Sights and Sounds, 3/16/2012

(Courtesy Photo) The Nickel & Dime Band (above), featuring renowned JP rocker Rick Berlin, will play an “Anti-St. Patty’s Party” on Sat., March 17 at the Midway Café with fellow JP band Erin Harpe and the Delta Swingers. The Nickel & Dime Band also plays the House of Blues on March 22, opening for Dr Dog.

The deadline for listings is noon, March 27 for the March 30 issue. Send listings to [email protected]. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.

Special Events

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.

UFORGE Anniversary party, celebrating one year. Thurs., April 5, 767 Centre St.

Art 4 Music auction, to benefit the JP Music Festival, with photography, paintings, pottery, more. Sun., March 25, 1-5pm, Doyle’s Cafe, 3484 Washington St. Info: [email protected].

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

First Thursdays, community art shows and walkabout, throughout Centre & South streets. Info:

Hot Jazz Cool Neighborhood, fundraiser for Egleston Sq. Main Streets, $10. Wed., 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. Sat., April 28, Fairmont Copley Plaza, 138 St. James Ave. Info: 524-3116 x384.

20th anniversary reception, Kelley Chunn & Associates. Tues., May 1, 5:30-7:30pm, Taylor House B&B, 50 Burroughs St. Info:

Wake Up the Earth Festival & parade, Sat., May 5, parade assembly at 10:30am, parade 11:30am, from Egleston Square Peace Garden. Info: 524-1305.


Rick Berlin with the Nickel and Dime Band, with Erin Harpe & The Delta Swingers & The Cultured, Sat., March 17, 10pm-2am, Midway Café, 3496 Washington St. Info:

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

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

JP Concerts: 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:

Sunday Live Music Series at Fazenda Coffee Roasters Cafe. March 18: Squee! String Quartets Everywhere. March 25: singer and multi-instrumentalist Eva Walsh. 3-5pm, 3710 Washington St. Info: 477-4519.

Taylor House Music & Art series, Fri., March 23, 7:30pm: Concordia Consort. 50 Burroughs St., $10 suggested. Info:


UForge Gallery: “Illustration”, through March 25. UForge Gallery, 767 Centre St. Info: 553-4480.

People on the Beach: the Art of Marietje Halbertsma, through March, JP Library, 12 Sedgwick St., Info: 524-2053.


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:


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.

Book discussions at the JP Library: March 22, 6:30pm: Social justice book discussion group, “Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention” by Manning Marable. JP Library, 12 Sedgwick St., Info: 524-2053.


Hansen-Keohane School of Irish Dance Step Dancers, at Mount Pleasant Home, March 17, 10:30 am. 301 South Huntington Ave. Info: 522-7600.

Wild Party, musical about the Roaring Twenties. March 30, 31, April 6, 7, 13, 14, 8pm, Footlight Club, 7A Eliot St. Info:


Economics of Happiness screening, part of the New Economy film series. Thurs., March 29, 7-9pm, Nate Smith House, 155 Lamartine St. Info:

Wednesday night Radical Movie Series at Lucy Parson Center. March 21: “If a Tree Falls”. March 28: “Green: The Movie”. 358A Centre St. Info:


JP Manning School family discovery day, discovery fair for K-5th grade kids. Kids can explore interactive exhibits from the sciences, arts, and nature, and meet interesting people with interesting professions and hobbies. Sat., March 31, noon-4pm, 130 Louders Lane. Info: [email protected].

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.

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.

Egleston Orchard work days: March 25, April 7, 22, May 12, 27, June 9, 24, July 7, 22, August 4, 19, Sept. 1, 16, 29. Info: [email protected].

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.

Stages of Reading: How Differences Between Better & Poorer Readers Develop by Vicki Jacobs, Harvard  University 375th anniversary lecture, Thurs., March 22, 6pm. JP Library, 12 Sedgwick St., Info: 524-2053.


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.

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:

The Arnold Arboretum seeks entries for the annual juried exhibit “Artists in the Arboretum.”  This year’s theme: Looking Closely. Info:

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