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Nave Gallery in Somerville

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Thu, Dec 18, 2014


Love art that is unique and funky? Well if you're in the Somerville area, the Nave Gallery might have what you're looking for. 

"Since 2004 the Nave Gallery in Teele Square has been the public face of ARTSomerville, a nonprofit, loosely knit volunteergroup of artists and arts enthusiasts with the mutual goal to create new space(s) to present art in Somerville."

In 2013 The Nave Gallery expanded with an additional exhibit, the Nave Annex in Davis Square. The Nave Gallery also hosts music, dance and art events at various locations in the city throughout the year."

Please click here to find out more information on current and upcoming exhibits.


Tags: somerville, art, 365 things to do in Boston

Strange Behavior Stand-Up @ Davis Square Theatre

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Wed, Dec 17, 2014

strange_2The historic Davis Square Theatre is ready to make you laugh with 'Strange Behavior' Stand Up! The 'Strange Behavior' Stand Up Event will be held once a month in Somerville.  

"One night a month, this intimate 175-seat theater will feature national headliners along with some of Boston’s best."

The next performance will be held on Thursday, December 18th at 8pm. This month's show includes Emma Willmann from the New York Comedy Festival, Anthony P. DeVito from Montreal Just For Laughs and Sean Donnelly who has performed on David Letterman and Comedy Central. 

For more information on 'Strange Behavior' and ticket availability, please click here


Tags: davis square, somerville, comedy, 365 things to do in Boston

Local Black Friday Bargains

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Thu, Nov 27, 2014

blackfridayIf you want to get started on your shopping & would like to check out some local shops, here are some local deals thanks to the Boston Metro & Boston Magazine. 

Wrentham Outlets
Wrentham Outlets has over 170 stores to choose from. So whether your shopping for a family member, friend or college, guests can find a little something for everyone! 

On top of the already stellar deals, outlets such as Brooks Brothers & Converse will have additional deals on Thursday & Friday. 

Assembly Row
Assembly Row in Someville is now a fun & cool destination for everyone! There are shops, restaurants and entertainment at this new center in Somerville. 

"People are encouraged to post a photo of a desired item from any Assembly Row retailer, and between 5 a.m. and 12 p.m., one shopper every hour will be rewarded with the item they post." 

Legacy Place
TheDedham shopping plaza has a huge Black Friday presence this year. Legacy Place has a store for everyone on yourlist—Urban Outfitters, Apple, Justice, H&M, City Sports,Oakley—so you can bang out your holiday shopping in one trip.

Click here for more suggestions and info on local Black Friday deals! 


Tags: shopping, Black Friday, somerville, 365 things to do in Boston, dedham, wrentham

Boston Hassle Fest in Somerville

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Thu, Nov 06, 2014

bostonhassleUnderground music is taking over Somerville this weekend! On Friday, November 7th & Saturday, November 8th, the BRAIN Arts Organization will be presenting the 6th Annual Boston Hassle Fest! 

The Boston Hassle Fest will be held at the Cuisine en Locale in Somerville and feature over 40 bands!

Headliners include Body/Head, No Joy & Blues Control. 

"Boston Hassle is a completely volunteer-run project that constantly interacts with, participates in, writes about, and generally shines a light on Boston and New England's art, music, and film communities!"

Please click here for more information. 



Tags: somerville, underground music, boston hassle

The HONK! Festival is Back!

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Sun, Sep 21, 2014

honk festivalThe HONK! Festival is back! HONK! is a fantastic music festival that blends various forms of music, has really started to progress every passing year. 

"The 27 participants of this year's HONK! will be traveling from New Mexico, New Orleans, Paris and Moscow. The marching bands will also come from Somerville, Cambridge and Boston with messages of peace, unity and social revolution."

HONK! festivities will be held in Somerville, Cambridge & Boston from October 10th-12! Performances include acts from The Carnival Band, AfroBrazil and the Red Flame Hunters.

For more information on HONK!, please click here.




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'What is Fluff' Festival in Somerville

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Fri, Sep 19, 2014

fluffboyFluff is a staple ingredient in Massachusetts and it's not surprising this tasty treat has its own festival on Saturday, September 27th in Somerville.

The festival, titled 'What the Fluff: A Tribute to Union Square Invention', attracted numerous marshmallow Fluff fans every year. 

The  main ingredient for fluff was invented in Somerville by Archibald Query in 1917.  The fluffernutter (a sandwich with fluff & peanut butter), has actually become so popular, it is going through the approval process of becoming the state sandwich

There will be games, performers, cooking contests and so much more this year!

If you are interested in finding out more about the 'What is Fluff' Festival, please click here


Tags: somerville, fluff

ArtBeat in Somerville

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Wed, Jul 16, 2014


The ArtBeat in Somerville is a free event that "encourages artists, musicians, and more to express themselves all under a central theme." The theme for this year will be 'Hatched'.

The ArtBeat Festival will be held in Davis Square on Friday, July 18th and Saturday, July 19th. 

"ArtBeat is one of the area's largest and most innovative arts festivals, with over a dozen bands, dance troupes, 75 craft vendors, food and hatch-themed activities."

Please click here for more information on the ArtBeat Festival and the 'Hatch' theme this year!


Tags: davis square, somerville, hatch, artbeat

Fourth of July Firework Schedule

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Sun, Jun 29, 2014

salemFourth of July is right around the corner and it's almost time for some fireworks!

The Boston 4th of July Spectacular event is one of the best in the country but there are also some wonderful fireworks outside of Boston. Here are a few suggestions on fireworks to check out with your family and friends for the 4th of July!

Keep in mind that these times and dates are subject to change. 

June 28, 2014
Braintree 6/28/2014 10:00 PM Braintree High School [Rain Date 6/29/2014]
Hingham 6/28/2014 9:15 PM 3 Otis Street [Rain Date 6/29/2014]

June 29, 2014
Hyannis 6/29/2014 9:00 PM Willowbend CC Golf Course

July 3, 2014
Weymouth 7/3/2014 9:00 PM Barge off Wessagusset Beach [Rain Date 7/6/2014]
Gloucester 7/3/2014 9:30 PM Stage Fort Park - Fort Area]
Somerville 7/3/2014 9:00 PM Trum Field [Rain Date 7/10/2014]

July 4, 2014
Nahant 7/4/2014 9:00 PM Bailey Point Road (Bailey Beach)
Salem 7/4/2014 9:00 PM Derby Wharf [Rain Date 7/5/2014]]
Waltham 7/4/2014 9:30 PM Leary Field [Rain Date 7/6/2014]
Winthrop 7/4/2014 9:15 PM Coughlin Park [Rain Date 7/5/2014]

For a full list of fireworks scheduled for the 4th of July in Massachusettes, please click here.


Tags: Salem, Fourth of July, fireworks, somerville, hyannis

16th Annual Taste of Somerville

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Tue, May 27, 2014

somerville"The Somerville Chamber of Commerce Dining and Nightlife Group presents the 16th Taste of Somerville on Wednesday, June 4, 2014.  Held in the heart of Davis Square, the 2014 Taste of Somerville will feature over 40 notable participating restaurants, breweries and retailers. Food and beer lovers alike are invited to taste through the myriad of restaurant options Somerville has to offer in support of The Somerville Home.  

From 5:30PM to 7:30PM, attendees will taste all of the culinary riches Somerville has to offer. In addition to an impressive list of notable establishments, the Taste of Somerville will also feature a Farmer’s Market, beloved local breweries and national wineries."

Please click here for more general information on this event. For ticket availability, click here



Tags: davis square, somerville, food, taste of somerville

A New Legoland will be Opening In Somerville!

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Tue, May 20, 2014

legoSomerville is getting an exciting addition in Assembly Row. The new Legoland will be opening on May 23rd and will feature rides, a 4D movie theater with sensory effects and much more!

"The complex also includes Lego models of historic Boston landmarks, such as Fenway Park, the USS Constitution, and Paul Revere’s house. It is the largest 'miniland' section of all the Legoland Discovery Centers, according to company officials."

Tickets are suggested for guaranteed entree. Lego fanatics can get early bird tickets on the Legoland website here


Tags: somerville, legoland, assembly row, legos