Sights & Sounds, Jan. 18, 2013

January 18, 2013
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(Courtesy Photo) ACOUSTIC EVENING – The fiddle/guitar duo of Katie McNally and Eric McDonald (above) perform tonight at 8 p.m. as part of the notloB Parlour Concerts series at the Loring-Greenhouse House in Monument Square.

The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Jan. 29 for the Feb. 1 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.

Special Events

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.

Winter walk around Jamaica Pond, hosted by BNAN & Boston Urban Forest Council, learn to identify trees & about urban ecology, Sat., Jan. 26, 10am, meet at Jamaica Pond boathouse. Info: mathew@bostonnatural.org.

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

Music

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.

JP Concerts: Boston Community Choir, Sat., Jan. 19, 4pm, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1 Roanoke Ave., $10. Info: jpconcerts.org.

Music & Art at Taylor House, Sat., Jan. 19, 7:30pm: David Schulenberg. 50 Burroughs St. Info: taylorhouse.com.

String Theory Trio, improv chamber music, $15, Sun., Jan. 20, 3pm, Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St. Info: lghouseconcerts@aim.com.

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

Love and Friendship Orchestra, Sat., Jan. 26, St. John’s Church, 1 Roanoke Ave. Info: firstlfo.eventbrite.com.

Joan as Police Woman with The Nickel and Dime Band, Sat., Jan. 26, Midway Café, 3496 Washington St., $7. Info: midwaycafe.com.

Milky Way Lounge, 284 Amory St., 524-6060. Wed., Jan. 23, 9pm: Wash Brain Immediately, $5; Thurs., Jan. 31, 9pm, Doctor’s Fox with New Beard, $5; Fri., Feb. 1, 9pm: LaBoum; Fri., Feb. 8, 9pm, Macrotones w/ Zongo Junction, $10.

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

Exhibits

City of Work, interactive exhibit about a city where people’s lives are consumed by corporate jobs, by Michael Lewy, through Feb. 17, Boston Cyberarts Gallery, 141 Green St. in Green St. T Station. Info: bostoncyberarts.org.

UFORGE Gallery: through Jan. 27: Texture. Feb. 7-March 3: Album covers assignment. Info: uforgegallery.com

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. 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

Annual Carpenter Poets reading, featuring Sam Cornish, Boston Laureate, and  Sandee Storey, Sun., Jan. 27, 2pm, Forsyth Chapel in Forest Hills Cemetery. Info: 508-686-0641.

Book discussions at the Connolly: “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.

Youth/Families

Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St., 522-1960. Reading Readiness Winter Story Time for ages 2-4 with adult, Tuesdays through Feb. 26, 10:30am (registration required); 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, 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

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

JPNET Potluck, Tues, Jan. 22, 6:30pm, Nate Smith House, 155 Lamartine St. Info: bit.ly/JPNETevents.

Performance

Wait Until Dark, thriller set in late 1960s NYC, Feb. 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 15, 8pm, Eliot Hall, 7A Eliot St. Info: footlight.org.

Classes

Theatre for Social Change, for teachers, artists and activists on using theater for social change and community-building, through 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.

Tour and Talks

A History of Howard Johnson’s, illustrated lecture by Anthony Sammarco, Sun., Feb. 3, 3pm, St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 24 Orchardhill Road.

Fundraisers

Kick-off Party for FPC Marathon charity team, $15/advance, $20/door, Wed., Jan. 23, 6pm. Info: razoo.com/story/2013teamkickoffparty.

Call to Artists

Urbano now accepting applications for Spring 2013 Artists’ Projects for teens. Info: urbanoproject.org.

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