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The Kennedy School Drama Club presents Giants in the Sky, a new musical for elementary students, on Friday, June 8th and Saturday, June 9th at 7pm in the cafetorium of Somerville’s John F. Kennedy School at 5 Cherry Street, Somerville, MA 02144. Suggested donation $10 per person, or $20 per family.

The 2017 Winner of the Children’s Musical Theatre Festival, NYC explores the world of Giants who live above the clouds. Since leaving Earth long ago, they’ve devoted their lives to keep the sky beautiful. They polish the stars, poke the clouds to let it rain, and paint the sunsets. When one curious Giant wonders what it’s like down below, she must steal the key to the “beanstalk” and embark on an adventure to Earth.

The cast of Giants in the Sky includes more than sixty Kennedy School students from kindergarten through Grade 8. The community is invited to join parents and friends of the cast and crew for a fun and joyful night of theatre at the Kennedy School.


Friday, June 8th and Saturday, June 9th at 7pm

John F. Kennedy School, 5 Cherry Street, Somerville, MA 02144

Suggested Donation: $10/person or $20/family

For more information, visit
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Historic Somerville and Mass Humanities has an event about teaching history, with Massachusetts History Teacher of the Year. Looks like a nice event.

At the Armory, Feb 25, 3pm.


I don't see any ticketing, will let you know.

Cross-posted from Winter Hill forum.

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​Theatre@First takes the stage this weekend with six brand new short plays to raise money for hurricane disaster relief!

Giving@First: A 24-Hour Play Festival for Hurricane Relief
Saturday, October 14th at 8pm
Suggested Donation $20

Giving@First is a one-night-only festival of short plays that will be created from page to stage within a 24-hour period. Our talented team of more than 20 writers, directors, and actors will scramble overnight and all day long to create a full festival from scratch! This play-in-a-day event will be a unique experience to see live theatre that is fun, frantic, unforgettable, and for an important cause!

All donations and sales collected at this event will be given to Americares' Hurricane Disaster Relief efforts, which directly aids survivors of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. For every $10 they receive, Americares provides $200 in aid. Help us make a difference in the lives of those in need.

To learn more about Americares and their work, visit their website,

For more information about Giving@First, visit
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Somerville has at least three outdoor movie series this summer.

SomerMovie Beast, Thursday nights:

  • July 6: Sing, at Seven Hills Park (Davis Square, behind Holland Street Red Line entrance)
  • July 13: Best in Show, at Seven Hills Park - Rained out
  • July 20: Jaws, at Baxter Riverfront Park (Assembly Row)
  • July 27: Bedtime for Bonzo, at Powder House Park
  • August 3: Finding Dory, at East Somerville Community School field
  • August 10: Jurassic World, at Nunziato Field (Summer St and Vinal Ave.)
  • August 17: The Secret Lives of Pets, at Mystic Housing Project
  • August 24: Viewer's Choice (one of 101 Dalmatians [1996], Babe, or Marley & Me), at Seven Hills Park

Cinema Somerville, also Thursday nights. All movies at the Somerville Community Growing Center, 22 Vinal Ave.

  • July 6: Sherlock Holmes, Dressed to Kill (1946)
  • July 13: Little Shop of Horrors (1960) - Rained out, rescheduled for August 31
  • July 20: The Last Time I Saw Paris (1954) - replaced with Charlie Chaplin film festival
  • July 27: The Ghost Train (1941)
  • August: to be announced later

Sylvester Baxter Riverfront Park Summer Movie Series at Assembly Row, Saturday nights:

  • July 8: Secret Life of Pets
  • July 15: Sing
  • July 22: Jungle Book (Live)
  • July 29: Finding Dory
  • August 5: Moana
  • August 12: Lego Batman
  • August 19: Dr Strange
  • August 26: Star Wars Rogue 1
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Following up on the previous post

Sunday, March 5 at 1:00, at the Vogt/Grossbart residence at 2D Chester St (Mass Ave end), we will have an informal read-through of my new comedy I Made a Faustian Deal With the Devil and All I Got Was This Lousy T-shirt. Ring and we'll buzz you up.

There will be a second read-through on Saturday, March 18 at 1:00, at the Ringel/Koerber residence at 112 Highland Ave Unit E.
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Hello, Davis Square! I've posted here in years past about my writing (my Never After played at the Somerville Theater in 2009), and I've got a new script needing feedback. I Made A Faustian Deal With the Devil and All I Got Was This Lousy T-shirt is a full-length comedy set in Hell, where Catherine the Great, bluesman Robert Johnson, Joan of Arc, Niccolo Paganini, and the non-binary-gendered Devil argue over who among them should escape.

I'm hoping to hold a read-through in the next couple of weeks at a home on the Mass Ave end of Chester Street. There's a poll up at to determine the best date. If you're interested in reading aloud, I can send you a PDF of the script. I am particularly interested in finding an African-American man to read Rob Johnson.

Thanks for your interest!
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Do you like a good ghost story around a crackling campfire in the woods? The Post-Meridian Radio Players invites you to audition for Tomes of Terror: Campfire Tales, to be performed the last two weekends in October at Responsible Grace Church in Davis Square. Be a camper on a spooky autumn camp-out, sharing tales of dark darkness, and urban legends, too. We also need foley performers. All of the details and audition sign-ups are here:

See you at camp....!
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I saw a flyer today advertising that Merely Players are doing free outdoor As You Like It in Cambridge parks in late August.

Longfellow Park (Aug 18-21) and Danehy Park (Aug 25-28) [maps here].

Thurs-Sat 7pm
Sun 5pm

(The shows will be free, but their website indicates that they're currently fundraising if you wanna throw some dollars their way or help with advertising.)

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I got this list from the Mayor's office. It should be on the city website soon. All films begin just after sunset.

July 7: Spaceballs - Seven Hills Park
July 14: The Peanuts Movie - Seven Hills Park
July 21: Napoleon Dynamite - Perry Park (Washington St just east of Dane St)
July 28: Airplane! - Nathan Tufts (Powder House) Park
August 4: The Seven Year Itch - Baxter Park at Assembly Row
August 11: Pee Wee's Big Adventure - Hodgkins Park (Holland St)
August 18: Zootopia - Seven Hills Park
August 25: Viewers' Choice - Seven Hills Park

The Viewers' Choice ballot is at . Choose from: The Lego Movie, School of Rock, Tommy Boy, or Wayne's World.
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Come join me up the road/path in Arlington on June 1st for an evening of films from Spain to Germany to Bolivia and beyond! You don't have to be a cyclist to enjoy these tales of two-wheeled adventure. Ciclismo Classico proudly presents this one-of-a-kind film festival, the ONLY film festival in the USA to celebrate travel by bicycle.

See what happens when a bored businessman skips work and just keeps pedaling.
Watch the protagonists of our films as they encounter everything from llamas to cranky border patrols to mountaintop thunderstorms.
Be inspired by two families who bring their kids along for the ride - and make sure the Easter Bunny doesn’t forget their campsite!
Get an inside look at Cuba’s vast bike culture, including a man who built an 18-ft tall bike!

In addition to the 8 fantastic and inspiring films on tap, the Ciclismo Classico Bike Travel Film Festival begins with a social hour (6:00 - 7:00 PM) and the famous Cookie Showcase, an all-cookie buffet featuring the best bakeries of Arlington and beyond! Every attendee will be entered into a drawing to win a trip to Italy with Ciclismo Classico! You can also win a beautiful bike jersey as part of our Great Jersey Giveaway!

Special guests for the evening are Jim Sayer, Executive Director of Adventure Cycling Association (when you hear him speak, you’ll be ready to quit your job and go biking!) and Charles Scott, the “family adventure guy” and filmmaker of our 2016 Grand Jury Prizewinning film.

It's a great time, and proceeds benefit Adventure Cycling Association and MassBike. Tickets available now ($15 in advance; $20 at the door) at

Additional dates have also been added further afield:

Thursday, June 2nd, Newburyport, MA
Friday, June 17th, Danbury, CT

More info at
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EDIT 5/26/16: This event has been cancelled, at least for the time being. They were not able to assemble enough players in time.

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​Magoun Square is the place to be on Saturday May 21st as local business owners, artists and Gouners join forces for a music and food festival that will follow PorchFest - running from noon to 6:00 p.m citywide.

Extending along Medford Street between Broadway and Lowell, this section of Magoun will be shut down to cars and opened up to families for business tours, face painting and dance lessons courtesy of The Self Expressions Center from 5-7 p.m. Rounding out the evening will be DJ Fadayz spinning tunes and an appearance by Pat & The Hats rocking some jams later in the night before the dance party commences.

Come sample cuisine and sips from local restaurants including Daddy Jones Bar, PennyPackers, Modelo's Market Cafe and Olde Magoun's Saloon.

The event starts at 5:00 p.m. and ends at 10:00 p.m giving attendees plenty of time to make the rounds duringPorchFest and end their day in Magoun for this first-time celebration!

Check out the Facebook invitation and please feel free to share with neighbors, friends, and listservs.
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Explore food from around the world at the 7th Annual YUM: A Taste of Immigrant City on Thursday, April 14 from 7pm-9pm at Somerville Arts at The Armory. Enjoy delicious dishes from eight immigrant-owned restaurants, including cuisine from Mexico, Ethiopia, India, and more.

The evening will include a silent auction and raffle and the event will honor the work of Rep. Denise Provost and Elena Letona for their work in the community. All proceeds support the work of The Welcome Project which builds the collective power of Somerville immigrants to participate in and shape community decisions.

For more information visit To purchase tickets go to If you would be interested in volunteering please contact

Event: YUM: A Taste of Immigrant City
Date/Time: Thursday, April 14 7pm-9pm
Location: Somerville Arts at The Armory 191 Highland Ave #1A, Somerville, MA 02143
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This is it -- Johnny D's last week ever.

Fri-Sat, 3/4-5, 9 pm (doors 7 pm): Playin' Dead (Grateful Dead tribute band)
Sat-Sun, 3/5-6, 8:30 am - 2:30 pm: Jazz Brunch
Sun 3/6: 4 pm, Chad Hollister Band
Sun 3/6: 7:30 pm, Albion 56 Band (free)
Mon 3/7, 8 pm (doors 7 pm): The Last Eva Stump! Trivia Night
Tues 3/8: Rickie Lee Jones (SOLD OUT)
Wed 3/9, 5 pm: Ex-WFNX Night; 8 pm: Open Mic Night with Dr. Grant (both free)
Thurs 3/10: CLOSED
Fri 3/11, 8 pm (doors 5:30 pm): James Montgomery Band (free)
Sat 3/12, 10 am - 3 pm: The Last Jazz Brunch
Sat 3/12, 4 pm onwards: Open House with Yani Batteau, Chandler Travis Philarmonic, Neon Grandma, others (free)
Sun 3/13, 11 am - 2 pm: Bar serves its final Bloody Marys and Mimosas (kitchen closed, no food)
Sun 3/13, doors 4 pm: Revolutionary Snake Ensemble and Second Line Social Aid & Pleasure Society final sets, then parade into Davis Square (free)
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Looking for something to do on Valentine's Day weekend? Check out this hilarious opera playing in Davis Square February 12–14!

A uniquely morbid Valentine's Day experience: La Zombiata by Jillian Flexner, a brilliant new comedic opera in one act based loosely on Verdi's La Traviata and presented by WholeTone Opera. This production will immerse the audience in a romantic dystopia filled with brain noshing, ballroom dancing zombies.

Three Performances at Davis Square Theater!
Friday Feb 12th, 7:30pm
Saturday Feb 13th, 10:30pm + SPLASH ZONE!
Sunday Feb 14th, 2:30pm (matinee)

Buy Tickets Now!R.S.V.P. on Facebook!
Support our IndieGoGo Campaign!Read Previous Press!

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Winter Hill Better Block is coming! We're holding a Winter Hill Better Block festival on December 12th from 4-8pm and December 13th from 12-4pm. The Winter Hill Better Block will be centered in the area between the new Winter Hill Brewing Company (328 Broadway) and the vacant area behind the post office as well as along some areas of Marshall Street.

More details available on the Facebook page: But there's not as much there as I got in an email--I don't know where the email stuff is stored. I'll paste that below the LJcut.
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A banner hanging in Statue Park advertises the Dancing America Rapper Tournament to be held next Saturday. Most of it is in bars (Burren, Joshua Tree, Redbones, and Saloon), but there will be "an unjudged warm-up dance" outdoors in Davis Square from 10 to 11:30am. EDIT 11/12: Looks like the warm-up has been moved indoors, to First Church Somerville.
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Over the past few weeks there have been some meetings to refine some of the neighborhood discussions around improvements to Winter Hill, including events that we might have. Due to scheduling conflicts, I missed the meetings. But I have been getting the mailers, so I thought I'd tell you what I know from this. It sounds like we will have a winter market event. I think this is a genius idea to brand Winter Hill. If you've ever been to European Christmas Markets, it sounds like that to me. I have always thought that was a big gap in this region.

My only disappointment was that "skate park" seems to be skateboard. I would *love* an ice skating rink. Maybe that's just the only icon they had...?

So for the details I have on the Winter Hill Better Block event, follow below the LJ cut.
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Can anyone recommend any awesome Halloween events happening this weekend or next in Somerville?
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We recommend you stop by the main plaza in Davis Square on Friday 10/16 between 5 and 9 pm. You just might encounter a wandering witch, or a conspiring Scottish noble.

Chameleon's Dish will be having a preview of our upcoming production of Macbeth, as well as a fundraiser, both guerrilla theater style. If you donate to help support our production costs, you'll receive an "instant kickstarter" style thank-you. Or, you can just get your tickets for the show, which will be the last two weekends of this Month!

Show dates and ticket information )


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