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

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

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

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

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ComedySportz
ComedySportz: Fast and Funny Improv Competition

The competition is fierce, fast, funny and family-friendly at this ingenious improv show that pits two teams of sharp-witted performers against each other in an all-out battle for comedy supremacy. With the audience providing suggestions and ultimately proclaiming winners, the squads are challenged to come up with scenes, bits and songs on the spot, in the spirit of TV's Whose Line Is It Anyway? A referee watches the action, calling fouls and keeping score, as the players compete in seven to 12 different improv games each time, out of a repertoire of more than 100. You'll never see the same show twice, and they keep it clean for the kids.

When: Aug 8, 2014 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: COMP - $7.50 (Fri, 08 Aug 2014 19 )
Marathon Sports Memphis Soul 5Km BBQ Run


When: Aug 23, 2014 9 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 23 Aug 2014 21 )
The Teaseday Club
When: Aug 5, 2014 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 10 - 15 USD (Tue, 05 Aug 2014 19 )
Marc Broussard
When: Oct 9, 2014 9 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Thu, 09 Oct 2014 21 )
"Henry the 4th"
Shakespeare's Action-Packed Historical Saga Henry the 4th

Shakespeare's two-part Henry IV is an action-packed historical saga featuring one of the most colorful and hilarious characters in all of drama: the drunken, rotund Sir John Falstaff. Theatre@First's lively production Henry the 4th combines both parts into one and turns Sir John to Dame Joan, upending the play's traditional gender roles. The story moves from the slums of London, where King Henry's son Prince Hal embarrasses the royal family by carousing with Falstaff and other vagrants, all the way through to Hal's ascendancy to the throne, and his subsequent rejection of his old life to become the king he was meant to be. Along the way, battles erupt as rebels encroach on Henry IV's kingdom from the north, a father and son reconcile their differences, and Prince Hal comes into his own in hand-to-hand combat with the enemy. Henry the 4th has it all -- blood, sweat, tears and through it all, plenty of laughs.

When: Aug 21, 2014 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: $7.50 (Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20 )
Querusa
When: Aug 2, 2014 10 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: $5.00 (Sat, 02 Aug 2014 22 )
Introduction to TIG Welding: AUGUST

Description:

This class is designed to introduce students to the process of TIG welding, a precise type of welding most often used in the manufacture of spaceframe structures like bike frames and roll cages. Students will learn how to weld different types of materials, different types of shapes, and different types of joints together, and will learn how to use the large range of supporting equipment (brushes, sanders, grinders, etc.) and processes that come with welding.

Class Goals:

The goal of this class will be to train a student to the point where they can weld on Artisan's Asylum equipment safely and independently.

Prerequisites:

Students must be at least 18 years of age.

Materials:

Students will 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:

In 1993 Skunk picked up a TIG torch, struck an arc, and produced his first weld puddle (oddly enough, it was in titanium). Ever since, he has been on a relentless mission to transmogrify and personify spark plugs, circuit breaker boxes, reamer blades, typewriters, and the like, helping the little creatures he inherently sees in objects transcend their original purpose. Saw blades are reinvented into angelic wings, tin cans devolve into rose pedals, and a broken clarinet gets a second life as a pirate blunderbuss. No outdated or discarded mechanical devices are safe from joining the parade of fantastic creatures, mighty rayguns, and emotional robots, some of which tip the scales at over 300 pounds.

Skunk is also the Grand Poobah of a bicycle nerd-gang known as SCUL, and works as a professional custom bike builder for Seven Cycles.

For more about Skunk: http://www.skunkadelia.com/


Event Time:

Session 1: Monday, August 4, 7:30PM - 9:30PM

Session 2: Monday, August 11, 7:30PM - 9:30PM

Session 3: Monday, August 18, 7:30PM - 9:30PM

Session 4: Monday, August 25, 7:30PM - 9:30PM

 

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

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



When: Aug 4, 2014 7 PM to Aug 25, 2014 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Mon, 04 Aug 2014 19 )
Bryan Pero and the Tired Horses
Age Limit: 21+

Bryan Pero and the Tired Horses



When: Sep 26, 2014 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Fri, 26 Sep 2014 20 )
Hot Crafts Jewelry Shop Orientation: AUGUST

Description:

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

Class Goals:

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

Prerequisites:

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

Materials Provided:

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

What to Bring:

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

Instructor Biography:

 

Karen Christians is an educator and maker in the metal arts. She developed the metals program at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education, founded Metalwerx in Waltham, a non-profit school for jewelry and the metal arts, and the new jewelry section of the Hot Craft Studio at Artisan's Asylum in Somerville. She teaches nationally, lectures around the country, and is published in many professional and technical magazines. She is the author of the book Making the Most of Your Flex-Shaft. Karen holds a BFA with High Honors from the Massachusetts College of Art. She is currently writing a second book which was successfully funded on Kickstarter this spring, The Jewelry of the Playa: Making, Collecting, and Gifting at Burning Man.

Event Time:

This is a one-day workshop running Sunday, August 17th, 1-5PM.

 

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

 

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




When: Aug 17, 2014 1 PM to Aug 17, 2014 5 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 17 Aug 2014 13 )
William Cutting Band
Gorilla Music presents The Boston Battle of the bands.

When: Aug 31, 2014 4 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 31 Aug 2014 16 )
AfterFab (The Beatles Solo Years)


When: Oct 17, 2014 9 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Fri, 17 Oct 2014 21 )
Tool Training: Asylasaur Laser Cutter JULY

Description:

Learn how to safely operate Asylasaur - the Artisan's Asylum laser cutter! Asylasaur is a 100W CO2 laser cutter built by the Artisan's Asylum community in accordance with the Lasersaur open source laser cutter project.

This 2-hour basic training class will cover some basics on how laser cutters work and review full operating procedures for the Asylasaur, including specifics on the variety of different materials that can be cut on the machine. Every student will get to create a small item as part of the class!

*Testing will be required before students can use the tool independently as members.

*This is not a modeling class, and will not teach students how to create the files the Asylasaur will need to cut their projects. To learn 2D modeling, check out offerings in Inkscape, AutoCAD, 123D Make, and Blender on our classes page.

Class Goals:

Students will:

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

Prerequisites:

No prior experience is required to operate the machine.

Students without experience working with Inkscape or other 2D modeling software will need to investigate working with vectors or take additional classes (listing available here). Students with a small design they would like work with during the class should reply to the instructor at least one day prior.

Students must be at least 18 years old.

Materials Provided:

Tools and materials for a small project will be provided, for a $10 materials fee.

What to Bring:

Students should bring something to write with/on and $10 in cash or check made out to the instructor to cover cost of laser operation and materials for a small item they will create.

Instructor Biography:

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





Event Time:

Various. See ticket types above for specific dates and times available.

  

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

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



When: Jul 7, 2014 7 PM to Jul 28, 2014 4 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Mon, 07 Jul 2014 19 )
Abu- Dabi
Battle of the Bands Finals!

When: Aug 31, 2014 4 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 31 Aug 2014 16 )
Workingman's Band
Celebrate the music and the spirit of the Woodstock Generation that changed the world at the iconic Woodstock Festival - 45 years ago. This will be a multimedia event with a light show and live band performing many of the songs from the iconic 1969 festival recorded by such artists as: Canned Heat, Santana, The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Joe Cocker, The Band, Paul Butterfield, Ten Years After. The performance hall has seating and dancing space plus a cash bar, cafe food and vendors of 60's memorabilia. www.facebook.com/celebratewoodstock

When: Aug 22, 2014 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19 )
Annual Mini Moe Fencers
Annual Mini Moe Fencers
Jul 21, 2014 - Jul 25, 2014



Moe Wen Fencing Club: Somerville, MA For beginner youth ages 6-13. Fencing games & exercises building coordination, focus, decision-making, determination, leadership & cooperative thinking. Great intro for kids new to an Olympic sport also great booster for kids with some previous exposure!
Preregister
   Who's Preregistered?
   Email the Organizer
   Map to 290 R Broadway Somerville MA 02145


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When: Jul 21, 2014 12 AM to Jul 25, 2014 12 AMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00 )
Paul Brady
One of Ireland’s most celebrated singer-songwriters, Paul Brady has been creating timeless tunes for more than 40 years. He started in Ireland playing with The Johnstons, Planxty, and Andy Irvine and went on to work with Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, Marianne Faithfull, and many others. His songs have been covered by artists as diverse as Bonnie Raitt, Tina Turner, Cher, Carlos Santana, Art Garfunkel, and Phil Collins.

When: Oct 25, 2014 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Reserved Seating $28.00 (includes Somerville Theatre $1 restoration fee) (Sat, 25 Oct 2014 20 )
Fundamentals of Mechanical Design: JUNE/JULY

Description:

Have you ever known exactly what you want to make, but had no idea where to begin designing it? Are the projects you're building flimsier or less functional than you wanted, and you don't know how to fix them? Have you ever wanted a concise introduction to all of the main elements of mechanical design in one place? This class is for you.

This class is a lecture- and exercise-based mechanical design and engineering bootcamp developed to introduce students to fundamental design concepts in intuitive and straightforward ways. The purpose of the class is to introduce students to mechanical design concepts and best practices, in order to enable them to start designing basic assemblies on their own, and continue learning more about the field on their own time.

  • Class 1: Structures and Joints - Learn how industry-standard load-bearing structures and joints are designed and constructed, and learn how to adapt those designs to your own purposes.
  • Class 2: Materials - Learn the ins and outs of working with a wide variety of metals, plastics, and woods. Get introduced to the fabrication processes used for each material, and how their selection affects your design.
  • Class 3: Power Transmission - Learn how to design power transmission systems like belt drives, chain drives, and geartrains, and get a basic introduction to how hydraulic and pneumatic systems transmit power.
  • Class 4: Bearings and Shafts - Learn the basics of designing robust, load-bearing shaft assemblies for spinning systems like wheels, gearboxes and the like.
  • Class 5: Fits and Tolerances - Learn about the dimensions and tolerances needed to produce functional mechanical assemblies, and the fabrication processes that are required to hit those tolerances.
  • Class 6: Kinematic Mechanisms - Learn about linkages, cranks, and other kinematic mechanisms used to translate between continuous, intermittent, and reciprocating motions.
  • Class 7: Motors and Engines - Learn how to size and select various types of electric motors, and learn the basics of working with various types of engines.
  • Class 8: Design Process and Example Systems - Learn about common design processes used by working mechanical engineers, and design several example systems with guidance from the instructor.

Class Goals:

Students will gain experience designing load-bearing structures and moving assemblies that transmit power over distance; identifying, sizing, and sourcing mechanical components and materials; and selecting proper fits and tolerances for manufacturing mechanical assemblies.

Prerequisites:

No experience is necessary. Students must be at least 18 years old.

What to Bring:

Laptop (ideally), graph paper-based design notebook, pens/pencils, any ideas for projects you want to work on.

Instructor Biography:

Gui Cavalcanti is the founder of Artisan's Asylum. Currently, he's teaching Principles of Engineering and entrepreneurship at his alma mater Olin College of Engineering, and leading the mechanical design of Stompy, a 4,000 pound, 18-foot-wide, 10-foot-tall, 6-legged hydraulic walking robot that seats two, developed by Project Hexapod (a company he cofounded with James Whong and Dan Cody). He worked as a robotics engineer and systems integrator at Boston Dynamics, working on cutting edge mechanical design and systems integration for highly dynamic legged robots like BigDog, AlphaDog, and PETMAN. He was the Systems Integrator for the LS3 project, coordinating the joint engineering and development of multiple subcontractors and engineers. Over the course of his career he has also developed the mechanical systems for a robotic tuna, several robotic snakes, an ornithopter, and other robotic animals. 

Event Time:

Session 1: Monday, June 9, 7:00-9:30pm

Session 2: Monday, June 16, 7:00-9:30pm

Session 3: Monday, June 23, 7:00-9:30pm

Session 4: Monday, June 30, 7:00-9:30pm

Session 5: Monday, July 7, 7:00-9:30pm

Session 6: Monday, July 14, 7:00-9:30pm

Session 7: Monday, July 21, 7:00-9:30pm

Session 8: Monday, July 28, 7:00-9:30pm

 

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

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




When: Jun 9, 2014 7 PM to Jul 28, 2014 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Mon, 09 Jun 2014 19 )
ComedyCazi
Born of a love for comic books, Saturday-morning cartoons and live theater, each ComedyCazi show features original comedies, recurring characters, and action-packed improv that all pay tribute to that unforgettable, violent children's programming that totally had no lasting effects! Come see us perform the last Saturday of each month at 40 Highland Avenue in Somverville MA! For more information on ComedyCazi, be sure to visit www.comedycazi.com or follow us on Twitter @ComedyCazi



When: Jul 26, 2014 8 PM to Jul 26, 2014 10 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 6.77 - 6.77 USD (Sat, 26 Jul 2014 20 )
DV8Fitness - SFG Kettlebell Course - September 21, 2014 - Somerville, MA


When: Sep 21, 2014 9 AM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 21 Sep 2014 09 )
The Burren Comedy Contest
The world’s greatest comedy contest, and a different show every Wednesday! Every show is a great mix as amateurs face off against pros and surprise guests (including national acts) stop in. Admission is free, and showtime is 10pm every wednesday night.

When: Jul 30, 2014 10 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: null (Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22 )
Lexi Weege- Katie Sachs


When: Aug 24, 2014 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 24 Aug 2014 19 )
King Washington Band
Age Limit: 21+

King Washington Band



When: Aug 8, 2014 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Fri, 08 Aug 2014 20 )
Brown Bag Program with Somerville - Cambridge Elder Services
Sponsored by: Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services Minimum age: 13 Somerville Cambridge Elder Services (SCES) offers resources, information, advice, and services to seniors, caregivers and disabled people. The bags will include a variety of foods to meet the nutritional needs of this population. The Brown Bag Program is a collaboration and partnership with the Grea

When: Aug 12, 2014 8:15:00 AM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Tue, 12 Aug 2014 08:15:00 )
"Creative License: A New Musical"
Musical Comedy Creative License Shows Power of Love, Art and Double-Malt Scotch

With witty banter Aaron Sorkin would approve of, Creative License follows Casey and Bethany, two friends (or perhaps more than friends?) who haven't spoken for a year. Casey is struggling with a failing relationship and a bad case of writer's block as he attempts to create the "next big thing." Bethany is stuck in a relationship rut and an overwhelming job working for a demented drama professor. Can the two come together to produce the professor's "magnum opus" and save Casey's fledgling career as an artist? Creative License is a rocking musical written and directed by Kevin Cirone, host and writer for the popular Bye Bye Liver: The Boston Drinking Play. It's a testament to the power of art, friendship and a good glass of scotch.

When: Jul 25, 2014 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: $17.50 (Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19 )
Wasabassco Presents: Secret Identitease
It's not just burlesque. It's Wasabassco. Since its birth in 2004, New York based Wasabassco has set a new standard for glamorous glitz, stupefying showmanship, and staggering sexiness, producing finely-curated burlesque and nightlife events throughout New York and across the nation. Wasabassco provides couple-friendly, risqué entertainment featuring internationally-recognized striptease and variety performers from around the globe. Join our unofficial after-party for Boston Comic Con, with the sexiest display of nerdery you've ever seen. COSTUMES ARE ENCOURAGED! Saturday August 9th 9 PM DAVIS SQUARE THEATRE 255 Elm Street Somerville, MA STARRING: Cade Rockwell, Dale Stones, Evelyn Vinyl, Harley Foxx, Jack Silver, Nasty Canasta, Ricky Lim, and Stella Chuuu



When: Aug 9, 2014 8 PM to Aug 10, 2014 1 AMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 20 - 20 USD (Sat, 09 Aug 2014 20 )
Wasabassco Presents: Secret Identitease
It's not just burlesque. It's Wasabassco. Since its birth in 2004, New York based Wasabassco has set a new standard for glamorous glitz, stupefying showmanship, and staggering sexiness, producing finely-curated burlesque and nightlife events throughout New York and across the nation. Wasabassco provides couple-friendly, risqué entertainment featuring internationally-recognized striptease and variety performers from around the globe. Join our unofficial after-party for Boston Comic Con, with the sexiest display of nerdery you've ever seen. COSTUMES ARE ENCOURAGED! Saturday August 9th 9 PM DAVIS SQUARE THEATRE 255 Elm Street Somerville, MA STARRING: Cade Rockwell, Dale Stones, Evelyn Vinyl, Harley Foxx, Jack Silver, Nasty Canasta, Ricky Lim, and Stella Chuuu



When: Aug 9, 2014 8 AM to Aug 10, 2014 1 AMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 20 - 20 USD (Sat, 09 Aug 2014 08 )
Open Blues Jam! featuring DR Grant & the Medical Marijuana Band
When: Aug 3, 2014 4 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Sun, 03 Aug 2014 16 )
Pet Palooza
Pet Palooza Overview
Mark your calendars for Pet Palooza! Aug 2, 2014 to Aug 3, 2014
10AM to 5PM
Admission: free
Benefiting: som|dog, a local non profit for animals

2 day festival for all pets including Dock Dogs Regional competition. Try-it rings, Disc Dogs and unique vendors. Plenty of shade, activities and water! For more information, please call 617-863-7229 or email info@somdog.org.
Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in Somerville, or call 877-411-FIDO to speak with one of our pet travel experts!


When: Aug 2, 2014 12 AM to Aug 3, 2014 12 AMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 02 Aug 2014 00 )
The Mezz Band
When: Aug 2, 2014 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: $10.00 (Sat, 02 Aug 2014 19 )
Endangered Speeches plus Johnny Blazes & The Pretty Boys
When: Jul 26, 2014 10 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: $10.00 (Sat, 26 Jul 2014 22 )
Somerville Striders Athletic Club


When: Dec 30, 2014 9 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Tue, 30 Dec 2014 21 )
Lil Chris Plus DJ Easy Ed
When: Jul 26, 2014 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Sat, 26 Jul 2014 19 )
Johnny D's Comedy Showcase Presents:, Storyteller Cafe
When: Jul 28, 2014 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19 )
Mark Eitzel
When: Aug 1, 2014 6:45:00 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:45:00 )
Tim Garland Group, CD Release!
When: Sep 12, 2014 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Fri, 12 Sep 2014 19 )
MEMBER'S LOUNGE STAND-UP COMEDY TAPING
When: Aug 7, 2014 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 5.00 - 5.00 (Thu, 07 Aug 2014 19 )
Intro to Inkscape for (Laser) Cutting AUGUST 17

Description:

Meet Inkscape - your friendly professional vector graphics editor! Inkscape is an easy software tool to use to prepare your design for cutting on a CNC cutting machine like a laser or vinyl cutter, and you can download it for free on your laptop or home computer.

This class covers Inkscape basics, how to work from photographs and drawings and create files you can export to cut on vinyl and laser cutters.

*Note: This class does not review operations of the Artisan's Asylum laser cutter. For training on that machine, see the Asylasaur training listed on this page.

Class Goals:

Students will:

  • Learn basics of vector graphics and how it differs from raster graphics
  • Be able to apply the Inkscape tools
  • Convert photographs and scanned drawings to vector files

Prerequisites:

No previous experience required.

Students who would like to work on their own laptops should download and install Inkscape prior to class if possible -- assistance will be available in the half-hour before class for those having issues installing the software.

Students must be at least 18 years old.

Materials Provided:

Computers with Inkscape installed will be available for any students who need them. Cardstock, vinyl, and laser and vinyl cutting will be provided to cut projects drawn in class, for a small fee payable to the instructor.

What to Bring:

Students should bring $5 materials fee to class to cover the cost of cutting their project. Students who would like to work on their personal laptops should bring them, with Inkscape already downloaded and installed.

Instructor Biographies:

Derek Seabury is a computer scientist, systems architect, and scuba diving instructor who's been juggling vectors for decades. Derek led the Asylum team that built the Asylasaur laser cutter.


Jimmie Rodgers has been working with various types of electronics since 2007. He is the Artisan's Asylum Electronics & Robotics shop monitor, and teaches classes in robotics, basic soldering, wearable electronics, and circuitbending at Artisan's Asylum and abroad.

Event Time:

Sunday, August 17, 2:30-5pm

  

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

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



When: Aug 17, 2014 2 PM to Aug 17, 2014 5 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 17 Aug 2014 14 )
Wheelbuilding: JULY

Description:

Students in the course will calculate spoke lengths and choose components, lace their own wheel, learn both radial and lateral wheel truing as well as tensioning and centering. Students will gain an understanding of the basic steps in wheelbuilding and be provided the skillset which can be developed into a rare and sought-after bicycle craft after completing the course. Students will be making calculations and building their wheels themselves, after a short instruction and demonstration. Although this is an advanced course, some bicycle wheel types may be outside of the scope of the course. Each student will be given the opportunity to consult with the instructor on their choice of build before purchasing their wheel's components.

Class Goals:

Students will leave the course with the experience necessary to continue wheelbuilding and develop their experience into a craft should they choose to.

Prerequisites:

This course is designed for students who have completed either Advance Bicycle Maintenance or Bicycle Maintenance II. Others with bicycle maintenance experience are welcome as well. This course is not geared toward someone who is just beginning to learn about their bicycle. All students must be at least 18 years of age.

What to Bring:

Students will need to bring their selected rear hub, or hubset with them to the first class. They should contact the instructor directly at seven.liberated@gmail.com for advice on their choice if necessary. Students will be expected to purchase/order the remaining components during the first class.

Instructor Biography:


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


Event Time:

Session 1: Thursday, July 10, 7PM - 9PM

Session 2: Thursday, July 17, 7PM - 9PM

Session 3: Thursday, July 24, 7PM - 9PM

Session 4: Thursday, July 31, 7PM - 9PM

 

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

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

 

*Photo Credit to Hannah Rossi



When: Jul 10, 2014 7 PM to Jul 31, 2014 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Thu, 10 Jul 2014 19 )
Somerville High School Crafts Fair Vendor Sign Up

Information for Vendors 24th Annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair

Sponsors: Somerville High Track PAC Inc. for the benefit of the Somerville High School Girls’ & Boys Cross Country and Track Teams.

Date: Saturday November 29, 2014 9:00am-3:00pm

Place: Somerville High School (Field House)

81 Highland Ave, Somerville

Admission: Free to the general public (over 1200 people attended last year)

Registration is done with the purchase of your table. Upon receipt of payment you will receive a registration form.

DIMITRA TSOURIANIS MURPHY - somervillecraftfair@gmail.com

Crafts: you must handcraft all items. Dealers are not allowed. We reserve the right to refuse the reservation requests that do not meet our specifications. IF possible, a picture of your craft will help in confirmation and table set-up. It will not be returned. Vendors agree that any liability or need for insurance is their responsibility and that the Somerville High School Track PAC, Inc cannot be held responsible or liable.

A confirmation email will be sent upon review of your reservation request. If there are any questions, please email somervillecraftfair@gmail.com.

Special for Artisans and Craft people: “Spread the Word” Rebate

You will be given a $5 rebate at the fair, for each fellow crafts person whom you refer us. To be eligible for a rebate, we must receive a paid reservation form from another craft person who has not attended our fair in the past. Your name must be filled in on the “where did you hear about us?” line on the reservation form; only one rebate per reservation.

Refunds: If you must back out of the fair after being confirmed, a fifteen dollar processing charge will be deducted from your fee on request prior to November 1st 2014. After November 1st 2014 there will be no refunds.

Facilities

Space: 10’x8’; a limited amount of electrical outlets are available. If confirmed for an electrical outlet, you must bring your own extension cord (25 feet Recommended)

Refreshment stand: a refreshment stand will be set up in the atrium to the field house. Coffee and donuts will be available during the early hours of the fair. Lunch items will be for sale throughout the day.

Operations

Set-Up will take place from 7:30am to 9:00am. There will be a drop off area in front of the field house, which is wheelchair accessible. Crafters are then requested to remove their cars to the specific parking area in order to provide maximum amount of parking in front of facility for customers. Assignment of spaces in the hall will be made according to the crafts being sold and needs. We will attempt to place people in such a way that artisans will not be selling the same craft side by side. Assignments will be given at the registration table the day of the fair. Table requests can not be guaranteed.

Care of the Premises: No part of your exhibit may be nailed, pasted or affixed to the wall in such a way as to damage the facility. A covering is being placed over the special athletic floor in order to prevent such damage. Please avoid eating in the hall if possible. Crafters will be the only people allowed to eat in the hall at their exhibit, if they do not have relief coverage for their display. It is against city and fire department regulations to smoke in this public facility.

Crafters must not remove their items from display before fair closes at 3:00pm. If this occurs, future invitations to this fair will not be extended.

 Publicity

Advertising: Extensive advertising will be done in order to make this a successful fair for both you and our organization. We will promote the fair in local newspapers, Boston papers, fliers, cable television, and banners in high traffic areas. We will also provide fliers to the crafters for the purpose of distribution, upon your request. If you have any other suggestions in this area, please let us know.

 

Raffles

Hourly Door Prizes: Given away free. Free raffle tickets given to every person walking through the door.

Free Raffle to Buyers of your Craft: A free raffle will be held for customers who make purchases from you. They will be given one free raffle ticket for each item purchased. We do everything possible to encourage people to spend their money!

Vendor Raffles are not allowed. As the sponsor of the fair, we will be conduction the only raffle. Crafters who wish to donate an item to our table will have their craft displayed with their name and space assigned.



When: Nov 29, 2014 9 AM to Nov 29, 2014 3 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 29 Nov 2014 09 )
Wake Up With Taylor Live Comedy Show
What?? A Stand-up comedy show AND the chance to meet the co-hosts of Sirius XM's 'Wake Up With Taylor"?? Yes indeed, for one night in Somerville at the beautiful Davis Square Theater join Kenny Zimlinghaus and Taylor Strecker as they share some off the air moments with a live audience. NOTE: This is NOT a live broadcast or recording of the show Wake Up With Taylor. Kenny Bio: Kenny Zimlinghaus is a stand up comic. He can be heard every morning on the very funny "Wake Up with Taylor" morning show on SiriusXM Stars channel. Kenny has been performing stand up comedy for 15 years. He performs all over the country. He has built a name for himself telling jokes in dive bars, hotel lobbies and comedy clubs across the US. He's performed with Jerry Seinfeld, Jim Gaffigan, Todd Barry, Kevin Pollock, Paul Reiser and many more. Kenny delivers non stop laughs every show. Taylor Bio: Many have used the word "unique" to describe Taylor; and that she mostcertainly is. She'll talk to you endlessly about her bowel movements while wearing red-soled shoes and refusing to drink anything other than Sancerre. Hey, the girl loves the finer things in life, but she would trade it all in for a deep belly laugh. She is a "goofy glam" gal. Taylor Strecker was discovered in a New York City bar only a few months after graduating from Ithaca College's Park School of Communications. When the Programming Director of Sirius Satellite Radio's brand new "hush, hush" channel for Cosmo Magazine overheard this raspy voiced Boston native, she knew she had found her radio show personality.



When: Aug 23, 2014 8 PM to Aug 23, 2014 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 1 - 20 USD (Sat, 23 Aug 2014 20 )
A Better Cocktail Party

A Better Cocktail Party through chemistry! Join Journeyman, GrandTen Distilling, and SoonSpoon on July 31st for mingling amidst molecular cuisine-inspired bites and paired cocktails. Journeyman chefs will be on hand to describe techniques of molecular gastronomy and GrandTen distillers will share how they conceive, distill, and age their artisinal products. Seven small dishes with seven paired cocktails—each highlighting local summer fare and a different GTD spirit—will carry the party and the discussion through the evening. Tickets are $90 and include tax and gratuity.

Call Journeyman at 617-718-2333 for questions.



When: Jul 31, 2014 6 PM to Jul 31, 2014 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18 )
Metalworking Intensive: AUGUST

Description:

In this class, students will learn the basics of how to design and fabricate professional, load-bearing frames out of steel. Students will work together to build a series of industrial storage racks, stools, and/or work tables for the shops of the Asylum. Students will participate in the construction and assembly of the pieces all the way from raw materials to finished product, and learn skills including measuring, layout, manufacturing of jigs, cutting, and MIG welding. Each student will get time to practice using cold saws, mig welders, and angle grinders over the course of the four-week session. This will be a good introduction to general structural steel construction techniques; each week we'll reinforce the skills learned in previous classes.

Class Goals:

In this class students will learn every skill needed to build a load-bearing steel frame structure. These include layout, cutting, grinding, jigging, and MIG welding. This class is structured such that it can be taken multiple times, allowing you to get more time and instruction on refining your metal fabrication skills with each iteration. 

Prerequisites:

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

What to Bring:

Materials will be provided by the Asylum.

Required Dress Code:

- Cotton clothing that you don't mind getting dirty (synthetics burn and melt)
- Long sleeves and pants
- Closed-toe shoes
- Something to cover your hair: baseball cap and bandanas work well

Instructor Biography:

Paul Carson is an engineer by training and metalworking enthusiast.  After years of making bicycle powered sculptures, a recumbent trike, gas powered bumper cars and other contraptions, he designed his own bicycle building process using the fixture and manufacturing process design skills he learned working as a manufacturing engineer.

David Dowling is a professional large-scale metal fabricator and artist, Asylum member and instructor.

Event Time:

Session 1: Wednesday, August 6, 7PM - 10PM

Session 2: Wednesday, August 13, 7PM - 10PM

Session 3: Wednesday, August 20, 7PM - 10PM

Session 4: Wednesday, August 27, 7PM - 10PM

 

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

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



When: Aug 6, 2014 7 PM to Aug 27, 2014 10 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Wed, 06 Aug 2014 19 )
Teaseday Show
Teaseday Show Tuesday, October 7 @ 7:15 PM Davis Square Theatre, 255 Elm St., Somerville, Massachusetts Get an early treat (or maybe a trick) with Boston's best little variety show -- featuring an awesome array of talented entertainers! Featuring special guest star Rasa Vitalia, from San Francisco! http://teaseday.com/shows http://www.davissquaretheatre.com/ $10 in advance; $15 week of show. Age limit: 18+ Invite your friends

When: Oct 7, 2014 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Tue, 07 Oct 2014 19 )
Tommy Castro and the Painkillers
When: Aug 20, 2014 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19 )
Open Blues Jam! featuring Dr Grant & The Medical Marijuana Band
When: Aug 3, 2014 4 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: $0.00 (Sun, 03 Aug 2014 16 )
Open Blues Jam! featuring DR Grant & the Medical Marijuana Band
When: Aug 17, 2014 4 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Sun, 17 Aug 2014 16 )
Jazz at The Green Room: Jacob William Group
Acoustic and electric bassist Jacob William brings an ensemble TBD. William is a composer and improviser influenced by experimental jazz, Indian and electronic musics, and a fixture of the local jazz scene.



When: Aug 16, 2014 8 PM to Aug 16, 2014 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 10 - 10 USD (Sat, 16 Aug 2014 20 )
Issues: Nerdy Stories from Nerdy People
Issues is a live storytelling show that celebrates the nerd in us all! Hosted by Michelle Stockman, each show brings you true stories from amazing performers focusing on a different nerd-inspired theme, from Fastball Special to Doomed Scientists, Kindly Couple, and we do it all in a comic book store! Our next show is August 16th and the theme for that night is That's So Liefeld: Stories about hubris, rising ego and the inevitable fall. 'Nuff said! Want to know more about Issues? Visit www.issuestorytelling.com For more information on this show and more like it, visit www.comicazi.com



When: Aug 16, 2014 8 PM to Aug 16, 2014 10 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 6.77 - 6.77 USD (Sat, 16 Aug 2014 20 )
Allan Holdsworth Band featuring Jimmy Haslip (Bass) & Gary Husband (DR
When: Sep 18, 2014 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20 )
Saturday Grilling Party!
Saturday, August 16th 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
45 Beacon St. Somerville, MA 02143, $5 (Includes Entree, Side, and Drink)

Come check us out every Saturday from 12-2pm. We'll be outside grilling something new and exciting every Saturday this summer. For $5 you'll get our signature entree, side dish, and a beverage!

Follow us on Facebook (WFMSomerville), Twitter, Instagram (WFM_Somerville) to see what we'll have on the grill!



When: Jul 26, 2014 12 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12 )

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