We'll spare you the long history of the effort, by the awesome folks who own the Middle East, to turn the old Somerville Armory into an even awesomer community arts center called the Center for the Arts at the Armory: if you want to follow along at home, read some of these articles. Suffice it to say that the process is ramping up, with a full-blown benefit for the center being staged just down Highland Avenue from the Armory at the Somerville Theater. Mission of Burma -- who're managed by longtime Armory supporter Mark Kates -- will headline the January 24 show, with the Neighborhoods and Faces on Film. You can get tickets before everyone else by going here, or you can wait until Saturday and get them through the usual channels. And just in case you doubt that Burma throws a good benefit, here's some video evidence from the last benefit they threw -- Burma for Burma -- and a bonus track from Faces on Film, recorded earlier this year at the Middle East.