Arts at the Armory Spotlight Series Spring Season 2023!

Lock in your tickets early via the Eventbrite links below!

April 1st 7pm: John Scofield Solo Guitar–Grammy award winning jazz musician explores his legacy

April 14th 7pm: Ryan Montbleau Band–Poetic Folk and Americana

May 4th 7pm: David Wax Museum–Indie folk husband-wife duo lead “Mexo-Americana” band

May 28th 7pm: Bill Frisell, Tony Scherr, and Rudy Royston–experience a legendary jazz trio in our intimate venue

Arts at the Armory Spotlight Series Presents Sweet Honey in the Rock March 25th!

The Center Arts at the Armory is proud to present the acclaimed Sweet Honey in the Rock on March 25th at the historic and intimate Armory Performance Hall as part of our signature Spotlight Series. Doors are 7pm and the performance begins at 8pm.

Sweet Honey in the Rock’s potent and rich sound has garnered them a worldwide following. As they approach their 50 year anniversary, the Grammy Award® nominated ensemble has released their 24th recording, #LoveInEvolution, their latest in a celebrated legacy of elevated harmonies and arts-based activism that spans five decades. Four founding members of Sweet Honey in the Rock are part of the current tour coming to Somerville: Nitanju Bolade Casel, Aisha Kahlil, Carol Maillard, and Louise Robinson. 

The Boston Children’s Chorus will be opening for Sweet Honey in the Rock. Also at the event will be a global comfort food pop-up by Comfort Kitchen, voted Boston’s best pop-up and one of the area’s hottest new restaurants, with new brick and mortar digs in Dorchester.

Sweet Honey in the Rock has strong ties to the Deaf community and ensures all their live performances include a sign language interpreter. Helping to make it all possible, the ACLU of Massachusetts is proud to partner with Arts at the Armory to sponsor Sweet Honey in the Rock. 

Center for Arts at the Armory Presents and Hosts Halloweek 2022

The Center for Arts at the Armory is proud to present and host a series of festive and culturally-thematic events for Halloweek 2022. Headlining the week is a concert by Wesli on Oct. 27, the first event in Arts at the Armory’s newly announced Spotlight Series.

In addition to the above, Arts at the Armory is co-presenting with ONCE a screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show with a Live Cast (the Teseracte Players) on Halloween night with doors at 7pm.

Receptions for two thematic visual arts exhibitions in the Armory ROOTED Café will also be taking place during Halloweek. Eliezer Velez’s exhibition features paintings of horror movies and cult classics, and Colette Bresilla, from Haiti, paints the female figure–from Haitian market women with pipes to Japanese geishas. Closing out Halloweek on November 5th will be the annual Banboche event (this year with a Fèt Gede theme) produced by the Cambridge-based Haitian contemporary dance company Jean Appolon Expressions.

Below is a listing of Halloweek 2022 events at the Center for Arts at the Armory:

Oct. 27th 7pm: Wesli. Fèt Gede. Tickets here.
Oct. 29th 4pm: Exhibition Reception with Eliezer Velez (ROOTED Armory Cafe)
Oct. 29th 7pm: ONCE Presents Halloween Cover Extravaganza. Tickets here.
Oct. 30th 4:30pm: “For All Souls” Gede Workshop by Jean Appolon. Tickets here. Free.
Oct. 30th 6pm: Zili Misik [Show Canceled]
Oct. 31st 7pm: Rocky Horror Picture Show w/Live Cast (co-presented with ONCE). Tickets here.
Nov. 5th 4pm: Exhibition Opening with Colette Bresilla (ROOTED Armory Café). Free.

Nov. 5th 6:30pm: Jean Appolon Expressions’ Banboche. Fèt Gede. Tickets here.

The mission of Arts at the Armory is to provide an inclusive and accessible venue for arts, cultural and community events, exhibitions, markets, classes and more.