Scout Picks: 11/21/14 – 11/23/14

Written by Emily Cassel. Posted in Scout Picks

tumblr_lo5bgzKD7z1qj114jo1_500Here are our favorite Somerville events for the coming weekend:

Friday, 11/21
2 – 6 p.m., Free
I’ve Been Everywhere, Man: Musicians on the Road
Nave Gallery Annex
53 Chester St.
To many, the life of a touring musician seems like a dream, but this exhibition at Nave Gallery shows that it ain’t always full of glitz and glamour. This exhibition ends on November 22, so make a point to stop by! Sponsored by Atwood’s Tavern and Panopticon Imaging. 

Tiny Homes: Solutions for the Haves and Have Nots

Written by Emily Hopkins. Posted in Community, Scout Out

fish carby Carli Velocci
Photos by Miranda Aisling

People are lined up around the parking lot at the former Waste Management site, nearly from end to end, all to get into what looks like a shed. The tiny home sits on a trailer bed in the middle of the Somerville Big Tiny House Festival as small groups shuffle in and out to get a look at the cramped but organized quarters. There’s room for a small kitchen, a lounging area and a bathroom. It’s not a lot of space, but it’s just enough to live comfortably, and to some, that’s attractive.

Editor’s Note: Em and Emily’s Excellent Adventure

Written by Scout Editor. Posted in Scout

DSC_0345The November/December edition of Scout Somerville is packed with pages and pages of great local gift ideas, but you’re all getting a really rad present a few months early: two new managing editors. We’re the Emilies – Emily Cassel and Emily Hopkins – and we’re so pleased to be occupying your screen.

40 Years at Vernon Street Studios

Written by Emily Cassel. Posted in Arts


Photos and words by Emily Cassel

The buildings located at 6 and 20 Vernon Street look rather inconspicuous from the outside – the towering brick structures, which once exclusively housed the Rogers Foam Corporation, are industrial, functional and sturdy. Inside, winding corridors splay out in all directions, making it easy to get turned around. But these days, the building’s occupants produce far more than just foamcore; 6 and 20 Vernon also house more than 100 artists. Creators of all kinds have used the shared space as a studio since 1974. And while the giant, labyrinthine structure is a little daunting in size, it’s in no way unwelcoming. In fact, Vernon Street artists have always made a point of inviting the community into their space with their annual Open Studios event, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year.

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