This Weekend in Somerville: 'The Irish' and Eating in Valhalla

Also, a free concert at The Armory, a cool cooking class, a local coffee shop celebrates 20 years by helping non-profits and more.

"The Irish ... and How They Got That Way"
Playing at Davis Square Theatre on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (check times here), this show, according to the listing, "is an irreverent but affectionate history of the Irish in America that mingles laughter and sentiment in a tapestry of classical songs and stories as told by Pulitzer-prize winning author Frank McCourt."

ONCE in Valhalla III
Somerville's Cuisine en Locale presents a four-hour "locavore" food festival with live music and theatrical performaces. It celebrates deep winter and Scandinavian lore. It's Friday at The Center for Arts at the Armory, starting at 7 p.m.

Marci Geller at The Armory
According to an announcement: "Marci Geller, a piano-based contemporary singer-songwriter with folk sensibilities, celebrates the release of Open Book with a free concert." It's Saturday at The Center for Arts at the Armory at 7 p.m. More at at www.marcigeller.com.

1369s Coffee Houses Celebrate 20th Anniversary
Yes, it's in technically in Cambridge, but 1369 Coffee House is a favorite haunt for many Somerville residents. It's celebrating its 20th anniversary Saturday by offering coffee and food at no charge. Instead, they'll be accepting donations to benefit two area non-profits: On The Rise and Food For Free. The benefit starts at 8 a.m. and runs until 5 p.m. at the Inman Square coffee shop, which is at 1369 Cambridge St. The 1369 Coffee House on Mass Ave. in Central Square is also participating.

Prospect Hill Academy Charter School Open House
Learn about the kingergarten- through 12th-grade Somerville-based school at an open house that begins Saturday at 9 a.m. Prospect Hill Academy Charter School has campuses in Somerville and Cambridge, so check out their website to learn more.

Foods of the Americas cooking class with Ryan Redmond
Part of the Somerville Arts Council's new global cooking series, this class will higlight ingredients from pre-Columbian America. It's Sunday at 3 p.m. at Kitchen Inc.

English Renaissance Music at Somerville Museum
From the listing: "Countertenor and cornetto player Michael Collver joins the El Dorado Ensemble—Carol Lewis, Janet Haas, Mai-Lan Broekman, Paul Johnson and Alice Mroszczyk, violas da gamba; Olav Chris Henriksen, lute and cittern—for 'Music Divine,' a celebration of English renaissance music." It's Sunday at Somerville Museum at 3 p.m.

Music of the Ottoman Empire and Middle East
Faculty member Mal Barsamian presents this performance at the Granoff Music Center at Tufts University Sunday at 3 p.m.


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