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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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Sat. May. 28, 2016
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fódhla (“FOE-la”)
After 15 years of performing together and recording on each other’s solo CDs, Portland, ME based flute player Nicole Rabata and Boston based fiddler Ellery...
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Wed. Jun. 01, 2016
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. 02, 2016
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Pub Sing at the Armory Cafe
On First Thursday every month, the cafe hosts a pub sing. Based on a traditional English pub sing, but with a bit of an American...
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Fri. Jun. 03, 2016
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Rich and Multi-Dimensional Musical Universe of Burcu Gulec
Journeys in Sound presents The Rich and Multi-Dimensional Musical Universe of Burcu Gulec The stunning vocalist and music explorer, Burcu Gulec, a native of Ankara, Turkey,...
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Sat. Jun. 04, 2016 - Sun. Jun. 05, 2016
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Herbstalk - Herbal Marketplace
Herbstalk is a community conference that teaches people about plants. Join us for a range of classes on herbal and holistic health topics, urban plant walks and...
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Sat. Jun. 04, 2016
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Somerville Songwriters Sessions
Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Armory Cafe presents a concert with Wellesley singer/songwriter Beth DeSombre, Boston singer/songwriter Chris Thompson and New York singer/songwriter Rorie Kelly.  The concert will feature a solo set by each...
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Sun. Jun. 05, 2016
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Herbstalk Marketplace
Herbstalk is a community conference that teaches people about plants. Join us for a range of classes on herbal and holistic health topics, urban plant walks and...
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Wed. Jun. 08, 2016
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. 09, 2016
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Joan & Joni: A Tribute to Joan Baez & Joni Mitchell
Presented by Folk New England Joan & Joni is a tribute to Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell performed by singer/songwriters Allison Shapira and Kipyn Martin. In...
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Sat. Jun. 11, 2016
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki Trio
Bringing fresh energy to traditional Celtic music, Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki was first recognized as part of New Hampshire’s culture at the age of 12, when he...
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Mon. Jun. 13, 2016
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mari Black and the World Fiddle Ensemble
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...
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Thu. Jun. 16, 2016
8:30 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. 17, 2016
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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Mon. Jun. 20, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rough Cut Media Screening
SCATV presents the 9th Rough Cut Media Screening at the Arts at the Armory Cafe on Monday, June 20th from 7pm-9pm. This is a free...
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Tue. Jun. 21, 2016
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. 22, 2016
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Caroline Cotter
With a captivating soprano voice and award winning songwriting, Caroline Cotter’s songs take you from an intimate Parisian salon to the mountains of Colorado and...
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Thu. Jun. 23, 2016
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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Sun. Jun. 26, 2016
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. 28, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Pub Sing at the Armory Cafe
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. 06, 2016
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. 07, 2016
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Pub Sing at the Armory Cafe
On First Thursday every month, the cafe hosts a pub sing. Based on a traditional English pub sing, but with a bit of an American...
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Sat. Jul. 09, 2016
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sharon Knight & Winter Live!
Festival Favorites Sharon Knight and Winter are internationally touring musicians in the mythic-Celtic vein. Their penchant for combining fierce and gutsy bravado with ethereal beauty,...
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Fri. Jul. 15, 2016
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. Jul. 19, 2016
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. 21, 2016
8:30 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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Sun. Jul. 24, 2016
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. Jul. 26, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Pub Sing at the Armory Cafe
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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Thu. Jul. 28, 2016
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. Aug. 03, 2016
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. Aug. 04, 2016
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Pub Sing at the Armory Cafe
On First Thursday every month, the cafe hosts a pub sing. Based on a traditional English pub sing, but with a bit of an American...
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Tue. Aug. 16, 2016
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. 18, 2016
8:30 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. 19, 2016
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. 23, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Pub Sing at the Armory Cafe
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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Thu. Aug. 25, 2016
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. 28, 2016
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. 03, 2016
8:00 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. 07, 2016
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. 15, 2016
8:30 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. Sep. 16, 2016
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. 20, 2016
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. 22, 2016
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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Sun. Sep. 25, 2016
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. 27, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Pub Sing at the Armory Cafe
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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Fri. Sep. 30, 2016
7:15 pm - 9:45 pm
Young Fiddlers’ Workshop Series - Boston Scottish Fiddle Club
Instructor: Laura Cortese These workshops will be faster paced evenings geared toward musicians under 21. All instruments are welcome. Expect to learn a tune or two...
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Sat. Oct. 01, 2016
8:00 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. Oct. 05, 2016
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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Tue. Oct. 18, 2016
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. 20, 2016
8:30 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. Oct. 21, 2016
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:
Sun. Oct. 23, 2016
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. 25, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Pub Sing at the Armory Cafe
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:
Thu. Oct. 27, 2016
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. 02, 2016
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. 05, 2016
8:00 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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Fri. Nov. 11, 2016
7:15 pm - 9:45 pm
Young Fiddlers’ Workshop Series - Boston Scottish Fiddle Club
Instructor: Neil Pearlman These workshops will be faster paced evenings geared toward musicians under 21. All instruments are welcome. Expect to learn a tune or two...
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Tue. Nov. 15, 2016
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. Nov. 17, 2016
8:30 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. 18, 2016
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. 22, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Pub Sing at the Armory Cafe
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:
Thu. Nov. 24, 2016
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. 27, 2016
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. Dec. 03, 2016
8:00 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. 07, 2016
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. Dec. 09, 2016
7:15 pm - 9:45 pm
Young Fiddlers’ Workshop Series - Boston Scottish Fiddle Club
Instructor: Jenna Moynihan These workshops will be faster paced evenings geared toward musicians under 21. All instruments are welcome. Expect to learn a tune or two...
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Thu. Dec. 15, 2016
8:30 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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Tue. Dec. 20, 2016
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. 22, 2016
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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Sun. Dec. 25, 2016
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. 27, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Pub Sing at the Armory Cafe
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: