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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Thu. Feb. 22, 2018
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Loop
Nate Taylor, Tom Q, Sasha Milan, Jim Waugh and others will perform! Check out The Loop's Facebook event page here The Loop is a collective of...
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Fri. Feb. 23, 2018
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
I Sebastiani: Jealous Isabella
It's Carnivale, and everyone is celebrating--except for Isabella, locked in her house by order of her father, Pantalone. When she sees her love, Oratio, behaving...
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Sat. Feb. 24, 2018
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
I Sebastiani: Jealous Isabella
It's Carnivale, and everyone is celebrating--except for Isabella, locked in her house by order of her father, Pantalone. When she sees her love, Oratio, behaving...
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Sun. Feb. 25, 2018
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
I Sebastiani: Jealous Isabella
It's Carnivale, and everyone is celebrating--except for Isabella, locked in her house by order of her father, Pantalone. When she sees her love, Oratio, behaving...
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Sun. Feb. 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...
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Mon. Feb. 26, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Queer Tango
Come dance with Queer Tango Boston! 6:30: Advanced Class with Hsueh-tze Lee 7:30: All Levels Class with Hsueh-tze Lee 7:30: Beginner Class (Five Week Series, Jan 29...
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Tue. Feb. 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...
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Wed. Feb. 28, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
notloB Music Presents: Sailbow & Jordan and Jordan
Continuation of series featuring students from Berklee College of Music! $5-10+ cash donation appreciated. Get tickets here Event's Facebook page here Find out more about Sailbow, Jordan...
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Fri. Mar. 02, 2018
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Journeys in Sound Presents:Mierliţa - Fiery Fiddle Music from Romania, plus Ceren Türkmenoğlu & Volkan Efe
  Mierlița (mir-LEE-tza) plays traditional Romanian music in the style of the Lautari, a class of wedding musicians that were originally a caste of the...
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Sat. Mar. 03, 2018
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Somerville Songwriter Sessions
Somerville Songwriter Sessions presents a concert with Boston singer/songwriter Alice Howe, Cape Cod singer/songwriter Kim Moberg, and Wakefield singer/songwriter Kirsten Manville. The concert will feature a solo set by each artist, followed by...
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Tue. Mar. 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. Mar. 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. Mar. 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. Mar. 09, 2018
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Journeys in Sound Presents: Rebetoparea - An Evening of Rebetiko (Greek Urban Blues)
Rebetoparea is a group of musicians from the Boston area with a passion for rebetiko, the Greek music of the "underclass," as many describe it....
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Wed. Mar. 14, 2018
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. Mar. 15, 2018
8:45 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. Mar. 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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Wed. Mar. 21, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Art of Taxes with Huntington Tax Partners
          For many, especially creative types, April 15th is a date that is often filled with dread. How should I file?...
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Fri. Mar. 23, 2018
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Rick Drost, Colette O'Connor & Ric Allendorf
The event will start with a brief open mic. Come listen and sing to great music with Rick, Colette, and Ric. Sandwiches, soup, & beverages...
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Sat. Mar. 24, 2018
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Guitar Stop Spring Recital
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 will perform!...
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Sun. Mar. 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...
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Tue. Mar. 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...
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Wed. Mar. 28, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
notloB Music Presents: Ethan Setiawan and Minnie Jordan
  Continuation of series featuring students from Berklee College of Music! $5-10+ cash donation appreciated. Get tickets here Event's Facebook page here Find out more about Ethan,...
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Sat. Mar. 31, 2018
8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Krish Mohan & Andrew Frank's Nationwide Anti-Imperialism Comedy Takeover!
An evening of Socially Conscious Comedy! Doors open at 8pm Tickets: https://takeoverboston.bpt.me/ About Andrew: Andrew Frank is a comedian based out of Chicago. His cerebral, imaginative...
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Sat. Mar. 31, 2018
8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Anti-Imperialism Nationwide Comedy Takeover
    An evening of Socially Conscious Comedy! Saturday March 31, 2018 at 8:30pm Doors open at 8pm Live at Arts At The Armory-Cafe $7...
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Tue. Apr. 03, 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. Apr. 04, 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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Wed. Apr. 11, 2018
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. Apr. 12, 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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Tue. Apr. 17, 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. Apr. 22, 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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Tue. Apr. 24, 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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Tue. May. 01, 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. May. 02, 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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Wed. May. 09, 2018
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. May. 10, 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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Tue. May. 15, 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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Thu. May. 17, 2018
8:45 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. May. 22, 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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Sun. May. 27, 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:
Tue. Jun. 05, 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. Jun. 06, 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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Wed. Jun. 13, 2018
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,...
Categories:
Thu. Jun. 14, 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...
Categories:
Tue. Jun. 19, 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. Jun. 24, 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:
Tue. Jun. 26, 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:
Tue. Jul. 03, 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. Jul. 04, 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. Jul. 12, 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...
Categories:
Tue. Jul. 17, 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...
Categories:
Thu. Jul. 19, 2018
8:45 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. Jul. 22, 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:
Tue. Jul. 24, 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:
Wed. Aug. 01, 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...
Categories:
Tue. Aug. 07, 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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Thu. Aug. 09, 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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Tue. Aug. 21, 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. Aug. 26, 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:
Tue. Aug. 28, 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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Tue. Sep. 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. Sep. 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. Sep. 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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Tue. Sep. 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. Sep. 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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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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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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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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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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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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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...
Categories:
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...
Categories:
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...
Categories:
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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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...
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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...
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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. 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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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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