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Steve Gates


Steve Gates and his trio have just finished touring behind his EP that features Catherine MacLellan and Rose Cousins. He’s now gearing up to release his debut full-length, featuring Jenn Grant, Danny Ledwell, and Acres and Acres.

Event Date: 
Sat, 05/12/2012 - 19:30

Bookbinding Workshop – Long Stitch

Conference Room

The class is taught by Jenny Hughes. “These are my favorite basic book binding structures, very elegant and beautiful when put together with a few different options for covers, sewing patterns, sizes and complexity.” says Hughes. Each workshop covers a different technique and students will learn how to make each book, from purchasing the right materials all the way to completion.

$75 includes materials. Register at Brown Paper Tickets

Event Date: 
Sat, 05/12/2012 - 10:00

Somerville Winter Farmer's Market

Performance Hall Don’t miss one of the best winter farmer’s markets around! Over 20 vendors each week sell fresh produce, fruits, meats, fish, baked goods, cheese, dairy, beverages and more. This week features live music by Patrick Barber, and face painting by Elizabeth Stone. The Aids Action Committee is the guest non-profit this week.

Free admission

Event Date: 
Sat, 05/12/2012 - 09:30
Sat, 05/19/2012 - 09:30
Sat, 05/26/2012 - 09:30

Richard Cambridge's Poetry Theatre


Now in its 36th year, Richard Cambridge's Poetry Theatre features the original work of artists and poets. Richard Cambridge’s poetry and theater productions address controversial themes on the American political landscape. His poetry has appeared in The Paterson Literary Review, Nantucket Journal, Asheville Poetry Review and others.

$10 admission

Event Date: 
Fri, 05/11/2012 - 19:30

Reaching for the Stars – Audition Stage

Café Arts at the Armory and Gordon Michaels present the 2012 Reaching for the Stars competition! This high-intensity performance series takes place over four weeks of auditions (25 contestants per week), followed by semi-final (12 contestants) and final rounds (6 contestants). Three winners will be selected, with the winner receiving $500, a demo recording at a professional studio, and a concert at the Arts at the Armory Cafe. Second place receives $100 and two voice lessons with Gordon Michaels. Third place receives a gift certificate to the Arts at the Armory Cafe.

Event Date: 
Thu, 05/10/2012 - 18:30
Thu, 05/17/2012 - 18:30
Thu, 05/24/2012 - 18:30
Thu, 05/31/2012 - 18:30

The iBall: Keeping it Surreal, a Fundraiser for the Center for Arts at the Armory

Performance Hall

Event Date: 
Thu, 05/10/2012 - 19:00

Ian McFeron with Alisa Milner and Olinde


Ian McFeron weaves a variety of roots-Americana styles to create his unique music. He has shared the stage with Nanci Griffith, Shawn Mullins, Brandi Carlile, Mike Doughty, and Sister Hazel. McFeron is touring in support of his album Summer Nights, recorded with musicians from Ryan Adams’ and Patty Griffin’s touring bands. McFeron (vocals, guitar, piano) is joined by Alisa Milner, a Texas-style fiddler, cellist, and vocalist.

Opener Olinde is a Boston-based singer-songwriter whose songs recall 60’s folk with a striking purity of voice.

Event Date: 
Tue, 05/08/2012 - 18:30

Bistro Busk - The 360’s and Scarce

Café - Doors: 7pm

For the May installment of Bistro Busk, Carmelita presents a powerhouse bill with The 360’s and Scarce. Both bands formed in the 90’s and were signed to major labels. Both groups then proceeded to break up. Lucky for us, each band later reformed and agreed to play this show! Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see Audrey Clark (The 360's) and Joyce Raskin and Chick Graning (Scarce), from two of the most beloved Boston bands to come out of the 90’s, perform acoustic versions of their music.

Event Date: 
Thu, 05/03/2012 - 20:00

Mary Gauthier with special guest Ed Romanoff

“There’s freedom in knowing that you don’t have to know it all,” she says, “which is why to me, a song should end with a question, not an answer.” It might seem that after six groundbreaking albums of original songs, more than a dozen years of recording and touring around the world, a harvest of music industry awards, and covers of her songs by a roster of great artists – that Mary Gauthier (say it: go-shay) should have a handle on some of the big answers.

Event Date: 
Tue, 05/08/2012 - 20:00

Acoustic Open Mic hosted by Alan Goodrich

No Cover

Event Date: 
Sun, 05/27/2012 - 19:30


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