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Somerville Massachusetts is an urban industrial city located northwest of Boston along the divide between the lower Charles and Mystic River watersheds. In its earliest history Somerville served as the grazing lands for the residents and farmers of Charlestown and had only a few scattered permanent settlements. This is a sharp contrast to the Somerville of today which is comprised of 4.1 square miles and has a total population of over 77,400 people making it the most densely populated community in New England!

Somerville was established as a town in 1842 and its population grew in leaps and bounds from that time forward. Many of the new settlers worked in the brick yards producing as many as 1.3 million bricks a year by hand or 5.5 million with a new press. At its highest point in production the town was turning out 24 million bricks being made in 12 brick yards in the city.

By the end of 1851, heavy industry was prominent here and was soon followed by rolling and slitting mills, iron works and manufacturers of steam engines and boilers. With the establishment of the street car lines, Somerville's population again exploded growing to six times its number between 1870 and 1915. The scale of the meat packing industry earned Somerville the reputation as the Chicago of New England. The city's population reached its peak during the Second World War when almost 106,000 people were said to create a density greater than that of Calcutta!

Closely built two families and triple-deckers fill the city to house its dense and diversified people. Today, Somerville is a mix of blue-collar families, young professionals and recent immigrants. It is known for its large number of city squares which help mark neighborhood boundaries. Among those most active today are Davis Square, Union Square, Ball Square, Teele Square and Magoun Square.

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Jazz at The Green Room: Bert Seager & The Why
Chamber jazz quartet The Why is pianist & composer Bert Seager, cellist Catherine Bent, bassist Ehud Ettun & hand percussionist Brian O'Neill. Beautiful stuff! Bert played the first-ever JATGR concert in November 2013 and it's very exciting to have him back with this stellar crew.



When: Mar 29, 2015 3 PM to Mar 29, 2015 4 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 10 - 10 USD (Sun, 29 Mar 2015 15 )
Tool Training: Laser Cutter MARCH

Description:

Learn how to safely operate Asylasaur - the Artisan's Asylum laser cutter and the Epilog Helix laser engraver! Asylasaur is a 100W CO2 laser cutter built by the Artisan's Asylum community based on the Lasersaur open source laser cutter project.

This 2-hour basic training class will cover some basics on how laser cutters work and review operating procedures for the laser cutters, including information on the variety of different materials that can be used in the machines.

Testing will be required before students can use the tool independently as members. Students will get to create a small item as part of the testing!

Note this is not a modeling class, and will not teach students how to create designs to cut. To learn more about modeling and design, check out our offerings in Inkscape, AutoCAD, 123D Make, and Blender on our classes page.

Class Goals:

Students will:

  • Understand principles of laser cutting and etching
  • Learn what makes materials safe to use in the laser
  • Learn how to set up, shut down and clean the laser cutters
  • Learn how to user LasaurApp, the front end application for the cutter
  • Be prepared to deal with problems that may arise while using Asylasaur
  • Be able to reserve Asylasaur, the Helix and use them independently.
  • Be able to exchange meaningful "Pew pew!" exclamations with other laser pilots.

Prerequisites:

No prior experience is required to operate the machine.

Students without experience working with Inkscape or other 2D modeling software will need to investigate working with vectors or take additional classes (listing available here).

Students must be at least 18 years old.

Materials Provided:

Tools and materials for a small project will be provided.

What to Bring:

Students should bring something to write with/on if they would like to take notes but slides will be provided to students after class.

Instructor Biography:

Derek Seabury is a computer scientist, systems architect, and scuba diving instructor, and led the team that built the Asylasur laser cutter at the Asylum.





Event Time:

Laser Cutter training is generally available one weeknight and one weekend afternoon every month. See drop-down menu above for specific dates and times available this month.

  

REFUNDS: We offer full refunds for any class cancellations more than seven days in advance of the class start date. After that point refunds are contingent upon the Asylum being able to fill the seat. No refunds whatsoever are offered for same-day cancellations. To request a refund for a class, please fill out this form.

CANCELLATIONS: Your class may be cancelled if too few people register. A decision will be made a few days before the class is scheduled to run, and you will be notified of the cancellation and your registration refunded in full.



When: Mar 10, 2015 7 PM to Mar 22, 2015 4 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Tue, 10 Mar 2015 19 )
Jewelry I: Intro to Metalsmithing MAR/APR


Description:

The Asylum's recently upgraded Hot Craft area is ready and waiting for new jewelry students! Join us for a fun introductory class that will have you making your own jewelry within hours.

Through this 6-week class you will be introduced to the arcane and secret techniques of making fine jewelry. Little or no experience is required, but by the end you will come away with new skills and with several finished pieces to show off and be proud of. We will work primarily in sterling silver, brass, and copper.

First we start with the basics. You will learn to use the jeweler’s most fundamental hand tools, such as a jeweler’s saw, files, and hammers. Once you learn techniques to create interesting textures and patterns on the surface of metal shapes you cut out, you can let your imagination loose to dream up fanciful designs. You will learn how to make cold connections: joining pieces without the use of heat and solder through methods like riveting. With these new skills you will to make a key fob, pendant, tag, picture frame or decorative tile of your own design.

The second half of the class focuses on learning to solder and finishing techniques. Exercises in soldering lead into the design and fabrication of a piece of jewelry from sterling silver with a cabochon-set stone, such as a ring, pendant, earrings, or bangle. Finishing techniques, like oxidizing and polishing, round out the class lessons.

This class is excellent preparation for Jewelry II and for working independently in the Artisan Asylum’s studio space. Hands-on work-time is balanced with lessons and there is time to discuss sourcing materials and tools as well as time to interact with other students.

Class Goals:

Students will come away with familiarity of basic jewelry making skills: Sawing, Filing, Soldering, Polishing, Patina, Riveting, Surface Embellishment, Stone-setting.    Project Goals: Students will complete several sample projects and at least one sterling silver piece of jewelry with a bezel-set cabochon.

Prerequisites:

No experience required; students must be at least 18 years of age.

Materials Provided:

An additional materials fee of $35 covers the cost of silver, copper, brass and consumables such as saw blades, solder, etc., all of which will be provided. Payment should be delivered to the instructor on the first day of class by cash or check.

What to Bring:

You need not bring anything beyond the material fee, but it is useful to have a sketchbook for ideas.   If you bring scrap fabric with interesting textures we will use them in the first day of class!  Please wear close-toed shoes and use hair ties to secure long hair. An apron is great for keeping your clothes from destruction but is optional.

Instructor Biography:



When: Mar 10, 2015 6 PM to Apr 14, 2015 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Tue, 10 Mar 2015 18 )
Celebrating County Cork: Whiskey Dinner

Saloon’s Beverage Director and Resident Malt Man, Manny Gonzales, imparts his wisdom on spirit rookies and aficionados alike with a lineup of spirit-focused events this winter.

 

Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, Saloon will host an Irish Whiskey dinner featuring the whiskies of Middleton in County Cork. Chef Dana Love will create modern and comforting interpretations to pair with each course. 

 

Located at 255 Elm Street underneath the Davis Square Theatre sign, Saloon is inspired by the iconic New York City pre-prohibition establishment. With a focus on whiskey-based cocktails and inspired by historic American fare, Saloon is Davis Square’s subterranean hangout, open for dinner Monday through Thursday from 5:00PM – 1:00AM, Friday and Saturday from 5:00PM – 2:00AM, and Sunday from 11:00AM – 2:30PM and 5:00PM to 1:00AM. For menus, directions and additional details please visit www.saloondavis.com or call 617-628-4444.



When: Mar 10, 2015 7 PM to Mar 10, 2015 10 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Tue, 10 Mar 2015 19 )
Tool Training: Manual Milling Machine MARCH

Description:

The manual mills in the Asylum machine shop are amazingly versatile tools- they can be used to create precisely dimensioned parts out of aluminum, steel, or plastic, cut sheets of metal to size, or miter tubes for welding. This class will teach you how to setup a bridgeport-style mill for precision machining, how to securely hold a part, how to precisely measure distances down to one-thousandth of an inch, and how to make facing cuts and drill holes using a wide variety of mill bits and accessories.

Successful completion of this course will qualify students to use the Artisan's Asylum Bridgeport mills independently as member.

This short class will not, however, offer students the opportunity to become expert in the operation of this tool -- that requires applying these techniques to a project over many hours, whether independently or in a longer form class. This training will simply give the student the information they need in order to operate the tool without harming the machine, themselves, or the people around them. It also serves as a good refresher for those who've become rusty after years away from the mill.

Class Goals:

Students will learn to:

  • Move the mill table accurately along x, y, and z axes
  • Change mill spindle speeds for different tasks and materials
  • "True" the mill table using a dial indicator
  • Attach a vise to the mill table, and identify the uses of different fixturing accessories. 
  • Securely clamp a small aluminum block.
  • Identify a variety of mill bits and their uses.
  • "Face", or cut a side of, an aluminum block to achieve a precise dimension and smooth finish.
  • Find the edge of a clamped workpiece, and drill a hole a precise distance from the edge.
  • Clean and maintain the mill.

Prerequisites:

No previous experience required, but Hands-On Metalworking Tools training recommended (see upcoming available dates listed at http://artisansasylum.com/current-classes/#sectionmetalworking). Students must be at least 18 years old.

Materials Provided:

Aluminum block: $3. Bring some cash, or bring a 1"-ish X 1"-ish X 2"-ish aluminum scrap piece

What to Bring:

Hair ties for long hair, closed-toed shoes, long-sleeve shirt.

Event Time:

Manual Mill Tool Trainings run every other Tuesday evening from 7:15pm to 9:15pm. Select your desired date from the dropdown menu above.

Instructor: 

Damian Ward began working with metal when he brought home an oxy-acetylene rig in 2009 and began welding. Arc welding followed soon after, along with melting and casting aluminum. Since joining the Artisan's Asylum, Damian has spent almost all of his free time in the machine shop and has lost track of how many hours he has spent in front of the mill. 

In addition to his metalworking, Damian has worked on a dairy farm, pulled network cable, worked for Lockheed Martin, and practiced criminal law. Damian's favorite Doctor Who companion is Wilfred Mott.


REFUNDS: We offer full refunds for any class cancellations more than one week in advance of the class start date. After that point refunds are contingent upon the Asylum being able to fill the seat. No refunds whatsoever are offered for same-day cancellations. To request a refund for a class, please fill out this form

CANCELLATIONS: Your class may be cancelled if too few people register. A decision will be made a few days before the class is scheduled to run, and you will be notified of the cancellation and your registration refunded in full.




When: Mar 10, 2015 7:15:00 PM to Mar 24, 2015 9:15:00 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Tue, 10 Mar 2015 19:15:00 )
Introduction to ShopBot CNC Router and VCarve Pro FEB/MARCH TUESDAYS

Description:

Learn to use the Asylum's new ShopBot CNC Router, and the easy-to-use VCarve Pro - Edition CAM package for creating tool cut paths from 2D and 3D CAD drawing.

The Asylum's ShopBot is a PRSalpha 96x48 model with full 3-axis CNC capability and a 8ft x 4ft x 6in work envelope. It can cut wood, plastic, plywood, MDF, and other materials.

Students will be trained in use of the CAM software and control software for the ShopBot, as well as bit and tool selection, material hold-down techniques, speed and feed settings, and safe operating procedures. Students will build a wood-and-plastic project in the course of the class which they will be able to leave with at the end.

Class Goals:

At the conclusion of the course students will have hands-on experience creating tool paths and cutting material on the Asylum ShopBot, and be ready to scheduling an individual testing session to be authorized for independent access to the ShopBot.

Prerequisites:

Students should have prior experience with a CAD or vector drawing software program which can output DXF format files, such as Inkscape, Illustrator, AutoCAD, or Solidworks.

Materials Provided:

Wood and plastic material for student projects will be provided.

What to Bring:

Shop appropriate clothing, something with which to take notes.

Instructor Biography: 



When: Feb 17, 2015 7 PM to Mar 10, 2015 10 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Tue, 17 Feb 2015 19 )
Boston Track Classic
Tickets go on sale Thursday, February 5, at 10am.

Beer Garden tickets are $100.
Section 1 seats are $40.
Section 2 seats are $40.
Section 3 seats are $30.
Section 4 seats are $30.
Section 5 seats are $30.
Section 6 seats are $20.
Section 7 seats are $20.
Standing room only tickets are $10.

When: Jun 6, 2015 4 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 06 Jun 2015 16 )
MassMouth Presents: Story Slam Semi-finals Season 6


When: Mar 24, 2015 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Tue, 24 Mar 2015 19 )
Alba's Edge... CD Release....
I have gotten to hear Alba's Edge a number of times now in concert and must admit to being very impressed indeed by the innovative, unbridled, and adventurous approach to new and traditional tunes alike. But its the phenomenal level musical chops and sheer energy they bring to their performances that has most impressed. This will be a CD release so expect lots and lots of great and enthusiastic guests some of which you will already know of!! "Alba's Edge is a tapestry of cultures: the expressive Scottish and original fiddle melodies are woven together with jazz improvisation and harmony, funk bass lines and the rhythms of Latin America to form a cohesive and singular musical experience. Fiddle, piano, drums and bass come together seamlessly in a new sound that BBC Radio Scotland has called "a wonderful concoction". Fresh off a US State Department funded tour of Mexico, Alba's Edge performs and leads clinics across the US and internationally at venues ranging from house concerts to festival stages." The Burren Backroom series launched in October of 2011 but has already created many memorable, intimate, informal presentations held in a truly atmospheric space which was created by well-known traditional musicians Tommy and Louise McCarthy in Davis Square, Somerville, Massachusetts. DeDanann, Dervish, Teada, The Teetotalers, Lunasa, Robbie O'Connell, Sean Tyrrell, the list is building and building, and the radio recordings have become a feature of the weekly Celtic Sojourn radio broadcasts. A series of CDs "Live from the Backroom" is being planned. Hosted by Brian O'Donovan of A Celtic Sojourn on WGBH radio, these gatherings feature core performers from many aspects of traditional music as well as special guests, and conversations around the music. Regularly, there are "openers" artists presenting three or four pieces often in contrast to the "main" offering. This has seen some spectacular new and often unexpected talent being presented on stage. There is a $5 discount for WGBH Members. If you are a member, send an e-mail to celtic@wgbh.org and we will send you the code. Seating is VERY limited and these events have been selling out, so get your tickets today!



When: May 20, 2015 7 PM to May 20, 2015 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 12 - 23 USD (Wed, 20 May 2015 19 )
In Concert! Shepley Metcalf and Pianist Ron Roy
In their new show GOING PLACES, Metcalf and Roy take the audience on a tour from Rhode Island to the Riviera and beyond--via song. The evening showcases traveling tunes and divine destinations with music from lyricists as diverse as Cole Porter, Joni Mitchell, Stephen Sondheim, and Mary Chapin Carpenter. Expect songs about New York, New Orleans, London, Paris, and beyond... Since 2008 the duo has performed around New England (Scullers Jazz Club, Acton Jazz Cafe, Wellfleet Preservation Hall), and in New York City (Metropolitan Room). Their new album "Don't Bother to Knock," little-known gems from the 1930s to '50s, was released last fall.



When: May 15, 2015 8 PM to May 15, 2015 10 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 15 - 15 USD (Fri, 15 May 2015 20 )
Fan-tastic Fans: Intro to Burlesque Fan Dance
Do you sigh with longing when you see pictures of Sally Rand and her giant feathered fans or Rogue Burlesque's own Delilah Spring, in living, breathing, feathery beauty? Then sign up here, cause Delilah's going to teach you the graceful, sensual art of Fan Dance! In this beginner class, you'll learn basic holds, classic fan poses and moves, and how to put it all together. This 90-minute class is open to all levels of burlesque experience (including none at all!). You don't need to bring your own fans, but you can if you have them. The skills you learn will transfer to a number of fan-like items. Due to space constraints, this class is limited to 12 attendees, so sign up early!



When: Mar 8, 2015 6 PM to Mar 8, 2015 7 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 30 - 30 USD (Sun, 08 Mar 2015 18 )
Annalise Emerick
Age Limit: All Ages

Annalise Emerick



When: Mar 8, 2015 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 08 Mar 2015 20 )
Terry Kitchen
Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Armory Cafe. Great music, great food, free parking.

When: May 2, 2015 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 02 May 2015 20 )
Brian Chaffee and The Players


When: Mar 8, 2015 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 08 Mar 2015 20 )
Lexi Weege


When: Mar 8, 2015 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 08 Mar 2015 20 )
Paul Speidel Band 20th Anniversary Show!


When: Mar 7, 2015 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 07 Mar 2015 19 )
Bite: Food as Art
When: Feb 28, 2015 1 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 28 Feb 2015 13 )
20th Anniversary Celebration
When: Mar 7, 2015 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 07 Mar 2015 19 )
Bicycle Maintenance I: APRIL

Description:

Learn how to maintain your bicycle! The four classes in this course will cover the following topics: changing a flat tire, introduction to drive systems and rear derailleurs, brake systems overhaul, and introduction to bearings systems and front hub overhaul. Students will be performing the maintenance themselves, on their own bicycles, after a short instruction and demonstration. This is a basic course, and some bicycle types may be outside of the scope of the course. However, the course does reach a level of detail at which students who are intending to expand their knowledge of bicycles find it helpful to do some light note-taking during lecture time.

Class Goals:

Students will come out of this course with the ability to tend to the most common maintenance requirements of their bicycle.

Prerequisites:

Students must be at least 18 years of age -- otherwise, all you need is the desire to learn!

Materials Provided:

All relevant tools and equipment will be provided, as well as lubricants and rags etc.

What to Bring:

Your bike, replacement parts if necessary (check with instructor), and clothes you don't mind getting black bike grease on.

Instructor Biography:

 

“Seven” as she’s commonly known, has learned her bicycle maintenance skills through a combination of Broadway Bicycle School training, and spending inordinate amounts of time around SCUL headquarters (a positive bicycle chopper gang). Seven maintains a small fleet of “normal” bicycles, has built and maintained her own modified bicycles, and she likes to read bicycle repair manuals for kicks. Seven enjoys maintenance best when her SCUL comrades get together and ask her two or three “how do I…” questions at once. She’s also keen on hot yoga, meditation, making electronics go, and treasures playtime with friends.

 

 

Event Time:

Session 1: Thursday, April 2, 7PM - 9PM

Session 2: Thursday, April 9, 7PM - 9PM

Session 3: Thursday, April 16, 7PM - 9PM

Session 4: Thursday, April 23, 7PM - 9PM

 

REFUNDS: We offer full refunds for any class cancellations more than one week in advance of the class start date. After that point refunds are contingent upon the Asylum being able to fill the seat. No refunds whatsoever are offered for same-day cancellations. To request a refund for a class, please fill out this form.

CANCELLATIONS: Your class may be cancelled if too few people register. A decision will be made a few days before the class is scheduled to run, and you will be notified of the cancellation and your registration refunded in full.



When: Apr 2, 2015 7 PM to Apr 23, 2015 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Thu, 02 Apr 2015 19 )
Erin Harpe & The Delta Swingers
  

When: Mar 14, 2015 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: $10 advance/$12 dos (Sat, 14 Mar 2015 19 )
Tom Bianchi
Age Limit: 21+

Tom Bianchi



When: Mar 1, 2015 10 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 01 Mar 2015 22 )
Noura Mint Seymali
A nationally beloved star in Mauritania, Noura Mint Seymali creates a mesmerizing tension between ancient traditions and contemporary idioms. She merges her powerful griot voice with the desert-blues guitar lines created by her husband, Jeiche Ould Chighaly. They are backed by a declarative, funk-driven rhythm section with traditional instruments at its core—ardine (harp), tidinit (lute), and tíbeul (bowl drum), along with western bass and drums.

When: May 1, 2015 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Guaranteed seating with dinner reservation $25 General admission, 21+ (Fri, 01 May 2015 19 )
Zakir Hussain and Celtic Connections
Tabla master Zakir Hussain has long explored cross-cultural music fusions with the likes of Mickey Hart, Bela Fleck, John McLaughlin, and Yo-Yo Ma. His newest project, Celtic Connections, pairs the beautiful and flowing melodies of Celtic instruments including bodhran, violin, pipes, flutes, and whistles with Indian tabla, bamboo flute, and Carnatic (south Indian) violin. This groundbreaking ensemble tours North America performing The Pulse of the World for the first time with a stellar lineup of Indian and Celtic musicians.

When: Mar 29, 2015 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Reserved Seating $40.00 (includes Somerville Theatre $1.00 restoration fee) (Sun, 29 Mar 2015 19 )
Build a Nerf Gun 101: Basic Pistol MARCH

Description:

Come learn how to make your very own foam-dart-shooting Nerf pistol!  This class is designed to be an introduction to the field of homemade Nerf guns; we will not only show you how to assemble your very own nerf pistol out of commonly available parts, but we will also teach you the theory and mechanics behind the design so you can design your own!    These pistols were designed with the novice builder in mind: not only are they as simple as possible for ease of assembly, they are also easily upgraded with additional features.  Furthermore, unlike more advanced homemade Nerf guns these pistols are not dangerously overpowered; they are comparable in power and range to Nerf’s current Elite line, and so can be used by children of 8 years and up.

Class Goals:

Their very own Nerf-dart-shooting pistol, understanding of the basic mechanics and physics involved in it’s design and operation (spring power, simple pneumatics).

Prerequisites:

Must be comfortable using a drill. Students must be at least 18 years old.

Materials Provided:

Dart gun kit (includes 5 darts), $15.  Packs of 25 elite darts will also be available for $10.

What to Bring:

$15 for kit, $10 if you want more darts.

Instructor Biography:


Judah Sher is an expert in the field of rapid prototyping, with specific focus on making these technologies more accessible. Since graduating from DAAP with a degree in industrial design, he has used CNC routers, laser cutters, and 3D printers professionally, including successfully launching an open-source CNC router on Kickstarter, co-founding a 3D printer startup, and teaching related classes at the Artisan’s Asylum for over a year.



Event Time:

Sunday, March 15th, 1:30-3:30pm

 

REFUNDS: We offer full refunds for any class cancellations more than one week in advance of the class start date. After that point refunds are contingent upon the Asylum being able to fill the seat. No refunds whatsoever are offered for same-day cancellations. To request a refund for a class, please fill out this form.

CANCELLATIONS: Your class may be cancelled if too few people register. A decision will be made a few days before the class is scheduled to run, and you will be notified of the cancellation and your registration refunded in full.



When: Mar 15, 2015 1 PM to Mar 15, 2015 3 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 15 Mar 2015 13 )
Manual Machining and Layout: MAR/APR Sundays

Description:

For students who want more than just an introduction to the Asylum's manual milling machines and lathe, this class will provide an extended background in practical machining theory and practice. By the end of the class, you'll be able to select appropriate materials for projects from robotics to coffee grinders, understand the theory behind complex operations like automotive cylinder boring, and most importantly, be comfortable creating parts and assemblies like axles, brackets, fixturing jigs, and motor supports.

Class Goals:

Students will learn the following operations on the mill and lathe:

Mill

  • Setup and true-ing of the mill and vise.
  • Holding parts accurately in the vise.
  • Clamping large, irregular parts directly to the mill table.
  • "Facing" a part using a fly cutter.
  • Cutting precise features using an endmill.
  • Drilling precise, ordinately-dimensioned holes.

Lathe

  • Clamping round parts using a three-jaw vise.
  • Clamping irregular parts using a 4-jaw vise.
  • Turning operations on a cylindrical part.
  • Facing operations on a raw part.
  • Parting off of completed parts.
  • Threading using the lathe.
  • Drilling and tapping using the lathe.

Other

  • Introduction to material selection
  • Introduction to machining theory
  • Introduction to engineering design

Prerequisites:

No experience required. Students must be at least 18 years of age.

Materials Provided:

Aluminum and steel practice pieces: $5. Material can be purchased directly from the instructor.

What to Bring:

Hair ties for long hair, closed-toed shoes.

Instructor Biography: 

Danaan Metge is a mechanical engineer with extensive prototyping experience. His experience with a mill, lathe, welder, and 3D printer was gleaned from work fabricating parts for an electric self-balancing motorcycle and an off-road gas-powered skateboard with a small company in Somerville, and also from designing and building his own bicycle frame and guitar amplifier.

 

Event Time: 

Session 1: Sunday, March 15, 1:00-3:00PM

Session 2: Sunday, March 22, 1:00-3:00PM

Session 3: Sunday, March 29, 1:00-3:00PM

**No Class April 5: Easter Sunday/Passover**

Session 4: Sunday, April 12, 1:00-3:00PM

Session 5: Sunday, April 19, 1:00-3:00PM

Session 6: Sunday, April 26, 1:00-3:00PM

 

REFUNDS: We offer full refunds for any class cancellations more than one week in advance of the class start date. After that point refunds are contingent upon the Asylum being able to fill the seat. No refunds whatsoever are offered for same-day cancellations. To request a refund for a class, please fill out this form

CANCELLATIONS: Your class may be cancelled if too few people register. A decision will be made a few days before the class is scheduled to run, and you will be notified of the cancellation and your registration refunded in full.



When: Mar 15, 2015 1 PM to Apr 26, 2015 3 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 15 Mar 2015 13 )
Henry VI, Part 2 by Actors' Shakespeare Project
Henry VI, Part 2 by Actors' Shakespeare Project



Wednesday, May 13, 2015 (All day) to Sunday, June 7, 2015 (All day)





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When: May 13, 2015 12 AM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: http://www.actorsshakespeareproject.org/subscriptions (Wed, 13 May 2015 00 )
The Dam Lakefest
The Dam Lakefest is happening on 18 Jul 2015 at Welch Park Somerville, United States Of America. Its a premier event in Miscellaneous industry.

Book a stall at 10times.com!

When: Jul 18, 2015 12 AM to Jul 18, 2015 12 AMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 18 Jul 2015 00 )
Winsor Music: Chamber Series III — Arneis String Quartet
For many years, Winsor Music has performed monthly outreach concerts at the Visiting Nurse Association residence in Somerville. We are excited to announce an additional concert on our regular series, hosted by the VNA and featuring the nationally recognized Arneis Quartet. Save the date, and we'll bring the Haydn!

When: Mar 23, 2015 7 PM to Mar 23, 2015 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Mon, 23 Mar 2015 19 )
"Men at Words" Featuring James Keelaghan, Archie Fisher and Jez Lowe: A Benefit Concert for FOLK New England
A Benefit Concert for FOLK New England Three of the world's finest songwriters and most respected singers have decided to take their friendship on the road. Having come together for several years while on a cruise they found that their music has a great synergy. James has toured separately with Archie and Jez and when they again all found themselves staying in the same house last Fall the idea for the tour was born. Archie Fisher An avid horseman and master guitarist, singer and songwriter Archie Fisher is Scotland's foremost Folk music troubadour. He is known in his homeland for a 27-year tenure as the host of BBC Radio Scotland's award-winning "Travelling Folk" show. Recognized for his contributions to Scottish folk music, he was inducted into the Scots Traditional Music Hall of Fame and in 2006 was awarded an MBE (Member of the British Empire), a prestigious honor nominated by his peers and bestowed by Queen Elizabeth. James Keelaghan Called Canada's finest singer-songwriter by one of the most respected and lauded music journalists of the last 50 years, James Keelaghan is an artist who has proven to be a man for all seasons. As the calendar pages have turned, for almost a quarter of a century now, this poet laureate of the folk and roots music world has gone about his work with a combination of passion, intent and intensity, and curiosity. Fusing his insatiable appetite for finding the next unique storyline Keelaghan also forges his pieces with brilliantly defined craftsmanship and a monogrammed artistic vision, making him one of the most distinctive and readily identifiable voices of not only the Canadian scene, but as a member of the international singer-songwriter community. Armed with a songbook that has enlightened and enthralled, and been embraced, by audiences around the world, Keelaghan's life as an artist is one that is a perpetual journey on so many levels. Jez Lowe We're delighted to announce Jez Lowe is a BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2015 Nominee for 'Best Original Song' for The Pitmen Poets and 'Folksinger of the Year'. Jez Lowe has built an enviable reputation as a songwriter and performer in the world of acoustic music, and as a recognised musical ambassador for his native North East England, with more than a dozen albums and countless live performances around the world over the last twenty years. Among those who have recorded their own versions of Lowe's songs, are Fairport Convention, The Dubliners, The Tannahill Weavers, Cherish The Ladies, Gordon Bok, The Black Brothers, Liam Clancy and literally hundreds of others. Songs like BACK IN DURHAM GAOL, THE BERGEN, GREEK LIGHTNING and THESE COAL TOWN DAYS have generated scores of cover versions around the globe, and are now classics of their kind. He has performed at some of the most prestigious venues in the world, both solo and with the Bad Pennies, including the main stages at Edmonton Festival (Canada), Tonder Festival (Denmark), The Kennedy Center and the Smithsonian (US), Port Fairy and Byron Bay Festivals (Australia) and at concerts and festivals in New Zealand, Hong Kong, Ireland, Holland, Germany and Spain.



When: Apr 9, 2015 8 PM to Apr 9, 2015 11 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 25 - 50 USD (Thu, 09 Apr 2015 20 )
LOVE LOVE
Age Limit: 21+

LOVE LOVE



When: Apr 8, 2015 9 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: $5 (Wed, 08 Apr 2015 21 )
LOVE LOVE - Field Day
Age Limit: 21+

LOVE LOVE

Field Daywebsite:https://fielddaymusic.bandcamp.com

When: Mar 20, 2015 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Free (Fri, 20 Mar 2015 20 )
William Elliott Whitmore
When: Apr 12, 2015 6 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 16.00 - 16.00 (Sun, 12 Apr 2015 18 )
Heather Styka
Age Limit: All Ages

Heather Styka



When: Mar 1, 2015 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 01 Mar 2015 20 )
Rick Gottlieb
Age Limit: All Ages

Rick Gottlieb



When: Mar 11, 2015 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Wed, 11 Mar 2015 20 )
Jazz at The Green Room: Gerry Beaudoin & Jesse Williams Duo
Jazz guitarist Gerry Beaudoin has carved out a career as an award-winning guitarist, arranger, composer, educator and recording artist. He was the founder of the critically acclaimed Boston Jazz Ensemble. In 1998 Gerry formed the New Guitar Summit featuring Gerry, Jay Geils of J.Geils Band fame and blues icon Duke Robillard. Gerry has also had his music placed on the Grammy Awards ballot in multiple categories three times in his career. Gerry has performed and recorded with the best in the jazz and blues worlds including Kansas City jazz legend Jay McShann, Blues shouter and saxophonist Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson,Bucky and John Pizzarella ,Duke Robillard, Karrin Allyson, Ronnie Earl, mandolinist David Grisman and saxophonists Harry Allen, Fred Lipsius and Greg Abate. In 2007 he was chosen for a Statesman Of Jazz Tour. Bassist Jesse Williams has performed and recorded around the world with a who's who of jazz and blues royalty and been recognized by the music industry for this excellence with performances on two Grammy Nominated recordings and nominations for six W.C. Handy recordings. He has performed and recorded with Bucky Pizzarelli, Howard Alden, Duke Robillard, Jay McShann, Al Kooper, Jay Geils, John Hammond, Karin Allyson, Harry Allen, Ruth Brown, Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, Maria Muldaur, Johnnie Johnson, Ronnie Earl, Henry Butler, Susan Tedeschi, Charles Neville, and others. His bass playing has been heard on the stages of the world including the North Sea Jazz, Edmonton Folk, Montreal Jazz Festival, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Vancouver Jazz, Byron Bay, Russian River, Boston Globe Jazz and Blues, the Preakness ,the Beantown Festival, and Jazz At Lincoln Center. Mr. Williams is on the faculty of Berklee College of Music, Milton Academy, and Phillips Academy. After recording and performing together for years in the Gerry Beaudoin Trio they have developed a near telepathic connection to each other and the music. During the recording of a commercial CD project, they laid down a few tracks together during sound check not realizing that the engineer had left on the recording equipment. In a burst of complete spontaneity Gerry just started playing and and Jesse fell in behind him. Thirty six minutes later they had recorded five songs of what Gerry, a veteran of numerous recording sessions, said was, "some of the best playing either of us had ever done." Liking what they heard in playback they quickly recorded three more tracks. The result is their duo CD, Blues In The Corner Pocket.



When: May 2, 2015 8 PM to May 2, 2015 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 10 - 10 USD (Sat, 02 May 2015 20 )
Sean Tyrrell
Sean Tyrrell is no stranger to the Burren Backroom or indeed, this series. In the past, he has wooed the audience with tales and songs about Irish American Heroes, Ghostly Hunters, crazy bombers, lonely lovers, and broken hearted travellers. Last year in this series, he celebrated his recording of some of the "big" Irish songs that, to paraphrase Yogi Berra, were so popular, nobody sang them any more. One patron a few years agao, described him as "the Robert Johnson of Ireland." Can't wait to have him back with us. Click on the Video to the left to listen to a unique and brilliant reinterpretation of The Rising of the Moon. The Burren Backroom series is now well established as one of the great trad series in the world, and looks to create intimate, informal presentations held in the atmospheric space created by well-known traditional musicians Tommy and Louise McCarthy in Davis Square, Somerville, Masachusetts. Hosted by Brian O'Donovan of A Celtic Sojourn on WGBH radio, these gatherings will feature core performers from many aspects of traditional music as well as special guests, and conversations around the music. As is the custom of the Burren, it is anticipated informal and dynamic post concert sessions will be a feature. There is a $5 discount for WGBH Members. If you are a member, send an e-mail to celtic@wgbh.org and we will send you the code. Seating is VERY limited and these events have been selling out, so get your tickets today!



When: Apr 1, 2015 7 PM to Apr 1, 2015 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 18 - 23 USD (Wed, 01 Apr 2015 19 )
Open Mic Night w/ Dr. Grant


When: Mar 3, 2015 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Tue, 03 Mar 2015 20 )
Feufollet (Cajun/Roots/Rock) / The Hoolios
  

When: Mar 31, 2015 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Tue, 31 Mar 2015 19 )
Amy Black CD Release (songwriter/soul/country/blues)
  

When: Jun 13, 2015 6 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 13 Jun 2015 18 )
Amy Black CD Release (songwriter/soul/country/blues)
  

When: Jun 12, 2015 6 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Fri, 12 Jun 2015 18 )
Honky Tonk Knights (Rockabilly Trio)

Section D availability is determined by artist preference.

ZONE ARRIVAL TIMES

Section A  6:00 – 6:30pm

Section B  5:45 – 6:15pm

Section C  5:45 – 6:15pm

Section D  5:30 – 6:00pm

Section E  6:00 – 6:30pm

Section F  5:30 – 6:00pm

Section G  6:15 – 6:45pm

** When purchasing a ticket in a Zone, you are not guaranteed a particular seat. Seats are assigned at venue’s discretion. **

** If you are unable to make your section’s arrival time or need to cancel your dinner reservation, please call 617-776-2004 DAY OF SHOW, ONLY AFTER 4PM. TICKETS ARE NOT REFUNDABLE.**



TERMS AND CONDITIONS

General Admission does NOT guarantee seating. Bar area is unreserved, first come first served, and offers a full menu.

** Unoccupied zoned dinner seating will be released to general admission 15 minutes before performance begins.

Guaranteed Seating: For guaranteed seating, purchase a ticket in one of the main room zones A-G, arrive within designated time which is under the Additional Information on this event page / in your confirmation email, and purchase dinner that evening. $15 FOOD minimum per person plus 7% meal tax

All tables seat either four or two. If you don’t purchase all of the seats, you may be seated with others.

Ages 10+ may attend with a parent and dinner/show combo ticket for EARLY SHOWS ONLY.

General Admission (all shows) AND Fri/Sat shows starting 9pm & later are ALWAYS 21+.

Exceptions apply. Refer to www.johnnyds.com and click on the Music/Events calendar to check your show.

Fees Apply To All Online Purchases

Please note the following, day of show;

- Limited number of admissions available "cash only" at door on any given night, first come first serve.

- The ''cash only'' price at Door may vary from advance price.

Please call venue (617) 776-2004 after 4pm for specific set times and more information, or follow us on Facebook / Twitter.



When: Mar 13, 2015 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Fri, 13 Mar 2015 19 )
JOAN OSBORNE - ACOUSTIC DUO Featuring Keith Cotton - LOVE AND HATE TOUR - PLUS Derik Hultquist / Ruby Rose Fox
  

When: Mar 6, 2015 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Fri, 06 Mar 2015 19 )
Jewelry II: Intermediate Metalsmithing MARCH/APRIL


       

Description:

If you've learned the basics of jewelry-making and want to take them further, this 6-session class is a great way to get guidance on more advanced projects while learning new techniques and tips.

Jewelry II is taking on a new format as an Intermediate Guided Projects course, offering flexibility to students who have a project or projects they'd like to tackle with expert guidance. For students who would like a more structured class, projects will be available in making findings (earwires and toggle clasps), fabricating a heavy bezel for any shape of stone, drawing your own tubing, and forming a hollow ring.

Precision, patience, and problem-solving will be stressed as students learn traditional methods and tools for layout, advanced soldering, and flawless finishing.

Class Goals:

By building on the skills introduced in Jewelry I, students will gain enough further knowledge of the tools around them in order to be confident working independently in the Artisan's Asylum jewelry studio (or in their own).

Prerequisites:

Jewelry I at Artisans Asylum or proof of basic skills by appointment with the instructor. Students must be at least 18 years of age.

Materials Provided:

A $20 consumables fee will be payable by students at the first class, plus any materials costs for projects. Silver will be available for purchase for individual projects or guided project kits. Fees are payable by check, cash, or credit card to the instructor.

What to Bring:

Sketched ideas, and the tools from Jewelry I, and the $20 consumables fee in cash, check or credit card. Students are welcome to bring their own tools and projects in progress. Please wear close-toed shoes and use hair ties to secure long hair. An apron is great for keeping your clothes from destruction but is optional.

Instructor Biography:

Karen Burke (“the other Karen in the jewelry shop”) is a professional jeweler and metalsmith who works and teaches out of the Hot Crafts Studio at Artisan's Asylum. Working primarily in silver, steel, and niobium, she takes a special interest in chains, soldering, metallurgy, repairs, and unusual fabrication challenges.

Event Time:

Session 1: Thursday, March 12, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Session 2: Thursday, March 19, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Session 3: Thursday, March 26, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Session 4: Thursday, April 2, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Session 5: Thursday, April 9, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Session 6: Thursday, April 16, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

 

REFUNDS: We offer full refunds for any class cancellations more than one week in advance of the class start date. After that point refunds are contingent upon the Asylum being able to fill the seat. No refunds whatsoever are offered for same-day cancellations. To request a refund for a class, please fill out this form.

CANCELLATIONS: Your class may be cancelled if too few people register. A decision will be made a few days before the class is scheduled to run, and you will be notified of the cancellation and your registration refunded in full.



When: Mar 12, 2015 6 PM to Apr 16, 2015 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18 )
Tool Training: Hands-On Metalworking Tools MARCH

Description:

If you already know what you want to build and how you want to build it, and you just want to learn how to safely use the basic tools you need (or just need a refresher), this Tool Training session is for you! This training session covers metalworking tools that are supplementary to mills, lathes, and welders, including sheet metal tools like the jump shear and the brake, the abrasive cutoff saw, horizontal & vertical band saws, angle grinders, belt sander, drill press, and spot welders.

The first week is basic training; the second week, students will have the opportunity to demonstrate their competency and get signed off on the tools. Students will be authorized to use the tools independently as members at Artisan's Asylum after successful completion of the testing portion. 

Please note that this Tool Training does not provide significant practice with each tool, nor discuss any advanced techniques. To learn how to use metal shop tools at anything other than an introductory level, please take a look at the long-form classes available on out Current Class Offerings page.

Class Goals:

By the end of the tool training session, students will be comfortable with the operation of the jump shear, bending brake, the abrasive cutoff saw, horizontal & vertical band saws, angle grinders, belt sander, drill press, and spot welders.

After passing the proficiency test, they will be able to use all of the tools in this group as a member in our workspace.

Prerequisites:

No previous experience required. Students must be at least 18 years of age.

Materials Provided:

All practice materials will be provided by Artisan's Asylum.

What to Bring/Wear:

Students should wear metal-shop-appropriate clothes - clothing of natural fibers (cotton, leather, or wool), closed-toe shoes, dangly jewelry or straps, and long hair tied back.

Event Time:

Training: Thursday, March 12, 7-10pm

Testing: Thursday, March 19, 7-10pm

Instructors:

Chris Kearney

Fred Manke

 

REFUNDS: We offer full refunds for any class cancellations more than one week in advance of the class start date. After that point refunds are contingent upon the Asylum being able to fill the seat. No refunds whatsoever are offered for same-day cancellations. To request a refund for a class, please fill out this form

CANCELLATIONS: Your class may be cancelled if too few people register. A decision will be made a few days before the class is scheduled to run, and you will be notified of the cancellation and your registration refunded in full.




When: Mar 12, 2015 7 PM to Mar 19, 2015 10 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Thu, 12 Mar 2015 19 )
The Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library - The Wrong Shapes
Age Limit: 21+

The Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library

The Wrong Shapeswebsite: Mount Peruwebsite:

When: Mar 14, 2015 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: free / donation (Sat, 14 Mar 2015 19 )
Sorcha
Age Limit: All Ages

Sorcha



When: Mar 1, 2015 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 01 Mar 2015 19 )
Saints and Tzadiks
'a unique and amazing work of aural art; full of unexpected delights and twists that will leave the listener wondering what's next -- and wondering how McKeown and Sklamberg put it all together without becoming tongue-tied.' Patrick O'Donnell, Green Man Review "a consistent, unique work and thoroughly entertaining." Irish American What could be more appropriate for a Boston Jewish Music Festival than a program combining Yiddish and Celtic songs? Renowned Irish singer Susan McKeown and Lorin Sklamberg, lead vocalist of The Klezmatics, offer a Celtic-Yiddish musical conversation in ballad, lore and myth. An intimate, coffeehouse style concert by two Grammy winning singers. Presented in partnership with the Irish Consulate of Boston. If you would like guaranteed table seating for this concert, you must purchase a concert ticket AND dinner reservation package directly through Johnny D's at johnnyds.com or by calling 617.776.2004 after 3:30 pm.



When: Mar 11, 2015 8 PM to Mar 11, 2015 10 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 18 - 18 USD (Wed, 11 Mar 2015 20 )
Jazz at The Green Room: Russ Gershon Trio feat. Rick McLaughlin & Oscar Suchanek
The Either/Orchestra founder, Accurate Records impresario & reeds player Russ Gershon returns to JATGR with a pair of E/O bandmates -- veteran bassist Rick McLaughlin and relative newcomer drummer Oscar Suchanek.



When: Mar 15, 2015 5 PM to Mar 15, 2015 6 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 10 - 10 USD (Sun, 15 Mar 2015 17 )
Luther "Guitar Junior" Johnson & The Magic Rockers plus Matthew Smart Band

Terms and Conditions

General Admission does NOT guarantee seating. Bar area is unreserved, first come first served, and offers a full menu. Fifteen minutes before music begins, unoccupied tables in the main room are open for all patrons.

Guaranteed Seating: For guaranteed seating, purchase a ticket in one of the main room zones A-G, arrive within designated time which is under the Additional Information on this event page / in your confirmation email, and purchase dinner that evening. $15 FOOD minimum per person plus 7% meal tax

** When purchasing a ticket in a Zone, you are not guaranteed a particular seat. Seats are assigned at venue’s discretion. **

*** IF ZONED SEATING IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ON THIS EVENT PAGE, IT MEANS THAT THERE ARE ONLY GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE***

** If you are unable to make your section’s arrival time or need to cancel your dinner reservation, please call 617-776-2004 DAY OF SHOW, ONLY AFTER 4PM. TICKETS ARE NOT REFUNDABLE.**

All tables seat either four or two. If you don’t purchase all of the seats, you may be seated with others.

Ages 10+ may attend with a parent and dinner/show combo ticket.
General Admission or Fri/Sat shows starting 9pm & later are ALWAYS 21+.

Exceptions apply. Refer to www.johnnyds.com and click on the Music/Events calendar to check your show.

Fees Apply To All Online Purchases



The day of show:

- Limited number of admissions available "cash only" at door on any given night, first come first serve.

- The ''cash only'' price at Door may vary from advance price.

Please call venue (617) 776-2004 after 4pm for especific set times and more information, or follow us on Facebook / Twitter.


 

Zones Arrival Times

Section A  6:00 – 6:30pm
Section B  5:45 – 6:15pm
Section C  5:45 – 6:15pm
Section D  5:30 – 6:00pm
Section E  6:00 – 6:30pm
Section F  5:30 – 6:00pm
Section G  6:15 – 6:45pm



When: Mar 28, 2015 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 28 Mar 2015 20 )
Fighting Friday


When: May 1, 2015 10 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Fri, 01 May 2015 22 )

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