptions (Wed, 07 Jan 2015 00 )
Somerville Food Day Weekend
Join the party! The Somerville Mobile Farmer’s Market will be hosting Mobile Market Parties all throughout Food Day Weekend for #SomervilleFoodDay14! On Thursday, October 23rd, join us at 268 Powderhouse Boulevard from 4 to 7pm. On Saturday, October 25th, join us at 530 Mystic Avenue from 1 to 4pm. Each of these parties will include: -The Mobile Market so you can purchase fresh, organic produce at the lowest prices around -Live music featuring your favorite local bands -Children’s activities from face painting to the Somerville Arts Council's MUSCRAT art bus (only at the Mystic) -A food mapping activity so we can collectively map food resources in our city -An urban growing activity to get your hands dirty harvesting vegetables as well as learning how to grow and compost at home -A recipe swap -And a raffle to give away awesome prizes, such as Taza Chocolate and tours, stays at the Holiday Inn, Whole Foods gift cards, YUM restaurant discount cards, and more! Also on Thursday evening for you Winter Hill folks, attend Come To The Table at the Winter Hill Community Innovation School! Hosted by the Somerville Food Security Coalition, the Somerville Family Learning Collaborative, and Somerville Public Schools' Food and Nutrition Services, this event from 5 to 7pm promises to be a great time. See more information at http://www.foodday.org/meghanbodo/coming_to_the_table_fair_of_food_fun. Don’t miss out on this #SomervilleFoodDay14 party to celebrate our city and our food. Check out FoodDay.org for more information on the national event, and don't forget to check out all of the partners who are making this happen: Green City Growers, Groundwork Somerville, Somerville Homeless Coalition, Holiday Inn Boston-Bunker Hill, Cambridge Health Alliance, Massachusetts Urban Farming Network, The Welcome Project, Whole Foods Market Somerville, Somerville Arts Council, and so many more! Email any questions or comments to eshernandez@somervillema.gov

When: Oct 25, 2014 1 PM to Oct 25, 2014 4 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 25 Oct 2014 13 )
The Women in Comedy Festival presents: The Halloween Edition of Kelly loves Johnny : A Rock & Roll Comedy Show hosted by Kelly MacFarland featuring The Dirty Dottys
 

 Johnny D's is a mix of table seating and standing room.

Please note: If zoned seating is not available for purchase on this event page there is only general admission tickets still available.

General Admission does NOT guarantee seating.  Bar area is unreserved, first come first served, and offers a full menu. Fifteen minutes before music begins, unoccupied tables in the main room are open for all patrons.

Guaranteed Seating: For guaranteed seating, purchase a ticket in one of the main room zones A-G, arrive within designated time which is in your confirmation email, and purchase dinner that evening. $15 FOOD minimum per person plus 7% meal tax.  

Fees Apply To All Online Purchases

You can also purchase tickets without fees through our Box Office - cash only.

Box Office Hours are Tuesday-Saturday 4PM-7PM

Please note the following, day of show;

- Limited number of admissions available "cash only" at door on any given night, first come first serve.

- The ''cash only'' price at Door may vary from advance price.

Please call venue (617) 776-2004 after 4pm for specific set times and more information, or follow us on Facebook / Twitter.

Zones Arrival Times:

Section A  6:00 – 6:30pm

Section B  5:45 – 6:15pm

Section C  5:45 – 6:15pm

Section D  5:30 – 6:00pm

Section E  6:00 – 6:30pm

Section F  5:30 – 6:00pm

Section G  6:15 – 6:45pm  



When: Oct 30, 2014 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19 )
Duke Robillard CD Release

Terms and Conditions

General Admission does NOT guarantee seating. Bar area is unreserved, first come first served, and offers a full menu. Fifteen minutes before music begins, unoccupied tables in the main room are open for all patrons.

Guaranteed Seating: For guaranteed seating, purchase a ticket in one of the main room zones A-G, arrive within designated time which is under the Additional Information on this event page / in your confirmation email, and purchase dinner that evening. $15 FOOD minimum per person plus 7% meal tax

** When purchasing a ticket in a Zone, you are not guaranteed a particular seat. Seats are assigned at venue’s discretion. **

*** IF ZONED SEATING IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ON THIS EVENT PAGE, IT MEANS THAT THERE ARE ONLY GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE***

** If you are unable to make your section’s arrival time or need to cancel your dinner reservation, please call 617-776-2004 DAY OF SHOW, ONLY AFTER 4PM. TICKETS ARE NOT REFUNDABLE.**

All tables seat either four or two. If you don’t purchase all of the seats, you may be seated with others.

Ages 10+ may attend with a parent and dinner/show combo ticket.

General Admission or Fri/Sat shows starting 9pm & later are ALWAYS 21+.

Exceptions apply. Refer to www.johnnyds.com and click on the Music/Events calendar to check your show.

Fees Apply To All Online Purchases

Please note the following, day of show;

- Limited number of admissions available "cash only" at door on any given night, first come first serve.

- The ''cash only'' price at Door may vary from advance price.

Please call venue (617) 776-2004 after 4pm for specific set times and more information, or follow us on Facebook / Twitter.



 

Zones Arrival Times:

Section A  6:00 – 6:30pm

Section B  5:45 – 6:15pm

Section C  5:45 – 6:15pm

Section E  6:00 – 6:30pm

Section F  5:30 – 6:00pm

Section G  6:15 – 6:45pm



When: Nov 22, 2014 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: $15.00 (Sat, 22 Nov 2014 19 )
South African Wine Night
Often mistaken for a "new world" wine region, South Africa, in fact, has a rich tradition of winemaking dating to the early 17th century. Blessed with a stunning diversity of topography and terroirs suitable for many grape varieties, South Africa is a wine lover's dream.  Familiar grapes Chardo[...]

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When: Nov 6, 2014 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 50 (Thu, 06 Nov 2014 19 )
Woodworking: Build A Chair NOVEMBER/DECEMBER

 

 

Description:

Learn the fundamentals of woodworking! From roughcut hardwood you will plane, shape, mortise, tenon, and sand your way to the construction of a stable and long lasting chair. By the end of this class you will be able to comfortably and confidently operate the majority of the Artisan's Asylum woodworking tools and will have learned the fundamentals of wood furniture design and construction. 

This class starts at the very beginning, with the first two weeks being basic training and testing on the tools.

This is an involved process - students should expect to spend time working in their chair outside of class in order to finish in the time allotted. Students without memberships to Artisan's Asylum should purchase the non-member option above in order to get access to the facility outside of class time.

Class Goals:

This class will be provide students with familiarity and skill in the use of professional woodworking tools and techniques. Students will also learn design concepts for woodworking and at the end of the class will have made a beautiful and functional hardwood chair. 

Students who successfully complete this class will be authorized to use the Artisan's Asylum bandsaw, sander, table saw, jointer, and planer unsupervised as members.

Prerequisites:

No technical experience necessary. This class starts at the very beginning, with the first two weeks providing basic training and testing on the tools. Students must be 18 years or older.

Materials: 

All the practice and final project materials are covered by the $60 materials fee included in the ticket price.

Instructor Biography:

A recent graduate of Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, Chris Fitzhugh has been constructing cabinetry, tea chests, lofts, and numerous other woodworking projects for the past decade in his family's VT woodshop. He brings his background in mechanical design and precision machining to the art of fine woodworking and is focused on providing students with the design understanding and practical skills needed to construct beautiful and functional items out of wood. Chris has previously taught "Building the Asylum" and is excited to be returning to teaching classes after a long hiatus. In his spare time Chris has co-founded a startup that is helping researchers push the boundaries of robotics research. 

 Event Time: 

*Students should expect to spend at least as much time working on their chairs outside of class as in it. For those without memberships, access to the Asylum for a 5-day pass to work on projects outside of class time is covered by the Non-member class fee.

Pre-Session: Tool Training -- Thursday, November 6, 7:00-9:30PM

Pre-Session: Tool Testing -- Thursday, November 13, 7:00-9:30PM

Session 1: Thursday, November 20, 7:00-9:30PM

**No Class November 27 - Thanksgiving**

Session 2: Thursday, December 4, 7:00-9:30PM

Session 3: Thursday, December 11, 7:00-9:30PM

Session 4: Thursday, December 18, 7:00-9:30PM

 

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: Nov 6, 2014 7 PM to Dec 18, 2014 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Thu, 06 Nov 2014 19 )
"The Trojan Women"
The Trojan Women: Euripides' Anti-War Drama

The plays of Euripides, written more than 2,400 years ago, continue to astound us with their insights. And although it is tradition for classical tragedy to take up issues of war and its aftermath, Euripides finds powerful and unexpected ways to tell familiar stories. The Trojan Women vividly recounts the final moments of Trojan civilization in the aftermath of the city's sacking by the invading Greeks. Queen Hecuba, the slave-concubine Andromache and the mythic Helen gather together in the ruins and find victory in the female spirit amid the horrors visited upon them by both gods and men.

When: Nov 14, 2014 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: $7.50 (Fri, 14 Nov 2014 20 )
The Teaseday Club (November 4)
Elect to have a great night out at Boston's best little variety show -- featuring an awesome array of talented entertainers! $10 in advance; $15 week of show. Don't forget to vote for your favorite performer so they have a chance to win the coveted Teaseday Cookie!



When: Nov 4, 2014 7 PM to Nov 4, 2014 10 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 10 - 15 USD (Tue, 04 Nov 2014 19 )
Boston Comedy Festival Stand Up Contest: Prelim 1

Join The Boston Comedy Festival at the Preliminary round of a nationwide stand-up competition. Ninety-six, bright-eyed comics from all over the country compete for $10,000 dollars in prize money.  When it's over, there will be one comic standing with a nice little bag of money and a ton of bragging rights.

 

Special Guest: Lamont Price

Lamont Price is a hilarious oxymoron. His comedy is edgy and laidback, off the beaten path and anchored in social consciousness. He doesn’t care in that cool sort of way, and he doesn’t hold back. His commanding stage presence electrifies the crowd.

Preliminary Round 1 Features:Rich GustusAnthony DeVito

Julia McClung
Steve Macone
Oni Perez
Tommy Pope
Gibran Saleem
Anthony DeVito
Daniel Crohn
Chris Pennie
Andrea Henry
 



When: Nov 9, 2014 7 PM to Nov 9, 2014 8 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 09 Nov 2014 19 )
Boston Comedy Festival Stand Up Contest: Prelim 2

Join The Boston Comedy Festival at the Preliminary round of a nationwide stand-up competition. Ninety-six, bright-eyed comics from all over the country compete for $10,000 dollars in prize money.  When it's over, there will be one comic standing with a nice little bag of money and a ton of bragging rights.

 

Special Guest: Tom Dustin
In his first year doing stand-up, Tom Dustin won the Sam Adams Comedy Contest, beating out more than 50 comics and discovering a taste for Sam Adams. Since then, he’s toured the nation, working alongside some of the nation’s top acts like Nick Dipaolo, Jim Norton, Dave Attell, Doug Stanhope and Jim Breuer.

Preliminary Round 2 Features:

Brendan Eyre 

Kate Anderson
Kate Ghiloni
Dustin Sherman
Corinne Fisher
Amir Gollan
Mark Saulich
JIAYONG LI
Saurin Choksi

Jacob Williams
Ryan Donahue
 



When: Nov 9, 2014 9 PM to Nov 9, 2014 10 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 09 Nov 2014 21 )
Boston Comedy Festival Stand Up Contest: Prelim 4

Join The Boston Comedy Festival at the Preliminary round of a nationwide stand-up competition. Ninety-six, bright-eyed comics from all over the country compete for $10,000 dollars in prize money.  When it's over, there will be one comic standing with a nice little bag of money and a ton of bragging rights.

 

Special Guest: Dave McDonough
The winner of 2009’s Boston Comedy Festival, McDonough’s unique view of the world is as scary as it is refreshing. His dry monotone delivery paired with his intense stage presence is a style all his own. He is a regular in Boston clubs, performs in colleges throughout New England and can also be heard on Sirus XM Radio. His routine has some audiences wondering if they should laugh or lock him up.

Preliminary Round 4 Features:

Jackson Banks
Wes Hauptman
Jimmy Whitman
Alvin David
Erica Spera
Chance Royce
Jackie Viscusi
Andrew Mayer
Anthony Scibelli
Adam Mamawala
 



When: Nov 10, 2014 9 PM to Nov 10, 2014 10 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Mon, 10 Nov 2014 21 )
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 )
Picture This: Photoetching NOVEMBER

Description:

This exciting workshop explores metal surface embellishment using current photocopy technology. This process involves a heat transfer of virtually any high contrast photographic or graphic image via transparency film directly onto metal. By using a mordant (acid) such as ferric chloride, images are etched onto the surface of copper and brass. The etched plate can then be altered through piercing, patination or enameling, or it can be used as a printing plate. We will also explore direct laser copy onto metal.

There will be ample time In this intense two-day workshop for experimentation and creativity. This is an excellent class for printmakers or photographers who wish to expand their artistic palette. Appropriate for all skill levels.

Follow this link for more information and images about photoetching using photocopy transfer.

Class Goals:

Students will produce several etched metal pieces to incorporate into their work.

Prerequisites:

No experience necessary. Students must be 18 or older.

Materials:

A kit of materials will be available for purchase from the instructor for $50. A photocopier will be available for the transfers.

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 Burning Man: Making, Collecting, and Gifting.

Event Time:

This is a two-day workshop running Saturday and Sunday, November 15 & 16, 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: Nov 15, 2014 10 AM to Nov 16, 2014 5 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 15 Nov 2014 10 )
Manchester Orchestra - Chris Staples
This event is all ages
Manchester Orchestra



Searching for the sonic direction of what would become their fourth full-length album, the hard-hitting COPE, earlier this year; Manchester Orchestra discovered something pretty amazing. The unapologetically heavy anthems seemed to work just as well (or even better) when stripped to their essence. “We were noticing that all the beautiful, slow stuff was working with all the really loud and fast stuff,” said lead vocalist, Andy Hull. “The seed was planted to go back and create a full circle of an album.”

So when Hull went into SiriusXM’s Alt-Nation studios and recorded a stripped-down version of “Top Notch” on the eve of releasing COPE this past April, it was with a measured degree of intent. The quiet presentation and simple arrangement forced the song’s warm lyric and beautiful melody to the fore, which actually made the track itself sound bigger. The fan reaction to the new version of “Top Notch” was powerful and instant (as was the great support from SiriusXM), further reinforcing the band’s desire to reshape these songs in a new and different way. Over the summer of 2014, in the same studio where they originally forged COPE; the band re-imagined the songs with a renewed sense of purpose and fresh perspective. Using Fender Rhodes, piano, vocal re-arrangements and strings, Manchester Orchestra, with an assist from illustrious sound mixer Phil Ek (Built To Spill, Beach House, Fleet Foxes), transformed COPE’s eleven tracks into something completely new and mesmerizing: HOPE.

“We were really proud of the stuff we were recording but Phil did an amazing job on the mixes,” Andy notes. “It was the perfect reverb on my voice – I’d never heard my vocals mixed that way.”





Although the track listing on HOPE is identical to its companion, Andy did shift the lyrics on a few tracks, exploring other aspects of the stories he’d told on COPE, hoping to invest the narratives with a fresh perspective. A string quartet recorded parts for several tracks at Red Bull Studios in Los Angeles and the band used those to create textural elements that build on the ethereal aesthetic of the songs. “Our goal was to be as sensitive as possible about not overcrowding the music, and letting it breathe and aiming for pretty,” Andy says. “We aimed for nasty and guttural stuff on COPE and this was more like, ‘How pretty can this be?’ I’ve always liked both sensibilities. This was an opportunity to see if we could sit down and do it for a whole album.”

Altering the arrangements and shapes of the songs also changed their meanings. Andy’s voice is at the forefront of this collection, particularly on “See It Again,” an a cappella song created with nearly 50 tracks of Andy’s vocals. It was nerve-wracking for the singer to highlight his voice so intensely but it also felt like the right time in the band’s career to focus on creating songs with that as the focus. “The lyrics hold a lot more weight on this version, even the same lyrics,” Andy says. “They’re presented differently so the lyrics hit a little harder. COPE was a guitar record – we wanted a lot and we wanted them loud. This puts an emphasis on my voice and puts it up front. I spent a lot of time making sure my performances were all there in the recording so I could feel confident in the vocal being so present.”

“Top Notch,” the surging, gritty rocker song that open COPE, becomes a surprisingly haunting ballad driven by a quiet piano line on HOPE, setting the tone for the songs that follow. The propulsive electric thump of “Girl Harbor” transforms into a shimmering indie rock number as Andy’s soaring voice pairs with slight acoustic guitar while the dynamic aggression of “The Ocean” is now filled with an evocative longing suddenly revealed in the brooding chorus as the heavy instrumentation falls away. The band removes the fuzzed out layers of sound on “Trees,” leaving only a quiet, emotionally affective melody behind, and pulls down the wall of electric guitars on “Every Stone” to showcase the raw power of its poetic lyricism.






The two albums exist both separately and together. Each is its own listening experience, with its own intent and stories. But placed adjacent, COPE and HOPE create a greater meaning, and reveal a musical and philosophical balance for the band. “This is completed with the two albums together,” Andy says. “The idea in writing COPE was to get the songs to be the best they could be as songs regardless of the style and instrumentation. That paid off when doing it the second time around. You realize that music can be dressed in a lot of different ways and in doing that it tells you something new.”

When: Dec 8, 2014 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: $33 advance/ $37 day of show (includes album & facility fee) (Mon, 08 Dec 2014 19 )
Halloween Extravaganza

Aeronaut Brewing Company and Somerville Symphony Orkestar present: Halloween Extravaganza 2014

Hosted by Aeronaut Brewing Company with music by the Somerville Symphony Orkestar (http://www.ssoband.com/),
STRANGE CHANGES (http://www.strangechangesmusic.com/)
The Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library (http://mjeml.com/)

Catered with some amazing food trucks (TBD)

No Cover, but there is a $10 suggested donation



When: Oct 31, 2014 5 PM to Nov 1, 2014 1 AMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17 )
THE HOOLIOS?

Terms and Conditions

General Admission does NOT guarantee seating. Bar area is unreserved, first come first served, and offers a full menu. Fifteen minutes before music begins, unoccupied tables in the main room are open for all patrons.

Guaranteed Seating: For guaranteed seating, purchase a ticket in one of the main room zones A-G, arrive within designated time which is under the Additional Information on this event page / in your confirmation email, and purchase dinner that evening. $15 FOOD minimum per person plus 7% meal tax

** When purchasing a ticket in a Zone, you are not guaranteed a particular seat. Seats are assigned at venue’s discretion. **

*** IF ZONED SEATING IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ON THIS EVENT PAGE, IT MEANS THAT THERE ARE ONLY GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE***

** If you are unable to make your section’s arrival time or need to cancel your dinner reservation, please call 617-776-2004 DAY OF SHOW, ONLY AFTER 4PM. TICKETS ARE NOT REFUNDABLE.**

All tables seat either four or two. If you don’t purchase all of the seats, you may be seated with others.

Ages 10+ may attend with a parent and dinner/show combo ticket.
General Admission or Fri/Sat shows starting 9pm & later are ALWAYS 21+.

Exceptions apply. Refer to www.johnnyds.com and click on the Music/Events calendar to check your show.

Fees Apply To All Online Purchases



The day of show:

- Limited number of admissions available "cash only" at door on any given night, first come first serve.

- The ''cash only'' price at Door may vary from advance price.

Please call venue (617) 776-2004 after 4pm for especific set times and more information, or follow us on Facebook / Twitter.
 

All sections will be seated between 5:30 - 6:30 pm



When: Nov 21, 2014 6 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18 )
Tool Training: Basic Woodworking Tools OCTOBER

Description:

If you already know what you want to build and how you want to build it, and you just want to learn how to safely use the basic tools you need (or just need a refresher), this Tool Training session is for you! This class covers the following basic woodworking saws and tools, teaching correct use of the hand drill, reciprocating saw, circular saw, jig saw, panel saw, scroll saw, drill press, and belt sander.

The first week is basic training; the second week, students will have the opportunity to demonstrate their competency and get signed off on the tools. Students will be authorized to use the tools independently as members at Artisan's Asylum after successful completion of the testing portion.

Please note that this Tool Training does not provide significant practice with each tool, nor discuss any advanced techniques. To learn how to use woodshop tools at anything other than an introductory level, please take a look at the long-form classes available on out Current Class Offerings page.

Class Goals:

By the end of the tool training session, students will be comfortable with the operation of the hand drill, reciprocating saw, circular saw, jig saw, panel saw, scroll saw, drill press, and belt sander.

After passing the proficiency test, they will be able to use all of the tools in this group as a member in our workspace.

Prerequisites:

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

Materials Provided:

All practice materials will be provided by Artisan's Asylum.

What to Bring/Wear:

Students should wear shop appropriate clothes - closed-toe shoes, no dangly jewelry or straps, and long hair should be tied back.

Event Time:

2-week training & testing cycles are available on Sundays,10:30am-1:30pm. Please see the ticket types above for the specific dates and times currently available.

Instructors:

Lena Sherbakov is a mathematician and neuroscientist, maker and artist, and long-time Artisan's Asylum member and volunteer.


Josh Beckmann owns Somerville Made, a small design and fabrication shop in Union Square Somerville. His work often incorporates welded steel and computer controlled cutting. He also teaches wood working to children at a local arts center.

 

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. Her personal projects tend to range from jewlery stands to boxes to small furniture, 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.


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 10 AM to Oct 26, 2014 1 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 05 Oct 2014 10 )
Tool Training: Basic Woodworking Tools DECEMBER

Description:

If you already know what you want to build and how you want to build it, and you just want to learn how to safely use the basic tools you need (or just need a refresher), this Tool Training session is for you! This class covers the following basic woodworking saws and tools, teaching correct use of the hand drill, reciprocating saw, circular saw, jig saw, panel saw, scroll saw, drill press, and belt sander.

The first week is basic training; the second week, students will have the opportunity to demonstrate their competency and get signed off on the tools. Students will be authorized to use the tools independently as members at Artisan's Asylum after successful completion of the testing portion.

Please note that this Tool Training does not provide significant practice with each tool, nor discuss any advanced techniques. To learn how to use woodshop tools at anything other than an introductory level, please take a look at the long-form classes available on out Current Class Offerings page.

Class Goals:

By the end of the tool training session, students will be comfortable with the operation of the hand drill, reciprocating saw, circular saw, jig saw, panel saw, scroll saw, drill press, and belt sander.

After passing the proficiency test, they will be able to use all of the tools in this group as a member in our workspace.

Prerequisites:

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

Materials Provided:

All practice materials will be provided by Artisan's Asylum.

What to Bring/Wear:

Students should wear shop appropriate clothes - closed-toe shoes, no dangly jewelry or straps, and long hair should be tied back.

Event Time:

2-week training & testing cycles are available on Sundays,10:30am-1:30pm. Please see the ticket types above for the specific dates and times currently available.

Instructors:

Lena Sherbakov is a mathematician and neuroscientist, maker and artist, and long-time Artisan's Asylum member and volunteer.


Josh Beckmann owns Somerville Made, a small design and fabrication shop in Union Square Somerville. His work often incorporates welded steel and computer controlled cutting. He also teaches wood working to children at a local arts center.

 

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. Her personal projects tend to range from jewlery stands to boxes to small furniture, 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.


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 7, 2014 10 AM to Dec 28, 2014 1 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 07 Dec 2014 10 )
BCF LIVE! TV Guidance Counselor Podcast with Ken Reid/Emmanuel Lewis

This super edition of TV Guidance Counselor features special guest Emmanuel Lewis! Ken Reid is a Boston based comedian known for his story telling style. He has appeared on podcasts such as Risk!, Doug Loves Movies, KCRW's Unfictional and Put Your Hands Together. He was twice nominated as Best Comedian in Boston and has appeared in the Riot LA Comedy Festival, The Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival. He is also obsessed with the television of his youth. Each week Ken welcomes a guest to leaf through his extensive collection of TV Guides, pick an issue and then make difficult choices of what they would watch on television that week in history. They discuss stories about growing up, people's relationship with television, some cultural/media studies dissection and Ken spits out a lot of trivia. Guests have included Laura Kightlinger, Julia Duffy (Newhart), JoAnn Willete (Just the Ten of Us, Facts of Life), Melanie Chartoff (Fridays, Parker Lewis Can't Lose, Rugrats), Laraine Newman, Michael Ian Black, Vanessa Angel, Kumail Nanjiani, James Adomian, Jonathan Katz, Andy Kindler, Hari Kondabolu, Janet Varney, Myq Kaplan, Kelly MacFarland, Bethany Van Delft, Danny Tamberelli ("The Adventures of Pete and Pete), Josh Gondelman, Giulia Rozzi, Adam Resnick (Get a Life, Cabin Boy) and more.



When: Nov 8, 2014 3 PM to Nov 8, 2014 5 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 08 Nov 2014 15 )
FIGHT THE #EbolaEmergency @ AERONAUT

Come early or late and:

drink good BEER,

listen to LIVE BANDS,

hear LOCAL MUSIC,

eat at PENNYPACKER FOOD TRUCK,

WIN STUFF (like Red Sox tickets) donated by local businesses,

play in the CORNHOLE tournament,

DANCE,

LEARN about the Ebola crisis from EXPERTS and DISCUSS any of your questions or ideas over a beer,

all while you
FIGHT THE EBOLA EMERGENCY in Sierra Leone.

by supporting EMERGENCY USA.

CAN'T MAKE IT? PLEASE DONATE INSTEAD!

The first 500 tickets are free here on EventBrite, though we suggest a donation of $15 to help the cause.

Raffles at 6 PM and 10 PM

Featuring Live Music by:

Awaaz Do
6:30-7:20 PM
Bollywood rock and postcolonial funk:
https://www.facebook.com/awaazdoband

The Brewers
7:25 to 8:00

Head Down
8:15-9:15 PM
Songwriter/rock:
https://soundcloud.com/noah-p-3

Letterik
10:30-11:30 PM
Folk Rock:
https://www.facebook.com/letterik

Patch of Grass
9:45 - 10:30 PM
Classic rock mixed with smart and edgy modern rock
https://m.facebook.com/pages/Patch-of-Gras/310266105654712


EVENT CONTACT:  Boston@emergencyusa.org


ABOUT EMERGENCY USA www.emergencyusa.org

EMERGENCY USA raises awareness and funds to provide permanent infrastructure for medical care and rehabilitation efforts for people in conflict areas. The hospital run by EMERGENCY in Sierra Leone is the only fully functional surgical and medical facility in the in the Freetown area as the Ebola crisis challenges already vulnerable medical system.

Read More:
http://emergencyusa.wordpress.com/tag/eric-talbert/

Special Thanks to:

3ia, a Boston based marketing and production agency



When: Oct 25, 2014 3 PM to Oct 25, 2014 11 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 25 Oct 2014 15 )

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