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Somerville Massachusetts is located just northwest of Boston along the divide between the lower Charles and Mystic River watersheds. The easy access to Boston and Cambridge by public transportation and it's great parks and neighborhoods, makes Somerville a perfect choice to settle down and call home. Search local Somerville homes for sale and join the local community.

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, college students 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.

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 of residential homes and commercial properties.

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!

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KLOKWIZE
KLOKWIZE with Clas!ck & more

When: Aug 29, 2015 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 29 Aug 2015 20 )
Dancing In Heels - With Sugar Dish
12-12:50pm - (Studio 6) Cost $15 Heels - With Sugar Dish A class for those who would like some help owning those high heels. The class begins with a brief, barefoot warm-up before we put our shoes on. We start slow and simple, walking and strutting and getting confident. We'll do some traveling exercises and combinations across the floor, and finish with a short dance routine. Please bring shoes you can reasonably dance in. Feel free to bring more than one pair and switch it up during class. You're also welcome to take as much of class in your heels as you like and switch to flat shoes as the class advances.



When: Aug 14, 2015 12 PM to Aug 15, 2015 12:50:00 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 15 - 15 USD (Fri, 14 Aug 2015 12 )
ACTING BURLESQUE Class with Tigger!
Studio 1 2:35-4:05 ACTING BURLESQUE Class With Tigger! Set the stage on fire! Go from talented to TNT! Build a larger-than-life Burlesque Persona with Tigger! and take your shows and your stage identity to the next level. Tigger! is a recognized pioneer of today's burlesque scene, but he has been an actor all his life -- "acting like a stripper" for 23 years. Using his degree in theatre, his experience teaching college acting, and over 37 years on the stage (from Shakespeare to Shimmy), he employs his theatrical training & perspective to break down what makes a burlesque performer stand out from the herd. Whatever you do in front of any kind of an audience, You are an Actor. Learn techniques and tips to make the most of what you've got. Be prepared to take notes.



When: Aug 14, 2015 2:35:00 PM to Aug 14, 2015 4:05:00 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 25 - 25 USD (Fri, 14 Aug 2015 14:35:00 )
End Of Summer BBQ Bash
End of Summer BBQ Bash - A Night of Music, Dancing, and BBQ! Feat. a special screening of the new Cocek! Brass Band music video “There Goes Schlomo” Somerville, MA - Cocek! Brass Band and Rocco and the Stompers present an “End of Summer BBQ Bash” at Cuisine en Locale, featuring live music, Southern BBQ, and the screening of a short film produced by, and featuring, Cocek! Brass Band. Joining the show are The Underscore Orkestra and Sammy D and The Late Risers. The party includes Balkan, Jazz, and Klezmer music with live dancers. Tickets are $15 in adv. or $20 at the door. Cocek! bandleader and event ringmaster Sam Dechenne describes the show as “an exciting culmination to a great summer, with the bands providing an eclectic span of dance music.” Danny Fratina, heading up Rocco and the Stompers, says “the coolest part of the event is the comfort food on the menu...which as a native Texan is very important to me!”  Traditional Southern BBQ pulled pork (both vegan and meat), JJ’s Legendary Slow Cooked Pork Ribs, BBQ chicken and a slew of appetizers are some of the items on the menu. Original compositions by Cocek! Brass Band, classic Duke Ellington era songs from Rocco and The Stompers, “Gypsy” and Klezmer music by the Underscore Orkestra and traditional New Orleans Jazz from Sammy D and The Late Risers.  Music enthusiasts, swing and Balkan dancers, brass band lovers and anyone who enjoys a good time this night is for you. Cocek! Brass Band is led by trumpeter Sam Dechenne, a regular member of bands like John Brown’s Body, Klezwoods and The Aldous Collins Band.  Rocco and the Stompers is a swing dance band led by local composer Danny Fratina, who writes for John Stevens, the Beantown Swing Orchestra and bands from around the world. The Underscore Orkestra is from Portland, OR touring through Boston.  An eclectic group of “Roma” style musicians and belly dancers that have been touring all over the world for over 10 years, they are the perfect fit for this event. Sammy D and The Late Risers bring traditional New Orleans Jazz to kick off the evening. Tickets for the End of Summer BBQ Bash are $15 in adv. or $20 at the door. For directions or more information about Cuisine en Locale visit www.cuisineenlocale.com.  Street parking available in the neighborhood, train stop is Davis Sq. off the red line.

When: Aug 27, 2015 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Thu, 27 Aug 2015 19 )
Figure Drawing TUESDAYS AUGUST
Description: Figure Drawing is an open studio class where people of all artistic levels are invited to explore the human form through drawing and painting. Figure drawing is a great opportunity or keep your skills sharp if a seasoned artist or if a beginner learn the basics of drawing from the nude form. Student are free to draw however they like. The teacher will be there to give guidance to whomever wants some extra direction. Prerequisites: No experience necessary -- all-levels class open to anyone interested in working their drawing skills. Students must be 18 years or older. Materials Provided: Artisan's Asylum will provide the model and the space. What to Bring: Drawing and painting supplies of your choice. Drawing surface. For beginners charcoal and large paper pad is recommended. Instructor Biography: Aliza Vaida has 10 years of figure drawing experience. She received her BFA in painting and sculpture from Boston University. She is a freelance artist who works in mixed media and found object art. Event Time: Sessions will run on most Tuesday nights, 6:30-8:30pm. For specific dates and times available, check the drop-down menu in the Ticket information box at the top of this page. Drop-ins welcome, but must arrive before 6pm, and sessions will be cancelled if fewer than 3 people have registered by 24 hours before. So if you know you're coming, register in advance!  For registration for sessions in other months, check out the Figure Drawing listing on our Current Classes page.    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: Aug 11, 2015 6 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Tue, 11 Aug 2015 18 )
Suspect Sound
with Sonic District, Sky Tigers


When: Aug 27, 2015 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: $5.00 (Thu, 27 Aug 2015 20 )
Annual Moe Saber Summer Intensive
Annual Moe Saber Summer Intensive
Jul 26, 2015 - Jul 31, 2015



Moe Wen Fencing Club: Somerville, MA Star-studded staff including Olympians Ilaria Bianco (Italy), Akhi Spencer El (USA) and Spain's Fernando Casares together again with Ariana Klinkov at Moe. This camp will fill up very quickly. Register now for a great saber intensive experience!
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   Map to 290 R Broadway Somerville MA 02145


posted 04/02/2015


When: Jul 26, 2015 12 AM to Jul 31, 2015 12 AMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 26 Jul 2015 00 )
The Labor Pains
with K.C.U.F., Electric Octopus, Kid Gulliver, Drew Rayann
The Labor Pains are boring and unoriginal and they all lived happily ever afterbirth.

When: Aug 7, 2015 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: $7.00 (Fri, 07 Aug 2015 20 )
Johnny Clegg Band
When: Apr 2, 2016 11:59:00 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 02 Apr 2016 23:59:00 )
Roy Sludge (Rockabilly)
Advanced Tickets are available until 4PM  -  10/10/15
(
if not Sold Out prior)

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.

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.

 

ZONES ARRIVAL TIMES

Section A  6:00 – 6:30pm
Section B  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

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

- All tables seat either four or two. If you don’t purchase all of the seats, you may be seated with others.
- If zoned seating is not available for purchase on this event page, it means that there are only General Admission still available ( all dining room tables are already reserved).
- 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.
- Ages 10+ may attend with a parent and dinner/show combo ticket.
- General Admission or Fri/Sat shows starting 9pm & later are ALWAYS 21+.
- Fees Apply to all online purchases.
- Limited number of admissions are available "cash only" at door on any given night, on first come first serve basis. The door price 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.
 
Day of Show Door Price : $ 15.00 (cash only) 



When: Oct 10, 2015 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 10 Oct 2015 19 )
THE DUPPY CONQUERORS (Bob Marley Tribute)
Advanced Tickets are available until 4PM  - 10/16/15
(
if not Sold Out prior)

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.

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.

 

ZONES ARRIVAL TIMES

All Sections will be seated between 9:15 - 9:45 PM

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

- All tables seat either four or two. If you don’t purchase all of the seats, you may be seated with others.
- If zoned seating is not available for purchase on this event page, it means that there are only General Admission still available ( all dining room tables are already reserved).
- 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.- General Admission or Fri/Sat shows starting 9pm & later are ALWAYS 21+.
- Fees Apply to all online purchases.
- Limited number of admissions are available "cash only" at door on any given night, on first come first serve basis. The door price 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.
 
Day of Show Door Price : $ 12.00  (cash only) 



When: Oct 16, 2015 10 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Fri, 16 Oct 2015 22 )
Chris Trapper - Two nights
CHRIS TRAPPER www.christrapper.com CHRIS TRAPPER began his career as the front man for late90's alternative rock band THE PUSH STARS (Capitol Records). His solo career has put him in demand across the country and has had him sharing stages with Colin Hay (Men At Work), Martin Sexton and numerous other high profile performers. His songs have long received accolade, been spun on radio, TV shows, movies and his song, "This Time" is featured on the GRAMMY Nominated Soundtrack for the WARNER BROS Film AUGUST RUSH. Chris even boasts an all original holiday recording! The timing is perfect for this two night stand!



When: Dec 4, 2015 7 PM to Dec 4, 2015 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 18 - 30 USD (Fri, 04 Dec 2015 19 )
Chris Barron (Spin Doctors) and James Maddock
Chris Barron www.thechrisbarron.com Chris Barron is best known as the lead singer of the band Spin Doctors. What you maybe didn't know is that long before he was that goofy guy in the hat on MTV, he was an even goofier kid with an acoustic guitar. Chris plays nifty chords on an old Gibson to masterfully crafted songs that are poignant yet wistful and funny, all the while singing in a manner that's sweet and somewhat different from what you would expect if you only knew his hits, "Little Miss Can't Be Wrong" and "Two Princes". Live, his stage patter is as entertaining as his singing. A powerful story teller, at once hilarious and thought provoking, Chris sets up his songs with anecdotes from a life on the road, from opening for and encountering legends like the Rolling Stones to Polar expeditions. James Maddock www.jamesmaddock.net Beloved New York-based singer-songwriter James Maddock has confirmed the June 30 release of his new album The Green. Produced by Iestyn Polson (David Gray, Patti Smith, and David Bowie) The Green boasts a more lush production aesthetic and more ambitious arrangements than any previous Maddock record. The Green will be released via Julian Records and marks Maddock's first since 2013's acclaimed Another Life LP and co-writing three tracks for the latest album by The Waterboys. "This is my best album. It's an upbeat record with really strong songs and a lot of surprises," the British transplant reveals. "It all happened really naturally. I just listened to where the songs where going and allowed myself the time to give each one a proper sonic home." The album features rich gospel-tinged backups courtesy of Cindy Mizelle (Bruce Springsteen, The Rolling Stones, Duran Duran), tasteful drum loops, elegant string arrangements courtesy of Alan Grubner, and drum contributions from Aaron Comess (The Spin Doctors), bass by Tony Shanahan (Beck, Patti Smith, Suzanne Vega), and accordion by Brian Mitchell (Bob Dylan, Al Green, B.B. King).The album was mixed by Bill Reynolds and Jason Kingsland (Band of Horses). The best singer-songwriters serve the song. The songwriter's songwriter, James Maddock, who has earned the respect of masterful writers such as Bruce Springsteen and Willie Nile, has built his acclaimed legacy on humbly honoring purity of expression. Many albums in his catalog are elegantly spare, conveying his songs and sentiments in the most direct possible way. But for his latest album, The Green, the songs guided him into recording the most eclectic, exhilaratingly soulful, and imaginatively produced album in his career. The album is bookended by "Once There Was A Boy Part 1" and "Once There Was A Boy Part 2." Version one has a gospel-folk gait recalling Van Morrison and the more pastoral moments of The Pogues, and version two is a fresh rendition with stately strings and dreamy vocals. The track "Speaking For The Man" recalls the silken soul of Jimmy Ruffin ("What Becomes of the Brokenhearted"). The title track finds James revisiting the political commentary songwriting style of his formative days. And the sleek and euphoric "Driving Around With the Win" and the simmering sensuality of "Let's Get Out Of Here" are revelations in James's catalog, showcasing the gorgeous patina of James's vocals within an ultra modern sophisticated pop context. This summer Maddock will be taking entries from The Green, as well as fan favorites, on the road. Live, Maddock imaginatively reinterprets his oeuvre to keep it fresh. "I love how songs reveal themselves differently in the live setting," James says. "I'm grateful I have such a large body of work and an audience to share a creative dialogue with. It's all a luxury and just a really beautiful thingI feel very lucky."



When: Oct 16, 2015 7 PM to Oct 16, 2015 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 20 - 30 USD (Fri, 16 Oct 2015 19 )
That One Eyed Kid - EP Release Show, David Pollack Opens
Josh Friedman is earnest. His songs have always drawn from deeply personal and emotional experiences, and he wants them to connect with you. From his first piano-compositions as a teenager to his roll in pop-punk band "The Fates," Josh strives to create music that straddles the line between accessible and intriguing. With a brand new EP in tow and video to release, "That One Eyed Kid" brings his unique full band sound to our Burren series http://www.examiner.com/article/thatoneeyedkid-exclusive-premiere-of-hang-around-music-video www.thatoneeyedkid.com David Pollack opens http://www.davidpollackmusic.com



When: Sep 18, 2015 7 PM to Sep 18, 2015 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 10 - 10 USD (Fri, 18 Sep 2015 19 )
Deadphish Orchestra - a Seamless Web of Grateful Dead and Phish
When: Sep 27, 2015 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Sun, 27 Sep 2015 20 )
101 Testing/QA Training and office hours with Applause - August

#optin 101 Training and Office hours for Testing and QA

(Please note: these sessions are for TechHub Members only)

Information and introductory training in Testing/QA fron our own partner and TechHub sponsor Applause http://www.applause.com/

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10am to 11am - 101 Training - Group of up to 15 people.  This will often take the form of a case study or practical hands on workshop.

11am to 1pm - office hours sessions of up to 30mins for individuals/specific startups.  To be prebooked in advance.

This training and office hours is delivered by our sponsor Free of Charge to TechHub members.  

A monthly programme of introductory training and office hours is set up from our sponsors in the following areas: Legal, CPA, Testing/QA, Banking and PR.

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When: Aug 27, 2015 2 PM to Aug 27, 2015 5 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14 )
The CRY!


When: Sep 6, 2015 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 06 Sep 2015 20 )
Jewelry I: Intro to Metalsmithing SEPT/OCT
Description: Through this 6-week class you will be introduced to the arcane and secret techniques of making fine jewelry. No prior experience is required, and 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, stamps, and hammers. Once you learn techniques to create interesting textures and patterns on the surface of metal shapes, your first project will have you learning how to make a cold connections: joining pieces through 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. Exercises in soldering lead into the design and fabrication of a piece of jewelry from sterling silver with a cabochon-set stone. 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. The class will teach you how to safely turn on and off a gas tank. Hands-on work-time is balanced with lessons and 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, Riveting, Surface Embellishment, Rolling-Mill, Bezel Stone-setting, Gas Tank Operation. Project Goals: Students will complete samples, a riveting project 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, and helps purchase new tools for the studio. 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 a sketchbook for your ideas and notes is handy. 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: Sage Kochavi has been making jewelry since the mid-90's and has taught metalsmithing in the Boston area for 10 years. She especially enjoys helping beginning jewelry students discover the pleasure of working with metal. After years working as a jeweler, selling her designs in shops across the country and in multiple other capacities in the field, she primarily makes interactive sculpture. She still thinks nothing compares to the satisfaction of a well-executed solder joint. Event Time: Session 1: Tuesday, September 15, 6:00pm - 9:00pm Session 2: Tuesday, September 22, 6:00pm - 9:00pm Session 3: Tuesday, September 29, 6:00pm - 9:00pm Session 4: Tuesday, October 6, 6:00pm - 9:00pm Session 5: Tuesday, October 13, 6:00pm - 9:00pm Session 6: Tuesday, October 20, 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: Sep 15, 2015 6 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Tue, 15 Sep 2015 18 )
Grove Labs Open House
Come for a tour of the Grove Labs HQ! Meet the Grove team, learn more about the company's product and mission, and snack on some food and drink. Free parking on the roof.  See you there!

When: Nov 3, 2015 6 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Tue, 03 Nov 2015 18 )
Grove Labs Open House
Come for a tour of the Grove Labs HQ! Meet the Grove team, learn more about the company's product and mission, and snack on some food and drink. Free parking on the roof.  See you there!

When: Oct 6, 2015 6 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Tue, 06 Oct 2015 18 )
Grove Labs Open House
Come for a tour of the Grove Labs HQ! Meet the Grove team, learn more about the company's product and mission, and snack on some food and drink. Free parking on the roof.  See you there!

When: Sep 1, 2015 6 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Tue, 01 Sep 2015 18 )
Grove Labs Open House
Come for a tour of the Grove Labs HQ! Meet the Grove team, learn more about the company's product and mission, and snack on some food and drink. Free parking on the roof.  See you there!

When: Dec 1, 2015 6 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Tue, 01 Dec 2015 18 )
Build Your Own Bicycle Frame: SUMMER 2015

Description:

Ever frustrated by riding a bike just not shaped well for you? Ever tempted to try and build your own frame, but not sure where to start? This is the class for you!

In this class, students will learn how to build their own bicycle frame from steel tubes, using lugged construction. You will learn about bicycle geometry and handling, what configurations are typically applied to what kind of riding applications, the basics of fitting a bicycle frame to a rider, and how to set up a bicycle frame jig.

Three optional unsupervised worknights are included in the three-month-long schedule to make sure students without Artisan's Asylum memberships have time to finish their frame by the end of the course. 

You will come out of the class with an unpainted steel roadbike frame set up for fast city riding, commuting, or touring. It will accept caliper brakes and a 25.4mm threadless headset. Extras (handlebars, seat, peddles, and wheels) are totally up to you!

Class Goals:

Students will leave the class having built their own bicycle frame, fitted specifically for them (or for the person of their choice) from steel tubing. Students will learn about fabricating structures made of thin wall tubing, and about brazing techniques.

(Outside the scope of this class, but highly recommended:  Build up your bike. Paint your name on the side. Ride it around. Impress your friends.)

Prerequisites:

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

Materials:

Materials are provided, covered by a materials fee of $225 included in your registration price. Students may customize their build with a selection of dropouts and braze-ons. 

Instructor Biography:

Bryan Hollingsworth of Royal H. BicyclesEvent Time:

Session 1: Tuesday, June 2, 7:00-10:00PM (Lecture & Consultation)

**No Class June 9 (Ordering Supplies)**

Session 2: Tuesday, June 16, 7:00-10:00PM (half the class meets)

Session 3: Tuesday, June 23, 7:00-10:00PM (second half of class meets)

Session 4: Tuesday, June 30, 7:00-10:00PM

**Work Night: July 7**

Session 5: Tuesday, July 14, 7:00-10:00PM

Session 6: Tuesday, July 21, 7:00-10:00PM 

**Work Night: July 28**

Session 7: Tuesday, August 4, 7:00-10:00PM

**Work Night: August 11**

Session 8: Tuesday, August 18, 7:00-10:00PM

 

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 2, 2015 7 PM to Aug 18, 2015 10 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Tue, 02 Jun 2015 19 )
Young Dubliners (Celtic Rock) - RARE ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCE

Kevin Says "Very excited to bring these local favorites back to town!"

Day of Show ticket price:$25.00

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: Sep 16, 2015 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Wed, 16 Sep 2015 19 )
SIRSY @ Johnny D's
“The Boston Globe sums it up: ‘Little band, big sound’. But the ONLY thing little about SIRSY is that there’s just two of them. The rest is bigger than balls on a buffalo.” SIRSY plays rock and soul that's chock full of sing along melodies, sincerity and heart, and just the right amount of sass. Lead Vocalist, Melanie, also plays a full drum kit - standing up (she’s featured in Modern Drummer and endorsed by Vater Percussion & Paiste Cymbals). She also plays bass on a keyboard with her drumstick and flute, too. Guitarist, Rich, plays a well loved and road worn Rickenbacker through a pedal board full of vintage effects. He also plays bass... on a keybaord with his feet. SIRSY plays 200+ shows per year all over the US. They've shared stages with: Maroon 5, Train, Grace Potter, Lifehouse, RaRaRiot, Third Eye Blind, Collective Soul, Blues Traveler, Cheap Trick and many. They've played SXSW, the Viper Room, Gramercy Theatre, Beachland Ballroom, World Café Live, & many more. SIRSY’s latest CD was produced by Grammy-winners, Paul Kolderie and Sean Slade (Radiohead, Hole, Dresden Dolls, Pixies). "Little band, big sound." (-The Boston Globe, MA) "One of most powerful and flexible voices you'll ever hear. Clever, smart songs with more hooks than a tackle box." (-Times Union, NY) "Killer rock guitar riffs that are every schoolboy’s wet dream." (-Instrumental Magazine Scotland) "Inventive rock and roll." (-Hartford Courant, CT)

When: Aug 14, 2015 9 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: w/s/g: Live Nude Girls Opening the show (Fri, 14 Aug 2015 21 )
EnergyBar!

First Thursday of every month (usually!)

5:30pm-8:30pm

Greentown Labs - 28 Dane Street, Somerville, MA 02143


EnergyBar is a monthly event devoted to helping people in clean technology meet and discuss innovations in energy technology. Entrepreneurs, investors, students, and ‘friends of cleantech,’ are invited to attend, meet colleagues, and expand our growing regional clean technology community. 


Our attendees typically span a variety of disciplines within energy, efficiency, and renewables. If you're looking for a job in cleantech or energy, trying to expand your network, or perhaps thinking about starting your own energy-related company this is the event for you. Expect to have conversations about issues facing advanced and renewable energy technologies and ways to solve our most pressing energy problems. 


Light appetizers and drinks will be served starting at 5:30 pm. Suggested dress is shop floor casual.


Grab your tickets now, seats are filling up! 

This event is generously sponsored by:

 

 Greentown Labs Member Companies:

 

Greentown Labs Sponsors:



When: Mar 5, 2015 5 PM to Feb 4, 2016 8 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Thu, 05 Mar 2015 17 )
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 )
Tool Training: Tablesaw Fundamentals AUGUST

 

Description:

The table saw is the center of most woodshops. Almost all woodworking projects, from fine furniture to general construction, use a table saw. When used incorrectly, however, it is also one of the most dangerous tools in the shop. In this four-week class, learn to use a table saw safely and accurately, and reinforce these techniques by constructing a small, simple project.

In the first session, we will cover three of the most common cuts; ripping, cross cutting, and dados. Students will learn to change blades, and set up simple jigs to precisely cut parts. In the second and third sessions we will make a small project from sheet goods. We will cover the best way to lay out parts, and how to cut and fit them to achieve accurate results. The project and the skills learned from it provide excellent fundamentals for larger projects students may wish to undertake on their own. In the fourth session students will get tested out on the tool, to verify their comfort using the tool without supervision as members of the Asylum or in their own shops.

Class Goals:

At the end of this class the students should be comfortable using a table saw safely, including changing blades and using dado blades and a variety of sleds and miter gauges. 

Students will also have an understanding of how to lay out simple woodworking projects to make the most efficient use of their time and materials, and will have a completed a small project to take home!

By the end of the four weeks, students will be fully tested out and ready to use the tablesaw unsupervised as members at Artisan's Asylum or in their own shops!

Prerequisites:

Students must be at least 18 years of age. No previous woodshop training required!

Materials Provided:

All necessary materials will be provided, and are covered by a $15 materials fee included in the cost of registration.

What to Bring:

Please dress appropriately for shop work: closed toed shoes, no baggy clothing or draping sleeves, no dangling jewelry or accessories, and something with which to tie back long hair.

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 jewelry 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 gratitude in her results has been one of her most rewarding teaching experiences.

 

Event Time:

Session 1: Sunday, August 9, 4-6:30pm

Session 2: Sunday, August 16, 4-6:30pm

Session 3: Sunday, August 23, 4-6:30pm

Session 4: Sunday, August 30, 4-6:30pm (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: Aug 9, 2015 4 PM to Aug 30, 2015 6 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 09 Aug 2015 16 )
Taylor Lamborn- Dan Miraldi


When: Aug 8, 2015 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 08 Aug 2015 19 )
San Lorenzo
with Superbuckit, Sham, Rocktar
A roving caravan of conquistadors with an affinity for lucky charms. Four years and six thousand boxtops later, weve got our instruments. Now we are a band.

When: Aug 8, 2015 9 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: $7.00 (Sat, 08 Aug 2015 21 )
Here We Go Magic
From Secretly Canadian: "Here We Go Magic return with Be Small, an album that finds the band taking a smaller approach to production and finding more intimate soundscapes, but hosts no less acrobatics of musicianship and singular sonic ambition. Recorded and mixed entirely by the band and inspired by Brian Eno and John Cales Wrong Way Up and Robert Wyatts Shleep, Be Smalls overtly major and optimistic” songs, as described by band leader Luke Temple, are a big leap from the live, expansive sounds of 2012’s Nigel Godrich-produced A Different Ship. Its an album of robust future pop that still continues its route through Here We Go Magics inimitable path of fidgety prog-rock, blissful melodies and sound collage experimentations, but always with a focus on a deep groove. Debut single and pulsating album standout, “Falling,” builds upon arpeggiated, satellite signal synths and joyous, interlocked acoustic strums and fuzzed guitar. It gathers momentum with each phrase about falling in love (though it’s unclear if this is a thing to be celebrated or dreaded) until the whole affair suddenly halts into a nothingness that sounds like a Gregorian chant from the bottom of a wishing well. Watch the video below for the debut single, directed by Sam Kuhn. Here We Go Magics Be Small is out October 16th on Secretly Canadian, and available for pre-order now. All digital pre-orders come with an instant free download of Falling. Catch Here We Go Magic all over Europe and North America this fall."   Pre-order Be Small: via SC Distribution via iTunes via Amazon Support your Local Indie Stores Support is TBD. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HereWeGoMagic.Band Twitter: https://twitter.com/herewegomagic Artist site: http://herewegomagicband.tumblr.com/

When: Oct 25, 2015 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 25 Oct 2015 19 )
Luiz Caracol Trio (Special Guest Eleanor Dubinsky) Boston CD release of Devagar
Advanced Tickets are available until 4PM  -  8/6/15
(
if not Sold Out prior)

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.

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.

 

ZONES ARRIVAL TIMES

Section A  6:00 – 6:30pm
Section B  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

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

- All tables seat either four or two. If you don’t purchase all of the seats, you may be seated with others.
- If zoned seating is not available for purchase on this event page, it means that there are only General Admission still available ( all dining room tables are already reserved).
- 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.
- Ages 10+ may attend with a parent and dinner/show combo ticket.
- General Admission or Fri/Sat shows starting 9pm & later are ALWAYS 21+.
- Fees Apply to all online purchases.
- Limited number of admissions are available "cash only" at door on any given night, on first come first serve basis. The door price 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.
 
Day of Show Door Price : $ 15.00  (cash only) 



When: Aug 6, 2015 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Thu, 06 Aug 2015 19 )
Daryl Hance
Age Limit: 18+

Daryl Hance



When: Oct 9, 2015 9 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: $10 (Fri, 09 Oct 2015 21 )
The Suitcase Junket
Matt Lorenz is a Vermont born musician, visual artist and tinkerer currently based in Massachusetts. "I aim to write good songs and sing them honestly" says Lorenz. He does that and more. The Suitcase Junket's artistic vision is one of salvaged and repurposed objects, images and emotions. His innovative junk-percussion constructions, original album art featuring inanimate objects with wings, and the high craft of his songwriting all combine to create a unique and engaging entity with a force and style all its own. Lorenz's self-taught throat-singing adds a fascinating edge to the overall sound. "I'm interested in the hidden voices that reside within things: the songs stuck inside instruments, the story behind the object, the mysterious weight of a word, the harmonic sequence that's in every note waiting to be broken as light through a prism."



When: Sep 5, 2015 7 PM to Sep 5, 2015 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 10 - 15 USD (Sat, 05 Sep 2015 19 )
HSMWorks for CNC Machining: JULY
Description: If you are familiar with what can be made with manually operated machine tools, you are also familiar with their limitations. This course is the first step towards breaking out of those limitations and learning how to interface with CNC machine tools to make parts otherwise impossible from a manually operated point of view. You will learn how to take a solid model in wood, plastic or aluminum and select tools, speeds and feeds and machining operations and translate them into the G-Code. Comfort with using HSMWorks software will be necessary to successfully operate the Artisan's Asylum Multicam industrial CNC router. Class Goals: The successful student will have the wherewithal to write tool-paths in HSMWorks for the control of CNC equipment to make cool parts. Prerequisites: Should have some experience with either manually operated machine tools or small power tools at the very least. Students must be at least 18 years old. Materials Provided: Artisan's Asylum will provide computers with HSMWorks installed for all students.  What to Bring: Students should bring with them a willingness to learn and explore, a notebook and writing utensil. Instructor Biography: Douglas Ruuska is a recovering physicist whose pendulum has swung back, once again, to the realm of art. He has worked at CERN and Fermi Lab, the Antarctic and many, many places in between. He has done such things as DAQ and control coding, stained glass, motorcycle and Landrover mechanic, Bio-Tech instrumentation design, 1-MeV neutron radiation damage studies, photography all over the planet and kinetic sculptures such as his Galaxy and Let's Go Fly a Bike for the Burning Man Festival, among other things. He tends to stay busy and enjoys good beer very much... Event Time: Session 1: Wednesday, July 15, 7:45-9:45PM Session 2: Wednesday, July 22, 7:45-9:45PM Session 3: Wednesday, July 29, 7:45-9:45PM Session 4: Wednesday, August 5, 7:45-9:45PM   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: Jul 31, 2015 7:45:00 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:45:00 )
HSMWorks for CNC Machining: JULY
Description: If you are familiar with what can be made with manually operated machine tools, you are also familiar with their limitations. This course is the first step towards breaking out of those limitations and learning how to interface with CNC machine tools to make parts otherwise impossible from a manually operated point of view. You will learn how to take a solid model in wood, plastic or aluminum and select tools, speeds and feeds and machining operations and translate them into the G-Code. Comfort with using HSMWorks software will be necessary to successfully operate the Artisan's Asylum Multicam industrial CNC router. Class Goals: The successful student will have the wherewithal to write tool-paths in HSMWorks for the control of CNC equipment to make cool parts. Prerequisites: Should have some experience with either manually operated machine tools or small power tools at the very least. Students must be at least 18 years old. Materials Provided: Artisan's Asylum will provide computers with HSMWorks installed for all students.  What to Bring: Students should bring with them a willingness to learn and explore, a notebook and writing utensil. Instructor Biography: Douglas Ruuska is a recovering physicist whose pendulum has swung back, once again, to the realm of art. He has worked at CERN and Fermi Lab, the Antarctic and many, many places in between. He has done such things as DAQ and control coding, stained glass, motorcycle and Landrover mechanic, Bio-Tech instrumentation design, 1-MeV neutron radiation damage studies, photography all over the planet and kinetic sculptures such as his Galaxy and Let's Go Fly a Bike for the Burning Man Festival, among other things. He tends to stay busy and enjoys good beer very much... Event Time: Session 1: Wednesday, July 15, 7:45-9:45PM Session 2: Wednesday, July 22, 7:45-9:45PM Session 3: Wednesday, July 29, 7:45-9:45PM Session 4: Wednesday, August 5, 7:45-9:45PM   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: Jul 31, 2015 7:45:00 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:45:00 )
101 Testing/QA Training and office hours with Applause - September

#optin 101 Training and Office hours for Testing and QA

(Please note: these sessions are for TechHub Members only)

Information and introductory training in Testing/QA fron our own partner and TechHub sponsor Applause http://www.applause.com/

Order of events:

10am to 11am - 101 Training - Group of up to 15 people.  This will often take the form of a case study or practical hands on workshop.

11am to 1pm - office hours sessions of up to 30mins for individuals/specific startups.  To be prebooked in advance.

This training and office hours is delivered by our sponsor Free of Charge to TechHub members.  

A monthly programme of introductory training and office hours is set up from our sponsors in the following areas: Legal, CPA, Testing/QA, Banking and PR.

LocationTechHub3rd Floor212 Elm StreetDavis SquareSomervilleMA 02144
Closest T - Davis Square (less than 5 minute walk)Parking - Several surface lots near byBike Parking - in the basement car park of 212 Elm Street.
 

Want more info about TechHub?  Get in touch: helloBoston@techhub.com

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When: Sep 24, 2015 2 PM to Sep 24, 2015 5 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Thu, 24 Sep 2015 14 )
101 PR Training and office hours with BigFish PR - August

#optin 101 Training and Office hours for PR

(Please note: these sessions are for TechHub Members only)

Information and introductory training in Public Relations fron our own partner and TechHub sponsor BigFish PR http://bigfishpr.com/

Order of events:

10am to 11am - 101 Training - Group of up to 15 people

11am to 1pm - office hours sessions of up to 30mins for individuals/specific startups.  To be prebooked in advance with Simon.Towers@techhub.com

This training and office hours is delivered by our sponsor Free of Charge to TechHub members.  

A monthly programme of introductory training and office hours is set up from our sponsors in the following areas: Legal, CPA, Testing/QA, Banking and PR.

LocationTechHub3rd Floor212 Elm StreetDavis SquareSomervilleMA 02144
Closest T - Davis Square (less than 5 minute walk)Parking - Several surface lots near byBike Parking - in the basement car park of 212 Elm Street.
 

Want more info about TechHub?  Get in touch: helloBoston@techhub.com

Follow us @TechHubBoston



When: Aug 26, 2015 2 PM to Aug 26, 2015 5 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Wed, 26 Aug 2015 14 )
101 PR Training and office hours with BigFish PR - September

#optin 101 Training and Office hours for PR

(Please note: these sessions are for TechHub Members only)

Information and introductory training in Public Relations fron our own partner and TechHub sponsor BigFish PR http://bigfishpr.com/

Order of events:

10am to 11am - 101 Training - Group of up to 15 people

11am to 1pm - office hours sessions of up to 30mins for individuals/specific startups.  To be prebooked in advance with Simon.Towers@techhub.com

This training and office hours is delivered by our sponsor Free of Charge to TechHub members.  

A monthly programme of introductory training and office hours is set up from our sponsors in the following areas: Legal, CPA, Testing/QA, Banking and PR.

LocationTechHub3rd Floor212 Elm StreetDavis SquareSomervilleMA 02144
Closest T - Davis Square (less than 5 minute walk)Parking - Several surface lots near byBike Parking - in the basement car park of 212 Elm Street.
 

Want more info about TechHub?  Get in touch: helloBoston@techhub.com

Follow us @TechHubBoston



When: Sep 23, 2015 2 PM to Sep 23, 2015 5 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Wed, 23 Sep 2015 14 )
Tool Training: Basic Woodworking Tools SUMMER
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 class covers the following basic woodworking saws and tools, teaching correct use of the hand drill, reciprocating saw, circular saw, jig saw, panel saw, scroll saw, drill press, and belt sander. 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 woodshop 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 hand drill, reciprocating saw, circular saw, jig saw, panel saw, scroll saw, drill press, and belt sander. 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 shop appropriate clothes - closed-toe shoes, no dangly jewelry or straps, and long hair should be tied back. Event Time: 2-week training & testing cycles are available on Sundays,10:30am-2:30pm (including a quick lunch break). Please see the ticket types above for the specific dates and times currently available. Instructors: Lena Sherbakov is a mathematician and neuroscientist, maker and artist, and long-time Artisan's Asylum member and volunteer. Josh Beckmann owns Somerville Made, a small design and fabrication shop in Union Square Somerville. His work often incorporates welded steel and computer controlled cutting. He also teaches wood working to children at a local arts center.   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. Her personal projects tend to range from jewlery stands to boxes to small furniture, 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. Tam Sicay-Perrow - bio coming soon! Elizabeth Welch - bio coming soon! 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: Jul 31, 2015 10 AM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Fri, 31 Jul 2015 10 )
Tool Training: Tablesaw Fundamentals JULY

 

Description:

The table saw is the center of most woodshops. Almost all woodworking projects, from fine furniture to general construction, use a table saw. When used incorrectly, however, it is also one of the most dangerous tools in the shop. In this four-week class, learn to use a table saw safely and accurately, and reinforce these techniques by constructing a small, simple project.

In the first session, we will cover three of the most common cuts; ripping, cross cutting, and dados. Students will learn to change blades, and set up simple jigs to precisely cut parts. In the second and third sessions we will make a small project from sheet goods. We will cover the best way to lay out parts, and how to cut and fit them to achieve accurate results. The project and the skills learned from it provide excellent fundamentals for larger projects students may wish to undertake on their own. In the fourth session students will get tested out on the tool, to verify their comfort using the tool without supervision as members of the Asylum or in their own shops.

Class Goals:

At the end of this class the students should be comfortable using a table saw safely, including changing blades and using dado blades and a variety of sleds and miter gauges. 

Students will also have an understanding of how to lay out simple woodworking projects to make the most efficient use of their time and materials, and will have a completed a small project to take home!

By the end of the four weeks, students will be fully tested out and ready to use the tablesaw unsupervised as members at Artisan's Asylum or in their own shops!

Prerequisites:

Students must be at least 18 years of age. No previous woodshop training required!

Materials Provided:

All necessary materials will be provided, and are covered by a $15 materials fee included in the cost of registration.

What to Bring:

Please dress appropriately for shop work: closed toed shoes, no baggy clothing or draping sleeves, no dangling jewelry or accessories, and something with which to tie back long hair.

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 jewelry 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 gratitude in her results has been one of her most rewarding teaching experiences.

 

Event Time:

Session 1: Sunday, July 12, 4-6:30pm

Session 2: Sunday, July 19, 4-6:30pm

Session 3: Sunday, July 26, 4-6:30pm

Session 4: Sunday, August 2, 4-6:30pm (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: Jul 12, 2015 4 PM to Aug 2, 2015 6 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 12 Jul 2015 16 )
Sundy Best, Tad Overbaugh and the Late Arrivals
When: Sep 26, 2015 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: $10 (Sat, 26 Sep 2015 20 )
Lula Pena
Born in Lisbon and now living in Barcelona, Lula Pena blends traditional fado with layers of Portuguese folk, French chanson, Cape Verdean morna, and Brazilian bossa nova. With a commanding yet sensitive voice, Pena performs solo guitar and sings of passion and pain, mirroring her personal journey as both musician and poet.

When: Sep 19, 2015 7 PM to Sep 19, 2015 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Guaranteed seating with dinner reservation $25 General admission, 21+ (Sat, 19 Sep 2015 19 )
Fanfarai
The rousing 11-member Algerian/French brass band Fanfaraï puts on a high energy show, with a battery of horns, traditional percussion, North African raï, Balkan beats, Afro-Cuban swing, and jazz, all colliding into one big party.

When: Sep 22, 2015 8 PM to Sep 22, 2015 10 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Guaranteed seating with dinner reservation $25 General admission, 21+ (Tue, 22 Sep 2015 20 )
Peter Buzzelle
Jim Buni (Former member of Buttercup)9:30 pm, Peter Buzzelle and the Academy 10:30pm Level/Service/Radio 11:30pm

When: Sep 18, 2015 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Fri, 18 Sep 2015 20 )
Sculptural Metalworking: OCTOBER
Description: This is a class specifically geared as an introduction to the wonderful world of sculptural metalworking and welding. Students will learn how to use a MIG welder and various supporting tools (clamps, grinders, sanders, etc.) to produce sculptural art pieces of their own design. Kit and instructor-directed projects are also available if students would like a less independent class experience. Class Goals: The goals of this class will be to encourage students to think of metalworking as a new and expansive creative outlet, and to train students to the point where they can weld on Asylum equipment safely and independently. Prerequisites: No experience required! Students must be at least 18 years of age. Materials: Students should bring a flannel shirt, leather gloves and safety glasses to class. Students will purchase raw materials from the instructor as needed for their projects. Instructor Biography: Ecco is a graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. She's a local artist with a passion for steel, specializing in creating wearable metal accessories (like the horns in her picture, or a set of wings for her back) and designing static and kinetic sculptures. Her previous work has included flapping pterodactyls, moth sculptures, a rideable dragon, and several other pieces. Event Time: Session 1: Thursday, October 1, 6:30 - 9:30PM Session 2: Thursday, October 8, 6:30 - 9:30PM Session 3: Thursday, October 15, 6:30 - 9:30PM Session 4: Thursday, October 22, 6:30 - 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: Oct 1, 2015 6 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Thu, 01 Oct 2015 18 )
Tribute to Muddy Waters with The Nighthawks and Bob Margolin (Blues)
  Advanced Tickets are available until 4PM - 10/24/15
(
if not Sold Out prior)

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.

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.

 

ZONES ARRIVAL TIMES

Section A  6:00 – 6:30pm
Section B  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

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

- All tables seat either four or two. If you don’t purchase all of the seats, you may be seated with others.
- If zoned seating is not available for purchase on this event page, it means that there are only General Admission still available ( all dining room tables are already reserved).
- 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.
- Ages 10+ may attend with a parent and dinner/show combo ticket.
- General Admission or Fri/Sat shows starting 9pm & later are ALWAYS 21+.
- Fees Apply to all online purchases.
- Limited number of admissions are available "cash only" at door on any given night, on first come first serve basis. The door price 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.
 

Day of Show Door Price : $35  (cash only)   



When: Oct 24, 2015 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 24 Oct 2015 19 )
The Pretentious Fools Video + CD Release Party PLUS Mei Ohara
Advanced Tickets are available until 4PM - August 20th
(
if not Sold Out prior)

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.

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.

ZONES ARRIVAL TIMES

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

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

- All tables seat either four or two. If you don’t purchase all of the seats, you may be seated with others.
- If zoned seating is not available for purchase on this event page, it means that there are only General Admission still available ( all dining room tables are already reserved).
- 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.
- Ages 10+ may attend with a parent and dinner/show combo ticket.
- General Admission or Fri/Sat shows starting 9pm & later are ALWAYS 21+.
- Fees Apply to all online purchases.
- Limited number of admissions are available "cash only" at door on any given night, on first come first serve basis. The door price 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.
 
Day of Show Door Price : $15  (cash only) 




When: Aug 20, 2015 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Thu, 20 Aug 2015 19 )
Figure Drawing TUESDAYS AUGUST
Description: Figure Drawing is an open studio class where people of all artistic levels are invited to explore the human form through drawing and painting. Figure drawing is a great opportunity or keep your skills sharp if a seasoned artist or if a beginner learn the basics of drawing from the nude form. Student are free to draw however they like. The teacher will be there to give guidance to whomever wants some extra direction. Prerequisites: No experience necessary -- all-levels class open to anyone interested in working their drawing skills. Students must be 18 years or older. Materials Provided: Artisan's Asylum will provide the model and the space. What to Bring: Drawing and painting supplies of your choice. Drawing surface. For beginners charcoal and large paper pad is recommended. Instructor Biography: Aliza Vaida has 10 years of figure drawing experience. She received her BFA in painting and sculpture from Boston University. She is a freelance artist who works in mixed media and found object art. Event Time: Sessions will run on most Tuesday nights, 6:30-8:30pm. For specific dates and times available, check the drop-down menu in the Ticket information box at the top of this page. Drop-ins welcome, but must arrive before 6pm, and sessions will be cancelled if fewer than 3 people have registered by 24 hours before. So if you know you're coming, register in advance!  For registration for sessions in other months, check out the Figure Drawing listing on our Current Classes page.    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: Aug 25, 2015 6 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Tue, 25 Aug 2015 18 )
2015 Healthy Living Expo featuring Brian Clement
2015 HEALTHY LIVING EXPO OPTIMUM HEALTH SOLUTION - Benefit Real Kids Real Food SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1015 – 4 pm – 9 pm St. Catherine of Genoa School Gymnasium, 179 Summer St., Somerville, MA Lecture 5 pm  Featuring guest speaker, Brian Clement, Hippocrates Health Institute Director The New Health Paradigm;  transcending current health barriers by focusing on the bodies electrical potency. Over 200 attendees – 22 exhibits Any questions please call Betsy at 781-899-6664 or email Optimum Health Solution  Betsy.bragg6@gmail.com (Optimum Health Solution, 337 Newton Street, Waltham, MA 02453). Optimum Health Solution is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, Federal Tax ID# 03-0555281No goods or services were received in consideration of this gift.

When: Sep 20, 2015 4 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 20 Sep 2015 16 )

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