Union Square in Somerville is known for its bars, eateries and history. That's why Bronwyn will be a wonderful addition to this neighbhorhood's already happening environment.
Bronwyn's atmosphere is comfortable and contemporary. The owners, a husband and wife duo, plan to "pay homage to their German roots by serving food and drink inspired from the region" which will include Bavarian sausages, riesling sauerkraut, pretzels and foie gras.
"This new spot has the potential of joining the already flourishing nightlife scene of Union Square. It plans to offer Eastern and Central European beers, but local beer fans don't fret -- American beers that are brewed in the European style will also be available. Craft cocktails, wines from central Europe, and schnapps will also make up the drink menu."
While Bronwyn opens May 15, you can start making reservations on May 11.
"Celebrating 11 years as New England's largest film festival, IFFBoston features the best of global and local films to Boston from April 24 -30 at the Somerville Theatre, Brattle Theatre and Coolidge Corner Theatre, as well as Theatre 1 at Revere Hotel and UMass Boston.
The festival plans to screen nearly 100 films from around the world. The festival will open on April 24 at the Somerville Theater with a screening of 'The Spectacular Now' starring Kyle Chandler and directed by James Ponsoldt, who will be in attendance on Opening Night.
This year’s festival includes feature-length and short films, documentaries, animated films, panel discussions with filmmakers, and opportunities to meet visiting producers and actors."
Please check the IFFBoston website for scheduling and ticket information.
In to photography? Want to have some fun? Take the Photoshop for beginners workshop at Camera Eye Workshops!
"In the vast world of photographic images one of today’s most prominent tools is the computer. In this class, students will be learning about the image-editing program available. The course will survey the digital influence on art and photography while training students how to enhance traditional imagery as well as create dynamic new images. "
This class is a great opportunity to have fun, learn something new and be social!
Please keep the following information, that has been provided from the website, in mind:
There are a total of 5 classes and they start on Thursday, March 28 at 6:00pm. To learn more about the class and sign up, please click here.
Maximum enrollment: 10
Materials: Students need to provide their own laptops and basic Photoshop software. Lectures, demonstrations and images will be viewed via screen projections. If students aren’t able to bring a laptop please email us for questions.
So we've all been to magic shows before, and when we are younger they are pretty believable. As we creep up in numbers and become less naive to the world, or simply just smarter, magic shows don't seem to be quite as impressive as they were back in the day. Well Bob the Magic Guy begs to differ, and many educated people have left his shows - scratching their heads with confusion.
At The Somerville Theater in Davis Square on Saturday October 20th, Bob the Magic Guy will charm us with his magic making skills. Experience mind boggling tricks, laughter, and confusion all in one plce. Bob the Magic Guy has quite teh reputation so don't underestimate his magical talent.
Call For Tickets 617-661-8021, Adults $10, Children $6 (12 & under.) There is limited seating so reservations are recommended.
Hello all you animal loving people, especially dog lovers! It's that time of year again for Dogfest! This year the festival will be held in a new location - Trum Field on Broadway in Somerville. This fundraiser is great because it helps raise money for many local animal-related charities. It's also great because 1. It's free (donations encouraged) and 2. There will be many exciting dog sports demonstrations and multiple "try it" rings so the attendees can try sports and games with their dogs.
"A major partner and key element in the success of this event is the City of Somerville's active participation and support of the event," said Dr. Adam Parker of Porter Square Veterinarian and president of the foundation. "Our goal is to provide opportunities for families to enjoy healthy activities in the city with their dog and raise funds to support animals in need."
So grab the pups, dog, animal, man's best friend or whatever you call your favorite thing in the world and enjoy a day at Dogfest this Sunday!
Tonight and Tomorrow at 9PM - the Dogmatics (and other legendary Boston bands) are bringing it back and playing Johnny D's in Somerville for more than just a jammin time. They are going to be rockin' and raising money to support cancer victims. The money is being raised to support the Pan-Mass Challenge.
"A time travel experiment last year proved so effective that once again Boston rock giants of the 80s and 90s are reuniting on stage. Jerry Lehane of the legendary Dogmatics, inspired to help out in the fight against cancer, has reached out to Boston musicians to present two nights of music as a benefit to those in need and the community has rallied for two benefit shows.
The shows will be held at Johnny D’s Uptown Restaurant and Music Club in Somerville and mc'd by the charismatic Patrick McGrath. Appearing Friday night are The Flies, Bristols, Piranha Brothers, Sourpuss and the Hired Men. Appearing Saturday night are Dogmatics, New Frustrations,White Dynomite, Lucky 88's, and Lenny Lashley. The members of these bands have appeared in 21645, Scruffy the Cat, The Upper Crust, Titanics, Neats, Lyres, Turbines, DYS, Darkbuster, Matweeds, Darlings, the Piss Poor Boys, Classic Ruins, and Shaggahs -- to name a few. The exciting news for Boston rock fans is the reunion of Homestead recording artists, The Flies, featuring Nat Freedberg on lead vocals and guitar (Freedberg went on to find further success with Titanics and the Upper Crust.) In addition, The Dogmatics, legendary fixtures of the 80s Kenmore Square rock scene, are also reuniting for the benefit."
Now you can't tell me that doesn't sound tempting... so grab your dancin' shoes and head on over to Johnny D's tonight! And why didn't I post this sooner? Because I KNOW you don't plan ahead. I don't wanna hear it... Click here for more details! Or here to pre-purchse tickets!
No matter how your laugh snickers out, come prepared with tissue in hand because comedy night will leave you rollin' in the aisles.
"Every Wednesday, local comic, essayist, and Boston Comedy Festival finalist Steve Macone hosts a comedy night at The Burren in Somerville."
This event comes with a variety of comedians in different stages in their career. Some are gettig their feet wet, while others are pros at droppin it like its' hot.
There is no telling what kind of night you will have - one night they even had a random beer chugging contest. Fill yourself tonight at 10pm (and every Wednesday) with fun and laughter. Or hey, you may be filling your belly with beer too so plan accordingly, or you may not be laughing too hard at work the next day. (That's my "beware of hangovers" disclosure... can't say I didn't warn ya.)
Learn more about The Burren Irish Pub Here!
Boston Local Support; stronger than ever. Bostonians never fail to boast about the amazing city they live in, and now putting those actions into words are easier than ever. (Go big or go home, right?) This Saturday, natives and new-comers will be embracing their local brand by engaging in a a true Boston beer event.
The Sustainable Business Network of Greater Boston (SBN) realizes the growing interest and importance of local craft brews, and on Saturday, June 16th they will prove their belief and dedication through every sip of beer they have (or chug.)
"The brewfest will feature local craft brewers and highlight, promote and celebrate brews that are made with as many local crops and local ingredients as possible."
Steady yourself and entwine your lips with some of Somerville's most admired thirst quenchers. Join the adventure and mingle with locals from miles around for this brew tastin', no hatin' kind of evening... cause as you know, there's no place like home. (and of course we have each other's backs, our at least our neighbors... especially if they are making beer!!)
The Boston Handmade Marketplace is an outdoor art & craft show featuring New England artists & members of the nonprofit arts organization Boston Handmade. This exhibition promotes local independent businesses & individuals creating one-of-a-kind & limited edition handmade art. Artists, artisans, and craftspeople will be showing & selling handmade jewelry, ceramics, textile art, handspun yarn, paper goods, hand blown glass, & more in Union Square Somerville, Saturday, July 30, 2011, 3-7pm, with a rain date of Sunday, July 31. In addition to the exhibitors at the 2011 Boston Handmade Marketplace there will be live performances by local musicians, One Happy Island, and the Weisstronauts, along with craft demonstrations throughout the day featuring the Common Cod Fiber Guild and The Stitch House.
Where: Union Square Somerville (70 Union Sq)
When: Saturday, July 30, 2011, 3-7pm
...mind you without the oompa loompa's.
A chocolate factory in town where you can go behind the scenes and watch sweets being created, bean to bar, no golden ticket required. Better yet, the tour is of Taza, the only producer in America of 100 percent stone-ground organic chocolate, roasted and wrapped by hand. And, yes, the one-hour tour includes samples. Make sure to stop by the factory shop afterward for some sweet reminders of your visit. Or skip the tour and just make for the store.
Taza buys its criollo and trinitario chocolate directly from small producers in the Dominican Republic, Bolivia, Mexico, and Belize, and its sugar from a company in Brazil that uses the waste cane fiber to generate electricity for its factory and the surrounding town.
Where: Taza Chocolate | 561 Windsor St. near Inman Square |Somerville, MA, 02143
When: Factory store open Wednesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tours Thursday and Friday, 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at noon, 2 p.m., and 4 p.m.