local arts

November Poetry Reading

A November poetry reading with Gloria Monaghan, Ed Meek, and Doug Holder. Gloria Monaghan is a professor of Humanities at Wentworth Institute in Boston. She has published three books of poetry, Flawed (Finishing Line Press, 2011, nominated for the Massachusetts Book Award), The Garden (Flutter Press, 2015), and False Spring (Adelaide). Her poems have appeared […]


Gallery @ SPL Opening Reception: Lilliputian Ocean by Lily Keyes

Opening reception for the November show featuring underwater photography from Mozambique taken by Lily Keyes. This exhibit is titled Lilliputian Ocean in reference to the mythical island of Lilliput and its 6-inch-tall inhabitants in Gulliver’s Travels. Just like the storied Lilliputians, all of the miniature creatures in this exhibit live in the vast Indian Ocean.


All Star Musicians from New York led by Ingrid Laubrock

The Creative Music Series proudly welcomes the return of Ingrid Laubrock now leading her (new) Quartet She’s from Brooklyn (by way of Germany/London) with all-star New York musicians including a legend to be* Ingrid Laubrock, tenor, soprano saxophones, composer Brandon Seabrook, guitar Michael Formanek, bass Tom Rainey, drums* Laubrock’s Quartet: Her music straddles the boundaries […]


Aeronaut Brewing presents: Digital Artist Sophie Calhoun

Come join us in celebrating the artwork of Sophie Calhoun in our Food Hub gallery for the months of May and June. The show will feature prints of Sophie’s vibrant digital illustrations. Sophie Calhoun is a designer and illustrator living in Somerville, Massachusetts. Born in San Diego and raised in Durham, North Carolina, Sophie has […]


Miller Street Open Studios

After Dark / In the Daylight: Open Studios at 11 Miller Street, Somerville, MA 02143   After Dark: Friday, 4/5: 6-9pm Music: Ken Field & Friends In the Daylight Saturday, 4/6: 12-5pm Sunday, 4/7: 12-5pm   Miller Street Open Studios is pleased to present it’s bi-annual 3 day event!  The event is free and all are welcome!  This […]


E-Som Holiday Market Series: Market #3!

It’s go time! Our next holiday #ESomMarket is happening Saturday, 12/1, and our favorite elf on the shelf, Jason Cool from Yotel Boston, will be back and on the bar getting into trouble with some Ilegal Mezcal! So grab your friends and family, and come #shoplocal, #shopsmall, and #eatbrunchbuystuff! Check out our lineup for December […]


all by myself: Ruckus Dance presents an evening of quiet dances

Cambridge-based company Ruckus Dance will present all by myself, an evening of dances performed in silence that aims to shift how we consume dance. Directed by dance-maker and “anti-choreographer” Michael Figueroa, the evening will consist of an eight-person reconstruction of a 2016 work called “choreography makes me mental: anybody”, a meditation on space, familiarity, and […]


Beginner DSLR Camera Workshop

With step-by-step instruction, students will learn how to navigate their digital cameras, maximize the potential of the camera, creatively control and master their dSLRs. No more than 10 students per class.


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 […]


Speaker Series: The Collision of Art & Science

Description of Event: Art & Science do not have to be exclusive pursuits. In fact when they are joined together the results can be both surprising and powerful. The pendulum of my vocation has swung from art to science and back again enough times for me to realize that I need both in my life […]


Hard Work and Optimism Pay Off for Local Artist

“There isn’t a surface in here that I haven’t painted for the sake of that kid,” says Crystal Burney. It’s a hot afternoon in late May, and she’s sitting in what by all means is a lovely kitchen, though Burney says it wasn’t always this way. On the walls are photos of her son, Hatcher, […]