Even if you don’t celebrate the holiday, it’s still a perfect opportunity to spend even more time with your loved ones (egg hunts or not). Family quality-time aside, here are some heart-felt or rockin’ events you could check out.
Friday, March 29
The GarageDogs @ Johnny D’s—Also known as the three Hough Brothers, it’s a homecoming of sorts for this critically acclaimed band will be at our local Johnny D’s for an old-school punk performance that promises to be historic. 10 p.m. $12. 17 Holland St. 617-776-2004.
Something Civil—Enjoy a free show from the singing/songwriting band at the Center for Arts at the Armory. Donations welcome.8 – 9 p.m. 191 Highland Ave. 617-718-2191.
Jim Norton—Get your laugh on the Somerville Theatre with comedian and author Jim Norton, who also hosts his own radio show on XM satellite, HBO special “Monster Rain,” and featured on Lucky Louie, The Tonight Show, and Tough Crowd. Two shows tonight at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Purchase tickets here. 55 Davis Square. 617-625-5700.
Saturday, March 30
Love Letters :: Messages Received—This day is your last chance to see Marissa Falso’s unique take on love and the communication within relationships. Falco’s collection showcases a vintage aesthetic of hand-tailored clothes and letters sent through the mail interwoven with undeniably modern elements of pop music, humor, and sexuality—using fabric and thread to craft three-dimensional, functional objects that are both highly relatable and intimately personal. These objects explore the ideas in love and the types of messages directly received versus the messages one chooses to take in from the world at large. Noon – 4 p.m. or by appointment. FREE. Washington Street Art Center, 321 Washington St. 617-623-5315.
Deanna Cremin Vigil– Marking the 18-year anniversary of a cold case that continues to haunt Somerville, friends and family plan to retrace 17-year-old murder victim Deanna Cremin’s last steps on Saturday, March 30. The first event will be an annual Mass of remembrance at St. Anne’s Parish at 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 30. Following the Mass, there will be a rally in the Winter Hill School Yard, located just steps from the church.
Love in Bloom—Energy Theater is taking your memories of love to a whole new level. In this innovative comedy show, Love in Bloom will show the audience how to holographically re-experience happy romantic memories. The cast of the performance will help you explore the many aspects of love through laughter, music and amazing mystical experiences. 7:30 p.m. $10. Unity Somerville, 6 William St. 617-628-5558.
SLAM @ The Burren--If you need Easter gifts for the family, visit the local artist market at The Burren for a wide selection of jewelry, textiles, ceramics, paintings, photography, etc. Then indulge in live blue grass music and $5 lunch specials.
Sunday, March 31
Woody’s Bunny—To top off your weekend, stop by Woody’s Liquor store near Magoun Square for a photo op with the Easter bunny—it’s been there for years. Visit our previous post for more details on Somerville’s Easter tradition. 523 Broadway.617-776-7191.