Sights & Sounds, March 1, 2013

The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., March 12 for the March 15 issue. Send listings to [email protected]. 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., March 7, 6-8pm. Info:


JP Concerts: March 9, 4pm: Weston Wind Quintet. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1 Roanoke Ave., $10. Info:

Robert Cassan & John Muratore, classical/contemporary, postponed to March 10, 7pm, First Church in Jamaica Plain, 6 Eliot St. Info: 942-0716.

Consonance Chorale debut concert, multicultural and contemporary choir for men, women, and teens, Sat., March 16, 6:30pm, Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth St. Info: [email protected].

Music & Art at Taylor House, Sat., March 16: David Schulenberg, Part 2 of 3. Fri., March 22: Constantine Finehouse. Fri., April 12: April Hall. Fri., April 26: Josh Rosen and Stan Strickland. Sat., May 18: David Schulenberg, Part 3 of 3. Fri., May 24: Ben Schwendener. 50 Burroughs St. Info:

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

Milky Way: 284 Amory St. Info: Saturdays: Mango’s Latin Saturdays w/ The Lee Wilson Movement, 10pm, $10. March 1: La Boum w/ DJ Stella, 10pm. March 6: Boston Jewish Music Festival feat. Daniel Kahn & The Painted Bird, 8pm, $15-$20. March 7: Subtropix, 9pm. March 8: Spring Forward Original Reggae Fest, 10pm $10. March 13: Murdock Manor Acoustic Showcase, 9pm, $5. March 14: Open Mic/Film Screening/Dance Party, 10pm, $8. March 15:  Boyfriends w/ DJ Brent Covington, 10pm, $5. March 20: Extra Helpings, comedy to fill your belly, 10pm. March 21: Das Muerte – 9:30pm, $10. March 23: Dyke night, 10pm, $7. March 27: Sour Doo Dahs w/ Sourpunch, Seamstress, & Fur Purse, 9pm, $5. March 28: Instrumental Series w/ AfroDesiaCity, 10pm, $8.


UFORGE Gallery: through March 3: Album covers assignment. Through March 10: furniture sculptor Robert Worth. March 7-31: Grayscale assigment. 767 Centre St. Info:

Women Making History: Portraits and Protests, 1974-2003, photographs by Ellen Shub, through March 31. Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St. Info: 522-1960.

TENFOLD, ten local artists show together after sharing a painting studio for a year, through 15, OGO Gallery, 405 Centre St. Info:

Boston Cyberarts Gallery: March 2-April 14: The Game’s Afoot: Video Game Art, opening reception March 8, 6-9pm. 141 Green St. Info:


Movies at the Connolly: Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St. Info: 522-1960. March 11, 6pm: “A Moment in Her Story: Stories from the Boston Women’s Movement,” documentary about women’s movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s. March 28, 6pm: “A Separation,” this 2012 Oscar-winning drama.


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:Info@[email protected]/205-789-7907.


Jamaica Pond Poets, reading, reception & refreshments, postponed to March 3, 2pm. March 24, 2pm: Boston Poet Laureate Sam Cornish & his choice of poets. Forsyth Chapel in Forest Hills Cemetery, $5. Info:

Book discussions at the Connolly: March 25, 7pm: “Zeitoun” by Dave Eggers. Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St. Info: 522-1960.

Chapter and Verse reading series, March 1: Barbara Crooker, Mark Pawlak, Alan Smith Soto. Suggested donation $5, Loring Greenough House, 12 South St. Info: 325-8388.

JP Writes & Invites, author series. 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.


Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St., 522-1960. March 13, 4:30pm: “When Tia Lola Came to Visit” theatrical performance based on book by Julia Alvarez. 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.

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. Registration for spring & summer classes now open. 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.


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

Parade, Tony-award winning musical, set in Atlanta in early 1900s, $19-$25, March 29 & 30, April 5, 6, 12 & 13 @ 8 pm, April 7 @ 2 pm, Eliot Hall, 7A Eliot St. Info:


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.

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

Tour and Talks

Women’s Liberation, the Unfinished Struggle: Documenting History & Discussing the Future, photojournalist Ellen Shub & filmmakers working on the documentary “Left on Pearl:  Women Take Over 888 Memorial Drive,” and other feminists, Mon., March 4, 6:30 pm. Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St. Info: 522-1960.

Creating A Career Life Worth Living: Tips From the Storehouse of Wisdom at the BPL, facilitated by Desiree Taylor, March 14th 6:30-7:45pm, Jamaica Plain Branch Library, 12 Sedgwick St., Info: 524-2053.

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:

Faith & Civil rights talks at First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain. Wed., March 6: The Faith of Martin Luther King, Jr. March 13: Civil Rights and the Church today. March 20: LGBTQI communities and the Church. March 27: Remembering Bayard Rustin. 633 Centre St. Info: 524-3992.


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

Silent auction to send JP artist M’Liz to Fogo Island, Newfoundland for 3-month artist residency, Sun., March 3, 1-4pm, James’s Gate Restaurant and Pub, 5 McBride St. Info:

ColorStruck: Women of Color in Comedy, fundraiser for Haymarket People’s Fund, Sat., March 2, reception 6pm, show 7pm, $25, Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth St. Info: 522-7676×106.

Annual Gloucester Hornpipe & Clog Society Reunion Concert, to benefit Friends of the JP Branch Library, Celtic & traditional music, $10 suggested, March 9, 7pm, JP Branch Library, 12 Sedgwick St. Info: 524-2053.

6th Annual Curley silent auction, featuring wine and beer baskets, sports tickets, gift certificates, $15 suggested, Tues., March 12, 6-9pm, Canary Square, 435 S. Huntington St. Info: [email protected].

Charity, Comedy & Cocktails, annual Rebuilding Together Boston comedy night, $30, Thurs., March 14, 6pm, 100 Warrenton St. Info:

Hot Jazz, Cool Neighborhood Egleston Square Main Street benefit, Wed., April 24, Coco’s Lounge Bar & Grill, 3171A Washington St. Info: [email protected].

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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