Your Weekend After Dark: Wine Tastings and Turkish Music
Immerse yourself in Somerville's nightlife with these events.
Why Go: Taste beer made by California's Anderson Vallery Brewing Co from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. A sommelier will pour samples of Octave Vinho Verde 2010, Pine & Post Merlot 2009, Maggio Merlot 2007 and Maggio Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Finally, sip Metaxa, a Greek distilled brandy wine as part of the spirits tasting from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Why Go: The DÜNYA ensemble will play songs from several Turkish musical traditions, along with classical Ottoman ones transcribed from 19th century Greek sources, Bektaşi Sufi music, and polyphonic makam compositions.
Cost: $10; free for Tufts students and faculty
Why Go: Dance to sampled techno and rap music.
Why Go: Yani Batteau will play traditional folk songs on her banjo accompanied by guitarist Steve Sidhly and bassist Marty White.