The deadline for listings is noon, Jan. 17 for the Jan. 20 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.
¡Plenazo Parrandero!, concert, dance and dinner, featuring Grupo Chévere, Jorge Arce and Raíz de Plena, Mista B Style and food by Norma’s Catering. Sat., Jan., 14, 7pm, $25, Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth St. Info: 842-2228.
JP Concerts: Sat., Jan. 7, 4pm: haute-contre Yakov Zamir and pianist Ivan Tan perform Franz Schubert’s Winterreise. $10. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1 Roanoke Ave., $10. Info: jpconcerts.org.
notloB concert series: Jan. 14: Jenni Lyn Gardner and Friends, $11 suggested. Jan. 21: Susie Burke and David Surette, $15 suggested. Feb. 4: Julie Metcalf and Andy Reiner, $10 suggested. Loring Greenough House, 12 South St. Info: [email protected]
Landscape photographs by Robin Radin, through mid-January. JP Seafood Café lounge, 730 Centre St. Info: 983-5177.
Cuban Moments, photos by Kerri Schmidt. Reception Mon. Jan. 9, 6pm. Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St. Info: 522-1960.
“Space,” photography of artists’ environment. Through Jan. 29. UForge Gallery, 767 Centre St. Info: 553-4480.
Paintings by Sasja Lucas & Steven Blacher, on display through Jan. 31. Prudential Unlimited, 683 Centre St. Info: sasjalucas.com.
Milky Way Lounge and Bella Luna, Mondays, 8pm: game night with stump trivia. Tuesdays, 7pm: Dirty Water Saloon, country-western and line dancing. Saturdays: Mango’s Latin Dance Night, 10pm, $10. 21+. At the Brewery Complex, 284 Amory St. Info: milkywayjp.com.
Gender-Free/English Country Dance, beginners welcome and encouraged. 2nd and 4th Tuesdays (5th Tuesdays: experienced) of the month, 7:30-11:30pm, First Church of JP, Unitarian Universalist, Centre and Eliot Streets. Info: www.lcfd.org/bgfe//512-5554.
“The Warmth of Other Suns” by Isabel Wilkerson book discussion. Thurs., Jan. 19, 6:30pm, JP Branch Library, 12 Sedgwick St., Info: 524-2053.
“Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy” by Carlos Eire book discussion. Mon., Jan. 23, 7pm. Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St. Info: 522-1960.
Book signing, author-photographer Cathryn Griffth discusses her book “Havana Revisited: An Architectural Heritage.” Includes a 20-minute film and book signing. Mon., Jan. 30, 6:30pm. Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St. Info: 522-1960.
Chapter and Verse reading series: Fri. Jan. 13, 7:30pm: Tom Daley, Karen D’Amato, Lynne Potts. Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St. $5. Info: jamaicapondpoets.com/325-8388.
MassMouth, Sunday spoken word themed story slams. Jan. 8: Resolution. Feb. 12: Cupid. March 11: semi-finals. $8 ahead/$10 at the door. Doyle’s Café, 3484 Washington St. Info: [email protected]
“The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces” short movie & forum, with Dr. Walter Willet, Streetsblog founder Aaron Naparstek &greenway expert Peter Furth. Mon., Jan. 9, 5:30-8pm, Connolly Library, 433 Centre St. Info: 522-1960.
JP Music Fest 2011 video screening, rough cuts of two documentaries about the music festival, also filming new interviews with anyone who attended/participated, Sun., Jan. 15, 8pm, Brendan Behan Pub, 378 Centre St. Info: tinyurl.com/7ckefyv.
“¡Salud!” about the Cuban health care system. Mon., Feb. 6, 6pm. Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St. Info: 522-1960.
The Haven: Mon. Jan. 23-Wed., Jan. 25: Burns Suppers, celebrating Scotland’s national poet and lyricist Robert Burns. With full four-course dinner, Scottish craft beer, readings of Burns’s poetry, live music, and Scottish country dancing, $65. Info: thehavenjp.com.
Connolly Branch Library: Jan. 17, 10:30am: reading readiness winter storytime, for children 2-4 with an adult. Jan. 23, 6:30pm: family storytime in English and Spanish. Wednesdays, 10:30am: Children’s Films. Mondays-Thursdays, 3:30-5:30pm: homework assistance, Mondays, 4-6pm: homework assistance. 433 Centre St. Info: 522-1960.
Egleston Sq. Library: Tuesdays, 10:30am: preschool storytime, featuring puppets, songs games and fingerplays. Wednesdays, 4pm, homework help. 2044 Columbus Ave. Info: 445-4340.
Jamaica Plain Library: Tues., Jan. 17, 3pm: creative drama. Tuesdays 10:30am: Toddler/preschool storytime. 3pm: Creative Drama Children. Wednesdays, 10:30am, baby and books. Mondays-Fridays, 3:30-5:30pm: homework assistance. 12 Sedgwick St., Info: 524-2053.
Swim League, Boston Center For Youth and Families seeks youth participants ages 6-17 for a competitive swim league. Experience not necessary, but participants must be able to swim one length of the swimming pool, Hennigan Community Center, 200 Heath Street. Info: Bladimil Pujols, 635-5198/[email protected]
Pee Wee Basketball Clinics, Mon., Jan. 23-Mon. March 26, Hennigan Community Center, 200 Heath St. Info: Rico or Robert, 635-5198.
Playful Paws Playgroups, each class may include storytime, animal encounters, biofacts, crafts. For kids 18 months-3 years with a parent. $8-$10, Wednesdays, 10:15-11am, registration required. Franklin Park Zoo, One Franklin Park Rd. Info: 989-3742/zoonewengland.org.
Art, Woodworking and Sewing, Bookbinding and more at the Eliot School, classes start throughout the year. Days, evenings, weekends. Holiday Ornaments for Kids event, Sat., Dec. 17, 3-5pm. The Eliot School of fine and Applied Arts, 24 Eliot St. info/course listings: eliotschool.org.
Learn to stiltwalk with Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth St. Sundays, 11am-1pm, $5. Info: 857-498-2438.
Toddler Drum Circle, a weekly gathering of toddlers 1-5 and parents to play, dance and drum, coordinated by Cornell “Sugarfoot” Coley, Saturdays, 9:30am-10:30am, Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth St., $5 fee. Info: 617/298-1790/[email protected]
After-School Teen Welding and Teen Jewelry Workshops now available from 3-5pm on Mondays and Wednesdays at Stonybrook Fine Arts. Info: stonybrookfinearts.com.
The Peace Drum Project, offering teens 14-19 after-school arts programming and leadership training. Teens must be enrolled in a Boston Public high school to apply. Participants receive a stipend at the end of the project and are eligible for additional leadership awards. Info: Susan Porter at 524-6378/ tribal-rhythms.org/teen_application.html.
Tours and Talks
Lectures at the Arboretum: The Evolution of Big, lecture by Arboretum Director Ned Friedman. Fri., Jan. 9, 7pm. Hunnewell Building. Advance registration is requested. 125 Arborway. Info: my.arboretum.harvard.edu/384-5277.
Knitting Group, Thursdays, 6-8pm, JP Branch Library, 12 Sedgwick St. Info: 524-2053.
Psychodrama, Drama Therapy, and Jungian Psychology workshops, Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb. 7, 7-9:30pm, Omega Theater Studio, 41 Greenough Ave. Info: omegatheater.org.
Buddhist meditation classes, Thursdays, 7-8:30pm, January 12th – February 23rd, $10. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 7 Revere St. Info: meditationinmass.org/jamaica-plain 508-979-8277.
Children’s Theater Project offers year-round theater classes for children ages 5-7. Tuesday afternoons, 4-5pm for fifteen weeks during fall and winter/spring terms. 7a Eliot St., Info: Carol Gallagher, 913-8951.