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'The Moth,' the Somerville Theatre Festival, 'Casey at the Bat' Happen This Weekend

Things to do in Somerville this weekend.

Credit: Performing Fusion Theatre
Credit: Performing Fusion Theatre
Posted Jan. 23, 2014, 4:34 p.m.:

The Moth GrandSLAM Championship

The Moth, a popular live storytelling series, comes to Somerville on Friday for the Boston GrandSLAM Championship. The theme of the night's stories: fish out of water. It takes place at the Somerville Theatre. Doors open at 7 p.m., and stories begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are sold out online, but Somerville Theatre's website says, "contact the F.E.I. Theatres' box office for information on additional ticket availability."

Somerville Theatre Festival
The Somerville Theatre Festival, produced by Performing Fusion Theatre, will feature a handful of short plays on Friday and Saturday. The festival takes place at The Center for Arts at the Armory. It's from 7:15 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on both nights, and you can learn more here.

LEGOLAND Discovery Center's Brick Factor
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston will open in Somerville in May, and this weekend it's holding an open LEGO-building competition to select its "master builder." The competition takes place at the Boston Public Library's Copley branch from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.

High School Quiz Show Taping
Somerville High School's trivia team has made it to WGBH's "High School Quiz Show" for the third straight year. The taping is Saturday at 1:15 p.m. at WGBH Studios, One Guest Street, Boston. If you want to support Somerville as part of the live studio audience, sign up online.

Cambridge Symphony Orchestra Family Concert: Casey at the Bat
Yes, it's cold, but catchers and pitchers begin reporting in two to three weeks. It's a perfect time to see the Cambridge Symphony Orchestra's performance of the baseball classic, "Casey at the Bat." This family concert is at 4 p.m. Sunday at The Center for Arts at the Armory.

Old School Game Show's 2014 Comeback Special
The listing says, "'Old School Game Show' draws contestants from the audience to participate in pop-culture based trivia challenges with the opportunity to win prizes from local sponsors." It's Sunday night at 7 p.m. at Davis Square Theatre, 255 Elm St.

Tufts Youth Philharmonic Debut Concert
This inaugural concert by the Tufts Youth Philharmonic features pieces by Beethoven, Mussorgsky, Bernstein and other composers. It's at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Distler Performance Hall at Tufts University's Granoff Music Center.

Prospect Hill Academy Open House
This is a chance to visit the Somerville- and Cambridge-based charter school. The open house is from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday at the school's three campuses.

Scavenge the Square: Union
Camberville Connects is running this scavenger hunt in Union Square. Participants will "taste some locally made treats, explore favorite haunts, and end at the Independent," the listing says. It starts Saturday at 11 a.m. at Union Square Donuts.

Making Movies with a DSLR Camera
This class is run by Somerville Community Access TV (SCATV), and it's at 12 p.m. Saturday.

Audio/Visual
This show features visual art that explores music and sound. It's at the Washington Street Art Center, 321 Washington St., and you can see it from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

FAFSA Day Massachusetts
FAFSA (free application for federal student aid) Day will help local college-bound students fill out their federal financial aid paperwork. It takes place at Somerville High School from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. More here.

Lachrimae, or Seaven Teares: Music of John Dowland
El Dorado Ensemble performs pieces by John Dowland as part of the 25th season of the Early Music Afternoons series at the Somerville Museum. It's at 3 p.m. Sunday at the museum, 1 Westwood Rd.

Al-Mawlid Al-Nabawī/The Prophet’s Birthday
From the listing: "Noor Ensemble presents a program of sacred songs from Morocco, Syria, and beyond." It's on Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Granoff Music Center at Tufts University.

Winterreise
From the listing: "[T]enor Thomas Gregg and pianist Thomas Stumpf perform Franz Schubert's masterpiece song cycle." It takes place Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Granoff Music Center at Tufts University.

House 101: The Basics Every Homeowner and Prospective Buyer Should Know
This 30-minute class, led by a home inspector, will cover home maintenance and things home buyers should look for when checking out a house. It's Sunday at 4 p.m. at Thalia Tringo & Associates Real Estate, 128 Willow Ave.

Boulder for Boston: Charity Climbing & Fitness Expo
5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Brooklyn Boulders Somerville. Here's what organizers say about this event: "Join The Next 26 and Brooklyn Boulders to tour their facility, try out their climbing walls and learn about more health and fitness companies in the city—all for a good cause. Tickets are $20, or $26 for a climbing pass, and 100 percent of the proceeds will be donated to the One Fund.
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