The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., July 2 for the July 5 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.
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.
Annual Lantern Festival, inspired by Japanese Bon Festival, Thurs., July 18 (rain date July 25), Forest Hills Cemetery, 195 Forest Hills Rd. Info: 524-3150.
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. Wednesdays, except the last Wed. of the month: The Autherntic Lounge. Thursdays: Queeraoke. Fridays 6-8:30pm: Hippie hour. June 21: $12, Marti Brom. June 22, 2pm: $10, The GG Allin 20 Anniversary memorial show. 9pm: $10, Tsunami of Sound. June 23, 4pm: Bridging The Music Local Band Showcase. 9pm: Mr. Gavin’s Meat Farm & Special Guests. June 25: $8, Boarcorpse. June 26: The Union Square Round Table. June 27: Diana Karthas. June 28: $10, When Particles Collide record release party. June 29, 4pm: Red Line Rebels. 9pm: Slim Jim & The Mad Cows, The Sour Doo-Dahs. June 30, 4pm: Bridging The Music Local Band Showcase. 9pm: DJs Brian Halligan and James Derek Dwyer. July 1: $5, Night Gaunts, The Nickel & Dime Band. July 2: The Whitehaus Family Record Monthly Residency.
Elma Lewis Playhouse, Shattuck Picnic Grove in Franklin Park. July 9, 11am: OrigiNation and Boston Rhythm Riders. 6pm: E-Water Band. July 16, 11am: Stajez Dance Company. 6pm: Athene Wilson. July 23, 11am: OrigiNation. 6pm: Midnight Crew. July 30, 11am: OrigiNation and Boston Rhythm Riders. 6pm: Intense City. Info: 442-4141.
UFORGE Gallery: June assignment, “Contemporary Labels” on view through June 30. “Nature’s Portraits” by Anita Helen Cohen, through July 14. 767 Centre St. Info: uforgegallery.com.
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.
Collision:19, includes 22 artists from eight countries, through July 28, Boston Cyberarts Gallery, 141 Green St. Info: [email protected]
In the Groves: A Summer Solstice Journey, Diane Edgecomb accompanied by Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain, $25, Fri., June 21, 6:30pm & Sat., June 22, 6:30pm, Arnold Arboretum, 125 Jamaicaway. Reservations required. Info: 384-5277.
First Friday Open Mic, July 5, 7-9pm, First Baptist Church, 633 Center St. Info: 524-3992.
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: [email protected]@gmail.com/205-789-7907.
Book discussion, “Townie: A Memoir” by Andre Dubus III, Mon., June 24, 7pm, Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St., 522-1960.
Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St., 522-1960. Wed, 10:30am: Children’s films. July 1: Dig Into Dinosaurs Story Time. July 3: Dig Into Science: Spaghetti & Straws with Dr. Can-Do Science. For ages 5 + up. Tuesdays starting July 2, 10:30am: toddler & preschool drop-in storytime.
Egleston Square Library: Tuesdays, 10:30am: preschool storytime, featuring puppets, songs games and fingerplays. June 21, 10:30am: Sound stories. June 26, 3:30pm: girl scouts. June 27, 4pm: fantastic creatures, an MDA artful adventure. 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.
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.
Knitting Group, Thursdays, 6-8pm, JP Branch Library, 12 Sedgwick St. Info: 524-2053.
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: [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/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 22: Jamaica Pond. July 6: Sumner Hill. July 13: Stony Brook.
Forest Hills Cemetery walking tours, all at 2pm, $10. June 23: E.E. Cummings & Anne Sexton. July 7: Spirited Abolitionists. Info: foresthillstrust.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: [email protected]
JP Music Festival Fundraiser, band Tallahassee performing, $15, Mon., June 24, 6-11pm, Tres Gatos, 470 Centre St. Info: [email protected]
ESAC Community Champion Award celebration & fundraiser, to honor state Rep. Liz Malia, $50, Wed., June 26, 6:30pm, Bella Luna, 284 Amory St. Info: 524-2555.
Yard sale to benefit South Street Youth Center kids camp fund, Sat., June 29, 10am-1pm, 125 South St. & 17 St. Rose St. Info: 983-9686.
Pan United ‘Band Launching’ fundraiser, Sat., July 13, 7:30pm, First Church of Jamaica Plain, 6 Eliot St. Info: panunited.org.
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
Boston City Singers auditions, by appointment. Info: [email protected]
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.