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Somerville's 175th Birthday Soirée

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Aidekman Arts Center

40 Talbot Avenue

Medford, MA 02155

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

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Join the City of Somerville and Tufts University on Saturday, November 11, for the finale in a series of events celebrating the 175th anniversary of Somerville’s separation from Charlestown. The “175th Birthday Soireé” will be hosted in Tufts’ Aidekman Arts Center from 7 to 9 p.m. on November 11, and will feature live music by The Iris Quartet and Grace Givertz, food from local restaurants, and a cash bar in addition to samples of a special edition 175th Birthday beer by Aeronaut Brewing Company. Attendees will also have access to the Aidekman Art Gallery and its current exhibit “Chinese Myth, Folklore, and History,” featuring a 74 foot mural by artist Yuan Yunsheng.

The “Soireé,” a black tie optional event, is open to anyone 18 or older. Due to space limitations, tickets will be sold in advance and will be available at www.somervillema.gov/Somerville175 in mid-October, 2017. To receive advance alerts before tickets are available, email Somerville175@somervillema.gov. Tickets will include passed appetizers and samples of the special 175th Birthday brew.

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What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is ample parking on-site for the event. The main entrance to the Aidekman Arts Center for the event will be on Lower Campus Rd. (the opposite side of the building from Talbot Rd). Lower Campus Rd. is your first left turn off of College Ave. if you're coming from Powderhouse Circle. (and the immediate right after Talbot Ave. if you're coming from Boston Ave.). Free parking is available in the adjacent lots and on the street, despite the posted University signage. College Ave. is also a Somerville street, and therefore resident permit parking is available for you. Additionally, it is approximately a 15-20 minute walk from the Davis Sq. T station, and the College Ave./Talbot St. intersection is on an MBTA bus line.

What's the refund policy?

You can recieve a refund on your ticket up until 7 days before the event.

What is the dress code for this event?

The event is black tie optional, and business casual minimum. Come as you prefer, but feel free to use this as a chance to wear your fanciest attire or, if you prefer, come dressed in your favorite Colonial-era clothing to join the Somerville Historic Preservation Commission and Somerville High School’s Local History Club.

What if I would like to attend the event but am not able to afford the ticket price?

Please email Somerville175@somervillema.gov for information on applying for special pricing due to financial hardship.

Are children allowed?

This is an 18+ event. There will not be children’s activities.

What is included in the price of admission?

- Access to the Aidekman Art Gallery, including a first-of-its-kind showing of a Chinese mural by Yuan Yunsheng.
- Passed appetizers and refreshments from local Somerville restaurants
- Samples of a special edition 175th brew by Aeronaut Brewing Company
- Live music Grace Givertz and the Iris Quartet
- A limited edition 175th Anniversary City of Somerville pin
(Additional beer and wine available for purchase)

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

For questions email Somerville175@somervillema.gov, or contact Jackie Rossetti at 617-625-6600 ext 2614.

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Aidekman Arts Center

40 Talbot Avenue

Medford, MA 02155

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

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