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. May. 16, 2017 - Wed. May. 31, 2017
All Day
Cafe Exhibit: Framed Poetry
The Armory is having a Framed Poetry Exhibition in our Cafe! Stop by, grab a coffee, and read some of the fantastic poems we have...
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Thu. May. 25, 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. May. 26, 2017
7:15 pm - 10:00 pm
Young Fiddlers' Workshop Series - Boston Scottish Fiddle Club
Boston Scottish Fiddle Club presents the Young Fiddlers' Workshop Series. All instruments are welcome. These faster paced evenings are for musicians under 25. Expect to...
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Sun. May. 28, 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. May. 30, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Reception for the Framed Poetry Exhibit
Please join us for the reception for the Framed Poetry Exhibit in the Cafe! The exhibit is on display from May 16th through 31st, and the...
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Wed. May. 31, 2017
7:30 pm - 9:30 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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Thu. Jun. 01, 2017
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Smut Slam
Another round of SMUT is heading your way... Time to turn up the heat! What's a SMUT SLAM? I'm so glad you asked! It's a...
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Sat. Jun. 03, 2017 - Sun. Jun. 04, 2017
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Herbstalk
Herbstalk creates educational communitity events that teach people about plants. Herbstalk is a grassroots, Boston-area herbal event. We host classes on herbal and holistic health topics,...
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Sat. Jun. 03, 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. Jun. 04, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cambridge Symphony: Chamber Concert
Spring Chamber Concert Series: Cambridge Symphony Chamber Players The Cambridge Symphony Chamber Players welcome you to our Spring Chamber Concert Series. We’re cafe-hopping this spring. Order...
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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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Wed. Jun. 07, 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. Jun. 08, 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. Jun. 10, 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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Wed. Jun. 14, 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Been Out Here Teen Open Mic
The Been Out Here Teen Open Mic is holding it down at the Armory every 2nd Wednesday of the month. Bring your poems, your verses,...
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Thu. Jun. 15, 2017
9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Castle of Comedy
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. Jun. 16, 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. Jun. 17, 2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Misunderstood: Inverting the Workshop Model
Has your writing about POC, LGBTQ, or immigrant issues been misunderstood in the workshop? Has your gender neutral multiracial Jamaican-American/ Cuban-American/ X-American protagonist been referred...
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Sat. Jun. 17, 2017
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
An Acoustic Evening with The Most Americans
An Acoustic Evening with The Most Americans Local group The Most Americans play spacey rock n' roll with sweet harmonies and a great attitude. Please...
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Tue. Jun. 20, 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. Jun. 21, 2017
7:30 pm - 9:30 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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Thu. Jun. 22, 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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Sat. Jun. 24, 2017
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
A special evening with Jennifer Greer Music
Welcome all and Enjoy the  special evening with Jennifer Greer !!! Jennifer Greer is a self-taught, detail-obsessed singer/songwriter/pianist who has been singing since she was...
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Sun. Jun. 25, 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. 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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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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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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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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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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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
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...
Categories:
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...
Categories:
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,...
Categories:
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...
Categories:
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,...
Categories:
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
Castle of Comedy
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,...
Categories:
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...
Categories:
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...
Categories:
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....
Categories:
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,...
Categories:
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...
Categories:
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
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. 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...
Categories:
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,...
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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
Castle of Comedy
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...
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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,...
Categories:
Thu. Nov. 16, 2017
9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Castle of Comedy
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:
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...
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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....
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:
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...
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Thu. Dec. 21, 2017
9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Castle of Comedy
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: