Events Calendar: May & June

CarnavalEast Somerville's 2018 Carnaval. Photo by Derek Kouyoumjian.

May 18  |  Food & Drinks
Remnant Brewing One-Year Anniversary Beer Fest
5 to 9 p.m., $40
2 Bow Market Way, Somerville

Somerville’s breweries like to support each other, and they’re coming together to celebrate Remnant Brewing’s first birthday. Sample brews from Remnant, Aeronaut, Winter Hill Brewing, Cambridge Brewing Co., and a handful of others from Massachusetts, Vermont, and Pennsylvania.

May 18  |  Food & Drinks
Union Square Farmers Market Opening Day 
9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Free
Union Square Plaza—66-70 Union Square, Somerville

One of the area’s best farmers markets will be up and running for the season starting May 18. You can expect produce, seafood, cider, syrup, meat, music, and more every Saturday through Nov. 23.

May 19 |  Festival
Inman Eats + Crafts
12 to 4 p.m., Craft fair is free; $15 for Inman Bucks for food
Cambridge Street from Springfield Street to Prospect Street

Celebrate all Inman Square has to offer with samples from local restaurants and breweries, browse crafts from over 30 makers, listen to music courtesy of the Lilypad, and more.

May 19  |  Food & Drinks
Second Annual BAKED Festival
11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Free
95 Prospect St., Cambridge

Got a sweet tooth? You’re in luck. The BAKED Festival is back in Central this spring, and 40 dessertmakers will be slinging their sweets.

May 26-27  Film
Taiwan Film Festival
Times vary, $30 for one day, $50 for both
60 Vassar St., Cambridge

Take in Taiwanese film at this inaugural festival, where you can expect six documentaries and several post-screening discussions.

June 1  |  Festival
Mermaid Parade 
4 p.m., Free
Central Square, Cambridge

The Cambridge Arts River Festival is embracing the environment, merpeople, sea animals, and more in this new event. In addition to the parade, the festival will offer art-making, performances, art vendors, and food.

June 2  | Festival
2 to 6 p.m., Free
3 Glen St., Somerville

The much anticipated SomerStreets will light up East Somerville with international food, music, kids’ activities, performances, and more.

June 14  |  Food & Drinks
Spring Teas of the World
6:30 p.m., $30
196 Elm St., Somerville

MEM Tea Imports has been scoping out teas from across the globe and is ready to present them to you at this tea seminar. “Learn all about the differences in spring processing from the tea producing regions in China, India, and Japan while you sip,” the event promises.

June 14-16  Games
NarraScope 2019
Times and prices vary
32 Vassar St., Cambridge

Board game fans, rejoice: There’s a new gaming convention in town. This one’s focused on narrative games, and is intended for “writers, designers, and players” alike. Standard admission is $85, but honor-system “limited budget” admission is on offer for $35 and a community supporter admission, which offsets the “limited budget” admission, is $135.

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

The Somerville Arts Council’s annual festival featuring craft vendors, music, performances, activities, and food is back this July. This year’s theme is “Consumed,” and organizers anticipate the event will explore many interpretations of the word.

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

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