This Weekend: Pop-Ups & Plays

by Lauren Russo on November 17, 2010

Friday, Nov. 18

“Welcome to Somerville, Permit Parking Only” at the First Church of Somerville UCC

7 p.m.

Local playwright John Shea’s new work is being performed in a concert-style reading at the First Church of Somerville UCC.  Intended to raise funding for live theatre, this performance of “Welcome to Somerville, Permit Parking Only”  deals with controversial issues “ripped from the headlines”: alcoholism, cutting, violence, anti-immigrant attitudes and corrupt politicians.  And it’s all set in Somerville!  Tickets are $15.

Safe Word & Union Press Pop-Up Shop at 440 Somerville Ave.

7 – 9 p.m.

Letterpress enthusiasts rejoice: this weekend Union Square will host a pop-up store for local establishments Safe Word and Union Press.  Items for sale will include hand-crafted letterpress prints, silk-screened tees, handmade bags and more.

Saturday, Nov. 20

Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of the Zero New Washington Park and OLRA at Zero New Washington Park

10 a.m.

Mayor Joseph Curtatone and Ward 1 Alderman Bill Roche will host a ribbon cutting ceremony of Somerville’s newest community park, which includes an off-leash recreation area.  The park is located at the intersection of New Washington Street and Inner Belt Road.

Safe Word & Union Press Pop-Up Shop at 440 Somerville Ave

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 21

Duo Maresienne & Special Guests at the Somerville Museum

3 p.m.

The Somerville Museum’s ongoing series of Early Music Afternoons will host “From the Parlor to the Blue: The Guitar in America 1776 – 1930,” a concert featuring guitarist Olav Chris Henriksen performing “music from the early days of English and Spanish guitars to the dawn of jazz and slide styles,” and paying tribute to many of the musical innovators who have transformed the public’s perception of guitars time and time again.  Admission is $17 for the general public and $12 for students, seniors and Somerville Museum members.

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