The deadline for listings is noon, July 17 for the July 20 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.
Lantern Festival, Japanese festival to honor the dead, with dance performances and lantern designing, Thurs., July 12, 6-9pm, Forest Hills Cemetery lake, 95 Forest Hills Ave. Info: foresthillstrust.org.
Circle the City Open Streets, car-free streets between Franklin Park and Jamaica Pond, Sun., July 15, 11am-4pm. Info: emeraldnecklace.org/circle-the-city.
Summer Nights Out, fun, health & education, Wed., July 18 & 25, Aug. 1, 8 & 15, 6pm, Blessed Sacrament patio, 365 Centre St. Info: [email protected]
First Thursdays, community art shows and walkabout, throughout Centre & South streets, Thurs., Aug. 2, 6-8pm. Info: jpcentresouthmainstreets.org.
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.
Concerts in Franklin Park, Tues., July 10, 11am: Marcus Santos & Grooversity. 6pm: The E-Water Band. Tues., July 17, 11am: OrigiNation. 6pm: Elan Trotman. Tues., July 24, 11am:Roberto Clemente 21 Dancers opening for the Floor Lords. 6pm: Athene Wilson. Tues., July 31, 11am: Stajez Dance Troupe. 6pm: Ray Greene & Innervisions. Elma Lewis Playhouse in Franklin Park. Info: franklinparkcoalition.org.
Tito Puente Concert Series with pre-party, Thurs., July 12, 5pm: pre-party, HSTF Youth Community Development Center, behind Blessed Sacrament Church. 7pm: concert, Mozart Park, Centre St. Info: hydesquare.org.
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: emeraldnecklace.org.
Gypsy Jazz, with Robert Flax & Sasha Kern, Sun., Aug. 15, 2pm, Goddard House, 201 S. Huntington Ave. Info: goddardhouse.org.
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]
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: www.lcfd.org/bgfe/512-5554.
Poetry & Beer, a Carpenter Poets celebration of a heavenly brew with Boston Poet Laureate Sam Cornish. Sat., July 14, 1-3pm, James’s Gate, 5-11 McBride St. Info: carpenterpoets.org.
Book discussions at the Connolly: Mon., July 23, 7pm: “Let the Great World Spin” by Colum McCann. Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St. Info: 522-1960.
JP Forum: Thurs., July 12, 7-9pm: The Education of a White Parent: Wrestling with Race and Opportunity in the Boston Public Schools. First Church in Jamaica Plain UU, 6 Eliot St. Info: jamaicaplainforum.org.
Connolly Branch Library: Mon., July 9, 6:30pm: Stuffed animal sleepover story time. Wed., July 11, 2pm: Creatures of the Night. Mon., July 16, 6:30pm: Creatures of the Night. Wed., July 18, 2pm: Lobster of the Sea. Mon., July 23, 6:30pm: Make a dream catcher. Tues., July 24, 10:30am: Wheelock Family Theatre story troupers. Wed., July 25, 2pm: paper mosaic crafts with Anita Barnes. Mon., July 30, 6:30pm: Family potluck picnic. Wed., Aug. 1, 2pm: “Many Moons” puppet show. Wed., Aug. 8, 2pm: design a collage dream room. 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.
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: [email protected]
After-School Teen Welding and Teen Jewelry Workshops now available from 3-5pm on Mondays and Wednesdays at Stonybrook Fine Arts. Info: stonybrookfinearts.com.
Knitting Group, Thursdays, 6-8pm, JP Branch Library, 12 Sedgwick St. Info: 524-2053.
Egleston Orchard work days: July 7, 22, August 4, 19, Sept. 1, 16, 29. Info: [email protected]
Tours & Talks
Jamaica Plain Historical Society guided tours, Sat., July 7, 11am: Sumner Hill, meet at Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St., Sat., July 14, 11am: Stony Brook/Brookside neighborhood, meet at Stonybrook MBAT station. Info: 522-1150.
Bicycle tour of JP & Roslindale Urban Wilds, two-hour ride, must provide own bicycle & helmet, all levels welcome, registration required. Sat., July 14, 10am, corner of Nira Avenue & Day Street. Info: [email protected]
Arborway Tree Walk, Tues., July 17, 6pm, meet at stone wall by Orchard & Eliot streets. Picnic following. Info: massaudubon.org.
Children’s Theater Project offers theater classes for children ages 5-8. 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: [email protected]
UForge Gallery: “Stories,” assemblage, Saturdays, 9:30-11:30am, through 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: meditationinmass.org/meditate-in-boston/508-979-8277.
MindBody/Health Promotion Center offers yoga, meditation and stress reduction classes. 10 Green St. Info: 983-4226.
Used Book Table, paperbacks $1, hardcovers $2, all proceeds go to support the JP Branch Library. Thursdays through Aug. 30, 2-7pm, Loring-Greenough House farmer’s market.
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