Sights and Sounds, 1/20

The deadline for listings is noon, Jan. 31 for the Feb. 3 issue. Send listings to [email protected]. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.

Special Events

Accessible ice-skating at Kelly Rink, for wheelchairs, ice-sleds and conventional skates. Wed. Feb. 1, Kelly Rink, 1 Marbury Ter. Info: 413-527-8980.


Lovedream pre-release party, with Chris North. Tues. Jan. 24, Tres Gatos, 470 Centre St. Info: 477-9209.

JP Concerts: Sat., Jan. 21, 4pm: Quator Zaide. $10. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1 Roanoke Ave., $10. Info:

notloB concert series: Jan. 21: Susie Burke and David Surette, $15 suggested. Feb. 4: Julie Metcalf and Andy Reiner, $10 suggested. March 2: Eric McDonald & Katie McNally. Loring Greenough House, 12 South St. Info: [email protected].

Loring-Greenough House: Jan. 22: Trium, 3 sopranos. Feb. 5: Duo SopraVoce. March 4: Libella, women’s choral quartet. March 18: Universal Village. $15, call for reservations. Info: 524-3158/[email protected].


Landscape photography by Robin Radin, JP Seafood Café, 767 Centre St, through Jan. 29. Info: [email protected].

“Memories of Ethiopia” photography by Leslie Belay. Opening reception Sat., Feb. 4, 4:30-6pm, Blue Nile Restaurant, 389 Centre St. Info: 522-6453.

UForge Gallery: “Space,” photography of artists’ environment. Through Jan. 29. “Lost and Found”, collage and assemblage by Amy Hitchock. Through Feb. 12. UForge Gallery, 767 Centre St. Info: 553-4480.

Paintings by Sasja Lucas & Steven Blacher, on display through Jan. 31. Prudential Unlimited, 673 Centre St. Info:

“Aviflora: Plants and the Birds That Love Them”, photography by Ted Bradford, Brooks Matthewson, Anne Haggerty and Eduardo del Solar.  Reception Feb. 18, 1-3pm. On display through March 11. Hunnewell Visitor Center, Arnold Arboretum , 125 Arborway. Info:

Paintings by Jon Vincent at the James’s Gate Gallery. Through Feb 27. 5 McBride St. Info: 983-1760.


Milky Way Lounge and Bella Luna, Fri. Jan. 20: Electro-pura. 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:

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:


Book discussions at the Connolly: Mon., Jan. 23, 7pm: “Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy” by Carlos Eire. Feb. 27, 7pm: “Finding Nouf” by Zoë Ferraris. 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.


“Absurd Person Singular”, presented by the Footlight Club. Feb. 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 8PM, Eliot Hall, 7A Eliot St. $16-$21. Info:

MassMouth, Sunday spoken word themed story slams. Feb. 12: Cupid. March 11: semi-finals. $8 ahead/$10 at the door. Doyle’s Café, 3484 Washington St. Info: [email protected].


“¡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:


Connolly Branch Library: Jan. 23, 6:30pm: family storytime in English and Spanish. Tues., Feb. 21, 10:30am: Musica! A bilingual concert with Mariana Iranzi. Thurs. Feb. 23, 10:30am: “A Fascinating Rhythm” concert feat. Cornell Coley, drum & dance performance. Mon. Feb. 27, 6:30pm: Black History pajama storytime. Tuesdays, 10:30am: reading readiness storytime, ages 2-4.  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: 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/

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:

Learn to stiltwalk with Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth St. Sundays, 11am-1pm, $5. Info: 857-498-2438.

Toddler Drum Circle, a weekly drop-in 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., $8. Info: 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:

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/

Tours and Talks

“Aviflora: Plants and the Birds That Love Them”, talk on migration in urban areas with Brooks Matthewson, Wed., Feb. 15, 7pm. Hunnewell Visitor Center, Arnold Arboretum , 125 Arborway. Info:, 384-5209.


Knitting Group, Thursdays, 6-8pm, JP Branch Library, 12 Sedgwick St. Info: 524-2053.


Nia class with Naomi Scher, Green Belt instructor. Wed., Jan. 25, 7pm, Tony Williams Dance Center, The Brewery, 284 Amory St. $10. Info: 610-7686.

Women’s self-defence class, taught by area E-13 police officers. Jan. 30, Feb. 6, 13, 15, 6-8:30pm, Curtis Hall, 20 South St. Info: 343-5624.

Psychodrama, Drama Therapy, and Jungian Psychology workshops, Jan. 24, 31, Feb. 7, 7-9:30pm, Omega Theater Studio, 41 Greenough Ave. Info:

Buddhist meditation classes, Thursdays, 7-8:30pm, Through February 23rd, $10. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 7 Revere St. Info: 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.

Call to Artists

Speak out, act up, move forward, a performance, media, and sound design project and work opportunity for Boston-area public high school students. Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4-6:30pm, Jan. 24-May 17. Info:

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