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. 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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Fri. Oct. 19, 2018
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Richard Cambridge's Poets' Theatre Presents: A Celebration and Benefit for The Lunar Calendar
A celebration and benefit for The Lunar Calendar dedicated to the Goddess in her many guises. With presentations by: Beatrice Greene Dori Hale Elizabeth McKim...
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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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Sat. Oct. 20, 2018
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Amy Fusselman: IDIOPHONE
NYC poet and essayist Amy Fusselman reads from her new book IDIOPHONE with very special guests  Stine An -- highest quality stand-up comedy    The Mystery --...
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Sun. Oct. 21, 2018
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Roar in Recovery: HEALing Through Art.
The Project HEAL Boston Chapter and Hear Me Roar Artists of New England are thrilled to present Roar in Recovery: HEALing Through Art. Join us...
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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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Wed. Oct. 24, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
AniMAtic Boston
Happy October, Boston creatives! We’ve got a great Halloween short and the sometimes-scary behind the scenes tale behind it! In February of 2017, Alex Salsberg...
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Thu. Oct. 25, 2018
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Loop

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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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Sat. Oct. 27, 2018
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Writers Helping Writers Spread the Word - Reading & Fundraiser
Presented by Solstice MFA Solstice: Spread the Word is a call to action to share our voices, nurturing ALL the voices of America. It supports...
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Sat. Oct. 27, 2018
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Songs for Trumplandia: A Pre-Election Day Concert featuring Ron Israel and the Lied To's
An evening of entertaining and rhythmic traditional and original folk and roots music to get us engaged  in the upcoming mid-term elections. Ron Israel is...
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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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Tue. Oct. 30, 2018
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Nora Panahi Comedy Spooktacular

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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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Sat. Nov. 10, 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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Sat. Nov. 10, 2018
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Laughing Liberally
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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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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Sun. Nov. 11, 2018
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Local Beats: Dance Together, Live Together
Nov 11: Due South Take your feet to another latitude! An afternoon selection of music from Louisiana, Mexico, Brazil, the Caribbean, Africa, India and Australia. About...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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Sat. Dec. 08, 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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Sat. Dec. 08, 2018
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Laughing Liberally
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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Sun. Dec. 09, 2018
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Celia Slattery Voice Studio: 2018 Fall Showcase
Join students from the Celia Slattery Voice Studio as they perform in the fall showcase! Performers and accompanist to be announced. Suggested donation $5.
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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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