Category Archives: Events

Spring Cleaning

The annual Somerville Spring Clean Up and SomerGreen Festival takes place on Saturday, April 26.
Help spruce up the city after a tough winter. Union Square teams gather in front of 90 Union Square.  After some work, teams from across the city gather for a lunch catered by  Redbones BBQ, and live music.  Groups at the fair will share information on urban agriculture and green initiatives.
It all takes place that Saturday April 26 with a rain date of April 27. The cleanup effort is from 10 a.m. to noon, and the SomerGreen Festival and BBQ is from noon to 2 p.m. at the Blessing of the Bay Boathouse, 32 Shore Drive.

Special Classes at SCAT

Acting for the Camera: Wednesday May 7, 14, 21, & 28

Improve your acting ability while gaining a better understanding of the differences between acting for the stage and acting for the camera. Participants will be guided through lessons and hands-on exercises designed for acquiring better film and television acting techniques. Instructor Alison Folland was nominated in 1997 for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead in All Over Me and had supporting roles in films such as To Die For, Good Will Hunting andBoys Don’t Cry.

News Anchor Workshop: Saturday, May 10

Be an anchor on SCATV’s new Somerville Neighborhood News team. Instructor Clennon King’s media career spans more than two decades. King spent the bulk of his career as a TV news reporter, and later anchor, at KXAS TV Dallas, WSB TV Atlanta, WSVN TV Miami, WALA TV Mobile and WTLV/WJXX TV Jacksonville, Florida.

For more SCATV Spring media production classes, visit the SCATV website.

Like a Crocus, Pop-Up Events in Union Square

This weekend, over at Kitchen Inc on March 28th is a six course dinner and wine pairing from guest award winning chef from Rome (and Dublin, Ireland) Marco Roccasalvo. Saturday, March 28th the shared commercial kitchen will be home to a Pop-up Donut and Gelato retail  at 11am. 
Next weekend, April 5 and 6, Fringe Union hosts a pop-up for Eat Boutique, showcasing select items from the Eat Boutique webstore as well as some exclusive items for the event. Along with the market will be a book signing by the creator of, and the Foret ladies will be doing a floral design workshop on Saturday afternoon.
For details on the Eat Boutique event and the Foret workshop.

Fresh Gallery Show at Brickbottom

The pieces exhibited as part of”Figure Found”  are united by innovative approaches towards  figure/ground relationship.  Paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, and videos by eight emerging artists in this Brickbttom Gallery show present a striking diversity of expression and meaning. Full of energy and multilayered, the voices oscillate between intimacy, confrontation, storytelling and social commentary.

On display March 16 through April 12, 2014. Opening reception isSunday, March 16, 4 – 7pm with performances by local dancers Elizabeth Epsen in collaboration with patchtax and Marcia Rotondo at 6pm.

Participating Artists are Jessie Vogel, Leila Namin, Christopher W. McDonald, Matt Kushan, Alexis Kochka, Kate Gartrell, Amanda Brown, Adina Bricklin.

The Brickbottom Gallery is at 1 Fitchburg Street, Somerville, MA. Gallery hours are Thursday through Saturday, noon to 5pm.



Festival in Union Square by the Somerville Arts Council

Fire & Ice: A Winter Festival in Union Square
presented as part of the Somerville Arts Council’s ArtsUnion
Saturday, March 1, 2014 – 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Fire spinners, ice sculpting, and family-fun activites abound!

Tired of snow? Wishing winter lasted even longer? Whether you love this season or not come celebrate being cold and getting warm at Fire & Ice!

Keep warm as professional fire spinners A Different Spin take the stage outdoors in Union Square Plaza. Keeping you entertained throughout watch Don Chappelle of Brilliant Ice Sculptures, the same ice sculptor of First Night Boston, demonstrate his craft on two blocks of ice!

There will also be specials in restaurants and food being sold out in the square as well as kids craft activities. Don’t miss Black Magic Coffee selling their brew outdoors! Also the Frozen Hoagie food truck will show up to sell ice cream to those who want to chill out. Restaurants doing deals in their business include: Casa B selling three different soups to keep you warm: sancocho, lentil soup , caldo gallego; Ebi Sushi making their spicy Volcano Roll the special for the night; A mescal cocktail called “Fire Walk With Me” at the Independent (in duel honor of Twin Peaks week and Fire & Ice); and a special TBA from El Potro Mexican Grill!

Also if you have kids you’ll enjoy participating in some fun winter activities! This includes ice bowling, sand art by SVB, and a recycled lava lamp craft sponsored by Next Step Living Inc.

Heating Up Winter

From the Somerville Arts Council:

Saturday, March 1 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Fire spinners, ice sculpting, and family-fun activites abound!

Whether you’re tired of winter or wishing it never ends this event has a little something for everyone! Celebrate the changing weather, the cold, and spring approaching with the opposing elements at Fire & Ice! Be entertained as professional fire spinners A Different Spin take the stage outdoors in Union Square Plaza. To keep you entertained watch Don Chappelle of Brilliant Ice Sculptures demonstrate his craft on two blocks of ice in the square.

Need to warm up? Black Magic Coffee will be on site serving delicious coffee! And afterwards when you need to cool off stroll over to the Frozen Hoagie food truck!
There will also be kids activities and special cocktails at participating restaurants. Look for more information coming soon!