This Weekend: A Somerville Invasion & Ghosts

by Lauren Russo on October 19, 2010

Friday, Oct. 22

Somerville Invades Boston at MassArt

7 p.m. – 12 a.m.

This Friday, several Somerville bands will venture across the Charles to bring free music to the masses at MassArt.  Russian party-folk band Russian Nonsemble, the Factory Seconds (recently seen at HONK! Fest) and Balkan dance music-inspired Skorosmrtnica will be performing an all ages show at MassArt’s Studio for Interrelated Media in Building N181.

Sunday, Oct. 24

October SomerStreets along Somerville Avenue (from Bow to Beacon St)

12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Mayor Joseph Curtatone invites residents to transform Somerville Avenue into Pumpkinville Ave by donating carved or decorated pumpkins to a day of fall fun.  A costume parade at noon will help usher in the Halloween spirit, followed by live bands and other family friendly activities.  A list of pumpkin donation locations may be found here.

Knit and Sip at the Nave Gallery

1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Calling all knitters, crocheters, and other crafty types: The Nave Gallery is hosting a four hour session to create woolen items for Wrap Around, their annual woolen goods sale to benefit Somerville’s homeless. Wine and other light refreshments will be served, participants are asked to bring needles and wool.  The Nave Gallery is located at 155 Powderhouse Blvd.

“The Ghosts of Somerville: Up Close & Intimate” at Milk Row Cemetery

2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

While at SomerStreets, be sure to stop by the Milk Row Cemetery at 400 Somerville Ave.  Home to Somerville’s deceased since 1804, the Cemetery will be opening its gates to visitors to teach current residents about the area’s past.   Visitors will be guided through the cemetery, where they just might run into friendly “ghosts” eager to talk about daily life in Somerville in the 19th Century.  Donuts, cider, and other treats will be available for purchase.

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Fathmina October 19, 2010 at 9:04 PM

Tipsy knitting for the homeless! Sounds fabulous! Watch out for those needles, though!

Jane October 19, 2010 at 9:42 PM

I’d like to talk to ghosts while drinking cider and eating donuts.

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