Events Calendar: July & August

Taste of CambridgePhoto courtesy of Taste of Cambridge.

Saturdays  |  Fitness
Yoga in the Park
9 a.m., Free
355 Artisan Way, Somerville

Some.Yoga.Studio is teaching free yoga on the Mystic River each Saturday morning. There are 100 spots available, and registration opens the day before at 12 p.m.

July 11 |  Food & Drinks
Bar Stars at Assembly Row 
6 to 8 p.m., $25
355 Artisan Way, Somerville

Assembly Row is asking for your help to answer one question: Which restaurant in the neighborhood makes the best cocktails? Your ticket gets you samples of drinks from 10 Assembly Row spots, small bites, and a vote for your favorite drink. The event benefits Groundwork Somerville.

July 13Art
11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Free
Davis Square, Somerville

“Consumed” is the theme of this year’s ArtBeat, the annual art festival that shuts down Davis Square. The arts council is taking “Consumed” both literally and figuratively, and is focusing on how the topic affects the environment. ArtBeat will offer up music, dance performances, food, and activities.

July 16  |  Food
Taste of Cambridge Food Festival
5 to 8 p.m., $65
65 Sidney St., Cambridge

Sample some of the best of Cambridge’s food scene at this outdoor event featuring Craigie On Main, Curio Coffee, Formaggio Kitchen, and dozens of others. Ticket sales benefit local nonprofits.

July 18  Food
Dumpling Making Party
6 to 8:30 p.m., $79
85 Windsor St., Cambridge

Chef Patty Chen of Patty Chen’s Dumpling Room will teach how to make Taiwanese-American dumplings at home. Attendees will make pork and vegetable dumplings in five different shapes.

July 22  |  Conversation
Boss Babes Series – Lamplighter Brewing 
6:30 to 8 p.m., Free
Lamplighter Brewing Co.
284 Broadway, Cambridge

Boston Girls Pints Out organizes talks with local women who are involved with beer, and this July three women from Lamplighter will be featured: Bri Grealish (director of sales and distribution), Megan Knetemann (head bartender), and Jess Alexander (lab manager and microbiologist).

July 25 & Aug. 22  | Comedy
Affirmative Reaction: An Asian & Asian American Comedy Show!
9:30 p.m., $15
40 Prospect St., Cambridge

This comedy series highlights experienced and new Asian and Asian American comedians. “This show aims to create an inclusive and inviting space for members and allies of the Asian and American communities to gather and laugh,” the Facebook event reads.

July 31 & Aug. 28 | Food & Drinks
Vegan Drinks
6 to 8 p.m.
True Bistro—1153 Broadway, Somerville

This chance to try vegan drinks also includes tastes of food, mocktails, and giveaways. The event is a collaboration among The Humane League-Boston, True Bistro, and Veganizer Boston.

Aug. 24  Art
Black, Brown & Queer Festival
Union Square Plaza, Somerville

Oompa and the Somerville Arts Council are partnering up for this festival, which will highlight queer artists of color across multiple disciplines.

Aug. 29  |  Food & Drink
Twilight Wine Tasting
5:30 to 7 p.m., $12
580 Mount Auburn St., Cambridge

For good wine at a beautiful time of day, head to Mount Auburn Cemetery’s Asa Gray Garden for samples from the Magnolia Wine Company.

This story originally appeared in the Technology & Transportation issue of Scout Somerville, which is available for free at more than 200 locations throughout the city or by subscription.

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