Davis Square

August SomerStreets – Seize the Summer!

Join us on Sunday, August 4th from 2:00-6:00pm on Holland St. between Davis Square and Cameron Ave. for two stages of music, interactive activities, a vintage and artisan market, and much more! The music line-up will include Emma June and others to be announced! SomerStreets is the City of Somerville’s take on the internationally-renowned Open Streets […]


ArtBeat Festival!

The city’s largest cultural festival with over 15 bands, including Cliff Notez, Barrence Whitfield, El Huateque, Ruta Beggars, and Mike Gent. Plus a dance showcase, a parade, 80 craft vendors, kids activities, food , a poetry banquet—and considerably more culture and revelry! This year at the festival, we’re exploring how we all consume—especially how this […]


Radio Drama Sees a Revival in Davis Square

Many historians will say that the “Golden Age” of radio drama ended almost 80 years ago. But for the Post-Meridian Radio Players (PMRP), it’s alive and well in Davis Square.  At a live show, the sound effects are made on stage—we see the water poured slowly into a teacup, the envelope hastily ripped open, the […]


Diesel Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Love Stories Project

In May 1999, Diesel Cafe opened its doors at 8 a.m. to a line of people. The founders were overwhelmed by the crowds that streamed through the shop—co-owner Tucker Lewis kept having to send her parents out to restock ingredients. By 3 p.m., they ran out of coffee. They thought they’d make it a year, […]


Kat Chapman / Mary Casiello

Two powerful performers join forces for a great night of music! Kat Chapman Kat Chapman (formerly known as Katrin) has a soulful voice and pure, raw and honest songs. Her journey as a self taught songwriter and guitarist has taken Kat from her street performing roots to stages shared with the likes of Boz Scaggs, […]



Three At Home EP Release Party

Three At Home, aka Mary Casiello & Dann Russo, are an energetic acoustic duo and frequent faces in the Cambridge and Somerville music scene. Their new EP, Perfectly Unclear, showcases a full-band sound heavily influenced by the Black Keys, and they plan to put on a show to match. JBJ and Blended Family open. $12 in advance, $16 […]


Nate Taylor, Izzy Heltai and Gillian Grogan play the Burren Backroom Series

Use Promotion Code: 24HOUR to buy discounted tickets in advance! Nate Taylor Wanderer, wonderer, journeyman, folksinger — Nate Taylor fuses story and experience on a quest for connection through music — to people, to nature, to truth. Often compared to Nick Drake for his resonant fingerpicking, Taylor paints an ethereal soundscape with his soaring vocals […]


Black Girl Baking Book Signing at Davis Squared

On May 12, local culinary aficionado Jerrelle Guy will be at Davis Squared for a book signing of Black Girl Baking. Her 2018 cookbook, inspired by her Southern upbringing and her lifelong, ever-deepening relationship with food, is both personal and universal, interweaving Jerrelle’s story with inspired recipes for bakers everywhere. Case in point: Melisa Christie, […]


Meet Your Scout’s Honored Winners: Magpie and Magpie Kids

In this year’s Scout’s Honored Awards—our annual reader-voted guide to the best businesses in Somerville—we stepped inside some of the local favorites who took home wins to introduce you to the people who make them so great.  First up: Magpie and Magpie Kids, a set of sibling shops trading in unique, modern—and, more often than […]


ArtBeat 2000-2017: Costumes by A.C. Kemp

This month’s Inside-Out gallery show is a retrospective of A.C. Kemp’s eighteen years of costumes for the annual Somerville ArtBeat festival. Each year since 2000, A.C., who emcees the festival’s Elm Street stage, has created a new costume to go with that year’s theme—an art bee for “ArtBeast,” a costume covered in Monarch butterflies for […]


A New Culinary Tour Takes You “Off the Beaten Path”

Lizzie Bell and her fiancé Sam Schlussel are self-proclaimed globetrotters; they love to travel together, and they often take food tours while they do. But as longtime residents of Somerville and Cambridge who currently call Davis Square home, they’re also big fans of the colorful array of restaurants located right here in their own densely packed little neighborhood. Plenty […]