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Somerville Massachusetts is located just northwest of Boston along the divide between the lower Charles and Mystic River watersheds. The easy access to Boston and Cambridge by public transportation and it's great parks and neighborhoods, makes Somerville a perfect choice to settle down and call home. Search local Somerville homes for sale and join the local community.

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, college students 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.

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 of residential homes and commercial properties.

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!

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Jaggery
with Dent, Audrey Harrer
"Torture chamber pop." "Darkwave jazz." "Siren rock." These are a few of the many attempts to describe the sound of Jaggery, an art-rock collective which weaves harp, viola, piano, contrabass, and drum kit into a universe of its own, setting the scene for "one of the most beautiful voices in modern music." Powerful enough to harness the fiery churnings beneath a volcano as well as the ethereal light of a dying star, frontwoman Singer Mali's voice regularly leaves listeners viscerally stunned and with goosebumps.

When: Apr 29, 2016 9 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: $12.00 - $15.00 (Fri, 29 Apr 2016 21 )
Moe Bonsai Youth Tournament #4

Moe Bonsai Youth Tournament #4 May 15, 2016

Youth Foil Tournament for unrated fencers. Medals for top 4 in each event.
Moe Fencing Club: Somerville, MA

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Map to 290R Broadway Somerville MA 02145


When: May 15, 2016 12 AM to May 15, 2016 12 AMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 15 May 2016 00 )
Doing Everything All the Time... With Ice Cream on Top
Over the last 7 years, Aaron Cohen has started several businesses all loosely tied to people having a good time. Along with owning Gracie's Ice Cream, Aaron produces food/drink events such as the Bacon and Beer Festival and Whiskey Rebellion around the country. With an interest in staying well rounded, he founded an online art gallery, manages 3 wedding bands, and recently began producing a series of toddler dance parties. Prior to all this, Aaron worked in marketing and was passionate about internet culture, creating several viral web projects. The Jersey Shore Nickname Generator is one he's so embarrassed about, he mentions it here. Aaron lives in Somerville with his wife, Jessie, two kids, Gracie and Callum, and two cats, Ducky and James. You can probably find him at the park with Gracie.

When: May 18, 2016 6 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Wed, 18 May 2016 18 )
Carissa Johnson
with Little War Twins, Jack Romanov


When: May 14, 2016 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: $10 (Sat, 14 May 2016 20 )
Blogging Unplugged / Women: Worries. Wit. Wisdom.
A spoken word play taken from blogging posts of local women that incorporates life themes mixing humor and reflection. FAQs Is there any where close to get dinner and drinks before/after the show. Yes! Saloon and Foundry on Elm are both located within walking distance of the theater. Saloon is located just down the hall from DST within the same building and Foundry on Elm is directly upstairs. Present your tickets before/after the show at either location and a 10% discount on food may be applied. What are my transport/parking options getting to the event? There is parking all throughout Davis Square. Parking is not metered on Sundays, so you will be able to park in any municipal lot for free. Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? While paper tickets are not required, they are highly encouraged. However, we will accept tickets presented on your mobile device.  

When: May 15, 2016 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 15 May 2016 19 )
Joshua Powell / Ozymandias / Lisa Bastoni / LightDivides / Elliot Sheedy
8:00- 8:30 Elliot Sheedy 8:40- 9:10 LightDivides 9:20- 9:50 Lisa Bastoni 10:05- 10:50 Ozymandias 11:00- 11:30 TBA 11:40- 12:20 Joshua Powell & the great train robbery 7:30 DOORS // 21+ // $8 at the door, $5 advance

When: Jun 1, 2016 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Wed, 01 Jun 2016 19 )
Mandorla Music presents Marc Friedman & John Morgan Kimock
A night of duo exploration from bassist Marc Friedman (Ryan Montbleau Band, The Mobile Trio, The Slip, Surprise Me Mr Davis) and drummer John Morgan Kimock (Bernie Worrell, KIMOCK, Mike Gordon Band).



When: Aug 6, 2016 8 PM to Aug 6, 2016 10 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 20 - 20 USD (Sat, 06 Aug 2016 20 )
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) 8-Week Course
8-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course (MBSR) Please Join the CHA Center for Mindfulness and Compassion for an 8-week MBSR course.    Course dates: Orientation Session: Wednesday, April 13th, 2016 8-week course: Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 – June 15th, 2016 Wednesdays, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM; There will be an all-day Saturday session on Saturday, June 4th, 2016 Location: CHA Center for Mindfulness and Compassion 26 Central Street, 2nd Floor, Community Room, Somerville MA 02143   About MBSR: Mindfulness is the awareness that arises by paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.  All around the world, people who learn to practice mindfulness experience less stress, anxiety, and depression, among other health issues, as well as more resilience, concentration, emotion regulation, self-compassion, and well-being.  This course is a comprehensive introduction to the practice of mindfulness. Come learn tools to reduce stress, enhance resiliency, and face the challenges of everyday life in this 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course at the CHA Center for Mindfulness and Compassion. This comprehensive introduction to mindfulness program offers: Opportunities to learn to be present for oneself and others Practices to develop empathy, compassion, and self-compassion Tools to manage difficult emotions and to build on the inner resources for concentration and resilience Guided formal mindfulness meditation practices Techniques for integrating mindfulness into daily life Opportunities for group and individual dialogue about challenges and developments of formal and informal practices   Who Should Join: All are welcome. This program is designed for members of the general public. Meditation experience is not necessary to participate in the MBSR.   What the program includes: Short talks, experiential exercises, meditation, group discussion, and home practices.  MBSR participants are asked to practice mindfulness at home for 30-45 minutes per day during the course.   Tuition: Early Registrations (until April 6th): $550 Regular Registrations (from April 7th to April 27th): $600 A limited number of discounts for students, individuals with financial need, and providers-in-training are available; please email CMC@challiance.org for further details. CHA Employees: Thanks to a collaboration with the CHA Human Resources and CHA Wellness, you are eligible for a discounted rate. Please contact CMC@challiance.org for the promotional code. If you are a benefits-eligible employee, you may qualify for tuition reimbursement as well.   Instructors: Suzanne Westbrook, MD has been a Primary Care Physician at Harvard University Health Services (HUHS) for 16 years. She is a long term meditation practitioner. Dr. Westbrook has been teaching Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction at HUHS for the past 8 years. She is committed to bringing the practice of mindfulness into the health care setting for patients individually and in the 8 week MBSR program and for clinicians at all levels to help enhance patient care and to increase satisfaction and to prevent burnout.   Jody Daniels, MBA is an instructor in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and provides mindfulness workshops and training programs for businesses and community organizations. She is also an adjunct professor in the graduate healthcare management program at the University of Mass., Lowell. Formerly a senior V.P. with over 20 years’ experience in human resources with a mid-size healthcare organization, Jody also has over eight years’ clinical experience as a psychiatric social worker at various academic medical centers. She has trained at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society at UMass Medical Center in Worcester, MA and has been a mindfulness practitioner for the past five years. Jody earned her MBA with a concentration in Healthcare Management from Boston University.   Questions?  Please contact the Center for Mindfulness and Compassion at CMC@challiance.org or by phone at (617)-591-6087.  

When: Apr 29, 2016 6 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Fri, 29 Apr 2016 18 )
Sean Tyrrell
Sean Tyrrell is no stranger to the Burren Backroom or indeed, this series. In the past, he has wooed the audience with tales and songs about Irish American Heroes, Ghostly Hunters, crazy bombers, lonely lovers, and broken hearted travellers. Last year in this series, he celebrated his recording of some of the "big" Irish songs that, to paraphrase Yogi Berra, were so popular, nobody sang them any more. One patron a few years agao, described him as "the Robert Johnson of Ireland." Can't wait to have him back with us. Click on the Video to the left to listen to a unique and brilliant reinterpretation of The Rising of the Moon. The Burren Backroom series is now well established as one of the great trad series in the world, and looks to create intimate, informal presentations held in the atmospheric space created by well-known traditional musicians Tommy and Louise McCarthy in Davis Square, Somerville, Masachusetts. Hosted by Brian O'Donovan of A Celtic Sojourn on WGBH radio, these gatherings will 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. There is 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: Sep 14, 2016 7 PM to Sep 14, 2016 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 18 - 23 USD (Wed, 14 Sep 2016 19 )
Discover Belly Dance - Monday Offering in Somerville
Does Your Life Need More Sparkle? Add some glitter, friendship and fun in belly dance class. http://www.bellydancesomerville.com/join-the-class/ This class will get you moving, starting from the ground-up. It emphasizes safe technique, creativity, and fun! You'll learn: - Elegant dance posture - Classic belly dance moves - Traveling steps - Graceful arm moves - Combinations, to get you dancing right away We'll also prepare a group piece for our recital in May. (Recital participation is optional, but fun!) Level 1 is a good choice for complete newbies and beginners with up to a year of recent classroom experience. Suitable for all ages (preteen+), shapes, sizes, genders, and fitness levels. To maintain a safe learning environment, a strict body-positive policy is in effect. (Need an all-female class? Under some circumstances, I can designate one of the Level 1 classes women-only. The other will remain open to all genders. Contact me for details.) Mondays, 6-7pm 16 weeks: January 11th – May 9th (No class on 3/28, 5/2) Price: $250 for the session, or $18 per week drop-in (space permitting). We've had Level 1 classes sell out for 12 semesters in a row (four years running!), so snag your spot early. Register now at: http://www.bellydancesomerville.com/join-the-class/ Still not sure? Check out my free online class at: http://www.bellydancesomerville.com/take-a-free-class-online/ Or contact me at nadira@nadirajamal.com. I'll be happy to discuss any questions or concerns. This class is also offered on Sunday afternoons. Register now to reserve your spot at: http://www.bellydancesomerville.com/join-the-class/

When: May 1, 2016 12 PM to May 1, 2016 1 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Price: $250 for the session, or $18 per week drop-in (space permitting). (Sun, 01 May 2016 12 )
Stefanos Vryniotis & Eugenios Zarkadas - Straight from Greece to The Burren
Enjoy and afternoon of Greek folk music, with two young musicians straight from Greece. Stefanos Vryniotis Stefanos grew up in Greece surrounded by music. His father Athanasios Vryniotis, who inspired Stefanos' love for rempetiko music, was a bouzouki soloist who performed with many renowned artists such as: Haroula Lampraki, Vasilis Tsitsanis,Giorgos Mitsakis etc. Stefanos studyied the piano for 12 years before realizing that his love for the bouzouki was far greater and the path of performing Greek Folk music was revealed to him. Stefanos is currently following the footsteps of his father as a professional musician and performs at various taverns & social events throughout the year. Eugenios Zarkadas Also born and raised in Greece, Eugenios too showed an interest in music from a young age. He graduated with flying colors from the "Hellenic Conservatory", with Diplomas in Guitar & Classical Singing. He went on to expand and enrich his music skills by studying, and earning a Diploma, in Sound engineering, Eugenios has been performing live for the past 15 years. He currently also works at Music Art Lab Studios.



When: May 15, 2016 3 PM to May 15, 2016 5 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 20 - 20 USD (Sun, 15 May 2016 15 )
Eight Feet Tall, Crooked Coast, the Instigators
When: Jun 25, 2016 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Sat, 25 Jun 2016 20 )
Sonny & The Sunsets

The modern age sends love letters on yellowed, empty pages. It's got telepathic advice gurus in its timeline anddeep sea creatures washing up on its shores. It's got plugs, buttons, and illusions, and a grocery store whose aislescorrespond to Dante's infernal circles, plus a nebulous sense of ephemeral weirdness. It's got Moods Baby Moods andthe existential angst it yields has Sonny Smith in a funk, but he's turned it into funk.On previous records, the Sunsets have plundered a wide spectrum of musical appropriation (garage-rock, forgottenAM radio fodder, Modern Lovers, late-era Clash, Doo-Wop, and the Velvet Underground, to name a few.) MoodBaby Moods follows suit, and on this outing we find the Sunsets, along with producer Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs,repurposing early '80s funk and new wave with rap beats and collages from both sides of the ocean (be it NilesRogers, Jah Wobble, The Gap Band, Orange Juice, Trans-era Neil Young or The Tom Tom Club.) These are songs thatjuxtapose the haze of today with a vibrant and colorful explosion of sounds and 180 degree turns.Sonny's gift for vivid storytelling is no secret. His last album with the Sunsets, Talent Night at the Ashram, waspeopled by characters he'd created for scripts that never saw the light of day. He greeted 2016 with a solo LP (SeesAll Knows All) that involved no singing at all a winding tale of one musician's quest to find himself set to music.Moods Baby Moods is no less inventive and arguably more musically sophisticated than Smith's previous records."Death Cream Part 2" picks up a comic book tale started on 2009's Tomorrow Is Alright, tracing that titular tube ofheinous goop back to a grocery store/hell. "Modern Age" transfers from a party to a string quartet, with elements ofdub, while the narrator comes to grips with meaninglessness 'modern age/nothing to say.' "Well but Strangely HungMen" bridges a gap between Franz Kafka, Sigmund Freud and Richard Brautigan over a driving post disco beat.The real life cast supporting Moods Baby Moods is fittingly rife with outsider talent. Garbus' voice can be heardthroughout. Shayde Sartin's bass, Edmund Xavier's drum machine beats and Smith's guitar form the foundations, andregular Tahlia Harbour continues her back and forth banter with Smith. Cold Beat's Hannah Lew brings a Kleenex/Young Marble Giants flavor to the songs. Shannon Shaw and Jibz Cameron drop by for a skit, and Kaznary Mutoh ofTokyo's Boys Age lends guitars and garbles the outro of "Modern Age."Lyrically, Smith is playing with the grand themes of today. In his search for purpose in the cruel realities of themodern age, he's trying to make sense out of chaos and suffering, and to find a way to live and be real. This is notan easy task in a time of synthetic feelings ("Moods"), computer created confusion ("Modern Age"), climate change("Dead Meat on the Beach"), civil rights abuse ("White Cops on Trial"), and the uneasy feeling of numbness in ourchaotic world ("Check Out").But in the final moments of Moods Baby Moods, Sonny delivers a line that not only speaks truth to his philosophyas played out across his career, but to what it means to be human in any era, regardless of our relationships withtechnology, spirituality, authority, or art: "I'm full of love, and shit, all the time."

When: Jul 12, 2016 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: $12 - $15 (Tue, 12 Jul 2016 20 )
The Doubleclicks
When: Jun 25, 2016 6 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Sat, 25 Jun 2016 18 )
Duck Village Stage @AERONAUT // Live Performances Recorded in the Brewery

Oct 28, 2015: 5 pm (Wed)



When: May 4, 2016 5 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Wed, 04 May 2016 17 )
Molly Ruggles ~ Pianist, Singer, Composer
Third Life Studio welcomes back pianist, singer and composer Molly Ruggles for an evening of original songs, jazz, gospel, and improvisations. Molly will be joined by: vocalists Pampa Rotolo and Laura Rotolo vocalist/beat boxer Priyanka Satpute electric bassist Hendrik Gideonse For more information on her music, visit mollyruggles.com For directions: http://www.thirdlifestudio.com/#!directions/cbkx



When: May 14, 2016 7 PM to May 14, 2016 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 12 - 12 USD (Sat, 14 May 2016 19 )
Danny Klein's Full House
When: May 22, 2016 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Sun, 22 May 2016 19 )
Robotics, Sensing and Imaging: Intro to the Raspberry Pi Zero
Description: The course will cover the steps necessary to configure the Raspberry Pi Zero as an embedded controller for robotics, sensing and image acquisition as well as more sophisticated image manipulation and image parsing.   The recent launch of the Pi Zero as a low powered variant of the Raspberry Pi family of boards ( Pi A+,  Pi B2 and Pi 3 ) has accelerated the use of these boards in a host of new and innovative sensing and embedded imaging applications. The Raspberry Pi fboards are interchangable in much of their functionality and components and software which can be made to work on one variant, will work on another.  This interchagability includes the operating system itself where the uSD cards which have been booted on one variant may be plugged into another variant and shown to work seamlessly. As part of the class, students will build their own custom Pi Zero hardware module and work with it and development boards based on the Pi 2B and 3 to optimize the embedded platform and software modules.  The class will utilize a simple Python toolchain for software development and software driver modules will be provided for the UB camera and other hardware components.  Interfacing components to the Zero through the USB, SPI and I2C interfaces will be discussed.  Python is a very simple language to learn, and all aspects of the language that are required for the class, will be covered in details - no prior knowledge of Python is assumed.  A variant of the OpenCV software library running under Python will be made available for the class which will allow sophisticated detection algorithms to be used for image interrogation of the acquired images.   Output data methods will be discussed including streaming sensing data and images through WiFi using a Flask server from within the Python acquisition program.  Consideration will be given to the power management challenges necessary to configure a embedded or image streaming system.   The class will end with a review of  battery and solar powered operation and true headless operation of the Pi Zero will be demonstrated with the full automation of the system and the removal of the keyboard, mouse, display or X11 windowing in order to conserve power.   Note that two teachers will be present throughout the classes allowing for both class presentation time and hands-on laboratory time to be carried out seamlessly. During class, students will construct their own headless (without display, keyboard or mouse) test system comprising the following: Pi Zero uSD card with RasPi-Jessie+ (the plus denoting thr addition of the software toolchain ) RaPi compatible camera Sensors and simple interfaced sensor board Mounting hardware   Class Goals: Students will learn the following: Session 1:  Raspberry Pi hardware overview (The Pi A+, Pi 2B, Pi 3 and Pi Zero Hardware test system setup (including peripherals) The Raspi-Jessie Linux operating system; Bootup and system operation Advanced Linux (Advanced setup options, installing programs, shell scripts, superuser permissions) Programming Tools and learning to program in Python Writing simple Python programs Testing the serial interface Setting up Wifi Peripherals and add-on sensors Session 2: Hardware interfacing challenges The DGIO interface and how to access Overview pf Python modules (advanced) The Python  interface driver module Interfacing components to the SPI interface Interfacing conponents to the I2C interface USB and SPI interfaced cameras Acquiring images off cameras through Python Installing a computer vision Python library; OpenCV Advanced computer vision with OpenCV and Python Session 3: X11 windowing and headless operation Testing sensors with headless operation Writing advanced data acquisition algorithms The Flask server Image storage and streaming through WiFi Testing power requirements with different configurations Battery and Solar operation Discussion of packaging for external operstion   Prerequisites: Students must be at least 18 years of age, have a working familiarity with at least one computer flavor  (Mac, Windows or Linux), and know how to install programs and device drivers. This class is suitable for beginners with no working knowledge of the Raspberry Pi.  All aspects of the Linux operating system (Jessie) and the Python development system will be covered in detail. Materials: All other materials necessary for operation of the systems will be made available for the duration of the class. You may bring your laptop and a Raspberry Pi if you have one, but otherwise, all necessary hardware will be provided. Event Schedule: Session 1: Monday, 6/9/16, 7:00-9:30pm Session 2: Monday, 6/16/16, 7:00-9:30pm Session 3: Monday, 6/23/16, 7:00-9:30pm Class Minimum: This class will not run with fewer than 6 students.  Instructor Biographies: Richard Driver is a physicist with an interest in the optical sciences and imaging spectroscopy. During his career he has managed engineering departments at a number of small high-tech startups in the Boston area and has recently established his own company UV2IR to develop low-cost spectral imaging systems. He has pursued research projects at Harvard and MIT and has taught graduate course in the Optical Sciences and Fourier-Optics in the graduate program at Northeastern University. He enjoys the challenge of putting together interdisciplinary education courses bringing together some of his technical skills. Mike Beach is an Electrical Engineer with many years of experience with the design and debug of electro-optical and high speed analog systems. Some of this work can be seen at www.actinica.com. He has held classes in low-noise analog design for IEEE, has co-taught a robotic design course based on a hybrid Raspberry Pi/Arduino platform at the Asylum and is an active participant and mentor at the Circuit Hacking night held at the Asylum every Wednesday.   ARTISAN'S ASYLUM STUDENT POLICIES   After you buy your ticket here on Eventbrite, please register in Artisan's Asylum's system: https://artisansasylum.com/membership/registration/    Purchase of a ticket expresses acceptance of AA's Refunds and Cancellation policies found here: https://artisansasylum.com/classpolicies/   Attending class FAQ: https://artisansasylum.com/attending-classes/ 

When: Jun 9, 2016 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Thu, 09 Jun 2016 19 )
Matt Cranitch and Jackie Daly WITH The Raw Bar Collective
In this double bill, the absolute best in bottom-line, pure traditional music will shine! First: Sliabh Luachra comes to Boston. Sliabh Luachra (Mountain of Rushes) as the name suggests, is a rugged area that incorporates parts of Cork, Limerick, and Kerry. Its remoteness led to the development and maintenance of a particular branch of Irish traditional music that is as ancient as it is unique. Jackie Daly and Matt Cranitch playing in this duo, epitomize all that is great and uplifting about it! Not to be missed, this concert. More musicians to be added, by the way, so get your tickets soon. Then, as if that wansn't enough, the much talked-about Raw Bar Collective will make its Boston debut. With a totally uncluttered approach to playing, this trio present a vibrant and excitingly earthy style of Irish Traditional music. The Raw Bar Collective is a fluid gathering of Irish musicians, each of them an acknowledged standard bearer within the tradition. They are anchored by Conal Ó Gráda (flute), Benny McCarthy (accordion) & Dave Sheridan (fiddle), all long recognized as among the top instrumentalists in Ireland. Just take a listen below: 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. Ticket prices vary and there is 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: Jul 20, 2016 7 PM to Jul 20, 2016 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 12 - 28 USD (Wed, 20 Jul 2016 19 )
Bicycle Maintenance II: April
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.  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:   eXceSs is a lifelong cyclist, Action Nerd, and pilot of SCUL (the Asylum's resident bicycle chopper gang). He continually hones his maintenance skills on the battle-damaged SCUL fleet, while maintaining his own, ever growing collection of outlandish bicycles. When not on two wheels eXceSs can be found wearing orange, working on computers, using strange capitalization, and teaching parkour.       Event Time: Session 1: Thursday, April 7, 7PM - 9PM Session 2: Thursday, April 14, 7PM - 9PM Session 3: Thursday, April 21, 7PM - 9PM April 28 Off Week Session 4: Thursday, May 5, 7PM - 9PM AA REGISTRATION/FAQs/REFUNDS/CANCELLATIONS:  *** We ask all new students to register in our new system before their first class in our space. You will also need to register if you haven't taken class with us since our new system launched: as of July 1, 2015. You can register online here: https://artisansasylum.com/membership/registration/.  *** Please review our Attending Classes FAQ http://artisansasylum.com/attending-classes/ so you'll know what to expect and be prepared for class.    REFUNDS: Please navigate to our website for our complete class cancellation and refund policies: http://artisansasylum.com/classpolicies/   **If you would like to request a refund, please fill out this form: http://tinyurl.com/artisansasylumcancellations 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: Apr 29, 2016 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Fri, 29 Apr 2016 19 )
D.R.I.

Dirty Rotten Imbeciles (also known as D.R.I.) are a United States hardcore punk/thrashcore/crossover thrash band that formed in Houston, Texas, in 1982. The band currently comprises founding members, vocalist Kurt Brecht and guitarist Spike Cassidy, as well as drummer Rob Rampy and bassist Harald Oimoen.D.R.I. never gained a mainstream audience, but the integration of their hardcore punk roots with thrash metal influences was a stylistic catalyst for their contemporaries most notably Suicidal Tendencies, Corrosion of Conformity, and Stormtroopers of Death alongside whom they are considered pioneers of what would later be called "crossover thrash." This subgenre was also coined from their 1987 album Crossover.

When: Jun 23, 2016 9 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: $15 - $20 (Thu, 23 Jun 2016 21 )
Andy Irvine
When Andy arrived at the Burren last time he played a few years ago, he had just arrived from Ireland but into Newark and driven thru traffic to Davis Square. I was nervous that this veteran would be exhausted. Ha!!! It was one of the best concerts I ever heard him give! What history! What soul! What impact! What dedication to his art! It was one of the most anticipated concerts in the series to that date and it exceeded expectations. Andy Irvine is truly an icon of traditional and now, contemporary Irish music. As a member of Sweeny's Men, then Planxty, and most recently Patrick Street, his ensemble playing has created its own unique style of approach to the music. As a solo artist, his original songs have simply become part of the tradition, and his collaborations with Paul Brady, and Dick Gaughan are the recordings of legend. Take a listen to this rendition of his hero Woody Guthrie's aptly named, Never Tire of the Road. So glad Andy hasn't tired of the road, is energised by it, and coming back to us in Boston. 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 prices vary, 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: Sep 28, 2016 7 PM to Sep 28, 2016 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 12 - 23 USD (Wed, 28 Sep 2016 19 )
Marathon Sports "Somerville Jingle Bell Run"
When: Dec 18, 2016 12 AM to Dec 19, 2016 12 AMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 18 Dec 2016 00 )
Igor & the Red Elvises
When: May 31, 2016 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Tue, 31 May 2016 20 )
Kidd Jordan
with Donald Miller, Avreeayl Ra, JOOKLO DUO: Virginia Genta and David Vanzan, Plus Special Guests
Jordan performs on tenor, baritone, soprano, alto, C-melody and sopranino saxophones, as well as contrabass and bass clarinets. He has performed and recorded with a wide selection of musicians in styles ranging from R&B to avant-garde jazz, including Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, William Parker, Alvin Fielder, Archie Shepp, Fred Anderson, Ornette Coleman, Ellis Marsalis, Cannonball Adderley, Ed Blackwell, and Cecil Taylor. In 2008 he was awarded a lifetime recognition honor by the Vision Festival.[1]

When: Jun 3, 2016 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: $20 adv / $25 dos / $10 students (Fri, 03 Jun 2016 20 )
David Wilcox
When: May 20, 2016 6 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Fri, 20 May 2016 18 )
David Wilcox
When: May 21, 2016 6 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Sat, 21 May 2016 18 )
MSPCA Fast & Furriest 5K
Fast & Furriest 5K – Run. Walk. Wag. Sunday, May 22nd at 8am at DCR Baxter Park at Assembly Row – Somerville, MA Join us for the exciting debut of a new family-friendly spring fundraiser, the Fast and Furriest 5K – Run, Walk, Wag for the MSPCA! This new community event, which will combine the interests of past Walk for Animals and Run Fur Fun participants, will include a timed 5K fun run, a shorter walk, and a “Ducky Dash” kids’ fun run – each including canines, of course. The run and walk will be followed by activities, vendor booths, food, canine contests, and entertainment for the whole family. Form a team, run/walk/wag with your family & friends, and help us raise money to help animals. Get creative, get a little crazy, but most of all get going! If you start now you have the best chance to help the most animals. Encourage your fellow animal lovers to do the same. Or urge them to support the cause by becoming one of your sponsors! Visit www.fastandfurriest.com to learn more and register (978) 687-7453 x6101

When: May 22, 2016 8 AM to May 22, 2016 4 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 22 May 2016 08 )
Unlock Your Creativity
image credit Ben K Adams Description: Unlock your creativity and harness your inner spark.  Whether you find it hard to get going on projects or never manage to complete them as you'd like, this class will help you move through areas that feel stuck. This series of classes uses meditation and embodied movement to identity and overcome your blocks to creativity at whatever stage they arise.  In each class students are encouraged to dig deeply into what they want to make and what is holding them back.  Often unlocking creative blocks allow more flow in all areas of our life!   Class Goals: The goal of this class is to help students know themselves better and identify areas where they excel or struggle in the creative process so that they can begin to make whatever they dream up. Prerequisites: Students must be at least 18 years of age. Materials: Please bring a pen and notepad. You will need it for class exercises and homework. All other supplies are provided.   Event Schedule: Session 1:  Monday, 4/11/16, 7- 9:30 pm - Tap into your desires Session 2:  Monday, 4/18/16, 7- 9:30 pm - Activate your potential Session 3:  Monday,  4/25/16, 7- 9:30 pm - Honor your genius Session 4:  Monday, 5/2/16, 7- 9:30 pm - Surrender to your creativity   Instructor Biography:   Julie is passionate about empowering people to bring further joy and energy into their life. As a Biologist and painter, she is continuously inspired by the logic and beauty of the world. Incorporating meditation into her own life allowed her to eliminate energy drains and distance herself from daily drama, which gave her more vitality, creativity and personal fulfillment. She is committed to holding space for individuals who want to clear out the clutter of their mind, de-stress and live with purpose, intention, and, oh yeah, JOY. www.kendallmeditation.com     ARTISAN'S ASYLUM STUDENT POLICIES After you buy your ticket here on Eventbrite, please register in Artisan's Asylum's new (post 7/1/15) system: https://artisansasylum.com/membership/registration/  For attending class FAQ, please read: https://artisansasylum.com/attending-classes/  For everything you need to know about AA's Refunds or Cancellation policies, please see: http://artisansasylum.com/classpolicies/

When: Apr 29, 2016 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Fri, 29 Apr 2016 19 )
Baphomet's Blood
with Violentor, Riotor, Crypter, Seax


When: Jul 18, 2016 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: $15 - $18 (Mon, 18 Jul 2016 20 )
Tool Training: CNC Plasma Cutter 101 MAY 2016
Description: Learn how to use a computer-controlled, water-cooled plasma cutter to cut any shape you want out of a 4'x8' sheet of metal! In this class, we'll show you how to translate your hand sketches and CAD drawings into patterns cut out of any metal sheet up to an inch thick, at rates of up to 200 inches per minute. This class will introduce you to the new Torchmate CNC plasma cutter at Artisan's Asylum. Students will learn how to use the custom Torchmate CAD and CAM software to generate files and toolpaths, learn how to use all of the supporting equipment and infrastructure surrounding the machine, and learn how to perform basic maintenance tasks on the plasma torch. Students will be introduced to the tool scheduling system during the class, which they will use to schedule a 30-minute private testing session to demonstrate competent usage of the machine. After successful demonstration of competency students will be free to use the plasma cutter independently as members.  Class Goals: After taking both the training and testing sessions, students will be able to operate the Torchmate CNC plasma cutter independently as members at Artisan's Asylum. Prerequisites: No experience required, though previous experience with CNC machines and generating DXF files will help significantly. Materials Provided: The Asylum will provide practice steel sheets and necessary safety equipment for those students who need. The cost of materials is included in the registration fee. What to Bring: Bring personal welding helmets if you have them, though having one is not required. Students should wear non-flammable materials, i.e. non-synthetics: cotton, flannel, and leather are ideal.   Event Time: Sunday, May 15th, 11:00AM -1:00PM. Testing to be scheduled with the instructor on the day of class.   Instructor Biography: Artisan's Asylum Facilities Manager Rob Masek is an engineer, technician, and educator with a passion for fighting robots and clean aisles. He owns and operates Black Swan Robotics, LLC, and teaches several types of fabrication and digital design. Rob also competed on Comedy Central's BattleBots three times, and has produced and run several robotics competitions (including several US FIRST Robotics competitions and a home-brewed robot combat event called Pound of Pain).       ARTISAN'S ASYLUM STUDENT POLICIES   After you buy your ticket here on Eventbrite, please register in Artisan's Asylum's system: https://artisansasylum.com/membership/registration/    Purchase of a ticket expresses acceptance of AA's Refunds and Cancellation policies found here: https://artisansasylum.com/classpolicies/   Attending class FAQ: https://artisansasylum.com/attending-classes/   

When: May 15, 2016 11 AM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 15 May 2016 11 )
Le Vent Du Nord
I love exploring the connections between Celtic Music and its cousins, both close and distant. From the waves of immigration to Canada over the centuries, so much collaboration and cross influence has happend over the years, and today this music while predominantly French, resonates loudly with lovers of Celtic music - and for good reason. Quebec's Le Vent du Nord knows how to turn the lost past into intense and beautiful performances that push their roots in striking global directions. The group is blazing a path that connects their Québecois roots to the wider world, in both arrangements and on stage. Considered a driving force in progressive folk, Le Vent du Nord captures the energy and mirth of a Saturday night kitchen party, infusing old Québec with a breath of fresh, cosmopolitan air. Since its founding in 2002, Le Vent du Nord have become compelling Francophone ambassadors, winning critical acclaim and audience adoration across Europe, Oceania and America. The quartet has performed well over 1,400 concerts, racking up several prestigious awards, including a Grand Prix du Disque Charles Cros, two Junos (Canadas Grammys), a Canadian Folk Music Award, and Artist of the Year at the North American Folk Alliance Annual Gala. The band delivers catchy songs and tunes, some taken from the Québec traditional folk repertoire while others are original compositions. The group has a rich and varied instrumentation, well-polished musical arrangements, and wonderful vocals. 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. Ticket prices vary and there is 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: May 27, 2016 7 PM to May 27, 2016 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 12 - 28 USD (Fri, 27 May 2016 19 )
Playing Dead
When: May 13, 2016 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Fri, 13 May 2016 20 )
De Temps Antan
As with Scandanivian and Appalachian music, I love exploring the connections between Celtic Music and its kin. So much collaboration and cross influences have happend over the years in Canada between Scottish, Irish, and French music. It takes a special blend of musical flair to create memorable songs of yesteryear! Songs with a hint of contemporarydosed with uncontrolled laughter, deep-rooted couplets and sudden, impromptu shifts that speak to familiar rhythms of the past. Welcome to the original musical stylings of De Temps Antan! Since 2003, Éric Beaudry, André Brunet and Pierre-Luc Dupuis have been exploring and performing time-honoured melodies from the stomping grounds of Quebecs musical past. Using fiddle, accordion, harmonica, guitar, bouzouki and a number of other instruments, our three virtuosos blend boundless energy with the unmistakable joie de vivre found only in traditional Quebec music. In fact, the only thing missing from this magnificent musical blend is you! So come enjoy an evening unlike any other with De Temps Antan. 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. Ticket prices vary and there is 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 7, 2016 7 PM to Oct 7, 2016 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 12 - 23 USD (Fri, 07 Oct 2016 19 )
Socks in the Frying Pan
We had this band with us for our Lowell Summer Music Series Celtic Roots and Branches Concert last year and they rocked the place! They are a multi-award winning trio from County Clare on the West coast of Ireland, the universal hub of Irish traditional music. Their dynamic vocal harmonies, virtuosic musical ability and their onstage wit has captured and captivated audiences the world around. One of the most sought after groups in Irish music today, the worldwide Sock Invasion continues! Check them out in the video below... Socks in the Frying Pan comprises of Aodán Coyne on guitar and vocals and the accomplished Hayes brothers, Shane Hayes on accordion and Fiachra Hayes on fiddle & banjo.This youthful trio blend Irish traditional melodies with their own personal flair which has gained them critical acclaim and accolades including New Band of the Year by the Irish Music Association 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. Ticket prices vary and there is 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: Sep 7, 2016 7 PM to Sep 7, 2016 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 12 - 28 USD (Wed, 07 Sep 2016 19 )
Fine Woodworking: Introduction to Precision Woodworking and Joinery SPRING 2016 EVES
Description: In the process of building a table-top wine rack, learn everything you need to know to create beautiful fine furniture from selecting rough sawn boards from a mill to applying a final clear coat. We will learn how to read the grain on a board, mill a rough board to perfect dimensions, chop a mortise by hand and cut a perfect tenon on the table saw. We will learn the differences in different wood glues, as well as how to select an appropriate finish.     The class is intended for all skill levels. For beginner students, you will learn how to safely operate basic shop machinery and how to care for tools and equipment. You will also learn the basics of woodworking with hand tools by hand chopping a mortise and fitting a finger joint. Intermediate and advanced students will create the same table top wine rack, but with advanced joinery techniques. Advanced students will have the opportunity to use an advanced joinery technique, such as wedged tenon, half lapped finger joint, or drawbore tenon. Ticket price provides: Your choice of fine hardwood including black walnut, black cherry, and hard maple 1/2 inch professional woodworking chisel wooden mallet You will take these tools, and the knoweldge to use them, home with you. Returning Fine Woodworking students can retake this class as a guided practicum. These students can participate in any class instructional time and will apply their advanced skills to building a Parsons Table style coffee table. This table will be built from hand-cut mortise and tenon joinery. Students will be expected to apply their knowlegde from the first class session to determine their preferred wood species and purchase rough-milled lumber from a local mill. Class Goals: Students will go through the the process of building their counter-top wine rack, in doing so learning how to safely operate a jointer, planer and table saw; how to use a tenoning jig; how to hand cut a mortise, how to assemble your project, how to sand a project, and how to apply a wood finish.  Prerequisites: No previous experience required. Students must be at least 18 years old. What to Bring: Students should wear shop appropriate clothes - closed-toe shoes, no dangly jewelry or straps, and long hair should be tied back. Event Time:  Session 1: Tuesday, April 26, 7:30-9:30pm  Session 2: Tuesday, May 3, 7:30-9:30pm  Session 3: Tuesday, May 10, 7:30-9:30pm  Session 4: Tuesday, May 17, 7:30-9:30pm  Session 5: Tuesday, May 24, 7:30-9:30pm  Session 6: Tuesday, May 31, 7:30-9:30pm  Session 7: Tuesday, June 7, 7:30-9:30pm  Session 8: Tuesday, June 14, 7:30-9:30pm   Instructor Biography: Matthew P. Thomas grew up on a farm in central Indiana where he was constantly creating with his hands, whether it was art, music or framing a barn window broken by a fallen tree. Matthew began woodworking over 10 years ago when he discovered a stack of fine hardwoods in the haymow of the barn. Since then, he has  grown into an artist focusing on fine furniture that blurs the line of sculpture. Matthew has spent time working as a bartender, web designer and a lawyer, but his passion has always been music and art which he now pursues as a full-time career at the Artisan's Asylum. Check out his work at http://mpthomasdesigns.com/   ARTISAN'S ASYLUM STUDENT POLICIES   After you buy your ticket here on Eventbrite, please register in Artisan's Asylum's system: https://artisansasylum.com/membership/registration/    Purchase of a ticket expresses acceptance of AA's Refunds and Cancellation policies found here: https://artisansasylum.com/classpolicies/   Attending class FAQ: https://artisansasylum.com/attending-classes/ 

When: Apr 29, 2016 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Fri, 29 Apr 2016 19 )
Pale Monsters, Sidewalk Driver, Guillermo Sexo, Pale Hands
When: Jun 17, 2016 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Fri, 17 Jun 2016 20 )
A Human Story: A celebration of hope for Syria's refugees


When: Jun 4, 2016 11 AM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 04 Jun 2016 11 )
Jewelry 201: Intermediate Metalsmithing MAY/JUN 2016
Description: If you've learned the basics of jewelry-making and want to take them further, this 6-session class is a great way to get guidance on more advanced projects while learning new techniques and tips. Jewelry 201 has a flexible format, designed to accommodate a variety of post-beginner skill levels and interests. Students who have specific project goals – an unfinished piece from a previous class, a delicate repair, a sketched design – will find the tools, materials, guidance and encouragement to make it happen here. For those who would like a more structured course, a range of step-by-step projects are available, such as making your own findings (earwires and toggle clasps), fabricating a heavy bezel for any shape of stone, or forming a hollow ring. Exercises in soldering, sawing, drawing tubing and wire, forging basic curves, polishing to a mirror finish, creating textures, and setting stones give you the chance to make samples and gain confidence in the fundamentals of metalsmithing. Class Goals: By building on the skills introduced in Jewelry 101, 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 101 at Artisan's Asylum or proof of basic skills by appointment with the instructor. Students must be at least 18 years of age.   Materials Provided: A $20 consumables fee will be payable by students at the first class, plus any materials costs for projects. Silver will be available for purchase for individual projects or guided project kits. Fees are payable by check, cash, or credit card to the instructor.   What to Bring: Sketched ideas, tools and projects in progress. The $20 base consumables fee can be paid in cash, check, or credit card; additional costs for silver and stones will be tallied individually for each student. Please wear close-toed shoes and use hair ties to secure long hair. An apron is great for protecting your clothes but is optional.   Instructor Biography: Karen Burke 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: Session 1: Wednesday, May 18, 7:00pm - 10:00pm Session 2: Wednesday, May 25, 7:00pm - 10:00pm Session 3: Wednesday, June 1, 7:00pm - 10:00pm Session 4: Wednesday, June 8, 7:00pm - 10:00pm Session 5: Wednesday, June 15, 7:00pm - 10:00pm Session 6: Wednesday, June 22, 7:00pm - 10:00pm       ARTISAN'S ASYLUM STUDENT POLICIES After you buy your ticket here on Eventbrite, please register in Artisan's Asylum's new (post 7/1/15) system: https://artisansasylum.com/membership/registration/  For attending class FAQ, please read: https://artisansasylum.com/attending-classes/  For everything you need to know about AA's Refunds or Cancellation policies, please see: http://artisansasylum.com/classpolicies/

When: May 18, 2016 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Wed, 18 May 2016 19 )
Strange Acquaintance
with Undersea, Tiergarten, Glow Power


When: Jun 3, 2016 9 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: $10 (Fri, 03 Jun 2016 21 )
Jody Blackwell Record Release Party
Born into a musical family in the South Carolina Appalachians, Jody Blackwell began her career playing her jazz-inflected songwriting in the subways and coffeehouses around Cambridge, MA, recording her first solo acoustic CD Volcano in 1996. Branching out into pop and blues over the years, her fifth and latest album, Wilderness, is an R&B-inspired collection of tunes exploring the mysterious jungle of human connections in a city.  With the retro warmth of tube amplifiers, hammond b3 organ, and soulful harmonies, Wilderness weaves together folk-pop, jazz, and R&B into a groove-oriented, danceable trip.  Accompanying Jody on this show will be Steve Chaggaris, drums; Joe McMahon, bass, Mike Mele, guitars, and Ken Clark, keyboards. Opening the show will be the Ken Clark Organ Trio, combining urban pop styles with funk, traditional and modern jazz from the seventies, eighties, and nineties.  Ken's powerful bass lines mixed with exotic harmony form the basis of an organ jazz sound for the 21st century.   FAQs   Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event? This show is 21+.  ID will be requested at the door.   What are my transport/parking options getting to the event? The DST is located in Davis Square, Somerville, and is located on the "T" (Subway) one stop from the Redline's Alewife terminis (with parking garage). There is also metered parking throughout and on the periphery of the Square, though please note that parking will be fairly full on a Friday night.   What can/can't I bring to the event? The theater provides a full bar and the show will have an intermission.  Davis Square has many great options for dining before or after the show.  Cameras are allowed in the show, but please no flashes.  Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? Bringing the printed ticket is recommended, but there will also be a confirmation list at the door.  

When: May 13, 2016 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Fri, 13 May 2016 19 )
Caleb Klauder Band
Well, this is a little outside of our normal Wednesday night trad offerings, but then again, I'm prone to that, and will be more, AND I just love Country. If you attended Christmas Celtic Sojourn in 2014, your have seen Foghorn Stringband as we traced, in a fun way, the links between Celtic and Appalachian music. Well Caleb Klauder was a big part of that band and he is returning to Boston with his six piece, all-star country band including the wonderful harmonies of Reeb Willms who was also with Foghorn at that magic series of Christmas shows. If you don't believe in reincarnation, try listening to Caleb Klauder's music and singing below. There's little other explanation for why a small island Washingtonian can write, play, and sing music that sounds like it should be rolling out of a Great Depression honky-tonk. Born from the heart of Portland, Oregon's red-hot music scene, and recently featured on A Prairie Home Companion, Caleb Klauder's music continues to challenge and transform how we think about roots music in America. And what a celebration of country, gospel, swing, old-time, and bluegrass this promises to be. As they say in my area of Co. Cork: the height of craic! Take a listen below: 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: Jul 27, 2016 7 PM to Jul 27, 2016 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 12 - 23 USD (Wed, 27 Jul 2016 19 )
Drills & Combos: Building Beautiful Belly Dance Habits with Nadira Jamal
Want to Work More Deeply on Your Skills? Or Just to Get More Dancing Into Your Week? In this 75-minute class, our goal is to build beautiful dance habits. You’ll expand, practice, and refine the skills you’re learning in your regular weekly class. You’ll build more beautiful movement habits: - Build more reliable shimmies - Get comfortable with fancy footwork - Improve your range of motion and precision - Make your hipwork sharper and more articulate You’ll also cultivate artistic habits: - Learn how the moves fit together into a dance - See how to pair moves to music - Build movement habits that you can draw on when you improvise - Improve your ability to learn and remember a dance sequence - Learn stage-worthy combos you can use in performance Sundays, 10:30am-noon 15 weeks: January 10th – May 8th. (No class on 3/6, 3/27, 5/1) Price: $280 for the session, or $23 per week drop-in (space permitting, bring exact change if paying cash). Level: This is a mixed-level class, suitable for students who have completed at least one session of Level 1 with me or another teacher. The class is not suitable for complete newbies. More difficult variations will be provided for more experienced dancers. Open to all genders. This class is intended to supplement your regular belly dance class, not to replace it. I recommend that you also take a regular weekly technique class, such as my Level 1, 2, or 3. Register now at: http://www.bellydancesomerville.com/join-the-class/#Drills

When: May 1, 2016 10 AM to May 1, 2016 11:45:00 AMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: $280 for the session, or $23 per week drop-in (Sun, 01 May 2016 10 )
John Doyle: Not on Sale Yet
One of the best known names in traditional Irish and American music - and for good reason - John Doyle makes this his first solo appearance in Boston in support of a new CD. One of those events that will sell-out in a flash because of its rarity. Name many of the most notable recordings and/or performers in Irish music and it's a fair bet that John Doyle had something to do with them. Liz Carroll; Eileen Ivers; Karan Casey; Solas; Michael Black; Mary Black; the trio of McCusker, McGoldrick and Doyle; The Teetotalers (Martin Hayes, Kevin Crawford, John Doyle); and now Usher's Island (Andy Irvine, Donal Lunny, Mike McGoldrick, Paddy Glackin and John Doyle) - a vertible who's who of the greatest names in Irish music. These are just a very few of the stellar artists for whom John Doyle's signature guitar sound, singing or songwriting is essential. 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. Ticket prices vary and there is 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 16, 2016 4 PM to Oct 16, 2016 6 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 12 - 23 USD (Sun, 16 Oct 2016 16 )
Introduction to Interactive Electronics: Arduino 101 2016
Class Description: Learn to work with one of the classic widgets in the maker world, the Arduino! The Arduino is a simple microcontroller which will let you control real world things, and react to stimuli outside of its environment. It is used in many areas, such as robots, autonomous sailboats, and a great many art installations. Students will learn the Arduino platform basics, how to the Arduino is programmed, how to use the included programs, and the basics of sensor and output devices.  Other Arduino-like hardware and systems with Arduino-like programming interfaces will be discussed as well. This one-day seminar is geared towards learning the hardware aspects of the Arduino, rather than the intricacies of programming it.  Register early, as the class is generally full! Class Goals: Students who are in this class will learn:  The Arduino platform basics,  How the Arduino is programmed,  How to use the sample included programs,  The basic four elements of digital input, digital output, analog input and analog output,  Basic sensor types; temperature, pressure, position,  Basic output devices - LEDs for lights, piezo speakers for sound, motors and servo motors, and relays. Prerequisites: Students should have a working familiarity with their computer (Mac or Windows) - i.e. how to install programs and device drivers. Students must be at least 18 years of age. Materials: Kits are built in to ticket price and provided for the class to work with and take home. The class has access to the Artisan's Asylum computer lab, but it is recommended that students bring their own laptop. Event Time: This is a one session workshop that runs on Sunday from 10:15am - 2:45pm, with a half hour break for lunch. Select your date from the drop-down ticketing menu.  Instructor Biography: Andrew Anselmo is a consulting engineer and a member of Artisan's Asylum. Some of his work and consulting philosophy can be seen at www.clipboardengineering.com.   ARTISAN'S ASYLUM STUDENT POLICIES   After you buy your ticket here on Eventbrite, please register in Artisan's Asylum's system: https://artisansasylum.com/membership/registration/    Purchase of a ticket expresses acceptance of AA's Refunds and Cancellation policies found here: https://artisansasylum.com/classpolicies/   Attending class FAQ: https://artisansasylum.com/attending-classes/ 

When: May 15, 2016 10:15:00 AM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 15 May 2016 10:15:00 )
Interactive Electronics: Level Up! Arduino 102 2016
This is a class to expand on the Introduction to Interactive Electronics: Arduino (formerly known as One Day Arduino Seminar or Arduino 101). It introduces students to more advanced Arduino topics such as: Data logging Use of a real time clock Precise voltage measurement Use of I2C communication and displays Various ways of measuring temperatures (thermistor, Dallas One-Wire sensors) Larger component (DC motor) control Structuring of code for the Arduino IDE It is meant for makers and artists who want to record data for the long term, and to work with more complicated sensors, displays, and motion control.  Other topics (advanced displays, wireless communication) that students wish to concentrate on can also be handled, however students should contact the instructor at least a week in advance if they want a particular topic to be addressed in the class. Prerequisites: Students should have a working familiarity with their computer (Mac or Windows) - i.e. how to install programs and device drivers. Students should have taken the Introduction to Interactive Electronics: Arduino (One Day Arduino Seminar) or have basic understanding of Arduino. Students must be at least 18 years of age. Materials: Kits are built in to ticket price and provided for the class to work with and take home. The class has access to the Artisan's Asylum computer lab, but it is highly recommended that students bring their own laptop, so they can work on projects easily after the class. Event Time: This is a one session workshop that runs on Sunday from 10:15am - 2:45pm, with a half hour break for lunch. Select your date from the drop-down ticketing menu.  Instructor Biography: Andrew Anselmo is a consulting engineer and a member of Artisan's Asylum, and teaches the well-received introductory One Day Arduino Workshop course.  Some of his work and consulting philosophy can be seen at www.clipboardengineering.com.   ARTISAN'S ASYLUM STUDENT POLICIES   After you buy your ticket here on Eventbrite, please register in Artisan's Asylum's system: https://artisansasylum.com/membership/registration/    Purchase of a ticket expresses acceptance of AA's Refunds and Cancellation policies found here: https://artisansasylum.com/classpolicies/   Attending class FAQ: https://artisansasylum.com/attending-classes/ 

When: May 22, 2016 10:15:00 AM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 22 May 2016 10:15:00 )
The Dwarves, the Queers, White Dynomite, Decent Criminal
When: Jun 18, 2016 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Sat, 18 Jun 2016 20 )
The Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library
Age Limit: All Ages

The Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library



When: May 26, 2016 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Thu, 26 May 2016 19 )
Bees Deluxe


When: May 14, 2016 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 14 May 2016 20 )
Till Tomorrow / Hidden Markov / Wonder City / The Atlantic Effect / Copilot
8- 8:40 Copilot  8:50- 9:30 The Atlantic Effect 9:45- 10:20 Wonder City  10:35- 11:10 Hidden Markov  11:25- 12:10 Till Tomorrow  7:30 Doors // 21+ // $10 at the door, $7 advance https://www.facebook.com/events/1050003395080339/

When: May 14, 2016 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 14 May 2016 19 )

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