For many of us, it’s a three-day weekend. Cheers to that. For others, not so much… But that’s OK. We still have some great, fun things for you to do:
Adult Indoor Parkour Classes–Have you gotten your daily workout yet? Don’t fret. Ditch the dumbbells and try parkour! It’s an unconventional workout that focuses on self-discipline and trains you to become more agile, more fluid, and stronger in all of your movements. Parkour achieves those strengths by mixing gymnastics, climbing, martial arts, and athletics. This is what it looks like… Classes start at $12 from 6-7:30pm. Friday, January 18. Somerville Cummings School, 42 Prescott St. or register here.
Artemisia at the Armory–For our operatic fans, Helios Opera at the Armory will be debuting an original 17th century piece in a modern-day Hollywood setting. Full of comic relief and scandal, Artemisia chronicles an international actress looking for love after losing her husband all while maintaining her fame. Tickets start at $20. January 18-19 from 7pm. Somerville Arts at the Armory. 191 Highland Ave. or buy now.
Saturday, January 19
OPENSOUND at Third Life Studio–Opensound is a concert series of improvised and experimental music to create “avante garde” sounds. Instruments could range from a saxophone to a Wii remote controlled by a laptop. Oh, this will be an experimental, alright. $8 from 7:45-10:30pm. Third Life Studios, 33 Union Sq. or click me.
All Things Horror Presents – Third-Year Anniversary–We are nowhere near Halloween, but the Somerville Theatre will be celebrating three years of bringing independent genred films to the Boston Area. The theatre will be showing “Twisted,” a horror film with a comedic twist on karma, fate, and demonic possessions! The showing is FREE to you at a first-come, first-serve basis! 8pm. Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square. .
Sunday, January 20
Family Orchestra at the Armory–Make it a weekend at the Armory why don’tcha! Here’s something the kids can enjoy. The Cambridge Orchestra will be performing a symphonic rendition of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. After the show, the family can make their own symphonies in the instrument “petting” zoo. Tickets starting at $5. Show begins at 4pm. (See Artemisia above for contact info). Buy tickets here.
Sunday Roast at Olde Magoun’s Saloon–And to finish off the weekend, have a feast! Each Sunday night, a different type of roast is served with sides like mashed potatoes or roasted veggies at this saloon. Ready to be surprised? Oh, and the best part–the food is FREE, but only while the food lasts. Don’t miss it. 5pm-1am. 518 Medford St. .
And if you have Monday, the 21st, aka MLK Day off…
There will be an MLK Ceremony at the Somerville Theatre starting at 11am. It’s a two-day event that will include a blood drive, canned food drive, speeches, and live music! For details on the ceremony, click here.
If you don’t have the Monday off, Scout wishes you a productive day. Enjoy your weekend, Somerville!