Sights and Sounds, 2/3

February 3, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) MUSICAL DUET: Duo SopraVoce, featuring flutist Orlando Cela (left) and violinist Annegret Klaua, performs classical and modern music Feb. 5 in the Sunday Afternoon at the ’Greenough House concert series. See Sights & Sounds listing.

The deadline for listings is noon, Feb. 14 for the Feb.17 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.

Special Events

Winter Snow Festival at Franklin Park, snowshoe, track animal prints, cross country ski tour at 1:30pm, Sat., Feb. 4, 1-3pm. Sign-in at Golf Clubhouse. Info: rsvp@franklinparkcoalition.org.

Casino Day trips, cost include bus rides and other amenities. Sat., Feb. 4: Foxwoods Casino, $30. Sat., Feb. 11: Mohegan Sun Casino, $30. Sun., March 18: Newport Playhouse for ‘Never Get Smart with an Angel,” $80. Leave from St. Thomas Church on South St. Info: 524-4095.

“She’s Living For This” drag variety show, featuring Sherry Vine, first of monthly queer socials. Canary Square, 435 S. Huntington Ave., Thurs., Feb. 9, 9-10pm.

Ethos Equality Fund Launch, screening of documentary “Gen Silent.” Thurs., Feb. 16, Boston Public Library at Copley Square. 5:30 reception. Info: bboyle@ethocare.org.

Rebuilding Together Boston Comedy Night, charity, cocktails and comedy. March 8, 6:30pm, Nick’s Comedy Stop, 100 Warrenton St. $30. Info: 971-0058.

Music

notloB concert series: Feb. 4: Julie Metcalf and Andy Reiner, $10 suggested. March 2: Eric McDonald & Katie McNally. Loring Greenough House, 12 South St. Info: notlobreservations@gmail.com.

Loring-Greenough House: Feb. 5: Duo SopraVoce, 3pm. March 4: Libella, women’s choral quartet. March 18: Universal Village. $15, call for reservations. Info: 524-3158/lghouseconcerts@aim.com.

Exhibits

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

“Les Femmes d’Objets,” found object sculpture, through Feb. 26, The Hallway Gallery, 66a South St. Info: thehallwayjp.com.

UForge Gallery: “Lost and Found”, collage and assemblage by Amy Hitchock. Through Feb. 12. “Elements”, mixed media, photography, paintings. Through February. UForge Gallery, 767 Centre St. Info: 553-4480.

 “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: arboretum.harvard.edu/384-5209.

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

Dance

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.

(Courtesy Photo) JP STORIES: JP resident Ken Tangvik will read from his short story collection “Don’t Mess with Tanya: Stories Emerging from Boston’s Barrios” as part of the Chapter and Verse Literary Reading Series Feb. 10 at the Loring-Greenough House.

Literary

Poetic Convergence at Forest Hills Cemetery. Feb. 26: Jamaica Pond Poets. March 25: Tapestry of voices. May 27: Boston Poetry Slam with Simone Beaubien. Info: foresthillstrust.org.

Poet Carolyn Gregory, reading and discussion. Thurs., Feb. 9, 7pm, JP Library, 12 Sedgwick St., Info: 524-2053.

Chapter and Verse reading series: Fri. Feb. 10, 7:30pm: Mary Bonina, Ken Tangvik, Gary Whited. Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St. $5. Info: jamaicapondpoets.com/325-8388.

Book discussions at the Connolly: Feb. 27, 7pm: “Finding Nouf” by Zoë Ferraris. Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St. Info: 522-1960.

Performance

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

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: robin@massmouth.com.

Films

“¡Salud!” about the Cuban health care system. Mon., Feb. 6, 6pm. Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St. Info: 522-1960.

Youth/Families

JP Regan Youth League Annual Meeting, board elections, volunteers opportunities, league calendar. Wed., Feb. 15, 6:30-8:30pm, English High School Library, 144 McBride St. Info: mail@reganyouthleague.org.

Connolly Branch Library: 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, 433 Centre St. Info: 522-1960.

Egleston Sq. Library: Feb. 3, 10am: Homeschool book discussion group. “The Alchemyst” by Michael Scott. Tuesdays, 10:30am: preschool storytime, featuring puppets, songs games and fingerplays. Wednesdays, 10:30am: Babies and book sat the library. 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.

Youth Summer jobs, apply with HOPELINE by March 2. Apply: bostonyouthzone.com/byf or 635-4673.

Playful Paws playgroup at Franklin Zoo, includes story time, animal encounters, crafts. Wednesdays in February. $8-$10. 10:15-11am, in Meeting Barn. 1 Franklin Park Rd. Info: 989-3742.

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/Bladimil.Pujols@cityofboston.gov.

Pee Wee Basketball Clinics, Through 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. 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 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: 935-7614/cc@afrolatin.net.

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

“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: arboretum.harvard.edu, 384-5209.

“Sex at the Zoo,” lecture on animal attraction. Fri., Feb. 10, 6-8:30pm, $20 each, $35 a pair, 18+. Franklin Park Zoo, One Franklin Park Rd. Info: 989-0113.

Meet-Ups

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

Classes

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

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

Buddhist meditation classes, Thursdays, 7-8:30pm, Through 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.

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, Through May 17. Info: urbanoproject.org/artistsProjects.php

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