the burren

The Burren Keeps Music Alive in Davis Square

Many music fans have worried what the recent closure of Johnny D’s means for the scene in Davis Square—and throughout Somerville. But just down the street, The Burren Irish Pub is picking up the slack and providing an intimate venue for performers of all sounds with a newly invigorated live music series. The Burren (247 Elm St.), which […]


SCOUT OUT: Science by the Pint Combines Learning, Drinking

Unlike letterman jackets and pop quizzes, learning is something that should follow you far beyond your high school years. As Socrates so eloquently reminds us: “Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.” Somerville and Cambridge are havens for adult learners, with events at area colleges and bookstores taking place nearly […]


Weekend warrior edition for May 3-5

This is gonna be a hell of a weekend. And if Somerville Open Studios were the only thing happening, that would still be true. This is a city of artists: every switch-box is painted; every coffee shop wall is hung with prints and photographs; even the trees and telephone poles have knit cuffs. So it’s […]