Sights & Sounds, Feb. 15, 2013

The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Feb. 26 for the March 1 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.

Special Events

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.

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


notloB Folk Concerts: Fellswater (Celtic), Sat., Feb. 23, 8pm (doors 7:30), donation $10-$20; Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St. Info/reservations: [email protected]/

Roqoqoa production of Esther by George Handel, with libretto translated into Hebrew, $10, Sat., Feb. 23, 4pm, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 7 Revere St. Info:

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

Milky Way: 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:


Annual Jamaica Plain Artist Association Members Show, through Feb. 16, Footlight Club, 7A Eliot St.

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:

Ideology and Differences, paintings by Sinan Hussein, through Feb. 28, The Hallway Gallery, 66a South St. Info:

UFORGE Gallery: through March 3: Album covers assignment. 767 Centre St. Info:


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:

Square Dance, all ages, beginners welcome. Second Sunday of the month, 7-10pm, $5, Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth St. INfo:[email protected]


Jamaica Pond Poets, reading, reception & refreshments, POSTPONED to March 3, 2pm, Forsyth Chapel in Forest Hills Cemetery, $5. Info:

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

Chapter and Verse reading series, POSTPONED to June 7, 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.


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.

Ice skating lessons, through Feb. 23, Kelly Rink, Marbury Terrace. Info: [email protected]/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:

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:

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.


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., March 9, 10am-noon, meet at Valley Gates parking lot.

Singing for Seniors (55+), 9-session class begins March 1, Fridays, 10:30am, no singing experience necessary. Jamaica Plain Branch Library,

12 Sedgwick St. Info: 524-2053.


Wait Until Dark, thriller set in late 1960s NYC, presented by the Footlight Club, Feb. 15, 16, 8pm, Eliot Hall, 7A Eliot St. Info:

Healing Power of Laughter, comedy show presented by Haymarket People’s Fund, $25, Sat., March 2, Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth St. Info:


Winter Photography workshop, all ages & skill levels welcome, Sun., Feb. 17, Jamaica Pond Boathouse. Info: [email protected]

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

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.

School Program Guide at the Arnold Arboretum, guide training begins in late March. Info: 384-5239/

Tour and Talks

Women of Jamaica Plain, talks on four notable JP women: Emily Greene Balch, Rose Finklestein Norwood, Maud Cuney Hare, Mother Mary Rogers, Tues., March 26, 7pm, Loring-Greenough House, 12 SOuth St. Info:


JP Music Festival fundraiser, Fri., Feb. 15, 8pm, $10, Midway Café, 3496 Washington St. Info:

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.

All levels yoga class to benefit Girls Rock Camp Boston, 18+, $20 suggested, Sat., March 2, 3:30pm, Akasha Studio, 11 Meehan St. Info:

Call to artists

Sign up for the Egleston Sq. parade portion of Wake Up the Earth festival, Sat., May 4. Contact: 524-1305/[email protected]

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