Events

SCOUT PICK: Boston Cyclists Union’s Biketoberfest

How could Oktoberfest get any better? By adding bikes into the mix! At least, that’s the idea behind the Boston Cyclists Union’s Biketoberfest, which will welcome more than 300 area pedal pushers to the Armory on October 15 to eat, drink, socialize and celebrate the work the union has been doing. Any time an area street is […]


Scenes from the 2015 East Broadway Foodie Crawl

The bad news is that it rained. The good news is that a little drizzle couldn’t stop hundreds of Somerville residents from taking to the streets (or street, rather—namely Broadway) on Tuesday night for the 2015 Foodie Crawl. Presented by East Somerville Main Streets, the fifth annual Foodie Crawl saw more than 15 of the area’s restaurants […]


PHOTOS: Somerville Dog Festival 2015

Hundreds of adorable area dogs (and their owners) pawed on over to Trum Field on Sunday for the sixth annual Somerville Dog Festival. Presented by the Somerville Foundation for Animals, this free canine carnival welcomed trainers, behaviorists, vendors and pet lovers of all kinds to celebrate our four-legged friends. A slight drizzle didn’t stop anyone—person or pup—from enjoying the […]


“Considerations for the City Dog” Author Talks Raising Pups in the ‘Ville

In our coverage of transportation issues in this city, we often write about how streets are built for cars rather than pedestrians or cyclists—and about the current efforts to make urban routes accessible for those more vulnerable groups of travelers. We’re hyperconscious about the ways in which humans move around Somerville, but here’s something we’d never considered until […]


SCOUT PICK: This Saturday, Riverfest Returns to Assembly Row

The days are getting shorter, the kids are back in school and Labor Day is behind us—we’re sorry to say it, folks, but summer 2015 is winding down (even if Mother Nature doesn’t seem to think so). Luckily, you still have a few remaining chances to get out in the sun and pretend that autumn isn’t on […]


FRIDAY: Firkins, Feminist Fibers, Fun, Friends

This weekend, a new art exhibit at Aeronaut is turning their standing Firkin Friday into Feminist Fiber Friday. For more than two years, local artist Iris Nectar has been running a blog highlighting woman-identified makers in the textile arts, and in January she began planning an exhibition that would bring their work out of from behind the […]


A Look At What’s In Store for Taste of Somerville 2015

Regular Scout readers often point to our “What’s New” section as one of their favorite parts of the mag because it neatly collects the changes happening in Somerville—many of them restaurant openings—in one tidy, four-page package. But with many new eateries opening in this city, we sometimes struggle to fit them all in this section. And if […]


SCOUT PICKS: 5/8/15-5/10/15

Drinking and drawing, celebrating mom and more Somerville events in this weekend’s Scout Picks. Friday, 5/8 Drink and Draw 7 p.m., Free Comicazi, 407 Highland Ave. BYO beer and art supplies to Comicazi on Friday night and draw up a storm. (Word on the street is that local legends like Ming Doyle sometimes make an appearance […]


Saint Patrick’s Day In Somerville

Somerville’s bars and restaurants are so excited for Saint Patrick’s Day that they’ve decided to celebrate almost a whole week before… and a few days after, too. The ever-popular festival of Irish pride is celebrated—as always—on March 17, but local favorites like Olde Magoun’s Saloon and Brass Union have decided to get their green on the weekend […]


“The Lego Movie” 4D Film Coming to Assembly Row

Everything really is awesome: Hot on the heels of the news that “the Lego Movie” sequel has a title and a director, Merlin Entertainments announced yesterday that Assembly Row’s LEGOLAND is debuting a 4D film based on the movie sometime in 2015. LEGOLAND isn’t screening the full-length version of the film—instead, this will be a be a brand new […]


Spend New Year’s Eve in Somerville

New Year’s Eve is like prom: You get really excited about it, you probably dress up, and before you know it, it’s over. Unlike prom, though, you actually get a chance to do it over. Here are three ways to get it right:


SCOUT PICK: Somerville Illuminations Bike Tour

If you’re anything like us here at Scout HQ, you are probably waiting until the last minute to get all of your holiday shopping done. To be honest, it doesn’t exactly feel like the most festive and cheery season out there with the weather at 41 degrees and a (seemingly) constant rainfall. And now, to […]