This Weekend: Spring Forward

by Lauren Russo on March 10, 2011


Eastern European Printmakers Today opens on Friday at the Brickbottom Artists Gallery and Muskat Studios

Thursday, Mar. 10

“Eastern European Printmakers Today ” at the Brickbottom Gallery and Muskat Studios

12 – 5 p.m.

Today marks the first day of the Brickbottom Artists Association‘s new exhibition, which will feature art obtained via a print exchange between Mass. College of Art and Design and four of Eastern Europe’s premiere art academies.  The exhibition will run until April 9 and will be divided between the Brickbottom Gallery and Muskat Studios on Cedar Street.

Public Skating Hours at Veterans Memorial Rink

1 – 4:50 p.m.

Tales from Somerville Story Slam at P.A.’s Lounge

7 p.m.

P.A.’s is inviting locals to come on down and spend  5- 10 minutes sharing their best stories about Somerville.  The crowd will then crown a champion.  Admission is free; 21+.

Amnesty International 50th Anniversary Benefit at Johnny D’s

8 p.m.

Amnesty International has been working to “conduct research and generate action to prevent and end grave abuses of human rights and to demand justice for those whose rights have been violated” for 50 years.  Tonight, Johnny D’s will be hosting a concert fundraiser.  Musical acts will include Eliyahu and the Qadim Ensemble and Bruno Raberg’s World Music Ensemble.  Tickets are $20.

Friday, Mar. 11

“Eastern European Printmakers Today ” at the Brickbottom Gallery

12 – 5 p.m.

Public Skating Hours at Veterans Memorial Rink

2 –  4:50 p.m.

New month, new free skate schedule.

Sean O’Donovan’s St. Patrick’s Day  Celebration at the Center for the Arts at the Armory

7 – 11 p.m.

Join Ward 5 Alderman Sean O’Donovan and the Old Brigade Irish Band for a St. Patrick’s Day party featuring dancing, refreshments and live Irish music.  A donation of $20 is suggested.

Mardi Gras Party at Precinct

7:30 p.m.

Megan Chiampa will be hosting a Mardi Gras show.  Slated to play are Vostok 4, Confederacy of Dumpsters, Opposite People, Mighty Tiny, and Otis Grove.  Music starts at 8:30 p.m.  Laissez les bon temps rouler!

Saturday, Mar. 12

Winter Farmers Market at the Armory

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

It might not feel like it outside, but winter is almost over, which can only mean one thing: the end is near for the indoor farmers market at the Armory.  Be sure to set your clocks to avoid missing fresh produce, live music and poker chips.

“Eastern European Printmakers Today ” at the Brickbottom Gallery

12 – 5 p.m.

The Keshet Cabaret at the Center for the Arts at the Armory

7 – 10:30 p.m.

The Keshet Cabaret is a gala event featuring music, theatrical performances, and an auction to benefit Keshet’s work for the full inclusion of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Jews in Jewish life. Honorees include Stuart Milk, a GLBT rights activist and founder of the Harvey Milk foundation, and Patty Jacobson, a Jewish and GLBT community leader.  The Cabaret’s MC will be actor, singer, and comedian Zac Mordechai; there will also be performances by Rogue Burlesque and Alicia Svigals and her Klezmer Band. The dress is creative cocktail; dietary laws will be observed.  Tickets start at $100 and can be purchased here.

Sunday, Mar. 13

Public Skating Hours at Veterans Memorial Rink

12 – 12:50 p.m.

Opening Reception for “Eastern European Printmakers Today” at the Brickbottom Gallery

4 – 6 p.m.

Coordinator Alex Kirillov will talk about the exhibit at 5 p.m.

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