October at the Armory in Somerville 


We are so psyched for this month’s diverse, melodious, community-based, exciting, and even slightly terrifying event schedule. This is what October should be! Nonstop action, so much to look forward to. While the leaves start to change colors and the air starts to cool, we’ll keep things goin’ here at 191 Highland Ave as our very space transforms from music event space to theater to after school hangout to haunted house and back again. This October will be nothing short of spoooooktacular here at The Armory. There, we said it.  

Mari Black, “Fiddling Around the World”

Thursday, October 1st, 7:30pm-10:30pm in the Cafe
The cafe welcomes world-renowned and recently crowned US National Scottish Fiddle Champion Mari Black to the stage as she kicks off her “Fiddling Around the World” tour. Joined by Joseph Carmichael on guitar/low whistle, and Joe Magar on bass, this show will feature both original and traditional dance-driven music that is a unique blend of Celtic, American, and Canadian fiddling, tango, jazz, and more! This event is brought to you as part of the notloB concert series. Tickets are $18/$15-students.

Poetry Reading by Tom Daley

Saturday, October 3rd, 2pm-4pm in the Cafe
Award-winning Boston area writer Tom Daley will be celebrating the launch of his new poetry collection House You Cannot Reach—Poems in the Voice of My Mother and Other Poems with an afternoon reading in the cafe. The suggested donation for audience members who would like a copy of the book included is $15; otherwise, the suggested donation is $5.  

One-Man Breaking Bad

Tuesday, October 6th, 8pm-9:30pm in the Hall
Miles Allen stars as Walter White, Jesse, Saul, Skyler, Hank, Walt Junior, Mike, and Gus Fring in this sensational, exhilirating, unbelievable ride through arguably one of the greatest television shows of all time. A YouTube sensation and a comedy festival favorite, Miles Allen has made a name for himself by not only nailing all of these character impersonations but also creatively condensing the entire plotline of this now-concluded series. You have to see it to believe it! Advance tickets are $51-VIP/$21-General Admission and $26-GA-day-of.

Broad Appeal – 1st Anniversary

Thursdy, October 8th, 8pm-10pm in the Cafe
The recurring female-focused comedy show in the cafe, Broad Appeal, hosted by Christa Weiss, is celebrating one hilarious year with a spectacular night of comedy, featuring headliner Bethany Van Delft along with openers Dan Crohn, Phoebe Angle, Will Smalley, Emily Ruskowski, and other special guests. Suggested donation is $5.

Soundproofing Benefit Concert #3

Friday, October 16th, 7:30pm-10:30pm in the Hall
You are invited to join us for the third concert in our series to raise the $50,000 necessary to soundproof the Performance Hall. Soundproofing will allow us to expand our programming, offering a wider array of musical and theatrical events. This installment will be on the jazzy-side, featuring the Pocket Aces, the Andrew Dow Ensemble, and Scubaphone. Tickets will be $12 advance / $10 for students/seniors; or $15/$12 at the door. Get your advance tickets/make a donation here.

Harvest Fest

Saturday, October 17th in the Hall
It’s about that time — mark your calendars for Harvest Fest! This year will be divided into two sessions: the first runs from 2pm-5pm, the second from 7pm-10pm. In addition to lots of fabulous beers and ciders, there are a host of delectable local eateries who will be on hand to feed you. See the complete list and get your tickets here.

The Armory of Horror

October 23rd-31st in the Hall
The Armory will be turning into a very scary place at the end of October — mwhahahaha. The Hall will become a maze of haunted horrors, the cafe a place for monsters to sit back and relax. Join us — IF you DARE!
The Maze of Terror will bring to life all those things that go “bump” in the night on October 23rd, 24th, 29th, 30th, and 31st from 7pm-10pm. The Homemade Horror Movie Fest will chill you to the bone on October 25th from 12pm-4pm and then from 5pm-9pm — and once again on October 28th from 7pm-10pm. New this year is Dark Arts Day on October 26th from 7pm-10pm. Please keep in mind — these events are scary and not intended for young children. There is a kid-friendly Family Day on October 31st from 12pm-4pm. For more spooky specifics, click here.

The Education Corner
Lots happening for students of all ages at The Armory this fall! Our FREE after school arts program, Youth Arts Arise, will be returning for the 11-19-year-olds Tuesdays ONLY from 3:30pm-5pm, starting on October 6th and running through December 9th. To register, fill out an application here.
Expressive Explorers will be returning for the kiddos ages 18-months to 5-years to get crafty and creative. Join us every Thursday (except Thanksgiving) starting October 22nd through December 17th from 9am-11am. Suggested donation: $5.
And for the big kids (aka Adults), we’ve got our monthly Skillshare series coming up on October 19th. At 7pm, we will explore the creative and therapeautic side of organization with Miriam Beit-Aharon. Stay tuned for the 8pm skill to be shared (and if you’ve got such a skill, email us:education@artsatthearmory.org).  
​Finally, if you’re a teacher, we are excited to announce a new classroom space now available to rent for arts and crafts workshops, music lessons, rehearsals, and more! Contact spacerentals@artsatthearmory.org for more information about that…

Click here if you want to register for our Education Newsletter for more updates…

Coming Up in November…
Look for Bluegrass by Ben Hunter & Joe Seamonson on November 3rd, Somerville Climate Action’s Tiny House event on November 11th, and Klezmer Roma Music with the Yaeko Miranda Elmaleh Quartet November 15th – and lots more!
As always, keep your eye on all of the upcoming events by liking us on Facebook and visiting our website.

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Editor’s Note: Don’t see your favorite event listed here? Don’t despair! The newsletter can only highlight a small sampling of the 50+ arts, community, and cultural events on offer this month. More events and more info on our website: http://www.artsatthearmory.org.

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