Arts at the Armory

Kevin So, Licia Sky, Beth DeSombre at Somerville Armory Cafe Saturday May 5

Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Armory Cafe presents a concert on Saturday May 5 with singer/songwriters Kevin So, Licia Sky, and Beth DeSombre. The concert will feature a solo set by each artist, followed by a round robin song swap. The show begins at 7:30 pm with an open mic, and admission is $10. The Armory Cafe is at 191 Highland Avenue, Somerville. For more information call 617-718-2191 or visit artsatthearmory.org or www.facebook.com/SomervilleSongwriterSessions. Email SomervilleSongwriterSessions@gmail.com to reserve […]


Beyond the Pattern: An Alternative Fashion Show

Beyond the Pattern, a show of wearable art and fashion, returns for its sixth year. The “unofficial” kick off for SOS, this year’s event features a collection of uniquely crafted wearable accessories, upcycled materials transformed into haute couture, the dramatic role of masks, themed costumes, kids cool clothes and a wide range of women’s fashion. […]


Plantain and Calendula: Herbal Partners

The class will cover in-depth discussions of two herbs: plantain and calendula. Calendula and plantain are both used in products you can find in the grocery stores and they both grow in the New England climate. Students will get to taste (in teacups!), smell and feel each herb, and we’ll discuss the history of the […]


The Curiosities of Somerville

The stories behind some of the city’s most bizarre buildings Written by Kat Rutkin and Reena Karasin. The Center for the Arts at the Armory 191 Highland Ave. “It’s one of those buildings that only its mother could love,” Executive Director of the Historic Preservation Commission J. Brandon Wilson says about the Somerville Armory. Its […]


After-School Acting at the Armory

After-School Acting is our FREE program that introduces children to the theatrical arts. Under the instruction of a seasoned performer and theater scholar, participants will be exposed to culture, explore their creativity, gain confidence and learn how to collaborate with peers. Through vocal exercises, memory games, character exploration and more, participants will not only gain […]


New Moon Gong Meditation with Mantra

Throughout India, it is thought that the new moon and full moon are especially auspicious times for reflection—a time of contemplation on both our inner nature, as well as our interaction with the natural world. To honor this tradition, on the Sunday closest to each new moon this fall, the Arts at the Armory in […]


Brew Haha

Brew Haha is a monthly stand-up comedy show held in the Arts at the Armory Cafe! We feature new local comics each month, while the Armory boast an impressive lineup of local craft beers (and we’ll be highlighting special draft each month!). Be sure to RSVP and check out our Facebook for updates on the comedian (and […]


New Moon Gong Meditation with Mantra

Throughout India, it is thought that the new moon and full moon are especially auspicious times for reflection—a time of contemplation on both our inner nature, as well as our interaction with the natural world. To honor this tradition, on the Sunday closest to each new moon this fall, the Arts at the Armory in […]


Somerville Local First February Market

Join Somerville Local First and more than 40 local artists and makers for our February market being held on Sunday the 11th from 11-4 p.m! Just in time for Valentine’s Day (or Galentine’s Day – take your pick) our market is built to spread the love. As always, you’ll be able to sip on drinks […]


More to Love Challenges Definition of Wellness

Rachel Estapa spent her teenage years at odds with her body. She was active and played sports, but her body resisted her dieting and attempts to lose weight. She felt society’s insistence that a healthy person was a slim one. Her life took a turn in 2008 when the Great Recession hit and she lost […]


Reagan Esther Myer: A Multimedia Narrative

Reagan Esther Myer is a multimedia narrative told through live music, video, and theater to tell a dystopian story. In a post-WW3 world, we meet Reagan, a government employee living in an abandoned shopping mall on a deserted island making DIY survivalist videos for a struggling world. Like most people who survived Impact, she has […]


Sit-Down Comedy Classes

About the Class: Have you ever thought about trying stand-up comedy? Or do you want to take your stand-up and comedy writing to the next level? This workshop will help you find your inner comedic voice, whittle down to find the funny, or punch-up what already is. This is a four part series that covers the […]