Sights & Sounds, Jan. 4, 2013

January 4, 2013
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Special Events

New Year’s Walk, meet at Franklin Park Gold Clubhouse, Jan. 5, 10am. Info: franklinparkcoaliton.org.

Snow Festival, with sledding, snowshoe-ing, animal-tracking, cross-country skiing (bring own skis), snowpeople-making contest, board games and refreshments, sponsored by Franklin Park Coalition, Sat., Jan. 26, 1-4pm, Franklin Park, registration at Golf Clubhouse, 1 Circuit Drive. Info: franklinparkcoaliton.org.

First Thursday, community art shows and walkabout, throughout Centre and South streets, Thurs., Feb. 7, 6-8pm. Info: jpcentresouthmainstreets.org.

Music

JP Concerts: Kardia Quartet, Sat., Jan. 5, 4pm. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1 Roanoke Ave., $10. Info: jpconcerts.org.

¡Plenazo Parrandero!, traditional Puerto Rican plena music & food, Sat., Jan. 26, 7pm, Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth St., $35. Info: jorgearce.humano@gmail.com.

Milky Way Lounge, 284 Amory St., 524-6060. Murdock Manor Acoustic Showcase, Wed., Jan. 9, pm ($5); Wash Brain Immediately, Wed., Jan. 23, 9pm ($5); Doctor’s Fox with New Beard, Thurs., Jan. 31, 9pm ($5).

notloB Folk Concerts: Katie McNally and Eric McDonald (Celtic), Fri., Jan. 18, 8pm (doors 7:30), donation $10-$15; Fellswater (Celtic), Sat., Feb. 23, 8pm (doors 7:30), donation $10-$20; both at Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St. Info/reservations: notlobreservations@gmail.com/sites.google.com/site/notlobmusic.

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

Performance

Milky Way Lounge, 284 Amory St., 524-6060. If You Can Feel It, You Can Speak It open mic, film screening and dance party, Thurs., Jan. 10, 9pm ($8); Extra Helpings comedy, Weds., Jan. 16, 9pm (no cover).

Exhibits

City of Work, interactive exhibit about a city where people’s lives are consumed by corporate jobs, by Michael Lewy, Jan. 12-Feb. 17, opening reception Fri., Jan. 11, 6-9pm, Boston Cyberarts Gallery, 141 Green St. in Green St. T Station. Info: bostoncyberarts.org.

Silver prints by Jannine Fonte, mixed media by Jeannie Pasch, through Jan. 28, James’s Gate, 5 McBride St. Info: 983-1760.

Juggling, abstract paintings by George Anastos, through Jan. 31, Millennium Restaurant, 3094 Washington St. Info: georgeanastos.com.

Photography by Lygia Angel, through Jan. 31, JP Branch Library, 12 Sedgwick St. Info: 524-2053.

Dance

Milky Way Lounge, 284 Amory St., 524-6060. La Boum with DJ Stella, Fri., Jan. 4, 9pm (no cover); Boyfriends with DJ Brent Covington, Fri., Jan. 18, 9pm ($5); Dyke Night with DJ Susan Esthera, Fri., Jan. 25, 10pm ($7); Mango’s Latin Dance with Lee Wilson Movement, Saturdays, 10pm ($10.

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.

Square Dance, all ages, beginners welcome. Second Sunday of the month, 7-10pm, $5, Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth St. INfo:Info@jpsquaredance@gmail.com/205-789-7907.

Literary

Book discussions at the Connolly: “The Education of a White Parent: Wrestling with Race and Opportunity in the Boston Public Schools,” by Susan Naimark, with author discussion, Mon., Jan 7, 6:30pm; “The Widower’s Tale” by Julia Glass, Mon., Jan. 28, 7pm, Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St. Info: 522-1960.

JP Writes & Invites, author series. Jan 24: Chuck Collins. Feb. 28: Jennifer Haigh. March 7: Jodi Daynard. April 4: Pablo Medina. May 9: Anthony Sammarco, all at 6:45pm, JP Branch Library, 12 Sedgwick St. Info: 524-2053.

Social Justice book group, discussing “The Gathering of Waters,” by Bernice McFadden, Feb. 21, 6:30pm, JP Branch Library, 12 Sedgwick St. Info: 524-2053.

Chapter and Verse literary series, with Judy Katz-Levine, Zeke Russell, Dorian Kotsiopoulos, Fri., Jan. 11, 7:30pm, Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St., $5 suggested. Info: jamaicapondpoets.com.

Youth/Families

Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St., 522-1960. Three Kings Day celebration with play by Hyde Square Task Force Youth Literacy Theater Troupe and other activities for ages 5-10, Fri., Jan. 4, 3pm; Reading Readiness Winter Story Time for ages 2-4 with adult, Tuesdays, Jan. 8-Feb. 26, 10:30am (registration required); “Music! Words! Opera!” with Boston Lyric Opera, theater games and musical activities for ages 6-12, Thurs., Jan. 17, 4:30pm; Family Pajama Storytime: Grandmas & Grandpas, Mon., Jan. 28, 6:30pm; Homework Help Programs: with BPS teacher, Mondays, 4-6pm, with high school mentors for grades K-8, Mondays-Thursdays, 3:30-5:30pm; children’s films for preschool ages, Wednesdays, 10:30am.

Egleston Square 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.

Ice skating lessons, start Sat., Jan. 5 through Feb. 23, Kelly Rink, Marbury Terrace. Info: kelly.rink@yahoo.com/301-8358.

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.

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.

Meet-Ups

New Year’s Walk, hosted by Franklin Park Coalition, Sat., Jan. 5, 10am, Golf Clubhouse, 1 Circuit Drive, Franklin Park. Info: franklinparkcoalition.org.

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

Classes

Theatre for Social Change, for teachers, artists and activists on using theater for social change and community-building, Jan. 7-Feb. 11, Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth St. $85. Info: Melissa.ann.bergstrom@gmail.com.

Calabash, ongoing African dance classes, Mondays & Thursdays, 7pm, English High School, 144 McBride St. $13. 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.

Golf clinics, designed specifically to work on areas needed to improve golf games including mobility, flexibility, strength, and power, $100-$120, Jan. 5-26 & Feb. 2-23, Franklin Park. Info: 265-4084.