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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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LEGO® Ninjago Training Camp Interactive Exhibit
LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Boston will open LEGO® Ninjago™ Training Camp on Saturday, March 14 at 10:00 am. This will be the first new addition to the attraction since its opening in May 2014.

LEGO® Ninjago Training Camp includes a new laser maze and LEGO Ninjago-themed interactive experiences based on the popular LEGO® line. Debuted in 2014, this immersive training camp allows visitors the chance to test and improve their Ninja skills in the quest to join Sensei Wu's elite team.

The LEGO® Ninjago Training Camp is housed in a rotating exhibit space that will feature a different installation each year. LEGO® Ninjago Training Camp will be at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Boston through the end of 2015.

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Boston is open Sunday-Thursday 10 am-7 pm, Friday and Saturday, 10 am-9 pm. Advance tickets are suggested to guarantee admission and can be purchased online at http://www.legolanddiscoverycenter.com/boston

About LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Boston
LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Boston is the first and only one in New England. The 44,000-square-foot indoor attraction, geared toward children aged 3 to 10 and their families, features millions of LEGO® bricks and offers a fun, highly interactive and educational two- to three-hour indoor experience. The attraction features interactive LEGO experiences, LEGO® Rides, LEGO® Studios 4D Cinema, LEGO® MINILAND featuring replicas of Boston landmarks made out of LEGO bricks, LEGO® Factory Tour and birthday rooms.

When: Mar 14, 2015 12 AM to Apr 14, 2015 12 AMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 14 Mar 2015 00 )
Calamity #9

Watch dance! Hear music! Drink beer! Our 9th show is at Aeronaut Brewing Company. Dancers and musicians and artists of all kinds will be performing in the brewery. Come enjoy all that the artists and brewers have to share with you, and meet some new pals!

You can reserve a spot below. Admission is free, but we would like to invite you to donate a few bucks, too - all donations will go directly to the performing artists. We will also be accepting cash donations at the show itself!



When: Apr 4, 2015 8 PM to Apr 4, 2015 11 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 04 Apr 2015 20 )
Tribute show! AfterFab and Heart Attack Ack Ack Ack Ack Ack
AfterFab is America's only tribute the *solo* careers of all four Beatles, 1969 to present, praised by Beatles authors, experts, and fans for their high energy and high fidelity to the original recordings. Heart Attack Ack Ack Ack Ack Ack is Boston's own, the the world's most fun, Billy Joel cover band. Don't miss this rare opportunity to hear Billy Joel and the solo Beatles, who've stacked up over 100 Top 40 hits among them, together in one night of music!

When: Apr 4, 2015 9 PM to Apr 5, 2015 1 AMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: $12 in advance to reserve (http://johnnyds.tunestub.com/event.cfm?id=190905&cart) or at the door. (Sat, 04 Apr 2015 21 )
AfterFab–The Beatles Solo Years plus HEART ATTACK ACK ACK ACK ACK ACK
  

When: Apr 4, 2015 9 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 04 Apr 2015 21 )
4.17 @ PA's Lounge w/ Lure of the Animal, Ambushed, Big Time Kill, 95Hyde

9- 9:45       Big Time Kill              

10- 10:45   Lure of the Animal     

11- 11:45   95Hyde                      

12- 12:45   Ambushed   


8:30 DOORS
21+ 



When: Apr 17, 2015 8 PM to Apr 17, 2015 11 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Fri, 17 Apr 2015 20 )
5.8 @ PA's Lounge w/ Go Blank, Absolute Gender + Alen of Dale

9 pm Go Blank 
http://www.reverbnation.com/goblankband 

10 pm Alen of Dale 
http://alenofdale1.bandcamp.com/

11 pm Absolute Gender 


8:30 DOORS // 21+ // $10 at the door, $7 advance



When: May 8, 2015 8 PM to May 8, 2015 11 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Fri, 08 May 2015 20 )
4.18 @ Cozy Covers, Emily Grogan Band, Four Point Restraints, TURCHI

9- 9:40             Cozy Covers                  

9:55- 10:35      Emily Grogan band         

10:50- 11:30    Four Point Restraints       

11:45- 12:30    TURCHI     



8:30 DOORS // 21+ // $10 at the door, $7 advance



When: Apr 18, 2015 8 PM to Apr 18, 2015 11 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 18 Apr 2015 20 )
4.11 @ PA's Lounge w/ The Fearless, Job Creators, Fireking + This Is Sky

Get ready to rock! You won't want to miss this show. Featuring...


THE FEARLESS
http://www.reverbnation.com/thefearlessmusic

Fireking
http://www.firekings.com/

Job Creators
http://jobcreatorsband.com/

This Is Sky
https://soundcloud.com/this-is-sky



8:30 DOORS // 21+ // $10 at the door, $7 advance


https://www.facebook.com/events/1387995898181248/



When: Apr 11, 2015 8 PM to Apr 11, 2015 11 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 11 Apr 2015 20 )
Open Blues Jam! featuring Matthew Smart Band
When: Mar 29, 2015 4 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: $0.00 (Sun, 29 Mar 2015 16 )
Research, Innovation, and Community Engagement

RESEARCH, INNOVATION, AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Tufts Institute for Innovation 1st Annual Student Symposium

Co-sponsored by Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service

 


9:00-9:20

Registration and Light Breakfast in Granoff Lobby

 

9:20-9:30

Welcome Remarks

Tufts Institute for Innovation: Mission & model for collaboration and community engagement

David Walt, Founding Director of Tufts Institute for Innovation and University Professor

 

9:30-10:00

Keynote address: Community Engagement for Social Impact

Faith Wallace-Gadsden, Founder, The Archimedes Project

 

10:00-10:20

Framing Talk: What is civic engagement and what does it mean with respect to innovation?

Peter Levine, Professor of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Tisch College

 

10:20-10:30  

Coffee break in Granoff Lobby

 

—Panel Discussions—

Moderated by: Jonathan Garlick, TII Executive Committee member 


10:30-11:30

Panel: Building collaborative research teams to advance community-based research

Gillian Beamer, Assistant Professor of Infectious Disease and Global Health

Elena Naumova, Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine

Sam Telford, Professor of Infectious Disease and Global Health

 

11:30-12:30

Panel: Translating research into policy and practice through community participation

Doug Brugge, Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine

David Gute, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Karen Kosinski, Assistant Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine

Fernando Ona, Assistant Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine

 

12:30-12:35

Invitation to Reception

Lauren Linton, Deputy Director of Tufts Institute for Innovation

 

12:35-1:30

Lunch, Poster Session, & Networking Reception in Granoff Lobby



When: Apr 10, 2015 9 AM to Apr 10, 2015 1 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Fri, 10 Apr 2015 09 )
Jazz at The Green Room #29: Kurtis Rivers & Alain Pacowski
Originally from South Carolina, Rivers moved to Massachusetts in the 1970s, eventually enrolling at Berklee School of Music in 1979. During and after his time at Berklee, Rivers worked hard in Boston's jazz clubs, playing several nights a week at the legendary Wally's Café in Boston's South End in the mid to late 1980s. In more recent times, Rivers has performed, recorded, and toured with acclaimed Boston jazz groups such as Salim Washington's Roxbury Blues Aesthetic, Russ Gershon's Either/Orchestra, and the Makanda Project. For the last 7 years, Kurtis has played Sunday nights at the Ramsay/Toy VFW post in Dorchester, a hidden gem in Boston's jazz world. Among Kurtis's bandmates on Sundays has been guitarist Alain Pacowski. Originally from Biarritz, France, Alain has been active in the Boston area jazz scene for decades, and these days splits his time between Boston and New York. The two met at legendary South End jazz spot Wally's when they were both regulars there, and the two have become "musical brothers" after decades of playing together. Looking forward to having these longtime musical friends back, this time together! With bassist TBD.



When: May 30, 2015 8 PM to May 30, 2015 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 10 - 10 USD (Sat, 30 May 2015 20 )
Craft My Wedding

It's time for the second annual Craft My Wedding!

Attention unique, creative minded, fun brides looking to add something a little different to your big day!

Come join us for a fun afternoon of local eats and treats, samples, demos and vendors you won't see anywhere else! Have a drink, enjoy some entertainment, get some tips, get a free consultation, enter the raffle and mingle with some talented folks. Our vendors are ready to chat one on one with you and discuss custom options and work with you on your unique vision! 

CMW isn't just a wedding fair, but an event! Focusing on local small businesses and handmade vendors CMW is an interactive event featuring an afternoon of live performances, a DJ, food and drink, samples, demonstrations, a photobooth, an in house salon, a fashion show and more! 

Last years event was a huge success and recieved tons of positive feedback from both attendees and participants!

Goodie Bag available to the first 75 Brides (per session) through the door!

For more informaiton be sure to visit our website and follow us on on Facebook and Twitter! We are constantly adding new vendors and fun additions!
www.craftmyweddingevent.com

 

*Brides must register their email address at the door to receive bag. Email will only be shared with businesses directly associated with Craft My Wedding.

Session One:
12:00-2:30PM

Session Two:
3:00-5:00PM

Ticket prices vary.
$8.00/session ($10.00 at the door)
$12.00 for both sessions/whole day ($15.00 at the door)
Group discounts for parties of 5 available online only

 

FAQs

 

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

ID will be required for anyone wishing to purchase alcohol from the cash bar or tasting alcoholic samples.  

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

There is a lot behind the Armory but parking is very limited. Free on street parking is available.

There are bicycle racks behind and in front of the building. Please do not lock your bike on the Armory railing. 

Arts at the Armory is approximately a 15 minute walk from Davis Square which is on the MBTA Red Line. You can also find us by using either the MBTA RT 88 and RT 90 bus that can be caught either at Lechmere (Green Line) or Davis Square (Red Line). Get off at the Highland Avenue and Lowell Street stop. You can also get to us from Sullivan Square (Orange Line) by using the MBTA RT 90 bus. Get off at the Highland Avenue and Benton Road stop.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

http://www.craftmyweddingevent.com/contact.html 

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes please! This helps speed up the process! You can also use your phone.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

No problemo!



When: Apr 19, 2015 12 PM to Apr 19, 2015 5 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Sun, 19 Apr 2015 12 )
Colin Stetson And Sarah Neufeld Duo
When: Jun 18, 2015 6 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 17.00 - 17.00 (Thu, 18 Jun 2015 18 )
BOOTY VORTEX



 

ZONE ARRIVAL TIMES

All Sections should arrive between 9:15 - 9:45 pm

** 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: Jun 12, 2015 10 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Fri, 12 Jun 2015 22 )
The Jauntee with Sprocket



 

ZONE ARRIVAL TIMESAll Sections should arrive between 9:15 - 9:45 pm after the early show

 

** 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: May 22, 2015 10 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Fri, 22 May 2015 22 )
Kate's Challenged Athletes Foundation - NYC Triathlon Fundraiser

Beer + Fundraising = An awesome end to your weekend or start to your week! As part of my fundraising effort for the Challenged Atheletes Foundation's 2015 New York City Triathlon team, I'll be hosting a fundraiser at American Fresh, the Slumbrew taproom in Assembly Square. Tickets to attend are  $30 and include a tasty charcuterie, pretzel and food spread and 5 raffle tickets for an array of prizes, including a gift basket from Slumbrew. Additionall raffle tickets will go for $1 a piece. American Fresh has Slumbrew and Bantam Cider on tap. If you've already donated to my CAF fundraising page, don't worry you're name will be on the list! Learn more about CAF and the athletes supported by CAF by visiting http://www.challengedathletes.org/



When: May 3, 2015 5 PM to May 3, 2015 8 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 03 May 2015 17 )
Fighting Friday


When: Apr 18, 2015 10 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 18 Apr 2015 22 )
Amanda McCarthy
No foolin' here :) playing a half hour set, more details TBA

When: Apr 1, 2015 9 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Wed, 01 Apr 2015 21 )
Tool Training & Testing: Hot Craft Studio Jewelry Shop APRIL

Description:

Tool Training for Jewelry in the Hot Craft Studio: Students will learn the proper use and location of all the tools in the studio and to operate the acetylene gas tank, set up a soldering area, turn on and off the tank, use the polishing set up, the rolling mill, and the flex shaft.

Tool Testing will follow at least one week after training or by appointment with the shop monitor, and is necessary before a member is allowed to work independently in the shop.

For other classes and trainings available in the jewelry studio at Artisan's Asylum, check out http://artisansasylum.com/site/current-classes/#jewelry.

Prerequisites:

No experience required. Students must be at least 18 years old.

Materials Provided:

All necessary materials will be provided, and are included in the cost of registration!

What to Bring:

Close-toed shoes, hair tie-backs, notebook.

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:

Registration for Training + Testing reserves a Jewelry Shop tool training appointment and followup testing appointment for one person. Appointments are available on Wednesdays and Fridays; Karen will be in touch to arrange a specific date and time once you register. 

If you have to reschedule your training or testing session, please notify the instructor at least 24 hours in advance.

If you miss your scheduled testing slot without sufficient notification, additional testing appointments can be scheduled, available for a $25 additional fee under the Testing Rescheduling ticket.


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 1, 2015 12 PM to Apr 29, 2015 10 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Wed, 01 Apr 2015 12 )
Intro to Woodworking: Build a Box MARCH/APRIL

Description:

In this class you'll get familiar with typical woodworking tools and the basics of joinery and finishing techniques by building the foundational shape from which most furniture and structures are constructed - a box! We will be creating a small (roughly 3x6x9") box with lid.

While this is a hands-on class producing a final project that you can take home, there will also be theoretical lecture portions of the class. We will discuss different types of wood, what factors go into your choice of material, and what behaviors of the wood to keep in mind when choosing which tools to use on that wood. We will also discuss different types of joints, and both the structural and aesthetic reasons you may want to use one joint method over another. We will discuss joints that require jigs, however, we will NOT be practicing those joints (such as dovetails, finger joints, biscuits, and pocket screwing). We will also discuss the different finish options, including waxes, oils, stains, varnishes, and paint, and you will get instruction on how to apply a stain or oil finish to your final piece.

Class Goals:

Teach students how to safely use woodworking and assembly tools like table saws, sliding compound miter saws, circular saws, the jointer and planer, layout tools and more, leading to the completion of a wooden box.

Prerequisites:

No experience necessary; students must be at least 18 years old.

Materials:

Wood will be provided; please bring $10 cash to the fist class to cover the cost of materials.

Instructor Biography:

Carolyn Emberley has a BFA in Studio Art from UMass Amherst, taught in the Student Union Craft Center for most of her time there, and took woodworking classes in the art department.

Carolyn has been observing and building in her Dad's workshop since before she can remember. She built her first toolbox as a wee lass with her Dad's help when she was probably 8 or 10. Her personal projects tend to range from jewlery stands to boxes to small furniture. She comes from a family of professional builders and remodelers, and has helped frame, drywall, trim, paint, etc. many a structure, including her parents' home improvement projects, the construction of an addition to a family summer cottage, volunteering on several Habitat for Humanity sites, and supervising and teaching 14-18 year olds in week-long trips rebuilding houses in the Gulf Coast for three summers post-Hurricane Katrina. Teaching a 15 year old girl to cut and hang crown molding and seeing her amazement and the homeowner's gratiture in her results has been one of her most rewarding teaching experiences.

Event Time:

Session 1: Tuesday, March 17, 7PM - 10PM

Session 2: Tuesday, March 24, 7PM - 10PM

Session 3: Tuesday, March 31, 6PM - 10PM 

Session 4: Tuesday, April 7, 7PM - 10PM 

Session 5: Tuesday, April 14, 7PM - 10PM 

Session 6: Tuesday, April 21, 7PM - 10PM (TESTING)

 

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 17, 2015 7 PM to Apr 21, 2015 10 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Tue, 17 Mar 2015 19 )
Advanced Beginners' Supplemental Jewelry Classes B: MARCH

Description:

No projects! Just techniques, skill building, and practice are the focus of this series of supplemental beginner classes. The goal of the class is to extend the number of beginner techniques for our Artisan Asylum students to use as they progress. The supplementary classes will help you gain confidence and familiarity with more of the tools in the shop. Jewelry A, B, and C are shorter-format classes and are offered separately. Techniques and skills taught in Jewelry A, B, and C are listed below.

The set of classes will better prepare students to work independently on their own projects and learn advanced techniques in Jewelry II, though students may also directly enter Jewelry II without these supplementary classes. 

This is not an independent workshop - please sign up for Jewelry II to make projects.

Jewelry A: (REGISTER at http://asylumadvancedbeginnersjewelryajanfeb2015.eventbrite.com)

Skills: Disc Cutting, Washer Cutting, Dapping Domes. Soldering a saucer bead using binding wire. Tube cutting. Liver of Sulphur patina. Grinding on the buffing machine. How to order precious metal.

Jewelry B: (THIS CLASS)

Skills: Wire Twisting. Using a drawplate with wire. Production jump ring making. Soldering ear posts and tie tack backs. Soldering commercial pin backs. Tumble finishing. Ultrasonic cleaning. How to neutralize and make pickle.

Jewelry C: (REGISTER at http://asylumadvancedbeginnersjewelrycaprilmay2015.eventbrite.com)

Making sharp, crisp bends in metal. Making ear wires and chain ends. Soldering bails or jump rings for necklace. Sanding intensive: rough to polish. Sanding disks on the flex shaft. How to make awesome sanding sticks. Flush and tube rivets. Changing a gas tank.

Prerequisites:

Jewelry I, Make a Ring Workshop, Bangle out a Bangle Workshop, or permission of the instructor.  Students must be at least 18 years of age.

Materials Provided:

Practice materials will be provided, for an additional materials fee of $20, payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

What to Bring:

  • $20 materials fee in cash or check made out to the instructor.
  • Notebook and writing utensil to take notes with.
  • Dress for the shop: close-toed shoes and hair ties to secure long hair. An apron is great for keeping your clothes from destruction but is optional.

Instructor Biography:



When: Mar 23, 2015 6 PM to Mar 30, 2015 8 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Mon, 23 Mar 2015 18 )
Hot Crafts Jewelry Shop Orientation: APRIL

Description:

This workshop provides an opportunity to familiarize students with specialty tools and processes of the Hot Craft Studio for Jewelry. Tools covered are the flex shaft and accessories, forming bench with specialized hammers, rolling mill, circle cutters, dapping punch, buffing machine, buffs and polishers, soldering, and annealing torch tools. Those who complete this one day Jewelry Orientation can make an appointment for Tool Testing with the instructor to use the studio on their own. We will create a simple band ring, with a embossed and cut circle, and polished. We will touch on all of the basic tools in the jewelry studio.

Class Goals:

Students will learn to correctly use the tools in the Hot Craft Studio for Jewelry correctly and with confidence to work independently after testing.

Prerequisites:

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

Materials Provided:

A $25 materials fee, included in the class registration, covers metal, solder, polishing compounds and basic consumables for the class. Extra tools and supplies can be purchased at class.

What to Bring:

Notebook, magnifying glasses or reading glasses if necessary. Wear closed-toe shoes and be prepared to tie back long hair!

Instructor Biography:

Karen Christians is an educator and maker in the metal arts. She developed the metals program at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education, founded Metalwerx in Waltham, a non-profit school for jewelry and the metal arts, and the new jewelry section of the Hot Craft Studio at Artisans Asylum in Somerville. She teaches nationally, lectures around the country, and is published in many professional and technical magazines. She is the author of the book, Making the Most of Your Flex-Shaft. Karen holds a BFA with High Honors from the Massachusetts College of Art. Her second book, Jewelry of Burning Manwhich was funded on Kickstarter in 2014, will be available soon for purchase!

Event Time:

This is a one-day workshop running Sunday, April 12, 1-5PM.

 

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 12, 2015 1 PM to Apr 12, 2015 5 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 12 Apr 2015 13 )
New Member Orientation

Artisan’s Asylum New Member Orientation

In Person Session led by the Welcome Brigade

Open to new members and interested members by registration.

We only have 10 seats in this event, so please cancel if you are unable to make it within 24 hours notice.


Are you a new member at the Asylum and want to get acclimated? Want to better know your way around our 40,000 sq ft? Want to get involved and give back? Taken our public tour but want to learn more about membership?


Register for one of our upcoming New Member Orientation Sessions to get the most of your membership at the Asylum. In a jam packed session, members and staff take you on 'the other tour' helping you orient to the space and our community. We cover:


Membership

- Membership Benefits

- Responsibilities and Governance


Get Involved and Give Back

- Community

- Volunteering


The Shops

- Safety

- Shop Etiquette

- Tool Testing




When: Jan 25, 2015 7 PM to Jun 30, 2015 10 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Sun, 25 Jan 2015 19 )
ADVANCED: Tango - discoveries

Sunday 12:30 – 2:00pm

 

PLEASE NOTE: ‘Beginner Tango-Absolute Beginning’ course and ‘Intermediate Tango-Learn with Understanding’ courses are prerequisite for this course.

 

This course is meant for people who completed and successfully passed final exam for‘Intermediate Tango-Learn with Understanding’.

If you took classes elsewhere and you feel confident that you can follow the material presented, you are also welcome to join this class at any time. If you are not sure which level you belong to simply come to the class. The teacher will talk to you after your first class and will suggest the best way for you to proceed to make your learning process the easiest and as fast as possible. Please note that you still be required to pass the final exam to move forward.

 

This course assumes you already know the following basics:

8 count basic with ocho forward, Ocho cortado, Walking outside partner left and right

Reboud, Double time, back and forward crosses, back and forward ochos and the difference between the two, giros to the left and right from front or back ochos, paradas and barridas, including sandwich and mordida steps.

 

 

This course focuses primarily on creating the connection between partners, developing, bettering and enhancing your leading and following abilities necessary to improvise the dance. Now when you know most of the letters in alphabet we want you to be able to create words and sentences in a clear manner that your partner is able to understand.

 

Your tango vocabulary will be enriched even more by adding simple adornments such as lapis, crosses and taps. You will also learn sacadas, boleos, ganchos, rebound, volcadas and colgadas in their most basic version. Special workshops will be offered to deepen the topics.

 

Strong focus is placed on musicality. You will work on phrasing, single time, double time and syncopation.

 

The material is presented in very organized manner allowing progress from class to class.  

 

Please note that we do not tolerate any lack of knowledge in higher-level courses. This is because we respect you and all our students and we want to keep the classes at the highest possible standards. Please respect our commitment to excellence and make it your own.

 

No partner necessary. Join at any time and continue growing, but please be prepare that we require you to pass the exam at the end of the level. We don’t want you confused and we don’t want to slow down the next level class. You can take this course as many times as necessary for you.

 

If you miss the class, please make sure that you catch up either by practicing with your friends or by taking private lesson.

 

The full course consists of 9 90-minutes classes that will take place on the following dates:

FULL COURSE: January: 18 and 25, February: 1, 8 and 22, March: 1, 8, 15 and 22.

FULL COURSE: April: 12 and 19, May: 3, 10 and 17, June: 7, 14, 21 and 28.

 

July & August: NO CLASSES

 

Pricing

 

$24 - 1 drop in class (ADV) @ $24/class

$84 - 4 classes (ADV) @ $21/class

$144 - 4 classes for couple (ADV) @$18/class

$144 - Full Course 9 classes (ADV) @$16/class

$270 - Full Course for couple - 9 classes (ADV) @$15/class

 

All classes have to be used for the specific course they were purchased for.



When: Jan 18, 2015 12 PM to Jun 28, 2015 2 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 18 Jan 2015 12 )
INTERMEDIATE: Tango – learn with understanding

Sunday 11 am – 12:30pm

 

PLEASE NOTE: ‘Beginner Tango-Absolute Beginning’ course is prerequisite for ‘Intermediate Tango-Learn with Understanding’ course.

 

This course is meant for people who completed and successfully passed final exam for ‘Beginner Tango-Absolute Beginning’.

If you took classes elsewhere and you feel confident that you can follow the material presented, you are also welcome to join this class at any time. If you are not sure which level you belong to simply come to the class. The teacher will talk to you after your first class and will suggest the best way for you to proceed to make your learning process the easiest and as fast as possible. Please note that you still be required to pass the final exam to move forward.

 

This course assumes you already know the following basics:

8 count basic with ocho forward

Ocho cortado

Walking outside partner left and right

Reboud

Double time

 

This course furthers your knowledge about basic element of tango and extends your stepsvocabulary, which can then be used in improvisations. You will learn back and forward crosses, back and forward ochos and the difference between the two, giros to the left and right from front or back ochos, paradas and barridas, plus famous sandwich and mordida steps.

The material is presented in very organized manner allowing progress from class to class.  

 

Please note that we do not tolerate any lack of knowledge in higher-level courses. This is because we respect you and all our students and we want to keep the classes at the highest possible standards. Please respect our commitment to excellence and make it your own.

 

No partner necessary. Join at any time and continue growing, but please be prepare that we require you to pass the exam at the end of the level, to make sure you are absolutely ready for Advanced level as well as for Milonga and Vals classes. We don’t want you confused and we don’t want to slow down the next level class. You can take this course as many times as necessary for you.

 

 

The full course consists of 9 90-minutes classes that will take place on the following dates:

FULL COURSE: January: 18 and 25, February: 1, 8 and 22, March: 1, 8, 15 and 22.

FULL COURSE: April: 12 and 19, May: 3, 10 and 17, June: 7, 14, 21 and 28.

 

July & August: NO CLASSES

 

 

Pricing

 

 

 

$24 - 1 drop in class (ADV) @ $24/class

 

$84 - 4 classes (ADV) @ $21/class

 

$144 - 4 classes for couple (ADV) @$18/class

 

$144 - Full Course 9 classes (ADV) @$16/class

 

$270 - Full Course for couple - 9 classes (ADV) @$15/class

 

 

 

All classes have to be used for the specific course they were purchased for.

 




When: Jan 18, 2015 11 AM to Jun 28, 2015 12 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 18 Jan 2015 11 )
BEGINNER: Tango – absolute beginning

Sunday 11 am – 12:30pm

 

This course is meant for people who either never ever danced Tango or took few classes long time ago or took few lessons quite recently but are not sure what they know or if they are ready for next level.

 

It’s good to take this course to put all your information in order. You gain the necessary vocabulary and learn all the basic movements to be able to easily follow the explanations in Intermediate course.

 

Please note that we do not tolerate any lack of knowledge in higher-level courses. This is because we respect our students and we want to keep the classes at the high standards. Please respect our commitment to excellence. And make it your own.

 

No partner necessary. Join at any time and continue growing, but please be prepare that we require you to pass the exam at the end of the level, to make sure you are absolutely ready for Intermediate class. We don’t want you confused and we don’t want to slow down the next level class. You can take this course as many times as necessary for you.

 

In this class you will learn all tango basics necessary to progress further. The material is presented in very organized manner allowing progress from class to class.  

 

The full course consists of 9 90-minutes classes that will take place on the following dates:

FULL COURSE: January: 18 and 25, February: 1, 8 and 22, March: 1, 8, 15 and 22.

FULL COURSE: April: 12 and 19, May: 3, 10 and 17, June: 7, 14, 21 and 28.

 

July & August: NO CLASSES

 

Pricing

 

$24 - 1 drop in class (BEG) @ $24/class

$84 - 4 classes (BEG) @ $21/class

$144 - 4 classes for couple (BEG) @$18/class

$144 - Full Course 9 classes (BEG) @$16/class

$270 - Full Course for couple - 9 classes (BEG) @$15/class

 

All classes have to be used for the specific course they were purchased for.



When: Jan 18, 2015 11 AM to Jun 28, 2015 12 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 18 Jan 2015 11 )
The Pedrito Martinez Group
The Pedrito Martinez Group has emerged as the tightest Afro-Cuban band in New York. Utterly joyful and completely irresistible, the ensemble has its roots planted firmly in the rumba tradition and revels in the batá rhythms and vocal chants of Yoruban and Santerian music. Members of the Pedrito Martinez Group include percussionist Jhair Sala from Peru, bassist Alvaro Benavides from Venezuela, and newest member Edgar Pantoja from Cuba on piano, trumpet and vocals.

When: Apr 25, 2015 10 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Guaranteed seating with dinner reservation $25 General admission, 21+ (Sat, 25 Apr 2015 22 )
Startup Rock Climbing Series: Perseverance

This month's talk is on perseverance, and will feature co-founder and chief product officer of Maxwell Health, Vinay Gidwaney. 

 


Vinay Gidwaney is Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder at Maxwell Health, where he drives product and technology development, and leads a team of designers, developers, and strategists focused on solving one of the country’s toughest problems: activating both digital engagement and real-life action to help people be healthier, smarter healthcare consumers.Prior to joining DailyFeats and Maxwell Health, Vinay was the CTO and Co-Founder of Control-F1, starting the company shortly after high school. An industry leader in Support Automation, Control-F1 served more than 100 customers worldwide, had 50 employees, and raised $13 million in venture capital. In December of 2005, Control-F1 was acquired by CA Technologies, one of the world's largest software companies, exceeding $4 billion in sales.Vinay was also Director and a founding investor of Neurosilicon, a life science company focused on advancing healthcare research through enabling rapid, non-invasive, targeted depolarization of excitable cells using the company's novel photoconductive stimulation technology. He is A 2002 winner of the prestigious MIT Technology Review Magazine Top 100 Innovators Under 35 award.

PRICING: The talk is free. If you'd like to climb, as an attendee of #StartupClimb, you'll be able to purchase a discounted day pass to Brooklyn Boulders. Priced at $19/person, this day pass is a $35 value and includes all the gear you'll need to climb! First time? No worries, BKB staff will walk you through a first-time orientation and climbing introduction. Take advantage of this great opportunity and stay to network on the climbing wall! Grasshopper will be covering the first 20 climbers in the door.WAIVER: All guests, regardless of whether or not they are climbing, need to fill out a waiver before entering the facility. Avoid the lines and fill out the waiver in advance at: https://app.rockgympro.com/waiver/esign/brooklynboulderssomerville/bed3239b-e561-4824-87f4-6d40a3cc7143 


Agenda

6:30PM - 6:45PM Registration

6:45PM - 7:00PM Talk

7:00PM - 8:30PM Climb

8:30PM - ? Networking or continue climbing!

Sponsors

#StartupClimb is a partnership between Brooklyn Boulders Somerville and Startup Institute, bringing together rock climbers of all levels that are in the startup community. 

Brooklyn Boulders (#BKBS @bkbsomerville on Twitter / Instagram) Somerville is a 40,000 sq. ft. rock climbing and fitness facility in Somerville, Massachusetts that offers a new type of community space that blends state-of-the-art climbing terrain with art, culture, music, and entrepreneurship. Brooklyn Boulders is a dynamic creative community. BKB Somerville strives to maintain a strong connection with its community in various efforts such as inviting local graffiti artists to display their work and planning our youth events around local school schedules. Whether you’re a seasoned 5.13 climber or just found yourself interested in trying something new, come to BKB Somerville and find what you’re looking for.



Special thanks to Grasshopper, who will be covering the first 20 registered people to come through the door to climb:



When: Apr 1, 2015 6 PM to Apr 1, 2015 8 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Wed, 01 Apr 2015 18 )
Michael Hurley

Michael Hurley grew up in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. As a teenager in the 1950s he fell in love hearing the music of Fats Domino, The Everly Brothers and Bo Diddley blast from the radio, and was enthralled by the records of Blind Willie McTell, Hank Williams and Uncle Dave Macon that he sought for his own. This love for music, true and unvarnished, supplied him with a finely tuned musical compass he has not wavered from for 50 years and counting. Hurley's music sounds old, like it has always existed, and simultaneously singular, like something you've never heard anyone else play quite like that before. This timeless quality ensures that Hurley's audience constantly renews itself. From the the beatniks in the NYC Village where he started in the early 60s, to the hippies in Vermont, to the Americana fans, indie rockers and freak folkers from the last two decades, Michael's music never fails to find fresh new ears. Pressed for a description, Hurley has called it "jazz-hyped blues and country and western music".

http://tinyurl.com/hurleyOnAllMusichttp://tinyurl.com/HurleyOnNPR
Advance ticket sales end at 4pm on day of show. After 4pm tickets can only be bought at the door. WHAT SOME FOLKS HAVE SAID ABOUT MICHAEL HURLEY:

"Michael Hurley is the last unreconstructed folkie-shaman in America.
His songs are primordial tales of the hunt for good cheer and satisfying
sex, etched like cave paintings on city walls and farmland silos. Like
many characters in his songs, his voice seems to have been run over by
the dump truck of life, but it marries human mystery to forthright music
like no other." 
- Milo Miles 

"Trusting in his own peculiarities, Hurley makes the world spin just a
little bit slower, and a little bit bumpier. Somehow it feels much more
natural that way." 
- Jim Macnie  photo credit: Tim Bugbee



When: Apr 15, 2015 8 PM to Apr 15, 2015 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 15.00 true General 15.00

(Wed, 15 Apr 2015 20 )
Saul Williams
When: May 9, 2015 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 16.00 - 16.00 (Sat, 09 May 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 )
God's Ear by the award-winning playwright Jenny Schwartz
Language works as equal parts shield and sword in the verbal warfare at the center of God’s Ear. As married protagonists Mel and Ted try to hold together a marriage unraveling after the accidental death of their son, words stream forth in torrents as both deflect their own pain by inflicting more. The battle plays out in a world with its own surreal lexicon—where the Tooth Fairy sings, transvestite flight attendants keep people safe, and GI Joe offers family counseling.

When: Mar 26, 2015 7 PM to Mar 26, 2015 8 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: $15 - $50 (Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19 )
The Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library
Age Limit: All Ages

The Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library



When: Sep 10, 2015 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Thu, 10 Sep 2015 19 )
Jewelry II: Intermediate Metalsmithing MAY/JUNE


       

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. Check out her work at http://keburkemetal.tumblr.com/.

Event Time:

Session 1: Thursday, May 7, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Session 2: Thursday, May 14, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Session 3: Thursday, May 21, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Session 4: Thursday, May 28, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Session 5: Thursday, June 4, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Session 6: Thursday, June 11, 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: May 7, 2015 6 PM to Jun 11, 2015 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Thu, 07 May 2015 18 )
Introduction to Chainmaille: MAY

Description:

Making chain by hand is an age-old craft adaptable to endless modern variations. The interlocking ring patterns of chainmaille can be used for everything from delicate jewelry to sculpture to armor, yet the basic tools and materials are simple and portable. Learn the techniques and tricks for creating and finishing high-quality chains while starting two bracelets in the classic Byzantine and European 4-1 weaves, plus learning about some of the countless variations possible. Instruction on selecting the right ring sizes and materials will provide a foundation for planning your own projects. Additional weaves, such as Persian, spiral, or Japanese-style chainmaille, may be covered as time allows.

Expected Outcomes:

Students will leave with two started bracelets in basic chainmaille weaves (Byzantine and European 4-1), as well as additional starters in other weaves as time allows.

Students will also leave class with knowledge & experience in the following concepts and skills: basic weaving process, understanding aspect ratio and cutting processes to select ring sizes, pros/cons of various metals, and finishing and tumbling of chainmaille.

Prerequisites:

No experience required. Students must be at least 18 years old.

Materials Provided:

For a $30 materials fee payable to the instructor during class, students will be provided with a basic kit including pliers and plenty of rings for two bracelets. Sterling silver kits will be available for an extra cost.

What to Bring:

Students should bring their $30 materials fee in cash or check payable to the instructor. Students may also bring their own jewelry pliers, plus any clasps, beads or findings they would like to use. Some students appreciate having a notebook or other way to take notes on class concepts introduced.

Instructor Biography:

Karen Burke (“the other Karen in the jewelry shop”) sold her first pieces of jewelry at age seven, took a two-decade detour for higher education and the corporate world, and then rediscovered metal. Self-taught for years, and recently a graduate of the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, she now works and teaches out of the Hot Crafts Studio at Artisan's Asylum. Check out her work at http://keburkemetal.tumblr.com/.

Event Time:

This one-day workshop will run Sunday, May 10, 12-4pm.


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: May 10, 2015 12 PM to May 10, 2015 4 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 10 May 2015 12 )
Jewelry Shop Guided Projects Workday JUNE


Description:

Yes! The Asylum's recently upgraded Hot Craft area is ready and waiting for new jewelry students!

Taken some classes in jewelry-making and ready to start out on your own projects, but still uncomfortable working by yourself? Perhaps there is a technique you learned briefly in Jewelry I or II but you'd like to explore it more? Want an expert's opinion to help when you reach a project snag? Join Karen for a full day of Directed Open Studio! Students can work on a project of their choice. With personalized attention, students will be guided into problem solving, tackling more complex design, soldering solutions and introduction to different tooling.

Class Goals:

Students will proceed swiftly and successfully through independent projects with the help of expert guidance, and 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:

Tools and regular consumables available to Asylum members will be available for all students during this class.

What to Bring:

Any ideas, personal tools, and materials required for your project. 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 Christians is an educator and maker in the metal arts. She developed the metals program at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education, founded Metalwerx in Waltham, a non-profit school for jewelry and the metal arts, and the new jewelry section of the Hot Craft Studio at Artisans Asylum in Somerville. She teaches nationally, lectures around the country, and is published in many professional and technical magazines. She is the author of the book, Making the Most of Your Flex-Shaft. Karen holds a BFA with High Honors from the Massachusetts College of Art. Her second book, Jewelry of Burning Manwhich was funded on Kickstarter in 2014, will be available soon for purchase!

 

Event Time:

This one-day workshop will run Sunday, June 14, 10:00am - 5:00pm

 

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: Jun 14, 2015 10 AM to Jun 14, 2015 5 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 14 Jun 2015 10 )
Making the Most of your Flexible Shaft: APRIL

Description:

Different than a Dremel Tool, a jeweler's Flexible Shaft is a tool with diverse applications, one of the most powerful that jewelers use for fabrication. In this workshop we will learn all about what makes a flex-shaft run, the different accessories available, and the choices for hand pieces. Learn to polish to perfection, drill pearls, score and bend metal, cut perfect bezels before soldering, and set tube settings in 60 seconds. Learn tricks and techniques to make your jewelry sparkle. We will also look at motors, assembly, and teach maintenance to care for your equipment so it lasts a lifetime. Signed Copies of Karen’s book "Making the Most of Your Flex-shaft" will be available for purchase during the class as well as flex shaft accessories.

Class Goals:

Students will gain competency in using the flex shaft and gain understanding on how this unique tool is used.

Prerequisites:

Must have taken Hot Craft Studio Jewelry Orientation or comfortable in working with jewelry tools. Students must be at least 18 years of age.

Materials Provided:

For a $50 materials fee, students will be provided with a small kit including Flex Shaft Accessories, sandpaper, copper and brass, silver tubing, faceted stones, and more. Extra supplies are available for purchase.

What to Bring:

$50 materials fee in cash or check made out to the instructor. Notebook, magnifying glasses or reading glasses if necessary, and a dust mask. 

Instructor Biography:

 

Karen Christians is an educator and maker in the metal arts. She developed the metals program at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education, founded Metalwerx in Waltham, a non-profit school for jewelry and the metal arts, and the new jewelry section of the Hot Craft Studio at Artisans Asylum in Somerville. She teaches nationally, lectures around the country, and is published in many professional and technical magazines. She is the author of the book, Making the Most of Your Flex-Shaft. Karen holds a BFA with High Honors from the Massachusetts College of Art. Her second book, Jewelry of Burning Manwhich was funded on Kickstarter in 2014, will be available soon for purchase!

Event Time:

This is a one-day workshop running Sunday, April 26, 10AM-5PM.

 

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 26, 2015 10 AM to Apr 26, 2015 5 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 26 Apr 2015 10 )
Intro to Sewing Machines MARCH

Description:

Have you always wanted to sew your own clothes but just didn't know where to start? Do you have your mom's old sewing machine sitting in the corner collecting dust because you don't know how to use it? Sick of throwing clothes away because of a minor tear, or taking your pants to a tailor to get hemmed? In this class, you'll learn the basic skills to get you started with cutting and pinning fabric, and using a sewing machine. To teach these skills, we will be making drawstring waist PJ or lounge pants.

Class Goals:

By the end of this class, you'll know how to thread a sewing machine, wind a bobbin, use a few different stitches on the machines, make a button hole, and cut and pin fabric.

Prerequisites:

Students must be at least 18 years of age.

Materials:

Students should come to the first class with 3 yards of flannel or woven cotton (or cotton/poly blend) fabric. Do not buy a knit fabric or fleece. Quilting fabrics work well. Sewfisticated has a wide variety of inexpensive fabrics; they are located at Twin City Plaza in Somerville and at Lambert’s Plaza in Dorchester.

(If you are making the pants for a child, someone especially petite, or someone especially large, you may need more or less fabric. Your instructor can be emailed with any questions about the fabric.)

You will also need to bring to class a comfortable to loose-fitting pair of pants that we will use to make a pattern. If you wish to make the pants for someone else, please bring a pair of their pants to class.

Instructor Biography:

Carolyn Emberley sewed her first wallet by hand with some of her mom's quilting scraps and embroidery floss in the third grade. In addition to learning that embroidery floss is not the correct thing to use as thread, she learned to use her mother's sewing machine later that year, and has been sewing things ever since. She has a BFA in Studio Art from UMass Amherst. For most of her time there, she taught a variety of classes at the Student Union Craft Center, including sewing.


Event Time:

Session 1: Monday, March 16, 7:30PM - 9:30PM

Session 2: Monday, March 23, 7:30PM - 9:30PM

Session 3: Monday, March 30, 7:30PM - 9:30PM

 

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 16, 2015 7 PM to Mar 30, 2015 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Mon, 16 Mar 2015 19 )
The Fools


When: Jun 6, 2015 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 06 Jun 2015 19 )
Tal National
The most popular live act in the West African nation of Niger, Tal National is beloved for its epic live performances. With a large, rotating lineup of vocalists and multi-instrumentalists, the incredibly tight band features lightning-fast rhythms, shredding electric guitars, and percussion-driven grooves.

When: Apr 10, 2015 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Guaranteed seating with dinner reservation $25.00 General admission, 21+ (Fri, 10 Apr 2015 19 )
The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc
Norway, Sweden, and the Shetland Islands have some of the richest fiddling traditions in the world. Olav Luksengård Mjelva (Norway), Anders Hall (Sweden), and Kevin Henderson (the Shetland Islands) are three of the finest fiddlers on the international folk circuit. Performing reels, polskas, and ballads with mesmerizing fervor and graceful bowing, the Nordic Fiddlers Bloc brilliantly integrates old traditions with innovative ideas to create a sound that is distinct, expressive, and invigorating.

When: Apr 23, 2015 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Guaranteed seating with dinner reservation $25 General admission, 21+ (Thu, 23 Apr 2015 20 )
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 )
The Lights Out
Age Limit: 21+

The Lights Out



When: Apr 10, 2015 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: $10 (Fri, 10 Apr 2015 20 )
Nick Moss (Rock and Roll with Soul, Blues, and a Funky Groove)
  

When: Apr 24, 2015 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19 )
We Dig Free Friday Presents: The Red Pennys & Whiskey Kill
  

When: May 1, 2015 10 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Fri, 01 May 2015 22 )
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 )
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 )
Dave Dersham- Chris LaVancher- Marc Herman


When: Apr 4, 2015 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 04 Apr 2015 20 )
Dana-Farber Rink Rats

Come and watch our Dana-Farber doctors, researchers, and staff take on the Bruins Alumni in a charity hockey game!



When: Apr 4, 2015 1 PM to Apr 4, 2015 4 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 04 Apr 2015 13 )
Booker T. Jones (Soul/Rock & Roll) Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award Winner and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee
  

Day of Show Ticket Price:
General Admission: $55.00 / Zoned Seating (if available): $75.00


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: Jul 9, 2015 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Thu, 09 Jul 2015 20 )

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