Cafe Events

The award-winning Center for Arts at the Armory Cafe hosts arts, cultural and community events showing the finest Somerville has to offer!  From acoustic musical and touring acts, poetry and other literary readings and film screenings, join us in celebrating arts and culture in the city.

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Tue. Aug. 01, 2017 - Thu. Aug. 31, 2017
All Day
August Cafe Exhibit: Signage
This month's Cafe exhibit is “Signage,” e.g. road signs, signs similar to road signs but cleverly changed, etc. The artists in this month’s show include:...
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Mon. Aug. 21, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Queer Tango
Come dance with Queer Tango Boston! Join guest teacher Krista Baker: 6:30 – 7:30 Advanced Class 7:30 – 8:30 All-Level Class $20 / class, pay-what-you-can...
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Tue. Aug. 22, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Pub Sing at The Armory
On the Fourth Tuesday every month, the cafe hosts a pub sing. Based on a traditional English pub sing, but with a bit of an...
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Wed. Aug. 23, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hearth Book Club
After twenty-five readers responded to our Hearth Book Club Survey, we learned that the Hearth Community is evenly interested in fiction and non-fiction books about creativity, communication,...
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Thu. Aug. 24, 2017
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Loop
Free. Fourth Thursday of every month. Local, Live Music! The Loop is a collective of singers, songwriters, and musicians that are based in the Boston area. The...
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Fri. Aug. 25, 2017
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Penny 4 Ya Thoughts?
Are you sad and single? Do you need help with finding that special someone on the Tinder, Bumble or even real life? Are you having a...
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Sat. Aug. 26, 2017
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Play Like a Girl Book Reading and Fundraiser
Play Like a Girl is a book about the founding story of the Kibera Girls Soccer Academy (KGSA), a free high school for girls in...
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Sun. Aug. 27, 2017
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cafe closed for painting
Cafe is closed for painting from 8am to 6pm.
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Sun. Aug. 27, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cafe Raqs
The fourth Sunday of every month are heating up in our café! Café Raqs is New England’s exciting new monthly dance revue celebrating the beauty...
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Mon. Aug. 28, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Queer Tango
Come dance with Queer Tango Boston! Join guest teacher Krista Baker: 6:30 – 7:30 Advanced Class 7:30 – 8:30 All-Level Class $20 / class, pay-what-you-can...
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Tue. Aug. 29, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Janet Connerney and friends
"A Fab Four End of Summer Night" with Janet Connerney Sharon Crumrine Leon Rich Captain Easychord Local music galore!
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Fri. Sep. 01, 2017
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
RICHARD CAMBRIDGE’S POETS’ THEATRE
Third Friday of every month, featuring the original work of artists and poets. Richard Cambridge brings a new featured poet for his monthly series at...
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Sat. Sep. 02, 2017
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Somerville Songwriter Sessions
On the first Saturday of every month, Somerville Songwriter Sessions presents a concert that features solo sets with several singer-songerwriters followed by a round-robin song swap....
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Wed. Sep. 06, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wiretap Wednesday Open Stage
Wiretap Wednesday is your chance to tap into beauty. Bring your talent, be it music, comedy, storytelling, or hula hooping. All are welcome at the...
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Fri. Sep. 08, 2017
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Journeys in Sound presents: Night Tree & Christine Hedden - By Moonlight in the Quiet Forest
Journeys in Sound opens its fifth season with Night Tree, a group multi-rooted in Celtic/Swedish/Jewish/American Folk traditions coupled with some left-of-center improvisational excursions. The high energy group...
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Sat. Sep. 09, 2017
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Laughing Liberally Boston
Laughing Liberally Boston, is Boston’s first and only progressive political stand-up comedy show featuring an exciting array of the city’s more progressive and diverse comedic...
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Tue. Sep. 12, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
AniMAtic Boston
Hope you're having a great summer, animators & artists! We're starting our Fall season with Chad Moore, whose event we had to cancel last winter...
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Thu. Sep. 14, 2017
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Pub Sing at The Armory
On the Second Thursday every month, the cafe hosts a pub sing. Based on a traditional English pub sing, but with a bit of an American flavor,...
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Fri. Sep. 15, 2017
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Loop
The September Loop will feature singer/songwriter Jon Waterman from Salem, MA. Singer and songwriter Jon Waterman entertain audiences with a mix of originals and original...
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Tue. Sep. 19, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
First and Last Word Poetry
Doors 6:30 pm. Third Tuesday of every month, with different featured poets each time, and a chance to read your own work during the open mic...
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Wed. Sep. 20, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Amanda Ekery Solo Show + Workshop
Join me for a show and a workshop! We'll be in the cafe at the Armory. I'll start with a solo show and then open...
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Thu. Sep. 21, 2017
9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Castle Of Comedy Presents: Huddie Chund's Folk Ramble
Every third Thursday of every month, Castle of Comedy returns with a variety of hilarious folks. Come enjoy some of Boston’s best comedians in a cozy,...
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Sun. Sep. 24, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cafe Raqs
The fourth Sunday of every month are heating up in our café! Café Raqs is New England’s exciting new monthly dance revue celebrating the beauty...
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Tue. Sep. 26, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Pub Sing at The Armory
On the Fourth Tuesday every month, the cafe hosts a pub sing. Based on a traditional English pub sing, but with a bit of an...
Categories:
Wed. Sep. 27, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hearth Book Club
After twenty-five readers responded to our Hearth Book Club Survey, we learned that the Hearth Community is evenly interested in fiction and non-fiction books about creativity, communication,...
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Wed. Oct. 04, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wiretap Wednesday Open Stage
Wiretap Wednesday is your chance to tap into beauty. Bring your talent, be it music, comedy, storytelling, or hula hooping. All are welcome at the...
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Sat. Oct. 07, 2017
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Somerville Songwriter Sessions
On the first Saturday of every month, Somerville Songwriter Sessions presents a concert that features solo sets with several singer-songerwriters followed by a round-robin song swap....
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Thu. Oct. 12, 2017
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Pub Sing at The Armory
On the Second Thursday every month, the cafe hosts a pub sing. Based on a traditional English pub sing, but with a bit of an American flavor,...
Categories:
Sat. Oct. 14, 2017
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Laughing Liberally Boston
Laughing Liberally Boston, is Boston’s first and only progressive political stand-up comedy show featuring an exciting array of the city’s more progressive and diverse comedic...
Categories:
Tue. Oct. 17, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
First and Last Word Poetry
Doors 6:30 pm. Third Tuesday of every month, with different featured poets each time, and a chance to read your own work during the open mic...
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Thu. Oct. 19, 2017
9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Party Cruise
Every third Thursday of every month, Castle of Comedy returns with a variety of hilarious folks. Come enjoy some of Boston’s best comedians in a cozy,...
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Fri. Oct. 20, 2017
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
RICHARD CAMBRIDGE’S POETS’ THEATRE
Third Friday of every month, featuring the original work of artists and poets. Richard Cambridge brings a new featured poet for his monthly series at...
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Sat. Oct. 21, 2017
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Gogofski: Music of the Balkans
Let Gogofski's singer Kasia Sokalla blow you away with Macedonian village, Bosnian sevdah, Serbian folk-pop, Bulgarian traditional. Including the Most Beautiful Song in the World....
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Sun. Oct. 22, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cafe Raqs
The fourth Sunday of every month are heating up in our café! Café Raqs is New England’s exciting new monthly dance revue celebrating the beauty...
Categories:
Tue. Oct. 24, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Pub Sing at The Armory
On the Fourth Tuesday every month, the cafe hosts a pub sing. Based on a traditional English pub sing, but with a bit of an...
Categories:
Wed. Oct. 25, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hearth Book Club
After twenty-five readers responded to our Hearth Book Club Survey, we learned that the Hearth Community is evenly interested in fiction and non-fiction books about creativity, communication,...
Categories:
Thu. Oct. 26, 2017
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Loop
Free. Fourth Thursday of every month. Local, Live Music! The Loop is a collective of singers, songwriters, and musicians that are based in the Boston area. The...
Categories:
Wed. Nov. 01, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wiretap Wednesday Open Stage
Wiretap Wednesday is your chance to tap into beauty. Bring your talent, be it music, comedy, storytelling, or hula hooping. All are welcome at the...
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Sat. Nov. 04, 2017
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Somerville Songwriter Sessions
On the first Saturday of every month, Somerville Songwriter Sessions presents a concert that features solo sets with several singer-songerwriters followed by a round-robin song swap....
Categories:
Thu. Nov. 09, 2017
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Pub Sing at The Armory
On the Second Thursday every month, the cafe hosts a pub sing. Based on a traditional English pub sing, but with a bit of an American flavor,...
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Sat. Nov. 11, 2017
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Laughing Liberally Boston
Laughing Liberally Boston, is Boston’s first and only progressive political stand-up comedy show featuring an exciting array of the city’s more progressive and diverse comedic...
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Thu. Nov. 16, 2017
9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Castle Of Comedy Presents: Brance Hayward's Spirits-giving
Every third Thursday of every month, Castle of Comedy returns with a variety of hilarious folks. Come enjoy some of Boston’s best comedians in a cozy,...
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Fri. Nov. 17, 2017
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
RICHARD CAMBRIDGE’S POETS’ THEATRE
Third Friday of every month, featuring the original work of artists and poets. Richard Cambridge brings a new featured poet for his monthly series at...
Categories:
Tue. Nov. 21, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
First and Last Word Poetry
Doors 6:30 pm. Third Tuesday of every month, with different featured poets each time, and a chance to read your own work during the open mic...
Categories:
Wed. Nov. 22, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hearth Book Club
After twenty-five readers responded to our Hearth Book Club Survey, we learned that the Hearth Community is evenly interested in fiction and non-fiction books about creativity, communication,...
Categories:
Fri. Nov. 24, 2017
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Loop
Free. Fourth Thursday of every month. Local, Live Music! The Loop is a collective of singers, songwriters, and musicians that are based in the Boston area. The...
Categories:
Sun. Nov. 26, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cafe Raqs
The fourth Sunday of every month are heating up in our café! Café Raqs is New England’s exciting new monthly dance revue celebrating the beauty...
Categories:
Tue. Nov. 28, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Pub Sing at The Armory
On the Fourth Tuesday every month, the cafe hosts a pub sing. Based on a traditional English pub sing, but with a bit of an...
Categories:
Sat. Dec. 02, 2017
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Guitar Stop Spring Recital All Ages
Guitar Stop Spring Recital All Ages Saturday December 02, 2017 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm Students who study at Guitar Stop in Porter Square perform!...
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Sat. Dec. 02, 2017
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Somerville Songwriter Sessions
On the first Saturday of every month, Somerville Songwriter Sessions presents a concert that features solo sets with several singer-songerwriters followed by a round-robin song swap....
Categories:
Wed. Dec. 06, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wiretap Wednesday Open Stage
Wiretap Wednesday is your chance to tap into beauty. Bring your talent, be it music, comedy, storytelling, or hula hooping. All are welcome at the...
Categories:
Sat. Dec. 09, 2017
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Laughing Liberally Boston
Laughing Liberally Boston, is Boston’s first and only progressive political stand-up comedy show featuring an exciting array of the city’s more progressive and diverse comedic...
Categories:
Thu. Dec. 14, 2017
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Pub Sing at The Armory
On the Second Thursday every month, the cafe hosts a pub sing. Based on a traditional English pub sing, but with a bit of an American flavor,...
Categories:
Fri. Dec. 15, 2017
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
RICHARD CAMBRIDGE’S POETS’ THEATRE
Third Friday of every month, featuring the original work of artists and poets. Richard Cambridge brings a new featured poet for his monthly series at...
Categories:
Tue. Dec. 19, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
First and Last Word Poetry
Doors 6:30 pm. Third Tuesday of every month, with different featured poets each time, and a chance to read your own work during the open mic...
Categories:
Thu. Dec. 21, 2017
9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Party Cruise
Every third Thursday of every month, Castle of Comedy returns with a variety of hilarious folks. Come enjoy some of Boston’s best comedians in a cozy,...
Categories:
Sun. Dec. 24, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cafe Raqs
The fourth Sunday of every month are heating up in our café! Café Raqs is New England’s exciting new monthly dance revue celebrating the beauty...
Categories:
Tue. Dec. 26, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Pub Sing at The Armory
On the Fourth Tuesday every month, the cafe hosts a pub sing. Based on a traditional English pub sing, but with a bit of an...
Categories:
Wed. Dec. 27, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hearth Book Club
After twenty-five readers responded to our Hearth Book Club Survey, we learned that the Hearth Community is evenly interested in fiction and non-fiction books about creativity, communication,...
Categories:
Thu. Dec. 28, 2017
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Loop
Free. Fourth Thursday of every month. Local, Live Music! The Loop is a collective of singers, songwriters, and musicians that are based in the Boston area. The...
Categories:
Sat. Mar. 24, 2018
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Guitar Stop Spring Recital All Ages
Guitar Stop Spring Recital All Ages Saturday March 24, 2018 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm Students who study at Guitar Stop in Porter Square perform! No...
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