Arts at the Armory’s Upcoming Events Include Somerville Winter Farmer’s Market (weekly through May 26), Roger Miller Presents Early Cartoons with Prepared Piano (Feb 11), And For the Sake of the Song: A Tribute to Tom Waits (Feb 18).

Somerville, MA, January 25, 2012. Somerville’s Center for Arts at the Armory presents its upcoming schedule of diverse programming that includes live music, film, poetry, talks, and more in its Café, Performance Hall, and Gallery. Events include the acclaimed Somerville Winter Farmer’s Market (every Saturday through May 26), Roger Miller of Mission of Burma Presents Early Cartoons with Prepared Piano (February 11), and For the Sake of the Song: A Tribute to Tom Waits (February 18). Details, including event times and prices, noted below. All events are open to all ages.

Beer, wine and delicious food is now available at all Arts at the Armory Cafe and Performance Hall events. In addition to the event times detailed below, Arts at the Armory Cafe is open Monday through Wednesday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm; Thursday through Saturday 9:00 am – 10:00 pm; and Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. serving a menu that includes flatbread pizzas, sandwiches on artisan breads, soups, quiche, fresh baked desserts, craft beers and delicious wines. Arts at the Armory is located at 191 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA. Free parking is located in the rear of the building. For more information, contact 617-718-2191,, or visit

Arts at the Armory Upcoming Events:

Sunday, January 29

Closing Reception: Ron Brunelle Recent Paintings

2:00 pm Â- 4:00 pm (Gallery), free admission

Celebrate the work of longtime Somerville resident Ron Brunelle, which has been exhibited in the Gallery throughout January. Through his use of vivid color combined with textured surfaces, metallic paint and translucent washes, he creates powerful abstract paintings that play with both intent and the element of chance. Brunelle received a Somerville Arts Council 2011 Visual Arts Fellowship Grant in Painting. He studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and has exhibited widely in the Boston area.

Monday, January 30

Monday Mini Cinema Presents: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Road to God Knows Where

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm (Cafe), $3 suggested donation

Join us for our quasi bi-monthly cinema series, presented by Todd Sargent. Beer, wine, fun, snacks, and a great film.

Wednesday, February 1

Wiretap Wednesday Open Stage

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm (Cafe), free admission

This is the first in a new monthly series (first Wednesday of every month). Sophia Cacciola and Michael J. Epstein host one of the only open mic’s in the area. Performers are invited to sign up and share their best short work (5 minutes including setup). Video of the performance will be live-streamed and archived on the Internet. Contact for more information about signing up. Each month will also include a featured artist playing a 25-minute set. This month’s guest is Joe Kowan (aka J-Krafty). Joe writes some of the wittiest personal-political songs we’ve come across and throws in comedic gems about a gangsta-bigfoot and gansta-crafting

Saturday, February 4

Somerville Winter Farmer’s Market

9:30 am – 2:30 pm (Performance Hall), free admission

DonÂ’t miss one of the best Winter FarmerÂ’s Markets around! Over 20 vendors each week selling fresh produce, fruits, meats, fish, baked goods, cheese, dairy, beverages and more. Elizabeth Stone on hand to paint faces. Musical guest this week: Yani Batteau (

Somerville Singer Songwriter Sessions

7:30 pm – 11:00 pm (Cafe), $10 admission

Enjoy an evening with four singer/songwriters from Rhode Island showcasing their original music. Artists include John Fuzek, Dan and Faith Senie, Andy Pratt, and Kathlee


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