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The Creative Block

At the heart of Inman Square, the 1300 block of Cambridge Street is and has been the home for shops that cater to Cantabridgians’ preference for handmade things. You may have a printer, but Shelley Barandes of the Albertine Press has a printing press. She has several, actually: a Vandercook, a Heidelberg, and a Chandler […]

Great Black Music (Jazz) from New York Music: Creative Improvisational Jazz Featured Guests: Trio Plex:  New York’s Michael T.A. Thompson Trio with Cooper-Moore & Ken Filiano The Creative Music Series proudly welcomes Great Black Music, Jazz from prime lower “downtown” New York musicians, a first for Boston! Re-configuring the Jazz Trio… They are world class, master improvisers together as The Trio Plex—maybe the best […]

City Launches Loyalty Program to Support Inman Businesses

The Inman Square Loyalty Program launched on Friday, offering patrons extra incentives to shop at Inman businesses as construction causes disruptions in the heart of the square. Here’s how it works: Pick up a loyalty card at any of the participating businesses. You get a stamp for each purchase you make, and if you get at […]

‘Mapping Out Utopia’: How Our Legacy of Counterculture Lives On

It’s not surprising to hear that Cambridge has a rich history of counterculture—it is, after all, one of the most progressive cities in the country. But when you dive into it, the extent of Cambridge’s role in the movements of the ’60s and ’70s can be astonishing. That’s what librarian and artist Tim Devin found […]

Gillian Grogan & Bardo Present: FLAKE FEST!

In celebration of her Winter Ballads EP release, Gillian Grogan is teaming up with the beloved Cambridge Bardo House Concert series to present: FLAKE FEST! A wintry wonderland, all the magic of a snowflake’s downward dance less the nose-numbing breeze….though, upon the air, a melody, the truth of which would bring you chills nonetheless. LINEUP […]

Unrestricted, unrehearsed and creative music ala Free-Jazz,

The Creative Music Series Presents From New England, New York, Boston Legends already and in the making: “The Quartet”: Paul Flaherty (saxophones) Back after more than three years absence “…Flaherty encapsulates the history of outlaw free improvising in New England…” -David Keenan (The Wire, The Scottish Sunday Herald).  “Flaherty is an absolute monster… and a […]

Inman Eats Returns with a Craft Festival

Inman Eats is back for its second year this weekend, celebrating the restaurants and craft spaces that make up the neighborhood with special food deals, a beer garden, and an added craft festival. Rebranded as Inman Eats & Crafts, the outdoor festival will shut down Cambridge Street from Springfield to Prospect on May 20 from […]

A Provocative & Historic Jazz Trio Visits Boston

The Creative Music Series Welcomes the Boston debut of The Mario Pavone (Dialect) Trio A provocative and historically important leading Jazz bassist fronting dynamic and gifted musicians in uncompromising and compelling music that is unconventional, exploratory yet with Post-Bop as a reference. On the heels of their new recording “Chrome” (2017 Playscape) Mario Pavone, bass, […]

A who’s who in Jazz musicianship and history visits us: Stephen Haynes 4tet.

The Creative Music Series proudly presents:World class, important & distinctive Jazz musicians from a-far and a-near converging in Boston The Stephen Haynes Quartet: Stephen Haynes, cornet Royal Hartigan, drums, percussion Bobby Zankel, alto Rick Rozier, bass A who’s who in Jazz musicianship and history, an expression of leading-edge and new traditions in playing, composition, improvisation, […]

Albertine Press Sets Up Shop in Inman

A whole crew of antique letterpresses is headed to Cambridge next week as Albertine Press, a Somerville design and letterpress studio, gets a brick-and-mortar storefront in Inman Square. Albertine Press makes greeting cards, stationery, journals, coasters, and more by pressing raised, inked designs into cotton paper. The letterpress technique makes an impression in the paper. […]

Dynamic Jazz Trio from NJ-NY and Boston

We believe the welcoming this Master of Jazz and Improvisation Mark Whitecage, and many of you know who Ra Kalam Bob Moses is, is an equal artistic and creative music choice that you will not regret coming to experience this Free-Form Improvisational Jazz evening. The Creative Music Series welcomes A (new) Regal Jazz Trio Special […]

PARK(ing) Day Reinvents City’s Parking Spots

What could a city do with all the space that’s dedicated to parking? That’s the driving question behind PARK(ing) Day, an international event where cities transform their metered parking spots into public spaces ranging from mini parks to libraries to concerts. Cambridge will reinvent 127 parking spots on Sept. 15, allowing 55 groups to set […]