Friday, September 28, 2007

Open Air What?

Open Air Circus is hosting a face painting fundraiser. Activities include:

  • Face painting
  • Ballooning
  • Yard Sale
  • other circus related activities
Saturday 10/29
Davis Square (Holland and Simpson St.)

Thursday, September 27, 2007

What the Fluff?

Thats know! It's time for the 90th anniversary of Fluff! Archibald Query didn't spend many a day and night creating this magical substance. Personally, crappy thing to eat, but seems like a fun substance to play with!
Which is what I think this day is all about. There will be activities galore along with musical and theatrical performances. Rumor has it there will also be fluff martini's and a pool of fluff. I just don't know if such fun is true!

What the Fluff
Celebration of a Union Square invention
Union Square Plaza
Saturday 9/29 4p-7p
Rain Date 9/30

>>What the Fluff

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Get Cultured!

The Sox are making the final push for the playoffs and if you are anything like me, you are spending many a nights watching the games and drinking beers. Could you use a little more culture in your life right now? Possibly? To make it easy for us the Smithsonian is sponsoring a free museum day this Saturday.

Also unrelated, the MIT museum is free on Sunday.

Museum Day
Saturday, Sept 29

>> MuseumDay - MA
>> MIT Museum

Monday, September 24, 2007

Harvard Miracle of Science??

It's been confirmed! Miracle of Science owner, Chris Lutes, has signed a lease for the old Greenhouse property. 3 Brattle St. prime Harvard property. It has been four months since Greenhouse closed its doors. Hopefully we will see something soon. Will it be another Miracle of Science? There are no definite answers yet. Lutes also owns Cambridge 1, the pizzeria on Church St. in Harvard.
Some things that need fixing? There was no public restroom in Greenhouse, nor was it handicap accessible. Hopefully with the new renovations, this will change. Having worked at Greenhouse for appx. a month, I was a little sad to see it go. They had the best french fries and honey mustard sauce, but it was a killer to ask for extra feta. Something like $2.50 extra.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Disco Bikers

I was walking home from Davis Square late last night, and an interesting site passed by me. A bicycle train of 7ish people. What makes this one different than the rest? They were mostly very tall bicycles, and one of the men was dressed up and wearing a top hat. In addition to his stunning outfit, he had a disco ball, and some music riding along with him. The last bike on this train had some for of fish net over her wheels with glow sticks of some sort throughout. Who were these people? A club, a group of friends? I am so intrigued!

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Drop a Beat this weekend

Two great music events this weekend in Cambridge.

First off, Dancing on the Charles 4 on Saturday night.

Then on Sunday, Aesop Rock will be at the Middle East.

Dancing On The Charles
Saturday Sept, 22 @ 7pm
1 Gerry’s Landing
Harvard Square, Cambridge
>> Dancing on the Charles

Aesop Rock @ the Middle East
Sunday Sept, 23 @ 8pm
480 Massachusetts Ave.
Central Square, Cambridge
>> Aesop Rock Event

Friday, September 21, 2007

A Sox Fans Guide to Balitmore

I went to more Sox games at Camden Yards than at Fenway this season, kinda sad I know. With the cheap available tickets and easy trip more and more sox fans are flocking south to catch games. So, if you happen to be one of these fans here are a few tips.
* Buy tickets ahead of time, yes some will be available but why chance it.
* You can bring water in from the outside, so take advantage of all those vendors.
* Its easy to take the light rail from the airport to Camden yards, but the ticket machines take exact change, so have dollar bills and some change (1.60 / trip). They also don't check your ticket, but they have all these signs saying you need one, and everyone seems to buy them, so I went with it.
* Every restaurant in the inner harbor will have a long wait, don't walk around for a half hour thinking you are going to find the one place that doesn't.
* People are really nice, and most are also drunk.
* There are two Dunkins in the area, one up Howard st near university center and the other is on Light st.

You got any tips?

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Go Green Cab

Recently Green Cab was the first to offer a hybrid taxi service in Somerville. Go Green Cab! They have some worries about maintainability and cost, but how are you gonna work out the kinks till you start working it. Hopefully this is the beginning of a bigger trend.

>> Green Cab test drives city's first hybrid taxi

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

One Dollar!

There will be a flea market in Somerville this Saturday. What makes this one different? Everything is a buck or best offer! Things include linens, silverware, clothes, picture frames, tools and more! Even if it is trash and works a week? Would it matter, it was $1! Everything must go!
All proceeds benefit Nave gallery guest curator program.

Saturday 9/22
Clarendon Hill Presbyterian Church (basement)
155 Powderhouse Blvd.

>>Somerville Arts

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Talk Like a Pirate Day

It exists. Worldwide. For serious! Tomorrow, September 19-Talk Like a Pirate Day. Last year one of the boys I work with told me the best pirate joke, and I never thought I would have a chance to share it. Well here it is!
Why couldn't the pirate go to the movie?
Because it was rated ARRR! Hehe, I heart fourth graders.

OK, so apparently this is a big thing. International! Check out all the cool things happening.
Locally: Brattle Theatre will be featuring 1976 pirate film, Swashbuckler. Arrive dressed as a pirate or wench and get in for half off.
Plot outline from IMDB: A pirate and a hot-tempered noblewoman join forces to protect Jamaica from a tyrant.

Other ways I can help you with this crazy day-here are some pirate terms you might not have known before. This may help get you the wench of your dreams. Although if you are using the word wench, you don't need my help.
Belay-stop talking (shut up)
Blimey-Exclamation of surprise
Lubber(or land lubber)- a man who loves the land. Always an insult.
Smartly-Do something quickly
Swag-Loot (Can also use Booty)
More Vocab Words

Talk Like a Pirate Day: Everywhere
ALL DAY 9/19

Brattle Theatre
$9.50 (unless dressed appropriately=half off.)

Monday, September 17, 2007

Somerville Community Gardens

When I first heard about the opening of the Durrell Community Garden, I thought it would be simialr to the Boston Gardens. That doesn't make sense though. But what I found out was better anyway.
Somerville is home to six (2 more very soon) Communtiy Gardens. You can rent a plot of grass to create your very own garden. Living in a city with very little green, never mind actual yards with rooms for gardening, I thought this was huge.

Each garden is managed by one or more volunteer Garden Coordinators. Coordinators assign plots, help gardeners get seeds and compost, and provide information and advice to those who want it. Garden plots are available on a first-come-first-served basis. If no plot is available, your name may be added to a “wait list”. Gardeners are charged a nominal fee and asked to sign a letter of agreement recognizing the cities rights and the gardener’s responsibilities.
Durrell Park is special because this will be the first designed for gardeners with physical disabilities. There are raised beds for people who are in wheelchairs.

Durrell's opening will occur Tuesday 9/18 at 4:00pm.
Allen St. Garden will open the next day, Wednesday 9/19 at 4:00pm.
For more information, call Steve Winslow, senior planner, at 617-625-6600, ext. 2519

>>City Of Somerville Gardens

Sunday, September 16, 2007


After being out of town most of the last week, tonight, I'm finally home. With beer in hand I sit down to enjoy the Sox / Yankees game. I flip to NESN and nothing, dammit its on ESPN. So I switch over and sit back to relax and watch the game. Not only in the first few moments in my viewing does the evil empire tie the score but I realize how much I hate the commentators. I'm not sure why I hate them, it could have been the 20 min explanation of the pesky pole or the comment about how 80% of Jeter is better than 100% of anyone else. I miss Jerry. Mute time?

Friday, September 14, 2007

It's all Hawaii tonight!

Join Somerville Arts Council for a Hawaiin theme night in Union Square!

Grab your leis and flowered shirts as Todd Sargent transforms Union Square into a tropical destination, with sights and sounds from the Hawaiian isles.
DJ Brother Cleve will launch the evening with a tropical soundtrack to a backdrop of vintage surf and Hawaiian footage. The Mai Tai Serenaders, featuring Rick Russo on ukulele, will croon to the sounds of Hawaiian pop. Polynesian Dance Arts will perform Tahitian dance as well as the Hulas of Hawaii. Headlining the evening will be Waitiki, presenting lounge sounds in the vein of Martin Denny, Les Baxter and Arthur Lyman, along with original compositions, for a sonic Tiki cocktail.
The evening will finish with a pastiche of clips from films and documentaries about Hawaiian music, including Susan Friedman’s “The Ki Ho’alu: That’s Slack Key Guitar.” Sargent, responsible for turning the space under McGrath Highway into a 70’s dance rave up this summer, will create a magical landscape, festooning Union Square with palm trees and other tiki ephemera.
The first 50 people to arrive receive a free lei.

Friday: 9/14 (Tonight!!)
Rain date: Saturday 9/15
Union Square

Calling all Somerville Dog Lovers

I wish I had a puppy. I would take him to this doggy heaven! AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day. At Nunziato Field. You may also know it by seeing all the super awesome kickball players there on Wed/Thurs. nights this summer. Speaking of, if you own a very large white dog and often go to the dog park-your dog is awesome! He was considered our mascot.
In appreciation for all dog lovers, there will be pet portraits, pet massages, and nail clippings.

Saturday 9/15
Nunziato Field
Summer St.


Thursday, September 13, 2007

Rock & Roll Yard Sale

An outdoor sale of all things rock and roll! Cd's, vinyl records, t-shirts, old stereos, posters, and more! Vegan food and vintage clothing will also be around.
DJ xdonricklesx will be providing the entertainment

everything he will be playing was found in thrift stores or at yard sales - and always bought for a buck or less . . .everything is priceless . . . No DJ secrets here!
there will be a "Now Playing" and "On Deck" display to showcase the music being played for curious listeners
There will also be a hideous lamp contest. "Better to Curse the Darkness" If you have a lamp with character, or just plain hideous you are encouraged to bring it and join the contest. The winner will be voted "Worst in Show" and the light bulb will be mashed with a hammer.

Union Square

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Oh yes it's 80's night, oh what a night!

There was nothing super great about the 80's minus the music. Several places hold 80's night, and here is a new addition!
Holiday Inn's Night Games. They host an 80's dance party every Thursday night 8p-2am. Free appetizers, prizes, and games!

80's dance party
Night Games Night Club
30 Washington St.
Behind the Holiday Inn

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Never forgotten

As we are all well aware: today is the 6th anniversary of 9/11. In my lifetime, the most devastating day our country has ever seen. Some prefer to take a moment by themselves, others may prefer support.
Tonight a candlelight vigil will be held in Somerville. It begins at the Cedar St. entrance to the community path. Honor guards from both police and fire departments will also march.
Candles will be provided.
For more information call: Nancy Aylward at 617-625-6600, ext. 2100.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Davis Square Block Party

Davis square lover? Or even a young professional who lives there and is a Davis Square hater-you are invited! DARBI is presenting its first annual Davis Square Block Party.

The Davis Area Resident/Business Initiative (DARBI) is a newly formed community organization whose goal is to maintain and enhance the quality of life in the Davis Square area through creative and strategic collaboration between residents and the business community.
You will have a chance to meet your neighbors, business owners, and enjoy food from Redbones.
Cost: $5 for DARBI members
$10 for non-members.
Not a member, but would like to be? You can sign up at the event, and still get in for $5. Memberships are $20 for the year, and includes a free T-shirt!
Don't forget to check out the door prizes and the cash bar!
Proceeds from the event will support the HONK! Festival’s return to Davis Square Friday, Oct. 5. HONK! ( is a grassroots festival of activist street bands from all over the United States and beyond, playing music that celebrates progressive ideals.

Monday 9/10
Chester St. (Davis Sq.)

Friday, September 07, 2007

Grecian Food Festival

Feta mmmm. Lots of food actually. Lamb, Moussaka, Gyro, Souvlaki, Pastichio, Spanakopita, just to name a few. Where? Somerville Greek Music and Food Festival. Starting today! Festival will have live Greek music nightly.

Headlining the Festival will be live Greek music by the The Makredes Ensemble on Friday Night and The Greek Mudic on Saturday Night and The Makredes Ensemble on Sunday Night.
Friday: 12p-2p (lunch)
Friday: 5p-11p
Sunday: 12p-9p

Online Raffle Tickets
Raffle prize: New 2007 Piaggio Fly 50 Scooter and a special memorial service for the victims of 9/11 and for all Americans who gave their lives in the Greek War of Independence.

Domination of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church
29 Central St.
Free entry as well as parking

>>Schedule of Events

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Meat Puppets Tonight

Meat Puppets are playing at the Middle East tonight and tickets are still available.

>> Meat Puppets tickets via ticketmaster

Tuesday, September 04, 2007


Can't find the time for the gym? Or can't find time to make new friends? That's my issue, ever since college the friends have all settled in, families, moved away, fun, fun, fun. Or lack there of. For me kickball has been the answer. But, kickball can't be the answer for everyone. So, how about walking? Somerville is starting a walking club for ladies.

The Somerville Recreation Commission is accepting registration for the women’s walking program, “RecXercise.” The program is offered Mondays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the high school field house. This “prescription for fitness” program includes a warm-up, paced walking to music, and a cool-down.

Registration will be held Thursday 9/13 from 6p-8p. Or you can get registration forms online.
Walking group will start 9/17 and will run until March.