Sights & Sounds, June 7, 2013

June 7, 2013
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Special Events

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.

ParkSCIENCE, science related activities, face painting, puppets, Sun., June 9, 1-3pm, Jamaica Pond Boathouse. Info: cityofboston.gov/parks.

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.

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

Music

Boston Landmarks Orchestra concert to honor Dr. Gloria White-Hammond, playing “The Witness Cantata,” Sun., June 9, 2pm, Bethel AME Church, 40 Walk Hill St. Info: landmarksorchestra.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.

Midway Café, all shows 21+, doors 8pm, 3496 Washington St, 524-9038. Thursdays: Queeraoke. Fridays 6-8:30pm: Hippie hour.

Exhibits

UFORGE Gallery: Ifé Franklin’s fiber/mixed media Indigo Project, on view through June 9. June assignment, “Contemporary Labels” on view through June 30. 767 Centre St. Info: uforgegallery.com.

Collision:19, includes 22 artists from eight countries, June 14-July 28, Boston Cyberarts Gallery, 141 Green St. Info: info@bostoncyberarts.org.

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, July 5, 7-9pm, First Baptist Church, 633 Center St. Info: 524-3992.

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

Chapter and Verse reading series, Fri., June 7: CANCELLED.

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, 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.

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.

Meet-Ups

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.

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. June 8: Green Street. June 15: Woodbourne. June 22: Jamaica Pond.

Forest Hills Cemetery walking tours, all at 2pm, $10. June 9: unconventional women. June 23: E.E. Cummings & Anne Sexton. July 7: Spirited Abolitionists. Info: foresthillstrust.org.

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

Manning School Burger Slam, chefs from Gaslight, The Haven, MFA & Sycamore will compete for the best burger, 21+, $20, Sat. June 8, 6-10pm, Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth St. Info: burgerslam.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.

JFK School end of year carnival, raffle, bounce house, dunk tank, all funds to benefit JFK School, Fri., June 21, 4-7pm, JFK SChool, 7 Bolster St. Info: anitahomer@hotmail.com.

JP Music Festival Fundraiser, band Tallahassee performing, $15, Mon., June 24, 6-11pm, Tres Gatos, 470 Centre St. Info: charlie@layersmarketing.com.

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.

Volunteers needed to make lanterns shades, for Forest Hills Cemetery Lantern Festival, Thurs., June 20 & 27, 6-8:30pm, Eliot School, 24 Eliot St. Info: foresthillstrust.org.