This Weekend in Somerville: The Vagina Monologues, Maine Lumbermen, Author Chuck Hogan

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Note: Due to this weekend's snow storm, it's possible some of the events listed below will be postponed or canceled. We're listing them here as if they're happening, but please contact event organizers to learn if they're still happening.

You can learn more about the storm in Somerville here.

The Vagina Monologues
According to the listing, "Theatre@First presents Eve Ensler's 'spellbinding, funny' exploration of the female experience for V-Day Somerville." What's more, proceeds from Saturday's performances, at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., benefit the Somerville Commission for Women.

In The Blood: A Film About Maine Lumbermen
This documentary depicts, with original and rarely seen footage, the lives of Maine's lumbermen and river drivers at the turn of the 20th century. If you're interested in New England history you won't want to miss this. It screens at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Somerville Public Library and is sponsored by Friends of the Somerville Public Library.

New York Times Bestselling Author Chuck Hogan Reading & Signing
Chuck Hogan, author of Prince of Thieves, which was turned into Ben Affleck's movie, "The Town," is at The Book Shop Sunday at 1 p.m.

Andrew Scandal at Precinct
Andrew Scandal, a local musician, will plan Precinct Saturday night. The show starts at 8 p.m., and The Scandal will be on stage at around 10 p.m.

Polar Plunge to Eradicate Polio
The Rotary Club's Somerville district is holding its Polar Plunge to Eradicate Polio Saturday at Long Beach in Gloucester at 11:30 a.m. Contact Bob Gravino (RCGRAVINO@aol.com) or Josh Arnold (josharnold@verizon.net) for updated information.

Matthew Corcoran Photographs Opening Reception
An opening reception for a new photo exhibit my Matthew Corcoran takes place Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Washington Street Art Center. According to a description of the exhibit, "The images direct viewers' attention to skylines, street corners, and structures. He is interested in changes to urban landscape through development and decay."

Other events
There are lots of other events planned this weekend, including several performances at Tufts University and a talk about marketing for Somerville Open Studios. Learn about more events here

James Fox February 08, 2013 at 04:45 PM
Folks - have just been informed that the library will be closed Saturday - so the screening of "In The Blood" is cancelled. Darn it! We will def reschedule this - looking at early March.But here is a link to some info we were going to pass out at the event; lots of links to articles (pdf and googlebooks) and a few films on youtube on the subject of loggin in New England. Hope you can enjoy the snow! http://10engines.blogspot.com/2010/11/annotated-bibliography-of-logging-in.html


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