Sights and Sounds, 3/30/12

(Courtesy Photo) A photograph printed on the inside of an eggshell (above) is among the photographic and mixed-media works by Gretjen Helene that will show April 5-27 at the Hallway Gallery at 66a South St.

The deadline for listings is noon, April 10 for the April 13 issue. Send listings to [email protected]. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.

Special Events

First Thursdays, community art shows and walkabout, throughout Centre & South streets. Thurs., April 5. Info:

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

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.

Lilac Sunday at the Arboretum, with tours, music and children’s activities. Sun., May 13, 10am-4pm. Info:

Bikes Not Bombs Bike-a-thon, ride 15-65 miles to raise money to support BNB’s youth programs. Sun., June 3. Register before April 1 for half price. Info:


A Far Cry, featuring Austrian music, $10, Sat., March 31, 4pm, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1 Roanoke Ave., $10. Info:

Youth Open Mic nights, rappers, musicians, dancers, comedians, actors, poets, etc. welcome. First Fridays: April 13, May 4, June 1. First Baptist Church, 633 Centre St. Info: [email protected]/524-3992.

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: April 1, 3pm: Pentimento. April 4: Reincarnations, contemporary a cappella vocals. April 22: Quilisma Consort. May 6: Jeremy Quick Duo. $15, call for reservations. Info: 524-3158/[email protected].



“Of the Egg in the Heart,” photographs printed in the inside of eggshells. Through April 27, The Hallway Gallery, 66a South St. Info:

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. 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. May 27: Boston Poetry Slam with Simone Beaubien. Info:

Book discussions at the Connolly: Mon, April 23, 7pm:In the Time of the Butterflies. Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St. Info: 522-1960.

Chapter and Verse reading series: April 13, 7:30pm: Gail Mazur, Lloyd Schwarts, Susanna Kittredge. Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St. $5. Info:


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

“Olmsted and Whitman”-The Civil War Years, two one-man shows by Gerry Wright. Sun., April 22, 7pm, First Church in Jamaica Plain, 6 Eliot St. Info: 524-7070/[email protected].

Speak Out. Act Up. Move Forward. A performance, media, and sound design project about trust, protest, and making your voice heard. Fri., May 11, 6-8pm. Urbano Project, 284 Amory St. Info: 983-1007.


“Equal or Better” screening, local filmmaker Kris Cartertalks about environmental injustice in transportation inequity. Connolly Library, 433 Centre St., Mon., April 9, 6-8pm. Info: 522-1960.

Wednesday Night Radical Movie Series at Lucy Parson Center. April 4: The Occupation has no future. April 11: La Haine. 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: Sat. April 14, 11am: “Mariachi Véritas” in concert. Sat., April 7, 10am: Jamaica Plain’s Dodecagonal house. 10:30am: Concert with Cheryl Melody. 2pm: Caravan Puppets. Thurs., April 19, 11am: Green Golly and Her Golden Flute. April 23, 6:30pm: family pajama story time. Sat. April 28, 10am: stories & singing for infants, toddlers & their families. Mon., April 30: Children’s day, with performances from Latin America & Caribbean. 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].

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:


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

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

Tours & Talks

The Convergence of Spirituality and Medicine: Exploring New Roads to Health,  panel discussion bringing together medical and spiritual experts on the topic of healing.  Mon., April 2, 7:30pm, Hope Church, 85 Seaverns Ave. Info: 402-578-8194.


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:

Annual Congressional Art Competition, open for submissions, and all entries must be received by Tues., May 1. Info: 428-2000/

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