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. Jun. 06, 2017 - Fri. Jun. 30, 2017
All Day
Cafe Exhibit: Prints
Come check out the June Cafe exhibit!  June features prints by three notable local artists: Cicely Carew, Ellen Ezorsky, and Saskia Van Vactor. The prints...
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Tue. Jun. 27, 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. Jun. 28, 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. Jun. 28, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hearth Book Club - Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear
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. Jun. 29, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Future-a-oke
You're invited to: - speak (or sing) your thoughts about the future - read something about the future that you've written beforehand - read some...
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Fri. Jun. 30, 2017
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Noche de Música Colombiana: N&P Colombian Duo plus Naty Hernández
Journeys in Sound presents N&P Colombian Duo plus Naty Hernández Noche de Música Colombiana   The N&P Colombian Duo are string harpist Nicolas Castañeda Lozano and violinist Pilar Zorro, both...
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Sat. Jul. 01, 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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Sun. Jul. 02, 2017
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Roast Battle
Roast Battle began at The World Famous Comedy Store in Los Angeles and has branched out to cities and comedy festivals throughout North America.  Matt Kona...
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Mon. Jul. 03, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Queer Tango
Come dance with Queer Tango Boston! Join guest teacher tbd: 6:30 – 7:30 Advanced Class 7:30 – 8:30 All-Level Class $20 / class, pay-what-you-can sliding...
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Wed. Jul. 05, 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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Thu. Jul. 06, 2017
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Smut Slam
Everybody get up, it's time to SLAM now! We got a real jam going down! What's a SMUT SLAM? I'm so glad you asked! It's...
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Sat. Jul. 08, 2017
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sloth Machine
Sloth Machine: Music that salves the soul. Sloth Machine is a chill, alt-folk-y band performing originals and original covers. www.facebook.com/SlothMachine/ it is free to get...
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Mon. Jul. 10, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Queer Tango
Come dance with Queer Tango Boston! Join guest teacher tbd: 6:30 – 7:30 Advanced Class 7:30 – 8:30 All-Level Class $20 / class, pay-what-you-can sliding...
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Tue. Jul. 11, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sarah Eide Live
Though new to the Chicago music scene, Sarah is no stranger to gripping an audience with her powerful voice and lyrically beautiful music. A classical...
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Thu. Jul. 13, 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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Mon. Jul. 17, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Queer Tango
Come dance with Queer Tango Boston! Join guest teacher tbd: 6:30 – 7:30 Advanced Class 7:30 – 8:30 All-Level Class $20 / class, pay-what-you-can sliding...
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Tue. Jul. 18, 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. Jul. 20, 2017
9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Castle Of Comedy Presents: Castle Talks
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. Jul. 21, 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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Sun. Jul. 23, 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. Jul. 24, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Queer Tango
Come dance with Queer Tango Boston! Join guest teacher tbd: 6:30 – 7:30 Advanced Class 7:30 – 8:30 All-Level Class $20 / class, pay-what-you-can sliding...
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Tue. Jul. 25, 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. Jul. 26, 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. Jul. 27, 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...
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Fri. Jul. 28, 2017
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Caroline Cotter
You hear it over and over, “Don’t quit your day job!” but that’s just what Caroline Cotter did at the start of 2015 when she...
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Sat. Jul. 29, 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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Mon. Jul. 31, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Queer Tango
Come dance with Queer Tango Boston! Join guest teacher tbd: 6:30 – 7:30 Advanced Class 7:30 – 8:30 All-Level Class $20 / class, pay-what-you-can sliding...
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Wed. Aug. 02, 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. Aug. 05, 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. Aug. 10, 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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Tue. Aug. 15, 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. Aug. 17, 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. Aug. 18, 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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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 - 10:30 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...
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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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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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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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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
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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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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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,...
Categories:
Thu. Sep. 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:
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:
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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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....
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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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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...
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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...
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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,...
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Thu. Nov. 23, 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
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. 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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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: