Boston Comedy Festival, Makin’ Two Stops at The Armory Cafe

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16th, 8pm-10:30pm:

Politics Free Comedy Show! Need a break from the world and a good laugh? Come see these great Comics.  (For Free!!!)

Graig Murphy
Mike Koutrobis
Tony V
Stephen Bjork
John David

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19th, 8pm-11pm:

Roast Battle began at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles by co-creators Brian Moses and Rell Battle and has expanded to comedy festivals and new venues around the country.
It’s a no holds barred display of verbal violence. Comedians go at each other one at a time, for three rounds with guest judges deciding who is the victor. It’s been packing The Belly Room in LA on a weekly basis since 2013 and for the last few months at New York Comedy Club. After a successful debut in November at The Boston Comedy Festival and a jammed show in January, Roast Battle Returns once again to Somerville for a truly unique one night only spectacle.

Tickets: $10.  Available here.

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Sarah Eigen Davis – November Art Exhibit

Join us for an Artist Reception in the Cafe on Sunday, November 6th from 2pm-4pm.davis_1_web-300x232

Sarah Eigen Davis’ current body of work is a collection of watercolors and sketches drawn from and inspired by the community and architecture of her surrounding neighborhood, Somerville MA.  Using these versatile and fluid media, her work captures the spaces and moments of daily life with a sense of vibrancy, activity, and motion.

Sarah Eigen Davis received her BA in Studio Arts from Drew University in 2005 as well as a Master in Architecture from the Boston Architectural College in 2011.  She works in a variety of mediums, from collage to watercolor to pen and ink.

This Sunday in the Cafe: Blue Hallelujahs Reading Tour

Blue Hallelujahs FlyerJoin the Boston area in celebrating the release of Blue Hallelujahs with local Cave Canem poets. This free event will be hosted by Nicole Terez Dutton, Somerville’s first poet laureate. Copies of Blue Hallelujahs will be available for purchase at the event.

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Brionne Janae is a California native, teaching artist, and poet living in Boston where she completed an MFA at Emerson College. Brionne was a recipient of the 2016 St. Botoloph Emering Artist award. Her poetry has been published or is forthcoming in jubilat, Boaat, Plume, Bayou Magazine, The Nashville Review, and Waxwing among others. And most importantly Brionne is a Cave Canem Fellow. 

Cynthia Manick is the author of Blue Hallelujahs (Black Lawrence Press, 2016). A Pushcart Prize nominated poet with a MFA in Creative Writing from the New School; she has received fellowships from Cave Canem, The Hambidge Center, the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop, Hedgebrook, Poets House, and the Vermont Studio Center. Her work has been published by the Academy of American Poets and has appeared in African American Review, Bone Bouquet, Callaloo, DMQ Review, Kweli Journal, Muzzle Magazine, Sou’wester, Pedestal Magazine,Tidal Basin, Wall Street Journal, and elsewhere. She currently curates Soul Sister Revue and resides in Brooklyn, New York.

Breauna L. Roach is a native of Detroit, MI and a recipient of the Gwendolyn Brooks Writers Association’s Poetry Prize. Her work has appeared in CallalooVinylLittle Patuxent Review, and various other publications. She is a proud Alumna of Florida A&M University, and has received fellowships from Cave Canem, Callaloo, and the Fine Arts Work Center. Breauna is the former Editor of CaKe: a Journal of Poetry and Art and is currently a Graduate Writing Instructor and MFA candidate at Emerson College.

Pamela Taylor is a data guru by day and a poet by night. She has a doctorate in social psychology from UCLA, a MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts, and is a Cave Canem Fellow. When she is not working or writing, she’s dancing Argentine tango in the Boston area. Pamela’s first chapbook of poetry, My Mother’s Child, was published by Hyacinth Girl Press in June 2015.

Happy Halloweekend

We have some very family-fun-friendly community activities coming up in the Hall this Halloween weekend!  We won’t be hosting our usual Haunted House this year, but, never fear, the good times keep on rollin’ at 191 Highland Avenue in Somerville…

On Saturday, October 29th, we’ve got a fantastic (AND FREE!) Latin Night:
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And on Sunday, October 30th from 2pm-5pm, we’ve partnered up withKnucklebones for a Family Fun Day, complete with a playspace, arts and crafts, and even some mini pumpkins to decorate (first come, first serve).  Entry is $5 per person, max $20 per family.
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HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY HALLOWEEN, FRIENDS & NEIGHBORS!