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This Weekend: Plaid Shopping | Post Somerville

This Weekend: Plaid Shopping

by Lauren Russo on November 25, 2010

Friday, Nov. 26

Plaid Friday at stores across Somerville

All day

The day after Thanksgiving is traditionally known as Black Friday — when people wake up early and swarm local malls and outlet shopping centers for deals that put the stores “in the black.”  Instead of hitting the Pru or Wrentham outlets, why not show local shops some love and participate in Plaid Friday, an event organized by Somerville Local First aimed at bringing shoppers to independently owned businesses. Bonus points if you wear plaid.

November Walk/Ride Day at Davis Squared

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Walk/Ride Day, intended to encourage local residents to walk or ride a bike to work or school, falls on the last Friday of every month.  This Saturday, Mayor Joseph Curtatone  will lead a bike ride through Somerville, starting at Davis Squared and ending at Grand, with stops at other local businesses along the way.  It will not only be a great way to work off that turkey, but also the perfect chance to kick off the 2010 Shift Your Shopping campaign.

Saturday, Nov. 27

Community Craft Fair at Somerville High School

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Another weekend, another craft fair. Head on over to Somerville High for this year’s Community Craft Fair; the proceeds will benefit the SHS cross country and track teams. An estimated 100 crafters will be in attendance. The fair will also include  a “Country Store Raffle”, which will feature donations from local businesses and  entertainment by SHS musical groups.

Sunday, Nov. 28

World Jazz Jam at The Center for Arts at the Armory

3 – 10 p.m.

The Armory, which hosts jam sessions every Sunday, will host MediciMusica for a World Jazz session, which will run from 3 – 6 p.m. and will cost $5. A concert will follow from 8 – 10 p.m.; tickets are $10.

Johnny D’s Blues Jam at Johnny D’s

4:30 – 8 p.m.

Johnny D’s, in addition to having a jazz brunch every weekend and live music almost every night of the year, is also home to an open mic jam session every Sunday evening. The Blues Jam Open Mic is open to all ages, although those under18 must have a parent present in order to perform.

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