Events

High-Flying Photos from the Esh Circus Arts Advanced Show

Last month, Esh Circus Arts brought gravity-defying aerial acrobatics to the Center for Arts at the Armory with its advanced studies show: 17 Words. The sold-out production saw students of Esh’s Professional Preparatory Program and Adult Summer Intensive (along with some special guests) soaring through the air on trapezes and silks or tumbling and contorting […]



At the Rockwell, Friends and Former Bandmates Remember Jason Molina

I’m to blame for the fact that Jason Evans Groth is answering my questions from the frozen goods aisle of a North Carolina Costco. Groth and the other musicians calling themselves Songs: Molina – A Memorial Electric Co. will be at the Rockwell in Davis Square on Saturday to perform a tribute to their friend and collaborator Jason […]


A “Big Gay Dance Party” is Coming to Union Square

This year, Somerville is kicking off Pride Month with a brand-new event you won’t want to miss: a Big Gay Dance Party. The free event from the Somerville Arts Council and the Somerville LGBTQ Community Liaison will bring glitz and glitter to the Union Square Plaza from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on June 3, with music […]


Five Questions With Backbar’s Sam Treadway

Thirst Boston, a cocktail conference (seriously!) that brings the city’s bartending experts together for a celebration of sipping locally, returns on April 28 with panels, classes and—of course—a few parties. Sam Treadway of Union Square’s Backbar is one such expert; he’s leading a discussion called “The Golden Age of Bitters: An Amaro by any Other Name…” And while […]


Stouts, Soda Bread and Song: St. Patrick’s Day in Somerville

Seeing green? Good, because St. Patrick’s Day is here! There is no shortage of ways to celebrate this Friday—whether you’re Irish or not. We’ve rounded up festivities around the ‘Ville. Aeronaut Brewery is stretching the celebration out over two days—and for a good cause! They’re fundraising for the Irish International Immigrant Center with Irish music, dancing, theater, […]


Somerville Celebrates Women’s History Month

Who run the world? Girls. And in honor of Women’s History Month, local businesses and organizations are stepping up to celebrate women here in Somerville and beyond. We’ve rounded up events and other ways you can participate.  Here’s what’s happening in the ‘Ville: On March 8—which happens to be International Women’s Day—Creative Somerville Series and Workbar Union will host Breaking […]


Where to Celebrate ‘Villen-tine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and we’ve got you covered when it comes to buying the perfect gift or finding the best places to eat, drink and be merry. From a semi-formal to a silent film, tacos to three-course meals, there’s something for all the lovers—and the single folks too—to do in Somerville. Where to Buy Gifts for Your […]


This Weekend: Food and Fire in Union Square

“It’s kind of like a nighttime street market,” Somerville Arts Council Cultural Director Rachel Strutt says of the Ignite! Festival, which comes to Union Square this Saturday, August 13. Ignite! will showcase the usual roaming street performances, and of course, the super hot displays from fire spinners are a huge draw. There will be belly dancers and buskers and La Danza de los Viejitos, […]


The Encyclopedia Show Brings Music, Mirth and Madness to the Davis Square Theatre

The latest installment of the Encyclopedia Show is coming to the Davis Square Theatre on Thursday, March 10. The improv-sketch comedy-variety show will be bringing scientific flare to the March instillation, presenting “The Periodic Table of Elements.” Originally a franchise show from Chicago, the Encyclopedia Show came to Boston in 2012. Simone Beaubien, the slammaster and producer of […]



SCOUT PICK: “JACKED” at Warehouse XI

“I had an art show two years ago, back in 2013, that got robbed,” says artist David Taylor (a.k.a. DS7), explaining the inspiration for the moniker of his upcoming art show. “They broke in in the middle of the night—and these are large paintings, you can’t just put them in your car—and they took nine of […]