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Meet the Bow Market Vendors

When Bow Market opens on May 12, the complex will revitalize a bizarre, “vaguely pentagonal” structure and offer up tiny storefronts for budding businesses. Many of the spaces clock in at around 160 square feet. From nabbing the renowned Comedy Studio from Harvard Square to providing brick-and-mortar spaces for beloved local pop-ups, the marketplace bears […]


Building Bow Market

“The building’s a little bit baffling in terms of how they built it and why,” Matthew Boyes-Watson says of the former carport that will introduce 28 businesses into Union Square this spring. He chuckles, recalling the discovery that many wall angles are slightly off. “Nothing is square, it’s a nightmare.” He and fellow owner and […]


The Start Up Stand Up Comedy Presented by Boston Chai Party

It’s the initial public offering of The Start Up, a stand-up comedy show presented by Boston Chai Party and hosted by Foundation Kitchen. We’re promising a high ROI with dividends paid out in laughs and a chai treat. Featuring: Nick Chambers Jiayong Li Mariel Cabral Elisha Siegel The Start Up is a comedy night mixing stand-up comedy with the entrepreneurial […]


ESSENTRICS Stretch Class

Relieve pain and regain your flexibility and mobility while reawakening the power of your 650 muscles with this full-body dynamic stretch class. Join us we work through every joint & releases tight muscles through innovative movement. You’ll feel healthier, balanced, and more energized!


Brass Attack

BRASS ATTACK! Three of the Boston area’s favorite brass bands will converge on Tuesday, March 20th to welcome in the Spring with a barrage of brass band music. Each group has a special and entertaining performance style which makes this a show you’ll not want to miss. This is a heavy dance show so be […]


Percussive Dance Intensive with Sandy Silva

All backgrounds are welcome to explore making music through dance. Sandy Silva has been teaching percussive dance for over 20 years. She began studying with master dancers and assimilating her learning through performing, creating and teaching with musicians from multiple musical genres. She draws upon the essence of these music/rhythm dance styles and is able […]


Union Square Pop Up Holiday Market

In it’s 4th year the Union Square Pop Up Holiday Market is happening on December 9 and 10 at Warehouse XI.  Located in the heart of Union Square this weekend-long market features the work of many local artists and crafters offering a plethora of creative and distinct wares. Shop in a fun and relaxed atmosphere to find unique gifts for those special people […]


Albertine Press Sets Up Shop in Inman

A whole crew of antique letterpresses is headed to Cambridge next week as Albertine Press, a Somerville design and letterpress studio, gets a brick-and-mortar storefront in Inman Square. Albertine Press makes greeting cards, stationery, journals, coasters, and more by pressing raised, inked designs into cotton paper. The letterpress technique makes an impression in the paper. […]


7th Annual Dia de los Muertos Block Party at Taza Chocolate

Calling all calaveras, skulls, ghouls, goblins, and friends!!! It’s time to join us at the factory store for our favorite party of the year!! We are taking over the block outside the chocolate factory once more with food, music, and frolic for all ages! In addition to free samples of our hot chocolate along with […]


Parenting Journey Fall Open House, 10/18

Parenting Journey welcomes the community to a Fall Open House to learn how the organization partners with families to address the community’s most pressing challenges, including recovery from substance use and recent federal immigration decisions. This is a great chance to meet others in the parent advocacy community and share resources that can be helpful […]


Union Comedy Booted Out of Bow Market Plans

Bow Market developers have severed plans with Union Comedy to open a studio in the new complex, the comedy theater’s organizers said in a letter. Union Comedy organizers said Bow Market was ending their agreement in favor of a “more well-known institution.” “This abrupt change came despite receiving assurances and agreeing upon terms,” they wrote. “Needless to […]


Third Annual Hip-Hop Festival Heads to Union Square

Rap, spoken word, dance, and visual art will take over Union Square this Sunday at the city’s third Evolution of Hip-Hop Festival. Yvette Wilks, who runs production company “Wat’s da WURD!” and SCATV show “The Somerville Line,” sparked the annual event when she came to the arts council with her idea for a hip-hop festival. Wilks […]