Sights & Sounds, May 26, 2013

May 24, 2013
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., June 4 for the June 7 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.

Special Events

Spring Fair, art & craft show, Sat., June 1, 11am-4pm, First Church, 6 Eliot St. Info: 447-8194.

Arnold Arboretum spring activities, June 2: Rhododendron Ramble. Info: arboretum.harvard.edu.

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

Neighborhood 5K Run/Walk, hosted by the Hyde Square Task Force, 9am registrartion, 10am race, Sat., June 8, race will begin at the HSTF Youth Community Community Development Centre (Cheverus Building), 30 Sunnyside St. Info: hydesquare.org.

JP Pride Block Party, DJs, drag show, family fun, $10 donation, Sun., June 9, noon-7pm, Perkins Street. Info: bostonpride.org.

Lorber Family Playground grand opening, Wed., June 26, 3:30-5pm, rain or shine, Jackson Square, behind MBTA station. Info: bostonchildrens.org/playground.

Music

Music & Art at Taylor House, Fri., May 24: Ben Schwendener Trio. 50 Burroughs St. Info: taylorhouse.com.

The Apollo Club of Boston Concert, men’s chorus singing service anthems, songs of endearment, and a medley from “My Fair Lady” and Gershwin, Tues., May 28, 7:30pm, 301 S. Huntington Ave. Info: seaman@mountpleasanthome.org.

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. May 24, 10pm, $8: Dyke Night.

Midway Café, all shows 21+, doors 8pm, 3496 Washington St, 524-9038. Thursdays: Queeraoke. Fridays 6-8:30pm: Hippie hour. May 24: DJ BRDR. May 25, 3pm: The Enemy Within, 9pm: Joey Pizza Slice. May 26, 4pm: Walk The Plank, 9pm: plastique with DJs Brian Halligan and James Derek Dwyer. May 27: Hihowareyou lounge. May 28, $7: Sakara. May 29: The Union Square Round Table. May 30: Allison Francis. May 31: OC45. June 1: Labretta Suede and the Motel 6. June 2, 4pm: Bridging The Music Local Band Showcase, 9pm: Ripoff. June 4: She Rides. June 5, $5: Dancehall lounge. June 6: Queeraoke “Oral Debauchery.” June 7: Closed Casket CD release.

Exhibits

UFORGE Gallery: May assignment: Sideshow, on view through May 26. Ifé Franklin’s fiber/mixed media Indigo Project, on view through June 9. 767 Centre St. Info: uforgegallery.com.

Paintings by Mardi Reed, on display through May 31, Connolly Library, 433 Centre St. Info: 522-1960.

Boston Cyberarts Gallery: “Poetic Codings,” through June 2, 141 Green St. Info: bostoncyberarts.org.

The Hallway Gallery: paintings by Thomas Dahlberg, through June 2, 66a South St. Info: thehallwayjp.com.

Paintings by Vincent Crotty & Photos by Erin O’Brien, through June 2, James’ Gate, 5 McBride St. Info: 983-1760.

A Social Convergence: Assembling JPTC’s Past & Present, curated by UFORGE, through June 29, Loring Greenough House, 12 South St. Info: loring-greenough.org/events/calendar.

Performance

First Friday Open Mic, June 7, 7-9pm, First Baptist Church, 633 Center St. Info: 524-3992.

Film

Tapped, documentary on whether access to clean water is a basic human right, Tues., May 28, 7pm, Nate Smith House, 155 Lamartine St. Info: info@jamaicaplainforum.org.

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 talk with Judy Wicks, author of “Good Morning Beautiful Business,” Tues., June 4, 7pm, First Church UU, 6 Eliot St. Info: info@jamaicaplainforum.org.

Chapter and Verse reading series, Fri., June 7: Kemi Alabi, Jennifer Barber, Dan Memmolo. Suggested donation $5, Loring Greenough House, 12 South St. Info: 325-8388.

Book discussion, “Townie: A Memoir” by Andre Dubus III, Mon., June 24, 7pm, Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St., 522-1960.

Youth/Families

Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St., 522-1960. Fantastic Creatures, with MFA’s children’s art program, Wed., June 5, 3:30pm, please register. “Dig into music” family concert w/ Sugarfoot Coley, Mon., June 10, 6:30pm. Songs for children in English & Spanish, Tues., June 11, 10:30am. Mad Science: Machines, ages 5+, Wed., June 3:30pm. Family pajama storytime, Mon., June 17, 6:30pm. Children’s films, 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.

KidsArts! spring play and art sale, Mon., June 3, 6-8pm, dinner 6pm, play 7pm, First Church UU, 6 Eliot St, $10-$15. Info: jpkidsarts@gmail.com.

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

Arborway volunteer tree planting, Sat., June 1, 9am-noon, meet at Arborway/St. Rose St. Wear long sleeves, long pants, gardening gloves. Info: 524-2387.

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.

Classes

Zumba, Mondays 6-7pm with Joya, Wednesdays 6-7pm with Nancy, Thursdays 6-7pm—1st & 3rd w/ Nancy, 2nd & 4th w/ Joya, $10 drop-in/$45 for a 5 class card/$80 for a 10 class card. Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth St. Info: 951-9161.

Buddhist meditation classes, Thursdays 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.

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

JP Historical Society, walks last between 60 & 90 minutes, start 11am, cancelled in case of heavy rain. Info: jphs.org. May 25: Stony Brook. June 1: Hyde Square. June 8: Green Street.

Walk with Olmsted: Hellenic Hill to Arborway Hillside, Sun., June 2, 3pm. Info: 524-7070.

Dementia vs. Delirium breakfast & presentation, w/ Dr. Ziad Alfarah, Wed., June 5, 8:30am, 44-46 Allandale St. Info: 971-1678.

Franklin Park Walking Tour, hosted by National Park Service, 90 minutes, rain or shine, Sun., June 9, 10am, meet by Giraffe entrance to zoo. Info: 566-1689 x216.

Fund-Raisers

Pork BBQ Fundraiser for Egleston Farmers Market, June 1, includes seafood & vegetarian options, $10-$20, Sat., June 1, 2-5pm, Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Center, 45 Brookside Ave. Info/tickets: brownpapertickets.com/event/389126.

Flea Market & Plant Sale, clothing, household items, Ukrainian foods and perennials, Sat., June 1, 9am-3pm & Sun., June 2, noon-3pm.  St Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 24 Orchardhill Road.  Info:  ukrainianorthodox.org.

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.

Pizza and Science Trivia for the LEAH Project, to support hands-on science activities and mentoring, Wed., June 5, 5-9pm, Bella Luna Restaurant & Milky Way Lounge at 284 Amory St. Info: leahproject.eventbrite.com.

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

Writer-in-residence competition, for children’s and young adult authors. Award includes space at BPL Central Library & $20,000 stipend. Info: writer-in-residence.org.

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