Sights & Sounds, March 15, 2013

March 15, 2013
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(Courtesy Photo) SUNDAY STRINGS - Violinist and composer Shaw Pong Liu (above) will perform with cellist Leo Eguchi and percussionist Nick Tolle (not pictured) March 17 at the Sunday Afternoons at the ’Greenough House series at the Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St.

(Courtesy Photo) SUNDAY STRINGS – Violinist and composer Shaw Pong Liu (above) will perform with cellist Leo Eguchi and percussionist Nick Tolle (not pictured) March 17 at the Sunday Afternoons at the ’Greenough House series at the Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St.

The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., March 26 for the March 29 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.

Special Events

“Art for Music” silent auction, to benefit the JP Music Festival, March 24 date is cancelled, rescheduled event to be announced.

Easter Egg Hunt, for kids up to 10 years old, sponsored by Irvyl Events & Services and the Boylston Congregational Church, Sun., March 31, 2pm, 207 Amory St. Info: 983-1057.

First Thursday, community art shows and walkabout, throughout Centre and South streets, Thurs., April 4, 6-8pm. Info: jpcentresouthmainstreets.org.

Stirring It Up with Molly Ivins, a memoir with recipes, stories and food sampling, co-sponsored by Jamaica Plain Forum & the ACLU, Thurs., April 4, 7pm, First Church in Jamaica Plain Unitarian Universalist, 6 Eliot St. Info: 477-8630 x301.

Wake Up the Earth Parade & Festival, Sat., May 4 (May 5 rain date), parade starts from Curtis Hall, 20 South St., assemble 10:30am, or from Egleston Sq. YMCA, 3134 Washington St. Info: 522-4634/524-1305.

Music

JP Concerts: Sat., March 16, 4pm: Boston Chamber Symphony. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1 Roanoke Ave., $10. Info: jpconcerts.org.

Consonance Chorale debut concert, multicultural and contemporary choir for men, women, and teens, Sat., March 16, 6:30pm, Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth St. Info: clareturner21@gmail.com.

Midway Café, 3496 Washington St., 524-9038/midwaycafe.com. Blast Festival, presented by Whitehaus Family Records, “Show Of The Year,” Sat., March 16, 8pm, $10, 21+; Anti St. Patrick’s Day, Rick Berlin with The Nickel and Dime Band, Erin Harpe & The Delta Swingers and Ten Foot Polecats, Sun., March 17, 8pm, 21+.; The Brian O’Connell Review, with Tim Palmieri & Brent Sirois, Tues., March 26, 8:30pm.

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: taylorhouse.com.

Shaw Pong Liu (violinist) with Leo Eguchi (cello) & Nick Tolle (percussionist & cimbalom), afternoon tea to follow, $10-$15, Sun., March 17, 3pm, Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St. Info: lghouseconcerts@aim.com.

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: milkywayjp.com. Saturdays: Mango’s Latin Saturdays w/ The Lee Wilson Movement, 10pm, $10. Mondays, 7pm: Stump Trivia Night. 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. March 29: DPR, Kina Zore & AnnieSoul, 9pm, $10, 21+.

Exhibits

UFORGE Gallery: through March 31: Grayscale assignment. 767 Centre St. Info: uforgegallery.com.

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 March 15, OGO Gallery, 405 Centre St. Info: OGOgallery.com.

Boston Cyberarts Gallery: through April 14: The Game’s Afoot: Video Game Art. 141 Green St. Info: bostoncyberarts.org.

Performance

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: footlight.org.

Film

Torch Song Trilogy, with discussion by Tufts Prof. Joel Rosenberg, Sat., March 16, 8pm, $5, Nehar Shalom Community Synagogue, 43 Lochstead Ave. Info: neharshalom.org.

Movies at the Connolly: Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St. Info: 522-1960. March 28, 6pm: “A Separation,” this 2012 Oscar-winning drama.

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

Jamaica Pond Poets, March 24, 2pm: Boston Poet Laureate Sam Cornish & his choice of poets. Forsyth Chapel in Forest Hills Cemetery, $5. Info: jamaicapondpoets.com.

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, April 12: Susan Donnelly, Audrey Henderson, John Holgerson. Suggested donation $5, Loring Greenough House, 12 South St. Info: 325-8388.

JP Writes & Invites, author series. March 23: Jodi Daynard, rescheduled. April 4: Pablo Medina. May 9: Anthony Sammarco, all at 6:45pm, JP Branch Library, 12 Sedgwick St. Info: 524-2053.

Youth/Families

Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St., 522-1960. 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 books at 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: 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

Franklin Park volunteer days, Sat., March 30, 10am-noon; planting day, Sat., April 27, 10am-noon. Info: volunteer@franklinparkcoalition.org.

Community Run/Walk Group, led by Hyde Square Task Force Youth Leaders, open to all ages & abilities, Tuesdays 5-6pm & Thursdays 6-7pm, though May 30, HSTF Youth Community Development Center, 365 Centre St. Info: 318-6658.

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

Singing for Seniors (55+), Fridays, 10:30am, no singing experience necessary. Jamaica Plain Branch Library, 12 Sedgwick St. Info: 524-2053.

Classes

Theatre for Social Change, participants will learn and experiment with drama games, Theatre of the Oppressed exercises, documentary theatre, and story circles, Tuesdays through April 2, 7:15pm, $45. Info: Melissa.ann.bergstrom@gmail.com.

Buddhist meditation classes, Thursdays through April 11, 7-8:30pm, $10/adult, $5/seniors & students, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 7 Revere St.  Info: meditationinboston.org 508-979-8277.

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.

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

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: jphs.org.

Land Grabs and the Right to Land: Community Resistance in Palestine, Africa, Latin America, and the US, hosted by JP Forum, Tues., March 26, 7pm, Nate Smith House, 155 Lamartine St. Info: info@jamaicaplainforum.org.

Faith & Civil rights talks at First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain. March 20: LGBTQI communities and the Church. March 27: Remembering Bayard Rustin. 633 Centre St. Info: 524-3992.

Fund-Raisers

Bikes Not Bombs Bike-A-Thon and party, 15, 25, 45 or 65 miles, all rides end at a rider after party featuring food, music, yoga, massages, fundraising minimum $150, Sun., June 2 (June 23 raindate). Info: bikesnotbombs.org/register.

Elizabeth Stone House Wilderness Heals pledge hike, several trail options offering a wide range of terrain, mileage and scenery to support homeless families and individuals, July 19-21. Info: wildernessheals.elizabethstone.org.

Call to artists

Sign up for the Egleston Sq. parade portion of Wake Up the Earth festival, Sat., May 4. Contact: 524-1305/ganastos61@gmail.com.