Sights and Sounds, 6/22/12

The deadline for listings is noon, July 2 for the July 6 issue. Send listings to [email protected]. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.

Special Events

Circle the City, with live performances, outdoor fitness, dance and yoga classes, farmer’s markets, bike clinics. Sun., June 24, 1-5pm, Franklin Park. Car-free streets between Franklin Park and Jamaica Pond, Sun., July 15, 11am-4pm. Info:

JP Regan Youth League Annual Picnic, Sat., June 30, 11am-1pm, Daisy Field, Jamaicaway and Bynner St. Info:

First Thursdays, community art shows and walkabout, throughout Centre & South streets. Thurs., July 5, 6-8pm. Info:

Lantern Festival, with dance performances and lantern designing. Thurs., July 12, 6-9pm, Forest Hills Cemetery lake, 95 Forest Hills Ave. Info:

Summer Nights Out, fun, health & education, Wed., July 18 & 25, Aug. 1, 8 & 15, 6pm, Blessed Sacarement patio, 365 Centre St. Info: [email protected].


Gloucester Hornpipe & Clog Society, historical music on fiddle, guitar, accordion, mandolin, dulcimer, bodhran and pogo-cello, performed in historical costumes, Sun., June 24, 3pm, Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St. $15. Info: 781-348-3719.

Youth Open Mic nights, rappers, musicians, dancers, comedians, actors, poets, etc. welcome. Fri., July 6. First Baptist Church, 633 Centre St. Info: [email protected]/524-3992.

Summer Sundays at Pinebank Promontory, 6pm. July 8: Boston Opera Colaborative. July 15: Boston Landmarks Orchestra Brass. July 22: Metropolitan Wind Symphony. July 29: A Far Cry. Info:

Iberica music festival, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 7 Revere St.: Sat., Aug. 18, 5:30pm & 8pm: Spanish Opera and Zarzuela concert. Fri., Aug 24, 5:30pm & 8pm: Cupid’s Arrow concert. Sat., Aug. 25, 5:30pm: Spanish oratorio and Sephardic cantata concert. 8pm: James Nicolson virginal recital and Voice and baroque guitar concert. First Baptist Church, 633 Centre St.: Mon., Aug. 27, 8pm: James Nicolson virginal recital and voice and baroque guitar concert. Info: [email protected].


Natural Curiosity: A retrospective of images by Gordon Morrison, through July 1, Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway. Info:

The Gilligan’s Island Series, paintings by Annie Weatherwax, along with photographs Lance Colby Hatch, through July 2. James’s Gate, 5 McBride St. Info: 983-1760.

Sabor Latino: paintings & photos by Latino artists. Through June. Connolly Library, 433 Centre St. Info: 522-1960.

Urbano Project’s Summer Artists’ Projects, “Attendant,” July 9-13. “Wonders of the Real,” July 9-Aug. 15. “Mapping Exclusion,” July 10-Aug. 16. 29 Germania St. Info: 983-1007.


West African dance classes, taught by Zucan, a principal dancer with the Drum and Spirit of African Society. Mondays, 7:30-9pm, English High School, 144 McBride St. Info: 359-1552.

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:


Book discussions at the Connolly: Mon., June 25, 7pm: “Little Bee” by Chris Cleave. Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St. Info: 522-1960.


Wednesday night Radical Movie Series, June 27: Broken Rainbow. Lucy Parson Center, 358A Centre St. Info:

JP Forum: Thurs., June 28: Growthbusters: Addicted to Growth. 7-9pm, Nate Smith House, 155 Lamartine St. Info:


Connolly Branch Library: Wed., July 11, 2pm: Creatures of the Night. Wed., July 18, 2pm: Lobster of the Sea. Tues., July 24, 10:30am: Wheelock Family Theatre story troupers. Wed., July 25, 2pm: paper mosaic crafts. Wed., Aug. 1, 2pm: “Many Moons” puppet show. Wed., Aug. 8, 2pm: design a collage dream room. Mondays, 6:30pm: family nights. Tuesdays, 10:30am: Toddler & pre-school story time. Wednesdays, 10:30am: children’s films. Thursdays, 11:15am: ReadBoston storymobile. 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. 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. 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: June 24, July 7, 22, August 4, 19, Sept. 1, 16, 29. Info: [email protected].

Tours & Talks

Jamaica Plain Historical Society guided tours, Sat., June 23, 11am: Jamaica Pond, in front of the bandstand, Sat., June 30, 11am: Monument Square, starting from Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St. Info: 522-1150.

Forest Hills Cemetery walking tours, Sun., July 1, 2pm: Independent thinkers. Info:


Violence prevention & educational forum, Sat., June 30, 11:30am-6pm, Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth St. Info: Anyenda Inyagwa 424-7890 ext. 3.

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.

Salsa dancing lessons, Wednesdays, 7:15-8:45pm, Curtis Hall, 20 South St., $15. Info: 635-5193.

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

UForge Gallery: “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 Oct. 11, $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.


Beantown Society’s First Fund-raiser, with premiere of Ericka Simon’s documentary, Fri., June 22, 6:30-9pm, Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth St., $25. Info:

Yard Sale, to benefit ongoing construction in the second floor of the building, Sat., June 23, 9am-4pm, First Baptist Church, 633 Centre St. Info: 524-3992.

Boston Tenant Coalition’s Karaoke for a Kause! Join Boston community activists and public officials for dinner, dancing, a silent auction, and karaoke, Sun., June 24, 6-8:30pm, Bella Luna Restaurant, 284 Amory St., $30. Info:

Dead at 27, fundraiser for JP Music Festival, Wed., June 27, 8pm, Bella Luna Restaurant, 284 Amory St., $7. Info:

Annual Ronnie Dial Gold Tournament, to benefit AstraZeneca Hope Lodge. Mon., Sept. 12, 8:30am, Putterham Meadows Gold Course in Brookline, Food, drinks, entertainment to follow, Brendan Behan Pub, 378 Centre St., $500 per team. Info: 697-8964.

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