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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Mon. Sep. 24, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Queer Tango
Come dance with Queer Tango Boston! 6:30: Advanced Class 7:30: All Levels Class Find us on FB here! Email bostonqueertango@gmail.com with questions or to join...
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Tue. Sep. 25, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Pub Sing
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. Sep. 26, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Strummerville Ukulele Club
Description:  Join us for a fun night of singing and strumming at the Armory Café!  All levels welcome, from beginners to old hands. For more...
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Thu. Sep. 27, 2018
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Loop
The Loop is a monthly showcase featuring local singer/songwriters. This month's featured singers are: Greg Kane, John Guinan, and Audrey Rose. In the Cafe, 7pm-10pm....
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Fri. Sep. 28, 2018
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Samantha Gaton
Samantha Gaton is a young, down-to-earth singer/songwriter from South Carolina. She began composing music at the age of 13 and has since written and co-produced all...
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Sat. Sep. 29, 2018
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Whole Tone Music Academy Fall Recital
You are invited to attend a studio recital featuring voice and violin students of Nora Maynard from the WholeTone Academy in Cambridge.  Students ages 5-35...
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Sat. Sep. 29, 2018
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Laughter on Tap
Join us for Laughter on Tap, a monthly comedy show! This month we take our jokes to Arts at the Armory in Somerville! Come join...
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Sun. Sep. 30, 2018
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Max's Cozy Corner
An interactive puppet and music series for little children & their big grownups.  Monthly free workshop presentations made possible through the generous support of The...
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Sun. Sep. 30, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mary Buchinger Book Release
Launch of Mary Buchinger's newest book of poetry,  e i n f ü h l u n g/in feeling (Main Street Rag). 2-4 pm.--books, a reading,...
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Sun. Sep. 30, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Out of Toons Acappella
Formed in 2014, the Out of Toons is an acappella group comprised of alumni from the MIT/Wellesley Toons, their college acappella group. Members consist of...
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Mon. Oct. 01, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Irish Session
Second Saturday of the month ($10 suggested donation) Monthly Guided Session for Irish musicians (all levels welcome). Each month, seasoned players will lead sets of...
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Mon. Oct. 01, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Queer Tango
Come dance with Queer Tango Boston! 6:30: Advanced Class 7:30: All Levels Class Find us on FB here! Email bostonqueertango@gmail.com with questions or to join...
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Tue. Oct. 02, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Smut Slam
What's a SMUT SLAM? I'm so glad you asked! It's a fast-paced storytelling open mic based on REAL life, REAL lust, REAL sex. Consenting Slammers...
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Wed. Oct. 03, 2018
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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Mon. Oct. 08, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Queer Tango
Come dance with Queer Tango Boston! 6:30: Advanced Class 7:30: All Levels Class Find us on FB here! Email bostonqueertango@gmail.com with questions or to join...
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Thu. Oct. 11, 2018
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Pub Sing
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...
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Fri. Oct. 12, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dire Literary Series - Grand Finale
Dire Literary Series Grand Finale Friday October 12, 2018, 7 PM, Featuring: Elizabeth Graver Amy Dresner Rusty Barnes Nadine Darling Doug Holder Hannah Larrabee Renuka...
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Sun. Oct. 14, 2018
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Max's Cozy Corner
An interactive puppet and music series for little children & their big grownups.  Monthly free workshop presentations made possible through the generous support of The...
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Mon. Oct. 15, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Queer Tango
Come dance with Queer Tango Boston! 6:30: Advanced Class 7:30: All Levels Class Find us on FB here! Email bostonqueertango@gmail.com with questions or to join...
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Tue. Oct. 16, 2018
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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Sat. Oct. 20, 2018
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Book Release: Hugo Clemente's Water Log
This is a presentation of Water Log, the first of Hugo Clemente's novels to be translated into English. Clemente is an Adjunct Professor at Boston...
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Mon. Oct. 22, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Queer Tango
Come dance with Queer Tango Boston! 6:30: Advanced Class 7:30: All Levels Class Find us on FB here! Email bostonqueertango@gmail.com with questions or to join...
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Tue. Oct. 23, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Pub Sing
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. Oct. 26, 2018
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Juliet Letters (performed by Damnation's Cellar)
"The Juliet Letters" is a song sequence for voice and string quartet, composed by Elvis Costello and the Brodsky Quartet. In the year of the...
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Sun. Oct. 28, 2018
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Max's Cozy Corner
An interactive puppet and music series for little children & their big grownups.  Monthly free workshop presentations made possible through the generous support of The...
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Sun. Oct. 28, 2018
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. Oct. 29, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Queer Tango
Come dance with Queer Tango Boston! 6:30: Advanced Class 7:30: All Levels Class Find us on FB here! Email bostonqueertango@gmail.com with questions or to join...
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Thu. Nov. 01, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Irish Session
Second Saturday of the month ($10 suggested donation) Monthly Guided Session for Irish musicians (all levels welcome). Each month, seasoned players will lead sets of...
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Mon. Nov. 05, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Queer Tango
Come dance with Queer Tango Boston! 6:30: Advanced Class 7:30: All Levels Class Find us on FB here! Email bostonqueertango@gmail.com with questions or to join...
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Tue. Nov. 06, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Smut Slam
What's a SMUT SLAM? I'm so glad you asked! It's a fast-paced storytelling open mic based on REAL life, REAL lust, REAL sex. Consenting Slammers...
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Wed. Nov. 07, 2018
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. Nov. 08, 2018
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Pub Sing
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...
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Fri. Nov. 09, 2018
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Banded Starling Album Release with Lindsey Sampson
Drawing listeners in with soothing vocal melodies and innocently beckoning lyrics, Banded Starling's alt-folk sound is sweet and moving, energetic and raw-- every bit fitting...
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Sun. Nov. 11, 2018
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Max's Cozy Corner
An interactive puppet and music series for little children & their big grownups.  Monthly free workshop presentations made possible through the generous support of The...
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Mon. Nov. 12, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Queer Tango
Come dance with Queer Tango Boston! 6:30: Advanced Class 7:30: All Levels Class Find us on FB here! Email bostonqueertango@gmail.com with questions or to join...
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Mon. Nov. 19, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Queer Tango
Come dance with Queer Tango Boston! 6:30: Advanced Class 7:30: All Levels Class Find us on FB here! Email bostonqueertango@gmail.com with questions or to join...
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Tue. Nov. 20, 2018
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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Sun. Nov. 25, 2018
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:
Mon. Nov. 26, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Queer Tango
Come dance with Queer Tango Boston! 6:30: Advanced Class 7:30: All Levels Class Find us on FB here! Email bostonqueertango@gmail.com with questions or to join...
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Tue. Nov. 27, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Pub Sing
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. 01, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Irish Session
Second Saturday of the month ($10 suggested donation) Monthly Guided Session for Irish musicians (all levels welcome). Each month, seasoned players will lead sets of...
Categories:
Sun. Dec. 02, 2018
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Max's Cozy Corner
An interactive puppet and music series for little children & their big grownups.  Monthly free workshop presentations made possible through the generous support of The...
Categories:
Mon. Dec. 03, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Queer Tango
Come dance with Queer Tango Boston! 6:30: Advanced Class 7:30: All Levels Class Find us on FB here! Email bostonqueertango@gmail.com with questions or to join...
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Tue. Dec. 04, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Smut Slam
What's a SMUT SLAM? I'm so glad you asked! It's a fast-paced storytelling open mic based on REAL life, REAL lust, REAL sex. Consenting Slammers...
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Wed. Dec. 05, 2018
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. 06, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Soprano Stephanie Lamprea and Violinist Kyra Davies Present A Concert of Contemporary Classical Chamber Music
An all ages, free event (with donations appreciated!) Program: Ashkan Behzadi - Az hoosh mi.. (voice & violin) Bright Sheng - The Stream Flows (violin...
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Mon. Dec. 10, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Queer Tango
Come dance with Queer Tango Boston! 6:30: Advanced Class 7:30: All Levels Class Find us on FB here! Email bostonqueertango@gmail.com with questions or to join...
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Thu. Dec. 13, 2018
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Pub Sing
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...
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Mon. Dec. 17, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Queer Tango
Come dance with Queer Tango Boston! 6:30: Advanced Class 7:30: All Levels Class Find us on FB here! Email bostonqueertango@gmail.com with questions or to join...
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Tue. Dec. 18, 2018
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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Sun. Dec. 23, 2018
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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