This Weekend: War and Peace

by Lauren Russo on April 15, 2011














Friday, April 15

Poets’ Theatre at the Center for Arts at the Armory

8 – 10 p.m.

It is apparently Leonard Cohen weekend at the Armory; Richard Cambridge kicks it off by hosting A Tribute to Leonard Cohen’s Poetry & Songs.  The event will be an open mic; attendees are invited to bring their favorite Cohen song, passage, or poem to share.  Registration begins at 7:30 p.m.; tickets are $5 at the door.

Saturday, April 16

Shop to Benefit the Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust at Buffalo Exchange

11 a.m.

Consignment clothing chain Buffalo Exchange was recently named a “Best of Green” award winner by  In addition to being green, the thrift retailer is currently running a campaign to called “Coats for Cubs” to benefit the Humane Society of America, which concludes Earth Day. One dollar from each purchase on Saturday will go toward the Humane Society.  Sounds like the perfect excuse to go shopping, no?

Peace Conference at Somerville High School

11:30 a.m.

Teen Empowerment‘s Fifth Annual Peace Conference will be held at Somerville High. The event, which is open to the public, will be comprised of songs, spoken word, and poetry readings — all intended to inspire change. Tickets are $3.

“BOOM!” at The Washington Street Art Center

12 – 4 p.m.

The Washington Street Art Center’s new exhibition,“BOOM”, invites you to come see things that go BOOM!,’ and asks, “What does “boom” mean to you?”

For the Sake of the Song: A Tribute to Leonard Cohen at the Center for Arts and the Armory

8 – 10:30 p.m.

This month’s For the Sake of the Song installation will feature and pay homage to Canadian poet, author, and songwriter Leonard Cohen.  Performers will include Ryan Fitzsimmons, Brendan Murphy and Dietrich Strause.  Doors open at 7:30 p.m.; tickets are $8 at the door.

Sunday, April 17

Spring Fever Market at the Center for Arts at the Armory

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The Spring Fever Market is your Sunday destination for live music, craftspeople, food vendors, and children’s activities.  This weekend’s musical performance will be from Jake Amerding, a folk singer and violinist.

Monday, April 18

SOS Soccer Tournament at Glen Park

8 a.m.

In addition to there being some sort of footrace on the other side of the Charles, Monday will also mark the third annual Save Our Somerville Soccer Tournament.  The tournament, which is organized in part by the Somerville Youth Soccer League and the Somerville Recreation Department, will be held at Glen Park, which is located on Glen Street next to the Capuano School.  Middle school sign-ins will begin at 8 a.m.; high school and adult sign-ins will commence at 10:30 a.m.  The SOS tournament will be held in three divisions – middle school, high school and adult.  Middle School registration costs $5 per person, while high school and adult participants will be charged $75 per team.  To register your team or obtain more information, contact Adam Rich at DoggintheVille [at]

Annual Patriot’s Day Ceremonies at Foss Park

10 – 11:30 a.m.

Mayor Curtatone and the Somerville Historic Preservation Committee invite the community to participate in Somerville’s 236th Patriot’s Day celebration. The festivities will include light refreshments, Colonial games and songs, speeches, and even a visit from Paul Revere on horseback.  Attendees are encouraged to dress in Colonial garb.

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