Dear Friends,

It feels great to be safely welcoming our community back into our spaces for events. Last month we hosted a number of events in our Performance Hall and Café, including events with larger audiences like CirqueUs and touring comedian Atsuko Okatsuka, and masked audiences were delighted to be enjoying live performances again. Keep in mind that we will be requiring proof of vaccination for admittance to all Performance Hall and Café events as of October 1, 2021. These precautions, plus the considerable vertical space of the Performance Hall, providing for good ventilation, are boding well for our venue. Also, last month we announced news of a grant from Cabot Family Charitable Trust, which is allowing us to do capital planning, painting, major cleanup and other improvements in the Armory Performance Hall. For those of you who haven't stopped by in a while, please pay us a visit and see what improvements we've made (keeping in mind we're just getting started!). We are motivated to improve our spaces to better serve you, our community, and make magic happen here! If you are considering booking an event with us, please email to schedule a walk through and/or discuss details. 

We've also been busy staffing up and are still seeking Café staff with weeknight / weekend availability to work in the Café when we have events happening. Please click here for more info. We are also seeking volunteers to assist our Events Team with everything from parking to greeting guests at the door. Please email if you'd like to help out! 

Warm wishes to all,
Stephanie Scherpf
Executive Director

October 2021 at Arts at the Armory

10/2 10am-1pm: Rick and Friends (Cafe) 
10/2 2pm-5pm:
Fun Spanish English Meetup (Cafe)
10/2 7:30pm-10:30pm:
Somerville Songwriter Sessions (Cafe)
10/6 7pm-9:30pm:
Open Armory (Cafe) 
10/6 7pm-9pm:
Archery Tag league
10/9 10am-1pm: Rick and Friends (Cafe) 
10/11 6:30pm-9:30pm:
Queer Tango (Cafe) 
10/13 7pm-9pm:
Archery Tag league
10/15 7pm-10pm: Podcast But Outside
10/16 10am-1pm: Rick and Friends (Cafe) 
10/16 8pm-10pm:
Mike Massé 
10/16 6:30pm-10pm:
ok, pilocase, shep treasure, kitchen (Cafe)
10/17 6:30pm-8:30pm:
Teatro Brasileiro de Boston
10/18 6:30pm-9:30pm: Queer Tango (Cafe) 
10/18 7pm-9pm:
Archery Tag league
10/21 7pm-10pm: The Loop (Cafe) 
10/22 5:30pm:
Stones to Rainbows/Gay to Queer Lives
10/23 5:30pm & 8pm: Stones to Rainbows/Gay to Queer Lives
10/22 7pm-10pm: Out Loud - A Very Queer Open Mic (Cafe) 
10/25 6:30pm-9:30pm:
Queer Tango (Cafe) 
10/27 7pm-9pm:
Strummerville (Cafe)
10/27 7pm-9pm:
Archery Tag league
10/28 6:30pm-8:30pm Boston Security Meetup (Cafe) 
10/29 7pm-9:30pm:
Portrait In Jazz (Cafe)
10/30 10am-1pm:
Rick and Friends (Cafe) 

Masks and Proof of Vaccination Required for Admittance to Events at Arts at the Armory

Please keep in mind that effective October 1, 2021, the Center for Arts at the Armory requires all staff and event guests to show proof of vaccination status for admittance to events in the Performance Hall, Mezzanine, Cafe or B5. Children under the age of 12 will not have to show proof of vaccination (or proof of a negative COVID test) for admittance to events but are required to wear a mask. Guests who wear masks and present a negative COVID test 24 hours prior to the event will also be admitted. Guests are encouraged to show proof of vaccination from their cell phones. In addition, effective August 13, 2021, once inside the Armory building, the Center for Arts at the Armory requires all staff, volunteers, interns, vendors, shoppers and guests to wear a mask regardless of whether they have been vaccinated against COVID-19. We will continue to evaluate and update these policies as the situation evolves. 
Stones to Rainbows - A Queer Cabaret
Armory Performance Hall Oct. 22nd-23rd 

Peter DiMuro/Public Displays of Motion (PDM) will be presenting the first of its QUEER CABARETS, a part of PDM’s Stones to Rainbows/Gay to Queer Lives project. The three different live cabaret shows take place over two days in the Arts at the Armory Performance Hall, featuring a multi-media arts installation, and area and national LGBTQ+ community members in previously video recorded interviews. Live performers will include members of the Boston-region’s eclectic LGBTQ+ community. Area LGBTQ+ organizations and artisans will also be displaying and selling their wares. Click here for complete press release.

Tickets include the following:

* Early entrance to roam the multi-media installation 1 hour prior to cabaret’s opening curtain, and 30 minutes after end-of-show. Artists will be available to mingle post-show.
* Beverages and light snacks available for purchase
* Access to community organizations and artisans

Purchase tickets in advance to reserve your seat and see you there!

Friday, October 22rd 8pm Cabaret
Saturday, October 23rd 5:30pm Cabaret
Saturday, October 23rd 8pm Cabaret

Photo credit: Stefanie Belnavis/@TheDiahannProject
Photo credit: Stefanie Belnavis/@TheDiahannProject
Our B-5 Room Had A Makeover and is Available for Rentals

Our “B5” room got a major makeover! It’s now available for rental for meetings, classes, workshops, rehearsals, events and more. This space cannot accommodate events with food or performances, but it’s perfect for smaller events or meetings expecting 20 people or less. The room is located in the basement of the Armory building and is 400 sq. ft. 

B5 rentals cost $30 per hour or an all-day rate of $200. Different rates apply for corporate rentals. Contact to learn more. A few highlights of what B-5 includes are included below but please click here for more info.

* Coway Airmega 150(P) True HEPA Air Purifier, pedestal fan, space heater 
* Baby grand piano
* Conference table comfortably seating 6
* 20 table / folding chairs
* A seating area with couch, armchair and ottoman
* A dressing table area with mirrors
* A selection of books and games
* A mini-fridge
* Use of Keurig K-Duo Coffee Maker (Single Serve and 12-Cup Carafe Drip Coffee Brewer), electric kettle, selection of coffee pods, coffee, teas, bottles of water and non-alcoholic beverages, cups and napkins (additional charge applies)
The Center for Arts at the Armory gratefully accepts donations from individual and corporate donors, businesses and private foundations.
Donations are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
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The Center for Arts at the Armory
191 Highland Ave Ste 1C
Somerville, MA 02143-1544

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