Sights and Sounds, Oct. 26, 2012

October 26, 2012
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The deadline for listings is noon, Nov. 6 for the Nov. 9 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. 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., Nov. 1, 6-8pm. Info: jpcentresouthmainstreets.org.

Halloween

Haunted House, to benefit youth programs at the American Red Cross, $3-$5, Fri., Oct 26 & Sat., Oct. 27, 6-10pm, Tony Williams Dance Center, 284 Amory St. Info: Ashley.Studley@RedCross.org.

Zoo Howl at Franklin Park Zoo, haunted maze, trick-or-treating, crafts, Sat., Oct. 27 & Sun., Oct. 28, Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road. Info: franklinparkzoo.org.

Dog Parade, costume & fashion show, Sat., Oct. 27, noon-2pm, register at First Baptist Church, 633 Centre St. , $10 to register. Info: jpcentresouthmainstreets.org.

Halloween Fitness Festival, apple-bobbing, games, healthy snacks, Monster Mash Zumba, Sat., Oct. 27, 2pm, Franklin Park. Info: franklinparkcoalition.org.

JP BAPA Halloween Trick or Treat, along Centre & South streets, Wed., Oct. 31, 3-6pm. Look for orange posters.

Exhibits

UForge Gallery: “Figure,” through Oct. 28. “Day of the Dead,” Nov. 1-25. UForge Gallery, 767 Centre St. Info: 553-4480.

Thirty Spoons, graphite drawings, opening Nov. 1, 6pm, The Hallway Gallery, 66a South St. Info: thehallwayjp.com.

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

Woodblock prints from nature by Mardi Reed, November 1-30, Connolly Library, 433 Centre St. Info: 522-1960.

Dance

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: www.lcfd.org/bgfe/512-5554.

Literary

Book discussions at the Connolly: Mon., Oct. 29, 6:30pm: author talk with Susan Naimark, “The Education of a White Parent.” Mon., Nov. 26, 7pm: “In the garden of beasts: Love Terror, and an American family in Hitler’s Berlin” by Erik Larson. Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St. Info: 522-1960.

Chapter and Verse literary series, with Wendy Drexler, Aimee Sands & Andrew Sofer, Fri., Nov. 9, 7:30pm, Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St. $5. Info: jamaicapondpoets.com.

Film

Conservation of Matter: The Fall and Rise of Boston’s Elevated Subway, movie screening organized by JP Historical Society, Mon., Nov. 19, 6pm, Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St. Info: jphs.org.

Performance

3rd Annual Martial Arts Talent Show, $10, sponsored by Irvyl Events & Services, Sat., Oct. 27, 6pm, Boylston Church, 207 Amory St. Info:  816-4666.

Music

Daydreams and Desires, medieval music by Meravelha, Sun., Nov. 4, 3pm, Loring Greenough House, 12 South St. Info: lghouseconcerts@aim.com/524-3158.

Music at The Haven: Oct. 31: Hallowe’en Disco Vibe, 2 Perkins Ave. Info: 792-9092.

Blonde on Blue, co-produced by JP Centre/South Main Streets, Tues., Oct. 30, 8pm, Tres Gatos, 470 Centre St. Info: tresgatosjp.com.

notloB Folk Concerts, Thurs., Nov. 1: Keith Murphy & Becky Tracy. Thurs., Nov. 8: Mike+Ruthy. Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St., $20. Info: notlobreservations@gmail.com.

JP Concerts: Sat., Nov. 3: Vanessa Schukis & Scott Nicholas. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1 Roanoke Ave., $10. Info: jpconcerts.org.

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

Youth/Families

Connolly Branch Library, 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: Wed., Oct. 31, 3:30pm: Halloween party & parade. 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 Branch 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: afrolatin.net/298-1790.

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.

After-School Teen Welding and Teen Jewelry Workshops now available from 3-5pm on Mondays and Wednesdays at Stonybrook Fine Arts. Info: stonybrookfinearts.com.

Meet-Ups

Knitting Group, Thursdays, 6-8pm, JP Branch Library, 12 Sedgwick St. Info: 524-2053.

Woodlands Volunteer Day at Franklin Park, meet at Valley Gates to clear invasive trees and vines, Sat., Oct. 27, 10am. Info: franklinparkcoalition.org.

Tours and Talks

Building a Climate Change Movement with Hope, with Bill McKibben, followed by sustainability fair, Sun., Oct 28, 2-5pm, First Church, Unitarian, 6 Eliot St. Info: jamaicaplainforum.org.

Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site walks, Nov. 4: Olmsted Park. Info: 566-1689 x265.

Forest Hills Cemetery walking tours, Sun., Oct. 28, 2pm: Victorian Spiritualism, 85 Forest Hills Ave. $10. Info: 524-3150.

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

Classes

Dia de los muertos grief workshop, sponsored by Bertolon Center for Grief and Healing, Thurs., Nov. 1, 6pm, location given at registration. Info: 781-373-6570/grief@hns.org.

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

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: h.jacqueline40@yahoo.com/359-1552.

Shim Gum Do (Mind Sword Path), zen sword, karate and meditation classes, Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth St. Info: 429-8024/mushimgum@gmail.com.

MindBody/Health Promotion Center offers yoga, meditation and stress reduction classes.  10 Green St. Info: 983-4226.

Fund-raisers

Church Fair & bag sale, household items, clothing, bake sale, Sat., Nov. 3, 10am-2pm, Boylston Congregational Church, 207 Amory St. Info: boylstonchurch.org/church_fair.

Hyde Square task Force’s 1st Annual Breakfast, celebrating 20 years of transforming youth, Tues., Nov. 13, 8am, Seaport Boston Hotel. Info: bit.ly/T95pgR.