Sights & Sounds, Feb. 1, 2013

February 1, 2013
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Feb. 12 for the Feb. 15 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., Feb. 7, 6-8pm. Info: jpcentresouthmainstreets.org.

Music

notloB Folk Concerts: Fellswater (Celtic), Sat., Feb. 23, 8pm (doors 7:30), donation $10-$20; Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St. Info/reservations: notlobreservations@gmail.com/ sites.google.com/site/notlobmusic.

Jamaica Plain Symphony Orchestra Winter Concert, $10, Feb. 3, 3pm, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1 Roanoke St. Info: jpsymphony.org.

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

Milky Way:  Fri., Feb. 1, 9pm: La Boum w/ DJ Stella. Thurs. Feb. 7: Futuristic Soul Presents: Instrumental Series feat. SuCH. Fri., Feb. 8, 9pm: The Macrotones w/ Zongo Junction, $10. Wed., Feb. 13, 9pm: SUBTROPIX w/ Snake Soundystem – Moombahton, Cumbia, & Tropical Bass. Fri., Feb. 15, 9pm: Boyfriends w/ DJ Brent Covington & visuals by Sean M. Johnson, $5. Wed., Feb. 20, 9pm: Extra Helpings – Comedy to Fill Your Belly. Fri., Feb. 22, 10pm: Dyke Night w/ DJ Susan Esthera, $7. Wed., Feb. 27, 9pm: Murdock Manor Acoustic Showcase, $5. 284 Amory St. Info: milkywayjp.com.

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: Feb. 7-March 3: Album covers assignment. Info: uforgegallery.com

Film

Young@Heart, documentary about Young at Heart senior chorus, Mon., Feb. 11, 6:30pm. Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St. Info: 522-1960.

Dance

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: Mon., Feb. 25, 7pm: “The Paris Wife,” by Paula McLain. Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St. Info: 522-1960.

Book reading, local author Myra Love reads from her new book “Other People’s Dreams,” Mon., Feb. 4, 7 p.m., Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St. Info: 522-1960.

Chapter and Verse reading series, Feb. 28, 7:30pm: Kemi Alabi, Jennifer Barber, Dan Memmolo. Loring Greenough House, 12 South St. Info: 325-8388.

JP Writes & Invites, author series. 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. Tuesdays through Feb. 26, 10:30am: reading readiness winter story time for ages 2-4 with adult (registration required); Tues., Feb. 19, 10:30am: sing-a-long, all ages. 3 pm: creative art workshop, ages 6+. Thurs., Feb. 21, 3pm:  celebrate Chinese New Year with a lion dance. Mon., Feb 25, 6:30pm: family pajama storytime. 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.

ParkSCIENCE Children’s Festival, with Boston Park Rangers “Horse of Course” program and Critter Exhibit, the New England Aquarium Tidal Pool and others, Wed., Feb. 20, 10am-noon, Franklin Park. Info: 635-4505.

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.

Volunteer day at Franklin Park, clear catbrier, a vine that kills young oaks. Wear old clothes. Sat., Feb. 9 & March 9, 10am-noon, meet at Valley Gates parking lot.

Valentine Chocolate Soirée with Cassan & Muratore, classical, jazz and tango, $15-$30, Sun., Feb. 10, 7pm, The Parish Hall, First Church, 6 Eliot St. Info: fcjpvalentine@gmail.com/942-0716.

Performance

Wait Until Dark, thriller set in late 1960s NYC, presented by the Footlight Club, 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

Keep the Boston Park Rangers Mounted Unit “in the saddle,” $55 in advance, $75 door, Tues. Feb. 26, 5:30pm, Jacob Wirth, 31-37 Stuart St.  Info: 585-4534.

The Healing Power of Laughter, presented by Haymarket People’s Fund, Sat., March 2, 45 Danforth St. Info: haymarket.org/522-7676, ext. 106.

Call to Artists

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