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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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Hutch & Kathy
When: May 30, 2015 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 12.00 - 12.00 (Sat, 30 May 2015 20 )
RadioVolta


When: Jun 26, 2015 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Fri, 26 Jun 2015 20 )
The Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library
Age Limit: All Ages

The Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library



When: Sep 10, 2015 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Thu, 10 Sep 2015 19 )
Introduction to Chainmaille: MAY

Description:

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

Expected Outcomes:

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

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

Prerequisites:

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

Materials Provided:

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

What to Bring:

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

Instructor Biography:

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

Event Time:

This one-day workshop will run Sunday, May 10, 12-4pm.


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

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

 



When: May 10, 2015 12 PM to May 10, 2015 4 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 10 May 2015 12 )
Jewelry Shop Guided Projects Workday JUNE


Description:

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

Taken some classes in jewelry-making and ready to start out on your own projects, but still uncomfortable working by yourself? Perhaps there is a technique you learned briefly in Jewelry I or II but you'd like to explore it more? Want an expert's opinion to help when you reach a project snag? Join Karen for a full day of Directed Open Studio! Students can work on a project of their choice. With personalized attention, students will be guided into problem solving, tackling more complex design, soldering solutions and introduction to different tooling.

Class Goals:

Students will proceed swiftly and successfully through independent projects with the help of expert guidance, and 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:

Tools and regular consumables available to Asylum members will be available for all students during this class.

What to Bring:

Any ideas, personal tools, and materials required for your project. 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. Her second book, Jewelry of Burning Manwhich was funded on Kickstarter in 2014, will be available soon for purchase!

 

Event Time:

This one-day workshop will run Sunday, June 14, 10:00am - 5:00pm

 

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: Jun 14, 2015 10 AM to Jun 14, 2015 5 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 14 Jun 2015 10 )
Introduction to Arduino: MARCH

Description:

In this class, students of all levels will learn how to program and use an Arduino, an easy-to-learn open source microcontroller board that takes all sorts of sensor inputs, follows user-generated programs, and outputs data and power to the world. Arduinos are commonly used in robotics, mechatronics, and all manners of electronics projects around the world, and are supported by a huge community of people. This class will provide what you need to get started!

Class Goals:

In this class, students will learn how to create, test and upload programs to the Arduino from their own computers; they will also learn the basics of attaching input and output devices to the board, such as buttons, knobs, sensors, lights, and motors. New programming concepts are introduced with new electronics components, so those familiar with one or the other will have something to learn. By the end, the students will have a broad understanding of some of the Arduino's capabilities, and enough knowledge to start developing their own projects.

Prerequisites:

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

Materials:

There is a $10 materials fee, which covers a solderless breadboard, a set of jumper wires, and various electronic components. Students may buy Arduino Uno boards and supplementary cabling from the instructor for $25 or bring their own. The class has access to the Artisan's Asylum computer lab, but it is recommended that students bring their own laptop (Mac, Windows, or Linux with at least one USB port).

Instructor Biography:

David is a software developer with a long previous career as a technical artist in the video game industry. He is the creator of GAMBY, an open-source Arduino 'shield' (expansion board) kit that turns an Arduino into a handheld game console. David is also an amateur (in the original sense, one who does something for the love of it) dabbler in robotics, electronics, metalworking and a variety of other artistic media.


Event Time:

Session 1: Tuesday, March 10, 7:30PM - 9:30PM

Session 2: Tuesday, March 17, 7:30PM - 9:30PM

Session 3: Tuesday, March 24, 7:30PM - 9:30PM

Session 4: Tuesday, March 31, 7:30PM - 9:30PM

Session 5: Tuesday, April 7, 7:30PM - 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: Mar 10, 2015 7 PM to Apr 7, 2015 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Tue, 10 Mar 2015 19 )
Startup Rock Climbing Series: Perseverance

This month's talk is on perseverance, and will feature co-founder and chief product officer of Maxwell Health, Vinay Gidwaney. 

 


Vinay Gidwaney is Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder at Maxwell Health, where he drives product and technology development, and leads a team of designers, developers, and strategists focused on solving one of the country’s toughest problems: activating both digital engagement and real-life action to help people be healthier, smarter healthcare consumers.Prior to joining DailyFeats and Maxwell Health, Vinay was the CTO and Co-Founder of Control-F1, starting the company shortly after high school. An industry leader in Support Automation, Control-F1 served more than 100 customers worldwide, had 50 employees, and raised $13 million in venture capital. In December of 2005, Control-F1 was acquired by CA Technologies, one of the world's largest software companies, exceeding $4 billion in sales.Vinay was also Director and a founding investor of Neurosilicon, a life science company focused on advancing healthcare research through enabling rapid, non-invasive, targeted depolarization of excitable cells using the company's novel photoconductive stimulation technology. He is A 2002 winner of the prestigious MIT Technology Review Magazine Top 100 Innovators Under 35 award.

PRICING: The talk is free. If you'd like to climb, as an attendee of #StartupClimb, you'll be able to purchase a discounted day pass to Brooklyn Boulders. Priced at $19/person, this day pass is a $35 value and includes all the gear you'll need to climb! First time? No worries, BKB staff will walk you through a first-time orientation and climbing introduction. Take advantage of this great opportunity and stay to network on the climbing wall! Grasshopper will be covering the first 20 climbers in the door.WAIVER: All guests, regardless of whether or not they are climbing, need to fill out a waiver before entering the facility. Avoid the lines and fill out the waiver in advance at: https://app.rockgympro.com/waiver/esign/brooklynboulderssomerville/bed3239b-e561-4824-87f4-6d40a3cc7143 


Agenda

6:30PM - 6:45PM Registration

6:45PM - 7:00PM Talk

7:00PM - 8:30PM Climb

8:30PM - ? Networking or continue climbing!

Sponsors

#StartupClimb is a partnership between Brooklyn Boulders Somerville and Startup Institute, bringing together rock climbers of all levels that are in the startup community. 

Brooklyn Boulders (#BKBS @bkbsomerville on Twitter / Instagram) Somerville is a 40,000 sq. ft. rock climbing and fitness facility in Somerville, Massachusetts that offers a new type of community space that blends state-of-the-art climbing terrain with art, culture, music, and entrepreneurship. Brooklyn Boulders is a dynamic creative community. BKB Somerville strives to maintain a strong connection with its community in various efforts such as inviting local graffiti artists to display their work and planning our youth events around local school schedules. Whether you’re a seasoned 5.13 climber or just found yourself interested in trying something new, come to BKB Somerville and find what you’re looking for.



Special thanks to Grasshopper, who will be covering the first 20 registered people to come through the door to climb:



When: Apr 1, 2015 6 PM to Apr 1, 2015 8 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Wed, 01 Apr 2015 18 )
Saul Williams
When: May 9, 2015 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 16.00 - 16.00 (Sat, 09 May 2015 20 )
Tsunami of Sound- The Shambolics- my own worst enemy


When: May 9, 2015 9 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 09 May 2015 21 )
The Pedrito Martinez Group
The Pedrito Martinez Group has emerged as the tightest Afro-Cuban band in New York. Utterly joyful and completely irresistible, the ensemble has its roots planted firmly in the rumba tradition and revels in the batá rhythms and vocal chants of Yoruban and Santerian music. Members of the Pedrito Martinez Group include percussionist Jhair Sala from Peru, bassist Alvaro Benavides from Venezuela, and newest member Edgar Pantoja from Cuba on piano, trumpet and vocals.

When: Apr 25, 2015 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Guaranteed seating with dinner reservation $25 General admission, 21+ (Sat, 25 Apr 2015 19 )
THE BLUES MAGOOS (Psychedelic Rock Pioneers)


When: May 21, 2015 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Thu, 21 May 2015 19 )
Alba's Edge... CD Release....
I have gotten to hear Alba's Edge a number of times now in concert and must admit to being very impressed indeed by the innovative, unbridled, and adventurous approach to new and traditional tunes alike. But its the phenomenal level musical chops and sheer energy they bring to their performances that has most impressed. This will be a CD release so expect lots and lots of great and enthusiastic guests some of which you will already know of!! "Alba's Edge is a tapestry of cultures: the expressive Scottish and original fiddle melodies are woven together with jazz improvisation and harmony, funk bass lines and the rhythms of Latin America to form a cohesive and singular musical experience. Fiddle, piano, drums and bass come together seamlessly in a new sound that BBC Radio Scotland has called "a wonderful concoction". Fresh off a US State Department funded tour of Mexico, Alba's Edge performs and leads clinics across the US and internationally at venues ranging from house concerts to festival stages." The Burren Backroom series launched in October of 2011 but has already created many memorable, intimate, informal presentations held in a truly atmospheric space which was created by well-known traditional musicians Tommy and Louise McCarthy in Davis Square, Somerville, Massachusetts. DeDanann, Dervish, Teada, The Teetotalers, Lunasa, Robbie O'Connell, Sean Tyrrell, the list is building and building, and the radio recordings have become a feature of the weekly Celtic Sojourn radio broadcasts. A series of CDs "Live from the Backroom" is being planned. 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. Regularly, there are "openers" artists presenting three or four pieces often in contrast to the "main" offering. This has seen some spectacular new and often unexpected talent being presented on stage. 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 20, 2015 7 PM to May 20, 2015 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 12 - 23 USD (Wed, 20 May 2015 19 )
Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Armory Cafe
When: Apr 4, 2015 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 04 Apr 2015 20 )
LEGO® Ninjago Training Camp Interactive Exhibit
LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Boston will open LEGO® Ninjago™ Training Camp on Saturday, March 14 at 10:00 am. This will be the first new addition to the attraction since its opening in May 2014.

LEGO® Ninjago Training Camp includes a new laser maze and LEGO Ninjago-themed interactive experiences based on the popular LEGO® line. Debuted in 2014, this immersive training camp allows visitors the chance to test and improve their Ninja skills in the quest to join Sensei Wu's elite team.

The LEGO® Ninjago Training Camp is housed in a rotating exhibit space that will feature a different installation each year. LEGO® Ninjago Training Camp will be at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Boston through the end of 2015.

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Boston is open Sunday-Thursday 10 am-7 pm, Friday and Saturday, 10 am-9 pm. Advance tickets are suggested to guarantee admission and can be purchased online at http://www.legolanddiscoverycenter.com/boston

About LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Boston
LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Boston is the first and only one in New England. The 44,000-square-foot indoor attraction, geared toward children aged 3 to 10 and their families, features millions of LEGO® bricks and offers a fun, highly interactive and educational two- to three-hour indoor experience. The attraction features interactive LEGO experiences, LEGO® Rides, LEGO® Studios 4D Cinema, LEGO® MINILAND featuring replicas of Boston landmarks made out of LEGO bricks, LEGO® Factory Tour and birthday rooms.

When: Mar 14, 2015 12 AM to Apr 14, 2015 12 AMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 14 Mar 2015 00 )
Dave Dersham- Chris LaVancher- Marc Herman


When: Apr 4, 2015 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 04 Apr 2015 20 )
April Competitive Clinic
April Competitive Clinic
Apr 20, 2015 - Apr 24, 2015



Bay State Fencers: Somerville, MA This Clinic is for currently enrolled Youth Competitive and Competitive students. Cost: BSF members is 150.00/week for the week. Epee only. NON members may request a position through the Head Coach, 200/week.
Preregister
   Who's Preregistered?
   Email the Organizer
   Map to 561 Windsor St., Ste A 401 Somerville MA 02143


posted 01/30/2015


When: Apr 20, 2015 12 AM to Apr 24, 2015 12 AMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Mon, 20 Apr 2015 00 )
4.23 @ PA's Lounge ft. Electric Octopus, Tonight We Conquer + MORE

Spice up your week with some great music! Featuring...


9- 9:45 Electric Octopus 

10- 10:45 Tonight We Conquer
https://tonightweconquer.bandcamp.com/releases

11- 11:45 TBA


8:30 DOORS // 21+ // $8 at the door, $5 advance



When: Apr 23, 2015 8 PM to Apr 23, 2015 11 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Thu, 23 Apr 2015 20 )
4.18 @ Cozy Covers, Emily Grogan Band, Four Point Restraints, TURCHI

9- 9:40             Cozy Covers                  

9:55- 10:35      Emily Grogan band         

10:50- 11:30    Four Point Restraints       

11:45- 12:30    TURCHI     



8:30 DOORS // 21+ // $10 at the door, $7 advance



When: Apr 18, 2015 8 PM to Apr 18, 2015 11 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 18 Apr 2015 20 )
4.17 @ PA's Lounge w/ Lure of the Animal, Ambushed, Big Time Kill, 95Hyde

9- 9:45       Big Time Kill              

10- 10:45   Lure of the Animal     

11- 11:45   95Hyde                      

12- 12:45   Ambushed   


8:30 DOORS
21+ 



When: Apr 17, 2015 8 PM to Apr 17, 2015 11 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Fri, 17 Apr 2015 20 )
4.3 @ PA's Lounge w/ If We Go At All, Graham Moseley Brown + MORE

Come join us for some rad music! Featuring...


9- 9:45 If We Go At All 
http://www.reverbnation.com/ifwegoatall 

10-10:45 Graham Moseley Brown 
https://grahammoseleybrown.bandcamp.com/

11- 11:45 Joe Sambo and the Goonz 

12- 12:45 TBA



8:30 DOORS // 21 + // $10 at the door, $7 advance

https://www.facebook.com/events/347633098772134



When: Apr 3, 2015 8 PM to Apr 3, 2015 11 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Fri, 03 Apr 2015 20 )
4.2 @ PA's Lounge w/ JBlake, Kevin McCourt + More

9- 9:35           JBlake                 

9:50- 10:30    Kevin McCourt    

10:45- 11:30  TBA


8:30 DOORS // 21+ // $8 at the door, $5 pre-sale  



When: Apr 2, 2015 8 PM to Apr 2, 2015 11 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Thu, 02 Apr 2015 20 )
Booker T. Jones (Soul/Rock & Roll) Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award Winner and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee
  

Day of Show Ticket Price:
General Admission: $55.00 / Zoned Seating (if available): $75.00


Section D availability is determined by artist preference.

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

** 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.**



TERMS AND CONDITIONS

General Admission does NOT guarantee seating. Bar area is unreserved, first come first served, and offers a full menu.

** Unoccupied zoned dinner seating will be released to general admission 15 minutes before performance begins.

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

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 for EARLY SHOWS ONLY.

General Admission (all shows) AND 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.
  



When: Jul 9, 2015 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Thu, 09 Jul 2015 20 )
Joe's Truck Stop- Foghorn Stringband


When: Apr 1, 2015 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Wed, 01 Apr 2015 20 )
Amanda McCarthy
No foolin' here :) playing a half hour set, more details TBA

When: Apr 1, 2015 9 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Wed, 01 Apr 2015 21 )
M'bolo


When: Apr 17, 2015 9 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Fri, 17 Apr 2015 21 )
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: Apr 1, 2015 7 PM to Apr 1, 2015 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 18 - 23 USD (Wed, 01 Apr 2015 19 )
Introduction to 3D Modeling: Solidworks APRIL/MAY

Description:

3D modeling software is used worldwide in professional settings like engineering, animation, product design, architecture, and more. Designing parts in 3D modeling environments allows you to develop an idea in full before you cut any material, and then either make parts automatically on computer-enabled tools (such as the CNC mills, routers, plasma cutters, and 3D printers available at Artisan's Asylum) or develop a set of drawings that allow you or other people to create your parts from plans. In this class, students will learn 2D sketching techniques, 3D modeling techniques for parts and assemblies, and 2D display of 3D models in drawings, using Solidworks 2012. Students will have opportunities to model and recreate real parts and assemblies, create drawings that can be used in computer-controlled manufacturing equipment, and prepare files for 3D printing.

Class Goals:

By the end of class, students will be able to create well-constrained 2D sketches, 3D parts and assemblies, and 2D representations of 3D parts and assemblies. Students will know how to create files for transfer to CNC tools, and will know how to prepare files for 3D printing.

Prerequisites:

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

Materials Provided:

Solidworks software and example objects for modeling will be provided.

What to Bring:

If possible, students should bring a project or an idea for projects to model in class as an informative exercise.

Instructor Biography:

Chris Fitzhugh is a mechanical engineer, design consultant, and entrepreneur currently working in 3D sensing and imaging and robotics. A graduate of the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, he's been involved in projects you might recognize around Artisan's Asylum like Project Hexapod's Stompy, and started his own digital intelligence company. An avid hobbyist woodworker, Chris has also been teaching woodworking classes at Artisan's Asylum since its founding in 2010.

  

Made Possible By: Solidworks & CADD Edge

Solidworks is a computer-aided design tool that allows you to quickly design and revise 2D or 3D parts, assemblies, and dimensional drawings of parts and assemblies with minimal training. It is used by over 1.7 million product designers worldwide to design and create manufactured parts, from the introductory hobbyist level to top end engineering firms.

CADD Edge has been offering SolidWorks CAD Software since 1995. Each year since then, SolidWorks has named CADD Edge, Inc. the largest SolidWorks provider in the Northeastern United States. Over this time, CADD Edge has helped over 7,500 users become more productive with SolidWorks.

Event Time:

Session 1: Monday, March 30, 7:15PM - 9:45PM

Session 2: Monday, April 6, 7:15PM - 9:45PM

Session 3: Monday, April 13, 7:15PM - 9:45PM

Session 4: Monday, April 20, 7:15PM - 9:45PMSession 5: Monday, April 27, 7:15PM - 9:45PM

Session 6: Monday, May 4, 7:15PM - 9:45PM 

 

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: Mar 30, 2015 7:15:00 PM to May 4, 2015 9:45:00 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Mon, 30 Mar 2015 19:15:00 )
The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc
Norway, Sweden, and the Shetland Islands have some of the richest fiddling traditions in the world. Olav Luksengård Mjelva (Norway), Anders Hall (Sweden), and Kevin Henderson (the Shetland Islands) are three of the finest fiddlers on the international folk circuit. Performing reels, polskas, and ballads with mesmerizing fervor and graceful bowing, the Nordic Fiddlers Bloc brilliantly integrates old traditions with innovative ideas to create a sound that is distinct, expressive, and invigorating.

When: Apr 23, 2015 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Guaranteed seating with dinner reservation $25 General admission, 21+ (Thu, 23 Apr 2015 20 )
Nick Moss (Rock and Roll with Soul, Blues, and a Funky Groove)
  

When: Apr 24, 2015 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19 )
We Dig Free Friday Presents: The Red Pennys & Whiskey Kill
  

When: May 1, 2015 10 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Fri, 01 May 2015 22 )
Jazz at The Green Room: Gerry Beaudoin & Jesse Williams Duo
Jazz guitarist Gerry Beaudoin has carved out a career as an award-winning guitarist, arranger, composer, educator and recording artist. He was the founder of the critically acclaimed Boston Jazz Ensemble. In 1998 Gerry formed the New Guitar Summit featuring Gerry, Jay Geils of J.Geils Band fame and blues icon Duke Robillard. Gerry has also had his music placed on the Grammy Awards ballot in multiple categories three times in his career. Gerry has performed and recorded with the best in the jazz and blues worlds including Kansas City jazz legend Jay McShann, Blues shouter and saxophonist Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson,Bucky and John Pizzarella ,Duke Robillard, Karrin Allyson, Ronnie Earl, mandolinist David Grisman and saxophonists Harry Allen, Fred Lipsius and Greg Abate. In 2007 he was chosen for a Statesman Of Jazz Tour. Bassist Jesse Williams has performed and recorded around the world with a who's who of jazz and blues royalty and been recognized by the music industry for this excellence with performances on two Grammy Nominated recordings and nominations for six W.C. Handy recordings. He has performed and recorded with Bucky Pizzarelli, Howard Alden, Duke Robillard, Jay McShann, Al Kooper, Jay Geils, John Hammond, Karin Allyson, Harry Allen, Ruth Brown, Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, Maria Muldaur, Johnnie Johnson, Ronnie Earl, Henry Butler, Susan Tedeschi, Charles Neville, and others. His bass playing has been heard on the stages of the world including the North Sea Jazz, Edmonton Folk, Montreal Jazz Festival, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Vancouver Jazz, Byron Bay, Russian River, Boston Globe Jazz and Blues, the Preakness ,the Beantown Festival, and Jazz At Lincoln Center. Mr. Williams is on the faculty of Berklee College of Music, Milton Academy, and Phillips Academy. After recording and performing together for years in the Gerry Beaudoin Trio they have developed a near telepathic connection to each other and the music. During the recording of a commercial CD project, they laid down a few tracks together during sound check not realizing that the engineer had left on the recording equipment. In a burst of complete spontaneity Gerry just started playing and and Jesse fell in behind him. Thirty six minutes later they had recorded five songs of what Gerry, a veteran of numerous recording sessions, said was, "some of the best playing either of us had ever done." Liking what they heard in playback they quickly recorded three more tracks. The result is their duo CD, Blues In The Corner Pocket.



When: May 2, 2015 8 PM to May 2, 2015 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 10 - 10 USD (Sat, 02 May 2015 20 )
Fighting Friday


When: May 1, 2015 10 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Fri, 01 May 2015 22 )
2nd Annual Arabic Culture Spring Fling

The Center for Arabic Culture is having our 2nd Annual Spring Fling on April 25th. It is a full day event that will consist of a comedy show by Arab American comedian Amer Zahr. In addition, there will be a band from Berklee College playing Arabic inspired music, a flamenco dancer integrating Arabic music with flamenco dancing, a concert performed by the CAC children's choir, and we will host a community fashion show to celebrate the diverse and beautiful customs from around the Arab World. Make sure you come out to this amazing annual event! You don't want to miss it! 

Ticket Information:http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eaq27p0j39a59c76&llr=gfvorrcab



When: Apr 25, 2015 11 AM to Apr 25, 2015 7 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 25 Apr 2015 11 )
Orgone

For over a decade, Orgone has been steaming up nightclubs and drenching the largest music festivals in the country in sweat. Serving a cold-blooded concoction of deep soul, rare funk, and afro-disco with a raw rock star edge that is uniquely LA, Orgones music grabs you by the collar, pulls you to your feet, and shoves you out onto the dance floor. Tough, sexy, and adventurous, this sonic muscle car shifts through multiple gears from slyly slinky to seismically cinematic, while remaining spacious and uncluttered. eMusic says: Their music is terrifically unfussy, big slabs of grizzled R&B, greasy as fatback, and thick as a very particular kind of smoke. For their searing live performances and warm, dirty homegrown recordings, Orgone has been called One of the heaviest acts weve heard in years by Dusty Groove America.The band is a symbiosis of eight seasoned musicians, at the core of which are keyboardist Dan Hastie and guitarist Sergio Rios who started creating classic sounds as green teens brought together by a mutual affinity for raw soul recordings. Members of Orgone have collaborated/performed with the Roots, Al Green, Gil Scott-Heron, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Breakestra, Thievery Corporation, and the Monophonics. As tight in the studio as they are on stage, as the backing band on Cee Lo Greens multiple Grammy Award-winning track Fool for You and Alicia Keys As I Am album.Up front and unmistakable is Adryon de Leon, Orgones lightning rod, whose hearty, agile vocals are an intoxicating foil to the gritty intensity of the band. Orgone is currently getting their hands dirty in KillionSound, their Fortress of Soulitude, injecting the pure, passionate heat of their live sound into wax. Throughout this year, the band will maintain a strong touring presence while tantalizing crowds with new material from their upcoming album, which will be released into the wild in the Fall of 2014.

When: May 16, 2015 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: $15.00 (Sat, 16 May 2015 20 )
Brett West


When: Apr 2, 2015 9 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Thu, 02 Apr 2015 21 )
Tool Training: 3D Printer APRIL


Description:

The Artisan's Asylum Stratasys uPrint SE Plus 3D printer can print arbitrarily shaped ABS plastic parts up to 8"x8"x6" automatically on a bed of support material that dissolves away. This class will train students on how to use the 3D printer safely and effectively, running through using the 3D model compiler, printing parts, changing materials in and out of the material loading bays, running finished parts through the dissolving bath, and properly disposing of all materials after the print. 

This class does not provide training in 3D modeling software required to generate the STL type of file the 3D printer uses. Check out upcoming available training in 3D Modeling on this classes page.

Students who take the class will be allowed to use the printer unsupervised with an Artisan's Asylum membership.

Class Goals:

The goal of this class is to train students for operating the uPrint SE Plus 3D printer indepdently as members.

Prerequisites:

Students must be at least 18 years old.

Artisan's Asylum membership is required to make use of the 3D printer after class.

What to Bring:

Something with which to take notes.

Event Time:

Sunday, April 12, 2:30-4:30PM.

Instructor:

Artisan's Asylum Operations 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). 



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: Apr 12, 2015 2 PM to Apr 12, 2015 4 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 12 Apr 2015 14 )
Tool Training: CNC Plasma Cutter APRIL

 

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.

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). 


Event Time:

Sunday, April 12, 11am-1pm

Testing to be scheduled with the instructor on the day of class.

 

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: Apr 12, 2015 11 AM to Apr 12, 2015 1 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Sun, 12 Apr 2015 11 )
Organic Modeling Basics: Sculptris and Blender APRIL

 

Description:

Learn how to make interesting organic forms using the sculpting tools inside Blender, a free and open source 3D modeling program, and free program Sculptris. Judah Sher will show you techniques that can be used to quickly model all sorts of shapes, from animal heads to jewelry. You can even use these techniques to warp and change other 3D shapes, such as objects downloaded from thingiverse.com. Finally, you will learn how to export your files so that they’re ready to be made on a 3D printer!

Class Goals:

Students will become familiar with Sculptris and the organic modeling capabilities of Blender: what they’re capable of, how to use them, and what their limitations are.

Prerequisites:

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

What to Bring:

Optional: flash drive to save your work.

Instructor Biography:


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

 

 

Event Time:

Sunday, April 12, 1:30pm-3:30pm

 

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: Apr 12, 2015 1 PM to Apr 12, 2015 3 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 12 Apr 2015 13 )
Introduction to ShopBot CNC Router and VCarve Pro APRIL

Description:

Learn to use the Asylum's new ShopBot CNC Router, and the easy-to-use VCarve Pro - Edition CAM package for creating tool cut paths from 2D and 3D CAD drawing.

The Asylum's ShopBot is a PRSalpha 96x48 model with full 3-axis CNC capability and a 8ft x 4ft x 6in work envelope. It can cut wood, plastic, plywood, MDF, and other materials.

Students will be trained in use of the CAM software and control software for the ShopBot, as well as bit and tool selection, material hold-down techniques, speed and feed settings, and safe operating procedures. Students will build a wood-and-plastic project in the course of the class which they will be able to leave with at the end.

Class Goals:

At the conclusion of the course students will have hands-on experience creating tool paths and cutting material on the Asylum ShopBot, and be ready to scheduling an individual testing session to be authorized for independent access to the ShopBot.

Prerequisites:

Students should have prior experience with a CAD or vector drawing software program which can output DXF format files, such as Inkscape, Illustrator, AutoCAD, or Solidworks.

Materials Provided:

Wood and plastic material for student projects will be provided.

What to Bring:

Shop appropriate clothing, something with which to take notes.

Instructor Biography:


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

 

Event Time:

Session 1: Sunday, April 12, 4:30-7:30PM 

Session 2: Sunday, April 19, 4:30-7:30PM

Session 3: Sunday, April 26, 4:30-7:30PM

Session 4: Sunday, May 3, 4:30-7:30PM

 

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: Apr 12, 2015 4 PM to May 3, 2015 7 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 12 Apr 2015 16 )
Figure Drawing Sundays APRIL

Description:

Figure Drawing is an open studio class where people of all artistic levels are invited to explore the human form through drawing and painting. Figure drawing is a great opportunity or keep your skills sharp if a seasoned artist or if a beginner learn the basics of drawing from the nude form. Student are free to draw however they like. The teacher will be there to give guidance to whomever wants some extra direction.

Prerequisites:

No experience necessary -- all-levels class open to anyone interested in working their drawing skills. Students must be 18 years or older.

Materials Provided:

Artisan's Asylum will provide the model and the space.

What to Bring:

Drawing and painting supplies of your choice. Drawing surface. For beginners charcoal and large paper pad is recommended.

Instructor Biography:

Aliza Vaida has 10 years of figure drawing experience. She received her BFA in painting and sculpture from Boston University. She is a freelance artist who works in mixed media and found object art.

Event Time:

Sessions will run on most Sunday nights, 5-8pm. For specific dates and times available, check the drop-down menu in the Ticket information box at the top of this page.

Drop-ins welcome, but must arrive before 6pm, and sessions will be cancelled if fewer than 3 people have registered by 24 hours before. So if you know you're coming, register in advance! 

For registration for sessions in other months, check out the Figure Drawing listing on our Current Classes page.

  

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: Apr 12, 2015 5 PM to Apr 26, 2015 8 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 12 Apr 2015 17 )
Tool Training: Tablesaw Fundamentals APRIL

 

Description:

The table saw is the center of most woodshops. Almost all woodworking projects, from fine furniture to general construction, use a table saw. When used incorrectly, however, it is also one of the most dangerous tools in the shop. In this four-week class, learn to use a table saw safely and accurately, and reinforce these techniques by constructing a small, simple project.

In the first session, we will cover three of the most common cuts; ripping, cross cutting, and dados. Students will learn to change blades, and set up simple jigs to precisely cut parts. In the second and third sessions we will make a small project from sheet goods. We will cover the best way to lay out parts, and how to cut and fit them to achieve accurate results. The project and the skills learned from it provide excellent fundamentals for larger projects students may wish to undertake on their own. In the fourth 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 this class the students should be comfortable using a table saw safely, including changing blades and using dado blades and a variety of sleds and miter gauges. 

Students will also have an understanding of how to lay out simple woodworking projects to make the most efficient use of their time and materials, and will have a completed a small project to take home!

By the end of the four weeks, students will be fully tested out and ready to use the tablesaw unsupervised as members at Artisan's Asylum or in their own shops!

Prerequisites:

Students must be at least 18 years of age. No previous woodshop training required!

Materials Provided:

All necessary materials will be provided, and are covered by a $20 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.

Instructor Biography:

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

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

 

Event Time:

Session 1: Sunday, April 12, 4-6:30pm

Session 2: Sunday, April 19, 4-6:30pm

Session 3: Sunday, April 26, 4-6:30pm

Session 4: Sunday, May 3, 4-6:30pm (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: Apr 12, 2015 4 PM to May 3, 2015 6 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 12 Apr 2015 16 )
Connexion Community Easter Egg Hunt
Ages: 0-12

Families are invited to a free Community Easter Egg Hunt with plenty of eggs, a section for younger kids, and lots of fun.



When: Apr 4, 2015 1 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Free (Sat, 04 Apr 2015 13 )
Small Jazz Concert I
When: Apr 9, 2015 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Thu, 09 Apr 2015 20 )
Tufts Graduate Composers Monster Concert
When: Apr 1, 2015 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Wed, 01 Apr 2015 20 )
Small Jazz Concert III: Gershwin and the Mercy of Spring
When: Apr 16, 2015 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Thu, 16 Apr 2015 20 )
NME: Walking on Water
When: Apr 2, 2015 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Thu, 02 Apr 2015 20 )
Miriam Peretz Workshop Series
When: Apr 18, 2015 10 AM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 18 Apr 2015 10 )
Jazz at The Green Room #27: James Merenda, Jon Dreyer & Joe Hunt
I'm very excited to welcome this trio. James Merenda may be known more widely as an alto sax player but his skills at the piano are equally remarkable. Which James Merenda will show up? Or will both make the gig?? You'll have to come to find out. He and bassist Jon Dreyer play regularly as a duo and in Merenda's freewheeling ensemble Ticklejuice. For this date they'll be joined on drums by the legendary Joe Hunt. This will be a very special night of music.



When: May 17, 2015 8 PM to May 17, 2015 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 10 - 10 USD (Sun, 17 May 2015 20 )
Caitlin Corbett Dance Company presents New and Recent Work

 

Choreographer Caitlin Corbett continues her exploration of movement-driven dance that celebrates human quirkiness and challenges our notion of beauty. Working collaboratively with her gorgeous company of dancers, Corbett has created a new work, smashnightinfinity, a collection of fully formed half-thoughts – vignettes that speak to the random nature of human interaction in the modern world. The vignettes are not connected, nor are they parts of a narrative, but rather reveal Corbett’s resistance to linear story telling and overt meaning. Movement is shaped – some plain and mundane, some sweeping and glorious – to distill an idea to an essential emotional resonance.The beautiful Somerville Armory performance hall with its wood-beamed ceilings, brick walls and open, non-theatrical setting further reflects the fundamental nature of these ‘half-thoughts’.

 

Additionally, Corbett’s longstanding interest in working with community members with little movement experience continues with a reworking of Flutter (2006) a piece for 25 “nondancers” to the music of Marvin Gaye. Also, n.o.p.e. (2010) and an excerpt from Quiet Line (2009) will be included in the program.

 

Dancers: Leah Bergmann, Jimena Bermejo, Maggie Husak, Erin Koh, Rebecca Lay, Kaela Lee, Meghan McLyman

 

Please note: Advance sales end 3 hours before the show starts.  After this time, tickets will only be available at the door (if not sold out).



When: Apr 3, 2015 8 PM to Apr 4, 2015 10 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Fri, 03 Apr 2015 20 )
Tool Training: CNC Mill APRIL

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 by selecting the appropriate date from the drop-down menu 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: Apr 27, 2015 7 PM to Apr 27, 2015 10 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Mon, 27 Apr 2015 19 )

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