This Weekend in Somerville: Melaa Nepali Festival, Boston Comedy Festival

Also, a block party at First Church Somerville, a Serbian Festival in nearby Cambridge, an historic walking tour of Union Square and more.

Melaa! A Celebration of Nepali Culture
Somerville has a thriving Nepali community, and the Melaa festival will feature food, music, culture and film. You can try goat curry and momos, watch traditional dancing and even hear Nepalese hiphop. The festival begins Saturday at 4 p.m. in Union Square.

Boston Comedy Fest
The Boston Comedy Festival wraps up Saturday with the final round of the best standup competition, hosted by Lenny Clarke and Judah Friedlander. The finals start at 8 p.m. at Somerville Theatre.

Union Square Walking Tour
Ed Gordon, New England chapter president of the Victorian Society of America, will lead a walking tour of Central Hill, Prospect Hill and Union Square, highlighting the historic homes and buildings. The tour is free, and it begins Sunday at 3 p.m. at City Hall.

First Church Somerville Block Party
Rev. Jeff Mansfield will be installed as a pastor at First Church Somerville Sunday at 3:15 p.m. Afterward, there will be a block party from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. with music, face painting a barbecue and kids activities.

Food Truck Festival at Suffolk Downs
Check out 20 food trucks, live music, children's activities and, yes, racing at Suffolk Downs. The food truck festival is from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Somerville Scout's King of the 'Ville
The magazine's team scavenger hunt through the city kicks off Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at Sally O'Brien's.

Learning about honey harvesting
Learn how to make honey and keep bees alive during the winter at the Somerville Community Growing Center, Saturday at 9 a.m.

SerbFest 2012
Celebrate Serbian culture at the seventh annual SerbFest, held Saturday and Sunday at 41 Alewife Brook Parkway in Cambridge. Enjoy live music, grilled meats and dance.

Ron Newman September 21, 2012 at 02:43 PM
Is the Growing Center event really at 9 pm? The page you linked to says 9 am.
Chris Orchard (Editor) September 21, 2012 at 02:53 PM
Hi Ron. No, that's my mistake. It's at 9 a.m. Thanks for pointing that out. I've fixed it.


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