Sights & Sounds, March 29, 2013

March 29, 2013
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Special Events

St. Mary of the Angels parish Good Friday prayer walk, Fri., March 29, 11am-1pm, starting at 377 Walnut Ave, making seven stops in Roxbury & JP. Info: 265-6603/agrady2@verizon.net.

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.

Spontaneous Spring Flea, vintage clothes, crafts, art, post cards, block prints and more, to benefit Spontaneous Celebrations, Sun., April 7, noon-4 pm, Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth St. Info: jamaicaplainflea@gmail.com.

28th annual Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Cleanup, Sat., April 27, Info: Julieanne Doherty, 635-3485/Michael Reiskind, 522-1150/Bob McDonnell, 522-7506.

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.

Bromley-Heath Reunion, with live entertainment “Tribute” and DJ Kevin Lawyer, Sat., May 4, 8pm, Florian Hall, 55 Hallet St., Dorchester, $20 in advance, $30 at door. Info: 508-586-7764.

Music

Celebrating Poetry & Jazz Together, collaboration of jazz performers and former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky, Mon., April 29, 6:30pm, Connolly Branch LIbrary, 433 Centre St. Info: 522-1960.

Music & Art at Taylor House, 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 Trio. 50 Burroughs St. Info: taylorhouse.com.

Music at the Loring-Greenough House, April 7, 6pm: Orlando Cela, flute. $15. April 19: Dakota Dave Hull, jazz, ragtime, folk, $20. 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 29: DPR, Kina Zore & AnnieSoul, 9pm, $10, 21+.

Exhibits

UFORGE Gallery: through March 31: Grayscale assignment. Through April 14: Douglas Hodgkins, reception April 4, 6pm. April 4-28: JP to me 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.

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

OGO Gallery, through April 4: Origin: Provincetown. Closing reception Thurs., April 4, 6pm. 405 Centre St. Info: ogogallery.com.

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.

Stoops!, adaptation of “She Stoops to Conquer,” presented by Divine Stage Works, $17, April 26-27, May 2-4, 8pm, Hope Central Church, 85 Seaverns Ave. Info: divinestageworks.com.

First Friday Open Mic, safe space to share and perform your talents, young talents encouraged. Fri., April 5, 7-9pm, First Baptist Church, 633 Center St. Info: veronica.switzer@gmail.com.

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: April 8: Nancy Kurshan. April 22: “The Imperfectionist” by Tom Rachman. April 23-25, 6pm: Hispanic Writers Week Community readings. 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. 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. April 22, 6:30pm: family pajama story time. April 16, 10:30am: ¡Música! A Bilingual Musical Adventure with Mariana Iranzi. April 17, 2pm: “Wake up the Earth” family craft workshop. April 18, 11am: paper weaving craft workshop. 2pm: Children’s puppet show. April 30, 10:30am: Cuentos y Canciones: Stories, Songs, and Rhythms of Latin America.  Tues. 10:30, April 2-May 21: reading readiness spring story time, for ages 2-4. Please register. 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.

Awesome Animal Adaptations, vacation week program to include animal encounters, art and crafts, behind-the-scenes tours, games and activities, for ages 5-10, $200 per member/$250 per non-member, April 16-19, Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Rd. Info: 989-3742.

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

Buddhist meditation classes, Thursdays through April 11, May 2-June 6, June 20-July 18, 7-8:30pm, $10/adult, $5/seniors & students. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 7 Revere St.  Info: meditationinboston.org/508-979-8277.

Improv from the Heart, interactive theater workshop with True Story Theater, Sat., April 20, 10am, First Church in Jamaica Plain Unitarian Universalist, 6 Eliot St. Info: jamaicaplainforum.org.

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

Historic Interiors:  Evolution and Preservation, presented by Historic New England’s Sally Zimmerman and Jess Phelps, discuss home interiors history and preservation tips, Sun., April 21, 2pm, Eliot Hall, 7A Eliot St. Info: gretchen.grozier@gmail.com.

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.

Congressional Art Competition, for high school students who reside in the 8th Congressional District, sponsored by Rep. Stephen Lynch. Entries accepted through April 24. Info: 428-2000/lynch.house.gov.

Best of JP 2014