Sights and Sounds, July 19-Aug. 1, 2013

The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., July 30 for the Aug. 2 issue. Send listings to [email protected]. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.

Special Events

Summer Nights Out, sponsored by Hyde Square Task Force, July 31: literacy night. Aug. 7: family fitness night. Aug. 14: Afro-Latin percussion night. In front of Blessed Sacrament Church, 365 Centre St. Info: 524-8303.

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

Lebanese Festival, music, food, misc. Lebanese items, raffle, Sat. Aug. 10, 3-11pm & Sun., Aug. 11, noon-6pm, Our Lady of the Cedars of Lebanon Church, 61 Rockwood St. Info: 522-0225.


Metropolitan Wind Symphony, part of Summer Sundays concert series, Sun., July 21, 6pm, Pinebank area, Jamiaca Pond Park, Jamiacaway & Moraine St. Info:

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

Milky Way, 284 Amory St. Info: Saturdays: Mango’s Latin Saturdays w/ The Lee Wilson Movement, 10pm, $10. Mondays, 7pm: Stump Trivia Night. July 19, 10pm, $5: Boyfriends w/ DJ Brent Covington. July 24, 9pm: Soulkore. July 26, 10pm, $8: Dyke Night Aug. 1, 9pm: SubTropix. Aug. 2, 10pm: La Boum. Aug. 8, 9pm, $8: ‘If you can feel it, You can speak it’ Film Screening/Dance Party.

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 19, 6pm: Hippie Hour all night. July 20, 9pm, $10: The Liz Borden Band. July 21, 9pm: Unconscious Disturbance. July 22: Crooked Drunken Sons/Burning Streets. July 23: Wayne Da Payne’s Birthday Show. July 25: Abby Brown, Quinny. Ju;y 27, 9pm: Cult & Leper. July 28, 9pm: plastique. July 29. $8: The Royal Treatment (A Drag King Spectacular) July 30: Ronald Vegan. July 31: The Union Square Round Table. Aug. 1: Bob Pepek. Aug. 2, 8pm, $8: Southern Lust Club. Aug. 3: JP Music Festival fundraiser. Aug. 4: Nate Currin.

Elma Lewis Playhouse, Shattuck Picnic Grove in Franklin Park. 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 26: Summer Song with Elena Cervone & Seunghee Lee. Fri, Aug 9: Joe Davidson Trio. 50 Burroughs St. Info:


UFORGE Gallery: Art Market, Saturdays & Sundays through July. “Pot Luck,” assignment show, through July 28. 767 Centre St. Info:

Collision:19, includes 22 artists from eight countries, through July 28, Boston Cyberarts Gallery, 141 Green St. Info: [email protected].


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:

Square Dance, all ages, beginners welcome. Second Sunday of the month, 7-10pm, $5, Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth St. Info: Info@[email protected]/205-789-7907.


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


Family Movie Night, screening of “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax” and children’s activities, part of Summer Sundays series, Sun., July 28, 7:30pm (movie begins 8:15pm), Pinebank area, Jamaica Pond Park, Jamaicaway & Moraine St. Info:

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.

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:


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

Curtis Hall yard sale, Aug. 11, Sept. 8, Oct. 13. Info: Sheila/442-6182.


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].

School Program Guide at the Arnold Arboretum, guide training begins in late March. Info: 384-5239/

Tour and Talks

JP Historical Society, walks last between 60 & 90 minutes, start 11am, cancelled in case of heavy rain. July 20: Hyde Square, meet at Sorella’s, 388 Centre St. July 27: Green Street, meet at Southern JP Health Center, 640 Center St. Aug. 3: Woodbourne, meet at Bethel AME Church steps, Wachusett and Walk Hill streets. Info:

Invasion of the Aliens walk, 90 minutes long, focusing on invasive plant species found in Olmsted Park, July 24, 6pm, meet at Pond Ave. parking lot. Info:

Artists in Residence craft workshops, July 31, Aug. 7, 14, 9am-noon, Ceylon Park, Roxbury & Mozart Park. Info: 635-4505/cityofboston.goc/parks.


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:

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:

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