This Weekend: Art & Magic

by Lauren Russo on November 3, 2010

Friday, Nov. 5

Our Town: Art of and about Somerville Opening Reception at the Nave Gallery

6  – 8 p.m.

The opening reception for an exhibit focused on life in and the sights of Somerville opens this Friday at the Nave Gallery.  Curated by Susan Berstler and featuring the paintings, photographs, and prints of over a dozen local artists, the exhibition will be on display until November 21.

Songs of Imagined Migrations: The Guy Mendilow’s Band Ladino Project at the Unity Church of God

8 p.m.

The Guy Mendilow Band will be bringing the sounds centuries-old Jewish music to the Unity Church of God, which is located at 6 William Street, this Friday night. The Project brings to life mystical and fantastic canticles ranging in origin from Jerusalem to Salonica to Serejevo, all sung in the Judeo-Spanish dialect Ladino.  A suggested donation of $18 is strongly encouraged at the door, or $15 if attendees make a reservation more than 24 hours in advance.  Doors open at 7:30; concert begins at 8 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 6

Vernon Street Open Studios at 6 & 20 Vernon St.

12 – 6 p.m.

This weekend will mark the third annual November Open Studios on Vernon Street, in which the public is invited into the studio space of dozens of local artists.  Attendees will be able to interact with the artists and learn about their processes and sources of inspiration.

Located in the the Rogers Foam Facility at the corner of Central and Vernon, the studio has been in operation since 1975.  An after-party will begin at 5:30 at 6 Vernon St; music will be provided by Geoff Pango and Sheri Fife.  Parking is available behind the studios.

Bob the Magic Guy at the Somerville Theatre

2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. showtimes

This Saturday the public will have two opportunities to experience the awe and wonder that is the magic of  Bob Filene the Magic Guy.  Bob entertains children of all ages (well, those 8 and up) with his illusions and clever slights of hand.  Tickets for adults are $7; children under 12 get in for $5.

Sunday, Nov. 7

Vernon Street Open Studios at 6 & 20 Vernon St.

12 – 6 p.m.

Same information as on Saturday, except that the music at the after party will be provided by the Ballou Band.  Refreshments on both Saturday and Sunday are being donated by Dave’s Fresh Pasta and  Highland Kitchen.

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Courtney O'Keefe of Ward5ONline.Com November 4, 2010 at 3:36 PM

Vernon Street features some great artists who love open studio weekends! Please be sure to stop by!

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