Sights and Sounds, Sept. 12, 2012

The deadline for listings is noon, Oct. 9 for the Oct. 12 issue. Send listings to [email protected]. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.

Special Events

First Thursday, community art shows and walkabout, throughout Centre and South streets, Thurs., Oct. 4, 6-8pm. Info:

Lantern Parade, community parade, music, organized by Spontaneous Celebrations, Oct. 20 & 21, Jamaica Pond Park. Info:


notloB Folk Concerts, Wed., Oct. 10: Gordon Blesher & Richard Wood. Thurs., Nov. 1: Keith Murphy & Becky Tracy. Thurs., Nov. 8: Mike+Ruthy. Nov. 8: Boston Mandolins. Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St., $20. Info: [email protected].

Borromeo String Quartet, Boston premiere, $25, Sun., Oct. 21, 2pm, Forsyth Chapel, Forest Hills Cemetery, 95 Forest Hills St. Info: 524-3150.

Music at The Haven: Oct. 3: David Houghton. Oct. 4: Destroy Babylon. Oct. 11: Eric Hofbauer. Oct. 18: Scully. Oct. 17: Rachelle Cando. Oct. 31: Hallowe’en Disco Vibe. Info: 792-9092.

Handreach Beat-brigade drum circle with Cornell Coley, starts Tues., Oct. 2, 7pm, Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth St. JP. Info: 298-1790.


TURN: Spring Leaves, photo exhibit by Jon Strymish, Through Sept. 30, Aviary Gallery, 48 South St. Info: 908-8277.

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

Inspirations on Latino Culture, paintings by Paula Carranza, through October, opening Oct. 6, 10am, Connolly Library, 433 Centre St. Info: 522-1960.


Milky Way Lounge, First Thursdays: SUBTROPIX, Cumbia, Moombahton, & Tropical Bass. Fri., Sept. 28: Dyke Night with DJ Susan Esthera, $7. Saturdays: Mango’s Latin Saturdays. 284 Amory St., 524-6060.

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., Oct. 22, 7pm: “The Lobster Mafia Story” by Anna Solomon. Mon., Oct. 29, 6:30pm: author talk with Susan Naimark, “The Education of a White Parent.” Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St. Info: 522-1960.

Talk with Erin Morgenstern, author of “Night Circus,” sponsored by JP Reads, Fri., Oct. 5, 7pm, Footlight Club,  7A Eliot St. Info:

Chapter and Verse literary series, with Martha Collins, John Clayton & Sandra Storey, $5 suggested, Fri., Oct. 12, 7:30pm, Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St. Info:

Anarchism Today, discussion with author Randall Amster, Fri., Oct. 5, 7pm, Lucy Parsons Center, 358A Centre St. Info:


Precious Knowledge, one of the final years of the highly successful but controversial Mexican American Studies Program at Tucson High School, Wed., Oct. 3, 7pm, Lucy Parsons Center, 358A Centre St. Info:

Conservation of Matter, screening on the history of the elevated Orange Line, sponsored by JP Historical Society, Mon., Nov. 19, 6pm, Connolly Library, 433 Centre St. Info:


Massmouth story slams, storytelling competitions. Oct 14: “6th Sense.”  6:30-9pm, Doyle’s Café, 3484 Washington St. Info:


Connolly Branch Library, Mon., Oct. 1, 6pm: “Big Fish” screening.  Thurs., Oct. 4, 10:30am: Read for the record storytime, “Bugs!” Wed., Oct. 10, 4:30pm: Zumba class for kids. Mon., Oct 15, 6pm: storytime in English and Spanish. 6:30pm: Mariachi music. Wed., Oct. 31, 3:30pm: Halloween party. 4pm: Halloween parade. Tuesdays, 10:30am: reading readiness storytime. Please register. Wednesdays, 10:30am: children’s films. 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: Mon., Oct. 1, 4pm: young adult book discussion, “Night Circus.” Thurs., Oct 4, 6:30pm: Magic Flea Circus with Ed Popielarczyk. Thurs., Oct. 12, 6pm: “Jumbo” screening. Tuesdays 10:30am: Toddler/preschool storytime. 3pm: Creative Drama Children. Wednesdays, 10:30am, baby and books. 12 Sedgwick St., Info: 524-2053.

Toddler Drum Circle with Cornell Coley, ages 1-4, $8, starts Sat., Nov. 3, 9:30am, Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth St. Info:

Franklin Park Fall Festival, tennis clinic, wilderness hike, watercolor workshop, edible plant walk, Sat. Sept. 29, noon-4pm, Shattuck picnic grove, Franklin Park. Info:

Musical theater for kids 6-16, grouped ages 6-8, ages 8-12 and ages 12-16, by Freelance Players. Enrollment now open, different venues. Info: 232-1175/

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.

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

Researcher’s Night, intro to botanical research, Fri., Sept. 28, 4-6pm, Arnold Arboretum, Weld Hill Research Building, 1300 Centre St. Info: 524-1718.

Seeds of conservation, focused on key conservationists like Muir, Olmsted, Marsh, rain or shine, Sun., Oct. 14, 10am, Arnold Arboretum’s Hunnewell Building. Info: 566-1689.

Jamaica Plain Historical Society tours & lectures, guided walking tours on local history. Sun., Sept. 30, 3pm: Big Top in the Bay State, Urbano Project, 284 Amory St. Sun., Oct 14, 3pm: Jazz great Jimmy McHugh, First Church UU, 6 Eliot St. Info:

Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site walks, Oct. 14: Arnold Arboretum. Oct. 21: Franklin Park. Nov. 4: Olsmted Park. Info: 566-1689 x265.

Forest Hills Cemetery walking tours, $10: Sun., Sept. 30, 2pm: Kindred Spirits. Sun., Oct. 14, 2pm: E.E. Cummings celebration. Sun., Oct. 28, 2pm: Victorian Spiritualism. Info: 524-3150.


How to Make Movies workshop, presented by BNN, Saturdays, through Oct. 27, noon-2:30pm, 3025 Washington St. Info:

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 dance lessons, 10-week course for beginners, $15/class, Wednesdays through Nov. 28, 7:15pm, Curtis Hall, 20 South St. Info: 787-364-0198.

Calabash, ongoing African dance classes, $13, Mondays & Thursdays, 7pm, English High School, 144 McBride St. Info: [email protected]/359-1552.

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.


Q&A with Michael Patrick MacDonald, author of All Souls and Easter Rising, & learn about WriteBoston, Wed., Oct. 3, Bella Luna Restaurant, 284 Amory St., $30. Info:

Extreme Esteem Awards Breakfast, honoring women who help others rebuild their lives, $75, Wed., Oct. 17, 7:30am, Harvard Club, 374 Commonwealth Ave. Info:

Artists Ball, sponsored by Centre/South Main Street, live auction, silent art auction, Sat. Oct. 13, 8pm, Eliot Hall, 7 ELiot St. Info:

Heads Held High Walk and Roll, to increase awareness & raise funds for of acquired/traumatic brain injury, Sat., Oct. 13, 10am, Jamaica Pond Boathouse. Info:

Citizens for Juvenile Justice 5K race, Sun., Oct. 14, 9am, Jamaica Plain Boathouse. Info: 338-1050.

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