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A week of events in Cambridge, Somerville: River Fest, Grolier Fest, Big Gay Dance Party

Comedy open mic from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at The Middle East Corner, 480 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square. Free.

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Singer-Songwriter Showcase from 10 p.m. to midnight at The Plough & Stars, 912 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square. Free.

Musicians’ open mic from 8 to 9 p.m. at The Burren, 247 Elm St., Davis Square, Somerville. Free.

East Cambridge & The Facts History Café from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Atwood’s Tavern, 877 Cambridge St., East Cambridge. Free.

Spring Foraged Banquet from 6 to 10 p.m. at Gallery 263, 263 Pearl St., Cambridgeport. Tickets are $70.

“Miss Julie,” a Bare-Bones staged reading from 8 to 10 p.m. at Unity Somerville, 6 William St., just off College Avenue near Davis Square, Somerville. There is a suggested donation of $5.

“Book of Shadows,” an original play about The Port from 7 to 9:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) at the Dante Alighieri Society Center, 41 Hampshire St., Kendall Square. There is a suggested donation of $10.

Grolier Poetry Festival: Open House & Street Fair from noon to 8 p.m. at the Grolier Poetry Bookstore on 6 Plympton St., Harvard Square. Free.

“‘Sweeney Todd’ in Concert,” a pop-up musical benefit from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St., Harvard Square. General admission is $30.

    A week of events in Cambridge, Somerville: River Fest, Grolier Fest, Big Gay Dance Party
    Campfire. Festival from noon to 11 p.m. at Passim, 47 Palmer St., Harvard Square. Daily passes are $10. Passim's twice-a-year homegrown festival of Americana, bluegrass, blues, Celtic, country, folk and related musical styles winds down Memorial Day weekend with a full 23 musical acts (including Isa Burke, in a photo by Louise Bichan).

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A Guide to Boston’s Non-Local Coffee Chains

...coffee chain that first opened in Boston on Newbury Street in 2014, relocated to Framingham (181 Concord St.) in April of 2017. Owner Diego Gonzales closed down the Boston cafe in October 2016...

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...within the past 48 hours. Blue Bottle Coffee opened its first location in Massachusetts at 40 Bow St. in Cambridge in early 2018. In mid-May, another location opened in Downtown Boston, and...

Intelligentsia is on the verge of adding a second location in the area, this one in Boston proper, at 225 Franklin St. in the Financial District.

Founded in Philadelphia, La Colombe has since opened locations in New York, Chicago, Washington, DC, and Boston, starting with a location near South Station, which opened early in 2016. A second location opened in December 2017 in Boston’s Seaport District, at 29 Northern Ave.

...has since grown to have more than 1600 locations worldwide, including one in Boston at 333 Massachusetts Ave. (near Symphony Hall). The chain sources its beans from Brazil, Bolivia, and Papua New Guinea...

Case in point: In May 2016, the South Boston neighborhood contested plans for Starbucks at 749 E Broadway. Members of the community expressed concern that the coffee chain would take business away from...

    A Guide to Boston's Non-Local Coffee Chains
    Bostonians love their coffee, and while New England's loyalty to Dunkin' Donuts runs deep, there are plenty of out-of-towners making moves to contend for a portion of the local love. Here's a look at the non-local coffee companies that have started to lay down roots in Boston, many of which already provide the beans that fuel some of the local shops.

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