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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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...
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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...
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Thu. Jul. 26, 2018
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Loop with Host Phil Berman
NOTE: $10 suggested donation
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Sat. Jul. 28, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jim Armenti Solo Show
Jim Armenti is the lead guitarist/singer for the band The Lonesome Brothers. He will be doing two solo acoustic sets from his solo albums, including...
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Tue. Jul. 31, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ulster Landing: Traditional Celtic Music
Ulster Landing is a Boston-based band focused on traditional music of the Celtic nations including Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall and Brittany. Shows feature an array...
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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...
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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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Fri. Aug. 17, 2018
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Journeys in Sound: Petite Feet & the Factory Quartet
Journeys in Sound presents Petite Feet & the Factory Quartet - Early Jazz & New Sounds   Journeys in Sound presents a special summer concert with two...
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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...
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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
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thea Hopkins CD Release
Join us for the CD release celebration of Thea Hopkins’ long-awaited 4th album, “Love Come Down,” the local songwriter’s most haunting, elegant work yet. Thea will...
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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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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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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...
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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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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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