Sights and Sounds, 7/20/12

The deadline for listings is noon, July 31 for the Aug. 3 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.

Special Events

Summer Nights Out, carnival, salsa, fitness, Wed., July 25, Aug. 1, 8 & 15, 6pm, Blessed Sacrament patio, 365 Centre St. Info: [email protected]

Puerto Rican Festival, vendors, carnival rides, foods kiosk and artisans, domino tournament, parade. Sat., July 28-Sun., July 29, Franklin Field at Franklin Park. Info:

First Thursdays, community art shows and walkabout, throughout Centre & South streets, Thurs., Aug. 2, 6-8pm. Info:

Fresh Hair’s & Ferris Wheels’ 30th anniversary party, Thurs., Aug, 2, 5pm, 62 South St. Info: 524-6867.


Concerts in Franklin Park, 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:

Summer Sundays at Pinebank Promontory, 6pm. July 22: Metropolitan Wind Symphony. July 29: A Far Cry. Info:

Youth Open Mic nights, rappers, musicians, dancers, comedians, actors, poets, etc. welcome, Fri., Aug. 3, First Baptist Church, 633 Centre St. Info: [email protected]/524-3992.

Gypsy Jazz, with Robert Flax & Sasha Kern, Sun., Aug. 15, 2pm, Goddard House, 201 S. Huntington Ave. 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]

notloB Folk Concerts, Fri., Aug. 17: Sandra Wong and Ross Martin. Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St. Info: [email protected]


UForge Gallery: “Spectrum,” through July 29. “Stories,” Aug. 2-26. “street Art,” Sept. 6-30. UForge Gallery, 767 Centre St. Info: 553-4480.

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

Mixed media paintings by Andres Vasquez with photographs by Carl Tremblay, through Mon., Aug., 13, James’s Gate Gallery, 5 McBride St. Info: 983-1760.


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:

Milky Way: Fri., July 20: Hipsocket, 10pm, $8. Tues., July 24: Dirty Water Saloon, 7pm, $5. Thurs., July 26: Golden Mic Night, 8pm $10. Fri., July 27: Dyke Night, 10pm, $7. Saturdays: Mango’s Latin Saturdays, 10pm, $10. Mondays: Akashic Record, 10pm-midnight. 284 Amory St. Info: 524-6060.


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.


Film night, showing “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids,” Sat., July 28, 8pm, First Baptist Church, 633 Centre St. Info: [email protected]/524-3992.


Connolly Branch Library: 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.

Art Moves at the Zoo, music, dance, performances, $17, Fri., July 20, 10am-3pm,  Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Rd. Info:

JP Children’s Soccer Fall Season, for kids 3.5 to 6.5.  Registration deadline Aug. 31, season begins Sept. 12 at Jamaica Pond/Pinebanks Field. Registration Fee: $25, $20 for additional siblings. Info: [email protected]

Family Tour of Bikes Not Bombs, hear stories, experience pedal-powered machines, get a taste of BNB’s work, Sun., July 22, 1-2pm, Bikes Not Bombs Hub, 284 Amory Street. Info: [email protected] /522-0222.

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:

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: July 22, August 4, 19, Sept. 1, 16, 29. Info: [email protected]

Tours & Talks

Jamaica Plain Historical Society guided tours, Sat., July 21, 11am: Hyde Square, meet at Sorella’s, 388 Centre St. Sat., July 28, 11am: Green Street, meet at Southern Jamaica Plain Health Centre, 640 Centre St. Info: 522-1150.

Arnold Arboretum Fun Days, Fri., Aug. 3, 11am-3pm: family activities, botanical art lessons. Sat., Sept. 22, 7pm-9:30pm: Sky Viewing with or without telescopes. Info: 961-3051.


Children’s Theater Project offers theater classes for children ages 5-8. Tuesday afternoons, 4-5pm for 15 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]

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.


Used Book Table, all proceeds supporting the JP Branch Library. Thursdays through Aug. 30, 2-7pm, Loring-Greenough House farmer’s market.

Hair Cut-a-thon, to benefit Girls Rock Camp Boston, $25 cuts to new Miss Laura’s clients, reservation required, Sat., July 18, 5-9pm, 46 South St. Info/booking:  524-4243.

Jamaica Pond Summer Fun Barbecue, music, children’s activities, silent auction, sail rides $8, kayak/rowboats $3. Sat., July 21, 2-6pm, Jamaica Pond Boathouse. Rain date Sun., July 22. Info: [email protected]

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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