Sights & Sounds, Aug. 17, 2012

The deadline for listings is noon, Aug. 28 for the Aug. 31 issue. Send listings to [email protected]. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.

Special Events

Boston Carnival Village, annual Caribbean festival in Franklin Park: Kiddies Carnival Festival with parade, music and children’s activities, Sun., Aug. 19, noon-7pm, White Stadium (kids 12 and under free, adults $10); carnival parade and festival, with food, music, costumed performers and vendors, Sat., Aug. 25, starting noon, Franklin Park near Zoo entrance. Full schedule:

Boston Children’s Festival, arts, science, books and more for children 15 and under, sponsored by ParkARTS, Tues., Aug. 21 (rain date Aug. 22), 10am-2pm, Playstead, Franklin Park. Free. Info: 635-4505.

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

Jamaica Plain Music Festival, Sat., Sept. 8, noon-7pm, Jamaica Pond. Info:

Tribute to Charlie Sandler, longtime teacher at Eliot School, with live music by the Bo Winiker Band, Sat., Sept. 15, 3-5pm, Eliot School, 24 Eliot St. Info:  [email protected].


Music and Art at Taylor House, Syncopation (jazz), Fri., Aug. 17, 7:30 pm; Daniel Rosenthal Quartette (jazz), Sun., Aug. 19, 7pm, Taylor House Bed and Breakfast, 50 Burroughs St. $10 donation. Info: 983-9334.

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

Iberica music festival, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 7 Revere St.: Sat., Aug. 18, 5:30pm and 8pm: Spanish Opera and Zarzuela concert. Fri., Aug 24, 5:30pm and 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].

Milky Way Lounge, 284 Amory St., 524-6060. Mon., Aug. 20 and 27: Akashic Record (funk/jazz); Weds., Aug. 22: Dive the Tower (rock); Thurs., Aug. 23: Modus Operandus (electronic); Weds., Aug. 29: Skyfoot (funk).

JP Music Festival, more than 24 bands on two stages, Sat., Sept. 8 (rain date Sept. 9), noon-7pm, Pinebank Field, Jamaica Pond Park. Free.


UForge Gallery: “Stories,” Through Aug. 26. “Street Art,” Sept. 6-30. “Figure,” Oct. 4-28. “Day of the Dead,” Nov. 1-25. UForge Gallery, 767 Centre St. Info: 553-4480.

Jamaica Plain Artists Association, 2012 Summer Member Exhibition, Aug. 19-Sept. 17, reception Thurs., Sept. 6, 6-8pm, J.P. Licks, 659 Centre St. Info:

Works, paintings by Dmitri Valone and mixed-media paintings by Genevieve Arndt, through Sept. 23, James’s Gate, 5 McBride St. Info: 983-1760/[email protected].


Milky Way Lounge, 284 Amory St., 524-6060. Fri., Aug. 24: Dyke Night with DJ Susan Esthera; Sat., Aug. 25: Mango’s Latin Saturdays with Lee Wilson Movement.

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: “State of Wonder” by Ann Patchett, Mon., Aug. 27, Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St. Info: 522-1960.


Queen of the Sun, documentary about decline in honeybee population, Fri., Aug. 17, 8:30pm, Leland Street Community Garden, 2 Leland St. Info: 607-379-9942/[email protected].

A Day & Night in Dewey Square, documentary screening, with filmmaker Paul Morgan, Thurs., Aug. 30, 6:30pm, JP Branch Library, 12 Sedgwick St., Info: 524-2053.


Connolly Branch Library: Mon., Aug. 20, 5:30pm: kindergarten day celebration. Tuesdays, 10:30am: Toddler and 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.

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 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.

Tours and Talks

Jamaica Plain Historical Society, guided walking tours on local history: Monument Square, Sat., Aug. 18; Sumner Hill, Sat., Aug. 25; both start at 11am at Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St. Info:

Arnold Arboretum Fun Days, Sat., Sept. 22, 7pm-9:30pm: Sky Viewing with or without telescopes. Info: 961-3051.

Forest Hills Cemetery twilight walking tours, Thursdays, 7pm. Aug. 23: “A Matter of Taste,” graves of historic figures connected to fashion and style; Aug. 30: “The Darkness of Eugene O’Neill,” stories about the famous playwright.


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 and 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.

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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