Sights and Sounds, Oct. 12, 2012

The deadline for listings is noon, Oct. 23 for the Oct. 26 issue. Send listings to [email protected]. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.

Special Events

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

Lantern Parade, community parade, music, organized by Spontaneous Celebrations, Sat., Oct. 20 and Sun., Oct. 21, Jamaica Pond. Info:

First Thursday, community art shows and walkabout, throughout Centre and South streets, Thurs., Nov. 1, 6-8pm. Info:


UForge Gallery: “Figure,” through Oct. 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, Connolly Library, 433 Centre St. Info: 522-1960.


Milky Way Lounge, First Thursdays: SUBTROPIX, Cumbia, Moombahton, & Tropical Bass. 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.

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:


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, “6th Sense” theme, Oct 14, 6:30-9pm, Doyle’s Café, 3484 Washington St. Info:

Milky Way Lounge, comedy show, Wed., Oct. 17. 284 Amory St., 524-6060.


Paula Zeitlin Quintet, Sat., Oct. 13, 4pm, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1 Roanoke Ave. $10. Info:

Harvest Concert, with Bob Bradshaw, Sat., Oct. 13, Hope Central Church, 85 Seaverns Ave. Info:

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

Music at The Haven: Oct. 18: Scully. Oct. 17: Rachelle Cando. Oct. 31: Hallowe’en Disco Vibe., 2 Perkins St. Info: 792-9092.

notloB Folk Concerts, 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].

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


Connolly Branch Library, Mon., Oct 15, 6pm: storytime in English and Spanish. 6:30pm: Mariachi music. Wed., Oct. 31, 3:30pm: Halloween party. 4pm: Halloween parade. Mon., Nov. 5, 6:30 p.m.: “See How They Run,” local children’s book author Susan Goodman in a timely discussion of her book, for children ages 6+ & adults. 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: 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:

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

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., 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., Oct. 14, 2pm: E.E. Cummings celebration. Sun., Oct. 28, 2pm: Victorian Spiritualism. Info: 524-3150.

Parks and Recreation Department’s Foliage and Landscape Walks: Allandale Woods, Sat., Oct. 27, 9:30am: 7 VFW Parkway. Info: 617-961-3029.


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.


Octoberfest Fiesta, celebrate 35 years of Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation, with food from local eateries, music, raffle, Tues., Oct. 16, 30 Germania St. $75. 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.

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

(Courtesy Photo) JP singer/songwriter Bob Bradshaw (above), originally from Ireland, will perform along with Christa Gniadek and Neil Helme at the Harvest Concert at Hope Church on Sat., Oct. 13.

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