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The AC Hotel by Marriott in Medford is located near the Wellington MBTA station for easy public transportation access to Boston, Cambridge and Somerville. Walk over to The Shopps at Station Landing or to Assembly Square just across the Mystic River bridge.
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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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Ebass Open Mic with George Woods
When: May 10, 2016 6 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Tue, 10 May 2016 18 )
The Band That Time Forgot
When: Jun 4, 2016 6 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Sat, 04 Jun 2016 18 )
Discover Belly Dance - Monday Offering in Somerville
Does Your Life Need More Sparkle? Add some glitter, friendship and fun in belly dance class. http://www.bellydancesomerville.com/join-the-class/ This class will get you moving, starting from the ground-up. It emphasizes safe technique, creativity, and fun! You'll learn: - Elegant dance posture - Classic belly dance moves - Traveling steps - Graceful arm moves - Combinations, to get you dancing right away We'll also prepare a group piece for our recital in May. (Recital participation is optional, but fun!) Level 1 is a good choice for complete newbies and beginners with up to a year of recent classroom experience. Suitable for all ages (preteen+), shapes, sizes, genders, and fitness levels. To maintain a safe learning environment, a strict body-positive policy is in effect. (Need an all-female class? Under some circumstances, I can designate one of the Level 1 classes women-only. The other will remain open to all genders. Contact me for details.) Mondays, 6-7pm 16 weeks: January 11th – May 9th (No class on 3/28, 5/2) Price: $250 for the session, or $18 per week drop-in (space permitting). We've had Level 1 classes sell out for 12 semesters in a row (four years running!), so snag your spot early. Register now at: http://www.bellydancesomerville.com/join-the-class/ Still not sure? Check out my free online class at: http://www.bellydancesomerville.com/take-a-free-class-online/ Or contact me at nadira@nadirajamal.com. I'll be happy to discuss any questions or concerns. This class is also offered on Sunday afternoons. Register now to reserve your spot at: http://www.bellydancesomerville.com/join-the-class/

When: May 8, 2016 12 PM to May 8, 2016 1 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Price: $250 for the session, or $18 per week drop-in (space permitting). (Sun, 08 May 2016 12 )
The Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library
Age Limit: All Ages

The Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library



When: May 26, 2016 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Thu, 26 May 2016 19 )
Interactive Electronics: Level Up! Arduino 102 2016
This is a class to expand on the Introduction to Interactive Electronics: Arduino (formerly known as One Day Arduino Seminar or Arduino 101). It introduces students to more advanced Arduino topics such as: Data logging Use of a real time clock Precise voltage measurement Use of I2C communication and displays Various ways of measuring temperatures (thermistor, Dallas One-Wire sensors) Larger component (DC motor) control Structuring of code for the Arduino IDE It is meant for makers and artists who want to record data for the long term, and to work with more complicated sensors, displays, and motion control.  Other topics (advanced displays, wireless communication) that students wish to concentrate on can also be handled, however students should contact the instructor at least a week in advance if they want a particular topic to be addressed in the class. Prerequisites: Students should have a working familiarity with their computer (Mac or Windows) - i.e. how to install programs and device drivers. Students should have taken the Introduction to Interactive Electronics: Arduino (One Day Arduino Seminar) or have basic understanding of Arduino. Students must be at least 18 years of age. Materials: Kits are built in to ticket price and provided for the class to work with and take home. The class has access to the Artisan's Asylum computer lab, but it is highly recommended that students bring their own laptop, so they can work on projects easily after the class. Event Time: This is a one session workshop that runs on Sunday from 10:15am - 2:45pm, with a half hour break for lunch. Select your date from the drop-down ticketing menu.  Instructor Biography: Andrew Anselmo is a consulting engineer and a member of Artisan's Asylum, and teaches the well-received introductory One Day Arduino Workshop course.  Some of his work and consulting philosophy can be seen at www.clipboardengineering.com.   ARTISAN'S ASYLUM STUDENT POLICIES   After you buy your ticket here on Eventbrite, please register in Artisan's Asylum's system: https://artisansasylum.com/membership/registration/    Purchase of a ticket expresses acceptance of AA's Refunds and Cancellation policies found here: https://artisansasylum.com/classpolicies/   Attending class FAQ: https://artisansasylum.com/attending-classes/ 

When: May 22, 2016 10:15:00 AM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 22 May 2016 10:15:00 )
John Doyle: Not on Sale Yet
One of the best known names in traditional Irish and American music - and for good reason - John Doyle makes this his first solo appearance in Boston in support of a new CD. One of those events that will sell-out in a flash because of its rarity. Name many of the most notable recordings and/or performers in Irish music and it's a fair bet that John Doyle had something to do with them. Liz Carroll; Eileen Ivers; Karan Casey; Solas; Michael Black; Mary Black; the trio of McCusker, McGoldrick and Doyle; The Teetotalers (Martin Hayes, Kevin Crawford, John Doyle); and now Usher's Island (Andy Irvine, Donal Lunny, Mike McGoldrick, Paddy Glackin and John Doyle) - a vertible who's who of the greatest names in Irish music. These are just a very few of the stellar artists for whom John Doyle's signature guitar sound, singing or songwriting is essential. The Burren Backroom series is now well established as one of the most sought-after boutique series of trad presentation in the world. It has already created already dozens of memorable, intimate, informal presentations held in a truly atmospheric space which was founded by well-known traditional musicians Tommy McCarthy and Louise Costello in Davis Square, Somerville, Massachusetts. 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. As is the custom of the Burren, it is anticipated informal and dynamic post concert sessions will be a feature. Ticket prices vary and 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: Oct 16, 2016 4 PM to Oct 16, 2016 6 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 12 - 23 USD (Sun, 16 Oct 2016 16 )
Matt Cranitch and Jackie Daly WITH The Raw Bar Collective
In this double bill, the absolute best in bottom-line, pure traditional music will shine! First: Sliabh Luachra comes to Boston. Sliabh Luachra (Mountain of Rushes) as the name suggests, is a rugged area that incorporates parts of Cork, Limerick, and Kerry. Its remoteness led to the development and maintenance of a particular branch of Irish traditional music that is as ancient as it is unique. Jackie Daly and Matt Cranitch playing in this duo, epitomize all that is great and uplifting about it! Not to be missed, this concert. More musicians to be added, by the way, so get your tickets soon. Then, as if that wansn't enough, the much talked-about Raw Bar Collective will make its Boston debut. With a totally uncluttered approach to playing, this trio present a vibrant and excitingly earthy style of Irish Traditional music. The Raw Bar Collective is a fluid gathering of Irish musicians, each of them an acknowledged standard bearer within the tradition. They are anchored by Conal Ó Gráda (flute), Benny McCarthy (accordion) & Dave Sheridan (fiddle), all long recognized as among the top instrumentalists in Ireland. Just take a listen below: The Burren Backroom series is now well established as one of the most sought-after boutique series of trad presentation in the world. It has already created already dozens of memorable, intimate, informal presentations held in a truly atmospheric space which was founded by well-known traditional musicians Tommy McCarthy and Louise Costello in Davis Square, Somerville, Massachusetts. 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. As is the custom of the Burren, it is anticipated informal and dynamic post concert sessions will be a feature. Ticket prices vary and 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: Jul 20, 2016 7 PM to Jul 20, 2016 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 12 - 28 USD (Wed, 20 Jul 2016 19 )
Jan Marie & The Mean Reds



When: Jun 20, 2016 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: $0 (Mon, 20 Jun 2016 20 )
Joshua Powell / Ozymandias / Lisa Bastoni / LightDivides / Elliot Sheedy
8:00- 8:30 Elliot Sheedy 8:40- 9:10 LightDivides 9:20- 9:50 Lisa Bastoni 10:05- 10:50 Ozymandias 11:00- 11:30 TBA 11:40- 12:20 Joshua Powell & the great train robbery 7:30 DOORS // 21+ // $8 at the door, $5 advance

When: Jun 1, 2016 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Wed, 01 Jun 2016 19 )
Mandorla Music presents Marc Friedman & John Morgan Kimock
A night of duo exploration from bassist Marc Friedman (Ryan Montbleau Band, The Mobile Trio, The Slip, Surprise Me Mr Davis) and drummer John Morgan Kimock (Bernie Worrell, KIMOCK, Mike Gordon Band).



When: Aug 6, 2016 8 PM to Aug 6, 2016 10 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 20 - 20 USD (Sat, 06 Aug 2016 20 )
Scissorfight, Watts, Goddamn Draculas, Dirt Mall
When: Jun 11, 2016 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Sat, 11 Jun 2016 20 )
Mandorla Music presents Jim Hobbs & Tatsuya Nakatani
Alto saxophonist Jim Hobbs, best known for the Fully Celebrated Orchestra, is a veteran of the Boston and New York free music scene. He's a player of head-spinning range, by turns absolutely ferocious & surprisingly delicate. Tatsuya Nakatani is a percussionist and sound artist who uses drums, gongs, cymbals, singing bowls, metal objects, bells, and various sticks and bows to create music defies category or genre, blending jazz, free jazz, rock, noise, and the space of traditional Japanese folk music.



When: Jun 18, 2016 8 PM to Jun 18, 2016 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 12 - 12 USD (Sat, 18 Jun 2016 20 )
The Dwarves, the Queers, White Dynomite, Decent Criminal
When: Jun 18, 2016 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Sat, 18 Jun 2016 20 )
King Parrot, Child Bite, more TBA at ONCE Ballroom 6/28/16
Grayskull Booking Presents: King Parrot https://www.facebook.com/kingparrotband Child Bite http://www.childbite.com/ more TBA 18+ 8pm doors 9pm noise $12adv/$15dos Holy. Crap.



When: Jun 28, 2016 8 PM to Jun 29, 2016 1 AMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 12 - 12 USD (Tue, 28 Jun 2016 20 )
The Doubleclicks
When: Jun 25, 2016 6 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Sat, 25 Jun 2016 18 )
Dallahan
Dallahan is one of the fastest rising forces on the international folk circuit; heavily rooted in traditional Irish music, but with hugely diverse backgrounds and influences. They call on their mixed Irish, Scottish and Hungarian heritage to create a unique and seamless musical montage, drawing in influences from jazz, funk, pop and classical music. Dallahan will push and pull you along on a musical journey, artistically from tender and delicate songs from central Europe, to relentlessly punchy Irish dance tunes littered with funk grooves and everything in between. Take a listen below... The Burren Backroom series is now well established as one of the most sought-after boutique series of trad presentation in the world. It has already created already dozens of memorable, intimate, informal presentations held in a truly atmospheric space which was founded by well-known traditional musicians Tommy McCarthy and Louise Costello in Davis Square, Somerville, Massachusetts. 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. As is the custom of the Burren, it is anticipated informal and dynamic post concert sessions will be a feature. Ticket prices vary and 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: Aug 10, 2016 7 PM to Aug 10, 2016 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 12 - 23 USD (Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19 )
Daimh,
Daimh (pronounced Dive) takes its name from the Gaelic word for kinship. They just rocked the Burren back in early March, and have decided to return as the travel through Boston from the Milwaukee Irish Festival. This will be a triumphant return indeed. This is the Gaelic tradition at its contemporary best with focus on Highland music. They are largely based around West Lochaber and the Isle of Skye. Formed about 15 years ago, they - individually and collectively have - an international a reputation as giants of the Bagpipes and Fiddle, Angus Mackenzie and Gabe McVarish lead the melodic powerhouse with fellow founder member Ross Martin underpinning the groove on the Guitar. The Band are joined by "new guy" Murdo "Yogi" Cameron on Mandola and Accordion to complete the instrumental line up. Check out this introductory video. Well worth watching... Daimh have always had the renown and notoriety of working with some of the finest Gaelic singers in Scotland and the current line up only serves to cement that distinction with the addition of the Gaelic firmament's most rapidly rising star, Ellen MacDonald on vocals. And opening for Daimh, the dynamic siblings Elizabeth and Ben Anderson, a Scottish fiddle and cello duo, who habe been gaining an enthusiastic following in the Boston area and throughout New England. They had a thunderous introduction to the Burren audience when they opened for The Battlefield Band. Blending Scottish tunes with lively rhythms and innovative harmonies, they create a sound rooted in tradition, inspired by the contemporary, and completely original. On stage, they captivate audiences with their ability to effortlessly communicate musical nuances as only siblings can and make listeners move as only Scottish music knows how . The Burren Backroom series is now well established as one of the most sought-after boutique series of trad presentation in the world. It has already created already dozens of memorable, intimate, informal presentations held in a truly atmospheric space which was founded by well-known traditional musicians Tommy McCarthy and Louise Costello in Davis Square, Somerville, Massachusetts. 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. As is the custom of the Burren, it is anticipated informal and dynamic post concert sessions will be a feature. Ticket prices vary and 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: Aug 31, 2016 7 PM to Aug 31, 2016 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 12 - 23 USD (Wed, 31 Aug 2016 19 )
Manual Machining and Layout APR/MAY 2016
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.    Event Time:  Session 1: Sunday, Apr. 3, 1:00-3:00PM Session 2: Sunday, Apr. 10, 1:00-3:00PM Session 3: Sunday, Apr. 17, 1:00-3:00PM Session 4: Sunday, Apr. 24, 1:00-3:00PM Session 5: Sunday, May 1, 1:00-3:00PM Session 6: Sunday, May 8, 1:00-3:00PM   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.     ARTISAN'S ASYLUM STUDENT POLICIES After you buy your ticket here on Eventbrite, please register in Artisan's Asylum's new (post 7/1/15) system: https://artisansasylum.com/membership/registration/  For attending class FAQ, please read: https://artisansasylum.com/attending-classes/  For everything you need to know about AA's Refunds or Cancellation policies, please see: http://artisansasylum.com/classpolicies/     ARTISAN'S ASYLUM STUDENT POLICIES After you buy your ticket here on Eventbrite, please register in Artisan's Asylum's new (post 7/1/15) system: https://artisansasylum.com/membership/registration/  For attending class FAQ, please read: https://artisansasylum.com/attending-classes/  For everything you need to know about AA's Refunds or Cancellation policies, please see: http://artisansasylum.com/classpolicies/

When: May 4, 2016 1 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Wed, 04 May 2016 13 )
Bottom Bracket Overhaul Workshop: May 2016
Description: Come and learn how to overhaul your bottom bracket. We'll review several types of bottom bracket and how to get inside, clean it, grease it, and reassemble it. Initially the instructor will demonstrate on selected bottom brackets, and afterward students who would like to bring their bicycle or specific bottom bracket challenge with them will have the opportunity to try and stump the instructor and/or share it with the group. Class Goals: Students will leave this workshop with a demystified idea of what's in their bottom bracket and knowing the proper tools and techniques for getting in there. Prerequisites: Students should have a basic knowledge of bicycle maintenance to benefit from this workshop. Students must be at least 18 years of age. What to Bring: Students may bring their bike if they'd like to.  Other relevant tools and equipment will be provided, as well as lubricants and rags etc. Event Schedule: This is a single session workshop on Sunday, May 22, 3PM - 5PM. Instructor Biography:  Josie has learned her bicycle maintenance skills through a combination of Broadway Bicycle School training, time spent maintaining SCUL's fleet, and several years of teaching.  She maintains a small fleet of “normal” bicycles, has built and maintained her own modified bicycles, and she likes to read bicycle repair manuals for kicks. Josie enjoys maintenance best when her students get together and ask her two or three “how do I…” questions at once.     ARTISAN'S ASYLUM STUDENT POLICIES   After you buy your ticket here on Eventbrite, please register in Artisan's Asylum's system: https://artisansasylum.com/membership/registration/    Purchase of a ticket expresses acceptance of AA's Refunds and Cancellation policies found here: https://artisansasylum.com/classpolicies/   Attending class FAQ: https://artisansasylum.com/attending-classes/ 

When: May 22, 2016 3 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 22 May 2016 15 )
Build A Table JUNE 2016
Description: The table saw is an amazing tool that enables even novice wood workers to cut perfectly square joints, miters that are exactly 45 degrees, and repeat cuts of a set length or width. In addition, it can cut dadoes and grooves in the exact position that the operator has determined. This class will use the table saw to make a parson's table, including cutting stock to width and length and mitering the legs to make a square splined joint. We will use dado cutters to make the splined joint as well as the groove for the top, and cut the tongue that will fit the top to the table. Finally, we will use a tapering jig to cut the taper on the legs. If time allows we will also apply finish to the table using the Asylum's spray booth. Students will leave the class with a greater understanding of what is possible to accomplish with the table saw and more familiarity with how to use it skillfully.  *PLEASE NOTE: Tool testing is NOT included in this course, and needs to be arranged separately by each student.* Prerequisites: This class is suitable for beginners. If you have not tested on the tablesaw, please contact instructor after enrolling. What to Bring:  Students should wear shop appropriate clothes - closed-toe shoes, no dangly jewelry or straps, and long hair should be tied back.  Instructor Biography: Phil Wolfson is a retired union cabinetmaker and vocational instructor. Event Time: PLEASE NOTE - Sessions are Back to Back Thurs/Fri on 2 consecutive weeks Session 1: Thursday, June 9, 4:00pm-8:00pm Session 2: Friday, June 10, 4:00pm-8:00pm Session 3: Thursday, June 16, 4:00pm-8:00pm Session 5: Friday, June 17, 4:00pm-8:00pm AA REGISTRATION/FAQs/REFUNDS/CANCELLATIONS:  *** We ask all new students to register in our new system before their first class in our space.  You will also need to register if you haven't taken class with us since our new system launched: as of July 1, 2015. You can register online here: https://artisansasylum.com/membership/registration/.  *** Please review our Attending Classes FAQ http://artisansasylum.com/attending-classes/ so you'll know what to expect and be prepared for class.  REFUNDS: Please navigate to our website for our complete class cancellation and refund policies: http://artisansasylum.com/classpolicies/   **If you would like to request a refund, please fill out this form: http://tinyurl.com/artisansasylumcancellations 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 9, 2016 4 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Thu, 09 Jun 2016 16 )
Eight Feet Tall, Crooked Coast, the Instigators
When: Jun 25, 2016 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Sat, 25 Jun 2016 20 )
David Wilcox
When: May 21, 2016 6 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Sat, 21 May 2016 18 )
David Wilcox
When: May 20, 2016 6 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Fri, 20 May 2016 18 )
Ryan Alvanos - TBA
Age Limit: All Ages

Ryan Alvanos

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When: Jun 12, 2016 3 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 12 Jun 2016 15 )
Intro to Comics: Make a Comic Zine
Description: Comics is an underutilized medium with its three weird feet simultaneously planted in literature, design, and visual art. This class teaches a quick process-oriented approach to create a short comic zine. We will rehearse the crucial components of comics creation with a focus on modern graphic novel styles, utilizing pen and paper instead of PCs and tablets, and dive into making a printed zine you can share with friends, trade at conventions, and sell in shops. Students will have an opportunity to experiment with materials, practice drawing for comics, explore narratives of their own creation, and begin to develop a unique style. There will also be an opportunity for a collaborative final project. This course can be taken as an introduction, as a workshop for amateur comic artists looking to refine their work, or by artists in other media who would like to broaden their creative processes. Class Goals: Students who complete this course will have a basic knowledge of all processes of the creation of comics, and will create a single beautiful comic zine. Prerequisites: No drawing or writing experience is necessary, although some experience is helpful. Students must be at least 18 years of age. Materials: Please bring pencils and a sketch book or sketch pad of your choice as well asa small selection of your favorite comics, from any source, to the first class. Instructor will provide pens to experiment with and other materials will be discussed at length and a list provided. All materials can be purchased at local art and stationary stores, and typically run $15-$30. Access to a scanner is very strongly recommended but not required. Event Times: Session 1: Wednesday, April 27, 6:30-8:30pm Session 2: Wednesday, May 4, 6:30-8:30pm Session 3: Wednesday, May 11, 6:30-8:30pm Session 4: Wednesday, May 18, 6:30-8:30pm Session 5: Wednesday, May 25, 6:30-8:30pm Session 6: Wednesday, June 1, 6:30-8:30pm   Instructor Biography:    Christopher Stetson Wilson started drawing comics in 2002 for no particular reason. Christopher mostly taught himself using what few resources were available online at the time, and created a comic called The Invisible Life of Poet. He sent the only ten samples he had to a hundred alt weeklies and by some miracle the Dayton City Paper picked it up. The strip lasted five years and ran in a dozen or so weeklies from Orlando to Anchorage. He has since learned from other comic artists that this is a fair accomplishment. After retiring the strip, Christopher switched gears, going into music and various online projects, but after being offered an opportunity to teach comics returned to the medium and has released a few short comics since then. Find them at dwicefox.com.  Christopher greatly loves to teach this medium, and creativity generally. He thinks it's a weird and subversive pursuit. Come find out why.   ARTISAN'S ASYLUM STUDENT POLICIES   After you buy your ticket here on Eventbrite, please register in Artisan's Asylum's system: https://artisansasylum.com/membership/registration/    Purchase of a ticket expresses acceptance of AA's Refunds and Cancellation policies found here: https://artisansasylum.com/classpolicies/   Attending class FAQ: https://artisansasylum.com/attending-classes/ 

When: May 4, 2016 6 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Wed, 04 May 2016 18 )
Baphomet's Blood
with Violentor, Riotor, Crypter, Seax


When: Jul 18, 2016 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: $15 - $18 (Mon, 18 Jul 2016 20 )
And Then There Was One- Jam Sandwich- Renegade Cartel


When: May 7, 2016 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 07 May 2016 20 )
Balkan Soul Fest 2016
We're proud to present the second annual Balkan Soul Fest at the ONCE Ballroom!  After the huge success of last years event, we're bringing back an amazing night of Eastern European influenced party music paired with a special menu of Balkan Soul Food!  And we're very excited to bring in Bella's Bartok as this year's headliner of the one day festival! Bella's Bartok (http://www.bellasbartok.com/) When the Balkan-inspired, circusy sound of Bella’s Bartok hits your ears, you are no longer in control. You are out of your seat and you’re bouncing up and down, and soon your arms are flailing and you’re smiling and screaming. Your bad day, your cold, your fatigue have all vanished, and it’s not even the end of the first song. Bella’s Bartok makes everyone dance, regardless. From living rooms to concert halls, alleyways to weddings, the band’s energy makes getting up and moving irresistible. Without fail, someone from the audience comes up after every single show and says the same thing: “I couldn’t help it.”  Bella’s Bartok are six music-making extra-ordinaries from Northampton, MA. They dare you to come see them and try to stay in your chair. Also, early dinner (served on a first come first serve basis) will be accompanied by Boston's on Balkan Women's Choir, Divi Zheni, so get there early to have some music with your dinner! Music by: Cocek! Brass Band (http://www.cocekbrassband.com/) Bella's Bartok ((http://www.bellasbartok.com/) Somerville Symphony Orkestar (http://www.ssoband.com) Emperor Norton's Stationary Marching Band (http://ensmb.com) Divi Zheni (http://www.divizheni.net/)   (This event is all ages, but 21+ to drink) Tickets are $16 advance/ $25 at the door   Here are a few housekeeping notes to make the whole evening even more excellent for everyone: It is fine to park in the lot across the stree from the hall, on Highland Ave!  Any spot but a Zipcar spot is fair game. On street parking is also available, please read the signs.  There is a second lot behind our building, off of Central, but sometimes the church downstairs parks it up while they have services and we have to go get them to move, which they do, but it can take a few minutes... well, basically, you take your chances.   We will open the bar and start serving food and drinks in our very unrestaurant like manner at 5pm. We have planned a delicious food menu of vegetarian, meat and sweet options and we do appreciate you dining with us, as do the farmers who provide all of our ingredients. When you eat with us you eat local. We do take reservations for large groups of 8 or more, call us at 617-285-0167 to reserve a table in the Lounge. We appreciate your patience should you have wait at all to order or to receive your food, especially during the busiest opening moments.  We will do our best to keep up. We make all of our food from scratch and it is not "fast", but trust me, it's worth the wait.  Thanks for understanding. The bar takes cash and credit cards of all kind and is stocked with an excellent selection of local beer and cider, wine and mixed drinks and cocktails as well as Maine Root Sodas.  Ask to see our beer and specialty drinks list! Please print out and bring your tickets.  We will also have a list of everyone who bought tickets, but printing them and bringing them will save everyone a lot of time during checkin. Again, dinner starts at 5pm. Music starts at 6:30pm.

When: Jun 10, 2016 6 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: $16 - $25 (Fri, 10 Jun 2016 18 )
Pale Monsters, Sidewalk Driver, Guillermo Sexo, Pale Hands
When: Jun 17, 2016 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Fri, 17 Jun 2016 20 )
A Human Story: A celebration of hope for Syria's refugees


When: Jun 4, 2016 11 AM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 04 Jun 2016 11 )
Performer's Master Class: Belly Dance Level 3 with Nadira Jamal
In Level 3, you’ll build on your technical foundation, to become the best performer you can be. Whether you’re already performing at parties and restaurants, aspire to go pro someday, or just love dancing at community events, this class will help you wow your audience. For the spring recital, the Level 3 class will prepare a 9/8 (aka Karsilama). This bold, exciting style is a must for venues like the Athenian Corner, and is a great way to stretch your skills and improve musicality and footwork. We’ll cover both Turkish and American stylings (and how to tell the difference). This class will include: - Intermediate and advanced technique - Shimmy layering - Improvisation skills - Stagecraft and performance skills - Dancing with props (veil, zils, cane, balancing, depending on the semester) - Performance critiques 16 weeks: January 6th – May 11th (No class on 2/24, 5/4, plus one more Wednesday still TBD) Level: Suitable for high intermediate students through newer professionals. Placement in Level 3 is by permission of the instructor, so please contact me before you register. Open to: qualified students of all genders (Note: Serious male students are very welcome, but are asked to contact Nadira before registering) Requirements: You'll need finger cymbals and a veil for this class. If you have never played finger cymbals before, you can learn in Level 2. Classes are limited to 15 students, so I can provide individual attention. For full details and registration, visit: http://www.bellydancesomerville.com/join-the-class/ But don't forget to contact me at nadira@nadirajamal.com before you register to discuss placement.

When: May 4, 2016 6 PM to May 4, 2016 7 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: $370 for the session or $28 per week drop-in (Wed, 04 May 2016 18 )
Skills & Zils: Belly Dance Level 2 with Nadira Jamal
Ready to move beyond the basics? In Level 1, you built your technical foundation. In this class, you’ll start building your performance foundation. For the spring recital, the Level 2 class will prepare a piece to a Samai (aka Samai Thaqil). This elegant, classical genre is done in 10/8 time, and is a great way to stretch your skills and build musicality and grace. You’ll learn: - More challenging technique - Traveling steps - Shimmy layering - Improvisation skills - Stagecraft and performance skills - Finger cymbals 16 weeks: January 6th – May 11th (No class on 2/24, 5/4, plus one more Wednesday still TBD) http://www.bellydancesomerville.com/join-the-class/#Level2 Level: Suitable for advanced beginners through intermediate. If you’re new to Level 2, or to my classes, please contact me to discuss placement. Open to: qualified students of all genders (Note: Serious male students are very welcome, but are asked to contact Nadira before registering) Requirements: You will need a set of finger cymbals for this class. I have a limited number for sale in class, or contact me for guidelines if you'd like to shop elsewhere. Classes are limited to 15 students, so I can provide individual attention. Register now to reserve your spot: http://www.bellydancesomerville.com/join-the-class/#Level2

When: May 4, 2016 7:45:00 PM to May 4, 2016 9:15:00 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: $370 for the session or $28 per week drop-in (space permitting, bring exact change if paying cash). (Wed, 04 May 2016 19:45:00 )
Duck Village Stage @AERONAUT // Live Performances Recorded in the Brewery

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When: May 4, 2016 5 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Wed, 04 May 2016 17 )
The American Songbook with Ryan & Kristina
your crushes Ryan Dalley and Kristina Stapelfeld are throwing a concert in our backyard singing a menagerie of hits from the 70s, 80s, 90s and today. in addition to this rockin' musical eve, we will be throwing a cla$$ic cotter-stapelfeld party at the gallery and our apartment and hopefully backyard with dranx and snax. by some stroke of beautiful luck, it is also Kate McGroarty's birthday and this will serve as her official birthday celebration. the concert part of the evening (8pm - 930pm) and everything inside the art center will be ticketed and has a capacity, so reserve your ticket now! if you just want to come party with us late into the night we'll see you then. bartending services provided by the legendary john lennon. throw us a few bucks to cover these costs, yeah? everything about this will be fun and you shouldn't miss it. love, kristina, taylor, ryan and friends



When: May 13, 2016 12 AM to May 13, 2016 12 AMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 0 - 5 USD (Fri, 13 May 2016 00 )
8th annual GMSH Tour – Davis Square Theater (Boston, MA)
The 8th annual G.M.S.H. Tour will be in Somerville (Boston) on Monday, July 25th at the Davis Square Theater Starring Jess J, Jayali, Mon Boyd, & More. Event Time is 7:00pm – 1:00am. Event age is 21+. Contact 818-723-0847 or 401-699-2002 if you have any questions. If you're interested in being an opening act for this event, visit www.GetMoneyStopHatinTour.com. As always, 'Get Money Stop Hatin' tour performance slots are 1st-come 1st-served.

When: Jul 25, 2016 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Mon, 25 Jul 2016 19 )
7.9 - Vivid Complex / Ultra City / oldsoul / Mallcops
8- 8:45 Mallcops https://www.facebook.com/mallcopsma/ 9- 9:45 oldsoul https://www.facebook.com/oldsoulma/ 10- 10:45 Ultra City  11- 11:45 Vivid Complex https://www.facebook.com/VividComplex/ 21+ 7:30 doors $10 at the door, $8 advance

When: Jul 9, 2016 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 09 Jul 2016 19 )
Discover Belly Dance - Belly Dance Level 1 with Nadira Jamal - Sunday Offering
Does Your Life Need More Sparkle? Add some glitter, friendship and fun in belly dance class. http://www.bellydancesomerville.com/join-the-class/ This class will get you moving, starting from the ground-up. It emphasizes safe technique, creativity, and fun! You'll learn: - Elegant dance posture - Classic belly dance moves - Traveling steps - Graceful arm moves - Combinations, to get you dancing right away We'll also prepare a group piece for our recital in May. (Recital participation is optional, but fun!) Level 1 is a good choice for complete newbies and beginners with up to a year of recent classroom experience. Suitable for all ages (preteen+), shapes, sizes, genders, and fitness levels. To maintain a safe learning environment, a strict body-positive policy is in effect. (Need an all-female class? Under some circumstances, I can designate one of the Level 1 classes women-only. The other will remain open to all genders. Contact me for details.) Sundays, noon-1pm 15 weeks: January 10th – May 8th. (No class on 3/6, 3/27, 5/1) Price: $235 for the session, or $18 per week drop-in (space permitting). We've had Level 1 classes sell out for 12 semesters in a row (four years running!), so snag your spot early. Register now at: http://www.bellydancesomerville.com/join-the-class/ Still not sure? Check out my free online class at: http://www.bellydancesomerville.com/take-a-free-class-online/ Or contact me at nadira@nadirajamal.com. I'll be happy to discuss any questions or concerns. This class is also offered on Monday evenings. Register now to reserve your spot at: http://www.bellydancesomerville.com/join-the-class/

When: May 8, 2016 12 PM to May 8, 2016 1 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: $235 for the session, or $18 per week drop-in (space permitting). (Sun, 08 May 2016 12 )
Marathon Sports "Somerville Jingle Bell Run"
When: Dec 18, 2016 12 AM to Dec 19, 2016 12 AMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 18 Dec 2016 00 )
Duck Village Stage @AERONAUT
DUCK VILLAGE: Free Live acts every Wednesday @AERONAUT OCTOBER SHOWS 9/30 LUDDY MUSSY 10/7 SCIENCE BY THE PINT 10/14 BIKE TALK 10/14 YI DAVID YANG MARIMBA 10/14 FOVEA & LI CHERI 10/21 CREATIVE SOMERVILLE 10/21 HI SPEED COEDS 10/21 DUCK THAT 10/27 JOHN ZORN COBRA 10/27 ZYZZYX, NEUMANN, NORTON For a full listing, see the Aeronaut Events Calnedar: aeronautbrewing.com/events or the Duck Village facebook page: facebook.com/duckvillage The Duck Village Stage is a new pop up performing arts venue in the Aeronaut Brewing Company's taproom at 14 Tyler Street, Somerville. Duck Village Stage pays homage to the prohibition era Somerville speakeasys in the Duck Village neighborhood which is a stone's throw away on the other side of the railroad tracks. We're dedicated to highlighting new and innovative new acts and pioneering performances in music, dance and theater, and broadcasting, recording and archiving the performances. Each Wednesday night we present something new and unique, everything from chamber music to country, free jazz to singer / songwriters, and even some opera, comedy and good old musical theater. So, duck in for a fun time! There's no cover charge.

When: May 4, 2016 5 PM to May 5, 2016 12 AMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Wed, 04 May 2016 17 )
Something Big: with Tim Dillon!
FILE NO. 51916: TIM DILLON After hours of confidential research and numerous experiments, Something Big has been unveiled from behind closed doors, deep inside the historic Davis Square Theatre. It's the stand-up comedy show they tried to keep a secret; featuring national headliners, amazing comedians from New York and some of the best comics in the area! Something Big 5/19 features: Tim Dillon (NBC's Last Comic Standing, Gotham Comedy Live) Chris Scopo (You Know What Dude! podcast with Bobby Kelley) Emily Ruskowski (Boston Comedy Festival) Tim Dillon is a New York based comedian and writer. He has headlined Caroline's as part of their breakout artists series and was one of the top 100 finalists on Season 9 of Last Comic Standing. He has been featured on Gotham Comedy Live on AXS TV, MTV, Red Eye on Fox News, and Above Average's sports website The Kicker. He hosts a monthly show at the Creek and the Cave and a weekly show at the UCB theatre. Chris Scopo is a New York based comedian and writer. He is a co-host of the wildly popular You Know What Dude! podcast with Bobby Kelley and performs throughout the country. Hosted by Nick Chambers and Al Park Shhh... Tix and info: http://sbcomedy.bpt.me

When: May 19, 2016 8 PM to May 19, 2016 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Tickets: $10 (Thu, 19 May 2016 20 )
Film Festival Volunteers! Join the fun at IFFBoston.
Sponsored by: Independent Film Festival Boston
Minimum age: 15
Join Us! Independent Film Festival Boston is a 100% volunteer-run film festival—and without our enthusiastic, committed and hardworking team of volunteers, IFFBoston would not exist. From tearing tickets to selling merchandise; wrangling lines to handing out daily planners; greeting patrons with a . . .

When: May 4, 2016 12 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Wed, 04 May 2016 12 )
EBASS Unplugged @ Workbar
On June 2, Emerging Boston Area Singer-Songwriters and Workbar Union team up to present a night of unplugged acoustic music. Open to the public, this event will feature three of Boston's most renowned emerging artists, including Ariel Strasser, The Light Not Seen, and the Alec Hutson Trio. This event is open to all! Come enjoy this intimate stripped-down session in Union Square's coolest community space, featuring some of Boston's best emerging talent.



When: Jun 2, 2016 7 PM to Jun 2, 2016 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 10 - 15 USD (Thu, 02 Jun 2016 19 )
Grapevine: Volunteers at the BGCMiddlesex County 2016 Inspiration Celebration
Sponsored by: Boys & Girls Clubs of Middlesex County, Inc
Minimum age: 21
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Middlesex County’s annual Inspiration Celebration is a fun and important opportunity to celebrate and support the work of our Clubs and help us continue to serve the youth and families of Somerville and Medford by providing safe, positive and enriching afterschool program . . .

When: May 4, 2016 5 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Wed, 04 May 2016 17 )
Emily Haviland Baker and Friends - presented by notloB Music
Emily Haviland Baker is a locally-grown, up-and-coming performer & music therapist in the Greater-Boston area. She was raised in the Essex County in Massachusetts, and was born into a family of musicians. With her parent's being a classical pianist and a classical trumpet-player, and her Aunt being a professional violinist in New York City, Emily also chose to play the violin at the age of five. She started with the Suzuki method and moved onto a more vigorous path of studying viola at New England Conservatory Preparatory School from 2002 - 2006. There she studied with Gillian Rogel in her final year, and was in Benjamin Zander's Youth Philharmonic Orchestra for her last two. (Some of her other accomplishments during this time: In 2005, Emily received first chair in Massachusetts All-States Orchestra, and also went on a 3 week-long tour of Brazil and Venezuela in 2005 with NEC's YPO.) Emily studied classical viola for one final year in from 2006-2007 with New England Conservatory's James Buswell.  After a life-evaluation at the age of 18, Emily decided to step away from music and two years later, entered the corporate-world in an administrative role. Her final two and-a-half years were served as the Administrative Assistant to the SVP of Product at Sperry, a men's & women's footwear brand. Another life evaluation was due after year five in the corporate-gig, which is when Emily decided to return to music, newly inspired by the folk and bluegrass scene. After receiving a scholarship to Berklee College of Music and shortly after becoming a full-time student again, she realized that not only was performing in her future, but so was serving her community, and that would be through the channel of music therapy.  Now, Emily is in her fifth semester at Berklee College of Music, dual-majoring in Music Therapy & Violin Performance with a Minor in American Roots Studies. There, she is studying with famous performers like Darol Anger, Bruce Molsky, Matt Glaser, Joe Walsh, Dr. David Wallace, Dave Hollander, Tony Trischka, and Casey Driessen. Emily has performed at an array of different venues, ranging from halls such as New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall and Boston's infamous Symphony Hall, to venues like the Cantab Lounge & Club Passim in Cambridge, MA, and The Red Room in Boston. Emily's expected graduation date is May 2017 and hopes to receive her MT-BC license later that year. ABOUT THE CAFE You can arrive as early as 6pm to enjoy the cafe's offerings, which include sandwiches/wraps, salads, coffee, teas and pastries as well as beer and wine. Free parking in the back lot, on street (mind the signage) and two satellite lots. MBTA: Arts at the Armory is approximately a 15 minute walk from Davis Square which is on the MBTA Red Line, or take either the 88 or 90 bus from Lechmere (Green Line) or Davis Square (Red Line). Get off at the Highland Avenue and Lowell Street stop. You can also get there from Sullivan Square (Orange Line) via the 90 bus. Get off at the Highland Avenue and Benton Road stop. Bicycle: The Armory is four blocks from the Somerville Community Path. Handicap accessible. ABOUT NOTLOB MUSIC Since 2007, notloB Music has presented close to 200 folk, old-time, bluegrass, progressive string band, world and Celtic concerts in unique venues throughout the greater Boston area. Opt in to our mail list Bookmark our website "Like" our Facebook page Bookmark our eventbrite page (tickets or reservations) OUR REMAINING SPRING SEASON CONCERTS Wednesday, June 1 - Andrea Beaton, Wendy MacIssac & Eric MacDonald Saturday, June 11 - The Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki Trio   Monday, June 13 - Mari Black and the World Fiddle Ensemble  Wednesday, June 22 - Caroline Cotter supported by Wendy Cody  Thursday, June 30 - Kathleen Parks and Brad Bensko THe Beaton/MacIsaac/MacDonald concert is at Arlington Center for the Arts, 41 Foster Street, Arlington. All others are at the Arts at the Armory Cafe, 191 Highland Ave, Somerville. All concerts begin at 7:30pm. For more information click the links above or go to http://sites.google.com/site/notlobmusic/ ONLINE TICKET SALES END 6PM DAY OF SHOW. IF ANY REMAIN THEY WILL BE SOLD FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED AT THE DOOR BEGINNING 60 MINUTES BEFORE SHOWTIME. CASH OR PERSONAL CHECKS ACCEPTED, NO CREDIT CARDS. Details at http://sites.google.com/site/notlobmusic/

When: May 25, 2016 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Wed, 25 May 2016 19 )
Emily Barnes


When: Jun 2, 2016 1 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Thu, 02 Jun 2016 13 )
Rolling Nectar


When: May 14, 2016 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 14 May 2016 20 )
OBC Better Baby Class
The Better Baby Class is the most comprehensive prenatal newborn prep class on the market. So many people have found their hospital-based newborn classes to be lacking, and we at OBC wanted to give you more. In this four-hour class, we cover everything you need to know from the moment your baby is born through the first two weeks of his or her life. You will leave class prepared to take care of your newborn; you’ll know how to start breastfeeding off right and how to ease the recovery for the birthing mom; and your partner will have a concrete understanding of what they should be doing and how best to support the family through these early days. The Better Baby Class teaches you not just a few survival tips, but it will empower you to thrive as new parents. Class is four hours total, covered over the two evenings (with built in time for questions and mingling with the other expectant moms!) Class topics include: Embracing the final days of pregnancy Plans for when you’re in labor What is the “fourth trimester” The “Golden Hour” after birth Benefits of skin-to-skin contact Common newborn procedures Getting breastfeeding off to a great start What makes a great latch Taking care of birthing mom’s body after birth Newborn care days 1-14 Typical newborn sleep Soothing a fussy baby How to have helpful visitors Establishing your new family A day-by-day guide for baby, birthing mom, and partner for the first week after birth The Better Baby Class is proud to help families of all shapes and sizes; no matter what your family looks like or how you made it, come as you are and leave with the confidence you need to thrive in the early days of parenting. Come meet some other local expecting moms, gather local resources and information plus ask all the questions you've been dying to ask in a supportive environment!

When: May 17, 2016 6 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Tue, 17 May 2016 18 )
Tool Training: Manual Milling Machine - May 2016
Description: The manual mills in the Asylum machine shop are amazingly versatile tools- they can be used to create precisely dimensioned parts out of aluminum, steel, or plastic, cut sheets of metal to size, or miter tubes for welding. This class will teach you how to setup a bridgeport-style mill for precision machining, how to securely hold a part, how to precisely measure distances down to one-thousandth of an inch, and how to make facing cuts and drill holes using a wide variety of mill bits and accessories. Successful completion of this course will provide students with the knowledge needed to participate in tool testing for the Artisan’s Asylum Bridgeport mills. This short class will not, however, offer students the opportunity to become expert in the operation of this tool -- that requires applying these techniques to a project over many hours, whether independently or in a longer form class. This training will simply give the student the information they need in order to operate the tool without harming the machine, themselves, or the people around them. It also serves as a good refresher for those who've become rusty after years away from the mill. Class Goals: Students will learn to: Move the mill table accurately along x, y, and z axes Change mill spindle speeds for different tasks and materials Understand how to Calculate appropriate Speeds and Feeds for milling operations Securely fixture a small piece of aluminum stock in the vise Identify a variety of end mills and their uses. "Face", or cut a side of, a piece of aluminum stock to achieve a precise dimension and smooth finish. Find the edge of a piece of stock, and drill a hole a precise distance from the edge. “Zero” the X, Y, and Z axis as they relate to fixtured stock Understand the concept of Backlash and how it relates to using the Bridgeport Mills Know the difference between Climb Milling and Conventional milling Clean and maintain the mill. Prerequisites: No previous experience required, but Metalworking Tool Training 101 recommended (see upcoming available dates listed at http://artisansasylum.com/current-classes/#sectionmetalworking). Students must be at least 18 years old. What to Bring: Hair ties for long hair, closed-toed shoes, short-sleeve shirt. All other materials needed for class will be provided.   Event Time: Session 1: Tuesday, May 17, 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Session 2: Tuesday, May 24, 7:00pm to 9:00pm.   Instructor:  Damian Ward began working with metal when he brought home an oxy-acetylene rig in 2009 and began welding. Arc welding followed soon after, along with melting and casting aluminum. Since joining the Artisan's Asylum, Damian has spent almost all of his free time in the machine shop and has lost track of how many hours he has spent in front of the mill.  In addition to his metalworking, Damian has worked on a dairy farm, pulled network cable, worked for Lockheed Martin, and practiced criminal law. Damian's favorite Doctor Who companion is Wilfred Mott.   ARTISAN'S ASYLUM STUDENT POLICIES   After you buy your ticket here on Eventbrite, please register in Artisan's Asylum's system: https://artisansasylum.com/membership/registration/    Purchase of a ticket expresses acceptance of AA's Refunds and Cancellation policies found here: https://artisansasylum.com/classpolicies/   Attending class FAQ: https://artisansasylum.com/attending-classes/ 

When: May 17, 2016 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Tue, 17 May 2016 19 )
Fine Woodworking: Introduction to Precision Woodworking and Joinery SPRING 2016 DAYS
Description: In the process of building a table-top wine rack, learn everything you need to know to create beautiful fine furniture from selecting rough sawn boards from a mill to applying a final clear coat. We will learn how to read the grain on a board, mill a rough board to perfect dimensions, chop a mortise by hand and cut a perfect tenon on the table saw. We will learn the differences in different wood glues, as well as how to select an appropriate finish.     The class is intended for all skill levels. For beginner students, you will learn how to safely operate basic shop machinery and how to care for tools and equipment. You will also learn the basics of woodworking with hand tools by hand chopping a mortise and fitting a finger joint. Intermediate and advanced students will create the same table top wine rack, but with advanced joinery techniques. Advanced students will have the opportunity to use an advanced joinery technique, such as wedged tenon, half lapped finger joint, or drawbore tenon. Ticket price provides these materials: Your choice of fine hardwood including black walnut, black cherry, and hard maple 1/2 inch professional woodworking chisel wooden mallet Returning Fine Woodworking students can retake this class as a guided practicum. These students can participate in any class instructional time and will apply their advanced skills to building a Parsons Table style coffee table. This table will be built from hand-cut mortise and tenon joinery. Students will be expected to apply their knowlegde from the first class session to determine their preferred wood species and purchase rough-milled lumber from a local mill. You will take all of these tools, and the knoweldge to use them, home with you. Class Goals: Students will go through the the process of building their counter-top wine rack, in doing so learning how to safely operate a jointer, planer and table saw; how to use a tenoning jig; how to hand cut a mortise, how to assemble your project, how to sand a project, and how to apply a wood finish.  Prerequisites: No previous experience required. Students must be at least 18 years old. What to Bring: Students should wear shop appropriate clothes - closed-toe shoes, no dangly jewelry or straps, and long hair should be tied back. Event Time:  Session 1: Tuesday, May 17, 1-5pm  Session 2: Tuesday, May 24, 1-5pm   Session 3: Tuesday, May 31, 1-5pm  Session 4: Tuesday, June 7, 1-5pm  Instructor Biography: Matthew P. Thomas grew up on a farm in central Indiana where he was constantly creating with his hands, whether it was art, music or framing a barn window broken by a fallen tree. Matthew began woodworking over 10 years ago when he discovered a stack of fine hardwoods in the haymow of the barn. Since then, he has grown into an artist focusing on fine furniture that blurs the line of sculpture. Matthew has spent time working as a bartender, web designer and a lawyer, but his passion has always been music and art which he now pursues as a full-time career at the Artisan's Asylum. Check out his work at http://mpthomasdesigns.com/     ARTISAN'S ASYLUM STUDENT POLICIES   After you buy your ticket here on Eventbrite, please register in Artisan's Asylum's system: https://artisansasylum.com/membership/registration/    Purchase of a ticket expresses acceptance of AA's Refunds and Cancellation policies found here: https://artisansasylum.com/classpolicies/   Attending class FAQ: https://artisansasylum.com/attending-classes/ 

When: May 17, 2016 1 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Tue, 17 May 2016 13 )
The Teaseday Club
THE TEASEDAY CLUB is a monthly variety and burlesque show at The Davis Square Theatre. in Somerville, MA. On the first Tuesday of every month, we bring out the best stripteasers, stand-up comics, singers, and generally wackiness from near and far. You never know who you'll see at The Teaseday Club (or what they'll be doing there), but you're guaranteed to have a great time! Want to bring your bachelor/ette party, birthday party, girls/guys night out, etc. to The Teaseday Club? Contact King@Teaseday.com for great group rates!



When: Jun 7, 2016 7:15:00 PM to Jun 7, 2016 10 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 0 - 15 USD (Tue, 07 Jun 2016 19:15:00 )

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