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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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Tool Training: Laser Cutter Summer/Fall 2016
Description: Learn how to safely operate Asylasaur - the Artisan's Asylum laser cutter and the Epilog Helix laser engraver! Asylasaur is a 100W CO2 laser cutter built by the Artisan's Asylum community based on the Lasersaur open source laser cutter project. This 2-hour basic training class will cover some basics on how laser cutters work and review operating procedures for the laser cutters, including information on the variety of different materials that can be used in the machines. Testing will be required before students can use the tool independently as members. Students will get to create a small item as part of the testing! Note this is not a modeling class, and will not teach students how to create designs to cut. To learn more about modeling and design, check out our offerings in Inkscape, AutoCAD, 123D Make, and Blender on our classes page. Class Goals: Students will: Understand principles of laser cutting and etching Learn what makes materials safe to use in the laser Learn how to set up, shut down and clean the laser cutters Learn how to user LasaurApp, the front end application for the cutter Be prepared to deal with problems that may arise while using Asylasaur Be able to reserve Asylasaur, the Helix and use them independently. Be able to exchange meaningful "Pew pew!" exclamations with other laser pilots. Prerequisites: No prior experience is required to operate the machine. Students without experience working with Inkscape or other 2D modeling software will need to investigate working with vectors or take additional classes (listing available here). Students must be at least 18 years old. Materials Provided: Tools and materials for a small project will be provided. What to Bring: Students should bring something to write with/on if they would like to take notes but slides will be provided to students after class. Instructor Biography:      Brian C. Johnson manages the Digital Fabrication Lab at the Artisan's Asylum and incorporates laser cutting and etching into many of his projects.       Event Time: Laser Cutter training is generally available one weeknight and one weekend afternoon every month. See drop-down menu above for specific dates and times available.      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 A2's Refunds and Cancellation policies found here: https://artisansasylum.com/classpolicies/   Attending class FAQ: https://artisansasylum.com/attending-classes/ Support our mission! Donate here: https://artisansasylum.com/donation/   Students: we love getting your feeback! Fill out this form to be heard! 

When: Jun 2, 2016 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Thu, 02 Jun 2016 19 )
Carol Live In Person • 2016 • Boston, MA
MEET CAROL IN PERSON While Carol's on the road, she's booking a stop to meet you. At this live event, she'll share an inspirational presentation, sign books, and answer your questions. Join her for a supportive, validating, in-person experience.   Carol wants to meet you!     When you attend this session of Carol In Person, you will receive:   An evening of insight: Carol will begin the event with an empowering presentation. You will receive personal understanding that can improve your life and relationships.  In-person meeting: Carol is so grateful for her fans and followers and wants to meet them face to face. You'll have time to connect with Carol personally.   Book signing: If you'd like, Carol will sign any of her books that you own.   Community connection: Your fellow attendees are also invested in their personal growth. If you choose, you can connect with like-minded people in your area.   THIS EVENT IS FOR YOU IF... You love learning and personal growth. Any of Carol Tuttle's work has touched your life.   During her visit, Carol will share insight on the 4 Energy Types—an essential part of everything she teaches. No matter which part of Carol's body of work you've connected with, this event will speak to you. Come experience her supportive message that will leave you feeling validated and inspired.            A PERSONAL MESSAGE FROM CAROL   Thank you!   You are the reason I do the work that I do—your investment in yourself, the unique person that you are, and your aspiration to live your truth.   It is an honor to be trusted to affect your life.   I'm so grateful to you, and all my fans and followers. I want to express my gratitude in person.   Please join me for Carol In Person. I hope to meet you soon!   God Bless You, Carol Tuttle         QUESTIONS? HERE ARE ANSWERS   Can children attend The Carol Tour?  Yes, your youth ages 8-18 are welcome to attend and receive a discounted rate. Babies in arms may attend free of charge. Please do make other arrangements for mobile children under 8 so that you and others in the audience may get the most out of the experience.    Where do I park? Please check with the venue for parking options and fees.    Is this event open to men? Yes! Men are welcome to attend.   How do I select my seat? The seating at this event is general admission, meaning there are no reserved seating arrangements. We advise that you arrive early. Regardless of where in audience members sit during the presentation, every person in attendance will have the opportunity to meet and speak with Carol personally. Will Carol be able to confirm my Type or profile my children? No. There are free resources availalbe to assist with profiling. Please email support@liveyourtruth.com for additional information.     Carol looks forward to meeting you soon!

When: May 31, 2016 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Tue, 31 May 2016 19 )
Introduction to TIG Welding: JUNE 2016
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 primarily 4130 chromoly steel tubing, as well as different types of materials, shapes, and joints, and will learn how to use a range of supporting equipment (drill press, hole saws, 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: Weld helmets, gloves, tungsten electrodes are provided. Students should wear boots or closed-toed shoes as well as a heavy-duty long sleeved shirt, such as flannel or a heavy work shirt. Information for students interested acquiring any equipment of your own will be covered in class. If you wear glasses, bring the ones you use for computing or reading, as close-up vision is important. Steel material fees are included in the ticket price.   Event Schedule: Session 1: Monday, June 6, 7:30PM - 9:30PM Session 2: Monday, June 13, 7:30PM - 9:30PM Session 3: Monday, June 20, 7:30PM - 9:30PM Session 4: Monday, June 27, 7:30PM - 9:30PM   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 Fleet Admiral and founder of a bicycle chopper gang known as SCUL, and works as a professional custom bike builder for Seven Cycles. For more about Skunk: http://www.skunkadelia.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 A2's Refunds and Cancellation policies found here: https://artisansasylum.com/classpolicies/   Attending class FAQ: https://artisansasylum.com/attending-classes/ Support our mission! Donate here: https://artisansasylum.com/donation/   Students: we love getting your feeback! Fill out this form to be heard! 

When: Jun 6, 2016 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Mon, 06 Jun 2016 19 )
NEW MUSIC (TACO) NIGHT! at the ONCE Lounge



When: Jun 13, 2016 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: $0 (Mon, 13 Jun 2016 19 )
"Netflix and ..."
Netflix and ...: A Fun New Interactive Dating Show

Netflix and ... is a fun, new, interactive dating game show that will play out in real time before you at the Davis Square Theatre. Instead of asking the contestants a bunch of dumb questions full of sexual innuendo, this innovative live show has the contestants pair up for games and challenges to test their compatibility. The games -- with titles like Truth or Daredevil, Master of Nunchucks, House of Kardashians and Fuller Mouth -- are inspired by popular Netflix shows and programmed so that anything goes. Who knows what craziness you'll see. Netflix and lip syncing? Netflix and blind egg toss? Netflix and karaoke? If the couples find their match, maybe it will lead to the ultimate combo: Netflix and chill.

When: Jun 2, 2016 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: $6.00 (Thu, 02 Jun 2016 19 )
Caroline Cotter
Age Limit: All Ages

Caroline Cotter



When: Jun 22, 2016 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Wed, 22 Jun 2016 19 )
Mandorla Music presents Amit Kavthekar & friends
Amit Kavthekar began studying tabla as a child with undisputed masters of the instrument Alla Rakha and Zakir Hussain. Now living in the greater Boston area, Amit appears worldwide with Indian classical music soloists, as well as performing locally with Club d'Elf & others.



When: Jul 8, 2016 8 PM to Jul 8, 2016 10 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 12 - 12 USD (Fri, 08 Jul 2016 20 )
"Burlesque Against Humanity"
Burlesque Against Humanity Melds Dark Humor & Bawdy Burlesque

If you've ever spent an evening with friends, fiendishly laughing over the dark humor you were dishing out during a friendly game of Cards Against Humanity -- and if your interest is piqued by the tantalizing boundaries of burlesque -- your dream show has arrived. Rogue Burlesque's Burlesque Against Humanity bills itself as a burlesque show for horrible people, but what's really so horrible about a seductive show that features a sequence of ... a mime having a stroke? OK, maybe they were right. This comedic burlesque show, hosted by Mama BangBang, is strictly for those of you with a decadently dark side. Watch the wild word salad of Cards Against Humanity come to luscious life at the Davis Square Theatre in Somerville.

When: Jun 18, 2016 9 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: $8.00 (Sat, 18 Jun 2016 21 )
Tinsley Ellis, Special Guest: Jimmy Bez
When: Jul 15, 2016 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Fri, 15 Jul 2016 20 )
Bearly Dead - a Tribute To the Grateful Dead
When: Jul 2, 2016 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Sat, 02 Jul 2016 20 )
Beginning Acrylic Painting
This is a seven week series on Thursdays June 2 through June 30 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm, in the B5 classroom. This class will provide an introduction to acrylic painting for people who are new to painting as well as beginners who would like to improve their skill. We will begin with abstract exercises that address color and composition.  We will discuss the fundamentals of a good visual composition such as form, shape, value, texture, color, line, space, hierarchy, rhythm and balance. Color will also be covered including saturated/unsaturated, cool/warm, neutrals, and complementary colors. After completing various composition and color exercises, students will work on creating representational work from life.   Here is a link to the instructor's website http://carlyhelencummings.com/home.html

When: Jun 2, 2016 6 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Thu, 02 Jun 2016 18 )
Dann Russo
come enjoy some singer-songwriter rock as you eat some delicious food and drink some delicious beer for lunch :-)

When: Jun 16, 2016 1 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Thu, 16 Jun 2016 13 )
6/9 - Palm Spring Life / SEE / Echo Point / Violet Kairos
8:00-8:30 Violet Kairos 8:40-10:20 Echo Point 10:30-11:10 SEE 11:25-12:10 Palm Spring Life 7:30 DOORS // 21+ // $8 at the door, $5 advance

When: Jun 9, 2016 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Thu, 09 Jun 2016 20 )
Lookie Lookie @ Accurate Records
Lookie Lookie's last party at the Accurate Records loft was so much fun that - yes - we're doing it again on June 25. We're working up some new (old) tunes for you including one called "Psychedelic Baby." With the very full house we had last time, and everybody wanting to spread the word, we're going to have to limit the number of tickets. Note that there are four tiers, from basic tickets at $15 to sponsorships, all in limited numbers. We do appreciate it very mucho when folks opt for the higher tiers, but if you don't want to - buy now~ Don't wait! The event is a PARTY!!! We supply food and drink, we ask you to bring more of what you like to drink and perhaps some food if you're in the mood. ___________________________________________________ Lookie Lookie plays Latin Bugalú, a super fun 60s sound that combines Afro-Caribbean rhythms with rock and soul sensibility. The lyrics are in Spanish and English, the band features three percussionists, three horns and bass - and five singers. The band is an all-star assemblage of sensation-seeking sybarites: Chris Maclachlan (Human Sexual Response) - bass Vicente Lebron (Either/Orchestra, Club D'Elf) - congas Jorge Arce (Raiz de Plena, Humano) - bongo, cowbell Rick Barry (Bim Skala Bim) - timbales, more cowbell Scott Getchell (Lars Vegas, Agachiko) - trumpet Ted DeColo (Funky White Honkies) - alto sax, flute Russ Gershon (Either/Orchestra, Orchestra Morphine) - tenor sax, flute And lots of singing...even a dance lesson by Jorge!



When: Jun 25, 2016 8 PM to Jun 26, 2016 1 AMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 15 - 100 USD (Sat, 25 Jun 2016 20 )
Mari Black and the World Fiddle Ensemble - presented by notloB Music
Welcome back, Mari, for our FOURTH COLLABORATION! Multistyle violinist and champion fiddler Mari Black is rapidly building a reputation as one of the most dynamic young artists of her generation. Her energetic playing, engaging stage presence, and commitment to bringing people together through music have made her a favorite with audiences across the country and around the world. Equally at home in a wide variety of musical traditions, Mari is the 2015 & 2013 U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion, the 2014 Glenfiddich Scottish Fiddle Champion, the 2014 & 2012 Canadian Maritime Fiddle Champion, the 2011 Canadian Novelty Fiddle Champion, a 1st Prize Winner at the 2010 American Prote´ge´ International String Competition, and a 2-time laureate at the American String Teachers’ Association Alternative Styles Awards. On stage, she creates shows that draw on elements from many different styles including jazz, tango, folk, Western classical, as well as Celtic, American, and Canadian fiddling. Her performances take listeners on a musical journey exploring the diversity and celebrating commonalities in the dance-driven folk musics of the world. Mari holds a Masters’ Degree and Artist Diploma from the Yale School of Music, and a doctorate from Columbia University’s Teachers College, where she was the Geffen Fellow in Interdisciplinary Arts and Creativity. Mari is currently touring and teaching around the country. Her debut album, “Flight”, was released in the spring of 2014, and features dance-driven music from around the world. 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, May 25 - Emily Haviland Baker and Friends  Saturday, May 28 - Fódhla 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: Jun 13, 2016 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Mon, 13 Jun 2016 19 )
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 )
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 )
Sharon Shannon
Returning to the Burren Backroom after unforgettable shows there in 2014! Sharon Shannon burst on the scene in Ireland in the early 1990s. Her amazing ability on the accordion combined with an exuberant personality and a constant smile, attracted people immediately to the wonderful music she grew up with. Just look a the energy she exudes while staying totally connected to the tradition.... In subsequent years, she has become as much of an ambassador of the music and as much of an icon, as the Chieftains. Sharon Shannon usually plays big festivals, and large theaters here in the Boston area. So, imagine what this was like the last time she played here. Limited to 100 tickets per show, it will be a unique intimate experience, up-close and personal, with one of the great exponents of traditional Irish music. I would advise you get your tickets immediately. 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. Tickets are $28 in advance, with 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 17, 2016 10 PM to Aug 17, 2016 11 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 28 - 33 USD (Wed, 17 Aug 2016 22 )
Sharon Shannon
Returning to the Burren Backroom after unforgettable shows there in 2014! Sharon Shannon burst on the scene in Ireland in the early 1990s. Her amazing ability on the accordion combined with an exuberant personality and a constant smile, attracted people immediately to the wonderful music she grew up with. Just look a the energy she exudes while staying totally connected to the tradition.... In subsequent years, she has become as much of an ambassador of the music and as much of an icon, as the Chieftains. Sharon Shannon usually plays big festivals, and large theaters here in the Boston area. So, imagine what this was like the last time she played here. Limited to 100 tickets per show, it will be a unique intimate experience, up-close and personal, with one of the great exponents of traditional Irish music. I would advise you get your tickets immediately. 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. Tickets are $28 in advance, with 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 18, 2016 10 PM to Aug 18, 2016 11 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 28 - 33 USD (Thu, 18 Aug 2016 22 )
Sharon Shannon
Returning to the Burren Backroom after unforgettable shows there in 2014! Sharon Shannon burst on the scene in Ireland in the early 1990s. Her amazing ability on the accordion combined with an exuberant personality and a constant smile, attracted people immediately to the wonderful music she grew up with. Just look a the energy she exudes while staying totally connected to the tradition.... In subsequent years, she has become as much of an ambassador of the music and as much of an icon, as the Chieftains. Sharon Shannon usually plays big festivals, and large theaters here in the Boston area. So, imagine what this was like the last time she played here. Limited to 100 tickets per show, it will be a unique intimate experience, up-close and personal, with one of the great exponents of traditional Irish music. I would advise you get your tickets immediately. 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. Tickets are $28 in advance, with 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 17, 2016 7 PM to Aug 17, 2016 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 28 - 33 USD (Wed, 17 Aug 2016 19 )
Sharon Shannon
Returning to the Burren Backroom after unforgettable shows there in 2014! Sharon Shannon burst on the scene in Ireland in the early 1990s. Her amazing ability on the accordion combined with an exuberant personality and a constant smile, attracted people immediately to the wonderful music she grew up with. Just look a the energy she exudes while staying totally connected to the tradition.... In subsequent years, she has become as much of an ambassador of the music and as much of an icon, as the Chieftains. Sharon Shannon usually plays big festivals, and large theaters here in the Boston area. So, imagine what this was like the last time she played here. Limited to 100 tickets per show, it will be a unique intimate experience, up-close and personal, with one of the great exponents of traditional Irish music. I would advise you get your tickets immediately. 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. Tickets are $28 in advance, with 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 18, 2016 7 PM to Aug 18, 2016 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 28 - 33 USD (Thu, 18 Aug 2016 19 )
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: Jun 1, 2016 5 PM to Jun 2, 2016 12 AMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Wed, 01 Jun 2016 17 )
The Kane Sisters WITH Pat O'Connor and Eoghan O'Sullivan
A Festival of Pure Drop Traditional Irish Music. Wow! This is something I have dreamed about for a while. Pure Drop Trad at its VERY BEST. And on the same night! In the Backroom. Oh my! Liz and Yvonne Kane, are much respected musicians and educators. Born in Letterfrack, North Connemara. They were educated in Kylemore Abbey School and first came to national and international prominence during the three year period in which they toured with accordion player, Sharon Shannon as members of her band, The Woodchoppers. Brilliant twin fiddling and often in unison, they create a unique and rooted sound. Take a listen... Ok. (be still my aching heart!), Pat Connor (Feakle) and Eoghan O'Sullivan (Mitchelstown) come together for some tunes as naturally as if they were at a session in the back of Pepper's Bar, or any good Irish pub in the world for that matter. The ease of their music and the way they present it will invite you to the very soul of the tradition. What a night this will be! What a night! 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: Jun 8, 2016 7 PM to Jun 8, 2016 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 12 - 23 USD (Wed, 08 Jun 2016 19 )
Tool Training: Tablesaw Fundamentals 2016
Description: This class is designed to introduce students to using the table saw which is often the most important power tool in wood shops and woodworking. The goal of the class to is to present the important basics to proper and safe use of the table saw so that students leave class feeling confident in setting up and using this saw in a variety of ways. The focus will be as much hands on time as is possible so that the confidence students leave with will help them feel comforable exporing many of the additional ways to use the table saw on their own or in further classes. Techniques and procedures will be applicable to any table saw. This class will introduce the specific set up and safety procedures of the SawStop table saw. Class Goals: The goal of the class to is to present the important basics to proper and safe use of the table saw so that students leave class feeling confident in setting up and using this saw in a variety of ways. The focus will be as much hands on time as is possible so that the confidence students leave with will help them feel comforable exporing many of the additional ways to use the table saw independently or in further classes. Prerequisites: Students must be at least 18 years of age. No prior experience is needed. Materials: Wood for cutting will be provided. Students should wear boots or closed-toed shoes. Hearing protection is recommended and safety glasses are required. If you don't have safety glasses we can provide some for the class.  Event Schedule: Single session class Wednesday evenings from 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm   Instructor Biography: Classes will either be taught by Tam Sicay-Perrow or Mike Dawson. Mike has been working as a carpenter or general contractor since 1987 with a couple stops working in Architects offices in the Greater Boston Area. He is excited to help introduce new students to not only the use of the table saw but also the word class wood shop here at the Artisans Asylum. Tam Sicay-Perrow has a BFA in Product Design and Sculpture from Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). She has been working in wood, metal, and plastic shops since 2008. She is a freelance design consultant, works on personal furniture projects, and outdoor flammable sculptures.   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: Jun 8, 2016 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Wed, 08 Jun 2016 19 )
Americana Sundays W/ Greg Klyma
When: Jul 10, 2016 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Sun, 10 Jul 2016 19 )
Figure Drawing TUESDAYS 2016
Description: Figure Drawing is an open studio class where people of all artistic levels are invited to explore the human form through drawing and painting. Figure drawing is a great opportunity to keep your artistic skills sharp whether you are a seasoned artist or a beginner: learn the basics of drawing from the nude form! Students are free to draw however they like. The model will strike and hold various poses for varied lengths of time: you will have the opportunity to work on quick sketching skills as well as longer studies.  Prerequisites: No experience necessary -- all-levels class open to anyone interested in practicing their drawing skills. Students must be 18 years or older. Materials Provided: Artisan's Asylum will provide the model and the space. What to Bring: Drawing and painting supplies of your choice. Drawing surface. For beginners charcoal and large paper pad are recommended. Event Time: Sessions will run on most Tuesday nights, 6:30-9:30pm. For specific dates and times available, check the drop-down menu in the Ticket box. Drop-ins welcome, but must arrive before 6pm, and sessions will be cancelled if fewer than 3 people have registered by 24 hours before so if you know you're coming, please register in advance!  Instructor Biography: Aliza Vaida has 10 years of figure drawing experience. She received her BFA in painting and sculpture from Boston University. She is a freelance artist who works in mixed media and found object art. Check out her work at http://alizavaida.com/home.html   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 A2's Refunds and Cancellation policies found here: https://artisansasylum.com/classpolicies/   Attending class FAQ: https://artisansasylum.com/attending-classes/ Support our mission! Donate here: https://artisansasylum.com/donation/   Students: we love getting your feeback! Fill out this form to be heard! 

When: Jun 7, 2016 6 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Tue, 07 Jun 2016 18 )
What She Said


When: Oct 30, 2016 6 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 30 Oct 2016 18 )
What She Said


When: Sep 25, 2016 6 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 25 Sep 2016 18 )
The Living Deads
We will be playing with Matt Heaton & The Electric Heaters, and Dust Clouds of Mars. Early show, starts at 7pm

When: Jun 4, 2016 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 04 Jun 2016 19 )
Jason Anick and The Swingers


When: May 31, 2016 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Tue, 31 May 2016 20 )
Flight of Fire- Johnny Blazes and The Pretty Boys- Unstraight- No Hugs
OFFICIAL INVITE: https://www.facebook.com/events/781873041946795/ It's all that you ever dreamed of in a show, and now it has come back as a fabulous kick off party to your Boston Pride week! This show/party will not only start with some friendly Mad Femme Pride-led mixing and mingling, but will follow with four fantastic queer bands, dancing between sets and after the last band until 1 a.m.! ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE: http://bit.ly/0603BigQueerShowTroad The four fabulous bands: Johnny Blazes and the Pretty Boys http://www.johnnyblazesandtheprettyboys.com/ https://www.facebook.com/JohnnyBlazesPrettyBoys/ Unstraight https://www.facebook.com/Unstraightband demos: www.unstraightmusic.com Twitter/Instagram: @unstraightband Flight of Fire https://www.facebook.com/FlightofFire/ http://www.flightoffire.com/ No Hugs https://www.facebook.com/nohugsband/ http://www.nohugsband.us/ As with all Mad Femme Pride (meetup.com/madfemmepride; https://www.facebook.com/groups/madfemmepride/) and Unstraight events, the spectrum of GLBTAQ/all gender and sexual identities are welcome and encouraged to attend; we welcome all who welcome all. This will be a show/party not to be missed!! See you there, beautiful. xoxo

When: Jun 3, 2016 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Fri, 03 Jun 2016 20 )
Bethel Steele
Age Limit: All Ages

Bethel Steele



When: Jun 3, 2016 1 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: no cover (Fri, 03 Jun 2016 13 )
Revolutionary Snake Ensemble


When: May 29, 2016 1 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 29 May 2016 13 )
The 12th Annual Boston Tango Festival


When: Jun 15, 2016 10 AM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Wed, 15 Jun 2016 10 )
Berklee Summer in the CityOrlando Retana

Orlando Retana, a drummer from Costa Rica, and his band focus on Latin jazz, fusion, and world music. He has performed with many well-known artists such as Mel Pulinario, Sabaa Tovar, Chris Allen, Luis Morales Jr., and Susana Baca, among others. Retana will graduate from Berklee in May 2016 and plans to move to Los Angeles to pursue his dreams as a freelance drummer. 



When: Aug 18, 2016 6 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Thu, 18 Aug 2016 18 )
Berklee Summer in the CityDaniel Patiño

Daniel Patiño is a singer-songwriter from San José, Costa Rica. He has been an active member of the Costa Rican artistic community for the past decade. In 2007, alongside his brother Andres, Patiño formed a band called Patiño Quintana. Patiño Quintana recorded three albums and performed in some of Costa Rica’s major music festivals such as Festival Imperial and Festival de Ias Artes. Patiño has also worked as a composer and producer for the Costa Rican web series Dele Viaje, and he has been a guest singer with the Orquesta Filarmónica de Costa Rica. He's currently performing as a solo act with a repertoire that covers some of Patiño Quintana's best work as well as new music that showcases his most recent influences as a Berklee student in Boston. 



When: Jul 7, 2016 6 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Thu, 07 Jul 2016 18 )
Tool Training: Tablesaw Fundamentals 2016
Description: This class is designed to introduce students to using the table saw which is often the most important power tool in wood shops and woodworking. The goal of the class to is to present the important basics to proper and safe use of the table saw so that students leave class feeling confident in setting up and using this saw in a variety of ways. The focus will be as much hands on time as is possible so that the confidence students leave with will help them feel comforable exporing many of the additional ways to use the table saw on their own or in further classes. Techniques and procedures will be applicable to any table saw. This class will introduce the specific set up and safety procedures of the SawStop table saw. Class Goals: The goal of the class to is to present the important basics to proper and safe use of the table saw so that students leave class feeling confident in setting up and using this saw in a variety of ways. The focus will be as much hands on time as is possible so that the confidence students leave with will help them feel comforable exporing many of the additional ways to use the table saw independently or in further classes. Prerequisites: Students must be at least 18 years of age. No prior experience is needed. Materials: Wood for cutting will be provided. Students should wear boots or closed-toed shoes. Hearing protection is recommended and safety glasses are required. If you don't have safety glasses we can provide some for the class.  Event Schedule: Single session class Wednesday evenings from 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm   Instructor Biography: Classes will either be taught by Tam Sicay-Perrow or Mike Dawson. Mike has been working as a carpenter or general contractor since 1987 with a couple stops working in Architects offices in the Greater Boston Area. He is excited to help introduce new students to not only the use of the table saw but also the word class wood shop here at the Artisans Asylum. Tam Sicay-Perrow has a BFA in Product Design and Sculpture from Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). She has been working in wood, metal, and plastic shops since 2008. She is a freelance design consultant, works on personal furniture projects, and outdoor flammable sculptures.   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: Jul 13, 2016 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Wed, 13 Jul 2016 19 )
Boston Batteries & Brews
Welcome to the first Boston Batteries & Brews networking event for New England based energy storage professionals.  We think the Energy Storage industry has great potential and are looking for people who feel the same. The event will be held: 5:30pm to 8:30pm Thursday, May 26th, 2016 @ Greentown Labs 28 Dane Street Somerville, MA 02143 Local (from Boston and beyond) beer, wine (non-local), non-alcoholic beverages and light snacks will be provided as we gather to chat about batteries and discuss the business environment for energy storage in Massachusetts and points further North, South & West. Feel free to pass this along to friends in the industry as this is a free event and we aim to build connections within the industry.

When: May 26, 2016 5 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Thu, 26 May 2016 17 )
Introduction to ShopBot CNC Router and VCarve Pro JUNE/JULY 2016
Description: Learn to use the Asylum's new ShopBot CNC Router, and the easy-to-use VCarve Pro - Edition CAM package for creating tool cut paths from 2D and 3D CAD drawing. The Asylum's ShopBot is a PRSalpha 96x48 model with full 3-axis CNC capability and a 8ft x 4ft x 6in work envelope. It can cut wood, plastic, plywood, MDF, and other materials. Students will be trained in use of the CAM software and control software for the ShopBot, as well as bit and tool selection, material hold-down techniques, speed and feed settings, and safe operating procedures. Students will build a wood-and-plastic project in the course of the class which they will be able to leave with at the end. Class Goals: At the conclusion of the course students will have hands-on experience creating tool paths and cutting material on the Asylum ShopBot, and the included testing session can be taken for students who wish to be authorized for independent access to the ShopBot. Prerequisites: Students should have prior experience with a CAD or vector drawing software program which can output DXF format files, such as Inkscape, Illustrator, AutoCAD, or Solidworks. Materials Provided: Wood and plastic material for student projects will be provided. What to Bring: Shop appropriate clothing, something with which to take notes.   Event Time:   Session 1: Tuesday, June 14, 6:30-9:30PM    Session 2: Tuesday, June 21 , 6:30-9:30PM   Session 3: Tuesday, June 28, 6:30-9:30PM   Session 4: Tuesday, July 5, 6:30-9:30PM   Session 5: Tuesday, July 12, 6:30-9:30PM (TESTING)      Instructor Biography: Josh Beckmann owns Somerville Made, a small design and fabrication shop in Union Square Somerville. His work often incorporates welded steel and computer controlled cutting.   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 A2's Refunds and Cancellation policies found here: https://artisansasylum.com/classpolicies/   Attending class FAQ: https://artisansasylum.com/attending-classes/ Support our mission! Donate here: https://artisansasylum.com/donation/   Students: we love getting your feeback! Fill out this form to be heard! 

When: Jun 15, 2016 1 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Wed, 15 Jun 2016 13 )
Slumbrew Can Release Party! First cans of Happy Sol Blood Orange & Lobstah Killah Imperial Red
Kick off Memorial Day weekend with us on Friday 5/27 for an epic party at American Fresh Brewhouse + Taproom by Somerville Brewing (The makers of Slumbrew!)  Folks have been asking for four years for Happy Sol in beach worthy cans so and they're finally making it happen. We'll be celebrating their can release of a bunch of tasty beers, raffling away awesome prizes and eating some delicious food specials. Come drink some of the freshest beer in a cool warehouse urban brewery.  Try the newly released Lobstah Killah, a hoppy imperial red ale that takes no prisoners! This unique beer style goes great with Slumbrew's lobster mac & cheese special!  If you haven't tried the Happy Sol, you will need to get a taste of this. A light wheat body that is brewed with a ton of blood orange makes this an incredibly tasty warm weather beer, perfect for the beach!  Sip on the Porter for Paradise, this cocoa nib brewed porter is then infused with toasted coconut making a decadently sweet and tasty beer. Its like dessert in a glass!  Get there by 6PM for the one brewery tour of the night.  Learn what goes into making Slumbrew beer and what they are planning next!  So invite your friends to a great party have some beer samples. We'll be raffling away SIX FREE SWAG-FILLED COOLERS at 8PM so make sure you RSVP soon!  Free to attend, pay as you eat and drink!  Gose the Destroyer Sour Ale - 4.9% A gose with hibisucus. Niles Crane Blonde Ale - 4.7% A light bodied blonde ale. Flagraiser IPA India Pale Ale (IPA) - 7.5% 80 IBUs This ale celebrates our passion for hop aroma and flavor balanced with just the right amount of malt. Huge aroma and resin-y flavors from the elusive Galaxy hops are the signature of this beer. Built on a solid base of pale malts, this double IPA makes generous use of hops from Columbus, Crystal and Galaxy with the Galaxy hops taking the lead during ten days of aggressive dry-hopping. Porter Square Porter Porter - 6.5% 31 IBUs Rich black porter with a unique blend of chocolate, coffee, roasted and nutty flavors. Brewed with cocoa powder and conditioned with cacao nibs from Taza Chocolate. Bold flavors from the cacao nibs and black malts are balanced with a special blend of pale malts, oats and wheat to produce a lush and lingering mouthfeel. Porter for Paradise Porter - 6% Take the original Porter Square Porter, age it on toasted coconut and coffee. GF Yourself American Pale Ale - 5.5% A Gluten-Removed pale ale! Scooter Fruit Beer - 5.5% Stawberry wheat beer. Luma Luma India Pale Ale (IPA) - 7.3% A LIMITED IPA project from Slumbrew Luma Luma is derived from a complex combination of malts, yeasts and hops so this multilayered IPA weighs in at 7.3% abv. Blended with Saison this IPA is a bit more floraly than most! Trekker Trippel Belgian Tripel - 9.5% 36 IBUs This smooth and alluring Belgian golden ale is full of complex fruity pineapple flavors set against a spicy finish. Dried jasmine flowers added in the boil work with a higher alcohol level to augment Belgian pilsen, caramel and honey malts. Hop character is distinctly Chinook with an aromatic peppery finish that comes from Motueka hops grown in New Zealand. Luma Rising India Pale Ale (IPA) An IPA blending project: 1 part Flagraiser + 1 part Luma Luma = 2 parts delicious. Only available at the brewery. Happy Destroyer Sour Ale An Slumbrew original sour blending project. Mix together the sour Gose with the blood orange Happy Sol to create a delcious blend of sour and sweet. Only available at the brewery.

When: May 27, 2016 6 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Fri, 27 May 2016 18 )
Bursts! Music Festival, Day Two
Accurate Records is proud to host the second night of the Bursts! Music Festival, featuring Kidd Jordan. As college students, Accurate honcho Russ Gershon and Bursts! Bill Goldberg spent many evenings together in the storied 1970's jazz lofts of downtown NYC. A generation later, Bill's son Matt discovered dad's record collection and fell in love with the same music, partnering with Bill to promote concerts and bring young people into the fold. Now the three join forces to revisit the loft jazz era and propel it into the future, presenting an inspiring evening of highly improvised, high energy music at the Accurate Records loft in Somerville. The show is headlined by the legendary New Orleans saxophonist Kidd Jordan in trio with guitarist Donald Miller of Borbetomagus, and drummer Avreeayl Ra, an AACM member and Sun Ra Arkestra veteran. Up and coming saxophonist James Brandon Lewis will be their special guest. Opening is the Italian Jooklo Duo, consisting of firebreathing saxophonist Virginia Genta and volcanic drummer David Vanzan. The groups will join forces for a finale This will be a party: we supply food and drink, and we ask you to bring more of what you like to drink and perhaps some food if you're in the mood. The Accurate loft holds a limited number of people, so you are requested to reserve your space in advance. This is a pay-what-you-can event, but here is what we recommend: Students: $10 Sensation Seekers: $20 Party Sponsors: $50 (you get a Bursts! tee shirt, too) Rainmakers: $100 (tee shirt and CD)



When: Jun 4, 2016 7 PM to Jun 5, 2016 1 AMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 10 - 300 USD (Sat, 04 Jun 2016 19 )
Mandorla Music presents J.kimock + marc.F
In their new music duo J.kimock + marc.F, guitarist/bassist Marc Friedman (The Slip, Ryan Montbleau, Natalie Merchant) and long-time rhythm section mate, drummer/multi-instrumentalist John Morgan Kimock (Mike Gordon, Steve Kimock, Ryan Montbleau) improvise and showcase original collaborative compositions. ~Sound Sculpting Sound~



When: Aug 6, 2016 8 PM to Aug 6, 2016 10 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 20 - 20 USD (Sat, 06 Aug 2016 20 )
So You've Always Wanted to Play the Harp
For all the Harp Lovers out there, this is your chance to make your desire to learn the harp come true! In a two-hour introductory session, you will learn some basic techniques and tune on a folk harp.

When: Jun 4, 2016 3 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 04 Jun 2016 15 )
Introduction to 3D Modeling: Solidworks MONDAYS JULY/AUG 2016
Description: 3D modeling software is used worldwide in professional settings like engineering, animation, product design, architecture, and more. Designing parts in 3D modeling environments allows you to develop an idea in full before you cut any material, and then either make parts automatically on computer-enabled tools (such as the CNC mills, routers, plasma cutters, and 3D printers available at Artisan's Asylum) or develop a set of drawings that allow you or other people to create your parts from plans. In this class, students will learn 2D sketching techniques, 3D modeling techniques for parts and assemblies, and 2D display of 3D models in drawings, using Solidworks 2012. Students will have opportunities to model and recreate real parts and assemblies, create drawings that can be used in computer-controlled manufacturing equipment, and prepare files for 3D printing. Class Goals: By the end of class, students will be able to create well-constructed 2D sketches, 3D parts and assemblies, and 2D representations of 3D parts and assemblies. Students will know how to create files for transfer to CNC tools, and will know how to prepare files for 3D printing. Prerequisites: Experience with a Windows environment. Students must be at least 18 years old. Materials Provided: Solidworks software and example objects for modeling will be provided. What to Bring: If possible, students should bring a project or an idea for projects to model in class as an informative exercise.   Event Time: Session 1: Monday, July 11, 7:15PM - 9:45PM Session 2: Monday, July 18, 7:15PM - 9:45PM Session 3: Monday, July 25, 7:15PM - 9:45PM Session 4: Monday, August 1, 7:15PM - 9:45PM Session 5: Monday, August 8, 7:15PM - 9:45PM Session 6: Monday, August 15, 7:15PM - 9:45PM   Instructor Biography: Douglas Ruuska is a recovering physicist whose pendulum has swung back, once again, to the realm of art. He has worked at CERN and Fermi Lab, the Antarctic and many, many places in between. He has done such things as DAQ and control coding, stained glass, motorcycle and Landrover mechanic, Bio-Tech instrumentation design, 1-MeV neutron radiation damage studies, photography all over the planet and kinetic sculptures such as his Galaxy and Let's Go Fly a Bike for the Burning Man Festival, among other things. He tends to stay busy and enjoys good beer very much...   Made Possible By: Solidworks & CADD Edge Solidworks is a computer-aided design tool that allows you to quickly design and revise 2D or 3D parts, assemblies, and dimensional drawings of parts and assemblies with minimal training. It is used by over 1.7 million product designers worldwide to design and create manufactured parts, from the introductory hobbyist level to top end engineering firms. CADD Edge has been offering SolidWorks CAD Software since 1995. Each year since then, SolidWorks has named CADD Edge, Inc. the largest SolidWorks provider in the Northeastern United States. Over this time, CADD Edge has helped over 7,500 users become more productive with SolidWorks.   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 A2's Refunds and Cancellation policies found here: https://artisansasylum.com/classpolicies/   Attending class FAQ: https://artisansasylum.com/attending-classes/ Support our mission! Donate here: https://artisansasylum.com/donation/   Students: we love getting your feeback! Fill out this form to be heard! 

When: Jul 11, 2016 7:15:00 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Mon, 11 Jul 2016 19:15:00 )
Art of the Mask: Freebuilding! 2016
Description: Calling all cosplayers, con goers, and any others who may consider themselves Mask Afficionados! Get yourself ready for Boston Comic Con with this intro class to "free-building," a versatile approach to mask construction utilizing simple materials, found objects, and other easy-to-find components to build a basic face/helmet mask. Instead of only the facial area being developed, the headpiece can be incorporated into the design to create a mask that straps under the chin. If you've ever dreamed of making a fuller mask or need assistance with any other character that would benefit from a more encompassing design, this class is for you! This class has a flexible structure: we will be able to accommodate absolute beginners as well as more intermediate folks. Class Goals: Designing and sculpting with a variety of common materials into a sophisticated result. Students will come out with a finished, wearable mask. All levels will benefit from this course, with outcomes varied depending on skillsets and experience. Prerequisites: Students must be at least 18 years of age. Materials: Provided in class, included in ticket price. What to Bring: Some idea of a mask you would like to make. Drawings of mask designs in frontal/profile life-sized. A mask base such as: a paper mache mask blank, plastic milk jug, Your own materials and tools to augment construction of your mask which could comprise of: regular aluminum foil, hammer/mallet, sharpie markers, scissors, cereal box cardboard, polyfoam caulk saver, styrofoam scrap, exacto knife, hot glue gun and pellets, elmers glue, tissue paper, self-healing mat. These are not required but you may find useful to have some or all of these on hand.         Event Schedule: This is a 3 week class: 2 classes a week for 3 Mondays and 3 Thursdays Session 1: Monday, 7/18/16, 6:30-8:30pm Session 2: Thursday, 7/21/16, 6:30-8:30pm Session 3: Monday, 7/25/16, 6:30-8:30pm Session 4: Thursday, 7/28/16, 6:30-8:30pm Session 5: Monday, 8/1/16, 6:30-8:30pm Session 6: Thursday, 8/4/16, 6:30-8:30pm   Class Minimum: This class will not run with fewer than 5 students so sign up with a friend!  Instructor Biography: Award-winning Behind the Mask Studio was founded by Eric Bornstein in 1990, and specializes in mask theater programs, corporate event planning, arts education, custom made masks and costumes. Eric has studied with masters Agung Suardana in Bali, and Donato Sartori in Italy. He received his MLA in Fine Arts along with the Thomas Small prize from Harvard University. His masks have appeared most recently at Company One's Shockheaded Peter (nominated for Eliot Norton and IRNE awards), Liar's & Believers' Talk to Strangers, Gamm Theatre's Morality Play, Boston Ballet's Nutcracker, Boston Lyric Opera's Madama Butterfly, and much more!  For Eric's full story, please visit him at www.behindthemask.org   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 A2's Refunds and Cancellation policies found here: https://artisansasylum.com/classpolicies/   Attending class FAQ: https://artisansasylum.com/attending-classes/ Support our mission! Donate here: https://artisansasylum.com/donation/   Students: we love getting your feeback! Fill out this form to be heard! 

When: Jul 18, 2016 6 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Mon, 18 Jul 2016 18 )
AverageJoel/TheOnlyHumans/JoshuaPowell/KaitiJones/LightDivides/ElliotSheedy
8- 8:30 Elliot Sheedy 8:40- 9:10 Light Divides 9:20- 9:50 Kaiti Jones 10:05- 10:50 Joshua Powell & the great train robber 11- 11:30 The Only Humans 11:40- 12:10 Average Joel 7:30 DOORS // 21+ // $8 at the door, $5 advance

When: Jun 1, 2016 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Wed, 01 Jun 2016 19 )
R.D. King at the EBASS Open Mic
On May 31st, R.D. King performs the feature set at the EBASS Open Mic. 7pm $No cover, 21+ To learn more, visit www.rdkingmusic.com and follow R.D. King on Facebook and Twitter.  To book R.D. King for a show, event, or function, email Hailey at hailey@talismanmusicgroup.com.

When: May 31, 2016 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Tue, 31 May 2016 19 )
The Barbara Cassidy Band
The Burren Lunchtime Concert Series. We're on from 1-2pm. Come for our originals, American Folk and Irish Traditional songs. No cover.

When: Jun 10, 2016 12 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Fri, 10 Jun 2016 12 )
Investment Casting Sundays MAY 2016
Description: Investment Casting is the art of casting a metal part from a master model which is destroyed in the process. This 3 day class is designed to introduce students to the art of inverstment casting using the equipment in the Artisan's Asylum Casting Shop. Students will learn the process of investment casting by taking an instructor supplied model made of 3D printed PLA or wax and casting it in Aluminum or Bronze. The class will start with model preparation, attaching sprues, investing the model and removing the model to create a mold. In the next class students will pour the metal into their mold, deinvest and retrieve the metal part. Following the class the students can schedule a testing session with another instructor to demonstate that they can safely use the equipment on their own. Class Goals: The goal of this class will be to train a student to the point where they can safely use the equipment in the Artisan's Asylum Casting Shop with a partner. Prerequisites: Students must be at least 18 years of age. Materials: All materials for the class are provided. Students should wear boots or closed-toed shoes as well as a heavy-duty long sleeved shirt, such as flannel or a heavy work shirt and long pants. Information for students interested acquiring any equipment of your own will be covered in class.  Event Time: Session 1: Sunday, May 15, 7-10pm Session 2: Sunday, May 22, 7-10pm ***NO CLASS Sunday, May 29*** Session 3: Sunday, Jun 5, 7-10pm Instructor Biography: Karen Burke is a professional jeweler and metalsmith who works and teaches out of the Hot Crafts Studio at Artisan's Asylum. Working primarily in silver, steel, and niobium, she takes a special interest in chains, soldering, metallurgy, repairs, and unusual fabrication challenges.        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 A2's Refunds and Cancellation policies found here: https://artisansasylum.com/classpolicies/   Attending class FAQ: https://artisansasylum.com/current-classes/ Support our mission! Donate to us here: https://artisansasylum.com/donation/   We are always interested in hearing student's feedback: fill out this form to be heard!

When: May 26, 2016 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Thu, 26 May 2016 19 )
Investment Casting Fridays MAY 2016
Description: Investment Casting is the art of casting a metal part from a master model which is destroyed in the process. This 3 day class is designed to introduce students to the art of inverstment casting using the equipment in the Artisan's Asylum Casting Shop. Students will learn the process of investment casting by taking an instructor supplied model made of 3D printed PLA or wax and casting it in Aluminum or Bronze. The class will start with model preparation, attaching sprues, investing the model and removing the model to create a mold. In the next class students will pour the metal into their mold, deinvest and retrieve the metal part. The third class is a testing session to demonstate that students can safely use the equipment on their own. Class Goals: The goal of this class will be to train a student to the point where they can safely use the equipment in the Artisan's Asylum Casting Shop with a partner. Prerequisites: Students must be at least 18 years of age. Materials: All materials for the class are provided. Students should wear boots or closed-toed shoes as well as a heavy-duty long sleeved shirt, such as flannel or a heavy work shirt and long pants. Information for students interested acquiring any equipment of your own will be covered in class.  Event Times: Session 1: Friday, May 13, 3-6pm Session 2: Friday, May 20, 3-6pm Session 3: Friday, May 27, 3-6pm Instructor Biography:  Mark Brownawell designs and builds scientific instruments. He helped to set up the Artisan's Asylum Casting Shop and developed methods for investment casting from 3D printed master models. He has set up corporate investment casting shops for fast turnaround prototyping of complex engineering parts.  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 A2's Refunds and Cancellation policies found here: https://artisansasylum.com/classpolicies/   Attending class FAQ: https://artisansasylum.com/current-classes/ Support our mission! Donate to us here: https://artisansasylum.com/donation/   We are always interested in hearing student's feedback: fill out this form to be heard!

When: May 26, 2016 3 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Thu, 26 May 2016 15 )

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