Sights and Sounds, 3/2/12

The deadline for listings is noon, March 13 for the March 16 issue. Send listings to [email protected]. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.

Special Events

Friends of the Boston Park Rangers Mounted Unit fundraiser, Jacob Wirth Restaurant, 31 Stuart St., Mon., March 5, 6-8pm. Under 35, $75 ahead, $100 door. Over 35, $100 ahead, $125 door. All proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Boston Park Rangers Mounted Unit. Info: 522-2700.

Annual Comedy Night to support Rebuilding Together Boston, with Harrison Stebbins, Lamont Price and Tim McIntire, $30. Thurs., March 8, 7:30pm, Nick’s Comedy Stop, 100 Warrenton St. Info: 971-0058.

5th Annual Curley K-8 School silent auction, chance to bid on items including food, wine, childcare, tickets to movies and shows & gift certificates to local restaurants, $15 suggested. Tues., March 13, 6-9pm, 40 Pershing Rd. Info: 794-8579/[email protected].

Reuniting JP Party, to celebrate MassDOT’s decision on the Casey Overpass and rekindle neighborhood bonds, March 16, 6-9 pm, J.J. Foley’s Fireside Tavern, 30 Hyde Park Ave. Info:

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

Home for Little Wanderers Young Professional Group fundraiser, networking, food, raffle. March 29, 6-9pm, The Vault, 105 Water St. Info: [email protected].

Hot Jazz Cool Neighborhood, fundraiser for Egleston Sq. Main Streets, $10. April 25, 6-9pm, Doyle’s Cafe, 3484 Washington St., Info:

City Lights, benefit for Italian Home for Children, with dinner, dancing & a silent auction. April 28, Fairmont Copley Plaza, 138 St. James Ave. Info: 524-3116 x384.

Wake Up the Earth Festival & parade, Sat., May 5, 11:30am parade. Info: 524-1305.


notloB concert series: March 2: Eric McDonald & Katie McNally. April 12: Darol Anger & Emy Phelps with special guest Sharon Gilchrist. Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St. Info: [email protected].

Loring-Greenough House: March 4: Libella, women’s choral quartet. March 18: Universal Village. March 4: Reincarnations, contemporary a cappella vocals. $15, call for reservations. Info: 524-3158/[email protected].

JP Concerts: Sat., March 3, 4pm: Cassan and Muratore. Sat., March 17, 4pm: Gardony Trio. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1 Roanoke Ave., $10. Info:

Mistress: A Celebration of the 400th anniversary of the birth of America’s first poet, mistress Anne Bradstreet,” presented by Cappella Clausura, $15-$25. Sun., March 25, 4pm, First Church, 6 Eliot St. Info:


UForge Gallery: “Illustration”, featuring artists Julia Berkman and Brenda van der Beek, through March 25. UForge Gallery, 767 Centre St. Info: 553-4480.

Women of Hope: Latinas Abriendo Camino, full-color posters highlight the images and stories of 12 remarkable Latina women. Opening reception Mon., March 5, 6:30pm. Connolly Library, 433 Centre St. Info: 522-1960.

Reelin’ in the Year, one-year anniversary exhibit. Through March 10, Aviary, 48 South St. Info: [email protected].

 Aviflora: Plants and the Birds That Love Them, photography by Ted Bradford, Brooks Matthewson, Anne Haggerty and Eduardo del Solar.  On display through March 11. Hunnewell Visitor Center, Arnold Arboretum , 125 Arborway. Info:


Traditional Irish Ceili dances, set dances, céilí dances, two-hands, and traditional tunes for all to enjoy. Sun., March 18 and Sat., April 28th,  6pm Lesson, 7-10pm dancing and music, Doyle’s Cafe, 3484 Washington St. $10. Info: 872-5993.

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:

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, 6 Eliot St. Info:


Gods, Gays and Guns, Rev. Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou discussing and signing his book of essays, Wed., March 7, 7:30pm, First Baptist Church, 633 Centre St. Info: 524-3992.

Poetic Convergence at Forest Hills Cemetery. March 25: Tapestry of voices. May 27: Boston Poetry Slam with Simone Beaubien. Info:

Book discussions at the Connolly: March 26, 7pm: “A Short History of Women: A Novel” by Kate Walbert. Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St. Info: 522-1960.

Chapter and Verse reading series: March 9: Maya Phillips, Adam Stone, Al Gundy. Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St. $5. Info:


In Between, one-man show focusing on Palestinian-Israeli identity, performed by Ibrahim Miari, $15. Sun. March 4, 7:30pm, First Church UU, 633 Centre St. Info: 524-7181.

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


The Fruit of Our Labor screening & discussion of films from Afghanistan. March 2, 7:30pm, First Church UU, 633 Centre St. Info: Info: 524-7181.

Left on Pearl, documentary on the occupation of a Harvard building and its use as a women’s center. Discussion with filmmaker and participants following. Mon., March 12, 6:30pm, Connolly Library, 433 Centre St. Info: 522-1960.


Connolly Branch Library: March 26, 6:30pm: Women’s History Month storytime. Wednesdays, 10:30am: Children’s Films. Mondays-Thursdays, 3:30-5:30pm: homework assistance, 433 Centre St. Info: 522-1960.

Egleston Sq. Library: 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: or 635-4673.

Family art class, wheelchair accessible, Tuesdays 10:30am-noon. Family Resource Center, 1542 Columbus Ave. Info: 522-1018.

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, 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/

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:

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/[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/


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

Tours & Talks

Arkansas SNCC: Personal Stories from the Civil Rights movement. In 1965, longtime activist and librarian Laura Foner worked for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in southeast Arkansas. She will share stories and photos of her experiences. Mon., March 19, 6:30 pm, Connolly Library, 433 Centre St. Info: 522-1960.


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.

Shim Gum Do (Mind Sword Path), zen sword, karate & meditation classes, Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth St. Info: 429-8024/[email protected].

UForge Gallery: “Manipulation,” mixed media. Tuesdays, May 1-22, 7-9pm, $175. “Spectrum,” painting, Wednesdays, May 30 – June 20, $205. “Stories,” assemblage, Tues., June 19, 7-8:30pm, $85 or Saturdays, 9:30-11:30am, June 23 – July 14, $175. UForge Gallery, 767 Centre St. Info: 553-4480.

Buddhist meditation classes, Thursdays, 7-8:30pm, through April 19, $10. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 7 Revere St. Info:

MindBody/Health Promotion Center offers yoga, meditation and stress reduction classes.  10 Green St. Info: 983-4226.

Learn-To-Skate classes as well as figure, recreational and hockey skating skills for children ages 4.5 and up and adults at 11 Greater Boston rink locations by Bay State Skating School. Info: 781-890-8480/

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:

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