Sights and Sounds, July 5-18, 2013

July 5, 2013
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Special Events

Lantern Festival, inspired by Japanese Bon Festival, Thurs., July 18 (rain date July 25), Forest Hills Cemetery, 195 Forest Hills Rd. Info: 524-3150.

First Thursday, community art shows and walkabout, throughout Centre and South streets, Thurs., Aug. 1, 6-8pm. Info: jpcentresouthmainstreets.org.

Music

Boston Landmarks Orchestra brass concert, family event, Sun., July 14, 6pm, Pinebank Promontory, Jamaica Pond Park. Info:  landmarksorchestra.org.

Handreach Beat-brigade drum circle with Cornell Coley, Tuesdays, 7pm, Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth St. Info: 298-1790.

UFORGE Gallery, all shows 8pm. July 12: Annalise Emerick. July 13: Seamstress. July 18: I See Orion. 767 Centre St. Info: uforgegallery.com.

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. July 5 , 10pm: La Boum w/ DJ Stella. July 10, 9pm, $5: Opera on Tap. July 11, 9pm, $8: ‘If you can feel it, You can speak it’ Film Screening/Dance Party. July 12, 9pm, $10: Bob Marley tribute show.  July 18, 9pm, $8: Futuristic Soul: Instrumental Series. July 19, 10pm, $5: Boyfriends w/ DJ Brent Covington.

Midway Café, all shows 21+, doors 8pm, 3496 Washington St, 524-9038. Wednesdays, except the last Wed. of the month: The Authentic Lounge. Thursdays: Queeraoke. Fridays 6-8:30pm: Hippie hour. July 5, $6: The Weeds. July 6, 9pm: The Stew Beat Showcase. July 7, 9pm: Tar & Rosin. July 8, $8: Punk Rockin’ And Pastie Poppin’ VOL. VII. July 9, $8: The Drowning Men. July 11: Allison Francis. July 12, 8pm: Huge Face. July 13, 9pm: Team Shred presents The Pandemics. July 14, 9pm, $5: Poor Jeremy. July 15, $10: Monday’s my Friday. July 16, $10: Lucky Tubb’s Big Ol’ Birthday BBQ. July 18: Diana Karthas. July 19, 6pm: Hippie Hour all night. July 20, 9pm, $10: The Liz Borden Band.

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.

Music & Art at Taylor House, Fri., July 12: Roving Soul. Fri., July 26: Summer Song with Elena Cervone & Seunghee Lee. Fri, Aug 9: Joe Davidson Trio. 50 Burroughs St. Info: taylorhouse.com.

Exhibits

UFORGE Gallery: “Nature’s Portraits” by Anita Helen Cohen, through July 14. Art Market, Saturdays & Sundays through July. 767 Centre St. Info: uforgegallery.com.

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

Film

Squat or Rot: A Squatters Highlight Reel, rare footage of squatter movements around the world in various periods, Wed., July 10, 7pm, Lucy Parsons Center, 358A Centre St. Adm. $5 donation. Info: 522-6098/lucyparsons.org.

Performance

First Friday Open Mic, with Staceyann Chin, 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

Book discussion, “The Sense of an Ending” by Julian Barnes, Mon., July 29, 7pm, Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St., 522-1960.

Youth/Families

Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St., 522-1960. Wed, 10:30am: Children’s films. Tuesdays, 10:30am: toddler & preschool drop-in storytime. Please register. Monday family nights, 6:30pm. Wednesdays, 2pm, “Dig into reading” programs. Groups register. Thursdays, 11:15am: ReadBoston storymobile. Tues., July 23, 10:30am: Wheelock Family Theatre Story Troupers.

Egleston Square Library: Tuesdays, 10:30am: preschool storytime, featuring puppets, songs games and fingerplays. 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.

Wildlife Exploration at Nira Rock, hosted by ParkSCIENCE, learn about the native species that reside in our urban spaces, July 9, 10-11am, 18 Nira Ave. Info: 961-3039.

Family art class, wheelchair accessible, Tuesdays 10:30am-11:30am, ages 3-5. Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30pm, ages 5+. Puppetmaking workshops, July 8, 15, 22, 29, ages 6-13. 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.

Meet-Ups

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

De-Paving Party, remove asphalt from yards & prepare the soil for vegetable gardens and grass lawns, Sat., July 13, 9am-4pm, 13 Gay Head St. Info:  BostonClimateAction@gmail.com/857-544-6846.

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.

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. July 6: Sumner Hill. July 13: Stony Brook.

Forest Hills Cemetery walking tours, all at 2pm, $10. July 7: Spirited Abolitionists. Info: foresthillstrust.org.

Fund-Raisers

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: jmoney@bostoncitysingers.org.

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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